Course Descriptions

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Nursing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing (8 Credits)

This course introduces the student to the universal Self Care Requisites of individual adult patients. Emphasis is placed on the beginning use of the nursing process and the development of skills in meeting universal self-care needs. The student is introduced to the profession of nursing, the nurse's role within the health care system and the identification of health deviations in the adult. Clinical skills are demonstrated and evaluated in a laboratory and simulation setting. Clinical performance is then supervised while rendering care to patients in their healthcare setting.

Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing Program
Co-Requisites: Anatomy/Physiology I, Intro to Psychology and English Composition I

Nursing 102 - Parent Child Health Nursing (9 Credits)

This course provides the theoretical knowledge for the family-centered approach to the child-bearing patient, pediatric patient, and their dependent care agents. The normal physiological, psychological, and sociological factors which are influential during the child-bearing/rearing process are emphasized. Barriers that interfere with patients and their healthcare providers are systematically presented. The student uses the nursing process, integrating evidence based practice and skills, to assist the child-bearing patient, pediatric patient, and dependent care agents to achieve their own goals. Clinical experience is provided through the utilization of appropriate units at Holy Name Medical Center, other hospitals with pertinent specialty units, other community facilities, and the Simulation Laboratory.

Prerequisites: Nursing 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing; Anatomy & Physiology I; Introduction to English Composition I; Introduction to Psychology
Co-Requisites: Anatomy & Physiology II; Microbiology

Nursing 201 - Mental Health Nursing (4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge concerning the nursing care of adolescent and adult patients experiencing difficulty in normalcy, solitude and social interaction. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and the use of therapeutic nurse-patient relationship to provide short-term corrective assistance for hospitalized individuals manifesting various psychological health deviations and requiring partially compensatory assistance. Clinical performance is faculty supervised on specialty units Holy Name Medical Center, at other Mental Health facilities and the Simulation Laboratory

Prerequisites: Nursing 101 - Fundaments of Nursing; Nursing 102 - Parent Child Health Nursing; Introduction to Pyschology
Co-Requisites: Life Span Development

Nursing 202 - Adult Health Nursing I (10 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical knowledge concerning the application of the nursing process in the patient centered care of hospitalized adults who require partially or wholly compensatory nursing systems to meet their therapeutic self-care demands. The primary focus is on patients experiencing alterations in maintaining a sense of normalcy, minimizing risk of harm to structure, function and life, providing sufficient water, food, air and maintaining sufficient elimination processes. Students are also offered a second level of pharmacology studies. Clinical experience is provided at Holy Name Medical Center simulation labs and medical/surgical units including, Surgical Unit, Endoscopy Unit, Cardiac Unit, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Catheterization Lab. and Renal Unit.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of first-year nursing and general education courses
Co-Requisites: Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Philosophy

Nursing 301 - Adult Health Nursing II (10 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge concerning the care of older adults in the hospital inpatient and outpatient areas. The primary focus is on the complete care of patients experiencing alterations in sufficient air, activity/mobility, and sensory-perceptual functions. Principles learned in the bio-psychosocial sciences and nursing are integrated into helping patients meet their universal self-care requisites. Safety, evidence based practice, health teaching and counseling and the use of institutional inpatient and outpatient resources are implemented. Clinical experience provides the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement high quality patient centered care. Clinical experiences are provided through the utilization of hospital medical-surgical units, critical care unit, the nursing skills laboratory, and the emergency department.

Prerequisite: Nursing 202 - Adult Health Nursing I
Co-requisites: Contemporary Issues in PSoethics, Introduction to Visual Arts or approved Humanities elective

Nursing 302 - Nursing Management of Patient Care (4 Credits)

This course focuses on the management and care of groups of patients in the hospital and community settings. The student is introduced to principles of leadership and management used in coordinating patient-centered care of groups of patients requiring all types of nursing care systems to meet their therapeutic self-care demands. Concepts of the course focus on leadership, management, community health, delegation, teamwork, and interdisciplinary collaboration, the use of community resources, legal aspects of patient care, and the integration of evidence based practice findings into clinical practice. Clinical experience provides the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement high quality patient-centered care for a group of patients through the utilization of hospital medical-surgical units. Additional observational experiences in the advancing roles of nursing include transitional care, utilization review, wound care, diabetes education and nursing supervision. Community experiences are provided through the utilization of home health care, hospice and palliative care, and adult day away.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of courses from previous semesters

Holy Name Medical Center Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing has a cooperative agreement with St. Peter's University, which gives the student the option of receiving an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Health Science degree in addition to the Diploma in Nursing from Holy Name. A minimum of 30 credits of general education and science courses must be obtained from St. Peter's University in order to receive the A.A.S Health Science degree. For more information regarding the general education and health science courses offered at St. Peter's University please follow this link: https://www.saintpeters.edu/academics/catalogs/

RN Curriculum Organizational Plan