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First Semester

Transition to Professional Practice

NUR 101 (2)

An exploration course designed to provide learning opportunities for RN to BSN students to broaden their perspectives. The course recognizes and builds on prior nursing education. The content of this course will include but not limited to: critical thinking, evidence-based practice professional roles, values, ethics responsibilities, social justice, and theoretical foundations of professional nursing practice.

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Alterations of Health and Wellness

NUR 109 (3)

This course focuses on the pathophysiological basis for alterations in health. Theories of disease causation will be explored. Issues of genetics and biochemical alterations in health will be presented with an emphasis on etiology health disparities, systemic pathophysiological responses, and clinical manifestations. Issues of wellness will also be explored.

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Health Assessment

NUR 108 (3)

This course presents a systematic, holistic approach to in-depth health history taking and physical assessment of clients of all ages from the Roy Adaption Model. Diverse cultures psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the client are included. Laboratory sessions provide an opportunity to practice assessment skills. This course will have 2 units of lecture and 1 unit of lab.

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Biomedical Issues in Christian Ethics

RST 149 (3)

This course explores moral discernment in the context of developments in medicine and biotechnology. Ethical dilemmas are engaged with an emphasis on the Catholic moral and social justice traditions, as applied to individuals, clinical communities, and the larger global community.

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Second Semester

Leadership and Health Policy

NUR 111 (2)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the theories and concepts of leadership management roles, and healthcare policy in various settings. Using the Roy Adaptation Model, the student will critically evaluate leadership styles leading to change where safety and quality of care is needed.

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Leadership and Health Policy Practicum

NUR 112 (2)

Practical application opportunities for leadership and management roles in the professional setting are emphasized using the Roy Adaption Model. The student will focus on the management of patient care, administration of nursing services, and theoretical leadership.

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Integrative Nursing Practice

NUR 168 (1.5)

This interdisciplinary course examines the principles, practices, use, and outcomes of alternative and complementary therapies. It provides an overview of the field, of alternative healing, and focuses on specific healing modalities that are widely used in the general population.

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Palliative Care

NUR 169 (1.5)

This course focuses on the nursing role in helping clients/families across the lifespan achieve their goals, and maintain quality of life along the health-illness continuum. Advocating navigating, and leading an interdisciplinary plan in all settings is threaded throughout this course.

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Statistics for Social Science* 

SOC 38 (3)

Focus on applied descriptive and inferential statistical techniques as used in the social sciences. Topics to be covered include elementary probability theory, properties of distributions analysis of variance, measures of central tendency, correlation and hypothesis testing. *Or PSY 40: Basic Statistical Methods.

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Basic Statistical Methods*

PSY 40 (3)

Focus on applied descriptive and inferential statistical techniques as used in behavioral science research. Topics covered include properties of distributions, measures of central tendency, elementary probability theory hypothesis testing, correlation, and analysis of variance. *Or SOC 38: Statistics for Social Science.

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Third Semester

Community Public Health

NUR 120 (2)

This course explores theories of public health practice assessing the health of groups and communities, identifying problems through epidemiology, environmental health, and nursing interventions associated with groups including local, state, national, and global communities.

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Community Public Health Practicum

NUR 121 (2)

Practical application of community and public health theories will be emphasized. The student will focus on improving health, quality, and safety applying the Roy Adaption Model to various forms of local, state, national, and global communities.

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Evidence-Based Practice

NUR 133 (3)

This course explores assessing evidenced-based nursing into professional nursing practice. Scientific methodologies of research are used as a focus. Utilization of evidence and informatics will be used to implement and evaluate current nursing practice.

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