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Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (Department of Nursing)




Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, located near downtown Orlando, specializes in allied health and nursing education. The College works closely with Florida Hospital to give students the clinical experience that only a major medical center can provide. Florida Hospital, a 1,478 bed medical center, is the largest of more than 350 health care facilities, worldwide, operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The hospital is internationally recognized for its programs in heart and orthopedic surgery, organ transplantation, and limb replantation.

The College offers outstanding educational programs. Degree choices include baccalaureate degrees in nursing and radiologic sciences. Associate of science degrees in diagnostic medical sonography (general or cardiovascular ultrasound), nuclear medicine, nursing, occupational therapy assistant, pre-professional studies, and radiography. Certificate programs are available in advanced placement - diagnostic medical sonography, advanced modalities - cardiovascular interventional technology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, mammography, and nuclear medicine. General education courses in liberal arts and sciences are also taught on our campus.

Contributing to academic excellence on-campus is a Learning Resource Center and the Robert Arthur Williams Library containing outstanding collections of print and video information in nursing and allied health fields.

Campus Ministries are a vital part of student life. This special dimension provides students with Christian educational experiences that include assembly programs, music, drama, and the camaraderie of Christian friends. Students have access to the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is within walking distance of our campus. The church offers weekly services throughout the year.

MISSION STATEMENT

In harmony with the mission of the College, the Department of Nursing provides educational experiences within a Christian environment designed to promote excellence in nursing.

PHILOSOPHY

The faculty believes that the discipline of nursing is both an art and a science that promotes health through the delivery of wholistic care to individuals, families, and communities. Through the profession of nursing, we extend the healing ministry of Christ.

The practice and teaching of nursing is a calling to exercise God’s gifts in a life of service to humanity. Faculty and students, guided by Christian principles, achieve personal and professional excellence through quality education and lifelong learning.



School name:Florida Hospital College of Health SciencesDepartment of Nursing
Address:671 Winyah Drive
Zip & city:FL 32803-1226 Florida
Phone:(800) 500-7747
Web:http://www.fhchs.edu/academics/nursing
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CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees Focuses on concepts, communication skills and issues related to Baccalaureate-level nursing practice, nursing models, and the formation of a personal philosophy of nursing.

HEALTH PROMOTION AND ASSESSMENT
Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees or with Permission of Department Chair Provides the nurse with a comprehensive approach to health promotion and assessment using the nursing process. It is accomplished by theory and practice in history taking, physical exam techniques, use of assessment tools/equipment, and health teaching. The student will learn about common variations seen in healthy clients, age-related variations, and common abnormal findings.

PRINCIPLES OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees or with Permission of Department Chair Explores the principles of human physiology and the pathologic process that alter patient/client lines of defense and resistance. This course will provide the student with an understanding of structural adaptions and functional responses of cells, tissues, organs, and systems. The student will develop the ability to relate clinical manifestations to pathophysiologic changes.

PHARMACOLOGY
Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees or with Permission of Department Chair Builds on the student's pharmacology knowledge base while focusing on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions. The major drug classifications will be studied in terms of their effects on the patient/client lines of defense and resistance. The student analyzes clients' multiple-drug regimens for the purpose of teaching and providing quality care to clients and families.

DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING
Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Credit of one to three hours is available. Permission of Department Chair Provides the student with the opportunity for directed individual or group study of a particular problem or area. Permission from the Department of Nursing is required for course enrollment.

COMPONENTS OF HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Exlores the concepts of managerial accounting including an understanding of the accounting cycle and the presenation and interpretation of financial statements.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Emphasis is given to primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of care.

POPULATION - FOCUSED HEALTH PROMOTION
Focuses on providing students with a knowledge of population-based healthcare interventions to effect changes in health promotion and disease prevention, disaster preparedness, and interventions across the continuum of care in a multicultural society.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING
Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees Prerequisite Note: RN License Focuses on the application of contemporary leadership and management principles in the current healthcare environment. The student will have the opportunity to observe and analyze the function of managers and healthcare executives.

NURSING RESEARCH METHODS
The study of the research process as applied to nursing problems. The student will evaluate published research findings for use in nursing practice. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours), and meets the requirement for an oral and written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

SEMINAR IN NURSING
Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees Corequisite Note: A nursing, general education, or cognate course may be taken concurrently within the last trimester of the program. This capstone course provides an opportunity for students to explore health-related issues and analyze the impact that cultural, economical, political, and/or scientific change has on nursing and healthcare. In harmony with the current healthcare emphasis on clinical outcomes, each student designs and presents an outcome project in an area of special clinical interest. Through this project the student will demonstrate application of the Neuman Systems Model and mastery of content from previous Baccalaureate courses.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING
Introduces the student to the profession of nursing, Neuman Systems Model, and the nursing process. The student will develop critical thinking and communication skills necessary for the professional practice of nursing.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary and secondary prevention and strengthening the adult patient/client lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will identify basic stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables of the patient/client system. The student will provide care within the acute care and community environments.

TECHNIQUES OF CLINICAL NURSING
Focuses on the procedures used to provide secondary and tertiary interventions to individuals throughout the life span. The student will develop psychomotor skills necessary for the provision of patient/client care.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING I
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and strengthening the adult patient/client lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will provide care for the patient/client experiencing designated stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. The student will provide care within the acute care environment.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and strengthening the patient/client neuropsychological lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will provide care for the patient/client experiencing designated stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables across the life span. The student will provide care within the acute care and community environments.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING II
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and strengthening the adult patient/client lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will provide care for the patient/client experiencing selected chronic stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. The student will provide care within the acute care and long-term care environment.

NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary and secondary prevention and strengthening the childbearing family lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will provide care for the patient/client experiencing stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables of the family during pregnancy, childbirth, neonatal, and postpartal periods. The student will provide care within the acute care and the community environments.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING III
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and strengthening the adult patient/client lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will provide care for the critical stable patient/client experiencing stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. The student will provide care within the progressive care environment.

NURSING OF THE CHILD AND FAMILY
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of primary and secondary prevention and strengthening the child/family lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will provide care for the patient/client experiencing stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. The student will provide care within the acute care environment.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING IV
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the provision of secondary and tertiary prevention and strengthening the adult patient/client lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will manage care of the critical unstable patient/client experiencing stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. The student will provide care within the critical care environment.

NURSING PRACTICUM
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the management of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and strengthening the patient/client lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will manage care of the designated patient/client experiencing stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. The student will provide care in an acute care environment. This clinical course is designed to facilitate the transition to the role of a registered nurse.

NURSING PRACTICUM
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in the management of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and strengthening the patient/client lines of defense and resistance to environmental stressors. The student will manage care of the designated patient/client experiencing stressors affecting the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. The student will provide care in an acute care environment. This clinical course is designed to facilitate the transition to the role of a registered nurse.

HEALTH PROMOTION AND ASSESSMENT
Provides the nurse with a comprehensive approach to health promotion and assessment using the nursing process. It is accomplished by theory and practice in history taking, physical exam techniques, use of assessment tools/equipment, and health teaching. The student will learn about common variations seen in healthy clients, age-related variations, and common abnormal findings.

PRINCIPLES OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Explores the principles of human physiology and the pathologic processes that alter patient/client lines of defense and resistance. This course will provide the student with an understanding of structural adaptations and functional responses of cells, tissues, organs, and systems. The student will develop the ability to relate clinical manifestations to pathophysiologic changes.

PHARMACOLOGY
Builds on the student's pharmacology knowledge base while focusing on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions. The major drug classifications will be studied in terms of their effects on the patient/client lines of defense and resistance. The student analyzes clients' multiple-drug regimens for the purpose of teaching and providing quality care to clients and families.

SEMINAR IN NURSING
This capstone course provides an opportunity for students to explore health-related issues and analyze the impact that cultural, economical, political, and/or scientific change has on nursing and healthcare. In harmony with the current healthcare emphasis on clinical outcomes, each student designs and presents an outcome project in an area of special clinical interest. Through this project the student will demonstrate application of the Neuman Systems Model and mastery of content from previous Baccalaureate courses.

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