RN to BSN (NURS)

NURS 3102
Population Focused Community Health Care - Clinical

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:4

The course provides the students an exposure to the diverse populations in the community as recipients of nursing care. Course content will include assessment of health care needs of communities and populations to serve as basis for culturally appropriate health promotion and disease prevention activities. For the clinical portion of the course, students will adopt a community, assess their healthcare needs, and develop a project or program to assist in the resolution or alleviation of identified needs.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3108
Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing - Clinical

CRT HRS:1   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:4

This course relates to the linking of the different theories of leadership, management, and organizational structures will be applied to nursing practice and the healthcare arena. Students will be given the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in planning and delegating nursing care, ethical and critical decision-making through case scenarios to prepare their transition to professional leadership roles.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3301
Nursing Capstone - Capstone

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:5

With the instructor’s guidance and mentorship, the course will provide the student an opportunity to choose a project that will improve clinical outcomes in their workplace and will have a positive impact in nursing practice. The student will work independently to assess an area in the workplace that needs improvement through effective data gathering techniques. The student will design a project to address the identified area of need, write a paper about the process that was utilized in APA format, and present the work to the class.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Administrative Approval; NURS 3312, NURS 3401, NURS 3310, NURS 3320, and NURS 3408.

NURS 3302
Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Healthcare

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

The course focuses on the financial and regulatory policies that affect the functioning of the healthcare system. Course content includes issues, trends, and problems related to economic, legal, and political factors that impact healthcare delivery. A collaborative project will allow the students to identify a current issue in their workplace and analyze its impact on their local practice and in the nursing profession.

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum Complete, Junior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3304
Holistic Assessment Across the Lifespan

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course allows the student to synthesize knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and comprehensive nursing assessment skills as it is interwoven with the patient’s emotional, psychological, and cultural influences in order to conduct a holistic assessment.

Prerequisite: Junior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3310
Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Research

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

This course is an orientation to the research process, different research methodologies, and the ethical aspects of research. Students will analyze peer-reviewed articles on evidence-based clinical practices and identify how they can be applied into their own practice.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3312
Nursing Informatics

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:2   OTH HRS:0

The course provides the student with the basic technical skills in the proper and safe use of various forms of technology in the clinical setting. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and skill in the use of electronic health care record to promote safe, quality patient-centered care. The focus of this course is the understanding of health information systems and the nurse’s role in managing data, information, knowledge, and technology; to gain an understanding of ethical and legal use of health information systems; and to utilize appropriate databases for evidence-based research enhancing the quality of patient care and practice decisions.

Prerequisites: Junior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3320
Public and Global Health Policy

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course provides with principles and theories of public and global health policies and problems, and major challenges in improving public and global health population. Students will analyze and interpret issues and challenges for policy. A major focus of this course is for students to critically think about and discuss health and health care in public and global environment. Nursing students will be exposed to the health disparities that exist in the United States and countries around the world, and some of the efforts by individuals, groups, organizations, and countries to deal with disparities.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3370
Professional Development and Inter-professional Collaboration

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

The course provides opportunities for the ADN RN to explore the professional role of the bachelors prepared registered nurse in the complex health care delivery system. The concepts include, but not limited to, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, roles, values, and ethics in professional nursing. The course enhances students’ communication skills as they collaborate with two or more healthcare professions in rendering evidence-based patient-centered care.

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum Complete, Junior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3401
Population Focused Community Health Care

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:4   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

The course provides the students an exposure to the diverse populations in the community as recipients of nursing care. Course content will include assessment of health care needs of communities and populations to serve as basis for culturally appropriate health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Administrative Approval.

NURS 3408
Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:4   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:0

This course relates the nursing process to leadership and management in the clinical setting. Theories of leadership, management, and organizational structures will be applied to nursing practice and the healthcare arena. Students will apply knowledge and skills in planning and delegating nursing care, ethical and critical decision-making through case scenarios to prepare their transition to professional leadership roles.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Administrative Approval.