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College of Saint Benedict (Nursing Department)




MISSION STATEMENT

According to the coordinate mission, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are committed to providing the best liberal arts education in the Catholic University tradition. They foster integrative learning, exceptional leadership and the development of wisdom in a unique cooperating, organizational arrangement. An emphasis on Benedictine traditions and values, understanding and improving the human condition and the development of men and women permeate the learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.

The mission of the department of nursing is to provide the best baccalaureate nursing education informed by an understanding of the human condition and Catholic Benedictine traditions and values. The department assists students to integrate the liberal arts and sciences with the knowledge, skills, values, and standards of the nursing profession in the acquisition and performance of provider and coordinator of care roles in community-based and population-focused environments.

These professional nursing roles require an understanding of the human responses to health and illness and culturally relevant strategies to improve health outcomes. Proficiency in critical thinking, communication, and selecting and implementing evidence-based therapeutic interventions for individuals, families, and populations is essential for effective role performance. Knowledge and skill in leadership provides the basis for collaborative professional relationships and ongoing efforts to improve the health of the local and global community. The educational experiences prepare students for entry level nursing practice, careers in a dynamic health care environment and provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing.

The importance of learning and the learning environment are preeminent in the nursing department. The department dedicates itself to maintaining a learning-centered environment that nurtures excellence in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery, holistic and compassionate care for self and others, and the professional development of each department member. Commitments to life-long learning and learning partnerships, locally and globally, provide ongoing growth opportunities for students, faculty and communities of interest.




School name:College of Saint BenedictNursing Department
Address:37 College Avenue South
Zip & city:MN 56374 Minnesota
Phone:320-363-5404
Web:http://www.csbsju.edu/nursing/
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Nursing Department Courses


CULTURAL SELECTIVE TOPICS
Provides students with the opportunity to study or explore a variety of nursing topics at the lower- and upper-division levels.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Students are introduced to the profession of nursing. Professional values, standards, socialization, critical thinking, culture, research, health care delivery systems and roles of nurses are explored at a beginning level.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
This introductory independent study course is designed to provide a foundation for using medical terminology. Students will become familiar with the structure of the medical language in order to learn medical terms and abbreviations.

CULTURAL SELECTIVE TOPICS
Provides students with the opportunity to study or explore a variety of nursing topics at the lower- and upper-division levels.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course will provide the student with the basic knowledge of biologic and physical manifestations of disease as they correlate with the underlying abnormalities and physiologic disturbances. Students will understand the processes within the body that result in the signs and symptoms of a disease.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course presents the essential components of the health assessment process and skills necessary for professional nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on a systematic health assessment including health history, physical examination techniques, and documentation of findings. Age, culture and gender-related variations are considered.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING VALUES AND STANDARDS
This course focuses on the legal issues and professional values related to nursing practice. Laws and standards that guide professional nursing practice in the current health care delivery system are emphasized. Topics covered include professional values, nursing standards, nurse practice act, research process, legal aspects of nursing care, accreditation systems, and the role of the nurse in political activism. Students are introduced to the knowledge and skills necessary to understand nursing research. Learners will explore ways to incorporate research findings into professional nursing practice thereby becoming consumers of nursing research.

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS
This course focuses on the development of the conceptual bases for beginning therapeutic interventions with the nursing process providing the framework for study. Emphasis is on the application of cognitive, psychomotor, and interpersonal skills with clients in laboratory and community settings.

INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PROJECT
Supervised reading or research at the lower-division level. Permission of department chair required. Consult department for applicability towards major requirements.

CULTURAL SELECTIVE TOPICS
Provides students with the opportunity to study or explore a variety of nursing topics at the lower- and upper-division levels. A minimum of three selectives is required; only one may be taken at the 100-level. Courses are designed to allow students to choose selectives based on their personal interest. All courses contain a cultural component.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN MILITARY NURSING
This course provides Army ROTC nurse cadets with clinical experience in a hospital setting. Students are introduced to the duties, roles, responsibilities and expectations of an Army Nurse Corps officer. Students will develop leadership and collaboration skills in a hospital environment. This course is a full time three week learning experience during summer term done under the direction of the department chair and in conjunction with an on-site nursing supervisor (BS degree or higher).

HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE CARE OF OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
This course provides a conceptual overview of the care of older adults and their families. Within a contemporary framework, this course will focus on essential knowledge of gerontologic nursing principles, practices, and guidelines within a contemporary framework. Students will be prepared to provide high quality nursing care to older adults and their families in a variety of clinical/community settings and the home.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT
This course focuses on the development of clinical judgment in health promotion and illness and disease management of adult clients experiencing physiologic alterations of a critical, acute, and chronic nature. Supportive interventions for families are included. Opportunities for application of concepts will be provided in a variety of clinical settings.

ADVANCED NURSING SKILLS
This course promotes the application of evidence-based practice in the management of human responses of perioperative clients and/or clients with complex problems. Therapeutic interventions and development of clinical judgment with clients and their families will be applied in a clinical setting.

MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS
This course develops the role of the nurse in the promotion of mental health, and prevention/treatment of mental illness and substance dependence for populations of all ages. The origins of mental illness and substance abuse/dependence are examined from a biological and socio-cultural perspective with emphasis on the role of gender, race and class. Attention will be given to global and social justice issues in the past and present treatment of individuals with mental illness.

PROMOTING HEALTH WITH PARENTS, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
This course offers learners opportunities to integrate knowledge from the natural and social sciences with nursing values, standards and knowledge for the improvement of maternal, child and adolescent health. Adjustment of parents to family expansion and health and/or illness challenges will also be considered. Care situations involve parents, children, and adolescents in various health and illness states and in community-based and population-focused settings.

PROMOTING HEALTH IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY
This course focuses on the study of nursing and the public health sciences for the provision of population-focused care. Inherent in this study are the core public health functions of assessment, policy development and assurance of plan implementation. Special focus is placed on providing care to at-risk families and vulnerable populations.

COMMUNITY AND MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL
This course focuses on delivery of nursing care to individuals, families and populations at risk in psychiatric and community settings. The emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance and restoration, and health protection for clients from various age groups and cultures.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS
This course provides a basic theoretical framework for pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and their application to nursing. The content focuses on nursing implications relevant to pharmacology, including application across diverse populations, elements of clinical decision making, safe nursing practice, and establishing and monitoring client outcomes.

HEALTH CARE POLICY, LEADERSHIP, AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING
In this course the learner will develop knowledge and skills to effectively integrate designer, manager, and coordinator of care roles in community-based and population-focused nursing practice. Contextual factors, such as policy decisions, economics, and social values and norms which enhance and constrain health-related decisions will be explored. Learners will activate the leadership role of the professional nurse in influencing policy and economic factors shaping health and healthcare.

NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
This course focuses on the designer, manager, and coordinator of care roles in community-based and population focused nursing practice. Students will compare and contrast leadership and management principles that improve the human health condition.

INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PROJECT
Supervised reading or research at the upper-division level. Permission of department chair and completion and/or concurrent registration of 12 credits within the department required.

CLINICAL IMMERSION
This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize and apply knowledge through an intense site-based clinical experience. Emphasis is on implementation of the full baccalaureate professional nurse role as provider and coordinator of care and member of a profession.

ASSESSMENT OF NURSING COMPETENCE
In this course, students analyze their achievement relative to program outcomes and entry-level professional nursing standards.

INTERNSHIP
Supervised career exploration which promotes the integration of theory with practice. An opportunity to apply skills under direct supervision in an approved setting.


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