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Duke University (School of Nursing)




The Duke University School of Nursing provides leadership in the health care of people through education, research, and health care delivery. We provide advanced and comprehensive education to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and for careers as leaders, practitioners, or researchers. In addition, faculty and students conduct research that adds to our understanding of health promotion and illness prevention, human responses to illness, and systems of care that facilitate better patient outcomes. Through their practice, faculty and students provide compassionate research-based nursing care. Through such work, Duke faculty, students, and graduates are shaping the future of professional nursing practice.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM

The School of Nursing offers an Accelerated BSN curriculum as a full-time campus-based 16-month program designed for adult learners who have completed an undergraduate degree. The graduate of Duke's ABSN program is well-prepared to successfully complete the national exam to become a registered Nurse. The curriculum has 58 total credit hours with 15 graduate credits included in the curriculum. This program incorporates all of the components of a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with an additional focus on 21st century healthcare needs and environment, including contemporary topics advanced to the forefront of urgency through technological advances, changes in population demographics, current socio-political influences, and evolving healthcare needs. These topics include genetics, elder care, palliative care, multicultural care and care at the end of life. Threads throughout the program also include health promotion, diversity, quality and safety, evidence-based practice, leadership, and technology.




School name:Duke UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322
Zip & city:NC 27710 North Carolina
Phone:1-877-415-3853
Web:http://www.nursing.duke.edu/
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INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE.
Focuses on the historical and societal context of nursing as a discipline. Provides an overview of core nursing problem solving frameworks including the nursing process, functional health patterns and evidence-based practice.

FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE BASED NURSING PRACTICE.
Focuses on the application of critical thinking and reasoning to the core competencies needed for nursing situations. Uses decision support system in evidence based practice. Clinical experiences in skills laboratory and selected health care facilities provide students the opportunity to practice basis psychomotor skills and therapeutic interventions for patients with health alterations across the lifespan.

PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES FOR NURSING.
Focus on principles of pharmacology and drug therapies including nursing implications, genetic and social-cultural factors. Explores drug information resources and alternative therapies to pharmacologic intervention.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING.
Focuses on the problem solving process for nursing care of young and middle-aged adults with health problems across the illness continuum. The clinical component focuses on the professional role in providing patient care and evaluating outcomes in collaboration with other health team members.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING.
Focuses on the care of individuals, groups and families experiencing mental health challenges. The clinical component encompasses a broad range of mental health services in a variety of environments and provides opportunity to utilize therapeutic communication skills.

NURSING CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY.
Focuses on nursing care of the childbearing family from preconception through postpartum, including genetics and care of the normal neonate. The clinical component includes nursing care in acute and primary care settings as well as a prenatal education.

PEDIATRIC NURSING.
Focuses on developmentally appropriate nursing care for children and their families experiencing acute and chronic pediatric problems. The clinical component encompasses acute and primary care settings and includes care children with
special needs.

LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN NURSING.
This course focuses on the principles of leadership, management and contemporary issues in nursing. Students apply principles of nursing leadership to clinical scenarios, integrating legal, ethical, political, economic and social contexts. Articulates understanding of health care policy and global health issues within nursing practice.

NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Focuses on caring for older adults and their families experiencing acute and chronic health problems of the aged population. The clinical component includes planning and coordinating patient and family care services in assisted living and long term care facilities.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING.
Focuses on the synthesis of population-based health and public health concepts to promote, maintain and restore health to families, populations and communities. Community assessment, risk identification and application of community health nursing strategies are emphasized and applied in the clinical component.

SENIOR SEMINAR.
Focuses on the integration of behaviors essential for the role transition from student to professional nurse.

NURSING SPECIALTY AND SYNTHESIS.
Capstone course that promotes the synthesis of professional values, complex theoretical knowledge, core clinical competencies and leadership skills in a selected clinical specialty. Clinical experience mentored by a professional nurse preceptor.

POPULATION-BASED APPROACHES TO HEALTH CARE.
Provides an overview of population-based approaches to assessment and evaluation of health needs. Selected theories are the foundation for using scientific evidence for the management of population-based care. Enables the health care professional to make judgments about services or approaches in prevention, early detection and intervention, correction or prevention of deterioration, and the provision of palliative care.

HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM PLANNING AND OUTCOMES ANALYSIS.
An analysis of theory and practice in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the outcomes of health services programs within an integrated health care system. From a health services planning paradigm, students conduct organizational and community needs assessments, determine priorities, plan and monitor implementation, manage change, evaluate outcomes, and provide planning reports.

RESEARCH METHODS.
Focuses on research methods needed for systematic investigation and expansion of nursing knowledge. Critical appraisal of research and development of a research proposal are covered.

APPLIED STATISTICS.
Emphasizes the application and interpretation of statistical procedures used in health care and nursing research. Data management and the relationship between research design and statistical techniques are also studied.

PROFESSIONALISM IN ADVANCED PRACTICE.
Study the multiple roles integrated into advanced practice nursing in order to assist individuals, families, groups and communities to attain, maintain and regain optimal health. Principles of education, ethical decision-making, management, leadership, consultation and collaboration will be discussed.

RESEARCH UTILIZATION IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE.
Focuses on methods of implementing research findings to solve identified clinical problems. Students develop skill in creating and writing research-based protocols and in using research methods to evaluate nursing care.

DIRECTED RESEARCH.
Students gain practical research skills and experience through working on an active research protcol under the guidance of a faculty memeber for a minimal of 60 - 90 hours.

NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOPHYSIOLOGY.
Focuses on advanced pathophysiologic knowledge as a basis for understanding alterations in biologic processes in the developing organ systems of neonatal and pediatric patients. With this foundation, students learn to differentiate normal from abnormal findings in patients from birth through eighteen years.

NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC PHARMACOLOGY.
Focuses on principles of pharmacologic management of pediatric patients with various conditions. Data collection and diagnostic reasoning are emphasized in relation to drug selection, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of pharmacologic interventions. Family education is incorporated.

COMMON PEDIATRIC MANAGEMENT ISSUES I.
Focus on comprehensive assessment and management of selected pediatric primary care problems. Includes information on acute and chronic illnesses, health maintenance issues, and recognition of circumstances that require interdisciplinary collaboration or referral within the areas of dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, cardiac, pulmonary, immunology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal, and urology. Integration of pathophysiology and the pharmacological management of common problems. Emphasis on advanced practice role development in care management discussions and supervised clinical practice. Clinical practice opportunities in a variety of settings are arranged with the instructor.

COMMON PEDIATRIC MANAGEMENT ISSUES II.
Focus on comprehensive assessment and management of selected pediatric primary care problems. Includes information on acute and chronic illnesses, health maintenance issues, and recognition of circumstances that require interdisciplinary collaboration or referral within the areas of hematology, gynecology, neoplastic disorders, endocrinology, musculoskeletal disorders, neurology, emergency care, and HIV/AIDS. Integration of pathophysiology and the pharmacological management of common problems. Emphasis on advanced practice role development in care management discussions and supervised clinical practice. Clinical practice opportunities in a variety of settings are arranged with the instructor.


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