Nursing: RN BSN
3012 -- Transition to Professional Nursing Practice -- 2
Provides an overview of the nursing profession.
Concepts underlying professional nursing practice with a focus on
role expectations and behaviors are introduced. Students must
enroll in this course during the first session of the first term of
enrollment. Prerequisite: Admission
to the RN BSN program. Theory hours: Two.
3024 -- Comprehensive Health Assessment -- 4 credit
Prepares students to conduct a comprehensive,
patient-centered, spiritually and culturally appropriate, holistic
assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Effective
communication through written, verbal, nonverbal, and emerging
technologies is emphasized. Priority is placed on the
collection, processing, and interpretation of subjective and
objective client data. The nursing process as the organizing
framework for nursing practice and the role of the nurse as
provider are explored. Theory hours: Four.
3114 -- Complex Disease Concepts & Care -- 4 credit
Applies acquired knowledge from the basic sciences to
alterations in pathophysiology and diseases. Students examine
alterations in physiological processes that disrupt or impair
health. Disease etiology, incidence/prevalence, clinical
manifestations, and pharmacotherapeutics appropriate for
evidence-based practice are examined. Theory hours:
3122 -- Healthcare Informatics -- 2 credit hours
Creates an opportunity to examine the interdisciplinary
use of technology-based innovations in healthcare services.
Focus will be on use of informatics for planning and management of
nursing, public health, and healthcare in general. Students
will explore legislative and political issues related to
informatics on state, national, and global levels. Theory
3313 -- Population Health -- 3 credit
Includes health promotion and primary, secondary, and
tertiary prevention as applied to the care of individuals,
families, groups, and populations in the community. Community
assessment and collaboration with community partners are explored
as essential components in community-focused clinical
decision-making. Demographic and epidemiologic data are
explored to identify populations at risk. Trends and issues
in public health, including access to resources and delivery of
care, are addressed. Theory hours: Three.
4213 -- Global Health -- 3 credit hours
Provides an opportunity to examine and assess health
among varying cultures in a growing global healthcare system.
Students will analyze cultural, political, economic, social, and
environmental factors that influence global health.
Experiential learning will include activities that examine
surveillance of disease, public health response, public health
risks, and control measures. Health guidelines and
international health services (i.e. Healthy People, 2020, WHO, CDC)
will be explored. Theory hours: Three.
4323 -- Healthcare Ethics -- 3 credit hours
Includes analysis of ethics (i.e. justice, beneficence,
maleficence) required for healthcare practice as well as ethical
situations encountered in nursing practice. Emphasis will be
placed on examination of ethical health scenarios (i.e. genetics,
end of life care) and responses to those scenarios to provide
quality care to clients, families, and
communities. Theory hours: Three.
General Education: Intermediate --
Engaged Local & Global Citizenship; Intermediate -- Application
& Integration of Knowledge.
4413 -- Art & Science of Leadership -- 3 credit
The role of leader and manager of care in the healthcare
delivery system is analyzed. The interprofessional delivery
of healthcare is viewed from the service and business context with
exploration of leadership and management skills. Contemporary
issues related to healthcare delivery are explored with an
examination of legal and regulatory
processes. Theory hours: Three.
4423 -- Evidence-Based Practice -- 3 credit hours
Provides an overview of the research process and
utilization of current nursing research in evidence-based
practice. Issues of scientific merit and relevance of
research to clinical practices will be explored. Emphasis is
placed on the role of nursing research and evidence in clinical
problem solving, practice, and evaluation.
Prerequisite: NURN 4413.
Corequisite: MATH 2403. Theory
hours: Three. General
Education: Intermediate -- Communication;
Intermediate -- Inquiry & Analysis.
4614 -- Organizational & Systems Leadership --
4 credit hours
Applies leadership techniques to address challenges
encountered in healthcare organizations. Systems theories are
assessed and utilized to manage complex health challenges.
Emphasis is on the provision of safety and quality through
application of clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and
caring. Theory hours: Four.
General Education: Mastery --
Communication; Mastery -- Inquiry & Analysis; Mastery -- Local
& Global Citizenship; Mastery -- Application & Integration
4622 -- Interprofessional Education & Collaboration
-- 2 credit hours
Involves effective education and communication strategies
to transform health services. Focus will be on educational
strategies for teaching and training, therapeutic communication
techniques, and a holistic approach to interaction with other
healthcare professionals. Students will participate in case
scenarios, debates, and discussions that create immersion
opportunities for understanding education, collaboration, and
communication concepts. Theory hours: Two.
General Education: Mastery --
Communication; Mastery -- Engaged Local & Global
4713 -- Nursing Certification & Credentials -- 3
Provides a culminating experience in which students
synthesize nursing and general education knowledge. The
course provides specialty nursing content review and an opportunity
to identify certification or credentialing opportunities.
Students will demonstrate focused study and apply learning
strategies prior to taking a specialty nursing certification
exam. Theory hours: Three.
PN00 -- Internship -- 3-12 credit hours
Provides an experiential learning opportunity that allows the
student to grow in his/her communication, critical thinking, and
confidence as a nursing leader. It is expected that during
the internship, the student will begin to take responsibility for
quality enhancement opportunities and will experience different
populations and issues in the healthcare system. Emphasis is
placed on the three distinct roles that emerge from the nursing
discipline, including provider of care, manager of care, and member
of the profession. Theory hours: Variable 3-12.