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  • NURS-K 305 New Innovations in Health & Healthcare (3 cr.)
  • NURS-E 401 Pediatric Intensive Care: Didactic (3 cr.) This online didactic course provides comprehensive content on critical care concepts of the pediatric patient and family. The course is divided into modules: psychosocial, respirator, cardiovascular, neurology, gastroenterology, renal/endocrine, hematology/immunology, trauma, and multisystems issues. Online activities and critical thinking vignettes help the learner apply and synthesize the critical care concepts. Modules also contain a pre-test for student self-evaluation, decision-making activities, and exams to validate the learners' knowledge. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-E 402 Pediatric Intensive Care: Practicum (3 cr.) This web-based practicum involves 112 clinical hours with a selected pediatric intensive care preceptor. Clinical time is worked out with an assigned preceptor, promoting flexible, accessible learning. Students are involved in caring for clients with critical care health disruptions and multi-system problems. Within the practicum, many pediatric intensive care skills are taught, observed, practiced, and evaluated by the preceptor, such as chest tube management, cardiac rhythm interpretation, external ventricular drain management, etc. Locations for the practicum experiences may vary with individual students and request for specific locations. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students..
  • NURS-E 403 Neonatal Intensive Care: Didactic (3 cr.) This online didactic course provides comprehensive content on critical care concepts of the neonatal patient and family. The course is divided into modules: assessment, developmental care and pain management, skin care, respiratory, cardiology, gastrointestinal, renal, neurology, sepsis/hematology, and professional practice. Online activities and critical thinking vignettes help the learner apply and synthesize the critical care concepts. Modules also contain a pre-test for student self-evaluation, decision-making activities, and exams to validate the learners' knowledge. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-E 404 Neonatal Intensive Care: Practicum (3 cr.) This web-based practicum involves 112 clinical hours with a selected neonatal intensive care preceptor. Clinical time is worked out with your assigned preceptor promoting flexible, accessible learning. Students are involved in caring for clients with neonatal intensive care health disruptions and multi-system problems. Within the clinical practicum, many neonatal intensive care skills are taught, observed, practiced, and evaluated by the preceptor (arterial blood gasses, assisting with needle aspiration, ventilator care, etc.). Location for the practicum experiences may vary with individual students and request for specific locations. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-H 370 Senior Nursing Honors Research Internship (3 cr.) Specifically for students accepted to the Nursing Honors Program. This course provides intensive mentoring to help students execute a senior research project.
  • NURS-H 498 Nursing Honors Colloquium (1-5 cr.) Specifically for students accepted to the Nursing Honors¬†Option. This course will cover various research topics in each semester of the nursing major, helping prepare students to complete a senior research project.
  • NURS-J 360 Operating Room Nursing: Didactic (2 cr.) C: Introduction to Perioperative Nursing: Practicum. This elective is designed to enable the student to participate (with supervision) in the professional and technical components of perioperative nursing practice. Learning opportunities include care of the patient undergoing the stress of surgery. The student participates as a member of the surgical team in the circulating and scrub nurses' roles. Experiences in the preoperative and postoperative patient care areas are provided.¬†
  • NURS-K 490 Clinical Elective (1-6 cr.) Many clinical nursing elective courses are offered under this number. These elective offerings vary from year to year depending on student interest and available resources. Students are kept informed of elective offerings both through informational forums and through listings in the online course offerings.
  • NURS-K 492 Nursing Elective (1-6 cr.) Many nursing elective courses are offered under this number. These elective offerings vary from year to year depending on student interest and available resources. Students are kept informed of elective offerings both through informational forums and through listings in the online course offerings.
  • NURS-K 495 Adult Critical Care: Didactic (3 cr.) Web-based course. This online course provides comprehensive content on critical care concepts of the adult patient. The course is divided into modules: respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrinology, neurology, immunology, hematology, trauma and emergencies, and professional practice. Online activities and critical thinking vignettes help the learner to apply and synthesize the critical care concepts. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students..
  • NURS-K 496 Adult Critical Care: Practicum (3 cr.) Web-based course. This practicum involves 112 clinical hours with a selected critical care preceptor. Clinical time is worked out with your assigned preceptor promoting flexible, accessible learning. Students are involved in caring for clients with critical care health disruptions and multi-system problems. Within the clinical practicum, many advanced critical care skills are taught, observed, practiced, and evaluated by the preceptor (aerial blood gases, arrhythmia analysis, ventilator care, etc.). Locations for the practicum experiences may vary with individual students and requests for specific locations. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-K 497 Mindfulness-Based Wellness (3 cr.) This course is appropriate for all healthcare and social service related fields, including, but not limited to, pre-nursing and nursing student electives, pre-med, psychology, and social work students. This course will introduce mindfulness practice as a skillful approach to personal sustainability (care for the caregiver) and will expand one's understanding of this practice in integrative patient care. This class is appropriate for both new and seasoned meditation practitioners. This class includes one full day meditation retreat on a weekend.