Courses RN to BSN online

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Duration: 8 or 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on academic writing, research, and argumentation using appropriate genres and technologies.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to human pathophysiology. The course focuses on forming a basic understanding of pathophysiology for nursing students.

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of Pathophysiology I. The course focuses on forming a basic understanding of Pathophysiology for nursing students.

Duration: 8 to 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Techniques for the visual presentation of numerical data, descriptive statistics, introduction to probability and basic probability models used in statistics, introduction to sampling and statistical inference, illustrated by examples from a variety of fields.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

This course focuses on improvement of written communication for nursing professionals. The emphasis is on application of American Psychological Association (APA) style to facilitate written communication for professional nurses. The course is designed to give students a greater understanding of fundamental principles of professional academic writing, as well as basic business communication. Taken concurrently with NURS 302, Advancement of Professional Nursing during the first term/ first seven weeks of RN to BSN Degree Completion track.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

This course focuses on advancement of professional development and inherent values of nurses in practice. Self-awareness, professional identity, and experiences of diversity and disparities will be explored. Intellectual skills and strategies used by nurses to provide professional nursing standards of care and foundational principles reviewed. Taken concurrently with NURS 301, Professional Communication during the first term/ first seven weeks of RN to BSN Degree Completion track.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes the identification of clinical questions, critical appraisal of evidence and translation to nursing practice. Ethical issues associated with health care research are also discussed.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the fundamentals of human and molecular genetics. It is designed to give students a basic understanding of genetic/genomic concepts and molecular techniques so that this knowledge can be applied to current and future genetic diagnoses and therapies encountered in nursing practice. Ethical, legal, social and policy issues associated with advances in genetic knowledge and technology are also discussed.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Promoting and protecting the health of the public, exploring theoretical bases for community-oriented population nursing practice focusing on health promotion, risk reduction, and disease management and control strategies. This course incorporates frameworks of community assessment, epidemiologic, environmental, change, political action, and case-management to guide ethical, culturally competent, evidence-based nursing care delivery to individuals, families, and populations in community settings.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on nursing roles that address the health needs of vulnerable populations. Selected population groups who have an increased risk for health disparities and models of care delivery and outcomes will be examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on nursing leadership & management roles within various health care systems' organizational structures. The impact of these roles and their relationship to quality improvement and patient safety will be examined.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on relationships among health policy, organizational systems and economics. The course will address how policies influence organizational responses to local, national, and global issues of equity, access and affordability in health care.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the synthesis of knowledge and skills learned throughout the program, and their application in a clinical setting to ensure attainment of the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. Last term/Capstone Practicum.

Must be UNM Nursing Courses Numbered 300-499

ADN and previous transferable coursework not utilized in Core.

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