This course focuses on the process of becoming a healer and the use of complementary alternative therapies in nursing. Attitudes, philosophies, theories, and paradigms, and research evidence of healing and complementary therapies will be examined. Diverse therapies including guided imagery, meditation, music, massage, and bodywork, acupressure, and reflexology will be explored, demonstrated, and practiced.
This course will focus on analysis of media portrayal of disease states. The media portrayal of disease manifestations will be assessed and contrasted to evidence based disease manifestations and clinical experience. The effect of accurate and inaccurate disease portrayal on health care, health policy and the general public will be analyzed.
This course examines the lives of nursing pioneers who changed the nature of health care practice in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century. The pressing social, legal, political, and educational issues that nurses addressed in their quest to provide access to care are examined. Women's suffrage, nursing licensure, public image of nursing, and control of practice are studied. Trips are taken to the Tenement Museum and the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.
Recitation to accompany level three nursing courses.
With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chair, and the academic dean, students select a topic for guided study or field studies that are not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A paper must also be submitted. Projects involving a clinical experience require a lab fee and health clearance.