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Nursing Coursework:

Engaged Learning
Service Learning: Engaged
Learning
Fieldwork: Engaged
Learning
CMAN 380: Community
Health (2-3)
CMAN 375: Community Health
Nursing (3)
CMAN 272L - Mental Health
Patterns: Lab (3)
Nursing and public health concepts
provide theoretical basis for care
of families, aggregates, and
communities outside institutional
settings. Role of community health
nurses in caring for specific
aggregates is described. Clinical
experiences are provided for
application of concepts and
implementation of nursing
interventions in a variety of
community settings. Students
must complete 3 credit hours to
receive Engaged Learning
credit. Students must complete 3
credit hours to receive Engaged
Learning credit.
This course integrates nursing and
public health concepts to provide
a theoretical base for the care of
families, aggregates,
communities, and populations.
The levels of prevention model
and Healthy People 2020 are used
as an organizing framework to
address care across the
lifespan. Outcomes: Describe
community health nursing;
Explain roles of government &
voluntary agencies, community
health nurses & consumer groups
in primary, secondary & tertiary
prevention; Describe process for
health teaching, contracting &
case management; Discuss
community assessment
relationship to community health
planning.
This course is designed to
prepare students in assisting
persons (individuals, families,
communities) to achieve and
maintain optimal mental
health. Outcome: The
student will be able to use
critical thinking to apply
knowledge from nursing and
other disciplines in the care
of persons with mental health
disorders.
EXCM 395 Clinical Internship and
Patient Management (4)
CMAN 375 L: Community Health
Nursing (3)
CMAN 380L Community
Health Lab (3)
Practical experience working with
exercise physiologists, physical
therapists, occupational therapists,
rehabilitation therapists, and
others, in cardiac care and
orthopedic rehabilitation.
This lab course provides the
student with an opportunity to
apply nursing and public health
concepts to the community. A
community assessment is
conducted to identify needs
within a selected
community. Outcomes: 1.
Conduct a community
assessment. 2. Describe the roles
of federal, state, and local public
health agencies in community
assessment and health planning.
3. Explain the community
assessment process and its
relationship to community health
planning. 4. Use epidemiology to
identify health risks for a
population.
Lab setting for Community
Health: Nursing and public
health concepts provide
theoretical basis for care of
families, aggregates, and
communities outside
institutional settings. Role of
community health nurses in
caring for specific aggregates
is described. Clinical
experiences are provided for
application of concepts and
implementation of nursing
interventions in a variety of
community settings.
Nursing Coursework:
Engaged Learning
Service Learning: Engaged
Learning
Fieldwork: Engaged
Learning
HSM 360 Health Care Internship
(8)
CMAN 380: Community Health
(2-3)
GNUR 383L Leadership for
Professional Nursing Practice
Lab (3)
Internship Nursing and public health
concepts provide theoretical basis
for care of families, aggregates,
and communities outside
institutional settings. Role of
community health nurses in caring
for specific aggregates is
described. Clinical experiences are
provided for application of
concepts and implementation of
nursing interventions in a variety
of community settings. Students
must complete 3 credit hours to
receive Engaged Learning credit.
This course prepares the
student to provide leadership
in the practice setting and
profession. Personal identity
and role as nurse leader is
addressed from unit-based to
organizational and policy
environments. Principles of
leadership are developed and
applied in clinical settings.
Legal, regulatory and
professional standards
related to nursing practice
are presented.
HSM 361: Health Systems
Management Internship
Seminar (1)
EXCM 101: Introduction to
Exercise Physiology (4)
MCN 273L - Family Health
Patterns I: Lab (3)
The seminar is designed to support
student learning from their
internships and to assist students
in preparing for the transition from
the university to a
career. Outcomes: Students will
be able to apply and synthesize
theory from courses across the
HSM curriculum. Students must
complete 3 credit hours to receive
Engaged Learning credit.
Introduction to the major; also
includes a lab component
covering Emergency Procedures
and Safety Skills, introduction to
common safety principles,
predisposing factors and common
causes of accidents, injuries and
illnesses.
Lab setting for Family Health
Patterns I: This course
allows students to apply
concepts from systems
theory and the levels of
prevention models to
structure the presentation of
selected concepts related to
health promotion and health
maintenance of childbearing
and parenting
families. Outcome: The
student will be able to use
critical thinking to apply
knowledge from nursing and
other disciplines in the care
of childbearing and parenting
families.







Service Learning: Engaged
Learning
Fieldwork: Engaged
Learning
HSM 110: Healthcare in America
(3)
MCN 374L - Family Health
Pat II: Lab (3)
The course is comprised of two
credit hours of classroom/didactic
content and one credit hour of
service. This course provides an
introduction to the healthcare
system, orienting the student to
its overall structure, functions,
and processes. The variety of roles
and functions within the different
segments of the health care
industry are identified to assist
the students in considering
his/her potential area of
specialization and ultimate career
path. The description and possible
roles within various health
systems positions are defined
including the roles and functions
of administrators, including
boards of directors in health
agencies, systems and
organizations. Service credit is
achieved through volunteering at
a selected health care agency.
Lab setting for Family Health
Patterns II: Care of the Child
and Family: This course uses
the Health People 2010
initiative to structure the
presentation of selected
concepts related to the
health promotion, health
maintenance and health
restoration of infants,
children, adolescents and
their
families. Outcome: Students
will be able to use critical
thinking to apply knowledge
from nursing and other
disciplines in the care of
infants, children, adolescents
and their families.
HSM 210: Introduction to Global
Health (3)
MSN 277L Medical/Surgical
Nursing: Adult Health Lab I
(4)
This course will provide students
with the opportunity to compare
and contrast contemporary
problems in health services policy
and delivery in developed and
developing nations. Students will
analyze national performance
from a financial, management,
government, private sector and
public policy perspective.
Students will obtain a more
complete understanding of the
problems and possible solutions
to U.S. health system
inefficiencies and inequities by
seeking an international
This course is designed to
apply levels of prevention in
nursing care for adults with
selected health issues.
Emphasis is placed on health
promotion, early detection
and treatment and
restoration of health for
individuals, families, and
communities across the
health care continuum.
perspective. Inefficiencies and
inequities of other nations will be
identified and ideas that have
worked to increase access and
quality of health services will be
described.
HSM 220: Aging in America (3) MSN 377L Adult Health II -
Advanced Medical Surgical
Clinical (3)
The impact of the aging
population on the healthcare
system and the unique health
needs of this population will be
examined. Emphasis will be
placed on options for long term
care and the treatment of chronic
illness. The diversity of the aging
population and the myths and
stereotypes of aging will be
explored. Discussions will address
psychosocial and physical issues,
financial resources, legal and
ethical issues as well as social
justice concerns related to care of
the elderly, public policy and
services, and the potential
vulnerability of the
aged. Students complete 25+
hours of direct community service
to elder adults at elder serving
organizations around Chicago.
This course builds on MSN
277 L, Adult Health I Clinical,
and focuses on the nursing
care of adults experiencing
selected critical health
issues. Physical,
psychosocial, cultural,
spiritual assessments and
health data are obtained and
interventions are provided
within the context of life-
threatening
conditions. Students
incorporate evidence-based
practice guidelines and
interdisciplinary collaboration
to maximize health
outcomes.
HSM 230: Health Care in
Vulnerable Populations (3)

This course will provide students
with an examination of health
status and health access issues
among diverse, vulnerable
populations in the United
States. The primary objective of
the course is to build on previous
content related to the policies,
epidemiological, cultural, and
linguistic factors that influence
the etiologies of diseases within
vulnerable subpopulations and
contribute to health
disparities. This course is

designed to provide insight into
how the health care system can
better facilitate positive outcomes
of issues related to vulnerable
population-specific health access
and status. The course will include
a service experience for the
students.
HSM 338: Healthcare Marketing
(3)

This course introduces the
principles of marketing in
healthcare organizations. It
focuses on the fundamentals of
marketing and issues, needs,
challenges and constraints not
found in consumer and/or
business-to-business marketing. It
includes: the opportunity to
analyze situations and apply
traditional and contemporary
marketing concepts and skills to
develop market analyses and
plans appropriate for healthcare
providers within 21stcentury
healthcare organizations,
experience how consumers view
healthcare products and services:
including Internet marketing, new
media, customer relationship
marketing, transparent pricing
and quality as a comparative
market advantage, and discusses
the benefits and challenges of
using social marketing to affect
consumer lifestyle behavior. It
provides knowledge of the
application of market research
requirements and its new
analytics. The class will be
comprised of lecture, case
discussions, guest speakers,
student/team assignments and a
team-service learning project with
a healthcare organization or
affiliation.

HSM 340: Healthcare Leadership
and Policy (3)

Restricted to HSM Seniors, HSM
Minors, Nursing Students or Dept.
Permission required.

Students will be prepared to
understand structures and
processes that relate to leading a
health care organizational
function. Leadership, motivation,
and cultural theories will be
explored. The role of policy in
health care is also examined. This
course introduces the student to
theoretical models for analyzing
health policy and the forces which
shape health care policy in the
U.S. Values and preferences for
making social choices within a
pluralistic society are considered.