RN-BSN Program Course Descriptions


 

Please note:
Some course numbers may differ from what is listed in the current catalog.

 

3203.  Pathophysiologic Processes 3(3-0) Prerequisites: BIOL 1134, 1234, 2144, and chemistry (3 hours). The study of physiologic and psychosocial disorders with emphasis on dynamics of the altered state. Focus is on interpreting diagnostic tests and predicting pathophysiological adaptations which may occur as a result of these disorders.

3611.  Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan Clinical 1(0-3) Prerequisites: Admission to the RN to BSN or RN to MSN program; BIOL 1134 and 1234; NURS 3203 (may be taken concurrently). Must be taken with NURS 3612.

Focus of this course is on the holistic assessment of individuals to include adaptations for age, gender, and ability. The role of the nurse in health promotion throughout the life cycle is explored by identifying normal findings within the context of a therapeutic relationship. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring skills to build a health and physical assessments, and to communicate findings.

3612.  Health and Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan 2(2-0) Prerequisites: Admission to the RN to BSN or RN to MSN program; BIOL 1134 and 1234; NURS 3203 (may be taken concurrently). Must be taken with NURS 3611.

Focus of this course is on the holistic assessment of individuals to include adaptations for age, gender, and ability. The role of the nurse in health promotion throughout the life cycle is explored by identifying normal findings within the context of a therapeutic relationship. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring skills to build a health and physical assessments, and to communicate findings.

3613.  Nursing Research for Clinical Practice 3(3-0)  Prerequisites: Admission to the RN to BSN program or RN to MSN program; Statistics or Data Analysis course (may be taken concurrently).

Basic concepts, processes, and applications of nursing research are explored. Focus is on analysis and evaluation of research in application to clinical practice.

3701.  Advanced Nursing Seminar Clinical 1(0-3)  Co-requisite: NURS 3704.

This is the clinical portion of NURS 3704.

3704.  Advanced Nursing Seminar 4(4-0)  Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN program.  Co-requisite: NURS 3701.

Provides a foundational understanding of theories and concepts related to nursing practice coupled with topics and issues in medical-surgical, maternal-child health, and mental health nursing offered at an advanced level for the registered nurse student. Current health trends, issues, research, and legislation influencing professional nursing are investigated. The role of the professional nurse as a provider of care, a coordinator of care, and a member of the profession is explored with emphasis on the differences accompanying baccalaureate nursing education. Discussion includes topics relevant to clinical practice, research, and education; and will include ethical, legal, political, and cultural aspects of health care, decision making, responsibility, and accountability.

 

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