ANAT 100 Basic Human Anatomy (3) -- ONLINE
Gross and microscopic structure of human body; emphasis on anatomical concepts, terminology, and correlation of structure and function.
BIOL 293 Microbiology (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: BIOL 136. This course is a general introduction to the diversity, ecology, growth and genetics of microorganisms, including topics of medical microbiology. This foundational course is for students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health.
CHEM 100 Basic Chemistry (4) -- ONLINE
Introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and their application in discussion of selected topics which pertain to areas affecting citizens. Chemical environmental issues of current concern are considered.
CIS 295 Principles of Data Analysis (3) -- ONLINE
This course examines the concepts, techniques and methods used in the description and analysis of data and in statistical inference. Topics presented in this course are directed towards the analysis of experimental and survey data. Data analysis software will be used as a tool to collect, organize and process data.
ED 120 Human Growth and Development (3) -- ONLINE
Study of maturation in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood designed for those entering the teaching profession. Emphasis is placed on biological, health, social, cognitive, and affective development. (Taken by all Renaissance candidates)
ENGL 190 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. Students in this course study the more complex structures of language with respect to its logical and persuasive possibilities. The course emphasizes the development of the skills of analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and research methodology, and it seeks to help students integrate their own reasoned opinions with the fruits of their reading and research in order to produce coherent, persuasive essays. To this end, the course requires students' close analytical readings of published essays, their participation in class discussions about rhetorical strategies, and their preparation of several argumentative essays, including one researched essay. Through the study of style and argumentation, this course aims to deepen awareness of the nature and power of language and its cultural use.
NURS 377 Essentials of Therapeutic Nutrition (3) (Credit by Examination) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing. The evaluation by credit examination provides students the opportunity to earn academic course credit for prior learning through coursework, experience, training, or self-study. This examination measures knowledge about concepts related to therapeutic nursing interventions to promote patient nutrition during illness with considerations for age and culture. Knowledge about regulatory processes for fluid and electrolyte balance, conditions that alter fluid balance and interventions to prevent body fluid and electrolyte disturbances are also measured. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)
NURS 380 Conceptual Framework for Practice (3) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing. In this course students analyze important concepts in professional nursing practice including self-care, nursing theory, nursing scholarship, professional codes of conduct and professional standards. The social, legal, ethical, cultural and interprofessional context of nursing practice is presented. Contemporary issues in professional nursing practice are presented including informatics and patient care technology, genetics and genomics, and nursing management across the health-illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)
NURS 414 Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing (3) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing. In this course, research is introduced as a method of inquiry and as a foundation for evidence based clinical decisions. Fundamentals of research methodology will be presented. Developing, evaluating, and applying an evidence-base to address nursing care issues will be explored. Barriers to implementation of evidence based practice and strategies to address those barriers will be considered from an individual and an organizational perspective. The role of the nurse in affecting evidence based change in practice will be discussed. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)
NURS 442 Public and Community Health Nursing (4) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing. The focus of this online course is the introduction of the student to the concepts and principles of public health and the practice of public health nursing. The nursing process is applied to the care of individuals, families, and groups within the community. The course content and group activities emphasize community health measures which promote and maintain the health of the community. Research-based knowledge of public health science is incorporated, understanding of health team relationships is broadened, and knowledge about the range of client care is expanded. Evaluation of care and fostering of accountability are integrated throughout the course. Legal and ethical issues in public health are examined. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)
NURS 450 Leadership and Management (3) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing. This course provides students with an overview of management, leadership and organizational theories in the context of nursing and health care. An overview of the major functional areas of health care management and their relevance to the safe delivery of health care services in a turbulent and complex interprofessional environment will be introduced. The influence of legislative, regulatory, and risk management policies in shaping the nature, quality, and safety of the nursing practice environment will be examined. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)
NURS 470 Health Assessment for RNs (3) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing. This course focuses on the health assessment component of the nursing process using a life span approach. Integration of health assessment skills will be explored within the dimensions of pathophysiologic changes that occur during alterations in health. Considerations for health assessment will include growth and development, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual health of individuals. A case study approach will be utilized during this course.(For students in the RN to BSN program.)
NURS 487 Health Policy, Finance and Regulation (3) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing, this course provides students with an overview of the influence of healthcare policy in shaping the nature, quality, cost, access, and safety of the healthcare environment. The focus is on the broader context of healthcare, including how patient care services are organized and financed, how reimbursement is structured, and the role of regulatory agencies in defining the boundaries of nursing practice in a complex inter-professional environment. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)
NURS 492 Community Health Project (2) -- ONLINE
Offered through the School of Nursing. This course is designed to provide the student with an experience of planning within a community to meet its needs. Working from the knowledge and competencies gained in previous courses, and in collaboration with members of the healthcare community, students will design, construct, and evaluate a teaching or quality improvement strategy project. Teaching-learning principles of the nurse educator will be incorporated into the teaching or quality improvement strategy project. (For students in the RN to BSN program.)
PHIL 105 Intro to Philosophy and Logic (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. This course will focus primarily on the writings of Plato and Aristotle as central figures in that historical period when Western humanity began to use and to develop reason systematically as an instrument for understanding the world and its place in that world. Students will be introduced to the Greek contributions to logic, metaphysics, and ethics.
PHIL 336 Medical Ethics (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisites: PHIL 105. This course deals with ethical problems of medicine, nursing and the life sciences.
PPY 254 Human Physiology (4) -- ONLINE
An introductory course in the fundamental mechanisms of human physiology. Emphasis is given to basic cell functions and biological control systems, as well as to coordinate body functions.
PSYK 101 General Psychology (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 190. Provides a basic and general knowledge of the theoretical, scientific, and conceptual foundations of psychology, including biological, cognitive, emotional, development, cultural and social aspects. Includes key concepts and principles, methods for collecting and evaluating evidence, and application of psychological knowledge.
THEO 100 Theological Foundations (3) -- ONLINE
Prerequisite: ENGL 150. This course seeks to educate students from all the undergraduate programs in a critical discourse with human experience, biblical origins, historical foundations, and historical developments of the Christian tradition. It provides opportunity for human enrichment through creative questioning, awareness of Christian cultures, access to other cultural and religious contexts through comparative study, and a balanced appreciation of Christianity as a vital element in our global heritage. Students will be introduced to the Hebrew and Christian scriptures with an emphasis on important texts and theological issues. Students will explore how historical and literary criticism help in understanding fundamental theological concepts such as God, revelation, faith, creation, covenant, and salvation history. In post-biblical developments students will study the early experience of Christians, especially as they learned to articulate their faith in Christ and thereby developed their understanding of the triune God. The manner in which these and other theological developments are taught varies according to the method and strengths of the instructor. Students will be challenged to acquire the targeted skills of reading, writing and speaking theologically. They will also be encouraged to consider how critical, careful and creative theological questioning can deepen their understanding of the human condition.