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University of Utah (College of Nursing)




Welcome to the College of Nursing where we celebrate and showcase the best in nursing education, research and practice. Nurses' expertise in health and healing is required and increasingly valued in very aspect of the health care delivery system today.

As we work together to respond to the health care needs of the citizens of this region, we face a critical shortage of nurses in all areas of clinical care and education. We are committed to providing leadership in Utah and the intermountain region, to address these challenges and continue our pursuit of excellence.

VISION STATEMENT

As a College, our vision is to develop leaders in nursing and health care whose actions, discoveries, and voices strengthen and transform the health of individuals and communities worldwide.

MISSION STATEMENT

The College of Nursing is a dynamic and evolving organization where we prepare all levels of professional nurses and scholars for diverse health care delivery and leadership roles. We offer interactive education in both nursing and gerontology. The College provides exceptional clinical care through innovative practice models. We are committed to developing knowledge that leads to improved health and quality of life.

BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

The College of Nursing baccalaureate program prepares students to be generalists in clinical settings, for entry-level administrative positions, and for graduate work in nursing. Educational opportunities are available for registered nurses returning to school to earn their baccalaureate degree as well as basic students with no prior nursing experience.

The baccalaureate curriculum includes learning experiences in the classroom, simulated laboratory settings, and in clinical settings. Education in adult and gerontological, parent-child, community, and psychiatric-mental health nursing are integrated throughout the program of study. Students have the opportunity for clinical learning experiences in a variety of diverse institutions, as well as in clinics and client's homes. Experiences in leadership and management in clinical settings are incorporated into the curriculum. Students will have direct experience working with clients in a clinical setting from 12 to 24 hours each week.



School name:University of UtahCollege of Nursing
Address:10 South 2000 East
Zip & city:UT 84112 Utah
Phone:801-581-7728
Web:http://www.nurs.utah.edu/
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HEALTH PROFESSIONS SEMINAR/PRACTICUM
Focuses on the development of high school students who are interested in a health professions career. Includes seminar and practicum experiences with faculty and staff of the College of Health, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Program, School of Medicine and University Hospital. Emphasis is placed on providing "real world" experiences in specific clinical areas of practice. The course integrates concepts taught in medical anatomy and physiology in the high school with practical observation and participation experiences in the health sciences setting.

LIFESPAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Focuses on various developmental perspectives of the human life cycle, including discernable milestones or predictable events that define growth and development throughout the lifespan. Various theories of development as a basis for understanding people of all ages are discussed. Consideration of environmental variables and human interaction affecting the developmental process included.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I
Introduction to major pathophysiological mechanisms that cause disease or altered body functioning throughout the lifespan. Epidemiology and clinical manifestations integrated throughout.

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY ASSESSMENT
This course is the study of nursing assessment of the individual and family in various places of wellness, health and disease across the lifespan. It includes the principles of communication, functional health, and recording information. Skills necessary for conducting a physical and mental examination are included. The clinical component is incorporated into the companion clinical course.

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY HEALTH ASSESSMENT
The purpose of this course is to increase student proficiency in collecting comprehensive assessment data on individuals and families. This course incorporates a variety of approaches, techniques and skills necessary to interpret assessment data and risk factors from individuals and families at various points in health and illness. Emphasis is placed on integrating previous experience and knowledge regarding human behavior and development across the lifespan. The clinical aspect of this course will be performed with individuals and families in a student selected clinical setting with faculty approval.

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY EPIDEMIOLOGY
International patterns of disease in human populations are of primary importance as we move into a global culture. This class will cover epidemiological concepts and processes relative to international and national (U.S.) health, wellness, and disease. Statistical and mathematical concepts are applied to patterns of mental and physical illness incidence, transmission, risk, and prevalence. Topics include community as clients, interaction among and between sectors in the community, and health-related concerns of communities.

ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS OF NURSING
Focus of this course is to promote acquisition of concepts and skills basic to professional nursing and primary nursing care. Roles of nurses and the values inherent in the nursing profession will be explored. This course contains content regarding the scope of nursing practice, professional behaviors, ethics, caring, and therapeutic use of self. Students also investigate patient rights and personal characteristics of nurses. Mastery of course content will enable the student to identify and begin application of holistic nursing care, using the theoretical frameworks of the nursing process, the bifocal clinical model, and functional health patterns.

NURSING SKILLS AND ARTS
Designed to teach students to apply concepts, skills, and arts basic to professional nursing in a client care setting. Mastery of course content will enable the student to apply holistic nursing care in a variety of patient populations, using the theoretical frameworks of the nursing process, the bifocal clinical model, and functional health patterns.

NURSING MANAGEMENT OF DRUG THERAPY
Focuses on knowledge and skills necessary for safe and therapeutic drug therapy. Description and use of classes of drugs, principles of therapy, and nursing responsibilities regarding administration of drugs emphasized. Rationale for nursing interventions also included.

NURSING CARE OF ADULTS
The course focuses on nursing assessment and management of adult individuals with selected acute and chronic physical illnesses. Principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and therapeutic interventions in disease processes will be studied. Cultural, psychological, developmental, and family implications of illness will be examined.

NURSING CARE OF ADULTS CLINICAL
This clinical course focuses on nursing assessment and clinical management of adults with acute and chronic physical illness. Students integrate principles of pathophysiology and therapeutic interventions in managing patients with various disease process. Cultural, psychological and developmental dimensions are addressed in nursing care. The nurse-client relationships emphasized.

FAMILY- AND COMMUNITY-FOCUSED CARE
The family as a dynamic, interpersonal system is studied as the primary social group, the usual environment for growth and development of children and adults, and the basic unit of the larger community system. Concepts are related to the health care system, family system (family types, characteristics, and structural function of healthy and at-risk families), and risk factors associated with illness and culture. Principles of family assessment and techniques for conducting a home visit and family assessment presented. Health promotion, health maintenance, and disease prevention emphasized in both didactic and clinical components.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Individually planned study within nursing.

NURSING HISTORY/HEALTH POLICY
Focuses on the communication tools of reading, speaking and writing as learning catalysts to facilitate understanding of the historical precedents for many contemporary issues and traditions in nursing and health care policy. Content includes change and teaching theories, the history of women and associated gender issues, the government role in health policy development and current problems anticipated developments into the future. The role of professional organizations, including nursing organizations, on professional development emphasized.

NURSING RESEARCH
Designed to develop the basic ability of the student as an informed consumer and participant in the process of nursing research. Students obtain, analyze, display, and interpret data in order to solve clinical problems and improve practice. Development of a sense of inquiry through understanding and applying the logical steps of the research process emphasized.

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE
Opportunities are provided to explore a variety of leadership and management behaviors, theories, and techniques for health care practitioners. The focus of this course is to prepare the nursing student for professional nursing leadership and management practice in a variety of health care organizations and various levels of care settings. Students will also be provided with opportunities to examine their individual strengths and weaknesses in preparation for assuming management and leadership roles. The concepts of evidence based practice will be incorporated within the context of nursing management and leadership roles. This is a service learning course (for generic BS students only) and as such, service will be used as a supplementary means of examining principles of leadership in nursing while providing essential service to our communities.

COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HOME CARE NURSING
Content of this course addresses health promotion and management of care for diverse populations, cultures, communities, families, and individuals. Nursing roles and responsibilities in public health, and community-bases home care are explored.

COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HOME CARE NURSING: CLINICAL
This clinical course affords opportunities to apply health promotion and management of care for populations, families, and individuals in a variety of public health, school health, occupational health, and community-based home care settings. Client is defined as an individual, family, or population.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY II
Introduction to major physiological mechanisms that cause disease or altered body functioning across the lifespan with emphasis on multiple health problems. Epidemiology and clinical manifestations are integrated throughout.

ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
An advanced course in pathophysiology that explores the mechanisms underlying disease or altered body functioning. Emphasis is placed on multiple health problems with attention to underlying genetic, immune, and inflammatory mechanisms. Epidemiology and clinical manifestations are integrated throughout. In addition to core content, specialty tracks include critical care, pediatrics, and gerontology foci. For RN-BSN students only.

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
The content of this course is focused on the nursing assessment and management of individuals with mental illnesses and their families. The course explores the mental health-mental illness continuum across the lifespan and gives students an understanding of basic mental processes and nursing interventions to increase coping. Cultural, legal, and ethical implications of mental illness will be examined.

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING: CLINICAL
This clinical course focuses on the nursing assessment and clinical management of individuals with acute and chronic mental illness. Students integrate principles of pathophysiology, psychopharmacology, and therapeutic relationship skills in caring for clients and their families. Cultural, ethical and legal dimensions are addressed in the delivery of nursing care. The nurse-client relationship is emphasized.

CAPSTONE
Synthesis of previous learning and effective transition to the professional nursing role. Integration of psychomotor/teaching/relationship skills into practice and analysis of health problems typical to a chosen practice site is expected. Major concepts of professional nursing practice will be explored.

INTEGRATED NURSING PRACTICE
Clinical course designed for RNs pursuing a baccalaureate degree. Student portfolios will be used to design an individual learning experience. The student will integrate the role of the baccalaureate nurse with previous knowledge and experience.

MATERNITY NURSING
The family-centered course focuses on maternity nursing with an emphasis on physiological, psychological, developmental, social, and cultural adaptations. Nursing management strategies address health concerns/problems or needs of these individuals and families from a culturally diverse perspective.

MATERNITY NURSING CLINICAL
The family-centered clinical course focuses on nursing interventions associated with physiological, psychological, developmental, social, and cultural adaptations of individuals and families. Students apply nursing theory in adapting assessment skills and the nursing process to the cars of childbearing women, newborns, and their families in acute and chronic care settings.

PEDIATRIC NURSING
This course focuses on nursing care of children and their families with an emphasis on physiological, psychological, developmental, social, and cultural adaptations. Nursing management strategies address health concerns/problems or needs of children and their families from a culturally diverse perspective.

PEDIATRIC NURSING CLINICAL
This family-centered clinical course focuses on nursing interventions associated with physiological, psychological, developmental, social, and cultural adaptations of individuals and families. Students apply nursing theory in adapting assessment skills and the nursing process to the car of children and their families in acute care settings.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Topics vary each semester. In-depth exploration of topics of special interest.

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