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University of Connecticut (School of Nursing)




UConn’s School of Nursing has a timeless commitment to wellness and works to provide the exceptional education needed to succeed in this rapidly evolving profession. The School is fully approved, accredited and committed to quality research and public service. Its faculty members advance knowledge through excellence in scholarship and research as they work to remain abreast of the healthcare needs of the world’s diverse population.

Grounded in the arts, sciences, and humanities, the School of Nursing, as an integral part of the University of Connecticut, is committed to provide nursing education at the undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, certificate and continuing education levels. The programs are dynamic and respond to changing health care needs.

MISSION

The mission of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing is to disseminate knowledge developed through innovative research, to engage in expert practice, and to educate nursing scholars, clinicians, and leaders, with the goal of advancing the health of individuals and communities both locally and globally.



School name:University of ConnecticutSchool of Nursing
Address:231 Glenbrook Road, Augustus Storrs Hall
Zip & city:CT 06269-2026 Connecticut
Phone:(860) 486-1968
Web:http://www.nursing.uconn.edu/index.php
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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH This interdisciplinary course introduces the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence health. It includes discussion of approaches to health promotion and disease prevention; leading causes of illness, injury and death in a university community; cultural practices and beliefs about health, and emergency preparedness. HUMANIZING HEALTH CARE: NURSING'S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE This course is designed to explore the history of health care in the United States as it relates to nursing. Beginning with the work of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, the impact of events and the contributions of individuals will be examined, in light of present day concerns. Historical imperatives, dealing with such issues as gender related constraints and other social, political and economic factors will be identified. Both external and internal forces that shape the substance of nursing education, practice and research and reinforce its mission to society will be analyzed. HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM A historical and contemporary exploration of the American health care delivery system: its evolution and development, legal and regulatory perspectives, roles of all providers and finances. A comparison with socialized health care will be made. CLINICAL SCIENCE I Critical examination of concepts from pathophysiology, pharmacology and nutrition as they relate to preventative health care of adults. Emphasis will be placed on nutritional aspects of preventative health care. CLINICAL SCIENCE II Critical examination of concepts from microbiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology as they relate to health care of individuals throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on microbiology and anti-infectives. CLINICAL SCIENCE FOR SUB-ACUTE AND CHRONICALLY ILL ADULTS Critical examination of concepts of pharmacology, microbiology, nutrition and pathophysiology as they relate to nursing care of adults with sub-acute and chronic health problems and their families. NURSING RESEARCH An introduction to qualitative and quantitative research. A variety of processes and resources is used to identify scholarly writing, critique research, and apply research findings to nursing. NURSING SCIENCE FOR ADULTS WITH SUB-ACUTE OR CHRONIC HEALTH ISSUES Critical examination of theory, research and expert clinical practice supportive of nursing with adults experiencing sub-acute and chronic health problems and their families. PRACTICUM WITH SUB-ACUTE AND CHRONICALLY ILL INDIVIDUALS Nursing and interdisciplinary care of person and family with sub-acute and chronic health issues. HEALTH ASSESSMENT THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN In this course, students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed for assessing individuals through the lifespan. Supervised laboratory sessions will provide opportunity to practice newly acquired skills. ETHICAL WAYS OF KNOWING An exploration of the ethical way of knowing in nursing. Selected models and theories illustrating an ethical approach will be analyzed. CLINICAL AND NURSING SCIENCE: NURSING CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY This course builds on students' understanding of microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition and pathophysiology as these sciences relate to childbearing families. Emphasis is on development of clinical decision making skills related to nursing care of childbearing families with a particular focus on anticipatory guidance, prevention, intervention and health restoration. THE AESTHETIC WAY OF KNOWING IN NURSING An exploration of the aesthetic way of knowing in nursing. PRACTICUM WITH CHILDBEARING FAMILIES This course provides experience in the application of principles of nursing used in the care of childbearing families. Clinical placements will be settings such as day care centers, childbirth education classes, schools, clinics, group homes, women's health centers and agencies providing acute and chronic care. NURSING LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY An in-depth analysis of the components that facilitate new nursing graduates to become leaders at the patient bedside, within interdisciplinary groups, and in the community. Emphasis is on communication, leadership, social disclosure and social justice to benefit the client and the discipline. CLINICAL AND NURSING SCIENCE FOR NURSING CARE OF CHILDREARING FAMILIES This course builds on students' understanding of microbiology, pharmacology, nutrition and pathophysiology as these sciences relate to childrearing families. Emphasis is on development of clinical decision making skills related to nursing care of childrearing families with a particular focus on anticipatory guidance, prevention, intervention and health restoration. PRACTICUM WITH CHILDREARING FAMILIES This course provides experience in the application of principles of nursing used in the care of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Clinical placements will be settings such as day care centers, schools, clinics, group homes, women s health centers and agencies providing acute and chronic care. CLINICAL SCIENCE FOR PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Biochemical, neural activity, functional and structural aspects of the brain, cognition, mental health and illness (behavioral health) are overviewed. The psychopharmacology and nutrition of behavioral health is addressed. Psychopharmacological issues will consist of how to offer a safe and effective biochemical environment for a person (group or family) with mental health (behavior health) issues. Psychological, sociological, and physiological integrity will be addressed for behavioral health. NURSING SCIENCE FOR PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING The role of nursing, in regard to psychiatric and social parameters of any person, family or group with a medical or psychiatric illness is examined. Major elements are the use of therapeutic communication, critical thinking, and the nursing process to examine multiple therapeutic interventions. This course stresses assessment of health and mental illness in populations that will be the focus of interventions in a professional nurse's career. Students will be exposed to knowledge that explicates how to provide a safe and effective environment in diverse milieus; how to promote health and support growth and development issues through the lifespan; how to assist persons in coping and adaptation and how to reduce risks in population of interest. PRACTICUM FOR PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING This course entails the clinical application of theory from nursing and related disciplines to mental health and illness (behavioral health). The focus is on psychiatric illness, critical thinking, communication skills, the nursing process in persons with a primary or secondary/adjunctive illness. The target of nursing care is the individual, family, group or community. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING Theories from nursing and public health are examined within the context of aggregate/population based care. Primary, secondary and tertiary approaches are used to promote the health of selected population/community. CLINICAL SCIENCE FOR ADULTS WITH ACUTE ILLNESS Critical examination of pharmacology, microbiology, nutrition and pathophysiology as they relate to nursing care of adults experiencing acute, life threatening problems. NURSING SCIENCE FOR ACUTELY ILL ADULTS Critical examination of theory, research and expert clinical practice supportive of nursing with adults experiencing acute life-threatening health problems. PRACTICUM WITH ACUTELY ILL ADULTS Nursing and interdisciplinary care of acutely ill persons and their families. CAPSTONE PRACTICUM Synthesis of knowledge, skills, and values from all prior learning to provide professional nursing care as a beginning practitioner. HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING PRAXIS This course utilizes a combination of didactic and laboratory methods to explore all realms of health assessment (inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation) and introduces learners to the technological skills necessary for safe nursing practice: vital signs, activities of daily living, medication administration, wound healing and dressing changes, tubes and lines, safety and isolation precautions, and routine monitoring. Patient populations are adults in sub-acute and chronic settings. The course will address the nursing science, clinical science and disease science as appropriate to the assessment and skills. NURSING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I This course is a problem based learning course examining issues in both parent-child health and community health. The nursing care of three major populations is explored: parents of childbearing and childrearing age, children, and clients in the community (wellness care and morbidity care in the home). The course will explore the major health and illness problems associated with these populations and incorporate clinical science, nursing science, and disease science knowledge appropriate to them. Major concepts of birth, wellness, prevention, grief and grieving, and chronicity will be explored. Settings will include but are not limited to hospitals, clinics, and homes. NURSING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II This course examines the major health and illness issues with adults through a problem based learning approach. Primary areas of focus are acute care and psychiatric mental health nursing. Hospitals and community centers are the primary areas of practice although students may also follow clients to their homes, long term care facilities, or other residential facilities. Major concepts of infection, coping, grief and grieving, loss, aeration/oxygenation, communication, and circulation are addressed. INDEPENDENT STUDY Primarily for qualified students who wish to extend their knowledge by investigating special problems in nursing. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.



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