Required Nursing Program Courses
The coursework in the online RN to Bachelor's in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree addresses contemporary issues, research methodologies and models of care that prepare students for success in today's healthcare environment. The continually enhanced coursework provides a solid foundation for advanced practice roles, which is especially important for nurses who want to go on to obtain Master's degrees in health care.
NUR 311 SOCIALIZATION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING (3 CREDITS)
Sets the foundation for professional practice that is built upon throughout the curriculum. Students are introduced to all aspects of the nursing profession, including an overview of nursing roles, theory, and professional practice.
NUR 325 HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3 CREDITS)
Provides opportunity through classroom and laboratory sessions for students to learn the theories and skills involved with assessment of physical, psychological, social, cultural, and environmental aspects of clients across the life span.
NUR 332 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3 CREDITS)
Basic principles and processes of pathophysiology including cellular communication, genetics, forms of cellular injury, fluid and electrolytes, acid - base balance, immunity, stress, coping, illness and tumor biology.
NUR 347 CARE OF POPULATIONS AND COMMUNITIES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (3 CREDITS)
Health of populations and communities through study of epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention across the life span. The influences of environment, genetics, culture, economics, and access to care are analyzed. Includes a community practice experience.
NUR 312 LEADERSHIP AND INFORMATICS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING (3 CREDITS)
Differentiates nursing leadership from nursing management and describes how nurses lead professionally. Additionally this course will explore the impact of informatics and technology on nursing, patient care, and health care delivery.
NUR 333 PHARMACOLOGY (3 Credits)
Information for safe, effective nursing care related to pharmacology. Covers actions, uses, administration alerts, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects, contraindications, interactions with other drugs, herbs and food, and treatment of overdose and antidotes.
NUR 411 MANAGEMENT IN PROF NURSING (HEALTH POLICY) (2 CREDITS)
Expands the knowledge of nursing management in practice, education, political and community settings. It emphasizes the essential elements of management, including different management techniques and routine tasks such as budgeting, planning, supervision and delegation.
NUR 413 TRENDS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING (3 CREDITS)
Focuses on preparation for the transition from student to professional baccalaureate generalist nurse. Trends and issues regarding nursing education, research, and practice are analyzed within a historical, social, and multicultural systems framework.
NUR 465 END-OF-LIFE AND PALLIATIVE CARE PRACTICE (2 CREDITS)
Physical, psychological, social, and spiritual concerns of patients and families as they relate to pain and comfort care, and end-of-life decisions.
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