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San Francisco State University (School of Nursing)




The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program prepares students for entry level positions in professional nursing practice. The program provides the basic for leadership and graduate education in nursing. Graduates are prepared for staff nurse positions in maternity, pediatrics, medical-surgical nursing, gerontology, psychiatric/ mental health, community health and home care nursing. Graduates are eligible for RN licensure upon completion of the program and Public Health Nursing Certification in California upon licensure. BSN graduates practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, community clinics, long term care, home care, and community health agencies. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the American Association of Colleges in Nursing (AACN).

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program allows students currently enrolled within the San Francisco State University and students with previous college/university education to apply for the nursing major. In addition to meeting University admissions requirements, students who wish to change their major or transfer into San Francisco State University, School of Nursing, must meet certain prerequisites in order to enter nursing clinical courses.




School name:San Francisco State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 371
Zip & city:CA 94132 California
Phone:415-338-1802
Web:http://www.nursing.sfsu.edu/
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PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS
Conceptual framework of the nursing program. Principles of professional nursing practice focusing on communication skill, use of the nursing process, professional behaviors, and social and economic issues affecting the nursing profession.

HEALTHY AGING
Biopsychosocial aging concepts. Attitudes/myths of aging, normal physical, psychological, and cognitive changes and their impact on social function. Health risks and selected interventions.

NURSING PRACTICUM I
Theories and principles from nursing and related sciences applied to fundamental skills/procedures and nursing process. Clinical experience in gerontological settings. Clinical requirements apply. Laboratory. Extra fee required.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Strategies to obtain health history and physical assessment data for diverse populations across the life span. Health risk prevention and promotion of health behaviors. Communication observation, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation as assessment methods. Extra fee required.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT SKILLS LABORATORY
Health assessment across age span. Procedures including health interviewing, history taking, basic techniques of physical examination. Focus on identification and recording of findings in particular body systems. Psychosocial, cultural variables are incorporated. Laboratory.

BASIC NURSING SKILLS LABORATORY
Theories and principles from nursing and related sciences applied to fundamental nursing skills and nursing process. Laboratory with demonstration, practice, and return demonstration. Extra fee may be required.

NURSING OF ADULTS
Builds upon previous learning and theory relevant to acutely ill and convalescing adults.

NURSING PRACTICUM II
Application of theoretical knowledge and technical skills in providing nursing care to acutely ill, chronically ill, and convalescing adults in a variety of settings. Laboratory.

TECHNICAL SKILLS LABORATORY
Laboratory experience emphasizing selected complex technical skills. Extra fee required.

PHARMACOLOGY
Principles of drug therapy with a focus on the nurse's responsibilities, including client teaching. Drugs used in major disease classifications; common drug interactions.

BRIDGE TO SFSU ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Conceptual framework of nursing. Professional behaviors, leadership/management roles, health care systems, health promotion and teaching/learning theories, the nursing process, communication skills, and strategies for health assessment. Gerontological nursing and family assessment theory.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Strategies to obtain health history and physical assessment data for diverse populations across the life span. Health risk prevention and promotion of health behaviors. Communication, observation, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation as assessment methods. Extra fee required.

FOUNDATIONS IN NURSING THEORY
Introduction to professional nursing, focusing on challenges influencing nursing education, nursing practice and healthcare. Concepts and principles of professional nursing practice: nursing process, communication, professional values/behaviors, and economic factors affecting nursing and healthcare.

FOUNDATIONS IN NURSING PRACTICUM
Concepts. theories, and clinical skills fundamental to the practice of nursing. Students utilize the nursing process to plan and provide for the cultural, physiological, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients with chronic health problems.

NURSING SKILLS LABORATORY
Theories and principles from nursing, health assessment, and related sciences applied to fundamental and complex nursing skills, and nursing process. Laboratory includes demonstration, practice, and return demonstration. Extra fee required.

PHARMACOLOGY
Principles of drug therapy across the lifespan with a focus on professional nursing responsibilities, including patient/family teaching. Drugs used in major disease classifications; common drug interactions.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Assessment of pathophysiological changes in the chronic and acutely ill patient across the lifespan using a systems and intersystem approach.

MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING THEORY
Medical-surgical nursing theory, concepts, and principles relevant to nursing care of acute and chronically ill adults using a systems approach. Application of the nursing process to optimize patient outcomes.

MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM
Clinical application of theoretical knowledge and technical skills in providing medical-surgical nursing care to acute and chronically ill adults.

GERIATRIC NURSING THEORY
Biopsychosocial concepts and geriatric nursing theory. Physical, psychological, and cognitive changes and their impact on social function from a health and illness perspective using a systems framework. Vulnerabilities, health risks, and selected nursing interventions.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Pathophysiological changes in the acutely ill patient. Intersystem approach incorporating related laboratory values, drug therapies, and nursing interventions.

MATERNITY NURSING THEORY
Maternity nursing theory, concepts and principles relevant to the nursing care of pregnant and postpartum women using a systems approach. Application of the nursing process to optimize patient and family outcomes.

MATERNITY NURSING PRACTICUM
Application of theoretical knowledge and technical skills in providing care to pregnant women, newborn infants and other family members in an acute care setting. Practicum.

NURSING CARE OF ILL CHILDREN
Nursing theory, concepts, and principles relevant to nursing care and health promotion of infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Assessments and interventions to promote healthy outcomes for children and their families.

PEDIATRIC NURSING THEORY
Pediatric nursing theory, family theory, concepts, and principles relevant to the nursing care of children using a systems approach. Application of the nursing process to optimize patient and family outcomes.

PEDIATRIC NURSING PRACTICUM
Application of theoretical knowledge and technical skills in providing care to acutely and chronically ill children in an acute care setting. Practicum.

NURSING RESEARCH
Principles of research theory, methodology, and critique. Understanding of the research process and its application in nursing. Role of the nurse as consumer of scientific research as applied to practice.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Theories and principles of psychiatric nursing. Biopsychosocial foundations of behavior, communication, and psycho-pharmacology. Concepts of community mental health, rehabilitation, and promotion of healthy adaptation of individuals and families.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING THEORY
Theories and principles of psychiatric nursing, as well as foundations of behavior, communication, and psychopharmacology, are emphasized. Acute and chronic mental health/illness, rehabilitation and promotion of healthy adaptation of patients and families will be explored in a variety of clinical settings.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CLINICAL PRACTICUM
Clinical nursing practice in acute and community settings that provide mental health services for patients who may experience psychological stress, neurobiological disorders, and high risk situations.

COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING THEORY
Foundation for community public health nursing care of patients, families, and communities. Sociocultural, political, and economic influences on a community's health and the health care system are explored. Current issues and trends affecting community public health.

COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
The application of nursing and epidemiological concepts to promoting health and preventing disease among patients, families, and communities. Intervention strategies focus on empowering clients with the necessary knowledge and skills to make informed and healthful choices.

DEATH AND DYING IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
Attitudes, beliefs, practices, grief responses, and bioethical issues of dying and death which confront the individual and society. Ways to cope and help oneself and others to enhance life and maturity.

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