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Johns Hopkins University (School of Nursing)




MISSION

The mission of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is to provide leadership to improve health care and advance the profession through education, research, practice, and service. Faculty and graduates of the School will set the highest standards for patient care, exemplify leadership, be sensitive to changing societal needs for nursing care, be sensitive to changing societal needs for nursing care, be committed to health care for all individuals and populations, and provide a positive and innovative force in the evolution of the nursing profession and the changing health care system.




School name:Johns Hopkins UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:525 N. Wolfe St.
Zip & city:MD 21205  Maryland
Phone:(410) 955-7548
Web:http://www.son.jhmi.edu/
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ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
This course is mainly for students whose first language is not American English and whose experience with academic written communication in American English is limited. This course focuses on a number of basic and advanced linguistic, cultural and social aspects of effective academic written communication in English to help the student write as clearly as possible.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Scholarly activity under guidance of faculty serves to help students achieve professional goals.

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM INTEPRETATION WITH CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
This course is designed to provide an overview of the basic principles of electrocardiogram interpretation, with an emphasis on developing a standard sequence for interpretation of rhythm strips and electrocardiograms that will be applied to clinical practice. The course will use a case study and clinical scenario format to focus on recognition and nursing management of arrhythmias, AV conduction blocks, and patterns of ischemic heart disease. Students are encouraged to draw upon their clincial experiences in the clinical application group activities.

CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF HEALTH CARE
This course will assist students to examine how their own cultural heritage may affect the way they view and interact with clients from other cultures. Health beliefs, health seeking behaviors and health practices will be presented emphasizing the cultural phenomena presented in the Giger-Davidhizar model. Participants will be encouraged to draw upon their cross-cultural experience in group discussions. Communication skills and transcultural assessment tools presented will assist the health care professional to give culturally competent care.

BREASTFEEDING: PRACTICE AND RESEARCH
Clinical techniques, research guiding practice, and the role of the nurse in the breastfeeding process will be the focus of this course. Strategies to encourage the initiation and duration of breastfeeding will be discussed and implemented. Students will spend approximately 14 hours over the course of the semester assisting women who are breastfeeding their infants.

MANAGING ISSUES RELATED TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN OLDER ADULTS
Older adults are the fastest growing segment of our population with nearly 80% of all Americans living through most of their seventh decade. A major concern in today's health care environment is delivering services in a more efficient and cost-effective manner while preserving or enhancing the quality of care. Older adults are major consumers of health care services across a continuum from health promotion through hospice. This course is designed to provide the student with current knowledge related to health issues facing the older adult including: aging demographics; attitudinal issues, myths, and stereotypes of aging; theories of aging; impact of ethnicity on aging; common age related changes and health implications; primary and secondary prevention; coping with chronic illnesses; legal and ethical issues; dying and death; and health policy as well as the role of the expert geriatric nurse. The focus of the course will be on critical thinking and utilization of the nursing process in care of older adults across the health care continuum.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS IN URBAN BALTIMORE
tudents will gain a broad perspective on factors affecting the health of underserved communities in urban Baltimore and develop cultural competency skills to work effectively in partnership with Baltimore communities. The course includes issues such as disparities in health and health care, social justice, vulnerable populations, housing, employment, safety, and the environment. In addition, specific Baltimore community health interventons for selected aggregates are presented with emphasis on health promotion. Students will learn about local community agencies and resources.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH SEMINAR: REFLECTION, ACTION, TRANSFORMATION
Students in the Community Outreach Program will continue their learning experience in this weekly seminar course. Weekly seminar focuses on students' practice in the Community Outreach Program. Students will analyze issues related to their experiences of providing care to the underserved in Baltimore urban communities. This course offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge from their previous experiences and concurrent course work to their practice of nursing in community projects. Students will participate in a community intervention project in addition to their community outreach program services. Selected community members will lead discussions and present on current issues in their communities.

FUNDAMENTALS OF FORENSIC NURSING
This course presents an overview of the development of forensic nursing as a specialty formally recognized by the American Nurses Association. Forensic nursing, simply defined, explores where nursing practice has a high likelihood of overlapping with the legal system (i.e., child and family abuse, sexual assault, and death investigation). Students will be introduced to a variety of forensic nursing roles as well as how forensic nurses work collaboratively with many disciplines within the justice systems. Principles of thorough evidence collection and preservation will be highlighted. Students will be introduced to expanding career opportunities in this rapidly growing nursing sub-specialty.

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
This course is designed to provide students with the specific medical vocabulary and terminology necessary to communicate with and help treat Latino patients with limited English proficiency. The course will include specific vocabulary groups relating to assessment and care of patients, vocabulary to establish rapport, and discussions leading to cultural competencies. The course will use pre-designed dialogues to review and learn vocabulary and grammar structures, as well as a workshop setting designed to put students into scenarios where they can use both their speaking and listening skills. Most of the course will be taught in Spanish and because this is an Intermediate course, students will be expected to have taken Spanish and retained basic conversational abilities.

BEGINNING SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Students enrolled in this class will begin by learning basic Spanish language structure and vocabulary and building appropriate phrasing and vocabulary to facilitate intake of basic information. Focus will be placed on broad vocabulary acquisition as well as specific medical terminology. As a result, extensive memorization will be required for successful participation. Cultural competency concerns will also be discussed.

A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION
This course prepares the nursing student to assume the role of health educator in the high school community setting. Specifically, the course focuses on depression education for adolescents. The course has three main components: understanding depression as a treatable medical illness, understanding the role of the nurse as a community health educator, and providing educaiton to high school students about adolescent depression. By reviewing the educational principles and best practices for education, the student will begin to develop skills as a nurse educator. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescent depression will be reviewed, as will concepts related to normal adolescent growth and development. Nursing students will go into local high school classrooms to educate 9th grade students about adolescent depression.

SAFETY, QUALITY, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
This is a pilot course that will introduce the foundational skills in the Science of Quality. This course will: provide an overview of the current health care environment and the challenges facing physicians and nurses in the areas of quality and safety; describe the theoretical basis for the science of safety and quality; and provide specific quality tools and competencies for healthcare professionals to use in clinical practice settings.

FULD LEADERSHIP FELLOWS IN CLINICAL NURSING
The Leadership Fellows Program in Clinical Nursing is a theory and clinical course designed to augment the leadership experience with a specific quality and/or safety project in a multidisciplinary team. The theory component will be a leadership seminar focusing on topics such as: team building skills, understanding and embracing a team project leadership role, project follwership (delegation, conflict), team negotiation, the science of quality, evidence-based practice, quality improvement tools, data management and presentation, and problem solving models and strategies. The clinical component will provide experiential learning and problem solving at the bedside for the student paired with a mentor. The mentor will guide the student through the process of 1) identifying and thinking critically about a clinical quality or safety problem, 2) taking the lead within a multidisciplinary team, and 3) presenting their ideas for implementation. Special emphasis will be placed on competencies required to assume leadership positions, the valuable interaction with a mentor, an increased understanding of the broader context in which the nursing profession functions, and the importance of quality and safety in the business of health

ADVANCED BEGINNER SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
This course is designed to re-awaken previous language study and provide a forum for development of both additional basic language skills and specific medical terminology. The course will include acquisition of frequently used vocabulary, basic grammar concepts, elementary conversational vocabulary, and colloquialisms. It will include specific vocabulary groups relating to the basic assessment and care of patients. Students will be provided with opportunities to experience the five major areas of language learning: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing and Culture. The major focus will be on Speaking and Listening with Reading and Writing providing concrete practice outside of the classroom.

COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES ON THE CHILDBEARING PROCESS
This course focuses on developing initial competence in the birth companion role, based on the Doula model. The Doula model emphasizes physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and after childbirth. Maternal and child health nursing and community health nursing theories and practices are introduced. Group processing of client and birth companion interactions and care management will be held biweekly. Seminars will be led by experts in the field, including lactation consultants, social workers, community health educators and child birth educators.

THE GLOBAL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL – THEORY
The theoretical aspects of the course focus on selected European Community/other international models and United States health care systems and models of health care delivery. Health care needs of people of different cultures and countries are examined and the measurement of quality and cost of care are analyzed and evaluated. The major emphasis of this course is to assist students in acquiring a global perspective of health care and a deeper understanding of interactions between culture and health. In addition the students will gain a greater understanding of quality and cost of health care delivery within and between countries and cultures. The programs and activities of the WHO and other international health care organizations will be discussed.

DYING & DEATH
This elective course will present an overview of concepts and issues related to dying and death. Through presentations, small group discussions and personal reflection, students will be encouraged to explore the personal and professional meanings of loss, grief and bereavement, the dying process, individual behavioral, psychosocial and spiritual responses, family concerns, and religious and cultural influences. Ethical issues, such as dying with dignity, quality of life and euthanasia, will also be addressed.

FAMILY VIOLENCE
An elective focusing on the causes and extent of violence in the family, the human responses to violence, the influence of culture and community on violence in the family and nursing interventions for the problem on the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention levels. Areas of violence in the family to be examined will include child abuse, wife abuse, sexual abuse, violence involving adolescent family members, abuse of elderly family members and homicide. Students will also have an opportunity to experience a field placement in a community agency providing services to violent or potentially violent families.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEMENTARY/ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE
This course will familiarize health care professionals with the seven modalities identified by the National Institutes of Health as the leading non-traditional therapeutic alternatives that are used today. These modalities/therapies will be examined through research, guest practitioner presentations and group discussions. The focus will include interdisciplinary, cultural and health policy considerations.


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