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Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN to BSN

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In order to become a nurse, you not only have to have the skills to be good at your job but also the discipline and heart to make an impact. At Techni-Pro Institute, we help shape you holistically by providing personalized, high-quality education that helps you become the ideal nurse.  RN license required for admissions.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Nurse Baccalaureate Transition (3.0 credits): Nurse Baccalaureate Transition is the first nursing course that the registered nurse (RN) student completes. The course’s intent is to set the groundwork for transition of the RN to baccalaureate education and professional nursing practice. With the emphasis being on leadership, management, and issues influencing nursing education and practice, the RN has the foundation on which to build nursing expertise as nursing courses progress. The course prerequisite is a current and valid RN license. Teaching strategies include: lecture, discussion, audiovisuals, self-assessment, reflective analysis, critical thinking/problem solving, computer assignments and active/collaborative learning.

English Composition II (3.0 credits): This course is designed to instruct students in the fundamentals of academic writing, research, with an emphasis on argumentation. The course will explore issues that tend to invite scholarly and public debate. Students enrolled in this course can expect to build on their previous coursework, develop their expertise in the conventions of argumentative prose writing, complete an extensive research project, and critically engage with social issues that shape today. 

Principles of Nutrition (3.0 credits): This course provides instruction in the scientific principles of nutrition, including the role of specific nutrients, digestion of each, absorption, metabolism and sources of the nutrients and requirements of the various age groups. Emphasis is on the factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutritional status. 

Statistics (3.0 credits): This course is an introductory course that does not require any previous coursework in statistics. Basic statistical concepts and methods are presented in a manner that emphasizes understanding the principles of data collection and analysis rather than theory. The course will be devoted to discussions of how statistics is commonly used in the real world. There are two major parts to this course: Data and Probability/Inference. 

Introduction to Public Speaking (3.0 credits): This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support. Students should also demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic settings, in the workplace, and in the community.

Medicine and Disease (3.0 credits): This course describes human disease as it relates to medicine. Fundamental principles relating to etiology, nature, prevention, and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases in human populations. Special emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion in the high risk diseases of modern society. 

Nursing Theorists and Principles of Nursing Practice (3.0 credits): This course discusses various nursing theorists and their contributions to nursing practice. Different theoretical models will be expanded in relation to principles of nursing and the nursing process. Theories discussed include Watson’s theory on caring, Leininger’s theory of transcultural nursing, Orem’s theory of self-care and Roy’s adaptation theory.  

Healthcare Issues, Policies and Economics (3.0 credits): This course addresses healthcare issues, including policies. It also discusses the economics and finance of modern healthcare organizations, including the Affordable Care Act. The course will survey the economic, social, political and ethical forces affecting the American healthcare industry and addresses the financial management required in this environment.  

Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing (3.0 credits) : This course explores the broadly defined principles of ethics and the legal and ethical implications for nursing practice. Standards of care in the context of the Nursing Practice Act will serve as the framework for discussion. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the principles of ethics can guide the decision making process when clinical research and practice management dilemmas arise.  

Advanced Health Assessment (3.0 credits): This course is designed to enhance the student’s assessment, clinical judgment and clinical reasoning skills. This course explore the nursing process and emphasis is placed on planning and prioritizing goals for the patient. 

Advanced Pathophysiology (3.0 credits): This courses focuses on the pathogenesis of diseases and how it related to the human body with an emphasis on advanced pathophysiology. The makeup, structure and cellular functions of the body are discussed with an emphasis on alterations in functions. Students will research evidence based research to examine current advance clinical practice. 

Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of Nursing Care (3.0 credits):  This course explores cultural and spiritual aspects of nursing care and the beliefs and practices of patients, families and communities and how it relates to their overall health.  Emphasis is placed on providing cultural and spiritual competent care.

Transformational Leadership in Nursing (3.0 credits): This course provides the BSN student with an overview of the theoretical frameworks of management and leadership roles in nursing practice with a major focus on organizational analysis. Focus is on leadership and change theories, conflict management, and quality improvement for the delivery of health care services.

Community Health Nursing (3.0 credits): This course introduces students to community health nursing, health promotion and disease prevention across the life span. The role of the community health care is explored. Nursing students will be exposed to the culturally diverse population, health disparities that exist in the United States and globally Methods of managing health disparities are examined.  

Nursing Informatics (3.0 credits): This course introduces the student to the basic principles of nursing informatics and discusses the advantages and disadvantages. The student will explore research methods, nursing practices and how information technology shapes nursing today.  

Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice with Capstone (3.0 credits): This course introduces the student to evidence-based practice in nursing. Students will analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Student will critique the validity of research and how it contributes to the nursing practice.  

If you require more information, please feel free to contact us at 561-395-1444. You may also send a message to technipro@techniproedu.com with your questions, concerns, or requests.

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