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Tennessee Tech University (School of Nursing)




Patient care is becoming increasingly demanding as patients are discharged from hospitals sooner; and more complex nursing care is taking place in settings such as hospices, outpatient clinics and homes. We invite you to find out more about the hard work of being a nurse (both intellectual and physical work) which is coupled with the absolute joy of helping individuals and families who need your nursing care.



School name:Tennessee Tech UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:P.O. Box 5001
Zip & city:TN 38505 Tennessee
Phone:(931) 372-3203
Web:http://www2.tntech.edu/nursing/
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FIRST-YEAR CONNECTION: UNIVERSITY AND NURSING
A course designed to enhance connection of the first-time college student with the University and to Nursing. This course is designed to augment skills required for academic success through academic and non-academic out-of-classroom activities.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS I
Historical perspectives, mathematics and terminology basic to nursing; critical thinking and professional communication; and roles of the professional nurse.

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
This introductory course in nursing is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts, principles, and skills necessary for building effective nursing practice. Nursing process is introduced as a foundation for future clinical application.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CONCEPTS IN NURSING I
Introduction to major drug classifications including actions, interactions, reactions and contraindications as well as monitoring parameters. This course will prepare the nurse to safely administer medications, monitor drug therapy and teach the client to safely take part in his/her drug regimen.

MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I
Concepts of psychosocial and physiological aspects of health/illness and therapeutic communication.

MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I
Performance of nursing skills in lab and clinical settings based on principles of nursing process and practice.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PROMOTION
This course is an introduction to health assessment based on an understanding of anatomy and physiology and social sciences. The focus is on comprehensive data collection through history and physical examination.

MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING II
Medical-surgical nursing concepts; also including communication skills, teaching/learning principles, ethical/legal and economic issues.

MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING II: LAB
Emphasizes the application of the nursing process in a variety of medical-surgical clinical settings.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Basic mental health nursing concepts; also including communication skills, teaching/learning principles, ethical/legal and economic issues.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING: LAB
Emphasizes the application of the nursing process in a variety of mental health clinical settings.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES FOR THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE
This course will examine the outcomes of disruption of normal physiology; the alterations and mechanisms involved in the disruption; and the manifestations in disease and at risk conditions. Major diseases will be explored, in part by using a conceptual approach. The focus of the course is to provide the professional nurse with an understanding of pathophysiological principles as the basis for nursing assessment and therapeutic intervention.

SURVEY OF PHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING
Review and update of major drug groups; administering drugs; intravenous solutions with implications for nursing practice.

BRIDGING TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
An online course designed for RN’s to bridge the gap between technical skills and professional nursing practice by focusing on self analysis and validation of one’s own ability to utilize critical thinking, communication, and therapeutic intervention in nursing practice and to identify improvement areas for life long learning in a changing healthcare environment.

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND PERINATAL NURSING
This course focuses on concepts of professional nursing care of women in their childbearing years and their families. This course encompasses knowledge of growth and development, culture, family and pathophysiology from the natural and social sciences, and liberal arts in assessing, implementing, and evaluating the health needs of these populations.

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND PERINATAL NURSING: LAB
This course focuses on implementation of the nursing process with women in their childbearing years and their families. This course applies knowledge of growth and development, culture, family and pathophysiology from the natural and social sciences, and liberal arts in assessing, implementing and evaluating the health needs of these populations.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN
This course focuses on concepts of professional nursing care of children and their families. This course encompasses knowledge of growth and development, culture, family and pathophysiology from the natural and social sciences, and liberal arts in assessing, implementing and evaluating the health needs of these populations.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN: LAB
This course focuses on implementation of the nursing process with children and their families. This course applies knowledge of growth and development, culture, family and pathophysiology from the natural and social sciences and liberal arts in assessing, implementing and evaluating the health needs of these populations.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CONCEPTS IN NURSING II
Continued study of the major drug groups with emphasis on the responsibility of the nurse in medication adminstration, patient education and health promotion.

RESEARCH IN HEALTH CARE
Study the research process, with development and presentation of a completed research proposal.

HEALTH CARE OF COMMUNITIES
Focus on the dynamics and nursing needs of individuals, families, communities, national and international groups.

HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES: LAB
Organization and delivery of nursing care to individuals, families and groups in a variety of community health care settings.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Introduction to concepts of leadership and management in nursing; preparation for role transition from student to graduate.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: LAB
Clinical experiences applying concepts of management and leadership.

ELECTIVES

PERSONAL WELLNESS MANAGEMENT
Holistic approach to assisting individuals in the promotion of wellness including: health guidance, nutrition, stress reduction and fitness.

ONCOLOGY NURSING
Focus on oncology nursing and hospice concepts used to provide care for the clients with cancer in a community or institutional setting.

PREPARATION FOR PARENTING
Focus on parenting skills with infants and children, labor and delivery and newborn care.

INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL CARE NURSING
Developing critical care assessment skills, emphasizing nursing decision-making, problem-solving and intervention.

CARDIORESPIRATORY INTENSIVE CARE
Care of clients with cardiovascular and respiratory deficits requiring invasive, therapeutic nursing interventions; cardiac dysrhythmias.

SCHOOL HEALTH NURSING
Introduction to school health nursing and the role of the school nurse as caregiver, coordinator, manager, consultant and leader. This course provides registered nurses with the necessary beginning skills to manage a comprehensive school health program.

SUMMER CLINICAL EXTERN
Skill-oriented clinical experience based on nursing process in the clinical area of the acute care or extended care facility.

ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL AWARENESS: EXPANDING CULTURAL SENSITIVITY
The course provides a trans-cultural experience through international travel and self exploration to increase personal and cultural awareness, sensitivity and respect.

CONCEPTS OF GERONTOLOGY
Physical and psychosocial aging processes. Issues in the care of the senior adult.

SPECIAL TOPICS
Directed study and research on a selected topic. Available to students on an individual basis, with consent of the Dean, as faculty load permits.

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Tennessee Tech University (School of Nursing)
Patient care is becoming increasingly demanding as patients are discharged from hospitals sooner; and more complex nursing care is taking place in set...
Address: P.O. Box 5001