Courses

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Anesthesia NURSAN 2633 1 Nurse Anesthesia Care Delivery in Cambodia: Study Abroad

This course is designed to provide the undergraduate nursing student with exposure to the culture and health care delivery system in a foreign country. Emphasis will be placed on exploring health issues and risk factors, the impact of cultural characteristics on health care delivery and utilization, and the achievement of health-related goals in Cambodia. Student will compare the health care systems, nursing education and nursing practice in Cambodia and the United States. 

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ATC NUR 0020 4 Pathophysiologic Foundations of Nursing Care

This course will examine mechanisms that produce disease and injury, the ways in which the body responds to these mechanisms, and the clinical manifestations produced by the body's response.

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ATC NUR 0051 3 Intro To Professional Nursing

This course provides a broad overview and synthesis of the issues and trends most relevant to the practice of professional nursing. Historical, contemporary and potential influences on professional nursing practice are reviewed. An emphasis on the unique and varied roles of nurses in today's interdisciplinary health care environment are examined within the context of individual, family, community, and global health. Characteristics and major changes in health care delivery systems (federal, state, and local) are discussed. Components of professional nursing values and core practice competencies are presented. The concept of an evidence-based approach to clinical practice is introduced. Critical thinking strategies are introduced in the context of the nursing process.

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ATC NUR 0080 5 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1

This course focuses on the concepts of communication, therapeutic intervention, and decision-making as they relate to the nursing process. Techniques of assessment of the physical, psychological, and developmental dimensions of the individual are explored through a variety of learning strategies. Variations of expected findings based on influences such as age, social condition, and culture are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the therapeutic interventions of safety, hygiene and comfort, health assessment and health promotion.

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ATC NUR 0080C 1.5 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 Clinical

This course is designed to provide clinical experiences related to the theory provided in Foundations of Nursing Practice 1. Techniques used in the assessment of the physical, psychological and development dimensions of the individual within an acute care setting are demonstrated. Variations of findings based on influences such as age and culture are identified. Emphasis is placed on the therapeutic interventions of safety, hygiene and comfort, health assessment and health promotion.

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ATC NUR 0081 2 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2

The focus is on the cognitive basis, scientific principles, and manipulative component of psychomotor skills used when providing nursing care which promotes, restores and maintains the health of the patient. During laboratory sessions, students will have the opportunity to practice simulated clinical skills. Nursing process, critical thinking and decision-making serve as the framework for acquisition of clinical psychomotor skills. Through active laboratory participation, the student will demonstrate self-direction as a learner.

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ATC NUR 0082 3 Nursing Management Of Adult With Acute/Chronic Illness

This course focuses on the nursing care of adults, including older adults, with acute and/or chronic illnesses. Students will be guided in critical thinking exercises and the use of therapeutic interventions and research findings in the management of adults. Nursing process, critical thinking, and decision-making serve as the framework for acquisition of knowledge for the management of patients. Societal and cultural influences will be emphasized.

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ATC NUR 0082C 4 Nursing Management of Adults with Acute/Chronic Health Problems Clinical

This course focuses on the nursing care of adults, including older adults, with acute and/or chronic illnesses. Students will be guided in critical thinking exercises and the use of therapeutic interventions and research findings in the management of adults with acute and/or chronic illnesses. During clinic, students will have the opportunity to practice clinical skills learned in the lab. Nursing process, critical thinking, and decision-making serve as the framework for acquisition of clinical psychomotor skills. Common concepts of care will be emphasized, including societal and cultural influences.

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ATC NUR 0087 3 Pharmacology And Therapeutics

Examination of the major categories of pharmacologic agents and application of pharmacologic concepts to clinical nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiologic actions of the drugs, expected patient responses, major side effects, and implications for nursing.

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ATC NUR 1021 2 Advanced Clinical Problem Solving Clinical

This course focuses on the management of the adult who experiences an acute or complex illness with an alteration in multiple body systems. The students ability to apply the nursing process, using critical thinking skills, is expanded through clinical activities. Collaboration with interdisciplinary health professionals in health promotion and restoration is fostered.

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ATC NUR 1021c 1 Advanced Clinical Problem Solving Clinical

This course focuses on the nursing management of the adult who experiences an acute or complex illness with an alteration in multiple body systems. The students ability to apply the nursing process, using critical thinking skills, is expanded through clinical activities. Collaboration with interdisciplinary health professionals in health promotion and restoration is fostered.

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ATC NUR 1061 1-3 Independent Study

An independent study is a student-initiated experience planned to permit students to pursue an area of interest in nursing with guidance of a faculty preceptor.

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ATC NUR 1085 3 Ethics in Nursing and Health

This course introduces students to the domain of clinical ethics as a foundation for developing ethical expertise in nursing practice. The course focuses on contemporary nursing and health care issues that raise personal and professional ethical concerns. Emphasis is placed on cultural differences, current legislation, political and religious controversy, economic constraints, and professional commitment related to the resolution of the identified ethical dilemmas. The process of ethical analysis and reasoning is used to resolve representative patient and health care situations.

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ATC NUR 1095 2 Community Connector Course

This seminar focuses on the patient population which is a high risk population who are vulnerable to frequent readmissions to the hospital.  Emphasis will be placed equally on 1) understanding this patient population, the health system and health behavior challenges associated with this population, and systematic needs associated with reducing their health care needs and 2) exposing students to the patient population through visits at the hospital, home, and community including providing in-home assessments, patient education, and behavior change techniques.  The course will include presentations by researchers, clinicians, and industry experts involved in these areas associated with this patient population. Students will be paired with a patient and follow them from the hospital to their home.

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ATC NUR 1120 2.5 Advanced Nursing Management of Adults With Acute/Complex Health Problems

This course focuses on the patient centered nursing care of adults experiencing acute and complex illnesses. Emphasis is placed on the prioritization and decision making processes of nursing care and the nursing responsibilities associated with translating, integrating and applying medical/surgical management, evaluation of outcomes, health promotion, and support for individuals and families experiencing acute and complex health problems. This course will also discuss the increasing diversity of this nations population as expressed through age, racial, ethnic, gender, cultural, spiritual and sexual orientation. Discussions will occur with the effect of socio-economic differences and how it may affect the patients overall health care. Discussion of interdisciplinary collaboration healthcare professional is emphasized.

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