Courses

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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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ATC NUR 1610 3 Applied Pathophysiology for Clinical Practice

This upper division course reviews developments in the basic and clinical sciences. It is intended to provide the basis for graduate education for advanced practice nurses. Implications of the aging process, nutrition, and drug therapies are discussed as they apply to selected scientific developments and diseases

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HCS NUR 1611 2 Safe Practices in Health Care

This course raises awareness of patient safety needs and helps health care personnel develop patient safety indicators to enhance quality of health care. Some of the most pivotal events experienced by patients are discussed. They are: complications of anesthesia, decubitus ulcers, foreign bodies left during procedures, post-op problems, birth and OB issues, infections, patient identification, and medication errors. Communications related to safety are discussed. Agencies promoting patient safety are identified and discussed. Research related to safe practice and safety issues are analyzed. Policies or procedures that promote safety are developed.

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HCS NUR 1620 2-3 Mind Body Interventions

The purpose of this course is to provide nursing students with an introduction to physiological and psychological interactions in order to understand and appreciate mind/body interventions in the context of alternative/complementary medicine. The content emphasizes research based techniques and practices, with a focus on stress management and relaxation; the range of current practices is explored. Independent learning activities provide opportunities to focus on specific therapies and interventions and how they can be implemented in clinical nursing practice.

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HPD NUR 1630 2 Health Care Delivery in England

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 the United Kingdom. Students will compare the health care systems, nursing education and nursing practice in the United Kingdom and the United States. They will identify national and international health-related organizations in the United Kingdom and the mission of and roles these institutions play.

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HPD NUR 1631 2 Health Care Delivery in Switzerland

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 Switzerland. Students will compare the health care systems, nursing education and nursing practice in Switzerland and the United States. They will identify national and international health-related organizations in Switzerland and the mission of and roles these institutions play.

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HPD NUR 1632 3 Health Care Delivery in Italy

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 Italy.  Students will compare the health care systems, nursing education and nursing practice in Italy and the United States. They will identify national and international health-related organizations in Italy and the mission of and roles these institutions play.

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