Contact Information

Admissions Team
admissions@inverhills.edu
Phone: 651-450-3902
Location: College Center

 


Application Deadlines

IHCC MANE Information and Application Package a PDF document (Fall 2014)

Application deadline: TBD
Start date: Fall 2015

IHCC MANE Curricular Map a PDF document

Program Overview

The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Accreditation and Approvals
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000

Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE #200
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3523
Phone 612.617.2190

Program Benefits

  • Innovative curriculum changes to reflect future practice for nurses.
  • Emphasis on skills necessary for life long learning.
  • Culturally diverse student population.
  • Multiple clinical sites for student practice: hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and home care.
  • Simulation activities for enhanced critical thinking and learning.

Program Values

  • Educational Articulation
  • Recruitment and Retention of Persons of Color
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Life Long Learning

Program Curriculum

Focuses on:

  • Diversity
  • Holistic Philosophy
  • Health, Healing and Holism
  • Caring
  • Complementary Nursing Interventions
  • Gerontology
  • Community Community-Based Learning
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Program Philosophy

Health -- Healing -- Holism

Nursing Theorists:

  • Margaret Newman: Healing power within; health and disease an expression of life process -- manifestations of underlying pattern of interaction with environment; relationships are key to healing
  • Barbara Dossey: Holism -- integrate whole independent of and greater than the sum of its parts; view everything as patterns and processes instead of seeing things as fragments of parts of the whole
  • Jean Watson: Caring is cornerstone of holistic nursing; necessary to care for self before one can care for others

Program Framework

Roles
Critical Thinker, Holistic Caregiver, Teacher, Advocate, Leader/Manager, Life Long Learner, Interdisciplinary Collaborator

Threads
Life Cycle, Holistic Nursing Assessment, Communication, Nursing Interventions, Health Promotion, Ethics/Values, Critical Thinking, Intuitive Thinking

Levels of Prevention
Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

Program Outcomes for Students

Health

  • Identifies and facilitates patterns of health and wellness for self and others
  • Collaborates with clients to promote healthy behaviors
  • Recognizes the effects of environment on disease and non-disease states

Nursing

  • Demonstrates behavior which reflects ethical values and accountability
  • Demonstrates caring, compassionate, respectful behavior
  • Applies critical thinking skills in managing care of clients across the life span
  • Collaborates with clients to promote healthy behaviors
  • Demonstrates ability to use resources to problem solve
  • Communicates effectively
  • Demonstrates understanding of legal scope of nursing practice
  • Demonstrates understanding of boundaries and the legal scope of professional practice
  • Values and incorporates cultural sensitivity into practice
  • Incorporates research-based nursing interventions
  • Incorporates alternative nursing interventions
  • Incorporates knowledge of the economics, social and political dynamics of health care delivery in professional nursing proactive
  • Demonstrates a beginning level of supervision and delegation
  • Teaches illness prevention, health promotion, and wellness, with a focus on the whole person
  • Demonstrates an ability to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching

Nursing Education

  • Establishes a foundation for life long learning
  • Aspires to highest academic and professional potential
  • Is accountable for own learning
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