HNI: Nursing One and Two Year Baccalaureate Courses

HNI 290: Introduction to Nursing

This course is designed as an introduction to nursing for students who plan a career in nursing but are not yet enrolled in a school of nursing. The student will be oriented to the nature and scope of the profession of nursing and settings where nursing is practiced.

2 credits

HNI 303: Introduction to Deaf Culture for Health Care Professionals

This undergraduate elective course will provide students with a basic introduction to sign language skills and explore Deaf Culture. Basic receptive and expressive techniques will be explored to improve the student's ability to communicate with deaf patients and their families. This course will incorporate awareness activities to ensure a culturally sensitive healing environment for deaf patients and their families. School of Nursing permission is required.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Program

2 credits

HNI 366: Group Theory

Designed to increase the student's understanding of the behavioral processes inherent in all groups. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between environmental factors, group members and the group itself as it encounters its designated tasks. This course examines the role of history and culture in healing and medicine. The consideration and utilization of cultural practices and beliefs when designing health education programs will be stressed.This course examines the role of history and culture in healing and medicine. The consideration and utilization of cultural practices and beliefs when designing health education programs will be stressed. Prerequisite course for prospective R.N. and BBP undergraduate students only. School of Nursing permission is required.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Program

2 credits

HNI 389: Cultural Immersion: Undergraduate

This seminar course will provide the student with an interprofessional perspective of global health. A specific world area will be studied in detail with emphasis on contemporary problems that affect health considering the ecology, history, language, cultural systems and social arrangements. Cross-cultural learning opportunities, both domestic and abroad, will engage students in reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during this experience. School of Nursing permission is required.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Program

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

HNI 489: Global Immersion: Undergraduate

The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment. School of Nursing permission is required.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Program

0-6 credits

HNI 492: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

This blended distance education and on site course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. A core value of Nursing practice is holistic care of the patient. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored and discussed. School of Nursing permission is required.

Prerequisite: Admission to Undergraduate Health Sciences Program

2 credits