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Baccalaureate Degree Program
Course Description – First year
91146 Chemistry and Introduction to Biochemistry
The aim of the course is to provide beginning nursing students with the necessary knowledge and understanding of important chemical concepts in both general and organic Chemistry. This will enable them to learn, in a more meaningful way, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology. The "Health Connection" of the various Chemistry subjects is emphasized whenever possible.
91859 Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing Practice
The course presents an overview and synthesis of professional concepts that are basic to the development of professional practitioners. The course is intended for R.N.s returning to school for baccalaureate nursing education to become resocialized into the full professional roles and the development of professional self concept.
91138 Developmental Psychology
The subject of this course is human development from conception to death. We will discuss physical, cognitive, and social growth of people. The content is drawn from research and major theories in developmental psychology.
91148 Introduction to Family Nursing
The course will focus on concepts related to nursing of the family and on basic models and their implications.
91105 Introduction to Communication
This 42 hour communication course teaches basic communication techniques and progresses on to specialized communication necessary to the competent practice of nursing. Interacting effectively requires the ability to provide therapeutic communication in a variety of situations and to a variety of people.
91500 Introduction to Computers
This course is intended for students with no prior computer experience. The course will provide the basic concepts of computer functionality and the terminology used in computer and communication technology. An introduction to Windows operating system will encompass the relevant software used in word processing, spreadsheets, data bases and the internet by nursing students.
91165 Introduction to Gerontology-Well Elderly Nursing
This course will focus on fundamentals of gerontology and well elderly nursing, and the implementation of these principles in health-promoting nursing interventions.
91103 Introduction to Human Anatomy
The aim of the course is to teach the principles of macroscopic human anatomy. Within the framework of the course, the following systems are covered: skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, digestive, heart and circulatory. A special emphasis is put on the functional anatomy of the above mentioned systems. Teaching includes lectures, presentations in the dissection room, and computerized learning.
91101 Introduction to Nursing
This course will discuss theories, conceptual models and relevant concepts fundamental to nursing.
91140 Introduction to Psychology
The course focuses on basic theoretical concepts and research methods in psychology. It presents the different sub-areas of the field, as well as the different approaches to the investigation of psychological phenomena. We discuss the work of the most important theoreticians and theoretical schools in the area of perception, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, social psychology, stress, psychopathology and methods of treatment.
91111 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
The main topics of the course are sociological and the anthropological perspectives, sociological theories, anthropology and cultures, socialization, social deviance, personal interaction, groups, organizations, family, social stratification and societies.
91109 Introduction to Histology
This basic course deals with the structure of cells and tissues of systems and organs in the human body. The course emphasizes the connection between the structure of tissues and organs and their functions, as well as clinical implications. Among the topics covered in this course: cell structure, intracellular organelles, cell membrane, nucleus and cell division, protein production and secretion, basic body tissues and system.
91106 Nursing Fundamentals
The course provides knowledge and acquisition of skills in providing the nursing needs of individuals of various ages during hospitalization. It develops an overall approach to the patient as an individual connected to the family and community.
91607 Nursing Fundamentals
The course provides knowledge and acquisition of skills in providing thenursing needs of individuals of various ages during hospitalization. It develops an overall approach to the patient as an individual connected to the family and community.
91179 Physical Assessment
The course will focus on three skills: reading comprehension, material processing and succinct writing, independent writing related to the material read.
Second year
91309 Embryology and Teratology
This course will concentrate on the development of the human embryo: Fertilization; the formation of germ layers; the development of the heart, nervous system and the urogenital system. Special focus is given to embryonic malformations. The second part of the course is focused on teratology.
91313 Human Genetics
The translation of genetics research into meaningful clinical application is evolving at a pace that nursing educators who aspire to keep up with the proliferation of findings and outpacing clinicians' abilities to integrate this knowledge into day-to-day care management. This course will focus on basic concepts related to genetics of human disorders as perceived by the advanced practice nurse. The course will contain both theoretical and practical issues related to clinical practice of human genetics in the community and in the hospital.
91121 Geriatric Nursing
This course will focus on the unique aspects of nursing care of the elderly patient. The topics of the course will include: approach to the geriatric patient, geriatric assessment, presentation of diseases in the elderly, geriatric pharmacotherapy, common geriatric syndromes, family and caregiver, end-of-life issues, and elderly abuse and neglect.
52209 Introduction to Statistics for Nursing
Types of variables, frequency tables for discrete and continuous variables, graphical presentation of data (bar chart ,histogram), central tendency measures, measures of variability, the standard score, the characteristics of the measures, linear transformations and there effect on the measures , the empiric low.
91107 Microbiology, Immunology and Virology:
  1. Introduction: Immunology development, Innate and acquired immunity
  2. Antigenicity (Immunogenicity) and Antigens
    Immunogen properties,Immunogenicity methods
    Factors influencing the immunogenicity
  3. Immunoglobulins (Antibodies)
    Definitions, Antibody structure
    Immunoglobulin families: biochemical and physical properties
    Genetic diversity of immunoglobulins,Clinical role of immunoglobulins
  4. Antigen-Antibody reactions
    Precipitation, Immunodiffusion Agglutination
    Complement fixation, Lymphocyte transformation
    Radioimmunoassay, Elisa,Monoclonal antibodies
  5. The Complement
    The different complement components, The classical pathway
    The alternative pathway, Complement deficiency disorders
  6. Immunohematology
    Blood groups and blood grouping, The hemolytic disease of the newborn
  7. The human major histocompatibility complex (MHC)
    Structure of the MHC antigen, MHC Biological role
    Association with diseases, Transplantation immunology and MHC involvement
  8. Organs and cells involved in the immune system
  9. Cell interactions, cell-cell cooperation
  10. Humeral and cellular reactions
  11. Cytokines and direction of the immune response
  12. Hypersensitivity, autoimmunity and immune deficiency
91705 Nursing of Patients with Problems in Movement and Coordination
This course will focus on developing a professional approach, based on relevant theories and concepts, to the nursing care of patients with problems in movement and coordination, related to diseases or injuries in the muscular-skeletal or nervous systems. An emphasis will be put on holistic nursing practice and psycho-social aspects in the care of patients and families, within the framework of inter-disciplinart team.
91702 Nursing the Patient with Alteration in Cell Proliferation
The course will focus on the patient who suffers from disturbances in cell growth (oncology) and the blood system (hematology) and place an emphasis on the nursing process at the different stages of the life cycle.
91119 Nursing the Patient with Alteration in Digestion
The course will focus on the patient suffering from disorders in reception, absorption, digestion, regulation and excretion of substances associated with an injury of the digestive system, liver, biliary tracts, pancreas and the internal excretory system.
91114 Nursing the Patient with Alteration in Oxygenation
The course will include general aspects concerning the patent suffering from an acute and chronic disease and will focus on the patient suffering from gas exchange disorders associated with disorders of the heart, lungs and blood vessels. Emphasis will be placed on the use of the nursing process in the different stages of the life cycle.
91163 Nursing the Patient with Sensory Perception Alteration
The course will focus on patients suffering from sensory perception disturbances associated with injury of the skin, eyes, nose ear and throat, while relating to the nursing procedure in different stages of the life cycle, in acute and chronic conditions.
91614 Nursing the Patient with Urinary System Dysfunction
The course will focus on the patient suffering from urinary system dysfunctions and from disorders of the male reproductive system. Emphasis will be placed on the nursing process in the different stages of the life sequence and on critical thinking.
91115 Nutrition
This course will concentrate on the contribution of nutrition to health promotion from the perspective of the advanced practice nurse. The course contains content related to Life Style -The Key for health and Longevity. Nutritional assessment in health and disease, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Oils, Vitamins and Minerals structure and function and their contribution to human health. Life Cycle and its nutritional requirement: child-Adult, Maternal& Elderly. Obesity, the metabolic syndrome and energy balance, Diabetes, Eating disorders CVD and vascular disease, Cancer Medicinal Nutrition and Supplements and Nutritional Labels.
91112 Pathology
This course deals with general and system pathology associated with basic pathological terms and processes. General pathological mechanisms and their outcomes will be discussed at the cell and organ level. The class will discuss pathological conditions in illnesses that affect specific body organs and pathological situations resulting from external and hereditary factors.
91116 Pharmacology
The course is designed to convey an understanding of the basics of molecular mechanisms of drug action in the body. The introductory portion of the course covers explanations of basic concepts for an understanding of the ways in which drugs are administered, distributed andeliminated from the body.
Absorption of the drug in the site of action and the transduction mechanism within the cells likely to be activated by the drug or the transmitter will be covered. In the framework of the course, students will be taught about drugs that work on the cholinergic and adrenergic systems; drugs used for the treatment of various pathologies of the cardiovascular system; drugs for the treatment of asthma,inflammation, fever, allergies and digestive system diseases; drugs used in anesthesia; and anti-cancer drugs. Emphasis will be placed on the way in which the drugs are administered and their undesired/unwanted side effects.
Third year
91169 Communication II – The Caregiver and Caretaker in Me Intrapersonal communication
The course is designed for the nursing student who wants to improve communications skills in one to one settings and in small groups.
91121 Geriatric Nursing
This course will focus on the unique aspects of nursing care of the elderly patient. The topics of the course will include: approach to the geriatric patient, geriatric assessment, presentation of diseases in the elderly, geriatric pharmacotherapy, common geriatric syndromes, family and caregiver, end-of-life issues, and elderly abuse and neglect.
91118 Introduction to Research Methods and Critical Reading of Research
This course will present the foundations of research methodology and research application. It will also offer the opportunity to develop skills in the critical reading of nursing research literature
91626 Legislation, Law and Ethics
This course will empower the student to develop a professional and ethical approach to nursing based on theory and relevant concepts. This course focuses on: 1. the theoretical background of legislation, ethics and law, 2. relevant health laws, 3. legal and ethical issues which health care professionals face in their every day work place which relate to the individual patient, the patient's family and modern society.
91511 Mental Health Nursing
The course will focus in teaching common mental health disorders over the lifespan that include the legal, ethical aspects and principles of nursing care in acute and chronic states, hospitalization and community care .
91149 Nursing in the Community
The course will teach the application of the nursing process in the community. The existing community health care services and the connection between the hospitals will be discussed. Discussions about individual clients as well as subgroups receiving health care at the local clinics.
91122 Nursing of the Adolescent and their Family
The course focuses on the adolescent and his/her family in reference to the child development process from infancy to maturity.
91142 Nursing of the child and his/her family
This course will focus on the sick child and his/her family in regards to developmental milestones from infancy through adolescence.
91171 Selected Topic in Nursing
This course provides independent learning experience in writing an academic paper in the collegiate format on a selected topic in nursing.
91199 Trauma Nursing and Environmental Emergencies
The focus of this course is that students acquire knowledge and skills in the area of Trauma Nursing. Students learn to perform a trauma nursing assessment and then plan for, intervene and evaluate patients who experience injury or an environmental emergency. Students learn the emergency management of patients throughout the life span when injured in different body systems. Students understand the concept of the trauma cycle and are introduced to the nurse's roles throughout the trauma cycle. The emphasis of the course lies in supplying the theoretical knowledge and skills required by the nurse in the emergency room in accordance with PHTLS and ATLS principles and protocols.
91308 Women's Health Nursing:
The course focuses on health and illness throughout the lifespan of a woman and emphasizes aspects concerning physiology, as well as emotional, familial, cultural and social issues.
Fourth year
91178 Chosen Topics and Issues in Nursing Theory:
This course encourages the student to use critical thinking skills in the discussion of application and integration of nursing theories. The student, in designated group choose a specific and approved nursing theory and through guidance and instruction build a presentation and present to fellow students portraying chosen theory content, critical thinking and integration and creativity.
91806 Management and Economics of Health
The course focuses on the theoretical basis of management (focusing on nursing management) and economics of health. An extensive range of concepts will be used to analyze and identify processes and characteristics that influence individuals and organizations in the health system.
91198 Nursing in Emergency Situations
The purpose of this course is to provide nursing students with the knowledge and skills in the area of Emergency Nursing, Students learn to perform an emergency nursing assessment, possess the skills for triage decisions, in accordance to symptoms arising from differing body systems. Students learn the emergency management of selected conditions in accordance with ACLS principles and protocols. Skill acquisition in emergency nursing procedures is an emphasis of this course as is critical thinking in identifying priorities in nursing care.
91126 Seminar: Family and Illness:
The seminar will focus on the understanding of the influence that illness or disability may influence family members and the role of the nurse in this situation.
91176 Seminar Complementary Therapies Nursing Implications
The seminar will focus on the understanding of the influence that illness or disability may influence family members and the role of the nurse in this situation.
Seminar: Complementary Therapies Nursing Implications
This course will introduce the student to history of ancient healing practice, the broad spectrum of alternative approaches, definitions of terminology, conceptual models in nursing theory underlying healing practices, legal and ethical aspects of practices and possibilities for integration into nursing practice.
Seminar: Cultural Competence
This is an elective course which deals with diagnosis, identification, and prevention of risk factors among children and adolescence (under the age of 18). The emphasis of the course will be on research, legislation, law enforcement, education and empowerment in this subject.
Seminar: Complementary Therapies Nursing Implications
The seminar will introduce nursing students to appreciate the need to know and understand what cultural competence is through self-examination, integration with fellow students, family, patients and others. Thus, acquisition of skills will be learned to implement the cultural competence training in order to improve the effectiveness of nursing care.
Seminar: Injury Prevention among Children and Adolescents
This is an elective course which deals with diagnosis, identification, and prevention of risk factors among children and adolescence (under the age of 18). The emphasis of the course will be on research, legislation, law enforcement, education and empowerment in this subject.
91199 Trauma Nursing and Enviromental Emergencies.
The focus of this course is that students acquire knowledge and skills in the area of Trauma Nursing. Students learn to perform a trauma nursing assessment and then plan for, intervene and evaluate patients who experience injury or an environmental emergency. Students learn the emergency management of patients throughout the life span when injured in different body systems. Students understand the concept of the trauma cycle and are introduced to the nurse's roles throughout the trauma cycle. The emphasis of the course lies in supplying the theoretical knowledge and skills required by the nurse in the emergency room in accordance with PHTLS and ATLS principles and protocols.
Clinical experience
91625 Advanced Clinical Practice
The Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) serves a final, completion and integrative part of the clinical and theoretical studies at the school of nursing. This stage will provide a directed and supervised transition towards an individual professional practice.
91167 Clinical Experiences in Adult Health Nursing I
This first clinical course provides the students with a beginning clinical experience focusing on communication skills with hospitalized patients and their families with an emphasis on their own emotional experiences. As the course proceeds into the second part the focus shifts to nursing care, focusing on the role of the nursing in providing comprehensive nursing care for health promotion on all levels of prevention, and the steps of the nursing process.
91125 Clinical experiences in Adult Health Nursing II
This course provides the students with a clinical educational experience in nursing care of hospitalized patients and their families. The course focuses on the role of the nurse in providing comprehensive nursing care for health promotion on all prevention levels, based on the structured nursing process.
The experience includes diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation stages of the hospitalized patients.
91127 Clinical Experiences in Adult Health Nursing III
take place The clinical instruction period will in any surgical department, internal medicine departments, emergency department, gynecology, obstructers, delivery room where a qualified instructor is present.
91129 Clinical Experiences in Community Nursing
The students will be exposed to the individual clients and subgroups receiving health care at various local clinics. The course will teach the application of the nursing process in the community, throughout the lifespan.
91156 Clinical Experience - Adult Health 2
The clinical experience will focus on the psychosocial care of patient with cancer.
91128 Clinical experience in Pediatric Nursing
The rotation will include clinical exposure in "in" patient and "out" departments.
91159 Clinical Experience in Women's Health Nursing
4 weeks.
91172 Clinical Experience in Emergency Nursing
This clinical experienced is directed towards giving nursing students the theoretical and practical knowledge required by a novice to care for the patient and his family when he\they present to the emergency room
The student learns the unique role of the nurse in the emergency department.
The student becomes familiar with the nursing process as it is practiced in the Emergency department.
91162 Community Nursing Practice Project
The students will work in small groups in a specific (determined by the teacher) community. The course will teach identification of needs of a group in that community. Assessment, planning and implementation of an intervention as well as its evaluation will be practiced.
91124 Mental Health Nursing
  1. The clinical experience will be attended in psychiatric hospitals and medical clinics in the community over a span of 4 weeks taking place 3 days per week.
  2. During the clinical experience, the student will be assigned to one client. The student will be required to prepare a nursing care plan.
  3. In certain units, the student will be assigned to lead a task group.
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