Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.
The Nursing Program strives to prepare students to enter nursing practice upon graduation. The use of state of the art simulation as a bridge between theory and clinical gives nursing students get a true “hands on” experience. They are able to apply their skills and gain confidence in patient care.
Interim Director and Associate Professor
Visiting Assistant Professor
NURS 211: Professional Practice
This course will emphasize an in-depth exploration of the development of health care policy in the United States. The evolution of public and private healthcare insurance and the societal implications of these policies will be analyzed. Students will understand the U.S. healthcare delivery system to determine how social, political, legal, economic policy and regulatory factors affect health disparities. Access to healthcare for the American people will be addressed. Critical thinking skills will be developed to understand future trends and changes affecting healthcare delivery policy and nursing practice. Students must be enrolled in the ASU four-year baccalaureate nursing program and successfully complete all previous level courses.
NURS 314: Health Care Ethics
This course will focus on the moral and ethical dimensions of nursing practice and in health care today. Topics to be explored include biomedical technological advances, quality of life, and ethical theories and principles, client advocacy, skill competency, informed consents, advanced directives and nursing accountability. The students will also discuss how values, emotions, faith, spiritual beliefs influence ethical decision-making. The law, culture, gender, generational issues, as well as male and female roles are considered in the setting of an ethical dilemma. A systematic approach to resolving ethical issues and the role of an Ethics Committee as a resource are presented. Discussion will also take place regarding the Nursing Code of Ethics and its effect on nursing practice. Students must be enrolled in the ASU four-year baccalaureate nursing program and successfully complete all previous level courses.
NURS 414C: Nursing Internship
Nursing 414C will be an integration of previous nursing and general education coursework into this final capstone course. This course will include an intensive field experience in an area of nursing interest to the student and comprehensive simulation lab experiences at the end of the course. Critical thinking and evidence based practice will be emphasized and evaluated within the field by a preceptor and in the simulation environment by faculty. Students must be enrolled in the ASU four-year baccalaureate nursing program and successfully complete all previous level courses.