RN to BSN Course Descriptions
NURS-B 244 Comprehensive Health Assessment (2 cr.)
(Traditional, Accelerated, and R.N.-B.S.N.) P: All third- semester nursing courses; P/C: Anatomy, Physiology, or Microbiology; C: B245. This course focuses on helping students acquire skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment, including the physical, psychological, social, functional, and environmental aspects of health. The process of data collection, interpretation, documentation, and dissemination of assessment data will be addressed.
NURS-K 301 COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH THERAPIES (3 cr.)
(RN-BSN) This course will serve as an introduction to a variety of complementary therapies, including healing touch, guided imagery, hypnosis, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, and massage. The class will critically examine each therapy through assigned readings, literature reviews, presentations, guest lecturers, and optional experiential activiti
NURS-K 305 NEW INNOV IN HLTH&HLTH CARE (- cr.)
(RN-BSN) This course explores emergent trends in health and health care, including technological advances in health care, developing approaches to care based on new knowledge and/ or research findings, and trends in health care delivery in a themed, survey or independent study format.
NURS-K 492 Nursing Elective: Critical Care/ACLS (3 cr.)
Critical care patients are at high risk for life-threatening health problems. More intensive and vigilant nursing care is required to identify and act upon actual or potential life threatening events. This course focuses on the pathophysiology and nursing care management of clients experiencing multi-system alterations in health status. Correlations among complex system alterations and nursing interventions to maximize health potential are emphasized. We will also explore the roles of the multidisciplinary health care team and critical skills necessary to be a successful critical care nurse.
NURS-K 492 Nursing Elective: Perioperative Nursing (3 cr.)
This course is designed to enable the student to participate in the professional and technical components of perioperative nursing practice with supervision. Learning opportunities include care of the patient undergoing surgery in the pre-, intra-, and post-operative phases. The student explores the functioning of the surgical team in the circulating role.
NURS-P 216 PHARMACOLOGY (- cr.)
(RN-BSN) This course focuses on basic principles of pharmacology. It includes the pharmacologic properties of major drug classes and individual drugs, with an emphasis on the clinical application of drug therapy through the nursing process.
NURS-S 485 Professional Growth and Empowerment (3 cr.)
(Traditional, Accelerated, and R.N.-B.S.N.) P:All seventh-semester nursing courses. This course focuses on issues related to professional practice, career planning, personal goal setting, and empowerment of self and others. Students will discuss factors related to job performance, performance expectations and evaluation, reality orientation, and commitment to lifelong learning.