BSN Course Descriptions

3200 Introduction to BSN - Introduction to the concepts of baccalaureate nursing, including the validation process for diploma and associate degree nursing. Students are introduced to resources for degree completion. To be taken in semester of entry.

3214 History and Theory of Nursing - Emphasizes the historical development of the discipline of nursing, the integration of nursing theories into practice, and explores other ways of knowing as applied to the understanding of nursing practice.

3313 Cultural Diversity - Examines health care practices and beliefs in a variety of cultures. Political, economic, spiritual and geographic factors effecting health care are explored within the context of cultural systems and the patient's perception of health, illness and care.

3314 Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing - Explores and relates current trends and issues in nursing to health care in today’s society. Examine changes in health policies and systems.

3413 Cultural Diversity - Examines health care practices and beliefs in a variety of cultures. Political, economic, spiritual and geographic factors effecting health care are explored within the context of cultural systems and the patient's perception of health, illness and care.

4305 Community Health II - Application of concepts of prevention and population focused interventions to promote health. Participates in assessment and analysis of determinants of health within a population. Ninety practicum hours.

4311 Nursing Research - Explores the research process and its relevance to nursing practice. The primary focus is on the development of the student’s ability to be an effective consumer of research with emphasis on nursing theories and the research process.

4314 Leadership and Management I - Explores health care delivery systems and how they function, emphasizing first level leadership and management roles. Examine selected management theories and models and their relationship to nursing management.

4315 Nursing Informatics - Explores the various uses of informatics in nursing practice and the healthcare setting including current technology initiatives and big data, use of informatics in a variety of healthcare settings, decision support systems, and the potential impact of technology on nurse-patient relationships.

4316 Leadership and Management II - Application of leadership principles in a variety of health care settings. Collaborating with other health care team members to promote safety and high-quality nursing care. Ninety practicum hours.

4318 Professional Role Development - Explores nursing as a profession and the critical issues of professional nursing practice. The course is designed as the synthesis of prior knowledge toward pursuing practice excellence and to foster lifelong professional growth and development.

4320 Comparative Health Systems - Explore health care and health provider roles in other countries through on location learning. Offers a historical perspective as well as the progression of health care and nursing roles in another country.

4403 Community Health I - Emphasize the social, spiritual, educational, and cultural factors that impact health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations. Examines roles of nurses in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to provide care within the community.