Course Topics

NURS 473 Community-Centered Care

The study of the community and its population groups. Focus on levels of prevention in the use of the nursing process to promote, maintain and protect the health of individuals, groups and communities. The caring process is emphasized. Clinical experience is in schools, agencies, and community groups providing services in Northeast Iowa.

NURS 478 Health Care Management

A study and analysis of economic, social, political and ethical factors that affect management of human, technological, and financial resources in health service organizations. Includes the historical development of health care delivery and reform issues in the U.S. and selected other industrialized nations. There will be a particular focus on strategic and operational management of hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health care agencies. Rural versus urban issues will also be addressed.

NURS 368 Research Methods in Nursing

The research process as a problem-solving sub-tool of caring is studied. Research designs are examined, and students will begin the senior project.