Villanova University's RN to BSN program consists of 16 required courses.
The scope and aims of professional nursing practice are examined in the study of concepts of health and systems of care. The College of Nursing philosophy and conceptual framework are analyzed and used to guide course activities. The Clinical Decision Making Assessment (CDMA) must be taken at the end of this course (fee associated). Successful completion of CDMA is prerequisite for future courses.
Comprehensive nursing assessment of individuals and families is emphasized in this course. Opportunities are provided for the student to apply clinical skills such as interviewing, data collection, genograms and physical assessment.
This course emphasizes the study of nutrition and health and focuses on normal nutrition with selected emphasis on prevention of disease through healthy eating. It serves as the framework for the clinical nutrition concepts in nursing practice.
This course provides learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students related to the use of scientific evidence in nursing practice. There is an emphasis on the use of scholarly and analytical skills in examining evidence in clinical practice. Prerequisite: NUR 3007. Pre/Corequisite: Statistics
This course provides a foundation for students to examine factors that influence the health of communities and populations locally, nationally, and globally. Students use basic public health principles and sciences to identify factors that influence, promote, and maintain health of populations. The course emphasizes the use of epidemiological data, and knowledge related to environmental health, social determinants of health, genetics/genomics, ethics, the influence of culture, and health behaviors in identifying the nurse's role in population health. Prerequisites: CDMA and NUR 3000
This course explores the delivery of care to individuals and their families within community settings. The learner explores the unique issues related to interdependent care strategies within a family model that maximizes the health of individuals while continuing to function within their home environment. Prerequisites: CDMA, NUR 2810, NUR 3122
This course provides the student an opportunity to explore two distinctly different community based settings during this practicum experience. The student provides evidence-based nursing care in community settings where the population of individuals and families have the need for assessment and interventions that are provided to maintain or improve their health status through care procedures and health education related to their health problem. Pre/Corequisite: NUR 4112. *This course is broken down into two 8-week terms. Students must first take NUR 4113-101 and immediately take NUR4113-201 in the following session. Clinical hours are associated with this class. Students will be assisted with this process.
This course addresses the impact of health policy, health care financing and economics, and legislative and regulatory authority on nursing practice and the health care delivery system. Societal and professional issues influencing nursing practice will be examined. Prerequisite: CDMA
This course addresses principles of leadership and management and organizational processes related to the practice of nursing using current evidence. Professional values, accountability, role transition, collegiality and interprofessional collaboration are addressed in this course. Corequisite: NUR 4117
This course provides students with the opportunity to enact the role of the professional nurse in selected health care settings. Students demonstrate the principles of leadership, management and organizational processes related to the practice of nursing using current evidence. Pre/Corequisite: NUR 4116. Clinical hours are associated with this class. Students will be assisted with this process.
Cultural influences on health beliefs and practices are examined. Implications for providing culturally sensitive nursing care to diverse individuals, groups and communities are addressed.
Deep connection and interaction of mind and heart are the vortex and wellspring of Augustinian tradition and education. Exploration of mind-heart vortex focusing on finding, strengthening and widening students' practical spirituality and contemplative practices. Contemplative practices are practical and adaptable to the realities of everyday life; they develop capacities for deep concentration, quieting the mind, greater empathy and reflection upon the meaning in life. Practical and appropriate connections with self and patient care will be explored.
Rights and duties of the patient/client and the members of the health care team, death and dying, genetic engineering and manipulation.
Descriptive and inferential statistics: graphical displays, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
Significant problems of American society; the sociocultural basis of social problems, the conditions facilitating their incidence, and approaches to therapeutic interventions.
Designed to demonstrate how theories of psychology are applied to the workplace. To have effective workplaces and productive and motivated employees, organizations are looking at the impact of the organization's work environment, leadership, formal/informal policies and other factors. Topics include organizational structure, people and personality, motivation, job stress, group dynamics, communication and leadership and gender.