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Purdue University (School of Nursing)




The Purdue School of Nursing empowers undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge, discipline, caring, and skills to provide healthcare for individuals, families and communities.

From frontline nursing in hospitals or community health settings, to shaping health care policy, to research, to higher education, a Purdue nursing degree is a stepping stone to unlimited career and life opportunities.

Purdue School of Nursing, West Lafayette, is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The school offers a baccalaureate program for high school graduates or RN graduates with associate or diploma degrees, and an innovative master's degree program. Click here for two videos about the School of Nursing.

MISSION AND VISION

The mission of Purdue University School of Nursing is to serve the citizens of Indiana, the nation, and the world through discovery that expands the realm of nursing knowledge, learning through the dissemination and preservation of knowledge that prepares beginning and advanced nursing graduates for professional licensure and leadership in their work settings, engagement through the application of nursing science in local to global healthcare settings, and advocacy through participation in healthcare legislation and policy that respect diverse client populations.

In all these activities, the School of Nursing seeks to:

* Prepare graduates for the practice of professional nursing in general and specialized clinical settings.
* Contribute to the improvement of nursing education through innovation, evaluation, and participation in local to global nursing education activities.
* Conduct research and other scholarly activities to add to the body of specialized knowledge and theory in nursing.
* Support the improvement of health from the local to global arena through discovery, learning, and engagement.
* Advocate for the improvement of the healthcare delivery system through changes in public policy with regard to accessibility, effectiveness, and quality of healthcare.
* Promote a positive societal view of professional nursing by increasing public awareness of nursing's contribution to healthcare.
* Provide continuing education programs to facilitate intellectual development in the field of nursing.
* Acknowledge diversity of values and ethics, culture, and ethnicity of all people.
* Encourage the advancement of nursing science by creating a milieu that fosters information literacy, lifelong learning, and scholarly endeavors.



School name:Purdue UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:502 N. University Street
Zip & city:IN 47907-2069 Indiana
Phone:(765) 494-4004
Web:http://www.nursing.purdue.edu/
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DYNAMICS OF NURSING
An introduction to the dynamics of professional nursing. The roles and behaviors of the professional nurse are introduced. Interpersonal and therapeutic communications and the nurse-client relationship are emphasized. Opportunities for personal and professional development are explored.

FOUNDATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE
An introduction to the scope of human needs, utilization of the nursing process as a systematic approach to meeting those needs, and the role of the professional nurse in assisting individuals toward optimal health.

FOUNDATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE – CLINIC
Clinical settings are utilized in the application of fundamental concepts, principles of nursing, and communication skills that are employed in providing basic client care.

NURSING INFORMATICS
This course teaches the use of information technology (IT) to access, retrieve, organize, and evaluate information related to evidence-based nursing practice. Using a problem-based approach, students will use IT resources to examine health-related problems, obtain and organize pertinent information, and professionally communicate findings.

NURSING FRESHMAN SCHOLARS SEMINAR
A seminar which fosters intellectual curiosity and an interest in nursing research, theory, and practice by introducing the Freshmen Scholars to Nursing Faculty and their scholarship.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Concepts and principles underlying assessment of the health status of individuals are presented. Emphasis is placed on interviewing skills, health histories, and the physical and psychosocial findings in the well person.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT – CLINIC
Development of communication and assessment skills. Students implement in the nursing process by obtaining health histories, performing physical and psychosocial assessments, establishing a database, and formulating initial nursing plans.

LIFESPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
A study of the continuity of development throughout the lifespan to gain an understanding of the influences of heredity and environment on the individual. Nursing implications of developmental changes are identified.

INTRODUCTION TO PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
An introduction to pathophysiological alterations in major regulatory mechanisms of the body. Provides a foundation for understanding general nursing practice, various diagnostic procedures, and selected therapeutic regimens.

ADULT NURSING I
The study of adult responses to alterations in tissue integrity related to surgical intervention, cellular division, nutrition, elimination, reproductive, and sensory functions. Emphasizes application of the nursing process to assist adults in reaching their optimal level of wellness.

ADULT NURSING 1 – CLINIC
Focuses upon assisting clients with alterations in tissue integrity related to surgical intervention, cellular division, reproductive function, elimination, and nutrition. Emphasizes application of the nursing process to assist adults in reaching their optimal level of wellness.

PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING
Demonstrates the relevance of psychosocial nursing concepts to all areas of professional practice. Provides a conceptual integration of the nursing process, theories, and research from psychosocial sciences and humanities as these relate to the care of persons with mental disorders.

PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING – CLINIC
Application of psychosocial concepts and methods in using the nursing process to promote optimal levels of wellness for individuals, families, and target groups.

ADULT NURSING II
The study of adult responses to alterations in oxygenation, circulatory dynamics, endocrine regulation, activity, neurological regulation, and immune regulation. Emphasizes application of the nursing process to assist adults in reaching their optimal level of wellness.

ADULT NURSING II – CLINIC
Focuses upon assisting clients with alterations in oxygenation, circulatory dynamics, endocrine regulation, activity, neurological regulation, and immune regulation. Emphasizes application of the nursing process to assist adults in reaching their optimal level of wellness.

PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE
Principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as additional components of public health science and the health care delivery system, are studied. Strategies for addressing public health problems are examined using the framework of primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention.

NURSING OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES
A study of the childbearing cycle in normal and high-risk families. The role of the nurse in meeting health needs of these families and their newborns is analyzed.

NURSING OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES – CLINIC
Supervised clinical experiences in application of the nursing process in meeting health needs of childbearing families. Promotes acquisition of skills in caring for families and their newborns during uncomplicated and/or complicated childbearing experiences in a variety of settings.

NURSING AND THE AGED
Course focuses on normal aging. Relevant findings from the gerontology literature are discussed as they apply to older adults. Ethical/legal issues related to older adults are discussed.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY APPLIED TO CLIENT CARE
This course organizes physiological principles into a rationale for commonly encountered signs, symptoms, and therapy of selected disorders and diseases. Students are encouraged to synthesize these principles into a basis for formulating and evaluating the nursing care of clients.

TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Examines the needs and concerns unique to the registered nurse student. The application of theory to contemporary work settings, as well as opportunities for personal and professional development, are explored. The course assists the RN student in transition into a professional nursing program.

TRANSCULTURAL NURSING
Examines health beliefs, attitudes, values, and behaviors of culturally diverse individuals/groups. Cultural assessment will focus on tools, methods, nursing care adaptations. Interactions among individuals of various cultures will enhance communications skills and understanding of cultural similarities and differences.

SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF CLIENTS
Emphasis is placed upon developing the student's ability to identify spiritual concerns. The interruption in balance of the mind-body-spirit aspect is the focus along with nursing interventions that assist people in their spiritual needs.

CONCEPTS IN ONCOLOGY NURSING
A study of the multidisciplinary, multimodality approach to the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. Current concepts in the care and rehabilitation of clients affected by cancer will be emphasized. Responses of individuals, families, and caregivers will be explored.

SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours, credit, and subject matter to be arranged by faculty.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Historical development of public health nursing is the basis for exploring the future direction of public health nursing. Nursing process in public health nursing practice and common health problems encountered in public health nursing are studied.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING – CLINIC
This course is a synthesis of nursing practice and public health science. Health promotion, health maintenance, health teaching and counseling, and coordination of care are utilized in providing population-focused care to individuals, families, and groups in the community. A select caseload of clients, as well as special projects, are assigned to develop student skills in the practice of public health nursing.

LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
Theories and principles concerning human behavior in organizations, with emphasis on leadership roles encountered in professional nursing practice.

RESEARCH IN NURSING
A study of the principles and methodology of research in nursing practice. Students will be expected to interpret research, identify its methods and significance, and analyze findings in order to be a consumer of nursing research.

SENIOR CAPSTONE CLINIC
A clinical practicum focused on synthesizing and refining skills in the delivery and management of nursing care to groups of clients. Management concepts, clinical decision-making, and interprofessional dynamics are incorporated in the context of legal, ethical, and evidence-based practice.

ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Provides opportunities for analysis of elements that reflect the progressive development of the role of the professional nurse. Formalizes a framework that integrates the issues of political action, socio-legal concerns, multiculturalism, and ethical models into nursing practice.

PEDIATRIC NURSING
A study of the factors influencing health promotion, protection, and maintenance of infants, children, and adolescents. Family theory; growth and development; primary healthcare; and acute, chronic, and terminal conditions are examined.

PEDIATRIC NURSING – CLINIC
Experience is provided in caring for healthy, at risk, acutely, and chronically ill infants, children, and adolescents and their families.

CASE STUDIES IN INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE
This interdisciplinary course provides problem-solving experience in interdisciplinary communication and health care. Exercises illustrate the forces of change within the health care system and interdisciplinary strategies to meet health care needs.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Senior nursing students in collaboration with nursing faculty refine leadership behaviors in a clinical setting.

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