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Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) program, in which BSN students might be interested. More information about the FELS program can be found at www.cfnc.org/fels. Though the April 1 priority deadline has passed, they will continue to accept applications and will review completed applications as funds allow. (This replaced the NC Nurse Scholar)
Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship
Hurst Review Services and AACN are partnering to offer a new scholarship program to recognize and reward outstanding students in prelicensure nursing programs. Two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 will be distributed each Fall and Spring to students enrolled in AACN member institutions.
To apply, visit http://www.hurstreview.com/AACN/.
AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program
The AfterCollege-AACN Scholarship Fund supports students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; completing an RN to BSN or MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated nursing program.
To apply, visit www.aftercollege.com/content/article/aftercollege_aacn_scholarship.
Minority Nursing Scholarship
All awards have various criteria for recipients, which may include financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community service. In addition, some awards require the recipient to work in a specific location-often a medically underserved area-after graduation.
Learn more at http://www.minoritynurse.com/find-scholarships
These websites have numerous scholarship opportunities for nursing students:
The baccalaureate program at Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
How to Apply
Application to the nursing program is a two-step process. A student must first apply to Pfeiffer (regular application from Admissions Office) as a pre-nursing student. Students who complete the prerequisite requirements may then submit a nursing application in the spring semester for consideration into the upper division nursing major. Qualified transfer and change-of-major students must meet the same academic criteria for admission as first-time freshmen. Records of students transferring to Pfeiffer University from other academic institutions are evaluated and transfer credit is granted as appropriate.Twenty students (who meet admissions criteria) will be selected to start nursing courses in the fall semester.
The application for fall semester 2014 enrollment into the upper division is due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2014. TEAS scores (scores taken elsewhere will be accepted if it's been in the last 6 months) must be included on the application. The TEAS exam will be administered on campus on Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. in Harris 218. You must sign up to take the TEAS test. Please contact Leslie Tucker at (704) 463-3434 to register. The cost of the test is $45.00 and must be paid with a credit card directly to the testing company the day of the test.
Completed applications may be delivered to the Department of Nursing directly or mailed to PO box 960 Misenheimer, NC 28109. Completed applications are due Feb. 1, 2014 by 5 p.m. (postmarked).
Dr. Dianne Daniels
Phone: (704) 463-3427
|NURS 201 (WI)||Intro to Professional Nursing and Healthcare Tech.||F;S||3 SH|
An introductory nursing course that covers the history of nursing, theoretical foundations, roles and behaviors of the professional nurse, and an introduction to the nursing process and critical thinking. The course introduces students to applications of information systems in health care practice, education, and research and addresses legal and ethical issues related to informatics. Students learn how healthcare providers can assess, develop, and use information systems to work more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively, and improve health care. This course meets the University's Computer Competency requirement. Prerequisite: Pre-nursing status. This is a writing intensive course.
|NURS 310||Healthcare and the Aging Population||F;S||2 SH|
This course introduces students to older adults, which will comprise the majority of health care recipients in students' future careers. Physiological/psychological functioning, common health problems, and the nurse's role in caring for older adults are addressed. The course incorporates service-learning activities in a local continual care community setting. This course meets the University's Activities Course requirement. Prerequisites: Pre-nursing status.
|NURS 312||Foundations and Concepts for Prof. Nursing Practice||F||5 SH|
An introduction to basic concepts related to nursing theory and practice: person, health, environment, and nursing. Fundamental and caring concepts, clinical nursing skills, and standards based on evidenced-based practice are introduced and applied using the nursing process for client-centered care. Laboratory activities include clinical simulation and the development of communication, teaching, and psychomotor skills. Clinical experience in the second half of the semester provides opportunities for application of basic knowledge and skills with individual adult and older adult patients in a long-term care setting and opportunities to participate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team. Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing program. Co-requisites: NURS 314, 316, 318.
|NURS 314||Theraputic Communication for Diverse Cultures||F||3 SH|
This course explores therapeutic communication concepts and principles, types of communication, factors affecting communications patterns, and the practical application of therapeutic communication in various patient situations with diverse populations across the lifespan. Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing program. Co-requisites: NURS 312, 316, 318.
|NURS 316||Health Assessment||F||3 SH|
This course addresses concepts and methods of comprehensive health assessment for evaluation of clients' health status from a holistic perspective. The student is introduced to psychological and socio-cultural assessment techniques as well as to assessment considerations with diverse populations across the lifespan. Student application occurs through participation in classroom activities, practice in a lab setting, in small group case discussions, and in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing program. Co-requisites: NURS 312, 314 ,318.
|NURS 318||Pharmacology for Nursing||F||3 SH|
Incorporates the basic principles of pharmacotherapeutics and principles underlying therapeutic interventions. Emphasis is on the professional nurse's role and responsibilities, nursing implications of drug therapy, including legal/ethical, psychosocial, develop mental, psychosocial, religious, and cultural considerations. Students utilize math skills to calculate drug dosages. Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing program. Corequisites: NURS 312, 314, 318.
|NURS 320||Nursing Care of Adults I||S||6 SH|
Building on previous knowledge and the human caring approach, students apply critical thinking skills to nursing care of diverse adults across the lifespan who are experiencing commonly occurring medical or surgical disorders or diseases. Emphasis is on application of pathophysiologic concepts, assessment and evaluation of human responses to illness, and holistic nursing care management using the nursing process. The theory component focuses on evidenced-based practice and the role of the nurse in promot ing, maintaining, and restoring health for adults. The clinical component provides the opportunity for the student to apply concepts and skills using advanced technology. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 312, 314, 316, 318. Co-requisites: NURS 322, 324.
|NURS 322||Nursing Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family||S||6 SH|
This course examines concepts of maternal and neonatal health. The obstetrical health and illness continuum is explored from a developmental perspective in the classroom and provides the opportunity to apply the nursing process in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Evidence-based nursing, current health issues, ethical dilemmas, and trends pertinent to clinical practice are examined. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 312, 314, 316, 318. Co-requisites: NURS 320, 324.
|NURS 324||Healthcare Policy and Economics||S||2 SH|
The student will be introduced to the types of health-care services, healthcare settings, and the economics of health care payment and cost containment to include private insurance, managed care, federal (government) insurance plans, and challenges within the health-care system. Students will use critical thinking exercises to investigate current policies, issues and trends in nursing and health care. Emphasis is on exploration of issues related to accessibility, accountability and affordability of health care. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 312, 314, 316, 318. Co-requisites: NURS 320, 322.
|NURS 410||Nursing Care of Adults II
Provides the opportunity to explore nursing care as it is provided to diverse adults across the lifespan who are experiencing a variety of complex, acute, and chronic health problems in various settings, including long-term care and/or rehabilitation nursing settings. Emphasis is on application of pathophysiologic concepts, assessment and evaluation of human responses to illness, and holistic nursing care management using the nursing process. Builds on previous concepts, processes and skills necessary for the practice of professional nursing. Theory component focuses on evidenced-based practice and the role of the nurse in promoting, maintaining, and restoring health for adults. Clinical component provides opportunities for application of concepts and skills using advanced technology. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 300-level courses. Co-requisites: NURS 412, 414.
|NURS 412||Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing||F||5 SH|
Provides the opportunity to explore nursing care as it is provided to diverse adults across the lifespan who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric and mental health problems in various clinical setting. Emphasis is on the use of self in relationships, psychiatric nursing assessment, and the role of the nurse as a member of the health care team. Holistic nursing management integrates knowledge of psychobiology, pharmacology, and thoughtful, competent, caring nursing practice. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 300-level courses. Co-requisites: NURS 410, 414.
|NURS 414 (WI)
||Introduction to Nursing Research||F||3 SH|
Introduces students to the principles of basic research process in nursing. Methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting data commonly used in nursing research are discussed. Emphasis is on assisting students to conceptualize the importance of nursing research and to understand and use published health care research. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 300-level courses. Co-requisites: NURS 410, 412.
|NURS 416||Community Health Nursing||S||5 SH|
Provides an opportunity to examine specific theoretical perspectives related to the care of diverse populations. The course includes community assessment and planning, economic issues in health care, epidemiology, environmental health, health promotion, bioterrorism, and global health. Learning experiences occur in the classroom and in a variety of community settings such as schools, community-based clinics, health departments, and home health agencies. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 300-level courses, 410. 412, 414. Co-requisites: NURS 418, 501 ,510.
|NURS 418 (WI)||Nursing Leadership Values, Trends and Perspectives||S||3 SH|
This course provides an opportunity to examine leadership and management principles in professional nursing. Contemporary issues relevant to nursing practice are analyzed. Emphasis is on transition to the professional nursing role. This required course meets one of the University's three Writing Intensive course requirements. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 300-level courses, 410, 412, 414. Co-requisites: NURS 416, 501, 510.
|NURS 501||Transition to Professional Nursing: Senior Internship||S||3 SH|
This focused care clinical course facilitates the transition of senior nursing students to professional nursing practice and integrates clinical and theoretical learning from previous nursing courses. As a capstone course, emphasis is placed on application of knowledge and skills in the design, management and coordination of care for clients in a variety of health care settings. Guided clinical experiences provide opportunities to refine critical thinking skills and to demonstrate increased independence in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for multiple patients in a selected clinical setting. Students identify and implement strategies for resolving conflicts arising from diversity issues and moral, ethical, and legal dilemmas in clinical practice. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 300-level courses, 410, 412, 414. Co-requisites: NURS 416, 418, 510.
|NURS 510||Synthesis for Professional Nursing Practice||S||2 SH|
Students will have the opportunity to use individual, group, and technology-based methods to facilitate critical thinking and problem solving using comprehensive client case studies. This culminating classroom experience includes a review of nursing content and a final comprehensive exam in preparation for the NCLEX exam. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 300-level courses, 410, 412, 414. Co-requisites: NURS 416, 418, 501.
Welcome to the Department of Nursing at Pfeiffer University
Greetings and welcome to the Department of Nursing at Pfeiffer University! I am so excited about the continued growth of our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and believe Pfeiffer is the place for you to become a nurse who makes a difference! The faculty and staff in the Department of Nursing are eager to share our vision with prospective students and welcome you to visit our Misenheimer campus. We are passionate about our program and the potential positive impact our graduates will have on the health care community. Pfeiffer's nursing program recently earned accreditation status from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the premier national accreditation agency for baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. Achievement of this goal demonstrates the drive for academic excellence by the department and university overall. I look forward to working with you to achieve your educational goals and to encourage your personal and professional growth.
For more information about the Nursing program contact:
Dr. Dianne Yow Daniels, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., CNE
Chair and Associate Professor, Pfeiffer University Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 960
215 Harris Science Building
Misenheimer, NC 28109