Course Information

 

for Accelerated BSN Department


Health Assessment (NUR 220A)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 220A - Health Assessment w/Lab - provides the student with knowledge of the concepts necessary to perform a comprehensive health history and health assessment of individual patients across the lifespan. To facilitate acquisition of knowledge and concepts, the course incorporates biophysical, psychosocial and spiritual growth and development into the dimensions of health assessment. Emphasis is placed on the normal age-related findings of assessment as well as appropriate developmental tasks. Hands-on laboratory time and simulation experiences will assist the student in developing critical thinking skills. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 2 Lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 112, FYE 102, SOC 101, PSY 110, CHEM 105. CO-REQUISITE: NUR 297A, BIO 300

Nurs Skills:Qual /Safety (NUR 221A)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 221A - Nursing Skills: Concepts of Quality & Safety - builds upon health assessment competencies, specifically incorporating the concepts of safety, functional ability, fluid and electrolytes, infection, nutrition, sensory perception, thermoregulation, and pain in the performance of clinical nursing skills. Service learning experiences, simulation experiences, and select acute care inpatient clinical experiences will assist students to integrate course concepts and construct learning from previously-learned concepts. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 2 Clinical: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 220A, NUR 297A, BIO 300, BIO 121, MAT 105, IS 200.  CO-REQUISITE: NUR 298A, BIO 180, BIO 215

Professional Development (NUR 297A)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 297A - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student is introduced to the concepts of caring, professionalism, development, and the nursing process. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to establishing human connections in the role of the nurse. Students will be introduced to the profession of nursing and to the use of the nursing process to guide clinical decision-making across the lifespan. Areas of interest for the capstone project will begin to be explored. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 0 Lab: 2 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITS: FYE 102 SOPS 101 CO-REQUISITE: NUR 220A

Profess Develop (NUR 298A)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 298A - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student is introduced to the concepts of clinical judgment and the NCLEX exam. Students will begin to learn strategies for success in preparing to take NCLEX. The concept of professionalism is further explored in this course, especially as it relates to professional licensure and accuracy in practice. Responsibilities of the nurse related to independent practice decisions and management of care are explored. Areas of interest for the capstone project are explored. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 220A, NUR 297A CO-REQUISITE: NUR 221A

Hlth/Illness Across Lifespan I (NUR 305A)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 305A - Health & Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan I - is a health and illness course in which the student participates in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care to patients in a variety of settings and to providing leadership for the interprofessional healthcare team. Service learning experiences in the community and in long-term care settings, as well as focused acute care clinical experiences, will assist students to integrate course concepts and construct learning from previously-learned concepts. Simulation experiences will assist the student in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 4 Lecture, 2 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 221A, NUR 298A, BIO 215, PSY 210 CO-REQUISITES: None

Intellectual Inquiry (NUR 307A)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 307A - Concepts of Intellectual Inquiry - provides students with a foundational understanding of research, evidence-based practice, healthcare quality, and healthcare information systems and technologies utilized in nursing practice and nursing education. A basic understanding of research terminology and process will be explored. Introduction to evidence-based practice will emphasize identification of a clinical issue, formulation of a researchable question, performing an effective search for sound evidence, and changing practice based on evidence. Information management systems to improve healthcare outcomes related to safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and coordination of healthcare services along with ethical, legal, and regulatory issues will also be explored. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 221A, NUR 297A, CHEM 105. CO-REQUISITES: None

Professional Nursing (NUR 309A)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 309A - Professional Nursing Concepts - is a course in professional nursing concepts. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors related to collaboration, care coordination, patient education, caregiving and palliation. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the concept of family caregiving, especially as it relates to chronic and terminal disease. Completing of a formal teaching plan will allow students to obtain the skills necessary to provide healthcare teaching in any setting. An emphasis on collaboration with other nurses and with the inter-professional team provides the basis for care coordination in a variety of settings. Simulation experiences will assist the student in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 0 Lab: 2 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 221A, ENG 315 CO-REQUISITES:

Hlth/Illness Across Lifespan II (NUR 311A)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 311A - Health & Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan II - is a health and illness course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care and patient education in a variety of settings and to providing leadership for the interprofessional healthcare team. Service learning experiences in the community and in long-term care settings, as well as focused acute care clinical experiences, will assist students to integrate course concepts and construct learning from previously-learned concepts. Simulation experiences will assist the student to further develop critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning CREDITS: 4 Lecture, 2 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 305A CO-REQUISITES:

Leadership & Hlth Care Deliv (NUR 312A)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 312A - Concepts of Leadership and Health Care Delivery - is a course in nursing leadership and health care delivery concepts. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors related to leadership, healthcare policy, healthcare economics, healthcare law, and change theory. Students will have the opportunity to explore the professional nurse’s role in leading the inter-professional team. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of the current and future healthcare system as it is affected by healthcare economics, policy, and law. Change theory will be utilized to solve a current problem in healthcare. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 307A CO-REQUISITES: None

Population Health (NUR 313A)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 313A - Concepts in Population Health - introduces students to current concepts in community-based nursing and population–focused care. Building upon previously-learned concepts, students engage in the process of conceptualizing individuals, families, groups and communities as populations in which lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors are major determinants of health. Comprehensive assessment of community and population characteristics is emphasized as a basis for planning population-focused interventions aimed at health promotion, disease, and injury prevention across the lifespan. Using principles of evidence-based practice through a project focused on the older adult in the community, students perform a comprehensive evidence-based assessment and plan health promotion. Simulation assists the student in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment skills related to the concepts of addiction, self-management, and interpersonal violence. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 3 Lecture: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 305A CO-REQUISITES: None

Professional Development (NUR 397A)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 397A - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The concept of professionalism is further explored in this course as it relates to scope of practice. Areas of interest for the Capstone project will be refined, with identification of a specific Capstone topic area by the end of this course. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 298A, COM 101 CO-REQUISITES:

Professional Development (NUR 398A)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 398A - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The student’s chosen topic for the Capstone project will be developed in a Capstone Proposal in which the student will delineate strategies for assessment of the population at risk, anticipated population outcomes, the implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve population outcomes, and evaluation of the achievement of population outcomes. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 397A CO-REQUISITES:

Clinical Intensive I (NUR 410A)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 410A - Clinical Intensive I - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care in the inpatient acute care setting. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Simulation experiences will assist the student to further develop critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 4 Clnical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 311A, NUR 313A CO-REQUISITES: NUR 312A

Clinical Intensive II (NUR 412A)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 412A - Clincial Intensive II - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care for patients and populations in the community setting. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 4 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 410A CO-REQUISITES:

Clinical Intensive III (NUR 414A)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION" NUR 414A - Clinical Intensive III - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This is a role transition course in medical surgical nursing in which the student will perform care in the role of the professional nurse under the direction of a preceptor. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care for patients in the acute care setting. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab, 5 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 412A CO-REQUISITES:

Clinical Intensive IV (NUR 416A)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 416A - Clincal Intensive IV - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems in the specialty or community setting. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care for patients and populations in the specialty setting or in the community. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 5 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 412A CO-REQUISITES:

Professional Development (NUR 497A)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 497A - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The student’s Capstone project will be implemented as developed in the Capstone Proposal. The student will implement an assessment of the identified population at risk and will implement evidence-based interventions to improve population outcomes. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 1 Lab: 2 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 398A CO-REQUISITES:

Professional Development (NUR 498A)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 498A - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The student’s Capstone project will be evaluated as developed in the Capstone Proposal. The student will evaluate outcomes for an identified population at risk following implementation of interventions. A final Capstone Paper and Presentation will illustrate the Capstone project in its entirety. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 0 Lab: 2 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 497A. CO-REQUISITES: