Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion (BSNC)

NUR 312 - The Nurse in Today's Society

(Credits: 4.00)

This course examines cultural variables and complementary/alternative health care. Students will begin to develop cultural competence and an understanding of trends in alternative/complementary health care.

NUR 316 - Theories and Concepts in Nursing

(Credits: 3.00)

This course explores the historical, philosophical, theoretical and conceptual constructs of nursing. It utilizes an interactive approach in comparing, contrasting and analyzing selected theories and concepts.

NUR 326 - Nursing Research

(Credits: 3.00)

The focus of this course is on the research process within the context of nursing. Nursing research is analyzed and critiqued to determine clinical applicability of research findings. Prerequisite: MT 120.

NUR 400 - Independent Study

(Credits: 1.00 - 2.00)

Independent study course.

NUR 418 - Introduction to Educational Resources in Nursing

(Credits: 3.00)

This course examines selected teaching/learning theories. Introductory knowledge related to the use of educational resources and technology in professional nursing practice is provided. Informatics as an expanded practice domain in nursing is explored.

NUR 420 - Population - Focused Care

(Credits: 6.00)

This course emphasizes health promotion, maintenance and restoration for families, groups and communities. Aging and community theory provides a basis for the application of the nursing process with diverse client groups in the community. Prerequisite: RN in Wisconsin.

NUR 422 - Trends and Issues in Nursing

(Credits: 4.00)

This course explores current trends and issues that affect the practice of the professional nurse. Challenges in health care delivery, nursing practice, and the necessity of actively participating in the nursing profession are the major themes. Prerequisite: NUR 420.

NUR 424 - Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing

(Credits: 3.00)

This course focuses on the roles of the nurse as a leader and manager within a health-care organization and as a member of the discipline. Leadership and management theory are analyzed with respect to the professional nursing role in contemporary society.

NUR 430 - Professional Nursing Practicum

(Credits: 5.00)

This experience focuses on the client, health-care organization, and dimensions of the professional nursing role. The clinical practicum is a synthesis of previous learning and application of nursing knowledge. Prerequisite: NUR 420, last course in program.