Care delivery models are explored in relation to care coordination and workforce dynamics. Characteristics of organizational systems are examined to develop an understanding of the complexity and uniqueness of an organization, including effective management of resources. Prerequisite: 340 and RN License.

The portfolio process recognizes the contribution of RN experiences through reflection to demonstrate learning with a final capstone project. Building on the concepts, skills, and values acquired through a liberal arts education, students have the opportunity to realize the impact on advancing professional development and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: 315 or MATH 130, 340, 353, 450, 451 or concurrent, 462.

Application and synthesis of safe, evidence-based practice emphasizing clinical expertise, patient expectations, and the best research evidence. Integration of leadership and professional values of the nurse as provider and coordinator of holistic care. Emphasis on the transition to practice as a professional nurse with a focus on evaluation of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills when providing safe, evidence-based, quality nursing care. Prerequisites: 422, 432, 452, 465 or concurrent.

This course is designed to give the senior nursing student an overview of approaches to studying for the NCLEX. A variety of approaches and strategies for studying will be incorporated. The course is not intended to replace a professional review course for the licensure exam. Prerequisites: 323, 324, 365, 372, 382. Restricted to senior 2 year nursing students who are eligible to take ATI Predictor in their final semester concurrent with 482.

Complex transition to practice concepts are analyzed to facilitate the transition from new graduate nurse to professional nurse after completing the NCLEX examination. Factors related to the development of professional identity, life-long learning, and resiliency are integrated into professional nursing roles. Prerequisite: 326, 328, 336, 337, 360, 463. Register in final semester of program.

Courses on topics of interest to nursing students offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by the instructor. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. May be repeated for credit. For specific section description, click to the Section Details in VitNet.

Independent reading and/or research under the guidance of a faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. Independent study contract is required. Prerequisites as determined by instructor. May be repeated for credit.

General concepts of nursing leadership are explored to improve patient outcomes and effectively manage resources. The professional nursing leadership roles and responsibilities in a rapidly changing, complex healthcare system are analyzed. Prerequisites: 323, 324, 365, 372, 382.

Concepts of transforming nursing leadership are introduced through an ethical perspective to influence collaboration in practice. The professional nursing leadership roles and responsibilities in a rapidly changing, complex healthcare system are analyzed. Prerequisite or concurrent: 340.

This clinical course provides students with the opportunity to integrate clinical judgement and theoretical learning from previous nursing courses into clinical decision-making that facilitates interprofessional communication in the pursuit of quality health outcomes. Students incorporate the professional nursing role into their holistic nursing practice and adapt their care according to person-centered goals, evidence-based practice, diverse life experiences, while maintaining an awareness of social determinants of health.