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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
NUCM 403
Nuclear Medicine Clinical VI
Within the B.S. in Medical Imaging Sciences degree and concentration in nuclear medicine, placeholder courses facilitate the transference of block credits for completion of a formal nuclear medicine educational program in nuclear medicine that is rec,ognized by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT).|
NURS 100
Intro to Professional Nursing
Students who participate in this course will develop a beginning understanding of the role of the professional nurse. The history of nursing and fundamental nursing principles will be examined. The role of nursing within the healthcare delivery sys,tem will be explored. An overview of the nursing process will be provided and students will have the opportunity to practice some basic psychomotor skills that are required in nursing.|
NURS 101
Nurs Proc I: Fund Pract
Introduces students to the concepts of individual, health, and environment. Emphasizes the nursing process as the basis for client-centered care. Provides the theoretical foundation for the development of cognitive, psychomotor, and communication ski,lls necessary to care for clients and promote healthy responses. Examines the needs of culturally diverse individuals within the context of their functional health patterns. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites or co-requisites: BIOL 258 and P,SY 211. Co-requisites: NURS 111, 121, and 131. Fall, annually.|
NURS 102
Nursing Process II
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in acute care settings to individuals across the life span. Explores the nursing process as it relates to the care of clients in crisis from rape/sexual assault/domestic violence and clients with inef,fective response to crisis (chemical dependency/suicide). Considers the nursing care of clients with musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and gynecologic dysfunction. The last portion of the class focuses on human reproduction in health and illness. Fo,ur class hours weekly. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in BIOL 251/261 and a minimum grade of B in NURS 101, 121, 131 and Pass in NURS 111. Co-requisites: NURS 112, 133. BIOL 252/262 and PSY 260 may be taken as a prerequisite or co-requisi|
NURS 111
Nurs Proc I:Fnd Nurs Clin Prac
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 101 and 131. Students care for elderly and/or chronically ill clients who require basic nursing interventions in long-term care setting,s. Six clinical hours weekly. Co-requisites: NURS 101 and 121. Fall, annually.|
NURS 112
Nurs Proc II:Clinical Practice
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 102 and NURS 133. Students care for clients in crisis and clients across the life span having musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and gy,necologic dysfunction. Provides clinical experience in the obstetrical setting with mothers and newborns. Offers increased opportunities for medication administration. Twelve clinical hours weekly. Co-requisites: NURS 102 and NURS133. Prerequisites:,A minimum grade of C in BIOL 251/261 and a minimum grade of B in NURS 101, 121,131 and a Pass in NURS 111. Spring, annually.|
NURS 121
Nurs Proc I: Pract Lab
Provides students with the opportunity to learn basic nursing skills required to deliver nursing interventions to clients experiencing alterations in their health status. Enables nursing students to acquire beginning skills and confidence through pra,ctice in the college learning laboratory. Three laboratory hours weekly. Pass/ Fail. Co-requisites: NURS 101 and 111. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 131. Fall, annually.|
NURS 131
Nursing Health Assessmt
Teaches students beginning skills in assessing the health of clients through health histories and physical examinations. Provides students with opportunities to practice assessment skills. Required of all ASN students. Open to any student with permis,sion of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
NURS 132
Pharmac Aspects Of Nurs
Presents principles of pharmacology with practical application to the care of clients. Emphasizes major drug classifications, actions/interactions, side effects, and related nursing interventions. Introduces learning strategies to develop student abi,lities in making critical assessments and decisions about pharmacological interventions. Required of all ASN students. Open to any student with permission of the instructor. Spring, annually.|
NURS 133
Pharm Aspects of Nursi: Part I
Provides the foundation for the pharmacological aspects of nursing. Emphasizes the nursing processs and drug therapy; pharmacologic principles; lifespan considerations; legal, ethical, and cultural considerations; and patient education and drug thera,py. Correlates with content delivered in NURS 102 Nursing Process II. Focuses on the pharmacological management of the client with Musculoskeletal, Pain, Gatrointestinal, Nutritional, Substance Abuse, Women's Health Disorders. Emphasizes major drug c,lassifications, actions and drug effects, indications, adverse effets and toxicity, nursing interventions and patient teaching in these areas. Required of all ASN students.|
NURS 201
Nursing Process III
Focuses on the application of the nursing process to individuals across the life span in acute care and community settings. Utilizes the nursing process in determining the care of clients having cancer, and the care of clients with respiratory, cardi,ovascular, sensory, and urinary and renal dysfunctions. Four class hours weekly. Co-requisite: NURS 211. Prerequisites: PSY 260, minimum grade of C in BIOL 259 and NURS 102 and 132, and Pass in NURS 112. Fall, annually.|
NURS 202
Nursing Process IV
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in a variety of settings to individuals across the life span. Explores the nursing process as it relates to the care of clients having immune, neurologic, endocrine and psychiatric-mental health dysfu,nction. Emphasizes the nursing management of selected clients requiring critical care. Co-requisite: NURS 212. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in NURS 201 and Pass in NURS 211. Spring, annually.|
NURS 203
Nursing Seminar
Introduces students to relevant issues and current and future trends in nursing healthcare. Provides opportunities for students to explore ethical issues that nurses often encounter. Emphasizes role transition from student to graduate nurse. Prere,quisites: Minimum grade of B in NURS 101, 102, and 201. Spring, annually.|
NURS 211
Nurs Proc III: Clin Practice
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for students to implement objectives identified in NURS 201. Students care for clients across the life span having cancer and clients having respiratory, cardiovascular, sensory, urinary, and renal,dysfunctions. Provides opportunities for administration of intravenous medications and development of skills in comprehensive client assessment. Twelve clinical hours weekly. Co-requisite: NURS 201. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in BIOL 259 and N,URS 102 and 132 and Pass in NURS 112. Fall, annually.|
NURS 212
Nurs Proc IV:Clinical Practice
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for students to implement objectives identified in NURS 202 and 203. Students care for acutely ill clients across the life span having immune, neurologic, endocrine, and psychiatric-mental health dy,sfunctions. Provides opportunities for delivery of care to increasing numbers of clients, and guided practice in refining interpersonal and decision-making skills required of the graduate nurse. Twelve clinical hours weekly. Co-requisites: NURS 202 a,nd 203. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in NURS 201, and Pass in NURS 211. Spring, annually.|
NURS 233
Pharm Aspects of Nurs: Part II
Builds on the foundations of the pharmacological aspects of nursing in NURS 133 (part I) and correlates with content delivered in NURS 201 Nursing Process III. Focuses on the pharmacological management of the client with Cancer, Cardiovascular, Anemi,a, Respiratory, Infection, Sensory, and Urinary/Renal disorders. Emphasizes major drug classifications, actions and drug effects, indications, adverse effects, indications, adverse effects and toxicity, nursing interventions and patient teaching in t,hese areas. Required of all ASN students.|
NURS 234
Pharm Aspect of Nurs: Part III
Builds on the foundations of the pharmacological aspects of nursing in NURS 133 (part I) and NURS 233 (part II) and correlates with content delivered in NURS 202 Nursing Process IV. Focuses on the pharmacological management of the client with Immune,, Endocrine, Neurologic, psychiatric-mental disorders. Emphasizes major drug classifications, actions and drug effects, indications, adverse effects and toxicity, nursing interventions and patient teaching in these areas. Required of all ASN studen,ts. Pre-requisite NURS 133 and NURS 233.|
NURS 241
Clin Reasoning & Prob Solving
Students who participate in this course will develop clinical reasoning and problem solving skills necessary for effective decision making by professional nurses. Factors that influence clinical reasoning and problem solving will be examined to faci,litate higher level thinking in clinical situations. This course will be open to all second year ASN students. Other nursing students may be admitted with permission of instructor.|
NURS 242
Service Learning in Nursing
This seminar course provides an opportunity for nursing students to participate in community based learning. The focus is on participating in experiences in the community that reinforce skills and concepts addressed in Nursing Process Courses. The,emphasis is on nursing assessment of community needs, patient teaching within the community, and professional commitment to the health of the community. This course helps the student develop community assessment, problem-solving, and reflective skil,ls, while encouraging engagement. This course will be open to all ASN nursing students. Each semester as needed. Prerequisite: Must have completed or be enrolled in NURS 101.|
NURS 299
Special Topics In Nurs
This course deals with topics of special interest for all nursing students. It will focus on identified nursing subjects needed to keep students abreast of the changing trends in the profession and provide them with a mechanism for updating their nu,rsing knowledge and clinical competencies. This course may be offered summers and weekends during the academic year according to demand, and will be open to all students.|
NURS 320
Death And Grief
Explores the dying process from various conceptual and theoretical frameworks. Focuses on historical, ethical, socio-cultural and interpersonal perspectives on death. Students address their own mortality and develop a personal philosophy of death and, grief. Opportunities are provided for students to interact with professional experts as well as individuals experiencing grief/death issues. Annually, and as needed. Open to all students.|
NURS 335
Alternative Therapies
Explores various approaches to health and healing that lie outside the realm of conventional Western medicine. Focuses on how these therapies are presented on the World Wide Web and how the registered nurse can evaluate their effectiveness. Student,s will research selected topics and critically appraise the quality of information found on the internet.|
NURS 340
Nursing In Transition
This course provides a theoretical foundation for the transition from technical to professional nursing practice. Students will address the concepts of nursing, health, individual, and environment and explore nursing as an evolving profession with em,phasis on the historical perspectives, environmental context, and future trends that could impact health care. This course views individuals from a holistic perspective, and explores the spectrum of health and wellness. Clinical thinking, theory, ev,idence-based practice, and nursing research are introduced as the basis for professional nursing practice. Writing skills for the professional nurse are developed in the course. (Open to students who are licensed RNs. Fall and spring as needed.)|
NURS 341
Culture & Care in Nursing Prac
This course will promote an understanding of holistic nursing practice in a multicultural society. Nursing theories related to culture and caring will be used as frameworks to explore the influence of cultural values, beliefs, and practices on healt,h. Specific ethnic groups will be examined in terms of lifestyles, healthcare decisions, and cultural care modalities. Topics related to social justice and nurses as global citizens will be explored.|
NURS 342
Clinical Thinking in Nursing
This course focuses on clinical thinking as a nursing skill and its practical application in the health care arena. Emphasizes is placed on defining critical thinking as well as exploring critical thinking, creative thinking, reasoning, decision maki,ng, problem solving, and metacognition as they relate to the many facets of professional nursing practice. Provides students opportunities to transfer skills to problems of a professional and personal nature. Open to students who are licensed RNs and, others with permission of instructor. Spring annually, or as needed|
NURS 343
Health Literacy in Nurs Pract
This course examines concepts related to health literacy in professional nursing practice. Topics include the teaching/learning process in health education at the individual, family, and community levels. Content will explore locating and evaluatin,g pertinent information technology to imporve safety in healthcare. Focus will be placed on interpersonal and professional communication skills necessary within a multidisciplinary term. (Open to licensed RN's and others with permission of the inst,ructor).|
NURS 345
Trends & Issues in Pro Nursing
This course expolores current issues and trends influencing professional nursing practice. Areas of discussion include the political arena of health care, innovative nursing practices, societal demands on nursing, evaluation of professional organiza,tions, and the legal and ethical issues of professional nursing. The course provides students with an opportunity to study factors impacting the health of individuals, families, an communities internationally. Open to licensed RN's and others with,permission of the instructor.|
NURS 346
Health Assessment
Enables the registered nurse to enhance skills in assessing the health status of individuals. Provides an opportunity to obtain a comprehensive health history and perform a screening physical assessment. Emphasizes recognizing deviations from normal,and integrating physiological, psychosocial, developmental, spiritual, and transcultural dimensions in order to formulate diagnostic hypothesis. Open to students who are licensed RNs. Spring, annually and as needed.|
NURS 347
Creating A Wellness Lfst
Introduces the student to the concepts of wellness and health promotion from a holistic perspective. Within this framework, students explore how to gain more control over their lives through effective stress management, management of time and change,, and adequate self and social support. Assists students in increasing self-responsibility and negotiating the health care delivery system. Discusses health measures such as diet, exercise, and sleep as they relate to a wellness lifestyle. Explores th,e balance of caring for others and caring for self. Each student is guided in formulating an individualized wellness plan. Open to all students. Annually, and as needed.|
NURS 355
Health Promotion in Nursing
The focus of this course is health promotion of individuals and families from an epidemiological perspective. Nursing theory is used as an organizing framework for the course. Course content addresses theories related to health promotion, lifestyle, and risk assessment, and motivation as it relates to behavioral change. Therapeutic interventions for health promotion across lifespan, nursing roles in health promotion, and future health care trends which impact health promotion, will be explored,. (Opened to licensed RN's). Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in NURS 340. Co-requisite: NURS 342.|