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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Course Descriptions

 

GNURMSNMCNCMAN
GNUR 102 GNUR 360 MSN 277  MCN 273  CMAN 272
GNUR 207 GNUR 361 MSN 277L MCN 273L CMAN 272L
GNUR 238 GNUR 383 MSN 377 MCN 374 CMAN 380
GNUR 293 GNUR 383L MSN 377L  MCN374L  
GNUR 294        
GNUR 297          

General Nursing (GNUR)

GNUR 207: Individual/Family/Community Wellness and Health
Restricted to Nursing and HSM students.
This course focuses on the concepts of culture, family, community, and health, exploring the complex relationships that exist among these concepts in the context of health and wellness.
Outcome: Students will explore cultural aspects of a community and the resultant impact on health beliefs and practices. Principles of epidemiology will be explored.
Course Component. Seminar: Required. 3 units.

GNUR 208: Individual Family Community Health Assessment
This course introduces the fundamental principles of health assessment and nursing interventions in order to operationalize critical thinking skills in the care of individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings. Outcome: The student will be able to perform designated nursing interventions and understand the underlying principles. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 2 units.

GNUR 208L: Individual Family Community Health Assessment Lab
This course introduces the fundamental principles of health assessment and nursing interventions in order to operationalize critical thinking skills in the care of individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings. Outcome: The students will be able to perform designated nursing interventions and understand the underlying principles. Course Component. Field Studies: Required. 2 units

GNUR 293: Pathophysiology
This course provides the student with knowledge of the basic mechanisms involved in pathophysiological processes. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking skills in the application of pathophysiological processes to clinical practice. Course Component. Seminar: Required. 4 units

GNUR 294: Foundations of Pharmacology
This course introduces students to pharmacology and its relationships to nursing and provides students with the scientific foundation needed to administer medications. Outcome: The student will be able to apply Pharmacotherapeutics to an individual’s historical, psychological, and physical health and illness. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 3 units.

GNUR 296: Clinical Nutrition
This course includes study of the nutritional status and need of the individual during growth and development, through the life cycle, and as changed by various disorders, conditions, and diseases. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply nutrition concepts to clinical practice. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 1 units

GNUR 338: Physical Assessment
This course offers an experience through didactic material and simulated clinical practice to develop a beginning level of skill for physical assessment. Outcome: The student will be able to obtain and record a complete patient database, identify nursing and medical problems so a plan can be affected to meet the health care needs of the client and facilitate communication with health care professionals. Course Component. Lecture: Required

GNUR 340: Professional Role Development III: Managerial Leadership
3 units. Course Component. Lecture: Required

GNUR 350: Introduction to Research
This course is an introduction to the research process. Students will become informed consumers of research as the foundation for evidence based practice.

GNUR 361: Nursing Ethics
This course offers students, as future health care professionals and as health care recipients, opportunities to think philosophically, demonstrate ethical awareness, do ethical reflection, and apply ethical principles in decision-making. The student will be able to recognize and respond to ethical challenges inherent in the delivery of health care to individuals with differing  philosophical views and diverse backgrounds providing reasoned arguments for views held/positions taken.

GNUR 385: CRT: Clinical Role Transition
4 units. Course Component. Lecture: Required

Medical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)

MSN 276: Altered Adult Health Pattern I
This course is designed to help the student identify the most common health problems in young and middle age adults, and how to provide nursing care for these individuals. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of yond and middle-aged adults. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 2 units.

MSN 276 Lab: Altered Adult Health Pattern I: Lab
This course is designed to help the student identify the most common health problems in young and middle age adults, and how to provide nursing care for these individuals. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of young and middle aged adults. Course Component. Laboratory: Required. 3 units.

MSN 278: Altered Adult Health Patterns II
This course gives students the opportunity to examine common health problems of older adults. Outcome: Students will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of the older adult. Course Component. Lecture: Required. 2 units.

MSN 278L: Altered Adult Health Patterns II Lab
This course gives students the opportunity to examine common health problems of older adults. Outcome: Students will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of the older adult. Course Component. Laboratory: Required. 3 units.

MSN  377 - Adult Health II - Advanced Medical-Surgical
This course builds on MSN 277, Adult Health I, and focuses on the nursing care of adults experiencing selected critical health issues.  Physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual assessments and health data are incorporated into the identification of interventions within the context of life-threatening conditions.  Students incorporate evidence-based practice guidelines and interdisciplinary collaboration to maximize health outcomes.  

Maternal/Child Nursing (MCN)

MCN 273L: Family Health Patterns I/Lab
This course allows students to apply concepts from systems theory and the levels of prevention models to structure the presentation of selected concepts related to health promotion and health maintenance of childbearing and parenting families. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of childbearing and parenting families. Course Component. Lecture: Required. Laboratory: Required. 2 units/3 units

MCN 374L: Family Health Patterns II/Lab
This course uses the Health People 2010 initiative to structure the presentation of selected concepts related to the health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Outcome: Students will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of infants, children, adolescents and their families. Course Component. Lecture: Required. Laboratory: Required. 2 units/3 units.

Community Health/Mental Health/ Administration Health (CMAN)

CMAN 272L: Mental Health Patterns/Lab This course is designed to prepare students in assisting persons (individuals, families, communities) to achieve and maintain optimal mental health. Outcome: The student will be able to use critical thinking to apply knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in the care of persons with mental health disorders. Lecture: Required. Laboratory: Required. 2 units/3 units.

CMAN 380: Community Health
Nursing and public health concepts provide theoretical basis for care of families, aggregates, and communities outside institutional settings. Role of community health nurses in caring for specific aggregates is described. Clinical experiences are provided for application of concepts and implementation of nursing interventions in a variety of community settings. Lecture: Required. 2 units.

Loyola

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

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