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Rush University (College of Nursing)




The heritage of the College of Nursing dates back to 1885, when the College's first antecedent, St. Luke's Hospital Training School of Nursing, opened to offer diploma education to nurses. In 1903, the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing accepted its first students. From 1956 to 1968 nurses were taught at the merged Presbyterian-St. Luke's School of Nursing. Before the establishment of the College of Nursing in 1972, more than 7,500 nurses had graduated from these schools. Today, over 150 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral nursing students graduate each year.

The College of Nursing received accreditation from the National League of Nursing from November 1975 through June 1999. The most recent accreditation, done by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), was in 1999. The College was accredited for ten years through 2009, the maximum granted by CCNE.

Programs are offered in nursing from the baccalaureate through the doctoral levels. The first bachelor's and master's degrees were awarded in 1975; the first Doctor of Nursing Practice science degree was awarded in 1980; the first Doctor of Nursing Practice degree was awarded in 1990.



School name:Rush UniversityCollege of Nursing
Address:600 South Paulina St. Suite 440
Zip & city:IL 60612 Illinois
Phone:312.942.7117
Web:http://www.rushu.rush.edu/nursing/
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NURSING FUNDAMENTALS
NURSING FUNDAMENTALS LABORATORY
Introduction to the theoretical foundations of nursing in the areas of communication, assessment and critical thinking. Economic issues influencing the professional nurse are examined and important interpersonal and psychomotor skills are developed.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT/PROMOTION
HEALTH ASSESSMENT/PROMOTION LABORATORY
Development of the knowledge necessary for completing an adult health assessment. History taking and physical assessment skills are utilized to develop appropriate interventions designed to assist clients with health promotion and lifestyle changes. Students explore principles of health promotion through the life span in a variety of settings.

PHARMACOLOGY I
An introduction to drug therapy with the study of specific classifications, terminology, theories and techniques of safe administration. Using the nursing process, the toxicity of major drug classifications are investigated, as well as principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics.

NURSING THEORY/FOUNDATION
Examination of the history of professional nursing as a scientific discipline. Critical thinking and reasoning will be used to evaluate selected nursing theories. The language and process of nursing research will be introduced as a framework for making sound clinical judgments. Professional networking and legal/ethical issues will be examined.

PROFESSIONAL TRANSITIONS
Introduction to selected concepts related to care of the adult client, the childbearing and childbearing families. Designed to facilitate the transition of the diploma and associate degree graduate to the professional practice of nursing at the baccalaureate level.

MEDICAL/SURGICAL PROCESS
MEDICAL/SURGICAL PROCESS LABORATORY
Application of the nursing process in the care of individuals and their families experiencing deviations from their usual levels of wellness from onset to resolution. Pathophysiological problems of moderate intensity and relative stability are explored. The nursing process is used to support the coping mechanisms of individuals and their families to assist in the regaining and maintaining of optimal wellness.

FAMILY NURSING THROUGH THE LIFESPAN
Theory of family-centered practice in nursing. Utilizing the nursing process, students gather and analyze data to formulate and evaluate interventions with families from diverse backgrounds. Selected learning experiences provide opportunities for the student to develop cognitive, psychomotor and affective competencies essential to the care of both healthy and high-risk families through the lifespan.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Introduction to basic knowledge and skills related to organizational structure, systems of patient care delivery and communication within the health care team. Principles of time management, teaching-learning theories, and the role of the professional in nursing are explored. Clinical experience will be incorporated into the medical-surgical clinical lab. Awareness of the patient care environment, as well as the organization of health care delivery, will be documented through journaling.

PHARMACOLOGY II
Continuation of Pharmacology I covering the nursing process, principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and toxicity of major drug classifications.

HOME HEALTH NURSING
Examination and comparison of specific nursing interventions unique to the field of home health care. Students enhance their ability to use nursing process with clients experiencing an acute or chronic illness outside of the acute care setting. This course synthesizes the principles of community health nursing with the theory and practice of medical/surgical and mental health nursing.

MENTAL HEALTH
MENTAL HEALTH LABORATORY
Development of a knowledge base of mental health and illness, emphasizing the development of interpersonal skills in the use of the therapeutic relationship. Specific learning experiences provide opportunities for the student to develop proficiency in the practice of psychiatric mental health nursing with diverse populations.

THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY LABORATORY
Study of the competencies needed to care for the diverse childbearing family through the trimesters of pregnancy. High risk and complications of pregnancy are addressed as well as critical issues of women's health care. Theoretical content is applied in acute care and community settings.

PEDIATRICS
PEDIATRICS LABORATORY
Emphasis on use of the nursing process in the care of children and adolescents experiencing alterations in wellness. The clinical component provides experience with clients in acute care and community settings. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week.

PUBLIC HEALTH
PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY
Theoretical basis for the practice of public health nursing. Students investigate the principles and practice of public health nursing including epidemiological investigation, environmental health issues, methods of community health assessment. And interventions with selected population groups. Application of course content is demonstrated in the concurrent clinical course.

ADVANCED MEDICAL/SURGICAL
ADVANCED MEDICAL/SURGICAL LABORATORY
Advanced medical-surgical concepts essential for nursing care of adults requiring intervention in relation to complex multi system illness or injury. The clinical practicum provides opportunity for application of nursing care in institutional and community settings.

RESEARCH CLINICAL
Research with an emphasis on the assessment of the outcomes of health promotion and health care interventions. Research questions relevant to clinical practice are developed, with projects being completed the following semester.

BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE
Appraisal of socio-economical factors as they challenge nursing's ability to provide the quality of caring that is needed by clients.

LEADERSHIP
LEADERSHIP LABORATORY
Use of personal characteristics of the nurse in development of leadership and management strategies. Leadership and management theory are presented. The role of the professional nurse as change agent in shaping health care for the future is explored.

SENIOR SPECIALTY LABORATORY
Development of specialty-focused knowledge and skills in a specified area of interest. Knowledge and skills from basic and upper-division general education and nursing disciplines are integrated when implementing increasingly complex roles to deliver quality nursing care to individuals and groups in a focused clinical area.

SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT
In-depth study and practical application of students' research knowledge base.

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