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Washington State University (Intercollegiate College of Nursing)




The WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing is proud of its reputation for quality education. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students who graduate from our undergraduate program consistently achieve one of the highest rates of passage of first-time candidates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses in Washington state. Graduates of undergraduate and graduate programs are highly sought after for their excellence in nursing practice.

Founded in 1968, the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing is the first and largest public/private nursing education consortium in the United States and provides upper division undergraduate nursing education in partnership with Eastern Washington University and Whitworth University. The college is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Serving over 1000 students annually, the College is a leader in distance learning with students studying in Spokane, Yakima, Walla Walla, Tri-Cities and Vancouver. As the largest volume user of time on the AMS (Academic Media Services) network, students at all College of Nursing sites benefit from instruction and resources not otherwise available at their home sites.

The College offers three options for the registered nurse student: RN to BSN program based at all sites, a web-based RN to BSN program and an accelerated RN to MN option.

The Master of Nursing (MN) program involves several educational avenues to prepare nurses for leadership and advanced practice.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) is offered over two summers, three fall and three spring semesters with courses clustered two to three times per week.

MISSION STATEMENT

The WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing, a nursing education consortium of four area institution of higher education, supports the mission and goals of each of its members: Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Washington State University and Whitworth University. The College of Nursing is committed to achieving excellence in education, scholarship and service through support and recognition of the strengths and diversity of its faculty, staff and students.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BSN)

The baccalaureate program is designed to meet the educational needs of basic nursing students. The nursing curriculum builds on prerequisite and general university requirements to provide the professional knowledge, skills and values essential to the practice of nursing. The first two years of the curriculum are completed at Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University, Washington State University or any institution offering equivalent courses. The last two years are provided at the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing in Spokane, Tri-Cities and Yakima.



School name:Washington State UniversityIntercollegiate College of Nursing
Address:2917 West Fort George Wright Drive
Zip & city:WA 99224-5291 Washington
Phone:(509) 324-7338
Web:http://nursing.wsu.edu/
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ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING FOR NURSES
Assertion techniques and conflict management skills in personal and nursing situations; integrating theoretical concepts into practical situations.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I: RESEARCH AND INFORMATICS
First of professional development series; focus on nursing and health care research, information management, informatics, and development of nursing research.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT II: ETHICAL REASONING AND DECISION MAKING PROCESSES IN NURSING
Continuation of professional development series; moral/ethical reasoning models, decision processes, and philosophical basis of nursing as a discipline.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING
Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations of common human dysfunction; nursing implications for prevention and therapeutic approaches including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies.

NURSING PRACTICE: HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Introduction to nursing practice and health assessment: professional values, core competencies, core knowledge and role development.

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS: THEORY
Introduction to nursing concepts and holistic assessment including core professional values, knowledge and competencies for nursing practice.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Systematic approach to health assessment of adults emphasizing and incorporating use of nursing process and scientific rationale.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
Theoretical and conceptual perspectives on human growth and development across the life span.

THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF DIVERSITY AND HEALTH
Explorations of regional, national, and global expressions of health and illness and implications for health care professionals.

NURSING CONCEPTS IN ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS IN THE ADULT
Theoretical concepts of acute and chronic illness in the adult as a basis for critical thinking and decision-making in nursing.

NURSING PRACTICE IN ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS IN ADULTS
Application of acute/chronic illness concepts in adults as a basis for critical thinking and decision-making in nursing. S, F grading.

INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING
Professional values, communication, and functional assessment in care of elders; core knowledge and role development of the gerontological nurse.

PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS AND ISSUES
Philosophical, historical, economic, legal/ethical, and professional issues designed for registered nurses to build upon previously acquired professional concepts.

NURSING CONCEPTS: ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS TO NURSING PRACTICE I
Integration of pathophysiological, assessment, pharmacological nursing concepts with diverse client populations; emphasizing neurological, EENT, skin, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and respiratory systems.

NURSING CONCEPTS: ASSESSMENT AND APPLICATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS TO NURSING PRACTICE II
Integration of pathophysiological, assessment, pharmacological nursing concepts with diverse client populations; emphasizing fluid/electrolytes, oncology, GI/GU; cardiovascular; immune system, renal.

CONCEPTS OF CARING
Explores nursing concept of caring using personal narratives, storytelling, and literary discussions to foster practices of mutuality, constructed knowing, and heightened sensitivity.

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH: A NURSING MODALITY OF CARING AND HEALING
Explores the broad arena of touch as a means of interpersonal communication and as a mechanism for healing using Krieger-Kunz method.

NURSING RESEARCH AND INFORMATICS
Application of informatics skills and research processes to clinical practice; incorporates first level informatics concepts.

NURSING LEADERSHIP
Application of group leadership and management theories to professional nursing practice.

NURSING MANAGEMENT
Management, leadership, and group theories are utilized and applied to the management of nursing and health care.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT III: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Continuation of professional development series; focus on impact of leadership, management, and resource allocation on patient outcomes.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IV: TRANSITION TO PRACTICE
Continuation of professional development series; focus on transition to practice and nursing across health care systems/delivery within global arena.

CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH: THEORY
Analysis and evaluation of scientific and theory base for nursing care of children and families.

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AS THE FOCUS OF NURSING CARE
Synthesis and application of underlying science and nursing process with the unique population of children and families.

CHILDBEARING HEALTH OF THE FAMILY
Care of childbearing families within the context of community; newborn health, and men's and women's reproductive health addressed.

NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES
Nursing care of families during the childbearing continuum and/or acute care settings; combination of clinical and seminar.

PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CONCEPTS
Healthy to psychopathological states studied within a nursing framework; includes history, theories, legal/ethical issues of psychiatric/mental health nursing.

NURSING PRACTICE: PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH
Clinical application of the nursing process with clients experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric/mental health disruptions. S, F grading.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING THEORY
Synthesis of nursing and public health concepts with emphasis on community as partner and population-focused practice.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICE
Promoting the public's health through application of the public health functions; assessment, policy development, and assurance.

SENIOR PRACTICUM
Clinical and theoretical concepts applied in a concentrated clinical practicum; use of clinical preceptors and student objectives.

NURSING CONCEPTS: COMMUNITY HEALTH
Synthesis of nursing and public health concepts with focus on community as partner, and population-based practice.

SELECTED NURSING CONCEPTS: PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH
Nursing process with individuals and families experiencing psychiatric/mental health disruptions.

NURSING PRACTICE: COMMUNITY AND PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH
Application of community health, public health, and psychiatric/mental health nursing concepts to individuals, families, and communities with identified health needs.

HEALTH CARE ETHICS
Ethical theories including deontology, teleology, virture ethics and applicability to ethical dilemmas in nursing.

PLATEAU TRIBES: CULTURE AND HEALTH
History, culture, and health care needs of the Plateau Indian tribes; both classroom and practicum experience. Credit not granted for both Nurs 478 and 578.

ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE
Cellular and system physiology foundational to advanced practice and understanding drug mechanisms of action.

SPECIAL TOPICS: STUDY ABROAD V

BASIC DYSRHYTHMIA INTERPRETATION/ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT
Basic interpretation of common ECG rhythms, dysrhythmias, and application of ACLS dysrhythmia management guidelines.

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) AND LABORATORY VALUE ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
Analysis/interpretation of common laboratory values; basic interpretation of common ECG rhythms, dysrhythmias, and application of ACLS dysrhythmias management guidelines.

NURSING PRACTICE: ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM
Application and integration of theoretical content in an area of nursing practice of special interest to the student.

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