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Brenau University (Department. of Nursing)




To meet the demands of the world of today, Brenau University Department of Nursing has several paths to success in nursing, from the traditional (The Women’s College) to the high-tech (Online RN-BSN). The different programs offer great flexibility to meet your needs as you prepare for your rewarding and fulfilling career in Nursing.

The full time baccalaureate nursing program at Brenau was created in 1978 by a merger of the Hall School of Nursing and Brenau College. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and qualify to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses.

In 2003, the Department of Nursing admitted the first students to our part-time baccalaureate nursing program. Meeting the needs of working adults, this program provides nursing classes two evenings a week with clinical experiences every other weekend. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and qualify to sit for NCLEX to become registered nurses.

The RN-BSN program began in 1988. This program was developed for registered nurses to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Designed for working RNs, this program is offered online.

The graduate program leading to a Masters Degree for Family Nurse Practitioners began in 1995. The graduate program expanded in 2006 to include a MSN Nurse Educator degree.



School name:Brenau UniversityDepartment. of Nursing
Address:500 Washington Street SE
Zip & city:GA 30501 Georgia
Phone:770.718.5304
Web:http://www.brenau.edu/shs/nursing/
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DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY
Opportunity for guided but independent study in a selected area of nursing or health care. Projects include in-depth reading and/or clinical experiences.

CONCEPTUAL BASIS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course introduces the student to the philosophy, framework, and outcomes of the nursing program. The student learns about the history of nursing, professional values, the health care delivery system, and the major theories that serve as the basis for professional nursing. In addition, students explore legal issues and role development issues influencing nursing practice. An opportunity to demonstrate oral communication competency is an integral component.

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course focuses on assessment techniques as students explore the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, environmental, and cultural dimensions of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities at various developmental transitions. The lab experience provides students the opportunity for supervised practice of assessment skills learned in lecture.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS
Utilizing the Brenau University Department of Nursing Philosophy, theories of ethics, and standards of professional practice, this course introduces students to the process of ethical decision-making in diverse health care situations. Based on professional values, therapeutic communication, legal considerations, and understanding of culture and diversity, students learn to interact with individuals and groups to provide culturally appropriate care.

HEALTH PROMOTION, RISK REDUCTION, & DISEASE PREVENTION
This course provides the knowledge to identify health risks and to develop methods of prevention. Health promotion encompasses primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, utilizing communication and collaboration among individuals and families. Students will develop skills of critical thinking as they apply these concepts to diverse individuals and families.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM I
This clinical practicum provides students opportunities to apply knowledge and skills learned in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students identify health risks of individuals and families and implement plans of care for clients in a variety of settings. The lab experience incorporates the knowledge and skills required for medication calculation and administration and opportunity to demonstrate competency of basic nursing skills.

PHARMACOLOGY
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the safe administration of medications. Utilizing critical thinking, students learn pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, and toxicities, as well as drug classifications. In addition, developmental concerns in pharmacology and drug administration techniques are explored. Multidisciplinary approaches are integrated as students learn the effects of medications.

HEALTH PROMOTION, RISK REDUCTION, AND DISEASE PREVENTION II
This course focuses on health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention of aggregates and communities. Students demonstrate critical thinking skills as they evaluate social, legal, and economic factors affecting the health of communities. An opportunity to demonstrate written competency is an integral component.

ILLNESS MANAGEMENT OF ADULTS & SKILLS I
This course focuses on the management of acute and chronic illness in adult individuals and their families. Students utilize critical thinking techniques, communication skills, and application of knowledge in planning nursing care. Specific components of this course include mental and physical health problems, selected technical skills, ethical and diversity issues.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM II
This clinical practicum provides a broad practice experience for application of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students use critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for adult clients in a variety of settings. Through communication and collaboration, students begin to apply knowledge and skills as they care for clients with acute and chronic mental and physical illnesses. The lab experience provides students the opportunity to demonstrate competency of nursing skills.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM II-PART A
This clinical practicum provides a broad practice experience for application of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students use critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for adult clients in a variety of settings. Through communication and collaboration, students begin to apply knowledge and skills as they care for clients with acute and chronic mental illness. The lab experience provides students the opportunity to demonstrate competency of nursing skills.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM II-PART B
This clinical practicum provides a broad practice experience for application of knowledge and skills acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Students use critical thinking, professional nursing standards, and the nursing process to care for adult clients in a variety of settings. Through communication and collaboration, students begin to apply knowledge and skills as they care for clients with acute and chronic physical illness, in the hospital and community. The lab experience provides students the opportunity to demonstrate competency of nursing skills.

DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY
Opportunity for guided but independent study in a selected area of nursing or health are. Projects will include in-depth reading and may involve a clinical practice experience.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
This course focuses on health care of aggregates. Students explore environmental factors and resources affecting the health of communities.

POPULATION HEALTH
A course designed to aid the public health nurse in developing and/or revitalizing skills essential to population-based practice in conjunction with clinical/preventive skills already obtained in the workforce. Emphasis will be on conducting community assessments, planning and implementing appropriate interventions based on assessment findings, presenting health data to groups, facilitating the development of community coalitions, and collaboration with community partners for effective change in health policy.

NURSING RESEARCH
The course provides the student with an overview of selected quantitative and qualitative research designs. The student is introduced to research terminology, ethical issues, methods, and data analysis. Emphasis is placed on the critique and utilization of nursing research. Students have an opportunity to explore the research literature, to formally critique selected research articles, and to write a scholarly paper.


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