Dec 16, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions

The courses listed below and described in this section of the catalog constitute the curriculum of Neumann University. Each course description is preceded by a content area abbreviation and numeric designation, e.g., ENG 103 , along with the course title and the number of credits assigned for the course. Specific enrollment directives, e.g., prerequisites, corequisites, or special permissions, apply to students of all levels and programs.

Only those courses which are numbered at the 100 level or above are applicable toward a degree at Neumann University. Uniform numbers are used for additional experiences which are available in major discipline areas. These courses or experiences are provided for individuals or groups of students as deemed appropriate. For the most part, all Core courses are assigned in the 100 and 200 levels. Exceptions to these Core numeric designations are determined by the appropriate Division Dean. Special topics in specific disciplines are listed under the numbers 126/226/326/426. Independent Study Projects (ISPs) are listed as 480; major seminars as 460; Internships experiences use numbers from 394–396 and 494–496.

Practica/Rotations are supervised practice-setting learning experiences which are an intrinsic part of a student’s major program of study, i.e., required for satisfactory completion of the course and academic program.

The Division Deans of Neumann University have established minimum and maximum class sizes for each course offered in any given semester. Neumann University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or related activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. For availability of courses, refer to either the Neumann University web site ( or contact the Office of the Registrar.

NOTE: Unless otherwise stipulated, courses with an LS [Liberal Studies] designation are open ONLY to those non-traditional students who are pursuing one of the accelerated degree/certificate program options offered by the Division of Continuing Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS).


Nursing: Major Courses (NUR)

   •  NUR 205 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice
   •  NUR 206 Health Assessment and Modalities
   •  NUR 216 Health Assessment and Modalities Lab
   •  NUR 305 Adult Health Nursing I
   •  NUR 305CL Adult Health I Clinical Practicum
   •  NUR 306 Adult Health Nursing II
   •  NUR 306CL Adult Health II Clinical Practicum
   •  NUR 330 Mental Health Nursing
   •  NUR 330CL Mental Health Nursing Clinical Practicum
   •  NUR 335 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I
   •  NUR 336 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II
   •  NUR 340 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
   •  NUR 340CL Childbearing Family Clinical Practicum
   •  NUR 360 Nursing Research
   •  NUR 361 Nursing Research for the RN Student
   •  NUR 371 Health Assessment for the RN Student
   •  NUR 405 Adult Health Nursing III
   •  NUR 405CL Adult Health III Clinical Practicum
   •  NUR 410 Issues in Professional Nursing
   •  NUR 430 Nursing of Children and Families
   •  NUR 430CL Nursing of Children and Families Clinical Practicum
   •  NUR 440 Community Health Nursing
   •  NUR 440CL Community Health Nursing Clinical Practicum
   •  NUR 441 Community Health Nursing for the RN Student
   •  NUR 451 RN Transition Course
   •  NUR 491 Capstone Experience for the RN Student
   •  NUR 499 Nursing Synthesis
   •  NUR 499CL Nursing Synthesis Clinical Practicum

Nursing: Elective Courses (NUR)

   •  NUR 126 Special Topics in Nursing
   •  NUR 226 Special Topics in Nursing
   •  NUR 308 Nursing and Spirituality
   •  NUR 319 The Practice of Self-Care
   •  NUR 326 Special Topics in Nursing
   •  NUR 415 Critical Care Nursing
   •  NUR 426 Special Topics in Nursing
   •  NUR 480 Independent Study Project (ISP)