This adult medical surgical course introduces basic concepts of client care. It presents the concepts of psychosocial and physiologic aspects of aging with an emphasis on caring for the institutional elderly client and caring for the surgical client. Students learn concepts on the musculoskeletal, peripheral vascular system, eye, ear, nose, and throat. This course includes didactic and a clinical component.
This course presents cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders, cancer, and hematologic and lymphatic disorders. Students discuss gastrointestinal diseases along with disorders of the male and female reproductive system and sexually transmitted diseases. This course includes didactic and a clinical component.
This course is a continuation of study of the nursing care and interventions provided for a client with a specific disease process occurring in the following systems of the body: neurological system, endocrine system, fluids and electrolytes, the renal system, and acid-base balance. Use of the nursing process continues to be an integral part of the course. The course discusses content on professional issues including leadership concepts and includes didactic and a clinical component.
This course assists students in identifying the role of the nurse as a member of the health team. It emphasizes the history of nursing, legal and ethical concepts, cultural influences, the nursing process, communication, fundamentals of the teaching and learning process, and the healthcare delivery system.
This course acquaints students with the concept of mental health as well as alterations in mental health. Topics include a review of select developmental theories and stages of the life cycle. The course explores stress, specific anxiety disorders, defense mechanisms, specific mental health alterations and current treatments, abuses, eating disorders, spirituality, death, and grief.
This course focuses on the common health and wellness needs of individuals in the child-bearing and child-rearing years. Topics include the pregnancy process and concepts of maternal and child nursing as it relates to facilitation of the attainment of health and wellness for the ante-partum, intra-partum, post-partum, and normal newborn. The course discusses normal growth and development and select health problems from infancy through adolescence. This course includes didactic and a clinical component.
This course assists students in establishing a foundation for providing basic nursing care to the adult client. It introduces physical assessment and evidence-based practice to select nursing skills. It demonstrates comprehension of underlying principles and mastery of skills in the lab setting.
This course assists students in developing an understanding of how drugs assist the client with health alterations to attain or maintain optimum health. The nursing process is an integral component of this course.
This course is a continuation and advancement of pathophysiological manifestations, treatment modalities, and nursing interventions through utilization of the critical-thinking process and subsequent safe-decision outcomes. It includes a clinical component.
This course is a continuation and advancement of previous content and includes the following content areas as well as treatment modalities and nursing interventions: perioperative nursing, emergency, trauma, mass casualty, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal and connective tissue diseases, endocrine disorders, infectious disease, immune dysfunctions, end of life, and transplantation. It utilizes the critical-thinking process with subsequent safe-decision outcomes. The course includes a clinical component.
This course assists students in identifying the role of the registered nurse as a member of the healthcare team. It emphasizes the role of the registered nurse, legal and ethical concepts, cultural influences, the nurse process, the teaching and learning process, and the healthcare delivery system.
This course examines mental health, mental illness, nurse-client relationships, and self-awareness. Through the use of the nursing process, therapeutic communication, and caring behaviors, the course promotes the path to wellness in individuals, families, and groups. It examines the role of the psychiatric nurse as a member of the mental health team and considers current issues and trends in mental health and the impact on practice. The course integrates pathophysiology, nutrition, and pharmacology and provides clinical experiences in acute or chronic health facilities and community-based experiences.
This course focuses on complex health and wellness needs of individuals and families throughout the life span.
This course assists students in developing assessment skills of the professional registered nurse. It introduces physical assessment skills related to light palpation percussion and the use of the otoscope and ophthalmoscope. Students learn the therapeutic interventions related to intravenous therapy. The course demonstrates comprehension of underlying principles and mastery of skills in the lab setting.