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Georgia State University (Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing)




DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome! I am pleased to introduce the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing. Although the School of Nursing (SON) has existed since 1966, it has held its current designation, Byrdine F. Lewis SON only since 2001. In that year Mr. Ken Lewis provided a substantial endowment that allowed the school to be named in honor of his mother, Byrdine, who is a nurse. Over the years the goals of the School have remained consistent: to graduate nurses who are strongly committed to improving patient care. These goals have been reached through

* Educating nurse clinicians, practitioners, scholars, leaders and researchers
* Developing health-related community partnerships and
* Engaging in nursing scholarship, education and research.

Since Georgia State University is located in the midst of downtown Atlanta, the BFLSON is surrounded by unique professional, academic and interdisciplinary opportunities. The students and faculty of the School are committed to meeting the health care needs of multi-cultural, urban populations; this commitment is evidenced in the activities of the Health & Wellness Collaborative, the Martin Luther King Middle School collaboration and Project Healthy Grandparents.

The faculty is comprised of nurse-scholars who are master teachers, expert practitioners and cutting-edge researchers. They work closely in both the classroom and clinical settings with their students to translate knowledge and skills into care that directly affects the wellbeing of individuals throughout the region. Clinical learning takes place within more than 200 different sites, offering the student learner the opportunity to practice in a wide variety of settings from trauma/intensive care to long-term and/or home care.

Delivery of culturally competent care is a key characteristic of the BFLSON. This concept is enhanced by the nearly 500 nursing students representing a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Nursing students rapidly become integrated into the social and cultural life of Georgia State by taking courses with students from numerous majors and participating in many aspects of campus life. Classrooms and learning laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including human simulator-models. A tour of our campus and facilities can be arranged so that you can gain first-hand knowledge of the advantages that await you here. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you personally in the future.




School name:Georgia State UniversityByrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing
Address:140 Decatur Street
Zip & city:GA 30302-3995 Georgia
Phone:(404) 413-1000
Web:http://chhs.gsu.edu/nursing/
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HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
This course focuses on development and health concepts across the lifespan with the context of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains.

CONCPT FOUND NURS & TREND
This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing through an exploration of nursing history, philosophy, ethics, professionalism, legal aspects and regulatory matters, nursing education and licensure, and current trends in nursing and health care as a whole. The course exposes students to resources available to assist them in being successful in their nursing education.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
The course is designed to facilitate the student's understanding of selected pathophysiological concepts and the body/mind response to associated disease and injury.

PHARMACOLOGY
The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of pharmacology in order to safely administer medications and educate clients in all clinical areas.

BASIC CONCEPTS OF NURSING CARE
This course is designed to explore the basic concepts of nursing care across the life span in various settings. This course will explore the nurse's role in promotion of wellness, prevention of diseases and restoration of health. Students will utilize the nursing process to plan care for common clinical phenomena. An additional component of the course is mastery of medical terminology.

BASIC HLTH ASSMNT & NUR SKILLS
The course is designed to facilitate the student's acquisition of both health assessment and basic nursing skills. It is composed of three distinct components: health assessment theoretical content, basic skills theoretical content, and laboratory/clinical performance. In order to pass the course students must pass all three components. An additional component of the course is mastery of basic drug calculations.

HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
This course focuses on the development and health concepts across the lifespan with the context of physical, cognitive, social and emotional domains.

POLICY, PLANNING AND TRENDS
Human Services Policy, Planning and Trends. This course focuses on the complex forces that influence public policy and program planning. Emphasis is placed on ecological, political, economic, and social issues and the role of the practitioner as advocate for the civil and social rights of the public. These components provide insight into future trending, forecasting and program planning in the public sector.

RESEARCH METHODS
Research Methods. This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the major research concepts as applied to the profession of nursing. Emphasis is on how to critically evaluate published and empirical research.

CARING FOR ADULT POPULATIONS
Caring for Adult Populations. The course focuses on the nursing knowledge and skills needed to care for adults in acute care settings with the goals of assisting individuals and their families in promotion, maintenance, and restoration of optimal patterns of health. Under faculty supervision, the student develops and refines professional practice.

CARING FOR CHLDBEARNG FAMILIES
Caring for Childbearing Families. The course focuses on the nursing knowledge to care for childbearing families with the goal of assisting them in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of optimal patterns of health. Attention is given to early detection and intervention of altered health patterns during the childbearing period. Women's health issues will be discussed. Under faculty supervision, the student develops and refines professional practice.

CARING FOR CHLDRN & ADOLSCNTS
Caring for Children and Adolescents. The focus of the course is on the nursing knowledge and application of the skill needed to care for children and their families with the goal of assisting them in the promotion, maintenance, or restoration of optimal patterns of health. Under faculty supervision, the student develops and refines professional practice.

PSYC/MNTL HLTH FOR POPULATIONS
Psychiatric/Mental Health Care for Populations. The course focuses on the student's application of nursing knowledge to the care of individuals whose dysfunctional health patterns are associated with mental illness. The course builds upon requisite knowledge of therapeutic use of self, knowledge and application of the nursing process, principles and concepts of cultural diversity, communication theory, and psychopharmacology. In the clinical component of the course, the student assumes the role of the professional nurse in psychiatric settings under the supervision of clinical faculty. The major focus of the clinical component is on developing the student's ability to care for individuals whose dysfunctional health patterns are associated with mental illness.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Health Assessment. The course is designed for registered nurse undergraduate students to familiarize themselves with the skills involved in the process of health assessment.

DIRECTED READINGS
Directed Readings. The course provides the student with an opportunity to complete readings and/or literature review on a special topic in nursing under the guidance of an instructor with expertise in the selected topic area. The student may elect to complete one to three credit hours of study.

INTRO TO CRITICAL CARE
Introduction to Critical Care. The course focuses on obtaining beginning nursing skills in caring for critically ill patients and families. An emphasis is placed on the day-to-day information required of a critical care nurse, such as pathophysiology, pharmacology technology, and nursing interventions that are based on these data.

INTRO TO CRIT CARE PRACTICUM
Introduction to Critical Care Practicum. Twelve clinical hours per week.
This course focuses on obtaining beginning nursing skills on the day-to-day information required of a critical care nurse, such as assessments and interventions related to pathophysiology, pharmacology, and technology.

BACC NURS PERSPECTIVE RN
Baccalaureate Nursing Perspective for Registered Nurses. This course provides the RN student with an introduction to the scientific and theoretical bases for professional nursing. The philosophical, historical and current influences on nursing as an applied science are examined. Theories regarding roles, change, teaching and learning, group processes, critical thinking, and cultural competence are discussed. Expanded settings for practice are exposed.

CARING FOR FAM & COMMUNITIES
Caring for Families and Communities. This course focuses on the acquisition and application of nursing knowledge needed to care for communities as clients with the goal of assisting families, aggregates and communities in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of optimal patterns of health. This course will have a theory component which will be graded and will be assigned 4 credit hours and a clinical practicum component which will be 12 hours per week for seven weeks in a clinical agency and will be pass/fail for 2 credit hours. Both components have to be passed to pass the course. The total credit hours for this course is 6 credits and the grade assigned to the theory portion will be the final grade for the 6 hours.

LEADERSHIP & MGT IN NURSING
Leadership and Management in Nursing. The course focuses on the application of principles of leadership and management of health care delivery systems. Emphasis is placed upon assuming responsibility for nursing practice including decision making and nursing actions.

SENIOR PRACTICUM
Senior Practicum. The course focuses on transition to professional practice. Under supervision, the student assumes the role of professional nurse. Nursing care of clients experiencing complex health care problems is emphasized. The specialty area for the practicum is selected with input from the student, faculty and the clinical agency.

CMPLX LIFESPAN HLTH CARE PROBS
Complex Health Care Problems Across the Lifespan. This course focuses on complex health care problems across the lifespan. The nurse's role in development, initiation and evaluation of care is studied.


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