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University of Mississippi Medical Center (School of Nursing)




The School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is proud of its almost 70 years of rich history in providing a quality education for Mississippi's nursing leaders.

Whether you are interested in obtaining a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree, or simply updating skills with our continuing education program, UMC's School of Nursing offers educational opportunities with a vision for the future.

HISTORY

The School of Nursing assumes the responsibility for providing the people of Mississippi with registered nurses of high professional competence and for raising the professional and educational standards of the nurses already practicing in Mississippi.

The School of Nursing is housed in the Christine L. Oglevee Building which adjoins the main University of Mississippi Medical Center complex. Miss Oglevee was the first dean of the school.

As a professional school functioning within the general framework and policies of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson,the School of Nursing reflects the purpose of the University of Mississippi in its educational services for the State of Mississippi.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING - TRADITIONAL PROGRAM

he generic BSN program involves challenging and rewarding learning experiences that reflect the standars of professional nursing practice and prepares graduates for professional leadership careers in a variety of health care settings. The faculty is committed to educational excellence, clinical expertise, professional development and community service. At the completion of the program, BSN graduates are eligible to take the state board examination licensure as a registered nurse. The BSN degree prepares the graduate for entrance into graduate study in nursing at the master's degree level.

The generic BSN program requires a minimum of 126 semester hours for completion. Students are admitted to the upper division nursing major after completing a total of 63 semester hours in prerequisite course work in the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences and the arts and humanities. These lower-division pre-professional courses can be completed at any accredited college or university, including four year institutions and community colleges. All prerequisite course work must be completed prior to enrollment in the BSN program. Additional information regarding admission requirements and prerequisite courses may be obtained from the Office of Student Records and the Registrar.

To complete the 63 semester hours of upper division study, students enroll in the full-time five-semester plan of study which begins annually in the summer semester. Part-time study is also possible.



School name:University of Mississippi Medical CenterSchool of Nursing
Address:2500 North State Street
Zip & city:MS 39216-4505 Mississippi
Phone:601-984-6209
Web:http://son.umc.edu
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School of Nursing Courses


INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION
A didactic course which focuses on health promotion, risk reduction, and dsease prevention across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on current societal and environmental health issues. Global healthcare issues are examined as they relate to nursing care.

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
An independent nursing elective which focuses on the care of older adults. Emphasis is placed on acute and chronic health proglems.

HEALTH ASSESMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Introductory course focusing on health assessment across the life span. Students will acquire the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to perform health assessments. Emphasis is on developing interviewing history taking, and basic physical assessment skills.

INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS
A theory course designed to present the principles of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. Characteristics and uses of major drug groups with emphasis on nursing management.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This beginning professional course focuses on professional nursing roles, values, and therapeutic communication. Nursing theorist and principles of nursing research are introduced. Professional writing skills are emphasized.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This didactic course builds on concepts and principles from the basic sciences. The emphasis of the course is on pathological responses to illness. Concepts of stress, adaptation, pain, and cellular injury are introduced.

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE
This is a didactic, laboratory, and clinical course that begins preparing the student to function as a provider of care.

BEHAVIORAL NURSING
A didactic and clinical course that focuses on the nursing care of clients with acute, chronic and complex mental health problems across the life span. Current trends, ethical and legal issues, political, economic and social issues that influence the health care of mental health clients and families are examined. Clinical practice is provided in a variety of settings including acute and community facilities.

INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY
A course enabling the student to use individually designed learning experiences focused on selected topics in nursing to satisfy individual learning needs and interests.

INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY: PRIMARY CARE NURSING PRACTICE
A course designed to enhance student's understanding of normal and pathologic somatic processes and gain experience in application of skills and knowledge in a primary care setting.

CLINICAL NURSING ELECTIVE
A clinical elective course focusing on expanded application of the nursing process in a variety of settings. A limited number of students may be eligible for specialty experiences, if the prerequisite course work has been successfully completed.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS
This course provides the opportunity for students to complete the independent certification courses that are required for all UMC School of Nursing students. Upon completion of each unit the student receives a certificate documenting that they have completed the material at a satisfactory level.

MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING
A didactic and clinical course focusing on nursing care for childbearing clients and their families. Emphasis is on health patterns occurring during pregnancy, birth, and the newborn period. Clinical practice experience is provided in a variety of settings.

CHILD-ADOLESCENT NURSING
A didactic and clinical course focusing on nursing care of infants, children and adolescents within the context of the family. The clinical learning experiences occur in a variety of settings including acute and ambulatory settings.

NURSING RESEARCH
A introductory course to the research process which focuses on the study of the research process as a bases for nursing practice. Emphasis is on critical analysis of published research studies with regard to implications for clinical nursing practice. Ethical concepts related to research are explored.

NURSING SYNTHESIS AND PRACTICUM
A didactic and clinical course designed to facilitate integration of theoretical concepts into nursing care of clients with complex health care needs. Through precepted clinical experiences, students have the opportunity to actively participate as a member of the health care team. Emphasis is on competency in clinical skills, critical thinking, problem solving, time management, professional values, and current issues effecting the nursing profession.

POPULATION BASED NURSING
Global trends for health promotion and disease prevention are examined. Students analyze paradigmatic cases of ethical dilemmas in world health while considering the function of ethnicity, values and value orientation. Emphasis is on development of health promotion plans based on community assessment.

ADULT HEALTH I
A didactic and clinical course that focuses on the nursing care of adult and elders with chronic and long-term health are problems. Emphasis is placed on the role of provider of care in acute and community settings. Professional nursing values are integrated in theory and clinical learning experiences.

NURSING MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
This course focuses on preparing students to acquire skills in nursing management. Application of leadership and management principles will be demonstrated within a variety of healthcare environments.

HEALTH POLICY
The theory course focuses on empowering the learner with knowledge and skills to effect change in health policy to improve health care delivery. Emphasis is placed on analyzing health care policy issues of concern to nursing and on strategies for becoming involved in the political and policy-making processes.

ADULT HEALTH II
A didactic and clinical course that builds on the theorectical and learning expereinces of Adult Health I and focuses on the nursing care of adults and elders with complex health care problems. Emphasis is placed on the learner's developing role of provider of care in acute and community settings.

SEMINAR
This didactic and directed independent study course focuses on synthesis of knowledge presented through the nursing curriculum. The course facilitates the student’s achievement of program outcomes through integration of content review with a systematic analysis of questions, critical thinking activities, and refinement of test taking skills.

DIRECTED STUDY IN RESEARCH
This course provides students practical knowledge of the components of the research process and the opportunity to participate in components of the research process under the direction of a graduate faculty member.

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