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Cleveland State University (School of Nursing)




The School of Nursing at Cleveland State University (CSU) offers undergraduate and graduate programs in professional nursing leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The undergraduate program is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The graduate program is also accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The programs are available to qualified men and women who have been admitted to CSU and the College of Education and Human Services. A special program of study is designed for RN graduates from diploma or associate programs to receive a BSN degree.

The purpose of the undergraduate program is to prepare professional nurses committed to the health and well-being of all people. Graduates of the program are prepared to function as generalists in community-based health care settings. They are prepared to use a preventive health framework to provide primary, secondary, and tertiary care to families, groups and communities. Nursing majors at CSU have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree which will prepare them for an entry-level position in nursing and to pursue graduate study.

The graduate program prepares RNs for advanced specialized practice in population health. There is a new track in forensic nursing, preparing the RN to provide health care for a specific population - victims or perpetrators of crime. In addition to these offerings, the School of Nursing and the College of Business offer a combined MSN/MBA degree.

Membership and Accreditation: The School of Nursing is a member of the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate curriculum in professional nursing leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). The professional nursing curriculum is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing, 17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410, and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120. The School of Nursing offers a graduate curriculum in professional nursing leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). The graduate program is accredited by the CCNE.



School name:Cleveland State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:2121 Euclid Avenue, RT 915
Zip & city:OH 44115-2214 Ohio
Phone:216.687.3598
Web:http://www.csuohio.edu/nursing/
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STRESS: A FRAMEWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Introduces the student to the need for theory development in nursing, selected nursing models, and the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Department of Nursing. Attributes and values that support the professional nurse are explored. Concepts related to community-based practice are introduced. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for facilitative communication and the appreciation of cultural diversity.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT I
Students will examine the roles, responsibilities and interactions of health care team members in a modern, acute care clinical unit in relation to the work and goals of that unit. Students will meet in a small group with instructor to discuss professional issues such as nursing’s contributions to care, organization and management of a hospital unit, hospital culture, nursing cultures and pace of work. Each student will develop own objectives for personal professional growth.

NURSING PHARMACOLOGY
Introduces the student to various classifications of drugs used in the care of clients experiencing stressors. Emphasis on nursing implications.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSES
This course focuses on the exploration of various physiologic stressors by which disease occurs, the impact of the individual's GRR on the response of the body and the effects of the disease on normal physiology. Each disease entity will be examined by definition, epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic data and clinical manifestation. The clinical concepts of disease can be utilized by the professional nurse in the application of the nursing process in all settings.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Half-semester course. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing major. Designed to teach the student knowledge and skills to assess the health status of an individual. Content related to the use of techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT – LAB
Half-semester course. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing major. Provides supervised laboratory practice to develop health-appraisal skills. A comprehensive assessment tool based on the stress framework is used.

TERTIARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE ELDERLY EXPERIENCING STRESS
Focuses on tertiary preventive care of the elderly who have diseases of adaptation. Theories/concepts of aging, long-term care and rehabilitation are presented. Selected chronic health problems are discussed.

TERTIARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ADULTS EXPERIENCING STRESS
Focuses on care of adults who have diseases of adaptation. Theories/concepts of chronic disease and rehabilitation are presented. Emphasis is on health problems related to immobility.

TERTIARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES – CLINICAL
Focuses on the use of the nursing process in structured settings to plan care for patients from young adulthood through old age who have diseases of adaptation. Emphasis is on developing the student's ability to provide tertiary preventive care. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Focuses on leadership and management theories and concepts as they relate to the practice of nursing and the delivery of care in a variety of community-based settings. Emphasizes the use of change theory and quality assurance concepts. Approaches to developing leader/change agent and consultant/collaborator roles are explored.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT II
Students will examine the role of nursing personnel providing direct and supervisory care. Students will study the job descriptions and use personal observation to evaluate practice. Issues of delegation, scope of practice, coordination of care, and functioning of a nursing unit will be emphasized. Each student will develop own objectives for personal professional growth.

SECONDARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ADULTS EXPERIENCING STRESS
Focuses on care of patients from young adulthood through old age who are experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. Theories and concepts related to care of adults in acute-care settings are presented.

SECONDARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ADULTS EXPERIENCING STRESS – CLINICAL
Focuses on the use of the nursing process in acute care settings to plan care for patients from young adulthood who have acute health problems as a result of stressors. Emphasis is on developing the student's ability to provide secondary preventive care. Psychomotor skills are learned in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.

NURSING RESEARCH
Introduces the research process and the contributions of research to the improvement of nursing practice. Focuses on the critical analysis and interpretation of research reports and the development of strategies for implementation of research findings.

SECONDARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ADULTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESS
Focuses on the care of adults who have health problems related to psychosocial stressors. Theories and concepts related to therapeutic nursing-intervention strategies with individuals and groups are presented.

SECONDARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ADULTS EXPERIENCING PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESS – CLINICAL
Focuses on the use of the nursing process to design therapeutic nursing interventions for clients experiencing psychosocial stressors. Emphasis is on the development of the therapeutic self which is used with individuals and groups in a variety of community-based settings to enhance the communication process and facilitate intervention strategies of a psychosocial nature.

SECONDARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN EXPERIENCING STRESS
Focuses on the care of children who are experiencing a variety of stressors, stress, and diseases of adaption. Theories, concepts, and principles related to the care of children and their families are presented.

SECONDARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN EXPERIENCING STRESS – CLINICAL
Focuses on the use of the nursing process to provide secondary preventive care in a variety of community-based settings to children experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. The impact of illness/disease on the development of children from infancy through adolescence will be evaluated. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.

STRESS: A FRAMEWORK FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Introduces the student to the need for theory development in nursing, selected nursing models, and the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Department of Nursing. Attitudes and values that support the professional nurse are explored. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for facilitative communication and the appreciation of cultural diversity. Concepts related to community-based practice and the nursing process are introduced.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Designed to teach the student knowledge and skills to assess the health status of an individual. Content related to the use of the techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. (NUR 344 must be taken concurrently.)

HEALTH ASSESSMENT – LAB
Provides supervised laboratory practice to develop health-appraisal skills. A comprehensive assessment tool based on the stress framework is used.

COMPUTERS AND HEALTH CARE
Introduces student to use of personal computer, computer concepts, and information systems. Students will explore ways in which computers have impacted the delivery of health care. Students will learn to use computers for word processing, conducting library searches, and use the World Wide Web to locate health-care information to improve nursing practice.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Focuses on leadership and management theories and concepts as they relate to the practice of nursing and the delivery of care in a variety of community-based settings. Emphasizes the use of change theory and quality assurance concepts. Approaches to developing leader/change agent and consultant/collaborator roles are explored.

NURSING RESEARCH
Introduces the research process and the contributions of research to the improvement of nursing practice. Focuses on the critical analysis and interpretation of research reports and the development of strategies for implementation of research findings. Must be completed for senior standing in the major. Writing.

PRIMARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR CHILDBEARING FAMILIES EXPERIENCING STRESS
Explores primary preventive strategies that can be used to ameliorate stressors that affect the health of childbearing families. Theoretical issues related to developmental and situational stressors are presented. (NUR 382 must be taken concurrently.)

PRIMARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR CHILDBEARING FAMILIES EXPERIENCING STRESS – CLINICAL
Focuses on the use of the nursing process to provide primary preventive care to childbearing families experiencing stressors. Psychomotor skills will be learned and practiced in a skills laboratory prior to performance in a community-based setting.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT III
Students will examine the role of the Registered Nurse through reflection on practice. And identify own strengths and weakness and career goals. Opportunities for continued professional growth will be explored.

PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR GERONTOLOGIC NURSING
Focuses on using the conceptual framework in planning and evaluating preventive strategies in the provision of health care for the older adult. Theories, concepts, and principles related to adaptation of stressors are presented.

PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY: HOME CARE
Focuses on using the conceptual framework in planning and evaluating preventive strategies for the provision of nursing care to adults and families in the community. Theories, concepts, and principles related to adaptation of stressors are presented.

PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR NURSING – CLINICAL
Focuses on the use of the nursing process to provide preventive care to adults in community-based settings who are experiencing health problems as a result of stressors. Emphasis is on implementing strategies to facilitate the client's ability to adapt to stress.

PRIMARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITIES I
Focuses on the care of clients in their homes. Historical perspectives of home health care and the legal and ethical issues involved will be explored. Types of case management, financing, and provider roles will be discussed.

PRIMARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITIES I – CLINICAL
Focuses on application of case management in home-health nursing. Emphasis is on primary preventive aspects of planning and providing care to individuals and families in their homes. Roles of the nurse in home-health nursing will be explored.

PRIMARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITIES II
Focuses on community as client and the factors necessary to define and describe the client and assess community. Basic principles of the study, prevention, and control of diseases that impact a community will be discussed. Use of the nursing process to plan care for the community will be explored.

PRIMARY PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITIES II – CLINICAL
Focuses on community assessment. Students will use the nursing process to develop therapeutic nursing interventions for communities with increased risk of illness, disability, or premature death. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance, health education, and case management for the community.

PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES IN COMPLEX AND CRITICAL SITUATIONS
Focuses on care of adults with life-threatening health problems in a variety of settings.

PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES IN COMPLEX AND CRITICAL SITUATIONS – CLINICAL
Focuses on care of clients with life-threatening health problems with emphasis on assessment, integration of laboratory results, use of biomedical technology, and planning and implementing appropriate nursing care.

ROLE PRACTICUM
Designed to provide the student with in-depth experience within a chosen field of practice. Emphasis is directed toward use of the nursing process within the parameters of the stress framework for the refinement of clinical skills in the delivery of quality nursing care for individuals, groups, families, or communities. Includes experience in operationalizing the entire role spectrum of the professional nurse.

PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR ISSUES IN NURSING
Identifies and explores contemporary issues and future trends that have impact on the profession. Students will examine selected legal, economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues that act as stressors on the professional nurse, the practice of nursing, and the delivery of nursing care within the health-care delivery system.


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