General Education and Pre-Requisite Courses for Belhaven RN-BSN

Humanities and Fine Arts
Course # Title Credit
ENG101 English I 3
ENG102 English II 3
ENG203 Survey of World Literature I 3
ENG204 Survey of World Literature II 3
HIS107 Civilization I 3
HIS108 Civilization II 3
BIB214
BIB215
Old Testament History  --OR--
New Testament History
3
3
Total Required
21

Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Course # Title Credit
MAT101 College Algebra 3
BIO125 Science and Culture II (can sub Gen. Bio w/ lab) 4
PSY303
MAT200
Statistics for Behavioral Science  --OR--
Elementary Statistics
3
3
BIO230 Human A&P I with lab 4
BIO231 Human A&P II with lab 4
BIO371 Microbiology with Lab 4
CHE111 Chemistry I 3
CHE113 Chemistry lab 1
Total Required
29

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course # Title Credit
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSY201 General Psychology I 3
SPC102 Specialized Communications 3
Total Required
9

Electives
Course # Title Credit
Electives 6 - 10
* The total number of electives hours a student will take is dependent on their transcript review.

Nursing
Course # Title Credit
NUR311 Intro to Professional Nursing 2
NUR314 Fundamentals of Nursing 4
NUR321 Medical Surgical Nursing 5
NUR322 Reproductive Health Material and Newborn Nursing 5
NUR412 Med-Surgical Nursing II 5
NUR411 Mental-Behavioral Health Nursing 4
Total Required
25

Total Pre-Requisites

89-91


COURSES TAKEN AT BELHAVEN

General
Course # Title Credit
BUS280 Introduction to Online Education* 3
WVC301 Christian Interpretation of Life 3
*If someone has met ALL prerequisites prior to enrolling, then they may substitute an elective for Introduction to Online Education.
Nursing
Course # Title Credit
NRN411 Physical Assessment for the Practicing RN 3
NRN412 Professional Role Development 2
NRN413 Pathophysiology for RNs 3
NRN414 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 3
NRN415
NRN416
Professional Writing for Nurses  --OR--
Informatics in Health Care (Nursing Elective)
2
2
NRN421 Community Population Nursing (Clinical) 5
NRN422 Nursing Research, Theory, and Practice 3
NRN423 Leadership and Management in Nursing (Clinical) 5
NRN424 Nursing Synthesis Seminar 2
NRN426
NRN427
Health Policy and Ethical Decision  --OR--
Professional Growth and Empowerment (Nursing Elective)
2
2
Total Required
33-36
RN-BSN Nursing Course Descriptions (NRN)
411 Physical Assessment for the Practicing RN (3) Pre-reqs: Admission to the RN-BSN program. Co-reqs: NRN412, 413, 414; (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427)
This course provides the framework for preparing students to perform comprehensive health assessments on clients across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on taking a thorough nursing history, performing physiological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual assessments, as well as identification of stressors and health risks. Laboratory experiences provide an opportunity to practice assessment skills on clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. (Nursing Majors Only)  (2 hours of lecture/6 hours of lab) 
412 Professional Role Development (2) Pre-reqs: Admission to the RN-BSN program. Co-reqs: NRN411, 413, 414; (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427)
The course capitalizes on preexisting knowledge and experience of the RN student by serving as a bridge between theory and practice. This course initiates the process of perspective transformation that registered nurses typically experience during baccalaureate education that broadens their view of themselves, of nursing, and of the possibilities of their own practice. (Nursing RN-BSN Majors Only) (2 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab)
413 Pathophysiology for RNs (3) Pre-reqs: Admission to the RN-BSN program. Co-reqs: NRN 411, 412, 414 (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427)
This course is designed to examine pathophysiology related to human illness within a systems framework.  Emphasis is on understanding pathophysiology as an alteration in normal physiological functioning of individual client subsystems.  Focus is on presentation of selected pathophysiology and subsequent symptomatology in diverse clients across the lifespan. (Nursing RN-BSN Majors Only) (3 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab)
414 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (3) Pre-reqs: Admission to the RN-BSN program. Co-reqs: NRN 411, 412, 413 (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427)
This course is designed to examine the basic drug classifications, concepts and principles of pharmacology with special consideration for the nursing role in developing a comprehensive approach to the clinical application of drug therapy through the use of the nursing process. Nursing implications relative to the utilization of drug therapy are examined. (Nursing RN-BSN Majors Only) (3 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab) 
421 Community-Population Nursing (5) Pre-reqs: NRN 411, 412, 413, 414; (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427). Co-reqs: NRN 422, 423, 424.
This course is designed to introduce concepts of community health utilizing the population focused nursing process. This course places emphasis on health promotion, risk reduction, and disease management in selected community settings. (Nursing RN-BSN Majors Only)  (3 hours of lecture/9 hours of lab) 
422 Nursing Research, Theory and Practice (3) Pre-reqs: NRN 411, 412, 413, 414; (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427). Co-reqs: NRN 421, 423, 424.
This course is designed to introduce nursing students to the fundamentals and principles of the research process and its application in nursing. The importance of searching relevant literature, understanding research methods, reviewing research, understanding, and evaluating research findings related to the practice of nursing are emphasized. The research process as a basis for scientific nursing knowledge is examined. The steps in the research process are identified, discussed, and developed into a proposal.  (3 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab)
423 Leadership and Management In Nursing (5) Pre-reqs: Admission to the RN-BSN program. Pre-reqs: NRN 411, 412, 413, 414; (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427). Co-reqs: NRN 421, 422, 424.
This didactic and clinical course is designed to prepare students to acquire skills in nursing management in health care systems. The student will synthesize management theory and evidence pertaining to management processes, as well as developing the skills of delegation, conflict management, and leadership. Legal and ethical issues are discussed with a focus on personal accountability and responsibility. Standards of practice and the significance of functioning according to state regulations and statutes are analyzed. Application of leadership and management principles will be demonstrated within a variety of health care environments. (Nursing RN-BSN Majors Only)  (3 hours of lecture/9 hours of lab) 
424 Nursing Synthesis Seminar (2) Pre-reqs: Admission to the RN-BSN program. Pre-reqs: NRN 411, 412, 413, 414; (Electives NRN415/416, 426/427). Co-reqs: NRN 421, 422, 423.
This seminar course helps students synthesize selected nursing concepts and apply them to professional, autonomous nursing practice. Ethical and political economic principles that guide and influence nursing practice and global and local health care systems are analyzed. Focuses on evolution and transition of professional nursing practice in diverse settings within a context of emerging societal issues and trends. This course will provide the RN the opportunity to integrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of professional baccalaureate nursing practice. (Nursing RN-BSN Majors Only) (2 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab) 
Elective Courses
415 Professional Writing for Nurses (2) Pre-reqs: Admission to the RN-BSN program.
This course focuses on the role of scholarly productivity in nursing. The student is taught write polished scholarly papers, narratives, and abstracts, using appropriate formatting and style for nursing professionals.  (2 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab) 
416 Informatics in Health Care (2) Pre-reqs: None
This course focuses on computer applications, technology, internet tools for data management, information systems & telecommunications in nursing administration, education and practice. Problem solving and mini-design projects related to increased efficiency in nursing care delivery. (2 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab)
426 Health Policy and Ethical Decision-Making (2) Pre-reqs: None
This course examines the foundations of healthcare policy, the financial structure of healthcare systems, and the regulatory environments that have impact on nursing practice and client care. Emphasis is on selected issues affecting healthcare policy. Focus is on the influence of the nursing profession on policy and regulation. (2 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab) 
427 Professional Growth and Empowerment (2) Pre-reqs: None
This course designed to focus on issues related to professional practice, career planning, personal goal setting, and empowerment of self and others. Students will discuss factors related to job performance, performance expectations and evaluation, reality orientation, and commitment to life-long learning. (2 hours of lecture/0 hours of lab)