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California State University, Fullerton (Department of Nursing)




The Department of Nursing is committed to providing quality undergraduate and graduate nursing programs, which are accessible to a diverse student population. In doing so, we strive to be a center of excellence in nursing education. We endeavor to be proactive in meeting societal health imperatives. We are committed to promoting the health of individuals, populations and communities through innovative educational partnerships, faculty, scholarship, and service; and to the preparation of graduates who share these values and who demonstrate their commitment throughout their nursing careers.

The purpose of the Department of Nursing is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for performance of their professional nursing role (at basic or advanced levels of expertise) and with the characteristics of a broadly educated and socially responsive person. The Department of Nursing programs prepare graduates who can provide care within a framework of scientific and professional accountability for a diverse population of clients, and, who can function independently and interdependently in a variety of settings. These programs provide students with the necessary foundation for further education and specialization, promoting and fostering commitment to lifelong learning for personal and professional growth.



School name:California State University, FullertonDepartment of Nursing
Address:800 N. State College Blvd
Zip & city:CA 92834-6868 California
Phone:(714)278-3336
Web:http://nursing.fullerton.edu/
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Department of Nursing Courses


NURSING THEORIES: BASIS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Discussion and comparison of concepts and theories from nursing, humanities, and science with emphasis on their significance to the practice of professional nursing. Includes philosophy and conceptual framework of the nursing program and use of theory in the nursing process.

PROMOTION OF OPTIMAL HEALTH
Advanced health concepts and practices. Common health problems, causative factors, and methods for prevention. Preventive and promotive health concepts and practices explored, integrating physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and environmental factors which inhibit or facilitate optimal health.

ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING FOR NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Comprehensive assessment of personal learning style, social support skills, and cognitive and technical nursing skills of first semester BSN students. Initial development program portfolio, including an individualized learning plan that builds on assessment results and personal learning goals. Internet access required.

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND HEALING
Analysis of issues affecting women’s health across the lifespan, utilizing literature from many disciplines to provide an integrated approach. Improvement of health care consumerism, feminist understanding, and scholarly inquiry concerning women’s health concerns are goals.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING I
Focuses on professional nursing role, communication theory and principles, and the nursing process. Includes psycho-social concepts relative to health of the individual. Influence of culture, role, social support, and values evaluated. Meets undergraduate writing requirement.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING I: LABORATORY/CLINICAL
Focuses on interaction and socialization into the professional role. Students utilize nursing process with clients exhibiting psycho-social-spiritual-cultural risks to health. Competence in critical thinking, evaluation, and writing is facilitated.

HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
Focus on preventive measures for child care professionals to promote safe, healthy environments at home, play, or in group care. Assists individuals who supervise and care for young children to recognize, differentiate, and respond to common safety hazards, illness, and injuries.

HEALTH PROMOTION: PARENT-CHILD NURSING
Theories and issues important in parent-child nursing. Specific nursing interventions useful in promoting health relative to developmental change. Topics explored: genetic counseling, parent-child bonding, sexuality, adaptation patterns from conception through adolescence, cultural determinants.

THE PROCESS OF TEACHING IN NURSING
Nursing knowledge and skills in clinical teaching situations with individuals, families, and groups. Content includes theories and principles of learning, teaching strategies and methodologies, teaching resources, and evaluation of instruction.

ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH STATUS: APPLICATIONS IN NURSING
Discusses alterations in health status and their applications to nursing practice. Addresses alterations at the cell and system levels, and potential resulting functional changes. Epidemiological approaches and clinical case studies will be presented to support nursing assessments and interventions.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING II
Adult health assessment including common variations found in the child and older adult. Analysis of health data and identification of health risks of specific groups emphasized. Research findings used to support nursing interventions to reduce risk and promote health.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING II: LABORATORY/CLINICAL
Students practice history taking, physical examination techniques and risk identification on peers in supervised on-campus setting. Students apply these skills and intervene to reduce risk and/or promote health with individual clients.

HEALTH PROMOTION: ADULT-AGED NURSING
Developmental theories of adulthood and the aging process are discussed with emphasis on analysis of health behavior of adults. Normative transitions, conflicts of adult life and the nurse’s role in health promotion throughout the adult life cycle are included.

PROFESSIONAL DIMENSIONS OF NURSING
Analysis of socioeconomic trends and issues affecting nursing and health care. Bioethics, health care legislation, and roles of professional organizations are examined. Nursing leadership tasks are explored in relation to group dynamics, values clarification, and ethical decision-making.

PROFESSIONAL DIMENSIONS OF NURSING: LABORATORY
Understanding of group dynamics theory by assuming leader and member roles. Actual and potential stressors are explored and communication patterns analyzed. Includes examination of pending legislation, health planning, professional organizations, and community health advocacy groups.

EPIDEMIOLOGY
May be taken as an elective for nursing majors.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Theories of community health and nursing synthesized to help students facilitate the adaptation process of clients, families, and communities to attain and maintain optimal health. Emphasis on family health care, assessment of community health needs, advocacy, and collaborative role.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING: CLINICAL
Application of community health nursing concepts to family health care in the community milieu. Students collaborate with families and others and use community resources to promote optimal family health and improve health status.

NURSING RESEARCH
Historical, philosophical, and ethical aspects of nursing research. Relationship between nursing research and professional accountability. Principles and methods of research process with emphasis on evaluating research for use in leadership and professional role.


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