PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The nursing program prepares individuals to provide quality nursing services in a variety of health care facilities. The program prepares students for professional nursing practice that is responsive to the changing health needs of society. The curriculum provides an educational foundation for graduates to pursue specialized study in nursing practice, education, administration or research.

The program consists of two years of basic arts and sciences followed by two years of nursing courses.

HEALTH CAREER: Registered Nurse

DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH CAREER: The Registered Nurse employs the nursing process to deliver nursing care that is responsive to client needs. Nurses use theoretical and empirical knowledge and skills from the humanities, natural, social, medical sciences and nursing to make complex decisions in nursing practice. The nurse responds to the health care needs of individuals, families and communities. The nurse's role requires psychomotor and technological collaboration with consumers and health care professionals, leadership, teaching, client advocacy, care management and individual accountability.

Registered Nurses function in a variety of settings including schools, educational programs, senior citizen centers, hospitals, nursing homes, public health departments, insurance agencies, community organizations, industries, civic organizations, churches, state organizations, home health agencies, and even as sales representatives.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 4 Academic Years

DEPARTMENT: School of Nursing

CONTACT: Lynn Parsons, RN, DSN, CNA, Director; Box 81 MTSU 615-898-2437

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