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St. Cloud State University (Department of Nursing)




As a fully accredited member of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE offers students two programs within the nursing discipline.

MISSION

To educate caring nurse professionals committed to excellence, who will serve the health needs of diverse communities throughout Minnesota and the region.
Philosophy

St. Cloud State University Department of Nursing Science believes nursing is a professional discipline grounded in the knowledge of the sciences, arts, and humanities, with professional values and ethics at its core. The need for nursing is universal, and the practice of nursing continues to evolve reflecting the ever-changing needs of a diverse and global society. Nursing has a fundamental responsibility and commitment to promote and restore health and harmony, prevent imbalance, care for those at risk, alleviate disharmony and give compassionate care at the end of life.

Nurses work collaboratively with others to meet the complex health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, communities and populations in a variety of diverse environments and care settings. The goals of nursing are achieved through an interpersonal process that respects the rights, dignity, autonomy, values, diversity and culture of all people.

Professional values and ethics are integral to the foundation of nursing and the profession’s commitment to society and include:
• Integrity through caring, clinical excellence, sound critical thinking and judgments,
• Autonomy through advocacy for client-centered care in environments which promote health,
• A commitment to social justice through professional practice, relationships and the promotion of public policy.

Caring is central to nursing practice and requires the integration of knowledge, skill, and values to provide quality care. A professional caring relationship is based on respect for the harmony of client and environment.

Person is a unique, dynamic, unity of mind-body-spirit seeking to achieve and maintain harmony. Harmony is actualization of human potential through goal-directed behavior, competent self-care, and satisfying relationships while striving for unity within the mind, body and soul within the socio-cultural beliefs and values of family and community.

A person’s internal and external environment is ever changing and includes the totality of energy fields that influence the human health experience.

Nursing education is a dynamic process in which students and faculty collaborate in community to achieve a foundation for excellence in nursing practice. The teaching-learning process is student-centered and involves active participation in a broad range of activities, which promote critical thinking, development of professional values and a commitment to life-long learning.

This statement of philosophy evolved into a conceptual framework which also incorporated the

Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns.¹ The framework has provided the themes around which the curriculum and the courses are organized.

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, also termed "Generic" or "Traditional" program, is a 71 credit major program preparing caring professional clincians for practice in contemporary healthcare settings. The Accelerated Baccalaureate Program is an intensely rigorous 16 month course of study designed for those who already hold a four-year baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing.



School name:St. Cloud State UniversityDepartment of Nursing
Address:720 Fourth Avenue South, 228 Brown Hall,
Zip & city:MI 56301-4498 Minnesota
Phone:(320) 308-1749
Web:http://www.stcloudstate.edu/nursing/
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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CAREERS Employment competencies required for different health careers. Personal skills, employment opportunities, ethics, legal issues, scope of practice and personal goal setting. Does not require admission to the major. HEALING, CULTURE, FAITH AND TRADITIONS Introduces healing practices across cultures and traditions. Biomedical and holistic concepts of medical care. Readings and group work enriched by interactions with experienced practitioners of healing arts. HEALTH, HEALING, HARMONY: PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE Foundation of nursing knowledge, theory and research, professional values, core competencies and knowledge. THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE (CLINICAL) Applies the theoretical principles of intermediate nursing care for clients in laboratory and community settings. HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT Assessment of the whole individual across the lifespan considering physical, emotional, spiritual, and cultural factors utilizing therapeutic communication, physical examination and health promotion techniques. PROFESSIONAL NURSING SKILLS Application of fundamental technical skills in nursing in a simulated health care delivery setting. NURSING LAW AND ETHICS Legal and ethical issues of professional nursing practice. NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS Care of older adults across multiple environments. Psychosocial, spiritual, and biophysical changes of aging, quality of life, human dignity, and autonomy issues. NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS (CLINICAL) Applies theoretical principles of 306. Nursing care of older adults across multiple environments. NURSING INFORMATICS Health care technologies for discovering, retrieving, and using information in nursing practice. HOLISTIC ADULT CARE: PHYSIOLOGICAL WELLNESS Illness and disease management of individuals in acute disharmony. Social, physical, psychological, and spiritual responses of the individual and appropriate nursing interventions. PHYSIOLOGICAL WELLNESS (CLINICAL) Applies theoretical principles of 309. Development of concept maps and application of advanced technical skills in caring for adults experiencing acute disharmony in various health care settings. MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Etiology of mental illness and substance abuse/dependence. Mental health promotion, illness management, disease prevention and psychosocial rehabilitation. MENTAL HEALTH (CLINICAL) Clinical experiences with individuals, families and groups in hospital and community-based settings. CHILD AND FAMILY NURSING Core knowledge, skill and professional values to provide and design holistic, culturally sensitive, evidence-based nursing care for families and children. CHILD AND FAMILY NURSING (CLINICAL) Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 314. Planning and implementation of nursing care during labor and delivery and for children from infancy to adolescence including physiologic and psychological development with clinical experience in various settings. ACCELERATED NURSING: PROFESSIONAL NURSE (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Applies the theoretical principles of intermediate nursing care for clients in laboratory and community settings. Permission of department. ACCELERATED NURSING: NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Applies theoretical principles of NURS 306. Nursing care of older adults across multiple environments. ACCELERATED NURSING: PHYSIOLOGIC WELLNESS (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Applies theoretical principles of NURS 309. Development of concept maps and application of advanced technical skills in caring for adults experiencing acute disharmony in various health care settings. ACCELERATED NURSING: MENTAL HEALTH (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 311. Clinical experiences with individuals, families and groups in hospital and community-based settings. ACCELERATED NURSING: CHILD AND FAMILY NURSING (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 314. Planning and implementation of nursing care during labor and delivery and for children from infancy to adolescence including physiologic and psychological development with clinical experience in various settings. NURSING ROLE TRANSITION Classroom and laboratory experiences for the Registered Nurse (RN) seeking a baccalaureate degree. Current issues in professional nursing, nursing theory, and holistic health assessment, and application of nursing concepts of professional nursing practice. HEALTH, HOME HEALTH AND NURSING Collaborative role of the nurse in providing holistic nursing care to individuals and families experiencing critical, chronic, and/or terminal illness. Physical and psychological support to clients and families coping with issues of loss, death, and chronic pain. Quality of life issues and the meaning of chronicity. NURSING INTERVENTION Clinical component including care of clients experiencing a critical illness, chronic medical illness, and/or terminal illness in a variety of clinical settings. RESEARCH IN NURSING PRACTICE Basic concepts, processes, and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice, fulfills the upper division writing requirement. HEALTH CARE AND POPULATIONS Synthesize nursing and public health theory to promote and protect the health of populations through systematic assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Public health values, research, and collaborative activities. HEALTH CARE OF POPULATIONS (CLINICAL) Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 404. Planning and implementing nursing care for individuals, families, and aggregates in public health agencies, schools, and other community settings. NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Synthesis of previous learning and its application in the various settings. The transition from the student role to that of a leader/manager of health care, accomplished through the application of management and leadership theories and principles in professional nursing practice. NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGMENT (CLINICAL) Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 406. Observe and participate in nurse leader/manager activities in providing health care to clients. NURSING CAPSTONE SEMINAR Integration and synthesis of core knowledge, professional standards and values with core competencies in professional nursing. NURSING CAPSTONE PRACTICUM Final clinical immersion of core knowledge, professional standards and values to aid in transition into the professional nursing role. CROSS-CULTURAL NURSING AND GLOBAL HEALTH Knowledge, values and skills for competent care across cultures. ACCELERATED NURSING: NURSING INTERVENTION (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 401. Care of clients experiencing a critical illness, chronic medical illness, and/or terminal illness in a variety of clinical settings. ACCELERATED NURSING: NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 406. Observe and participate in nurse leader/manager activities in providing health care to clients. ACCELERATED NURSING: HEALTH CARE OF POPULATIONS (CLINICAL) Specialized clinical experience in a nontraditional format. Builds on the theoretical base of NURS 404. Planning and implementing nursing care for individuals, families, and aggregates in public health agencies, schools, and other community settings. NURSING SCIENCE (NURS) COURSES FOR ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERNSHIP Observe and participate in nurse leader/manager activities on personnel providing health care to clients. READINGS IN NURSING (TOPICAL) Research in nursing is examined and analyzed with the assistance of a faculty member. RESEARCH Laboratory or clinical field research in nursing. SELECTED TOPICS IN NURSING Current issues in nursing.



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