This is the practicum portion associated with the course NU 818.
The major focus of this course is on preparing the student to succeed in the rigorous nursing curriculum. Included within this focus are the essence of baccalaureate nursing and the curriculum design. Also included are discussions aimed to enhance student success, including self assessment and identification of learning styles. The major concepts and subconcepts of this nursing course will provide a framework for the individual's program of study. The concepts include, but are not limited to, critical thinking, the nursing process, teaching and learning.
The focus of the course is health promotion and disease prevention across the life span. Theoretical and conceptual models and related research provide a basis for understanding individuals in the context of families and community. Family nursing theory and community theory are stressed. This course facilitates students’ integration of knowledge gained from science, humanities, and social sciences courses, and nursing knowledge acquired in Nu 100.
The emphasis of this course is on the nursing assessment of the healthy adult. The student will learn to gather subjective and objective data about a client's health status and to perform a systematic physical assessment. The clinical laboratory setting will be utilized to practice the techniques of assessment and the identification of normal findings.
This course introduces concepts of patient care and basic nursing interventions used in caring for individuals throughout the lifespan. Learners will use the classroom and skills laboratory to gain beginning competence in nursing theory, nursing process, basic nursing skills, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking. Students will also develop an awareness of diverse cultural beliefs and values in relation to health care. A major focus will be on the nurse's role in the safe delivery of care.
This course is the second half of NU 211 and focuses on knowledge and skills that are fundamental to nursing care throughout the lifespan and regardless of disease entity. Using the classroom, lab, and clinical placements, learners will demonstrate competence in the application of the nursing process in the planning and delivery of nursing care. Themes of growth and development, cultural diversity, evidence-based practice, and critical thinking will be threaded throughout. Skills and knowledge learned in this course are foundational to learning throughout the rest of the curriculum.
This course builds upon students' knowledge of anatomy, physiology, chemistry and the nursing process. It is designed to provide the knowledge required for the safe administration of drugs and teaching with patients across the life span. Actions, therapeutic uses, interactions and side effects of major drug classifications, as well as nursing responsibilities related to drug administration to patients across the life span are examined.
This course addresses the care of ill children and their families. Adaptation theory will be used as the theoretical framework for nursing assessments, interventions, and evaluations. The nursing process is applied relative to this population. This course encompasses diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Clinical opportunities are provided in the acute care setting.
This course facilitates students' integration of knowledge gained from previous courses. Theoretical and conceptual models and related research provide the foundation for expanding health assessment and clinical practice skills. Analytical and experiential learning activities are provided which encourage active participation in demonstrating decision-making skills and judgment in meeting the health care needs of clients/family. Students will utilize community resources in assisting patients to promote well being and prevent complications from illnesses and disease.
This course continues the content related to the effects of acute and chronic illness/disease on body systems, and expands students' knowledge from previous learning experiences. In addition, it is designed to integrate and synthesize multisystem failure and examine nursing care in the context of socio-cultural, political and economic systems. Analytical and experiential learning activities enhance the students' abilities for clinical decision-making, judgment, and management strategies to meet the health care needs of clients/family.
The focus of this course is the childbearing family. Concepts related to prepregnancy issues, pregnancy, the fetus/newborn, and the post delivery family are presented. Physiologic, social, and cultural issues, as they relate to the childbearing family, are included. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of settings, including inpatient, educational, and community settings.
This course builds upon the student's broad base of knowledge in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and previous nursing content. Attention is directed toward assessment of biopsychosocial stressors of the individual, family, group, and community and their adaptation to changes in the environment.
This course focuses on behaviors, which occur when individuals, families, and groups in the community are unable to cope effectively with acute and chronic biopsychosocial and cultural stressors. Relevant theories and theoretical formulations are used in order to promote an understanding of individual, family, group, and community dynamics. Within the framework of the nursing process, self-knowledge and intervention skills are developed which allow the student to assist individuals, families, and groups in their adaptation to internal and external stressors.