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Middle Tennessee State University (School of Nursing)




The nursing program at MTSU began in 1966 as a two year associate degree program. A total of 799 students graduated from the associate degree program with the last graduating class in 1990. The present four year BSN program enrolled students in the first junior year nursing class in the Fall 1988. The first class of 23 students graduated in May, 1990.

MISSION

The Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing educates individuals to function as professional nurses competent to meet the health care needs of individuals and groups across the life span and to adapt to future trends in health care.




School name:Middle Tennessee State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:1301 East Main Street
Zip & city:TN 37132 Tennessee
Phone:1.615.898.2437
Web:http://mtsu32.mtsu.edu:11238/
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PROFESSIONALISM IN NURSING
Exposes the novice nursing student to the profession of nursing. Concept of professionalism explored and related to nursing. Includes a brief historical review of nursing and nursing theories. Professional values, practice standards, and communications with health care professional introduced. Legal implications for nursing explored.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Basic mechanisms of disease processes and their role in disrupting normal physiology. Three hours lecture.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Principles and techniques required for the assessment and analysis of data (diagnosis). Normal assessment findings and selected abnormal findings studied. Cultural variations and assessment variations across the lifespan explored.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT LABORATORY
Opportunity to practice the basic principles and techniques required for the assessment and analysis of data (diagnosis). Normal assessment findings in the adult as well as selected abnormal findings studied. Cultural variations and assessment variations across the lifespan explored.

CONCEPTS OF NURSE AGENCY
Admission to upper-level nursing and completion of majority of lower-division required courses. Philosophy and objectives of the program, Self-Care Deficit Theory, and other concepts and theories relevant to nurse agency.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT
Socializes the returning R.N. into the role of a baccalaureate nurse. Professionalism in nursing, role transition, history of nursing education, and issues pertinent to returning adult learners.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR NURSE AGENCY
Physical and psychosocial assessment skills developed to provide a basis for reorganizing and meeting client self-care deficits. Two hours lecture.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT CLINICAL
Practice in physical and psychosocial assessment. Two hours laboratory.

SELF-CARE ASSISTANCE
Admission to the upper-division nursing program and completion of the lower-division required courses. Knowledge and skills necessary to apply Self-Care Deficit Theory. Five hours of lecture.

ASSISTANCE CLINICAL
Admission to upper-division nursing. Corequisite: NURS 3150. Self-Care Deficit Theory applied in clinical settings. Ten hours laboratory.

PHARMACOLOGICAL REQUISITES FOR NURSE AGENCY
Knowledge and responsibility necessary for the assessment and monitoring of clients receiving pharma-cotherapeutics.

DEVELOPMENTAL PROMOTION IN CHILDBEARING
Concepts of the family as a societal unit emphasizing the childbearing function. Stresses nurse agency assistance with developmental tasks and crisis intervention from preconception through the late postpartum period. Three hours lecture.

CHILDBEARING CLINICAL
Care of clients from the prenatal through the postpartum period in clinical settings. Six hours laboratory.

MENTAL HEALTH REQUISITE CARE
Nurse agency in the promotion of mental health and the care of clients with acute and chronic mental health deficits. Three hours lecture.

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL
Care of clients with acute and chronic mental health deficits in the clinical setting. Six hours laboratory.

EDUCATIVE/SUPPORTIVE HEALTH CARE
Incorporates concepts from nursing and public health to emphasize the role of nurse agency in primary care settings with an orientation toward individuals, families, groups, and communities. Four hours lecture.

EDUCATIVE CLINICAL
Nurse agency support of individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of settings. Six hours laboratory.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE
Introduces nursing care concepts necessary to support basic care of clients across the lifespan; foundation for subsequent nursing courses.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE–CLINICAL
Nursing practice applied in laboratory and clinical settings. Twelve clock hours per week.

HEALTH AND GERONTOLOGY
Focuses on the normal aging process and related health care issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Incorporates concepts of health promotion, prevention, and adaptation for those who are aging and their families.

CARING FOR ADULT CLIENTS I
Professional nursing care in a variety of settings for the adult client with simple and chronic health problems.

CARING FOR ADULT CLIENTS I–CLINICAL
Applying the nursing process in a clinical setting with the adult client experiencing acute and chronic health deviations. Twelve clock hours per week.

CARING FOR THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Incorporates the nursing process and critical thinking skills into the professional nursing care of the childbearing female and the family. Focuses on health promotion, prevention, and adaptation for the childbearing client.

CARING FOR THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY–CLINICAL
Nursing process for applying the clinical application and principles of nursing and family theory to childbearing families. Focuses on health promotion, prevention, and adaptation for childbearing families.

HEALTH CARE RESEARCH
Utilizes systematic inquiry and analysis by reinforcing the problem-solving method. Utilization of research in the improvement of health care practice to affect positive client outcomes examined. Attention given to a thorough search and critique of current research literature related to a problem area selected by the student.

INDEPENDENT HEALTH CARE STUDY
Allows the student to pursue individual interests in nursing by contracting with an instructor and documenting the plan of learning as well as its fulfillment. One to three lectures or two to six laboratory hours.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Explores selected nursing topics in depth. Specified topic offered each semester according to student interest and faculty availability.

INFORMATICS FOR THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL
Theoretical foundations of informatics for health care professionals. Examines information technology and tools on the Internet. Emphasis on impact of automated data management through information systems in health care.

HEALTH DEVIATION REQUISITE CARE
The nursing process in the care of the adult client with physical self-care deficits in acute and long-term care settings. Six hours lecture.

HEALTH DEVIATION CLINICAL
The nursing process applied in the clinical setting to clients with physical self-care deficits. Six hours laboratory.

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSISTANCE IN CHILDREARING
Unique body of knowledge and skills essential to the delivery of safe, comprehensive care to children, adolescents, and their families when deleterious factors threaten to interrupt development. Three hours lecture.

CHILDREARING CLINICAL
Care of children, adolescents, and their families in various settings. Six hours laboratory.

HEALTH CARE RESEARCH
The research process in developing a research proposal for a student-identified problem in the health care delivery system. Discussion and critique of related research findings and research proposals of peers. Three hours lecture.

COMPENSATORY HEALTH CARE
Knowledge base for working with critically and terminally ill clients requiring wholly compensatory care. Legal and ethical considerations arising in critical care settings are explored and professional responsibilities are refined. Four hours lecture.

COMPENSATORY CLINICAL
Clinical course taken concurrently with NURS 4230. Provides clinical experience in critical care areas and with clients requiring wholly compensatory care. Requires nine (eight hour) days in hospital plus simulated labs.

LEADERSHIP IN NURSING SYSTEMS
Concepts of leadership applied to the practice of nurse agency. Technical, administrative, and human relations skills are identified for the purpose of adjusting the goals of a group. Four hours lecture.

MANAGEMENT OF NURSING SYSTEMS
Provides independence in management of nursing systems in various health care institutions. Requires eleven (eight-hour) days in hospital plus simulated labs.

CARING FOR ADULT CLIENTS II
Incorporates the nursing process and critical thinking skills into the professional nursing care of the adult client experiencing complex, multi-system illness, failure, and trauma. Opportunities for the nursing student to combine acquired knowledge from previous nursing courses and courses from other disciplines with new phenomena encountered in a variety of high acuity care settings.

CARING FOR ADULT CLIENTS II–CLINICAL
Opportunity for nursing students to integrate didactic and empirical knowledge and skills for clients with critical needs into the acute care setting. Understanding of complex, multi-system illness, failure, and trauma in providing nursing care. Twelve clock hours per week.

CARING FOR CHILDREN AND TEEN CLIENTS
Incorporates the nursing process and critical thinking skills into the professional nursing care of children, adolescents, and their families. Principles of growth and development and family-centered care.

CARING FOR CHILDREN AND TEEN CLIENTS–CLINICAL
Provides assistance in transferring knowledge to the implementation of nursing care of children, adolescents, teens, and their families in a variety of clinical settings. Six clock hours per week.

CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY AS CLIENT
Opportunity for students to learn theoretical concepts and epidemiological principles related to health promotion and preventive services. Primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention covered. Focuses on the work of an interdisciplinary health care team and concepts of nursing and public health when working with the individual, family, group, and community as client.

CARING FOR CLIENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH ALTERATIONS
Opportunity for students to learn theoretical concepts relating to mental health and psychiatric nursing. Interpersonal and group communication, psychopathology, and legal and ethical issues explored. Methods used in providing nursing care for clients with alterations in mental health presented. Interdisciplinary health care team and its function in the psychiatric setting explored.

NURSING CARE OF VULNERABLE AGGREGATES CLINICAL
Familiarizes the undergraduate nursing student with ways to care for aggregates. Emphasis on clients in the community and in in-patient psychiatric facilities. Nine clock hours per week.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND LEADERSHIP
Opportunity for students to learn theoretical concepts relating to leadership in nursing. Theories of leadership and management including legal and ethical issues explored.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND LEADERSHIP CLINICAL
Clinical application of professional practice and leadership principles. Provides independence in the management of nursing systems in various health care institutions. Six clock hours per week.

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