This course is designed to enhance the transition to professional practice of the RN to BSN student. The course will examine concepts related to the foundation of professional nursing, including critical thinking, nursing theory, holistic caring, and ethical-legal issues.

This course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of community health nurses in the United States. It analyzes the nurse’s role within the context of current professional, environmental, political, and economic influences on public health and community health nursing.

This course is designed to introduce concepts related to leadership and management in nursing. Decision-making, problem finding and solving, communication, coordination, and planning will be addressed as skills needed in the current health care arena. Management of human and non-human resources is included. The focus recognizes change as transformative and pervasive.

This course focuses upon the development, analysis, and evaluation of nursing theory and the importance of theory to the discipline of nursing. The relationships between research, practice, education, will be discussed. Particular attention is given to past and present theories of nursing.

This course introduces students to the study science of drug use in the medical profession. Topics include the historical development of medical drugs; the manufacturing and administration of drugs; drug regulations; drug names; and the use of drugs in treatments. Drug actions and effects, absorption, metabolism, and excretion are also discussed in this course.

In this course, students focus on building core medical vocabulary by analyzing their prefix, suffix, root, connecting and combining forms. Through such analysis, students gain an understanding of the human body’s structure, function and diseases.