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Lewis-Clark State College (Nursing & Health Sciences)




Our programs are designed to meet the demands of today's students and to be responsive to the changing healthcare environment.

The Division offers the following programs of study:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS) for Practical Nursing
- Associate of Science (AS) for Radiographic Science
- Bachelor of Arts/Science in Medical Diagnostic Imaging (MDI)

Our exceptional faculty are known for the personal attention they provide to help students meet their learning needs and educational goals. As a graduate you will be sought out by employers because of the quality clinical, classroom, and laboratory experiences that are part of our curricula.




School name:Lewis-Clark State CollegeNursing & Health Sciences
Address:500 8th Avenue
Zip & city:ID 83501-2698 Idaho
Phone:(208) 792-2250
Web:http://www.lcsc.edu/nurdiv/
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Nursing & Health Sciences Courses


HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Theory and supervised lab to introduce assessment skills and tools for a holistic assessment of the health status of individuals, families, groups and communities. Applies the nursing process to analyze assessment data and generates nursing diagnoses. Applies teaching-learning concepts and principles of communication to physical assessments and health histories.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
Theory and supervised lab in simulated situations to develop competency in basic psychomotor and theoretical nursing skills needed to care for clients in acute, sub-acute, chronic, and community-based nursing health care facilities. Integrates the application of critical thinking skills, normal growth and development, principles of documentation, caring behaviors across the lifespan, communication skills, and the theoretical basis for skills to plan nursing actions as well as complimentary therapies and levels of prevention.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRACTICUM
Clinical practice in actual and simulated situations to develop competency in basic psychomotor and theoretical nursing skills needed to care for clients in acute, sub-acute, chronic, and community-based nursing health care facilities. Integrates the application of critical thinking skills, normal growth and development, principles of documentation, caring behaviors across the lifespan, communication skills and the theoretical basis for skills to plan nursing actions as well as complimentary therapies and levels of prevention.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
Introduction to the culture and profession of nursing, philosophy of the BSN Program, professional nursing roles, nursing history, nursing research, adult learning theory, standards of practice, legal and ethical frameworks, informed caring, the nursing process, baccalaureate nursing education, legal/ethical issues, and theoretical frameworks for nursing practice. Examines the ways that nurses learn, know, acquire knowledge, and critically think.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS IN NURSING
Applies the concepts of pathophysiology and nursing roles in pharmacologic therapy. Examines principles of pharmacology within a body systems framework while emphasizing alterations in health patterns throughout the life span.

HEALTH THEORY I: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Introduction to the role of the nurse and therapeutic nursing interventions for vulnerable individuals within families across the life span and in the areas of mental health and maternal/child health. Applies the caring framework and nursing process to health promotion strategies for vulnerable individuals.

PRACTICUM I: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Clinical practice to apply informed caring, theoretical knowledge, and basic nursing skills to the care of vulnerable individuals within the community, acute care mental health, and maternal/child health settings.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR REGISTERED NURSES
Theory and supervised lab for the RN student to refine basic assessment skills and introduce tools for a holistic assessment of the health status of individuals, families, groups and communities. Applies the nursing process to analyze assessment data and generates nursing diagnoses. Applies teaching-learning concepts and principles of communication to physical assessment and health histories. Pre-requisite: RN licensure or permission of the instructor.

HEALTH THEORY II: TRANSITIONS IN HEALTH
Builds on theory from NU 220 to examine the nursing care for individuals across the lifespan experiencing alteration in health. Integrates and builds on current nursing knowledge in addition to having the student apply the nursing process, theoretical knowledge of psychomotor motor skills and critical thinking skills. Emphasizes human responses due to transitions in health such as acute illness, surgery, chronic illness, long-term care and rehabilitation. Focuses on informed nurse caring and therapeutic nursing interventions to restore health or facilitate adaptation.

PRACTICUM II: TRANSITIONS IN HEALTH
Clinical practice that applies theory from Health Theory II: Transitions in Health to individuals within acute, long-term care, and rehabilitation settings.

NURSING INFORMATICS
Computer-intensive investigation of nursing informatics including health care information systems and the roles of the professional nurse as a member of the profession and designer/manager of care.

FAMILY AND GROUP DYNAMICS
Applies functional health patterns, nursing assessment and skills, therapeutic communication skills and counseling skills to the family and group. Integrates family nursing models and group theory with the professional nurse roles of leader and professional.

HEALTH THEORY III: ACUTE ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH
Builds on the basic sciences and health theory from Health Theory II: Transitions in Health and Practicum II: Transitions in Health. Integrates nursing knowledge and applies the nursing process and critical thinking skills to plan for informed nursing care for individuals across the life span who are experiencing alterations in human response patterns due to acute and complex illness.

PRACTICUM III: ACUTE ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH
Clinical practice that applies theory from NU 341 to adult and pediatric individuals across the life span who are experiencing acute and complex nursing needs.

TRANSITIONS TO BACCALAUREATE NURSING
Develops a conceptual basis of nursing and applies information processing skills to socialize the Registered Nurse or LPN student into the BSN Program. In-depth analysis of the philosophy of the BSN program, nursing history, and theoretical frameworks for nursing practice. Introduction to professional nursing roles, social and cultural dimensions of practice and current issues affecting the nurse, the profession, and society.

NURSING RESEARCH
This course develops basic research concepts and processes that are necessary for the professional nurse to participate in an evidence-based practice. Introduction to research methods, process, and analysis of research findings are emphasized.

RURAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Analyzes the concepts, principles and theories for rural community and public health nursing practice. Applies basic epidemiology principles and the nursing process in the care of populations, communities and groups in rural settings. Explores health and social policy and the impact on rural, urban, and global health care systems.

PRACTICUM : COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Clinical practice that applying theory from NU 440 with a focus on the community as client and community partnerships. Develops community assessment, analysis, and diagnosis as the basis for implementation of community-level interventions for health promotion in public health departments, schools, camps, parishes, and community organizations.

TRANSCULTURAL HEALTH CARE
This is an introductory course focused on transcultural nursing and health care, with culturally competent care as the central phenomenon to promote health and well-being. This course is designed to help students expand their learning about culture care beliefs, values and practices of specific cultures, subcultures, and marginalized groups. The student uses nursing and other theories to discover and guide nursing and other health care practices. Specific transcultural nursing/health care concepts, principles, and strategies will be applied to contemporary issues in diverse contexts.

HEALTH CARE FINANCE
To provide the student with a basic understanding of the world of health care from the economic and financial point of view. Among other things, the student will gain an understanding of the business and financial environments in which health care finds itself; general accounting, cost and financial concepts; budgeting processes; analysis of basic financial statements; diagnostic related groups; the managed care environment; staffing patterns; and the use of financial information in the decision-making process.

LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT THEORY
Introduces the basic theories of management and leadership within the context of nursing and health care and through the lenses of knowledge, skills, self, environment, change and the business of leadership. Analyzes issues of professional nursing practice and policy making

PRACTICUM: LEADERSHIP/ MANAGEMENT
Clinical practice to apply the theoretical concepts of leadership and management addressed in Leadership/Management Theory. Applies in-depth knowledge to nursing science, theory and research to a clinical situation or health care issue with an advocacy focus.

PRECEPTORSHIP
Culminating clinical practice during the final semester of the BSN Program. Applies the nursing process, informed caring framework, and nursing intervention classification systems to individuals and groups across the life span at a variety of health-care environments. Requires the synthesis of knowledge and skills from all courses in the BSN Program.

NEONATAL RESUSCITATION
This course is intended primarily for persons who may be required to assist with the resuscitation of a newborn infant in a hospital setting. The material used in this course is provided by the American Heart Association of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

PRECEPTORSHIP: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Culminating seminar and clinical focusing on vulnerable populations during the senior year of the BSN program. Applies the nursing process, informed caring framework, and nursing intervention classification systems to individuals and groups within community, acute care, mental health, maternal/child health settings. Requires the synthesis of knowledge and skills from previous courses in the BSN program.

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WORKSHOP IN NURSING

SPECIAL TOPIC IN NURSING


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