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BSC-BC Alumni Challenge   When the BSC men's and women's basketball teams hit the court on November 24 for the annual "Battle of the Bluefields," they will not be the only ones battling for bragging rights in the friendly rivalry between the two colleges.  
Spring Registration   If you are yet to enrolled for spring 2015, please consult with your advisors and register for classes without delay.
Facilities Master Plan Thompson & Litton is seeking input from interested individuals regarding the Facilities Master Plan.  Those wishing to provide feedback, suggestions, input, are encouraged to submit their comments.
Online Student Evaluation of Faculty November 17 – December5
School of Nursing & Allied Health   The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Programs offered include: baccalaureate and associate degrees in nursing, baccalaureate in radiologic sciences, and the associate degree in radiologic technology.


 
The W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business The School of Business at Bluefield State College offers a variety of programs. Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration program must complete the requirements of two specializations chosen from: accounting, management, marketing, or computer science.


 
School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science The engineering technology programs offer associate and baccalaureate degrees in a variety of technological fields. Associate degrees may be earned in architectural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

School of Education The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education (K-6) or Early/Middle Education. The program prepares graduates to teach at the Elementary (K-6) grade level and/or the Middle School (5-9) grade level in one of four required areas of specialization: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

School of Engineering Technology & Computer Science Students graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science are prepared for positions as systems analysts, software designers, network professionals, and webmasters depending on the education path taken.

School of Arts & Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences offers courses in art, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, English, French, geography, geology, history, humanities, journalism, mathematics, music, natural science, physical science, physics, political science, psychology, social science, sociology, Spanish, and speech.


Bluefield State College Bluefield State College was established as a black teachers college by an act of the West Virginia Legislature in 1895 and was integrated after 1954. By the 1960's the College had a comprehensive four-year program of teacher education, arts and sciences, and engineering technology. Gradually a variety of two-year technical programs evolved in response to local needs.

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BSC Dean Judges Scientific Research at National, Regional, L...
November 14 2014

Dr. Martha Eborall Awardeds iGEM's "Judges Prize" at 2014 Giant Jamboree (Bluefield)-- Dr. Martha Eborall's interest in promoting scientific research among students at the elementary through collegiate levels has led to her participation as a judge at various competitions. She h...
BSC Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society of Social Sciences Reinstated,...
November 13 2014

Five students were inducted into the Bluefield State College chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society of Social Science during a recent ceremony at BSC.  Pictured (left-to-right) are new inductees Heather Hanshew, Antonio Bolden, Andrea Hauser, and Ayla Mathias (not pictured--P...
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Visits BSC November ...
November 12 2014

Program emphasizes the "Restorative Power of Art" to break the cycle of crime & violence (Bluefield)-- Artists Jesse Krimes and Russell Craig will speak on the social justice issues of mass incarceration in this country, and how their art in prison transformed their lives, during a sp...
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School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well- being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.

The role of the school nurse encompasses both health and educational goals.5–7 Students today may face family crises, homelessness, immigration, poverty, and violence, which increase both their physical and mental health needs. School nurses perform a critical role within the school health program by addressing the major health problems experienced by children. This role includes providing preventive and screening services, health education and assistance with decision-making about health, and immunization against preventable diseases. In addition, school nurses may provide interventions for acute and chronic illness, injuries and emergencies, communicable diseases, obesity, substance use and abuse, adolescent pregnancy, mental health, dental disease, nutrition, and sexually transmitted infections.8–13 School nurses need to be physically present in schools to address these responsibilities appropriately. Improved student outcomes result where schools have a full-time school nurse.3

The National Association of School Nurses identifies 7 core roles that the school nurse fulfills to foster child and adolescent health and educational success.13 The roles are overarching and are applicable to school nurses at all levels of practice, in all geographic settings, and with all clients.

  1. The school nurse provides direct care to students.
  2. The school nurse provides leadership for the provision of health services.
  3. The school nurse provides screening and referral for health conditions.
  4. The school nurse promotes a healthy school environment.
  5. The school nurse promotes health.
  6. The school nurse serves in a leadership role for health policies and programs.
  7. The school nurse is a liaison between school personnel, family, health care professionals, and the community.

Source: National Association of School Nurses

School Nurse Program Courses

NURS 414 Foundations and Principles of School Health Nursing(Online), 3 semester hours. Spring Semester Only. This course is offered online and designed for the professional registered nurse specializing in school health nursing. Unique skills and knowledge necessary for the school nurse to perform in public schools (K-12) are presented. Students focus on the understanding of student services and programs, the professional role of the school nurse, and the functions of schools in the community. Course concepts include: case management; collaboration; chronic illness and family impact; assessment; growth and development theories; legal aspects, including delegation and the Nurse Practice Act.

NURS 416 School Health Nursing Practicum 3 semester hours. Spring Semester Only.(May be completed in student's home county.) This practicum course enables the student to apply information learned in Foundations and Principles of School Health Nursing. In caring for students in the public schools (K-12), the nursing student will employ skills, knowledge, and national standards and guidelines to develop and implement school health programs. Students will be engaged in school health needs assessments, screening and counseling, examining community resources, and reviewing and developing plans for school age youth.

Eligibility and Endorsement (Must have valid RN License)

These elective courses may be taken by BSN registered nurses and senior BSN students. Registered nurses who have a BSN, successfully complete the school health nursing courses, may apply to the West Virginia Department of Education for endorsement as a school nurse. The School Nurse program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education.

If a student is not a current BSC BSN student or is not under contract with a WV County School Board as a substitute or contract school nurse, then the student must enroll in certifiedbackgroundcheck.com in order to participate in the BSN School Nurse Program.

These courses can be taken as a "Special Student" by calling the School of Nursing and Allied Health at 304-327-4136 in late November/early December of each year.

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