Program of Study
The Nursing courses in the Gateway program are completed (one at a time except for N4520 and N4530) over a 14 month period:
2110 Nursing Agency I: Introduction to Conceptual Thinking (3 credit hours)
Introduction to conceptual thinking about theory, practice and research through the Orem Conceptual Model.
2260 Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
Concepts of pathophysiologic events throughout the life span; includes pathogenesis, morphologic changes, clinical manifestations, and implications for treatment.
2120 Nursing Agency II: Health Assessment (3 credit hours)
Introduction to a foundation in basic health assessment of individuals from structural, functional and developmental perspectives.
3310 Nursing Agency IV: The Individual in Professional Practice (3 credit hours)
Exploration of nurse agency in the Orem Conceptual Model with an emphasis on social, political and ethical characteristics.
4510 Nursing Agency VII: Conceptual Thinking (3 credit hours)
Integration of theory based practice, education, and research for application in professional nursing practice.
4550 Nursing Systems VII: Concepts of Community Health (6 credit hours)
This course examines synthesis of concepts and practice of Nurse Agency applied to vulnerable populations and communities through classroom and clinical components.
4410 Nursing Agency V: Research (3 credit hours)
An introduction to nursing research emphasizing nursing theory as a basis for research, and the application of research to improve nursing practice.
4420 Nursing Agency VI: Professional Nursing in the Health Care System (3 credit hours)
This course examines characteristics of Nurse Agency that focus on the professional nurse as leader and manager in health care systems.