BSN Curriculum

Freshman Nursing Courses

UPNS 103 Nutrition for Wellness - 3 credits

This course explores nutrition and the nursing role in primary prevention for individuals and communities throughout the life span. Food needs for energy, protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals are considered in relation to the maintenance of wellness. Nutrition assessments and interventions for healthy and disease states will be considered and activities related to the nursing role will be addressed

UPNS 113 Human Development and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan - 3 credits

This course prepares students for utilization of theories of 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 and illness prevention practices are discussed relative to each age group throughout the life span.

UPNS 121 The Community Engaged Professional Nurse - 3 credits

This course provides students with an introduction to professional nursing in today’s contemporary health care environments. Emphasis is on health and wellness of diverse communities and populations through active and responsible community engagement as professional nurses. The development of the student’s identity as a professional nurse is a focus of this course as well as the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, including the principles of therapeutic communication, and within the context of a safe patientcare environment. Included is an orientation to the legal and ethics basis of nursing practice, contemporary nursing issues and trends, nursing education for professional practice, and nursing leadership.