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.
This course is the last in a sequence of adult health. It is designed to integrate and expand previous learning, clinical and leadership experiences of the student. Students will participate in scenarios that require them to critically analyze and apply research, theories and educational models of teaching learning processes. Clinical practice provides the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and demonstrate diagnostic reasoning, critical decision-making and delegation. Engaged ethical and clinical reasoning occurs with student's involvement in the management of adult, family, and groups in complex clinical health care situations with expert nurse partners and faculty. This partnership creates a way to understand and guide analytical and experiential learning. These clinical partnerships take place in a variety of clinical settings.
The capstone course is an opportunity for students to demonstrate that they have achieved the terminal outcomes of the Husson/EMMC Baccalaureate Nursing Program. The capstone promotes connection between knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in both general education and nursing courses. This course is student centered and student directed and will facilitate the graduate’s transition to the professional world.
This course provides a conceptual and practical basis for examining role transition from student to beginning professional nurse. Emphasis is placed on the application of leadership principles. A major focus is skills used by nurses in complex organizational environments.
This course is designed to provide the undergraduate nursing student with a working knowledge of how the concepts of caring, culture and spirituality influence health status and health related behaviors. The focus of the course is to explore these concepts, their meanings and implications, and to utilize the concepts when providing or planning holistic nursing care for diverse clients, families, groups, and communities.
Course is to address the professional nursing role in providing and coordinating health care for the elderly population. Content provided is to address physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of older adults. The nursing process will identify individual and family issues for professional nurse to serve as a conduit for skills and information to promote successful aging.
This nursing elective allows the student to utilize current nursing literature and research to explore complex clinical care situations relating to adult health. Development of case studies based upon chart review and literature review will be used to allow students to further develop critical thinking skills and clinical judgment in regards to a variety of health topics selected by students for further knowledge development. Integrated into case studies will be concepts of ethical decision-making, legal aspects, patient advocacy, patient teaching, family theory, advanced practice concepts, and multidisciplinary care, in addition to concepts from pharmacology, pathophysiology, and other foundational courses. The role of the professional nurse with advanced clinical expertise, as evidenced by certification in specialty areas will be explored.
An elective course that explores the progression of the women's health movement in the U.S. from the 1800's to present day. Ideas about women's bodies as an entity of wellness and illness in the context of medicine and the feminist movement will be discussed and researched in this seminar-type class. The student will gain an understanding of the struggles as well as the accomplishments of important historical figures and their concepts. Traditional women healers from lay to professional will be researched for an understanding of how women receive health care in 2008. Race, ethnicity, disability, sexuality and class will be examined looking at individual perspectives of health and care.
This course builds upon students` knowledge from undergraduate pharmacology courses in addition to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, and the nursing process. It is designed to allow the RN or senior nursing student the opportunity to study topics in pharmacology that the student identifies as being of interest or importance to his/her practice. Students will utilize a variety of teaching methods to share with classmates information and application of content they have researched. A variety of learning techniques will be explored in professional and patient education relating to pharmacology.
This senior nursing elective affords the learner an opportunity to apply theory in the care of clients primarily in rural health care delivery systems. Learners become more responsive to the health care needs of rural Maine's diverse cultural populations. Through an increased opportunity to apply theory to practice, learners are assisted in their transition to the role of professional nurse.
This nursing elective offers the student an opportunity to explore health issues that are unique to women or affect women differently than men. Sociocultural, political, economic, environmental and personal factors that affect those issues will be integrated into class discussion. Topics will include health maintenance strategies, AIDS/STDs, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), reproductive choice, violence against women and other current issues. This course is offered to any student who is interested in increasing his/her understanding of these women's health issues.
Nutritional health of children and adolescents is multifaceted and influenced by genetics, intrauterine and extrauterine environment, growth, and development. This course will analyze the components that impact on nutritional health, review nutritional requirements for children and adolescents, and explore nutritional health issues specific to children and adolescents. Nursing management, including orchestrating multidisciplinary care, for a specific nutritional health issues will be discussed.
The improvement of psychosocial care of patients with terminal illness has been a major advance in modern health care. This course examines the concepts of hospice and palliative care. Historical and current traditions of society will be examined with an evaluation of public policy issues. The framework is the continuum of care with special emphasis on holistic care of the client.
This course builds upon the student's previous education and practice as a Registered Nurse. It focuses on health promotion and disease prevention strategies for individuals across the lifespan, families, groups and communities. Selection and application of selected theories and models, including the Roy Systems Model, Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models and Helvie's Community Assessment model are discussed. Principles from epidemiology, crisis intervention, and teaching/learning theories are introduced and integrated into application of the nursing process.
This clinically-focused course provides opportunities for the evaluation and achievement of competencies, knowledge and role-development inherent in the role of the baccalaureate-prepared professional nurse, as presented in the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (1998). Registered Nurse students will assess their personal level of achievement and will develop, under faculty guidance, an individualized plan for a preceptored clinical experience designed to increase competency, knowledge and role-development.
The role of the Baccalaureate-prepared professional nurse is examined in detail during this capstone course. Concepts and theories related to role, change, communication, leadership and management are explored and discussed. Students examine the role of nursing leaders and managers within the context of culture, change, decision-making power, politics and economics within a seminar format.