NRSG 102 — Nursing Informatics. 0 hours.
Provides an opportunity to develop the skills necessary for participating in online classes via the Blackboard format.
NRSG 301 — Introduction to Informatics and Professional Nursing. 4 hours.
An overview of concepts that formulate the framework for professional nursing practice. The historical, philosophical, and professional perspectives are presented as the genesis for the development of professional nursing. Emphasis is placed upon the theoretical basis for the science of nursing. Also included in the module are the concepts of communication between health providers to assist nurses as they develop health information, health education materials, and health presentations.
NRSG 326 — Community Health Nursing. 3 hours.
The role of a nurse in the health and well-being of the community is examined. Health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance of local communities are assessed and evaluated. The health care delivery system, cultural diversity, ethics, and sociopolitical forces are examined. High risk population aggregates are studied and the roles of various community and public health nurses are explored. Resources investigated will include community agencies, clinics, and government agencies.
NRSG 342 — Transcultural Nursing. 4 hours.
Development of cultural sensitivity is studied. Learners design the delivery of culturally appropriate nursing care incorporating the role and function of the family across the life span.
NRSG 355 — Health Assessment/Pathophysiology. 3 hours.
Students will strengthen physical assessment knowledge through the understanding of selected pathophysiological processes. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular injury, inflammation, hypoxia, and cancer, as well as the health continuum, the nursing history, examination, and interviewing techniques, and documentation.
NRSG 395 — Nursing Research. 3 hours.
This course provides the basic foundation for an understanding of nursing research. Included in the course are an overview of nursing research, steps in the research process, research designs, research methodology, data collection and analysis, and utilization of research.
NRSG 436 — The Global Community. 3 hours.
Provides an overview of international health issues and the role of the nurse in preserving and promoting health in diverse communities. Students will analyze the health of global communities and discuss potential avenues of health promotion, health protection, health prevention, and health maintenance. Target populations are assessed and evaluated in relation to health care access and sociopolitical forces. Principles of epidemiology are explored and the effects of environmental health issues are evaluated.
NRSG 441 — Advanced Adult Health Nursing. 3 hours.
Study of critical and crisis situations across the life span. Emphasis is given primarily to the individual, but the impact of crisis on the family is also discussed.
NRSG 445 — Families in Crisis. 3 hours.
This course presents group theory and crisis intervention in the management of dysfunctional families. Selected therapeutic groups are observed and group assignments completed.
NRSG 463 — Leadership/Management in Nursing. 3 hours.
Management and leadership theories, principles, and concepts are studied with focus on transforming personal leadership. Emphasis is placed on facilitating professional leadership behavior.
NRSG 470 — Issues in Health Care, Law, and Ethics. 3 hours.
A critical examination of the profession of nursing in the 21st century will be analyzed within theoretical frameworks. Topics will include legal, ethical, political, and professional issues that will challenge students. These timely topics will be presented in a way that will provoke thought, dialogue, and debate. The future of nursing within the evolving health-care system will be discussed.
NRSG 601 — Theoretical Foundations of Nursing. 3 hours.
Explore theoretical models of practice in healthcare systems. The relationship between nursing systems models and other disciplines are examined. Emphasis is placed on developing a foundation for application of professional practice through using a systems approach. Students will be introduced to the concept of developing a professional portfolio. Prerequisite: successful completion of NRSG 619.
NRSG 612 — Evidenced Based Research. 3 hours.
An opportunity to examine the foundation for best practice evidence-based nursing research. An overview of qualitative and quantitative methodology, analysis of literature, research process, and data analysis will be presented. Strategies for devising research are explored and applied through an evidence based practice (EBP) research project.
NRSG 613 — Moral/Ethical Decision Making. 3 hours.
Discussions center on recognizing moral, ethical, and spiritual variance among cultural norms and health care practices in a global society as applied to life experiences. Students will study moral and ethical decision making models, while reflecting on their personal values, professional ethics, and spiritual being and the role of nurses in these decisions. Case studies will be used as a means to apply critical analysis to ethical and moral decision making.
NRSG 614 — Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. 3 hours.
A theoretical basis for health promotion and disease prevention. Major components include concepts of health, levels of prevention, epidemiology of wellness, and global health threats. Measures are employed to identify distributions and determinants of disease in relation to global health concerns. Social and environmental concerns are examined and their relationship to health promotion and disease prevention. Responsive political advocacy is examined as a method of influencing change.
NRSG 616 — Political and Social Implications of Health Care. 3 hours.
Provides an analysis of political and social implication of health care systems as it relates to professional practice. Policies, economic implications, and current research are examined. Issues, trends, and forecasting relative to the future of healthcare are explored.
NRSG 617 — Leadership Role Development. 3 hours.
Examine concepts of leadership as it relates to professional practice, healthcare delivery systems, healthcare policy, finance, and personal obligation. The course builds on knowledge from moral and ethical decision making. Opportunities to examine Christian philosophical views of leadership, change theory, barriers to change, and effective leadership strategies are presented. Students will define their leadership role as it applies to their current practice.
NRSG 618 — Ethical Leadership Seminar. 2 hours.
Reflection on previous courses and on one's professional and personal responsibility to practice as a responsible ethical leader. Participants will critically reflect on their knowledge derived from the core courses, including their personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Students will develop a personal development plan with goals prior to moving into their specialty track.
NRSG 619 — Nursing Informatics Training. 0 hours.
Provides an opportunity to develop the skills necessary for participating in online classes via the Blackboard format.
NRSG 621 — Teaching Roles and Strategies. 4 hours.
Teaching as a profession is explored along with the role of an educator, the learning process, and teachers as leaders, mentors, and role models. Educational philosophy is examined including student centered learning. Students will examine factors that influence learning, explore critical topics in education, accreditation, educational organizations, funding, cultural diversity, and gender sensitivity. Students will begin to determine a personal teaching philosophy and determine appropriateness of various teaching strategies.
NRSG 622 — Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Evaluation. 4 hours.
Prepares the student to design curriculum and evaluate its effectiveness. Students will design, implement, and assess outcomes through a mini curriculum project. The student will consider their personal educational philosophy when determining ways to engage learners and assess learning outcomes. Various methods of course delivery are considered including distance delivery, online modalities, and emerging trends in education.
NRSG 623 — Teaching Practicum Experience. 4 hours.
After completion of all the courses in the specialization track, this 120-hour teaching practicum experience allows the student to integrate and apply the principles and concepts relative to a graduate level nurse educator. As a capstone, the student will build on their plan to design, implement, and evaluate a teaching component related to their specialization and practice setting. Students will critically reflect on their knowledge, revise their Personal Leadership Development Plan developed in the Ethical Leadership Seminar, and submit a request for Teaching Practicum to their assigned faculty mentor. Students will be provided with a guide to the Teaching Practicum Experience which details the procedure.
NRSG 631 — Nurse as a Leader and Manager of Care. 4 hours.
Various models of organizational, managerial, and leadership theory are examined. The student will review mid-level and senior managerial and leadership roles within a health care organization, as well as clarify personal values as they relate to leadership attributes and determine their role in improving quality of nursing services. Trends in nursing and health care as a means to predict practice change are considered, and theories on change, leadership, concepts of power, and empowerment will be examined as they relate to administrative roles.
NRSG 632 — Healthcare Policy and Practice. 4 hours.
The student will integrate the concepts of leader, manager, and change agent as they relate to the health care environment. Consideration is given to mission, strategic planning, finance, systems analysis, and forecasting. Responsible management of human, fiscal, and physical resources is examined in the complexity of the health care organization. Strategies to ensure a quality workplace, staff support, and retention are discussed.
NRSG 633 — Leader-Manager Practicum Experience. 4 hours.
Participants will integrate and apply previously learned principles and concepts relative to a graduate level manager and leader. As a capstone , the student will critically reflect on knowledge, revise the Personal Leadership Development Plan developed in the Ethical Leadership Seminar, and submit a request for Leader-Manager Practicum to the assigned faculty mentor. Students will be provided with a guide to the Leader-Manager Practicum Experience which details the procedure.
NRSG 641 — Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Management and Nursing Education. 4 hours.
Detailing of the essentials in disaster planning, leadership, coordination of systems, psychosocial impact, legal and ethical issues, and communication as it relates to emergency preparedness and disaster readiness. An overview of disaster management triage and chemical decontamination is discussed. Restoring public health under disaster condition and managing emergencies in and outside of the hospital setting are discussed.
NRSG 642 — Natural, Accidental, Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Disasters. 4 hours.
Focuses on multiple potential disasters that could occur and the role of the disaster-prepared nurse locally, nationally, and internationally. Consideration for nursing practice as it relates to disaster readiness research and development, prevention, education, and management are presented.
NRSG 643 — Emergency Preparedness Disaster Readiness Practicum. 4 hours.
Participants will integrate and apply previously learned principles and concepts relative to emergency and disaster nursing practice. As a capstone the student will critically reflect on their knowledge, revise their Personal Leadership Development Plan developed in the Ethical Leadership Seminar, and submit a request for Emergency Preparedness Disaster Readiness Practicum to their assigned faculty mentor. Students will be provided with a guide to the Emergency Preparedness Disaster Readiness Practicum experience which details the procedure.
NRSG 651 — MSN Practicum. 0 hours.
A practicum project equivalent to a minimum of 120 hours must be completed for successful completion of the MSN program. Experiences and previous course work can be used to as a foundation for the project. The practicum project cannot be started until it is approved and the student has received written verification of the approval. It is essential the student understand it is not research but completing a practicum project that is based on research and the literature. It is highly recommended the student begin thinking about their specialty track, type of practicum desired, and possible supervisor throughout the MSN core coursework. The practicum proposal will be submitted during the last core course, NRSG 618.
NRSG 652 — MSN Plenary Session. 0 hours.
All students are required to participate in a Weekend Plenary Session on the ONU Main Campus during the course of the program. The specific dates will be announced during or before NRSG 618: Ethical Leadership Seminar. These Plenary Sessions will focus on evidence based research and best practice evidence specifically in education, management/ leadership or emergency preparedness disaster readiness. The weekend experience may include guest speakers, workshop training, simulated trauma events, networking, presentations and more.