Courses

The CEIN/BS pre-licensure program consists of 45 credits of clinical and related didactic experiences. This program is completed in one calendar year of full-time study beginning each January. The program features problem-based teaching and learning and includes components of history, culture, setting data, clinical science, nursing science, independent-dependent-interdependent nursing actions, disease science, health care finance and ethics.

First semester (Spring):

NURS 4300 — Clinical Science: Pharmacology and Pathophysiology, 3 credits

Critical examination of concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology as they apply to health care of patients.

NURS 4304 — Health Assessment and Fundamentals of Nursing PRAXIS, 12 credits

Utilizes a combination of didactic and laboratory methods to explore all realms of health assessment (inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation) and introduces learners to the technological skills necessary for safe nursing practice: vital signs, activities of daily living, medication administration, wound healing and dressing changes, tubes and lines, safety and isolation precautions, and routine monitoring. Patient populations are adults in sub-acute and chronic settings. Addresses the nursing science, clinical science and disease science as appropriate to the assessment and skills. Students must earn at least a grade of "C" in this course to progress.

Second semester (Summer):

NURS 4301 — Concepts & Theories of Nursing Practice, 3 credits

The nurse's role in the context of health care delivery systems, inter-professional and collaborative teams, and legal and ethical issues in providing care. Nursing history, patterns of knowing, theory, and concepts of evidence-based practice as the foundation of nursing praxis. Students must earn at least a grade of "C" in this course to progress.

NURS 4414 — Theory & Nursing Practice for Behavioral Health, 4 credits

Major theoretical perspectives regarding etiology and treatment of psychiatric illness are described and discussed including biological, psychological, sociological and environmental factors. The evolving role of the nurse with regard to promoting mental health, patient advocacy, and preventing and/or minimizing adverse sequelae to psychiatric illness are explored, including use of therapeutic communication, critical thinking and application of the nursing process to assist individuals and families with a variety of behavioral health problems. Provides experience in clinical and simulation learning environments for the application of theory from nursing and related disciplines to behavioral health. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in the delivery of interdisciplinary care.

NURS 4424 — Theory & Nursing Practice Perinatal and Women’s Health, 4 credits

Builds on students' understanding of microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, genetics, and pathophysiology as these sciences relate to childbearing families. Emphasis is on development of clinical decision making skills related to nursing care of childbearing families with a particular focus on anticipatory guidance, prevention, intervention and health restoration. Provides experience in clinical and simulation learning environments for the application of theory from nursing and related disciplines to perinatal and women's health. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in the delivery of interdisciplinary care.

NURS 4434 — Theory & Nursing Practice for Child Health, 4 credits

Builds on students' understanding of microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, genetics, and pathophysiology as these sciences relate to child health. Emphasis is on development of clinical decision making skills related to nursing care of childrearing families with a particular focus on anticipatory guidance, prevention, intervention and health restoration. Provides experience in clinical and simulation learning environments for the application of theory from nursing and related disciplines to child health. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in the delivery of interdisciplinary care.

Third semester (Fall):

NURS 4305 — Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice, 3 credits

Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research and application to evidence-based nursing practice. Focus on developing the ability to understand, interpret, critically appraise, and apply research for nursing practice. Students must earn at least a grade of "C" in this course to progress.

NURS 4544 — Theory & Nursing Practice for Community/Public Health Nursing, 3 credits

Builds on students' understanding of microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition, genetics, and pathophysiology as these sciences relate to community health. Principles of epidemiology will be introduced. Emphasis is on development of clinical decision making skills related to nursing care of individuals, families, and populations living in the community. Major concepts of wellness, prevention, and chronicity will be explored. Provides experience in clinical and simulation learning environments for the application of theory from nursing and related disciplines to community health. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in the delivery of interdisciplinary care.

NURS 4554 — Theory & Nursing Practice for Acutely Ill Adults, 8 credits

Critical examination of pharmacology, microbiology, nutrition, genetics, and pathophysiology as they relate to nursing care of adults experiencing acute and/or life threatening problems. Critical examination of theory, research, and expert clinical practice supportive of nursing care with adults experiencing acute and/or life threatening problems. Provides experience in clinical and simulation learning environments for the application of theory from nursing and related disciplines to the care of acutely ill adults. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in the delivery of interdisciplinary care.

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Disclosure:

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, UConn hereby discloses that the curriculum for this program meets the State educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse for the State of Connecticut. UConn has not determined whether the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in any other states or territories and we encourage you to investigate the requirements in the states or territories that you may be interested in licensure prior to accepting our offer of admission.