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Salem State College (School of Nursing)




Nursing is the art and science of caring for the whole individual. Nurses have the unique responsibility to enable individuals to achieve a sense of wholeness. They demonstrate expertise in a variety of roles and activities that assist people of all cultures to assume personal responsibility for self care.

As a Salem State College nursing student, you will experience a variety of clinical settings in areas such as: critical care, mental health, pediatrics, public health, rehabilitation and women's health.

Our graduates are sought by health care agencies on the North Shore and in the Greater Boston area. They advance to leadership positions locally, nationally and internationally. Many of our graduates are providing health care in the Armed Services. A significant number of graduates pursue both Masters and Doctoral Education.

PROGRAMS

The Nursing Program at Salem State College is one of the best in the region. Our curriculum reflects the philosophy that individuals, families, and communities have a right to quality health care. Our undergraduate programs will prepare you for beginning positions in nursing, and will provide a foundation for advanced education. The Master's programs will prepare you for leadership positions in nursing or as a teacher.

School of Nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, and hold full approval from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

THE NURSING MAJOR (B.S. DEGREE)

Our 4-year baccalaureate program is designed for high school graduates, transfer students, and applicants with non-nursing bachelor's degrees. You will earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing (B.S.N.), and you will be eligible to take the RN licensing exam.

The B.S.N. program provides a liberal arts education and will prepare you for entry into professional nursing, providing a sound foundation for beginning practice and advanced study. The curriculum is built upon a substantial foundation of arts and science courses. The baccalaureate degree requires 125 credits, with 55 credits required in the Nursing major.




School name:Salem State CollegeSchool of Nursing
Address:352 Lafayette Street, Room 233, Harrington Building, South Campus
Zip & city:MA 01970 Massachusetts
Phone:978-542-6624
Web:http://www.salemstate.edu/nursing/
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HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN NURSING
This course introduces the beginning student to the critical thinking skills of the nursing process. Focus is on health assessment and physical examination techniques using the nursing science indices. The student will use concepts of communication to elicit a health history, establish a database, apply physical examination techniques, and document normal assessment findings. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours per week.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Utilizing an historical framework, the course will examine the past, present and future of professional nursing. The past will focus attention on the historical underpinnings of nursing. The present will focus on emergent areas of nursing practice, education, theory and research. The future will examine possible role expansion capabilities of nursing. Underscoring all of these issues will be the philosophy and organizing framework of the School of Nursing curriculum. Two lecture hours per week.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING I: FUNDAMENTALS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
This course provides an introduction to the theoretical basis and application of nursing practice. Utilizing nursing process, students will explore human-environmental fields as a foundation for implementing nursing care. One five-hour clinical laboratory per week and one two-hour classroom lecture per week.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE AND SKILLS
This course provides an introduction to nursing skills and knowledge and focuses on the application of these skills in clinical settings. The following major concepts will be presented: nursing process, evidenced based practice, ethics, critical thinking, basic psychosocial and physiological needs, professional nursing skills, and providing a safe environment. Two lecture hours and 6 hours of clinical practice per week. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND PUBLIC HEALTH
The purpose of this course is to provide content related to public health practices within the health care system that will improve health to communities. Prevention and health promotion strategies will be directed toward aggregates. Exploration of theoretical concepts, risk identification, health promotion and public health education will be discussed. Four lecture hours and 6 hours of clinical practice per week. Open only to and required of students in the Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program.

HEALTH CARE CHILDBEARING/CHILDREARING FAMILY
This course uses a family centered framework to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for the care of childbearing women and children from infancy through adolescence. Biopsychosocial factors influencing the health of women, children, and families are examined. Four lecture hours and 6 hours of clinical practice per week. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Second Degree Accelerated Nursing program.

BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL HEALTH CARE ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
This course focuses on the therapeutic use of self as a basis for understanding biopsychosocial patterns and promoting optimum levels of mental health. Course content includes nursing, biophysiologic, and psychosocial theories which provide the foundation for providing nursing care in a variety of mental health settings. Four lecture hours and 6 hours of clinical practice per week. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING II: ADULT HEALTH
Students will continue to build on the previous foundation of exploring human environment/field interactions by caring for individuals and families in a variety of health care settings. Nursing care of the adult in the acute care setting will be the primary focus. Course content will be presented utilizing the nursing science indices as the foundation for the development of knowledge and competency in medical-surgical practice. Offered as a quarter course. Four lecture hours and fifteen hours of clinical laboratory per week.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING III: ADULT HEALTH
Students will continue to build on their previous foundation of knowledge gained in Art and Science of Nursing II. Course content will continue to be presented utilizing the nursing science indices as the foundation for the development of knowledge and competency in medical-surgical nursing practice. Offered as a quarter course. Four lecture hours and fifteen hours of clinical laboratory per week.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING IV: WOMEN’S HEALTH
This course builds upon the theoretical framework of Martha Rogers and the application of nursing practice presented in previous nursing courses. Life process will focus on the developmental phases from the neonate through adolescence. The student will utilize patterns of life process and human environmental field interactions to study the professional nurse’s role in a women’s reproductive health setting. Offered as a quarter course. Five lecture hours and fifteen hours of clinical laboratory per week.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING V: INFANTS’ AND CHILDREN’S’ HEALTH
This course builds upon the theoretical framework of Martha Rogers and the application of nursing practice presented in previous science and nursing courses. Life process will focus on the developmental phases from the neonate through adolescence. The student will utilize patterns of life process and human environmental field interactions to study the professional nurse’s role in a pediatric setting. Offered as a quarter course. Five lecture hours and fifteen hours of clinical laboratory per week.

PSYCHOSEXUAL NEEDS OF CLIENTS
This course is designed to help the health care professional assist clients who have an altered sexual life style due to sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, accident injury, or chronic disease. The course will consist of group discussion related to student’s own values and views regarding sexuality. The nursing process will be the basis for assessing planning, and implementing an individualized care plan for clients with sexual health need. Three lecture hours per week. This course is a Nursing elective and cannot be substituted for required courses within the Nursing major.

EXPLORATIONS OF THE PROFESSIONAL NURSING ROLE
A one semester course designed to explore the conceptual framework of the curriculum and examining issues of professionalism, knowledge base, control of practice and societal expectations for the professional nurse of today and tomorrow. Three seminar hours per week. Open only to and required of students in post-licensure and second degree accelerated nursing programs.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
This course is designed to assist students in acquiring increased skill in assessment of diverse clients. Content will address health history, the nursing process, documentation of normal/abnormal findings and principles of assessment across the life span. Critical thinking skills will be used to analyze and interpret data so one or more hypotheses can be drawn. Three lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the RN to BSN and second degree accelerated nursing programs.

TRANSITION COURSE FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES II
This course will focus on the role of the professional nurse within the human environmental fields of women’s and children’s health. Human environmental interaction and developmental process will be explored in maternity and childcare settings. The nursing science indices will be the foundation for the acquisition of knowledge and competencies. Four lecture hours per week. Forty-five computer laboratory hours and ninety hours of clinical practice for the semester. Limited to LPN-BSN students through the Evening Division.

PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY
Through lecture and discussion the student is introduced to measurement systems utilized in pharmacology, along with calculations of dosages utilized in administering medications, reference sources and drug legislation. Emphasis will be on nursing implications concerning the administration of medications to individuals and their psychological and physiological response. Three lecture hours per week. Offered each semester through the Evening Division as a free elective for Nursing majors.

SUMMER STUDENT NURSE EXTERNSHIP
An elective clinical work-study program conducted collaboratively through the Salem State College School of Nursing and affiliated clinical agencies designated to provide a learning environment for the incoming senior nursing student for the purpose of developing beginning professional nursing skills. The program pairs an incoming senior nursing student with an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) preceptor for a ten-week, paid, one-credit externship.

CRISIS NURSING
Designed for the nurse clinician in the critical care area. Examines systems alterations in the acutely ill adult. Focuses on nursing assessment and intervention. Course content includes neurological, fluid and electrolyte, renal, cardiovascular, respiratory and psychological alterations in the critically ill patient. Offered only through the Evening Division.

NURSING RESEARCH
Nursing Research is designed to enable the nursing student to understand the interrelationship between nursing research and nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on research methodology, both on a theoretical and practical level. Didactic presentation, exploration of related literature and critiques of various aspects of published research will be utilized to achieve the objectives of the course. Three lecture hours per week.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE TRANSITION
Nursing will be placed on a helix and its evolution from inception to current practice will be explored. Students will identify their role in influencing contemporary and future nursing practice. The course will include concepts of human-environmental energy fields, patterns, research, leadership, and management as students develop their leadership potential.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING VI: MENTAL HEALTH
This course synthesizes information essential to the understanding of clients and nurses as unique individuals and emphasizes interactional nature of human phenomena. Focus is on the therapeutic use of self as a basis for understanding behavior patterns, assisting with self-exploration, and promoting optimum levels of mental health. Course content will include an exploration of theory which provides the foundation for the application of the nursing process in a variety of mental health settings. Offered as a quarter course.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING VII: CRITICAL CARE
This course builds upon the theoretical basis and application of nursing practice presented in previous nursing courses. Utilizing the nursing process, students will focus on the role of the professional nurse within the human environmental fields in the critical care setting. Offered as a quarter course.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING VIII: REHABILITATION
This course explores the concepts, principles, and practices of nursing that relate to the rehabilitation process. In caring for physically and mentally challenged individuals, students will use knowledge creatively—patterning the clients’ environment and assisting clients to mobilize their own energy fields. The nursing role in maximizing the quality and function of life for individuals who exhibit complex and diverse health care needs will be emphasized. Four lecture hours and 15 hours of clinical practice per week for one quarter.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING IX: PUBLIC HEALTH
This seven-week course explores theoretical concepts of public health nursing. Martha Rogers’ principles provide the framework to analyze the relationships between individual, community and environment as they impact the promotion and maintenance of optimum health. Clinical practicum includes managing and providing holistic nursing care to families through home care agencies as well as engaging in health education/promotion within a variety of settings. Four lecture hours and 15 hours of clinical practice per week for one quarter.

COMPLEX HEALTH CARE FOR THE ADULT AND AGING POPULATION
This course provides content related to the knowledge and skills essential for providing care to adults throughout the life process with a variety of acute and long term disruptions in pattern manifestations. The focus will be on the assessment and management of client care in a variety of settings. Seven hours of lecture and 15 hours of clinical practice per week. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Program.

EMERGENCY NURSING: TRIAGE AND TREATMENT
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills utilized in emergency nursing. The student is presented with legalities and basic physical examination skills, as well as the management of common medical emergencies, specific types of trauma, and burns. In addition, the concepts of triage, disaster management and integration of prehospital care, is explored. This course is a Nursing elective and cannot be substituted for required courses within the Nursing major. Offered through the Evening Division.

HEALTH CARE ISSUES, POLICY, AND ECONOMICS
This course is designed to examine the ethical, legal, political, and economic issues that impact health care and nursing practice. Analysis of national and international organizational structures and trends will be the primary focus. The role of the nurse as consumer and activist within the human-environmental field will be explored. Three lecture hours per week. This is a required course for RN-BSN students.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
The course explores the open system of unitary human beings concerned with disruptions in structure and function, changes in pattern and organization, and manifestations of these changes and disruptions. Concepts to be covered are cellular dynamics, fluid and electrolyte, acid-base patterns, principles of immunology, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, neurologic, metabolic, intestinal, and musculoskeletal human response patterns. In addition, pharmacological and nutritional patterns will be integrated with each human response pattern. Four lecture hours per week.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING X: MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
This course is designed to involve the experienced nurse in exploring management and leadership theory and process within the health care delivery system. Concepts related to change; negotiation and decision-making will be explored. Strategies addressing ethical, legal, political, and fiscal issues within the organizational structure will also be examined. Three lecture hours per week. Restricted Admission. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING XI: MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP IN NURSING PRACTICUM
This course will focus on the leadership and management role of the professional nurse within human-environmental fields in a variety of health care settings. Six hours of clinical experience and one hour of clinical seminar is required each week to meet the course objectives. Theoretical concepts derived from the components of the curriculum enhance the professional development of the student. Clinical placement is arranged through collaboration with student and faculty to meet course requirements. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program. Restricted Admission.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING XII
The concept of public health nursing will be explored through the study of human-environment field interactions regarding aggregate populations found in diverse public health settings. The nurse will focus on health promotion and examine the ethical, legal, political and economic issues surrounding health care. Leadership and management strategies will be used in the continued development of the nurse as manager. Three lecture hours per week. Restricted Admission. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program. Offered only through the Evening Division.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING XIII
Students will function in the role of the professional nurse within the human-environmental fields in the public health setting. Theoretical concepts derived from the didactic components of the curriculum enhance the professional development of the student. Clinical placement is made with the advisement and in concurrence with the student’s interest and course requirements. Eight hours clinical experience and two hours of clinical seminar per week. Restricted Admission. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program. Offered only through the Evening Division.

LEGAL ASPECTS OF NURSING
This course will provide practicing nurses with an understanding of the current legal aspects of nursing. Legal responsibilities and liabilities of the nurse in his or her relationship with patients, doctors, and facilities will be investigated. This course is a Nursing elective and cannot be substituted for required courses within the Nursing major.

HONORS PROGRAM: NURSING RESEARCH I
An introduction to research methods and critical analysis of existing nursing research. Three lecture hours per week and field trips as necessary. Students will submit a proposal for a research project and complete institutional review process prior to or duringHonors Program: Nursing Research II: Research Practicum. Open only to Nursing students in the Honors Program.

HONORS PROGRAM: NURSING RESEARCH II: RESEARCH PRACTICUM
The focus of the research practicum will be to conduct a research project, based on the proposal approved during Honors Program: Nursing Research I. Process, summary and findings will be shared with students and faculty in Honors Seminar and documented in a written thesis. Hours arranged with faculty. Open only to Senior Nursing students in the Honors Program.

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