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RN to BSN sample courses

Course Availability Subject to Change


*Below is a sampling of available courses. This list is not comprehensive o​f all RN to BSN courses, nor does it include all online College of Nursing courses. As the semester nears, these courses may reach capacity and be unavailable.


NURS 3770 - The Nursing Profession: History, Role and Trends

Focuses on professional nursing responsibilities and development. Course content includes historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of nursing, professional issues and trend, and explores the nursing profession to provide a foundation for theory-guided, evidence-based nursing practice.

Max hours: 1 Credits.

NURS 4072 - Interprofessional Eduction II: Ethics, TEamwork, Quality

This is the second of two courses concerning competencies in teamwork, collaboration, values, ethics, quality, and safety. The course is taught in a team-based format with other health professions students requiring individual preparation and application of learning through team-based activities.

1 credit

NURS 4073 - Pro Nursng Interprof Law

Examine the societal context of nursing practice and health care delivery with an emphasis on legal parameters influencing professional nursing practice. This course follows two semesters of interprofessional ethics taught through the CU Medical School. Prereq: NURS 4071, NURS 4072, or permission of instructor.

Max hours: 1 Credits.

NURS 4800 - Evidence-Based Nuring Practice & Research for the RN

Course focuses on the professional nursing role in population-focused health promotion, disease prevention, and the continuum of care. Theories, concepts, and social determinants of health inherent in population-based nursing and transitions of care are explored through course work and practicum.

Max hours: 4 Credits.

NURS 4823 - Transitions in Nursing Practice - RN

Builds on knowledge of historical,philosophical,theoretical foundations,professional issues/trends,and legal parameters influencing professional nursing practice and role development. Examines application of ethical theory,reflective deliberation,decision making frameworks,and accountability within ethical/legal dimensions of healthcare

Max hours: 4 Credits.

NURS 4850 - Introduction to Health Care Informatics - RN

Understand and apply knowledge and skills in information and communication technologies to enhance the delivery of quality patient care. Concepts of data, information, knowledge and wisdom, to inform care delivery are examined. Professional roles and responsibilities will be explored.

Max hours: 3 Credits.

NURS 4860 - Quality, Safety, & Innovative Nursing Practice- RN

Understand and apply QSEN knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve and evaluate care delivery within a health care microsystem. Concepts and processes of quality improvement based on evidence are identified. Teamwork/communication/collaboration and transitions of care are explored.

Max hours: 4 Credits.

NURS 4887 - Nursing Leadership in Complex Organizations I

This course provides the foundation needed to provide oversight and accountability for care delivery across a variety of settings; continuing development as a leader/innovator in improving patient care; and a solid understanding of health care policy, economics, and complex organizations.

Max hours: 4 Credits.

NURS 4897 - Nursing Leadership in Complex Organizations I

Explores nursing leadership roles in promoting positive patient outcomes. Uses evidence-based practice to facilitate clinical reasoning/inquiry in providing safe,quality, person-centered care. Professional development is promoted through transformational leadership & management competencies. Includes capstone quality improvement project.

Max hours: 5 Credits.

NURS 4917 - Immersion in Clinical Nursing

Learning emphasizes synthesis of previous coursework/knowledge for transition to professional BS graduate nurse role.Through clinical immersion experiences,development of independent nursing practice,skills for safe,cost-effective,evidence-based clinical decision making & guided application of leadership & management theory & skills occurs

Max hours: 8 Credits.

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