RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Completion Curriculum

Semester One

NRS 330
Nurses as Adult Learners
The emphasis in this module is on the experiential nature of non-traditional education, self-reflection activities and selected nursing processes. Selected nursing processes include: critical thinking concepts, groups as peer, and mutual goal setting as an instrument for change and growth. The objective of the module is personal discovery and affirmation through examination of personal strengths and subsequent adjustments that may assist areas of personal growth. (Three semester hours)

NRS 340
Professional Nurse: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This module presents the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for current professional nursing practice. Classroom activities focus on library usage skills, an introduction to nursing research, concepts of professional nursing, therapeutic communication skills, nursing and crisis theories, the history of nursing, and spirituality. A paper is written in which professional nursing concepts are integrated into an individual philosophy of nursing. (Five semester hours)

NRS 460
Family Health
This module focuses on nursing with the family as the client. Theories of family nursing are examined and applied in community agencies. Family development and crisis theory are considered. (Three semester hours)

NRS 410
Community Health
This module focuses on nursing with the community as the client. Theories of community nursing are examined and applied in community agencies. Epidemiology, communicable diseases, and crisis theory are considered. (Four semester hours)

NRS 345
Health Assessment
This module presents the skills necessary to perform a written health history and comprehensive physical assessment. Emphasis is on common abnormalities and the underlying pathophysiology. (Three semester hours)

Cultural Perspectives
This module focuses on the development of global awareness, faith, and management as it relates to cross-cultural understanding. Students will be challenged to look beyond their own culture and understand social systems and institutions from the perspective of people in another culture. Experiential learning will take place as students participate in an off-campus cross-cultural experience. (Three semester hours)

Semester Two

BIST 390
Biblical Perspectives
This module reflects the commitment of Eastern Mennonite University as a Christian liberal arts university. This is a commitment to nurture an appreciation for the rich resources of the scriptures for creative personal faith and human life in the modern world. It is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and the integration of faith, learning, and living. (Three semester hours)

CCUS 310
Global Trends in Healthcare
This module will discuss health and healthcare that transcend geographic and cultural boundaries. The overall goal is for students to develop a worldview that comprehends the interrelationship between health and social systems, institutions, cultures, politics, environmental factors, education, and economics. (Three semester hours)

NRS 405
Nursing Research
This module guides the student through the research process and teaches the art of becoming a critical consumer of research. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are examined. Students critically read and critique nursing research. (Three semester hours)

Issues and Values
This module is a capstone course in which the student formulates a philosophy of life that provides the basis for professional ethics and accountability, respect for human rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion. (Three semester hours)

NRS 420
Principles of Nursing Management and Supervision
This module presents motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning. Leadership styles and governance models are examined. Legal issues are discussed. The effect of organization change on nursing delivery systems is evaluated. The concepts of power, oppression, advocacy, delegation, stress, and change are addressed. (Four semester hours)

NRS 350
Health Care Policy
This module focuses on contemporary health care issues and their impact on current policy. An open systems model and change theory is used to explore the US health care system, health care organizations, health care policy, payment systems, and the role of nurses within this system. Possibilities for health care reform and alternate systems are discussed. The effect of behaviors, attitudes, values, and perceptions of participants in the system is examined. (Four semester hours)

NRS 430
Evidence-based Practice Project
In this module, the capstone research application project is written and orally presented to the instructor and learning group. (Two semester hours)

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