NURS150 Military Nursing Fundamentals and Care of the Childbearing Family and Children (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Army Medic, Air Force Medical Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with emphasis on childbearing families and children. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Principles of effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the health care team are stressed. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based principles and concepts in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS151 Military Nursing Fundamentals and Care of the Adult (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Army Medic, Air Force Medical Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with emphasis on adults. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Principles of effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the health care team are stressed. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based principles and concepts in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS152 Military Nursing Fundamentals and Care of the Adult and Childbearing Family (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Army Medic, Air Force Medical Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with emphasis on adults and childbearing families. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Principles of effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the health care team are stressed. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based principles and concepts in the delivery of optimal health care.THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS153 Paramedic Nursing Fundamentals and Care of the Adult & the Childbearing Family (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Paramedic to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with emphasis on adults and childbearing families. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Promote advocacy through effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based principles and concepts in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS154 Paramedic Nursing Fundamentals & Care of the Adult (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Paramedic to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with emphasis on adults. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Promote advocacy through effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based principles and concepts in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS155 Paramedic Nursing Fundamentals & Care of the Child Bearing Family and Children (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Paramedic to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with emphasis on childbearing families and children. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Promote advocacy through verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based principles and concepts in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS156 Military Nursing Fundamentals & Adult Nursing & Mental Health Nursing (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Army Medic, Air Force Medical Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. A focus on the transition from a service member health care role to a provider of holistic care as a member of the interdisciplinary team promotes assimilation to the role of the registered nurse. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the lifespan is addressed with emphasis on adult and mental health nursing. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Principles of effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the health care team are emphasized. A focus on evidence-based principles and concepts guides the delivery of optimal healthcare. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS157 Fundamentals and Adult Nursing Transition Course (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, Army Medic, Air Force Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with an emphasis on adults. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Advocacy through effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team facilitates the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the role of evidence-based practice in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS158 Fundamentals, Adult, and Child and Family Nursing Transition Course (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, Army Medic, Air Force Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with an emphasis on adults and children and families. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Advocacy through effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team facilitates the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the role of evidence-based practice in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS159 Fundamentals, Adult, and Childbearing Family Nursing Transition Course (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, Army Medic, Air Force Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with an emphasis on adults and childbearing families. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Advocacy through effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team facilitates the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the role of evidence-based practice in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS160 Fundamentals, Adult, and Mental Health Nursing Transition Course (6 semester hours)

This course prepares the Licensed Practical Nurse, Paramedic, Army Medic, Air Force Technician, and Navy Corpsman to enter a community college associate degree nursing program with advanced standing. The role of the nurse in the delivery of safe and effective care to individuals across the life span is addressed with an emphasis on adults and mental health nursing. The nursing process and critical thinking guide the provision of patient-centered care. Advocacy through effective verbal and written communication with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team facilitates the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the role of evidence-based practice in the delivery of optimal health care. THIS IS A RESTRICTED COURSE THAT REQUIRES APPROVAL FROM OUR NURSING PROGRAM.

NURS300 Professional Transitions in Nursing (3 semester hours)

THIS COURSE IS ONLY OPEN TO STUDENTS ADMITTED AND ENROLLED IN THE RN to BACHELOR OF SCIENCE NURSING PROGRAM. In this course students examine the role of the baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurse as a leader and change agent in diverse practice settings. They analyze the impact and effectiveness of informatics, cultures of safety, levels of professionalism, and ethics in their health care-settings. Students perform a self-assessment of professionalism, identify areas for growth and write a Professional Development Plan which is reviewed and utilized throughout their course of study. Principles of critical thinking and scholarly writing are applied throughout the course.

NURS310 Assessment, Evaluation and Clinical Decision-Making (3 semester hours)

This course explores assessment of the individual and families across the lifespan with a focus on culturally diverse, vulnerable populations. The concepts of genetics, health maintenance/health promotion, and cultural competence will guide the student to develop plans of care focused on clinical prevention. Students will cultivate professional assessment skills by completing a health interview, a health risk assessment and a discharge teaching plan. All evidence-based plans of care reflect an understanding of the relationship between assessed risk factors and genetic predisposition toward illness with the goal of achieving quality patient outcomes. (Prerequisite: NURS300)

NURS325 Integrated Pathophysiology and Clinical Pharmacology (4 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. This course explores the connections between pharmacological interventions and pathophysiology across the life span. The study of genetics/genomics, culture, and integrative health provides a theoretical context for the delivery of patient-centered care. An understanding of the dynamic relationship between comorbidities and medication interactions facilitates the development of an individual plan of care. An analysis of human responses to pharmacological interventions will be explored through case studies, evidence-based research, and group projects. (Prerequisite: NURS300)

NURS340 Science of Evidence-Based Practice (3 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. This course reviews evidence-based practice, the history of this movement, and the challenges to implementation in the practice setting. Students will further develop their skills with efficiently finding, reading, and comprehending published research and determine applicability to clinical practice. Students continue to explore means to assess, monitor, and develop cultures of safety in their own organizations and will become familiar with several national safety initiatives. (Prerequisites: NURS300 and MATH120)

NURS350 Transformational Leadership and Cultures of Safety (3 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. It includes a 20 hour practice experience in leadership with a nurse leader in a care setting. This course builds on assessments related to professionalism, culture of safety, nursing ethics and effective use of healthcare technology completed in previous courses with an emphasis on leading change in complex organizational healthcare systems. Students integrate and apply this knowledge to improve quality and build cultures of safety in their workplaces. It is recommended that students select a nurse leader for this assignment prior to the course start. (Prerequisite: NURS300)

NURS400 Emerging Scholarship and Trends in Healthcare (3 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. Students explore the rapid evolution of current nursing practice and examine historical and contemporary issues germane to their practice. Students examine changes in technology and its impact on access, cost, quality, and knowledge development. Global health and nursing workforce issues are evaluated and discussed.

NURS401 Caring for Today's Veterans (3 semester hours)

This course addresses the unique healthcare issues facing today's veterans. Emphasis is on physical and psychosocial needs of veterans and the delivery of patient/family centered care. Post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other health issues of veterans will be explored through evidence-based literature and research. Students will examine the veteran culture, identify health risks, analyze health issues and trends in healthcare systems, and explore best practices.

NURS421 Community Health I (3 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. The course will begin with the history and theory of community health nursing and the influences of political and financial decisions. The course will provide an opportunity to investigate social, environmental, and economic issues and available community resources. Clinical experiences will allow for community assessment and planning for health education for vulnerable populations. This course includes a clinical project, which will be completed in NURS422. Students must arrange for a BSN-prepared project mentor prior to the start of this course. Formal mentor agreements will be signed during the first week of the course. (Prerequisite: NURS300)

NURS422 Community Health II (3 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. In this course the student will focus on the community as client with an emphasis on specific vulnerable populations and related topics such as; substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, women and men’s issues and environmental health. The student will gain knowledge of under-served populations as well as how communities are affected by culture diversity and natural and man-made disasters. Clinical experiences will allow for the implementation of a teaching project for a designated vulnerable population. The student will complete the clinical teaching project that began in NURS421. Students must arrange for a BSN-prepared project mentor prior to the start of this course. Formal mentor agreements will be signed during the first week of the course. If at all possible, the student should have the same mentor for 421 and 422. (Prerequisite: NURS421)

NURS498 Senior Seminar in Nursing Studies (3 semester hours)

This course is only open to students who are enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. This course is organized around individual student research papers and project development and serves as a capstone and culminating experience where students integrate knowledge and apply professional skills to improve the quality of health in the workplace. Students prepare formal written and poster presentations of the project. A final evaluation of progress toward meeting goals is completed. (Prerequisite: 106 hours completed toward your program and completion of all General Education, Core and Major requirements prior to enrollment.)NOTE: Students must earn a grade of B or higher to pass this course.