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NURS 401 Building a Foundation for Nursing Practice

Students must fulfill the prerequisites as well as a PSY 100-level course. Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Co-requisite: NURS 406 and NURS 408.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the foundations of nursing practice with special emphasis on the older adult. Fundamental principles related to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Concepts of healthy aging, health promotion and disease prevention, safety, growth and development, independence, and loss are discussed among other vital issues effecting aging adults. The student will conduct developmentally appropriate and culturally competent assessments and interventions. Evidence-based practice will be used as a basis to practice therapeutic interventions. Principles and practices of nursing process, teaching and learning, documentation in the medical record, clinical calculation, and critical thinking will be emphasized. The role of the nurse in managing common geriatric syndromes, medication, transitions between care environments, end-of-life, and palliative care issues are emphasized. Students will practice therapeutic interventions basic to nursing in supervised college laboratory and geriatric clinical agency settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.


5 credits

Prerequisites

(BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C

Corequisites

NURS 409

NURS 401D Recitation for Semester 1 and 4 CDP Nursing Courses

Course Description: Recitation to accompany semester 1 and 4 CDP nursing courses (all semester 1 and 4 CDP nursing students must register for this course, reviews and exams will be given during this time)

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

0 credits

Corequisites

NURS 401

NURS 404 Communication for Professional Nursing

Prerequisite: PSY 100-level course. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Pre or Co-requisite: NURS 401.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to professional and therapeutic communication skills needed to be an effective professional nurse. Skill in values clarification, team building, conflict management, and one to one relationship building will be emphasized. Information management using technology and patient data bases will be introduced. Concepts of culture impacting communication values styles, and practices will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on learning and using communication skills to facilitate inter professional and intra professional communication and collaboration.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 406, NURS 408

NURS 406 Clinical Management in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 264, CHE 101, NURS 404, and a PSY 100-level course. Clinical computation exam and clinical clearance required. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the theoretical basis of psychiatric mental health illnesses including all of the major diagnostic categories that affect children and adults. Concepts related to mental health and mental illness will be examined from neurobiological, intrapsychic, interpersonal, and psychosocial theories. Evidence based practice strategies will be considered in the provision of comprehensive care to patients. The student will use the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to patients with acute and long term psychiatric conditions and will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of psychiatric and mental health settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 404, NURS 408

NURS 408 Foundational Study in Pathophysiology

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 264, and CHE 101. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the study of structural and functional changes in single body systems foundational to the clinical management of patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The relationship of normal body function and physiologic changes seen in alterations of health will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms of disease and their clinical presentation as a basis for clinical management of patients.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Min Grade C+ or MAT 141 Min Grade C+ or MAT 117 Min Grade C+) and CHE 101 Min Grade C+ and BIO 152 Min Grade C+ and BIO 153 Min Grade C+ and (BIO 264 Min Grade C+ or BIO 254 Min Grade C+)

Corequisites

NURS 404, NURS 406

NURS 409 Concepts of Evidence Based Practice for Practice Improvement

Pre or Co-requisite: MAT 134. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course focuses on understanding and appraising the research evidence that informs clinical practice. Students are expected to formulate a clinical practice question, find, synthesize, and evaluate the research evidence related to that question, and determine implications for practice. Topics will foster a spirit of inquiry that will enable the student to be a creative and innovative nurse, and contribute to the improvement of quality outcomes for patient care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 401

NURS 412 Clinical Management in Adult Medical Surgical Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, utilizes the nursing process in order to implement evidence-based nursing interventions for promoting health, reducing the risk of illness, and managing the care of medical-surgical adult patients with acute and chronic illnesses. Promotion of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations across the health-illness continuum will be examined. Students will develop skill in critical thinking, clinical judgment, communication, and assessment, while integrating human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, ethics, and principles underlying collaborative medical and nursing management of care. The clinical experience, in acute and chronic care in a variety of health care settings, will provide opportunities for skill development in clinical reasoning and patient management.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 401 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 409 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 414, NURS 416

NURS 414 Clinical Management in Maternal Newborn Nursing and Women's Health

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, utilizes a primary health care and family-centered framework to study maternal-newborn nursing and women�s health. Students will use the nursing process, critical thinking skills and an evidence based practice approach to deliver appropriate care to newborns, mothers, and women across the life span. A global perspective will be used to promote culturally competent care for women and the newborn. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 401 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 409 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 412, NURS 416

NURS 416 Clinical Management in Child Health Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, uses the nursing process and focuses on primary health care and family centered nursing of the child. Students will apply concepts of pediatric growth and development to the management of care for healthy children and those who experience acute and chronic illnesses. Students will develop clinical reasoning, communication, and therapeutic skills for children with a wide range of ages. The best available evidence will be used to plan and implement appropriate interventions that promote culturally competent care for children and their families. Mandatory child abuse training will be included. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 401 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 409 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 412, NURS 414

NURS 418 Pathophysiology: Concepts of Multisystem Alterations

Course Description: This course, designed for students in the accelerated nursing program, continues the study of pathophysiology with emphasis on complex systems. The relationship of normal body function and physiologic changes seen in alterations of health will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms of disease and their clinical presentation of alterations as a basis for clinical management of patients.

Course Rotation: NYC:PLV;Spring:Summer

2 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 422

NURS 418D Recitation for Semester 2 and 5 CDP Nursing Courses

Course Description: Recitation to accompany semester 2 and 5 CDP nursing courses (all semester 2 and 5 CDP nursing students must register for this course, reviews and exams will be given during this time).

Course Rotation: NY and PLV: Fall, Spring, and Summer

0 credits

NURS 422 Pharmacology for Professional Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, introduces the principles of pharmacology for health promotion, restoration, and maintenance across the life span. Drug classifications, mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, and dose and drug interactions are presented. The nurse�s role in safe and effective care related to pharmacology is emphasized.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 418

NURS 424 Clinical Management of Population Health

Course Description: This course for students in the accelerated program takes an evidence-based approach to population health in the global environment. Public health nursing issues, health disparities and the determinants of health are explored in relation to risk assessment/reduction. Epidemiologic principles are employed in a community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in selected practicum locations. Students partner with community based organizations and collaborate with clients and staff to develop coalitions for health. They apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management strategies for individuals, families, and populations. Cultural competency is honed working with diverse clients from across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 412 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 414 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 416 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 418 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 422 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 426, NURS 428

NURS 426 Organizational and Systems Leadership in Nursing

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated program to theory, concepts, and principles of leadership and management in nursing. Concepts of budgeting, financing, staffing, scheduling, managing change, quality control, risk management, delegating, power and politics will be discussed. Students will examine leadership and management at the organizational and the nursing practice level. Evidence based practice strategies facilitating process change in systems will be examined. A variety of clinical settings and experiences will be used which will enable students to practice entry level nursing leadership and management skills.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 412 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 414 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 416 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 418 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 428 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 424, NURS 428

NURS 428 Evolution of Professional Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, will focus on the role of the professional nurse as a partner in the delivery of acute and critical care services using advanced evidence based concepts. Students will apply principles of inter-professional communication skills and inter-disciplinary collaboration for improving patient health outcomes. Concepts of information management and application of patient care technology will be examined in order to support safe nursing practice. An emphasis will be placed on evidence-based knowledge and sensitivity to variations in age, gender, culture, health disparities, race, socioeconomic status, and spiritual needs of increasingly diverse critically ill patient populations. While the course will mainly focus on adults, other populations will be considered. Clinical experiences will be provided with clients in acute and critical care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 412 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 414 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 416 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 418 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 422 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 424, NURS 426

NURS 448 Ethics and Excellence in Professional Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, enhances the development of ethical thinking for applied decision making. Ethical theories for decision making in nursing, biomedical ethical issues, and professional codes will be discussed. The student will analyze ethical issues such as the use of the internet, technology, confidentiality, privacy, refusal of treatment, decisional capacity, abuse, and end of life concepts. Case studies will be used to analyze ethical principles and issues within a variety of practice contexts and from a variety of perspectives. Research evidence and case law will be integrated throughout.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

2 credits

NURS 470 Advanced Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Illness

Course Description: This course will focus on the role of the professional nurse as a partner in the delivery of acute and critical care services using advanced client care and evidence based practice concepts. Students will use advanced concepts to explore health care experiences that facilitate synthesis of nursing knowledge and transition into professional practice using inter-professional and interdisciplinary communication skills. The course will mainly focus on adults, but other populations will be considered. Precepted clinical experiences will be provided with clients in need of acute and critical care.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C) and ( NURS 298 Minimum Grade of C+ or NUR 277 Minimum Grade of C+) and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 340 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 350 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 370 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 380 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 474 Leadership and Management

Course Description: This course, in the four year nursing program, builds upon principles of leadership and management in nursing with a focus on organization and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety. Concepts and theories of budgeting, financing, staffing, scheduling, advocating, and managing change, quality control, risk management, delegation, power and politics will be discussed. Students will examine the ethical and legal roles of the professional nurse at the organizational and the nursing practice level. A variety of settings and experiences will be used which will enable students to practice entry level nursing leadership and management skills in multidisciplinary environments.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C) and ( NURS 298 Minimum Grade of C+ or NUR 277 Minimum Grade of C+) and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 340 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 350 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 370 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 380 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 478

NURS 476 Community and Environmental Health Nursing

Course Description: This course takes an evidence-based approach to promote and improve the health of populations. Public health nursing issues, health disparities, and determinants of health in the global environment are explored. Epidemiologic principles are employed in a community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in selected practicum locations. Students partner with community based organizations to apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management strategies for individuals, families, and populations. Cultural competency is developed through work with diverse clients from across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.

Course Rotation: Fall:PLV

4 credits

NURS 478 Ethics and Excellence in Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, enhances the development of ethical thinking for applied decision making. Ethical theories for decision making in nursing, biomedical ethical issues, and professional codes will be discussed. The student will analyze ethical issues such as the use of the Internet, technology, confidentiality, privacy, refusal of treatment, decisional capacity, abuse, and end of life concepts. Case studies will be used to analyze ethical principles and issues within a variety of practice contexts and from a variety of perspectives. Research evidence and case law will be integrated throughout.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

2 credits

NURS 480 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice

Course Description: This course is the final course in the four year nursing program. This course focuses on clinical reasoning and clinical judgment needed for transition to professional practice at the novice level. Students will engage in scenarios to explore clinical reasoning and clinical judgment related to clinical practice and personal career trajectory. Faculty led seminars and clinical practice will engage students in a variety of career and clinical scenarios where students will exhibit clinical reasoning applied to evidence based practice, clinical judgment, and outcomes in the management of care of clients. Students reflect upon their experiences to improve the quality of care and the safety of the patient as they prepare for graduation and employment as a professional nurse. Special emphasis will be placed on provision of quality safe patient care and will include preparation for success on NCLEX-RN. Clinical practice will occur in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: Spring;PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of D or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of D) and ( NURS 298 Minimum Grade of C+ or NUR 277 Minimum Grade of C+) and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 340 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 350 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 370 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 380 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 481 Core Competencies for Multidemensional Care

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" focuses on the integration of theoretical knowledge of intra and inter professional collaboration; health assessment with a focus on health promotion, evidence based practice, nursing history, holistic nursing, and quality and safety education in nursing. Emphasis is placed on using theory for clinical decision making.

Course Rotation:Fall;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 482 Evidence Based Practice for Healthy Aging

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" builds upon students’ previous nursing knowledge and focuses on the unique health care needs of the older adult and nursing strategies for meeting those needs. Concepts of healthy aging, health promotion and disease prevention, safety, age related changes, independence, and loss are discussed among vital issues effecting aging adults. The role of the nurse in managing common geriatric syndromes, medications, transitions between care environments, and end-of-life and palliative care issues are emphasized. Ethical/legal issues related to the nursing care of the older adult are explored. Students will learn to conduct a comprehensive geriatric assessment using evidence based assessment instruments. This course will prepare students to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exam in gerontology.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 483 Cultural Mindfulness

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" focuses on the impact of culture and diversity in the delivery of nursing and health care to individuals, families, groups, and the community. Professional and ethical mandates for the provision of individualized, culturally competent care are discussed with an emphasis on elimination of barriers to health care. Various conceptual models and theories of culture and related assessment tools are introduced and critiqued for usefulness in understanding and developing cultural awareness and competency. The influence of social stigma, discrimination and marginalization in creating health care disparities for diverse groups at the individual and population levels is analyzed. Strategies for the registered nurse to identify and influence cultural competence among multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams within the workplace are explored. Self-reflection as a means for understanding professional and personal values and biases as they relate to patient care is integrated throughout the course.
Course Rotation:Spring; NY: PLV

3 credits

NURS 484 Improving the Health of a Population: Nursing's Role in Advocacy, Policy and Politics

-Course Description:This course introduces students to the goals and process of health care policy from the perspective of health promotion and culturally competent social justice. Through an experiential learning process, students will gain an und

3 credits

NURS 485 Innovations in Leadership

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" focuses on evidence-based theory, concepts and principles of leadership and management will be explored from the perspective of quality, values and innovations in nursing and health care systems. Students will examine their personal epistemology, emotional intelligence, the organizational climate and systems existing in contemporary health care environments. An immersion experience will enable students to use evidence based practice strategies to facilitate process change in nursing or another system.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 486 Population Health in the Global Environment

Course Description:This course "for students in the RN/BS completion program" takes an evidence based approach to population health in the global environment. Public health nursing issued, health disparities and the determinants of health are explored in relation to risk assessment/reduction. Epidemiologic principles are used in a comprehensive community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in an immersion experience. Student’s partner with community based organizations and collaborates with clients and staff to develop population health coalitions. They apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management projects with community partners. Cultural competency is honed working with diverse clients across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY:PLV

3 credits