Course introduces the RN student to current concepts and theories of professional nursing. Explores theoretical foundations that support critical thinking, communication skills, ethics and law, professional values and the health/illness continuum. Examines the dynamics of the evolving healthcare delivery system and the impact on health policies. Course focuses on the core healthcare professional competencies established by the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
RN students develop comprehensive physical assessment techniques and apply them in assessing the health status of people across the life span. This course includes a lecture component as well as a laboratory component which requires extensive practice in time. Requires successful achievement of practicum to demonstrate mastery of skills.
Focuses on health promotion for the well individual and family in the community. Explores health risk across the lifespan and strategies effective in risk reduction. Prerequisites: NUR 305RN, NUR 335RN.
Introduces the concepts and processes of nursing research and evidence based practice to enable students to become critical consumers and evaluators of research findings. Focuses on the utilization and application of research and evidence based findings in practice.
Course provides the essential and foundational leadership skills necessary for the RN student to progress to complex clinical environments. Content explores the complexity of organizational cultures and systems for the emerging leader. Concepts of change and innovation, personal attributes of leaders, conflict skills, patient care delivery models, interdisciplinary practice, healthcare economies, and ethical challenges prepare the RN student for leadership roles in this time of significant health transformation.
Builds on NUR 345-RN, expanding the focus from the nurse-client interaction to the nurse community relationship. Content includes concepts essential for the community/public health nurse. Clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to explore the roles of nurses in the community and the diverse populations they serve. Includes one (1) clinical practice day each week.
Opportunities to apply previous course content and major concepts of the nursing curriculum in a culminating project that demonstrates integration of college competencies. Student creates an original patient/health-oriented project in areas such as: Clinical Practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), Political Activism, Research, and Certification in a health-related specialty area.
Students implement projects designed in NUR 460RN Capstone I-RN, such as Clinical Practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), Research, Political Activism, and Certification in a Specialty Area. This will envolve off-campus field experiences dependent upon specific individual/team project