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Emporia State University (Newman Division of Nursing)




Emporia State University, Newman Division of Nursing (ESU NDN) offers a four year baccalaureate nursing program requiring 128 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The nursing curriculum requires three years for completion once admitted into the major. Students generally apply for admission to the nursing program at the sophomore level. The program, offered by Emporia State University in cooperation with Emporia's Newman Regional Health, has education tracks for not only generic and registered nurse students but also licensed practical nurses. Graduates of ESU/NDN are eligible to take the national licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN).

A maximum of 44 generic students and 10 licensed nurses may be admitted to the nursing major each year in the fall semester.

MISSION

The Mission of the Newman Division of Nursing is to offer a quality baccalaureate nursing program that prepares graduates to function as professional nurses with caring behaviors, leadership abilities, and professional values. The program in its entirety will provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning.



School name:Emporia State UniversityNewman Division of Nursing
Address:1127 Chestnut Street
Zip & city:KS 66801-2523 Kansas
Phone:620-343-6800, ext. 5641
Web:http://www.emporia.edu/ndn/
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Newman Division of Nursing Courses


INTRODUCTION TO NURSING
This course introduces nursing as an art and science. Key concepts of the Newman Division of Nursing curriculum are introduced. Students are acquainted with the roles of the professional nurse. Students will learn to apply the nursing process. Concepts identified as essential leadership abilities are explored.

BASIC PHARMACOLOGY
This course provides the basis for understanding underlying drug mechanisms of action and the implications for healthcare professionals. Concepts related to therapeutic and safe drug administration will be discussed. Content will provide the framework for understanding the actions, use, side effects and implications of drugs categorized by drug classification.

NURSING HISTORY AND THEORY
This course traces the historical evolution of nursing and addresses impact of national and societal events. Content includes the historical evolution of nursing’s body of knowledge, including various nursing theories.

THERAPEUTIC NURSING INTERVENTIONS LABORATORY
This laboratory course presents fundamental concepts pertinent to therapeutic nursing interventions (TNIs). The course allows students the opportunity to demonstrate TNIs in a laboratory setting.

NURSING CONCEPTS AND PROCESS
This course focuses on fundamental concepts and processes that prepare the student to meet the basic health-related needs of individuals across the lifespan. The role of the nurse in promoting adaptation is described.

PRACTICUM: CONCEPTS & PROCESS
This practicum course provides opportunities for the application of fundamental concepts presented in Therapeutic Nursing Interventions Laboratory and Nursing Concepts and Process. Students will implement therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals in acute care and rehabilitative settings.

COMPLEMENTARY CARE
This course provides a theory base for understanding the use of complementary therapies. The content builds on theories and research related to complementary therapies. The mind-body-spirit connection will be explored. The nurse’s role in educating patients about complementary therapies will be explored.

APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY
This course describes the application of specific categories of drugs commonly encountered in promoting adaptation in individual adults. The nurses’ role and responsibility related to drug administration and monitoring are discussed. Patient education and compliance issues related to drug therapy are examined.

ROLE TRANSITION
This course builds on prior knowledge acquired in a basic nursing program and requires the student to self-reflect on previous and future nursing roles. Key concepts of the Newman Division of Nursing curriculum are introduced. The process involved in establishing a professional identity as a baccalaureate student and graduate are presented. The role of the baccalaureate nurse as an educator of health promotion with individuals across the life span and within culturally diverse populations will be explored.

MASSAGE AS A THERAPEUTIC NURSING INTERVENTION
This laboratory class includes current information regarding the use of massage as a therapeutic nursing intervention. Content includes practice of the various techniques appropriate for client situations. The benefits provided by the use of massage are explored.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This laboratory course presents an overview of the health assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Developmental and cultural factors that influence health status are discussed. Health data collection and physical assessment for the adult will be emphasized.

CURRENT TOPICS IN NURSING
Content of this elective course will address a specific topic that is currently relevant to the nursing profession. Course content will be additional to what has been presented in required nursing courses. The topic, including associated issues, will be reviewed for its impact on the nursing profession and the roles of the nurse.

CARE OF INDIVIDUAL ADULTS
Content for this course is based on principles, theories, and research specific to caring for adults. Changes associated with the aging process are addressed. The material delineates the nurses’ role in caring for individuals across the lifespan and includes the therapeutic nursing interventions that restore, maintain, and promote an individual’s adaptive capabilities. Special needs associated with aging, chronicity, rehabilitation, loss, grief, and dying are introduced.

PRACTICUM: INDIVIDUAL ADULTS
This practicum course provides opportunities for the application of concepts presented in Care of Individual Adults. Students will implement therapeutic nursing interventions with adults across the lifespan.

EXPLORING THE SCOPE OF THE NURSE’S ROLE IN ORGAN TISSUE DONATION AND RETRIEVAL
This theory course is designed to explore the nurse’s role in organ and tissue donation and retrieval. The legal and ethical requirements established by Kansas and the Federal Required Request Law are explained. The psychosocial and spiritual aspects are explored. Opportunities for role play are provided.

SPIRITUAL CARE: THE NURSE’S ROLE
This course provides a theory base which enables nurses to meet the spiritual needs of children and adults. Spiritual development throughout the lifespan is included. Emphasis is placed on exploration of various ways of spiritual expression. The nursing process, as it relates to spirituality, is the main method of inquiry.

CARE AT THE END OF LIFE
This course presents the principles of palliative care at the end of life. The course examines the biological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of individuals/families at the end of life.

PRACTICUM: CARE AT THE END OF LIFE
This practicum course provides opportunities for the application of concepts presented in Care at the end of Life. Students will observe and implement nursing care for individuals/families at the end of life.

CAMP NURSING
This course provides nursing theory specific to the physical and psychosocial needs of children in a camp setting. The content builds on principles, theories and research related to childrearing families. Topics presented in the course include health promotion, health maintenance and safety measures which can be initiated within a leisure setting. Also addressed are special needs of the family when a family member is a camper.

PRACTICUM: CAMP NURSING
This practicum course in a camp setting provides opportunities for the application of concepts presented in NU 406 Camp Nursing.

CARE OF FAMILIES
This course presents concepts and theories of family nursing. The content prepares the student to care for families in a variety of health care settings.

CARE OF YOUNG FAMILIES
This course focuses on the adaptive and ineffective responses of young families. Nursing knowledge, including principles, theories, and research related to caring for childbearing and childrearing families will be presented.

PRACTICUM: YOUNG FAMILIES
This course provides opportunities for the application of concepts presented in Care of Young Families. Students will integrate caring behaviors, leadership abilities, and professional values when caring for childbearing and childrearing families.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE
This course presents principles, theories, and research related to psychiatric mental health nursing of individuals. Major emphasis is placed on nursing knowledge to promote, restore, and maintain mental health in the individual. Factors related to ethical, legal, and environmental concerns will be examined.

PRACTICUM: COMPLEX AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE
This course provides diverse opportunities for the application of principles, theories, and research related to mental health and complex care nursing. Students will integrate caring behaviors, leadership abilities and professional values when caring for individuals with mental health and complex care needs.

COMPLEX CARE OF INDIVIDUALS
This theory course is designed to present the principles and theories specific to caring for individuals requiring complex care. Integrated into this course are concepts and content related to the ethical, legal, spiritual, and environmental considerations associated with caring for the individual in the critical care, surgical, and emergency care environments.

INTERPRETATION OF COMMON DYSRHYTHMIAS
This is an elective course that will expand the student’s knowledge of basic dysrhythmias recognition and treatment. Students will learn: the criteria for determining atrial, junctional, and ventricular dysrhythmias and the AV blocks; nursing actions; and the common treatments.

NURSING RESEARCH
This course is designed to introduce the research process as a method of inquiry. Content addresses relationships between nursing or health-related theories and research, identification of nursing problems amenable to research, ethical considerations of research, preliminary steps in the research process, research designs, methods of data collection and analysis, and means of disseminating research findings. Emphasis is given to developing the student’s ability to critique and use nursing and healthrelated research findings.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN NURSING
This nursing elective course explores the nurse's role in administering recently approved medications in the major drug classifications. Issues will be discussed regarding the use of the pharmacotherapeutic advances in promoting adaptive potential. Considerations unique to individuals across the lifespan will be reviewed.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
This elective course is designed to allow independent study in an area of nursing that is of special interest to the student or to allow the student to participate in a faculty-guided research study. The student will be under the instruction or guidance of a faculty member with experience in the nursing area or research study.

FACING THE CHALLENGE OF NCLEX
Content of this elective course will focus on preparation strategies specific to the national licensure examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). Students will learn strategies to further develop test taking skills and gain additional experience with computer adapted testing. Students will be instructed in methods to assess and analyze individual strengths and limitations regarding overall nursing knowledge and to develop a study plan based on the outcomes of the assessment and analysis.

CARE OF THE COMMUNITY
This course presents principles, theory, and research related to community health nursing. Community as client is presented as a major focus. Emphasis is placed on nursing activities that promote adaptive responses in aggregates and community.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
This course presents the principles, theory and research related to leadership and management in nursing. Issues germane to nursing and healthcare trends are also explored.

PRACTICUM: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
This clinical practicum course provides diverse opportunities for the application of principles, theories, and research related to the care of aggregated and communities. Leadership and management experiences will take place in a variety of health care settings. Health care projects consistent with identified needs will be designed, implemented, and evaluated.

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