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University of Southern Colorado (Department of Nursing)




DEPARTMENT MISSION

As the Southeastern Colorado Center for Nursing Education, the mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for professional positions as competent and caring nurses.

The department is committed to offering academic programs that meet diverse regional nursing needs.

The department is committed to excellence in teaching and evidence based nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on effective student learning, academic achievement and safe, competent nursing performance.



DEPARTMENT MISSION

As the Southeastern Colorado Center for Nursing Education, the mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for professional positions as competent and caring nurses.

The department is committed to offering academic programs that meet diverse regional nursing needs.

The department is committed to excellence in teaching and evidence based nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on effective student learning, academic achievement and safe, competent nursing performance.

DEPARTMENT GOALS

The Nursing Department will:
* Provide quality learning experiences for nursing students that prepare graduates for entry level baccalaureate nursing practice or advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community.
* Proved multiple degree entry paths based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.
* Serve as a regional nursing education center for southern Colorado, by collaborating with local and regional health care agencies to provide nursing programs.
* Maintain educational excellence demonstrated by program status consistent with the Colorado Board of Nursing, national accrediting agency criteria and educational emphases on professional nursing standards.
* Provide a supportive and caring learning environment to address the learning needs for a diverse student population.
* Support role development responsive to the changing health care environment by redefining and maintaining competencies throughout one's practice.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

The Colorado State University-Pueblo Department of Nursing offers an undergraduate program that confers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program offers several tracks for the basic nursing student (BSN), the registered nurse (RN-BSN), licensed practical nurse (LPN-BSN), degree plus students to BSN(Accelerated-BSN) and the paramedic(Paramedic-BSN) to obtain their Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The Basic BSN is a track developed for the student who has completed prerequisite courses and has no degree, certificate or license. The RN-BSN track is developed for an associate degree or diploma nurse with a license to complete their BSN. The student with another baccalaureate or masters degree may apply to the Degree Plus to BSN track or the Basic BSN. Licensed practical nurses that have a nursing license or completed an accredited program may apply for the LPN-BSN or Basic BSN track. The paramedic may elect to apply for the Paramedic-BSN or Basic BSN track. The BSN program also offers an elective concentrated clinical practicum in nursing. The elective practicum allows the student to explore their passion in clinical practice. Undergraduate nursing students may elect to take nursing graduate courses during their senior year.



School name:University of Southern ColoradoDepartment of Nursing
Address:2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Zip & city:CO 81001 Colorado
Phone:800-669-1656
Web:http://ceeps.colostate-pueblo.edu/nursing/
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Department of Nursing Courses


NURSING PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Introduction to the basic disease processes of individual body systems. Incorporates nursing assessment/diagnosis with associated intersystem diseases.

BASIC PHARMACOLOGY
Pharmocokinetics, dynamics, therapeutics as well as drug administration and interaction, safety and legal implications are discussed.

(WS 230) WOMEN, HEALTH AND SOCIETY
Introduction to women's health issues and a basic understanding of how women's health has been influenced historically, culturally and by socio-economic factors. (F,S)

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Provides a bridge for healthcare professionals and students to understand historical, philosophical, and theoretical concepts used in healthcare, professional practice, human needs and nursing process.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
Utilization of the nursing process in meeting primary health needs of individuals. Basic nursing interventions, critical thinking and therapeutic communication are emphasized. Prerequisites: admission into Nursing Program. Prerequisites: all nursing prerequisite and general education courses.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING LAB
Application of Fundamentals of Nursing. Laboratory practice assists students in developing fundamental competencies for providing basic nursing care to individual clients.

LPN BRIDGE TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Historical, theoretical and philosophical basis transition from student to PN and RN. Introduction to the program, health care system, nursing process, and human needs.

INFERENTIAL REASONING IN HEALTH CARE
Discussion of inferential reasoning as it pertains to the delivery of healthcare.

FRAMEWORK FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
This course provides transfer students with an introduction to the nursing philosophy, curriculum framework, and human needs, caring, and learning theory.

SPECIAL TOPICS
Topics and/or nursing skills for enrichment of required nursing courses, and which serve the interest of 10 or more students will be considered.

HEALTH PROMOTION AND ASSESSMENT
Systematic assessment and analysis of individuals needs using the nursing process to develop a plan of care, to educate, and to promote health and wellbeing.

HEALTH PROMOTION AND ASSESSMENT LAB
Provides the skills to complete a comprehensive assessment, for educating and promoting health and wellbeing using the nursing process, evidenced based practice and diagnostic reasoning.

ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE
Selected theories which influence ethical choice in nursing are presented. Areas of the law and legal systems that affect the public health are included. Current ethical issues related to nursing practice.

HEALTH AND DISEASE SYSTEMS
Alterations and adaptations of individual body systems to disease processes.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
Introduction to the philosophy of the Nursing program, and the professional nursing practice theories. Teaching learning theories are examined in relation to nursing practice.

CONCEPTS FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Advanced study of concepts and theory of Maternal, neonatal, pediatric, family and mental health related to professional nursing. An experiential component will be included.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES
Nursing care of the neonate and procreative family during the peri-natal period. Includes health promotion, family theory and human sexuality.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES LAB
Application of Nursing Care of Childbearing Families. Clinical experiences emphasize use of the nursing process in meeting needs of the neonate and family during the perinatal period.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT I
Nursing process directed toward principles of therapeutic nursing care of adult health promotion and with common health problems.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT I LAB
Application of Nursing Care of the Adult I. Clinical experiences emphasize use of the nursing process in meeting selected needs of adult clients.

PEDIATRIC NURSING
Nursing care of children and adolescents. Emphasizes the nursing process related to health promotion, maintenance and restoration for the child, adolescent and family.

PEDIATRIC NURSING LAB
Application of Pediatric Nursing. Clinical experiences emphasize use of the nursing process in meeting health related needs of children and adolescents.

RESEARCH IN NURSING
An introduction to the roles, and methods of research in nursing. Facilitates development of nurses as consumers of research for research based practice.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM I
An elective course that provides an opportunity for a concentrated clinical practicum in a variety of patient care settings.

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Nursing process directed toward care of individuals and families experiencing mental illness. Includes concepts of mental health, group process and group leadership.

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING LAB
Application of Psychiatric Nursing. Clinical experiences emphasize all components of the nursing process in meeting the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental illness.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT II
Builds on content in Nursing Care of the Adult I. Includes complex, acute and chronic health problems of individuals and continuity of care within the health care system.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT II LAB
Application of Nursing Care of the Adult II. Students utilize expanded data base and action strategies to meet complex health needs of individuals. Includes technological skills for nursing interventions.

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
Theory for nursing care of older adults. The promotion of healthy aging through utilization of the nursing process is emphasized.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Theory in application of the nursing process, public health principles and concepts related to communities.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING LAB
Application of Public Health Nursing. Selected experiences in community health settings.

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND ISSUES
Analyze and apply management & leadership theories used in healthcare. Explore issues and trends related to the healthcare including ethical and legal issues.

NURSING PROCESS: SYNTHESIS
Synthesis of previous course work with integration of theories, research and the nursing process in meeting complex health needs of clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

NURSING PROCESS: SYNTHESIS LAB
Application of Nursing Process: Synthesis. Synthesis of process and content of nursing in managing client groups and aggregates.

HEALTH CARE ISSUES AND TRENDS
Issues and trends related to health care including professional, ethical and legal issues.

HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS
The course includes internet use by health care consumers, policy, current and future role of telehealth. Covers informatics, current issues and challenges facing nursing.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM II
Concentrated practicum consisting of application of the nursing process in complex care settings.

RESEARCH
Major nursing theories are examined in relation to nursing functions they imply, kinds of hypotheses they would generate, and kinds of research they would stimulate. There is examination of research process, design, methods of collecting and analyzing data, and interpretation of data.

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Colorado State University (Department of Nursing)
MISSION: As the Southeastern Colorado Center for Nursing, the Department of Nursing’s mission is to prepare today’s nursing student to be tomorrow...
Address: 2200 Bonforte Blvd.