Nursing schools » United States » Colorado » Bristol

King College - Nursing Program




A quality nursing program is built on a holistic philosophy that promotes caring relationships and critical thinking. Its curriculum promotes diversity; social tolerance and justice; and personal, interpersonal, and professional development. It supports mission work and an interdisciplinary process that focuses on the physical, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of health.

That’s exactly what you’ll find at the King College School of Nursing. And it’s an approach that works: 100 percent of King’s spring 2004 nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), exceeding both the national and state average. This marks the third consecutive year that 100 percent of our graduates have passed this exam. In addition, most of our nursing graduates are recruited for key positions before they graduate, many receiving offers from their first-choice employer.

You’ll develop key competencies to promote, maintain, and restore health through planned classroom and clinical experiences, including our nursing skills laboratory. You’ll develop working relationships with faculty who are highly qualified as practicing professionals, nurse practitioners, and educators. The established clinical guidelines for the faculty to student ratio are 1:10, which may be adjusted to lower ratio settings with a higher acuity level of patient care. In our clinical settings ensures you’ll receive individual first-rate attention.

You’ll apply classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience through:
* Learning experiences at the area’s finest hospitals and community settings such as nursing homes and health departments. You’ll gain acute and critical care experience in four major hospitals, including top-rated cardiac and oncology units. You’ll work with people of all ages, both well and ill, and those who have special needs.
* Senior capstone experience. You’ll develop management and leadership skills during a clinical experience in a variety of management situations such as adult health, women’s and newborn and childcare, case management, home health, hospice, critical care, long-term care, and/or a family practice office setting.
* Mission trips to Honduras, India, Brazil, and Italy, and service learning opportunities in Washington D.C., and locally such as blood drives for BRMC, Coats for Kids, and free health clinics in Johnson City,
* Research. You’ll critique current nursing research articles and gain a deeper understanding of research activities through projects that promote the benefits of evidence-based nursing practice.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers a baccalaureate degree to pre-licensure and registered nurse students. The program is built on a broad base of learning and is reinforced by King’s outstanding Natural Sciences and Mathematics division, ranked as one of the best 200 programs in the nation by Peterson’s Guide to Top Programs in Science and Mathematics.
Our traditional nursing program can be completed in eight consecutive semesters (four years). Because it’s designed to accommodate both full- and part-time students, you’ll interact with classmates who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Of the older students, many have transferred to King to complete their final two years of schooling, while others are starting a second career. We help all students acclimate to college life through individual program planning and small group orientations.
The King College School of Nursing seeks to educate students for professional nursing practice by integrating learning, living, and faith in a collegiate environment of academic rigor and Christian nurture and to prepare students for lifelong learning with a theoretical foundation based on Judeo-Christian principles, and the liberal arts and sciences.
The School of Nursing offers a baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to traditional students in a conventional undergraduate format and to registered nurses in a cohort-based accelerated format.
Both programs build on courses in the Humanities, Arts & Sciences, and integrate a strong foundation of Christian values. The content is founded on essential nursing competencies to promote, maintain, and restore health.

KING COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT
To educate students in an academically rigorous and collegiate setting that integrates Christian faith, scholarship, service and career, leading to meaningful lives of achievement and cultural transformation in Christ.

KING COLLEGE VISION STATEMENT
To grow continually as a Christian comprehensive college, with pre-professional and professional schools, that builds lives for achievement and cultural transformation in Christ.

SCHOOL OF NURSING MISSION STATEMENT
To educate students for professional nursing practice by integrating learning, living, and faith in a collegiate environment of academic rigor and Christian nurture and to prepare students for lifelong learning with a theoretical foundation based on Judeo-Christian principles, and the liberal arts and sciences.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

King College educates beginning and experienced students for professional nursing practice through integration of Christian faith and learning. The program focuses on the physical, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of personhood and their influence on health. The faculty believes that nurses have a leadership responsibility to be advocates for quality of life and healthcare for individuals, families and communities, regardless of age, gender, religion, or culture. Students progressively develop these competencies through planned classroom and clinical experiences.

The King College nursing program correlates knowledge gained in the classroom with clinical experiences. Faculty and students are partners in the learning process and collaborate with qualified healthcare providers in area hospitals, nursing homes, health departments, and multiple community settings to develop current and lifelong learning habits.



School name:King College - Nursing Program
Address:1350 King College Road
Zip & city:TN 37620-2699 Colorado
Phone:1.800.362.0014
Web:http://www.king.edu/academics/Schools/SON/index.asp
Rate:


Total:
( vote)


Visits:
1505  



King College - Nursing Program Nursing School Location







King College - Nursing Program Courses


PROFESSIONAL NURSING IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Students are introduced to a philosophy of contemporary nursing practice. The importance of developing a beginning understanding of the theoretical constructs that comprise the totality of professional nursing are explored. Understanding core competencies essential to professional practice are emphasized. Students are also introduced to the use of critical thinking exercises indispensable to achieving higher-level critical thinking and problem solving skills required in professional practice

HUMAN NUTRITION AND WELLNESS
Students integrate principles of nutrition with concepts of health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Using Blackboard activities students demonstrate skill of obtaining nutritional assessment. Diet analysis is accomplished through the assistance of computer software. Students utilize critical thinking and communication skills to formulate a culturally competent holistic diet plan to improve the nutritional health of self and others

PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Students explore the concepts of health promotion and disease prevention as it relates to individuals, families, communities, and populations. The focus is on strategies that promote and maintain health throughout the life cycle. The nurse's role in the promotion of health is emphasized

INTERDISCIPLINARY/CONGREGATIONAL HEALTH
In this course students learn about cultural care concepts in nursing and develop beginning competence in the professional nurse role of promoting, maintaining and restoring health of individuals, families and communities in collaboration with those in congregational health ministries. Emphasis is focused on interdisciplinary planning and implementation of activities that foster holistic caring, helping and healing relationships in individual or cooperating religious congregations within the community

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Students examine the underlying principles common to all disease processes. Emphasis is placed on identifying the different human responses to injury, illness, and disease as a function of life span development. Students examine cultural practices, individual behaviors, environmental factors, and treatments for the effect they have on homeostasis, and deviations from health

FOUNDATIONS OF CONTEMPORARY NURSING PRACTICE
Students learn the foundational skills to become providers of nursing care. Principles include theory, techniques, organization, and application of the beginning level skills requisite to the practice of professional nursing. Beginning pharmacology concepts and drug classifications are discussed. Critical thinking exercises are used to assist in the development of communication skills to establish professional relationships

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Students develop skills in conducting history and physical examinations of adults who are healthy or have commonly occurring deviations from health. These skills include interview techniques, use of standard assessment instruments, documentation and analysis of data, and identification of nursing diagnoses and interventions to promote or maintain health. Emphasis is focused on skills related to knowledge integration, communication, accurate data collection and decision-making required to promote health for clients from diverse sociocultural and environmental circumstances

NURSING IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Students gain competence in using the nursing process, principles of nursing care management and health restoration for individuals who are experiencing mental health problems. Emphasis is focused on the biobehavioral basis of mental health problems as well as the psychosocial, developmental, and physiologic needs of individuals and their families. Students gain experience in caring for individuals having acute episodes and chronic mental health problems within acute and chronic care and community setting.

NURSING IN ADULT HEALTH CARE I
Students integrate nursing knowledge of the nursing process to provide care for adults with acute health care problems. Students use library and technology skills to acquire nursing information. Students demonstrate the ability to think critically about information, continue to develop communication skills introduced in previous nursing courses, and learn to collaborate with other health care professionals to design and implement a holistic and culturally competent nursing plan of care

NURSING IN ADULT HEATH CARE II
Students continue to integrate the nursing knowledge and skills learned in Adult Health Care I. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication at a more advanced level. Students continue to collaborate with other health care professionals to design and implement a holistic and culturally competent nursing plan of care

TRANSCULTURAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE
Designed for any student interested in missionary work. The course covers a variety of topics related to the study of humans in their cultural environment. The focus is on cultural beliefs about health care and how people are influenced by value of life issues, causes of illness, self care issues, cultural rites of passage and traditional health care practices and how missionaries and health care personnel can provide or influence culturally congruent and beneficial care.

NURSING IN WOMEN’S HEALTH AND NEWBORN CARE
Students gain competence in health advocacy for women and newborns, and nursing care management of families during the normal childbearing cycles, in the context of various demographic, sociocultural, and environmental factors. Emphasis is focused on integrating knowledge related to perinatal and infant care, principles of holistic health, assessment, risk reduction, teaching, and nursing process

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Students will develop competence in providing care to clients in community health settings such as home health, out-patient settings and local health departments. Students will be involved in the referral process and how health care systems interface within the community. Emphasis will be on applying concepts of community health and public health to the care of clients and the dynamics between health care, the environment, economics and public policy

NURSING IN CHILD & FAMILY HEALTH CARE
Students gain knowledge and competence in health advocacy for children and nursing care management of families during the normal childrearing cycles, in the context of various demographic, sociocultural, and environmental factors. Principles included are holistic health, assessment, risk reduction, teaching and nursing process.

NURSING IN ADULT HEALTH CARE III
This lecture/clinical course in adult health focuses on the geriatric patient. The emphasis is on the aging process and the responses of the older adult in health and illness. Incorporates theories of aging, clinical application of the nursing process, physical and functional assessment skills, and health policy implications. Clinical experiences will be in acute and community settings

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
This course provides opportunities to synthesize previous learning and to develop knowledge and competency skills as coordinator and manager of healthcare. Students will develop competency and knowledge required for critical thinking, decision making, collaboration, advocacy, management and leadership

NURSING RESEARCH
Students use critical thinking and communication skills to promote the integration of nursing research into nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on critiquing current nursing research articles and participating in a limited research activity which promotes the benefits of evidence-based nursing practice. Course requires collaboration with peers and the effective use of library and Internet resources

CAPSTONE FOR NURSING PRACTICE
In this course, students first develop management and leadership skills during a precepted clinical experience. BSN level competencies are refined in an approved healthcare setting of the student’s choice. Clinical experiences may occur in a variety of management situations such as adult health, women’s and newborn and childcare, case management, home health, hospice, critical care, LTC and/or a family practice-office setting. The theory component of this course emphasizes higher-level critical thinking skills for individuals, families or communities evidenced by successful completion of selected comprehensive nursing exams

Other nursing schools in Colorado

Colorado Technical University (Nursing Programs)
To make getting a quality education as convenient as possible for working professionals, Colorado Technical University maintains two separate and uniq...
Address: 1865 West 121st Avenue, Building C, Suite 100

Mesa State College - Department of Health Sciences
The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is accredited by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (CCNE). This program is designed for high s...
Address: 1100 North Avenue, Medesy 146

University of Southern Colorado (Department of Nursing)
DEPARTMENT MISSION As the Southeastern Colorado Center for Nursing Education, the mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for ...
Address: 2200 Bonforte Boulevard