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Queens University of Charlotte (Presbyterian School of Nursing)




Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens is the largest private producer of new RNs in North Carolina and upholds a tradition of more than a century of excellence in nursing education. We currently support a number of initiatives including a new patient simulation lab, a practice development unit, and several partnerships for community-based service-learning.

Queens University of Charlotte includes a residential liberal arts program, an evening baccalaureate program, and selected graduate programs. The Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens is comprised of 22 full-time faculty and approximately 500 students in its ASN, BSN, and MSN programs.

MISSION

The mission of the Presbyterian School of Nursing is to prepare graduates to meet changing health care needs of diverse communities in a global context. The School of Nursing seeks national recognition for creating a dynamic learning environment that provides options for seamless progression in nursing education.

To fulfill its mission the Presbyterian School of Nursing provides its students with opportunities to develop:
* A values-based philosophy of nursing incorporating ethical principles and respect for the uniqueness and dignity of each person;
* A knowledge base integrating the arts and sciences for evidence-based, competent and caring nursing practice;
* Critical thinking skills and the ability to apply nursing knowledge in a holistic manner;
* Ability to creatively manage change in collaboration with consumers and the healthcare team;
* An understanding of the relationship of culture and health, and skills to provide culturally congruent care.

PHILOSOPHY

The faculty supports the mission and values of the Presbyterian School of Nursing and Queens University of Charlotte. The faculty subscribes to the following beliefs about person, health, environment, nursing practice and nursing education:

Persons have the capacity for physical, psychological, social and spiritual wholeness. Persons are the recipients of patient-centered nursing care and include individuals, groups, and populations. As members of a culturally-diverse society, all have rights and responsibilities.

Health as a continuum is a dynamic process advancing towards optimal wholeness as defined by persons in relation to their values, personalities, and lifestyles. Persons are assisted along the health-illness continuum to reach highest adaptive responses. Health is promoted through healthy lifestyles and risk reduction.

Environment affects health and includes all the many factors that impact the person. Persons have synergistic relationships with the environment. Environmental risks are mitigated by reducing hazards and promoting safety.

Nursing is a caring profession and practice discipline based on nursing knowledge, theory, research, and evidence-based practice. The nurse as a leader and advocate responds to change and coordinates, manages and integrates healthcare in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. The nurse uses interpersonal skills, the nursing process, therapeutic interventions, and the teaching and learning process to develop effective partnerships. Care is continually evaluated to improve quality and manage resources appropriately. Informatics is used to communicate and manage knowledge. Clinical practice effectively develops reflection, problem-solving skills, competencies and the use of technology. Nursing standards and legal statutes are followed.

Nursing education in a comprehensive university rooted in the liberal arts provides opportunities for exposure to diverse perspective and experiences. Knowledge from the arts and sciences enables the student to develop and use personal standards to make reasoned choices and to articulate ideas effectively. Learning best occurs in an atmosphere of responsibility and respect in which students and teachers share common educational goals. The faculty as facilitators of learning design experiences with students that promote professional values and role development, critical thinking, ethical decision making, and caring practices. The educational climate fosters commitment to the profession and life long learning.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

The James D. Vail III Program of Nursing's four-year baccalaureate degree program leading to a BSN degree prepares students for practice as a professional nurse in a variety of health care settings and specialties. At the completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses for entry to practice in any of the United States.

The curriculum also provides graduates with the necessary foundation for graduate study in nursing including nurse practitioner programs. The program of study provides students with rich opportunities for personal and professional development through courses in the humanities; social, behavioral and natural sciences; fine arts; and nursing.

Our location in an urban setting allows students to acquire state-of-the art nursing knowledge and develop their clinical skills in hospitals and community agencies that are leaders in their fields. The faculty of the Vail Program of Nursing view learning as a shared process in which students are encouraged to be active participants and to be actively engaged with the diverse and dynamic community that surrounds us.



School name:Queens University of CharlottePresbyterian School of Nursing
Address:1900 Selwyn Ave.
Zip & city:NC 28274 North Carolina
Phone:704-688-2776
Web:http://www.queens.edu/nursing/
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PREREQUISITES

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
This course includes the structure of the atom; the structure of the nucleus and nuclear chemistry; the Periodic Table; chemical bonding; solids, liquids and gases; and stoichiometric relationships; the properties of solutions, colloidal systems; chemical equilibria; and hydrocarbons.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
This laboratory introduces the student to elementary glass working, general laboratory equipment and techniques, the principles of quantitative operations and qualitative analysis.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
This course is an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry, including functional groups, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
The student in this laboratory is introduced to semi-micro techniques, chromatography
and elementary organic and biochemical techniques.

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
Survey of the field of psychology emphasizing the results of scientific investigations in the area of behavior.

NUTRITION
This course includes the basic principles of human nutrition as it applies to all life cycle stages with emphasis on nutrients and their utilization in the human body. Food patterns, availability, acceptability and safety are stressed as they relate to individuals and population groups.

OTHER DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

STATISTICAL METHODS
An introduction to data analysis and statistical concepts. Interpretation and calculations for description of single variables and simple regression, basic probability, random variables, confidence intervals, and tests of hypotheses.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to developmental processes from conception to old age. The emphasis in the course in on developmental principles, theoretical views, and recent research.

NURSING COURSES

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course focuses on the holistic assessment of healthy individuals. Selected experiences enable students to integrate knowledge and skills including observation, interview and physical examination.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This introductory clinical course focuses on concepts relevant to professional nursing practice. Classroom theory and laboratory experiences lay the foundation for clinical experiences in selected settings.

PHARMACOLOGY
This foundational course focuses on classifications, physiological actions, adverse effects and responses to medication therapy.

ADULT NURSING I
This course focuses on the etiology, pathophysiology, collaborative and holistic nursing management of adults experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Students will use critical thinking to plan interventions appropriate to health care needs. Clinical practice takes place in acute care settings.

ADULT NURSING II
This course builds on Adult Nursing I and continues to focus on pathophysiology, collaborative and holistic nursing management of adults experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Clinical practice takes place in acute care and community settings.

MATERNAL & NEWBORN NURSING
This course focuses on the needs of women, newborns, and their families during the childbearing phase of family development. Course contentincludes health promotion, disease prevention, and illness management. Clinical practice takes place in a variety of community and acute care settings.

CHILD HEALTH NURSING
This course focuses on the phenomenon of child rearing and the care of healthy and sick children within the context of family and community. Course content includes health promotion, disease prevention, and illness management. Clinical practice takes place in a variety of community and acute care settings.

NURSING PERSPECTIVES I
This course focuses on professional nursing role development including an historical perspective and influences on current practice.

DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING
This directed study is designed to encourage students to study a nursing topic of interest to the student and the profession. Contract objectives will be developed in consultation with a nursing faculty who will serve as mentor for the project.

TOPICS IN NURSING
This course is designed to investigate a current topic or specialized area of nursing. The topics will vary from term to term and will provide the student with an opportunity to study a topic that is not offered on a regular basis in the curriculum.

NURSING RESEARCH
In this writing-intensive course, students examine the research process through critical appraisal of existing nursing research. Analysis of previous studies guides teams of students in designing research projects aimed at the resolution of identified clinical nursing problems. Emphasis is on utilization of research findings to establish evidence-based nursing intervention.

LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
This course emphasizes management theory in health care delivery. Principles of management and changes within the health care system are related to nursing practice.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
This course examines nursing as part of the larger health care delivery system. Emphasis is on the identification of health and health promotion needs of families and communities. Demographic and epidemiological data are explored to identify populations at risk. Clinical experiences are provided in a broad spectrum of community agencies.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
This course focuses on teaching strategies to promote mental health and manage responses to mental illness in all age groups. Students will utilize the nursing process in caring for mentally ill clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

NURSING PERSPECTIVES II
This course focuses on professional nursing issues that have an impact on current and future practice.

NURSING INTERNSHIP I
This clinical internship focuses on the application of concepts from nursing and the physical, social and behavioral sciences to the clinical setting. This course fulfills the University internship requirement.

NURSING INTERNSHIP II
In this clinical internship course students continue to refine, broaden and expand their perspectives of professional nursing practice. This course completes the University internship requirement.

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