Courses

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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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ATC NUR 1120C 2.5 Advanced Nursing Management of The Adult with Acute/Complex Health Problems Clinical

This clinical course focuses on the nursing care of adults with acute and complex illnesses in a hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on using the nursing process to assist students with the development of priority nursing goals and in applying critical thinking skills to patient care. The clinical nursing responsibilities include interpretation of diagnostic studies, medical/surgical patient management, evaluation of outcomes, health promotion, and support for individuals and families experiencing acute and complex health problems. This course includes application of cultural diversity awareness training to the nursing process. Clinical learning is focused on developing and refining the knowledge and skills to manage patient care as part of inter-professional teams. Clinical experiences are offered in acute care, critical care, and monitored units.

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ATC NUR 1121 3 Advanced Clinical Problem Solving

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 classroom and case study activities. Professional competence is enhanced through the utilization of high fidelity human simulation technology.

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ATC NUR 1121C 2 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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HCS NUR 1127C 0.5 Community Health Nursing Clinical

The overall objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad introduction to community health and the role of nursing within this context. Students will experience independence and collaboration with community-based clinicians in a variety of settings. Students will have opportunities to apply epidemiology; health promotion and disease prevention within groups; individual and family case management; community assessment and intervention; environmental hazards; and factors influencing the delivery of and access to community health services at the individual, family, and aggregate levels.

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HCS NUR 1128 2.5 Community Health Nursing Theory and Practicum

The overall objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad introduction to community health and the role of nursing within this context. Students will explore epidemiology; health promotion and disease prevention within groups; individual and family case management; community assessment and intervention; environmental hazards; and factors influencing the delivery of and access to community health services. The health care needs of selectetd at-risk populations will be examined.

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HCS NUR 1128C 2.5 Community Health Nursing Clinical

The overall objective of this course is to provide the student with a broad introduction to community health and the role of nursing within this context. Students will experience independence and collaboration with community-based clinicians in a variety of settings. Students will have opportunities to apply epidemiology; health promotion and disease prevention within groups; individual and family case management; community assessment and intervention; environmental hazards; and factors influencing the delivery of and access to community health services at the individual, family, and aggregate levels.

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HCS NUR 1129 2 Community Health Nursing Practicum

This course provides the student with the opportunity to engage in aggregate-focused, community-based nursing practice. Through the use of critical thinking and decision making, independence and collaboration with community-based clinicians will be encouraged. Students will learn to apply principles of epidemiology; health promotion and disease prevention; individual and family case management; community assessment and intervention; environmental hazard risk reduction; and community health service delivery and access with selected at-risk populations and groups.

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HCS NUR 1130 3 Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice

Course is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed for implementation of leadership and management roles within professional nursing practice. Units of content focus on change in the health care delivery system, leadership and management theories, effective interpersonal skills for leadership, organizational theories, emerging models of care delivery, planned change, information management, financial management, and performance evaluation. Students critically analyze influences on leadership within health care today and plan for active participation in the process of transformational leadership.

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ATC NUR 1131 1-2 Interprofessional Healthcare Teams

This course provides a review of interprofessional healthcare teams, barriers and facilitators, roles/responsibilities of various members of the healthcare team, and strategies that help to incorporate teams within a variety of healthcare settings. The student is guided through methods of team development in healthcare organizations. The course provides a basis for incorporating nursing as an integral member of the healthcare team.

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ATC NUR 1134 2 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice

Students synthesize knowledge about the professional nursing roles and increase their understanding of their responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of individuals, families and aggregates. Theory related to professional nursing roles, patient care management, and leadership is presented. In addition, health care policy related to specific nursing issues is examined.

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ATC NUR 1134C 1-6 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice Clinical

This course is designed to facilitate the transition into professional practice through preceptorship with registered nurses in a variety of settings. Students synthesize knowledge about the professional nursing roles and increase their responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of individuals, families and aggregates. Theory related to professional nursing roles, patient care management, and leadership is presented. In addition, health care policy related to specific nursing issues is examined.

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ATC NUR 1135 4.5 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice Clinical

This course is designed to facilitate the transition into professional practice through preceptorship with registered nurses in a variety of settings. Students synthesize knowledge about the professional nursing roles and increase their responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of individuals, families and aggregates. Theory related to professional nursing roles, patient care management, and leadership is presented. In addition, health care policy related to specific nursing issues is examined.

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