Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Global  Population Health

As the United States prepares to meet increased demand for healthcare due to a large and aging population, the responsibilities of nurses are rapidly increasing. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the leading independent, evidence-based scientific advisors in the medical industry, is pushing for 80% of RNs worldwide to have BSNs. As of February 2019, 56% of RNs in the U.S. had a BSN or higher degree, according to the Campaign for Nursing’s Future, an initiative of the Center to Champion Nursing in America.

Begin your nursing education and experience from the very first day!  We carefully and intentionally integrate your General Education courses with your Nursing coursework all throughout your degree program, with opportunities to learn, participate, and lead in the delivery of care in multiple global clinical rotations as well.  We've deliberately balanced the number and sequencing of your coursework to allow for part-time or full-time employment to satisfy the Cooperative Program, also integral to your learning. 

 

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN exam. While it is your individual responsibility to know and understand the requirements of the state you wish to practice in after graduation, we can provide support as you transition to practice and can guide you to information regarding the licensure and practice requirements for each state.  

   

NOTE: Prerequisite and elective courses are also offered by MCHS and will be applied to your degree plan upon review and approval of your program of study.

Students are admitted throughout the year and all cohorts begin each August and January. Most students are able to complete the program in 3 to 3 1/2 years, depending on the amount of coursework already completed. A student must satisfy the required 120 credits for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

A minimum of 25 nursing credits satisfies the residency requirement at MCHS and includes the following courses:

Recommended Plan of Study for BSN and Gen Ed Courses 

 YEAR ONE

SEMESTER ONE

NRSG 112 - Professional Nursing Concepts I w/Lab (5 credits):

Introduces concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning. Focuses on basic nursing concepts with an emphasis on safe nursing practice and the development of the nursing process. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

ANAT 115 Anatomy and Physiology I w/ Lab (5 credits):

Presents the study of anatomy & physiology including anatomical terminology, homeostasis, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

ENGL 111: English Composition I (3 credits): 

Provides introduction to the writing process, emphasizing development of fluency in writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English. Prerequisite: Requires ability to express ideas clearly in writing.

Semester One Total: 13 credits

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER TWO
NRSG 121 - Professional Nursing Concepts II w/Lab (5 credits):

Builds on the role of the professional nurse and fundamental concepts delivered in PNC I course. Focuses on professional identity, legal/ethical issues and contemporary trends in professional nursing.

Prerequisite: NRSG 112

ANAT 125 Anatomy and Physiology II w/ Lab (5 credits):

Continues study of anatomy and physiology including endocrine system, blood and cardiovascular system, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, urinary system, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, digestive system and nutrient metabolism, reproductive system, and prenatal development. 

Prerequisite: ANAT 115

ENGL 121: English Composition II (3 credits): 

Builds upon the application of writing process skill, emphasizing advanced fluency in writing and competence in structural and grammatical patterns of written English.

Prerequisite: ENGL 111

Semester Two Total: 13 credits

YEAR ONE
SEMESTER THREE

MICB 201 Applied Microbiology  w/Lab (4 credits) :

Applied Microbiology introduces general concepts, methods, and applications of microbiology from a health sciences perspective. Students will examine the structure and function of microorganisms, including the roles that they play in causing major diseases. The course also explores immunological, pathological, and epidemiological factors associated with disease. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

HUMA 201 Global Humanities in Healthcare (3 credits):

This introductory humanities course allows candidates to practice essential writing, communication, and critical thinking skills necessary to engage in civic and professional interactions as mature, informed adults. Whether through studying literature, visual and performing arts, or philosophy, all humanities courses stress the need to form reasoned, analytical, and articulate responses to cultural and creative works. Studying a wide variety of creative works allows candidates to more effectively enter the global community with a broad and enlightened perspective.

NRSG 136 BSN Study Abroad I (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply clinical skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a nurse with an associate's  level education in a clinical experience through a 10-day, international study abroad trip. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration through collaboration with an international agency and project deliverable and related presentation.  

(Passport and international travel may be required).

Semester Three Total: 12 credits

YEAR TWO
SEMESTER ONE

NRSG 214 - Introduction to Psychosocial Nursing (3 credits):

In this course, students will develop a basic understanding of concepts and application of psychology in Nursing care and how it helps them better understand others and themselves. They will gain an understanding of both normal and disordered psychological behaviors applied to healthcare situations, as well as general applications of the science of psychology in society to promote holistic patient wellbeing.

ALGB 127 - Applied Algebra (3 credits):

Presents elementary concepts of algebra, linear graphing, literacy, descriptive statistics, and measurement & geometry. This course integrates algebraic principles and application specific to the nursing care delivery paradigm.

NRSG 216 - Nursing Health Promotion Across the Life Span I w/Lab (5 credits):

Introduces assessment and health promotion for the individual and family. Includes assessment of infants, children, adults, geriatric clients and pregnant females. Emphasizes health history and the acquisition of physical assessment skills with underlying concepts of development, communication, and health promotion. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

SOCI 116: Applied Sociology in Global Healthcare (3 credits):

This course explores global social processes and structures applied to the healthcare industry. Topics covered vary each semester, but may include: community, populations, socialization, suburbanization and housing, diversity, economic and global inequality, families and relationships, education, religion, and globalization.

Semester Four Total: 14 credits

YEAR TWO

SEMESTER TWO

OGCH 121: Organic Chemistry I w/Lab (5 credits):

This course provides an introduction to structure, reactivity, and analysis of organic molecules, through applications in the healthcare profession. Students will be introduced to organic structures and carbonyl reactions then apply these topics to biochemical settings. These are topics that lay the groundwork for more advanced understanding of the chemical reactivity topics covered in Organic Chemistry II. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

NRSG 221 - Nursing Health Promotion Across the Life Span II w/Lab (5 credits):

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to physiological health alterations and reproduction. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

Prerequisite: NRSG 216

IDPT 201 Independent Study (3 credits):

Independent study credits can help you individualize your program of study so you can delve more deeply into an area of interest. You get to work closely with a professional mentor to essentially create and complete a course that is tailored for you. Different course numbers are used depending on the type of work you are doing.

Semester Five Total: 13 credits

YEAR TWO

SEMESTER THREE

OGCH 221: Organic Chemistry II w/Lab (5 credits):

This course builds on the introduction or Organic Chemistry I, designed to give the student interested in the health professions an introduction to the second semester of organic chemistry. Students will cover a wide range of organic chemistry reactions applied to healthcare settings. Students will learn to predict reaction outcomes and build an understanding of how molecules are synthesized in context of the structure and function of the human body. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

Prerequisite: OGCH 121

NRSG 231 - Nursing Health Promotion Across the Life Span III w/Lab (5 credits):

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to psychological and physiological health alterations. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

Prerequisite: NRSG 221

NRSG 236 BSN Study Abroad  II (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply clinical skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's  level education in a clinical experience through a 10-day, international study abroad trip. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration through collaboration with an international agency and project deliverable and related presentation.  

Prerequisite: NRSG 136; Passport and international travel may be required

Semester Six Total: 15 credits

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER ONE

 

NRSG 323 - Nursing Health Promotion Across the Life Span IV w/Lab (5 credits):

Develops the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Introduces leadership and management concepts and focuses on the integration of professional behaviors in a variety of healthcare settings. Integrates online simulation and lab with supply kits for this course and future related courses which are provided to complement your learning.

Prerequisite: NRSG 231

NRSG 312 Nursing Interventions and Outcomes (4 credits):

This course is designed for the student to describe use of assessment strategies to detect patient health needs, apply chronic care model to enhance patient and family self-management of a chronic illness, discuss the process used to propose changes in nursing interventions for patients and their families, and identify selected patient healthcare outcomes.

NRSG 313 Theoretical Basis for Care (3 credits):

This course provides an introduction to evidence-based nursing practice and research. Students will focus on the practical skills required to identify and appraise the best evidence to support nursing practice. 

NRSG 314 - Community Health Nursing Project (3 credits):

Focuses on nursing care of diverse individuals and families integrating community and population health concepts. Emphasizes community-centered and population-based research with a project deliverable and related presentation.  

Semester Seven Total: 15 credits

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER TWO

NRSG 322 Ministry in Healthcare (3 credits):

This course will focus on health promotion across the lifespan utilizing epidemiological principles with a uniquely spiritual perspective. Students will identify interventions to support health promotion for individuals, families and/or selected age groups through the lens of faith-based care.

NRSG 331 Capstone (4 credits):

Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient- centered care, safety, nursing judgment, professional behaviors, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. 

(Pre-requisites: NRSG 314)

AIHC 245 - Applied Informatics in Healthcare (3 credits):

Focuses on the application of technology concepts through clinical skill development. Includes principles of healthcare informatics using safety, evidence-based practice, and computational skills. Prepares students to further apply competency in specific skills and drug dosage calculation including the integration of skills in the care of clients in simulated settings.

IDPT 201 Independent Study  (3 credits):

Independent study credits can help you individualize your program of study so you can delve more deeply into an area of interest. You get to work closely with a professional mentor to essentially create and complete a course that is tailored for you. Different course numbers are used depending on the type of work you are doing, and the number of credits varies.

Semester Eight Total: 13 credits

YEAR THREE

SEMESTER THREE

NRSG 311 Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Leadership (4 credits):

This course is designed to develop the leadership, management, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's level education with a theological perspective. This course explores the complex internal and external forces that affect the delivery of care. 

NRSG 336 BSN Study Abroad  III (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply clinical skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's  level education in a clinical experience through a 10-day, international study abroad trip. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration through collaboration with an international agency and project deliverable and related presentation.  

(Prerequisite: NRSG 236; Passport and international travel may be required).

IDPT 301 Independent Study  (3 credits)

Independent study credits can help you individualize your program of study so you can delve more deeply into an area of interest. You get to work closely with a professional mentor to essentially create and complete a course that is tailored for you. Different course numbers are used depending on the type of work you are doing, and the number of credits varies.

Semester  Nine Total:  12 credits

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Total Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (with required General Education): 120 credits

RN to BSN: Global Population Health

 

Your RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree begins by completing approximately 60 prerequisite credits through a US-accredited college or university offering a nursing diploma or associate's degree, successful nursing licensure (unencumbered), and current employment as a registered nurse. We carefully and intentionally integrate your General Education courses (as needed) with your Nursing coursework all throughout your degree program, with opportunities to learn, participate, and lead in the delivery of care in a global clinical rotation as well. 

   

NOTE: Prerequisite courses are also offered by MCHS and will be applied to your degree upon review and approval of your program of study.

Students are admitted throughout the year and all cohorts begin August and January each year. 

A student must satisfy the following required 25 nursing core coursework credits (and potentially some General Education courses, depending on the program you graduated from) for the BSN degree (no exceptions).

  • 35 credits of experiential learning will be granted for RNs who possess a valid license to practice as a registered nurse and have employment verified. The credit will be recorded as EPLC 011 on the student’s transcript when the student becomes a candidate for the Bachelor’s Degree per the Experiential Learning Credit Policy in the College Catalog

  • A minimum of 120 total credit hours needed for the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree (^General Education credits may be needed and will be determined prior to admission following an official transcript review).  

The required 25 nursing credits satisfy the minimum residency requirement and include the following:

RN to BSN COURSES

SEMESTER ONE:

 

NRSG 311 Ministry in Healthcare (3 credits):

This course will focus on health promotion across the lifespan utilizing epidemiological principles with a uniquely spiritual perspective. Students will identify interventions to support health promotion for individuals, families and/or selected age groups through the lens of faith-based care.

 

NRSG 312 Theoretical Basis for Care (2 credits):

This course provides an introduction to evidence-based nursing practice and research. Students will focus on the practical skills required to identify and appraise the best evidence to support nursing practice. 

SEMESTER TWO:

 

NRSG 321 Spiritual Dimensions of Nursing Leadership (4 credits):

This course is designed to develop the leadership, management, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's level education with a theological perspective. This course explores the complex internal and external forces that affect the delivery of care. 

NRSG 322 Nursing Interventions and Outcomes (4 credits):

This course is designed for the student to describe use of assessment strategies to detect patient health needs, apply chronic care model to enhance patient and family self-management of a chronic illness, discuss the process used to propose changes in nursing interventions for patients and their families, and identify selected patient healthcare outcomes.

SEMESTER THREE:

 

NRSG 411 Holistic Care (3 credits):

This course is a concept synthesis course in which students use nursing concepts previously introduced and apply them to vulnerable and at-risk populations.

NRSG 412 Capstone (4 credits):

Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient- centered care, safety, nursing judgment, professional behaviors, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. 

NRSG 336 BSN Study Abroad  III (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply clinical skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's  level education in a clinical experience through a 10-day, international study abroad trip. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration through collaboration with an international agency and project deliverable and related presentation.  

(Passport and international travel may be required).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (some/all may be needed to satisfy the requirement of the BSN and will be shown on then initial degree plan): See General Education Coursework Page

 

RN to BSN Health Management: Global Population Health

The United States spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare in 2018. As the population continues to age, experts expect the field of healthcare to see expanded employment opportunities across the country. Health Services Managers work in hospitals, physicians' offices, and other health-related facilities and help ensure efficient office operations, from staffing of clinical areas to processing insurance payments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects 18% job growth for these managers between 2018 and 2028. A bachelor's degree in healthcare business management with emphases in Technology and Education/Training prepares graduates to succeed as a leader and manager in this growing field.

RN to BSN Health Management

Your Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (BS-HM) completion degree begins by completing a degree program with at least 60 prerequisite credits through a US-accredited college or university offering a nursing diploma or associate's degree, successful nursing licensure (unencumbered), and current employment as a registered nurse. We carefully and intentionally integrate your General Education courses with your Nursing coursework all throughout your degree program, with opportunities to learn, participate, and lead in the delivery of care in a global clinical rotation as well. 

   

NOTE: Prerequisite courses are also offered by MCHS and will be applied to your degree upon review and approval of your program of study.

Students are admitted throughout the year and all cohorts begin August and January. The student may be able to complete the program in 3 semesters (12 months) by June the following year, even if General Education courses are needed.

A student must satisfy the following required 25 nursing coursework credits (and potentially some General Education courses, depending on the program you graduated from) for the BS-HM degree (no exceptions).

  • 35 credits of experiential learning will be granted for RNs who possess a valid license to practice as a registered nurse and have employment verified. The credit will be recorded as EPLC 011 on the student’s transcript when the student becomes a candidate for the Bachelor’s Degree per the Experiential Learning Credit Policy in the College Catalog

  • ^60 credits (depending on program) will be granted upon admission for a prior nursing associate's degree or nursing diploma (^pending credit coded as: TNFR 011 and any additional required General Education coursework will be outlined in the program of study transcript/audit)​

  • A minimum of 120 total credit hours needed for the Bachelor's of Science in Healthcare Management Degree (^some General Education credits may be needed and will be determined prior to admission following an official transcript review).  

The required 25 credits satisfy the minimum residency requirement and include the following:

RN to BS-HM COURSES 

SEMESTER ONE (FALL):

 

BSHM 311: Essentials of Healthcare Business Management (3 credits)

This course addresses important concepts needed to effectively manage a business, including the further development and mastery of writing skills. Topics include understanding the cost-quality relationship, using various types of graphical charts in operations management, managing innovation, and developing strategies for working with individuals and groups.

BSHM 312: Technology in Project Management (4 credits)

Project Management prepares students to manage projects from start to finish within any organizational structure. The course presents a view into different project management methods and delves into topics such as project profiling and phases, constraints, building the project team, scheduling, and risk. This course helps students grasp the full scope of future projects and apply the proper management approaches to complete a project. This course features practice in each of the project phases as students learn to strategically apply project management tools and techniques to help organizations achieve their goals.

SEMESTER TWO (SPRING):

 

BSHM 321: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

Organizational Behavior explores how to lead and manage effectively in diverse business environments. The course requires students to demonstrate the ability to apply organizational leadership theories and management strategies in a series of scenario-based problems.

BSHM 322: Healthcare Statistics (3 credits)

This course builds upon an understanding of research methods and quantitative analysis. Concepts of population health, epidemiology, and evidence-based practices provide the foundation for understanding the importance of data for informing healthcare organizational decisions.

SEMESTER THREE (SUMMER):

 

BSHM 411: Healthcare Financial Management (3 credits)

Healthcare Financial Management provides an opportunity to apply strategic change management principles through the application of fiscal management and data analysis in a healthcare environment. This course will examine strategies to increase value, sustainability, and productivity in a patient-centric environment. This course has no prerequisites.

BSHM 412: BSHM Capstone (4 credits)

The capstone is a student-designed project intended to illustrate the student’s ability to effect change in the industry and demonstrate competence in all five program outcomes: transformational leader, value innovator, tactical manager, analyst, and integrated systems expert. Students are required to collaborate with leaders in the healthcare industry to identify opportunities for improvement in healthcare, propose a solution, and perform a business analysis to evaluate its feasibility. 

HCM 336 Undergraduate Study Abroad (5 credits):

This course is designed to apply clinical skills, leadership, and professionalism expected of a nurse with a bachelor's level education in a culminating experience through a 10-day, international study abroad trip. The focus of this course is advocacy and critical assessment and evaluation of needs on the personal, client, community, and global level.

(Passport and international travel may be required).

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (some/all may be needed to satisfy the requirement of the BSN and will be shown on then initial degree plan): See General Education Coursework Page