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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

February 25, 2002 (b)

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, x4521, hbiblehi@mnsfld.edu.

The department of Health Sciences has requested the following curricular changes:

#1 Action: Course Change Request: NUR 270

Purpose and nature of the change: Update the course description for NUR 270 in order to more accurately reflects the content of the course. Change the prerequisite NUR 170 to "Co-requisite NUR 170"

Course Description: This course provides a theory and skills foundation for professional nursing and the role of the professional nurse is explored. The Nursing process, health care needs of individuals, and health-physical assessment are central concepts. The history of nursing and pharmacological computations is also included. The laboratory component concentrates on the student acquiring skills such as the physical assessment of the client and the acquisition of professional nursing skills.

 

#2 Action: Course Change Request: NUR 271

Purpose and nature of the change: Update the course description for NUR 270 in order to more accurately reflects the content of the course.

Course description: This course builds on the concepts introduced in NUR 170 and 270. Course Content focuses on developing a global awareness of cultures outside of the United States and the impact of culture on nursing practice. There is a continuation of the application of the nursing process to human needs and responses to illness and human development. The laboratory component focuses on gaining basic clinical skills and applying them in the student's first clinical experience.

 

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