Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
120 Hours

Major

93 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
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CIS 3710
Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
3

Explores the integration of health care practice with computer technology and information science. Students will identify, gather, process, and manage information obtained and accessed via advanced information technology. Issues related to the protection of privacy, confidentiality, ethics, and security of information in the healthcare environment will be evaluated.

HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1211
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1220
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3

Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 1221
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

HSC 2150
Pathophysiology
3

Students will apply these concepts in the provision of patient care in the clinical setting. This course requires 45 theory hours, 60 lab hours, and 90 clinical hours.

HSC 2210
Nutrition
3

Teaches students how the logic of science is applied to basic nutrition concerns, including food groups and recommended nutritional guidelines.

HSC 2310
Biochemistry
3

Provides an overview of biochemical structures and reactions that occur in living systems. Emphasis is placed on the areas of energy, proteins, and catalysis as well as metabolism and molecular genetics.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050 or MTH 1110

HSC 2410
Microbiology
3

Explores basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology of microorganisms. The human diseases caused by these microorganisms in addition to their treatments will be presented. A laboratory may be taken concurrently with the lecture course; students will perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 2411

HUM 3610
Art Appreciation
3

Fosters an appreciation of the visual arts by learning about basic art concepts, styles, vocabulary, and art-making techniques and materials (media). Students study and analyze works of art, major artists, artistic meanings, and the cultural and global communities in which the art is created.

HUM 3650
Music Appreciation
3

Provides students with a greater understanding of the role music plays in human life. Students gain general knowledge of the history of music. Students are provided with opportunities to develop an appreciation of music of various genres.

NUR 2150
Fundamentals of Nursing for the BSN
7

Provides nursing students with the basic fundamental knowledge and skills necessary in the delivery of care to the adult patient with a focus on the nursing process, safety, and quality. Critical thinking skills and the process of clinical reasoning will be stressed. A Caring philosophy as applied to the holistic care of the adult patient will permeate this course. Students are provided with practical experience in a laboratory setting that stresses the provision of basic nursing and health assessment skills necessary to give safe and quality patient-centered care. Student will apply these concepts in the provision of patient care in the clinical setting. 45 hours of theory, 60 hours of lab and 90 hours of clinical experience is required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 2150CL, NUR 2150L

NUR 2250
Health Assessment for the BSN
3

This course will enable students to develop and demonstrate essential knowledge and skills to examine the health of the adult client, including a health history and physical examination. Threads of caring for the biopsychosocial and spiritual well-being of the client will be explored. Community health will be introduced. Health promotion, holistic concepts, and continuum of health and wellness will be emphasized. Students will integrate pre-requisite course knowledge as it applies to health assessment. 45 hours of theory are required. Must complete with a B- or better. This course requires 45 theory hours

NUR 2350
Pharmacology and Medication Administration for the BSN
3

Provides a theoretical foundation for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacotherapeutics, with a focus on classification, usage, dosage, and delivery methods. Provides nursing students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to safely administer medications. Included are essentials of safe medication administration such as systems of measurement, abbreviations, symbols, and dosage calculations. Prevention of medical errors is an essential component of this course. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 2150, NUR 2250

Corequisite(s):
NUR 2550

NUR 2550
Medical/Surgical Nursing I for the BSN
7

Addresses the application of patient-centered care to the nursing process in the care of the medical surgical patient. Evidence-based practice, collaborative care, and cultural and global awareness are explored further. Concepts included in this course are: health promotion and maintenance, correlation of medications to disease processes, nutrition, communication, pain, infection control, and selected adult health conditions. Allows students to practice application of nursing process concepts of care in a supervised clinical setting. Case studies and simulation scenarios are utilized to promote learning. Administration of medication skills will be practiced in a lab setting. Quality and safety are underscored in the provision of care. This course requires 60 hours of theory, 30 hours of lab and 90 hours of clinical experience is required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 2150, NUR 2250

Corequisite(s):
NUR 2350

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 2550CL, NUR 2550L

NUR 3050
Evidence Based Practice for the BSN
3

Explores various nursing theorists and provides an overview of evidence-based practice with an emphasis on improved quality of care. Examines the role of research in the application of the nursing process and its contribution to the development of nursing as a science. The student will be challenged to critically evaluate research and how it applies to the nursing profession and explore ethical issues inherent in the research process. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 2750, NUR 2250, NUR 2350

NUR 3150
Community Nursing for the BSN
4

Examines the core functions and current organization of community health nursing as part of the larger healthcare system. Concentration is placed on achievement of optimal health outcomes for target populations and selected vulnerable subgroups within the community. The role of nursing will be examined in relation to public policy and emergency response and management. The clinical experience focuses on the application of community health and nursing principles in the care of individuals, families, and selected vulnerable subgroups within a variety of community health settings. Nurses serve as advocates, caregivers, leaders, and teachers at they apply to nursing process to communities with a focus on epidemiology, environmental health, and emergency response and management. This course requires 45 theory hours and 45 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 2250, NUR 2350, NUR 2550

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 3150CL

NUR 3450
Mental Health Nursing for the BSN
4

Presents the essential concepts of mental health and mental illness within the context of patient-centered care. Emphasis will be on enhancing mental wellness of individuals, families, or groups through a transpersonal caring model as students apply the nursing process. Theoretical content will focus on therapeutic communication, exploration of therapeutic use of self, major psychiatric disorders, stress and crisis, legal and ethical aspects of practice, and culturally competent care. Students will have opportunities to practice nursing assessment and interventions based on the Standards of Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nursing Practice in a variety of clinical settings across the continuum of care. This course requires 45 theory hours and 45 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 2250, NUR 2350, NUR 2550

Corequisite(s):
NUR 3550

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 3450CL

NUR 3550
Medical/Surgical Nursing II for the BSN
5

Focuses on medical/surgical issues of the older adult population and support system with an emphasis on health promotion. Personal values, attitudes, and feelings about aging, transitions, and dying will be explored. Common disorders of body systems and the use of pharmacological agents in the aged are emphasized. Hospice care will be explored including history, philosophy, and services provided. Special needs of the care giver will be addressed. A clinical component will accompany this course in which students will have the opportunity to engage in caring relationships with older adult population. This course requires 45 theory hours and 90 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 2250, NUR 2350, NUR 2550

Corequisite(s):
NUR 3450

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 3550CL

NUR 3650
Child and Family Nursing for the BSN
4

Focuses on issues of children and their families with an emphasis on the application of the nursing process. Normal growth and development, common disorders of body systems and the use of pharmacological agents in children are explored. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to the care of children and families, through application of the nursing process to this patient population in a variety of settings. A multidisciplinary team approach and effective communication is emphasized. This course requires 45 theory hours and 45 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 2250, NUR 2350, NUR 2550

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 3650CL

NUR 3750
Maternal/Child Nursing for the BSN
4

Introduces students to the developing family during the childbearing time as a focus for nursing. The emphasis is placed on the care of the mother as well as the care of the fetus and newborn. The nursing process is utilized in assessment of all elements and phases of pregnancy, planning, providing and evaluating nursing interventions that promote optimal wellness. The effects of culture, ethnic, and economic influences as well as the interaction with the extended family and/or community will be discussed. In addition, the complications of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes that threaten the childbearing family will be examined from both physiologic and psychosocial aspects. Assists students in applying theory and developing competence in utilizing the nursing process to provide care for families in the childbearing cycle. 45 hours of theory and 45 hours of clinical experience are required. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 2250, NUR 2350

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 3750CL

NUR 4150
Medical/Surgical Nursing III for the BSN
5

Applies comprehensive knowledge and skills gained through the nursing program to medical-surgical, critical care, emergency, and perioperative phases as they occur across the healthcare continuum. Understanding of the role of the professional nurse expands to include multidisciplinary teamwork and collaboration. Advanced assessment skills are used in the clinical setting to recognize the complex, changing needs of adult patients with multiple health issues. Students will apply leadership and management skills to delegate and facilitate safe quality care at a complex level. This course requires 45 theory hours and 90 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 3450, NUR 3550, NUR 3050, NUR 3750, NUR 3650, NUR 3150

Corequisite(s):
NUR 4650 or NUR 4750 or another NUR elective course

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 4150CL

NUR 4250
Nursing Leadership for the BSN
3

Emphasizes further development of the professional nursing role by exploring contemporary trends in leadership and management. Important concepts are covered such as quality and safety measures, financial factors, effective leadership concepts, and decision-making techniques. Personal leadership styles and values will be identified, and students will enhance leadership competencies by examining self in relation to professional standards, the nursing code of ethics, effective communications, and leadership theories and models. This course requires 30 theory hours and 45 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 4150, NUR 3450, NUR 3550, NUR 3050, NUR 3750, NUR 3650, NUR 3150

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 4250CL

NUR 4350
Nursing Synthesis for the BSN
4

Provides nursing students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of program outcomes. Under the direction and supervision of course faculty and individual clinical preceptor students begin the transition to independent practitioner. Emphasis is placed on self-directed learning and evaluation in selected clinical areas. This course requires 15 theory hours and 135 clinical hours. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 4250, Permission from Campus Program Director

Concurrent requisite(s):
NUR 4350CL

PSY 2210
Developmental Psychology
3

Examines changes that occur across the human lifespan, from conception to end of life. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, personality, social, and emotional changes.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

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NUR 4650
Global Health
3

Introduces students to the main concepts of global health and the link between global health and socio-economic development. This course will focus on measurement of health status, burden of disease, risk factors, and vulnerable populations. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 3210, NUR 3250, NUR 3310, NUR 3350 or NUR 3050. NUR 3150, NUR 3450, NUR 3550, NUR 3750, NUR 3650

NUR 4710
Cultural Competence in Nursing: The Hispanic Patient
3

Presents the essential concepts related to the care of the Hispanic patient within the context of patient-centered care. Emphasis will be on enhancing knowledge and skills related to basic communication in the Spanish language, health conditions that are relevant in the Hispanic culture, and cultural, health, and spiritual practices that may influence care of Hispanic patient. Theoretical content will focus on therapeutic communication, exploration of therapeutic use of self, prevalent disorders in the Hispanic population, and practices that promote the provision of culturally competent care. Students will have opportunities to practice nursing assessment and interventions that support the provision of high quality, patient-centered care.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 3050, 3150, 3450, 3550, 3650, 3750 OR NUR 3210, 3250, 3310, 3350

NUR 4750
Pathophysiology for the Nurse
3

Examines alterations in functions affecting individuals across the lifespan. Students will examine pathophysiological concepts utilizing biology, microbiology, and physiological sciences as a basis for nursing practice. The scientific approach will be utilized to increase understanding of the disease process from the cellular to the multi-system level. Must complete with a B- or better.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 3210, NUR 3250, NUR 3310, NUR 3350 or NUR 3050. NUR 3150, NUR 3450, NUR 3550, NUR 3750, NUR 3650

General Education

27 Hours
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COURSE TITLE
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ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

HUM 4010
Philosophy of Ethics
3

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

MTH 2750
Statistical Methods
3

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050 or MTH 1110

PSY 1110
General Psychology
3

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

SPN 1010
Spanish I
3

Introduces the beginning study of Spanish designed for students with minimal or no experience in Spanish. The main goal of this course is to begin to learn to speak, read, write, and comprehend Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on developing communication skills and on increasing awareness of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world.

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