RN – BSN Completion Program Course Descriptions
23 Credit Hours
NR 365 Nursing in a Globalized World (3)
This course will focus on the global aspects of healthcare delivery. Country comparisons will be completed and students will provide an analysis of a selected country’s healthcare system. The U.S. healthcare delivery system will be studied in relation to its increasing diverse population groups. Administrative, workforce, client, and funding issues will be addressed.
NR 380 Nursing Informatics (2)
This course will review the evolution of nursing informatics and beginning concepts used in the management and processing of data, including the information and knowledge to support the nursing practice. Students will be introduced to the hardware, software, databases and communication systems. Concepts related to information literacy, computerized information systems, evolution of online health resources, issues and trends in informatics and emerging technologies will be explored.
NR 400 Nursing Transitions (3)
This course is designed for the RN who is making the transition to baccalaureate nursing. The course focuses on gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information obtained in the delivery of healthcare and on looking beyond the medical field into other areas that may impact the health and well-being of clients.
NR 415 Community Health Nursing (6) (4 Lecture + 2 Clinical)
Clinical – 90 clock hours
This course focuses on maintaining the health and well-being of individuals and groups of individuals. Topics for discussion include a collaborative approach to healthcare, nursing in different cultures, health promotion activities, quality assurance and the evolution of community nursing.
NR 475 Nursing Research (3)
This course focuses on nursing research in the context of evidence-based practice. Nursing theories and nursing literature will be examined in relationship to nursing practices. Students will be expected to critically evaluate articles in nursing literature. Ethical considerations will also be discussed.
NR 480 Nursing Leadership and Management (6) (4 Lecture + 2 Clinical)
Clinical – 90 clock hours
This course focuses on managerial and leadership principles in the healthcare settings. Topics for discussion include strategic planning, organizational structure and culture, communication, conflict resolution, budget planning and evaluation, human resource issues, power and politics, and teambuilding.
Above courses and descriptions are pending approval of the Ohio Board of Regents and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.