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Worcester State College (Department of Nursing )




The Department of Nursing prepares men and women for the roles and responsibilities of professional nursing through a program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The program goals of the Department of Nursing are as follows:

1. Prepare graduates who are competent to meet the unique, complex and constantly changing nursing needs of society.
2. Support the mission and goals of the College.
3. Promote values and behaviors which encourage respect for diversity, acknowledge human worth and dignity, and are supportive of professional nursing practice.
4. Foster an appreciation for the necessity of learning and self-growth.
5. Contribute to the nursing profession and to society by engaging in scholarly and service activities.
6. Provide a sensitivity and knowledge base that will promote the care of diverse ethnic and cultural populations.

The program offers two tracks in the undergraduate major in nursing: Track One is for the student who is seeking education in the nursing profession and Track Two is for the student who has obtained licensing as a registered nurse and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. One year of clinical practice is preferred for RN applicants.

Transfer Students: Students taking general education courses in another college or university are required to contact the Worcester State College Admissions Office regarding matriculation and the transferability of credit. Students will be given a list of recommended courses in which to enroll and helped to plan an entry date that will prevent undue loss of time in completing the degree requirements. All prerequisite courses must be satisfactorily completed by the end of spring semester in order to be considered for the Track One nursing program and by the end of the fall semester for Track Two.

All transfer student applicants for Track One who have previously been enrolled in a nursing program must submit, as part of their application, a letter from the dean or director of the nursing program indicating eligibility status for readmission to that program. Transfer students will be permitted to pursue an undergraduate Nursing major at Worcester State College if they have been enrolled previously in a nursing program and were in good standing in the nursing program when they left.

The number of transfer students admitted to the Nursing major will be determined by the number of qualified continuing Worcester State College freshmen students and the availability of faculty and facilities. Transfer students will be held to the same requirements and standards as those students admitted directly into the College as a Nursing major. In addition, transfer students may be required to interview with a nursing faculty member, provide a writing sample, and take a math quiz as part of the admission process.



School name:Worcester State CollegeDepartment of Nursing
Address:486 Chandler Street, Science and Technology Building (ST122)
Zip & city:MA 01602-5297 Massachusetts
Phone:508-929-8129
Web:http://www.worcester.edu/academics/nursing/index.htm
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INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING I
Philosophy and conceptual framework of the program is introduced. Nursing theory, history and professional practice roles are presented. Medical terminology is introduced as well as introduction to medication calculations.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING II
Health of individuals and families is assessed. Communication, physical assessment, nursing process and other skills for professional practice are introduced. Medication calculations continue and the administration of medication is introduced. Lecture, an on-campus laboratory on physical assessment and off-campus clinical experiences are included in this course.

NURSING SCIENCE I
Students will apply the nursing process when caring for the childbearing family and adult medical-surgical patients. Concepts of wellness, disease and health behaviors will be examined as the nursing process is operationalized in the care of adult medical-surgical patients and the childbearing family. Lecture and off-campus clinical experiences in maternal-child health nursing and medical-surgical nursing are included in this course.

GROUP COMMUNICATION SEMINAR I
The focus of this course is on effectively assessing, analyzing and problem solving the processes of group interactions with peers in the classroom in order to integrate this information into various health care settings.

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING III
The elements of the Department of Nursing's conceptual nursing practice model are analyzed. The impact of legal, ethical, economic, and environmental factors on person/environmental unity are studied.

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH ASSESSMENT
The nursing process is used as the organizing framework to identify person/environmental unity of individuals. A variety of skills relevant to professional nursing practice are utilized.

NURSING SCIENCE II
Concepts of wellness, disease, and health behaviors are examined as the nursing process is operationalized in the care of pediatric patients and acutely ill medical-surgical patients. Lecture and an off-site clinical experience are included in this course.

NURSING SCIENCE II-A
The focus is on theories and environmental factors which influence health in the community setting. The application of nursing process and diagnostic reasoning in promoting the health of individuals, families and communities is emphasized. Lecture and an off-campus community experience are included in this course.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING
The focus is on intensive review of previously learned theory in preparation for the professional licensure examination.

GROUP COMMUNICATION SEMINAR II
The independent and interdependent role of the professional nurse as an agent of change is examined.

RESEARCH SEMINAR
The focus is on the development of the student as a consumer of nursing research and the utilization of research findings in practice. The course cumulates with a poster presentation.

NURSING SCIENCE III
Students practice professional nursing with acutely ill adults in mental health care settings and identify multiple aspects of community and public health issues. Critical thinking and decision making skills are developed and applied. Lecture and off-campus clinical experiences are included in this course.

GROUP COMMUNICATION SEMINAR III
The role of the professional nurse in decision making relating to the delivery of health care is explored.

LEADERSHIP IN NURSING
This course focuses on theories of leadership, management, change and communication, which supports the knowledge, skill and values integrated by the nurse into professional leadership behavior. Current trends in nursing and in research relating to nursing leadership and management are explored.

NURSING SCIENCE IV
The focus is on theories of leadership management, change, and communication which support development of professional nursing. Complex health problems are studied in classrooms and clinical settings. Preceptorship opportunities are available to eligible students.

NURSING SCIENCE IV
The focus is on the study and practice of nursing directed at health promotion/restoration of clients with chronic person/environment disunity. Lecture and an off-site clinical experience to best meet the student's learning objectives are included in this course.

INDEPENDENT STUDY
Opportunities for students to engage in special studies in nursing according to individual interests and faculty availability.

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