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University of Memphis (Loewenberg School of Nursing)




The Loewenberg School of Nursing offers an undergraduate and graduate curriculum with a strong liberal arts component. The school is committed to supporting the research and scholarship mission of the University of Memphis, while continuing to offer an outstanding instructional program.

SCHOOL HISTORY

The late William A. and Ruth Loewenberg were Memphians who were actively involved in many philanthropic causes. Mr. Loewenberg served on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph Hospital for many years. He was instrumental in the development of St. Francis Hospital which was built upon land donated by the Loewenberg family. He served St. Francis Hospital for many years as a member of the board of directors.

Throughout his many years of service to St. Francis, he was well known for his support of nursing. When his children Mr. William I. Loewenberg and his wife Betty, Ms. Joanne Markel, and Mrs. Frederika Felt and her husband Joel Felt wanted to honor Mr. and Mrs. Loewenberg, they established a Chair of Excellence in their honor. Mr. Loewenberg asked that the chair be endowed in Nursing because he believed it would accomplish the greatest good in this area.

MISSION

The Loewenberg School of Nursing, an academic unit of The University of Memphis, is committed to advancing health through excellence in nursing education, research, and service.

SHARED VISION

The faculty of the Loewenberg School of Nursing are clinician scholars who are dedicated to creating a community where every person is valued, supported, mentored, and recognized for their contributions. We value our cultural and disciplinary diversity, which provides the foundation for excellence in clinical practice and scholarly inquiry. As our students are the future of healthcare for the global community, we freely share with them our commitment to caring through the art and science of nursing. As a school within an urban community our educational programs are responsive to the community we serve.



School name:University of MemphisLoewenberg School of Nursing
Address:610 Goodman
Zip & city:TN 38152 Tennessee
Phone:(901) 678-2003.
Web:http://nursing.memphis.edu/
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Loewenberg School of Nursing Courses


FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING
Introduction to nursing process and concepts basic to practice of professional nursing; theory focus on development of nursing knowledge necessary for promotion of health and prevention of illness in individual. Three lecture hours per week.

INTEGRATIVE SKILLS I
Laboratory experiences focus on development of competency in performing basic clinical nursing procedures. Three laboratory hours per week.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICUM
Clinical experiences include provision of direct care of adult clients in secondary care and/or extended care settings. Six clinical laboratory hours per week.

DOSAGE CALCULATION
Introduction to systems of measurement used in medication administration; ability to determine safe dosages for all types of medications and intravenous fluids. One lecture hour per week.

PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING
Basic pharmacology of drugs in the major classifications; emphasis on action of a prototype on organ systems, its mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, toxicology and clinically important interactions with other drugs.

INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY
Directed individualized approach to increase nursing knowledge, understanding, and skills according to student's needs and level objectives. Assessment of student determines content areas and clinical experience needed.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Comprehensive health assessment of clients across life span. Expands interviewing and history taking. Health assessment skills emphasized. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week.

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING FOR RNS
Introduction to concepts basic to practice of professional nursing; special attention to developing student skills necessary to meet intellectual expectations of the University and nursing profession.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING
Application of nursing process to adults experiencing problems of adaptation requiring nursing intervention in acute and/or chronic illness; role of nurse in health promotion, restoration, and rehabilitation is emphasized. Two lecture hours per week.

INTEGRATIVE SKILLS II
Laboratory experiences focus on development of competency in performing complex clinical nursing procedures. Three laboratory hours per week.

ADULT HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Clinical experiences include provision of direct care of adult clients and their families in secondary and rehabilitative care settings. Six clinical hours per week.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Theory and principles of nursing practice with clients experiencing psychosocial problems of adaptation. Two lecture hours per week.

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Use of nursing process for clinical application of theories and principles of psychiatric mental health nursing to acutely ill clients in secondary care settings; effective therapeutic communication skills emphasized. Six clinical laboratory hours per week in health care setting.

NURSING CARE OF THE EXPANDING FAMILY
Theory and principles of nursing practice with childbearing individuals and families to assist perinatal clients and families with problems of adaptation. Two lecture hours per week.

NURSING CARE OF EXPANDING FAMILY PRACTICUM
Use of nursing process for clinical application of theories and principles of nursing and family theory to childbearing families; health promotion, prevention and adaptation. Nine clinical laboratory hours per week in health care setting.

CHILD HEALTH NURSING
Theory and principles of nursing practice with children experiencing health problems requiring short-term and/or long-term intervention; expansion of nursing role to include health maintenance and restoration of health. Two lecture hours per week.

CHILD HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Use of nursing process for clinical application of theories and principles of nursing of children and their families. Focus on health promotion, prevention, and adaptation. Nine clinical laboratory hours per week in health care setting.

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
Application of nursing process with elderly clients and significant others; theory and principles of nursing practice with aging and elderly clients discussed.

PERIOPERATIVE NURSING
Theoretical foundation for perioperative practice during the intraoperative phase.

PERIOPERATIVE NURSING PRACTICUM
Application of perioperative nursing process with clinical practice in both the scrub/circulating nursing roles. Six clinical laboratory hours per week.

CLINICAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Overview of specific interruptions in normal function of selected human physiological systems, including disease processes, their manifestations, and therapeutic principles underlying treatment.

NURSING RESEARCH
Overview of nursing research; components of research studied; critiques of existing studies; emphasis on interpretation and application of research findings.

ADVANCED ADULT HEALTH NURSING
Application of nursing process with adult clients, families, and groups experiencing complex problems of adaptation; role of nurse expanded to include health maintenance, restoration, and rehabilitation of clients experiencing problems of adaptation requiring higher acuity levels of care. Two lecture hours per week.

ADVANCED ADULT HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Clinical experiences include direct care to adult clients, families, and groups in high acuity care settings. Nine laboratory hours per week.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND TRENDS IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE
Factors which influence nursing and health care; promotes integration and synthesis of knowledge from previous nursing and general education courses to explore societal and political components that affect delivery of health care. Two lecture hours per week.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Overview of community based health care delivery system at local, state, and national levels; theories and principles of nursing care of communities and aggregates in public health and home health care settings; expands nursing role to coordinator of care. Three lecture hours per week.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM
Use of nursing and public health theories and principles to provide nursing care to families and communities. Nine laboratory hours per week.

EMERGENCY/TRAUMA NURSING
Application of nursing process with adult clients, significant others, and group experiencing emergency/trauma situations; resuscitation, health maintenance, restoration, and rehabilitation of clients experiencing problems of adaptation requiring acute emergency/trauma levels of care in Emergency Department setting.

EMERGENCY/TRAUMA NURSING PRACTICUM
Provides students with opportunity to directly care for adult clients and their significant other(s) in emergency settings.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Theories of leadership, management, and change basic to functioning within economic, social and political realities of health care settings/systems; organizational assessment, decision making, collaboration, coordination, and evaluation emphasized.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM
Precepted experience using nursing leadership management theories and principles to coordinate nursing care of groups of patients. Fifteen laboratory hours per week in hospital setting.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR RNS
Theories of leadership, management, and change basic to functioning within existing systems. Applications of conceptual models of nursing to contemporary practice.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM FOR RNS
Precepted experience in selected roles using appropriate theories and models to guide practice. Nine laboratory hours per week in clinical setting.

CULTURAL NURSING
Opportunity to observe nursing and health care in selected cultural environment. Tours and lectures provided to highlight salient features of nursing, health care and other points of interest. Travel to selected region required.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND NURSING
Theory and principles of nursing practice related to cultural diversity and development of cultural competence in providing quality care to diverse patient populations.

ETHICAL DIALOGS
Bioethical principles used to analyze ethical health care problems of the individuals, providers of care and coordinators of care; allocation of scarce health resources examined in contexts of delivery of care, institutional management and policy development.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
Topics are varied and in online class listings.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Directed study and/or research in selected areas of nursing. May be repeated for maximum of 7 hours credit.

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