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NANO100 Introduction to Nanoscience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

Introduces aspects of nanotechnology and its applications to science, medicine and industry. This course presents this evolving field and discusses potential future influence in everyday life. Course includes tours of the nanofabrication facilities at Lock Haven University and Pennsylvania State University.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NANO201 Materials, Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanofabrication
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Provides an overview of the materials, safety and equipment issues encountered in the practice of "top down" and "bottom up" nanofabrication. It focuses on environment, health, and safety (EHS) issues in equipment operation and materials handling. Topics to be covered include cleanroom operation, OSHA lab standard safety training, and health issues.

Prerequisite: ( CHEM120 AND PHYS130 AND PHYS131 ) OR ( CHEM120 AND PHYS170 AND PHYS171 )

Corequisite:   None

NANO202 Basic Nanotechnology Process
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Hands-on introduction to the processing involved in "top down", "bottom up", and hybrid nanofabrication. The majority of the course details a step-by-step description of the equipment, facilities processes and process flow needed to fabricate devices and structures.

Prerequisite: ( CHEM120 AND PHYS130 AND PHYS131 ) OR ( CHEM120 AND PHYS170 AND PHYS171 )

Corequisite: None

NANO203 Materials in Nanofabrication

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An in-depth, hands-on exposure to the producing and positioning of the materials used in nanofabrication designed to give students experience in depositing, fabricating, and self-assembling a wide variety of materials tailored for their mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and biological properties.

Prerequisite: ( NANO201 AND NANO202 )

Corequisite:   None

NANO204 Patterning for Nanotechnology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Hands-on treatment of all aspects of advanced pattern transfer and pattern transfer equipment including probe techniques; stamping and embossing; e-beam; and optical contact and stepper systems.

Prerequisite: ( NANO201 AND NANO202 )

Corequisite:   None

NANO205 Materials Modification for Nanotechnology Applications

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An in-depth exploration of the processing techniques and specialty hardware used in modifying material properties in nanofabrication and used in forming nano-scale devices and systems. Application and design project such as DNA lab on a chip, prosthetic devices, and photovoltaic cells will be done as group projects.

Prerequisite: ( NANO203 AND NANO204 )

Corequisite:   None

NANO206 Characterization and Testing of Nanotechnology Structures and Materials

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Examines a variety of techniques and measurements essential for testing and for controlling material fabrication and final device performance. Characterization includes electrical, optical, physical, and chemical approaches.

Prerequisite: ( NANO203 AND NANO204 )

Corequisite:   None

NANO300 Thin Film Science and Technology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

Introduces the fundamentals of thin-film science and technology including fabrication, characterization of the thin-films structures and their optical, mechanical, electromagnetic properties. It will also address some aspects of low dimensional structures, including both the conceptual principles and experimental techniques of nanoscale science.

Prerequisite: ( PHYS170 ) OR ( PHYS171 ) OR ( PHAP205 )

Corequisite:   None

NANO458 Advanced Applied Nanotechnology Laboratory

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Laboratory experience drawn from an undergraduate foundation in sciences including areas of current research in nanotechnology. Experimental methods and analysis are used, with emphasis on group and individual work in the planning, execution, and presentation of research. Students may repeat for credit.

Prerequisite: ( NANO206 )

Corequisite:   None

NURS101 Nursing 1
[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8sh ]
Introduces the student to nursing, person and health, which are basic concepts to the practice of nursing. Emphasis is placed on communicative and observational skills that permit the assessment of the basic needs of individuals and their families. The study of the human needs of individuals provides a foundation for inquiry into the nurse's role in providing nursing care based on the nursing process.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS102 Nursing 2
[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8 sh]
A continuation of Nursing 101, Nursing I, focuses on human needs according to Maslow. The course addresses the individual's needs related to activity/rest, safety/security, oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, love/belonging, and psychosocial well being. Emphasis is placed on communication, and teaching/learning skills as an essential part of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families. The family during the childbearing years and during the first year of life is studied in order for the student to develop beginning competencies in those technical skills necessary to carry out the nursing care plan for individuals of all ages and in selected health care settings.

Prerequisite: ( NURS101 )

Corequisite: None

NURS201 Nursing 3

[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8 sh]

An in-depth study of the human needs according to Maslow with emphasis on the application of the nursing process as the foundation for nursing care. Communication and health teaching are integrated as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness. Levels of wellness and alterations in human needs are studied as the course focuses on individual needs relating to nutrition/elimination, love/belonging, and psychosocial well being.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS202 Nursing 4

[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8 sh]

An extension of NURS201 - Nursing III. Continues to increase the knowledge base of human needs with application of the nursing process to individuals and families with alterations in their level of health. Communication and health teaching are integrated as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness. Levels of wellness and alterations in human needs are studied as the course focuses on individual needs relating to sexuality, oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, safety/security, and activity/rest.

Prerequisite: ( NURS102 AND NURS201 )

Corequisite:   None

NURS205 Nursing Field Experience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This elective field experience course will be offered in the Summer annually after satisfactory completion of Nursing 101 and 102. This experience will allow the student to pursue a personal interest in an area of nursing. Potential areas that may be utilized include: Emergency Department (ED/ER); Intensive Care (CPU, ICU, NICU); Medical/Surgical (Med.-Surg.); Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB-GYN); Operating Room (OR, PARR); Pediatrics (PEDS); Clinics with Nurse Practitioners; Community Health Agencies. Levels of wellness and alterations in human needs will be studied. Communication and health teaching will be utilized by the students as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness. NOTE: This course may not be substituted for a required course within the A.S.N. program.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS212 Nursing Transition

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

This seminar is designed as a transition course for nursing students in the last semester of their educational program. It provides an overview of historical events that have affected the evolution of nursing and presents the issues and trends that are molding the nursing profession of the new century. Prepares the student for graduation and the work world of nursing. This course runs concurrently with NURS202.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS305 Nursing Informatics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to applications of informatics systems in nursing practice and education. Integrates various theories, assisting students to develop skills for information literacy in the context of communication, self-expression, social control in a diverse society, and in the use of electronic patient records and tele-health. Provides an introduction to techology in nursing. Learning experiences provide for the development of baseline informatics and verbal and nonverbal professional communication styles needed in the healthcare delivery arena.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS310 Foundations for Professional Practice

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A seminar course focused on the theoretical foundations of professional practice and theory development in nursing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS315 Pathophysiology
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Studies the physiologic mechanisms altered by illness, injury, or disease processes in humans throughout the life span. Fundamental disease processes, specific illnesses, and their effects on homeostasis as well as the links between pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions are emphasized. Students will critically analyze diverse client presentations of selected illnesses for symptomatology, pathophysiology, and health care implications.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS320 Health Assessment
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Focuses on identification and demonstration of advanced assessment techniques with emphasis on normal and abnormal findings throughout the life span. Learning experiences provide for development of a systematic approach to physical assessment to facilitate integration of assessment findings and major health deviations. Principles of therapeutic communication will be emphasized as an adjunct to performing a health assessment.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

NURS325 Pharmacology
for Nursing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide an overview for nurses of drug therapy integrating the use of the nursing process in pharmacokinetics. The emphasis is to provide a big picture approach to the systemic use of drugs in the treatment and or management of diseases.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS330 Global Perspectives in Nursing (3.0 sh)

An exploration of global issues affecting personal, community, and international health and development using approaches from health promotion, population health, and primary health care to help frame analyses.  Students are exposed to basic perspectives on health policy issues throughout various geographical regions and the impact by significant world events.

NURS350 Care of the Critically Ill

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide fundamental information about the nursing care of clients across the lifespan in critical care settings. Focus is advanced concepts of critical care related to multi-organ/system function and dysfunction.

Prerequisite: ( NURS320 AND NURS325 )

Corequisite:   (NURS315 )

NURS410 Nursing: Home, Community and Public Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Reviews current and evolving roles of home health, community and public health nurses. Health promotion, health teaching, economic, political, legal and ethical influences, environmental issues, epidemiology, communicable diseases and vulnerable populations are addressed. Focus is on the application and integration of health and wellness concepts.

Prerequisite: ( NURS310 AND NURS320 )

Corequisite:   None

NURS420 Nursing Leadership and Management Practice

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A capstone nursing course with focus on leadership and management issues in health care. Seminars provide opportunities for students to share commonalities and unique aspects of their practical experiences in nursing . Course culminates in a concentrated external experience in an area and agency selected by the student.

Prerequisite: ( NURS310 )

Corequisite:   None

NURS430 Nursing: Contemporary Issues, Policy and Politics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Exploration of policy and politics, strategies of policy development and political action, and application of such strategies in four spheres: workplace, government, organizations, and community. Focuses on the political roles and responsibilities of professional nurses in efforts to discuss unresolved issues of interest to nurses, their colleagues, and consumers of health care.

Prerequisite: ( NURS420 )

Corequisite:   None

NURS490 Nursing Research

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Focuses on the theoretical basis of research methodology with emphasis on analyzing, critiquing, and interpreting nursing research. Development of a research proposal based on an identified nursing problem will be completed.

Prerequisite: ( MATH107 )

Corequisite:   None

NURS498 Health Science Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An analysis and/or comparison of topics related to health science within a framework provided by the instructor. Examples include but are not limited to contemporary issues in healthcare, a comparative analysis of healthcare systems in different countries, health issues related to population, economics, social and other factors, healthcare issues of special populations, the healthcare crisis in the United States, and emerging healthcare technologies and fields.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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