Curriculum & Program Outcomes

Mission of the Department of Nursing  Education
To prepare students as professional registered nurses who have the 21st  century nursing skills necessary to deliver innovative, evidence-based, patient-centered, and collaborative care to improve the well-being of diverse populations in local and global healthcare environments.

Goals
The goal of the undergraduate nursing program is to develop the following role dimensions of the professional nurse:

  • Provider of Patient-Centered Care
  • Leader of Care
  • Member of a Profession
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Curriculum

B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program Total Credits
120 crs.

General Education Requirements
63 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
26 crs.
History Elective
3 crs.
Ethics Elective
3 crs.
PSY101 Fundamentals of Psychology
3 crs.
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective
3 crs.
PSY200 Psychological Development Across the Lifespan
3 crs.
BIO203 Anatomy and Physiology I & BIO203L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
4 crs.
BIO204 Anatomy and Physiology II & BIO204L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4 crs.
Liberal Arts Elective (300-400 level)
3 crs.
Math
6 crs.
MAT105 Quantitative Methods or higher
3 crs.
MAT220 Statistics I
3 crs.
Science
4 crs.
BIO230 Microbiology & BIO230L Microbiology Lab
4 crs.
Open Electives
15 crs.
Elective (300-400 level)
3 crs.
Electives*
12 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
54 crs.
Major Core (Transferred)
30 crs.
Registered Nursing Licensure (CWLEP credit)
30 crs.
Major Core (Must be taken thru Post)
24 crs.
NUR300 Professional Aspects of Nursing Practice
3 crs.
NUR310 Health Assessment
3 crs.
NUR315 Scholarly Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice
3 crs.
NUR320 End of Life: Death, Dying and Bereavement
3 crs.
NUR325 Cultural Influences on Health, illness, and Health Care
3 crs.
NUR330 Nursing Leadership and Management
3 crs.
NUR445 Population and Community Health Nursing
3 crs.
NUR490 Nursing Capstone
3 crs.

Career and Self-Awareness
3 crs.
Online Students (Must be taken thru Post)
3 crs.
CSS101 College Success Seminar
3 crs.

* Additional credit for nursing designated courses may be awarded on a case by case basis.

Maximum credit that can be transferred in is 90 credits from a four-year institution towards a Bachelor’s degree or up to 75 credits from a two-year institution towards the Bachelor’s degree.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

Graduates of our online RN to BSN program will have opportunities for employment and career progression that can lead to an expanded role as a provider, designer, manager and coordinator of patient care.

The program learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing are:

  1. Synthesize theories and concepts from nursing and liberal education to build an understanding of the human experience and improve quality of care.

  2. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care.

  3. Critically analyze evidence and research findings for use in clinical practice.

  4. Apply technology to the acquisition, analysis, and dissemination of knowledge to support evidence-based nursing practice.

  5. Analyze personal, social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, local, and global influences on health and health care delivery.

  6. Demonstrate effective communication, teambuilding, and collaborative strategies when organizing the health care needs of clients.

  7. Demonstrate clinical reasoning when assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating health care.

  8. Promote the professional image of nursing by applying standards of practice within an ethical decision making framework and articulating a philosophy of self-care and professional development.

  9. Plan holistic care that recognizes differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs of clients.

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