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Department of Nursing

NURS130 | HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1

This course is the first in a two part series that provides an overview of human anatomy and physiology. Students learn about the structure and function of different body systems, mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body, and the ways in which different body systems interact. This course provides a review of the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and musculoskeletal systems.

 

NURS131 | FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE 1
NURS133 | PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
NURS141 | FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE 2

This course provides the opportunity for continued development of basic nursing knowledge within the context of health promotion. Students continue to develop the skills needed to conduct age appropriate health assessments across the lifespan including interpretation of health data, and screening for biologicaland psychosocial health risks. In this course students have the opportunity to practice their skills in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, pre-schools, and health fairs. Students are also expected to develop a plan of care for a patient that takes into account health risks and includes realistic and appropriate health promotion strategies (2 credits theory, 2 credits clinical. .

NURS142 | HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 2

This course is the second in a two part series that provides an overview of human anatomy and physiology. Students learn about the structure and function of different body systems, mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body, and the ways in which different body systems interact. This course provides a review of the renal, reproductive, endocrine, gastrointestinal, integumentary and lymphatic systems. Study of the concepts of development, metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance are also covered.

(Three credits theory and one lab).

NURS220 | HEALTH ASSESSMENT

This course builds on the health assessment skills developed in NURS 141. The interactive effects of developmental, genetic, environmental, and other biopsychosocial influences on health are examined as part of the health assessment process. Demonstration of mastery and synthesis of the theoretical knowledge, communication, and psychomotor skills needed to conduct a comprehensive age appropriate health assessment is expected. Students are also expected to develop a plan of care that is family-centered, and culturally appropriate using evidence such as clinical guidelines and integrative literature reviews (1 credit theory, 1 credit lab).

NURS222 | FIRST AID
NURS230 | PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSES

This course presents information on specific interruptions in normal function of the major human physiological systems. It includes clinical manifestations of specific diseases and general principles guiding medical and nursing interventions for these diseases. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding of disease processes and common pathologies (3 credits theory).

NURS231 | PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES

This course covers basic clinical pharmacology, focusing on principles and concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics. Pharmacotherapeutics is discussed as it relates to nursing process, routes and techniques of drug administration, patient education and the special needs of children, pregnant and lactating women, and older adults .

NURS232 | NURSING BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

This is an introductory course in applied biostatistics and epidemiology for nursing students. In particular, the course focuses on the application of biostatistics and epidemiology principles to Palestinian public health problems. Students will learn to interpret data and understand various approaches used in epidemiologic investigations of disease.

NURS250 | ADULT HEALTH 1

This is the second course in a three part sequence that promotes the application of scientific knowledge in the diagnosis and management of human responses of adults and older adults to actual or potential alterations in health status. Patients are primarily physiologically unstable adults with diverse characteristics. Students are expected to build on the knowledge and skills developed in NURS 240 to formulate, implement, and evaluate safe nursing care for adults with unstable physiological alterations in health status. Demonstration of critical thinking, optimal learning and communication skills, and professionalism to achieve high quality patient care is expected (3 credits theory, 2 credits clinical).

NURS251 | ADULT HEALTH 2
NURS330 | LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING PRACTICE

This course introduces the student to the analysis of ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of nursing and in health care systems. Emphasis is on values clarification, models for ethical decision making, collaborative approaches to the analysis of ethical dilemma, relevant legal and regulatory issues, and professional documents that guide ethical nursing practice.

NURS331 | MENTORSHIP

This course provides the opportunity for students to receive mentoring from an expert nurse. Emphasis is placed on developing a supportive professional network, strengthening inter-disciplinary communication skills, and career development (3 credits clinical).

NURS332 | HEALTH COMMUNICATION

This course focuses on the development of therapeutic communication abilities. Students explore multiple communication issues relevant to health including language, information processing, and the social construction of health and illness. Nurse-patient communication, and the mutually influential relationships among health care professionals, patients, friends and family members are also examined

NURS333 | ONCOLOGY NURSING

This course focuses on the current concepts and cancer theories of cancer development and cancer epidemiology. It incorporates the pathophysiology of cancer, prevention and detection, cancer treatment modalities, and common co-morbidities related to cancer care. The integration of scientific knowledge and understanding into advanced nursing practice in the care of the oncology patient is emphasized.

 

NURS334 | SEMINAR IN NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
NURS341 | CRITICAL CARE NURSING

This course focuses on the development and application of knowledge in the care of patients who are critically ill. Further development of critical thinking skills and the ability to provide direct and appropriate nursing care to critically ill patients and their families in a high technical environment is expected (2 credit hours theory, 2 credits clinical.

NURS350 | ADULT HEALTH 3
NURS351 | WOMEN'S AND MATERNAL HEALTH
NURS352 | PEDIATRIC NURSING
NURS353 | MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
NURS426 | HEALTH EDUCATION
NURS430 | HEALTH POLICY AND ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS

This course analyzes health and social policy, and examines relationships among socio-cultural, political, economic, technologic, environmental, ethical, and legal factors as they impact nursing practice and health care delivery. Organization and financing of the health system in Palestine including the Ministry of Health, the private sector, NGOs, and UNRWA are explored. Health system integration, complexity, effectiveness, and ability to provide needed health services in response to population growth are considered. Nursing’s role in the development and implementation of health policy in response to contemporary health issues and innovative approaches to system change are also examined.

NURS431 | NURSING LEADERSHIP

The primary goal of this course is to promote an evidence-based approach to nursing practice. The course provides students with the skills needed to critically review research reports and discuss ethical issues related to research. Emphasis is on the application of research to improve patient outcomes (3 credit hours).

NURS436 | ATHLETIC INJURIES AND THERAPY
NURS438 | Special Topic
NURS4381 | Special Topic
NURS450 | COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

The course provides a basic understanding of psychiatric and mental health nursing principles. Students are introduced to current research, theory, and biological foundations of mental disorders. The course examines factors predisposing individuals, families and groups to mental health problems, evidence-based treatment modalities, and legal implications of caring for mentally ill patients. Clinical placements include a variety of clinic and hospital settings and offer students the opportunity to engage with patients and their families and to interact with interdisciplinary teams in providing care (3 credit theory, 2 credits clinical).

NURS470 | REFLECTIVE PRACTICE (INTERNSHIP)

This course provides opportunity for synthesis and evaluation of professional nursing role behaviors essential to care of patients experiencing complex care needs in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on refinement of critical thinking and communication skills and the integrations of a range of therapeutic interventions into nursing practice, including those appropriate to individual patients, their families/significant others, and relevant population-based groups (7 credits clinical).

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