NUR 300 Trends and Issues in Nursing
A transitional course designed to investigate the current responsibilities of the professional nurse. Economic, social, political, and professional trends and issues are explored in relation to their implications for a changing practice.
NUR 305 Communication
Explores the components of the professional role and continues the professional socialization process. Theories about how individuals and groups communicate are applied to changing professional roles. (Prereq.: NUR 300 or concurrent enrollment, ENL 111 or 112 or HON 111.)
NUR 306 Paradigms in Nursing
An introduction to theory-based nursing practice and research. Nursing theory and conceptual models for nursing practice are studied and applied to practice and research. (Prereq.: NUR 300 or concurrent enrollment.)
NUR 403 Families and the Life Cycle
Provides a theoretical basis for nursing interventions with diverse families and explores theories related to family structure and function throughout the life span. (Prereq.: NUR 305 and 306, or consent of instructor.)
NUR 410 Community Health Nursing I
Introduces the theory and methods that are essential to maintain or improve the health of culturally diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities. (Prereq.: Math Placement 3 or MAT 105, completion of NUR 300-level courses.)
NUR 411 Community Health Nursing II *
Provides clinical experience in community-based health care delivery systems. Students will apply nursing process, teaching/learning theory, and public health principles with culturally diverse clients. (Prereq.: NUR 410 or concurrent enrollment)
NUR 490 Leadership/Management
The capstone course for the nursing major. Integrates concepts from nursing and the liberal arts. Examines the professional nurse roles of leader and manager. Concepts of change, conflict, and system dynamics are explored. Ethics, accountability, and advocacy in the leader-manager role are studied. Application of theory occurs in selected practice settings with a professional nurse preceptor. This course satisfies the Keystone requirement. (Prereq.: Senior status and completion of 300-level nursing courses and REL 300.)
NUR 495 Topics in Nursing (optional)
Provides opportunities for in-depth exploration of selected topics in nursing. The subjects studied will vary depending upon the interests of the faculty and students.
NUR 499 Independent Study/Research (optional)
Note: If NUR 411 is not taken immediately following NUR 410 or concurrently with NUR 411, students are required to consult with faculty prior to registration regarding review of the theoretical content. Students who decelerate for more than five years may be asked to audit courses already taken. There is a fee to audit courses.
* This course involves an additional clinical tuition and 48 clinical practicum hours.
Transfer of Upper Division Nursing Courses
BSN students who are provisionally accepted into the Master of Arts in Nursing program at Augsburg may enroll in up to three designated MAN courses, which can be used to fulfill elective credits in the BSN program as well as fulfill credits in the MAN program. Note that these graduate courses may not transfer into another college or university as graduate courses if they have been used to complete the BSN; Augsburg College, however, accepts the courses as also fulfilling requirements in the MAN. The three graduate nursing courses include the following:
NUR 500 Transcultural Health Care
This course explores meanings and expressions of health, illness, caring, and healing transculturally. Focus is on understanding and developing professional competence in caring for individuals, families, groups, and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds. (36 clinical practicum hours)
NUR 532 Transcultural Healing Practices
Introduces students to complementary healing practices including the historical and cultural contexts in which they developed and the philosophical underpinnings of selected complementary therapies. (36 clinical practicum hours)
NUR 541 The Politics of Health Inequity
This course explores how health and illness are related to inequities in society and dynamics of power in systems of health care. (72 clinical practicum hours)