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Grand View College




A four-year liberal arts college located in Des Moines, Iowa, Grand View hosts 1,750 students in 35 different academic programs. The College is committed to a rich academic and residential life and to preparing students for careers through hands-on learning experiences.

MISSION
Grand View engages, equips, and empowers students to fulfill their ambitions and to serve society. Believing that each person possesses natural strengths and developing abilities which can lead to a full and satisfying life, Grand View admits and educates students who represent a wide range of ages, achievements, and expectations. Committed to the development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit – and to preparing students for responsible citizenship in their communities and in a diverse and changing world, Grand View:
* Believes that learning is a collaborative process where friendly interaction is the norm.
* Offers quality programs which expect intellectual growth of students.
* Integrates liberal arts education with career preparation in an urban learning environment.
* Affirms Christian faith and ethics as a vision for life, a vision that enhances the respect that its graduates have for the diversity and dignity of all people, for relating to others and for continuing the pursuit of lifelong learning.

HEALTH CARE
The Health care program is designed to offer a distinctive opportunity for students to influence the health, lifestyle and productivity of individuals and organizations. It prepares students to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion programs and encourages them to become committed to the vision of improving the health and well-being of society. Nursing and two individualized programs in Health Promotion are the areas of focus.
The nursing major develops meaning in nursing situations in a variety of healthcare environments. Student-faculty relationships create curriculum outcomes that develop a nursing professional who values learning and embodies a caring ethic.

NURSING BSN MAJOR
Grand View the baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a blend of liberal arts and professional nursing education, which together result in the learning neccesary for those interested in becoming professional nurses.

NURSING SITUATIONS
Nursing students have multiple clinical courses where the essence of nursing and caring evolve through nursing situations. Independent Nursing Situations allow students to focus on and develop additional skills in a specific clinical area they choose.
Nursing situations involve persons of all ages, persons who are acutely or chronically ill, and persons who need health promotion. Students have the option of taking nursing electives which are related to specialty areas.

NURSING BSN CAREER OPTIONS
Grand View College Nursing graduates are employed in many different clinical areas, such as: community health, critical care, pediatric, obstetrical, medical-surgical, and surgical nursing. They also have a variety of positions including staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, adult nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse manager, and nurse anesthetist.
Upon graduation, nurses are eligible to take the state board licensure examination in which GVC students have had a high passing rate. Grand View B.S.N. graduates have a high placement rate and are employed by local and national agencies in a variety of practice settings.
Job placement and career counseling resources are available. Graduates are prepared to pursue graduate education. Many graduates of Grand View College have gone on to receive master’s and doctoral degrees, choosing to practice as nurse educators, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists.



School name:Grand View College
Address:1200 Grandview Avenue
Zip & city:IA 50316-1599 Iowa
Phone:515-263-2810
Web:http://www.gvc.edu/aspx/audience/audience.aspx?pageid=1082&aid=10
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NURTURING WELL-BEING
In this course students come to know and understand personal well-being through exposure to holistic well-ness concepts, demonstrated through self reflection and lived experiences. Central to this course is the student’s ability to value nurturing of self and improved well-being.

PHARMACOLOGY IN CLINICAL SITUATIONS
In this course students come to an understanding of pharmacology and pharmacological actions of drugs and their therapeutic uses. Within this course, caring relationships are developed while students participate in decisions with clients concerning drug therapy.

CARING
In this course students come to know and understand caring as the essence and foundation of nursing. Students discover caring relationships within the context of nursing situations.

PROFESSIONALISM I
In this course students come to know and understand caring relationships with society. Students begin to value social responsibility and incorporate profession- alism into their way of being. Students are involved in professional activities.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
In this course the disruption of normal physiology is studied as general concepts of disease processes and as alterations of specific organ systems. Emphasis is placed on knowing and understanding the basis for a given disruption in well-being, recognizing the role of compensatory mechanisms, correlating assessment findings with the altered state, and identifying the inter-relationships of systems in pathologies. This approach provides a foundation for critical inquiry and application of caring responses.

HEALING TOUCH
In this course students come to new understandings and knowledge through critical inquiry of the lived experiences occurring within nursing situations involving healing and the energy systems. The focus of this course is on the therapeutic response of healing touch. In healing touch, the caregiver assists in the re-creation of balance in the client’s entire energy field, thus promoting well-being.

ASSESSMENT OF WELL-BEING
This course focuses on comprehensive assessment of well-being throughout the lifespan. Guided observations and laboratory experiences are used to facilitate understanding and knowing during the first part of the course. During the remainder of the course students perform assessments of well-being in a variety of nursing situations where caring relation- ships can be developed.

CARING RESPONSES
In this course students come to understand and know technical and complementary therapies and express them as caring responses.

CARING RELATIONSHIPS
This course values the lived experiences of RNs and seeks to enhance their knowledge and understanding of caring as the essence of nursing. The RN students discover caring relationships within the context of nursing situations. In addition, RN students come to know and understand complementary therapies and express them in caring relationships.

PROFESSIONALISM I FOR RNS
In this course RN students come to know and understand caring relationships with society. Dynamic interaction between the RN students and the nurse managers within nursing situations create new perspectives on leadership and management.

NURSING SITUATIONS WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WITHIN FAMILIES IN THE INSTITUTION
In this course students come to new understandings and knowledge through critical inquiry of the lived experiences occurring within nursing situations encountered in institutional settings. Central to this course is the students entering into caring relation- ships with the intent of nurturing the well-being of children and families from diverse backgrounds.

NURSING SITUATIONS WITH ADULTS WITHIN FAMILIES IN THE INSTITUTION
In this course students come to new understandings and knowledge through critical inquiry of the lived experiences occurring within nursing situations encountered in institutional settings. Central to this course is the students entering into caring relation- ships with the intent of nurturing the well-being of adults and families from diverse backgrounds.

NURSING SITUATIONS WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WITHIN FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY
In this course students come to new understanding and knowledge through critical inquiry of the lived experiences occurring within nursing situations encountered in a variety of settings. Central to this course is the students entering into caring relation- ships with the intent of nurturing the well-being of children, families with diverse populations, and communities with diverse backgrounds.

NURSING SITUATIONS WITH ADULTS WITHIN FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY
In this course students come to new understanding and knowledge through critical inquiry of the lived experiences occurring within nursing situations encountered in a variety of community settings. Central to this course is the student entering into caring relationships with the intent of nurturing well-being of adults, families, and communities with diverse populations.

ASSESSMENT OF WELL-BEING FOR RNS
Emphasis in this course is placed on a comprehensive assessment of well-being throughout the life span. Clinical experiences are used to facilitate students’ understanding, knowing, and meaning. Students perform assessments of well-being in a variety of nursing situations where caring relationships can be developed.

INDEPENDENT NURSING SITUATION
Independent Study empowers students to construct their own learning opportunity by shaping the unique caring context of a nursing situation. The students draw upon past lived experiences and discover new meanings. Understandings are nurtured through student relationships with others and mutual sharing that reveals further possibilities.

LEADERSHIP: A COMMITMENT TO SOCIETY
Students come to new understandings and knowledge through critical inquiry of the lived experiences occurring within nursing situations encountered in multiple client care settings. Central to this course is the dynamic interconnectedness of students entering into caring relationships with groups of clients and the development of managed care perspectives in preparation for transition to practice. Students construct their own learning opportunities by knowing and understanding the unique caring of a nursing situation. The students draw upon past lived experiences and discover new meanings.

NURSING SITUATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY
In this course RN students come to new understanding and knowledge through critical inquiry of the lived experiences occurring with nursing situations encountered in a variety of community settings. Central to this course is the RN students entering into caring relationships with the intent of nurturing the well-being of children, adults, and families with diverse backgrounds and communities with diverse populations.

PROFESSIONALISM II
In this course students enter into caring relationships with society. Opportunities are provided through lived experiences in nursing situations that allow students to be directly involved in social responsibility. As students explore nursing research, they further incorporate professionalism into their way of being.

PROFESSIONALISM II FOR RNS
In this course RN students enter into caring relationships with society. Opportunities are provided through lived experiences in nursing situations that allow students to be directly involved in social responsibility. As RN students explore nursing research, they further incorporate professionalism into their way of being.

LEADERSHIP AND CARE MANAGEMENT
Students come to new understandings and knowledge through initial inquiry of the lived experiences occurring within nursing situations encountered in multiple client settings. Central to this course is the dynamic interconnectedness of students entering caring relationships with groups of clients and the development of managed care perspectives.

NURSING SCIENCE AND INQUIRY: FOCUSED STUDY
Independent Study empowers students to construct their own learning opportunity by knowing and understanding the unique caring of a nursing situa- tion. The students draw upon past lived experiences and discover new meanings. Understandings are nurtured through student relationships with others and mutual sharing that reveals further possibilities.

LEADERSHIP AND CARE MANAGEMENT: PROFESSIONALISM I FOR RNS
Dynamic interactions between the RN students and the nurse manager within nursing situations creates new perspectives on leadership and management. Central to the course is the dynamic interconnectedness of students entering into caring relationships with groups of clients and the development of managed care perspectives.

PROFESSIONALISM II: HEALTH SYSTEMS, HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS
In this course students enter into caring relationships with society. Opportunities are provided through lived experiences in nursing situations that allow students to be directly involved in social responsibility. As students explore nursing research, they further incorporate professionalism into their way of being.

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