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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Courses Descriptions

 

GNURMSNMCNCMAN
GNUR 102 GNUR 360 MSN 277  MCN 273  CMAN 272
GNUR 207 GNUR 361 MSN 277L MCN 273L CMAN 272L
GNUR 238 GNUR 383 MSN 377 MCN 374 CMAN 380
GNUR 293 GNUR 383L MSN 377L  MCN374L  
GNUR 294        
GNUR 297          

General Nursing (GNUR)

GNUR 102: Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
This course introduces the mission of the MNSON and the foundations of nursing practice.  Nursing is presented as a scientific profession with a heritage of strong values-based leadership  based on critical thinking and evidence based practice.  Outcomes: Describe the mission of the MNSON and discuss the ANA Scope of Standards of Nursing Practice. Course Component. Seminar: Required.

GNUR 207: Individual/Family/Community Wellness and Health
Restricted to Nursing and HSM students.
This course focuses on the concepts of culture, family, community, and health, exploring the complex relationships that exist among these concepts in the context of health and wellness.
Outcome: Students will explore cultural aspects of a community and the resultant impact on health beliefs and practices. Principles of epidemiology will be explored.
Course Component. Seminar: Required. 3 units.

GNUR 238: The Foundations of Clinical Practice in Nursing
This course introduces basic nursing concepts, including physiologic and safety needs, physical assessment, and fundamental nursing skills.  Students are prepared for the professional role of the registered nurse.  Students learn the foundations of nursing practice using the American Nursing Association (ANA) Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. Outcomes: Demonstrate history and physical assessment techniques and fundamental nursing skills.

GNUR 293: Pathophysiology
This course provides the student with knowledge of the basic mechanisms involved in pathophysiological processes. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking skills in the application of pathophysiological processes to clinical practice. Course Component. Seminar: Required. 4 units

GNUR 294: Foundations of Pharmacology
This course introduces students to pharmacology and its relationships to nursing and provides students with the scientific foundation needed to administer medications. Outcome: The student will be able to apply Pharmacotherapeutics to an individual’s historical, psychological, and physical health and illness. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 3 units.

GNUR 297: Clinical Nutrition for Nursing Practice
This course introduces foundations of nutrition for nursing practice. Evidence-based nutrition is applied across the life-span and health continuum. Nutritional assessment, cultural practices and health policies are explored.

GNUR 360: Professional Role Development: Research
Restricted to Nursing and HSM students.
This course is an introduction to the principles of scientific inquiry and the research process, examining the relationship between the research question, study design, method for data collection, and data analysis. Outcome:  Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the research process, as well as ethical, legal, political, social, cultural, and economic factors that impact nursing and health-related research.

GNUR 361: Nursing Ethics
This course offers students, as future health care professionals and as health care recipients, opportunities to think philosophically, demonstrate ethical awareness, do ethical reflection, and apply ethical principles in decision-making. The student will be able to recognize and respond to ethical challenges inherent in the delivery of health care to individuals with differing  philosophical views and diverse backgrounds providing reasoned arguments for views held/positions taken.

GNUR 383: Leadership for Professional Nursing Practice
This course prepares the student to provide leadership in the practice setting and profession. Personal identity and role as nurse leader is addressed from unit-based to organizational and policy environments. Principles of leadership are developed and applied in clinical settings. Legal, regulatory and professional standards related to nursing practice are presented. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 3 units.

GNUR 383L: Leadership for Professional Nursing Practice/Lab
This course prepares the student to provide leadership in the practice setting and profession. Personal identity and role as nurse leader is addressed from unit-based to organizational and policy environments. Principles of
leadership are developed and applied in clinical settings. Legal, regulatory and professional standards related to nursing practice are presented. Course Component. Lecture: Required. Laboratory: Required. 3 units.

Medical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)

MSN 277: Medical/Surgical Nursing
This course is designed to use levels of prevention to provide nursing care for adults with selected health issues. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, early detection and treatment and restoration of health for individuals, families and communities across the health care continuum. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 4 units.

MSN 277L: Medical/Surgical Nursing: Adult Health Lab I
This course is designed to apply levels of prevention in nursing care for adults with selected health issues. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, early detection and treatment and restoration of health for individuals, families, and communities across the health care continuum. Course Components. Laboratory. Required. 3 units.

MSN  377 - Adult Health II - Advanced Medical-Surgical
This course builds on MSN 277, Adult Health I, and focuses on the nursing care of adults experiencing selected critical health issues.  Physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual assessments and health data are incorporated into the identification of interventions within the context of life-threatening conditions.  Students incorporate evidence-based practice guidelines and interdisciplinary collaboration to maximize health outcomes.  

MSN 377L: Adult Health II: Advanced Medical Surgical Clinical
This course builds on MSN 277 L, Adult Health I Clinical, and focuses on the nursing care of adults experiencing selected critical health issues.  Physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual assessments and health data are obtained and interventions are provided within the context of life-threatening conditions.  Students incorporate evidence-based practice guidelines and interdisciplinary collaboration to maximize health outcomes. Outcomes: Nursing care of adults experiencing selected critical health issues - clinical.

Maternal/Child Nursing (MCN)

MCN 273: Family Health Patterns I
This course allows students to apply concepts from systems theory and the levels of prevention models to structure the presentation of selected concepts related to health promotion and health maintenance of childbearing and parenting families.
Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of childbearing and parenting families.
Course Components. Lecture: Required. 3 units.

MCN 273L: Family Health Patterns I/Lab
This course allows students to apply concepts from systems theory and the levels of prevention models to structure the presentation of selected concepts related to health promotion and health maintenance of childbearing and parenting families. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of childbearing and parenting families. Course Component. Lecture: Required. Laboratory: Required. 2 units/3 units

MCN 374: Family Health Patterns II: Care of the Child and Family
This course uses the Health People 2010 initiative to structure the presentation of selected concepts related to the health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Outcome:  Students will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Course Components. Lecture: Required. 3 units.

MCN 374L: Family Health Patterns II/Lab
This course uses the Health People 2010 initiative to structure the presentation of selected concepts related to the health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Outcome: Students will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Course Component. Lecture: Required. Laboratory: Required. 2 units/3 units.

Community Health/Mental Health/ Administration Health (CMAN)

CMAN 272: Mental Health Patterns
This course is designed to prepare students in assisting persons (individuals, families, communities) to achieve and maintain optimal mental health. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of persons with mental health disorders.

CMAN 272L: Mental Health Patterns/Lab This course is designed to prepare students in assisting persons (individuals, families, communities) to achieve and maintain optimal mental health. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of persons with mental health disorders. Lecture: Required. Laboratory: Required. 2 units/3 units.

CMAN 380: Community Health
Nursing and public health concepts provide theoretical basis for care of families, aggregates, and communities outside institutional settings. Role of community health nurses in caring for specific aggregates is described. Clinical experiences are provided for application of concepts and implementation of nursing interventions in a variety of community settings. Lecture: Required. 2 units.

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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

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