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University of Minnesota (School of Nursing)




Established in 1909, the School of Nursing is distinct in being the first continuing nursing program on a university campus. We are proud of our history; it inspires our future.

The first program leading to a baccalaureate degree began in 1919. A master's degree program was first offered by the School of Nursing in 1950 and through the Graduate School beginning in 1962. The Ph.D. program was launched in 1983. Today we have the largest graduate program at the University of Minnesota--with numerous areas of study--and a flagship baccalaureate program with an honors program option.

The School has two campuses, one in the Twin Cities and the other in Rochester.

VISION

The School of Nursing will be a leader in knowledge development and dissemination and will be nationally and internationally recognized for at least three areas of excellence that promote the health and care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

MISSION

The mission of the School of Nursing is to generate and disseminate to students, peers, the wider community and the world knowledge necessary for improving the nursing care of individuals, families, communities and populations.

HISTORY

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is the first continuing nursing school on a university campus in the United States. The school opened in March 1909, offering a three-year program in which four students were enrolled. In 1919, a five-year program leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing began. The shorter nondegree program continued until 1947.

In response to the need for more prepared teachers and supervisors, specialized baccalaureate programs for R.N.s were established in the fields of nursing education (1922) and nursing administration (1955). These specialized programs were phased out in the early 1960s with the establishment in 1962 of a general nursing program for R.N.s and a four-year (13 quarters) generic baccalaureate program.

BSN PROGRAM

The School of Nursing's mission is to improve nursing care through education and research, and to respond to the health concerns of society. The undergraduate program is both clinically and academically challenging and is designed to prepare nursing leaders of the future. Graduates are eligible to take the registered nursing (RN) licensure examination and be certified as public health nurses. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The growing diversity of the nation's population underscores the need to prepare future nursing practitioners and researchers who are knowledgeable and sensitive to the population's needs. The School of Nursing seeks to admit and educate a diverse student body, both in order to enrich the students' educational experience and to prepare them to meet the health needs of a diverse society. Student body characteristics that will enhance diversity in the school include leadership qualities, a strong work, community or public service record, special talents and interests, gender (males are underrepresented in the nursing profession), and a wide range of economic, social, racial/ethnic and geographic backgrounds.



School name:University of MinnesotaSchool of Nursing
Address:308 Harvard Street, 5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
Zip & city:MN 55455-0342 Minnesota
Phone:612-625-7980
Web:http://www.nursing.umn.edu/
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CHALLENGE OF NURSING
Overview of nursing profession. Contemporary nursing, its historical roots/stages. Career opportunities/challenges.

FRESHMAN SEMINAR IN NURSING
Overview of nursing profession, including its historical roots, current roles/scope, and potential future evolution. Career opportunities/challenges.

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: A LIFE SPAN APPROACH (SSCI)
Biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial domains of human development across life span. Major theoretical perspectives/research. Personal and culturally determined views of various ages/stage of human development.

HEALTH INFORMATICS: CLINICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Clinical and public health informatics. Principles/theories of informatics. Clinical/public health data, standards, information systems. Knowledge development, integration into systems. Informatics research. Legal, political, and ethical issues influencing informatics.

LIFE SPAN, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT I
An introductory, multimedia course that incorporates biological, sociological, and psychological perspectives of human life span development from the prenatal period through young adulthood.

LIFE SPAN, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT II
An introductory, multimedia course that incorporates biological, sociological, and psychological perspectives of human life span development for the period of young adulthood through aging and the death experience.

HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Uses literature, film, and fine arts to explore health/illness as multicultural individual, family, and community experiences. Theoretical perspectives about health/illness. Social-cultural organization of health services, social mandate for professional participation in health/illness events.

FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Nature of nursing, nursing practice, nursing history, roles, foundational concepts, classification systems, documentation. Students develop nursing care plans using nursing process. Clinical application in various settings.

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS I: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION
Foundational psychomotor skills/interventions used in nursing practice when caring for persons in various contexts. Theory/skills of health assessment, including health history and physical exam of adults.

THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION
Developing therapeutic use of self. Applying communication strategies to provide optimal nursing care and to communicate with individuals, families, interdisciplinary teams, and communities.

STATISTICS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE AND RESEARCH (MATH)
Quantitative literacy, numerical reasoning, measurement principles for clinical practice/research. Vital statistics, rates, data description. Probability and statistical inference (hypothesis testing, confidence intervals) for tests on means, proportions, correlations, and simple linear regression.

NURSING TOPICS
Topics not included in regular courses.

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
Clinical-based learning opportunities to encourage application of theory and research based knowledge in clinical practice. Students engage in experiences to enhance the development of their professional nursing role.

ETHICAL SENSITIVITY AND REASONING IN HEALTH CARE (C/PE)
Range/complexity of ethical issues/dilemmas in health care. Ethical concepts, principles, and theories. Addressing specific morally troubling issues in health care settings.

NURSING CARE OF ADULTS
Health promotion, disease prevention, acute/chronic illness management in context of family/environment. Individual/family assessment, recognition of response patterns, formulation of client goals, selection/application of nursing interventions, evaluation of outcomes.

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS II: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION
Foundational, complex, and advanced psychomotor nursing interventions and their research basis. Lab components provide opportunities to perform psychomotor skills used in nursing/complementary interventions. Skills taught within caring framework.

HONORS: NURSING THEORY AND RESEARCH (WI)
Knowledge basic to discipline/practice of nursing. Relationships among research, theory, practice. Introduction to research process, with attention to use of research in practice. Students develop honors research proposal.

NURSING THEORY AND RESEARCH (WI)
Knowledge basic to discipline/practice of nursing. Relationships among research, theory/theoretical formulations, and practice. Research process is introduced with attention to utilization of research in practice.

PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Assessing biopsychosocial needs. Developing a holistic plan of care. Helping clients negotiate care, evaluating client outcomes. Students establish therapeutic relationships with clients experiencing psychiatric illnesses. Use of self as therapeutic tool in promoting mental health.

POPULATION-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING
Applying nursing process with individuals, families, communities, and systems. Stuents complete a community assessment, apply evidence-based practice within the context of social justice.

TRANSCULTURAL NURSING AND GLOBAL HEALTH (CD, IP)
Influence of culture on nursing care delivery. Role of nurse in providing culturally appropriate care for increasingly diverse populations. Global health issues, factors affecting health infrastructure of populations.

NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS
Nursing care for older adults across the health/illness continuum. Focuses on promoting healthy aging, functional health, management of symptoms/chronic conditions. Biopsychosocial changes, specialized assessment of older adults, impact/management of common chronic conditions.

TAKING ETHICAL ACTION IN HEALTH CARE (C/PE)
Distribution of scarce resources to meet health care needs in various health care settings. Ethics in a managed care environment. Increasing focus on how to take ethical action in health care.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES
Nurse.s role in providing care for childbearing families during antepartum period, birth experience, and immediate postpartum phase. Emphasizes health promotion, risk reduction, and active participation of clients to achieve optimum family health.

APPLIED NURSING RESEARCH AND RESEARCH UTILIZATION
Design and carry out a research project of limited scope to develop fundamental skills in systematic inquiry, and interpreting and evaluating research as it applies to nursing practice. The final product is a scholarly research report.

HONORS: APPLIED RESEARCH AND RESEARCH UTILIZATION
Fundamental skills in systematic inquiry. Interpreting/evaluating research for applicability to nursing practice. Implement study proposed in 4205V. Write report to serve as honors research project or thesis.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR SHAPING PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (WI)
Provides a basis for synthesis of current leadership and management theories within the professional practice of nursing. Examine the interaction among professional nursing issues, health care trends, and the leadership potential of nurses.

NURSING CARE OF INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND ADOLESCENTS
Family centered nursing care. Emphasizes culturally competent and developmentally appropriate nursing care during wellness/illness to promote healthy childhood/adolescence and family function.

CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS OF ELDERS: A CROSS-CULTURAL, INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Assessment/management of chronic health conditions of elders from cross-cultural, international perspective. Complex long-term health needs of elders, care delivery models that address these needs.

MANAGING CARE OF ADULT CLIENTS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH CONDITIONS ACROSS THE CONTINUUM
Coordination of comprehensive nursing care to clients with multi-system illnesses and complex socio-emotional situations, across settings and over time. Specialized strategies such as discharge planning, care paths, end-of-life interventions, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Emphasizes achieving quality health outcomes for clients and their families.

IMMUNIZATION TOUR
Student teams plan/implement influenza immunization clinics for U of M faculty, staff, and students. Interdisciplinary collaboration, public health principles, public health nursing interventions, leadership.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS (WI)
Nurse as leader/manager in client care and as colleague. Status, structure, environment, and operations of healthcare systems. Social, economic, technologic, and political factors influencing nursing care and health quality, access, and cost.

CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICE
Students participate in care of critically-ill patients with a nurse preceptor. Synthesize theoretical knowledge and practice skills. Increase competence in evaluating patient data from numerous sources. Provide safe, organized care to patients with life-threatening, multi-system problems.

CLINICAL IMMERSION
Underlying clinical processes associated with complex, acute, or chronic health disruptions of individuals, families, and populations (communities). Students design, provide, manage, and coordinate nursing interventions to meet client physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual needs and promote health. Students evaluate influence of health care system on achieving client outcomes for optimal function/quality of life. Preceptored professional internship in a selected setting.

ACUTE AND CRITICAL NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN PRACTICUM
Acute/critical care setting. Students participate with preceptors in evaluating data from numerous sources, providing holistic care to children with life-threatening conditions or multi-system disorders, and providing care to their families.

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Social, economic, organization, and regulatory factors influencing profession/practice of nursing. Professional/social role of nurses in influencing policies/practices to improve health of persons/communities. Preparing for transition from student to novice nurse.

MANAGING CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS OF ELDERS: A STUDY ABROAD PRACTICUM
Practicum in care of elders with complex, chronic health conditions in international setting using culturally focused, holistic framework. Students evaluate patient information from multiple sources to develop appropriate plans of care, analyze model of nursing and health care delivery.

PRACTICUM IN MANAGING THE CARE OF ADULT CLIENTS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH CONDITIONS ACROSS THE CONTINUUM
Students participate in coordinating comprehensive nursing care to clients and their families with complex/chronic health problems across settings and over time with a nurse preceptor. Coordinating/implementing care for a group of clients. Functioning as an interdisciplinary team leader/member.

NURSING TOPICS
Exploration of a topic to meet individual student needs.

RESEARCH TOPICS
Exploration of research topic to meet individual student needs.

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