Bachelor of Science (Nursing Major)


Gerontological Nursing [4]

Explore theories of aging and the role of the gerontological nurse. Physiological, psychosocial, and economic adaptations of older adults in the health care system are examined. Core competencies in geriatric nursing are explicated.

Evidence for Nursing Practice [3]

The purpose of this course is to explore nursing knowledge development through empirical testing, personal, ethical and aesthetic knowledge. The role of the baccalaureate prepared nurse in research and knowledge development is explored.

Comprehensive Health Assessment [3]

This course builds upon basic knowledge of holistic health assessment across the lifespan with a focus on advanced assessment techniques. Focused gerontological aspects are explicated.

Transition to Professional Nursing [3]

Transitions from technical to professional nursing will be explored. This course seeks to assist students in developing a vision for professional nursing practice within the context of MVNU's philosophy and conceptual framework.

Nursing Informatics [2]

This course will discuss the influence of health care informatics on current and future nursing practice. The role of the nurse will be explored in relation to using technology and informatics to promote the reduction of errors in the clinical setting and to enhance the exchange of health information.

Genomic Nursing [3]

This course gives students information needed to deliver competent genetic care to clients across the lifespan. Students learn the impact of genomics on planning interventions, health screening, diagnostics, and monitoring of treatment effectiveness. Students discuss ethical issues that affect genomic care.

Community Health Perspectives [5]

A study of the principles of health promotion within a framework of epidemiology. Primary, secondary and tertiary care based on the healthy people's identified target areas is emphasized. The role of the nurse in advocating for healthy communities is included. Community resources for older adults are emphasized.

Nursing Leadership and Management [5]

This course prepares nurses to utilize leadership and advanced communication skills in dealing with personnel, fiscal, patient, cultural, and policy situations in healthcare. Organizational behavior and leadership theories, leadership styles, and best available evidence are incorporated in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a project. The project includes leadership of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Healthcare Trends and Issues [3]

The focus of this course is contemporary issues impacting professional nursing practice. Topics include the U.S. healthcare delivery system, the advocacy role of professional nurses, and laws governing the practice of nursing. Socio-political, bio-ethical, and legal issues related to healthcare are also explored. Lifelong learning is discussed, including graduate nursing education, professional portfolios, and nursing certification.

Theoretical Perspectives for RNs [3]

Students explore nursing knowledge development through the use of grand, mid-range and practice level theory. A crit-ical analysis of the metaparadigm of concern for nurses is completed.

Foundations of a Biblical Worldview [3]

This course will explore the biblical perspective on God and His relationship to the world; God's response to human sin; and the nature, characteristics, and values of the Kingdom of God. As a result, the student will gain an understanding of the biblical worldview, God's redemptive activity as recorded in the Bible, qualities of the Christian life, and the meaning of a life lived in the Kingdom of God. The course aims to prepare the student to make choices and decisions in life that will be other-centered and life-transforming - decisions that are shaped by one's commitment to practice and promote the biblical worldview.

Environmental Science for Nurses [3]

A study of the impact of human culture and activity upon the environment. Special emphasis is given to problems related to population, pollution and use of resources, emphasizing a science-based approach to understanding and solving environmental problems including the use of epidemiological studies in environmental science.

Introduction to Statistics [3]

A study of basic descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on applications in business, biology, and social sciences.




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