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Norfolk State University (Department of Nursing)




Welcome to the Norfolk State University, Department of Nursing website. We are happy to know that you have an interest in the nursing programs at NSU. At NSU we are "Pursuing Excellence in a Student-Centered University". Norfolk State University hosts one of the first associate degree programs in the United States. In addition, the Department offers programs leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

For more than 50 years, the Department of Nursing has been educating registered nurses via high quality programs. We strive to educate registered nurses who are committed to providing, safe, excellent, culturally competent nursing care. The core values embraced by the faculty, staff and students include competence, compassion, accountability, integrity, excellence, and teamwork.

THE DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
The Department of Nursing offers Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Nursing which are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. 61 Broadway 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006, 1-800-669-1656 and approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, Department of Health Professions Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Richmond, Virginia 23233

The Associate Degree program prepares students as registered nurses able to assist individuals with self-care deficits associated with common recurring health problems. This program has two tracks: one for individuals without prior nursing experience and one for qualified licensed practical nurses (LPNs).

The traditional track can be completed in two academic years and a summer session. Qualified LPNs can complete the nursing courses in two semesters and one summer session. The Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree has three tracks: a 2nd degree track for individuals with a non-nursing degree, a LPN to BSN track for LPNs who have met defined pre-requisites, and a RN to BSN track for individuals who have earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programs are prepared as generalists in the practice of professional nursing. Upon graduation from the pre-licensure programs, individuals are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

Admission to the nursing programs is contingent upon acceptance by Norfolk State University first and then by the Department of Nursing. For further information about admissions, contact our Admissions Coordinator at 757-823-2205.



School name:Norfolk State UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:700 Park Avenue
Zip & city:VA 23504 Virginia
Phone:(757) 823-9013
Web:http://www.nsu.edu/nursing/
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Department of Nursing Courses


CNA–RN BRIDGE
Provides a transition course for the certified nurses assistant to the role of registered nurse by focusing on identified nursing content that is included in nursing theory and practice basic to preparation of the Associate Degree nurse.

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF NURSING
Introduction to general concepts of health and nursing and their applicability to clients of all ages located on the wellness portion of the wellness-illness continuum. Focus on stages of development and maturation and the cultural influence on all age groups as a means of understanding how individuals meet their basic needs. Development of basic skills of nursing assistance to individuals striving to maintain relative states of health as they perform their activities of daily living.

FUNDAMENTAL PHARMACOLOGICAL SKILLS
Development of skills necessary for the safe preparation and administration of drugs to patients of all ages. Focus on the metric, apothecary, and household systems of measurements, calculation of drug dosages and practice in the administration of medications.

CLINICAL NURSING I
Introduction to the design and implementation of systems of nursing assistance for individuals experiencing potential and/or actual difficulties in maintaining physiological homeostasis. Development of plans of care based on comprehensive nursing assessment of individuals throughout the life span and implementation of nursing interventions designed to restore homeostatic equilibrium.

CARE OF THE INDIVIDUAL WITH EMERGENT AND CHRONIC DISORDERS
Focus on nursing assistance to individuals of all ages and their significant others experiencing self-care deficits associated with emergent and chronic disorders. Emphasis on the application of the nursing process for clients experiencing ongoing deviations from wellness.

LPN-RN BRIDGE
Provides a transition course for the LPN to the RN. Focuses on identified nursing content that is included in nursing theory and practice basic to preparation of the Associate Degree Program.

CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN NURSING PRACTICE
Survey of nursing practice, its development, present trends and implications for the future. Orientation to the structure of organized nursing, employment opportunities, legal implications including licensure, current legislation regarding health-care, and nursing practice.

CLINICAL NURSING II
Focus on nursing assistance to individuals of all ages with increasingly complex self-care deficits. Emphasis on the application of the nursing process to clients experiencing altered self-concept, altered body image, loss, and selected situations of chronicity.

CLINICAL NURSING III
Focus on nursing assistance to individuals of all ages experiencing self-care deficits associated with major states of homeostatic disequilibrium. Emphasis on the application of the nursing process for clients experiencing complex multiple stressors.

SEMINAR
Small group work in which common nursing problems are identified and solutions are devised. Must pass comprehensive examinations covering the entire nursing curriculum.

MULTICULTURAL/BIO ETHICS
Study of the differences and similarities of culturally diverse people with regard to health and illness. Emphasis on clarification of personal values and an appreciation for the values that underpin health decisions made by the consumers of health care.

ESSENTIALS OF NURSING: SKILLS AND RELATED CONCEPTS
Study of cognitive and psychomotor skills related to basic nursing assistance of the well individual through the provision of health promotion strategies and care of the individual experiencing minor deviations from wellness resulting in self-care deficits which necessitate the application of beginning and intermediate nursing skills.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Development of expertise in obtaining nursing histories and performing physical assessments on clients throughout the life span experiencing varying levels of wellness. Opportunity for application and refinement of skills in the oncampus laboratory.

CONCEPTUAL MODELS FOR NURSING
Introduction to concepts underpinning the practice of professional nursing, including concepts of self-care, nursing process, systems theory, theories of family development and crisis.

PROVIDING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS
Focus on designing systems of nursing assistance for clients experiencing significant life cycle events which have a major impact on the lifestyles and activities of the individual and small groups, including child-bearing and childrearing. Also, discussed is the client with selected alterations in psychological homeostasis.

PROVIDING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS DURING
CHILDBEARING
This course focuses on designing systems of nursing assistance for clients experiencing significant life cycle events which have major impact on lifestyles and activities of individuals and small groups. The specific life-cycle events include clients with selected alteration in physiologic homeostasis which promotes childbearing. Placement: Summer Session Junior Year

PROVIDING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND CHILDBEARING ALTERATIONS
This course focuses on designing systems of nursing assistance for clients experiencing significant life cycle events which have major impact on lifestyles and activities of individuals and small groups. These specific life-cycle events include clients with selected alteration in psychological homeostasis across the life span and physiological homeostasis of infants/children/ adolescents. Placement: Fall Session

PROVIDING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND LARGE GROUPS
Focus on the design and implementation of systems of nursing assistance for individuals, families, and large groups in community and tertiary care settings, including clients throughout the life span and of diverse cultural backgrounds, experiencing self-care deficits with multiple etiologic factors and/or having a potential for multiple risk factors.

PROVIDING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND LARGE GROUPS
This course focuses on the design and implementation for systems of nursing assistance for individuals, families, and large groups in tertiary care settings. These clients, throughout the lifespan and of diverse cultural backgrounds, experience self-care deficits with multiple etiologic factors.

PROVIDING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND LARGE GROUPS
Admission into the second-degree BSN Evening/Weekend Track. This course focuses on the design and implementation for systems of nursing assistance for families, groups and communities, specifically high-risk populations throughout the life cycle. Students will use selected conceptual models in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care and analyzing the management of care delivery by others in a variety of settings.

PROVIDING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR FAMILIES, GROUPS AND COMMUNITIES
Focus on the design and implementation of systems of nursing assistance for families, groups and communities, specifically high-risk populations, throughout the life cycle. Usage of selected conceptual models in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care and analyzing the management of care delivery by others in a variety of settings.

PLANNING NURSING SYSTEMS FOR ADULTS
Design of systems nursing assistance for diverse groups of individuals and/or aggregates experiencing acute and/or chronic alterations in physiologic homeostasis, which has a major and significant impact upon the life-style and activities of the individual/aggregate. Specific attention to analyzing self-care deficits and planning appropriate nursing assistance based on this analysis.

NURSING RESEARCH DIMENSIONS
Study of research skills used in making inferences relating to nursing practice, understanding the research process, critiquing research articles, utilizing research findings in enhancing, and identifying researchable questions.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Examination of theory and concepts concerning the leadership process, organizational structure, and management strategies. Analyze complex health-care delivery systems, coordinate efforts for consumer health and nursing service, act as colleagues with other health professionals, evaluate the quality and direction of health and nursing, and encourage change as appropriate.

SEMINAR ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Attention to forces which affect health-care delivery and the impact of these changes on the scope of nursing practice. Emphasis on professional accountability, political involvement, and strategies for enhancing the image of the profession with other health professions and the lay public.

NURSING PROCESS SEMINAR
This capstone course promotes integration of knowledge and concepts obtained in previous nursing, science and general education courses into the design and implementation of nursing systems for groups of individuals and/or aggregates throughout the life span with complex deviations from wellness, including an intensive preceptored clinical experience. Successful completion of the course is dependent upon passing a comprehensive examination.

CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE
Study of a variety of interest areas of nursing, including selected topics for independent study, complete research projects, special nursing topics courses and community nursing experiences.

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