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Jennifer Christine Kastello

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Coordinator
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
McLeod 4061
202 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
NUCO 2220: Cells to Society for Nursing Practice
Credits: 2
Using a common chronic disease, this seminar connects the patient to critical elements in the BSN Essentials and IOM Competencies. Real life, interactive opportunities connect the values and core professional concepts to patient experiences across the continuum of health care delivery. Students learn how care of the patient raises questions across multiple domains, such as basic science, culture & society, public policy, and healthcare costs.
NUIP 2310: REAL I (Research, Ethics, Advocacy, & Leadership)
Credits: 3
REAL I seminar provides foundational and theoretical principles of research/scholarship, ethics, advocacy/roles, and leadership. Students use historical inquiry, primary source materials, literature search, critical thinking and reflective writing to meet SWR; explore ethics, morals, religion and law and the complex interplay of the nursing caregiver/advocate roles. Students develop self-awareness to support ownership of learning trajectory.
NUIP 2430: Pharmacology and Clinical Management I
Credits: 3
Principles of Pharmacology I provides the student with foundational concepts of pharmacology with emphasis on application to nursing practice. General principles of pharmacology, interprofessional practice, and therapeutic implications of major drug categories are presented and applied across the lifespan and with cultural/global context.
NUCO 2440: Principles and Application of Case-Based Learning for Nursing Practice
Credits: 2
Using patient cases, this learner-centered seminar facilitates student exploration of patient- & family-centered care across the continuum of health care delivery and provides clinical experiences to apply critical elements of the BSN Essentials and IOM Competencies. Thinking critically, students synthesize prior and concurrent knowledge in their clinical reasoning and incorporate evidence-based practice across the lifespan.
NUIP 3430: Pharmacology and Clinical Management II
Credits: 3
Pharmacology and Clinical Management II builds upon the foundational concepts presented in Pharmacology and Clinical Management I with emphasis on mechanisms of action and application to nursing practice. General principles of pharmacology, interprofessional practice, and therapeutic implications of major drug categories are presented and applied across the lifespan and with cultural/global context.
NUCO 3610: Patient-Family Centered Care: Maternal/Child Nursing
Credits: 4
This course introduces students to the nursing process as it applies to the care of obstetric, gynecologic, and newborn clients. Health and wellness strategies are emphasized along with disease states specific to the reproductive period as students care for women and families in the hospital and the community.
NUCO 4440: Trends and Issues in Clinical Nursing Practice
Credits: 3
This course expands the student's understanding of baccalaureate generalist practice, societal and health care trends, and emerging clinical nursing practice issues. Students propose solutions within the scope of nursing practice to address these issues. Students complete experiential learning projects focused on current trends and issues in health care, building upon their own nursing practice and previous learning experiences.
GCNL 5100: Health Assessment and Clinical Interventions
Credits: 4
Focuses on acquiring, analyzing, and refining of health assessment data to develop an accurate nursing problem list. Considers normal variations and abnormalities of different developmental, cultural, and ethnic groups. Introduces therapeutic communication, psychomotor skills, and interpersonal skills in providing care. The laboratory portion allows the student to practice assessment and clinical intervention skills in a simulated environment. Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Nurse Leader program.
GNUR 6025: Advanced Health Assessment
Credits: 3
Designed to provide the nurse practitioner student with advanced knowledge and health assessment skills in the primary care setting. Focus is on acquiring, analyzing, and refining assessment data as a basis for an accurate nursing and medical problem list. Variations and abnormalities in different developmental, cultural, and ethnic groups are considered. The lab portion of the course allows the student to practice advanced assessment skills. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society of Nursing (2003)

Northern Virginia Health Force Fellowship Award (2011-2013)

Dissertation Completion Grant, Office of the Provost, George Mason University (2015)