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Fayetteville State University (Department of Nursing)




The Department of Nursing at Fayetteville State University was established in 1992 to provide baccalaureate education to registered nurses. Today, the department offers two tracks for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree—the generic track and the RN-BSN completion track. The program prepares the nurse generalist to perform six interrelated roles—advocate, clinician, collaborator/coordinator, educator, leader, and user of research. The program has membership in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (a subsidiary of AACN) and has initial approval of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING MISSION STATEMENT

Consistent with the mission of the university, the mission of the Department of Nursing at Fayetteville State University is to educate culturally competent, ethical and caring nurses for a global society. Nursing is a discipline that builds on knowledge from nursing theory, the natural, committed to educating graduates who will provide evidenced-based and patient centered care. The faculty values the systematic and purposeful application of the nursing process to promote the optimal health of clients throughout the life cycle and in a variety of settings. The Department of Nursing strives to produce graduates who appreciate life-long learning and are contributing members to the profession of nursing, the community and society.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the nursing program at FSU is to prepare nurses at the baccalaureate level who are committed to providing evidenced-based, client centered care to diverse populations in a variety of settings.

OUTCOMES: The educational outcomes of the BSN program are consistent with the mission of the BSN program, the mission of FSU, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the laws, rules and standards of the North Carolina Board of Nursing.



School name:Fayetteville State UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:1200 Murchison Road
Zip & city:NC 28301-4298 North Carolina
Phone:(910) 672-1924
Web:http://www.uncfsu.edu/nursing/
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Department of Nursing Courses


PROFESSIONAL NURSING
An introductory nursing course that covers the history of nursing, theoretical foundations of nursing, the roles of the professional nurse, professional behaviors, and an introduction to the nursing process and critical thinking.

THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION FOR DIVERSE CULTURES
This course explores the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in establishing the nurse-client relationship. The student will explore communication theories, types of communication, factors affecting communications patterns, therapeutic communication techniques used for assessment and information sharing, and documentation systems.

ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE
This course is designed to explore health and wellness and the health care delivery system. The student will be introduced to the types of health care services, health care settings, and the economics of health care payment and cost containment to include private insurance, managed care, federal government insurance plans, and challenges within the health care system.

TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course focuses on the role of the professional nurse. An overview of the delivery of professional nursing practice and role transition. Advanced theoretical concepts will be examined using the nursing process as a framework.

TRANSCULTURAL NURSING
Designed to assist the nurse in expanding his/her view of man. Man will be seen as a functioning, whole unit who with integrity and uniqueness uses symbols to communicate with his environment. The learner will explore not only how the patient's perceptions, values and roles are influenced by culture, but also how the perceptions and environment of the nurse affect the nursing system. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts of culture, belief systems, health and caring, and how these concepts are the foundation for Transcultural nursing. The diverse cultural background of southeastern North Carolina will provide a meaningful setting for this course. Credit, 3 semester hours.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Prepares the student to conduct comprehensive health assessments. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data collected from clients of all ages. A physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual approach is used to assess the client and to incorporate consideration of the client's needs, state of wellness, developmental level, and response to life experiences. The campus laboratory experiences consists of practice with clients. Successful completion of the course validates lower level division, technical nursing clinical. ours.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Prepares the student to systematically approach complex clinical situations. Emphasis will be placed on the integration and application of pathophysiological concepts to the holistic human in time of physical stress. The course utilizes the nursing process as the basis for examining persons with pathologies requiring multiple dimensions of nursing care.

CONCEPTS BASIC TO NURSING
Introductory clinical core (lab based and limited clinical experience) designed to introduce the student to conceptual threads and skill foundational to the practice of nursing.

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
Designed to examine the normal process of aging. Physical-psychological-sociocultural and spiritual aspects of aging are examined within the context of the family and society. Advanced theoretical concepts of aging will be examined using the nursing process.

CARING FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN ACUTE AND LONG TERM CARE SETTINGS
The course focuses on the care of adult and pediatric clients in acute and long-term nursing care settings. The student will utilize the nursing process to provide care for clients with alterations. The impact of developmental, transcultural, and adaptive mechanisms, and mental health will be examined. Content will include homeostasis, pain management, fluid and electrolyte balance, chronic illness, principles of rehabilitation, perioperative care, and multisystem alterations in the pediatric, adult, and gerontic populations.

CARING FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN THE ACUTE CARE SETTING
This course addresses concepts and care for adult and pediatric clients in acute care settings including those with critical needs. The student will use the nursing process to care for pediatric and adult clients with multi-system alterations. Adaptive physiological and mental health mechanisms will be explored. The impact of development, culture, and spirituality on health outcomes will be addressed.

PHARMACOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF HEALTH CARE
Survey of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy in health care. The student will explore pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of different classes of drugs, legal responsibilities, and safe drug administration.

SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE
Spirituality is presented as a concept related to culture and belief systems. Inclusive will be an exploration of the effects of spirituality, religion, hope, and ethics on health care and health-care outcomes.

LOSS AND GRIEF
This course will explore loss and its effect on the individual, family, and society. Through the exploration of theoretical concepts, the student will examine how people adapt and the productivity effects on the individual, family, and society.

SEMINAR
Designed to allow a "Paideia"-like discussion opportunity to allow students to explore ethical issues and decision as well as trends in the health care setting.

NURSING RESEARCH AND THEORY
Designed to provide a foundation regarding nursing research and theory for applicability to nursing and health care delivery. The focus will include cognitive and professional skills. The cognitive aims will include critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, research critique, and theory utilization in clinical practice. The professional skills will encompass knowing research proposal structural components, valuing research as a foundation for professional practice, being consumers and users of research, and participating and collaborating in research.

CARING FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS WITH UNIQUE NEEDS: OBSTETRIC AND PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS
The unique needs of reproducing families and those with mental-health needs will be explored. Building on the foundation of previous nursing courses and the nursing process, the student will design nursing care for the preconceptual, perinatal, postpartal, and neonatal periods as well as examine responses to stressors across the life span. Tasks of pregnancy, psychosocial adaptations, biological-behavioral concepts in psychiatric nursing care, and cultural impact will be addressed.

CARING FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING, PALLIATIVE CARE, AND REHABILITATIVE CARE
The nurse will explore the unique differences and skills needed to function in the provision of care to populations in home environments and in other community settings. This course will also focus on death with dignity. The student will assist culturally diverse populations and aggregates within the community to achieve an optimal level of wellness. Special emphasis will be placed on advanced theoretical concepts related to health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and developmental processes. The process of professional role development will be fostered through both independent and interdependent clinical experiences.

CRITICAL CARE NURSING
This course explores the physiological alterations that result in admission to critical-care units and the expanded role of nurses in these settings. It will include clinical experiences in critical units.

NURSING LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES AND TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY NURSING PRACTICE
This course is designed to analyze the professional nurse's role as a leader in the profession and health care delivery. The course will focus nursing leaders as vanguards of the profession, contemporary health care delivery, the professional role of the nurse leader in health care delivery. Advanced theoretical concepts will be examined using the nursing process as a framework.

NURSING AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
This course is designed to focus on the current health care challenges and issues of women's health and the implication for professional nursing practice. Women's roles in a complex society will be examined to facilitate increased self awareness and as consumers and providers in the health care delivery system.

CONTEMPORARY SUPPORTIVE NURSING: INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY SYSTEMS
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to assist culturally diverse populations and aggregates within the community to achieve an optimum level of wellness. Special emphasis will be placed on advanced theoretical concepts related to health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and developmental processes. The process of professional role development will be fostered through both independent and interdependent clinical experiences.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING HONORS PRACTICUM
Provides the nursing student the opportunity to identify and analyze a nursing topic and/or problem of major interest. The focus will be a guided study under the direction of a nursing faculty in the area of student's major interest. The project will include a formal proposal and/or oral report.

SENIOR PRACTICUM
This practicum course is designed to promote student responsibility and accountability for professional nursing practice by strengthening professional nursing roles and behaviors.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING ISSUES IN PRACTICE: A CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
Designed as a culminating experience which represents higher level cognitive processes that include synthesis of nursing cognates and general education. The experience allows the faculty to assess each student for minimal competencies of the terminal program objectives. The course will incorporate the essential knowledge, psychomotor, and affective domains of BSN education as noted by AACN and NLN Model for Differentiated Nursing Practice. Validation of the BSN program objectives is by group presentation in a formal setting. The validation process will incorporate the program's conceptual framework, and the seven essential values for the baccalaureate-prepared nurse: altruism, equality, esthetics, freedom, man dignity, justice, and truth. Students will take this three-semester hour seminar course simultaneously with or after completing all requirements for the BSN degree.


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