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Oral Roberts University (Anna Vaughn School of Nursing)




The Oral Roberts University Anna Vaughn School of Nursing was established as an expression of the charismatic concern upon which the University was founded: healing for the totality of human need. The school offers a baccalaureate program with a focus on nursing for the whole person. Nursing is viewed as a goal-directed service to assist the individual, family, and/or community to promote, maintain, and restore health.

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing provides a broad, general background for professional nursing and a foundation for specialization in graduate study. The program prepares the student to write the National Council of State Boards Examination for licensure as a registered nurse.

The Oral Roberts University Anna Vaughn School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Natiuonal League of Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. For more information, please call (918) 495-6198.

OBJECTIVES FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Upon completion of the BSN curriculum, the graduate will be able to do the following:
* Synthesize critical thinking skills for professional nursing practice.
* Communicate in a professional manner.
* Evaluate therapeutic nursing interventions within a pattern of professional practice.
* Demonstrate professional nursing practice in various roles and health care settings.

MISSION STATEMENT
The Anna Vaughn School of Nursing uniquely complements the University’s mission “to enable students to go into every person’s world with healing for the totality of human need” by preparing graduates whose ministry is nursing. Using the Theory of Nursing for the Whole Person as a theoretical framework for clinical practice, nursing graduates address the physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs of individuals, families, and communities through the profession of nursing. Overall goals include preparation of a graduate who (1) demonstrates excellence in nursing practice based on current theory and research; (2) has acquired the basic competencies for ongoing education, formal or informal; and (3) is prepared to successfully write the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a registered nurse.

HISTORY OF AVSON
Oral Roberts University is founded on a concept of education for the whole person--aiming at excellence in spirit, mind, and body. Within the context of wholeness and healing, it was inevitable that these concepts should find expression in nursing as another means for extending the ministry of Oral Roberts University into every person's world. In keeping with this vision, President Oral Roberts, in the fall of 1972, requested that plans be undertaken to establish a baccalaureate program in nursing at Oral Roberts University.

Under the leadership of Inga Tomine Tjelta, Ph.D., RN, Founding Dean, the nursing program admitted its first students to upper-division nursing in the fall of 1975. The first class of 19 students graduated in May 1977 from a fully state-approved and nationally accredited baccalaureate program in nursing

On April 27, 1977, the School was officially named the Oral Roberts University Anna Vaughn School of Nursing in honor of Anna Vaughn Benz, a dedicated supporter of the University and a friend of the School of Nursing.



School name:Oral Roberts UniversityAnna Vaughn School of Nursing
Address:7777 South Lewis Avenue
Zip & city:OK 74171 Oklahoma
Phone:918.495.6161
Web:http://portal3.oru.edu/dynmgr.dynportal.page?siteid=10&pageid=405
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CALLED TO CARE
Introduces the beginning student to the Theory of Nursing for the Whole Person and to the nursing profession within the context of a Christian worldview. Addresses historical heritage, current professional environments and future trends.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
Introduces the basic principles of professional nursing. Emphasizes communication skills, basic nursing skills, and the application of selected concepts within a variety of clinical settings. Presents concepts and skills within the framework of the Theory of Nursing for the Whole Person.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Prepares the nursing student to perform a comprehensive physical health assessments across the lifespan. Includes ways to integrate mental and spiritual assessment skills in a culturally sensitive approach while evaluating health status. Uses lecture/discussion, small groups sessions, and simulated laboratory experiences for practice of assessment skills that are performed in nursing practice.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS
A study of the theoretical and practical application of basic pharmacological principles including absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs. Addresses pharmacologic agents from the perspective of major drug classification with clinical application. Reviews medication administration, dosage calculation, and ethical/legal principles specific to professional nursing practice.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Addresses the mental health of individuals, families, and communities with emphasis on facilitating the quest for wholeness. Theory and practice are directed toward promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.

PATTERNS OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS I
Applies nursing theory, scientific, principles, and critical thinking skills to promote, maintain, and restore the patterns of health of individuals and families. Emphasizes pulmonary, cardiovascular, and hematological systems across the lifespan. Includes medical-surgical clinical experiences in diverse acute care and community environments.

PATTERNS OF H & I II
Integrates nursing theory, scientific principles, and critical thinking into professional nursing practice for the car of individuals and families. Focuses on the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of wholeness for adults and children. Clinical assignments include experiences in both pediatric and adult acute-care and community settings.

PATTERNS OF H & I III
Applies nursing theory and practice toward individuals whose patterns of health and illness have been altered by their internal and external environments. Focuses on specific complex care concepts as well as the interrelatedness of maintaining and restoring wholeness and harmony within the mind, body, and spirit. Analyzes the roles of the ruse and nurse specialist as provider and manager of care. Clinical experiences provide the opportunity to examine leadership skills requited to manage a group of patients in the acute care setting.

PROFESSIONAL TRANSITION
A course designed to facilitate student’s transition from associate degree nursing to baccalaureate nursing education. Familiarizes the student with the Theory of Nursing for the Whole Person, which provides the conceptual framework of the nursing curriculum. Addresses current issues relevant to professional nursing practice.

PATTERNS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH
A study of the dynamic process of internalizing Christian, professional, and social values for professional nursing practice with individuals, families, and groups in community health care settings. Students synthesize professional practice issues in a selected clinical area of interest with guidance of a nursing mentor. Clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to integrate classroom theory with professional nursing practice.

PATTERNS OF LEADERSHIP
A study of leadership processes in nursing. Studies standards and quality of care in view of measures to effect change within the community. Applies leadership skills in a variety of community settings and culminates in the presentation of a student-designed community project. Students learn by utilizing and analyzing group process in various roles.

PATTERNS OF H & I IV
Covers high acuity nursing as it applies to individuals whose patterns of health and illness have been altered in both their internal and external environments. Synthesizes nursing knowledge and advanced skills in caring for individual, families, and communities experiencing crisis. Focuses on development of leadership skills required for effective communication. Clinical experiences take place in critical care areas as well as in a variety of high acuity settings as the student prepares for the transition of student to nurse.

PATTERNS OF CHILDBEARING
Nursing theory, scientific principles, and critical thinking skills are utilized to promote, maintain, and restore the patterns of health of individuals and families experiencing child bearing in diverse environments. Culturally sensitive care is emphasized in reproductive health, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal nursing. Clinical focuses on birthing and immediate postpartum nursing of the family init in acute care setting and selected community and maternal-child experiences.

NCLEX-RN REVIEW
A review of all major nursing content from the perspective of the nursing process. Students assess their own strengths and weaknesses of nursing knowledge through diagnostic tools and formulate a plan for areas of needed growth.

NURSING MISSIONS
Provides a worldview of missions aimed toward ministry to unreached, unevangelized people groups. Emphasizes physical, mental, and spiritual preparation for a missions experience. Students design, implement, and evaluate a plan for ministry to a select community. (Enrollment priority is given to nursing students and/or students of other majors participating in a spring break missions trip.) (Credit for only the course is 2 hours; credit for the course and the missions trip is 3 hours.)

SPECIAL TOPICS
Provides an opportunity for studies in nursing-related areas not covered in other classes. Topics vary.

RESEARCH/SENIOR PAPER I
Involves the intensive study of the research process including generating research questions, reviewing relevant literature, examining theoretical frameworks, choosing a research design, and collecting data. Both quantitative and qualitative research paradigms are addressed. The student acquires advanced library research skills essential to scholarly work.

RESEARCH/SENIOR PAPER II
Integrates theoretical knowledge and critical thinking in performance of a research project in an area of interest. Collection and analysis of data is implemented producing concepts and themes that can be applies to nursing practice. Interpretations are made conclusions formulated in light of clinical practice, education, and potential future research. (Honors sections are available.)

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