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University of Louisville (School of Nursing)




The University of Louisville School of Nursing is a dynamic learning institution, located in the heart of a growing medical center.

A move to a new deanship brings on a sense of excitement, change and numerous possibilities. Not only apparent to me, but more importantly for the alumni, faculty, students and staff of the School of Nursing, we can capitalize on the familiar adage, location,

In the next two to three years, the school will graduate:

* it’s first PhD nurse scientists who will conduct quantitative and qualitative research and teach as nurse scholars;
* more master’s students who will change their advanced nursing care delivery through application of evidence based practice;
* more registered nurses who will earn baccalaureate degrees and improve patient morbidity and mortality outcomes and help hospitals achieve magnet status;
* and more entry level baccalaureate students as traditional and second degree learners who will swell the workforce to address the nursing shortage.

Each of these outcomes reflects the quality of the School of Nursing academic programs and the nimble capability which the nursing faculty possess to respond to changing professional demands.

Location on a health science center affords nursing faculty and students the opportunity to collaborate and partner in interdisciplinary and multisite research, such as clinical translational science awards, and to learn together with other health professionals through simulation technology. Location at a university on the move allows us as nurses to broadly serve the Louisville metropolitan and Kentucky Commonwealth communities. Location also in our building requires us to look at expansion to achieve growth in our teaching, research and service missions.

VISION

The University of Louisville School of Nursing affirms and builds upon our strengths and accomplishments as we move forward to meet the Challenge of Excellence. We will be recognized as a nursing program of national stature for the integration of teaching, research, practice and service. Our purpose is to enrich people’s lives through the improvement of health care. We will be guided by the mission of our metropolitan urban university in serving the diverse needs of students, clients and community.

MISSION

The University of Louisville School of Nursing is an essential partner of a research intensive academic health science center in a nationally recognized University serving a metropolitan community.

The School of Nursing is a community in which faculty, staff and students collaborate to promote excellence in the profession of nursing. This is accomplished through research and scholarship that inform undergraduate and graduate education, support evidence-based practice and foster advances in nursing science. Students are prepared to demonstrate excellence in nursing science, practice and leadership in a variety of settings for the benefit of clients across the lifespan and to meet the evolving health care needs of society. As a citizen of the larger community, the emphasis of the School of Nursing is to address the complex health needs of diverse and dynamic populations through nursing education, research, scholarship and service.



School name:University of LouisvilleSchool of Nursing
Address:555 South Floyd Street, Suite 3019
Zip & city:KY 40202 Kentucky
Phone:(502) 852-5366
Web:http://louisville.edu/nursing/
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S.T.A.T.FOR NURSING STUDENTS (SUCCESS TIPS AND TECHNIQUES)
This course focuses on the multiple attributes and skills necessary for a successful course of study in the nursing program. Emphasis is on knowing and accessing available resources for optimal students learning outcomes.

SPECIAL TOPICS
These courses contain a variety of contemporary topics in nursing that relate to clinical practice.

LIFESPAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Focuses on the body's response to pathological processes throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on using knowledge of normal physiology to understand adaptive and maladaptive processes of pathological conditions.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING-CD1
Introduces Lifeskills integral to professional nursing through classroom and community-based learning. Components include global, national and local health concerns focusing on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in population-based health care.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING COMMUNICATION
This course builds on the general education communication course and applies oral and written communication techniques to professional nursing practice.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROFESSIONAL NURSE
Introduces concepts, skills and techniques necessary to perform comprehensive, individual health assessment for professional nursing practice.

ADULT HEATH NURSING
Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing focusing on acute and chronic care of adult and families. Experiences emphasize secondary and tertiary prevention and care of aggregates, families and individuals.

PEDIATRIC HEALTH NURSING
Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing focuses on acute and chronic care of children and families. Experiences emphasize secondary and tertiary prevention and care of aggregates, families and individuals.

RN PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION
This course enables the RN student to review educational and work experiences for the purpose of documenting equivalency in meeting selected terminal objectives in the undergraduate program.

HEALTH STATUS ASSESSMENT
This course introduces basic physical assessment skills that enhance the students' ability to carry out the assessment phase of the nursing process. Students collect health status data from classmates and practice physical examination skills.

PHARMACOLOGY
Students will gain knowledge of the properties and actions of pharmacological agents for application in clinical practice. This is a web-enhanced course.

INTEGRATION FOR PRACTICE
This course uses creative methodologies to facilitate students' integration of basic concepts in assessment, pharmacology and pathophysiology for clinical practice within the context of professional lifeskills.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course focuses on the body's response to pathological processes throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on using knowledge of normal physiology to understand adaptive and maladaptive processes of pathological conditions. This is a web-enhanced course.

NURSING CARE OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing, focusing on the care of childbearing families across the spectrum of pregnancy and birth. Experiences emphasize health-promoting behaviors in childbearing families.

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing, focusing on acute and chronic care of clients with mental health alterations. Experiences are provided in a variety of settings with selected populations.

ESSENTIALS OF QUALITY PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Application of Lifeskills and processes integral to professional nursing.Components of the course include case management, systems, professional behaviors, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice.

SYNTHESIS OF COMPLEX HEATH NEEDS
Synthesizes Lifeskills for professional nursing. Experiences emphasize professional nursing care of clients with complex health needs. Clinical assignments provide extensive professional nursing experience with clients in selected settings.

TRANSITION TO NURSING PRACTICE
Discusses trends and issues as they relate to Lifeskills critical for transition to professional nursing practice.

INTERNSHIP IN NURSING
This course provides an intensive clinical experience in a selected setting which allows students the opportunity to improve time management, gain control and self-confidence, explore the realities of role acquisition, and add documentation to portfolio/resume.

RESEARCH IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
This course will help the RN student determine the adequacy of a research study by teaching the fundamentals of research and learning to critique research studies for their applicability to clinical nursing practice.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING- CD1
This course is designed to build on life skills integral to professional nursing. The focus is on health care of populations in the community with special emphasis on epidemiology, health care systems, ethical/legal/cultural issues and application of nursing research in practice. Community based clinical experiences are required.

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
This course explores present trends in the profession and health care system; national and state issues which impact nursing; and the role of the nurse. Content in this course changes as issues and trends change.

COMPLEX HEALTH MANAGEMENT
This course includes concepts related to complex health problems, the impact of chronicity on health status, and multidimensional problems. Clinical practice will focus on current and future health care delivery systems such as managed care with an emphasis on case management.

MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE
This course focuses on the conceptual foundation, theories and practical applications of the principles of leadership and management. Likeskills related to critical thinking and communication with multiple health care professionals is emphasized.

HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
The U.S. healthcare system evolution, services, policy, and delivery are examined and compared politically, ethically, technologically, environmentally, and socioeconomically. Availability, access, regulation, and accountability are considered using systems theory.

FOUNDATIONS FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE
Focus is on the analysis and application of selected nursing and family theories for advanced practice.

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