ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
This course explores the role that codes of ethics play in the self-regulation of various professions as opposed to direct regulation of the professions by the legislature. The components of typical codes of professional ethics will be examined and students will learn how the provisions of the code are enforced and the impact of the codes on society. It will enhance the student’s understanding of core ethical issues within their chosen profession and provide the opportunity to discuss and evaluate foundational concepts of professional codes of ethics. 3 units of credit. Text extra
Online 065 5537 Sep 18-Dec 9 $622.32 (includes $49.00 access fee)
COMMUNITY, GERONTOLOGY & MENTAL HEALTH NURSING THEORY
This course is designed to review the general concepts of community, gerontological and mental health nursing. The key concepts of community nursing to be reviewed are based on epidemiology and are person, nursing, environment, and health. Mental health issues include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, and episodic cognitive impairment disturbances (aggression, confusion delirium, and dementia). When the concepts of gerontology are reviewed, the student is expected to come to class with a good understanding of the physiological changes of aging. Health maintenance for the elderly, special health problems of the older adult, and ethical and legal considerations are covered in the gerontological section. This course is an introduction to these specialty areas of nursing practice; however, further study would be needed by the student wanting to specialize in community, mental health or gerontological nursing practice. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Online 065 5989 Jan 22-Apr 13 $752.62 (includes $49.00 access fee)
THEORY OF FAMILY CENTERED CARE
This review course covers the theory related to the nursing care of childbearing families, infants, children and adolescent clients. The nursing process, health promotion and adaptation are the key concepts applied in caring for the normal client throughout these various stages of growth and development. The care of these clients with common physical and psychosocial alterations is also examined. Ethical and legal issues related to the above life stages will be explored. This is a review course and the extent of the returning nurse’s knowledge level determines the amount of preparation needed before class to be successful. 3 units of credit. Text extra.
Online 065 5989 Sep 18-Dec 9 $406.00 (includes $49.00 access fee)
NURSING REFRESHER: GERONTOLOGY
This course is designed to review the general concepts gerontological nursing. The student is expected to come to class with a good understanding of the physiological changes of aging. The theories of aging, health promotion/maintenance of the elderly, common mental/physical health problems of the older adult, and ethical, legal and cultural considerations are covered in this course. Strategies for care of the aged, using best practice guidelines are reviewed. This course is an overview only and the student wanting to specialize in gerontological nursing practice would need further study. 1 unit of credit. Text extra
Online 065 1196 Jan 22-Apr 13 $128.20 (includes $49.00 access fee)