Courses

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HCS NUR 0001 Freshman Seminar - Nursing Students

This course is designed to provide beginning nursing students with an overview of the nursing profession and an introduction to the School of Nursing. The purpose of the course is to facilitate the students' adjustment to the university environment and to acquaint them with the skills and resources available to promote success.

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HPD NUR 0002 1 Pathophysiologic Foundations of Nursing Care

This laboratory course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience related to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Laboratory sessions complement the lecture component of NUR 0012. Laboratory instruction emphasizes structure and how it relates to function and the maintenance of homeostasis in the whole body.

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HPD NUR 0003 1 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology Lab 2

This laboratory course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience related to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Laboratory sessions complement the lecture component of nur 0013. Laboratory instruction emphasizes structure and how it relates to function and the maintenance of homeostasis in the whole body.

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HCS NUR 0005 1 Honors Freshman Seminar

Using a flexible format, this course is designed to provide beginning nursing students with an overview of the university honors college and the honors track within the school of nursing. The purpose of this course is to facilitate the students exposure to the university of pittsburgh honors college environment, and to acquaint them with the opportunities and resources that are available to promote success in the honors track in the school of nursing.

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HPD NUR 0012 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

This course is designed to present students with a basic foundation in normal human anatomy and physiology. Topics covered are: cell physiology, histology, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and sensory systems. Emphasis is on the interaction of structure and function and the mechanisms which maintain homeostasis in the human body.

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HPD NUR 0013 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

This course is designed to present students with a basic foundation in normal human anatomy and physiology. Body systems covered include: endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and embryological development. Emphasis is on the interaction of structure and function and the mechanisms which maintain homeostasis in the human body.

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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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HPD NUR 0031 3 Microbiology For Nurses

This lecture course will introduce students to the basic properties of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses, with an emphasis on bacteria. The diversity within the microbial world will be emphasized, as well as their relevance to the health and diseases of humans. Approaches for controlling the growth of microbes in the environment and for preventing the spread of infectious diseases will also be discussed. In addition, students will also become familiar with host-microorganism interactions and host-immune responses.

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HPD NUR 0032 1 Microbiology Lab

This laboratory course will provide students with hands-on experience in terms of the techniques used to detect, grow, isolate and identify microorganisms.

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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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HPD NUR 0066 3 Nutrition for Clinical Practice

Course focuses on nutrition for clinical practices for nurses. Food for energy and the major nutrients are considered for the promotion of health and medical nutrition therapy for selected disruptions of health. Emphasis is placed on nutrition assessment and interventions in relation to the nutrition goals of healthy people 2010 and the dietary guidelines for americans.

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HCS NUR 0067 3 Introduction to Nursing Research

The primary objective of this course is to assist students in becoming intelligent consumers of research. It provides the basis for evidence-based practice and provision of culturally-congruent care. Students gain an understanding of the relationship between quantitative and qualitative research processes to the development of nursing knowledge and the contributions of research to the evidence base of nursing practice. Students are to identify clinical problems and search the literature for information about the problem. Students are expected to critically appraise research articles, distinguish between useful, valid research and that which cannot or should not be applied to nursing practice.

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ATC NUR 0080 3.5 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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