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Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (School of Nursing)




Creativity to Teach, Curiosity to Learn, Courage to Serve, Compassion to Care, in a diverse and complex world, SIUE Nursing: Excellence in Action!

These phrases from our School of Nursing mission statement greet visitors, students, faculty, and staff in the form of hanging ceiling banners visible on the second floor of Alumni Hall where the SON offices are located. It is our way of educating everyone about whom we are and what we are about.

The SIUE, School of Nursing is a dynamic place to learn and study the Profession of Nursing. Our curriculum is learner-centered meaning that classes are interactive, focused on learning, and critical thinking a skill essential to nursing care.

The SIUE School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the gold standard for baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing programs. The Certified Nurse Anesthesia Program is also fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs. As is the norm, the accreditation process is cycled so that every ten years the school must apply for re-accreditation. This is usual and customary and is not outside of the norm for accredited schools of nursing. For the SIUE School of Nursing, this means that our school will be reviewed in 2008 by CCNE with the re-accreditation occurring in 2009.

Currently the SON has 66 full and part time faculty teaching our students. Approximately, 85% of our faculty have the doctoral degree and another 10% are enrolled in doctoral programs. We have faculty with national and international reputations for their scholarship. It is wonderful that our students have as their teachers a number of faculty who are the authors of the very textbooks they and nursing students across the nation use.

When students are admitted to the SON they are assigned an academic advisor and a nursing faculty mentor. The advisors assist the students navigate the university course registration process or make adjustments to their programs of study as needed. The faculty mentors are the guides assisting the students inculcate the traits that become the foundation for the art and science of nursing. This is further evidence that the SIUE Nursing School is dedicated to assuring that students are successful!

Students have at their disposal a state of the art simulated learning laboratory with the latest in innovation and equipment. This enables the students to practice nursing skills in an environment that allows for mistakes and correction of these, before students begin caring for patients in our clinical settings.

UNDERGRADUATE - BASIC OPTION

The traditional Bachelor of Science degree includes one year of prerequisite and general liberal studies prior to acceptance into the nursing program. Courses required are chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology, English, speech communication and statistics and six hours of general education requirements. The nursing program is 6 semesters of intense didactic and clinical study (approximately 15-18 credits per semester). Clinical coursework is held at a selection of healthcare agencies in Southern Illinois and greater St. Louis metropolitan area.

Admission to the traditional Bachelor of Science option is competitive. Applicants must present at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 2.7 prerequisite course (both on a 4.0 scale). Meeting the minimum GPAs does not guarantee admission. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to enrollment. Additionally, applicants are required to complete the HESI A2 Admission Assessment. Testing dates and times are available online or by calling Testing Services at (618) 650-2295.

An overall University cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and completion of any Academic Development courses is required to declare Pre-Nursing (NUPC) as a major. Declaration as a Pre-Nursing major does not infer acceptance into the School of Nursing.

MISSION STATEMENT

The School of Nursing inspires students and faculty to embody the creativity to teach, the curiosity to learn, the courage to serve and the compassion to care for others in this diverse and complex world, forever exemplifying nursing excellence in action.




School name:Southern Illinois University - EdwardsvilleSchool of Nursing
Address:Alumni Hall, Room 2117, Campus Box 1066
Zip & city:IL 62026 Illinois
Phone:618-650-3956
Web:http://www.siue.edu/nursing/
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EMPOWERING THE NURSING STUDENT.
Elective introduction to nursing profession and university community. Encourages a sense of empowerment among students by developing their abilities to actively take charge of collegiate experiences.

NURSING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION INTERNSHIP.
Supervised work activity with hospitals, agencies, or organizations providing a learning environment for nursing students. Students will receive a grade of pass or no credit.

NURSING SCIENCES I: HEALTH PROMOTION AND NUTRITION.
Concepts of health promotion and principles of human nutrition throughout the lifecycle. Emphasis on knowledge and behavior needed to maintain optimal wellness.

NURSING SCIENCES II: LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENTAL CONCEPTS.
Developmental study of the person from conception to senescence. Physiological, psychological, and social development emphasized. Cultural and family concepts related to human development examined.

NURSING SCIENCES III: PHARMACOLOGIC INTERVENTION IN NURSING CARE I.
Role and responsibilities of the nurse related to drug therapy. Explores legal and biopsychosocial considerations. Includes pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of selected drugs within drug categories.

NURSING ROLE I: PROFESSIONALISM AND THE NURSE.
The role of the professional nurse. Focus is on introducing historical, social, legal, political, ethical, economic, and behavioral aspects of the role.

NURSING SKILLS I: HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT.
Therapeutic communication skills will be learned and applied in obtaining a health history. Students will also learn to perform a systematic physical assessment.

NURSING SKILLS II: FUNDAMENTAL NURSING SKILLS.
Practice and performance of fundamental nursing skills in a simulated setting.

HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY.
Web-based course intended for undergraduate students in nursing or other health related discipline. Nine modules each covering dysfunctions of the major body systems.

NURSING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION INTERNSHIP.
Supervised work activity with hospitals, agencies, or organizations providing a learning environment for nursing students. Students will receive a grade of pass or no credit.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING.
Selected topics of special interest, such as complex physiologic/psychological concepts, transcultural nursing, nursing history, policy formation, legal aspects of nursing practice, gerontological nursing.

NURSING SCIENCES IV: PHARMACOLOGIC
Intervention in Nursing Care II. Explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse related to drug therapy including legal and biopsychosocial considerations. Includes pharmacodynamics and pharmocokinetics of selected specialty drugs.

NURSING SCIENCES V: TEACHING AND LEARNING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN TO DIVERSE POPULATIONS.
Teaching-learning process for application across the lifespan with individuals, families, groups, and populations in a variety of settings.

NURSING SCIENCES VI: NURSING RESEARCH.
Analysis of steps in research process. Emphasize critique and utilization of nursing research findings and participation in research.

NURSING ROLE RN: CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING (RN TO BS ONLY).
Focuses on conceptual framework of the School of Nursing and theories and concepts integrated throughout the curriculum, including health promotion, nutrition, teaching, and learning.

NURSING SKILLS RN: HEALTH ASSESSMENT (RN TO BS ONLY).
Focuses on a comprehensive review of physical assessment skills.

SPECIALTY CONTENT I: INTERMEDIATE ADULT MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING.
Strategies to restore optimal health in adult clients. Include nursing management of common medical therapies and surgical interventions.

SPECIALTY CONTENT II: MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING.
Issues and strategies for nursing care management of normal and at-risk childbearing families. Alternative care settings and a multi-cultural focus is emphasized.

SPECIALTY CONTENT III: PEDIATRIC NURSING.
Strategies for maintaining and restoring health in children. Includes concepts of growth and development (pathophysiology and family interaction). Diverse case studies will encourage critical thinking. Prerequisites: Completion of all Semester 5 nursing courses; concurrent enrollment in or completion of 383; or consent of instructor.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM I: INTERMEDIATE ADULT MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM.
Application of strategies to restore optimal health in adult clients. Includes nursing management of common medical therapies and surgical interventions.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM II: MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING PRACTICUM.
Nursing care management related to the childbearing process. Emphasis on client/family assessment and teaching community-based nursing care.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM III: PEDIATRIC NURSING PRACTICUM.
Application of strategies for promoting and restoring health in the pediatric client in the hospital and community. Application of theories of growth and development, pathophysiology, and family interaction.

NURSING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION INTERNSHIP.
Supervised work activity with hospitals, agencies, or organizations providing a learning environment for nursing students. Students will receive a grade of pass or no credit.

NURSING ROLE II: ADVANCED PROFESSIONALISM AND LEADERSHIP IN NURSING.
Explores the theoretical foundations of nursing leadership and management in the health care arena. Roles of case manager and change agent are emphasized.

SPECIALTY CONTENT IV: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING.
Focuses on the promotion, maintenance, and protection of the health of aggregates and populations in a variety of practice settings in the community.

SPECIALTY CONTENT V: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING.
Strategies related to clients along the mental health/mental illness continuum. Includes the concepts of perception, crisis theory, therapeutic group process.

SPECIALTY CONTENT VI: ADVANCED ADULT MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING.
Nursing management to restore optimal health in adult clients with complex multisystem problems.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV: PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM.
This course is an application of the nursing process in the promotion, maintenance, and protection of the health of aggregates and populations. The practice settings include official, nonprofit, and voluntary agencies in the community. Course objective: evaluate the various roles of professional nursing, core functions and essential services.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM V: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING PRACTICUM.
Application of therapeutic strategies with clients at various stages of the mental health/mental illness continuum.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM VI: ADVANCED ADULT MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM.
Application of nursing management to restore optimal health in adult clients with complex multisystem problems.

CLINICAL PRACTICUM VII: SENIOR SYNTHESIS SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM
Clinical application of leadership roles and delegation concepts while managing the care of a client care load.

SCHOOL NURSE INTERNSHIP
Focuses on application of nursing process to concepts of health promotion in school settings.

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