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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


April 2, 2002 (c)

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,

The department of RP Health Sciences, Nursing has requested the following curricular action:


Action: New Course: NUR 411 Case Studies in Nursing


Purpose and Nature of Course: The purpose of this nursing elective is to enhance the student's ability to function as an effective nurse. Graduate Surveys and Student Surveys consistently suggest the need for increased clinical experiences. While this is not a clinical course, it is designed to focus on the abilities needed to pull data together to provide nursing care.


Course Description for Catalogue:

This course focuses on improving the student's ability to plan and deliver high quality nursing care through the use of patient case studies. These case studies will include all aspects of nursing care and will help enhance the student's critical thinking abilities, improve efficiency with the nursing process and contribute to communication skills.




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