Online RN to B.S. in Nursing Curriculum

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NUR 320

Pathophysiology Concepts for Nursing Practice

This course introduces the student to the pathophysiologic disruptions in the normal body functioning in individuals across the lifespan; assessment and analysis of manifestations of common health problems resulting from environmental, genetic and stress-related maladaptations are analyzed. Diagnostic assessments are discussed for each disease process. Alternative medical and pharmacological management is discussed for selected disease processes, and related nursing implications and evidenced based strategies are explored. 2 Credit Hours.

NUR 322

Theoretical and Transcultural Concepts for Professional Nursing Practice

This course expands professional practice by examining theoretical concepts which provide the foundation for culturally sensitive contemporary nursing practice. An in-depth presentation of Transcultural Nursing Theory and Global Health is emphasized. Enhanced knowledge of nursing theoretical frameworks will provide the student with a foundation for incorporating evidence based practice into safe and culturally competent patient care. The American Health Care System, and the role of the professional nurse as a member of a health care interdisciplinary team are discussed. Students will explore the impact of current and future trends as they relate to health care, health policy, and the nursing profession. 2 Credit Hours.

NUR 325

Integrating Information Technology, Simulation and Professional Nursing Practice

This course provides an introduction to informatics, information technology and simulation and their application to professional nursing practice. The communication of information is fundamental to the delivery of safe, high quality, outcomes oriented healthcare. Today's nurse uses data, information and knowledge that are communicated verbally and through the utilization of computers and related information technology. The student in this course will gain knowledge and skills used to support safe patient-care delivery, promote consumer health, utilize nursing research, assess patient outcomes and provide education through information technology. Required computer skills: Student should have basic computing skills including word processing and navigating the Web.  2 Credit Hours.

NUR 415

Health Assessment

This course focuses on the assessment and care of adults with healthcare variations and enhancing interpersonal and health assessment skills using a system and evidenced based approach. Students will apply health theory to obtain knowledge pertinent to the performance of systematic biological reviews of normal vs. abnormal clinical physical manifestations that are common to adults. Emphasis will be placed on critical reasoning and clinical judgment within the context of a multi-cultural global client community. Topics will include methods of subjective and objective history data collection, and completion of an adult physical examination. This course has a clinical experience in the student's health care setting. 3 Credit Hours. (Prerequisite: NURS 320, NURS 322 Corequisite: NURS 325)

NUR 420

Community and Population Health

The focus of this course is the professional nurse's role in working with community aggregates and stake holders of population health. The RN pathway student will examine the principles of health promotion as they form the basis for effective community health nursing practice. The student will explore the role of community health nurse working collaboratively with the community as part of an inter-professional team. Grounded in systems theory and informed by the concepts and principles of community health nursing, public health nursing, wellness, health promotion and national goals the student works with aggregates in the community setting. An introduction to conceptual frameworks that guide community-based, population­focused practice and research is included in both the classroom and clinical portions of the course. The student uses skills in community assessment; program planning and practice interventions in helping identified populations within the community maintain their optimum level of health. Selected measures for evaluating outcomes of community health nursing programs are discussed. Contemporary public health problems encountered in community health nursing practice are explored. Selected community health and public health clinical agencies will be selected for clinical practice. 3 Credit Hours. (Prerequisites: NURS 320, NURS 322, NURS 325, NURS 415 Corequsite: NURS 440)

NUR 440

Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice

This course explores concepts pivotal to nursing research and critical thought processes, including critiquing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative nursing research, developing a research proposal and applying evidence-based outcomes within a research utilization framework. 3 Credit Hours. (Prerequisite: NURS 320, NURS 322, NURS 325, NURS 415 Corequisite: NURS 420)

NUR 450

Dynamics of Aging Longevity & Chronicity

This course examines critical issues associated with aging, longevity and chronicity related to nursing practice with older adults, their families and/or their care givers. It encompasses the physical changes associated with aging, social support, physical and psycho-education, and relevant guidelines. Topics include biological, psychological, sociological, economic and spiritual perspectives with an emphasis on contemporary problems, trends and issues. 2 Credit Hours. (Prerequisite: NURS 320, NURS 322, NURS 325, NURS 415, NURS 440 Corequisite: NURS 475, NURS 485)

NUR 475

Leadership and Management

This course explores current leadership and management theories during the planning, implementation and evaluation of professional nursing practice. Students investigate and discuss the unique issues associated with nursing health care management, policy development, planned change, and outcomes measurement and performance evaluation. Potential areas of conflict are identified and strategies for conflict resolution are investigated. Topics focus on the impact of political, legal, economic, and psychosocial trends nationally and globally on management and leadership decisions. This course has includes a guided independent study project. (Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-3)

NUR 485

RN-BS Completion Capstone Course

This is a synthesis course and requires senior students to demonstrate mastery of skills learned in liberal arts and sciences as well as nursing courses. Special emphasis is placed on the implementation of change in response to identification of needs/problems in selected healthcare settings. The major assignment is an evidence-based project that evolves from the student's interest in specific patient populations, professional nursing roles and/or healthcare settings. 2 Credit Hours. (Prerequisite: NURS 320, NURS 322, NURS 325, NURS 415, NURS 420, NURS 440 Corequiste: NURS 450, NURS 475)

ICBS 309

Pathophysiology Concepts for Nursing Practice

This course introduces the student to the pathophysiologic disruptions in the normal body functioning in individuals across the lifespan; assessment and analysis of manifestations of common health problems resulting from environmental, genetic and stress-related maladaptations are analyzed. Diagnostic assessments are discussed for each disease process. Alternative medical and pharmacological management is discussed for selected disease processes, and related nursing implications and evidenced based strategies are explored. 2 Credit Hours.

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