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The Nursing Curriculum

About Theoretical Model for Community-Based Nursing Education

Illustration of Theoretical Model of Community-Based Nursing Education

Linfield's School of Nursing Theoretical Model for Community-Based Nursing Education provides a visual organizational structure for the curriculum. The model reflects the dynamic relationship between global and local communities and the community of learning.

Central to this community of learning is a focus on learner-centered education, which engages you in the practice of health promotion, illness prevention and treatment and reflects the value of social justice.

 

The curriculum is grounded in a liberal arts education that includes integrative learning, inclusive excellence and experiential learning.

Themes of communication, community, diversity, ethics, health and stewardship provide a foundation for the program’s design and are incorporated throughout.

Professional education includes:

  • Nursing knowledge (what you need to know)
  • Clinical skills (what you need to do)
  • Socialization into nursing practice (your “being” as a professional nurse)

The ways in which you engage in a process of inquiry include evidence based practice, praxis and reflective practice.

Nursing Curriculum at a Glance

  • First semester

    • Foundations of Community-based Nursing Practice (NURS 305), 4 credits
    • Professional Communication in Healthcare (NURS 315), 3 credits
    • Evidence-Based Nursing (NURS 320), 3 credits
    • Integrated Experiential Learning I (NURS 335), 4 credits
  • Second semester

    • Nursing Care of Clients and Families Across the Lifespan with Chronic Conditions (NURS 355), 3 credits
    • Clinical Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (NURS 365), 3 credits
    • Integrated Experiential Learning II (NURS 375), 5 credits
    • Nursing in Mental Health and Illness Across the Lifespan (NURS 395), 3 credits
  • Third semester

    • Transitions in Health and Illness (NURS 425), 3 credits
    • Integrated Experiential Learning III (NURS 435), 6 credits
    • Nursing Care of Clients and Families Across the Lifespan with Acute Conditions (NURS 455), 4 credits
  • Fourth semester

    • Population-Based Nursing (NURS 460), 3 credits
    • Nursing Leadership (NURS 470), 3 credits
    • Integrated Experiential Learning IV (NURS 475), 7 credits