Course Information

for RN TO BSN Department


Introductory Statistics (M300RN)


Introductory Statistics introduces fundamental statistical concepts and principles providing a foundation for research methodology for students. This course discusses computation, interpretation, and application of commonly used descriptive, correlation, and inferential statistical procedures for analyzing date. Students will learn how to analyze data and relationships; discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions; confidence intervals; 1- and 2-sample significance tests; comparisons, count data; simple linear regression; and 1-way ANOVA.

Independent Study (N455RN)


Transitions I: Differentiated Learning (N480RN)


Transitions I is designed to assist students with their return to school and in transition to an upper division baccalaureate environment. Students will explore the extension of nursing knowledge as a result of completing an upper division nursing program. The skills of college level oral and written communication, APA style format, reflective practices, and self-initiated motivation for learning are refined. In addition, students will examine the Saint Anthony College of Nursing mission, their personal philosophy of nursing, and personal strategies for success in the program. Required as the first RNBSN course.

Transitions II: Differentiated Clinical Reasoning (N481RN)


Transitions II will foster development and integration of multiple ways of thinking associated with higher level nursing practice. Students will be exposed to the concepts of scientific thinking, critical reflection, creative thinking, clinical imagination, and clinical reasoning. Case studies will be used to refine and broaden the integration of scientific knowledge, nursing knowledge, and the standards of nursing practice. Students will be challenged to integrate these elements and apply clinical reasoning in management of patient/population health. Prerequisite: N480.

Using Evidence Based Professional Practices (N482RN)


The emphasis for this course is on the role and elements of evidence-based practice (EBP) in professional nursing practice. The focus is on the cyclical process of identifying clinical questions, searching and appraising the evidence, and implementing practice changes. Examination of a personally derived clinical question and conduction of the process of EBP will facilitate the connection between research and nursing practice. Prerequisites: N480, N481.

Catholic Principles of Healthcare Ethics (N483RN)


Catholic Principles for Ethics and Health Care guides the student in developing a basis for making bioethical decisions from a Judeo-Christian system. The essential beliefs and structures of the Catholic faith are surveyed. The student is introduced to the ethical decision-making process and this framework is utilized in topics pertaining to Christian, nursing, and medical ethics. No Prerequisites.

Leadership & Professional Engagement (N484RN)


In this course, student will examine concepts such as leadership, followership, and stewardship, along with traditional and emerging leadership theories. Aspects of personal, change, highperformance, and executive leadership will be compared. Organizational, political, and personal power as a nurse within healthcare organizations is explored. Measuring and improving business performance and executing business strategies are included. Students will develop a personal career trajectory and personal brand. Prerequisites: N480, N481.

Basic Epidemiology (N486RN)


Basic Epidemiology introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to public health problems. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of classical statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. Topics include the dynamic behavior of disease, usage of rates, ratios and proportions, methods of direct and indirect adjustment, and life table, which measure and describe the extent of disease problems. Prerequisites: N480, N481, N482, N483, N484.

Professional Practice I—Health and Wellness (N487RN)


Population Health I synthesizes theory and research related to population-focused nursing care, with emphasis on the health of aggregates within organizations, neighborhoods, and communities. Concepts covered include the integration of levels of prevention, health promotion, risk assessment, and disease prevention. Health assessment, health risk analysis, and health coaching are emphasized. Prerequisite: N486.

Professional Practice II—Population Health (N488RN)


Population Health II synthesizes theory and research related to population-focused nursing care, with emphasis on the health of aggregates within organizations, neighborhoods, and communities. Concepts covered include the care coordination, community/population, emergency preparedness, and global health. Community health leadership is also discussed. Prerequisite: N486.

Professional Practices Practicum and Project—Population Health (N489RN)


Population Health Practicum and Project synthesizes theory, research, and practice related to population-focused nursing care, with emphasis on the health of families and aggregates within communities. Concepts covered include integration of previously discussed theories of population health. Emphasis is on assisting communities, organizations, and neighborhoods to each optimal health. The project is completed in collaboration with a community agency. May be repeated if needed for 1-3 credit hours with permission of course faculty. Prerequisites: N487, N488.