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North Dakota State University (College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences )




The College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences has been a center of excellence at North Dakota State University (NDSU) for more than 100 years. It has a national reputation for training and supplying high quality pharmacists and nurses for the state, region, and nation. NDSU was one of the first pharmacy schools in the nation to convert its curriculum to an all Pharm.D. program. Its current doctor of pharmacy program has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education since 1993. NDSU has a very innovative curriculum to offer its students which provides graduates with a competitive edge in the job marketplace. Through its contemporary facilities and highly motivated and creative faculty, students are exposed to the latest advances in pharmacy and nursing practice and technology.

The College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in both pharmacy and nursing. Degrees offered by the College include: (a.) six year entry level doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.); (b.) two year post-baccalaureate Pharm.D.; (c.) BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical sciences; and (d.) BS, MS, and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees in nursing. In addition, the College also has preprofessional programs in allied science including respiratory care, clinical laboratory sciences, and radiological sciences.

The College has a total student enrollment of more than 1,500 students in preprofessional, professional, and graduate programs in pharmacy, nursing and allied science. The College annually admits 80-85 students in its pharmacy professional program and 60 students in its nursing professional program. The College currently supports a graduate student enrollment of approximately 50 students (30 in pharmaceutical sciences and 20 in nursing). The College has a highly competitive research program in pharmaceutical sciences which attracts significant funding from NIH and other sources.

NDSU has been rated nationally as a program of exceptional quality and one of the best values in the country in comparison to the costs and quality of other Universities.

MISSION

The NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences advances health care through research and scholarship and prepares students to become competent, caring, ethical, professionals and citizens, committed to lifelong learning.

VISION

We envision a College that is a leader in pharmacy, nursing, and allied sciences education with human, physical, and financial resources appropriate to fulfill its mission; a College which fosters the acquisition and discovery of new knowledge through research and scholarship; and a College that enhances the provision of patient-focused care through all its disciplines for the well being of the public.



School name:North Dakota State UniversityCollege of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences
Address:Sudro Hall, Room 123
Zip & city:ND 58105 North Dakota
Phone:(701) 231-7456
Web:http://pharmacy.ndsu.nodak.edu/about/index.html
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CLIENT CONCEPTS
Emphasizes the physiologic, psychologic, and pathophysiologic concepts which provide the foundation for professional nursing care.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING I
Focuses on the etiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms, and nursing care of adult clients experiencing common disorders of body system function.

NURSING CONCEPTS
Introduction to the major, encompassing concepts integral to the nursing process including communication, legal issues, values and ethics, spirituality, pain management, and immobility issues.

FAMILY NURSING I
Focuses on nursing care and promotion for the childbearing family and includes identification and care of high risk clients.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Focuses on health assessment and health promotion of individual clients through utilization of the nursing process and basic nursing concepts.

FAMILY NURSING II
Focuses on nursing care of the child and family as client. Includes infancy through adolescence, hospitalized and within the community, acutely ill and chronically ill; common stressors throughout the growing years; strategies for health promotion.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Synthesis and application of nursing and public health concepts to promote the wellness of communities, families, and individuals.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Synthesis and application of nursing and psychiatric-mental health concepts to promote the wellness of individuals and groups.

ADULT HEALTH II
The etiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms, and nursing care of critically ill adult clients.

ADULT HEALTH III
The etiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms, and organization of nursing care of adult clients experiencing selected complex stressors.

ROLE DEVELOPMENT I, II
Capstone integration of nursing concepts into the complex professional practice role. Nursing program themes are applied and reinforced. Critical thinking and decision-making skills are emphasized in analysis of patients’ health status.

NURSING RESEARCH
Introduction to the research process and its application to nursing practice.

NURSING MANAGEMENT
Study of concepts and issues related to management and leadership in professional nursing.

THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE DISCIPLINE
The course is designed to help the student analyze, critique and apply a variety of nursing theories, models and conceptual frameworks in advanced nursing practice.

ETHICS OF HEALTH CARE AND NURSING
The course provides the graduate nursing student with opportunities to analyze interactions among common clinical, organizational, societal, and policy decisions from ethical and legal perspectives.

ADVANCED NURSING RESEARCH
Research in nursing includes an exploration of the research process and the methodologies appropriate to nursing.

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS POLICY AND FINANCING
Focus on health care delivery systems configuration, policy development and how health care system are financed.

TRANSCULTURAL AND SOCIAL PRESPECTIVES
Develop understanding of diversities in races, cultures, individuals, families, communities, populations, lifestyles, gender, and age groups. Changing demographics will be analyzed, major health needs identified, and health promotion and disease prevention plans formulated.

ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Performance of health histories, complete physical/psychosocial assessments, and developmental assessments of clients from across the lifespan. A laboratory component is included.

PRACTICUM I: ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Clinical opportunities for application of recently learned skills and extended clinical experiences in advanced health assessment. Clinicals are supervised by a health care provider who has documented expertise in the area of specialization.

ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I
General pathophysiological responses to selected body systems to disease processes are presented from both biological and behavioral perspectives. Emphasis on normal cellular function, developmental changes and common physiological symptoms.

ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY II
Builds on the context from Advanced Pathophysiology I with emphasis on normal cellular function, developmental changes and common physiological symptoms. Synergistic clinical manifestations and total body-mind responses to system alterations.

FAMILY NURSING THEORY AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Theoretical foundations and research based interventions related to psychosocial effects of illness, health behaviors, health promotion and disease prevention. Critically examines patterns of health behaviors, influence of psychosocial issues, risk assessment, lifestyles, and developmental stages.

ADVANCED PRACTICE ROLES
Focus on the advanced practice nurse's role expectations. Includes an understanding of the profession, regulations and rules of advanced practice, scope of practice, legal ramifications of scope of practice, interdisciplinary, collaborative practice.

PRACTICUM IV: FNP ROLE INTEGRATION
Clinical focus on the advanced practice nurse's role expectations in the primary care setting. Includes an understanding of the profession, regulations and rules of advanced practice, scope of practice, legal ramifications of scope of practice, and interdisciplinary, collaborative practice.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH PRACTICES
Integrative therapies with a focus on selected systems of health and specific modalities widely used by health care consumers. Emphasis on assessing patients for use and developing a list of educational and provider resources.

THE NURSE AS EDUCATOR
Major study in selected area with an emphasis in research.

ADVANCED TRANSCULTURAL NURSING
Program planning to promote the health of diverse populations will be based on epidemiological data, theory and research. Students will select a specific age group or health problem within a population/cultural group to study in depth.

ADVANCED PARISH NURSING
Emphasis is placed on the mind-body-soul connection with health and healing. Strategies for designing, implementing and evaluating a parish nurse program, along with administrative implications are explored.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PARISH NURSING
Ethical and legal considerations unique to an advanced parish nursing practice are evaluated and protocols recommended. Theoretical applications, research findings, and policy and legal principles are utilized. Parameters of advanced nursing practice in parish settings will be delineated.

ADVANCED COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
Epidemiologic techniques, reporting, and research will be presented. Emphasis is placed on disease prevention and control. Health problems of national and international significance will be examined and strategies for solutions and/or management will be proposed.

ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY I
Information relative to therapeutic management guidelines for treatment of selected disease processes. Drug information by classification and basic principles of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetics, clinical uses, mechanisms of action, contrindications, adverse reactions, and client education implications.

ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY II
Continuation of information relative to therapeutic management guidelines for treatment of selected disease processes. Drug information by classification and basic principles of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetics, clinical uses, mechanisms of action, contraindications, adverse reactions, and client education implications.

FAMILY PRIMARY CARE I: ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT
Clinical decision making skills are fostered in the diagnosis, management, monitoring and evaluation of common acute, emergent, and chronic health conditions. Selected case studies of clients will be examined in relation to problems, diagnoses, plans, and evaluations.

PRACTICUM II: FAMILY PRIMARY CARE I
Clinical opportunities for application of recently learned skills and extended clinical experiences in advanced health assessment. Theory, research and didactic learning experiences are incorporated and supervised by a health care provider with expertise in the area of specialization.

FAMILY PRIMARY CARE II: ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Clinical decision making skills are fostered in the diagnosis, management, monitoring and evaluation of common acute, emergent, and chronic health conditions. Selected case studies of clients will be examined in relation to problems, diagnoses, plans, and evaluations.

PRACTICUM III: FAMILY PRIMARY CARE II
Clinical opportunities for application of clinical experiences in advanced health assessment. Theory, research and didactic learning experiences are incorporated in the student practice and supervised by a health care provider with expertise in the area of specialization.

ADULT NURSING I
Evaluation and synthesis of advanced pathophysiology concepts applied to nursing and health related theories, and research related to client outcomes. Health and illness phenomena, symptom management, and nursing interventions will be reviewed.

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICUM I
Clinical opportunities for application of clinical experiences in a primary care setting. Theory, research and didactic learning experiences are incorporated in the students practice and supervised by a health care provider with expertise in the area of specialization.

ADULT NURSING II
Continuation of Adult Nursing I. Emphasis on clinical decision making, teaching/learning theory and formulation of researchable questions for advanced nursing practice as an adult CNS.

ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICUM II
An extended practicum time allowing the student a chance to more fully integrate skills and knowledge learned through the graduate program. Emphasis will continue on consultation, program planning, education, health promotion, and prevention of disease/illness.

OUT OF AREA PRECEPTORSHIP/MASTER'S PROJECT
A capstone practicum experience arranged out of the local area with a cultural group that the student has studied over the previous semesters. Arrangements may be made for an international project. This project may be used/designed to meet Plan B requirements.

SPECIAL TOPICS
Special topics related to spcific areas of study. May be interdisciplinary in nature, and may be repeated under various topics. Prereq: Graduate status.

INDEPENDENT STUDY

MASTER'S PROJECT
A project is selected which will contribute to the student's preparation for advanced practice in nursing. A committee comprised of three faculty members is chosen; two from nursing (one who serves as adviser) and one faculty member from a related field. A final examination is required.

THESIS IN NURSING
Major study in selected area with an emphasis in research. The thesis research is carried out under the supervision of a nursing faculty adviser. Three other faculty members serve as committee members, one from nursing and one from outside of the department in a related field. The final examination is an oral defense of the thesis.

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