NURS 4013. Informatics for the Professional Nurse (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

NURS 2032. Therapeutic and Interprofessional Communication (Sp, Su, Fa). 2 Hours.

Assignment 3: Concept Synthesis Paper on Personal Nursing Philosophy

The degrees in nursing offered by MTSU lead to career opportunities in direct patient care as well as health care-related industries, such as research, compliance, education, and sales. Examples include

– Nurse-to-patient ratio legislation will create many changes for the nursing profession.

NURS 4701. Professional Nursing Synthesis (Sp, Su, Fa). 1 Hour.

Successful communication has three major components: a sender, a receiver, and a message (Özkan, Okumuş, Buldukoğlu & Watson, 2013). In nursing practice, we frequently have a great deal of information to send to others in a short period of time. To do this effectively, we need to know that there are factors which could influence how our message is interpreted. We must consider the setting in which the communication occurs, the past experiences and personal perceptions of both the sender and receiver, the timing of the message. Breakdown in communication can cause negative outcomes. We all know how important it is to give a thorough patient report to the oncoming nurse at shift change. In situations where this does not occur and important information is not conveyed, treatments, medications, may be missed.

NURS 3422. Nursing Concepts: Foundations of Professional Practice (Sp, Fa). 2 Hours.

Admission to the Generic B.S.N. program is limited. Conditional admission will be determined by the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing faculty. To be eligible to apply, students must have a cumulative GPA of ≥3.0. Admission requirements for the professional program of study are as follows:

NURS 4003. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Concept Synthesis Paper on Personal Nursing Philosophy

This focused clinical experience, supported by two corequisite substantive nursing option theory courses, is aimed at refining critical thinking and competent use of theoretic frameworks and evidence to support clinical reasoning processes including: comprehensive assessment, holistic analysis and interpretation of client data, and competence and confidence in clinical decision-making. Students will choose a focused area of nursing practice.

Week 1: Nursing Biography and The Four Metaparadigms of Nursing

Each week, you will complete various segments of your Concept Synthesis Paper Your paper should integrate these discrete elements and reflect your personal nursing philosophy.

Week 3: Due: Concept Synthesis Paper on Personal Nursing Philosophy

The Minot State University Department of Nursing Program has full approval of the North Dakota Board of Nursing. In addition, the nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Concept Synthesis Paper on Personal Nursing Philosophy

Nursing practices in caring for the chronically ill. A focus on practices to achieve healthful transitions and preservation of quality of life are emphasized. Common treatment modalities are presented including nursing therapeutics and pharmacological approaches to management of common chronic diseases. Tertiary prevention is emphasized and concepts and approaches to ongoing health assessment, health education, self-management, harm reduction, support, restoration, and palliation are addressed.


Sample Nursing Sequence (4 semesters)
Full Time Student Example (See Printable Brochure "BSN Completion Program for the Registered Nurse" detailed information and example of 2 semester plan).