This course is designed to bridge the gap between nutrition science and consumer education so that students can apply the information to fit their lifestyles and health goals. Course objectives include understanding food requirements for different individuals, nutritive values of food, and the impact of food on health (Online course).
Seminar, 5 hours; practicum, 4 hours. This course is an introduction to nursing therapeutics underlying the basic skills and concepts in the practice of professional nursing. The focus is on concepts related to physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural needs and mechanisms for maximizing health. Basic pharmacology is included. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process in maintaining health for adults.
Seminar, 4 hours; practicum, 2 hours. This course continues the application of nursing therapeutics underlying the basic skills and concepts in the practice of professional nursing. The focus is on concepts related to physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and cultural needs and mechanisms for maximizing health. Basic pharmacology is included. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process in maintaining health and older adult populations.
Seminar, 4 hours; practicum, 2 hours. Principles and concepts of health and illness in childbearing and childrearing families are covered with an emphasis on preventive and therapeutic aspects for the pregnant and postpartum client. Use of community resources is introduced. Clinical experiences apply the caring process to childbearing and childrearing families with a focus on the principles and concepts of health promotion and maintenance to families in various phases of the health and illness continuum.
Seminar, 4 hours; practicum, 2 hours. Students are introduced to the principles of mental health and illness. Nursing care therapeutics with populations experiencing mental health, stresses, and psychiatric illnesses are examined and applied.
Seminar, 3 hours. This course examines sources of evidence, the nature of inquiry, basic research concepts, language, and processes. Approaches to research and ways of knowing in nursing and related sciences are explored. Qualitative and quantitative research methods are compared. Students critically appraise and interpret studies in order to enhance their understanding of the research process. Theoretical frameworks for research are explored. Levels of evidence are explored and the evidence-based practice brief is created.
This course provides the foundation for critically examining the current healthcare system, evidenced-based nursing practice, safety and quality standards in healthcare delivery and interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Prerequisites are admission to the nursing major.
This course expands knowledge about the role of the professional nurse in society by exploring leadership and advocacy as integral components of professional nursing. It examines goals of current health care system reform including nursing's expanded professional role in promoting health and mitigating health care disparities and inequities.
CIP involves students in community problems related to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness. Credit may be given for such activities as volunteer work in health agencies and planning and participating in community health projects. A total of 6 units may be applied toward a degree. May be taken by petition only.
A single topic or set of related topics not ordinarily covered by the Nursing major curriculum (e.g., sexuality, death and dying, health planning and policy).