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RN/BS Program Director

Dr. Pamela White
Email: pwhite@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8395

Online RN-to-BS in Nursing Courses


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current RN-to-BS program information, including requirements and course descriptions.


NURS 331 - Nursing as a Profession

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the RN to BS Nursing Program

Credits: 3

Course Description: Contemporary nursing is considered in the context of the history of the profession and the theory, knowledge, and reasoning that are needed for current and evolving roles. In addition, students are challenged to identify professional goals and lifelong learning plans.

NURS 332 - Caring for Populations

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program

Credits: 4

Course Description: This course focuses on the assessment of the health status of a community to identify health disparities and factors that influence health status. It examines evidence-based practice with populations and the impact of care systems and health policies in responding to a community's health needs worldwide. Students engage in experiential learning that incorporates competencies of baccalaureate-prepared community/public health nurses. Requires 40 hours of precepted practicum.

NURS 333 - Evidence-Based Practice

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course explores the state of nursing science by utilizing foundational skills in nursing research. Professional role development and critical thinking will be advanced through the analysis and integration of evidenced-based research into nursing practice.

NURS 451 - Leadership in Systems of Care

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course focuses on the theory, processes, skills, and behaviors of leadership and management. The organization and financing of health care in an increasingly diverse health care delivery system will be explored. The student participates in experiential learning in professional nursing leadership in a health care setting.

NURS 452 - Holistic Health Assessment

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program

Credits: 4

Course Description: This course focuses on the holistic and multi-dimensional approach to health assessment and the development of physical assessment skills, which are essential for critical thinking, culturally sensitive clinical decisions, therapeutic interventions, and achievement of desired health outcomes across the lifespan. Students refine competencies in critical thinking and physical assessment skills in laboratory sessions, in the use of case studies, and in human patient simulation technology. For physical exam demonstrations, students need to have access to the following: stethoscope, reflex hammer otoscope/ophthalmoscope, cotton balls. Students record physical exam demonstrations using their own media equipment, such as smartphones, tablets or laptops with built in camera, or other similar devices.

NURS 456 - Nursing Informatics

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course examines the state of informatics in health care in addition to the application of future technologies in health care systems, administrative decision support, research/evidence-based practice, clinical care decision support, eHealth, integrated communication, and distributed education. Students are exposed to an overview of health care informatics practice; theoretical underpinnings of health care informatics; health care information systems; the impact of informatics on the sociocultural, ethical, and legal environments of health care; and the infrastructure needed to support informatics in health care systems.

NURS 457 - Patient-Centered Care and Quality

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program

Credits: 3

Course Description: This course explores the transformation of the health care system into an individualized patient-centered environment. This environment concentrates on respect for individual needs, provision of a safe environment, and the achievement of quality outcomes. Students will apply case management theory, processes, and skills in an experiential learning experience.

NURS 458 - Contemporary Professional Issues

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program

Credits: 4

Course Description: This course concentrates on professional nursing role socialization through critical analysis of the interdisciplinary effects of political/economic, and socio/ethical/legal systems. There is a focus on role development in critical thinking, ethical decision making, professional accountability, and advocacy.

NURS 459 - Capstone Professional Portfolio

Prerequisite: Matriculated into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Program or the R.N./B.S. to M.S. Fast-Track Program

Credits: 3

Course Description: This capstone project requires the development and presentation of a portfolio which demonstrates qualities and abilities characteristic of competent professional nurses.

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