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University of Iowa (College of Nursing)




MISSION

The mission of the College of Nursing is to prepare the next generation of nursing leaders and to be a leader in the discovery, dissemination and application of nursing knowledge. As the only state supported higher degree program in nursing, the College has a mandate to supply the next generation of nurses for the state of Iowa. As one of eleven colleges in a Research Extensive university, the College of Nursing has a responsibility to support its research mission through national leadership in both innovative educational programs and generation of new knowledge.

BSN - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at The University of Iowa builds on natural and behavioral sciences and integrates liberal arts and professional courses into a cohesive program. Clinical experiences involve working with clients in both community and hospital settings.

The program prepares professional nurses to be primary health providers who are able to engage in a broad range of health promotion and teaching activities, as well as to coordinate care in any sector of the health care system. The emphasis is international with opportunities for study abroad experiences and global studies certificates.

Basic baccalaureate graduates are eligible to take the licensure examination (NCLEX) required for practice as a registered nurse. The BSN also serves as the base for graduate study in nursing.




School name:University of IowaCollege of Nursing
Address:50 Newton Road, 101 Nursing Building
Zip & city:IA 52242-1121 Iowa
Phone:319/335-7018
Web:http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR
Normal developmental transitions experienced by individuals and family systems throughout the lifespan, including physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
Health care systems, delivery modes, resources, economics, contemporary problems and policies that influence health care; emphasis on the context of health care delivery.

ART AND SCIENCE OF NURSING
Integrated view of theories from nursing, the arts, the sciences; historic, holistic, and global perspectives on creative and scientific processes and concepts that underlie and guide nursing practice.

HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: ORGAN SYSTEMS
Normal and abnormal functioning of human cells, tissues, and organ systems over the lifespan; focus on cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems, and on processes of metabolism and homeostasis of the internal milieu.

HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: CELLULAR/NEUROLOGY/IMMUNOLOGY
Normal and abnormal functioning of human cells, tissues, and organ systems over the lifespan; focus on processes of communication, control, defense, and movement.

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GENETICS
Introduction to organization of the human genome and basic principles of inheritance in humans; cells and development, chromosome structure and function, gene structure and function, genes in pedigrees and populations, implications of genetic variation on health.

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS IN NURSING
Basic principles of pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacologic interventions; focus on mechanism of drug actions in patient treatment.

HEALTH DISPARITIES AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Introduction to characteristics, causes, and effects of health disparities in the U.S. health care system; foundation for development of knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of culturally competent health providers; health disparities among specific population groups, definitions and models of cultural competence, evidence for cultural competence as a remedy for health disparities, guidelines for taking a culturally appropriate history, working with language interpreters, legal and professional imperatives for cultural competence, characteristics of culturally effective practitioners and workplaces, personal growth in cultural competence; experiential activities.

COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The communication process in health care settings; emphasis on theory-based strategies to improve communication with individuals, families, other health care professionals.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Knowledge and skills health professionals need to perform holistic health assessments of individuals across the life span; emphasis on history taking, physical assessment skills; laboratory practices.

TEACHING AND LEARNING ONLINE
Synthesis and critical evaluation of current knowledge regarding use of online learning as a tool; empirical research, best practices, and available resources to support effective implementation and management of online learning; skill development and practice; web-based course.

BASIC CONCEPTS OF NURSING CARE
Physiological and behavioral concepts, nursing interventions, and activities across settings and populations; based on nursing interventions classification taxonomy. First in a two-course sequence. Prerequisite: nursing major.

COMPLEX CONCEPTS OF NURSING CARE
Continuation of 096:134; physiological and behavioral concepts, nursing interventions, and activities across settings and populations.

CORE CLINICAL PRACTICUM
Acute care of adult clients in the clinical setting; in-depth practicum experience applying basic and complex concepts of nursing care; focus on clinical decision-making skills.

PARENT-CHILD NURSING
Health promotion, maintenance, and restoration for parents, infants, children, and adolescents in childbearing and child-rearing families.

PARENT-CHILD NURSING PRACTICUM
Principles of health promotion, maintenance, and restoration applied among parents, infants, children, and adolescents in childbearing and child-rearing families.

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
Nurse's role in promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of aging adults; nursing science applied to care of older adults in diverse settings.

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING PRACTICUM
Nursing process applied to promote, maintain, and restore health of older adults; opportunities to provide nursing care to well elderly and to acutely and/or chronically ill elderly in a variety of settings.

RESEARCH FOR NURSING PRACTICE
The research process and its application to nursing.

END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES
End-of-life issues in care of adults, older adults, and their families; key concepts related to end-of-life care, including the epidemiology of dying and systems of care; communication, roles and relationships, pain and symptom management, legal and ethical issues, grief and grieving, well being; psychosocial, spiritual, cultural aspects of care.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Supervised study designed for individual undergraduate students.

HONORS INDEPENDENT STUDY
Supervised study designed for individual honors students.

HONORS SEMINAR
Supervised study designed for individual honors students.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Nursing's role in the relationship between community conditions and public health.

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Application of public health principles and nursing knowledge and skills to primary, secondary, and tertiary disease prevention problems of individuals, families, social aggregates.

PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
General principles and practices of psychiatric/mental health nursing; psychiatric disorders, populations at risk, continuity of care, problems in daily living.

PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Nursing process used to deliver nursing care to individuals and families with mental illness in a variety of clinical settings; focus on promotion, maintenance, restoration of the mental health of individuals and families.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND CARE MANAGEMENT
Analysis of nursing leadership, care management, and models of care in the context of society and the interdisciplinary health care system.

CLINICAL NURSING INTERNSHIP
Independent internship in one of a variety of health care settings to promote role transition, lifelong learning; emphasis on integration and application of knowledge and skills to design, provide, manage, and coordinate care.

CONTEMPORARY NURSING PRACTICE ISSUES
Identification, exploration, analyses of selected issues in nursing and health care; impact of significant historical, social, political, genetic, legal, and ethical factors on development of the nursing discipline.

NURSING AND SOCIETY
Introduction to professional nursing; history, knowledge development, roles, and health professional relationships of nursing; nursing's unique contribution to meeting societal needs through theory, research, and practice.

CLINICAL INQUIRY
Clinical reasoning and outcomes, information systems and management, evidence-based practice, scholarship and scientific writing; development of skill using the research process to define clinical research problems.

CLINICAL REASONING
Skills to help nontraditional nursing students synthesize, expand, and refine nursing concepts and clinical reasoning competencies; development and application of cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for performing systematic, holistic, and culturally competent health assessment.

THERAPEUTIC NURSING INTERVENTIONS I
Physiological and behavioral concepts, nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes across settings and populations; nursing classifications; experience in the laboratory.

INTENSIVE PRACTICUM II
Experience in varied acute and community-based settings; opportunity to apply principles to the care of diverse populations, consistent with the four specialty theory courses; proficiency with advanced care management interventions and technologies.

HAIRITAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HAIR CULTURE
Hair and its centrality to the experience of women of African descent; emotional, political, economical, and historical significance; political, legal, and educational implications; connections to ideas of aesthetics, race relations, family dynamics, consumerism, and so forth.

INTERNSHIP IN CARE MANAGEMENT
Intensive clinical experience in nursing care management with nurse preceptors, with focus on complex, collaborative nursing care management of diverse populations; enhancement of care management skills as a foundation for optimal clinical outcomes.

CULTURAL EXPEDITIONS IN NURSING
Multicultural awareness, recognition of specific health care beliefs and values; online course originating at University of Missouri-Columbia.

LEGAL ISSUES FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Legal issues faced by health care providers, counselors, and social services providers; administrative and regulatory requirements, civil lawsuits, issues that affect students as providers, advocates, and individuals.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP I
Nursing leadership, care management, and models of care in contexts of society and interdisciplinary health care; resource allocation and utilization, and delivery of care; clinical outcome improvement for populations and individuals.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP II
Builds on the content in 096:188; application of leadership and management concepts and skills in a changing, interdisciplinary health care system; concepts for human resource management and quality care outcomes for individuals and populations; personal professional roles, transition to leadership roles, support from professional organizations.

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