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Northwest Nazarene University Idaho (Department of Nursing)




The School of Health and Science provides programs related to the sciences, mathematics, and health. Several of these programs lead directly to careers or professions, while others provide undergraduate preparation that may lead to additional study at the graduate or professional school level. The six departments in this school are: Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nursing, and Physics. Majors

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Learning Objectives:

1. Graduates of the Department of Nursing will manifest values reflective of the character of God; evaluate ethical principles in health care, and role model a commitment of service to others. (Christ-like Character and Social Responsiveness)

2. Graduates of the Department of Nursing will evaluate the varying needs of diverse persons and communities across the lifespan; role model sensitivity in interactions with diverse persons and communities; communicate effectively with a diversity of health care recipients and health care providers, and collaborate effectively across disciplines. (Creative Engagement and Social Responsiveness)

3. Graduates of the Department of Nursing will design and employ strategies of health promotion, maintenance and restoration for individuals, families, groups and communities. (Creative Engagement)

4. Graduates of the Department of Nursing will evaluate self and others as members of the profession; role model scholarly approaches in the practice of nursing; incorporate technical skills into professional nursing practice, and evaluate critical thinking in professional nursing practice. (Academic Excellence and Social Responsiveness)

GOALS

* Facilitate students in intellectual development, emphasize academic excellence and provide a foundation for professional nursing in the arts and sciences.
* Prepare graduates to function as leaders in the profession of nursing.
* Promote a Christ-like perspective and Christian worldview by facilitating the integration of faith and belief into the educational process.



School name:Northwest Nazarene University IdahoDepartment of Nursing
Address:623 Holly Street, Emerson Administration Building, Third floor - Suite 206
Zip & city:ID 83686  Idaho
Phone:(208) 467- 8650
Web:http://www.nnu.edu/nursing/
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Department of Nursing Courses


INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
An introduction to the profession of nursing and the uniqueness of nursing care delivery. This course provides students the opportunity to study the profession of nursing and career options that are available. Students are introduced to nursing literature.

CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
An examination of nursing roles and professional responsibilities related to health and alterations in health. Students will explore accountability within defined standards of nursing practice and ethical-legal mandates of professional nursing. Professional and Christian values in nursing practice will be emphasized. An introductory level of the nursing process and nursing theory will be explored. Professional and Christian values in nursing practice will be emphasized.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ONLINE
An interactive presentation of medical terminology designed to prepare students for comprehension and utilization of medical terms in health professions.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
An experience-based presentation of skills designed to prepare the student for holistic health assessment focusing on client needs. A scholarly approach addressing influencing factors to quality health assessment will be emphasized. Clinical/Nursing Learning Center component.

FUNDAMENTALS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
An introduction to the fundamental cognitive, affective and psychomotor knowledge and skills needed for professional nursing practice. Nursing activities that promote, maintain and/or restore health will be presented and practiced within the context of common human needs and the nurse-client relationship. Communication, basic psychomotor skills and use of nursing process will be emphasized. Clinical/Nursing Learning Center components.

PHARMACOLOGY
An examination of the major classifications of drugs, mechanism of action, interactions and clinical implications. Roles and responsibilities in pharmacotherapeutics will be explored.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
A study of nursing practice with the goals of promoting, maintaining, and restoring mental health of individuals and groups. Therapeutic use of self and communication techniques will be practiced in nurse-client relationships. Clinical/Nursing Learning Center component.

NURSING OF ADULTS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC HEALTH ALTERATIONS
A study of the nursing roles and actions with adults experiencing acute and chronic alterations in health with the goal of health restoration. Impact upon the family will be incorporated. Critical thinking and therapeutic skills will be practiced within nurseclient settings. Clinical/Nursing Learning Center component.

NURSING OF WOMEN AND CHILDBEARING FAMILIES
An experience-based study of the roles and functions of nursing in health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration of women. Critical thinking in nursing management of the childbearing woman and family will be a focus. Clinical/Nursing Learning Center component.

NURSING OF CHILDREN AND CHILDREARING FAMILIES
An experience-based study of nursing roles and functions in health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration of children from infancy through adolescence. Principles of growth and development will be applied in nursing management of children and adolescents. The significance of family relationships will be a focus. Clinical/Nursing Learning Center component.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
A capstone course in which students demonstrate competency in caring for the family. An investigation of theories and principles of leadership and management applied within professional nursing practice. Students practice professional nursing in a variety of health care settings under the mentorship of a preceptor. Nursing on health care trends within the context of regional, national and international arenas will be explored. Clinical component.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING RESEARCH
An analysis of the scientific research process in nursing. Students will be guided in applying and incorporating research into nursing practice.

NURSING OF ADULTS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH ALTERATIONS
A study of nursing management of adults and families experiencing complex health alterations. Critical thinking and therapeutic skills will be practiced within high acuity settings. Health restoration will be emphasized. Clinical/Nursing Learning Center component.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING An experience-based study of nursing in health promotion, health protection, and health maintenance for communities. A major emphasis will be the collaborative role of nursing in management of community health care needs. Environmental influences upon the health of groups will be a focus. Clinical component.

INDEPENDENT STUDY An advanced independent study designed in consultation with the nursing advisor and approved by the Chair of the Department.

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