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facilitate open discussions and exchange of ideas. Students develop skill in formulation of a position, consideration of others’ viewpoints and defense of such a position, as well as to realize the potential impact and power of political activity. Students also realize the importance of individual action and commitment. Service learning is a required component of the course. Prerequisites: Senior standing in nursing major 3 credits (seminar), Spring #NURS 406: Promoting Health and Health Restoration in Adults II This course provides the student with knowledge and nursing strategies that can be applied to clients with complex health concerns including chronic, multisystem, life threatening, and end of life care. The focus is on strategies that recognize the quality of life and maintain optimal level of functioning. Students build upon concepts learned in previous courses and apply concepts from concurrent courses. Adult critical care nursing is emphasized. Prerequisites:NURS 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313 5 credits (3 theory, 2 clinical laboratory), Fall or Spring #NURS 407: Promoting and Restoring Mental Health This course incorporates nursing care of persons who are mentally healthy as well as those with known psychiatric disorders. The course provides students with an opportunity to explore a broad range of nursing interventions to promote optimal mental health. The emphasis is placed on the use of advanced therapeutic communication techniques. Prerequisites:NURS 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313 5 credits (3 theory, 2 clinical laboratory), Fall or Spring #NURS 414: Promoting Healthy Communities This course provides students a perspective of professional nursing at the community level of practice. Course content will provide an overview of specific issues and societal concerns that affect community health nursing practice; epidemiological applications in community health nursing; educational theories, models, and principles applied in community health nursing; risk factors and health problems for defined populations across the lifespan; issues and approaches in providing for the health care of defined populations in the community; specific health care needs and issues for populations at risk; communicable disease risk and prevention; and the diversity in the role of the community health nurse. Students apply previous knowledge and the nursing process in maximizing the health status of individuals, families, and defined populations within the community. Prerequisites:NURS 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313 5 credits (3 theory, 2 clinical laboratory), Fall or Spring #NURS 415: Comprehensive Nursing Practicum This senior nursing practicum facilitates the students’ ability to synthesize knowledge, skills, and experiences in selected health care settings. This experience enables the student to develop independence in professional practice. Individual goals and objectives are mutually determined by faculty and student to evaluate success in the practicum. Students are paired with an agency preceptor to attain individualized course objectives. A faculty-facilitated seminar is conducted weekly. Last semester of the Senior year. Prerequisites: NURS 406; NURS 420 (may be taken concurrently) 6 clinical laboratory credits (16 hours clinical and 2 hours seminar per week) NURS 420: Management and Leadership Strategies for Professional Nursing This course focuses on the knowledge and skills related to the delivery of health care services within a professional nursing leadership context. Concepts, introductory knowledge related to fiscal management, quality care concepts, and staffing models are presented which provide the student a basic knowledge base required for effective management, organizational behavior, and assuming or assisting others in a leadership role in professional nursing practice. Additionally, this course provides skill acquisition necessary to apply principles in planning and delegating nursing care, and discusses developing creative roles for managing and leading in professional nursing. Prerequisites: NURS 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313 or senior level standing 2 credits, Fall

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019