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University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Department of Nursing)




The Nursing Program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006; 1-212-363-5555. On completion of the curriculum, the gradute is eligible to apply to take the National Council Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Information regarding the comparison of nursing programs (tuition, fees, and length of programs) may be obtained from NLNAC.
Students who are considering a career in nursing should be aware that no application for initial Registered Nurse (RN) licensure will be considered by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing without state and federal criminal background checks by the Arkansas State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Arkansas State Board of Nursing shall refuse to issue the RN license to any person who is found guilty of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to any offense listed in Act 1208 of 1999, for details refer to the Arkansas Nurse Practice Act Sub-Chapter on Licensing. Persons requesting initial licensure may request a waiver from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. Clinical agencies used for nursing laboratory may require criminal background checks, scheduled drug screening, and/ or random drug screens for nursing students. Results of agency screening may prohibit participation in clinical. Nursing students prohibited from participation in laboratory at a clinical agency will not be permitted to maintain enrollment in the nursing program.



School name:University of Arkansas at Little RockDepartment of Nursing
Address:2801 South University Avenue
Zip & city:AR 72204 Arkansas
Phone:501-569-8081
Web:http://www.ualr.edu/nursing/
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INTRODUCTION TO NURSING
An introduction for nursing students to concepts basic to the practice of nursing: historical events influencing nursing; roles of the associate degree nurse and the nursing student; the communication process; patient teaching; medical and nursing terminology; documentation; and basic legal/ethical issues.

LPN-LPTN TRANSITION
Prepares LPNs and LPTNs to begin the transition into the role of the RN. Emphasis is on the three roles of the associate degree nurse, the application of critical thinking and the nursing process, professional role transition, the use of effective therapeutic communication, and verification of mastery of basic medical-surgical knowledge/skills confirmed through completion of self-paced modules. Fifteen hours lecture per week for three weeks.

ADULT NURSING II
Designed to prepare the student to provide acute care to middle aged adults with common unmet needs through a variety of clinical laboratory experiences in selected health settings. Students will use the nursing process in a structured setting under faculty supervision.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
A study of individuals of all ages in all stages of growth and development with psychosocial alterations. Students will use the nursing process while providing care for patients experiencing crises and a variety of mental disorders. Selected health and/or community experiences are under faculty supervision.

ADULT NURSING I
Designed to prepare the student to meet common, unmet needs of patients. Provides interaction with and patient care for older patients through a variety of clinical laboratory experiences in selected health settings. Students will use the nursing process decision-making framework at a beginning level in a structured setting under close supervision of faculty while providing patient care. Provides a foundation for more advanced study. Four hours lecture, eight hours laboratory per week.

THE NURSE'S PROFESSIONAL ROLE
Study of the associate degree nurse's professional roles with emphasis on the nurse as a manager of care. Includes considerations for obtaining, maintaining, and changing employment in the current health care environment. Additional focus on principles of nursing management, legal/ethical issues, and professional organizations.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Serves as an elective course in the nursing program. Provides opportunity for advanced nursing students to use the nursing process to explore and coordinate projects of their own choosing as a health care professional in community and service learning settings. The students will spend fifteen hours for each hour of credit earned. The exact hourly commitment per week will depend on the nature of the project and will be agreed upon in advance.

PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES
Serves as an elective course in the nursing program. An elective web-based nursing course presenting the essential concepts of pharmacology. Designed to promote the use of critical thinking in the application of drug therapy. Emphasis is placed on the integration of pharmacological concepts and the nursing process.

OBSTETRIC NURSING
A study of developmental tasks of young adulthood and the newborn. Nursing care emphasizes use of the nursing process with the childbearing family in clinical laboratory experiences in selected health settings under faculty supervision.

PEDIATRIC NURSING
A study of developmental tasks of infancy through adolescence and of family relationships. Nursing care emphasizes use of the nursing process with children and their families in clinical laboratory experiences in selected health settings under faculty supervision.

ADULT NURSING III
Focuses on nursing care of patients with multiple complex unmet needs through numerous clinical laboratory experiences in selected health settings. Multiple roles of the nurse are emphasized and practiced with an emphasis on the nurse as manager of care. The last four weeks of the course are a nursing practicum focusing on use of the nursing process with a variety of patients while providing total patient care under the supervision of a nurse preceptor and faculty. Four hours lecture per week for eleven weeks, eight hours laboratory per week for eleven weeks.

ESSENTIAL NURSING SKILLS
An introduction for nursing students to essential psychomotor skills required for the safe practice of nursing. Emphasis is on skill mastery.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR NURSING
An elective web based course designed to provide an understanding of medical terminology; provides the framework for understanding medical records by presenting terms, abbreviations, symbols, forms and formats commonly used by healthcare providers.

NURSING ROLE TRANSITION
Introduces LPNs, LPTNs, and paramedics to the transition into the role of the associate degree nurse and the nursing process. Also includes verification of mastery of essential psychomotor skills confirmed through completion of self paced modules. Web based course with scheduled, mandatory class meetings.

ADULT NURSING II
A study of the development, common health problems, and health needs of the middle aged adult. Students will use the nursing process and integrate the roles of the associate degree nurse to provide safe care to adults in structured settings with direct faculty supervision.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
A study of the psychosocial development, common mental health problems, and needs across the lifespan. Students will use the nursing process and integrate the roles of the associate degree nurse to provide safe care to clients of all ages experiencing crises and a variety of mental problems in structured and community settings with faculty supervision.

ADULT NURSING I
A study of the development, common health problems, and health needs of the older adult, introduction to the nursing process and the roles of the associate degree nurse. Students will use the nursing process to provide safe care in structured settings with direct faculty supervision.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
A credit/no credit elective course that provides opportunity for advanced nursing students to use the nursing process to explore and coordinate projects of their choosing as a health care professional in community and service learning settings.

PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES
A credit/no credit elective web based nursing course presenting the essential concepts of pharmacology. Designed to promote the use of the nursing process and the integration of pharmacological concepts to meet health needs of individuals across the lifespan.

DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES IN NURSING
A credit/no credit elective web based nursing course presenting common laboratory and diagnostic tests and procedures commonly used in the diagnosis and treatment of common health problems. Designed to promote the use of the nursing process in patient preparation and education for the procedure(s).

OBSTETRIC AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH NURSING
A study of the development and common health risks and needs of young adults and the newborn. Students will use the nursing process and integrate the roles of the associate degree nurse to provide safe care to the childbearing family in structured settings and within the community under faculty supervision.

PEDIATRIC NURSING
A study of the development and common health problems and health needs of children (infancy through adolescence) and families. Students will use the nursing process and integrate the roles of the associate degree nurse to provide safe care to children and their families in structured settings and within the community under faculty supervision.

ADULT NURSING III
A study of common, complex health care problems and needs of adults, and transition into the practice of professional nursing. Students will use the nursing process and integrate the roles of the associate degree nurse, and manage the care of multiple adult patients with complex health care problems in structured settings. Transition to practice is supported through a nursing practicum during the last four weeks of the course in which students manage and provide safe care to a variety of patients in structured settings under the supervision of a nurse preceptor and faculty.

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