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University of North Carolina - Greensboro (School of Nursing)




In October 2005 the School of Nursing received the Center of Excellence in Nursing Education award from the National League for Nursing. This was a significant recognition of our faculty.

The School of Nursing was established in September of 1966 under the leadership of the first Dean, Eloise R. Lewis. The first class of BSN students graduated in 1970. In 1976, the MSN program was initiated. The School began the PhD program Fall 2005. The School continues to offer both undergraduate and graduate programs with over 4,000 alumni. The School also offers an outreach program in Hickory, North Carolina for RN to BSN students and a concentration in education for MSN students.

The average passage rate for the NCLEX is over 90% for prelicensure graduates and all of the graduates from the nurse anesthesia program are nationally certified. The Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner program leads to eligibility for national certification.

Students have the opportunity for clinical experiences in over 400 agencies throughout the state of North Carolina. The School supports four nursing clinics for the elderly as educational sites for students. All students are advised by nursing faculty.

MISSION

As an integral academic unit of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the School of Nursing is dedicated to teaching, research, and service that contribute to the maintenance and improvement of health for individuals, families, and communities. With a commitment to excellence, the School of Nursing provides mutually supportive undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

Students are afforded opportunities at various stages of their lives to obtain an education that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts, congruent with standards for professional nursing practice, and preparatory for lifelong learning and professional development. The School of Nursing is dedicated to the primacy of teaching that is based in scholarship and to the advancement of knowledge through research. The intellectual resources of the school of nursing are used in providing professional and public service to a global society.

As part of an urban university, the School of Nursing recognizes its responsibility to provide exemplary learning environments on campus, through distance education, and in underserved areas of North Carolina. The School of Nursing is committed to sustaining a community in which women and men of any racial or ethnic identity, age or background are motivated to develop their full potential and to achieve an informed appreciation of their own and different cultures.

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the faculty at the School of Nursing is a statement of the beliefs and values they hold about the discipline and profession of nursing as well as nursing education. The conceptual framework and the goals of the undergraduate and graduate programs are built upon this philosophy.

Nursing is both a practice discipline and a profession. Comprising the discipline is a unique body of knowledge that is integral to nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing administration. The body of knowledge is continuously developed and refined as an outcome of scientific, historical, philosophical, and ethical inquiry and clinical evaluation. Nursing knowledge is generated about health through behaviors of persons across the life span. Clinical evaluation advances nursing knowledge through the testing and validation of interventions that are used in nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing administration. The metaparadigm concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing form the foundation upon which inquiry and the profession are based.

Professional nurses use knowledge developed by the discipline to promote optimal health in people and to achieve professional goals. Nursing is an essential component of the health care delivery system and includes the promotion of wellness, the detection of alterations in health and the provision of care for those with illness, disease, or dysfunction. Professional nursing is characterized by inquiry, caring, and practice. Nurses are professionally, ethically, and legally accountable for the care they provide, and their practice includes independent and interdependent functions.

Professional nursing education is built upon a foundation of liberal arts, humanities, and the sciences, and it provides opportunities for learners to attain competencies required to practice professional nursing at differentiated levels. Baccalaureate education prepares nurses to function as generalists, while education at the master's level prepares nurses as advanced practitioners in a specialty area. Mature learners identify the need to know and assume responsibility for their own learning. Effective teachers establish an inviting learning environment that promotes collaboration among themselves and their learners for achievement of educational goals. At the doctoral level, nurses are prepared as scientists to practice in academia and industry.



School name:University of North Carolina - GreensboroSchool of Nursing
Address:PO Box 26170
Zip & city:C 27402-6170 North Carolina
Phone:336.334.5010
Web:http://www.uncg.edu/nur/
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INTRODUCTION TO NURSING
Introduction to professional nursing practice with an emphasis on development of academic skills and knowledge of learning resources related to the nursing major.

CONCEPTS IN NURSING
Students must receive a grade of B- or higher in Concepts in Nursing for acceptance into the Nursing Major.

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CONCEPTS IN NURSING
Laboratory activities encourage self-awareness and include exercises in values clarification and communication patterns, with practice of basic nursing skills. (Fall)

NURSING ASSESSMENT OF WELL INDIVIDUALS
Students must receive a grade of B- or higher in Nursing Assessment of Well Individuals for acceptance into the Nursing Major.

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC NURSING ASSESSMENT OF WELL INDIVIDUALS OVER THE LIFE SPAN
Laboratory activities encourage development of skills in interviewing, physical examination, and documentation of information.

NURSING CARE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS
Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences. Nursing care of individuals who have mental health or psychosocial problems. Clinical activities in selected mental health settings.

NURSING CARE OF ADULTS: COMMON PHYSIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences. Nursing care of adults who have common physiological problems. Clinical activities in medical or surgical units within acute care settings.

HEALTH OF WOMEN
Women and their health. Incorporating selected health issues, physical and developmental changes in the life cycle, health maintenance, and health problems.

NURSING CARE OF THE DEVELOPING FAMILY
Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences. Nursing care of growing children in maturing family. Wellness emphasized, with the study of illness, disease, or dysfunction. Clinical activities in agencies where care is provided for children.

BASIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN
Health appraisal and recognition of symptoms of illness in children. Emphasizes needs of children in group settings from infancy through elementary school age.

NURSING CARE OF THE EMERGING FAMILY
Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences. Nursing care of families experiencing birth of an infant. Wellness emphasized, with the study of illness, disease, or dysfunction. Clinical activities in agencies where care is provided for parents and newborns.

CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Study of basic concepts in professional nursing.

NURSING HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Study of the health assessment of individuals over the life span. Laboratory activities promote the development of assessment skills.

NURSING SKILLS
Introduction and practice of nursing skills necessary for care of clients in clinical settings.

CULTURE AND HEALTH CARE
Role of culture in structure and delivery of health care in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and with selected indigenous peoples.

PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING
Study of major drug groups and their action, use, side effects, and nursing care considerations. Emphasis on nursing care and teaching, built upon physiology and basic pharmacology.

NURSING CARE OF THE COMMUNITY OF OLDER ADULTS
Nursing care of older adults: theories of aging, physiological/psychological functioning, impact of developmental changes, illness, and dysfunction.

NURSING LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND RESEARCH
Introduction to the role of the professional nurse in leadership, management, and research in health care organizations across the continuum of care.

NURSING CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
Nursing care of individuals, families, and groups within the community setting. Exploration of environmental characteristics and resources.

NURSING PRACTICUM I
Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences. Clinical application of theories, concepts, and research in gerontological and community nursing. Emphasis on the leadership/ management roles of the professional nurse.

CARE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH COMPLEX ILLNESS
Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences. Nursing care of individuals/families with complex, multi-system illness. A case study approach to plan, manage, and evaluate patient care outcomes.

NATIONAL COUNCIL LICENSURE EXAMINATION REVIEW FOR REGISTERED NURSES

Preparatory review for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

NURSING PRACTICUM II
For senior level baccalaureate nursing students in their final semester of the major. Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences. A concentrated 7½ week practicum where students simulate the roles of the employed graduate under the guidance of a selected nursing preceptor and a faculty facilitator.

BEST PRACTICES IN CARE OF THE OLDER ADULT
Culturally and developmentally appropriate nursing care practices for older adults.

EXPERIMENTAL COURSE: SUMMER NURSING PRACTICUM: NURSING CARE OF VULNERABLE ADULT POPULATIONS
Clinical application of theories and concepts in community health and gerontological nursing through clinical practice in a School of Nursing Health Center, providing care to vulnerable adults.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING CONCEPTS AND CARE
Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. Nursing concepts and care of individuals, families, and groups within community settings.

NURSING CARE OF THE OLDER ADULT
Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. Nursing concepts and care of older adults: theories of aging, physiological/psychological functioning, impact of developmental changes, illness, and chronic dysfunction.

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. The professional nurse’s role in applying principles of leadership and management in health care organizations across the continuum of care.

NURSING RESEARCH
Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact. Introduction to nursing research and the professional nurse’s role in research. (Spring)

NURSING PRACTICUM, RN-B.S.N.
Clinical application of theories, concepts, and research in community health and gerontological nursing. Emphasis on the roles of the professional nurse in leadership, management, and research.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Guided readings in nursing as an individual project designed with a focus on the nursing profession and/or nursing practice. Course offering is dependent on faculty availability.

HONORS WORK NUTRITION AS A NURSING INTERVENTION
Nursing implications of nutrition for management of selected conditions and disease states.

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