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Kennesaw State University (WellStar School of Nursing)




The WellStar School of Nursing has an excellent record of making a difference by preparing professional nurses who are outstanding clinicians and leaders who possess the knowledge and skills to be successful in their courses as a professional nurse in the 21st century. The faculty and staff are proud of our rich legacy of excellence in nursing education.
The WellStar School of Nursing offers the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
The WellStar School of Nursing faculty and staff are committed to meeting the nation’s health care needs by preparing nurses with critical thinking skills, clinical competence, compassion and professional commitment in order to tackle the diverse range of issues that impacts the quality of health care provided to the citizens of the State of Georgia and beyond. Additionally, once you have completed formal coursework and degrees, you will have the opportunity to further your career through non-credit courses offered through the Center for Professional Development.

The WellStar School of Nursing’s mission is to empower you by offering a high quality and innovative nursing education. We are eager to prepare you for an exciting career in nursing.




School name:Kennesaw State UniversityWellStar School of Nursing
Address:1000 Chastain Road
Zip & city:GA 30144 Georgia
Phone: 770-499-3211
Web:http://www.kennesaw.edu/chhs/schoolofnursing/
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THEORETICAL BASIS FOR NURSING AND HEALTH ISSUES
An introduction to the philosophical and theoretical basis for professional nursing through an exploration of the historical and current perspectives of the profession.

NURSING SCIENCE I
Application of selected assessment and intervention skills to clients in both primary and secondary intervention.

NUTRITION
Application of principles of normal nutrition throughout the life-span and dietary management of common health problems.

FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH
Introduction to basic research language and concepts, including issues of design, methodology and application to practice.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES
An introduction to fundamental pharmacologic principles and their application. The nursing process approach will provide the theoretical base for the knowledge and skills needed to safely administer medications.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Introduction to basic interviewing and physical assessment techniques involved in the process of health assessment of clients. Emphasis is placed on recognition of normal findings, common deviations associated with pathologies.

NURSING SCIENCE II
Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered problems of middle-aged and elderly adults.

NURSING SCIENCE III.
Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered mental health problems of the young adult.

NURSING SCIENCE IV
Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered problems of young adults in the childbearing years.

NURSING SCIENCE V
Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered problems of children and adolescents.

CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Integration of the unique components of professional nursing from Level II and Level III nursing courses for students who have previously completed an RN program.

COOPERATIVE STUDY
A supervised work experience program for a minimum of three academic quarters at a health care agency. Work experience is combined with seminars conducted at intervals during the quarter. For senior level students who wish to obtain on-the-job experience in conjunction with their academic program. Credit is allowed only in elective areas.

DIRECTED STUDY
Selected topics external to regular course offering, which may include original research projects.

NURSING PERSPECTIVES
Examination and discussion of historical, current and future perspective in nursing and health care.

NURSING SCIENCE VI
Application of the processes of nursing to commonly encountered health problems of families within the community.

NURSING SCIENCE VII
Application of the processes of nursing to individual clients and their families. The focus is on individual clients who are experiencing complex health problems.

NURSING SCIENCE VIII
Application of the processes of nursing to the health problems of a community.

NURSING SCIENCE IX
Emphasis is on leadership, change agent skills and entry into professional practice.

ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING
Exploration of the ethical issues affecting current and future nursing practice and health-care delivery.

DYING AND DEATH
An exploration of current theories, problems and research related to dying as they affect the process of nursing.

WOMEN AND HEALTH
This course is designed to introduce students to a wide range of health issues affecting women across the life span. Women’s health issues and problems as they are influenced by physiological, psychological, economic, cultural, emotional and social factors will be reviewed. The course will focus on topics such as the politics of women’s health care, the reproductive system and its relation to the allopathic treatment of women, fertility control and reproductive alternatives. Issues of mental health, substance use and abuse, violence and aging will be examined.

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH POLICY
Designed to serve a variety of students who are interested in international or global health policy issues. Beginning with an historical overview of global health, the course progresses through the developmental levels of countries and people, incorporating a macro- and a micro-analysis, and considering cultural, social, economic, political, environmental, demographic, biological, technological and ethical issues which impact international health policy.

SOCIOLOGICAL & PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF AGING
This course will survey the physiological aspects of human aging, covering the various body systems and the person as a whole, within the context of various cultural perspectives of aging.

HEALTH AND AGING
Exploration of the normal process of aging and the factors influencing the response of older adults. Emphasis is placed on “successful aging”.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Selected special or currents topics of general interest to nursing faculty and students.


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