Second Degree BSN Curriculum (12-Month)

Summer Semester

UPNS 400 Critically Ill Adult - 6 credits

This course will focus on the assessment and management of adults with unstable and complex system alterations. The course will emphasize the assessment of functioning, adaptation, and recovery for patients with high acuity illnesses and clinical problems. Selected sub-acute and high acuity acute care settings will be utilized for clinical practice.

UPNS 462 Leadership and Management Theory & Practice in Clinical Environments - 6 credits

This course focuses on the professional nurse's role in applying the principles of leadership and management in clinical environments. The role of the nurse leader and his/her influence on safe nursing practice will be explored. Barriers to practice, regulatory, legislative, and political processes in reference to professional practice will also be examined. The course will also emphasize nursing leadership roles and interprofessional collaboration in the development/application of technology to increase efficiency of healthcare services and improve patient outcomes.

UPNS 460 Advanced Clinical Concepts in Gerontology - 3 credits

This course is designed to provide experiences for students to advance their understanding of content and develop problem solving skills as it relates to assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating complex patient problems. Emphasis will be placed on the most common acute and chronic medical and surgical conditions prevalent in the older adult population. Complex cases will facilitate clinical reasoning in the care of the adult with considerable focus on the older adult population.