Health Prom For Elderly
Provides students with information and strategies related to the promotion and maintenance of health in a holistic manner for the elderly population. Promotes inquiry and stimulates the critical-thinking processes of the student by emphasizing health, and wellness concepts. Open to all students. Annually as needed.
Provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the concept caring. Appropriate to students entering any human service major. Derives content primarily from scholarly works in the discipline of nursing. Supplements Jean Watson's theory of human c,aring with guided experiences designed to facilitate personal discovery of one's caring capacities and opportunities to more fully integrate them into the work of one's discipline. Open to all students. Annually as needed.
Frontiers In Health Care
Provides an opportunity for students to explore the U.S. health care system, its complexities, problems, alternatives for managing problems, and its impact on individuals and populations. Social, technological, political, and economic contexts provide a framework to explore the collaborative efforts of professionals to transform health care delivery both nationally and internationally. Students address current, complex national and international health issues. Open to all RN students and otherswith permission of instructor. Fall annually and as needed.
Appl Stats For Hlth Care Prof
Introduces students in health care professions to the knowledge and understanding of statistics as applied to health care practice and research. Introduces the basic rules and principles of statistics through investigation of quantitative and qualit,ative problems in health care. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score in the Mathematics department placement examination. Spring semester.
Research in Nursing
This course emphasizes the role of research in developing evidence-based nursing practice. Students will explore the principles of systematic method of inquiry and the application of clinical thinking, group process, and decision-making skills. The course focuses on the ways research influences decisions in nursing and nursing care. As consumers of research, students will have an opportunity to critique current research for applicability to professional nursing practice. As novice producers of research, students will work in groups to develop a research proposal of value to nursing. (Open to licensed RN's) Prerequisites: A minimum grade of ""C"" in NURS 340, 341, 342, 343 and 355. Co-requisite: 470. Fall, and as needed.|
Field Exp In Health Agen
In consultation with the faculty, opportunities are provided for the student, as a client advocate, to apply selected concepts to the health promotion of clients in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Junior standing, NURS 365, or permission of the instructor. As needed.
Promoting Healthy Communities
Introduces essential knowledge and important nursing roles for health promotion and illness prevention at the family and community level. Students will explore principles of epidemiology, demography, and relevant nursing and health-related theoriesand models as they apply to the health of individuals, families, and aggregates. Pre-requisites: NURS 340, 342, and 361. Pre or co-requisite NURS 346. Fall annually, and as needed.
Role Seminar In Prof Nursing
This capstone course provides a culminating experience in the exploration of the professional nursing roles. Emphasizes present and evolving nursing contributions in a reformed health care system. Students are guided in the development of a self-di,"rected exploration of a selected role. Must be taken as a co-requisite to NURS 481. Open to RN students only. Prerequisites: Earned grade of C in NURS 340, 342, 346, 361, 380, 445, 470. Spring annually.
Role Exploration In Prof
This capstone course provides opportunities for students to explore a professional nursing role through research, interviews and other scholarly activities. The role under investigation can be one of possible graduate study or career advancement. The student may select from a variety of roles such as CRNP, CRNA, clinical specialist, nurse educator, administrator, researcher, etc. Must be taken as a co-requisite with NURS 480. Prerequisites: minimum grade of C in NURS 340, 342, 346, 357, 361, 376, 380, 445 and 470. Spring annually|
Special Topics In Nurs
Deals with topics of special interest to professional nurses. Focuses on identified nursing subjects pertinent to the practice of professional nursing. May be offered during the academic year as well as summers and weekends, according to demand.
Adv Concepts In Pathophy
This course is devoted to the study of the physiological process of disease and the body's response to this process. It is the goal of the course to present broad physiological principles that advance nurse practitioners can apply to their clinical e,"xperiences. Specific diseases will be used to exemplify pathophysiological concepts, and treatment is examined at the molecular level as response to the pathophysiology. The course investigates exogenous causes of diseases emphasizing infection, inflammation, and the immune response as well as endogenous diseases of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, hepatic, pulmonary, and renal systems. Fall, annually|
This course will cover principles of pharmacology as applied to advanced nursing practice. This includes drug effectiveness, mechanism, and interaction. Emphasis will be on the pharmacological action of drugs on specific organ systems and the clinical use of drugs in treatment of disease conditions. Emphasis will be on critical decision making skills in the selection of drug therapy, doses of drugs, routes of administration and preferred therapy. This course focuses on pharmacological implications for the family nurse practitioner in working with individuals across the life span. Prerequisite: NURS 601. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Evolution Of Nurs Theory
This course focuses on selected aspects of theory development in nursing science. Emphasis is given to the study of epistemological issues related to the evolution of theory in nursing. Varying levels and components of theories are explored. Major st,"rategies for theory development, including concept analysis, synthesis, and theory derivation are analyzed. Students gain experience in critically examining major existing theoretical models. Fall, annually.
Adv Concepts Nurs Resear
This course examines the relationship and contribution of nursing research to the development of nursing science. The growth of research will be traced over the course of the last century, with particular emphasis on the evolution that has occurred since mid-century. Students will be assisted to increase their ability to critically evaluate published research and to make decisions concerning its applicability to practice. Additionally, students will develop a proposal for an individual or groupresearch project which may become the foundational work for the scholarly project/thesis. Prerequisite: NURS 605 or by permission of instructor. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Health Promo: Fam & Comm Pers
This course introduces the advanced practice nurse student to health promotion and disease prevention strategies for families and communities. Students will explore principles of family theory, established models of family development, epidemiology,and demography. An opportunity will be given to develop intervention plans to improve wellness based on risk assessment and knowledge of national standards of clinical preventive services. Fall, annually.
Adv Health Assessment
This course builds upon the basic assessment skills of the nurse. It prepares the advanced practice nurse to conduct focused and comprehensive health assessments of clients across the lifespan. The process of diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as t,"he primary means of collecting and analyzing data obtained from the client history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures. Two hours lecture weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 616. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: NURS 601. Offered fall annually and as needed.
Adv Health Assessment Pract
Provides opportunity for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 615. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Three clinical hours weekly. This course must be taken as a,"co-requisite to NURS 615. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 601. Fall, annually and as needed.
Clinical Dec Making I
The focus of this course is clinical data gathering skills, diagnostic reasoning, and clinical problem-solving in the management of common health problems throughout the lifespan. Critical thinking skills are emphasized and honed and are used to amplify common sense, intuition, and simple reasoning. Emphasis is placed upon the analysis and synthesis of client data for diagnosis and for intervention of appropriate nursing and other therapeutic interventions to be used by the advanced practice nurse. This course if required as a prerequisite to all other clinical nursing courses and is to be taken concurrently with NURS 621. Prerequisite: NURS 615 and NURS 616. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Clinical Dec Making I Pract
Provides opportunity for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 620. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Three clinical hours weekly. This course must be taken as a,"co-requisite to NURS 620. Prerequisite: NURS 615. Spring, annually and as needed.
Clinical Dec Making II
Focus is on health promotion, wellness maintenance, disease prevention, early detection of problems, prompt treatment of acute illness, and support for management and self-care during chronic conditions of children (birth through adolescence) and childbearing women. All dimension of development and the total health of the family are considered. Collaboration with other healthcare providers is fostered. Three lecture hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 631 and NURS 632. Prereq,"uisites: NURS 601, 602 and 614 and minimum grade of B in 615 and 620. Offered annually.|
Clin Dec Mak II Role Sem
Focus of this seminar will be clinical based research questions, client presentation, and effective treatment interventions for children (birth through adolescence) and childbearing women. Students are given an opportunity to discuss alternative approaches to diagnosis, advanced nursing, medical, or collaborative management in a controlled environment. Two laboratory hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 630 and NURS 632. Prerequisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614: Minimum grade of B in NURS 615 and 620. Offered fall annually.
Clinical Dec Making II Pract
Provides an opportunity for the students to implement the objectives identified in NURS 630. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Six clinical hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently," with NURS 630 and NURS 631. Prerequisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614; Minimum grade of B in NURS 615 and 620. Offered fall annually.
Clinical Dec Making III
Focus is on health promotion, wellness maintenance, disease prevention, early detection of problems, prompt treatment of acute illness, and support for management and self-care during chronic conditions of young, middle aged, and older adults. All dimensions of development and the total health of the family are considered. Collaboration with other health care providers is fostered with emphasis upon the coordination and continuity of client care. Three lecture hours weekly. Must be taken con,"currently with NURS 641 and NURS 642. Prerequisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614 and minimum grade of B in NURS 615, 620, and 630. Offered fall annually.|
Cli Dec Mak III:Role Sem
Focus of this seminar will be clinical based research questions, client presentation, and effective treatment interventions for young, middle aged, and older adults. Students are given an opportunity to discuss alternative appraoches to diagnosis, advanced nursing, medical, or collaborative management in a controlled environment. Two laboratory hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 640 and NURS 642. Pre-requisite: NURS 601, 602, and 614; Minimum grade of B in NURS 615, 620, and630. Offered spring annually|
Clin Dec Making III Practicum
Provides an opportunity for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 640. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Six clinical hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently,"with NURS 640 and NURS 641. Pre-requisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614; Minimum grade of B in NURS 615, 620, and 630. Offered spring annually.
Nursing & Public Policy
This course examines the implications of health care financing, structuring, labor market trends, and current health care reform proposals for nursing in general and for advanced practice nursing specifically. Additionally, the student will be stimulated to appreciate the critical need for nurses to engage in activities, individually and as members of professional organizations, that will enhance the position of nursing in influencing health care policy and legislation at all levels-local, state, and federal. A pervasive theme throughout the course is the ultimate goal of improving the health care of our citizens. Spring, annually.|
Nursing Curriculum Development
Examines curriculum development in post secondary nursing programs. Focuses on philosophical issues, learning theories, learner needs assessment, and curriculum design for target populations in various nursing education programs. Enables advanced practice nursing students to develop and evaluate curriculum for selected nursing education programs. Fall, every other year and/or as needed.
Ed Strategies In Nursing
Provides a comprehensive overview of educational strategies for students who desire to function as advanced practice nurses in the educational arena. Provides the necessary theory to implement the instructional process with various populations. Exami,"nes issues relevant to educational strategies and their evaluation. Students design and implement a lesson plan. Self-evaluation and critique of others are used as a method to improve teaching. Fall, every other year and as needed.
Eval & Assessment In Nursing
Provides a comprehensive overview of evaluation and assessment in learning for students who desire to function as advanced practice nurses in the educational arena. Emphasizes current issues in assessment, establishment and measurement of learning outcomes, and the development and utilization of assessment tools. Students design and use evaluation tools for clinical and classroom application in nursing and health education. Spring, every other year and/or as needed.