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Indiana University Bloomington (School of Nursing)




Founded in 1914, the Indiana University School of Nursing has grown into the largest school of nursing in the country. It offers the full range of degrees in nursing, from associate through doctoral, and actively seeks to promote progression of nursing careers by facilitating continuing education and transitions across all levels of nursing preparation.

The IU School of Nursing is one school with various programs on eight campuses - Bloomington, Indianapolis, Columbus, Gary, Kokomo, Richmond, South Bend, and New Albany. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is available on the Bloomington campus.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN) DEGREE

The baccalaureate program provides a comprehensive academic foundation in the sciences and humanities essential in preparing students for a general nursing role. This program appeals to students wishing to combine general education with professional course work, and serves as the foundation for graduate study. It is recommended that those individuals who desire a career in a specific nursing specialty enter their nursing education at the BSN level.

The goal of the BSN major is to prepare entry level professional nurses who are able to function in many diverse roles. The BSN major takes three years of full-time study to complete. Students typically apply for admission to the major after the completion of a year of pre-nursing general education course work. Admission to the major is competitive. For students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline, the School of Nursing offers an accelerated 18-month BSN mobility option at the Indianapolis campus.




School name:Indiana University BloomingtonSchool of Nursing
Address:Sycamore Hall Room 437
Zip & city:47405 Indiana
Phone:(812) 855-1736
Web:http://www.indiana.edu/~iubnurse/
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DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES AND HEALTH
This course focuses on the theoretical perspectives of growth and development, family theories and family adaptation at different stages, and usual patterns of aging. Students will make assessments of individuals in various stages of life to identify developmental issues and their impact on health phenomena of interest to nursing.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Students in this course will focus on basic communication skills essential for working with clients of various ages and health care professionals. Content includes interpersonal communications and group dynamics. Students will practice communication skills with individuals, within groups, and through electronic media.

INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE OF NURSING: THEORY, PRACTICE, RESEARCH
This course focuses on core theoretical concepts of nursing practice: health, wellness, illness, wholism, caring, environment, self-care, uniqueness of persons, interpersonal relationships and decision-making. This course helps the student understand nursing's unique contribution to meeting societal needs through integrating theory, research and practice.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
This course focuses on the use of concepts from nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, and biopsychosocial sciences to critically examine the determinates of health, wellness and illness across the lifespan. Environmental, sociocultural and economic factors that influence health care practices are emphasized. Theories of health, wellness, and illness are related to health-promotion, disease-prevention, illness-prevention nursing interventions.

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course focuses on helping students acquire skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment, including the physical, psychological, social, functional and environmental aspects of health. The process of data collection, interpretation, documentation and dissemination of assessment data will be addressed.

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT: THE PRACTICUM
Students will have the opportunity to use interview, observation, percussion, palpation, inspection and auscultation in assessing clients across the life span in simulated and actual environments.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF NURSING
This course focuses on the fundamentals of nursing from a theoretical research base. It provides an opportunity for basic care nursing skills development. Students will be challenged to use critical thinking and problem solving in developing the ability to apply an integrated nursing therapeutics approach for clients experiencing health alterations across the lifespan.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF NURSING: THE PRACTICUM
Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate fundamental nursing skills in the application of nursing care for clients across the lifespan.

ALTERATIONS IN NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH
This course focuses on individuals and small groups experiencing acute and chronic neuropsychological disorders. Content includes the effect of the brain-body disturbances on health functioning. Other content areas are growth and development, stress, mental status, nurse-client relationships, psychopharmacology, and nursing approaches for clients experiencing DSM-IV neuropsychological disorders.

ALTERATIONS IN NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH: THE PRACTICUM
Students will provide nursing care to individuals and small groups who are experiencing acute and chronic neuro-psychological disturbances related to psychiatric disorders. Student experiences will be with individuals and small groups in supervised settings such as acute care; community-based, transitional, and/or the home.

ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I
This course focuses on the pathophysiology and holistic nursing care management of clients experiencing acute and chronic problems. Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan interventions appropriate to health care needs.

ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I: THE PRACTICUM
Students will apply the science and technology of nursing to perform all independent, dependent and interdependent care functions. Students will engage clients in a variety of settings to address alterations in health functioning, identify health care needs and determine the effectiveness of interventions given expected care outcomes.

DATA ANALYSIS/PRACTICE & RESEARCH
This course introduces nursing and other health sciences students to the basic concepts and techniques of data analysis needed in professional health care practice. Principles of measurement, data summarization, and unvariate and bivariate statistics are examined. Differences in types of qualitative data and methods by which these types of data can be interpreted are also explored. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental concepts to real world situation in client care.

ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II
This course builds on Alterations in Health I and continues to focus on pathophysiology and holistic nursing care management of clients experiencing acute and chronic health problems and their associated needs.

ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II: THE PRACTICUM
Students will continue to apply the science and technology of nursing to perform all independent, dependent and interdependent care functions. Students will engage clients in a variety of settings to address alterations in health functioning.

THE DEVELOPING FAMILY AND CHILD
This course focuses on the needs of individuals and their families who are facing the phenomena of growth and development during the childbearing and child rearing phases of family development. Factors dealing with preserving, promoting and restoring healthy status of family members will be emphasized.

THE DEVELOPING FAMILY AND CHILD: THE PRACTICUM
Students will have the opportunity to work with child bearing and child rearing families, including those experiencing alterations in health.

NURSING RESEARCH
This course focuses on development of students' skills in using the research process to define clinical research problems and to determine the usefulness of research in clinical decisions related to practice. The critique of nursing and nursing related research studies will be emphasized in identifying applicability to nursing practice.

HONORS PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
In this course, students seeking to achieve departmental honors will work with a faculty member in the literature review and development of a research proposal.

HONORS RESEARCH
After completion of H399, students pursuing departmental honors will work with a faculty member to implement the research study designed in H399. After data collection and analysis, the student will prepare a manuscript of the study suitable for publication. This is an individually negotiated course requiring faculty approval prior to enrollment.

LANGUAGE FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Open to all students. The course focuses on basic terminology, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in healthcare. By combining the meanings of prefixes, suffixes and root words, students will be able to determine the meaning of unfamiliar terms. Geared toward nursing, pre-nursing and allied health students, the goal is to make health topics easier to master and healthcare documents more meaningful. This course may be counted toward the School of Nursing Communication general education cluster.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY CARE OF OLDER ADULTS
This interdisciplinary course explores topics in geriatrics from several perspectives:
This course may be counted toward the School of Nursing Cultural Diversity or Social Competence general education cluster.

NURSING PHARMACOLOGY
Clinical pharmacology is the study of drugs used for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of disease and symptoms associated with health alterations. This course progresses from basic to complex client therapeutics, and is designed to meet the needs of nursing students and practicing nurses wishing to strengthen their pharmacology knowledge. Maybe counted toward general electives.


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