RN-TO-BSN PROGRAM CORE NURSING COURSES

NUR 301: KEYS TO SUCCESS SEMINAR (1.0 Credit Hours)

This course provides an intensive review of skills and abilities required to successfully complete a BSN degree. This hands-on interactive course will enable students to access Internet resources, complex literature searches, locate Evidence-Based Practice articles, prevent plagiarism, and write a paper using American Psychological Association format (6th Ed.). Students must submit on-line, weekly assignments demonstrating mastery of gleaned skills.

Prerequisite(s): Admission into nursing program
Corequisite(s): - none -

NUR 310: ROLE ADVANCEMENT IN NURSING (3.0 Credit Hours)

This course expands and advances registered nurses’ theoretical and professional knowledge building on past experiences and knowledge that includes inter-professional teamwork and collaboration. Professional roles within the health care delivery system are analyzed within the context of health promotion, maintenance, disease, and illness prevention for culturally diverse individuals, families and populations. Written and verbal communication skills are analyzed and applied.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 301
Corequisite(s): - none -

NUR 311: ETHICS IN NURSING (3.0 Credit Hours)

This course provides an introduction to moral philosophy or ethics by examining specific issues that arise in healthcare. It includes information and models that examine ethical dilemmas and clinical reasoning in a variety of clinical settings. The focus is on values clarification, ethical theories and concepts, ethical decision-making models, and professional ethical standards as identified by the American Nurses Association.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 310
Corequisite(s): - none -

NUR 312: NURSING RESEARCH/EVIDENCED-BASED PRACTICE (3.0 Credit Hours)

This course navigates students through the research process, the steps to critique research reports, and the ability in incorporate evidence based research into their practice. It presents the evolving nature of nursing using research methods that impact culturally diverse patients, families, and communities. This course assists students in understanding evidence-based practice and its application to nursing practice and optimizing health outcomes. This course prepares students to become knowledgeable consumers of and participants in research.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 110, NUR 310
Corequisite(s): - none -

NUR 313: NURSING THEORY (3.0 Credit Hours)

This course is an overview of intra- and interdisciplinary theory applicable to the discipline of nursing. Using the constructs of person, environment, health, and nursing, students learn the importance of nursing theory that guides their practice. It includes theory development, major concepts, definitions, assumptions, and logical discourse. Students gain an understanding of theory that supports research, administration, and practice.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 310
Corequisite(s): - none -

NUR 314: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (3.0 Credit Hours)

This course concentrates on healthcare promotion and primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in the care of culturally diverse individuals, communities, aggregates, and populations. The use of critical thinking and clinical reasoning combined with community assessment and health promotion strategies at each level of prevention, impact health care policies in the community, state, and nation. The influence of global health on international, national, state, and local health care policies are explored. Students examine the social and political dimensions of community health practices and advocate for those persons marginalized.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 310
Corequisite(s): - none -

NUR 315: NURSING INFORMATICS (3.0 Credit Hours)

This course introduces computer science, nursing science, and information science used to share data, information, and knowledge to provide the best possible patient centered care for patients, families, and communities thereby assisting them to achieve their maximal level of health. Students learn the value of nursing informatics by collaborating with their peers and adding a positive outcome to patients as they support and establish safe, effective, therapeutic and ethical practice.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 310
Corequisite(s): - none -

NUR 316: LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE (6.0 Credit Hours)

This course emphasizes team work effectively and collaboratively as students assume a role as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team. The course addresses intra- and interprofessional collaboration, communication, decision-making, and initiatives to promote high quality, cost-effective, ethical nursing care in complex organizational systems. National quality standards (NPSGs) are examined, and students collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to design and initiate efforts to improve the quality of health care delivery. Application will be made in the planning, organizing and directing healthcare of culturally diverse aggregates and populations as well as the allocation of resources for health care organizations.

Prerequisite(s):NUR 311, NUR 312, NUR 313, NUR 314, NUR 315
Corequisite(s): - none -

Spring 2018 Semester

Classes begin on Jan 8.
Application Deadline is Dec 29.

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