Integrative Holistic Care
This is an introduction to holistic nursing as a theoretical milieu. Students explore the human caring process, therapeutic presence, global philosophies of health and healing, and the role of the nurse as a healer. An understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity and human spirituality is woven throughout this course and sets the framework for students understanding of healing philosophies that guide principles and practices of complementary and alternative therapies. The course emphasizes the integration of complementary therapies into traditional nursing practice as a powerful healing modality.
Behavioral Health Care
In this course students explore the care of individuals, families and communities experiencing alterations in mental health. Students investigate implications of living with an altered pattern of behavior and the impact on the family and community. The course emphasizes therapeutic use of self in establishing nurse-patient relationships, along with the nurse’s role in collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to promote mental health.
Leadership and Management in Nursing
This course analyzes the role of the professional nurse as a manager and leader in health care systems and as a member of a profession. Students consider principles of management theory, leadership theory, conflict resolution, negotiation and group process skills as they evaluate the role of the nurse as a designer, manager and coordinator of care. The course also addresses methods to evaluate the quality of nursing care and analyze cost-effective health care delivery systems.