Nursing RN/BSN (NURN)

NURN 2321 Pathophysiology

This course is a comprehensive study of underlying concepts common to the major pathophysiologic processes of the body. Emphasis is placed upon the concepts essential for understanding the evidence-based rationale for nursing interventions. This course is 3 hours of theory per week. Must be taken in the semester before applying to the nursing program.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2301, BIOL 2101, BIOL 2302, and BIOL 2102.

NURN 3311 Cult Determ of Hlth Behave-WIN

This course explores relationships between cultural phenomena and health behavior. Cultural forces that enhance or reduce the capacity of patients throughout the life span to maintain health are analyzed. This course is 3 hours of theory per week. May be taken during first three semesters while in the nursing program.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN Program.

NURN 3312 Global Nursing Health-WIN

The purpose of this course is to examine Global Health problems and challenges within the context of current realities. Looking at health and health care as a basic human right, students will explore health related concepts and trends within a global context. Geopolitical, immigration, socioeconomic conditions, and environmental factors will be analyzed in relation to health and health care delivery. Students will examine multinational corporate activities, the social and health consequences of armed conflict and rapid development, and the ways in which cultural and religious practices and beliefs may influence an individual's health or potential for recovery.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN Program.

NURN 3313 Transition to Prof Nursing

This course introduces the student to professional nursing practice as a learned and complex therapeutic process through which the nurse engages with a variety of patients for the purpose of meeting health needs. Baccalaureate level nursing care is examined within nursing philosophical and theoretical contexts.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN program.

NURN 3314 Transition to Prof Nursing CLN

This clinical course provides students the opportunity to apply critical thinking and complex therapeutic processes to a variety of patients for the purpose of meeting the patient’s health care needs. This course builds upon the theoretical contexts of Baccalaureate level nursing care introduced in NURN 3313. This course requires 42 clock hours of clinical practicum. This course is graded Pass/Fail.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN program and NURN 3313.

NURN 3320 The History of Nursing

This course is designed to introduce students to historical figures and trends in nursing that influence nursing care today. The impact of the nursing profession on healthcare throughout history is highlighted.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN Program.

NURN 3410 Health Assessment

The emphasis of this course is to instruct students on how to conduct a comprehensive health assessment. Knowledge from the biological sciences is used within the context of the nursing process to develop skills in systematic assessment of patients in all phases of the life cycle. This course is 3 hours of theory. 14 hours total practicum are required in this course.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN Program.

NURN 4310 Nursing Research-WIN

This course focuses on the introductory use of the research process in the development of nursing knowledge and practice. The student will critically appraise research studies and determine their value in improving client outcomes across the lifespan. The steps of the research process will be explored. This course is 3 hours of theory per week.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN Program and MATH 1342.

NURN 4313 Nursing Leadership&Managemen

This course provides an introduction to the theory of nursing leadership and management and emphasizes the role of nurse leader in professional nursing practice. Key concepts will include critical thinking, effective communication, ethical and legal issues, handling conflict, successful delegation, controlling resources, improving quality and safety, and leading change. Course must be taken in the final semester of the nursing curriculum.

NURN 4314 Nurs Leadership&Managemen CLN

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories of nursing leadership and management in the practice setting. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the nurse as a leader, building on the concepts learned in NURN 4313. Students are expected to utilize concepts of critical thinking, effective communication, ethical and legal principles, conflict management, delegation, resource management, quality, safety, and change theory within the practice setting. This practicum course requires 42 total clock hours. This course will be graded as Pass/Fail.

Prerequisites: Must be taken in the final semester of the nursing curriculum after NURN 4313.

NURN 4411 Community Nursing

This course emphasizes the development of epidemiological principles which provide the framework for conducting community assessments. Students will collaborate with community groups to assess their health care status and the resources (folk and traditional) available in order to address its expressed needs. This course is 2 hours of theory; 28 hours total practicum are required in this course.

Prerequisites: Admission into the RN/BSN Program.