Nursing is a profession that assists patients in developing adaptive responses to dimensions of health. Nursing practice is based on nursing knowledge with concepts integrated from biological, behavioral, and social sciences and incorporates technical, interpersonal, ethical, legal, leadership and scientific inquiry skills. The nurse utilizes critical thinking to develop therapeutic nursing interventions to promote, maintain, or restore health or support a peaceful death within a nursing process framework. Professional nursing practice is based upon accepted Standards of Practice. The nurse uses communication techniques to provide nursing care, patient education and leadership.
Old Dominion University's School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training has been successfully educating physical therapists for more than 25 years and we are confident that our program is one of the best in the country. ODU graduates are well known for their excellent clinical skills and ability to work as part of a patient care team from the moment they start their first job.