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BSN Curriculum

Sophomore Nursing Courses

UPNS 202W Professional Nursing Communication - 2 credits

Examination of communication as a complex dynamic foundation of all interaction with special attention to the nurse-patient relationship. Students explore major communication theories and principles of therapeutic communication as used throughout the life cycle. Principles of group dynamics, concepts of collaboration, and conflict resolution are included. This is a writing intensive course.

UPNS 203/203R Synergy in Nursing Practice: Healthy People I - 2 credits (Clinical/Recitation)

This initial clinical course uses the Synergy Model to identify the characteristics of individuals in a variety of community settings. These clinical learning experiences provide the opportunity to apply concepts of communication, cultural diversity, growth and development, and nutrition. Teaching of health promotion and wellness strategies are included.

UPNS 205 Health Assessment of Individuals and Community - 4 credits

This course uses the Synergy Model to assess the characteristics of individuals across the life span. It provides the foundation for health assessment critical to nursing practice. A systems approach is utilized to teach students to perform a physical assessment of the adult, child, pregnant woman, and older adult. Students learn to critically evaluate assessment findings and differentiate between normal and alterations indicative of actual or potential health problems. Community characteristics will be explored.

UPNS 212/212R Synergy in Nursing Practice: Healthy People II - 2 credits (Clinical/Recitation)

This clinical course uses the Synergy Model to identify the characteristics of individuals in a variety of community settings. These clinical learning experiences provide a context for the exploration of threats to the health of the individual and the community. Appropriate nursing interventions are implemented to promote health and prevent disease. Community characteristics are assessed.

UPNS 216 Human Development and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan - 4 credits

The student explores human development from conception through death. Emphasis is placed on an individual’s psychological, cognitive, psychosocial, and spiritual development within the context of the family, community, and culture. Health promotion concepts and illness prevention practices are discussed within the context of the Synergy Model of Patient Care and with specific reference to health care disparities.

W - Writing Intensive    R - Recitation as needed