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General Bulletin 2008-2010

Courses of Instruction

NURSING (NSG -Engineering and Applied Science)

101 Introduction to the Nursing Principles of Nutrition and Pharmacology (3)

Introduces basic nursing principles related to nutrition and pharmacology throughout life transitions. Essential elements of fluid/ electrolyte and acid-base balance are examined as related to nutrition, pharmacology, and nursing care. Corequisite: NSG 105, 106; PSY 111; ZOO 171. 3 Lec. (ADN program)

102 Nursing Core Concepts - Bridge (3)

This course introduces the LPN-ADN student to the framework and concepts of the Miami University Associate Degree Nursing program. Role socialization, nursing process, communication principles, teaching and learning principles, nursing research, legal and ethical issues, and assessments of nutrition, metabolism, and general health will be explored. (LPN-ADN track)

103 Introduction to Calculating Medication Dosages (1)

Introductory course that uses basic math principles and applies them to the calculation of medications. Introduces metric, apothecary, and household systems of measuring; conversion between systems, and drug calculations of oral and injectable medications. Primarily for students with minimal math and health care background. 1 Lec. (Open to any student, nursing or non-nursing.)

104 LPN to RN Transition Course (4)

This course provides the LPN-ADN student the opportunity to explore selected functional health patterns. The student also has opportunity to apply nursing process skills in the clinical setting. In this course the student completes the classroom portion first and then the clinical laboratory. (LPN-ADN track)

105 Introduction to the Art and Science of Nursing (2)

Introduces the role of the nurse as a partner in health promotion with other human beings within the health care system. Professional standards of nursing practice, established by the discipline's professional and legal regulating bodies, and their implications for practice behaviors of the student nurse and the nurse graduate are examined. Introduces basic communication skills critical to effective interpersonal professional relationships and intra- and interdisciplinary group work. Explores differences in educational preparation of nurses within the discipline and identifies variation in role implementation across practice settings. Corequisite: NSG 101, 106; PSY 111; ZOO 171. (ADN program)

106 Theoretical and Technical Foundations for Nursing Practice (4)

Provides opportunities to develop skills in critical thinking by applying the nursing process in the implementation of selected nursing technologies. Gordon's Functional Patterns used as the framework for introducing physical and functional assessment and affective cognitive and psychomotor skills associated with assisting individuals to meet their health care needs. Corequisite: NSG 101, 105; PSY 111; ZOO 171. 1 Lec. 3 Lab. (ADN track)

116 Life Transitions I: Promotion of Health and Self-Care in Adult Life Transitions (6)

Prepares students to provide nursing care for adults experiencing life transitions that affect health. Students are challenged to integrate prior and new knowledge using critical thinking and decision making to plan and provide nursing care for adults with common acute and chronic health problems. Emphasis on health promotion, health protection, and access to preventative services for adults. Includes a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NSG 101, 105, 106; PSY 111; ZOO 171. Corequisite: CHM 131 or MBI 161; NSG 200 or 205; ZOO 172. 3 Lec. 3 Lab. (ADN program)

MPF, MPT 162 Men in Families: A Critical Analysis of Selected Topics (3)

Overview of recent theory and research on selected aspects of the role of men in contemporary U.S. families and an introduction to research methods in this area. Families are approached as social systems, with emphasis on interrelationships among family members. Historical patterns as well as differences related to race, ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation explored. IIC.

200 Life Transitions II: Health Promotion and Care of the Pediatric and Obstetrical Clients Within the Context of the Family (6)

Encourages critical thinking related to the care of the family during life transitions. Students are challenged to incorporate the dynamic interplay of culture, socioeconomic status, and spiritual beliefs as well as psychological and physiological needs in the care of the individual within the context of family centered care. Students reflect on their learning as well as the legal and ethical issues affecting the family. Students collaborate with the family and other health team members in community settings. Prerequisite: NSG 101, 105, 106; PSY 111; ZOO 171. Corequisite: CHM 131 or MBI 161; NSG 116 or 206; ZOO 172. 3 Lec. 3 Lab. (ADN program and LPN-ADN track)

202 Intermediate Clinical Nursing Practice (4)

This elective course will offer the students an opportunity to work with nursing professionals, clients and families as they learn the role of the registered nurse as a member of the health care team. During this practicum, students will integrate knowledge from support courses and first year nursing as they practice therapeutic nursing interventions under the direction of a faculty member and a registered nurse mentor. (Summer offering: ADN program)

205 Life Transitions III: Promotion of Mental Health Across the Lifespan (5)

Focuses on nurse's role as communicator to promote mental health and support individual wellness behaviors to maintain one's functional ability. The nursing process critical thinking approach is used for inquiry and decision making to plan nursing care. Students evaluate nursing care based on expected outcomes. Students participate and collaborate with other nurses and multidisciplinary teams of health care providers, clients, and caregivers to assist individuals seeking to learn wellness behaviors that support, promote, maintain, and/or restore mental health and functional ability. Students engage in learning activities with nurses and other learners to understand the context of how communication, behavior, life transitions, pharmacology, nutrition, medical intervention, culture, socioeconomic conditions, and political actions impact wellness and mental health and affect the nurse's role as a provider of care. Prerequisite: NSG 101, 105, 106; PSY 111; ZOO 171. Corequisite: NSG 116 or 206. 2 Lec. 3 Lab. (ADN and LPN-ADN track)

206 Life Transitions IV: Promotion of Health and Self-Care in Individuals and Families During Later Life (5)

Students learn how to plan and implement nursing care for individuals and their families during later life. Students integrate prior learning regarding adult health assessment and clinical care with an understanding of factors that can have an impact on health during later life. Includes a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NSG 116. Corequisite: CHM 131 or MBI 161; NSG 200 or 205. 2 Lec. 3 Lab. (ADN program)

215 Nursing as a Profession (2)

Synthesizes knowledge about nursing as a profession and the roles and responsibilities associated with nursing care delivery. The management role of the nurse beginning practice, ethical dilemmas encountered in the practice of nursing, social ac countability, health care policy issues, models of decision making, and understanding and using research findings to improve client care are discussed. Prerequisite: NSG 116, 200, 205, 206. (ADN program and LPN-ADN track.)

216 Clinical Decision Making Models for Nursing Practice (8)

Encourages critical listening and thinking skills to examine and analyze clinical case studies involving clients in a variety of settings. Gordon's Functional Health Patterns is used for the analysis of clinical cases. Issues essential to clinical practice such as standards of nursing practice, allocation of resources, cultural diversity, delegation of assignments, discharge planning, client/family teaching, appropriate documentation, spirituality, health promotion, therapeutic communication, drug therapy, and nutrition are discussed. Student team members collaboratively participate in the analysis of clinical cases and the implementation and evaluation of holistic nursing care. Students present cases in a logical and comprehensive manner and review their decision making processes. Prerequisite: CHM 131; MBI 161; NSG 200, 205, 206. 3 Lec. 5 Lab. (ADN program and LPN-ADN track)

232 Health Issues of Children and Youth (2)

Required for early childhood licensure, intervention specialist licensure, moderate and severe intervention licensure, and health education licensure; not open to nursing students. Includes strategies for preventing commonly occurring health problems. Addresses health needs of children including those with acute and chronic illnesses and disabilities. Analyzes impact of family, school, and community environments in promoting the health and well-being of children. Prerequisite: EDP 201 or FSW 281. Cross-listed with KNH 232.

251 Therapeutic Communication in Nursing (3)

Examines and develops skills in communication that the nurse uses in working with clients across the lifespan and with other health care professionals. Consideration is given to factors affecting the nurse-client relationship, including self-awareness and cultural awareness. Theory and evidence are examined as foundations for therapeutic communication in nursing practice. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing as baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

252 Foundations of Professional Nursing (4)

Introduces the student to the role of the nurse as a partner in health promotion with others within the health care system. Nursing is studied in light of its historical roots, educational trends, professional/political power, theory and research, and the profession's role in the changing health care delivery system. Major theories, concepts, trends, and issues that impact the nursing profession today are addressed. Applications of theories regarding socialization into the professional role are emphasized. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

261 Health and Physical Assessment (3)

Designed to develop transcultural health assessment skills across the life span. Content and practice focuses on developing cognitive and psychomotor skills associated with obtaining a complete data base through history taking and physical assessments. Students will identify assessment findings that fall outside accepted parameters of normal for pediatric, adult, geriatric and pregnant populations. Lec/Lab Prerequisite: NSG 251 and 252. (BSN program)

262 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice (4)

Develops skills in nursing therapeutics and evidence based practice to promote holistic health. Through use of critical thinking skills, students will apply psychomotor skills and nursing therapeutic interventions. Laboratory. Prerequisite: NSG 251 and 252. (BSN program)

301 Theory-Based Nursing Practice (3)

Introductory course that focuses upon various roles and responsibilities of the baccalaureate nurse through investigation of theories. Orientation to BSN program philosophy and theoretical framework. (RN-BSN program; open to second year ADN students)

311 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (3)

Helps baccalaureate nursing students shift their focus from illness-oriented care to wellness and health promotion. Students are introduced to content about assessment for wellness and intervention for health promotion throughout the life span. Corequisite: NSG 301. (RN-BSN program)

312 Assessment of the Well Child (1)

Facilitates development of skills appropriate to performing a screening physical exam as part of a comprehensive nursing assessment for the well child, ages 5-18. Content and practice focuses on developing student's ability to obtain a complete database, identify physical assessment findings that fall outside accepted parameters of normal, and analyze data to formulate nursing diagnoses. The course is required for School Nurse licensure. 1 Lec.

313 Assessment of the Well Individual (2)

Facilitates development of physical assessment skills appropriate to performing a screening physical examination as part of a comprehensive nursing assessment. Content and practice focuses on developing student's ability to obtain a complete data base, identify physical assessment findings that fall outside accepted parameters of normal, and analyze data to formulate nursing diagnoses. (RN-BSN program; open to second year ADN students)

317 Teaching Strategies in Health Care (3)

Designed to develop knowledge and skill in teaching clients and their families on a one-to-one basis as well as in group situations. Content related to theories of learning, assessment of learning needs, teaching strategies, and evaluation of teaching explored in detail. Emphasizes the role of a nurse as a teacher. Employs experiential teaching strategies. Students learn to teach by experimenting with different teaching strategies, as well as by modeling techniques used by the instructor. (RN-BSN program)

331 Introduction to Nursing Research (3)

Provides foundation for systematic study of nursing and health related problems using research process. The student develops the ability to apply research findings to clinical practice and to apply beginning research skills in developing research proposals. (BSN and RN-BSN program)

341 Caring and Terminal Illness (3)

Elective course that explores concepts of professional nursing care in relation to terminal illness. Foci include symptom control, family support, attitudes toward death and dying, and concept of biomedical ethics. (BSN and RN-BSN program)

343 Health Care Informatics (3)

Designed to give experience with issues and use of health care information management systems. Progresses from history and description of hospital and computer-based systems to clinical bedside practice, research, education, and administrative application. Community and institution-based systems are discussed as well as ergonomics and software/hardware selection. Prerequisite: basic computer science course and junior standing in health, systems, or related field, or by permission of instructor. (Required BSN; elective RN-BSN program)

349 Introduction to Principles of Pharmacology in Nursing Practice (3)

Introduces the student to the nursing application of basic pharmacology throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the application of pharmacological knowledge through clinical decision making in nursing practice. Prerequisites: NSG 251, 252, 261 and 262. (BSN program)

351 Nursing of Childbearing Family (2)

Examines theory and evidence based practice as the basis for planning care for the childbearing family. Emphasis is placed on health promotion integration for families in transition, acknowledging physiological, sociocultural, political and economic forces within the health care system. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

352 Childbearing Family Clinical (3)

Addresses the nursing role as provider of care for childbearing families Theoretical principles and evidence based practice are applied to the planning of and providing care for the childbearing family. Emphasis is placed on health promotion integration for childbearing families. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

353 Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations I (3)

Examines holistic nursing care of adults. Emphasis is on therapeutic nursing care to promote, maintain, and restore health in adults within the context of the family and community. Focus is on medical-surgical health alterations common to adults. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

354 Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations I-Clinical (3)

Addresses providing holistic nursing care to adults and their families in a variety of settings. Students will focus on health promotion, risk reduction, and health restoration activities in examining medical-surgical health alterations common to adults. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

361 Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations II (3)

Examines holistic nursing care of adults and their families. Emphasis is on therapeutic nursing care to promote, maintain, and restore health in adults within the context of the family and community. Focuses on medical-surgical health alterations common to adults. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

362 Nursing Care of Adult Clients with Health Alterations II-Clinical (3)

Addresses providing holistic nursing care to adults and their families in a variety of settings. Students will focus on health promotion, risk reduction, and health restoration activities in examining medical-surgical health alterations common to adults. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

363 Nursing Care of Children (2)

Examines theory and evidence based practice as the basis for planning nursing care for the child within the context of family and community. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, psychological and physiological needs as well as the dynamic interplay of culture, socioeconomic, ethical and legal issues, and spiritual beliefs. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

364 Nursing Care of Children-Clinical (3)

Addresses application of theory and evidence based practice in caring for the child within the context of family and community. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, psychological and physiological needs as well as the dynamic interplay of culture, socioeconomic, ethical and legal issues, and spiritual beliefs. Prerequisite: Junior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

402 The Professional Nurse Leader (3)

Synthesizes roles and responsibilities of the baccalaureate nurse by establishing a theoretical foundation for developing leadership skills applicable in all areas of the health care system. (BSN and RN-BSN programs)

405 School Nurse License Practicum (5-10)

Provides a supervised field experience for nurses meeting the School Nurse License requirements. The focus is on application of public health and nursing theory to the role of the school nurse. Weekly conferences with university and/or precepting school nurses will be held. Prerequisites: completion of all other courses required for licensure.

418 Complex Health Problems (3)

Examines complex health problems that affect individuals and families across the lifespan. Students analyze the multiple factors contributing to major chronic health problems of contemporary American society, and discuss services for disease prevention, health restoration, and rehabilitation. Co-requisite: NSG 301, 311, 313, 331, 419. (RN-BSN program)

419 Complex Health Problems-Clinical (2)

Provides laboratory experiences for the student to care for individuals with complex health problems. Co-requisite: NSG 301, 311, 313, 331, 418. (RN-BSN program)

430 Nursing Care of Aggregates: Families and Communities (3)

Offers theoretical background in community health nursing. Based on the synthesis of nursing theory and the public health sciences. Emphasizes promotion and maintenance of the health of individuals, families, small groups, and the community. Assists students to recognize and analyze the interrelation of individuals, families, population groups, and the community and the resulting effect on the health status of each. Corequisite: NSG 431. Prerequisite: MBI 361. (BSN and RN-BSN programs)

431 Nursing Care of Aggregates: Families and Communities: Clinical (3)

Utilizes concepts and skills from nursing, physical and behavioral sciences, public health science, and the humanities in providing health promotion, health maintenance, and health restorative nursing care. Nursing care provided to individuals, families, and communities. Corequisite: NSG 430. (BSN and RN-BSN programs)

MPC 435 Challenges in Health Care Delivery (3)

Provides opportunity to synthesize and apply accumulated knowledge to a specific topic or project related to health care delivery. Students with varying academic and experiential backgrounds work in small groups to research and analyze a topic or situation from various perspectives. Each group develops one of the following: a position paper, a manuscript ready for submission for publication, or a plan for action relative to a specific situation or problem. One-third of course time spent in seminar. Prerequisite: senior standing. (BSN and RN-BSN programs)

MPT 441/541 Health and Aging: Current Perspectives and Issues (3)

This elective course examines issues of health status and health care delivery for the older population. Topics include perceptions of health, major health problems in later life, strategies for working with older persons experiencing functional and sensory changes of aging, patterns of health-services utilization, projected health needs, and ethical issues related to health care for the elderly. (BSN and RN-BSN programs)

442 Interpersonal Interventions in Nursing (3)

Designed to focus on the interpersonal processes in nursing, dyadic and group-intervention skills at the B.S.N. level. Concepts of relationships, crisis intervention, and group dynamics addressed and put into practice. (BSN and RN-BSN programs)

451 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders and Their Families (3)

Examines theory and evidence based practice in the nursing care of clients experiencing mental health disorders and their families. Emphasizes application of the nursing process and therapeutic communication skills in the promotion of mental health. Concepts of group dynamics and family systems are addressed. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

452 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Mental Health Disorders and Their Families-Clinical (3)

Addresses providing care to clients experiencing mental health disorders and their families in a variety of settings. Emphasis is on application of the nursing process and therapeutic communication skills. Promotion of mental health, concepts of group's dynamics and family systems are addressed. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

461 Nursing Care of Older Adults (3)

Examines holistic nursing care of the aging client. Health and wellness needs of the older adult and the impact of aging on the individual, family, and community are evaluated. Focus is on promoting functional ability and quality of life of the older adult. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

462 Nursing Care of Older Adults-Clinical (2)

Examines providing holistic nursing care of the aging client. Nursing care will be provided to older adults and their families in selected acute, rehabilitative, long-term care and community settings. Focuses on promoting functional ability and quality of life of the older adult and family. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

463 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Multi-System Health Alterations (3)

Examines multi-system health alterations that affect individuals and families across the life span. Students will synthesize prior learning as they analyze the multiple factors contributing to major health alterations. Emphasizes the way in which individuals as members of families and other social groups adapt to the trajectory of the disease process and complex health alterations. The student is guided to examine the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team that provides services for disease prevention, health restoration and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: Second semester senior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

464 Nursing Care of Clients Experiencing Multi-System Health Alterations-Clinical (5)

Addresses providing care to groups of clients with multi-system health alterations and their families. Focuses on refining clinical decision making skills, implementing evidence-based interventions, and measuring client outcomes in evaluating the therapeutic effectiveness of care provided. Facilitates the transition from student to graduate nurse through preceptored experiences and faculty guidance. Prerequisite: Second semester senior standing as a baccalaureate nursing student. (BSN program)

492/592 Individuals with Severe Behavioral and/or Emotional Disturbances: Social, Educational, Health, and Legal Issues (3)

This elective course focuses on etiology, psychology, and behavioral characteristics of individuals identified as having severe behavioral and/or emotional disturbances. Students examine a variety of theoretical bases for assessment and practice. Students analyze the relative effectiveness of a variety of treatment settings and modalities, including interventions for selected behavioral and emotional issues, as well as psychopharmacological treatment. Emphasizes social, educational, and legal issues related to this population. (Required for school nurse license certification; elective for BSN and RN-BSN programs)


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