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Edgewood College (School of Nursing)




School of Nursing reflects the Mission Statement of Edgewood College by locating professional nursing within the context of a Catholic, Liberal Arts College with a Dominican Heritage. The mission of the College is to develop intellectual competence and a sense of responsibility for service and to further personal development.

Nursing is a profession built on knowledge from nursing theory, research and practice, the humanities, and the natural and behavioral sciences. Nursing values the systematic and purposeful application of the nursing process to promote the optimal health of clients. Caring is essential to professional nursing practice and includes appreciation of human diversity and respect for the rights of others.

Students are unique individuals who enter nursing with diverse characteristics and experiences. It is the responsibility of the student to actively pursue knowledge and experience and to develop intellectual curiosity with a spirit of inquiry as a basis for lifelong learning.

The faculty develops implements and evaluates the curriculum to provide a broad and rich foundation for nursing practice. Faculty foster the professional development of students by offering learning challenges, promoting opportunities to think critically and creatively and exhibiting collegiality in the teaching-learning relationship.

Teaching and learning is a dynamic and interactive process designed to integrate knowledge and research with professional nursing practice. Teaching and learning are facilitated when both students and faculty are actively engaged in the process.

The nursing graduates of Edgewood College are knowledgeable, accountable, responsible, ethical and culturally sensitive as they provide quality nursing care.

Undergraduate education provides the knowledge and experience to practice as professional nurses. Graduate education builds on undergraduate education and prepares nurse leaders committed to improving nursing practice.



School name:Edgewood CollegeSchool of Nursing
Address:1000 Edgewood College Drive
Zip & city:WI 53711 Wisconsin
Phone:(608) 663-2292
Web:http://nursing.edgewood.edu/
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FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Seminar course focusing on introduction to the curriculum strands within a framework of caring. Concepts providing the foundation of the nursing curriculum include health, client/person, professional nursing, environment and critical thinking. Overview of levels of prevention, nursing theories and therapeutic communication are addressed.

CARING: NURSING ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION
Clinical and laboratory application of basic concepts discussed in Foundations of Professional Nursing. Emphasis on assessment and health promotion. Interventions include comfort and safety, interviewing, basic concepts related to teaching/learning and development of nurse/client relationships.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING: ADULT HEALTH
Psychosocial and physiological nursing care is discussed in relation to adults within a nursing framework. Nursing process and critical thinking are further developed with emphasis on health screening and early intervention.

CARING: ADULT HEALTH NURSING
Combines lab and clinical to develop physical assessment skills, application of therapeutic interventions and critical thinking, emphasizing assessment and planning. Experiences to further develop psychological assessment and development of nurse/client relationships are provided. Major focus is on adult clients in an acute care setting.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING: LONG TERM HEALTH ISSUES
Nursing care with families emphasizing the long term management of physical and mental health problems. Focus is on chronic illness across the life span.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE IN LONG-TERM CARE
Managing nursing care with individuals and families experiencing complex, long term health concerns. Emphasis on interdisciplinary, collaborative planning and continuity of care.

RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Introduction to methods of inquiry including interpretive and empirical approaches. Basic statistical measurements are studied in relation to understanding nursing research. Topics include critiquing nursing research, exploring application of research to practice and identifying researchable nursing problems and appropriate methodologies.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION
Nursing care with families experiencing transition such as pregnancy and parenting. Issues related to environmental contexts, political awareness, health care systems, family dynamics, children and adolescents and women’s health are examined.

CARING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION
Nursing care with families, young children and adolescents and women in a variety of settings. Major focus is on health promotion and health maintenance.

LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Study of the health care system, including models for organizing nursing care. Leadership approaches to coordinate care, promote shared decision making, improve client outcomes, and effective use of resources are explored. Professional nursing roles and responsibilities in a rapidly changing sociopolitical environment are examined.

ADULT HEALTH: ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN ACUTE CARE
Theory course addressing advanced acute adult medical-surgical issues. Content focuses on application of the nursing process to individuals in high acuity settings. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and hemodynamics in multisystem illnesses. Course meets 2 hours a week for 8 weeks.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING: HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES
Nursing concepts are integrated with those of public health science and community to promote health outcomes in the community. The role of nursing in affecting health care policy is examined.

NURSING CARE WITH AGGREGATES
Nursing care of culturally diverse families, aggregates, and communities. Skills in health assessment, education, and health promotion are extended to groups in communities. In addition, the development of partnerships with community members and groups is emphasized.

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