Professional Nursing Associate's degree and Mobility Bridge Entrance Option

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Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option Associates's Degree Course List

Practical Nursing Block Transfer

Courses - 10 credits

Students who have successfully completed a practical nursing program and hold a current MN practical nursing license will receive credit for the following course through block transfer.

  • Nutritional Principles in Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Professional Nursing

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: NU117
Credits: 4


This course is comprised of a theory, lab, and clinical component where professional nursing students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and nursing abilities required to meet basic health and wellness needs. The theoretical basis for patient-centered care, functional ability, and basic physiologic concepts are presented. Emphasis is placed on skills related to mobility, elimination, gas exchange, inflammation, infection, tissue integrity, glucose regulation, thermoregulation, and pain. This course will continue to build upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide safe, quality care for a diverse set of clients across the lifespan with a special emphasis on attitudes required to master communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, evidence-based practice, clinical judgment, professionalism, and nursing informatics. The student must demonstrate proficiency in a variety of nursing skills in order to successfully complete this course.

Pre- or Co-requisites:Introduction to Professional Nursing; Introduction to Critical Thinking, Informatics, and Ethical Concepts in Professional Nursing

Course ID: NU211
Credits: 6

Anticipated Program Transfer

Courses - 47 credits

Students may also transfer in up to 47 General Education courses.

  • English Composition

This course is designed to guide students in understanding the writing process and developing their ability to write and express ideas in an organized, unified, and coherent manner. Students will produce college-level writing that reflects awareness of rhetorical strategies, writing purpose, student voice, and appropriate grammar, punctuation, and usage skills. Through reading, writing, discussion, research, and collaboration, students will practice effective writing and apply course concepts.

Course ID: G124
Credits: 4

Communications Elective (Select 1 course)

Humanities and Fine Arts Elective (Select 2 courses)

  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Human Growth and Development
  • General Psychology

This course provides students with the skills to achieve mastery of algebraic terminology and applications including, but not limited to, real number operations, variables, polynomials, integer exponents, graphs, factoring, quadratic equations, and word problems.

Prerequisite:Passing grade in Foundation coursework or placement determined by Rasmussen College entrance placement exam score

Course ID: G233
Credits: 4


Students will explore fundamental concepts of human biology. They will examine cell structure and function, body systems, and biochemistry. They will also learn basic concepts of genetics and evolution. Students will explore the relationship of human populations and the ecosystem. Students will complete laboratory exercise coordinated with course content.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G231
Credits: 4


This course provides an introduction to microbiology that emphasizes effects of microorganisms on human systems. Topics include microbial cell structure, function and metabolism; requirements for and control of growth; genetics, mutations, and biotechnology; a survey of bateria, viruses, algae, fungi, protozoa and leminthes; interactions with and impact of microbes on humans, including mechanisms of pathgenticity.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G282
Credits: 5


In this course students will begin their study of the structure and function of the human body. They will examine topics including basic chemistry and cell biology, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, and endocrine systems of the body, and will learn medical terminology. Students will complete laboratory exercises coordinated with course content and including microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models, and dissection activities.

Prerequisite:Structure and Function of the Human Body

Course ID: MA278
Credits: 5


In this course, students will continue their study of human anatomy and physiology begun in Human Anatomy and Physiology I. They will examine the circulatory, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems, as well as fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and nutrition and metabolism. Students will complete laboratory exercises coordinated with course content and including microscopic observation, experimentation, study of anatomical models, and dissection activities.

Prerequisite:Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Course ID: MA279
Credits: 5


This course consists of the study of the development of the individual throughout the life cycle, including child, adolescent and adult patterns of behavior with attention to physical, intellectual, cognitive, personality, and social development.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G217
Credits: 4


This course will provide students with a general understanding of basic methodologies, concepts, theories, and practices in contemporary psychology. Areas of investigation may include the goals and research methodologies of psychology, the science of the brain, theories of human development and intelligence, concepts of motivation and emotions, the science of sensation and perceptions, and the current practices pertaining to psychological disorders, therapies, and treatments.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G148
Credits: 4

Major and Core Courses

  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking, Informatics, and Ethical Concepts in Professional Nursing
  • Comprehensive Pharmacology
  • Professional Nursing I
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Professional Nursing II
  • Maternal Child Health Nursing
  • Role, Scope, Quality, and Leadership in Professional Nursing
  • Professional Nursing Capstone

This course introduces the student to key concepts of Professional Nursing. The student will be exposed to the professional expectations and scope of practice for the Registered Nurse in diverse healthcare settings. Also included are aspects of patient-centered care based upon evidence and quality. The Concept-based framework for the Professional Nursing Program is introduced, along with the fundamental QSEN Core Competencies. Special emphasis is placed on Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Communication, and Professionalism. Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to practice safely in the nursing profession in the role of the Registered Nurse by discovering their own learning styles and personal identities.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: NU124
Credits: 4


Prerequisite:none

Course ID: NU138
Credits: 4


Pre- or Co-requisites:Human Anatomy and Physiology II; Introduction to Microbiology

Course ID: NU222
Credits: 6


This course is comprised of a theory, lab, and clinical component where students are building on the fundamental concepts and clinical judgment required to meet basic health and wellness needs. Emphasis is placed on Surgical Integrity, Pain Management, Gas Exchange, Immunity, and Infection control. The theoretical basis for Fluid/Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance, Cardiovascular/Coagulation Integrity, Perfusion, and Thermoregulation will be introduced within this course. Previously introduced concepts such as inflammation, tissue integrity, elimination, mobility, health promotion, and education will be further explored. The student must demonstrate increasing proficiency in all knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide, safe, quality care for a diverse set of clients across the lifespan in order to successfully complete this course.

Prerequisite:Fundamentals of Professional Nursing

Pre- or Co-requisites:Comprehensive Pharmacology; Nutritional Principles in Nursing

Course ID: NU231
Credits: 6


This course is comprised of a theory and clinical component where students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to safely and effectively care for clients with mental health and behavioral disorders across the lifespan in a variety of clinical environments. Emphasis is placed on Functional Ability, inclusive of concepts such as Cognition, Addiction, Mood and Affect, Stress and Coping, Anxiety, Psychosis, and Violence. Special emphasis will be placed on Communication, Motivational Wellness, Nursing Ethics and Law, and Advocacy as it pertains to this nursing specialty. The student must demonstrate proficiency in a variety of clinical skills and attitudes, inclusive of therapeutic communication, appropriate affective interactions, pharmacotherapeutic education, and patient-centered, holistic care in order to successfully complete this course.

Prerequisite:Fundamentals of Professional Nursing

Course ID: NU249
Credits: 4


This course is comprised of a theory, lab, and clinical component where students are building on the fundamental concepts and nursing abilities developed in Professional Nursing I. Emphasis is placed on concepts such as intracranial regulation, sensory perception, glucose regulation, metabolism, and immunity. This course will continue to build on previous concepts with a special emphasis on mobility, elimination, cardiovascular/coagulation integrity, perfusion, fluid/electrolyte and acid/base balance, gas exchange, and thermoregulation. The theoretical basis for Clinical Judgment, as it relates to Communication, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Evidence-Based Practice in the Clinical Setting, is required for successful completion of this course. The student must demonstrate increasing proficiency in all knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide, safe, quality care for a diverse set of clients across the lifespan.

Prerequisite:Professional Nursing I

Course ID: NU254
Credits: 6


This course consists of both a theory and clinical component that focus on the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes required to function in the appropriate role of the beginning Professional Registered Nurse in an acute care Obstetrics/Maternity Setting, Pediatric Setting, or similar environment. Emphasis is placed on Reproduction as well as Growth and Development. Special Emphasis is placed on Surgical Integrity, Glucose Regulation, Infection Control, and Patient-Centered Care as it applies to this diverse group of clients. The theoretical basis for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, in conjunction with specific pharmacologic therapies for these clients will be examined. Students are required to critically apply all previously introduced Health and Wellness Concepts, as well as Metabolism, Education, Health Promotion, and Clinical Judgment, to content-specific exemplars presented in this course. The student must achieve proficiency in a variety of nursing skills and attitudes, inclusive of psychomotor skills and affective interactions in the clinical setting, in order to successfully complete this course.

Prerequisite:Professional Nursing II

Course ID: NU265
Credits: 4


This course is comprised of a theory and clinical component where students are able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained throughout the Professional Nursing Program. Emphasis is placed on Clinical Judgment, Professionalism, Quality Improvement, and Leadership. In order to successfully complete this course, the student must exhibit appropriate characteristics in the clinical setting related to Communication, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Advocacy, Patient-Centered Care, Evidence-Based Practice, Education, Health Promotion, and Motivational Wellness. The student must also demonstrate proficiency in all knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide, safe, quality care for a diverse set of clients across the lifespan at the level of a beginning graduate Professional Registered Nurse to complete this course.

Prerequisite:Professional Nursing III

Course ID: NU280
Credits: 4


Pre- or Co-requisites:Professional Nursing III; Role, Scope, Quality, and Leadership in Professional Nursing

Course ID: NU294
Credits: 2

Total Associate's Degree Credits

General Education Credits: 47

Major and Core Credits: 56

Total AS Credits: 103

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