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Columbia Union College - Nursing Department




A unique vision shapes the character of an institution and makes it particularly appealing to students.

Columbia Union Colleges is a small private college near the nation’s capital with deeply-felt Christian roots. As a result, the college displays excellence in terms of its own distinctiveness, with an emphasis on classes that are smaller and taught by professors who bring not only the kind of technical capability you would expect at a college at the nation’s capital, but also a strong sense of mission. This translates into a more personal style of teaching, where students are not lost in the shuffle, as is possible in larger institutions.

Also, because we are located at the nation’s capital, our classes take on a distinctive excitement due to the resources available. For example, where in another part of the country a class might talk about a Supreme Court decision, our students can visit the Court and listen to the testimony and watch history being made. Where in another part of the country a class might study about a foreign culture, our students can actually hop on the Metro and go down and visit the embassy.

The fact that we’re a Christian college with a distinctive emphasis on service (our motto is "Gateway to Service") means that students also have opportunities, here, to explore their own spiritual journey in ways that are wholly supportive. We believe this adds value to the college experience that is transformational in its nature.

INTRODUCTION

The Edyth T. James Department of Nursing is committed to providing quality baccalaureate Christian nursing education. Provision is made for matriculation of students just beginning their education in nursing and for RN's who are seeking a baccalaureate degree. The nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commissions (NLNAC).

Multiple agencies are utilized for clinical experience including: Washington Adventist Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, National Naval Medical Center, Children's National Medical Center, County Departments of Health, Adventist Home Health, School Health and Parish Nursing agencies and others.



School name:Columbia Union College - Nursing Department
Address:7600 Flower Avenue, Health Science Building, Room 205
Zip & city:MD 20912 Maryland
Phone:(301) 891-4144
Web:http://www.cuc.edu/academic/departments/nursing/index.html
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FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
An introduction to the theoretical foundations of professional nursing. Included are the philosophy and conceptual framework of the baccalaureate nursing program and on the development of fundamental professional nursing skills necessary to provide safe client care. Focus is on concepts, models, and theories related to health, nursing, communication, and aging. Two hours theory and six hours laboratory/clinical experience each week.

CONCEPTS OF MAXIMUM HEALTH
Use of the nursing process to determine and promote maximum health and healthy lifestyles of individual over the lifespan. This includes caring for youth, childbearing families, adults and elderly in a multi cultural society. Emphasis is on using the theoretical knowledge, the leadership process, research findings, and resources to promote human need fulfillment within a variety of settings. Four theory and nine clinical hours per week. (Fall Semester)

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
The focus of this course is on the health and physical assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Two credit hours theory and three hours clinical per week. (Fall Semester)

PHARMACOLOGY
Concepts of pharmacology required to provide optimum nursing care are presented. Emphasis is on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, along with physiologic and psychological alterations produced by specific drugs and their interactions. Legal aspects of pharmacology are addressed.

HUMAN NEED ALTERATIONS: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course focuses on human need alterations resulting in pathophysiological changes impacting on the integrity of the human system. Emphasis is on selected human need alterations and facilitation of human need fulfillment. Three hours theory per week. (Fall Semester)

CONCEPTS OF IMPAIRED HEALTH I
Use of the nursing process in caring for children, child-bearing families, adults and the elderly experiencing impaired health. Emphasis is on using theoretical knowledge, the leadership process, research findings, and resources to promote human need fulfillment within the multicultural society. Five hours theory and ten hours clinical experience per week. (Spring Semester)

CONCEPTS OF NURSING RESEARCH AND COMPUTERS
The focus of this course is on the use of computers and technology with nursing research. Emphasis is on the role of the student nurse in the research process. Three hours theory per week. (Spring Semester)

CONCEPTS OF IMPAIRED HEALTH II
Use of the nursing process in caring for young, middle-aged and older adults experiencing impaired mental health. Emphasis is on applying theoretical knowledge through the nursing process, analyzing research findings, analyzing components of the leadership process, and selecting resources to assist clients in human need fulfillment. Two credit hours theory and three clinical hours per week. (Fall Semester)

CONCEPTS OF COMPLEX HEALTH
Use of the nursing process in caring for children, adults and the elderly experiencing crisis, critical, and chronic alterations in health. Emphasis is on theoretical and clinical competence, analyzing research findings, synthesizing components of the leadership process, and selecting resources to assist clients in human need fulfillment. Six hours theory and twelve hours clinical experience per week. (Fall Semester)

CONCEPTS OF COMPLEX HEALTH
Use of the nursing process in caring for children, adults and the elderly experiencing crisis, critical, and chronic alterations in health. Emphasis is on theoretical and clinical competence, analyzing research findings, synthesizing components of the leadership process, and selecting resources to assist clients in human need fulfillment. Six hours theory and twelve hours clinical experience per week. (Fall Semester)

CONCEPTS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
The focus of this course is on the facilitation of maximum health for individuals, families, groups and communities through the use of the nursing process. Application of knowledge drawn from selected theories, research findings, leadership/ political processes, legal/ethical issues, and community resources to assist human need fulfillment of clients in a multicultural society. Four hours theory and six hours clinical experience per week. (Spring Semester)

NURSING MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
The focus of this course is on the role of the nursing professional within the changing health care system. Examined are the economic, political, legal, and ethical issues that impact on the caring, leadership, management, and research processes related to the practice of professional nursing in a Multi cultural society. Emphasis is on facilitating the student’s transition into professional nursing practice. Two hours theory and three hours clinical per week. (Spring Semester)

NURSING CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
The focus of this course is on the role of the nursing professional within the changing health care system. Emphasis is on facilitating the student’s transition into professional nursing practice through passing the NCLEX successfully on the first attempt. Course summarizes selected theories from nursing, humanities, social and natural sciences in the management of health care personnel and clients in a variety of settings inclusive of the leadership process and their relationship to passing the NCLEX. Students will prepare and utilize internal and external resources to enhance personal and professional growth in preparation for the NCLEX-RN qualifying exam. (Spring Semester)

CONCEPTS OF COLLABORATION AND PRECEPTORSHIPS
The focus of this course is on the role of the nursing professional within a health care setting selected by the student. Students will work closely with a practicing professional (preceptor) in the clinical setting. The student will utilize the nursing process to care for a variety of clients in a variety of settings. The emphasis is on assisting the student into a professional work setting. (Spring Semester)

PAIN AND SUFFERING ACROSS CULTURES
Focuses on the impact of human pain and suffering across various cultures. There is an emphasis on the human reactions to physical and psychological pain and suffering. Cross-listed as HLSC 481, PSYC 481. (Offered as needed)

CARING ACROSS CULTURES
Focuses on the impact of selected health issues on a Multi-cultural society throughout the life span. There is an emphasis on the development of caring behaviors in a variety of cultures which are influenced by multiple disciplines.

TOPICS IN NURSING
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Selected topics on health that are of interest and concern to the professional. Topics include addictions in contemporary society, coping with loss, computers in nursing, etc. Registered nurses may take selected courses for continuing education credit. Theory and/or clinical experience as arranged.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING
Study on an independent basis in collaboration with the instructor on a topic in nursing at the lower division level. (Offered as needed)

HONORS SEMINAR
An opportunity for the honors student to investigate a topic(s) related to the advancement of professional nursing. Theory and/or clinical experience as arranged. (Offered as needed)

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