The School of Nursing at CBU is responsible for the oversight of the RN-BSN degree program curriculum.
The Cbu/online Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses degree-completion program increases students' professional knowledge, enhances leadership abilities and sharpens critical thinking skills. The RN to BSN (for current RN license holders) program is an important step toward reaching your professional goals, whether you plan to continue practicing at the bedside, transition to a new specialization or pursue graduate studies. The theoretical foundation that the nursing program teaches is the "human becoming" theory. This theory adopts quality of life from each person's own perspectives as the goal of nursing practice.
As Registered Nurses, the next step is to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or BSN. Nursing is a career primarily for people who have leadership potential, clinical competency, and a strong commitment to nursing and academic ability. Students earning their Bachelor of Science in Nursing are able to go on to pursue careers in nursing where they will be well-prepared and valued for their skills in critical thinking, case management, health promotion and for their ability to practice across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at California Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Consistent with AACN recommendations, CBU’s student outcomes, and the School of Nursing’s mission, upon completion of the RN-BSN nursing program, graduates will be able to:
Theoretical Foundations & Interprofessional Communication
Conceptual and essential component themes of the baccalaureate program in the California Baptist University School of Nursing will enhance understanding of the history of the discipline, the phenomenon of interest in nursing, and the roles of the professional nurse in relation to interprofessional collaboration. Focus is on an in- depth analysis of paradigms, theories, concepts, and values of the discipline of nursing. Verbal, non-verbal communication, attitudes, beliefs and principles will be explored in relation to interprofessional collaboration. An emphasis is placed on living the art with communication/collaboration activities, the nurse-person relationship and an understanding of the nurse?s presence and role in being with people as living quality unfolds. Prerequisite: Admission into the RN-BSN program (4 units)
Communications/Informatics in Nursing Practice
This course is designed to introduce applications of informatics systems to nursing practice, education, research, and administration. Utilizing nursing theory/collaboration communication methods in the nurse-person relationship for purposes of health information acquisition and teaching-learning opportunities will be explored. Integrating various theories, students will understand the importance of becoming knowledge workers, and develop skills for information literacy. Students are introduced to computer hardware, software, databases, and communications applications. Developments in computer technologies are discussed in the context of telehealth, e-health, distance education, and research utilization. Associated human-computer interaction and legal and ethical issues are addressed. Students learn how nurses can use nursing information systems to work more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively, and improve nursing services. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units)
Emphasis on complementary knowledge development in life sciences, as they relate to global health. Understanding of basic pathophysiology including disease processes, prevention, clinical signs and symptoms, secondary effects and methods of treatment, will enable health professionals to collaborate and provide curative and rehabilitative services. Study of scientific principles assist in developing critical thinking and analytic methods of inquiry for nursing practice. This course builds upon the general principles of anatomy/physiology studied as a nursing prerequisite. Presentation of a pathophysiological problem through a research paper is required. The effects of psychosocial stimuli on disease will be discussed. A global approach to disease will be emphasized. Students are expected to look at vital statistics of disease and research results in a critical manner. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units)
Health Assessment & Promotion
The course is designed to improve knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to health promotion, the early detection of illness and disease prevention within diverse populations. Techniques of interview, observation, percussion, palpation, inspection, and auscultation to perform a comprehensive assessment are demonstrated. The process of data collection, interpretation, documentation and dissemination of assessment findings are covered. Presentation of a disease process and integration of health promotion strategies as it relates to the findings of a comprehensive assessment is required. Prerequisite: Admission into the RN-BSN program. (4 units)
Research & Writing for the Health Care Professional (*English)
This course is designed to provide an introduction and overview of nursing research and writing. The course will be devoted to a discussion of the development of nursing research and its utilization in the practice of nursing. Additionally, the course will introduce basic terminology, principles of research, methods and designs of qualitative and quantitative nursing research with the goal of aiding the student to critically evaluate and utilize nursing research. The ?So What?? connections between nursing theory and health care research and the possible importance for nursing practice and the profession will be regularly discussed. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units)
Community/Public Health Nursing
The course focuses on a theoretical understanding of nursing concepts which are utilized in nurse-community processes while providing nursing services to individuals, families, communities, and aggregates of populations. The student will explore the role of the community health /public health nurse as an interdisciplinary collaborator with other members of the healthcare team. Changing healthcare systems and policies from a global perspective will be explored. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. Pre- or Co- requisite: NUR 421. (3 units)
Community/Public Health Nursing Practicum
Practicum experience in community/public health nursing focusing on collaborative policy development, change, teaching-learning processes, the role, application of public health principles and nursing processes in the provision of nursing services with individuals/families and populations in a variety of community-based settings. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. Pre- or Co- requisite: NUR 420. (3 units)
Ethics & Issues in Healthcare
The philosophical and ethical aspects of the roles of professional roles of provider, designed and member of profession are examined. Emphasis is placed on current issues of professional and legal accountability and responsibility, professional liability, advocacy, collective action, and the ethical responsibilities and decision making for the profession and changing healthcare systems. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (3 units)
Christian Leadership in Nursing
Concepts of management, leadership and followership, change-persistence and organizational structure as frameworks for managing policy development and delivery of nursing care to groups of clients in an acute care setting. The transition from student role to professional nursing role as provider, coordinator, and designer is emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. Pre- or Co- requisite: NUR 471. (3 units)
Christian Leadership in Nursing Practicum
Practicum hours are to equal hours 9 hours per week for the 15 weeks semester (135 hours total for the semester). This experience emphasizes the student experience of observing and assuming the role of nurse leader/manager. Implications for nursing theory-driven practice, teaching-learning processes, change-persistence, and collaboration with other healthcare providers shall be emphasized. Preceptors are selected and assigned to students by the course coordinator and/or nursing faculty. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. Pre- or Co- requisite: NUR 470. (2 units)
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*Student may begin class once this step has been completed
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