RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online BSN

NURN 421 Gerontological Nursing

Provides an introduction to the care of older adults while focusing on their unique physiological and psychosocial needs. Emphasis is placed on promoting healthy aging, safety, applicable services and programs, and retaining functional ability within a home, community or residential environment. Theories of aging and adjustments to older life are discussed. Common health alterations of the older adult are introduced.

NURN 412 Research and Evidence Based Practice

Promotes clinical decision making, based on evidence, through the exploration and integration of current scientific evidence, use of clinical reasoning, identification of client preferences, and assessment of available resources. Focus is placed on the analysis and synthesis of evidence to answer a clinical question relevant to nursing practice and client centered care.

Weekly Themes

Each week of this course focuses on a different theme. Your group discussions and coursework will align with the week’s theme as well as its primary objectives.

 

NURN 331 Pathophysiology/ Pharmacology II

Focuses on more complex altered processes of human physiology and pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment interventions. An emphasis is placed on exploring changes of complex biological processes of the body and the effects on homeostasis. Alterations of health problems are studied along with the associated clinical manifestations and treatments for specific body systems.

Weekly Themes

Each week of this course focuses on a different theme. Your group discussions and coursework will align with the week’s theme as well as its primary objectives.

 

NURN 311 Nursing Informatics

Provides an overview of nursing informatics as it relates to the provision of safe, effective, quality client centered care. Emphasis is placed on the establishment and provision of evidence based practice. The use of information management systems in the collection, management and communication of client data as well as the maintenance of client privacy and confidentiality is highly stressed.

Weekly Themes

Each week of this course focuses on a different theme. Your group discussions and coursework will align with the week’s theme as well as its primary objectives.

The 5 C’s of Caring

Sister Simone Roach’s 5 C’s of caring – commitment, conscience, competence, compassion, and confidence - are highly applicable to the nursing profession. It’s fairly straightforward to grasp the meaning of the 5 C’s, but it takes time and effort to ensure they are consistently applied in the workplace.

Nurse Leadership Academies: Preparing Nurses to Shape Health Care

Nurse leadership is a big buzzword these days, but it’s more than just a phrase. One of the eight recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s 2014 “Future of Nursing” report specifically stated the need to “prepare and enable nurses to lead change and advance health.” As health care professionals on the front lines of the industry, nurses are uniquely positioned to understand how to best support optimal patient care and outcomes.

Job Satisfaction in Nursing: An Emotionally Rewarding Career

The emotional side of nursing is not just about making a difference in patients' lives. It could also be one of the key reasons why a nurse chooses to pursue such a career.

It’s true that technical skills like changing dressings and giving medications are core duties for a nurse. However, the biggest nursing impact often comes from the social and emotional work that nurses do.

Top 5 Fears Nurses Have About Returning to School

Earning a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in nursing can open up new career opportunities and help you keep up with changes in the health care industry. But doing so can be a major undertaking, so it’s normal for nurses to have fears about how it will affect their jobs and their lives. Here are a few common fears nurses have about pursuing their education and how to overcome them.

Holistic Nursing: Alternative Care as a Specialty Practice

Alternative health care is on the rise in the United States, and some nurses are embracing a practice that incorporates a mind-and-body approach to patient care. While alternative treatment as an element of nursing practice is a trend that has yet to gain significant public recognition, the idea that health care can involve more than just treating symptoms as they appear is gaining traction.

5 Nursing Trends to Watch

Nursing is always changing—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. It’s helpful to step back once in a while and look at of some of the biggest developments in the field to know what’s ahead so you can be prepared to face new challenges and continue to thrive in your nursing career.

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