Courses (RN to BS in Nursing online)
Gain the knowledge you need in these online RN to BS in Nursing courses
In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from URI, you must complete all required nursing classes, statistics and pharmacology, meet URI's General Education Requirements and complete a total of 120 credits with a 2.2 GPA. The number of general education courses and credits you will need and which specific courses fulfill the requirements will be determined by a review of your transcripts. An email will be sent to you after a transfer credit evaluation has been completed with your individualized curriculum sheet.
† Note: Time to completion may vary based on the number of transferable credit hours. A typical student will take between 30 and 45 credits which are determined by a review of the student's official transcript(s). All students must have 120 credits, complete the required courses, and meet URI's general education requirements to graduate with a BS degree from URI.
Nursing Research Course Overview
Watch this video to learn more about the research methods in our online coursework, and how it applies to your nursing practice.
Explores essential theoretical concepts for transition to professional nursing practice. Reflective practice, advanced roles and evidence based practice explored. Factors affecting clinical judgment and current issues in practice addressed.
Introduces the principles of scientific inquiry; including identification of various ways of analytical thinking common to problem solving and critical thinking in nursing.
Development of leadership and management strategies for registered nurses. Emphasis on role development and analysis of quality, safety, communication and leadership issues related to client care and nursing practice.
Analysis of concepts related to public health and nursing care of clients in the home and the community with emphasis on vulnerable and high-risk populations.
Application of the nursing process in community with emphasis on vulnerable and high risk populations. In-depth analysis of a selected population, including utilization of epidemiological and public health principles.
**Additional Information: This course is designed to help you learn about providing health care in a community setting and will reinforce concepts you learned in NUR 443. The focus of this course is to complete a project within your community. The community health project is an intervention you have developed to help meet a need in the community. Your patient population will be individuals and families living in the community and/or taking part in the community setting you have chosen.
Systematic assessment of health and illness in the adult client. Students will apply health history and health assessment techniques to virtual patient care scenarios.
Comprehensive course in nursing pharmacology that forms the basis for therapeutics.
Elementary concepts in sampling, polls, surveys, random samples. Foundations of statistical inference; estimation, comparison prediction. Statistics for the consumer, quality of data, credibility of statistical evidence. Environmental measurements and experiments.
(Pre-requisite for NUR 253)
Integrates basic theory and experience in a variety of communication contexts including public speaking, small groups, and interpersonal communication. Examines human differences in order to develop more effective communication skills. (B2)
Fundamental concepts of the science of nutrition with application to the individual, community, and world. (B3) (A1)
Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior. (A2) (C3)
Contemporary trends in communication and media, including how each branch of media--print, video, audio--relates to and influences the others so that old and new media converge. (B4) (C2)
Impact of immigration and industrialization; legacy of slavery and segregation; changes in sexuality, reproduction, and work; images of women in popular culture; women's political movements. (B4) (C1)
Introduction to techniques of film practice for medical professionals, including film history, genres, analysis of film texts, and reading of film images in their aesthetic, cultural, and literary context. (A4) (C2)
This course will draw from the disciplines of economics, public policy, public health, and consumer behavior to offer a comprehensive understanding of the intersection of health and wealth. (A2) (B4) (GC)
Elements and principles of design as applied to textiles, apparel, and interiors. Overview of historical design movements. Design vocabulary. (A4) (B2)
Development of attitudes and practices that lead to more healthful living. Personal and community health problems studied. (Lec. 3/Online) (A2) (B4)
This course will provide an introduction to the concepts of public health emphasizing the distinction between population-based and individual-based approaches to prevention using nutrition and diet related conditions as examples. (A2) (C3) (GC)
(3 crs.) An introduction to social determinants of health and social justice from a public health perspective. Strategies to address health inequities will be included. (Online) (C3) (GC)
General education is 40 credits. Each of the 12 outcomes (A1-D1) must be met by at least three credits (see outcome descriptions below). A single course may meet more than one outcome, but cannot be double counted towards the 40 credit total. At least one course must be a Grand Challenge (G). No more than 12 credits can have the same course code (note- HPR courses may have more than 12 credits). General education courses may also be used to meet requirements of the major when appropriate.
General Education Outcome Descriptions
A1 – Understand and apply theories and methods of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) disciplines
A2 – Understand theories and methods of the social and behavioral sciences
A3 – Understand the context and significance of the humanities using theoretical, historical, and experiential perspectives
A4 – Understand the context and significance of arts and design
B1 – Write effective and precise texts that fulfill their communicative purposes and address various audiences
B2 – Communicate effectively via listening, delivering oral presentations, and actively participating in group work
B3 – Apply the appropriate mathematical, statistical, or computational strategies to problem–solving
B4 – Develop information literacy to independently research complex issues
C1 – Develop and engage in civic knowledge and responsibilities
C2 – Develop and exercise global responsibilities
C3 – Develop and exercise diversity and inclusion responsibilities
D1 – Demonstrate the ability to synthesize multiple knowledge perspectives, competencies, and responsibilities
G – Exploration of multiple perspectives on areas of contemporary significance, including their ethical implications