University description (as per official university website)
The School of Nursing is located at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka.
Students applying to the School of Nursing at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka must have completed 62 hours of prerequisites before entering the two-year nursing program. Students wishing to complete their pre-nursing requirements at Baker, apply to the College of Arts and Sciences on the Baldwin City campus.
NU 300 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
This course builds on basic anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on altered physiological functioning common to illness and disease processes. Understanding the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic and laboratory findings, and compensatory mechanisms provides a base for promoting, maintaining, and restoring health. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. (Must be taken prior to or concurrently with NU 325.)
NU 315 Concepts of Health and Nursing (3 credits)
This course provides students with an introduction to the nursing profession. Nursing theories and concepts provide a basis upon which students develop a professional value system and build future course work. Students are introduced to the nursing process as a problem-solving method for meeting holistic needs of clients in areas of health promotion and maintenance. Introduction to community health nursing and mental health issues are presented. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. (Must be taken prior to or concurrently with NU 325.)
NU 325 Foundations of Therapeutic Nursing Interventions (3 credits)
In this beginning course students apply knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences, while focusing on the foundations of nursing from a theoretical base. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized as a foundation for the care provider role. Medical terminology and math for nursing are integrated. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. (Must be taken concurrently with NU 325L.)
NU 325L Foundations of Therapeutic Nursing Interventions Clinical (3 credits)
In this beginning course the student masters basic nursing skills necessary to provide individualized care to clients. Initial experiences are in the nursing lab where students practice beginning level skills. During subsequent experience students care for clients in acute, extended, long term, outpatient, and community based settings. Students identify the various roles of nurses in these different settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. (Must be taken concurrently with NU 325.)
NU 330 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 credits)
This course provides the learner with theory based assessment as the foundation of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the interview process and recognition of normal findings for history and physical examination of each system. Developmental and cultural variations related to health assessment are included. Health promotion at various stages of growth and development is integrated. There is one two-hour theory session per week. The lab session provides the student with the skills needed to perform and document a systematic health assessment of a normal client. The student practices history taking and physical exam skills. The course culminates in the performance and documentation of a head-to-toe examination. There are two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. (Must be taken prior to or concurrently with NU 325.)
NU 335 Health Assessment (3 credits)
This course introduces the basics of physical, psychosocial, emotional, spiritual, and cultural assessment. Emphasis is placed on health promotion at various stages of growth and development. Functional health patterns as a data collection method is correlated with the traditional methods of body systems and head-to-toe examination. Students will practice assessment techniques during class time and in clinical settings. (For licensed RNs only.)