Curriculum: RN to BSN Courses

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Adventist University of Health Sciences (formerly known as Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences) is focused on providing quality course content while educating students. The degree includes a total of 72 trimester credit hours: 33 credits of Nursing Component courses and 39 credits of General Education courses. The degree can be completed in as few as 5 terms.

 

BSN Degree General Education Course Requirements (39)

DCHE 111 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry 3

An introduction to the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry. Topics covered will include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, chemical kinetics and acid-base equilibria with an emphasis on the application of chemistry to everyday life. This course is designed for non-science majors, does not satisfy the requirement for a major or minor in chemistry, and cannot be used as a prerequisite for any other chemistry course.

DCHE 112 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry 3

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of organic and biochemistry. Topics covered will include hydrocarbons: carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, and biochemical processes. A review of the application of these compounds in chemistry to everyday life will be emphasized. This course is designed for non-science majors, does not satisfy the requirement for a major or minor in chemistry, and cannot be used as a prerequisite for any other chemistry course.

DCPT 105 Introduction to Microcomputers 3

Computer applications using IBM-compatible microcomputers. This course combines the content of CPTR 103 as well as spreadsheet and presentation applications. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

DENG 101 English Composition I 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Prerequisite: A minimum English ACT score of 19, or a passing score the English Composition Placement Test, or ENGL 091 with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Focuses on writing as a means for authentic expression and exploration. Emphasis is on the writing process, especially revision. Students write several expository essays organized according to prescribed modes and learn specific writing skills and principles which readily apply to most writing tasks. This course meets the requirement for a written communication course (See communication requirements section in the Academic Bulletin).

DENG 102 English Composition II 3

Prerequisites: DENG 101 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Applies the writing skills developed in ENGL 101 or DENG 101 while focusing on rhetorical and reasoning skills necessary for various persuasive and research writing activities. Students write several persuasive papers and a major research paper. This course meets the requirement for a written communication course (See communication requirements section in the Academic Bulletin).

DSTA 205 Introduction to Applied Statistics 3

Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Prerequisite: Two semesters of high school algebra with a minimum grade of "B" (3.00) or a college-level math course with a minimum grade of "C"(2.00).
An introduction to statistics and its applications, this course is designed to prepare students to interpret and evaluate statistics and statistical methods used in published research papers and to make decisions about the appropriateness of specific statistical methods in a variety of settings. Areas of emphasis will include descriptive statistics; analysis of graphs; sampling methods; binomial, z, t, and chi-square; confidence intervals; and hypothesis testing. This course will not fulfill the math requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences.

DREL 305 Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees.
A survey of ethical issues facing the allied healthcare professional from a Christian perspective. Topics include: confidentiality, conflict of interest, autonomy, culturally appropriate health practice, reproductive issues, end of life care, and issues in the allocation of health care. The student will have the opportunity to draw upon clinical practice.

DREL 379 Lessons on Living: Biblical Perspectives 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 Online course available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. Prerequisite Note: DENG 102 may replace ENGL 102. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Attention to the wisdom books of the Old Testament, the Sermon on the Mount, and the Parables of Jesus.

DREL 368 World Religions for the Healthcare Professions 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 Prerequisite Note: DENG 102 may replace ENGL 102. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
A study of the major world religions, including their history and development. This course will also familiarize the student with the major tenets and practices of these religions. Teachings and practices that impact the practice of health care are emphasized.

DHPE 125 Health and Wellbeing 2

Topics include the fundamental elements of physical fitness, nutrition, weight control, and stress management. Emphasis will also be given to the practice of personal vision, management, and leadership which contribute to a holistic paradigm of individual health. Covers both theoretical and experiential components.

DPSY 124 General Psychology 3

Survey of psychology, including human development, sensation and perception, learning and thinking, emotions, motivation, personality, and stress, as well as psychological disorders and their treatment.

DSOC 349 Aging and Society 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 Prerequisite Note: DENG 102 may replace ENGL 102. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Explores the relationship between attitudes within society and the elderly. It examines the increasing influence of senior citizens upon the norms, politics, economics, and demographics of society.

DHIS 174 World Civilization I 3

Study of the development of Western and non-Western civilization with an emphasis on Europe and its interaction with non-European civilizations. Covers the time periods from pre-history to the beginning of the Middle Ages.

DHMN 325 Healing Words: The Literature of Healthcare 3

Prerequisites: DENG 102 All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
A study of literature that encourages examination of the healthcare profession from the perspective of the healthcare provider and the patient. This course is an exploration of literature of medical, ethical, and spiritual issues within cultural and social contexts. Reading and writing assignments and projects include the examination of contemporary issues such as patient care, the prolonging of life, euthanasia, AIDS, and the relationship between the mind and healing.

BSN Degree Nursing Course Requirements (33)

DNRS 324 Concepts of Professional Nursing for RNs 3

Prerequisites: DCHE 101; DCPT 105; DENG 102 All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00). DNRS326 is a prerequisite to all other baccalaureate level courses.
Focuses on concepts, communication skills and issues related to Baccalaureate-level nursing practice, nursing models, and the formation of a personal philosophy of nursing. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours). This course meets the requirement for an oral and written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

DNRS 330 Pathopharmacology for RNs 3

Prerequisites: DNRS 326 Successful completion of DNRS326 or permission of the department chair is required to enroll in course. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Builds on the student's pharmacology knowledge base while focusing on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions. The major drug classifications will be studied in terms of their effects on the patient/client lines of defense and resistance. The student analyzes clients' multiple-drug regimens for the purpose of teaching and providing quality care to clients and families. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours).

DNRS 335 Health Promotion and Assessment for RNs 3

Prerequisites: DNRS 326 Successful completion of DNRS326 or permission of the department chair is required to enroll in course. All prerequisite(s) must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
Provides the nurse with a comprehensive approach to health promotion and assessment using the nursing process. It is accomplished by theory and practice in history taking, physical exam techniques, use of assessment tools/equipment, and health teaching. The student will learn about common variations seen in healthy clients, age-related variations, and common abnormal findings. This course includes four credit hours of theory and clinical projects (60 clock-hours).

DNRS 345 Theoretical Foundation of Practice 3

Prerequisites: DNRS 326 Successful completion of prerequisites or permission of the department chair is required to enroll in course. All prerequisite(s) must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).
This course prepares students to critically analyze and apply knowledge of selected nursing philosophies, conceptual models, and theories to autonomous practice. The process by which theory is translated into evidence-based practice is studied. Students have opportunities to expand on their exploration of the link between theory, research, and evidence-based practice with an emphasis on theory-based approaches to quality client outcomes. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock hours) and meets the requirements for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

DNRS 366 Nursing Informatics for RNs 3

This course focuses on the application of informatics as it applies to healthcare and nursing practice. Theoretical, evidence-based, and practical approaches to information technology and technical languages and models relative to public and institutional healthcare policies governing data management will be explored. Emphasis is placed on ethical, confidential, and security issues related to the electronic health record. The course also addresses technology issues important to the future of nursing and healthcare. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours) and meets the requirements for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin). All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00).

DNRS 450 Community Health: Individuals and Groups for RNs 3

Prerequisites: DNRS 326 All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00). Prerequisite Note: RN License
This course focuses on the health of the population as a whole and includes health protection, health promotion, disease prevention, and education on primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of care in a variety of public health settings. It describes the historical and current status of the healthcare delivery system and nursing status in the community. It also emphasizes and addresses specific issues of populations at risk and societal concerns that affect nursing practice in the community. It analyzes conceptual frameworks applied to nursing practice in the community and selected models from nursing and related sciences. The course examines diversity in the role of nurses in the community and describes the rapidly changing roles, functions, and practice settings. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours) and meets the requirements for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

DNRS 451 Community Health Practicum for RNs 3

This course builds on DNRS 450 Community Health: Individuals and Groups for RNs with emphasis on two major clinical projects:(a)assessment of the community where the student lives, and (b)development and implementation of an educational project that addresses the learning needs of the community health client. This is a process of critically thinking about the community and involves embracing the community client as partner. The course aids the student in comprehending the vulnerabilities and challenges of the individual, family, and sub-populations by identification of community strengths and resources that are available to help with health promotion, disease prevention, and necessity to involve consumers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare efforts. This course includes three credit hours of theory and clinical projects (45 clock hours) and meets the requirement for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

DNRS 475 Introduction to Nursing Research for RNs 3

Prerequisites: DNRS 326; DSTA 205 Online courses available only for the students enrolled in online degrees. All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00). Prerequisite Note: ENGL 101 may replace DENG 101; ENGL 102 may replace DENG 102
The study of the research process as applied to nursing problems. The student will evaluate published research findings for use in nursing practice. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours), and meets the requirement for an oral and written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

DNRS 480 Leadership and Management in Nursing for RNs 3

Prerequisites: DNRS 326 All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00). Prerequisite Note: RN License
This course focuses on concepts and theoretical principles of nursing leadership and management applicable to the current healthcare environment. Students explore models related to time management, delegation, empowerment, conflict management, negotiation, and change as they relate to collaborative relationships and decision-making. Students also analyze trends and issues from a micro and global perspective to enhance an appreciation of stewardship of resources. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock-hours) and meets the requirement for a written communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

DNRS 490 The Business of Health Care 3

Prerequisites: DNRS 326 All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00). Prerequisite Note: RN License
This course examines assumptions and circumstances leading to current U.S. health care delivery, policy-making, and finance. Consideration will be given to comparing and contrasting systems which focus on health restoration and maintenance vs. those which focus on disease management and cure. Economic implications of the regulatory changes in the present health care system and approaches to health care delivery will be explored.

DNRS 499 Seminar in Nursing 3

All prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C (2.00). This course may not be taken concurrently with any nursing courses (DNRS prefix). Students may take one general education or cognate course concurrently with DNRS 499 within the last trimester of the program. A student who fails DNRS 499 will not be eligible to take courses concurrently with Seminar.
This capstone course provides an opportunity for students to explore health-related issues and analyze the impact that cultural, economical, political, and/or scientific change has on nursing and healthcare. In harmony with the current healthcare emphasis on clinical outcomes, each student designs and presents an outcome project in an area of special clinical interest. Through this project the student will demonstrate application of the Neuman Systems Model and mastery of content from previous Baccalaureate courses. This course includes three credit hours of theory (45 clock hours) and meets the requirements for both a written and oral communication course (see Communication Requirements in the Academic Section of the Academic Bulletin).

Total Class Credits Required to Meet Graduation Requirements: 127

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16 Responses to “Curriculum: RN to BSN Courses”

  1. Gail says:

    I am looking to take as many classes as I can from home before I transplant to a new school. I am interested in getting my BS In nursing and I noticed that alot of the classes you offer would transfer to Walla Walla or southern Adventist university. Is there a way I could look at which courses are offered this summer or fall and sign up for them?

  2. I have completed one semester of RN-BSN program at Worcester State University Worcester, Ma and a few weeks of this semester unable to complete semester due to inability to finance semester. No financial aid available and hourse needed to be on campus and clinicals conflicted with work schedules. Would like to know if classes I have completed will transfer. I completed introduction to professional nursing and health assessment.
    Thank you for your assistance.

    • jrodriguez says:

      Hi Norma, Worcester State is a regionally accredited school so yes their classes transfer however, nursing classes do not transfer. Also financial works the same at all schools.

  3. Glenda says:

    I currently hold a BS in Business HR and a Masters in HR. However, I had a change of heart and my path is leading me towards the medical field, specifically nursing (RN). The issue is that I don’t want to spend another 4 years in college and I don’t have a lot of funding available. What would be my best choice and how my prior education will play into it? Also I would like to stay employed while I complete my courses as much as possible.

    • jrodriguez says:

      For this program you would need to be an RN or have an ASN. It would be difficult for you to find and evening or online program. Our enrollment specialist would recommend that you look at other schools that have online options.

  4. Ernestine says:

    How much is a class per credit hour.

  5. NormaColon says:

    how long is your RN to BSN program

  6. linda says:

    Hi good afternoon¡¡

    I’m spanish and I’m nurse, I have worked in critical care since 2007, I have done my homologation for register nurse by florida. On June I will to pass my NCLEX exam. That is necesary have first my license before I want to apply for BSN…

    thanks very much¡¡¡

    • jrodriguez says:

      Hi Linda, You would need to have passed the NCLEX exam or if you have already received your ATT form with your date then you can apply but you would need to provide the NCLEX prior to classes starting.

  7. Mary Thate says:

    What prerequisite courses are required? I have my ASN/RN; however, I am finding that different programs had different prerequisite courses….I graduated in 1981.

    • jrodriguez says:

      We require 2 English courses, 2 Chemistry courses & a Computer courses which was taken within the last 5 years. If you are missing any of these course that is ok, we offer these courses online. Once you have applied, reviewed & accepted these courses would be incorporated into your curriculum. If you have not filled out your information online please do so, and your advisor will be happy to follow up with you.

  8. Hongnan Jhang says:

    I studied nursing in my country and have associate three years degree of nursing. I am RN. am i still in same curricurum ? and how many credit do I have to take?

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