Agenda Item FA 11-66

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

BCH - School of Nursing

New Course, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (2 packages)

12/01/11: Passed

12/06/11: Approved

Log Number: 201108-93

School of Nursing - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

BS in Nursing - Nursing Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

The credit hours for the RPL (regular prelicensure) will decrease by one credit hour, from 64-63 credits (only 60 are required). However, credit hours for individual courses and separation of some nursing courses to create new courses are proposed. The rationale is to streamline courses and adjust content for student comprehension and preparation for the changing health care environment.

(Click here to view the Program of study) 

 

 

Change an existing course Family/Community Assessment NUR Junior (3xxx) 619

Decrease NUR3619 Family and Community Assessment from 4 credit hours to 3 credit hours for the RPL and APL program only. The faculty felt that the course could be covered in 3 credit hours and the additional credit would be better utilized in senior course content. (NUR 3619 will remain a 4 credit course under the RN-BSN program of study).

New Course Description:

This course includes information required for family and community health assessment and nursing practice. Community health nursing is conceptualized within an ecological model that recognizes the influence of personal, social and environmental determinants of health on everyday life. The focus is on working in partnership with families and communities to identify strengths and challenges for health promotion, risk reduction and illness prevention. Particular attention is given to cultural sensitivity and health literacy in community nursing practice.

 

Change an existing course Adult Health Concepts/Practice NUR Junior (3xxx) 255C

Change the course title from NUR 3255C, Adult Health Nursing Concepts and Practice, to NUR 3255C Adult Health II Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts and Practice. The course description and objectives emphasize acute nursing concepts to coincide with the addition of NUR 3XXXC Adult Health I Rehabilitation Nursing Concepts and Practice. The pre-reqs include the two new courses, NUR 3XXXC Psychiatric and Mental Health Concepts and Practice, as well as NUR 3XXXC Adult Health I Rehabilitation Nursing Concepts and Practice. The other pre-requisites and co-requisites remain the same. 
New Course Description:

This course includes information required for the care of adults with acute 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.

 

Change an existing course Profession Nursing Integration NUR Senior (4xxx) 945C

One credit hour is added to this course (from 6-7 credit hours) from the decrease in NUR 3619 Family and Community Assessment. The credit hour is added to adjust for changes in the nursing field and reflect an increasing emphasis on practice readiness, related to workplace issues, simulation experiences and NCLEX preparation. This course, NUR 4945C is variable credit 3-6 credit hours starting Jan. 2012 (3 credit hours are for the RN-BSN program of study). This current request is to change the variable credit to 3-7 credit hours for students entering May 2012.

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, 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. In addition, the student demonstrates competence in a simulation experience and comprehension of nursing concepts through case study activities.

 

Add a new course Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Concepts (4 crs) NUR Junior (3xxx) XXXC

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3028L: Nursing Competencies"
AND "NUR3065L: Health Assessment"
AND "NUR3118L: Clinical Nursing Practice"
AND "NUR3619: Family/Community Assessment"
AND "NUR3825: Socialization Prof Nursing"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR3166: Nursing Science I"
AND "NUR3128: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology"
AND "NUR3XXX: Adult Health I Rehabiliation Nursing Concepts and Practice" 

Course Description:

This is the second clinical course for pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students. This course includes information required for assessment and care that supports the adaptation of individuals with mental illness. The focus is on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing care for individuals with psychiatric conditions in a variety of community and inpatient settings. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of direct and indirect care. This course, along with NUR 3XXXC Adult Health I Rehabilitation Nursing Concepts and Practice, replaces NUR 3535C Psychiatric and Rehabilitative Nursing Concepts and Practice.

 

Add a new course Adult Health I Rehabilitation Nursing Concepts and Practice 
(4 crs)
NUR Junior (3xxx) XXXC

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3028L: Nursing Competencies"
AND "NUR3065L: Health Assessment"
AND "NUR3118L: Clinical Nursing Practice"
AND "NUR3619: Family/Community Assessment"
AND "NUR3825: Socialization Prof Nursing"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR3xxx: Psychiatric and Mental Health Concepts and Practice"
AND "NUR3166: Nursing Science I"
AND "NUR3128: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology" 

Course Description:

The course centers on rehabilitation and the nursing care of persons with chronic conditions or disabilities. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with adults who are experiencing physical illness or disease, in the inpatient and outpatient setting. 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. This course, along with NUR 3XXXC Psychiatric and Mental Health Concepts and Practice, replaces NUR 3535C Psychiatric and Rehabilitative Nursing Concepts and Practice.

 

Add a new course Pediatric Nursing Concepts and Practice (3 crs) NUR Senior (4xxx) XXXC

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3167: Nursing Science II"
AND "NUR3255C: Adult Health Concepts/Practice"
AND "NUR4826: Applied Nursing Ethics"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR4827: Leadership/Mgmt in Nursing"
AND "NUR4168: Nursing Science III"
AND "NUR4xxx: Women's Health Nursing Concepts and Practice" 

Course Description:

This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of children. The focus of this course is the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with children. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing culturally sensitive care for 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.

 

Add a new course Women's Health Nursing Concepts and Practice 
(3 crs)
NUR Senior (4xxx) XXXC

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3167: Nursing Science II"
AND "NUR4826: Applied Nursing Ethics"
AND "NUR3255C: Adult Health Concepts/Practice"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR4827: Leadership/Mgmt in Nursing"
AND "NUR4168: Nursing Science III"
AND "NUR4xxx: Pediatric Nursing Concepts and Practice" 

Course Description:

This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of women. The focus of this course is the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with women across the lifespan. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing culturally sensitive care for women 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.

 

 

Log Number: 201108-94

School of Nursing - Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

BS in Nursing - Nursing Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

The credit hours for the APL (accelerated prelicensure) nursing program will remain the same (51 credit hours). However, credit hours for individual courses and separation of some nursing courses to create new courses is proposed. The rationale is to streamline courses and adjust content for student comprehension and preparation for the changing health care environment. 
(Click here to view the Program of study) 

 

 

Change an existing course Family/Community Assessment NUR Junior (3xxx) 619
This course would decrease from 4 to 3 credits, as previously noted in the RPL program change. The faculty determined that the course could be taught in 3 credit hours and this would free up a credit hour for the senior level.

New Course Description:

This course includes information required for family and community health assessment and nursing practice. Community health nursing is conceptualized within an ecological model that recognizes the influence of personal, social and environmental determinants of health on everyday life. The focus is on working in partnership with families and communities to identify strengths and challenges for health promotion, risk reduction and illness prevention. Particular attention is given to cultural sensitivity and health literacy in community nursing practice.

 

Change an existing course Role Transition NUR Senior (4xxx) 828

One credit hour is added to this course from the decrease in NUR 3619 Family and Community Assessment (2-3 credit hours). The credit hour is added to adjust for changes in the nursing field and reflect an increasing emphasis on practice readiness, related to workplace issues, simulation experiences and NCLEX preparation. 

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, 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. In addition, the student demonstrates competence in a simulation experience and comprehension of nursing concepts through case study activities. The pre-requisities are:NUR 3225 Adult Health Nursing, NUR 3235L Clinical Practicum II, NUR 3816 Professional Nursing Concepts and NUR 3XXX Psychiatric Nursing Concepts. The co-requisities are: NUR 3167 Nursing Science II, NUR 4636 Community Partnerships, Clinical Practicum III, and NUR 4XXX Women's Health Nursing Concepts.

 

Change an existing course Adult Health Nursing NUR Junior (3xxx) 225

Change title, NUR 3225 Adult Health Nursing to NUR3XXX Adult Health II Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts, and course description to coincide with the addition of NUR 3XXXC Adult Health I Rehabilitation Nursing Concepts. This course will focus on acute care concepts. 

New Course Description:

This course includes information required for the care of adults with acute 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.

 

Add a new course Psychiatric Nursing Concepts 
(2 crs)
NUR  Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3028L: Nursing Competencies"
AND "NUR3065L: Health Assessment"
AND "NUR3128: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology"
AND "NUR3619: Family/Community Assessment"
AND "NUR3619L: Clinical Practicum I"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR3225: Adult Health Nursing"
AND "NUR3235L: Clinical Practicum II"
AND "NUR3816: Professional Nursing Concepts"
AND "NUR3XXX: Adult Health I Rehabilitation Concepts" 

Course Description:

This course includes information required for assessment and care that supports the adaptation of individuals with mental illness. The focus is on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing care for individuals with psychiatric conditions in a variety of community and inpatient settings. The learner will participate in clinical activities as a provider of direct and indirect care.

 

Add a new course Adult Health I Rehabilitation Nursing Concepts (2 crs) NUR Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3028L: Nursing Competencies"
AND "NUR3065L: Health Assessment"
AND "NUR3128: Pathophysiology/Pharmacology"
AND "NUR3619: Family/Community Assessment"
AND "NUR3619L: Clinical Practicum I"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR3225: Adult Health Nursing"
AND "NUR3235L: Clinical Practicum II"
AND "NUR3816: Professional Nursing Concepts"
AND "NUR3XXX: Psychiatric Nursing Concepts" 

Course Description:

This course includes information required for the care of adults with chronic diseases and conditions. The focus is on the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with adults who are experiencing physical illness or disease, in the inpatient and outpatient setting. 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.

 

Add a new course Women's Health Nursing Concepts (1 cr) NUR Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3225: Adult Health Nursing"
AND "NUR3235L: Clinical Practicum II"
AND "NUR3816: Professional Nursing Concepts"
AND "NUR3XXX: Psychiatric Nursing concepts"
AND "NUR3XXX: Adult Health I Rehabilitation Concepts"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR3167: Nursing Science II"
AND "NUR4636: Community Partnerships"
AND "NUR4466L: Clinical Practicum III"
AND "NUR4828: Role Transition"
AND "NUR4XXX: Pediatric Nursing Concepts" 

Course Description:

This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of women. The focus of this course is the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with women across the lifespan. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing culturally sensitive care for women 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.

 

Add a new course Pediatric Nursing Concepts (1 cr) FAS Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"NUR3225: Adult Health Nursing"
AND "NUR3235L: Clinical Practicum II"
AND "NUR3816: Professional Nursing Concepts"
AND "NUR3XXX: Psychiatric Nursing Concepts"
AND "NUR3XXX: Adult Health I Rehabilitation Concepts"
Co-requisites:    
"NUR3167: Nursing Science II"
AND "NUR4636: Community Partnerships"
AND "NUR4466L: Clinical Practicum III"
AND "NUR4828: Role Transition"
AND "NUR4XXX: Women's Health Nursing Concepts" 

Course Description:

This course includes information on factors that affect the optimal health and well being of children. The focus of this course is the use of the nursing process in collaborative partnership with children. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and responsibilities in designing and managing culturally sensitive care for 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.