RN-BSN Program Requirements
Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice (2 credit hours)
Explores various nursing roles and the need for baccalaureate-prepared nurses. Links basic nursing courses with baccalaureate courses to begin to build new knowledge on prior experiences. Discusses methods for RN-BSN program success.
Pharmacology* (3 credit hours)
Reinforces pharmacological principles and how they relate to health and illness. Challenges students to investigate, process, and apply mechanisms of actions, side effects, contraindications, interactions, parameters for safe administration, evaluation of drug effectiveness, and adverse/toxic effects.
Nursing Theories and Concepts (3 credit hours)
Explores the nursing theory, research, practice connection. Examines the concepts of professional nursing by integrating the seven outcomes of the University as defined by the School of Nursing and Health Science. These outcomes are aesthetic literacy, critical thinking, effective communication, scientific literacy, self-understanding, social responsibility, and spiritual development. A variety of experiences help students understand how these concepts and outcomes are integral to the baccalaureate level of nursing practice.
Holistic Nursing (3 credit hours)
Provides a foundation of holistic nursing knowledge, understanding and insight to promote patient- and family-centered holistic care. Explores methods to support self and patients through the holistic caring process with particular attention to wellness, varying cultural values, and spiritual needs.
Community Health Nursing (3 credit hours)
Incorporates community health nursing as an aspect of nursing care across the lifespan. Knowledge and skills are developed to help assist individuals, families, and communities make responsible decisions that promote optimal physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual wellness. Community care in underdeveloped countries is examined.
Role Development (3 credit hours)
Cultivates students’ development as designers, managers, and coordinators of care in professional nursing. Encourages students to explore their roles in the profession as leaders, and to be instrumental in the healthcare of the future. Integrates current issues in healthcare with the nursing profession.
Health Assessment for Nurses (3 credit hours)
Facilitates increased clinical competence in the health assessment of individuals. History taking and holistic assessment skills are refined, which includes: physical, psychosocial, spiritual and risk assessments (genetics, environment, nutrition, exercise, stress, economics, and abuse).
Nursing Research (3 credit hours)
Develops students’ knowledge of the research process, including the significance of nursing research and evidence-based practice. Educates students to become astute consumers of nursing research and to apply research to nursing practice. Computer applications that facilitate the research process, such as literature reviews, are used.
Quality & Safety in Nursing (3 credit hours)
Integrates quality and safety concepts presented in professional healthcare standards. Further develops knowledge, skill, and attitudes needed by nurses in effective, contemporary practice.
Future of Nursing (3 credit hours)
Explores emerging concepts believed to impact the future of nursing in a changing healthcare environment. Investigates education requirements, practice issues, partnerships, policy-making, leadership development, and data collection and analysis for effective workforce planning.
Many of these classes may be evaluated for transfer to MNU. It is highly likely that you will qualify for transfer of credit. Up to 12 hours of these courses may be taken concurrently with the core nursing courses. Please check with one of our admissions counselors.
- Human Growth & Development*
- General Psychology
- Intermediate Algebra
- Probability & Statistics
- English Comp 1
- English Comp 2
- Public Speaking or Communication
- History, Sociology, or Anthropology
- Anatomy & Physiology*
- Healthcare Economics
- Biblical Perspectives
- Microbiology or Chemistry
- Ethical Issues in Healthcare
*Credit for these courses can be obtained through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). There is a $50 charge per credit hour.
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