Academic Catalog 2017-2018

NUR 4205 Nursing Care of Communities This course is directed to care for the community and aggregates as recipients of nursing care with a focus on rural communities. The course addresses the preventive health needs of at-risk populations and other aggregates in various community practice settings. Cur- rent public health problems, epidemiology, family and community crisis, trends in health care delivery and community resources are examined. Students analyze the sociocultural, physical, political, economic, ethical and environmental variables that influence commu- nity and global health. Application of concepts and skills are demonstrated in clinical ex- This course focuses on the complex nursing needs of clients including individuals, fami- lies, and groups, experiencing acute and chronic health alterations and the use of the nurs- ing process as a framework for providing and managing nursing care in a variety of clinical settings. Students will examine the theoretical and research findings to critically appraise and establish the best practices based on evidence influencing the planning, delivery and outcomes of nursing care. Emphasis is on enhancing critical thinking skills to provide the highest quality of care in meeting the multifaceted needs of clients. NUR 4403 Professional Nursing Synthesis/Capstone This course as the senior capstone course focuses on trends and issues addressing the transi- tion of students into professional nursing practice. The course will synthesize the essential affective, knowledge, and psychomotor domains, and clinical experiences acquired in the nursing courses and general education throughout the program to increase their responsibility and accountability in professional nursing practice. Through culminating learning experi- ences, students will assess their required competencies as the final program outcomes. periences working with clients in community clinical agencies. NUR 4104 Evidenced-based Complex Nursing Practice   Bluefield College initiated a hybrid MSN degree program in January 2017. The MSN has concentrations in Leadership/Education (L/E) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), offering full-time and part-time progression and graduate certificates in both FNP and L/E tracks. Program Description   The FNP students will graduate, meeting the requirements, and will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) National Exam. The L/E graduates will meet education requirements to take the Certification exam for Nurse Educator (CNE) by the NLN, the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader exam (CNML) given by AONE and (AACN) Certificate Corpora- tion or ANCC Nurse Executive Advanced Certification, and Nursing Case Management. However, the Leadership/Education practice requirements may be more than are provided in this MSN degree program.  The MSN degree will require 26 core course hours over five academic semesters each. The FNP has 20 specialty hours and the L/E has 14 specialty hours. The 26 core hours in- clude five core research hours culminating in a research project in the NUR 5061 Capstone in which L/E and FNP students present their projects. The curriculum builds upon the MASTER OF NURSING (MSN) GRADUATE PROGRAM


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