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Anderson University (School of Nursing)




Anderson University offers a comprehensive four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. We provide a stimulating intellectual environment grounded in the sciences, liberal arts, and Christian faith.
The nursing major begins in the sophomore year and consists of 52 hours of professional nursing courses. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing. The School of Nursing has preliminary approval from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Nursing courses begin in the sophomore year when you care for healthy individuals. In the junior year, you will care for clients who are dependent on the nurse for daily needs. As seniors you will learn to collaborate with clients who have complex health care needs, such as rehabilitation. You will spend two to three weeks in another culture, as well as take a nursing leadership course.
It is our goal to prepare students to practice professional nursing compassionately and competently. We will Learning to be a nurse is not all AU is about. help you think critically, creatively, and independently in preparation for a life of service.



School name:Anderson UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:1100 East Fifth Street
Zip & city:IN 46012 Indiana
Phone:1-866-575-7148
Web:http://www.anderson.edu/academics/nurs/
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THE NURSING PROFESSION
An elective which provides the student with an orientation to the profession and introduction to the roles of the nurse agent. Relationship between the nursing major, the liberal arts, and support science courses will be explored. The course is designed to assist students in determining if nursing is the correct career choice. Not required for nursing majors, and GRADE: CR/NC registration. open to any student who wishes to learn about nursing.

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Topics will include cell form and function; organization of human cells into tissues, organs and organ systems. This course will emphasize skeletal tissues, muscles, and the nervous system. Emphasis will be given to pathological conditions that alter the normal functions of these organ systems and how these alterations affect the organism as a whole. The lecture and laboratory experiences will emphasize how the structure and function of each topic is interrelated (that function follows form).

RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION
Designed for students who need supplemental help with writing skills. Focuses on theory and practice of expository writing based on experience and observation. Emphasizes development of functional and flexible writing processes for a range of purposes and audiences. Includes assigned readings. Requires attention to sentence style, diction, and usage through tutorial instruction in the Kissinger Learning Center. Grade of C - or better is required. EXPECTATION: Placement based on performance on the English Placement Essay.

LIBERAL ARTS SEMINAR
Issue-oriented faculty-student seminars which address critical, scholarly attitudes and skills essential for pursuing a liberal arts education.

ISSUES IN NURSING
Introduces the practice of nursing from the perspective of the profession. Focuses on understanding nursing roles, socialization, values, rights, and responsibilities. Expanding on historical influences develops a working knowledge of current health-care delivery and legal concerns. The following curricular concepts are introduced: self-care and nursing agency; domains of human experience; novice, advanced beginner and competent student; and use of critical/ creative reasoning to move from concrete thinking to application and analysis/synthesis. With approval by the School of Nursing director, may be taken concurrently with NURS 2240.

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Topics will include cell form and function as well as the human endocrine, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Emphasis will be given to pathological conditions that alter the normal functions of these organ systems and how these alterations affect the organism as a whole. The lecture and laboratory experiences will emphasize how the structure and function of each topic is interrelated (that function follows form).

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Approaches to the study of individuals and their behavior including history, biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, development, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, social, abnormal statistics, moral reasoning, linguistic patterns in different cultures, and therapy. Required of all psychology majors.

RHETORIC AND RESEARCH
Focuses on theory and practice of writing based on external sources. Emphasizes library, electronic, and field research sources and methods. Satisfies writing skill requirement for graduation. Does not satisfy Advanced Writing Competency requirement.

OPTIMAL SELF-CARE AGENCY I
Introduces the student to the nursing process through the Self-Care Deficit Model, focusing on the individual, family, and community with optimal self-care agency. Students are considered to be novices who exhibit concrete thinking and apply beginning assessment and technology skills as they relate to the patient/client. Concepts are presented in the universal self-care requisites of normalcy, air, water, and solitude and social interaction. Health and its meanings, cultural aspects of care, and the role of values and spirituality are applied to the practice of nursing. Admission to the program is required.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychological growth and development of individual from birth through death. Child and adolescent development will be emphasized. Holistic approach to physical, cognitive, affective and personality development, parenting and stages of grief and dying. Theorists considered may include Piaget, Erikson, Kohlberg, Mahler, and Kubler-Ross.

INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY
A survey approach to the study of chemistry which examines the methods of science as applied to the study of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. Emphasis on understanding chemical principles and their application to the environment with some use of numerical computations. Not applicable toward chemistry major or minor.

OPTIMAL SELF-CARE AGENCY II
Includes the teaching/learning principles, health promotion and disease prevention, decision-making, and men’s/women’s issues. Concepts are presented in the universal self-care requisites of food, elimination, activity/rest, and hazards. The clinical component continues the development of assessment skills for clients using universal and developmental requisite indicators. Basic nursing technologies are introduced and utilized with clients as students are considered novices and exhibit concrete thinking.

PHARMACOLOGY PRINCIPLES
Builds on the content and experiences of the introductory nursing courses. Includes consideration of individuals, families, and communities at all levels of self-care agency. Begins the study of the preparation and administration of medications. Boundaries of knowledge and responsibility are extended into how medications act on the body, the usual dosage, therapeutic and adverse reactions.

MICROBES AND DISEASE
Introduction to the science of microbiology using clinical microbiology as a model. Some emphasis is given to general areas such as microbial classification, genetics, physiology, and ecology, with concentration on subjects related to disease-microorganism relationships: classification, culture and identification of pathogenic organisms, control processes (antisepsis, disinfection, antibiotics), infection patterns, control of disease, and elementary immunology.

MINIMAL SELF-CARE AGENCY II
Builds on the content of 2000 level nursing courses and support courses. Focuses on the application of the self-care deficit model and nursing process to clients who experience minimal self-care agency. Individuals, families, and communities will evidence self-care deficits in the universal requisites of air, water, hazards, and normalcy. The clinical component continues the development of assessment skills for clients using universal, developmental, and health deviation requisites. The repertoire of nursing technologies is expanded as students are now functioning as advanced beginners and are to apply critical/creative-thinking strategies.

NURSING RESEARCH:
Introduces nursing research with an in-depth study of the steps of the research process. Analysis of nursing research studies will occur. Explores issues concerning research design and application of research methodology. It is recommended that the math requirement be met prior to enrolling in the course.

MINIMAL SELF-CARE AGENCY II
Builds upon the content and experiences from NURS 3350. Emphasis on application of the self-care deficit model and nursing process with individual, family, and community clients who have minimal ability to care for themselves. Practical experiences focus on increasingly complex patient/client needs related to the universal self-care requisites of food, elimination, activity and rest, and solitude and social interaction. The application of critical/creative thinking is used as students practice as advanced beginners.

NURSING RESEARCH II
Introduces nursing research with an in-depth study of the steps of the research process. Analysis of nursing research studies will occur. Explores issues concerning research design and application of research methodology. It is recommended that the math requirement be met prior to enrolling in the course

PARTIAL SELF-CARE AGENCY I
Builds on the 2000- and 3000-level nursing courses and support courses. Focused application of the self-care deficit model and nursing process to clients with partial ability to care for themselves. Uses individual, family, and community clients presenting multiple, dynamic needs related to the universal self-care requisites of food, elimination, activity/rest, and solitude and social interaction. Integration of research is required in the design of nursing systems. Students come to the course as advanced beginners and through the integration o creative/critical thinking processes of analysis/synthesis, the development of competence in practice is begun.

SEMINAR IN NURSING
Integration of liberal arts with the critical problems and issues facing nurses. Ethical and cultural issues, values, the political process applied to nursing and the concepts of advocacy, change, and collective action will be emphasized.

PARTIAL SELF-CARE AGENCY II
Content includes caring for individuals, families, and communities who lack self-care agency for deficits in the universal self-care requisites of air, water, normalcy, and hazards. Using the self-care deficit model and the nursing process, students are expected to achieve a high level of clinical competence.

INTERCULTURAL HEALTH CARE
Emphasizes the value of human diversity and the application of knowledge of cultural, racial, socioeconomic, religious, and lifestyle variations to health-related situations. An awareness of global health includes an understanding of the implication of living with transportation and information technology that links all parts of the world. Information about the effects on the global community from such areas as disease transmission, health policy, and health-care economics is required. An intercultural experience is required with nursing students participating in a nursing trip and others in a Tri-S experience.

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