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University of Northern Colorado (School of Nursing)




The School of Nursing located on the 3rd floor of Gunter Hall is part of the College of Natural and Health Sciences. Approximately 100 baccalaureate students and 25 masters level students graduate each year from its program and we anticipate our first Ph.D graduates in 2008. The School’s program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Nursing Program offers several degree and certificate options including a bachelors of science degree in nursing (traditional, RN to BS, and second degree options), masters of science in nursing (education emphasis, clinical nurse specialist, or family nurse practitioner emphasis), and a doctoral degree in nursing education. Certificate programs are offered in nursing education, family nurse practitioner, and transcultural nursing.

Nursing faculty are clinical experts who believe in the importance of clinical practice both for themselves and their students. Approximately 70% of the faculty are doctorally prepared and their research activities are in areas such as chronic illness, nursing education and cultural aspects of health care.

PROGRAM

The University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing provides a bachelors degree program that prepares graduates for professional nursing practice and provides the foundation for graduate study in nursing. The School of Nursing offers a traditional bachelors of science degree in nursing program – 4 years (includes one required summer) of study. To earn a bachelors degree in nursing from UNC students must complete 124 semester hours of credit. At least 40 hours are from the Liberal Arts courses of the university with the remainder of the hours included in required support courses/prerequisites and nursing courses, see BS in Nursing Program of Study.

Students take university liberal arts classes and prerequisite nursing courses during the first two years of the program. The final two years involves clinical nursing courses over a five-semester program. Admission to the clinical nursing program (last 2 years) requires a separate application. The School of Nursing has 72 openings for the clinical portion of the program each year. Students apply in January for the following academic year for one of these openings. Clinical courses start in summer and fall semesters.



School name:University of Northern ColoradoSchool of Nursing
Address:Gunter 3080, Box 125
Zip & city:CO. 80639 Colorado
Phone:970-351-2293
Web:http://www.unco.edu/HHS/nursing/
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School of Nursing Courses


WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE
Examines women's health care concerns over the adult life span and the accompanying psychological, sociological and cultural implications.

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I
Admission into clinical program. Explores the roles of the professional nurse in multidimensional health care settings. Concepts of professionalism, accountability and theory-based practice are introduced.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Admission into clinical program. A theoretical health assessment course for healthy individuals and their families. It focuses on physical, mental, developmental and cultural appraisals.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM
Application of health assessment techniques for individuals and their families. Involves skills lab practice.

ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE
Emphasizes psychosocial, ethical, legal and policy issues related to HIV/AIDS. Public health interventions will be explored and evaluated and the role of the health care professional. S/U graded.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
Introduces the concepts of health and health care systems: explores philosophical, historical, political and professional relationships that exist in health care delivery.

BASIC EKG INTERPRETATION
An introduction to the basic concepts of EKG and arrhythmias recognition. S/U or letter graded.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF LABORATORY DATA
Fundamental concepts of laboratory data analysis and microbiological principles as they relate to nursing practice.

THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS
Emphasis is on therapeutic interventions appropriate for individuals, families and communities across the life span in a variety of settings, focusing on psychomotor and communication skills. S/U graded.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
A systems approach to alteration and disruption of physiologic functions. Focus on differentiation of pathophysiologic findings and identification of major disease processes.

PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE
Study drug classifications, emphasizing pharmacodynamics in care of children and adults. Analyze pharmacological problems and plan nursing care to support treatment and avoid or alleviate iatrogenic problems of drug therapy.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Health assessment course for RNs designed to provide cognitive and technical skills in history taking and physical examination across the lifespan.

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II
Develops beginning research skills in relationship to the health outcomes throughout the lifespan. The emphasis will be on research, education and culture.

HEALTH PROMOTION PRACTICUM
Provides clinical opportunities for health promotion, disease prevention, and therapeutic interventions for healthy individuals across the lifespan and their families within their communities. S/U graded.

HEALTH PROMOTION OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Explores the role of nursing in health promotion, disease prevention and the implementation of the objectives of Healthy People 2010 for individuals and families across the lifespan.

CHILDBEARING FAMILIES PRACTICUM
Provides clinical opportunities for health promotion, disease prevention and therapeutic interventions for childbearing families in the hospital and within their communities. S/U graded.

CHILDBEARING FAMILIES
Explores the role of nursing in health promotion, disease prevention, and therapeutic interventions for childbearing women and families in various settings. Includes care of women with gynecological problems.

EPISODIC ALTERATIONS IN ADULT HEALTH PRACTICUM
Focuses on application of therapeutic interventions guided by the nursing process in the acute, episodic care of adults of all ages and their families S/U graded.

EPISODIC ALTERATIONS IN ADULT HEALTH THEORY I
Develops understanding of therapeutic interventions guided by the nursing process to maximize self-care capabilities in the care of adults of all ages experiencing episodic alterations in health and their families.

EPISODIC ALTERATIONS IN ADULT HEALTH THEORY II
Develops understanding of therapeutic interventions guided by the nursing process to maximize self-care capabilities in the care of adults of all ages experiencing episodic alterations in health and their families.

EPISODIC ALTERATIONS IN ADULT/CHILD HEALTH PRACTICUM
This course focuses on the application of therapeutic intervention guided by application of the nursing process in the acute, episodic care of individuals and their families across the lifespan. S/U graded.

EPISODIC ALTERATIONS IN ADULT/CHILD HEALTH I
Emphasis is on understanding of therapeutic interventions guided by the nursing process to maximize self-care capabilities in the episodic care of children, adults and their families.

EPISODIC ALTERATIONS IN ADULT/CHILD HEALTH II
Emphasis is on further understanding of therapeutic interventions guided by the nursing process to maximize self-care capabilities in the episodic care of children, adults and their families.

COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Therapeutic nursing interventions applied to community and public health nursing for families, communities and populations. Emphasis on application of concepts of health maintenance, health promotion and disease prevention.

COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Nursing theory applied to community and public health concepts. Focuses on principles of health maintenance, health promotion and disease prevention for families, communities and populations.

NURSING WORKSHOP
Offers undergraduate students an opportunity to increase nursing knowledge and skills. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III
This course emphasizes issues in professional nursing as they relate to the changing health care environment. Students will utilize principles of change, qualitative research, policy and politics.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Nursing intervention for clients with psychiatric disorders. Emphasis is on nursing process for continued development of therapeutic skills in caring for acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. S/U Graded.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Nursing theory applied to biological, psychological and sociocultural dimensions of mental health care. Concepts of chronic illness are introduced and applied to select care problems.

DIRECTED STUDIES
Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.


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