RBSN

RBSN 295 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major.

RBSN 310 Role Transitions in Nursing
6 hours. This course is for registered nurses who are returning to school to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Introduces definitions, historical background and status of nursing as a profession and as a discipline of applied science. Incorporates concepts of caring, evidence based practice, ethics, cultural and spiritual care, leadership/professional nursing roles and Christian faith and thought.

RBSN 320 Policy, Power and Voice
3 hours. Prepares registered nurses to leverage their voice for patient advocacy at the organizational, local, national and global levels. Explores healthcare policy, organization and finance and defines the role of the professional nurse in influencing and advocating for individuals, families and communities in healthcare delivery and healthcare policy formation. Prerequisite: RBSN 310 Role Transitions in Nursing

RBSN 330 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing
3 hours. This course is for registered nurses to expand on previous knowledge of Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Involves learning how to interpret quantitative and qualitative research and practicing the steps in appraising scientific evidence: design, sampling, data collection, data quality, and analysis. Students engage in the practical application of identifying clinical questions, searching and appraising the evidence for potential solutions/innovations, planning and implementing practice changes, evaluating the outcomes, and identifying additional gaps in the nursing knowledge. Prerequisite: RBSN 310 Role Transitions in Nursing

RBSN 340 Population Health
3 hours. This course addresses population focused health promotion, and disease and injury prevention based on social determinants of health at the local, national and global levels. Provides practical application of evidence-based health promotion, incorporating information technology, inter-professional collaboration, population-focused advocacy partnerships, and the caring role of the professional registered nurse to improve population health. Prerequisite: RBSN 310 Role Transitions in Nursing & RBSN 320 Policy, Power, and Voice

RBSN 420 Nursing Leadership and Management
3 hours. Provides opportunities for the registered nurse to apply theory and concepts of effective leadership and management in order to promote a healthy work environment with positive patient outcomes. Highlights differences between leadership and management and prepares the learner to assume both roles through effective communication, delegation and inter-professional collaboration. Prerequisite: All RBSN 300 level courses

RBSN 430 Trends and Issues in Nursing
3 hours. Learners use knowledge from previous courses to address current issues and trends in healthcare and the nursing profession. Topics include professional development, inter-professional collaboration, informatics, patient safety/quality improvement, failure to rescue, global health, genetics/genomics, diversity and patient centered care. Prerequisite: RBSN 340 Population Health & RBSN 420 Nursing Leadership & Management

RBSN 440 Integrated Practice Experience
3 hours. Capstone practicum that integrates theory and concepts from the RN to BSN curriculum in a healthcare setting. This practical application allows students to demonstrate achievement of program outcomes, integration of faith, compassionate care and excellence in nursing practice. Prerequisite: RBSN 340 Population Health & RBSN 420 Nursing Leadership & Management

RBSN 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major.