Reading and Writing in Nursing Studies

Students will acquire practices, habits of mind, strategies and technological skills needed to successfully complete the writing requirements of the RN to BSN program. The course will focus on academic reading and writing strategies, different parts of the writing process, ethics of communication, and important aspects of writing in nursing. 


Health Assessment

This course will introduce how to obtain a patient history, and perform a health and physical examination across the lifespan. Emphasis will focus on interviewing patients, hands on physical assessment, documentation and developing appropriate nursing diagnoses.  


Pathophysiology

The course will concentrate on how physiologic functions are modified by disease processes and stress. All major physiologic functions will be presented. Knowledge gained from this course will provide the student with rationale for clinical decision making and action in related nursing courses. Waivers for prior courses will be considered.


R.N. Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice I

This course introduces the foundational elements of professional nursing as identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 


Pharmacology
The course focuses on the basic concepts of pharmacology. The role and responsibility of the nurse for safe, legal, ethical and therapeutic drug therapy are developed. Waivers for prior courses will be considered.


R.N. Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice II (GEWI)
This course builds on the foundational elements of professional nursing as identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.


Nursing Research

This course will examine nursing research as it relates to nursing practice. Nursing research literature
and the importance of evidence-based nursing practice will be examined. Ethical issues involved in
nursing research, adequacy of existing research and application of nursing research will be explored.


Community Health Nursing
This course applies the concepts and principles from nursing and public health sciences. Approaches to health concerns include levels of prevention, health promotion, injury prevention, interdisciplinary practice, case finding, case coordination, ethical decision-making, community referrals, and cultural practices. 


Community Health Nursing Clinical (GELB)
This course applies community health nursing concepts to the care of individuals, families, groups and communities in selected clinical settings. Nursing care will include health promotion, disease and injury prevention to diverse groups of people across the lifespan.


R.N. Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice III
This course builds on the foundational elements of professional nursing as identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Note: Course work above is subject to change.

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All students must satisfy EMU general education requirements to be eligible for graduation. Your academic advisor can help you determine any unfulfilled requirements.

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