University Catalogue

THE COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Ann Carruth, Dean
Ralph Wood, Assistant Dean

 

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers a variety of innovative curricula at the graduate and undergraduate levels that prepare graduates to meet the current and future wellness and health care demands of the region. Students have the opportunity to interact closely with faculty in programs that are challenging and exciting while developing the competencies required for functioning effectively in health related disciplines. 

 

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is composed of the Departments of Health and Human Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Studies, and the School of Nursing.

 

The Department of Health and Human Sciences offers the following degree programs:

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders - Bachelor of Science
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders - Master of Arts
  • Counseling - Master of Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences - Bachelor of Science
  • Health Systems Management – Bachelor of Science
  • Social Work - Bachelor of Arts

 

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers the following degree programs:

  • Athletic Training - Bachelor of Science
  • Health Sciences - Bachelor of Science
  • Health and Physical Education, Grades K-12 - Bachelor of Science
  • Kinesiology - Bachelor of Science
  • Sport Management - Bachelor of Science

 

School of Nursing offers the following degree programs:

  • Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nursing - Master of Science
  • Nursing Practice - Doctor

 

Graduation Requirements

In order to obtain a baccalaureate degree in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, a student must successfully complete two sets of academic requirements: University requirements and departmental requirements.

 

University Requirements: The University requirements are listed elsewhere in this General Catalogue.

 

Departmental/Program Requirements:

Fulfillment of the requirements specified by the department offering the program of study in the student's major. 

  1. Courses in each curriculum which will be used in calculating the grade point average in the major are identified by a “††.”
  2. All departments require that a cumulative or degree grade point average of 2.0 or higher be earned in the major.

 

Honors Diploma in the Discipline

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers upper-division honors curricula allowing students to earn an honors diploma in a specific discipline at graduation. For information about requirements and honors courses in your major, please contact the department in which you are majoring.

 

Internship and Capstone Courses

Students in each undergraduate degree program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences are required to complete internships and/or capstone courses. These experiences give students real-world training and prepare them for the workforce upon graduation.

 

The Department of Health and Human Sciences Capstone Courses

 

Communication Sciences and Disorders - Bachelor of Science

CSD 416. Management of Child Language Disorders. This course provides an overview of children's language disorders. Linguistic and extra linguistic characteristics associated with various disorders are discussed, and the bases for differential diagnosis are provided. General and specific strategies for intervention are introduced.

 

Family and Consumer Sciences - Bachelor of Science

FCS 487. Field Experience in Human Development and Family Studies. Students in this course gain an understanding the practice, administration and promotion of the principles of human development and family studies through supervised work experience.

 

FCS 488. Field Experience in Nutrition Education and Promotion. Students in this course gain an understanding of the operation and management of Family and Consumer Sciences career activities through supervised work experience in the area of Nutrition Education and Promotion.

 

FCS 489. Field Experience in Fashion Merchandising. Students in this experience engage in practical work experience in an approved Fashion Merchandising site. A minimum of 120 hours of supervised work activities outside of the classroom are required.

 

Health Systems Management – Bachelor of Science

HSM 497. Internship in Healthcare. This is a senior-level internship where students engage in practical experiences in the field. A minimum of 320 hours is required. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts, methods and theories of healthcare management in a healthcare setting.

 

HSM 498. Internship in Healthcare Quality Improvement. This is a senior-level internship where students engage in practical experiences in the field. A minimum of 320 hours is required. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts, methods and theories of healthcare quality improvement in a healthcare setting.

 

HSM 499. Internship in Care Coordination. This is a senior-level internship where students engage in practical experiences in the field. A minimum of 320 hours is required. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts, methods and theories of medical case management in a healthcare setting.

 

Social Work - Bachelor of Arts

SW 497. Integrative Field Seminar. This course serves as an integrative seminar in conjunction with the field practicum experience. This is a capstone course; therefore, the material covered addresses all social work foundation areas from the perspective of a generalist social work practitioner. Emphasis on values and ethics, diversity and research are all addressed all throughout the course. Students are guided through course work and assignments to implement the generalist model with their various client systems in a rural practicum settings.

 

SW 498. Internship. This course consists of a minimum of 430 hours of field experience in a social agency under the direct supervision of a qualified social worker.

 

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies Capstone Courses

 

Athletic Training - Bachelor of Science

ATLB 417.Clinical Integration and Field Experiences in Athletic Training. Students continue developing their clinical reasoning abilities and athletic training clinical proficiencies in a simulated lab environment, and under the supervision of a qualified approved clinical instructor. Particular emphasis will be placed on exposure to upper and lower extremity sports.

 

Health and Physical Education, Grades K-12 - Bachelor of Science

EDUC 486. Student Teaching II: Secondary Schools. This course is an all-day, all-semester student teaching experience that  includes observation, participation and a minimum of 180 actual clock hours of teaching (with a substantial portion of the 180 hours in full day teaching) under the supervision of the assigned cooperating school teacher.

 

Health Sciences - Bachelor of Science

HS 410.Internship in Health Sciences. This course is a senior-level field work experience that provides an opportunity for students to perform all the health promotion activities that a regularly-employed staff member would be expected to perform. The purpose is to prepare professionals with practical skills for promoting health-enhancing strategies in others. Students complete a minimum of 320 field-based hours.

 

Kinesiology - Bachelor of Science

KIN 410.Internship in Kinesiology. This course is a senior-level field work experience offered at a setting that directly relates to the student’s academic preparation, intended employment or area of interest. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to perform and demonstrate professional competencies that a regularly employed staff member would be expected to perform. Students complete a minimum of 320 field-based hours.

 

Sport Management - Bachelor of Science

KIN 490.Internship in Sport Management. During the last semester of the senior year, a final field experience is required for all sport management students. Students will gain experience in methodologies, administration techniques and programs specific to the internship site.

 

The School of Nursing Capstone Courses

 

Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

NLAB 473.Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Lab. This course provides clinical practice opportunities to synthesize nursing knowledge, use of the nursing process, and to reflect on learning experiences during the care of childbearing families and neonates. Focuses on therapeutic nursing interventions including patient care technologies, information systems and communication devices to promote, maintain, and restore families’ health during the childbearing period. Provides activities for students to further develop critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills. Includes learning experiences in a variety of health care settings with attention to existing health care policies and regulatory guidelines. Sixteen hours of laboratory per week.

 

NLAB 477. Nursing Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents Lab. This course provides clinical practice opportunities to synthesize nursing knowledge, evaluate use of nursing process, and reflect on learning experiences during the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Focuses on therapeutic nursing interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health. Provides activities for students to further develop critical thinking skills, decision making skills, and communication skills. Includes clinical learning experiences in a variety of health care settings. Fifteen laboratory hours a week.

 

NLAB 488.Promoting a Healthy Community Lab. This course focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion, and disease prevention interventions for a target population within a community. Students collaborate with peers and members of the community to implement all phases of the nursing process within the community context informed by assessment data, socio-cultural characteristics, and environmental and political influences. Students function as managers and providers of nursing services to a target population within a community, documenting all phases of care and disseminating outcomes of planned target population interventions.

 

NLAB 489.Advanced Concepts in Nursing Practice Lab. This course provides opportunities to refine critical thinking, decision-making and communication skills in nursing care of diverse populations across the lifespan in an ever-changing and complex healthcare environment. Supports activities to synthesize nursing knowledge, apply appropriate nursing interventions and evaluate the use of phases of the nursing process. Integrates safety, quality improvement and healthcare policies throughout the course to reflect current standards of professional practice. Prepares each student to function effectively and efficiently in entry-level caregiver, manager and team member nursing roles. Fifteen hours of laboratory a week.