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University of North Florida (School of Nursing)




The Brooks College of Health was established at the University of North Florida in 1988. Since its inception, the college has strived to play an integral part in the mission and vision of the University of North Florida by ensuring depth and quality in its graduate and undergraduate programs. Today, this mission has ensured that you will find few colleges with our dedication to student success, and our emphasis on excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service.

PROGRAMS

The University of North Florida Brooks College of Health prides itself in its role as a leader in the preparation of the highest quality health care professionals who are dedicated to serving the community and its patients. For this reason, the college is continually working to provide specialized programming in a wide range of health care fields. Currently, the Brooks College of Health offers bachelor's degrees in health with specializations in community health, athletic training, health administration, health care leadership, nutrition and professional health studies. The college also offers a bachelor of science in nursing as well as a RN-BSN program for registered nurses desiring to further their education.

Our graduate programs include a master's degree in nursing, physical therapy, public health, health administration, or health science with a specialization in geriatric management, health promotion/health education, nutrition, and rehabilitation counseling.

An integral part of each of these outstanding programs is the emphasis on quality time in clinical settings and laboratories, the use of the most up-to-date technologies, innovative faculty and student research, and the opportunity for hands-on-learning experiences. Of course, all of these diverse programs and learning opportunities are directed and enhanced by the college’s outstanding faculty.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

The School of Nursing at the Brooks College of Health offers three (3) tracks for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The curriculum is community-based in that it supports engagement with the community throughout the nursing major, nurturing and building relationships with community agencies consistently over time through an innovative home-basing of students in a designated community for the entire length of their nursing program.



School name:University of North FloridaSchool of Nursing
Address:1 UNF Drive, Room 2037, Brooks College of Health
Zip & city:FL 32224 Florida
Phone:(904) 620-2418
Web:http://www.unf.edu/brooks/nursing/index.html
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School of Nursing Courses


HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTICS
Focuses on development of proficiency in assessment and interview skills in obtaining health history and physical examination. Identification of abnormal findings for treatment/referral is emphasized. Use of basic laboratory and diagnostic data to diagnose common uncomplicated health problems and acute illness or injury is included.

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST I
The focus of this course is on the development of advanced nursing knowledge in a specialized area of practice. This course provides an opportunity for the learner to identify and explore acute and chronic health problems in an area of concentrated study: Adult Health; Child Health; Community Health; Geriatric Health; Mental Health; or Women’s Health. The course will involve learners in the identification of the area of concentrated study and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a personal learning plan for increasing knowledge and skills in this area.

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR PRACTICE
Critique, evaluate, and utilize a wide range of theories from nursing and other sciences. Emphasis is on the synthesis of theories to develop a conceptual framework for the delivery of advanced nursing care.

CULTURE AND HEALTH CARE IN IRELAND
A nine day international travel program to Ireland for UNF students. Focus is on the Irish health care system, arts and culture. This international study course will provide UNF students and members of the health care community the opportunity to spend one week in Ireland visiting cultural sites, attending presentations related to health care delivery in Ireland, and observing selected health care settings.

ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
An advanced study of the normal physiologic and pathologic mechanisms of disease over the life span. Clinical application of pathophysiologic disorders will be emphasized.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS
Review commonly prescribed drugs including pharmacokinetics, actions, uses, side effects, contraindications, dosage and routes. Special emphasis will be given to developmental considerations, preparing written prescriptions, safety, cost effectiveness, legal requirements and patient education. Students will be prepared to write protocols for prescriptive privileges following Nurse Practice Act guidelines.

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE I
Introduction to advanced nursing practice of acute, self-limiting, common health problems of culturally diverse clients across the life span. Emphasis is on pathology, assessment, diagnoses, therapeutic modalities and evaluation related to management of selected acute health problems.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP I
This is the first of a series of seminars which examine the role of the clinical nurse leader. The course will include discussions of the various roles involved in interdisciplinary groups in healthcare and will focus on selected aspects of the clinical nurse leader role. Continuous quality improvement principles will introduced and related to clinical outcomes management and cost-effi cient care. Evidence-based practice will be emphasized within a framework that includes health promotion and disease reduction as well as illness and disease management.

NURSING RESEARCH METHODS
Identification and formulation of nursing practice problems into a research design. Emphasis on application of scientific knowledge to advanced nursing practice. Preparation of a research proposal (thesis option), or completion of a research utilization exercise (non-thesis option).

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Post baccalaureate seminar on various topics.

TECHNOLOGY IN ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING 1
Use and care of anesthesia equipment (mechanical and electronic) are discussed. Computers and their uses in anesthesiology are also included.

CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING I
Detailed study of the biochemical and physical principles, which apply to physiology, pharmacology and anesthesia equipment. Emphasis is placed on biochemistry and physics of gases and vapors.

CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING II
This course is a continuation of the focus on the biochemical and physical principles required for understanding the mechanisms, actions, equipment and theories as they apply to anesthesia practice.

PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING I
This course is a broad field orientation to advanced nursing practice. Study of the areas of pre, intra, and postanesthesia planning and action are covered. The induction and emergence from anesthesia, monitoring and record keeping are included.

REGIONAL ANESTHESIA
This course covers theoretical and clinical aspects of the administration and management of regional anesthesia. Anatomy, physiology and pharmacology will be studied and applied to the administration of anesthetic blocks.

PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING II
This course will emphasize the anesthetic management of the pediatric, geriatric, and obstetrical patient. The course will review the specific anesthetic needs for each specialty.

PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING III
This course covers principles of cardiothoracic anesthesia, preoperative assessment, pre, intra, and postoperative management, extracorporeal circulation, cardiac assist devices, and pharmacological intervention.

PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING IV
This course covers principles of emergency and trauma management as well as anesthesia specialty procedures related to orthopedics and neurosurgery.

ADVANCED ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING SEMINAR
This is an advanced clinical review as presented by the graduate students regarding specific case presentations. The course will serve as a review for the national certification examination.

ADVANCED BIOSCIENCE FOR ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING I
This is a course in human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to include the effects of anesthesia on the cell, the circulatory system, and the respiratory system.

ADVANCED BIOSCIENCE FOR ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING II
This is a course in human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to include the effects of endocrine, neurological, orthopedic, excretory and digestive systems on anesthesia management.

PHARMACOLOGY OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING I
This course covers pharmacology of drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system as well as anesthetic agents. Administration and doses of the adjunctive drugs are included.

PHARMACOLOGY OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING II
This course will cover the uptake, distribution, and biotransformation of anesthestics, including the advanced study of therapy in anesthesia of specialty areas and treatment of complications.

ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PRACTICUM I
This experience is an introduction to the clinical art and science of anesthesiology nursing. It introduces the clinical component of the anesthesia management techniques. This includes supervised clinical practice.

ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PRACTICUM II
This course is the second in an increasingly more complex seven course series that includes clinical anesthesia administration under the direct supervision of a CRNA or/and an anesthesiologist instructor.

ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PRACTICUM III
This course is the third in an increasingly more complex seven course series that includes clinical anesthesia administration under the direct supervision of a CRNA or/and an anesthesiologist instructor.

ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PRACTICUM IV
This course is the fourth in an increasingly more complex seven course series that includes clinical anesthesia administration under the direct supervision of a CRNA or/and an anesthesiologist instructor.

ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PRACTICUM V
This course is the fifth in an increasingly more complex seven course series that includes clinical anesthesia administration under the direct supervision of a CRNA or/and an anesthesiologist instructor.

ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PRACTICUM VI
This course is the sixth in an increasingly more complex seven course series that includes clinical anesthesia administration under the direct supervision of a CRNA or/and an anesthesiologist instructor.

ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING PRACTICUM VII
This is the final course in an increasingly more complex seven course series that includes clinical anesthesia administration under the direct supervision of a CRNA or/and an anesthesiologist instructor.

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE II
Advanced nursing practice in primary health care with focus on knowledge and skills essential for comprehensive health assessment. Analysis of data, formation of diagnoses, development of therapeutic plans and implementation of preventative care, health promotion and maintenance activities for culturally diverse clients across the lifespan.

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE III
Advanced nursing practice of women’s health including pre- and postnatal care as well as chronic health problems of culturally diverse male and female clients across the lifespan. Emphasis is on care of the pre- and postnatal client and pathology, assessment, diagnoses, therapeutic modalities and evaluation related to long term management of selected chronic health problems. (A laboratory fee of $15 assessed.)

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST II
The focus of this course is on advanced nursing practice in the area of concentration with emphasis on knowledge and skills essential for the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational strategies focused on health promotion and disease prevention. The learner will be involved in health promotion and disease prevention activities for culturally diverse clients.

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST III
The focus of this course is on implementation of nursing curricula in class and clinical settings. Strategies for effective course planning, organization, delivery and evaluation of teaching-learning process in nursing education settings will be explored. The learner will be involved in teaching in nursing classroom and clinical settings.

ADVANCED PRACTICE ROLE
The focus of the course is the theoretical basis of the current status of advanced nursing practice. Legal, ethical, cultural, social, political and economic problems related to advanced practice for primary care nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists will be examined.

PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS OF ANESTHESIOLOGY NURSING
This course explores: AANA organizational structure, including affiliated councils, codes of ethical conduct, and current issues in anesthesiology nursing.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP II
This is the second of a series of seminars which examine the role of the clinical nurse leader. Discussion of health care systems, health policy, nursing technology, resource management, ethics and global health care will assist the student to understand how health care delivery systems are organized and financed and their effect on patient care outcomes. Through a combination of discussion and observation, participants in this course will have the opportunity to compare and contrast additional aspects of the role of the clinical nurse leader.

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST EDUCATION PRACTICUM
The focus of the course is the integration of assessment, concentrated clinical knowledge and learning theory in a nursing education environment. The capstone for the course will be the implementation and evaluation of the strategies acquired for practice as a nurse educator.

PRIMARY CARE PRACTICUM
Under faculty advisement, an independent clinical practicum in primary care is developed to meet individual learning goals. Preparation of learning goals for a selected clinical practice setting with emphasis on case management of a specific client population.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP RESIDENCY
Under faculty advisement, an independent clinical residency in a selected clinical area is developed to meet individual learning goals. This residency will build on all previously learned topics. Preparation of learning objectives for selected clinical practice setting with emphasis on CNL role and specific client populations. Application of knowledge and skills acquired in CL I and CL II is required in preparation for entrance into practice. Residents will be assessing/evaluating actual outcomes and making recommendations for change.

NURSING PROJECT
Under the direction of faculty, the student will carry out a detailed study of a topic in the field of advanced nursing practice. The student will develop, implement, and/or participate in a designated project.

NURSING THESIS
Under the direction of faculty, the student will design and implement a clinical nursing research study. May be repeated for credit. This is a pass/fail course.

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