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University of Central Oklahoma (Department of Nursing)




Recognizing that nursing is both an art and a science and understanding that nursing education should take place in the university setting, in 1969 the diploma program at Baptist Memorial Hospital joined with the university to establish the Bachelor of Science with a nursing major. The first 18 graduates of this new program received their degrees and were eligible for licensure in 1972. Since that time well over 1800 men and women have graduated from the nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma and have begun practice as professional nurses.

Traditionally, after students take Intro to Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing and Individual and Family Development thru Lifespan, students are admitted to the Nursing Program in the Spring semester of their Sophomore year with major course work starting in the Fall semester of the Junior year. Today there are approximately 80 students admitted to each graduating class.

The Career Ladder program is designed with the practicing nurse in mind. For the Fall of 2006, courses will be offered at Rose State College and at Integris Baptist Medical Center. These courses are offered off campus and in the evenings to accommodate this special group of students.

Beginning in the Spring of 2007, the University of Central Oklahoma's Nursing Department will admit students two times a year. Initially, 40 students will be admitted to this first Spring class. Our goal is to admit 60 students each semester for a total of 120 students admitted to the nursing program each year. This will allow class size to remain small while increasing the number of graduating nurses to meet the nursing shortage. This is an exciting new change and the faculty in the Nursing Department look forward to this challenge!

MISSION

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide an opportunity to the people of greater Central Oklahoma for baccalaureate education which prepares the graduate for entry into professional nursing practice in a variety of clinical settings.



School name:University of Central OklahomaDepartment of Nursing
Address:100 North University Drive, Coyner Health Science Building
Zip & city:OK 73034 Oklahoma
Phone:(405) 974-5000
Web:http://nurse.ucok.edu/
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Department of Nursing Courses


INTRODUCTION TO NURSING
This course is for students interested in the profession of nursing. Nursing past, present, and future is explored to understand the status of the profession today.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING INFORMATION & LAB
This course introduces the nursing student to basic terms and concepts related to computers and information technology and their uses in health care delivery. A selection of the most prevalent applications used in nursing practice, education and research will be explored.

TOPICS IN NURSING
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

SUCCESS IN NURSING I
This course focuses on strategies for success in nursing school and completion of required standardized testing. Students will be introduced to an applied research/health promotion activity.

INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY DEVELOPMENT THRU LIFESPAN
This course focuses on knowledge synthesis of individual and family developmental theories and concepts through the lifespan. Students integrate theories and concepts of health promotion of individuals and families while conducting an in-depth study of developmental characteristics.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
This course focuses on educating students regarding scientific principles to facilitate man's adaptation to changes within his internal and external environments. Specific emphasis is on analysis of factors that alter adaptation, assessment to determine the individual's position on the adaptation-maladaptation continuum and utilization of psychomotor skills in laboratory and clinical settings. Clinical emphasis is placed on utilization of the nursing process with selected clients in a clinical setting.

WORKSHOP IN NURSING
Credit will vary from 1 to 6 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study. Normally involves lecture, films, guest speaker, etc. A grade of "P" or "F" is given. No more than 6 hours of workshop may be counted toward a bachelor's degree.

PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
This course focuses on knowledge synthesis and utilization of scientific principles to assess man's internal and external environments. Specific emphasis is on assessment to determine the individual's position on the adaptation - maladaptation continuum. A laboratory component is included.

CONCEPTS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I
This course focuses on knowledge synthesis of nursing concepts which facilitate man's adaptation to changes within his internal and external environment across the lifespan. Special emphasis is on the analysis of factors which alter adaptation and determine an individual's position on the adaptation- maladaptation continuum.

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY

This course focuses on the study of basic pharmacology with an overview of the major drug classifications.

ADULT MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING I
This course is an application of knowledge and utilization of the nursing process to facilitate the adaptation of adult clients in acute care clinical settings. The course also includes a skills laboratory that focuses on the development of psychomotor and interpersonal skills.

MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING
This course focuses on knowledge synthesis and interventions facilitating mother's and infants' adaptation throughout the childbearing cycle. Clinical emphasis is placed on utilization of the nursing process with selected mothers and infants in a clinical setting.

PEDIATRIC/CHILD HEALTH NURSING
This course focuses on knowledge synthesis and intervention facilitating children's adaptation to health stressors. Clinical emphasis is placed on the utilization of the nursing process with selected children in a clinical setting.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURS
This course is an application of knowledge and utilization of the nursing process to facilitate the adaptation of clients experiencing alterations in mental health in a variety of clinical settings.

ADULT MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING II
This course is an application of progressively complex concepts and a utilization of the nursing process to facilitate the adaptation of adult clients in acute care clinical settings. The course also includes a skills laboratory that focuses on the development of psychomotor and interpersonal skills.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course is an introduction to the study of human physiologic function in disease processes and explores man's adaptation to change in his internal environment.

SUCCESS IN NURSING II
This course focuses on stress management techniques for the nursing student. Completion of required standardized testing and progression in the applied research/health promotion activity will be included.

SUCCESS IN NURSING III
This course focuses on career management for the nursing student, including interviews and resume preparation. Completion of required standardized testing and progression in the applied research/health promotion activity will be included.

ADVANCED TOPICS IN NURSING
Credit will vary from 1 to 4 hours. Subject matter will vary within the department's field of study.

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