Nursing In A Nutshell
By: Justin Bowers
What is the Definition of "Nursing"?
"Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, house of healing, less suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations."
What Degrees do you need for the Basics of Nursing?
"Diploma in Nursing, once the most common route to RN licensure and a nursing career, is available through hospital-based schools of nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a two-year degree offered by community colleges and hospital-based schools of nursing that prepares individuals for a defined technical scope of practice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS/BSN) is a four-year degree offered at colleges and universities:
Prepares graduates to engage in the full scope of professional nursing practice across all healthcare settings
First two years often concentrate on psychology, human growth and development, biology, microbiology, organic chemistry, nutrition, and anatomy and physiology.
Final two years often focus on adult acute and chronic disease; maternal/child health; pediatrics; psychiatric/mental health nursing; and community health nursing.
Is intended to result in a deeper understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery
Includes nursing theory, physical and behavioral sciences, and humanities with additional content in research, leadership, and may include such topics as health-care economics, health informatics, and health policy"
After Graduating, is their more?
Master’s Degree (MSN) programs offer a number of tracks designed to prepare Advanced Practice Nurses, nurse administrators, and nurse educators.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are research-focused whose graduates typically teach and/or conduct research
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs focus on clinical practice or leadership roles
Colleges That Offer These Courses:
- Duke University In North Carolina
- UNC (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
- Winston-Salem State University