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Nicholls State University (College of Nursing and Allied Health Department of Nursing)




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VISION
To be recognized as an innovative leader in the educational preparation of nursing and allied health professionals.

MISSION
The mission of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Nicholls State University is consistent with the mission statement and goals of the University. The mission of the College of Nursing and Allied Health is to prepare students to contribute to a global society and a diverse workforce as productive, responsible, and engaged citizens and as well-educated healthcare professionals to meet the healthcare needs of Louisiana and beyond. This is accomplished by continuously improving its teaching, research, and service in a personalized, culturally rich and dynamic learning environment that fosters faculty, staff, and student engagement. While the College promotes research and appropriate service, teaching is its primary mission. The College extends its mission beyond instruction by offering continuing education activities for healthcare professionals. The College is dedicated to continuous quality improvement through systematic assessment and evaluation of program outcomes, processes, and current and former students.

VALUES
The College of Nursing and Allied Health supports the Nicholls creed, affirming “values that promote citizenship, concern for self and others, and the desire for a better world,” and embraces as its core values:
1. DIVERSITY: We respect differences among members of society by providing a nurturing and tolerant environment.
2. EXCELLENCE: We strive to achieve the highest quality in all endeavors. We strive for excellence in teaching, research, and service, and empowerment through learning.
3. INTEGRITY: We strive to be fair and truthful in all instances.
4. LEADERSHIP: We are good stewards and representatives of the university because we value our collective role as a regional leader and model for all we serve.
5. RESPECTFULNESS: We commit to the customs and amenities of a civil society. We respect the rights of others and are responsive to the needs and interest of our constituents.
6. RESPONSIBILITY: We are responsible for our actions. We adhere to the doctrine of individual accountability in all our activities and contributions.
7. CARING: We treat others with empathy and openness in all our encounters while respecting each one’s individuality.
8. PROFESSIONALISM: We strive to demonstrate integrity in all our actions and to be committed and accountable to our stakeholders.

STRATEGIC GOALS 2006-2010
In an effort to fulfill the College and University mission, the following strategic goals have been developed:
1. Increase opportunities for student access and success in nursing and allied health disciplines.
2. Ensure quality and accountability in all nursing and allied health programs.
3. Enhance nursing and allied health services to community and state.
4. Manage fiscal resources (related to nursing and allied health expenses).
5. Increase recognition and visibility of the College
6. Enhance sense of College community.
7. Promote a diverse College community to provide an enriched and challenging educational experience in the nursing and allied health disciplines.

APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION
Within the College of Nursing and Allied Health, the Department of Nursing Associate of Science Nursing Program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program are approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nurses.

Further, the Associate of Science Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Additionally, Nicholls State University College of Nursing and Allied Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Department of Allied Health Sciences and its associated programs are nationally accredited and certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, the Cytotechnology Programs Review Committee of the American Society of Cytopathology, the National Health Career Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.



School name:Nicholls State UniversityCollege of Nursing and Allied Health Department of Nursing
Address:161 Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall, P.O. Box 2143
Zip & city:LA 70310 Louisiana
Phone:(985) 448-4696
Web:http://www.nicholls.edu/nursing/
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College of Nursing and Allied Health Department of Nursing Courses


BASIC NURSING CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE
Exam and a letter of acceptance into the clinical component of the nursing program.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR NURSES
Introduction of the concepts and critical thinking process utilized in health history and physical assessment. Students learn to develop skills and a systematic pattern for performing an integrated health history and physical assessment.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT WITH HEALTH ALTERATIONS I
The nursing care of adult clients with alterations in select body systems. Laboratory experiences in acute care nursing.

BASIC NURSING PROCESS
Introduction of the key concepts underlying nursing practice and the application of basic nursing skills.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND THE ADULT CLIENT
Introduction of the concepts underlying assessment and the application of basic assessment skills.

NURSING AND THE ADULT I
Nursing of the adult individual with selected well defined health alterations. Lecture, laboratory, clinical components utilize nursing process with emphasis on assessment, nursing diagnosis, and planning.

NURSING CARE OF THE CLIENT WITH ALTERATIONS IN MENTAL HEALTH
Emphasis improved understanding of self promotion of mental health, common behavioral alterations, methods of treatment and associated nursing care and rehabilitation. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section.

TOPICS IN HEALTH CARE
Selected topics related to health and health care. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT WITH HEALTH ALTERATIONS II
Planning, providing, and evaluating nursing care for adult clients with complex health needs in acute care settings.

NURSING CARE OF WOMEN AND NEWBORNS
Health care needs of women throughout their childbearing years and the neonate with special emphasis on normal adaptive processes as well as common health concerns.

NURSING CARE OF THE CHILD
Health care needs of children from infancy through adolescence with special emphasis on the effect of health alterations on normal growth and development.

ISSUES IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE
Current issues in nursing and health care delivery and the role of nursing in meeting the health care needs of the nation.

DRUG ABUSE
Pathophysiological approach to chemical dependency. History, composition, use and reactions of drugs relative to their potential injurious effects on the human body and their potential for inducing drug dependency. Open to non nursing students.

EGG INTERPRETATION AND MANAGEMENT
Interpretation and management of dysrhythmias and twelve-lead EKGs.

GENERAL MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Language of Health Sciences, including classification of word parts under anatomical systems and new word roots. A course designed for students in nursing, dietetics, social service fields, and all areas related to health.

GERONTOLOGY
A multidisciplinary overview of biopsychosocial aspects of the older adult. Open to non-nursing students.

GERONTIC NURSING
Designed to examine attitudes toward and of elderly; nursing care of the older adult to include assessment of elderly, laboratory tests, interventions specific to older people. Issues specific to health care of the aging will be explored.

DIMENSIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Examines the historical development of nursing and its relationship to contemporary issues and trends. Focus is on social, legal, and ethical components of professional nursing.

PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND DYING
A multidisciplinary overview of death and dying. Explores death as a personal phenomenon. Information sharing, values clarification, and coping behaviors are emphasized. Open to non nursing students.

NURSING AND THE ADULT II
Knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to health needs of adults experiencing multiple health alterations. Clinical components utilize nursing process, emphasizing planning and implementation.

PERIOPERATIVE NURSING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
Perioperative nursing care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team member roles. Application of concepts which enhance positive patient outcomes in various perioperative settings.

HUMAN SEXUALITY
A comprehensive study of the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of human sexuality. Open to all students.

NURSING AND THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Emphasis on knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to health needs of healthy obstetric/newborn clients and those experiencing multiple health alterations within the family. Laboratory and clinical components utilize nursing process with emphasis on planning and implementation.

NURSING AND THE CHILDREARING FAMILY
Emphasis on knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to health needs of pediatric clients from infancy to adolescence experiencing multiple health alterations within the family unit. Laboratory and clinical components utilize nursing process with emphasis on planning and implementation.

HONORS SPECIAL TOPICS IN GLOBAL HEALTH CARE
Selected topics related to health and health care. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Promotion, maintenance, and restoration of optimal mental health with emphasis on therapeutic communication skills and therapeutic use of self in providing care to individuals, groups, aggregates, and communities.
END-OF-LIFE CARE
Prepares registered nurses, student nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimum end-of-life care. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
Seminars and field experiences assist the registered nurse in the transition to the role of the professional baccalaureate nurse. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
RN to BSN students must see an advisor. Incorporates family centered, community based nursing process and biopsychosocial sciences in providing health care to individuals, groups, aggregates, and communities. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section.

NURSING LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT
Nursing Leadership and management of healthcare organizations with emphasis on theory, research, management functions, and practical application. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section.

PRECEPTORSHIP EXPERIENCE IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
RN to BSN students must see an advisor. Theory, research, and practical application to management of a health care team for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities by incorporating critical thinking and decision-making skills. The clinical focus is on utilization of plan of care with emphasis on implementation and evaluation in providing and managing nursing care.

INFORMATICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Computer applications in health care delivery systems.

NURSING THEORY AND RESEARCH
Nursing theory and the research process. Emphasis on critical analysis and application of selected research findings. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section.

CRITICAL CARE NURSING I
Basic information for the nursing management of clients with critical health alterations in specific bodily systems.

CRITICAL CARE NURSING II
Nursing management of critical health alterations not covered in Critical Care Nursing I.

CHILD ABUSE
All dimensions of child abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Multidisciplinary approach to theory, research, prevention, treatment, and high risk families. Open to all students.

BIOETHICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
Multidisciplinary overview of the field of bioethics. Current theoretical frameworks for ethical decision making as well as current issues in bioethics. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet Section.

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