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Tuskegee University (School of Nursing and Allied Health )




The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health (CVMNAH) is composed of the School of Veterinary Medicine (Animal Health) and the School of Nursing & Allied Health (Human Health). The College is the only one of its kind in the United States where Animal Health (Veterinary Medicine) and Human Health (Nursing & Allied Health) are interlinked and merged under one College within the framework of the One Health - One Medicine approach.

* Historically, the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) was established for the training of African Americans in 1945; at a time when African Americans did not have other opportunities to study Veterinary Medicine due to segregation and other racial impediments. In 1945, the U.S. had only ten Schools of Veterinary Medicine and it is estimated that fewer than five African Americans were located in the Southern States at that time.
* The TUSVM is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
* The TUSVM is one of 28 Schools/Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the U.S. But it is the only one in the U.S. that is fully integrated, serving African-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and International students.
* Despite the increase in the number of Schools of Veterinary Medicine to 28, the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is the only one of its kind and the only one located on an HBCU campus. It continues to be the only institution which trains 50 - 60% of African Americans in the U.S.
* The TUSVM graduated its first class of fully qualified veterinarians in 1949. Since then, it has graduated more than 70% of the African American veterinarians in the U.S.

MISSION STATEMENT

The philosophical tenets of the School of Nursing and Allied Health have grown out of those that pervade the University. The School fosters the general purpose of the University which are teaching, research and service. Furthermore, the School prepares health care leaders who will meet the criteria for ethical and legal practice in their respective fields. The faculty accepts the responsibility for selecting students in each program, providing guidance, and maintaining an environment which promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and analytical skills, thus fostering the maximum personal and professional development of each individual.

PROGRAMS

The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers undergraduate programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and Occupational Therapy. These undergraduate programs are designed for students who wish to pursue a career in nursing or the allied health professions. All professional disciplines have been accredited by their national accrediting agencies.
To qualify for entry into the above professional programs in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, pre-professional courses are required. Each program admits pre-professional and transfer students based upon available clinical facilities and the academic record of the student.

PURPOSE

The purposes of the baccalaureate program in Nursing are: to provide educational preparation for the practice of professional nursing in a variety of settings; and to provide a basis for graduate study and continuing education on a lifetime basis.



School name:Tuskegee UniversitySchool of Nursing and Allied Health
Address:PO Box 1239
Zip & city:AL 36088 Alabama
Phone:334-727-8174
Web:http://www.tuskegee.edu/Global/category.asp?C=35019&nav=menu200_10
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School of Nursing and Allied Health Courses


INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the discipline of nursing as a profession. History, philosophy, and scope of nursing practice with emphasis on the holism of persons, standards for professional practice, and an overview of the nursing process and nursing theories will be the focus of this course. The student will have the opportunity to learn selected basic nursing skills.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
Introduces students to concepts that are basic to the practice of professional nursing. Emphasizes the nurse's role in assisting patients to meet basic human needs at various levels of the health continua. The conceptual framework of the Department of Nursing and the roles of professional nursing as identified by the Department of Nursing faculty are introduced. Learning experiences in the skills laboratory and in clinical settings are integral parts of this course.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course focuses on biological processes, which disrupt the normal physiological adaptive process. These altered physiological concepts form a basis for the utilization of scientific principles in the application of the nursing process. This course reviews the effects of altered physiology on body systems, their ineffective responses and the ultimate effect on the total organism. The student is assisted in identifying the nurse's role in prevention and treatment through the manipulation of the environment as part of concept of cause and effect.

PHARMACODYNAMICS OF NURSING
This course introduces the student to the nursing role in drug management of patients across the lifespan and across the spectrum of health and illness. The focus is on drug prototypes and classifications from major drug categories, their actions, and therapeutic relationships between pharmacologic knowledge and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on individual responsibility, interdisciplinary collaboration, and patient safety.

GERONTOLOGY NURSING
This course will focus on identifying patterns of successful aging, maintenance of a productive, functional lifestyle and risk reduction strategies. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, chronicity and cultural aspects of aging. Additional focus is on end-of-life care and ethical dilemmas related to the aged population. Current theories of aging are examined.

COGNITIVE AND CLINICAL REASONING SKILLS ENHANCEMENT.
A guided elective designed to facilitate knowledge comprehension and development of clinical reasoning skills. Teaching-learning strategies to promote self-regulated learning will be utilized. Student with a GPA of 2.00 - 2.50 following completion of nursing courses during summer session will be encouraged to enroll. Course is repeatable to a maximum of 4 credits hours.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING
A theory and clinical course designed to apply the nursing process in the implementation of nursing interventions with client and their families experiencing chronic and/or acute physiological alterations. The clinical component provides opportunities to develop skills and competencies in making critical decisions in restoring and/or maintaining health. Emphasis is on simple to complex nursing interventions.

PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
The focus of this course is on the nurse's role in promoting mental health and decreasing psychopathology through utilization of the nursing process with clients in various psychiatric settings. This course necessitates a focus on professional self and other analyses, role development and application of independent, collaborative and self-growth behaviors in preparation for the novice role in psychiatric mental health nursing.

THEORETICAL BASIS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
This course focuses on concepts, processes, roles, and skills necessary to facilitate the transition to baccalaureate nursing practice. The course explores the roles of the BSN nurse in the health care environment that includes: nurse educator, nurse leader, researcher, case manager, and community health nursing.

CLINICAL APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
A clinical course designed to synthesize previous knowledge and experience in the acquisition of the role of the professional nurse. Emphasis will be on theory based nursing practice and clinical decision-making.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ADULT HEALTH NURSING
Individualized didactic and/or clinical study of adults in selected health care settings. This course is designed to facilitate an in-depth exploration of clients experiencing health alterations and the management of client care using a collaborative team approach. Enrollment in the course requires a learning contract developed in collaboration with the instructor. Study contract must be signed by the associate dean.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PSYCHIATRY/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Individualized didactic and/or clinical course in which a special topic or project is designed to enable the student to apply and synthesize nursing knowledge related to care of psychiatric-mental health patient(s). The student and faculty will jointly develop the learning contract. The learning contract must be signed by the associate dean.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING
A didactic and/or clinical course that will allow students to pursue a topic more intensely that focuses on care of the childbearing families. Enables students to contract with a faculty member whose background, interests, and time allow directing a focused study. The student and faculty will jointly develop the learning contract. Study contract must be signed by the associate dean.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PEDIATRIC NURSING
A didactic and clinical course in which a special topic or project designed to apply and synthesize nursing knowledge related to the care of children and families will be developed by the student under the supervision of a faculty member. The learning contract must be assigned by the associate dean.

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
A didactic and/or clinical course that will allow students to explore population-focused nursing practice and looks at the health issues facing our communities. The clinical component will focus on primary prevention, health promotion and cultural competence within the holistic framework. The student and faculty will jointly develop the course objectives. The learning contract must be signed by the associate dean.

HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY
An opportunity for honor students to benefit from scholarly enrichment experiences. Emphasis will be on the development of a clinical problem and methodology to enhance the practice of professional nursing or an exploration of political factors impacting change and policy making in health care delivery.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING
A theory and clinical course designed to apply the nursing process in the implementation of nursing interventions with clients and their families experiencing complex and/or multi-systems alterations. The clinical component emphasizes the application of the nursing process in the restoration of wellness in a critical care environment.

RESEARCH
This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative research concepts, methodology, and techniques. Emphasis is placed on scientific approach, preliminary steps in research design, measurement and data collection and analyses. Students are required to write a proposal. Relationship between research and the practice of professional nursing is emphasized.

NURSING SEMINAR
This course focuses on synthesis of theories, concepts and practices within the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on the assessment of the student's ability to solve problems through critical analyses.

NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Study of women's health across the lifespan with an emphasis on maternity/newborn care. Employs holistic approach to health promotion and intervention. It provides opportunity for students to utilize the nursing process and critical thinking skills in the provision of care to women and their families. Includes clinical learning experiences in a variety of settings.

ISSUES
This course provides an opportunity for the student to investigate in depth the issues and trends affecting the practice of professional nursing.

NURSING OF CHILDREN
This course offers the student an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills in the care of children and families in various health care settings. It includes information from current literature, research, and practice pertinent to growth and development, psychosocial, cultural, and physical needs of children with emphasis focused on health promotion, heath maintenance, and health restoration. Specific nursing and developmental theories related to the care of children and families are explored. Utilizing a variety of health settings, the clinical portion of this course is designed to offer students the opportunity to apply theory, nursing process, and critical thinking skills to the care of children and families.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
This course is designed to incorporate primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in the promotion of a healthy community. Emphasis will be on vulnerable and/or at risk populations, aggregates and groups. Clinical learning opportunities will focus on the application of the nursing process in delivering health services in partnership with community health agencies.

LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
This course focuses on the analysis of selected leadership and management theories in a variety of health care settings. Organizational structure, trends, and issues in health care delivery will be emphasized. The clinical component will focus on the application of selected theories and models of management and leadership roles relative to client care, evaluation of professional nursing practice, and ethical/legal issues in a continuously changing health care environment.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
Selected topics in the Practice of Professional Nursing. (RN-BSN) Course is designed to allow students an opportunity to explore topics specific to the practice of professional nursing in a selected role, example: educator, researcher, and clinical leader.

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