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Grambling State University (School of Nursing)




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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Grambling State University School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program is to prepare graduates to assume the role of a beginning practitioner of professional nursing. This is congruent with the mission of Grambling State University which states that education is the cornerstone of an enlightened, creative and productive society. The degree offered is Bachelor of Science in nursing.

The nursing curriculum is composed of two components: prenursing and professional nursing. The pre-nursing component is composed of three academic semesters, or the equivalent. The professional component consists of five academic semesters after admission to the professional program.

The school is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing, Accrediting Commission.

BACCALAUREATE NURSING PROGRAM

The mission of the Grambling State University School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program is to prepare graduates to assume the roles of beginning practitioners of professional nursing.
The graduate competencies are derived from the philosophy of the School of Nursing. Within the framework of the nursing process.

RN TO BSN PROGRAM
A curriculum pattern sheet is available which delineates the required courses for the RN student. The Curriculum (same as for generic students) includes 70 hours in nursing and 55 hours in general education courses for a total of 125 semester credit hours for the BSN degree. General education courses are sequenced for completion prior to the professional nursing component. After general education requirements are met, an RN can complete the program in two semesters.




School name:Grambling State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:403 Main St.
Zip & city:LA 71245 Louisiana
Phone:(318) 274-2672
Web:http://www.gram.edu/nursing/
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COMPUTERS FOR NURSES Introduces students to the use of computers in health care and educational settings for health professionals. The student will be introduced to basic word processing as related to nursing. Basic medical word construction will be presented in order for students to be able to communicate with other health professionals. There are three lecture hours per week. INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING Introduces the philosophy, objectives and requirements of the School of Nursing. Also included is general nursing history, Grambling’s School of Nursing history, and legal/ethical issues as they affect nursing. Professional nursing will be introduced as it is influenced by society and technology. There are two lecture hours per week. NURSING PROCESS I Presents basic skills, theory, and practice that applies the nursing process to the provision of care in wellness settings. The students are presented with the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and are provided with practice in controlled situations. There are five lecture hours and twelve laboratory hours per week. HEALTH ASSESSMENT Presents the proper sequence and techniques of assessment of the client. Students are presented with the skills necessary to identify selected abnormalities by use of interview and assessment techniques. PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY Provides an introduction to basic principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug administration. Drug classification, mechanism of action and indications, as well as major adverse reactions, contraindications, and nursing implications are emphasized. INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING Presents problem solving and critical thinking utilizing the nursing process in various nursing situations. Critical thinking and problem solving are introduced through use of classroom and computer assisted instruction activities as they apply to nursing. NURSING PROCESS II Introduces wellness and illness states in adult clients. Classroom lecture presents adult clients that have uncomplicated illness and wellness problems. Students apply knowledge gained from lecture and laboratory in supervised care of adult clients in various settings. GROUP INTERACTION SEMINAR II Allows students to function in the role of teacher, researcher, leader, and evaluator through groups and individual presentations. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and roles of the nurse in providing health care for clients and families in wellness and illness states. NURSING PROCESS III Emphasizes the utilization of the nursing process with focus on change, leadership, and family group dynamics in community and complex situations. Classroom lecture presents adult clients that have complex health problems. Students apply knowledge gained from lecture and laboratory in supervised care of adult clients in various settings. GROUP INTERACTION SEMINAR III Allows the student to demonstrate group dynamic skills as various topics are presented that relate to nursing interventions in the community and complex situations. Each student is expected to function in the role of teacher, researcher, leader, and evaluator during the preparation and presentation of assigned topics. TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING Presents R.N. students the opportunity to explore and discuss topics, attitudes, skills, and behaviors which will aid in the transition to professional nursing. Students are presented the various roles of teacher, researcher, leader, and evaluator. Students discuss the changes in nursing and how they will be able to adapt to these changes. INDEPENDENT STUDY Provides assistance for students that require additional study to enhance skills needed for success in the nursing curriculum. Students assist in determining their strengths and weaknesses and work with the professors to meet their individual needs. Both computer assisted instruction and laboratory practice as well as others methods are used to enhance the students knowledge. PROGRESSION EXAM Is a comprehensive written examination that integrates knowledge from all previous nursing courses. This is completed in the first semester of the senior year of the BSN curriculum. NURSING PROCESS IV Presents a family centered approach to nursing care of maternal and child health clients. Classroom lecture presents information necessary to give nursing care to maternal and child health clients. Students apply the knowledge gained in class room and laboratory to give supervised care to maternal and child clients. There are six lecture hours and twelve clinical hours per week. GROUP INTERACTION SEMINAR IV Focuses on both oral and written communication skills within large group settings. Students function in the role of teacher, researcher, leader, and evaluator through group presentations. NURSING PROCESS V Presents principles of management and community health. Students apply the knowledge gained in the class room to give supervised care to clients in various health care settings. The application of the nursing process in various clinical settings is emphasized. There are four lecture hours and twelve laboratory hours per week. INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH Introduces the principles relating to nursing roles in research. Students are presented with the basic parts of nursing research. Each student critiques nursing research for the application to nursing practice. CRITICAL THINKING IN NURSING Examines and evaluates the nursing process in various client situations. Problem-solving and critical thinking as applied to the nursing process are the main foci. There are two lecture hours per week. INDEPENDENT STUDY Provides assistance for students that require additional study to be successful on the Progression Exam. Students and faculty collaborate to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses to identify an individualized learning plan. Multiple learning activities are used to achieve positive learner outcomes.



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