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Mountain State University (School of Health Sciences)




The nursing program consists of a concentration in nursing science along with general studies, including the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Clinical practice components place students in such settings as hospitals, health departments, clinics, nursing homes, and doctors’ offices, providing them with an opportunity to improve their application of nursing theory and skills.

In addition to the traditional B.S.N. program, three pathway options are available: one for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), one for RNs who are graduates of diploma or associate degree programs, and one for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field.

Graduates are prepared for entry-level nursing positions with the potential for advancement into leadership positions or graduate study. The program is accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, New York NY 10006, tel. 212.363.5555).

Program graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Successful performance on the NCLEX-RN is required for licensure as a nurse. Other eligibility requirements vary by state; students are responsible for ascertaining that they meet eligibility requirements for the state in which they wish to practice.

All boards of nurse examiners, including the West Virginia Board of Examiners, have the right to deny admission to an exam or to refuse licensure if an individual has not met all requirements. The West Virginia Board of Examiners may deny admission if an applicant (1) is or has been guilty of fraud or deceit in procuring a license to practice; (2) has been convicted of a felony; (3) is unfit or incompetent by reason of negligence, habits, or other causes; (4) is addicted to the use of habit-forming drugs; (5) is mentally incompetent or (6) is guilty of conduct derogatory to the morals or standards of the profession; (7) is practicing or attempting to practice as a registered professional nurse without a license or registration; or (8) has willfully or repeatedly violated any of the provisions of licensing law.*

Nursing students must comply with the standards for professional nursing practice as stated in the Legislative Rules of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (19-10-1).

*State of West Virginia Code and Legislative Rules for Registered Professional Nurses, 2002 (9).

TRADITIONAL NURSING PROGRAM
Application and Admission
Nursing program admission is selective and competitive, with students admitted directly to the program as freshmen. Acceptance to the University and meeting the nursing program requirements do not guarantee admission. Criteria for acceptance include:
* ACT cumulative score of at least 20
* High school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
* One high school course with a grade of C or better in each of the following subjects: algebra, biology, and one laboratory science

Other measures may be considered or required. Applicants’ academic records, particularly in the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and mathematics, are a major factor in admissions decisions.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may be accepted on a provisional basis. To be considered for provisional acceptance, applicants must have an ACT cumulative score of at least 20 or a college GPA of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 (college GPA must be based on at least 15 credit hours, including at least 6 hours in math and/or science with a minimum grade of C).

For provisionally admitted students, progression to the sophomore level requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better and a minimum grade of C or P in all classes. Those who are required to complete developmental courses may be unable to complete the program in four years.

For all students, enrollment in sophomore nursing classes requires the completion of a physical examination form by a licensed health care provider, including certification that the student is able to function in the job of a registered professional nurse and has all required immunizations. Students must have current CPR certification (health care provider) and health insurance, and must pass a drug screening and criminal background check.

Admission to the nursing program is selective and competitive. Because the program has a rolling admission policy, there is no application deadline. Qualified applicants who apply early are accepted as soon as their completed application is reviewed. It is strongly suggested, however, that you submit your application no later than March 15. Qualified applicants who apply after that date will be accepted until the class is filled and then placed on a waiting list. Applicants who have completed their prerequisites at MSU and are otherwise qualified are given preference over those who are transferring prerequisites from other colleges or universities.



School name:Mountain State UniversitySchool of Health Sciences
Address:PO Box 9003
Zip & city:WV 25802 West Virginia
Phone:304-929-1617
Web:http://www.mountainstate.edu/majors/onlinecatalogs/undergrad/programs/NursingBSN.aspx
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MEDICATION MATH FOR NURSES
Application of arithmetic and algebraic concepts to medication and intravenous fluid math calculations. Covers specific applications to nursing situations and problems across the lifespan. Sp.

BASIC CONCEPTS OF NURSING
Introduces concepts essential to nursing care: human beings, universal needs, health, nursing, environment, caring, and others as selected. F.

BASIC CONCEPTS OF NURSING CLINICAL
Focuses on the integration of theoretical and scientific concepts with the critical thinking, psychomotor, assessment, and mathematical skills necessary for the safe delivery of nursing care. F.

BASIC CONCEPTS OF NURSING LAB
Application of basic nursing skills in a variety of settings. F.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Emphasizes theory basic to nursing assessment and the identification of both expected variations and abnormal physiological processes across the lifespan. F; ISP.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT CLINICAL LAB
Practical experience using the skills and techniques involved in performing a physical examination on student partners and selected individuals within the health care setting.

NURSING PROCESS
Introduces the use of systematic inquiry in the practice of nursing. Focus on the nursing process; professional role development; historical, philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing; regulation of nursing practice; therapeutic communication; and medical terminology. Emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving.

NURSING OF THE CHILDREARING FAMILY
Introduction to family structure and theory with a focus on internal and external environmental factors that influence dynamics and function throughout the childrearing years. Emphasizes use of nursing process, curative factors, community resources, and critical thinking to assist individuals and families with promotion of health, accomplishment of universal needs, adaptation to alterations in health, and fostering of normal growth and development. Sp.

NURSING OF THE CHILDREARING FAMILY CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of systematic inquiry, professional and caring behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to the nursing care of individuals from infancy through adolescence and their families with emphasis on family dynamics and community resources. Experience may include a variety of acute care and community settings. Sp.

NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Introduction to family structure and theory with a focus on internal and external environmental factors that influence dynamics and function throughout the child-bearing years. Emphasizes assistance to individuals and families adapting to changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period through application of nursing process, caring behaviors, and appropriate community resources. Sp.

NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of systematic inquiry, professional and caring behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to nursing care of individuals and families during the childbearing years. Experiences may include a variety of acute care and community settings. Sp.

PATHOPHARMACOLOGY
Emphasizes the physical dimension of the human body as a hemodynamic organism. The physiology of altered health, manifestations of pathogenesis, and selected modes of treatment, particularly pharmacologic. F; ISP.

THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE: LPN-TO-RN ROLE DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSITION
Examines concepts of change and transition in the complex process of professional role development. Includes issues related to role development, transition, change, professionalism, reentry, and adult learning theory. Discusses such aspects of professional nursing practice as philosophy, conceptual frameworks, levels of practice, the nursing process, communication, and application of curative factors. Assessment of individual student needs determines clinical experiences.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILY
Examines family concepts and dynamics during the childbearing and childrearing years. Emphasizes identifying the professional nurse’s role in using the nursing process, curative factors, and community resources to assist this population with promotion of health, accomplishment of human needs, adaptation to alterations in health, and fostering normal growth and development.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILY LAB
Clinical application of nursing process, caring and professional behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to the nursing care of individuals and families in the childbearing and childrearing stage of development.

PRINCIPLES OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Study of internal and external factors influencing the mental health of individuals and families and the effect of mental health disorders on the individual, family, and community. Topics include pathological processes, application of nursing process and curative factors, and health promotion. Primary focus on helping clients to achieve healthy adaptation to factors influencing mental health across the life span. Sp.

PRINCIPLES OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of nursing process, caring and professional behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to the nursing care of individuals and families with mental health problems that influence their ability to meet universal needs. Experiences include a variety of acute care and community settings.

NURSING OF THE YOUNG ADULT
Study of internal and external factors influencing the health status of young adults and their families and communities. Emphasizes use of critical thinking skills in application of the nursing process to universal needs, age-appropriate teaching and health promotion. F.

NURSING OF THE YOUNG ADULT CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of systematic inquiry, professional and caring behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to the nursing care of young adults and their families. Experiences include a variety of acute care and community settings.

LEGAL ISSUES IN NURSING
Survey of laws in West Virginia, as well as federal laws and regulations, that regulate nursing practice including the care of children in the school setting. F; ISP.

NURSING OF THE MIDDLE ADULT
Study of internal and external factors influencing the health status of middle adults and their families and communities. Emphasizes critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process to universal needs, age-appropriate teaching, and health promotion. F.

NURSING OF THE MIDDLE ADULT CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of systematic inquiry, professional and caring behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to the nursing care of middle adults and their families. Experiences include a variety of acute care and community settings. Formerly 321A. F.

NURSING OF THE OLDER ADULT
Study of internal and external factors influencing the health status of older adults and their families and communities. Emphasizes use of critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process to universal needs, age-appropriate teaching, and health promotion. Sp.

NURSING OF THE OLDER ADULT CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of systematic inquiry, professional and caring behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to the nursing care of older adults and their families and communities. Experiences include a variety of acute care, chronic care, and community settings. Formerly 322A. Sp.

NURSING RESEARCH
Introductory study of research methodology as it applies to the practice of nursing. Emphasizes defining basic elements of research and evaluation of nursing research reports. Sp; ISP.

TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Assists RNs with the transition into baccalaureate education. Introduces nursing philosophy, theories, and the core concepts that form the framework of the B.S.N. curriculum. An adult teaching and learning approach provides flexibility and integrates existing knowledge and skills while emphasizing concepts relevant to nursing with a focus on critical thinking and decision making. Successful completion leads to eligibility for up to 42 hours of advanced placement credit. ISP only.

NURSING ACROSS THE ADULT LIFE SPAN I
Study of internal and external factors influencing the health status of adults, their families, and their communities. Emphasizes use of critical thinking skills in application of the nursing process to universal needs, age-appropriate teaching, and health promotion. Incorporates developmental stages and physiological changes across the adult life span in study of specific disease processes.

NURSING ACROSS THE ADULT LIFE SPAN II
Integrates concepts of team leading into the clinical experience of adult clients across the life span.

NURSING OF COMPLEX PROBLEMS THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN
Study of internal and external factors that result in complex diseases and disorders in individuals throughout the life span. Emphasizes use of critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process to universal needs of individuals and their families, age-appropriate teaching, and health promotion. F; ISP.

NURSING OF COMPLEX PROBLEMS THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of systematic inquiry, professional and caring behaviors, and age-appropriate teaching to the nursing care of individuals throughout the life span with complex diseases or disorders as well as of their families. Experience in an acute care setting. Formerly 401A. F; ISP.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Study of internal and external factors that influence the health status of human beings as members of communities or groups. Emphasizes critical thinking skills in the application of nursing process to universal needs, appropriate teaching, and health promotion of aggregates and communities. F; ISP.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING CLINICAL LAB
Clinical application of systematic inquiry, professional and caring behaviors, appropriate teaching, and health promotion to the nursing care of communities and aggregates. Experiences include a variety of community settings.

LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
Study of principles of management and leadership involved with groups of clients and members of the nursing team. Emphasizes use of these concepts while demonstrating and promoting caring behaviors. Sp; ISP.

PROFESSIONAL TRENDS AND ISSUES
Critical analysis of issues and trends influencing the practice of nursing at both the personal and professional levels. Sp; ISP.

CAPSTONE CLINICAL
Implementation of the role of the professional nurse. Students provide care for clients and their families in secondary and tertiary settings, participate in management activities, and apply leadership principles within a caring framework under a faculty member or professional nurse preceptor. Sp; ISP.

SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR
Helps stu-dents identify and reflect upon their thinking processes. Presents nursing content in the form of case studies and computerized testing. Specific cognitive components are presented, and students determine how to use each to answer questions. Emphasis on analysis and synthesis of pertinent data. Students are challenged to provide scientific rationale for nursing practice. Sp.

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