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Fort Hays State University (Department of Nursing )




Fifty years have passed since Miss Stroup was recruited to come to Fort Hays State University to lead a new nursing education program on the plains. Fort Hays State University established the program on its own fiftieth anniversary, and marks nursing’s 50th by celebrating its own 100th. The impetus for the program was to address a critical shortage of nurses in western Kansas . Nurse graduates launched their careers , and are now found around the world.

In the history of the State of Kansas, Fort Hays State University (FHSU) has been, and continues to be, the only state university in the western two-thirds of the state, serving an area equal to the combined land areas of the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut. The Nursing faculty has always been strongly committed to provide quality education to meet the health care delivery demands of the large rural area it serves. Recently, this area grew to include global service: Virtual College BSN degrees for Registered Nurses (RNs), and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees for Nursing Administration and Nursing Education Track students.

The current programs (BSN & MSN) are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through the year 2009 (the full ten years allowed). CCNE is a national autonomous accreditation agency, officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. The programs are also fully approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN). The Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Program, also approved by the KSBN, assisted nurses from 1977 until May 2002 in meeting their CNE requirements for re-licensure as required by the KSBN.

Technology has become a vital component of FHSU nursing education for several years. Because nursing students are often place-bound, extending technologies into rural and other settings makes sense. Rather than having the students come to campus, the learning environment comes to them. A number of Internet courses and two degrees are available. A multidisciplinary Gerontology minor, housed under the aegis of nursing, is also available on the web. Technology provides important linkages to the FHSU campus, including a web address for each student.



School name:Fort Hays State UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:600 Park Street
Zip & city:KS 67601-4099 Kansas
Phone:785/628-4256
Web:http://www.fhsu.edu/nursing/index.shtml
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INTRODUCTION TO NURSING
The course is designed for all students interested in learning about the discipline of nursing. The scientific basis for nursing practice is explored. Course content includes the roles and functions of nurses in various settings, types of educational programs available, basic nursing practice, and selected concepts as touch, life continuum, caring, empathy, intimacy, and wholeness.

THEORIES OF NURSING
An overview of current theories of nursing to provide a professional basis for nursing practice.

HUMANS AND THE NURSING PROCESS
Course that offers an introduction to the nursing care of humans using the nursing process in promoting, maintaining, and restoring a client's health. The student explores standards and values in professional nursing along with mutually influencing factors between society and nursing.

HUMANS AND THE NURSING PROCESS LAB
Lab that introduces students to the nursing care of humans through the application of the nursing process in clinical settings.

NURSING TRANSITION
This course is designed for Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to complete a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. The course introduces the organizing framework of the FHSU Nursing curriculum and provides strategies for analyzing the student's process through role development and transition.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Provides theory of the nurse's role in performing health assessments including interviewing, the health history, and physical examination techniques for clients of various ages.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT LAB
Designed to assist the student in developing beginning skills in health assessment of clients of various ages.

PHARMACOLOGY.
This course covers legal and professional parameters of medication administration by nurses. It provides content concerning drugs, drug classification, and administration methods based on pathophysiological concepts.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES I
Introduces the student to nursing diagnoses of impaired physical mobility, alteration in comfort (i.e., pain, sensory-perceptual dysfunction), and altered sleep patterns.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES I PRACTICUM
This practicum introduces the student to the nursing care of clients in the clinical setting who have nursing diagnoses of impaired physical mobility, alterationin comfort (i.e., pain, sensory-perceptual dysfunction), andaltered sleep patterns.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES II
Introduces the student to nursing diagnoses of alteration innutritional needs, impairment of urinary and bowel elimination, ineffective airway clearance, sexual dysfunction, and spiritual distress.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES II PRACTICUM
This practicum introduces the student to the nursing care of clients in the clinical setting who have nursing diagnoses of alteration in nutritional needs, impairment of urinary and bowel elimination, ineffective airway clearance, sexual dysfunction, and spiritual distress.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES III
Introduces the student to the nursing diagnoses of alteration in cardiac output, endocrine malfunction, fluid volume and electrolyte excess/deficit, impaired immune function, potential for injury, and alteration in tissue perfusion.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES III PRACTICUM
This practicum introduces the student to thenursing care of clients in the clinical setting who have nursing diagnoses of alteration in cardiac output, endocrinemal function, fluid volume and electrolyte excess/deficit, impaired immune function, potential for injury, and alteration in tissue perfusion.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES IV
Provides the student with knowledge of thesexual/reproductive and role/relationship functions of humans including parenting and related alterations.

MULTIPLE IMPAIRED HEALTH STATES IV PRACTICUM
This practicum introduces the student to the nursing care of clients in the clinical setting who are experiencing parenting and/or related alterations.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Provides basic information on the causes of diseases, the body's response to disease, and the treatments for specific diseases.

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH
Introducesthe student to the research process including design andmethodology as it applies to nursing practice.

SELECTED STUDIES IN NURSING
A study or project that offers the student an opportunity to explore areas of nursing in more depth (see class schedule for specific titles).

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
A theorycourse to assist the learner in acquiring knowledge andskills for health promotion, maintenance, or restoration ofindividuals, families, or groups of various ages and cultures in community settings.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Apracticum to assist the learner in applying knowledge andskills for health promotion, maintenance, or restoration of individuals, families, or groups of various ages and cultures in community settings.

IMPAIRED MENTAL HEALTH STATES
Students are introduced to holistic care, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, and crisis intervention in a variety of health care settings. Students study the nursing process, nursing diagnoses, DSM IV-R, and therapeutic relationships used to assist clients to attain individualized levels of wellness-adaptation on the health continuum.

IMPAIRED MENTAL HEALTH STATES PRACTICUM
A practicum in which students function as collaborative members of the psychiatric health team by providing holisticcare, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention, and crisis intervention in a variety of health care settings.

READINGS IN NURSING
Reading directed to meet the needs of the individual student. Includes oral and written discussion.

HUMANS AT HIGH RISK
A theory course for students caring for clients with pathophysiological high-risk conditions. Requires synthesis of knowledge and use of the nursing process with clients in an acute care setting.

HUMANS AT HIGH RISK PRACTICUM. (3) Apracticum for students caring for clients with pathophysiological high risk conditions. Requires demonstration of critical thinking and synthesis of knowledge in the application of the nursing process for clients in an acute care setting. 340-480-1-1203. Requisites: PR, completion of junior nursing year; co-requisite, NURS 480. Pass/No Credit.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
A course for students to examine leadership and management theories, utilize critical thinking, independent judgment, and decision making for health care situations. Requires the student to understand conceptually basic management skills necessary to care for a group of clients.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM
A practicum for students to develop leadership andmanagement skills, utilize critical thinking, independentjudgment, and decision making in health care situations. Requires the student to apply the nursing process while managing nursing care for a group of clients in a healthcare setting.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR THE RN
This course provides theory and practicum in the nurse's role in performing health assessments. Interviewing skills to obtain health history data and physical assessment techniques will be used to perform health assessments at various ages.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR THE RN LAB
Designed to assist the student in developing beginning skills in health assessment of clients of various ages.

PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE
This course provides a study of the interrelatedness of public healthand selected concepts such as prevention, demography, human development, and health promotion. Students are introducedto the philosophy and purposes of public health.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE FAMILY ANDSCHOOL-AGE CHILD
Family dynamics is used as a background for understanding the developmental needs of children in relation to health assessment, intervention, andreferral. Cultural patterns and environmental influences are examined as they relate to health care. A family-centered approach is emphasized.

COMMON PROBLEMS AND HEALTH PROMOTION OFTHE SCHOOL-AGE CHILD
Content focuses on common health problems and appropriate interventions as well as helping children to become healthy adults. Other areas discussed are: legal aspects, epidemiology, school safety, screening tests, societal problems impacting school health, and the Special Education State Plan's implications for school nurses.

PRACTICUM IN SCHOOL NURSING
The nurse will work in the actual school situation to apply knowledge for approximately 40 clock hours. Seminars will cover organizational/administration of the school system, societal, and financial factors affecting school health.


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