Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog

Nursing


 

(The Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW Suite 539, Washington, DC 20036 and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing is the art and science of caring for individuals, families, and communities in a variety of settings. The discipline of nursing integrates the life, social, and behavioral sciences with general education, nursing theory, and clinical courses to produce a graduate capable of functioning autonomously as a member of a multidisciplinary team, managing and coordinating personnel, services, resources, and data in addition to providing patient care.

The CI graduate nurse seeks solutions to societal health needs and problems, understanding demographics and disparities in healthcare, ethical concerns, and global perspectives in the practice of professional nursing at the generalist level.

Careers

The BSN prepares graduates for acute care, specialty units, public health, home health, extended core, assisted living, ambulatory, emergency, managed care, case management, occupational health and nursing management, staff development, and nursing education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the requirements for a B.S. Degree in Nursing will be able to:

  1. Complete a liberal education that creates a critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, rational inquiry, and the ability to problem solve.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety in order to provide high quality healthcare.
  3. Integrate evidence of current best practice in the professional nurse as provider of care, teacher, patient advocate, designer/coordinator of care, and member of the profession in a variety of settings.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding information technology, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
  5. Identify and participate in the change techniques in healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments, including local, state, national, and global healthcare trends.
  6. Identify and evaluate population health issues by focusing on health promotion, disease and injury prevention across and throughout the life span including assisting individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
  7. Practice core values within an ethical and legal framework for the nursing profession.
  8. Plan and provide culturally competent nursing care to patients at various levels including individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations across the life span and the continuum of healthcare environments and populations.
  9. Demonstrate effective communication skills conveying accurate information in oral, written, and presentation formats.

 

Professional Licensure and Certification 

Notice to Students about Professional Licensure and Certification, please access the Chancellor’s Office site for more information: Professional Licensure and Certification Notice.

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science, Nursing (MSN) is designed to prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to provide primary and acute care services to diverse populations across the healthcare continuum and Nurse Educators to educate students in an academic and/or clinical setting. The curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in quality improvement; safety; and evidence-based practice by focusing on health and the healthcare system using an organizational and systems framework. The MSN program recognizes the role of the master’s prepared nurse in health policy, advocacy, and interprofessional collaboration in the delivery of client-centered, culturally appropriate care with the aim of increasing the health of the population.

Careers

The BSN prepares graduates for acute care, specialty units, public health, home health, extended core, assisted living, ambulatory, emergency, managed care, case management, occupational health and nursing management, staff development, and nursing education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the requirements for a M.S. Degree in Nursing will be able to:

  1. Utilize knowledge from sciences, humanities, and nursing to promote health, prevent disease, advocate and collaborate with interprofessional colleagues to provide health care to individuals, families, groups, and populations.
  2. Use organizational and systems frameworks; ethical decision-making; and effective working relationships to identify and address current healthcare and educational issues.
  3. Effectively integrate and communicate using written, oral, and electronic methods with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  4. Utilize leadership models and ethical decision-making skills to improve the quality of care provided in a variety of settings.
  5. Translate, integrate, and apply evidence-based practice and principles of quality improvement in a variety of care and educational settings.
  6. Integrate doctrines of cultural congruence into nursing interventions when working with individuals, families, groups and/or populations.

Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing

The Post Master’s Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program will provide interested master’s prepared nurses with the opportunity to take FNP specialty courses needed to qualify for APRN licensure and sit for the credential exam. The Post Master’s Certificate, Nurse Educator program provides master’s prepared nurses with the course work needed to assume a position in nursing education.

Careers

Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the requirements for a Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing will be able to:

  1. Utilize knowledge from sciences, humanities, and nursing to promote health, prevent disease, and advocate and collaborate with interprofessional colleagues to provide health care to individuals, families, groups, and populations.
  2. Use organizational and systems frameworks; ethical decision-making; and effective working relationships to identify and address current healthcare and educational issues.
  3. Effectively integrate and communicate using written, oral, and electronic methods with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  4. Utilize leadership models and ethical decision-making skills to improve the quality of care provided in a variety of settings.
  5. Translate, integrate, and apply evidence-based practice and principles of quality improvement in a variety of care and educational settings.
  6. Integrate doctrines of cultural congruence into nursing interventions when working with individuals, families, groups, and/or populations.

Faculty

Lynette Landry, Ph.D., RN
Chair, Nursing and Health Sciences
Nursing Program Academic Advisor
Manzanita Hall, Room 1204
(805) 437-3150
lynette.landry@csuci.edu

Barbara Thorpe, Ed.D., RN
Director RN to BSN
Solano Hall, Room 1171
(805) 437-8421
barbara.thorpe@csuci.edu

LaSonya Davis, DNP, FNP, WHNP-BC
Associate Professor
Solano Hall 1176
(805) 437-3878
lasonya.davis@csuci.edu

Jaime Hannans, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Associate Professor
Solano 1172
(805) 437-3308
jaime.hannans@csuci.edu

Colleen Nevins, DNP, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
Manzanita 1206
(805) 437-2620
colleen.nevins@csuci.edu

 

 

Contact Information

http://nursing.csuci.edu
nursing@csuci.edu

Programs

    Major(s)Non-Degree Program(s)Master(s) Extended University