Course Information

 

for RN to BSN Department


RN Active License (ADN 299)

Credits:35

Ethics and Clincial Care (HUM 206)

Credits:3

Everyday clinical providers are dealing with dilemmas. Family issues, care planning, goal setting, and non-compliance force their way into providing care.What are the red flags? How does the caregiver develop options for the decision makers? What is good information sharing? How does the caregiver get assistance in the ethical decision-making process? This course will take you through an introduction to ethical decision-making, its rules and guidelines, developing a process of review and information sharing. Using a case study approach, the class participant will hone their ethics intuitiveness and develop a broader plan of options that the patient with their decision counselors can choose from.

Concepts of Professional Nursing (NUR 265)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to provide a greater understanding to the concepts, values, and behaviors necessary for transitioning to the professional nursing role. In this course, the student will review the ethical, legal, legislative and political processes that affect the practice of professional nursing in contemporary healthcare. Students will review how historical, political, and societal factors influence the identity of the professional nurse.

Nursing Theory (NUR 270)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to provide the student with an introduction and overview to the concepts of nursing theory. The course will include the development of nursing theory and an introduction to the works of selected eminent theorists as well as investigate the application of theory to professional nursing practice.

Population Health (NUR 275)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is the health of populations across the globe. We will examine the relationship of population groups with families, healthcare team, healthcare system, communities, the environment and infrastructure, and other populations. Major components include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of health-related issues in various populations.

Nutrition (NUR 280)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is the science of human nutrition as it relates to public health in the United States and globally. Topics include nutritional requirements related to changing individual and family needs, food choices, health behaviors, food safety, and prevention and management of common chronic diseases.

Information Technology: Apps in Healthcare (NUR 285)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to explore patient care technologies, information systems, telecommunication technologies, and communication devices that support evidenced- based nursing practice. Students will gain an understanding of the impact these information management systems have on the healthcare team, delivery of care, efficiency and productivity, patient safety and health outcomes.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) (NUR 290)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to examine the nurse’s role as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team. Students will analyze current research to describe the prevalence and outcomes of fragmented healthcare and the benefits of interprofessional healthcare. Students will learn about the roles of other members of the healthcare team and will develop knowledge and skills in interprofessional collaboration that can be used to improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes.

Advanced Health Assessment (NUR 300)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to expand upon knowledge needed to perform a more in-depth health assessment. Expected assessment findings and common unexpected findings will be analyzed, as well as differences based on age, ethnicity, and culture. Risk factors and related client education, professional verbal and written communication will be addressed.

Advanced Health Assessment Lab (NUR 301)

Credits:1

The focus of this course is to apply critical thinking to perform a more indepth patient focused health assessment. Expected assessment findings and common unexpected findings will be analyzed to determine patient care needs based on age, ethnicity, and culture. Risk factors and related client education, professional verbal and written communication will be addressed.

Nursing Research (NUR 310)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of nursing research with an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative methodologies. This course focuses on the development of the students' experience with the research process and evidence-based practice. Additionally, the student will review the role of the scholar practitioner to identify clinical research problems and determine the quality of research as it applies to clinical decision making.

Advanced Pathophysiology (NUR 315)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of human pathophysiology with an emphasis on alterations on homeostasis. The course will review metabolic, chemical, and physiological pathways related to cellular biology and biochemistry. Knowledge of the pathways encourages the course participant to introduce higher level pathophysiological concepts into their clinical practice.

Pharmacology for RNs (NUR 320)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to provide information leading to a greater understanding of: pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacoeconomics, and toxicology. Students will advance their knowledge regarding the impact of common medications used to treat various medical problems across the lifespan. The nursing process will be used to analyze the ramifications of drug therapy, and apply critical thinking to improve safety and quality of care in the clinical setting and the community.

Policy, Law, Ethics, and Regulations (NUR 325)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to provide opportunities for the student to assess ethical and legal issues important to nurses and other health care team members. The student will identify and analyze the aspects of legal and ethical concepts impacting nursing practice. The nurse will investigate concepts, theories, and values applied in the ethical decision-making process related to a variety of ethical dilemmas in nursing. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of legal and ethical cases as well as evidence-based interventions that correspond with dilemmas in nursing practice.

Community Health (NUR 400)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is the client living with health related issues in the community. We will examine the relationship of the client to family, healthcare team, healthcare system, environment, and the community. Major components include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of people living with multiple chronic conditions in the community.

Community Health Research (NUR 401)

Credits:2

The focus of this course is the clinical application of nursing care of the client living with health related issues in the community. We will develop a relationship with the client the family, the healthcare team, the healthcare system, the environment, and the community. Major components include assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of the client living with health-related issues in the community.

Nursing Leadership (NUR 410)

Credits:3

The focus of this course is to apply theoretical and empirical concepts of leadership, management roles and ethical decision-making process of the professional nurse in diverse multicultural settings. The student will use critical thinking strategies to study the coordinating role of the professional nurse within the healthcare delivery system with an emphasis on synthesis of this knowledge to develop innovative and creative approaches to nursing practice. This will lead to an understanding of the concept of leadership theories and roles, problem solving and the decision-making process for a professional nurse in a leadership position.

Capstone Project (NUR 415)

Credits:5

NUR 415 meets the Clinical Standards of Accreditation of Baccalaureate Programs. The focus of this course is to analyze a documented community/public issue, and develop an intervention based upon a synthesis of program concepts. Students will utilize evidence-based resources, and public health competencies to address and analyze how the identified issue and interventions impact the health of the affected population. Students will integrate new knowledge into practice; enabling them to attain new skills and acquire a deeper level of understanding. The clinical practices in this course build on prior experiences that the students engaged in as pair of their pre-licensure programs.