Students may be considered for admission as provisional graduate students and must meet the terms of the provision within the first 12 semester credit hours after admission. Grounds for provisional admission include: (1) a GPA of less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of course work; (2) graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from a nursing school that is not accredited by ACEN or CCNE; and/or, (3) have not yet completed the GRE examination.
A student admitted to this category has met all requirements for full graduate degree status (completed application and payment of applicable fee, Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from an accredited college or university, official transcripts from all universities attended, letters of recommendation; official GRE scores, undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of course work, and a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in all prior graduate coursework.
American Red Cross. Membership is open to all students enrolled in upper division clinical studies and serves as an extension of the Houston Chapter of the American Red Cross. The chapter provides volunteer nursing and health service to the College of Nursing, university, and the community-at-large; provides an auxiliary source of learning for student nurses; and promotes professional development and commitment to community service.
The American Assembly for Men In Nursing (AAMN). Membership is open to the male student nurses enrolled in the College of Nursing upper division clinical studies. The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.
Chi Eta Phi Sorority. Upper Division, clinical studies student nurses may apply for membership in Zeta Chi Beta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority. The principal goal of the sorority is to promote scholarship, leadership, and the delivery of health care through participation in civic, community, and health-related activities.
The course focuses on the use of research methodologies to analyze nursing practice problems for a population of diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The interrelationship between theory, practice and evidenced-based research, and the use of nursing knowledge for the improvement of clinical outcomes is emphasized. Review of major research designs, methods, and ethical requirements of scientific inquiry are addressed.
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This course provides a foundation in the principles of disaster planning and management from a disaster team perspective. The roles of different members of the disaster team are examined with a focus on the role of the nurse. Various classifications of disasters, including natural and human-made disasters, are identified and defined and various biological, chemical and nuclear agents are discussed. Nursing care of physical injuries and psychological/behavior manifestations of disaster victims and workers involved in natural and man-made disasters are highlighted.
This course examines application of the nursing process as it relates to selected cultures. The primary concerns will be diverse communication systems and cultural norms within the health care delivery system.
This clinical practicum provides an opportunity for the transition of nursing students into professional nursing practice. Students will apply leadership and management principles and concepts to patient care coordinator of care, and functions of health care organizations.
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Explores the cultural dimension of health care delivery in urban and rural settings. Emphasis is placed on examining concepts including health promotion, epidemiology and vulnerable populations. Opportunities are provided to apply theories from family studies, public health, community health nursing and primary health care to empower families and communities to promote healthy lifestyles.
This clinical practicum course provides an opportunity for students to apply the nursing process when caring for client with multi-system complex health alterations. Clinical experiences in a variety of settings are used.
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This elective will assist first level nursing students to apply concepts of biophysio-psychosocial functioning and beginning clinical reasoning skills for patient care across the lifespan.
This course focuses on providing the student additional mathematical skills needed to successfully pass the dosage calculations examinations given with each clinical practicum course in the nursing program. The course includes face to face interactions with the faculty facilitator, in-class math computations, and implementation of critical thinking and test-taking skills needed to perform math calculations and successfully pass dosage calculations exams.
This course is designed to provide nursing students with evidence-based study strategies to empower the learner for application and mastery of complex concepts for successful management and progression in the nursing major.