The R.N. to B.S. program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The coursework includes advanced nursing concepts, trends and issues, community health, leadership, and research. The student completes 36 hours (27 hours nursing and 9 hours general education) and is prepared for graduate work in nursing. Classes meet 1 night a week for 14 months.
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Professional Concepts in Nursing
Selected concepts in nursing are explored. The theoretical foundations of nursing are discussed. Critical components of effective communication and critical thinking are emphasized. Expanded use of nursing process is examined.
Personal & Professional Development
This course examines adult learning theory and various learning styles. The course provides a model that is used to analyze life experience.
Health Assessment and Promotion across the Lifespan
This course provides the comprehensive knowledge base for health assessment skills in performing system and region specific examinations of infants, children, adults, and older adults. Documentation and interpretation of findings are discussed along with health promotion opportunities.
Biblical Perspectives in Western Culture
This course provides study of the Bible as a foundation to an understanding of Western culture and history. The course also explores the relevance of the Bible to modern day life.
Gerontologic, Chronic Disease and Disability Care
Best practices in gerontologic and chronic nursing care are the focus of this course. Also, care of individuals with various disabilities living in a variety of settings is examined. Clinical time will be spent where geriatric and chronic disease patients are seen. In addition, visits will be made to community settings where individuals living with disabilities reside.
Community Health Nursing
Concepts of health maintenance are studied focusing on the family throughout the life span, as well as exploring the role of nursing in promoting health in the local community, state, national and international arenas. The nursing process is applied to family and community health including the identification of epidemiology and population needs for planning healthcare programs. The clinical portions will include working with a family and larger, multicultural populations.
Data Analysis Methods
This course provides a survey and application of the basic data analysis methods used in the process of evaluation, including a study of both descriptive and inferential statistical methods.
The scientific method of problem solving and theory development is explored through nursing research. Knowledge of the research process and critical thinking are expanded by critiques of nursing research articles. Emphasis is given to research utilization in practice.
This course will focus on the concepts of leadership and management as they relate to nursing practice, nursing service, and the delivery of health care. Organization and role theories will be analyzed, as well as examining general principles of economics at work in the American system. The application, implications and ethical ramifications of these principles for the American healthcare system will also be discussed. Opportunity to apply the concepts is the focus of the clinical component.
Bioethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
Growing and thriving as a professional nurse in a dynamic and changing health care field is examined. Considered are the roles of theories in nursing as a basis for practice, bioethics, the political and legal areas and issues that concern the nursing profession now and in the future.
Course placement and offerings are subject to change. See appropriate department for course descriptions.
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