Program Courses

Simulation

Course Requirements

Below is a list of courses required for the BSN program on the semester-based academic calendar.


NURS1001 - Success in College & Nursing

CREDIT HOURS: Two (2) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the capstone course for the prelicensure nursing program. This course emphasizes reflection, integration, and synthesis of concepts from all course work in the program. Students’ unique experiences form the context for learning the purpose of enhancing practice and enriching professional development.

 

NBSN1001 - Introduction to Professional Nursing

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: BIOL2001 C (Semester Course Numbers)
15BIOL201, 15BIOL202, and 15BIOL203 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an overview designed to begin socialization of novice students into the nursing profession. Beginning with the historical, social, political, and educational events that impacted the evolution of nursing, students gains an appreciation of the basic patterns of knowing in nursing.


NBSN2001C - Fundamental Concepts & Skills for Nursing Practice

CREDIT HOURS: Six (6) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: BIOL2001C, BIOL2002C, BIOL2031C, and NBSN1001 (Semester Course Number)
15BIOL201, 15BIOL202, 15BIOL203, and 15BIOL271 (Quarter Course Number)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces students to concepts, behaviors, principles, and theories that provide the foundation for nursing practice. This course focuses on developing basic assessment, psychomotor, critical thinking, and communication skills that are essential for nursing care throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on assisting students to recognize normal and abnormal health patterns. Students utilize the nursing process as novice practitioners of care in supervised simulated laboratory and/or clinical settings.


NBSN2002C - Advanced Fundamental Concepts & Skills for Nursing Practice

CREDIT HOURS: Five (5) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN2001C, NBSN2005, and NSBN1001(Semester Course Number)
29NURS201, 29NURS202, 29NURS270, and 29NURS204 (Quarter Course Number)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course builds on the concepts, behaviors, principles, and theories that were introduced in Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing Practice. This course focuses on developing advanced skills essential for nursing care. Students learn to develop effective nurse-patient relationships and collaborate with other health care disciplines. Emphasis is placed on assisting students to apply theoretical knowledge to the role of the nurse as practitioner caring for adults with health alterations. Students utilize the nursing process in supervised simulated laboratory and medical-surgical clinical settings.


NBSN2005 - Pathophysiology

CREDIT HOURS: Four (4) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: BIOL2001C, BIOL2002C, BIOL2031C, and CHEM1020(Semester Course Number)
15BIOL201, 15BIOL202, and 15BIOL203 (Quarter Course Number)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course content examines the basic physiological variations in health patterns across the life span. The dynamic equilibrium of the human body, etiology of alterations in human biological processes and the resulting human resources will be studied. A conceptual approach is used to integrate knowledge from the natural sciences.


NBSN2006 - Introduction to Genetics/Genomics For Professional Nursing Practice

CREDIT HOURS: Two (2) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: BIOL2001C, BIOL2002C, CEHM1020, and CHEM1020L (Semester Course Number)
15BIOL201, 15BIOL202, and 15BIOL203(Quarter Course Number)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides an overview of the genetics/genomics concepts and applications to practice. The interdisciplinary role of the professional nurse caring the genetics health of patients and families is stressed. Financial, ethical, legal, cultural, and social implications of genetic testing and evidence-based genetics are included.


NBSN2007 - Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN 2005 (Semester Course Number)
29NURS270 (Quarter Course Number)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores the pharmacological concepts essential for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on nursing management of drug therapy with patients across the lifespan as well as the basics of core drug knowledge and patient related variables. Legal and ethical issues related to medication administration and skills for calculating drug doses are presented.


NBSN3001C - Nursing Care of the Adult

CREDIT HOURS: Six (6) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES:
NBSN2002C, NBSN2005, NBSN2007, and NBSN2008 (Semester Course Numbers)
29NURS203, 29NURS270, and 29NURS204(Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course continues to build on concepts, behaviors, and principles developed in the Advanced Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing Practice. Emphasis is on the establishment of patient relationships and interdisciplinary collaboration as well as promoting and restoring health of adults with common health concerns and related physiologic and psychologic responses. This course includes appropriate information on genetics, cultural diversity, ethics, legal principles, and life span issues specifically related to adults. Scholarly inquiry is used to evaluate nursing interventions in a variety of environmental and bio-pyschosocial contexts. Clinical experiences facilitate the application of knowledge and development of clinical reasoning.


NBSN3002 - Concepts of Community/ Public Health Nursing

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN2002C (Semester Course Numbers)
29NURS203 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course establishes the foundation for understanding the concepts of population-focused nursing practice and the relationship among individuals, families, and populations across the life span.  Critical attributes and characteristics of communities are examined. Selected models and theories are used for identifying health patterns of culturally diverse client systems. Health policy, finances, and research are emphasized as the context for community health advocacy and the roles of the professional public health nurse.


NBSN3003 - Scientific Basis for Professional Nursing Practice

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN1001 (Semester Course Numbers)
15MATH146 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the student to the research process and establishes a foundation for understanding the scientific basis for practice. Course content and learning activities facilitate the ability to analytically read research reports, access credible sources in response to identified clinical questions, and understand the integration of evidence into practice using evidence-based practice (EBP) models.


NBSN3004 - Gerontological Nursing Practice

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN2002C (Semester Course Numbers)
29NURS203 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course emphasizes essential concepts necessary to provide quality care for the older adult. This course focuses on the role of the nurse implementing best practices in the care of older adults.


NBSN3010C - Continuum of Care for Children and Families

CREDIT HOURS: Four (4) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN3001C and NBSN3002 (Semester Course Numbers)
29NURS303 and 29NURS300 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on biological, psychosocial, and developmental concepts applicable to the nursing care of children and families throughout the continuum of care. The concepts of health including promotion, maintenance, restoration/rehabilitation, and palliation are incorporated into the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on age appropriate concerns, genetics, cultural diversity, legal/ethical, and end of life issues and family processes.


NBSN3020C - Continuum of Care for Childbearing Families

CREDIT HOURS: Four (4) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN3001C and NBSN3002 (Semester Course Numbers)29NURS303 and 29NURS300 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on biological, psychosocial, and developmental concepts applicable to the nursing care of women, newborns, and families during the childbearing process. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and the role of the professional nurse in providing nursing care to parents and neonates responding to the changes inherent in childbirth. The practicum experience allows for direct application of concepts in various perinatal settings.


NBSN3030C - Continuum of Mental Health Care

CREDIT HOURS: Six (6) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN3001C and NBSN3002 (Semester Course Numbers)
29NURS303 and 29NURS300 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course focuses on the development of nurses who will be able to provide psychiatric/mental health nursing care safely in behavioral and general health care settings while delivering nursing care to individuals and their families experiencing mental health alterations. The concepts of health including promotion, health maintenance and rehabilitation/restoration are incorporated into discussion of the nursing process and the role of the professional nurse in the classroom and clinical settings. Content will include information on age-appropriate life span concerns which include genetics, cultural humility, legal and ethical issues and related end-of-life issues.


NBSN3040C - Community as Partner

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN3001C and NBSN3002 (Semester Course Numbers)
29NURS303 and 29NURS300 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to facilitate student transition to the role of professional community/public health nurse. Students have opportunities to apply community/public health competencies in the design and delivery of evidence-based interventions to promote community health. Students use the core public health functions to promote health and reduce risk across the life span. The clinical experience allows for direct application of concepts in various community settings.


NBSN3086 - Strategies for NCLEX Preparation

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: Junior status with these courses complete: NBSN2001C, NBSN2002C, NBSN2005, NBSN2006, NBSN2009, NBSN2008 and permission of the instructor*

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to assist senior nursing students to prepare for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The course provides a focused review of the nursing curriculum based on the current National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) NCLEX-RN Test Plan. Testing competency will be enhanced through presentation of test-taking strategies and NCLEX-RN practice questions.


NBSN4020 - Senior Capstone

CREDIT HOURS: Three (3) undergraduate semester credit hours

CONTACT HOURS:

PRE/CO-REQUISITES: NBSN3010C, NBSN3020C, NBSN3030C and NBSN3040C (Semester Course Numbers)
29NURS305, 29NURS306, 29NURS307 and 29NURS300 (Quarter Course Numbers)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the capstone course for the prelicensure nursing program.  This course emphasizes reflection, integration, and synthesis of concepts from all course work in the program.  Students’ unique experiences form the context for learning the purpose of enhancing practice and enriching professional development.

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