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California State University, Los Angeles (School of Nursing)




Nursing is a health care profession which systematically assists patients/clients to achieve health or health-related goals. The focus of nursing has moved away from a disease-oriented to a health promotion system of care and nurses provide health care for individuals, families and communities. It is our belief that students, endowed with the capacity for self-direction, are responsible for their own learning and self-development.

We presently offer a B.S. degree for basic (pre-licensure) and transfer RN students, an M.S. degree for accelerated RNs without a B.S. degree, RNs with a non-nursing B.S. degree and non-RNs with a B.S. or higher degree (ELMN), and a Health Services Credential for School Nurses. Advanced practice options offered in the graduate program include: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Psychiatric/Mental Health CNS, Nursing Case Management and four Nurse Practitioner options: primary and acute adult, primary and acute pediatric, family and psychiatric/mental health.

We have a total enrollment of over 300 baccalaureate students and approximately 100 graduate students. There are 20 full-time faculty and additional part-time faculty prepared in various clinical specialties.

MISSION STATEMENT

The faculty of the School of Nursing prepares students for a career in nursing, a health care profession that systematically assists patients/clients to achieve health or health related goals. Faculty articulate a philosophy of nursing that focuses on moving patients/clients from a disease-oriented to a health-oriented system of care in which nurses provide health care for culturally and ethnically diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities in hospitals, homes, and community-based settings. Students
who complete the undergraduate program will acquire knowledge and skills specific to generalized nursing practice utilizing theories from it’s own discipline as well as other sciences and be able to assume leadership roles as a provider of care, teacher, advocate, coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Students who complete the graduate program will be prepared to function as nursing administrators or educators or in professional advanced practice roles as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and/or case managers.




School name:California State University, Los AngelesSchool of Nursing
Address:5151 State University Drive
Zip & city:CA 90032-8171 California
Phone:(323) 343-4700
Web:http://www.calstatela.edu/dept/nursing/
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LOWER DIVISION COURSES

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PROCESS AND SKILLS I
Introduction to nursing therapeutics: nursing process, documentation, comfort measures and medical/surgical asepsis. Concepts of safety, elimination, hygiene, mobility and sleep and nutrition are included.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PROCESS AND SKILLS LABORATORY
Clinical application of nursing therapeutics: nursing process, documentation, comfort measures and medical/surgical asepsis. Concepts of safety, elimination, hygiene, mobility and sleep and nutrition are included.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PROCESS AND SKILLS II
The nursing process will be the foundation for providing care to patients experiencing fluid/electrolyte imbalance, metabolic and musculoskeletal dysfunction and rehabilitation. Includes principles of pharmacology and I.V. therapeutics.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PROCESS AND SKILLS LABORATORY II
Simulated/practical laboratory and clinical experience in caring for patients with electrolyte imbalance, endocrine and musculoskeletal dysfunction including the administration of medications and I.V. therapeutics.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING
Introduction to professional and clinical issues in nursing practice with a focus on coping with requirements of daily living during hospitalization.

CLINICAL INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL PRACTICE ISSUES
Structured clinical activities and experiences focused on professional and caregiver role development.

NURSING CARE OF WOMEN, CHILD-BEARING FAMILIES AND INFANTS
Assessment and clinical management of women, childbearing families and infants.

NURSING CARE OF WOMEN, CHILD-BEARING FAMILIES AND INFANTS LAB
Nursing care of women, childbearing families, and infants based on analysis of self-care requirements.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN
Nursing care of children emphasizing health promotion and common health disturbances.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN CLINICAL LABORATORY
Clinical experience with children and their families in various settings emphasizing health promotion and common health deviations.

ACUTE PROFESSIONAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS I
Introduction to nursing care and management of the preoperative and intraoperative patient and patients with basic cardiovascular, respiratory, integumentary and hemopoietic dysfunction.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS LABORATORY I
Practice, demonstration and application of clinical skills necessary to care for adults in acute care settings who are experiencing fluid and electrolyte, metabolic, hematopoietic, cardiovascular and/or respiratory physiological dysfunction and preoperative care.

ACUTE PROFESSIONAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS II
Nursing assessment and management of adult patients experiencing oto-opthalmic, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary dysfunction including care of the adult during the post operative period.

ACUTE PROFESSIONAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS LABORATORY II
Practice, demonstration and application of clinical skills necessary to care for patients experiencing genitourinary, hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal, and oto-opthalmic dysfunctions, includes care during the post operative period.

INTRODUCTION TO PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE
Basic concepts of pathophysiologic alterations throughout the lifespan including cellular function and growth; integrative body functions. Beginning understanding of the pathophysiological rationale for nursing interventions.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Generic students only. Introduction to health assessment including: history taking, physical examination and diagnostic testing, health promotion and patient education.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN LABORATORY
Generic students only. Introduction to health assessment including history taking, physical examination and diagnostic testing, health promotion, and patient education.

CONTEMPORARY NURSING
A survey of nursing in contemporary society, including historical perspectives, current trends, and scope of nursing education and practice.

UPPER DIVISION COURSES

ACUTE NURSING CARE OF ADULTS III
Advanced theoretical and clinical nursing interventions, for the care of adults with complicated, acute and chronic problems in neurological, integumentary, neoplastic/immune and /or multisystem failure and/or dysfunction.

ACUTE NURSING CARE OF ADULTS LABORATORY III
Practice, demonstration and application of advanced theoretical and clinical nursing interventions, necessary for adults with complicated, acute and chronic neurological, integummentary, neoplastic/immune, and/or multisystem failure and/or dysfunction.

PHYSIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION
Biological and psychobehavioral approaches to violent individuals; analysis of and research support for understanding violence drawn from natural, medical, and behavioral sciences.

PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND VIOLENCE
Physiological effects of abused substance; examination of connection between substance abuse and violent behavior.

NURSING CARE OF PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS
Introduction to nursing practice in a variety of psychiatric care settings caring for patients with problems in social and psychological functioning.

PSYCHIATRIC CLINICAL NURSING LAB
Clinical experience in a variety of settings implementing the nursing process in the area of adult patient/clients demonstrating deficits in social and psychological functioning.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
Introduction to professional and clinical issues in nursing. Theoretical and conceptual approaches to nursing, the nursing process, basic nursing skills, communication, legal/ethical issues, culture and client education concepts.

PRACTICUM: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
Structured, clinical activities and experience focused on application of professional and care giver role including clinical skills, medication administration, and use of nursing process.

NURSING CARE OF ADULTS AND OLDER ADULTS
Nursing process in the care of adults and older adults experiencing health deviations in various body systems and across diverse health care settings.

PRACTICUM: NURSING CARE OF ADULTS AND OLDER ADULTS
Clinical practice in the care of adults and older adults experiencing health deviations in various body systems and across diverse health settings.

NURSING CARE OF WOMEN, CHILDBEARING FAMILIES AND INFANTS
Introduction to family nursing; assessment and nursing care of women, childbearing families and infants.

PRACTICUM: NURSING CARE OF WOMEN, CHILDBEARING FAMILIES, AND INFANTS
Clinical practice in the care of women and their families during the childbearing cycle.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN
Nursing care of children emphasizing health promotion and common health deviations.

PRACTICUM: NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN
Patient care experiences with children encountering common health deviations in various settings

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
The pathogenesis of clinical findings in health deviations, emphasis on pathophysiologic basis for nursing diagnosis and interventions during deviations from normal body system functioning.

HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Physical health needs and issues, emphasizing the reproductive systems for women and men across the age span; overview of physiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic technologies, and therapeutic management of common health problems.

FAMILY NURSING
Theoretical foundations of family nursing and its application to the nursing process with families.

DEVELOPMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Socialization and development into professional nursing roles including the nurse as professional, advocate, provider, and coordinator of care. Focus on nursing process and selected issues in professional practice.

DEVELOPMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LABORATORY
Application of nursing process for professional practice within a self-care framework to patient care situation in clinical setting.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE
Course builds upon the student's prior foundation of concepts of disease process throughout the lifespan including cellular function and integrative body functions. Focus on the pathophysiologic rationale for nursing interventions.

SELECTED TOPICS IN NURSING
Current topics of special interest to nursing students, as announced in Schedule of Classes.

STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING AND INTERVENING IN FAMILY VIOLENCE AND ABUSE
Major theories used to explain family violence; emphasis on preventing abuse and intervening with victims across the age span; social, policy, and legal issues.

PHARMACOLOGY
Basic principles and contemporary issues in pharmacology for nurses; major drug classifications, mechanism of drug action and nursing implications throughout the nursing process.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Health Assessment including history taking and physical examination; principles of health promotion across the life span.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Health assessment including history taking, physical examination and diagnostic testing; principles of health promotion across the life span and concepts of patient education.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN LABORATORY
Health assessment including history taking, physical examination and diagnostic testing, health promotion and patient education experiences in a variety of settings.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN COMMUNITY SETTING LABORATORY
Application of nursing concepts for the care of clients with chronic illness and/or disabilities outside of acute care settings, focusing on treatment adherence, coping and adaptation.

HEALTH PROMOTION AND ILLNESS PREVENTION IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITY
Nursing management and evaluation of health risks/problems of a vulnerable population. Emphasis on social and cultural structures specific to health promotion, health protection and disease prevention. Service learning required.

NURSING CONCEPTS IN HEALTH PROMOTION: PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND ADHERENCE
The development of strategies for assisting populations, across the age span, with self-care actions focused on promoting health, facilitating treatment adherence, coping and adaptation. A focused concentration on populations with chronic illnesses.


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