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North Carolina Central University (Department of Nursing)




The Department of Nursing offers an upper division Bachelor of Science Degree Program. Graduates may apply to write the National Council Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

The program curriculum has a lower and an upper division; each is two years in length. The lower division courses provide knowledge in the natural sciences, social sciences humanities and pre-nursing content. The upper division is the nursing major. The baccalaureate program establishes the basis for graduate study in nursing.

The purpose of the program is to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to function as professional nurses in a variety of health care settings. Throughout the curriculum the student will obtain competencies for professional nursing practice including critical thinking, decision making, communication, leadership, and hightech procedures to respond to changing needs and environments in today’s health care settings.

MISSION

The mission of the Department of Nursing emerges from the challenge to meet the manpower needs for quality health care locally, nationally and globally. The role and scope of the Department of Nursing are reflected in the characteristics of selected learning environments and their ability to enhance individual productivity in a changing society. The Department of Nursing provides an essential service to improve the quality of life for all people through quality educational programs, research and scholarly endeavors, and community service.



School name:North Carolina Central UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:1801 Fayetteville St.
Zip & city:NC 27707 North Carolina
Phone:(919) 530-6381
Web:http://ariel.acc.nccu.edu/artsci/nursing/
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CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
This is a theory and simulated laboratory course which begins to develop the foundation for professional nursing practice. Students learn beginning psychomotor skills necessary for the care of clients.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This is a theory and simulated laboratory course that focuses on comprehensive health assessment knowledge and skills for the provision of nursing care across the lifespan.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Through the epidemiological approach, this course focuses on disease processes related to physiological alterations. The relationship between nursing diagnosis and pathophysiological conditions is emphasized.

APPLIED NURSING PRINCIPLES I
Student develops psychomotor skills necessary to care for adult clients with acute physiological alterations.

APPLIED NURSING PRINCIPLES II
The student develops psychomotor skills necessary to care for adult clients with acute and/or chronic physiological alterations.

PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING
Focuses on pharmacological therapy and the role of the nurse in the use of pharmacologic agents in the treatment, management and prevention of health problems across the life-span.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT I
This is an introduction to the care of adults across the life-span. The focus is on the care of clients with acute and chronic physiological alterations in primary and secondary health care settings.

NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT II
Course continues the concepts presented in Adaptation I. Students will apply the nursing process in the care of adult clients with acute physiological alterations.

PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
This theory-practicum course explores the application of nursing theories relevant to the nursing care of clients exhibiting maladaptive behavior. The related clinical experiences are directed primarily toward clients requiring in-patient psychiatric care.
JUNIOR SEMINAR I
This course introduces professional and personal skills that include communication, critical thinking and inquiry skills.

JUNIOR SEMINAR II
Course focuses on additional professional and personal skills that include problemsolving, teaching, learning, and critical thinking.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT
This is an analysis of sociopolitical and ethical issues and concepts that are directly related to professional nursing practice in an evolving health care system. The role of the nurse as a leader and manager is emphasized.

APPLIED NURSING PRINCIPLES III
The student develops psychomotor skills necessary to care for childbearing and childrearing families.

NURSING CARE OF THE FAMILY
Course uses the nursing process to focus on normal and altered functions of the woman and family in the childbearing cycle. Developmental concepts are emphasized as the basis of care for the childbearing family with acute, chronic and preventive health care needs.

ADAPTATION V: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Course explores the nature and scope of community health nursing practice. The focus is on providing care to individuals, families and aggregates using the levels of prevention as a framework.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
This is a study of special nursing topics or problems which are of specific interest to the student and approved by the faculty.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING PRACTICE
This is an examination of selected influential social, ethical, cultural, political and economic forces in the internal and external environments of complex client care system

ADAPTATION VI: NURSING CARE OF THE ADULT WITH COMPLEX HEALTH PROBLEMS
Course focuses on the nursing care of clients with complex health problems. Learning experiences include an internship that is designed to foster transition to the role of professional nurse at a beginning level.

TRANSCULTURAL HEALTH CARE
Using the conceptual framework of transcultural health care, the culture of major ethnic and racial groups is explored. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of each person as a unique system influenced by cultural life-ways.

CRITICAL CARE NURSING
This is a study of alterations in dimensions of human functioning that necessitate admission to a critical care unit.

HEALTH ADAPTATION AND AGING
This is an overview of applicable theories of aging and related concepts are reviewed. Selected high risk stressors of the aged are addressed and improved adaptation to aging are covered.

NURSING RESEARCH
Course focuses on the research process. Students learn the steps of the research process and how to critique research findings.

SENIOR SEMINAR I
Emphasis is on role transition and synthesis of knowledge and competencies. Topics such as career pathways and selfappraisal of professional competencies are explored.

SENIOR SEMINAR II
This is a continuation of Senior Seminar I. Emphasis is on role transition and synthesis of knowledge and competencies. Topics such as networking and values clarification are explored.

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