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Humboldt State University (Department of Nursing)




The Department of Nursing offers a traditional Bachelors degree in nursing as well as a bridge program for Registered nurses to obtain their bachelors degree.

Humboldt State University is nestled in the Redwoods of Northern California. Our students in the Department of Nursing enjoy the opportunity of small classes, rural clinical placements and a holistic nursing focus. Students at Humboldt State enjoy a safe campus, community employment opportunities and numerous campus activities.

The Department of Nursing offers a four- year baccalaureate nursing program which is fully accredited by the California State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Once students are admitted to the major, the program consists of six semesters. Students are eligible to take the state licensing exam after successful completion of required nursing major courses.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing has been identified by the major professional nursing groups as entry level into the practice of professional nursing. Unlike diploma and two-year nursing programs, the bachelor of science degree in nursing is built upon a base of study in the liberal arts with clinical experience concentrated in the upper level of study.

PHILOSOPHY

In accordance with the philosophy of Humboldt State University, we believe that baccalaureate nursing education for the professional nurse should encompass a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences.

The faculty believes that the professional nurse, in addition to demonstrating expertise in practice, should be able to think critically, act independently and responsibly, recognize the unique qualities of each client, make a socially significant and personally gratifying contribution to society, and function in a manner consistent with a consciousness of the relationship of the individual to the total environment. The faculty believes that the focus of nursing is on the client as an individual, family or community. We believe that the client constantly interacts with the environment and adapts in situations of health and illness throughout the life span. The faculty has organized the curriculum based on views of client, health, environment and nursing. This philosophy is influenced by the theory of Modeling and Role Modeling (Erickson, Tomlin and Swain, 1983).




School name:Humboldt State UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:1 Harpst St.
Zip & city:CA 95521 California
Phone:(707) 826-3215
Web:http://www.humboldt.edu/~nurs/
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LOWER DIVISION

BEGINNING ASSESSMENT SKILLS
Gather and validate subjective/objective assessment data within functional health patterns. Assess through inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation.

FUNDAMENTAL NURSING SKILLS
Theory, demonstration, and practice of technical nursing and beginning psychosocial skills currently needed in the profession.

THEORY-BASED NURSING PRACTICE
Introduces department's curriculum, underlying theory of modeling and role modeling, and functional health patterns. Apply theory from NURS 260, 261, 262 to clients in clinical setting.

NURSING INTERVENTIONS FOR ADULT CLIENTS
Use nursing process with hospitalized adults. Underlying theories of nursing, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition. Independent and collaborative nursing interventions related to diagnosis.

SUPPLEMENTARY WORK IN LOWER DIVISION NURSING
Directed theoretical study. Limited to students needing a portion of a required lower division course.

UPPER DIVISION

APPLYING CONCEPTS: ADULT HEALTH NURSING
Application of concepts from Concepts in Professional Nursing to the adult and elderly populations. Independent Study.

APPLYING CONCEPTS: MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Application of concepts from Concepts in Professional Nursing and Bridging Concepts for the RN to the client with mental health issues. Independent Study.

APPLYING CONCEPTS: MAT/CHILD NURSING
Application of concepts from Concepts in Professional Nursing and Bridging Concepts for the RN to children and child-bearing women. Independent Study.

CONCEPTS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Provides the returning RN student with the opportunity to review and explore today's nursing practice in light of ever changing thought and technology. Introduces HSU nursing curriculum and philosophy.

BRIDGING CONCEPTS FOR THE RN
This course introduces the Modeling and role-Modeling nursing theory and is built around related concepts facilitating the transition of the RN from current knowledge levels to the baccalaureate nursing curriculum.

APPLICATIONS & TRENDS IN CLINICAL CARE FOR THE RN
Provides returning RN with opportunity to explore today’s clinical nursing practice through selected “hot topic” trends: holistic nursing, environmental concerns, the rise of global infection, new theories of heart disease, autoimmunity, and other medical breakthroughs. Evidence-based practice is emphasized.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & PHARMACOLOGY
Pharmacologic applications and concepts of physiological and biological alterations in body structures and functions. Emphasis: diseases common to adult clients. Nonmajors may take CR/NC.

CARING FOR STIGMATIZED GROUPS: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Use nursing process, psychiatric theory, and modeling/role-modeling concepts with patients experiencing acute and chronic mental disorders. Emphasis: therapeutic use of self and therapeutic communication.

CLINICAL LABORATORY
Clinical experience accompanying psychiatric nursing.

CARING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
Use nursing process and modeling/role-modeling theory with elderly clients. Address phenomena of aging and associated problems/rewards.

CLINICAL LABORATORY
Clinical experience accompanying gerontological nursing.

MATERNAL/CHILD/FAMILY NURSING
Family theory/care of childbearing women, neonates, children, and their families using the nursing process, modeling, role-modeling. Adapt care to diverse client populations.

TRANSCULTURAL NURSING
Conceptual framework of transcultural nursing and its application. Offered as extended field course outside Humboldt County.

TRANSCULTURAL NURSING LAB

SUPPLEMENTARY WORK IN UPPER DIVISION NURSING
Directed theoretical study. Limited to students needing a portion of a required upper division course.

STRESS MANAGEMENT ­ WELLNESS & ILLNESS
Relationship of stress to wellness and illness. Specific illnesses in context of known stress factors. Modes of stress reduction.

COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE: A RESEARCH-BASED APPROACH
Critical thinking approach enmeshed in holism. Principles of self-care and advocacy. GE area E.

CLINICAL APPLICATION OF HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Builds on assessment skills to delineate common variances of normal and detect abnormal and potentially abnormal findings in adults/children.

NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY
Employ nursing process (modeling/role-modeling theory) and appropriate level of prevention in the community (individuals, families, groups).

LEADERSHIP & DECISION MAKING
Nurse as leader, manager, and decision maker using nursing theory with individuals/organizations and providing nursing care to complex clients.

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT FOR THE RN
This course focuses on the RN as leader, coordinator, and manager of nursing care. Facilitation, decision-making, problem-solving, communication skill and strategic planing are emphasized as we explore the role of the RN as change agent. Organizational and group dynamics, performance improvement, basic personnel management, and delegation skill is introduced.

NURSING RESEARCH
Use current literature to analyze components of the research process and role of the professional nurse using research.

NURSING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT
Capstone and nursing outcomes assessment. Test knowledge of professional nursing, competencies in nursing practices, and critical thinking skills. Discuss issues related to scope of practice, emerging roles, and future of nursing. CR/NC.

DIRECTED STUDY
Individual study of select theories.


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