Courses Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN) online
Basic forms of expository writing. Frequent themes. Collateral reading in articles and essays of a factual and informative type.
Forms of expository and analytical writing. Topics from composition suggested from wide reading in at least two of the three genres: prose fiction, poetry, and drama. Research paper required.
United States history from the revolutionary period through reconstruction.
United States history from the post-reconstruction period to the present.
Texas history from the beginning to the present time.
Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, determinants, matrices, systems of equations, binomial theorem, exponential and logarithmic functions, theory of equations.
Non-calculus based introduction to statistics, statistical measures of data, statistical description of data, elementary probability, random variables, binomial and normal distributions, estimation, testing hypotheses.
Statistical concepts and techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include graphs, measure of position, central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability, tests of significance and basic non-parametric techniques.
The national and Texas constitutions; federalism; political socialization and participation; public opinion and interest groups; parties, voting, and elections.
The legislative, executive, and judicial branches and the bureaucracy; policy formulation and implementation including civil rights and civil liberties, domestic and foreign policies.
Emphasizes major aspects of psychological development through the life span. Aspects of development examined in the course will include cognitive, physical, social, moral, linguistic, and emotional change through childhood, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and older adulthood. Areas of focus include psychosocial, biological, and physical influences on psychological development. Normal processes of child and adult psychological development will be emphasized.
Introduction to nutrition including functions, sources, characteristics and recommended intake of nutrients; digestion; absorption and metabolism; special needs during various phases of the life cycle; diet therapy and patient assessment, education, and counseling.
Three hours of communication required from the following.
Principles and practices of public speaking.
Application of the fundamentals of speech production to the needs of the professional person. For non-communication majors only.
Three hours of creative arts required from the following.
Survey of music for non-music students. Covers the major style periods from the Renaissance to the present with emphasis on the development of basic listening skills and critical thinking. Requires attendance at instructor-specified recitals or concerts.
An introductory course emphasizing the understanding and appreciation of visual arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture).
Three hours required from the following.
Six to ten major works of American literature, including both the 19th and 20th centuries.
The study of six to ten works of British literature dating from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the present.
A survey of major knowledge systems with an emphasis on the scientific and humanistic methods of inquiry.
Emphasizes a comprehensive holistic health assessment as a component of the nursing process across the lifespan. RN-BSN students build on previously acquired assessment skills to identify health promotion, risk assessment and disease prevention behaviors, including sociological, psychological, cultural, and family aspects of a comprehensive assessment.
Focuses on concepts needed to provide holistic client-centered nursing care to a variety of clients, families, populations, and communities in multiple settings from a global perspective by incorporating theories, evidence-based practice outcomes, and clinical reasoning. Explores and assesses the impact of multiple determinants of health status and healthcare, cultural and ethical influences, sources of health information, major local, state, national and global health issues and related health promotion/disease prevention, maintenance, restoration, and population risk reduction objectives among clients, families, populations, and communities. Incorporate research findings related to the community into evidence-based nursing practice.
Explores advanced concepts of compromised multiple health states in the care of individuals and families. Emphasizes and demonstrates the developing role of the professional nurse, including patient advocate and interdisciplinary healthcare team member using clinical reasoning and judgment skills to provide compassionate, holistic and coordinated patient-centered care. Course integrates advanced technology, nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice as a foundation of patient-centered care.
Explores and coordinates safe patient-centered care as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Introduces and applies theories of leadership and management practices including the organization, planning, staffing, directing, and controlling of resources within the healthcare system. Models the role of the professional nurse as a patient safety advocate, healthcare planner, leader and manager.
Examine theoretical foundations guiding advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Permission
Analyze research methods, focusing on formulating a practice-related research problem, searching the literature, research design, sampling, and evaluation of research instruments, data collection strategies and analysis of data. Students are expected to analyze and critique research literature for scientific merit, and to discuss the practical application of scientific findings for practice. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310.
Analyze professional and social issues related to advanced nursing practice within the context of health promotion and disease prevention, and various social, cultural and nursing issues related to healthcare. Prerequisites: Permission
Utilize theoretical models to analyze healthcare policy and finance, and political processes and strategies, which influence the policy process and results in improved healthcare for a diverse society. Prerequisites: Permission
Develop a proposal, using research methods, to investigate a problem. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310, 5311, 5312, 5315 and pre- or co-requisite: MSNA 5321 or MSNE 5254
Implement project proposal and disseminate outcomes. Prerequisites: MSNC 5195
Develop knowledge and skills relevant to leadership in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on role of the nurse as a nurse administrator. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310
Use quality improvement models as the foundation for directing and controlling healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of human resources and budgeting processes. Corequisite: MSNC 5321
Use midlevel change and systems theory as the foundation for planning and organizing healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the mission, philosophy, strategic planning and organizational structures. Prerequisites: MSNA 5320
Marketing orientation and concepts; marketing programs of domestic and global perspectives in the formulation and development of strategies with regard to price, product, channels of distribution, and promotion of goods and services within an ever-changing environment. Prerequisites: Graduate
Apply midlevel change and systems theory for planning and organizing healthcare delivery through a preceptored experience.
Apply quality improvement models to work with human resources in a healthcare organization through a preceptored experience.
Examines technology as it applies to the role of Nurse Administrator. Students will explore current trends and issues in the application of concepts related to nursing informatics and healthcare technology in nursing practice.
Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and preparation and uses of financial statements. Additional topics include, Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs and Variance Analysis.
Develop knowledge and skills relevant to teaching in institutions of higher education. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse as faculty member. Examine learning theories and teaching strategies foundational to classroom and clinical instruction in academic settings. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNC 5310.
Develop knowledge and skills in measurement and evaluation of classroom and clinical instruction. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNC 5311.
Acute advanced knowledge of skills and principles of clinical pharmacology.
Develop skills to analyze and synthesize clinical concepts relevant to areas of advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites or Concurrent: MSNE 5310, MSNE 5311.
Apply teaching/learning theory and strategies to didactic and clinical preceptored instruction. Evaluate selected curriculum components related to teaching experiences. Prerequisite: MSNE 5353. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNE 5350 and MSNE 5352.
Analyze curriculum components for contemporary nursing education in academic settings. Evaluation as a critical component of curriculum design is examined. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNC 5310.
Apply measurement and evaluation concepts to didactic and clinical preceptored instruction. Examine course, level, and department components within the context of an academic system. Prerequisite: MSNE 5254. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNE 5351.
The primary focus is application of pathophysiology concepts to clinical practice using evidence-based knowledge and clinical reasoning to prevent, diagnose, and treat alterations across the lifespan.