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The Pennsylvania State University (School of Nursing)




LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

I hope your visit shows you what we are doing to educate the next generation of nurses and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities in Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.

By combining exceptional academic programs with a vibrant research enterprise, a strong outreach program and opportunities to study abroad, the Penn State School of Nursing provides future professional and advanced practice nurses, nursing researchers and nurse educators with a rich, diverse educational experience. This experience is grounded in a student-centered environment with small student-to-faculty ratios which allow students to develop strong, supportive relationships with their professors and with each other. Leadership opportunities also exist through programs such as the Women’s Leadership Initiative or organizations such as the Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania.

And let’s not forget the benefit of attending Penn State, a world-class university with world-class resources!

So, whether you’re studying in a library with more than four million volumes at your disposal, conducting research with one of the country’s leading experts in gerontological nursing, providing nursing care to someone in Appalachia, Africa or South America or just making new friends, we hope you’ll see that the Penn State School of Nursing is a great place to begin or advance your nursing career. Whatever your career goal may be, we want to do whatever we can to help you reach it!

I encourage you to explore our Web site and see everything that Penn State and the School of Nursing have to offer.

MISSION

The mission of the School of Nursing is to improve the health for all people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the nation and the world through the development of qualified nurse leaders at all levels of practice, the development of nursing science related to health and health care and the provision of nursing care to individuals, families, and communities. This mission will be accomplished through the integrated programs of nursing education, research, scholarship and outreach.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

A four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing opens up a myriad of career opportunities in the rapidly growing health care field. Nurses are at the heart of the health care professions, contributing in all areas from patient care to research and education. They make use of an increasingly complex array of technologically sophisticated processes and equipment, and they also translate the purpose and importance of these to the patient and family. Nurses also translate and integrate current research findings in planning individualized patient care.

Penn State's School of Nursing helps prepare students to be professional practitioners in health promotion and maintenance, care of illness, and rehabilitation.

The undergraduate nursing program includes a baccalaureate program (BS), an RN to BS program, and an associate degree program (AD)



School name:The Pennsylvania State UniversitySchool of Nursing
Address:201 Health and Human Development East
Zip & city:PA 16802 Pennsylvania
Phone:814-863-0245
Web:http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/nurs/
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INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH
Introduction to methods and philosophy of empirical inquiry as applied to research in nursing.

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGICAL CONCEPTS
Study of basic concepts of pharmacology and relevant nursing implications.

HEALTH: INTRODUCTION TO WELLNESS
Designed to explore the wellness component of health, with emphasis on concepts of health, life-style patterns, and nursing intervention.

HEALTH: INTRODUCTION TO ILLNESS
Designed to explore the illness component of health with emphasis on the pathophysiological and psychosocial aspects.

HEALTH: NURSING PROCESS
Analysis of the nursing process and introduction to clinical competencies and psychosocial skills.

NURSING CARE OF THE CLIENT THROUGH THE ADULT LIFE SPAN REQUIRING MEDICAL INTERVENTION
Therapeutic nursing care of the adult patient in a variety of primarily medical settings.

NURSING CARE OF THE ELDERLY
Nursing concerns and intervention in promoting the health of the elderly.

NURSING CARE OF YOUNG ADULTS
Methods of and practice in the delivery of therapeutic nursing care to young adults in the childbearing phase of life.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Designed to broaden the student’s knowledge and skills in health assessment and physical examination across the lifespan.

TRANSITION AND THE PROFESSIONAL NURSING ROLE
Transition to baccalaureate education and professional nursing practice, emphasizing leadership, management, and issues influencing nursing education and practice.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Common health problems and nursing intervention for children and adolescents.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCEPTS
Study of the concepts of family and community based nursing care emphasizing multicultural influences on health practices.

APPLICATION OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCEPTS
Application of family and community health concepts in a specialized practice setting.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Emphasizes the clinical application of mental health theory in nursing care of patients with acute and chronic mental health problems.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING AND NURSING INFORMATICS
An introduction to computers and nursing informatics, focusing on applications to the nursing profession.

ADULT HEALTH CONCEPTS
In-depth study of the theory, principles, practice, and roles of adult health nursing.

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