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College of Saint Elizabeth (Nursing Program)




Be in demand. The College of Saint Elizabeth announces its new Master of Science in Nursing program. There is a huge demand for nurses with advanced degrees who can assume leadership positions as nurse educators.

MISSION

Flowing from the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth, the mission of the Nursing Department is to be a community of learning in the Catholic liberal arts tradition for registered nurses of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures. The department is committed to scholarship and critical inquiry. It strives to foster just and ethical relations and the promotion of nurses as full partners in the health care delivery system and society. The Nursing department promotes a caring, personal environment where students learn by example as well as by participation to develop their leadership abilities in a spirit of service and social responsibility to others. Within this environment students become sensitive and responsive to local and global health care concerns.

GOALS

1. Prepare registered nurses as professional nurse generalists and leaders at the baccalaureate level who use nursing theory and professional nursing standards to assess and respond to client health care needs.
2. Promote career mobility for registered nurses graduating from diploma or associate degree programs.
3. Provide the educational foundation for graduate study in nursing.
4. Promote lifelong personal and professional growth.

In addition to achieving the stated outcomes for all graduates of the College of Saint Elizabeth, BSN graduates of the Nursing Department will:
1. Use the Betty Neuman Health Care Systems Model and professional nursing standards to implement nursing practice with clients in a variety of settings, sensitive to those of diverse backgrounds.
2. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in a variety of formats.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in professional nursing practice.
4. Evaluate research studies and apply appropriate findings to influence nursing practice.
5. Assess and evaluate health care services in relation to client needs.
6. Implement leadership roles of advocacy and change agent with, and/or for the client to enhance client health, the practice of nursing, and the nursing profession.
7. Integrate and apply knowledge from the arts, humanities, sciences, and nursing that support the holistic, evolving nature of the client, self, and professional nursing.
8. Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and responsible professional membership in the global community.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (Cohort Model RN-BSN Initiative)

The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) has established a cohort-model RN-BSN program designed for nurses to complete their degree in a flexible and convenient learning environment. The program provides a seamless transition from RN to BSN with financial savings to nurses enrolled.

Students with an associate's degree will enter as Juniors with the general education requirements completed. The nursing curriculum at CSE is based on the theoretical model of Betty Neuman and is designed to prepare a professional nurse generalist and leader at the baccalaureate level providing a solid foundation for graduate study in nursing.

The College of Saint Elizabeth accepts up to 96 credits in transfer including all of the associate's degree credits. A minimum of 128 credits is required to fulfill the degree requirements.



School name:College of Saint ElizabethNursing Program
Address:2 Convent Road
Zip & city:NJ 07960-6989 New Jersey
Phone:(973) 290-4124
Web:http://www.cse.edu/index.php?id=173
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PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF NURSING I
Students examine the professional practice of nursing through the study of historical, socio-cultural, economic, political, and ethical factors affecting the health care delivery system and the profession of nursing. The nursing process is explored using the Betty Neuman Health Care System Model, and professional nursing standards. Critical thinking skills are fostered through the formulation of nursing diagnosis and care plans. Students explore the interrelationship between professional practice standards, a code of ethics, and the application of research findings in clinical practice to the nature of nursing as a profession. A particular focus is placed on the nursing roles of change agent, client advocate, and advocate for the profession. The uses of computer search engines, such as CINAHL, and Proquest, APA format and Turnitin are introduced. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING TRANSITION
Students examine the theory of nursing using the Betty Neuman Health Care System Model, and professional nursing standards. Critical thinking skills are fostered through the formulation of nursing diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions, using a nursing model and professional nursing standards. A particular focus is placed on nursing ethics and on the nursing roles of change agent, client advocate, and advocate for the profession. The uses of computer search engines, such as CINAHL, and Proquest, APA format and Turnitin are introduced. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT W/ INDIVIDUAL
Students develop and apply cognitive, interpersonal and psychomotor skills of holistic health assessment with healthy clients of varying ages. Emphasis is placed on data collection for health assessments of individuals at various stages of the life cycle. The data examined include physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, developmental and spiritual factors that influence the intra-, inter- and extra personal components of the client system. Cultural variations are explored. Differences between normal and abnormal assessment findings are examined. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

LAB: HOLISTIC HLTH

PHYS OF HUMAN RESPONSE IN HEALTH ISSUES
Builds on students' previous work in the biological sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Students will examine the relationship between knowledge and practice with an emphasis on understanding normal and abnormal human responses to health and illness. Particular emphasis is placed on exploring normal physiology, relational anatomy and on understanding the physiology underlying illness and injury in the human body. The pathophysiology of common acute and chronic conditions found in the population is a focus. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

NURSING ROLES & INTERVENTIONS
Using the Betty Neuman Systems Model, students adapt and evaluate their geriatric assessment skills, stress management strategies, therapeutic communication skills, care planning, and client teaching with an older adult. Using the Betty Neuman Health Care Systems Model, professional nursing standards, and the particular roles of client advocate and change agent, students evaluate the quality of interventions used by nurses in primary, secondary, and tertiary settings with individual clients. Issues surrounding the use of delegation, holistic interventions, pain management strategies, spiritual approaches, culturally competent care, therapeutic communication, and end of life care are explored. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

LAB: NURSING ROLES

NURSING RESEARCH
Students read, interpret, and evaluate nursing research for the purpose of appropriately using scientific findings in nursing practice. Ethical considerations in all aspects of the research process are emphasized. The research tradition in nursing is examined with an emphasis on current research priorities such as Evidenced Based Practice and future trends. Students gain additional computer skills in the use of the research process. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

NURSING PROCESS WITH CLIENTS IN GROUPS
Students explore the Betty Neuman Health Care System Model, basic theories of group functioning, and current literature, including structure, development, leadership, membership, roles and communication patterns. In keeping with the focus on the nurse's roles as change agent and advocate for the profession, students explore the dynamics of change and advocacy as they relate to group forces. Ethical issues are examined. Students observe small groups of clients of various ages, levels of wellness, and cultural/ethnic backgrounds throughout the semester and have opportunities for group leadership. Students critically analyze the group structure, process, membership roles, and communication. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

LAB: NURS PROC GROUPS

NURSING PROCESS WITH FAMILY SYSTEMS
Students work with families in a variety of developmental stages and lifestyles to understand family culture, ethnicity and spirituality. Political, ethical and environmental issues are explored. The Neuman Systems Model, family theory and nursing process guide problem-solving and mutual decision making strategies. Students collaborate with other health professionals in the roles of family advocate and change agent to assist families in accessing health services and meeting health goals.

LAB: NURS PROC W/ FAM

INTERNATIONAL NURSING - STUDY ABROAD
Course will provide an intensive introduction into the health care system and role of the nurse in a specified foreign country. Students will accompany faculty members and observe/participate in planned clinical experiences, tailored to the needs of the students. Utilizing the Neuman Systems Model, the student will focus on the intra-, inter-, and extra- personal factors and stressors affecting the health of communities and population groups in the specified country. Students will compare and contrast the health care system and nursing in the United States with their experiences abroad. Many cultural events and occasions are provided to ensure sensitivity to the culture. Differences in culture that affect health care are explored.

NURSING PROCESS IN THE COMMUNITY
Utilizing the Neuman Systems Model, students focus on the study of intra-, inter-, and extra-personal factors and stressors affecting the health of population groups and communities. Concepts of epidemiology are explored, as well as problems related to the delivery and distribution of health care services. Ethical, legal, socio-political, and economic perspectives of public health measures and the current health care delivery structure are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nursing profession in meeting the needs of specific population groups and in developing more effective health care delivery systems. Working in small groups students will select a target population and design a community health project. Integrated learning assignment required in all accelerated format courses.

LAB: NURS PROC COMM

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