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Minot State University (Department of Nursing)




MISSION & PHILOSOPHY

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a four-year course of study and provides a broad background of liberal arts, sciences and general education as a minimum foundation for professional nursing. A graduate is prepared as a generalist practitioner in nursing and is qualified to take the licensure examination to become a registered nurse. Minot State University’s nursing program provides experiences in meeting human needs holistically along the health-illness continuum.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Minot State University Department of Nursing is an integral part of the parent institution and is dedicated to the pursuit of higher learning grounded in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The Department of Nursing shares the mission of Minot State University to advance knowledge, critical and creative thinking, and the vitality of community cultures. The mission of the institution is supported by beliefs, core values, and visions describing aspects of learning, teaching, campus life, research, and service. The mission of the Department of Nursing is to educate individuals for professional roles in nursing and for graduate education.

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING PHILOSOPHY AND THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTS

The philosophy of the Department of Nursing faculty is anchored in the major constructs of the meta-paradigm of nursing. Those constructs are identified as person, environment, health and nursing.

The Nursing Department faculty recognizes people are unique, complex, and evolving. Persons interact with a changing environment to maintain life and achieve purposes as individuals and members of a society. The person within the context of nursing is identified as a client. A client may be further defined as an individual, family, a group and/or community. People are dynamic, complex, adaptive, and self determined in achieving a meaningful existence. People utilize their cognitive, affective, and psychomotor capacities to achieve self-actualization.

The environment is dynamic, complex, and multidimensional. The environment is further defined as the context, surroundings, settings, foci, or backgrounds within which individuals interact. Persons have a reciprocal relationship with ever changing internal and external environments. These environment systems interact in the ecological, socio-cultural, political, economic, spiritual, ethical and legal realms.

Health is defined as a condition of the life cycle that is dynamic, adaptive, responsive to both internal and external stimuli, and influenced by the behaviors of the person. Health refers to the person’s state of well-being at the time nursing occurs. Health is personal and can range from high-level wellness to terminal illness.

Nursing is defined as an application of scientific knowledge enhanced by artful practice in a socially responsible manner. Nurses provide leadership as members of interdisciplinary teams, provide client centered care to promote health, prevent disease, and restore and maintain client integrity throughout the life span.

Nursing education is viewed as a process designed to facilitate learning. Students and faculty are active and responsible participants in learning. Nursing education at the baccalaureate level integrates content from the arts and humanities and social and physical sciences. The key curricular components emphasized within the curriculum are derived from the Department of Nursing’s mission and philosophy and include professionalism, research, holistic health, and globalization. Certain content within all courses are integrated with the key curricular components.




School name:Minot State UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:500 University Ave West
Zip & city:ND 58707 North Dakota
Phone:701-858-3101
Web:http://www.minotstateu.edu/nursing/
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Department of Nursing Courses


PRE-PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Facilitates the development of professional behaviors, roles, and responsibilities. Provides opportunity for professional development, community service, and continuing education. Nursing elective graded pass/fail. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing.

MATH FOR MEDS
Enables the student to develop calculation skills, using the dimensional analysis technique, to safely calculate and administer medications.

ART AND AESTHETICS IN NURSING
Provides a framework to foster caring and critical thinking in nursing. Artistic forms are utilized as transformative learning experiences to convey the concerns and feelings of others, the sensitivity to the contexts in which others live, their cultures and the unique ways they live in the world. Nursing elective graded pass/fail.

NURSING PERSPECTIVES
Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing. Open to the general university student.

NURSING FOUNDATIONS
Formulates deliberate and caring nursing actions based on scientific principles using the nursing process and directed toward the meeting the specific needs of the adult client from diverse backgrounds within a health care setting. Emphasis of this course is on effective communication techniques, theoretical concepts, and psychomotor skills which lead to the development of more complex nursing knowledge and practice.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Applies methods required for a nursing health assessment in classroom and laboratory setting.

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
Fosters an awareness and understanding of the aging population by investigating the biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of the elderly population. The issues of wellness, health, and function are addressed. The student is expected to gain an understanding of nursing and nursing’s role in providing care for the older population.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING I
Focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing common health problems with predictable outcomes in selected body systems, including concepts of adsorption, elimination, regulation, mobility, perceptual dysfunction, cell injury and inflammation, altered immune responses, and preoperative principles. Concepts important in understanding health and illness in the elderly are included. Clinical experiences occur in laboratory simulation and preoperative settings.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING II
Focuses on nursing care of adults, including the elderly, who experience chronic and/or progressive health problems in selected body systems. Concepts of sensation, oxygenation, digestion, regulation, movement/coordination, and abnormal cell growth are included. Principles and practices of intravenous therapy are applied to the adult client. Clinical experiences occur in the laboratory, medical, and rehabilitation settings of the hospital.

CHILD HEALTH NURSING
Applies theories, concepts, and competencies in providing nursing care for children.

PSYCHIATRIC - MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Applies psychosocial concepts and theories in psychiatric-mental health nursing within a nursing process framework for care of persons with mental health conditions.

WOMEN’S HEALTH NURSING
Applies current theories and concepts in Women’s Health and Health practices within families. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing. CS = 15.*

NURSING THEORY AND RESEARCH
Surveys contribution of theory and research to the development of the discipline of nursing. Focuses on nursing theories, conceptualizations, and research utilization for decision making within professional nursing.

MATERNAL NEWBORN NURSING
Applies current theories, concepts, and competencies in evidence based Maternal-Newborn Nursing. Provides experiences in caring for women, childbearing families and newborns in the hospital, clinic and community. Compares the nursing roles in Maternal-Newborn Nursing.

LPN TO BSN BRIDGE COURSE
Facilitates the transition of Licensed Practical Nurses into baccalaureate education by emphasizing core theory and clinical experience utilizing strategies of adult learning.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING I
Professional Nursing I introduces the student to the nature of baccalaureate nursing, including the Department of Nursing Philosophy and curricular concepts. Students explore various nursing roles and theories in a variety of traditional and nontraditional settings.

NURSING INTERNSHIP
Fosters development of clinical nursing skills and decision making in approved health care agencies. Nursing elective graded pass/fail. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing.

NURSING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Provides opportunities to implement leadership skills in professional roles and community service. Promotes activities in professionalism, continuing education, and networking. Nursing elective graded pass/fail. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Prerequisites: NURS 255 and 264 and admission to nursing. CS = 15.*

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
This elective course explores the scientific, theoretical, and clinical foundations of therapeutic touch. Contemporary research findings are discussed and critiqued. Blends both didactic and experiential learning into a balanced, grounded approach to this new version of an ancient, caring, healing art.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Demonstrates population-focused community-oriented nursing through the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving and maintaining the health of populations and grounded in social justice. Provides experiences in a variety of urban, rural, and frontier community settings.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING III
Focuses on advanced nursing care of adults, experiencing acute, complex, and potentially unstable illnesses and injuries. Concepts, principles, and theories relating to adaptation and life support management of regulatory systems are included. Clinical experiences include laboratory stimulation and life system support settings, including critical care areas, dialysis, and emergency/trauma services.

NURSING REVIEW
Provides a systematic review of essential nursing content required for licensure.

TRENDS AND ISSUES
Evaluates current issues and trends impacting upon professional nursing practice. Introduces strategies to empower nurses for professional nursing with emphasis on legal, ethical and political economic frameworks, career management; and health care policy.

NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
Analyzes theories and concepts of leadership and management for the professional nurse in dynamic nursing care delivery systems.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING II
Professional Nursing II will provide the student with an opportunity to examine professional nursing in a changing health care delivery system including the current and future focus of nursing care.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING III
Professional Nursing III will provide the student with the opportunity to integrate leadership and management concepts with nursing practice in a health care system selected collaboratively by the student and faculty.

NURSING PRACTICUM
Integrates management concepts in clinical nursing practice in selected health care systems with the collaborative guidance of faculty and clinical preceptors.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Special Topics.


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