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Purdue University Calumet (School of Nursing)




On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School of Nursing, I wish to welcome you to Purdue University Calumet. You have made an excellent choice for continuing your education and choosing a discipline that is filled with an array of professional opportunities. The nursing faculty is among the finest that you could experience to guide you in fulfilling your educational goals. I am sure that you will find Purdue University Calumet to be a friendly, helpful and stimulating learning environment. This environment extends into the community where nursing students engage in many experiences with a variety of people of all age groups and cultural backgrounds. During your clinical experiences, you will have the opportunity to work with people from a variety of backgrounds that in turn will prepare you well for your future in nursing.

BACHELOR'S OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING

The baccalaureate program has maintained a commitment to quality education and a reputation for clinical excellence. The program has kept pace with the ever-changing healthcare delivery systems and technological advances while keeping rooted in fundamental humanistic philosophies.

The School of Nursing offers innovative program options to meet the professional needs of students for entry into nursing or for advanced preparation. The undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Science Option, Accelerated Second Degree B.S. Option, B.S.- R.N. Completion Option and Accelerated Second Degree students in nursing are prepared to begin their careers as entry-level registered nurses; both degrees lead to eligibility for State Board examination for licensure as a registered nurse. The Baccalaureate Completion option is designed to prepare a nurse generalist to provide comprehensive nursing care for people of all ages within a variety of health care settings. In addition, the degree provides academic preparation for advanced degrees in Nursing.

The baccalaureate faculty, who hold graduate degrees in nursing, are rated as excellent teachers and expert practitioners. Most are certified as nurse practitioners and clinical specialists and are active in nursing practice and research.



School name:Purdue University CalumetSchool of Nursing
Address:2200 169th Street, Gyte Annex, Room X138
Zip & city:IN 46323-2094 Indiana
Phone:219-989-2814
Web:http://www.calumet.purdue.edu/nursing/
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ETHOS I /FRESHMAN EXPERIENCE
This is the first in a series of seminars designed to examine nursing within its professional context. In Ethos I, the heritage and tradition of professional nursing is explored as foundational to an understanding of contemporary nursing. Evolution of the profession’s image, role and direction is discussed.

FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
This course lays the foundation for the nursing process and provides students with an introductory knowledge base and beginning skills in health assessment and health promotion. The process of holistic assessment in the four adaptive modes, including history taking, physical examination, and documentation of data will be emphasized. Basic principles of health promotion across the lifespan will be integrated with systematic health assessments.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
The nursing process is introduced as a systematic approach to therapeutic intervention with individuals adapting to stimuli. The concepts of exercise and rest, nutrition and elimination, fluids and electrolytes, oxygen and circulation, regulation of the endocrine system, self concept, role function, and interdependence are presented as foundational to the curriculum.

FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING
The nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to assist individuals as they adapt in the self-concept, role function and interdependence modes. Assessment of focal, contextual and residual stimuli within these modes will be introduced. Communication as an element of all therapeutic intervention is emphasized.

PRACTICUM I
Clinical lab experiences for the application of nursing process in the direct care of individuals are provided in a structured setting. Therapeutic intervention related to oxygen and circulation, exercise and rest, nutrition and elimination, fluids and electrolytes, regulation of temperature, and psychological integrity are practiced.

ESSENTIAL PHARMACOKINETICS FOR NURSING
The nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to the administration of medications. Dosage calculation, basic pharmacokinetics, and safety implications are emphasized.

ADULT NURSING I
This course builds on the foundational core. Students will utilize the nursing process, incorporating evidence based interventions to manage adult individuals adapting to stimuli. Concepts relative to physiological integrity are emphasized. Conditions discussed are those which occur at episodic/outpatient and episodic/inpatient practice settings. Evidence based interventions related to surgical settings are also included. Preventative strategies are explored as appropriate.

PRACTICUM II
Practicum II is the second clinical course in a series of three practica. Clinical lab experiences for the application of nursing process in the direct care of individuals are provided in a structured setting. Therapeutic interventions related to physiological integrity concepts are practiced.

MATERNAL CHILD NURSING
Building on the foundational core, the nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to promote adaptation of women and children to stimuli. Evidence based interventions specific to each developmental stage of the evolving family are taught. Emphasis is placed on health promotion across the lifespan which supports the needs of women and children.

MATERNAL CHILD NURSING PRACTICUM
Clinical lab experiences for the application of nursing process in the direct care of childbearing and childrearing families are provided in a structured setting. Therapeutic intervention aimed at supporting adaptation in physiological, self concept, role function, and interdependence modes are practiced.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Building on the foundations of psychosocial nursing, the nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to therapeutic intervention with individuals adapting to stimuli which threaten psychological and social integrity. Therapeutic interventions aimed at promoting adaptation in the self concept, role function and interdependence modes are introduced and refined. Concepts related to autonomy, diversity, values clarification and the phenomenological reality of each individual are stressed.

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM
The nursing process as a systematic approach to therapeutic intervention with individuals/families is applied in structured and unstructured settings. Therapeutic intervention aimed at supporting adaptation toward psychological and social integrity is emphasized.

ESSENTIALS OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
Selected management and leadership principles are introduced. Specific strategies for effective time management, priority setting, decision making, career planning and delegation are introduced. Foundational ethical and legal principles are discussed as they relate to standards of care.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING CAPSTONE COURSE
This capstone course incorporates the application of the nursing process and critical thinking skills in direct patient care. Emphasis is on prioritization, delegation, and collaboration as students synthesize increasingly difficult concepts in a structured setting.

ADULT NURSING II
Building on the foundational core, the nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to therapeutic intervention with adult individuals adapting to stimuli. Concepts relative to physiological integrity are emphasized.

ESSENTIAL PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR NURSING
The nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to the use of common prescription and non-prescription medication. Emphasis is placed on nursing responsibilities related to ongoing assessment of drug effects, analysis of corresponding diagnostic data, and therapeutic interventions with individuals receiving drug therapies.

CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL THINKING IN NURSING
This course examines the concepts that form the philosophical and theoretical basis of nursing science. The content is leveled to provide undergraduate students a foundational understanding of nursing as a discipline and profession, the nursing metaparadigm, fundamental patterns of knowing, borrowed theories, nursing theories, critique and evaluation of theories. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between nursing philosophy, knowledge, research and practice.

CONCEPTS OF ROLE DEVELOPMENT IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Previous nursing experiences provide a basis for discussion of professional nursing roles related to legal issues, evidence based practice, teaching and leadership/management, within contexts of structured and unstructured settings. Concepts and issues pertinent to the current environment of professional nursing practice are explored. Personal and professional values that provide a focus for evolving professional socialization are emphasized. Concepts, issues and policies related to the health care delivery system are also explored.

APPLICATIONS OF PRINCIPLES OF ECG MONITORING
This course is designed to enable the nursing student to utilize electrocardiographic tracings in the management of adult patients with cardiac conduction abnormalities. Emphasis is placed on practical application of principles of cardiac monitoring. Identification and interpretation of dysrhythmias, and related medical management and nursing intervention.

NURSING OF AGGREGATES
Concepts and theories related to families and groups are introduced. Therapeutic intervention strategies aimed at promoting physiological, psychological and social integrity of family and groups are explored.

ROLE DEVELOPMENT: RESEARCH
This course is designed to introduce the student to evidence based practice and nursing research as a foundation for evolving nursing science. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies are explored. Beginning critique skills are developed. Ethical and national agendas that influence research are incorporated throughout the course.

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
Ethics as applied to nursing is examined both theoretically and practically. Basic concepts associated with ethical theory are applied to moral self concept, role function, and practice situations involving interdependence. Particular attention is given to the ideas of advocacy, autonomy, and authority in beginning professional nursing practice.

ADULT NURSING II
Building on the foundational core, the nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to therapeutic intervention with adult individuals adapting to stimuli. Concepts relative to physiological integrity are emphasized.

PRACTICUM III
Practicum III is the third clinical course in a series of three practica. Clinical lab experiences for the application of nursing process in the direct care of individuals are provided in a structured setting. Therapeutic interventions related to physiological integrity concepts are practiced.

ROLE DEVELOPMENT: HEALTH TEACHING
Theories of learning and teaching-learning processes are examined. Teaching methods that support adaptation of individuals in the physiologic, self-concept, role function and interdependence modes are introduced. The nursing process as a systematic approach to health teaching is emphasized.

CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS IN THE AGED AND DISABLED
Basic concepts associated with chronic health problems, rehabilitation and gerontology are introduced. Health promotion for persons experiencing the aging process and those living with chronic illness/disability across the life span is examined. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of related quality of life issues. Complimentary and multidisciplinary approaches to symptom management will also be addressed.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
The most common morbidity problems manifested throughout the life span are studied. Pathophysiologic concepts and physiologic adaptive responses are integrated with the nursing process. The application of evidence based practice modalities provide a basis to formulate therapeutic interventions which promote adaptation.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Theoretical concepts of management and leadership are examined. Specific strategies for effective time management, priority setting, decision making, career planning and delegation are introduced. Approaches to evaluation of quality of nursing practice are discussed.

COMMUNITY HEALTH PRACTICUM
The community health practicum emphasizes integration of professional nursing roles and community health concepts. The nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to foster adaptation to stimuli within a dynamic environment. Evidence based interventions that emphasize preventative strategies are applied to persons across the life span in unstructured settings.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Concepts of community, epidemiology, biostatistics and community health nursing are introduced. Nursing roles related to practice, teaching, research, utilization, and leadership/management in the community are explored. Assessment of a community and its potential for facilitating adaptation within a dynamic environment is examined.

PROFESSIONAL NURSE PRACTICUM PREPARATION
Under the guidance of faculty, the student develops a plan to synthesize the roles of professional nursing, specifying learning objectives, learning activities, and evaluation criteria for a practicum in an identified area of interest.

PROFESSIONAL NURSE PRACTICUM
Under the guidance of faculty, the student implements a plan to synthesize the roles of professional nursing, specifying learning objectives, learning activities, and evaluation criteria for a practicum in an identified area of interest.

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