Courses

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NUR 3291 2 Responsibilities and Activities of Scientists 1 (PhD Core 7)

This seminar addresses the moral and ethical agency of a nursing scientist in the health professions, developing knowledge and skills to act ethically. First the course will cover multiple challenges of conducting research including ethical issues, health policy, scientific freedom and social responsibility, collaboration and negotiation, and interdisciplinary responsibilities. Next, key issues in conducting responsible science and human subject protection will be covered, including the conduct of culturally competent scholarship. Lastly issues in nursing leadership including valuing and upholding the caring nature of professional practice and advocacy for, and valuing the needs and concerns of patients/families will be addressed.

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NUR 3292 2 Responsibilities and Activities of Scientists 2 (PhD Core 8)

This seminar addresses the responsibilities and activities involved in obtaining and sustaining a career in academic research.

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NUR 3293 2 Art and Science of Teaching and Learning (PhD Core 9)

This course provides instruction in course design, methods of student and classroom instruction and evaluation of learning for teaching in academia in order that students can contribute to the formal and informal education of future nurses through discovery, application and integration of knowledge. One evaluative methodology may be the teaching practicum, taken concurrently or in a subsequent semester.

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Anesthesia NURSAN 2633 1 Nurse Anesthesia Care Delivery in Cambodia: Study Abroad

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 Cambodia. Student will compare the health care systems, nursing education and nursing practice in Cambodia and the United States. 

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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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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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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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ATC NUR 0082 3 Nursing Management Of Adult With Acute/Chronic Illness

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. Nursing process, critical thinking, and decision-making serve as the framework for acquisition of knowledge for the management of patients. Societal and cultural influences will be emphasized.

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ATC NUR 0082C 4 Nursing Management of Adults 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 0087 3 Pharmacology And Therapeutics

This course provides an introduction to pharmacology that integrates the concepts of physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, and nursing fundamentals to build a foundation for administering drug therapy to patients. Using a simple to complex approach, key content areas are presented to help conceptualize the important components related to pharmacology. The basic concepts of pharmacology, such as drug testing and approval, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and toxic effects, dosage calculations, and challenges related to drug therapy, provide the foundation from which drug therapy associated with specific body systems can be addressed. Discussion of the major drug groups focuses on therapeutic actions and indications, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions, adverse effects, clinically important drug-drug interactions and nursing implications which emphasize the nursing process and focus on patient care and education. Prototypes of the major drug groups are emphasized. Lifespan considerations, evidence for best practice, patient safety, and critical thinking are integrated throughout the course.

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ATC NUR 0090 1 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 0092 3.5 Nursing Management of Adults 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 1020 2 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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