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Georgia Southern University (School of Nursing )




The School of Nursing is a constituent academic unit within the College of Health and Professional Studies at Georgia Southern University. Georgia Southern University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, was founded as the First District Agricultural and Mechanical School in 1906. On July 1, 1990, it became the fifth University established in the University System of Georgia. A comprehensive residential university of over 14,000 students, Georgia Southern's hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success. The University's graduate programs are offered on campus, at satellite centers, and by distance and on-line delivery to expand advanced education and develop professional leadership in fields critical to regional development. Georgia Southern is Georgia's third largest university and, apart from the four research universities, the most comprehensive center of public higher education in the state. Georgia Southern approaches it's 2006 centennial in an era of new leadership and with a strategic plan to advance the University to the top tier of its class in the nation.

One of the top two choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing all of Georgia, every state, and more than 80 nations. Nine out of 10 undergraduates are full-time students. The University is enhancing its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded scholarship Honors Program, and targeted recruiting of academically-talented students.

The 634-acre park-like campus is completing a $122.3-million building and beautification renaissance which spanned the decade. The learning environment for students and the public is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, and a unique wildlife education center. The University's Division I athletic teams compete in the Southern Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a safe, hospitable Main Street community of 30,000, an hour from historic Savannah and beach resorts, and approximately 200 miles from Atlanta.

Georgia Southern's missions of education, research, and service promote education, economic, cultural, and social progress through creative solutions to regional problems. The School of Nursing is committed to helping meet the needs of the multiethnic rural populations of the region by providing high quality nursing education programs. The nursing program incorporates high academic and ethical standards, and a caring, learning environment for students consistent with the mission and objectives of the university.

The School of Nursing's Programs are accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through June 2012. The BSN Program recently underwent a successful site visit from the Georgia Board of Nursing and was granted full approval through 2005. Georgia Southern University is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.



School name:Georgia Southern UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:PO Box 8158
Zip & city:GA 30460 Georgia
Phone:(912) 681- 5454
Web:http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/nursing/
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FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course is designed to introduce the student to the emerging issues and domains of professional nursing. Within a developmental series of activities, opportunity is provided to explore educational, political and practice components of the nursing profession. Learners are introduced to the BSN Program's Framework of Health Promotion Throughout Life. The concepts of person, nursing, health, environment, health promotion, human caring, communication, ethical principles, critical thinking, empowerment, research, cultural sensitivity, and collaborative professional group process are explored and applied to specific professional situations. The student is exposed to the historical aspects of nursing and healthcare environment. Healthcare delivery systems, barriers to healthcare, and legal aspects of nursing are discussed. The ANA Standards of Practice, ANA code of Ethics, and AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education are introduced in this course with specific emphasis on caring and ethics.

CRITICAL INQUIRY: NURSING RESEARCH
Focuses upon the research process and enhancement of critical thinking skills. Students learn to critique, analyze, and apply research findings to health promotion of persons, families, groups, and communities. The relationship of nursing research to nursing theory and practice is explored.

THERAPEUTIC NURSING INTERVENTIONS: HEALTH PROMOTION I
Builds a foundation for professional nursing practice including fundamental concepts and principles related to basic nursing care for a culturally diverse rural population. Emphasis is on the acquisition of basic nursing skills and utilization of enabling factors in the performance of safe and appropriate therapeutic nursing interventions. The course incorporates knowledge gained from the arts and sciences into the practice of nursing.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING: HEALTH PROMOTION III
Introduces major theoretical concepts in mental health which relate to the nursing care of persons, families, groups, and communities. Utilizing the Health Promotion framework, students conceptualize how the enabling factors are incorporated into the assessment of needs and the planning of care of persons with mental health problems. Emphasis is placed on the examination of mental health alterations and the various roles and functions of the professional mental health nurse.

CONCEPTUAL BASIS OF NURSING: HEALTH PROMOTION THROUGHOUT LIFE
Provides an introduction to the B.S.N. Program's framework of Health Promotion Throughout Life. The concepts of person, nursing, health, environment, health promotion, human caring, communication, ethical principles, critical thinking, empowerment, research, cultural sensitivity, and healthcare technology are explored and applied to specific case situations. The student is exposed to the historical aspects of nursing and healthcare, with emphasis on the rural environment, as well as healthcare policy and financial implications in the current healthcare arena. Healthcare delivery systems, barriers to healthcare, and legal aspects of nursing are discussed. The ANA Standards of Nursing Practice are introduced in this course with specific emphasis on caring and ethics.

NURSING CARE OF ADULTS: HEALTH PROMOTION II
Focuses on Health Promotion Throughout Life incorporating primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention as they apply to illness affecting adults. Application of the nursing process through nurse-person partnerships regarding promotion, maintenance, or restoration of health is emphasized through the use of case studies.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
The theoretical and laboratory course focuses on the physical, psychosocial, socioeconomic, nutritional, cultural, and spiritual parameters of persons across the lifespan. Facilitates the development of health assessment skills within the Health Promotion framework.

PHARMACOLOGY AND OTHER THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES
Introduces pharmacologic and other therapeutic modalities appropriate to culturally diverse populations across the lifespan. Ethical, legal, and teaching responsibilities are delineated. Emphasis is placed on roles and responsibilities of the nurse in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate health promotion.

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES
Introduces culturally specific therapeutic modalities that are complementary to western health care. These health care modalities are examined relative to their combination with scientific therapies and professional and lay healers. Ethical, legal, and teaching responsibilities are elaborated. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in collaboration with the client and the multidisciplinary team to facilitate health promotion.

MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION: PRACTICUM III
This practicum allows students to synthesize and apply the major mental health concepts in providing nursing care to persons, families, groups, and communities. Utilizing the Health Promotion framework, students integrate the enabling factors in assessing, diagnosing, identifying outcomes, planning, implementing, and evaluating mental health nursing care. Emphasis is placed on the application of various treatment modalities on the roles and functions of the professional mental health nurse

THERAPEUTIC NURSING INTERVENTIONS: PRACTICUM I
Focuses on the acquisition of basic nursing skills and utilization of enabling factors needed to provide safe and appropriate therapeutic nursing interventions.

ADULT HEALTH PROMOTION: PRACTICUM II
Provides clinical experiences regarding health promotion in rural/urban primary, secondary, and tertiary health care settings. Students use the nursing process and other analytical tools to provide care to persons experiencing illnesses. Students build on skills previously mastered while acquiring new skills needed to administer safe and effective care. The practicum gives students the opportunity to integrate theory with clinical practice thereby fostering critical thinking in the solution of problems.

SELECTED TOPICS IN NURSING
This course provides a mechanism for offering selected topics in nursing.

COMPLEX NURSING CONCEPTS
The course provides an opportunity for thorough analyses of complex concepts relative to nursing such as person, environment, health, holistic nursing, caring, rurality, spirituality, and power. Multiple theoretical models are analyzed: Health Promotion, Caring, Transcultural Nursing and others. Case study analysis and other modes, including field work, are used to apply models to life events such as birth, death and changes in health status. Attention is given to the availability and use of community resources for individuals and families experiencing dynamic change and complex health events. Additionally, considerable attention is given to the impact of social, economic, cultural, legal, and ethical variables on the experience of profound life events.

NURSING CARE OF DEVELOPING FAMILIES: HEALTH PROMOTION IV
Focuses on health promotion of developing families throughout the prenatal experience. Enabling factors which facilitate the performance of therapeutic nursing interventions are explored. Content focuses on theories of developing families, the four trimesters of pregnancy, family developmental tasks, and health education.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN: HEALTH PROMOTION V
Focuses on the role of the nurse in partnership with families for the purpose of promoting the health and development of children. Family health is viewed as integral to children's health. Theory and research serve as the basis for the effective utilization of enabling factors in the nursing care of children and their families. Content focuses on the health promotion needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-agers, and adolescents.

NURSING IN COMPLEX HEALTH: HEALTH PROMOTION VII
The focus of this course is on the pathophysiological mechanisms, nursing diagnosis, and management of persons experiencing complex and/or life-threatening health problems. Students analyze current trends in the provision of care to persons with complex, critical, and/or end of life conditions and how these trends impact nursing, persons, and families in rural/urban settings.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING: HEALTH PROMOTION VI
Focuses on health promotion of diverse cultures in the rural community. Students synthesize and apply previously introduced health promotion concepts. Concepts of community health nursing, including principles and application of epidemiology and community assessment, are introduced. Students analyze variables that place populations at risk and design appropriate interventions. The importance of critical thinking and caring are stressed in the provision of therapeutic nursing interventions to culturally diverse persons, families, groups, and communities.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: HEALTH PROMOTION VIII
Focuses on health promotion in nursing through leadership and management in multidisciplinary environments. The importance of critical thinking to effective nursing leadership within a culturally diverse and changing health care system is emphasized. Course content includes management and leadership theories and skills, management techniques, change strategies, healthcare technology, and role transition strategies to assist the new professional nurse.

HEALTH PROMOTION: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF NURSING CONCEPTS
Facilitates the synthesis and application of major concepts of the Health Promotion framework in the nursing care of persons, families, groups, and communities. Students utilize the enabling factors in leading seminar discussions and engaging in critical discourse and case analysis. Successful completion of a comprehensive summative examination is required to pass the course.

DEVELOPING FAMILIES HEALTH PROMOTION: PRACTICUM IV
Focuses on health promotion of families throughout the prenatal experience. Knowledge acquired in NURS 4134 is utilized in planning and implementing therapeutic nursing interventions which are empowering in promoting, maintaining, and restoring health. Students utilize the nursing process in the provision of nursing care for selected persons and families. The enabling factors of human caring, communication, ethical principles, critical thinking, empowerment, research, cultural sensitivity, and health care technology are used in providing nursing care.

CHILD HEALTH PROMOTION: PRACTICUM V
Focuses on health promotion of children and their families. Knowledge acquired in Nursing Care of Children: Health Promotion V is utilized in assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to promote, maintain, and restore health of children. Clinical experiences are provided in rural/urban hospitals and community settings.

COMPLEX HEALTH PROMOTION: PRACTICUM VII
This course focuses on the provision of nursing care to persons who are experiencing complex and/or life threatening health problems. Students gain clinical experience in rural and urban settings offering complex, critical, and/or end of life care and explore legal and ethical dilemmas which affect the care of persons with critical and/or end of life conditions.

COMMUNITY NURSING HEALTH PROMOTION: PRACTICUM VI
Focuses on the provision of nursing within community settings. Students assess and identify health problems of persons, families, groups, and communities. Focus of activities is on health promotion in partnership with selected persons, families, groups, and communities.

NURSING LEADERSHIP PRECEPTORSHIP: PRACTICUM VIII
The practicum provides an opportunity for the student to: a) practice varied leadership roles, including the management of groups and the art of delegation and b) gain an intensive nursing experience in a clinical specialty area of interest to the student. Students work with a qualified nurse preceptor in a variety of clinical areas and locations.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: PRACTICUM VIII
The practicum provides opportunities for the student to function as a manager in a collaborative role within a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Students collaborate with the course instructor in developing a learning contract with clear objectives and outcome measurements. The contract is based on the student's self-assessment of learning needs and aspirations related to nursing leadership. The student chooses an RN facilitator, subject to approval of the instructor, to assist in meeting selected objectives. Other planned activities also assist the student in meeting learning objectives.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Allows the individual student to study or investigate an area of interest under the direction of a faculty member.


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