• Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in NURS 271. This course builds on the content of NURS 270 and continues to focus on nursing care of clients with altered health states of an increasingly complex nature. Emphasis will be on critical thinking and decision-making skills. The clinical focus in this course is complex care management with a variety of clinical sites utilized. 01/22/2013-03/12/2013 LECTURE Monday, Tuesday 08:30AM - 11:30AM, Roll Building, Room 203 01/23/2013-03/07/2013 LABORATORY Wednesday, Thursday Times to be AnnouncedHospital, Room X
  • Uses a theory and applied perspective in formal and informal groups. Emphasis is placed on the use of groups in social work practice, skill development, leadership, team building, decision making, consensus building, and problem solving techniques. Also examines the dynamics of self-directed groups.
  • A study and evaluation of classical and contemporary theories of what constitutes right and wrong, good and bad, inhuman conduct, with emphasis on the implications of these theories for resolving contemporary moral problems in the business environment and in professional settings. The corrosion of dogmatic ethical positions by skepticism and relativism is examined, and helpful responses are introduced. Problems in the workplace will be discussed.
  • This course provides an overview of technology systems to those who practice in the health care arena. Emphasis will be placed on the interface between practice and health care information, the understanding of management systems to improve productivity and the use of technology to aid in research.
  • Designed to acquaint candidates with the use of microcomputers as a tool in instruction, candidates are introduced to various types of instructional programs to learn how to effectively evaluate software. Candidates will understand how to integrate multimedia, digital cameras, scanners, classroom web pages, electronic report cards and assessment programs, Internet, and e-mail into the curriculum. In addition, hands-on computer assignments will allow the student to document and integrate technology as a part of course work and the required portfolio.
  • This course is designed to improve oral and written communication skills by refining study and research skills, using professional vocabulary, and sharing research findings about business trends and issues.
  • This course provides principles of the professional image of nursing, incorporating leadership skills within organizations and how the profession is viewed from different dimensions. This course will discuss trends in nursing, the history of the profession and its impact on how it is perceived today. Students will gain an insight into the importance of the image along with the value of advocacy for the profession at many levels. Content includes characteristics of a productive health care environment and changes in structure, process or systems to assure quality and safety in care delivery.