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Mount St. Mary's College - Department of Nursing




Mount St. Mary’s College (MSMC) is a dual campus Catholic college that specializes in a value-based, liberal arts and sciences education. MSMC was the first college in California to provide a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) beginning in 1952 and continues to be a leader in nursing education. Our students are encouraged to explore ideas and define their values to better lead and serve their communities.

MSMC offers four programs: Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.), Traditional and Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Each of these programs is growing to meet the needs of the current nursing shortage and continues to have a large number of qualified applicants eager to begin or continue their education.

The Nursing Department recently renovated and expanded our Nursing Skills Labs at both the Chalon and Doheny campuses with the support of UniHealth Grant funding. These labs allow students to learn patient care skills and techniques in a simulated patient care setting that matches the complex technology present in today's hospital environment. The MSMC nursing faculty are outstanding educators and practitioners who are focused on helping each student become the best nurse they can be. Partnering clinical agencies welcome our students during their training and many graduates become employed at these healthcare sites immediately upon graduation. I invite you to explore this website to learn more about our programs and to see what you need to do to begin or continue your nursing education at MSMC.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Welcome to Nursing! The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates of the BSN nursing program are eligible for certification as public health nurses and for licensure as registered nurses.

The students in the program mirror the diversity of our Los Angeles community. Clinical nursing experiences are provided in collaboration with hospitals and agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Both acceptance to and continuation in the nursing major will be determined by the student's preparation and academic performance as assessed by the Department of Nursing Admissions Committee.

The BSN program offers the nursing student a balance of hands-on learning with sound theory. Its an exciting time for nursing! Our nursing graduates have career options that simply didn't exist just a few short years ago. Vast new opportunities are opening up in the field of nursing. Today's graduates are finding fulfillment in such fast-expanding areas as home care, community health, other outpatient sites, long-term care, schools, nursing management as well as hospitals and ambulatory care settings.
* Traditional BSN Program
* Accelerated BSN Program
* RN-to-BSN Program

TRADITIONAL BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM

The Traditional BSN is a four-year baccalaureate program which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates of the BSN nursing program are eligible for certification as public health nurses and for licensure as registered nurses.

The students in the program mirror the diversity of our Los Angeles community. Clinical nursing experiences are provided in collaboration with hospitals and agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Both acceptance to and continuation in the nursing major will be determined by the student's preparation and academic performance as assessed by the Department of Nursing Admissions Committee.

The Traditional BSN offers the nursing student a balance of hands-on learning with sound theory. It’s an exciting time for nursing! Our nursing graduates have career options that simply didn't exist just a few short years ago. Vast new opportunities are opening up in the field of nursing. Today's graduates are finding fulfillment in such fast-expanding areas as home care, community health, other outpatient sites, long-term care, schools, nursing management as well as hospitals and ambulatory care settings.



School name:Mount St. Mary's College - Department of Nursing
Address:10 Chester Place, Doheny Campus
Zip & city:CA 90007 Iowa
Phone:(310) 954-4243
Web:http://www.msmc.la.edu/pages/964.asp
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FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING: THEORY
Introductory course that covers the theories, concepts, principles and procedures that is fundamental to current nursing practice. Provides a knowledge base to understand the practice of professional nursing with a focus on the adult hospitalized patient.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING: SKILLS
Covers basic nursing measures necessary for safe patient care. The focus is to provide the theoretical basis for selected nursing skills and to develop the student's psychomotor ability in the performance of these skills. Designed to intergrate computer assisted learning for an independent approach to learning.

INTRODUCTION TO PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Lecture. Common disruptions in the body's structure, function and regulatory mechanisms are presented which include: immune response, inflammation, and temperature control. Nursing and Medical Management will be discussed.

NURSING PRACTICUM: ADULT
Clinical practice of nursing process and skills with application of concepts related to basic nursing skills and to common disruptions in body systems. Focus on common medical-surgical problems affecting adults and older adults, stimuli for illness, nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, prevention, and teaching in an in-patient setting.

NURSING PRACTICUM: ADULT
Continuation of Nursing Skills and Process with application of concepts related to the physiologic and psychosocial mode of adaptation.

ADAPTATION NURSING THEORY
Introduces the Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing with emphasis on the physiological and psychosocial modes as related to adult and older adult behaviors. Introduces concepts of cultural diversity, aging, and sexuality.

HUMAN NUTRITION
A study of different nutrients with emphasis on nutritional requirements for health and prevention of chronic disease which are major causes of death in the United States today.Topics include healthy lifestyle including daily meal planning, weight control and exercise, harmful effects of alcohol and drugs.Special needs during pregnancy and childhood, adulthood, and old age will also be considered

MORAL VALUES AND ETHICAL DECISIONS
This Course is an introduction to moral reasoning and ethical decision making, focusing on fundamental ethical theories (such as Formalism, Utilitariansim, egosim, relativism, virtue theory, the ethic of care). Using the different theories, students will examine some major moral dilemmas we face (such as the death penalty, world hunger, environmental ethics, abortion, sexual morality, censorship).
An introduction to the study of moral decision-making from the perspective or Christian faith.The sources and nature of moral obligation, personal and social responsibility, freedom and sinfulness are among the topics to be covered.

ADAPTATION NURSING:CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Lecture. The focus is they bio-psycho-social impact of health-illness problems related to Childbearing Families.

PRACTICUM: CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Provides clinical experiences in prenatal delivery, and postnatal care, study of the parenting roles, and the health needs of the emerging family groups.

ADAPTATION NURSING: CHILDREN
Lecture. The focus is the bio-psycho-social impact of health-illness problems related to children.

PRACTICUM: CHILDREN
Provides clinical experience in the health-illness problems encountered in the care of children and their families. Growth and development from infancy through adolescence in terms of the Adaptation Theory of Nursing.

ADAPTATION NURSING: ADVANCED MEDICAL/SURGERY
Lecture. The focus is the bio-psycho-social impact of health-illness problems related to complex episodic medical or surgical disruptions in the adult. Leadership and patient care management included.

PRACTICUM: ADVANCED MEDICAL/SURGERY
Provides clinical experience in health-illness problems of adult patients with more complex medical or surgical disruptions. Leadership and patient care management included.

ADAPTATION NURSING: MENTAL HEALTH
Lecture. The focus is the bio-psycho-social impact of health-illness problems related to mental health of individuals and groups.

PRACTICUM: MENTAL HEALTH
Provides clinical experience in the application of the principles and concepts related to psycho-social problems in psychiatric settings.

CONTEMPORARY MORAL PROBLEMS
A study of contemporary moral and social problems; including the death penalty, prejudice, animal rights, world hunger, sexual morality, environmental ethics, and individual vs. societal rights.At least one-third of the course covers bioethics issues such as maternal-fetal conflicts, physician assisted death, and medical experimentation.

ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
The focus is on the profession of Nursing. Content includes: the History of Nursing, the Nursing Practice Act, Legal Aspects, Liability, and other current issues affecting the Nursing Profession.

ABUSE: CHILD TO ELDER
Child, elder and women's abuse will be covered. Included will be prevention, early detection, and intervention techniques. California reporting requirements for Child Abuse will be covered.

NURSING RESEARCH
Principles of scientific methods, research designs appropriate to nursing, ethical conduct in human subject research, and components of theoretical frameworks are presented. Emphasis on understanding, critiquing, and applying published research findings to clinical practice.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING I
Community Health Nursing presents research, theories and concepts as applied to aggregates in the community. These include environmental health, basic concepts of epidemiology, communicable disease, preventive health and wellness. The theory and management of these issues and others are discussed and related to a variety of community resources.

ADAPTATION NURSING: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING II
Presents the student with theories applicable to providing nursing care to the client/family in the home setting. Emphasis is on family theory and culture. Other broad topics include the home health system, chronic illness, disabilities, compliance, hospice, and chronic pain.

PRACTICUM: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING I
This course provides the students the opportunity to practice the principles of Community Health Nursing in an official agency and other community agencies. An epidemiological approach is implemented to identify and assess problem in high risk aggregates in the community. The Roy Adaptation Model is utilized to promote optimum health for individuals, families and groups. Community assessment and exploration of community resources are an integral part of the practicum.

PRACTICUM: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING II
A variety of home health agencies are used where the student will have the opportunity to practice the principles of home health nursing. The Roy Adaptation Model is utilized to promote optimum health for individuals, families, and groups.

ADAPTATION NURSING: LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT
Principles of leadership and management will be explained as they apply to various nursing (health) delivery systems. Topics discussed will include leadership styles, management functions, motivation, group organization, budget and staffing.

PRACTICUM: NURSING LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT
Various clinical agencies are used where the student will apply the principles in Adaptation Nursing: Leadership/Management. Each student will be assigned a selected clinical preceptor from the agency.

ADAPTATION NURSING: OLDER ADULT
Lecture. Current research and medical and nursing management of older adult from a bio-psycho-social perspective will be presented. Other topics will include demographics, political and governmental environments.

PRACTICUM: OLDER ADULT
Clinical practice with older adult clients in various settings enabling the student to apply the concepts and principles in Adaptation Nursing: Older Adult.

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