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Clarion University (School of Nursing)




Clarion University is a leader in offering and delivering health care programs. As health care reform continues into the millennium, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to how health care will be delivered. Health care delivery continues to be a dynamic complex system that is based on scientific advancement and progressive technologies. Clarion University's School of Nursing is proud of its ability to keep pace with the times and provide nursing and health related programs that address society's ever-changing health care needs.

The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers nursing and allied health degree programs.
The philosophy of the Clarion University School of Nursing and Allied Health is consistent with the philosophy of Clarion University in establishing as the school's primary goal the provision of educational experiences designed to promote scientific inquiry, creative thinking, critical judgment, and self-evaluation.

The students' education includes humanities, natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and free electives as well as program-specific courses. The programs are based on the concept of continuous self-development so that graduates will aspire to improve and expand their competencies on a continuing basis after graduation.





School name:Clarion UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:207 Montgomery Hall - 1801 West First Street
Zip & city:PA 16301-3297 Pennsylvania
Phone:814-676-6591
Web:http://www.clarion.edu/academic/nursing/
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DEATH AND GRIEF
Explores the dying process from various conceptual and theoretical frameworks. Focuses on historical, ethical, socio-cultural, and interpersonal perspectives on death. Students address their own mortality and develop a personal philosophy of death and grief. Opportunities are provided for students to interact with professional experts as well as individuals experiencing grief/death issues.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
Explores various approaches to health and healing that lie outside the realm of conventional Western medicine. Focuses on how these therapies are presented on the World Wide Web and how the registered nurse can evaluate their effectiveness. Students will research selected topics and critically appraise the quality of information found on the Internet.

NURSING IN TRANSITION
Provides a theoretical foundation for the transition from technical to professional nursing practice. Addresses the concepts of nursing, health, individual, and environment. Explores nursing as an evolving profession with emphasis on the historical perspectives, environmental context, and future trends that could impact health care. Views individuals from a holistic perspective, and explores the spectrum of health. Introduces theory and nursing inquiry as the basis for the practice of professional nursing.

THINKING IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING
Focuses on thinking as a skill and its practical application in the health care arena. Emphasizes critical thinking, creative thinking, reasoning, decision making, problem solving, and metacognition as they relate to the many facets of professional nursing practice. Provides students opportunities to transfer skills to problems of a professional and personal nature.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Enables the registered nurse to enhance skills in assessing the health status of individuals. Provides an opportunity to obtain a comprehensive health history and perform a screening physical assessment. Emphasis is placed on recognizing deviations from normal and integrating physiological, psychosocial, developmental, spiritual, and transcultural dimensions in order to formulate diagnostic hypothesis.

CREATING A WELLNESS LIFESTYLE
Introduces the student to the concepts of wellness and health promotion from a holistic perspective. Within this framework, students explore how to gain more control over their lives through effective stress management, management of time and change, and adequate self and social support. Assists students in increasing self responsibility and negotiating the health care delivery system. Discusses health measures such as diet, exercise, and sleep as they relate to a wellness lifestyle. Explores the balance of caring for others and caring for self. Each student is guided in formulating an individualized wellness plan.

PUBLIC SCHOOL NURSING
Emphasizes the new dimensions of school health and public school nursing. Defines and explores personal qualifications, professional preparation, and the expanded role of the school nurse in the classroom and clinical practicum. Concentrates on health education and health promotion of school age children and adolescents. Each student has a clinical practicum with a certified school nurse in the public school setting.

LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
Provides a theoretical foundation for the practice of independent and interdependent nursing. Introduces the principles of leadership and management, and emphasizes their application to professional nursing. Focus includes concepts of motivation, change, group process, empowerment, and nursing care delivery systems.

NURSE AS EDUCATOR
Requires students to develop and provide health education to individuals, families, and communities. Content focuses on the nursing process, the teaching/learning process, and health care informatics. Opportunities are provided for the student to implement the teaching/learning process in the delivery of health education programs.

HEALTH PROMOTION FOR THE ELDERLY
Provides students with information and strategies related to the promotion and maintenance of health in a holistic manner for the elderly population. Promotes inquiry and stimulates the critical-thinking processes of the student by emphasizing health and wellness concepts.

HUMAN CARING
Provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the concept caring. Appropriate to students entering any human service major. Derives content primarily from scholarly works in the discipline of nursing. Supplements Jean Watson’s theory of human caring with guided experiences designed to facilitate personal discovery of one’s caring capacities and opportunities to more fully integrate them into the work of one’s discipline.

FRONTIERS IN HEALTH CARE
Provides an opportunity for students to explore the U.S. health care system, its complexities, problems, alternatives for managing problems, and its impact on individuals and populations. Social, technological, political, and economic contexts provide a framework to explore the collaborative efforts of professionals to transform health care delivery both nationally and internationally. Students address current, complex national and international health issues.

STATISTICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
Introduces students in healthcare professions to knowledge and understanding of statistics as applied to health care practice and research. Introduces the basic rules and principles of statistics through investigation of quantitative and qualitative problems in healthcare.

INQUIRY IN NURSING
Emphasizes the role of inquiry as it applies to nursing. Includes principles of research and scientific method of inquiry and application of critical and decision making skills. Focuses on the ways research influences nursing and nursing care. Critiques current research for applicability to professional nursing practice in a variety of settings.

PROMOTING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Introduces essential knowledge and important nursing roles for health promotion and illness prevention at the family and community level. Students will explore principles of epidemiology, demography, and relevant nursing and health-related theories and models as they apply to the health of individuals, families, and aggregates.

ROLE SEMINAR IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This capstone course provides a culminating experience in the implementation of the professional nursing role. Emphasizes present and evolving nursing contributions in a reformed health care system. Students are guided in the development of a self-directed practicum in a selected role.

PRACTICUM IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Provides opportunities for the student to implement and evaluate a self-directed clinical experience guided by the objectives identified in the program capstone course Role Seminar in Professional Nursing. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical focuses appropriate to the course including practice, research, education, administration, and policy.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Deals with topics of special interest to professional nurses. Focuses on identified nursing subjects pertinent to the practice of professional nursing.


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