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College of Saint Catherine (Department of Nursing)




The College of St. Catherine has been educating leaders in nursing for almost 75 years. Nurses are in great demand both locally and nationally and nurses find great job opportunities as well as attractive salaries. Graduates from the College of St. Catherine nursing programs are well respected within the community and known to be knowledgeable, caring, competent, and well prepared to practice as responsible members of the nursing profession.

The nursing programs offered by the College of St. Catherine are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and meet all standards for the Minnesota Board of Nursing. In the Master's Degree Program, our Nurse Practitioner specialty options meet the criteria recommended by National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties as well as American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Because we offer three nursing programs: Associate Degree Program, Baccalaureate Degree Program, and Master’s Degree Program, we can provide options for you to meet your career goals whether you are just out of high school, deciding to change careers, or if you already are a nurse, to expand your career horizon with further education.

Our nursing students are well prepared for today’s world where the community populations are increasingly diverse and health care technology is changing rapidly. Our nursing faculty are dedicated, highly qualified educators, and offer innovative and creative approaches to teaching to meet the learning needs of our diverse student population and assure their success.



School name:College of Saint CatherineDepartment of Nursing
Address:2004 Randolph Ave.
Zip & city:MN 55105 Minnesota
Phone:(651) 690-6585
Web:http://minerva.stkate.edu/offices/academic/nursing.nsf/
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INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE This course provides an opportunity for the application of the Sister Callista Roy Adaptation Model, the nursing process and concepts pertinent to professional nursing. Emphasis is placed on the development of cognitive, interactive and psychomotor skills in the assessment phase of the nursing process. This is the first course in which students assume a health promotion and teaching role, interacting with clients across the lifespan. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in the campus laboratory. INTRODUCTION TO NURSING THEORY AND PRACTICE This course introduces the Sister Callista Roy Adapation Model, and provides an opportunity for application of the model, the nursing process and concepts pertinent to professional nursing. This course is designed to enable the student to understand the human being as a focus of nursing and a philosophy of nursing oriented to wellness. Emphasis is placed on the development of cognitive and psychomotor skills in the assessment phase of the nursing process. Students assume a health promotion role, interacting with clients across the lifespan. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in the campus laboratory. Students also have the opportunity to observe directed nursing activities with individual clients. NURSING THEORETICAL CONCEPTS This course introduces the Sister Callista Roy Adaptation Model and theories basic to the curriculum. The course is designed to enable the student to understand: the human being as the focus of nursing; a philosophy of nursing oriented to wellness; and concepts and processes pivotal to professional nursing practice. The importance of self-awareness and caring are integrated throughout the course. ADAPTIVE RESPONSES I: THE PHYSIOLOGIC MODE This course explores physiologic functioning and coping mechanisms producing adaptive and ineffective behavior. A holistic perspective is maintained, viewing the individual as functioning with interdependent parts acting in unity. APPLICATION OF NURSING THEORY AND SKILLS This theory/clinical course continues to use the Sister Callista Roy Adaptation Model and explores altered physiologic functioning and coping mechanisms, which produces adaptive and ineffective behavior. Although the emphasis is on the physiologic processes, a holistic perspective is maintained, viewing the individual as functioning with interdependent parts acting in unity. Learning opportunities in lab facilitate analysis and application of concepts and skills essential to intervening with clients. Students apply the Roy Adaptation Model to individuals through the provision of nursing care in clinical. This course has classroom, lab and clinical components involving synthesis of concepts and processes. NURSING MANAGEMENT OF CLIENTS I This course explores the psychosocial modes outlined in the Sister Callista Roy Adaptation Model. The theoretical base provides direction for the assessment of behaviors, stimuli and client response in the role function, interdependence and self-concept modes with subsequent application of the nursing process. The course has theory and clinical components that focus on increasing skill in the development of therapeutic relationships and nursing care of the family as client. NURSING MANAGEMENT OF CLIENTS II This course provides learning opportunities that analyze and apply concepts and skills essential to intervening with clients. All four modes of the Sister Callista Roy Adaptation Model are applied to individuals responding to stimuli with either adaptive or ineffective behaviors. The course has theory, laboratory, group and adult acute-care clinical components involving synthesis of concepts and processes. THEORETICAL CONCEPTS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING This course provides a bridge to baccalaureate nursing education for experienced registered nurses. Students are introduced to the theoretical basis of baccalaureate nursing practice. The content is designed to enable students to understand a variety of nursing theories including the Roy Adaptation Model. Related concepts are critical thinking, ethics, research, leadership, communication, holism, cultural diversity, professional nursing roles and caring. Enhancement of self-awareness of a professional nurse is an integral part of the course. FAMILY SEMINAR: THE CARE OF THE WELL FAMILY This course has theory and clinical components that focus on developing interpersonal relationship skills and providing nursing care to families. Using the Roy Adaptation Model as a theoretical base, students explore family theory, wellness, therapeutic relationships, and concepts in teaching, learning and health promotion. Student learning is applied to the nursing care of family systems. NURSING MANAGEMENT OF CLIENTS III: ACUTE CARE This course involves application of the Roy Adaptation Model to clients adapting to stimuli in a changing environment. The focus is on enhancing the interaction of the client with the environment - to promote adaptation. Additional emphasis addresses critical thinking in complex situations and refinement of therapeutic nurse/client relationships in the acute care setting. It includes both theory and clinical components. NURSING MANAGEMENT OF CLIENTS III: COMMUNITY HEALTH This course involves application of the Roy Adaptation Model to clients adapting to stimuli in a changing environment. The focus is on enhancing the interaction of the client with the environment - to promote adaptation. Additional emphasis addresses critical thinking in complex situations and refinement of therapeutic nurse/client relationships in the community health setting. It includes both theory and clinical components. NURSING MANAGEMENT OF CLIENTS III This course involves application of the Roy Adaptation Model to clients adapting to stimuli in a changing environment. The focus is on enhancing the interaction of the client with the environment - to promote adaptation. Additional emphasis addresses critical thinking in complex situations and refinement of therapeutic nurse/client relationships. It includes both theory and clinical components. NURSING MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS This course explores the nursing profession as one of the many systems within the health-care system and the role of the nurse as leader/manager within that complex system. The course also introduces the aggregate community as client and provides an opportunity for students to assess and establish goals for the aggregate community as a client system. This course also focuses on managed care. It includes both theory and clinical components. NTERNSHIP Structured out-of-class learning experience that takes place on or off campus and includes a substantial work component. An internship involves the student in a particular profession in an exploratory way to test career interests and potential. To initiate an internship experience, students meet with the internship coordinator in the Career Development Office. TOPICS: SPIRITUALITY IN NURSING This elective course examines spirituality in nursing from a holistic perspective and explores the role of the nurse in providing spiritual care to individuals, families and communities of diverse religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds across the lifespan. TOPICS: DESIGN NURSING INTERVENTION Students assume the role of reflective practitioner as they analyze and synthesize complex physiological, psychosocial, family, cultural and spiritual factors prior to designing care provider and care manager plans. Clients in acute as well as chronic phases are considered.



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