Courses

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HCS NUR 1054 2 Nursing Care of Older Adults

This course is designed to ensure competency in providing evidence-based nursing care to older adults and their families, across a continuum of health care settings. Attention is given to the complex interaction of acute and chronic co-morbid conditions, interdisciplinary collaboration, the recognition of risk factors, valid and reliable health assessment, and individualized and evidence-based care for older adults across a continuum of health care settings. The influence of attitudes, age, gender, race, culture, religion, language, lifestyle, technology, and health care policy on the biological, psychological, and social functioning of older adults is considered.

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HCS NUR 1054C 1 Nursing Care of Older Adults Clinical

This course is designed to ensure competency in providing evidence-based nursing care to older adults and their families, across a continuum of health care settings. Attention is given to the complex interaction of acute and chronic co-morbid conditions, interdisciplinary collaboration, the recognition of risk factors, valid and reliable health assessment, and individualized care for older adults across a continuum of health care settings. The influence of attitudes, age, gender, race, culture, religion, language, lifestyle, technology, and health care policy on the biological, psychological, and social functioning of older adults is considered.

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HPD NUR 1057 2 Nursing Care of Mothers, Newborns and Families Clinical

This course provides an introduction to the process of childbirth and the dynamics of the childbearing family. It explores the areas of health promotion, physiologic changes associated with pregnancy, high risk conditions associated with pregnancy and the development of the fetus and newborn. Emphasis is on adaptation to the biopsychosocial needs of the childbearing family with sensitivity to the cultural needs and ethical issues of a diverse population. Critical thinking, problem solving, stress adaptation, role, family and nursing theories provide a major focus for understanding childbearing. Clinical experiences reflect a diversity of settings including outpatient, inpatient, and community programs that provide services to the childbearing family.

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HCS NUR 1060 2.5 Nursing Care of Clients with Psychiatric Mental Health Problems

This course is designed to teach basic psychiatric mental health nursing concepts and their application to clinical practice. Classroom learning is focused on developmental, psychological, and biological theories in order to enhance understanding of psychiatric illness. Major psychiatric illnesses throughout the lifespan as well as contemporary methods of treatment are addressed. Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique contributions of social and cultural factors to mental health.

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HCS NUR 1060C 2.5 Nursing Care Of Clients With Psychiatric Mental Health Problems Clinical

This course focuses on nursing practice of health promotion and restoration in individuals with mental health problems. Application of theoretical concepts and nursing interventions is the focus of the clinical experience in acute, chronic, and community mental health settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique contributions of social and cultural factors in the development of treatment plans for clients experiencing psychiatric problems.

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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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HCS NUR 1066 2 Nursing Care Of Clients With Psychiatric Mental Health Problems Clinical

This course focuses on nursing practice of health promotion and restoration in individuals with mental health problems. Application of theoretical concepts and nursing interventions is the focus of the clinical experience in acute, chronic, and community mental health settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique contributions of social and cultural factors in the development of treatment plans for clients experiencing psychiatric problems.

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HCS NUR 1067 2 Enhanced Communication in Professional Nursing

Course is designed to provide information about basic principles of effective communication in the practice of professional nursing. Units of content and learning activities focus on writing skills, presentation skills, communication as an image builder, barriers to effective communication in the workplace, and strategies for enhancing communication in the healthcare environment. Frequent opportunities for skill development and practice are provided. The goal is to enhance the proficiency of the professional nurse in a variety of situations that require effective communication.

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HCS NUR 1072 3 Health Promotion/Health Assessment

This course presents the knowledge base for using health promotion strategies and the techniques for health assessment of individuals across the life span. The role of the nurse in promoting patterns of positive health behaviors is emphasized. The student is also provided with and opportunity to practice physical assessment skills in the laboratory and in a precepted clinical setting. In addition, the course facilitates the RN learner's adjustment to the expectations of the multiple role learner.

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HCS NUR 1074 3 Advanced Clinical Practicum

This course enables the registered nurse student to further develop critical thinking, leadership abilities, communication and decision-making skills in the development and implementation of an evidence-based clinical capstone project to enhance patient care quality. A systematic approach is used to identify a clinical topic for evidence-based literature review, presentation, and evaluation. Each student identifies specific learning activities for the practicum, which relate directly to a selected culturally diverse environment. Under the guidance of faculty and a clinical preceptor, didactic seminars, assignments, and mentored clinical practicum are used to foster independence and self-direction for all students.

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HCS NUR 1077 3 School Nurse Role

This course is designed to prepare the professional nurse for certification as a school nurse in pennsylvania; both the theory component (NUR 1077) and the practicum (NUR 1078) are required for eligibility. The role of the school nurse is explored through the historical, legal, ethical, research and practice perspectives. The biological, physical, developmental, behavioral, cultural and psychosocial needs of children of all ages in the school setting are examined. Throughout the course, current evidence related to school nursing and pennsylvania educational requirements is applied to the health needs of school age children, including those with special health and learning needs, the culturally diverse and english language learners (ELLS). The independent and collaborative aspects of the school nurse role are explored.

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HCS NUR 1077D 3 School Nurse Seminar

This course is designed to prepare the professional nurse for certification as a school nurse in Pennsylvania; both the theory component (NUR 1077) and the practicum (NUR 1078) are required for eligibility. The role of the school nurse is explored through the historical, legal, ethical, research and practice perspectives. The biological, physical, developmental, behavioral, cultural and psychosocial needs of children of all ages in the school setting are examined. Throughout the course, current evidence related to school nursing and pennsylvania educational requirements is applied to the health needs of school age children, including those with special health and learning needs, the culturally diverse and english language learners (ELL's). The independent and collaborative aspects of the school nurse role are explored.

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HCS NUR 1078 3 School Nurse Practicum

This course is designed to prepare the professional nurse for certification as a school nurse in Pennsylvania; both the theory component (NUR 1077) and this practicum (NUR 1078) are required for eligibility. This course provides the required 100 hours of clinical practicum experience in elementary, middle and high school settings. The nursing care of children requiring acute, chronic and episodic care is performed under the guidance of an experienced school nurse. Throughout the course, the application of the nursing process and evidence-based approaches are employed when providing nursing services to school age children. Interdisciplinary care and management for school age children with special health and learning needs, including the culturally diverse and english language learners (ELLS) is emphasized. The independent and collaborative aspects of the school nurse role are explored within the school setting.

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HCS NUR 1079 3 Professional Development And Practicum 2

This course enables the registered nurse student to further develop oral and written communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills through the presentation, implementation, and evaluation of an evidence-based clinical practice process during the clinical practicum. Under the guidance of faculty and a clinical preceptor, didactic seminars, assignments, and mentored clinical practicum are used to foster leadership skills, independence and self-direction with a clinical project for all students.

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HCS NUR 1080 3 Intro To Basic Stats For EBP

This course introduces students to descriptive statistics and parametric and nonparametric statistical tests that are commonly used by researchers in the health sciences and appear in published research reports. Emphasis is placed on student mastery of concepts and principles that are fundamental to descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as interpretation and critical appraisal of their use in research studies. Opportunities are provided to manipulate data, perform basic statistical tests, and summarize findings in tabular, graphical, and narrative form.

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