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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Nursing


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School Director

Cindy Greenberg

School Office/Website

Education Classroom Building 190
657-278-3336
nursing.fullerton.edu

Faculty

Sadeeka Al-Majid, Jo-Anne Andre, Rebecca Bodán, Barbara Doyer, Maryanne Garon, Nina Ghazaee, Nicholas Gorman, Cynthia Grauvogl, Cindy Greenberg, Kathleen Griffith, Judith Hervey, Sandra James, Deanna Jung, Christine Latham, Maria Matza, Rachel McClanahan, Ruth Mielke, Marsha Orr, Rebecca Otten, Marilyn Parras, Karen Ringl, Sue Robertson, Elaine Rutkowski, Rosario Sakamoto, Asma Taha, Stephanie Vaughn, Penny Weismuller, Jane Williams

Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia Faculty:

Sandy Bordi, Michael Boytim, Sass Elisha, Jeremy Heiner, John Nagelhout, Jennifer Thompson, Edward Waters

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the performance of the professional nursing role and characteristics of the generally educated person. The program prepares a nursing generalist who can provide care within a framework of scientific and professional accountability, and can function independently in a variety of health care settings. The program provides students with the necessary foundation for graduate education and specialization and promotes and fosters commitment to lifelong learning for personal and professional growth.

The Master of Science in Nursing provides nurses with the foundation and capability to function independently in a variety of health care settings and provide care within a framework of scientific and professional accountability.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a professional practice degree designed to prepare nurses in advanced practice for complex practice and leadership roles in the clinical setting as well as teaching roles at California’s community colleges and at the California State University.

Student clinical placements in accredited agencies require cleared status on background checks. All programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing:

Ethics

  • Engage in ethical reasoning and actions to provide leadership in promoting advocacy, collaboration and social justice as socially responsible citizens

Professional Practice

  • Demonstrate accountability for self and nursing practice, including continuous engagement in life-long learning

Evidence Based Practice

  • Improve patient health outcomes by accessing, analyzing and interpreting information (theoretical, research, other) at the individual/family and community level

Critical Thinking

  • Use a systematic approach to analyze real or potential problems for the purpose of developing, testing and evaluating innovative solutions within a variety of healthcare settings

Communication

  • Use communication theories/techniques and demonstrate communication/collaboration with colleagues, transdisciplinary groups, including the use of informatics, to promote relationships with individuals/families and communities

Manager of Care

  • Plan and/or provide patient-centered, empathic and coordinated care that contributes to safe and high quality outcomes

Master of Science in Nursing

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a master’s degree in Nursing:

Ethics

  • Evaluate ethical decision making from a personal and organizational perspective, develop an understanding of how these two perspectives may create conflict of interest, and act to resolve them

Professional Practice

  • Integrate a wide range of theories and knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to develop a comprehensive and holistic approach, implement advanced roles and continue life-long learning

Evidence Based Practice

  • Access, analyze and interpret information (theoretical, research, other) at the individual/family and community level to provide high quality health care, initiate change, and improve nursing practice and health care outcomes

Critical Thinking

  • Use a systematic approach to identify, analyze and diagnose real or potential problems with a variety of health care settings, and develop, evaluate and test possible solutions based upon highest level of evidence available, allowing for innovative solutions to the problem

Communication

  • Manage communication, including the uses of informatics, with clients, colleagues and diverse groups to foster effective collaboration to promote optimal health outcomes in individuals/families/ communities

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a doctorate degree in Nursing:

Ethics

  • Develop and/or evaluate effective strategies for managing the ethical dilemmas inherent in advanced nursing practice at individual, family, community and population levels, health care organizations and information systems, and research

Professional Practice

  • Utilize appropriate theories and evidence from nursing and related fields to provide high quality, accountable healthcare to diverse clients, including diagnosis and management in advanced practice to evaluate outcomes, develop and evaluate new practice approaches and evaluate and improve healthcare delivery systems, practice guidelines and health policy
  • Access, analyze, interpret and develop information at the individual/family, community/population and organizational levels to provide high quality health care and health education, initiate change and improve nursing practice and health care outcomes
  • Utilize principles of instructional design to develop, promote learning outcomes, and evaluate nursing and health education curricula

Clinical Scholarship (EBP)

  • Use a systematic approach to identify, analyze and diagnose actual or potential problems within a variety of health care settings, and develop, evaluate, manage and test possible solutions based upon highest level of evidence available, allowing for innovative solutions
  • Demonstrate competence in knowledge application activities: translating research into practice, evaluating practice improvement of the reliability of health care practice and outcomes, and participating in collaborative research

Communication (Interprofessional Collaboration)

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication, including the use of informatics, with clients, colleagues and diverse groups to foster effective interprofessional collaboration to promote optimal health outcomes in individuals/families/communities/ populations and within healthcare organizations, and to disseminate professional practice findings

Programs and Courses Offered

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceMaster of ScienceDoctor of Nursing PracticeNon-Degree

    Courses

      Nursing

      Courses are designated as NURS in the class schedule. Note: All clinical nursing courses for the B.S. in Nursing require admission to the university and to the School of Nursing as a nursing major. The School of Nursing application, health care information listed under the “Bachelor of Science in Nursing” text above, and references are also required.

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