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RN - BSN Plan of Study

RN-BSN Degree Completion Plan | Prerequisites to RN-BSN Major | RN-BSN Degree Completion Plan - Support
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RN-BSN Degree Completion Plan


   Major Courses (19 cr. to be chosen)

      NUR 3010   Transitions in Professional Nursing 3 cr.  Required introductory course designed to introduce the registered nurse (RN) to the foundations of baccalaureate nursing education. RNs focus on professional nursing roles within the context of complex practice settings across the care continuum. Exploration of concepts relevant to the contemporary health care system and skills necessary for academic and professional success. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN-BSN program. 
      NUR 3470   Evidence Based Nursing Practice 3 cr.  Provides the RN the opportunity to analyze the components of the research process and methodologies relative to nursing practice with an emphasis on the bridge between theory, nursing research, and clinical decision making. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN-BSN program. 
      NUR 3800   Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Disease Prevention 3 cr.  Focus on the application of nursing strategies to enhance optimum wellness across the lifespan. Integrates health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention principles into the care of individuals and families across the care continuum. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN-BSN program. 
      NUR 4300   Population Based Care 4 cr.  Focuses on the synthesis of community, public health and nursing principles and concepts as applied to the promotion and preserving of the health of populations. Attention is given to the complexity of systems of care across the continuum through frames of increasingly culturally, ethnically and socially diverse populations. Environmental, epidemiological, social, economic, political, ethical/legal, disaster and global factors examined as influences on the health of aggregates. Utilizing the nursing process, population-based interventions are introduced. Prerequisites: NUR 3010, NUR 3800; admission to the RN-BSN or RN-MSN program. 
      NUR 4720   Health Assessment and Promotion for the RN-BSN 3 cr.  The comprehensive assessment of adult patients and the development of focused assessments as related to specific pathology, based on holistic appraisal of the adult patient. Evidence based health promotion will be integrated into the health assessment process. Includes a supervised practicum. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN-BSN program. 
      NUR 4980   Nursing Leadership for Promoting Quality and Safety Seminar 3 cr.  Provides the RN the opportunity to examine leadership roles and responsibilities for nursing within organizations and communities. Concepts and principles of management, health policy, finance, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transitional care are studied through the context of quality and safe patient care. Prerequisites: Admission to the RN-BSN program; NUR 3010, NUR 3470, NUR 3800, NUR 4300, NUR 4720. 
Prerequisites to RN-BSN Major    

   Prereqs to RN-BSN Major (38 cr. to be chosen)

      BIO 2270   Microbiology for Health Sciences 3 cr.  A non-laboratory study of the fundamentals of microbiology geared to preparation of nurses and other health care professionals. The role of microbes as causative agents of infectious disease, focusing on human and human disease processes, relative to humans and their diverse environments. Application of scientific understandings to health care settings and to food preparation and spoilage. Prerequisites: biology and chemistry course work, both (a) BIO 1010 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2450 and BIO 2460, and (b) CHM 1610 or CHM 2210. 
      BIO 2450   Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr.  Study of anatomical terminology, the cell, the sense organs, and the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry. 
      BIO 2460   Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr.  Study of circulation, respiration, digestion, excretion, reproduction and development, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2450. 
      BIO 3710   Pathophysiology 3 cr.  Study of mechanisms of disease processes affecting hematologic, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, neural, liver and biliary, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems with associated manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment regimens. Prerequisites: BIO 2450 and BIO 2460. 
      CHM 1610   Introduction to Life Chemistry 4 cr.  Integrated organic and biochemical principles related to normal functioning of the human body. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: high school chemistry with graduation within the past two years, or CHM 1010 or CHM 1110 within the past two years, with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or chemistry placement test. (Does not apply toward chemistry major or minor.) 
      NFS 2220   General Nutrition for the Health Professional 2 cr.  A study of nutrients in foods and their involvement in the function of human body systems. Health and nutrition throughout the lifespan is discussed. May not be used toward the Dietetics major or the majors or minor in Nutrition and Food Science. 
      NFS 2230   Therapeutic Nutrition for the Health Professional 2 cr.  The application of basic nutrition knowledge to diet modification as a preventative or therapeutic aid in specific disease states is discussed. Prerequisites: NFS 2220 or equivalent, and approval of advisor. 
      PSY 1010   General Psychology 3 cr.  Describes the major systems, central issues and historical development of modern psychology. Introduces basic principles in sensation, perception, cognition, learning, memory, language, emotion, motivation, personality organization, and social process. 
      PSY 2450   Life-Span Developmental Psychology 4 cr.  Study of the maturational and experiential influences on physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and personality development of the individual, from the prenatal period through late adulthood. Developmental tasks and theories of developmental change related to life stages. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      SOC 1020   Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.  Foundations and principles of social order, social control, social institutions, and social life in America and other cultures. Focus on how people‚Äôs conditions, character, and life chances are influenced by organizations and institutions. Emphasis on critical thinking about practices and beliefs in a variety of social contexts. 
      WRT 1010   College Composition I 3 cr.  Study and practice of strategies for academic writing, with a focus on writing and reading descriptive, narrative, and expository essays. Emphasis on writing as a process. Introduction to information literacy. Prerequisite: placement by Madonna University Writing Assessment Program. (Does not apply to any major or minor in the Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing department.) 
      WRT 1020   College Composition II 3 cr.  Study and practice of strategies for academic writing, with a focus on writing and reading persuasive and argumentative essays. Continued emphasis on writing as a process. Development of information literacy skills, as applied to writing a substantial research paper. An exit portfolio, to be scored by at least two Composition instructors, is required for successful completion of the course. Prerequisite: WRT 1010 or placement by Madonna University Writing Assessment Program. (Does not apply to any major or minor in the Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing department.) 
RN-BSN Degree Completion Plan - Support    

   Support Courses (6 cr. to be chosen)

      HSP 3500   Spiritual & Ethical Considerations in Palliative/End-of-Life Care 3 cr.  Examines dying as potentially the last stage of human development and spiritual growth. Explores spirituality and enhances religious literacy through identification of the salient beliefs and practices regarding illness, dying, death, and burial rituals of major world religions. Discusses choices at end of life with advanced care planning and applies ethical theories, principles, and steps that guide decision making for individuals, families, and caregivers in Palliative/End-of-Life (EOL) care. 
      RST 4110   Medical Ethics (PHL/RST*) 3 cr.  Course is a study of moral issues and the ethical implications of human acts and values from a Christian perspective. 
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