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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (School of Nursing)




The School of Nursing currently has an enrollment of approximately 1000 pre-nursing and 250 nursing students in its program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This program prepares students to take the RN licensure exam and to qualify for future leadership positions in the health field. Students are required to take 60 credits of general education and pre-nursing courses and apply for to enter the nursing program once these courses are completed. Students begin the program in September, January or May; it is 4 semesters fulltime including summers The school enrolls 48-56 students three times a year in this curriculum.

We have recently developed an online program in collaboration with Nevada State College for those who already hold their RN license, but do not have a BS degree in Nursing. Students apply to this program and earn their BSN at Nevada State College; two of the required courses are offered by UNLV. If students wish to pursue an MS in Nursing, they may opt to substitute two graduate level courses for those offered by UNLV. For more information, see Nevada State College School of Nursing.

UNLV also offers a Masters of Science degree in Nursing. There are currently three tracks available in this web-based program, the Family Nurse Practitioner Track, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Track, and the Nurse Educator Track. We also offer post-masters certificates in these areas. Family Nurse Practitioners provide primary care for individuals across the lifespan and many provide care to the indigent and uninsured populations. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners provide primary care for infants, children, and adolescents. The Nurse Educator program prepares nursing students to teach nursing. This provides more qualified faculty so that all of the area nursing schools may increase their enrollment. There are currently about 100 students enrolled in the Masters program.

In Fall 2005 we admitted its first class of students in the PhD program focused on Nursing Education. This program will help meet the need for more highly qualified faculty in Nevada and the surrounding states. If you are considering a position as a nurse educator and researcher, this web-based program may be just what you are looking for.

UNLV's School of nursing received full re-accreditation through the year 2010 from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), the longest established accrediting body of nursing education programs in the country. It is the maximum period awarded by the NLNAC.

VISION STATEMENT

Shaping the Future of Nursing Education, Research, and Practice

The overarching goal of the School of Nursing is to help shape the future of nursing education, research, and practice. To that end, the faculty have accepted “ Shaping the future of nursing today” as the school’s motto.

At the end of five years, the School of Nursing will have increased undergraduate and graduate enrollment and become known for quality education; these programs will use innovative technologies to prepare students to provide quality health care. The school will also increase research funding and involve more students at every educational level in the research process. The school will exhibit leadership in clinical practice and professional organizations to become well known in the university, state and the nation. Finally, the school will increase its economic base and endowments.



School name:University of Nevada, Las VegasSchool of Nursing
Address:4505 Maryland Parkway
Zip & city:NV 89154-3018 Nevada
Phone:(702) 895-3360
Web:http://nursing.unlv.edu/
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EXPLORATION IN NURSING
Assists the undergraduate student in exploration of nursing as a major field of study. Includes examination of career and career advancement opportunities, lifestyle issues, academic preparation, professional issues.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Study of word derivation and formation with emphasis upon the understanding of common usage in the field of health care.

BASIC NURSING INFORMATICS
Basic understanding of how automation and technology are used to manage information in nursing practice settings. Focuses on the use of computers as a tool to aid nurses perform patient care in a variety of settings.

NUTRITION AND DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Focuses on application of growth and development principles and the science of nutrition in health and illness across the lifespan emphasizing social, cultural, environmental, and economic factors.

PATIENT CENTERED CARE: BASIC PRINCIPLES
Introduction to nursing practice with an emphasis on the nursing process, psychomotor nursing skills, communication, and documentation. Provides content on selected common disorders. Clinical lab provides the opportunity to apply the nursing process and nursing skills.

FOUNDATIONS IN PHARMACOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Introduces the student to basic pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, and the relationship between pathophysiology and pharmacologic management. Emphasis on introductory principles and nursing management of drug therapy related to Patient Centered Care: Basic Principles.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF DIVERSE POPULATIONS
Acquisition of skills to perform a psychosocial, sociocultural, spiritual, family, and complete physical assessment. Normal assessment findings emphasized, however health risk factors and common abnormalities discussed. Teaching-learning principles introduced. Clinical lab provides opportunity to apply assessment skills.

NURSING IN TODAY’S WORLD
Explores historical and theoretical perspectives of nursing, current and future trends. Emphasis on development of critical thinking, informatics, evidence-based practice and health promotion.

NURSING CARE OF OLDER POPULATIONS
Knowledge and skill acquisition in planning care for older adult populations encompassing physiologic, sociocultural and financial aspects of aging while considering health and wellness, illness and end-of-life issues. Clinical experience occurs in acute and chronic settings with older populations.

PHARMACOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Examines the pathologies common to children, childbearing women and older adults. Pharmacological interventions related to the pathologies studied. Builds upon and expands knowledge of Foundations in Pharmacology and Pathophysiology.

IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT IN ADDICTIONS
How to identify and assess individuals with addictions. Epidemiological, pathological, physiological and cultural basis of addictions across the life-span examined. Includes assessment/screening tools, motivational interviewing, the family system, enabling and resource and referral system.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILIES
Examination and application of the theories of family-centered nursing during the child bearing and child rearing period, with emphasis on health promotion. Clinical experience occurs in acute and chronic settings with children and families.

ASSESSMENT OF MEDICAL-SURGICAL FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Students who have completed either an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing may be awarded credit for knowledge and experience based on credit by examination, portfolio review, oral examination and/or national standardized testing equivalent to credits medical surgical nursing courses in current baccalaureate of nursing program.

ASSESSMENT OF FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN MATERNAL/CHILD NURSING AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
Students who have completed either an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing may be awarded credit for knowledge and experience based on credit by examination, portfolio review, oral examination and/or national standardized testing equivalent to credits in Maternal-Child and Psychiatric Nursing courses in current baccalaureate of nursing program

TRANSITIONS IN NURSING
Examination of concepts utilized within the baccalaureate program. Topics include nursing as a profession, nursing theory, roles in nursing and issues in nursing.

PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
Skills for obtaining an accurate health history and physical assessment for adults and children, including the ability to differentiate between the norm and variations requiring referral. Three hours of laboratory practice included.

NURSING PRACTICE WITH GROUPS AND FAMILIES
Examination of internal and external factors which influence group process and function. Study of the family as a group with focus on family dynamics during health/illness. Application of nursing assessments/interventions appropriate for groups and families.

NURSING CARE OF ACUTELY ILL POPULATIONS
Focus on development of professional, patient-centered care for acutely ill populations in diverse settings. Emphasis placed on providing evidence-based nursing care, applying critical thinking skills in the management of patient care. Clinical experience will occur in acute settings with acutely ill populations.

NURSING RESEARCH METHODS
Study of foundations of scientific investigation of health. Emphasis on the critique and use of health research.

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