NURSING (NUR)

NUR-301 ADVANCED ADULT ASSESSMENT (3 Credits)

Students will be challenged to further their knowledge of the nursing process and apply advanced assessment skills to gauge illness management. Students will learn about acute and chronic illnesses and strategies to promote health and wellness while balancing the demands efficiency has on quality care. Students will also practice self-awareness and self-management during discussions of spirituality and palliative care. Hands-on practice time to learn skills will take place followed by reflection and debriefing during some face-to-face classes.

Restrictions: RG.NUR

NUR-302 COMMUNITY HEALTH WITH CLINICAL (6 Credits)

Community health will allow students to gain an understanding of outpatient nursing opportunities currently and trending for the future. Students will spend time with nursing faculty for traditional and distance education lectures and activities as well as work with community health nurses to learn their role in providing care to diverse populations. Projects and assignments will focus on diverse populations that have been historically disenfranchised or socially marginalized locally and globally to provide students with a firm foundation in caring for these populations.

NUR-303 TRANSITIONS IN CARE WITH CLINICAL (6 Credits)

Adults who suffer from a variety of health conditions often need health care services in various settings to meet their many needs and thus transitions in care will provide a firm foundation in this unique patient-centered process. In class, students will discuss both inpatient and outpatient nursing roles and the varied opportunities Registered Nurses (RNs) have to support patients during this transition. Clinical experiences are also a requirement of this course to allow for students to work hands-on with outpatient providers and coordinators to care for diverse populations.

Prerequisite(s): Take NUR-301, NUR-302

NUR-304 INFORMATICS (3 Credits)

This online course will challenge students to build upon previously learned and practiced methods of technology application in healthcare. Students will engage in practicing technology application in documentation practices with electronic health records as well as researching futuristic tactics. Students will be challenged to reflect on current technology skills and to assess their personal abilities to keep up with this constantly evolving healthcare trend.

NUR-401 NURSING THEORY & PROFESSIONALISM (3 Credits)

This online course will offer Registered Nurses (RNs) a look at the theories that surround the profession of nursing in past and present while challenging students to connect practice to those theories. Students will research theories in nursing as well as other disciplines while working towards a better understanding of how theory and practice link. Professionalism will be emphasized through the review of the history of the nursing profession, current trends in healthcare, healthcare policy, and the vast roles nurses fill. Course assignments emphasize professional and academic writing and presentation.

NUR-402 LEADERSHIP WITH INTERNSHIP (4 Credits)

An examination of various theories, styles, and designs in healthcare leadership will be reviewed to develop awareness of methodologies for leading the future. Self-management and relationship management will be practiced to promote interdisciplinary teamwork. Topics for discussion and reflection such as followership, change, conflict resolution, time management, effective communication, decision-making techniques, healthcare policy, and collaborative care will be included. Students will also be paired with a preceptor in an advanced nursing position for internship experiences.

Prerequisite(s): Take NUR-302

NUR-403 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (2 Credits)

This online course will challenge students to become consumers of healthcare research and data with an emphasis on evidence-based nursing practice and scholarly exchange. Topics to be reviewed include using healthcare databases, evidence-based models, infection control, value-based care, quality care, and spirit of inquiry.

NUR-9999 NURSING ELECTIVE (3-30 Credits)