Courses

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HCS NUR 1138 2 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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HPD NUR 1140 3 Comparative Health Issues: Trends within Health Care Systems (Global Seminar in Buenos Aires)

The course will discuss conflicts between economic and clinical priorities, associated health disparities and the variability in services and outcomes. It will also provide students with a broad perspective on the different health care systems in the hemisphere. In doing so, it will focus on public health services, primary care (networks and levels of health care, prevention, risk assessment, etc.), secondary care (the hospital as an institution, levels of complexity, acute and chronic pathology treatment, etc.)

An up-to-date picture of population health will be introduced. The objectives and organization of health care systems will be studied. Special attention will be paid to international variations as illustrated by a comparison between Argentina and the United States.
The students will have the opportunity to visit public and private health institutions, to observe public health activities and to meet with health professionals. Two brief reports of each visit will be required and evaluated. The seminar will integrate experiential educational activities with formal classroom study and will demonstrate the trans-disciplinary nature of public health studies. The seminar analyzes health care system issues and trends from a historical, political and social perspective.

(3 weeks, Summer Term only)

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HPD NUR 1141 2 Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations and Ethnic Cultural Groups

The primary focus of this course is to explore a set of major health disparities affecting diverse racial and ethnic groups (Black or African American, Asian American, Native American, Hispanic or Latinos, American Indian or Alaska Natives and White) living in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Students will learn about the specific health conditions affecting each group, social justice and environmental justice issues affecting their health, and stress-related issues whether it be military, community violence or community environmental issues locally or in the state. The course is designed for undergraduate juniors and seniors and honor students.

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Nurse Anesthesia NUR 1142 2 Professional Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

This course is designed to provide the undergraduate nursing student with an understanding of the role of the nurse anesthetist as an advanced practice nurse.  Emphasis will be placed on exploring 1) the advanced practice role as a nurse anesthetist, 2) health care policies affecting nurse anesthesia practice, and 3) evidence based practice in nurse anesthesia practice.  Students will describe the opportunities and barriers for nurse anesthetists in a variety of practice settings. Students will also explore the implications of health care policies at the national, state and local level on practice. 

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HPD NUR 1143 2 Foundations of Personalized Health: Translation from Basic Research to Clinical Practice

This course is designed to provide the undergraduate nursing student with a Foundation in Personalized Health Care and to introduce students to many facets of this emerging field.  Emphasis will be placed on exploring 1.) nursing implications of personalized and precision health care, 2.) ethical issues of importance to the field of nursing, 3.) next generation methods to tailor precise and personalized treatments, and 4.) evidence-based interventions in personalized health care.  Students will immerse themselves in the clinical settings and research areas related to personalized health care.  Students will explore the implementations of personalized health care, a predictive, preventive, and patient-centered approach treatment.

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ATC NUR 1220C 2.5 Adv. Nursing Management of Adults 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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HCS NUR 1227 3 Community Health Nursing

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 selected at-risk populations will be examined

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HCS NUR 1228C 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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ATC NUR 1234C 3 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice Clinical

This course is designed to facilitate the transition into professional practice through the 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.

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HPD NUR 1250C 1 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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HPD NUR 1252C 1 Nursing Care Of Children And Their Families Clinical

This course focuses on nursing practice for restoration and maintenance of health in children in various stages of development within their families and the broader social contexts in which children grow and develop. Nursing approaches used in the clinical setting are based on the use of best evidence, developmental perspectives, and cultural competence. The nursing process is applied to the child and family to minimize the effects of stressors which have resulted in a disruption of health. There is an emphasis on critical thinking and decision making as the student applies theory to nursing care.

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HCS NUR 1260C 1.5 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 1281 3.5 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1

This course focuses on theory acquisition and skills application in communication, therapeutic intervention, and clinical reasoning. Techniques of assessment, analysis, intervention, and planning 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, comfort, health promotion, and safe performance of psychomotor skills.

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ATC NUR 1282 6 Nursing Management Of The Adult With Acute/Chronic Health Problems

This course focuses on the nursing care of hospitalized 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 hospitalized adults. 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. Students will have clinical experiences with in-patients who require medical and/or surgical treatments and who are not experiencing a complicated illness course. Common concepts of care and common problems encountered in the care of ill adults and elderly clients will be emphasized, including societal and cultural influences.

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ATC NUR 1282C 3.5 Nursing Management Of Adult 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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