Online RN to BSN Upper Division Nursing Curriculum Plan of Study

The plan of study to complete the baccalaureate degree in the RN to BSN program consists of the following 30 hours of upper division nursing coursework. Sequencing of coursework is dependent on the specific cohort the student is admitted to and whether the student is full-time or part-time. Students must complete all nursing pre-requisites before enrolling in NURS 4314. Students planning to matriculate part-time and/or have non-nursing coursework to complete, need to understand both University and Departmental degree requirements. See graduation and general degree requirements.



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The following ten (10) courses comprise the RN to BSN plan of study. For general education and UHV core courses, common prerequisites refer to the University catalog or department website.

RN to BSN Plan of Study

NURS 3310 Transition to the BSN Role

NURS 3315 Foundations of Comprehensive Pathophysiology in Nursing

NURS 3411 Comprehensive Health Assessment

NURS 4110 Capstone Project

NURS 4310 Global Health System

NURS 4311 Healthcare Organization and Informatics

NURS 4313 Population Focused Community Health

NURS 4314 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 4322 Ethics in Healthcare

NURS 4410 Leadership Roles

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Course Descriptions – RN to BSN Program

NURS 3310: Transition to the BSN Role

Cr.3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s) or co-requisite(s): NURS 4314. This course focuses on the baccalaureate-prepared nursing role and explores the standards that define professionalism.

NURS 3315: Foundations of Comprehensive Pathophysiology in Nursing

Cr.3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s) or co-requisite(s): NURS 4314. This course examines basic pathological processes that underlie diseases commonly found in clinical practice. Modifiable factors that offer opportunities for nursing intervention are identified.

NURS 3411: Comprehensive Health Assessment

Cr.4. (4-3-1). Prerequisite(s): NURS 3315, Pre-requisite/co-requisite NURS 3310. This course provides an in-depth coverage of a comprehensive health assessment and introduces health promotion and how this concept is applied within nursing practice.

NURS 4110: Capstone Project

Cr. 1. (1-0-1). Prerequisite(s): NURS 3310, 4314, 3315, 4410, 3411, 4322, 4313 and pre-requisite/co-requisite NURS 4310 or 4311. This capstone course provides students with an experiential learning practicum experience to integrate clinical knowledge with concepts/theories into professional nursing practice.

NURS 4310: Global Health Nursing

Cr.3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s) or co-requisites(s): NURS 4314, 4313. This course explores global health to include health promotion, population health, primary health care, and health policy from a nursing perspective throughout various geographic regions. Formerly Global Health Systems.

NURS 4311: Healthcare Organizations and Informatics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s) or co-requisite(s) NURS 4314, 3310. This course explores U.S. health care delivery organizations and payment systems. The role of information systems in the continuity of care is articulated.

NURS 4313: Population Focused Community Health

Cr.3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): NURS 3310, 4314. This course introduces the concept of the population focused health, health policy, and the roles of the nurse in community services.

NURS 4314: Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301, 1302, BIOL 2401, 2402, 2420, PSYC 2301, 2314, CHEM or Physical Science, MATH 1342 or equivalent. This course provides a foundation for the use of research in practice through a synthesis of introductory research knowledge with emphasis on writing, and scholarly exchange.

NURS 4322: Ethics in Healthcare

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite (s): NURS 3310, 4314. This course builds on the ethical and legal foundations for professional nursing practice and health care services.

NURS 4410: Leadership Roles

Cr. 4. (4-3-1). Prerequisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s): NURS 3310, 4314. This course emphasizes leadership and management theories and includes a practice learning experience focused on nursing management issues.

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