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School Health Services Course Descriptions

EDU635 - Research Design

This graduate level course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge base, processes, experiences, and skills involved in designing and conducting research studies in education and the social sciences. The course will provide a survey of quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods, as well as opportunities for students to critically examine research studies employing a variety of such methods. Students will apply course content toward the conceptualization and completion of an empirical study on a selected topic.

HSCI560 - Community and Environment Health

This graduate course is designed to increase the student’s knowledge and awareness of how community and environmental health issues impact the individual, the nation, and the world. The role of community and government organizations, community planning, environmental policies, and health care services will be explored as they relate to disease prevention and control. Disaster preparedness will be investigated. Mental and spiritual health, substance abuse, consumer and environmental issues will be examined.

HSCI601 - World Health Issues

This course will explore global health problems that affect the developed and the developing world. Understanding international health care needs and issues will better equip health care planners, educators and providers to deliver culturally competent care in diverse populations. Health, disease and wholeness will be examined in relationship to the culture and the biblical perspective. Specific diseases and their impact in various regions of the world will be studied with analysis of incidence, prevention, control and health program planning.

HSCI515 - Curriculum and Health Education in Diverse Populations

This graduate level course is designed to increase the school health professional’s knowledge of curriculum development in health education and promotion. Content will include an overview of health education, learning, and teaching strategies inclusive of the special population and the diverse learner. Course emphasis will be placed on cultural awareness and development towards cultural competency.

EDU500 - Foundations of Education

This course looks at the social and philosophical foundations of education from a distinctly Christian point of view. It aims to give a historical perspective to modern education by an in-depth study of significant contributors to educational theory.

NURS508 - Legal Mandated Responsibilities of the School Nurse

Legal and Mandated responsibilities of the School Nurse is designed to introduce to the new or prospective school nurse the fundamentals of U.S. law and how these laws affect educational change as well as the legal issues that specifically affect the certified school nurse. Emphasis will be placed on the school nurse's responsibility to enhance the student's ability to learn, and to appraise, protect, and promote the health of students and school personnel. The course will explore current legal issues in school health.

NURS509 - School Nurse and the Exceptional Child

This course is designed to give an awareness of the uniqueness of the role of the school nurse in meeting the needs of children with handicapping, chronic, and emotional conditions, as well as those students with developmental disabilities who are served under IdEa and other related legislation. The course is structured to prepare school nurses to function effectively on interdisciplinary, crisis intervention and individual education planning teams.

NURS530 - School Nurse Clinical Practicum

This course is designed for prospective school nurses. The focus is to acquaint the student with the role of the nurse as a member of the educational community. Emphasis is placed on the assessment, implementation and evaluation of the health care needs of the school aged population. It is structured to provide a forum for lecture and discussion as well as supervised field experience for the student to observe and participate in health care delivery in the school setting. The practicum consists of 100 hours of clinical experience. The clinical experience should be divided equally among elementary, middle and high schools with at least one component involving children with special needs.

EDU607 - Supervision of Instruction

This course examines the concepts of supervision of instruction and personnel. Through lecture, discussion, and group activities, the student is introduced to the various models of supervision needed to improve a program through observation, communication of needs, conferencing, and providing in-service training. Students will be expected to write and relate several assignments.

EDU624 - School Law

This course presents school law as it relates to agency control and structure, school organizations and their policies and procedures, school personnel and student rights. Implications of legal mandates, legal issues for public versus private schools and special needs students will be covered.

EDU614 - Practicum for Supervisors

The student will spend a minimum of hours working with a supervisor under the supervision of a faculty member from Eastern University. If the student is already an acting supervisor or coordinator in a school setting, the assignments will be fulfilled on the job with supervision from Eastern University. A prescribed number of assignments must be completed which include but are not limited to activities in program development, school nurse service improvement, policy determination, staff development, budgeting, and role analysis and program evaluation.

EDU608 - Seminar for Supervisors

This organizational management seminar was developed to aid the student in analyzing the role of the supervisor. The factors which affect organizational management and the school environment as well as working relationships will be discussed. State and local law and the function of the school board in policy determination which will affect the school program will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to design a school program along with the staff development and the budget process necessary to support that instructional program. Field experience sixty hours.

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