Professional Nursing (PRNU)

Courses

PRNU 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 097. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 110. Art & Science of Nursing. 3 Credits.

Ways of knowing that contribute to the professional nurse's understanding of the human experience of health are explored within the context of environment and culture. Prerequisites: SOC 001 or above.

PRNU 111. Research in Nursing. 3 Credits.

Provides an introduction to nursing research and its relationship to nursing theory and practice. Knowledge and skills essential for the critique and utilization of nursing research are presented. Prerequisites: PRNU 110, STAT 111 or STAT 141.

PRNU 113. Health Assessment. 0 or 3 Credits.

Through classroom and laboratory experiences, students learn to holistically assess and differentiate healthy from at-risk or altered findings of clients in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: ANPS 019, PRNU 110, MMG 065. Co-requisites: ANPS 020.

PRNU 114. Intro to Clinical Practice. 0 or 3 Credits.

Introduces students to the application of nursing knowledge to address basic human health problems. Course objectives are applied through supervised experiences in selected settings. Prerequisite: NFS 043. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 113.

PRNU 121. Gerontology. 0-3 Credits.

This course emphasizes the challenges of older adults and methods to minimize the risk of morbidity, functional decline and hospitalization. Prerequisite: PRNU 114.

PRNU 129. Women & Newborn Nurs: Thry&Ptm. 0 or 4 Credits.

Through classroom & practicum experiences, students learn essential nursing interventions for childbearing women, neonates, and families. Prerequisites: PRNU 114. Pre/Co-requisites: PRNU 228, NURS 220.

PRNU 131. Health Alterations. 3 Credits.

Focus on the human experience of alterations in health for individuals and their families. Content addresses individual and family responses to disease processes from a holistic perspective. Prerequisites: PRNU 129.

PRNU 134. Adlt Hlth Nursing I Thry & Ptm. 0 or 6 Credits.

Through classroom and practicum, students learn essential interventions for adults/elders/families experiencing health alterations. Prerequisites: PRNU 129. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 131.

PRNU 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 194. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 196. Special Topics. 0 or 3 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific title. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Majors only.

PRNU 197. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Agreement from a faculty sponsor and approval by the Baccalaureate Education Committee.

PRNU 198. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 228. Pharmacology. 3 Credits.

Examination and application of knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic principles to nursing practice. Prerequisites: PRNU 114. Co-requisite: NURS 220.

PRNU 231. Chronic & Palliative Care Nurs. 3 Credits.

Nursing care of clients experiencing complex alterations in health related to the human experience of chronic illness and end of life issues. Prerequisite: PRNU 131.

PRNU 232. Child & Adolescent Nursing. 0-5 Credits.

Through classroom and practicum, students learn essential nursing interventions for children/adolescents/ families experiencing health alterations. Prerequisites: PRNU 228. Co-requisites: PRNU 131 or Graduate student standing in a nursing program.

PRNU 234. Adlt Hlth Nurs II: Thry & Ptm. 0 or 6 Credits.

Through classroom and practicum experiences students learn essential nursing interventions for adults/elders/ families experiencing complex health alterations. Prerequisite: PRNU 134.

PRNU 235. Psych/MH Nurs: Thry & Ptm. 0 or 5 Credits.

Through classroom and practicum experience students learn essential nursing interventions for clients with acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: PSYS 170. Corequisite: PRNU 131.

PRNU 240. Iss & Ldrs Prf Nurs Thr & Ptm. 0 or 6 Credits.

Focuses on issues in health care as they relate to the leadership and management roles of the professional nurse. Practicum focuses on caring for clients in an identified clinical specialty. Prerequisite: PRNU 234. Co-requisite: PRNU 231.

PRNU 243. Transition to Prof Practice. 1 Credit.

This seminar is designed to provide practical guidance and strategies for success in the transition from the student role to the professional nursing role. Prerequisites: PRNU 234. Co-requisites: PRNU 231, PRNU 240.

PRNU 245. Public Health Nursing. 3 Credits.

Focuses on populations at risk and community partnerships. Various issues, models, and concepts that impact the health of populations will be explored. The role of the nurse in community and public health will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PRNU 131.

PRNU 246. Practicum Pub Health Nursing. 3 Credits.

Students will be engaged in a community-based project with a community partner (collaboration, coalition, network, and agency) and will work in collaboration with professionals in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: PRNU 245.

PRNU 248. Applied Patho-pharmacology. 2 Credits.

Integration and application of principles and knowledge gained through the study of pathophysiology and pharmacology. A holistic and lifespan approach will be used in examining the nursing care of clients within all nursing specialties. Prerequisite: PRNU 228. Co-requisite: PRNU 243.

PRNU 249. Nsg Care of Crit Ill Adults. 2 Credits.

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in the delivery of holistic nursing care for adults in the critical care setting. A variety of critical care concepts are explored and interprofessional practice is highlighted. Prerequisites: PRNU 232, PRNU 234, PRNU 235, Instructor permission. Co-requisites: PRNU 231, PRNU 240.

PRNU 260. Chronic Disease Management. 3 Credits.

Introduces the RN to the multifaceted approach of coordinating care and improving the quality of health for individuals with chronic diseases in the community. Examines programs such as the Blueprint for Health, etc. Prerequisites: PRNU 111; Nursing Alternative Track major.

PRNU 263. Prof Nursing Pract&Soc Justice. 3 Credits.

Course will focus on social justice for individuals, families, and groups recognized as marginalized within our society. Prerequisite: Admission to Alternate Track - VT RN program.

PRNU 264. Public Health Nursing for RN. 3 Credits.

Introduces the RN student to public health nursing concepts. Key elements are examined for their effect on the health of our society. Various issues, influences, and concepts that impact the health of populations are explored. Prerequisites: PRNU 111; Nursing Alternative Track major.

PRNU 265. Intro Health Care Fin & Policy. 3 Credits.

This survey course provides an overview of US health care organization, structure, policies, and financing, inclusive of selected international comparisons. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the RN to BS program.

PRNU 266. Theories for Nursing Practice. 3 Credits.

This course is a survey and introduction to the theories and concepts that undergird nursing practice, with an emphasis on middle range theories originating both within and outside of nursing, and selected grand theories of nursing. Prerequisites: Current status as a registered nurse and matriculated in the RN to BS program.

PRNU 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 294. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 296. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

PRNU 297. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

PRNU 298. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.