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University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (School of Nursing)




We are delighted you have chosen to explore the programs offered at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's School of Nursing. The School of Nursing offers programs for the beginning practitioner in the generic baccalaureate program, the experienced nurse seeking further education in the Gateway Program (RN-BSN) and in Master's level study preparing nurses for roles as Family Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists.

The undergraduate and graduate programs, including specialty options are fully accredited by the appropriate state and national agencies. The School enjoys excellent community linkages and support from the University to continue to develop high quality programs to meet the needs of the service community. Quality in programs, faculty, and student experiences are clearly held goals for the UTC School of Nursing.

MISSION

The Mission of the SON is to prepare qualified nursing professionals who can influence the health care environment and enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and society. We are committed to providing leadership in health care.

CORE VALUES

As the SON moves forward its mission and vision; it is guided by values that are grounded in a professional nursing practice that embraces clinical and scholarly excellence. The faculty, staff and students will:
1. Uphold and, at all times, act in concert with ethical values and principles.
2. Communicate with integrity, keep promises, and honor commitments.
3. Partner with our community of interest by creating relationships to promote common interest and shared values.
4. Practice stewardship through fair and responsible management of gifts and resources.
5. Espouse life-long learning, inquiry, and critical thinking.
6. Commit to quality and excellence in all we do.
7. Generate commitment and passion for the practice of nursing.
8. Foster creativity.
9. Model leadership.
10. Create an environment of inclusiveness where individual, intellectual and social diversity are valued.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepares the graduate for beginning practice as a registered nurse in a variety of settings. If you are already a Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing and would like to pursue your BSN, please see the information page on our RN-BSN program.

With a BSN, you are also prepared for graduate study in nursing. The emphasis of the program is on use of knowledge and skills to plan and implement nursing care. Critical thinking and decision-making skills are emphasized.

There is a separate application process for the School of Nursing. An application to the School of Nursing is available by clicking on the Application Procedures & Requirements link below. You must be admitted to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga by the School of Nursing application deadline.



School name:University of Tennessee-ChattanoogaSchool of Nursing
Address:615 McCallie Ave., Dept 1051
Zip & city:TN 37403 Tennessee
Phone:(423) 425-4646
Web:http://www.utc.edu/Academic/Nursing/
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WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
A review of current literature and discussion of issues affecting contemporary women's health. The course will introduce the biological, psychological, social, economic, and cultural factors which affect the health of women in Western society. Offered on demand.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Concepts of pathophysiologic events throughout the life span: includes pathogenesis, morphologic changes, clinical manifestations and implications for treatment.

NURSING SCIENCE I
An introduction to nursing science as it relates to theory, practice, and research.

ASSESSMENT I
Prepares the beginning student to systematically organize and conduct a selected assessment of the health status and functioning of clients of all ages.

ADULT NURSING I
Concepts of nursing care for adults with and emphasis on health promotion.

NURSING PRACTICUM I
Nursing care of clients with an emphasis on health promotion. Prerequisites: N226 & admission to the program. Corequisites: N251, N252, & N253.

PHARMACOLOGY
An overview of pharmacology including drug classifications, action, use, nursing implications and drug interactions. Legislation pertinent to drug control is included. Offered on demand. Open to non-majors.

THE PHYSICAL PROCESS OF AGING
A study of normal and pathological physical changes that are linked with the aging process. This course will include the implications of the physiological changes as well as strategies designed to ameliorate or limit health problems that may develop as individuals age. Offered on demand. Open to non-majors.

NURSING SCIENCE II: RESEARCH
An introduction to methods in nursing research emphasizing both nursing theory as a basis for research and the application of research in practice.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
Concepts of primary nursing care in community health.

PSYCHOSOCIAL/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Concepts of nursing care for clients with mental health needs.

NURSING PRACTICUM II: COMMUNITY & MENTAL HEALTH
Nursing care of clients in the community and mental health systems. Prerequisites: completion of 200 level courses. Corequisites: N326, N327, N328.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING I
Introduction to concepts and issues as they relate to the development of the individual as a professional nurse.

FAMILY NURSING I
Concepts of nursing care for pregnant women and childbearing families.

FAMILY NURSING II
Concepts of nursing care for children and childrearing families.

NURSING PRACTICUM III: THE FAMILY
Nursing care of childrearing and childbearing families in various clinical settings.

ADULT NURSING II
Concepts of nursing care of adults with alterations in functional health patterns in response to complex health problems including cancer, immune, nutritional, and neurological disorders.

ADULT NURSING III
Concepts of nursing care of adults with alterations in functional health patterns in response to complex health problems including respiratory, cardiac, renal and orthopedic disorders.

NURSING PRACTICUM IV: THE ADULT
Nursing care of adults with alterations in functional health patterns in response to complex health problems.

PERIOPERATIVE NURSING
Concepts and skills necessary for the nurse to practice in a primary role in specialized perioperative settings. Offered on demand. Lecture 2 hours, clinical lab 6 clock hours.

REHABILITATION NURSING
Concepts and principles of rehabilitation nursing including client and family care in rehabilitation and community settings. Offered on demand. Lecture 2 hours, clinical 6 clock hours.

PREPARATION FOR NCLEX-RN
A review of the nursing process with integration of key concepts in the care of the adult client, care of the childbearing family, care of the child, and care of the client with psychosocial disorders. Open only to seniors in their final semester or permission of instructor.

NURSING SCIENCE III
Synthesis of theory, practice, and research for entry into professional nursing practice.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING II
Concepts and issues relate to the role of the professional nurse in complex health care environments.

NURSING PRACTICUM V: NURSING SCIENCE
Application of theory, practice, and research in a variety of clinical settings; preparation for entry into professional nursing practice.

NURSING PRACTICUM VI: THE COMMUNITY
Nursing care of the community as the client.

ADVANCED CHILDBIRTH/WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION
The course enhances and expands the practice of nurses who work or will work with childbearing families and non-pregnant women. Advanced knowledge and skill are presented which enable students to assess and diagnose common gynecological and pregnancy-related problems.

ONCOLOGY NURSING
In-depth study of the status of cancer as a major health problem. Treatment modalities used for intervention and interruption of the neoplastic process are studies, emphasis on utilizing the nursing process in treating oncology patients.

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