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Cedarville University (Department of Nursing)




MISSION

The School of Engineering, Nursing and Science seeks to offer an education in the theoretical and applied sciences that is consistent with biblical truth. To that end, we offer programs in engineering, nursing, science and mathematics that present our disciplines through the lens of scripture and provide opportunity for our students to develop professionally, spiritually and socially as we prepare them for a life of dedicated and meaningful service to God and to their fellow man. The school offers an unusual blending of professional programs in nursing and engineering with the more traditional liberal arts, including the sciences and mathematics. Consequently, we are uniquely positioned to provide a technologically modern program while providing our students with a value base that will equip them for productive and useful lives.

The nursing program was added to Cedarville University in 1981. Since that time there have been eighteen teams of nursing people who have traveled with MIS. They have served in the Central African Republic, Niger, Togo, Bangladesh, Thailand, Scotland, Brazil, Alaska, and New Mexico. These teams are led by the nursing professors, and on occasion, maybe an approved medical professional from outside the University. The usual requirement for these teams is to be a junior or senior nursing major.

These teams work in hospitals/clinics that maintain an established work through an approved mission agency. Besides their educational experience here, students are briefed and oriented about what to expect during their ministry in a foreign culture. Often the conditions are much more primitive than here in the states and hours may be long and tiring. However, the ministry will provide opportunities for students to use their education and experience situations in which they may never be involved in this country. The work involves medical/surgical, pediatric, obstetric, and some emergency nursing. Ministering to a person's physical condition affords wonderful opportunities for our students to initiate conversation through a translator concerning the spiritual condition of these people as well.

Some teams, if the situation allows, may incorporate other programs of service during their ministry. They have conducted vacation Bible school, taught adult Bible classes from an instructional perspective, and have displayed a servant's heart by doing day-to-day tasks such as doing laundry or cleaning floors.




School name:Cedarville UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:251 North Main St.
Zip & city:OH 45314 Ohio
Phone:(937) 766-7715
Web:http://www.cedarville.edu/academics/nursing/
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MEMBER OF NURSING PROFESSION I
An introduction to nursing education, practice, theory, and research. Includes discussion of professional ethics and factors the nursing profession, students are introduced to the use of information management skills to provide culturally-sensitive care, that is consistent with godly living.

PROVIDER OF NURSING CARE I
An introduction to the role of the nurse as a provider of nursing care. Emphasis on supervised practice and validation of foundational nursing skills. Assessment and decision-making dimensional nursing model.

MEMBER OF NURSING PROFESSION II
An introduction to and application of professional nursing roles within the U.S. and global health care systems. Includes a focus on ways of thinking and an introduction to analytical judgment as a member of a profession from a Christian framework.

PROVIDER OF NURSING CARE II
An introduction to clinical decision-making processes with application to various pathophysiological conditions in providing nursing care. Focus is on the development of systematic approaches to assessing the health balance of individuals. Includes elements of a health history, performing physical examination, analysis and categorizing of physical response.

NUTRITION
Study of normal nutrition and food consumption patterns of individuals and families of all ages within various cultures. Metabolism of food and nutrient utilization is described in a health balance framework. The use of nutrition as a resource to promote health is discussed.

NURSING IN RELATIONSHIPS
Introduces aspects of developing therapeutic relationships involving one-to-one and group interactions to achieve client-focused and professional goals. Focus is on effective communication as a member of the profession and provider of care. Using a Christian worldview, students analyze frameworks for promoting and restoring healthy relationships. Students participate in integration of care with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team in a variety of settings. Emphasis is on imbalances in thinking, emotions, and behaviors that interfere with individual and group processes and require external intervention to promote balance.

NURSING CARE OF DIVERSE POPULATIONS
Students develop information management skills when investigating societal structures that determine the cultural patterns of diverse populations. Issues of similarity and difference are explored as a basis for culturally sensitive practice. Concepts of health and illness direct examination of complex forces that maintain, threaten, and promote the health balance of individuals, families, and communities.

CONCEPTS IN MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING
Focus on concepts of nursing necessary to provide care to adults across the live dimensions. Critical thinking, assessment, and communication skills consistent with biblical principles will be utilized to manage information and provide culturally appropriate care to individuals and family groups. Students begin to demonstrate competency in technical skills and the professional nursing role within the clinical and laboratory settings.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Students focus on theoretical models of primary health care and health promotion. Contemporary health issues are examined in light of social policy initiatives and their impact on community building and disease prevention. Students use epidemiological and community resources to analyze and apply strategies for implementing community focused nursing practice.

PHARMACOLOGY
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of major drug categories are discussed as they are used to restore health balance. Special emphasis is given to the ways in which pharmacological agents may create new health demands. Nursing actions to prevent or minimize these demands are discussed.

CONCEPTS IN GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
An overview of health, wellness, and changes in health in older adults across the five dimensions. Emphasis is on understanding the concepts of aging; access to care; assessment of functional, psychosocial, cognitive, and spiritual status; functional and psychosocial aspects of syndromes common to older adults; living with chronic health imbalances; medication management issues; elder mistreatment; promoting quality of life; and end-of-life care.

CROSS-CULTURAL NURSING INTERNSHIP
Students actively participate in health-related activities in a facility established to provide care for persons in cultures different from theirs. The length of time involved in the internship may vary according to the student needs.

ADULT/CHILD HEALTH NURSING
Focus is on common physiological imbalances of adults and children and the nursing care required to restore or promote health balance across the live dimensions. Special emphasis is given to the application of biblical truth concerning illness, suffering, helping, and compassion, along with common moral and ethical issues encountered by nurses. Students gain increasing independence in professional nursing role development as designers and coordinators of care.

LEADERS AS MANAGERS IN CLINICAL NURSING
Focuses on the observation and development of leadership/management skills and the nursing management of individuals or groups experiencing complex multidimensional health imbalances Special emphasis is given to the biblical view of successful leadership/management. Students assume professional nursing roles working under the supervision of faculty, RN preceptors, clinical specialists, and/or various levels of nurse managers in weekends, and holidays.

PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT
Nursing students work in a collaborative relationship with a community to assess, intervene, and evaluate the capacity to improve the health of a population.

CULTURE AND HEALTH
Situations in which cross-cultural dilemmas emerge from the interaction of culture and health are analyzed to derive models for resolution.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING
Independent learning to secure an extensive background in a specialized area of nursing. May be repeated once.

THEORY IN NURSING
Theories of nursing and borrowed theory are studied to demonstrate conceptual frameworks for nursing care used to restore balance of resources and demands. Students
comparatively analyze a data set using Christian nursing theory and at least one other set of assumptions.

NURSING RESEARCH
The research process is studied as an information management tool applied to the investigation of health balances and imbalances. Basic elements of the research process, including ethical issues, are discussed and applied to published nursing research and student proposals.


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