Revised Curriculum: Effective August 2013
NURS 300. DIMENSIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING
This course is the first course in the RN to BSN program introducing the student to professional nursing practice. An introductory discussion of the focus of the CBU Nursing program includes generous listening, QSEN, AACN Baccalaureate Essentials, Benner's Novice to Expert theory and APA style of writing. Students will assess and develop their nursing informatics competencies. Roles and responsibilities of a nursing student at CBU are included. Co-requisite: NURS 302 and NURS 304. One semester; three credits.
NURS 302. INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT
This course emphasizes the theoretical basis for nursing theory, professional development and socialization, scope of safe practice, the application of APA format in written assignments, and effective communication. An integration of transcultural awareness will be made through patterns of knowing in critical thinking, creativity, empathy, and personal expression. Students will have an opportunity to explore the complexities of healthcare and interdisciplinary team concepts while providing optimal care with specific application to the professional role of nursing. Co-requisite: NURS 300 and NURS 304. One semester; four credits.
NURS 304. HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR RNS
This course uses didactic and simulated clinical experiences to develop skill levels of the Registered Nurse to conduct a comprehensive health assessment with adults in various settings. The course emphasizes the integration of observations, systematic data collection, and effective communication in performing patient-centered health assessments that include risk assessment and risk reduction. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN program. One semester; four credits.
NURS 307. SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING - INDEPENDENT STUDY OPTION
This course is designed to offer directed work on a special topic or project in nursing with approval of the director. Prerequisites: permission of the Director. One semester; one to four credits
NURS 402. PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT II
This course explores issues and trends of the professional nursing role. The focus will be on global, legal and ethical principles that guide health care policies with specific application to nursing while developing a mindset that facilitates positive change and incorporates evidence based clinical practices into current health care strategies. Students will have an opportunity to explore current health care delivery systems with particular emphasis on high-risk groups and the underserved community. Prerequisite: NURS 302. Co-requisite NURS 404 or 405, NURS 406. One semester; three credits.
NURS 405. GLOBAL HEALTH NURSING
This course emphasizes the concept of the global community. The concept of the global community will be discussed in preparation for the student to meet the needs of client and client-centered systems through applications of Health Promotion-Disease Prevention embedded in the community/public health nursing setting. The course will explore the needs of the clients across the life span; discuss communicable disease and methods to create healthy communities. Issues of health disparity and access to care will be explored. The student will demonstrate synthesis of course topics in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: NURS 300, 302, 304. Co-requisite: NURS 402 and NURS 406. One semester; six credits.
NURS 406. COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING CLINICAL
This course includes application of the concepts of the global community and client centered care in multiple settings through service-based care delivery to underserved/vulnerable populations locally, regionally, and internationally. The clinical may include participation in public health, occupational health, school-health nursing, and simulation experiences Prerequisite: NURS 301, 303, 305. Co-requisite: NURS 404 or 405 and NURS 402. Pass/Fail grading. One semester; two credits.
NURS 412. LEADERSHIP
This course emphasizes the principles of leadership and management to meet the needs of clients and client- centered systems/facilities for the delivery of cost-effective health care. An overview of leadership and management theories will enhance the student’s knowledge of the legal and ethical implications of the role of professional nurse including conflict management, group process, delegation, staffing, budgeting, quality improvement, effective communication, informatics, change process, healthcare policy, organizational structure and other issues. Concepts and skills are stressed to enhance student career development. Prerequisite: NURS 402 and 404 OR 405. Co-requisite: NURS 413 and 416. One semester, five credits.
NURS 413. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND LEADERSHIP CLINICAL*
This capstone course includes application of the concepts and principles of nursing leadership and management in multiple settings to promote individual and group satisfaction within the work environment through a student/preceptor designed practicum. This course includes synthesis of didactic theory and content in the practicum project including application of current issues and trends in nursing leadership and management and the interdisciplinary and interprofessional role of the nurse in health-care delivery in the 21st century. Co-requisite: NURS 411 and NURS 415. Pass/Fail grading. One semester; two credits.
NURS 416. EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING
This course emphasizes the significance of evidence-based research into nursing practice; evaluation of research designs, introduces research methodology principles, ethical conduct in research and discrimination of research in poster format. Synthesis is monitored through intensive literature review and written assignments. Prerequisite: NURS 402, 405, 406. Co-requisite: NURS 412 and 413. One semester; three credits
NURS 417. SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING - INDEPENDENT STUDY OPTION
This course is designed to permit intensive study into topics of special interest and timeliness in the area of nursing with approval of the director. Prerequisites: permission of the Director. One semester; one to four credits
*There are many options available for clinical experiences. Students enrolled in clinical courses may elect a week service/mission trip to Haiti in collaboration with the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership, or a four day Memphis Immersion Experience (MIE), or the Faith Community Nursing curriculum in conjunction with Church Health Center, and/or the Congregational Health Network in collaboration with Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare