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University of Nevada, Reno (Orvis School of Nursing)




Orvis School of Nursing (OSN) is a member of the College of Health and Human Sciences we offer our faculty and students tremendous support from colleagues in other health-related disciplines and many unique and exciting opportunities to participate in transdisciplinary professional endeavors. OSN is a dynamic place to be, full of motivated students and dedicated and talented faculty and staff. We have many progressive ideas and are engaged in numerous activities that challenge old ways of thinking, enhance student learning, and meet the needs of our community.

The Orvis School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for both entry-level students and Registered Nurses. In addition, OSN offers a Master of Science in Nursing with the following options: Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Generalist. In conjunction with the School of Public Health, the Orvis School of Nursing offers a combined degree in nursing and public health, a Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH). Post-Master’s Certificates are also offered for the Nurse Educator and Family Nurse Practitioner options. Visit Degrees and Programs for more information.

The Orvis Nursing Clinic, part of the Orvis School of Nursing, is the only nurse-run clinic in the state of Nevada. The primary goal of the Orvis Nursing Clinic is to service vulnerable populations in the region.

The Ambassadors to Health Careers Program was established in 2004 through the collaboration of the University of Nevada Reno, Orvis School of Nursing and the Nevada Nurses’ Association.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Orvis School of Nursing is to prepare individuals for both entry level and advanced nursing roles by providing excellent academic programs integrating recognized educational standards. The curriculum emphasizes nursing care of individuals, families & populations throughout the lifespan; among diverse cultures & beliefs; and across all socioeconomic groups in the context of their environments by providing a strong foundation for evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and leadership. As an essential part of its mission as a land grant institution, Orvis School of Nursing provides service to the state of Nevada and to the professional community at large.

HISTORY

Founded in 1956, the Orvis School of Nursing (OSN), at the University of Nevada, is the oldest school of nursing in the state and is dedicated to serving people of Nevada through quality teaching, research and service.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

The bachelor’s degree program is designed to provide the high school graduate, as well as graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs, with the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The bachelor’s degree program is the basic preparation for professional nursing practice and leadership positions in nursing. After completing the program and passing the RN-NCLEX, the graduate is qualified for nursing positions in public health agencies, schools, hospitals and other health-care providers. Nursing school graduates may also earn commissioned status in the military services, as well as admission to graduate education. The bachelor’s degree program major is four semesters with admissions occurring both spring and fall semesters.



School name:University of Nevada, RenoOrvis School of Nursing
Address:Mail Stop 0134
Zip & city:NV 89557-0134 Nevada
Phone:(775) 682-7150
Web:http://hhs.unr.edu/osn/
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Orvis School of Nursing Courses


EXPLORATION OF NURSING AS A PROFESSION
This course explores nursing as a potential career.

TECHNICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR NURSING
Mathematics for medication administration, nursing terminology, WebCT, and use of computers in nursing. A prerequisite for admission to the nursing major.

R HEALTH ASESSMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL
Theoretical foundation for assessment of the individual which includes gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing data, making judgements about nursing interventions and evaluating client outcomes.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL: LABORATORY
Assessment of the individual through gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing data, making judgements about interventions and client outcomes. Acquisition of beginning nursing skills is also emphasized.

NURSING CARE OF THE INDIVIDUAL I: THEORY
The art and science of nursing focused on professional values, critical thinking, care provider role, clinical management, communication and legal and ethical aspects.

NURSING CARE OF THE INDIVIDUAL I: PRACTICE
Use of nursing process and nursing care of adult individuals. Prerequisite: admission to the nursing program.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY I
Major pathophysiologic and pharmacologic concepts related to nervous, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY II
Major pathophysiologic concepts related to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and integumentary systems.

INTRODUCTION TO PERIOPERATIVE NURSING: THEORY
Introduction to perioperative nursing theory. Emphasis is on intraoperative nursing care.

INTRODUCTION TO PERIOPERATICE NURSING: PRACTICE
Emphasis on intraoperative nursing care.

NURSING CARE OF THE INDIVIDUAL II: THEORY
Concepts of professional values, critical thinking, care provider role, clinical management, communication, and legal and ethical aspects as applied to clients with acute physiological problems.

NURSING CARE OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES: PRACTICE
Application and evaluation of fundamental and emerging nursing skills in the care of individuals and families.

NURSING CARE OF FAMILIES: THEORY
Theoretical basis for professional nursing with families in health and illness.

TRANSITIONS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Concepts, theories, and processes forming the basis of professional nursing practice.

NURSING RESEACH METHODS
Research process and research utilization as related to evidence based practice.

AGING AND HEALTH
Increases awareness of health issues in aging. Issues include definitions of health, high- risk elderly, and future aging.

NURSING CARE OF COMMUNITY AND SPECIALIZED POPULATIONS: THEORY
Philosophical and conceptual tenets of the science, values and practice of nursing in the delivery of care to special populations.

CARE OF COMMUNITY, MENTAL HEALTH, CHRONICALLY ILL: PRACTICE
Application of the philosophical and conceptual tenets of the science, values, and practice of nursing in the delivery of care to special populations.

CARE OF THE CHRONICALLY ILL: THEORY
Theoretical foundation for professional nursing care of groups of clients with chronic health care needs.

NURSING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Aspects of designer/manager/coordinator of care role in professional nursing.

LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM
Only Experience the roles of leadership and management in professional nursing. Nursing's metaparadigm directs the practice.

CARE OF CLIENTS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH ALTERATIONS: THEORY
Theoretical basis of professional nursing care with clients experiencing complex health alterations.

CARE OF CLIENTS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH PROBLEMS: PRACTICE
Applicationof theoretical concepts related to management, healthcare delivery systems, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the care of clients experiencing complex health problems.

HERITAGE OF NURSING
Social, political, economic, cultural and historical factors influencing nursing as a discipline. Intended for nursing and non-nursing majors.

INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES
Examines theoretical foundations for nursing sciences, Western medicine, Chinese traditions and homeopathy.

PARISH NURSE PARTNERSHIPS IN FAITH COMMUNITIES
Nursing as integrator of faith and health practice for faith communities: (a) parish nurse entry, (b) children's health, (c) elders' health, (d) spiritual nurturing, (e) stress, change and conflict management.

TRENDS AND ISSUES IN NURSING
Synthesis of trends and contemporary issues in nursing, supporting the new graduate in transition to professional nurse.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING

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