Course Information

 

for RN-BSN Department


Nursing Informatics (NUR 320)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 320 - Nursing Informatics - This course provides students with a knowledge base of healthcare information systems and technologies utilized in nursing practice and nursing education. The focus of this course is to explore 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. Consumer health information sources are explored and analyzed. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab = 3 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITRES: None - Must be taken in the first 8 weeks of enrollment in the RN-BSN program.

Research & Evid-Based Prac (NUR 335)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 335 - Introduction to Research and Evidence-Based Practice - provides students with a foundational understanding of research and evidence-based practice. 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. The basic understanding of research and evidence-based practice will serve as a foundation for improving patient outcomes. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 Lab = 3 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: ENG 315, NUR 350, STAT 201

Nur Theories & Found Concepts (NUR 350)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 350 - Nursing Theories & Foundation Concepts - focuses on nursing theory, philosophy and conceptual frameworks as a foundation of nursing practice. Students will explore the impact of nursing theory, philosophy, and conceptual frameworks as they relate to the profession and the role of the nurse. An understanding of these concepts will be the foundation for professional growth and advancement. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab = 3 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITE: ENG 315, NUR 320

Legal & Ethical Issues Nursing (NUR 365)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 365 - Leal and Ethical Issues in Nursing - explores legal and ethical issues in the delivery of health care. The nurse’s role in ethical clinical practice is examined. The student examines personal and professional values in relation to ethical and legal issues occurring in the practice of professional nursing. Appraising basic principles of current legal concepts and professional ethical codes provides a foundation for professional practice. Sociocultural influences on ethical and legal concepts are explored. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: ENG 315, NUR 320 OTHER REQUISITES:

Clinical Internship Elective (NUR 401)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 401 - Clinical Internship Elective - provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine knowledge and skills necessary in providing direct patient care. Working with a preceptor, students will care for patients/populations in a healthcare setting. Students will reflect on the role of the BSN-prepared registered nurse within a complex and dynamic healthcare system, especially as related to quality and safety in patient care. CREDITS: 1 lecture, 0 lab: 1 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: None

Clinical Internship Elective (NUR 402)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 402 - Clinical Internship Elective - This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine knowledge and skills necessary in providing direct patient care. Working with a preceptor, students will care for patients/populations in a healthcare setting. Students will reflect on the role of the BSN-prepared registered nurse within a complex and dynamic healthcare system, especially as related to quality and safety in patient care. CREDITS: 1 lecture, 0 lab = 1 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: None

Clinical Internship Elect (NUR 403)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 403 - Clinical Internship Elective - provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine knowledge and skills necessary in providing direct patient care. Working with a preceptor, students will care for patients/populations in a healthcare setting. Students will reflect on the role of the BSN-prepared registered nurse within a complex and dynamic healthcare system, especially as related to quality and safety in patient care. CREDITS: 1 lecture, 0 lab = 1 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: None

Clinical Internship Elective (NUR 404)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 404 - Clinical Internship Elective - This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine knowledge and skills necessary in providing direct patient care. Working with a preceptor, students will care for patients/populations in a healthcare setting. Students will reflect on the role of the BSN-prepared registered nurse within a complex and dynamic healthcare system, especially as related to quality and safety in patient care. CREDITS: 1 lecture, 0 lab = 1 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITE: None

Health Care Policy (NUR 420)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 420 - Health Care Policy - This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to influence policy in a dynamic healthcare environment. Financial and regulatory environments are investigated to determine the impact on patient outcomes and the role of healthcare professionals. Advocacy as a healthcare professional to promote social justice of vulnerable populations is discussed. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab = 3 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 320, ENG 315

Population Hlth Comm-Based Nursing (NUR 435)

Credits:5

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 435 - Population Health and Community-Based Nursing - introduces students to current concepts in community-based nursing and population –focused care. Building upon previous nursing education, 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 population-focused interventions aimed at health promotion, disease, and injury prevention across the lifespan. Using principles of evidence-based practice through a community clinical practicum, students assess the economic, sociocultural, and environmental influences and develop an intervention to meet community-based and population-focused needs. CREDITS: 3 didactic/2 clinical practicum = 5 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 320, ENG 315

Caring for Older Adult (NUR 450)

Credits:5

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 450 - Caring for the Older Adult - focuses on the highly complex needs of older adults and their families. Students will explore socioeconomic, physical, psychological, safety, ethical, and legal issues of the older adult. Evidence regarding health promotion, health maintenance, and acute/chronic disease management is examined to develop patient-centered care for the older adult. A clinical practicum will address the needs of the independent older adult living in the community. CREDITS: 3 didactic/2 clinical practicum = 5 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 320, ENG 315

Leadership/Mgmt Nursing (NUR 465)

Credits:5

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 465 - Leadership and Management in Nursing - focuses on developing and understanding leadership skills and concepts. Students explore a variety of theories related to leadership, management, and change. Analysis of leadership styles, behaviors, and communication techniques assists with the development of skills necessary to lead at the bedside and within a healthcare system. Students examine evidence-based quality improvement and patient safety strategies to improve healthcare outcomes. A captone project involving quality improvement change in either the acute care or community setting will be initiated. . CREDITS: 2 didactic + 3 lab = 5 Semester Credits. PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 335, NUR 435 NOTE: Must be taken in the last 8 weeks of enrollment in RN-BSN core courses.