Melissa Desroches

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Dion 318C

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the discipline of professional nursing. Learners will examine individual values and beliefs in relation to foundational concepts, including the nursing process, and behaviors that define the discipline. The purpose of course is to build a foundation of self as nurse. The emphasis is placed on socializing the learner as an active, developing professional within the legal and ethical context and dimensions of the discipline. Learners will explore the relationship to self, individuals, families and communities utilizing the art of nursing presence and therapeutic communication. The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice were used to build this course.

Prepares nursing students to promote health and provide care for individuals, families, groups, and populations in the community with a special emphasis upon vulnerable populations. Strategies designed to promote the health of populations, guide populations to reduce identified health risks, and to shape health policy will be explored. The health promotion and disease prevention focus will be guided by Healthy People 2020 objectives. Principles of epidemiology, demography, environmental sciences, community organization, and health care political, economic, and legal influences are integrated with nursing concepts and principles to provide the basis for community nursing practice. Community and aggregate strengths and risks are identified through community health nursing process.

Prepares nursing students to promote health and provide care for individuals, families, groups, and populations in the community with a special emphasis upon vulnerable populations. Strategies designed to promote the health of populations, guide populations to reduce identified health risks, and to shape health policy will be explored. The health promotion and disease prevention focus will be guided by Healthy People 2020 objectives. Principles of epidemiology, demography, environmental sciences, community organization, and health care political, economic, and legal influences are integrated with nursing concepts and principles to provide the basis for community nursing practice. Community and aggregate strengths and risks are identified through community health nursing process.

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