B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.
Foundations of nursing includes: patient care systems; health attitudes and practices; biostatistics; family nursing; women's health; and communities and health care systems; HIV infections; community mental health nursing; thanatology; evaluation of health care; strategies for change; nurse practitioner training; and legal problems in nursing. Also international and multicultural perspectives on nursing.
Health maintenance studies include: occupational health and safety; patient education; epidemiology; maternity nursing; clinical decision-making; ergonomics, including legal and epidemiological aspects; nursing science and public policy; quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Health restoration studies include: concepts of illness; physiology of health problems; managing chronic and acute health problems; critical care nursing, long-term care, and oncology nursing; clinical geriatrics; nutritional therapy; and advanced pharmacology.
The following LC classification range descriptions represent areas of concentration for nursing:
HD (Economic History and Conditions): The following category is selectively collected: Drugs. Pharmaceuticals.
KF (United States (general)): The following category is selectively collected: Medical legislation.
LB (Theory and Practice of Education): AIDS; Hygiene for mothers and children.
QD (Chemistry): The following category is selectively collected: Antibiotics.
QP (Physiology): Nutrition.
R (Medicine (general)): Philosophy. Ethics. Psychology. Terminal care; Biostatistics.
RA (Public Aspects of Medicine): Medicine and the state; Public health. Preventive medicine. Women; Hospitals. Nursing homes. Selectively collected category: Medical geography. Climatology.
RB (Pathology): The following category is selectively collected: Manifestations of disease.
RC (Internal Medicine): Dementia; Alzheimer's disease; Autoimmune diseases and AIDS; Nutritional and metabolic diseases; Special conditions (Geriatrics). Selectively collected category: First aid, emergency medicine.
RE (Ophthalmology): Ophthalmic nursing.
RF (Otorhinolaryngology): Surgery. Nursing.
RG (Gynecology and Obstetrics): Nursing.
RJ (Pediatrics): Child health and wellness; Nutrition; Nursing. Terminal care; Diseases (AIDS; Metabolic and nutritional diseases. (e.g., Anorexia, malnutrition); Specific mental disorders including Autism, Anorexia, ADHD, sexual abuse, etc.). Selectively collected categories: General. History; Therapeutics; Clinical care; Diseases (Emergencies. Intensive care; Diseases. Chronic and environmental; Immunologic diseases. Allergies; Diseases of various systems. Lymphatic, Endocrine, Cardiovascular (e.g., Diabetes, Leukemia)); Pharmacology.
RL (Dermatology): Dermatologic nursing.
RM (Therapeutics. Pharmacology): Therapeutics. Diet therapy. Selectively collected category: Drugs and their actions.
RT (Nursing): General. History; Nursing profession; Basic nursing care; Specialties in nursing.
TX (Home Economics): Nutrition. Food supply.