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Louisiana State University (Health Sciences Center School of Nursing)




MISSION

The mission of LSUHSC School of Nursing is to provide local, national and international leadership in the education of professional nurses to function as generalists, advanced practitioners, educators, scholars, and researchers who shape the delivery of nursing practice and education. The mission is accomplished through clinically relevant teaching, learning, and practice in culturally diverse settings, community service, and research which builds the science of nursing. Faculty embrace and honor the scholarship domains of discovery, teaching and integration as foundational to the development of professional knowledge. Educational mobility and continuing education programs are provided for nursing professionals and citizens of the community through traditional and innovative methods.

PHILOSOPHY

Nursing is a professional discipline concerned with the promotion of health, the prevention and treatment of disease, and the alleviation of human suffering. The faculty ascribes to the belief that the purpose of nursing is to promote the well-being and empowerment of individuals, families, groups, and communities.

We believe that professional nursing accomplishes these goals through a blend of health care sciences, clinical expertise, and caring practices. We believe that nursing care is designed to address specific features of human environments that impact individuals’ responses to health care and is sensitive to cultural diversity. Nursing collaborates with other disciplines to promote human wholeness and healing within a caring environment.

Six Core Values have been identified by faculty as guiding their teaching and, practice. The Core values include Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Diversity, Excellence and Caring.

This philosophy supports the mission of the LSU Health Sciences Center, which promotes excellence in the endeavors of teaching, research, and service that will benefit the citizens of the State of Louisiana.




School name:Louisiana State UniversityHealth Sciences Center School of Nursing
Address:1900 Gravier Street, 4th Floor
Zip & city:LA 70112 Louisiana
Phone:504-568-4113
Web:http://nursing.lsuhsc.edu/
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Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Courses


FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE
An introduction to the nursing process with emphasis on nursing concepts and basic skills. Selected application of nursing process is accomplished in laboratory and clinical settings. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 4.5 hours clinical experience.

TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course is a prerequisite to the first clinical or non-clinical nursing course in which the LPN enrolls. Emphasis is on professional role change. Students will examine their own nursing experiences through exploration of professional, ethical, legal, and historical concepts. The course encompasses clinical nursing proficiency at the sophomore level and includes independent learning activities, instructor-led laboratory experiences, and inpatient practice. The 4 day clinical validation component will be in an acute care clinical setting. For LPN students only.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Introductory concepts related to professionalism, legal aspects and leadership in nursing are discussed. The baccalaureate conceptual framework and curriculum are included. Political, economic, and technological issues and trends are introduced. The historical development of nursing is explored. 2 hours lecture/seminar.

SPECIAL STUDIES IN NURSING
This course consists of selected nursing and/or health care activities, readings, library research, and written work with follow-up conferences with the faculty member guiding the course.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING I
Theoretical foundations focus on the physiological changes occurring in adults with acute and chronic health problems. Application of the nursing process is directed toward assisting the client and family to cope with various levels of wellness. Clinical learning experiences will occur within a variety of settings. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours clinical experience.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING I
Emphasis is on the consumer’s adaptation to stressors, which threaten mental health. The nursing process is applied to assist in coping with various levels of wellness. Community resources and utilization patterns of clients are investigated. Implementation of the nursing process occurs in a variety of hospitals. 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours clinical experience.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING I
Community health nursing theory and practice are introduced from a contemporary and emerging perspective. The basic concepts of epidemiology along with the principles and theories, which underline the practice of public health, will be introduced. Utilizing health promotion principles, the individual, family, community, and health care delivery system will be examined. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours clinical experience.

HEALTH CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
This course provides exploration of theories, concepts, knowledge, and skills for comprehensive health care of the childbearing family. The focus is on development and application of critical-thinking, problem-solving, relationship-building, and caring skills as they relate to the human experience of nursing the childbearing family. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical experience.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS
This course provides opportunities for RN students to explore concepts and methodological factors that influence professional practice. Students examine the context of professional practice, the evolution/trends of nursing as a profession and significant issues in contemporary practice. Course work provides opportunities for development as a group member, manager, and leader in today's health care environment.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS
This course provides opportunities for RN students to explore concepts and methodological factors that influence professional practice. Students examine the context of professional practice, the evolution/trends of nursing as a profession and significant issues in contemporary practice. Course work provides opportunities for development as a group member, manager, and leader in today's health care environment.

CROSS CULTURAL NURSING
Provides an opportunity for students to analyze both the theoretical and practical effects of cultural differences from the clients’ perspective of their own health care. Emphasis is placed on determining implications for nursing practice and identifying topics for further study.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING
This course focuses on nursing practice in an area related to the student’s special interest. The student and faculty preceptor work together in developing the course outline and learning experiences.

NURSING CARE OF THE ONCOLOGY PATIENT
Provides the student an opportunity to develop an intelligent awareness of the clinical aspects of cancer as a group of diseases. Study is undertaken of oncologic nursing and its relation to prevention, treatment, and psychological support of the cancer client and family members.

CAMP NURSING
Emphasis is on the application of the nursing process in assisting individuals and or groups to cope with various levels of wellness and client independence. Increasingly complex behaviors are expected as students implement the nursing process in a selected camp setting with children and/or adolescents offering students clinical learning experiences in a community nursing. In addition to these experiences, the student will implement the teaching/learning process and work within the health care team.

NURSING CARE OF THE HIGH RISK NEONATE
This course focuses on the nursing care of the high-risk neonate and family in the intensive care setting. The student will have the opportunity to develop expanded awareness of neonatal nursing interventions and strategies for care of high-risk neonates during various levels of physiological, neurological, and developmental adaptation.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING II
Theoretical foundations focus on the physiological change occurring in adults/aged adults with acute complex health problems. Application of the nursing process is directed toward assisting the client and family to cope with acute health crisis. Clinical learning experiences occur in an acute care setting. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical experience.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II
Emphasis is on increasing the client’s level of wellness through promotion of mental health. The major focus is on family assessment and analysis of group dynamics. The nursing process is applied to complex client situations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical experience.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING II
Community health nursing theory and practice is further expanded focusing on the nurse as a contributing member of the community’s organization for health care delivery. The individual, family, group, and community will be addressed. The course will include community health theory, research findings, and practice settings, which will be utilized to promote and maintain health, and prevent disease. 2 hours lecture, 9 hours clinical experience.

NURSING MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Provides theory and practice in a variety of settings by synthesizing and applying theories of nursing, leadership, change, and management. Students examine their own leadership styles as well as nursing and management philosophies. Leadership and change agent roles are initiated in the development and implementation of health care, both independently and in collaboration with the health team. 1.5 hours lecture, 7.5 hours clinical experience.

THE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE
Relates economic and political science principles to health care practice. Lecture and seminar will be used to discuss business principles such as ownership, finances, personnel, access, and diversification.

EKG Interpretation and the Nursing Process
Focuses on the interpretation of arrhythmia wave form characteristics that identify cardiac dysfunctions. Nursing process is applied to interactive case study situations with arrhythmia and intervention simulations.

THE HOMELESS: A MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CHALLENGE
Addresses the sociologic and psychologic implications of the condition in our culture known as homelessness. It is designed to provide the nursing student with the opportunity to analyze and evaluate the problems of the homeless related to mental health. The students will collaborate with nursing and health care professionals to assist the consumer in coping with the manifestations of homelessness. Seminars, formal presentations, and clinical/field experiences will be used to assist students to become knowledgeable of this subculture.

PERIOPERATIVE NURSING
Focuses on clinical experience to develop skills necessary for the perioperative nursing role. Lecture, laboratory, and clinical topics introduce the student to the psychophysiological skills utilized in perioperative care.

PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY NURSING
Designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply the nursing process in assisting the client and family experiencing acute alterations in health. Implementation of the nursing process occurs in emergency departments of selected acute care settings.

OUTPATIENT NURSING: MANAGEMENT OF THE HIV INFECTED CLIENT
Provides students the opportunity to apply the nursing process in assisting the HIV infected client and family experiencing chronic alternations in physiological health. Implementation of the nursing process occurs in the HIV primary care clinic within MCLNO’s outpatient department.

COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR NURSES
This course offers an overview of complementary and alternative therapies; descriptions and demonstrations of ways complementary and alternative therapies can be used in clinical practice; and explores current scientific knowledge supporting the use of complementary and alternative therapies to promote healing and improve health.

ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN NURSING
This elective provides the student the opportunity to explore issues encountered in professional nursing practice relating to ethical and legal situations. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s analysis of issues to increase the ability to creatively examine and apply ethical and legal principles in nursing practice.

INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC NURSING
The course is an introduction to the emerging roles of the forensic nurse. The student will process selected literature and discuss components of the roles of the professional nurses working in forensic settings, particularly within the context of community, identifying opportunities for health promotion, advocacy, therapeutic intervention, and policy making related to clients who are perpetrators and/or victims of crime, violence, or trauma. Role theory, health systems theory, and the nursing process will be the context used to examine concepts of violence, victimization, boundary violation, social deviancy, physical and mental wound assessment, and ethical decision making in forensic settings.

RESEARCH IN NURSING
NURS research is introduced with emphasis on the steps in the research process and the critique of reported research on a selected topic in nursing. An analysis of the current status of research on selected topics will be conducted using the critique process culminating in the identification of the need for additional research.

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