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Langston University (School of Nursing and Health Professions)




Welcome to Langston University and The School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP)! We are happy and excited that you are considering our University and our School.

The SONHP provides a dynamic, challenging and stimulating environment within which students and faculty work together across disciplines to address the needs of a rapidly changing health care environment. The interdisciplinary health professions core curriculum serves as the framework within which nursing, health administration and gerontology students begin their professional socialization. As students work together in the core courses, they are preparing for the level of interdisciplinary collaboration that is required of today's health care professionals. Courses in case management and minority health provide students with a unique benefit that may not be available in other undergraduate curricula.

You have the opportunity to be a part of history. Langston University, an historically Black, land-grant, rural institution with an urban mission is unique in Oklahoma and in the United States of America. And we continue to distinguish ourselves by our uniqueness. During the SONHP's short existence, enrollment has grown as quality has improved. The diversity which characterizes Langston University is also reflected in the SONHP. And it is our acceptance of and respect for diversity which make our programs as unique as our university. Your contributions can only enhance the history that we are developing.

As you tour the site and become familiar with the offerings, you will develop a real appreciation for the university and for the profession that you are considering. If you join our circle of caring and learning, the threads of your life will become interwoven with ours. We will all be changed. To the extent possible, information has been assembled to serve as your personal guide and resource. It should be used in conjunction with other university documents as appropriate. If you need more assistance than is offered at this site, please contact me directly. You may also obtain information by contacting the SONHP academic advisor at the telephone number listed above.

VISION
The Langston University School of Nursing BSN graduate is a scholarly, professional nurse leader who provides exemplary, culturally appropriate care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary health care team to advocate for diverse clients across the lifespan, with a particular focus on health disparities.

CORE VALUES
Ethics, Character, Caring and Cultural Competence

PHILOSOPHY
The philosophy of the School of Nursing at Langston University reflects a set of beliefs supported by the nursing faculty. The faculty believes the philosophy provides direction to the development of the curriculum in the School of Nursing. The organizing concepts are eclectic and varied. We believe we are charged with the duty to define and implement a curriculum for nursing, based on an understanding of the special needs of a multidimensional and culturally diverse society. (Such a belief is anchored in an awareness of the broad base of support offered by a baccalaureate curriculum.)
The philosophy and objectives of the School of Nursing complement the mission statement and functions of Langston University. The philosophy serves as the organizing framework for the School of Nursing incorporating a set of beliefs about nursing, clients, the environment, and health.

SCHOOL PURPOSE
The purpose of the School of Nursing at Langston University is to prepare the graduate to:
1. Function successfully as a beginning professional nurse in a variety of environments.
2. Contribute to the profession of nursing through involvement in education, leadership, service and research.
3. Attain a foundation for study at the graduate level and a commitment to life-long learning.
4. Demonstrate a commitment to the ANA Code of Ethics and professional standards of nursing practice.
5. Value the uniqueness, dignity and worth of clients in a multicultural environment as demonstrated through nursing practice.

SCHOOL OBJECTIVES
Recognizing the expanding role of the professional nurse, the increasing complexity of health care delivery and the ever-changing health needs of clients, the objectives of the Langston University School of Nursing are to prepare graduates who are able to:
1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing and related disciplines into nursing practice.
2. Utilize critical thinking to promote, maintain or restore the health of clients (individuals, families, groups and communities) in various environments.
3. Utilize the nursing process as the problem-solving method for professional nursing practice (individuals, families, groups and communities).
4. Value the application of transcultural nursing concepts in addressing the health needs of clients.
5. Operationalize leadership skills and theories through multiple nursing roles.
6. Evaluate professional responsibility and accountability for nursing practice.
7. Synthesize the application of the research process to professional nursing practice.
8. Effect change in a dynamic health care environment.

NURSING & HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS

Basic Baccalaureate Program is designed for students who are beginning their education in nursing. Upon completion of the requirements for the BSN, graduates are eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-RN. Prerequisite courses may be completed at the Langston campus or other accredited colleges and universities.

LPN to Baccalaureate Program is designed for licensed LPNs who are completing their education in nursing. LPNs who have been admitted to LUSON may be awarded advanced standing by the successful completion of proficiency examinations in selected courses.

RN to Baccalaureate Program is designed for licensed RNs who want to complete their education in nursing within one year or less. The program addresses only nursing courses. RNs who have been admitted to the School of Nursing will receive credit for 25 hours of nursing coursework. Students may complete general education and support coursework prior to, during or after enrolling in nursing courses. Elementary Statistics, however, must be completed prior to enrolling in NR 3323 Introduction to Research. The RN student will be required to take the seven core courses in addition to NR 4426 Nursing Leadership, NR 4423 Complex Nursing Care and NR 4422 Dynamics of Professional Nursing.

BA in Gerontology - BSN Program is designed to provide qualified students with dual degrees, one in Gerontology and one in Nursing. The program can be completed in six semesters with two summer sessions. General education requirements and nursing prerequisites must be met prior to program entrance.

BS in Health Administration - BSN Program is designed to provide qualified students with dual degrees, one in Gerontology and one in Nursing. The program can be completed in six semesters with two summer sessions. General education requirements and nursing prerequisites must be met prior to program entrance.



School name:Langston UniversitySchool of Nursing and Health Professions
Address:302 Univ. Women Bldg.
Zip & city:OK 73050 Oklahoma
Phone:(405) 466-3411
Web:http://www.lunet.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=274&Itemid=264
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INTRODUCTION TO NURSING This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop the beginning skills used in the care of clients across the life span. The emphasis is on developing a fundamental understanding of the scope of nursing and practicing the technical skills needed for client care. CURRENT TOPICS IN NURSING This course provides an opportunity for students to engage in in-depth study of selected areas of nursing. The course is offered for variable credit (1-5 hours). Specific content is determined by curriculum and student needs. Prerequisites: Junior standing in program and permission of instructor. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATION OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE This interdisciplinary core course addresses theories and concepts from a variety of disciplines as they pertain to the health professions. Emphasis is on interdisciplinary professional practice and includes critical thinking, problemsolving, communication, change, systems, stress, crisis, learning, health promotion, and caring. This course includes a service learning component. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH This interdisciplinary core course introduces fundamental research concepts, the critical analysis of research, and the application of research in clinical practice. The course is designed to enhance critical thinking skills and to enable students to become knowledgeable consumers of research. COMMUNITY HEALTH This interdisciplinary core course provides the student with opportunities to apply knowledge of the community and the group as client with a focus on populations at risk. The student will explore health behaviors and values related to culture, lifestyle, and developmental stage. The student is introduced to concepts of and examines epidemiology and health care delivery from a community perspective. This course includes a service learning component. HEALTH ASSESSMENT This course provides students with the opportunity to develop beginning skills using the nursing process with clients across the life span. Primary emphasis is on the application of theoretical concepts in the collection and analysis of data related to the functional health patterns of individuals and families. This course includes a service learning component. ORIENTATION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE This interdisciplinary course is designed to provide entry level health professions students with a foundation for safe clinical practice. Students complete selected instructional modules designed for interdisciplinary practice. Modules include medical terminology, pharmacotherapeutics, health care systems, environmental safety, communication, professional standards, and problem solving. CURRENT TOPICS IN NURSING This course provides an opportunity for students to engage in in-depth study of selected areas of Nursing. The course is offered for variable credit (1-5 hours). Specific content is determined by curriculum and student needs. CASE MANAGEMENT This interdisciplinary core course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in a case management role. Although the major focus of the course is on case management in long-term care, other models of case management are introduced. Students conduct basic functional assessments; develop intervention strategies; formulate, implement and evaluate service care plans; and examine relevant ethical, legal and political issues. CHILDBEARING FAMILY NURSING This course provides the student with the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge related to the nursing care of the well childbearing individual and/or family. Theories and concepts basic to health promotion and maintenance such as maturational crisis, growth and development, and human sexuality are emphasized. This course includes a service learning component. PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING This course expands on theories and concepts related to multiple system alterations throughout the life span from conception to death. Concepts include crisis, dysfunctional lifestyles, and multiple alterations in psychosocial systems. Emphasis is on analysis of multiple systems alterations, exploration of therapeutic modalities to promote, maintain and restore health. This course includes a service learning component. CURRENT TOPICS IN NURSING This course provides an opportunity for students to engage in in-depth study of selected areas of Nursing. The course is offered for variable credit (1-5 hours). Specific content is determined by curriculum and student needs. ISSUES IN MINORITY HEALTH This interdisciplinary core course examines the specific health issues, health care needs and intervention strategies for minority populations, i.e., African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, and Asian/Pacific Islanders. This course includes a service learning component. CHILDREARING FAMILY NURSING This course focuses on promotion, maintenance and restoration of health of the child and family. The student is afforded the opportunity to explore concepts and theories related to child health and to apply nursing process in selected settings. Emphasis is placed on the roles of the professional nurse to facilitate and empower the family to manage the health of the child. This course includes a service learning component. ADULT HEALTH NURSING Adult health. This course explores nursing concepts and theories to promote, maintain, and restore health for the adult client. Adult human-environment interactions are interpreted within a dynamic health continuum of wellness to alterations of wellness. An experimental learning practicum is provided to enhance the student's ability to promote an optimal level of health for the adult client within the expanding health care environment. This course includes a service learning component. CURRENT TOPICS IN NURSING This course provides an opportunity for students to engage in in-depth study of selected areas of Nursing. The course is offered for variable credit (1-5 hours). Specific content is determined by curriculum and student needs. RESEARCH SEMINAR This course is the application component of NR 3332, Introduction to Nursing Research. The application of research knowledge and skills is accomplished through the development of a research proposal and is intended to facilitate the student's knowledgeable utilization of research. DYNAMICS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING This course focuses on professional role accountability and responsibility of the nurse in relationship to current trends and issues that impact nursing practice, education, and research. Emerging legal, political, economic, ethical, social and cultural forces are examined in relation to their impact on current and projected professional nursing practice. COMPLEX NURSING CARE This course will provide students with the opportunity to expand upon the principles and concepts related to complex health care needs of clients. This course will focus on the application of the concepts of promotion, maintenance, and restoration of clients' health while allowing the students to utilize their critical-thinking skills when collaborating with clients and other health care professionals to provide nursing care to clients. This course includes a service learning component. NURSING LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT This course allows the student to develop leadership skills while examining and applying leadership/management principles and theories. This course includes a service learning component.



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