Agenda Item FA 08-23

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Public Health; School of Nursing

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (30 items)

05/01/08: Passed

05/21/08: Approved

 

Brooks College of Health

 
Graduate - Public Health 
 
07/08-384
APC 3  

  Aging Services Certificate

Summary of the Changes:
This request is for creation of a new certificate program focused on the provision of health services to the aging community. The impetus for this program is based on community need. Specific requests for continuing education at the graduate level have come from the long-term care provider community and community based aging services program providers. The certificate will consist of five existing 3-credit courses for a total of 15 credit hours. The courses that make up the certificate are: GEY 6623 Aging and Health Policy, HSC 6560 Aging and Health in a Multicultural Society, HSC 6737 Applied Research in Aging, HSA 6225 Long-Term Care Administration, and HSA 6813 Aging Capstone. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this program.
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Undergraduate - School of Nursing


07/08-354
APC 2
NUR 3065L

Health Assessment of Individuals
Across the Lifespan

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3065L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description: 

This course includes information required for the health assessment of the individual throughout the lifespan. The focus is on the development of a collaborative partnership with the individual and the assessment of biological, psychological, environmental, and sociocultural systems with emphasis on sociocultural and developmental variations. The nursing process is introduced and the development of nursing diagnoses based on assessment findings is presented. The emphasis is on knowledge and skills required to critically evaluate health assessment data.

 
07/08-355
APC 2
NUR 4945L

Directed Clinical Study

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4945L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description: 

During this course the student demonstrates achievement of program objectives while working in partnership with individuals, families, communities and other health care professionals. Students use evidence and theories from a variety of disciplines in the provision of culturally sensitive care and the improvement of nursing practice.

 
07/08-356
APC 2
NUR 4465

Women’s Health and Pediatric Nursing

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4665. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of women and children. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with women across the lifespan and with children. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing culturally sensitive care for women and children in order to maintain, restore, and optimize their level of functioning.

 
07/08-357
APC 2
NUR 4636

Community Partnerships

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4636. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on the importance of partnerships in promoting community adaptation. The focus is on collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of culturally sensitive, evidence-based health promotion and prevention interventions with individuals and populations.

 
07/08-358
APC 2
NUR 4466L

Clinical Practicum III

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4466L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course provides the opportunity to use knowledge and skills in nursing care in a variety of environments of care. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to women and children with nursing needs. The learner will also participate in clinical activities as a provider, designer and manager of care with communities and populations.

 
07/08-359
APC 2
NUR 4945C

Professional Nursing Integration

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4945C. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
During this course the student demonstrates achievement of program objectives while working in partnership with individuals, families, communities and other health care professionals. This course includes information required for transition from the baccalaureate student role to the role of a professional baccalaureate prepared nurse. The focus is on skills used by the nurse to excel as a clinician, professional leader, and communicator and as a citizen. Students use evidence and theories from a variety of disciplines in the provision of culturally sensitive care and the improvement of nursing practice.

 
07/08-360
APC 2
NUR 4636C

Community Partnerships
and Nursing Practice

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4636C. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on the importance of partnerships in promoting community health. The focus is on collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation of culturally sensitive, evidence-based health promotion and prevention interventions with individuals and populations. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider, designer and manager of care with communities and populations.

 
07/08-361
APC 2
NUR 4465C

Women’s Health and Pediatric
Concepts and Practice

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4465C. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of women and children. The focus of this course is the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with women across the lifespan and with children. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing culturally sensitive care for women and children in order to maintain, restore, and optimize their level of functioning. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of culturally sensitive, evidence-based nursing care.

 
07/08-362  
APC 2
NUR 3536

Psychiatric and Rehabilitative Nursing

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3526. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnerships with individuals with physical or mental illness, disease, or disability. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing care for individuals with psychiatric and chronic conditions in a variety of environments of care.

 
07/08-363
APC 2
NUR 3235L

Clinical Practicum II

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3235L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course provides the opportunity to use knowledge and skills in nursing care in a variety of environments of care. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of culturally sensitive, evidence-based nursing care to individuals and families with psychiatric, rehabilitation, and medical-surgical nursing needs.

 
07/08-364
APC 2
NUR 3225

Adult Health Nursing

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3225. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required for the care of adults with acute and chronic diseases and conditions. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with adults who are hospitalized with physical illness or disease. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing, managing, and evaluating culturally sensitive care for adults in order to maintain, restore, and optimize their level of functioning.

 
07/08-365
APC 2
NUR 3255C

Adult Health Nursing Concepts and Practice

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3255C. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required for the care of adults with acute and chronic diseases and conditions. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with adults with physical illness or disease. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing, managing, and evaluating care for adults in order to maintain, restore, and optimize their level of functioning. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of culturally sensitive, evidence-based nursing care.

 
07/08-366
APC 2
NUR 3535C

Psychiatric and Rehabilitative
Nursing Concepts and Practice

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3536C. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnerships with individuals with physical or mental illness, disease, or disability. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing care for individuals with psychiatric and chronic conditions in a variety of environments of care. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of direct and indirect culturally sensitive, evidence-based nursing care.

 
07/08-367
APC 2
NUR 3028L

Nursing Competencies

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3028L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required for therapeutic nursing interventions. The focus of this course is on the development of psychomotor skills required to provide direct or indirect nursing care for individuals across the lifespan.

 
07/08-368
APC 2
NUR 3027L

Nursing Therapeutics II

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3027L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required for advanced therapeutic nursing interventions. The focus of this course is on the development of psychomotor skills required to provide direct or indirect nursing care for individuals across the lifespan.

 
07/08-369
APC 2
NUR 3026L

Nursing Therapeutics I

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3026L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required for basic therapeutic nursing interventions. The focus of this course is on the development of psychomotor skills required to provide direct or indirect nursing care for individuals across the lifespan.

 
07/08-370
APC 2
NUR 3082C

Transition Concepts and Practice

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3082C. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on issues and concepts related to professional nursing roles and practice, including concepts for collaborative nursing practice. Emphasis is on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities with a special emphasis on information required for assessment and health promotion of those coping with chronic illness or disease. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of culturally competent, evidence-based nursing care.

 
07/08-371
APC 2
NUR 3816

Professional Nursing Concepts

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3816. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on the profession of nursing and introduces the student to the heritage of nursing. The focus is on philosophical, theoretical, and ethical bases of professional nursing practice. Principles of leadership and management are explored. The emphasis is on multi-faceted dimensions of nursing as a vital component of health care.

 
07/08-372
APC 2
NUR 3066L

Clinical Practicum I

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3066L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course provides the opportunity to use knowledge and skills in nursing care in a variety of environments of care. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnerships with individuals, families, and/or communities. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of culturally sensitive, evidence-based nursing care.

 
07/08-373
APC 2
NUR 3118L

Clinical Nursing Practice

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3118L. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course provides the opportunity to use knowledge and skills in nursing care in a variety of environments of care. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnerships with individuals, families, and communities. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of culturally sensitive, evidence-based nursing care.

 
07/08-374
APC 2
NUR 3119

Socialization to Professional Nursing

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3119. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information on the profession of nursing and introduces the student to the heritage of nursing. The focus is on the contemporary image of the nursing profession in its varied roles within the health care system. The philosophical and theoretical bases of nursing as a profession are explored. The emphasis is on nursing as a vital component of health care and on initial socializing of students into the professional role.

 
07/08-375
APC 2
NUR 4827

Leadership and Management in Nursing

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4827. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required to understand leadership and management as integral components of the role of the professional nurse in the health care setting. The focus is on leadership and management concepts useful to the individual through the organizational level. Emphasis is on developing collaborative and interpersonal skills essential in the design, delegation, and management of care.

 
07/08-376
APC 2
NUR 4826

Applied Nursing Ethics

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4826. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required for examination of professional values and ethical decision-making in clinical practice. The focus is on values clarification, ethical theory, ethical decision-making models, and professional ethical standards. Emphasis is on ethical obligations of professional nurses in their roles as citizens, members of a profession, providers of care, and designers and managers of care.

 
07/08-377
APC 2
NUR 3128

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3128. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information about the pathophysiology, etiology and pharmacotherapeutic management of disease processes across the lifespan. The focus is on alterations in physiologic function as manifestations of disease with attention to differences in children, adults and older adults. Emphasis is placed on relating signs, symptoms and laboratory findings of common alterations and understanding the appropriate pharmacologic management.

 
07/08-378
APC 2
NUR 4168

Nursing Science III

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 4168. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information required to begin to bridge the research-practice gap. The focus is on the use of systematic reviews and guidelines for evidence-based practice. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse in creating environments that support evidence-based nursing practice.

 
07/08-379
APC 2
NUR 3167

Nursing Science II

The requested action is to make minor changes in the course description and course objectives for NUR 3167. The changes have been made to more closely reflect the language of the School of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework as well as the language of our major accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course includes information related to research and evidence-based practice processes. The focus is on assessment of the elements of research reports for quality. Emphasis is on skill development in rapid critical appraisal toward integrating research evidence into best practices.

 

Graduate - School of Nursing


07/08-351
APC 1  
NGR 6XXX

Global Health Care and Culture ( 3 crs)

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description:  

 In this course concepts associated with cultural diversity related to matters of health and illness and will be considered. Examples of variations both within and outside of the western viewpoint will be examined. This will be accomplished through conducting cultural assessments and demonstrating how the results of these assessments can be applied, in evidence based manner, to advanced practice.No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-352
APC 1  
NGR 7XXX

Statistical Interpretation for
Advanced Practice (3 crs)

Prerequisites: Previous statistics and graduate research courses
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 

This course covers the use and interpretation of statistical methods commonly used in health care studies. The advantages and disadvantages of specific techniques will be considered along with various examples of computer based statistical packages. Particular attention is paid to inferential methods used to evaluate the strength of evidence claimed to support particular interventions. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. 

 
07/08-353
APC 1  
NGR 6XXX

Principles of Epidemiology for
Advanced Practice (3 crs)

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites:  None
Course Description: 

This course covers the potential influence of advanced practice nurses upon factors affecting the health and illness of populations, and serves as the foundation and logic of evidenced based interventions made in the interest of health and safety. Topics include causal inference, measures of effect and association, and types of studies used to examine health concerns.