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  • NUR 390 - Educational Theory for Nursing Practice


    NSC 180 , NUR 300 . (2)

    Introduction to nursing education integrates the role of the nurse educator while incorporating current issues and challenges. Prospective teachers will be encouraged to become reflective educators by emphasizing innovations in clinical teaching/evaluation, integration of technology into nursing education and overall goals to facilitate adult learning in the practice setting. This basic nursing education course is designed to prepare individuals for the nurse educator role in academic or staff development settings. An opportunity to collaborate with experts in nursing education within their specialty courses will be provided. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 391 - Clinical Case Studies-Applications of Nursing Practice and Evidence


    Grade of C+ (2.3) or better in NSC 180   or NUR 320   or NUR 340 . (1-2)

    Utilization of case study approach to integrate advanced concepts in pathophysiology, health assessment and laboratory interpretation. Focus on the nurse’s role and responsibility to improve patient outcomes through rigorous clinical reasoning and critical thinking. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 392 - Emerging Topics in Contemporary Nursing Practice


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Current and relevant topics for today’s dynamic and evolving healthcare landscape.  Provides opportunity for dialogue about the nurse’s role and application to clinical practice. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 393 - Clinical Immersion for Registered Nurses


    NSC 178 or NSC 180 , NUR 204  or NUR 307 NUR 300 ; consent of instructor. (2-4)

    This clinical immersion course is designed and tailored to the students’ specific clinical interest. Both theory and clinical elements are included to ensure application of nursing practice and research in targeted area of interest such as pediatrics, obstetrics, perioperative care, critical care, and trauma nursing. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 399 - Directed Study in Nursing


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    With the assistance of a faculty member, student develops behavioral objectives and an action plan appropriate to the topic being studied. May be based on experience or directed reading. May be used when a student has, through prior coursework or experience, met most but not all of the objectives of a course. This identified area of study, when combined with the previous learning experience(s), is considered equivalent to a course in the nursing department. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 401 - Theoretical Concepts of Population-Centered Nursing


    Admission to Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program. (4)

    Synthesis of public health and nursing sciences on maintaining optimal levels of health and wellness among individuals, families, groups and aggregates in community settings is the focus. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion among population groups, students are introduced to epidemiology principles and practices. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 402 - Clinical Synthesis of Population-Centered Nursing


    Admission to Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program. (2)

    Synthesis of public health and nursing sciences on maintaining optimal levels of health and wellness among individuals, families, groups and aggregates in community settings is the focus. In clinical experiences in varied community settings, students have the opportunity to apply their synthesized knowledge and practice nursing skills that are essential in caring for a community’s health. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 407 - Nursing Issues and Trends


    NUR 330 , NUR 335  with grades of C+ (2.3) or better. (2)

    Selected professional, political, social and ethical issues affecting current and future nursing practice. Exploration of strategies for individual and collective participation in decisions that influence professional nursing practice and healthcare delivery. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 408 - Nursing Issues and Trends for Registered Nurses


    NUR 255  or NUR 256 NUR 300 , NUR 308 or NUR 316 , RN License. (2)

    Selected professional, political, social and ethical issues affecting current and future nursing practice. Exploration of strategies for individual and collective participation in decisions that influence professional nursing practice and healthcare delivery. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 410 - Theoretical Concepts of Population-Centered Nursing


    Grades of C+ (2.3) or better in NUR 250  or NUR 340 NUR 346 (5)

    Synthesis of nursing and public health science, focusing on maintenance of optimal levels of health and wellness among individuals, families, groups and aggregates in community settings. Introduction to epidemiology principles, with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion among population groups. In clinical experiences in varied community settings, students apply synthesized knowledge and practice nursing skills essential in caring for a community’s health. Theory/clinical. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 412 - Community Health Nursing


    NSC 178 or NSC 180 NUR 204  or NUR 307 ; NUR 308 or NUR 316 NUR 300 NUR 345 NUR 369 ; Registered Nurse license.   (5)

    Synthesis of nursing and public health science, focusing on maintenance of optimal levels of health and wellness among individuals, families, groups and aggregates in community settings. Introduction to epidemiology principles, with emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion among population groups. Students engage in experiential learning experiences in varied community settings, applying synthesized knowledge and practice nursing skills essential in caring for a community’s health. Theory/Experiential Learning. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 420 - Nursing Leadership and Management


    NUR 300 NUR 345 NUR 369 , NSC 178 or NSC 180 NUR 204  or NUR 307 , NUR 308 or NUR 316 NUR 370  or NUR 408 . (5) CAP

    Capstone course designed to expand the BSN student’s knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of nurse leaders in health care systems, based on theories, principles and concepts of administration, leadership and management. Students use this knowledge to develop competencies in leadership, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 421 - Synthesis of Knowledge for Professional Nursing Practice


    NUR 412  or NUR 420 ; RN license. (3)

    Provides guided opportunity to synthesize knowledge about nursing care for individuals, families and communities with complex problems. Faculty will assist students in the synthesis of knowledge related to various dimensions of professional nursing with an emphasis on proactive clinical judgment, self-assessment, inquiry and the role and responsibilities of the professional nurse. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 430 - Leadership and Management in Nursing


     Grades of C+ (2.3) or better in NUR 330  or NUR 331  , NUR 335  or NUR 336 . (5) CAP

    Capstone course designed to expand the BSN student’s knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of nurse leaders in health care systems based on theories, principles and concepts of administration, leadership and management. Students use this knowledge in clinical settings to develop competencies in leadership, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Theory/clinical. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 435 - Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge and Practice


    Grades of C+ (2.3) or better in  NUR 330  or NUR 331 NUR 335  or NUR 336 . (6)

    Synthesis of knowledge with practice as students provide care for a group of clients under the guidance of a preceptor in a hospital setting. Clinical faculty direct learning experiences tailored to students’ needs. Students present cases and use nursing and other theories to support their evidence-based nursing practice. Emphasis on critical thinking, proactive clinical judgment, self-assessment, inquiry, and the role and responsibilities of the professional nurse. Theory/clinical. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 436 - Synthesis of Knowledge and Practice for Second Degree


    Admission to Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program. (5)

    Synthesis of knowledge with practice as students provide care for a group of clients under the guidance of a preceptor in a hospital setting. Clinical faculty direct learning experiences tailored to students’ needs. Students present cases and use nursing and other theories to support their evidence-based nursing practice. Emphasis on critical thinking, proactive clinical judgment, self-assessment, inquiry, and the role and responsibilities of the professional nurse. Theory/clinical. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 440 - Leadership and Management in Nursing for Second Degree


    Admission to Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN Program. (5)

    Capstone course designed to expand the BSN student’s knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of nurse leaders in health care systems. The course framework is based on theories, principles and concepts of administration, leadership, and management. Students use this knowledge in clinical settings to develop competencies in leadership, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. Theory/clinical. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 480 - Advanced Nursing and Healthcare Informatics


    (4)

    Knowledge and skills related to healthcare information systems and patient care technology, data analytics, application, and data transformation and representation.  Emphasis on workflow analytics to support clinical practice and the use of decision support systems to improve care delivery. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 495 - Honors Thesis I (Off-Campus Study)


    Acceptance in the Nursing Honors program; consent of Honors Council or its designate;consent of department chair. (4)

    Independent study course designed for the off-campus study experience.  Credit and grade are not given until completion of NUR 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 496 - Honors Thesis II (Senior Honors Seminar)


    Prior or concurrent election of NUR 495 . (4)

    Independent study course designed for completion of the senior Honors Project (Honors Thesis). Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 499 - Independent Study in Nursing


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Under the guidance and with the approval of a selected faculty member, student develops behavioral objectives appropriate to the topic being studied and a plan of action to achieve objectives. May be based on experience, directed reading, study or research. May not be used as a substitute for required courses, but may be used to fulfill nursing elective requirements. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • NUR 501 - Health Promotion


    NSC 503 . (2)

    Strategies for promoting and protecting health and preventing disease and injury in individuals, families, and communities will be explored. Students will gain an increased understanding of the health risks and behaviors as well as intervention measures across the life span. Current research in these areas and evidenced based practice guidelines will be reviewed. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • NUR 507 - Mental Health for Advanced Practice Professionals


    NUR 524  , NUR 525 . (2-3)

    Theoretical and conceptual foundations for advanced practitioners to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and treat adults with mental health issues in a primary care setting. Emphasis on evaluation, differentiation and psycho-pharmacological intervention of psychiatric disorders in accordance with DSM criteria. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 508 - Spanish for Healthcare Professionals


    Graduate standing; a year of high school Spanish or SPN 111  or equivalent. (3)

    Spanish language study designed for those training or working in health-related areas, with an emphasis on basic functional skills for interviewing and conversing.  Introduction to medical terminology and structures used in communicating effectively with patients and family members in clinical settings; discussion of Hispanic cultural practices that could affect communication and patient care. Not open to students with credit forSPN/NUR 208. Also listed as SPN 508 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 520 - Physical Diagnosis across the Lifespan-Theory


    Admission to RN-MSN or MSN program or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Theoretical information needed to complete advanced health assessment, including culturally sensitive history taking and physical exams of patients across the lifespan. A variety of teaching approaches are used to expand student proficiency of systematic and organized assessment techniques and interpretation of diagnostic tests. Emphasis on learning differential diagnosis and clinical decision-making with a health promotion focus. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation evaluation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 521 - Physical Diagnosis across the Lifespan - Practicum


    Consent of Program Director. (2-3)

    Apply knowledge and skills learned in NUR 520 (theory course) to perform culturally and developmentally sensitive comprehensive health assessments across the lifespan under the direction of a preceptor in primary care and other settings. Seminar component allows students to synthesize knowledge, using a variety of teaching strategies. Students use health promotion and disease management theory to assess clients, and use critical thinking to formulate differential diagnoses. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 523 - Physical Diagnosis Clinical Immersion


    NUR 520 . (1)

    Apply knowledge and skills learned in NUR 520 (theory course) to perform culturally and developmentally sensitive comprehensive health assessments across the lifespan using simulation under the direction of faculty. Use health promotion and disease management theory to assess clients and use critical thinking to formulate differential diagnoses. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 524 - Management of Acute/Chronic Problems across the Lifespan - Theory


    NUR 521 . (4)

    Exploration of theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, and holistic sciences as they relate to the diagnosis and management of common chronic and acute episodic health problems of the adult will be explored. Special attention is given to the problems endemic to underserved populations. Emphasis is on critical thinking, evidence-based practice and culturally competent care. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 525 - Management of Acute/Chronic Problems across the Lifespan-Practicum


    Consent of Program Director. (4)

    Holistic application of critical thinking skills using nursing and transcultural theories, the concepts of physical, behavioral, and psychological sciences, in addition to evidenced based medical decision-making processes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of common acute/chronic problems of the adult will be addressed. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 528 - Pediatrics for Advanced Practice-Theory


    NUR 524  and NUR 525 . (3)

    This course focuses on acute and chronic health problems in pediatric patients. Emphasis will be placed on differential diagnosis and clinical decision-making in the pediatric environment. A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be utilized to promote critical thinking and provide the opportunity for synthesis of knowledge in assessment and management of pediatric patients in a primary care setting. An emphasis will be placed care that is sensitive to the cultural and developmental needs of the pediatric population. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 529 - Pediatrics for Advanced Practice-Practicum


    Consent of Program Director. (2)

    Application and synthesis of assessment and disease management knowledge while providing caring for children in a pediatric primary care setting using evidenced based guidelines, critical thinking skills while providing culturally competent care. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 531 - Women’s Health


    Admission to RN-MSN or MSN program. (2)

    This course will focus on the theoretical management of emotional, ethical, physical, evidence-based, and culturally congruent health care of women from adolescence through post-menopause as well as STIs for both men and women. Emphasis is placed on anticipatory guidance and preconceptual, prenatal and post-partum experiences of women. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 532 - Leadership, Informatics and Policy for Advanced Practice


    Admission to the RN-MSN or MSN or Post-Graduate certificate program. (3)

    Analysis of health policies and economic issues impacting delivery and outcomes related to health care and advanced practice nursing. Exploration of principles and innovative leadership techniques to transform healthcare.  Focus on knowledge and skills related to health care information systems and patient care technology for advanced nursing practice, process of care, and patient outcomes. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 535 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of the Older Adult Theory and Practicum


    Admission to MSN program or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, holistic and nursing sciences as they relate to assessment, diagnosis and management of health, disease, illness, and developmental, functional and clinical problems of older adults; information on health disparities of and culturally competent care for culturally diverse elders. Emphasis on evidence-based strategies for nurse practitioners related to health promotion and diagnosis and management of disease and illness of the older adult in community contexts (assisted living and longterm care settings). Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • NUR 540 - Advanced Practice Role Theory


    NUR 524 , NUR 525 . (3)

    Analyzes the legal/ethical, political, business, and managed care issues related to the advanced practice role. Emphasis on requirements for certification and state licensure; includes preparation for job search, interview, and contract negotiation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 541 - APRN Role Practicum


    Consent of Program Director. (4)

    Final practicum synthesizing the learning experience. Continued clinical exposure to enhance professional identity and role development as an independent/interdependent provider of primary care. 16 supervised clinical hours weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 592 - Special Topics for Travel/Study/Service Learning for the MSN


    Consent of Program Director. (1-4)

    Demonstrates an understanding of the influences of culture and diversity on various healing modalities, and diverse beliefs regarding health, illness, and nursing practice. Appraises environmental, educational, economic, political, legal, kinship, spiritual, ethical, social and associated factors affecting the health and well-being of culturally diverse populations. Course may be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 595 - Graduate Research Theory I


    Admission to the RN-MSN or MSN program or consent of Program Director. (2)

    Preparation of the healthcare provider to review and evaluate quantitative and qualitative evidence-based research to support culturally competent, high quality healthcare and to initiate changes to improve healthcare outcomes.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 596 - Graduate Research Theory II


    Successful completion of NUR 595  or consent of Program Director. (2)

    Preparation of the healthcare provider to focus on the application of diverse types and levels of research- and theory-based evidence for development of a culturally competent scholarly translational research project with defined populations in a healthcare setting. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 597 - Graduate Research Theory III


     Successful completion of NUR 596  or consent of Program Director.  (2)

    Preparation of the healthcare provider to focus on a plan for application of diverse types and levels of research- and theory-based evidence supporting the development of a scholarly translational research project proposal with a defined population in a healthcare setting. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 598 - Graduate Research Theory IV


    Successful completion of NUR 597  or consent of Program Director. (1)

    Preparation of the healthcare provider to complete a plan for implementation of a research- and theory-based evidence scholarly translational research project proposal with a defined population in a healthcare setting. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 599 - Nursing Research/Theory V


    NUR 597 , NUR 598 ; or consent of instructor. (1)

    NUR 599 is the fifth of the five-theory/research courses and builds upon NUR 598. This course is the culmination of the steps in the research process that includes emphasis on nursing science as a foundation for integrating nursing theory, practice and research. The content and organization of this course reflects the last two chapters of the master’s thesis, the integration of the thesis chapters and dissemination of findings. Graded ABCDE/Y Offered infrequently.
  
  • NUR 600 - Independent Study in Graduate Nursing


    Consent of Program Director. (1-4)

    Under guidance and with approval of a faculty member, student develops behavioral objectives appropriate to a topic of study and a plan of action to achieve objectives. May include clinical experience and/or directed reading, study or research. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 601 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice in Health Care


    Admission to DNP program or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Understanding and application of descriptive and inferential statistics, including advanced statistical techniques such as multivariate analysis of variance and multiple regression. Students analyze data sets and learn about statistical software. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 602 - Advanced Pathophysiology I


    Admission to DNP program or consent of Program Director. (2)

    The focus of this course is the study of the underlying processes and mechanisms associated with pathophysiological changes in the human body. The basis for this course is human anatomy and physiology. The information presented will assist you in understanding the various physiological changes you will encounter in clinical practice, providing you with a basis for your assessment and subsequent planning. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 603 - Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Professionals


    NUR 602 . (3)

    In-depth exploration of phases of pharmacokinetics, including chemical processes that impact drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Representative drugs of pharmacologic groups, indications for use, drug selection, titration of dosage, key adverse effects, monitoring of therapy, alternate drugs, special concerns in prescribing to children, adolescents and older adults. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 604 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning - Theory


    NUR 602 ; concurrent election of NUR 603 NUR 608 (3)

    Advanced health assessment and differential diagnosis for adolescents, adults and elders seen in primary care settings. Focus on diagnostic reasoning and laboratory and diagnostic testing as a framework to synthesize knowledge for comprehensive, systematic and organized assessment of clients. Diverse approaches are used to expand proficiency in conducting systematic and organized history and physical examinations. Sensitivity to cultural and developmental needs are emphasized as well as health promotion. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation evaluation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 605 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning - Practicum


    NUR 604 , consent of Program Director. (2)

    Students apply knowledge and skills learned in NUR 604 to perform systematic and organized comprehensive health assessments of adolescents, adults and elders under the direction of a preceptor in primary care and other settings. Seminar experiences utilize a variety of teaching and learning strategies to enable critical thinking and growth. Clinical experiences focus on diagnostic reasoning as a framework to synthesize knowledge for comprehensive assessment of clients. Health promotion and sensitivity to cultural and developmental needs are emphasized. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 606 - Epidemiology for Advanced Practice in Health Care


    NUR 724 . (2)

    Exploration of disease and ill health in social and environmental context through study of patterns of occurrence in human populations. Approaches of epidemiology in estimating the burden of disease and evaluating primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 607 - Informatics


    Concurrent election of NUR 810 . (3)

    This introductory course focuses on knowledge and skills related to health care information systems and patient care technology that are needed for DNP-prepared nurses to be successful in today’s health care environment and in their professional roles. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 608 - Advanced Pathophysiology II


    NUR 602 . (2)

    Continued in-depth exploration of physiological alterations associated with various disease processes across the lifespan. Provides data for the development of clinical decision-making necessary in the diagnosis and management of disease,  including secondary and tertiary prevention. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 650 - Bio-Behavioral Aspects of Illness


    Admission to MSN or DNP program. (2)

    The focus of this course is to examine the effects of alterations in selected bio-behavioral processes in the adult suffering from illnesses with critical onsets, multisystem failure and long term unstable conditions. Current research linking biology and behavior will be emphasized across the adult life span and in diverse populations. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 651 - Complementary and Integrative Health


    Admission to MSN or DNP program. (2)

    This course will explore the foundations of complementary and integrative medicine, thereby increasing the student’s understanding of the philosophical historical, physiological and cultural basis of CAM. Students will learn about the prevalence of CAM use in their patient/client populations, and relationship of use to nursing practice.  May be reelected for creidt. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 652 - Advanced Nursing Practice Role-Theory and Practicum


    NUR 660 (3)

    Integration and synthesis of knowledge of the advanced practice nursing role.  Students develop theoretical insights relevant to advanced practice through discussion of models, scope of practice, and core competencies including professional practice, knowledge translation, teaching, systems leadership, and quality outcomes.  The practicum provides continued clinical exposure to enhance students’ professional identity and role development in all domains of practice: direct care, teaching, professional practice, knowledge translation, systems leadership, quality and care outcomes. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 660 - Facilitating Learning and Learner Development in Nursing Education


    NSC 502 , NUR 532 , NUR 810 ; or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Examine theories, concepts, strategies, and attitudes required of nurse educators to facilitate student learning in classrooms, laboratories, and a variety of healthcare settings for achievement of desired cognitive affective and psychomotor outcomes. Strategies for development and professional socialization of learners with diverse backgrounds will also be examined. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 661 - Instructional Technologies and Innovations in Nursing Education


    NUR 660  or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Examines contemporary instructional technologies available for use by nurse educators to demonstrate effective teaching-learning processes and achieve expected student learning outcomes. Promoting competencies that include knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for teaching nursing online and use of other innovative technologies will be the focus of this course. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 662 - Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education


    NUR 661  or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Evaluate a variety of strategies to assess student learning in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains that take place in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Demonstrate skills in constructing valid and reliable tests for evaluating classroom knowledge and designing and evaluating the use of assessment tools for clinical practice. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 663 - Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program Outcomes in Nursing Education


    NUR 662 , consent of Program Director. (2)

    Analyze the principles and processes of curriculum development within nursing education including identification of institutional mission and program outcomes, developing competency statements, writing learning objectives, and selecting appropriate learning activities and evaluation strategies. The emphasis will be placed on the curriculum development as a process that must involve learners and all types of stakeholders. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 664 - Nurse Educator Role-Seminar and Teaching Practicum


    Concurrent election of NUR 663 , consent of Program Director. (3)

    In seminar, the student examines the multidimensional nature of the academic nurse educator role including teaching, scholarship, and service that require balance and ongoing commitment to develop and maintain competencies in each dimension. In practicum, the student integrates learning gained in previous courses and demonstrates nurse educator competencies in a selected educational setting under the supervision of a faculty preceptor. Each student selects a setting to explore a selected nurse educator role according to his/her career goals in nursing education. The student spends 112 hours in an educational practicum setting to gain expected competencies as a nurse educator. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 700 - Healthcare Research I


    Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, NUR 601  or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Review and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative evidence-based research to support culturally competent, high quality healthcare, and to initiate changes to improve healthcare outcomes. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 701 - Healthcare Research II


    NUR 700 . (3)

    Design of evidence-based translational project to initiate practice changes in an organizational setting. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 703 - Healthcare Research and Theoretical Perspectives II


    NUR 601 NUR 700 . (4)

    Focus on application of diverse types and levels of research and theory-based evidence for development of a culturally competent scholarly translational research project with defined populations in a healthcare setting. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 715 - Theoretical Perspectives in the Discipline of Nursing for Advanced Practice


    Admission to the DNP program or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Focuses on analyzing theories from nursing and other disciplines including levels of theoretical thinking as a basis for conceptual frameworks for advanced nursing practice. Theories of Nursing are discussed within the context of knowledge, discipline, and professional practice. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 720 - Primary Health Care for Advanced Practice Professionals-Theory I


    NUR 604 , NUR 605 ; concurrent election of NUR 723 . (3)

    Theories from physical, behavioral and social sciences as they relate to health promotion, illness prevention, diagnosis and management of common acute/chronic episodic health problems and issues for the adolescent, adult and older adult are the major foci of this course. Special attention to problems endemic to underserved populations with health disparities will be included. Evidence-based best practices related to health promotion and diagnosis and management of disease and illness will be explored. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 721 - Primary Health Care for Advanced Practice Professionals-Theory II


    NUR 720 NUR 723 ; concurrent election of NUR 724 . (3)

    Students expand on the concept that health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being, not merely the absence of disease. These concepts are explored as they relate to individuals, families, community and cultural groups. Theories from physical, behavioral and social sciences as they relate to evidence based health promotion, illness prevention, diagnosis and management of common acute/chronic episodic health problems and issues for the adolescent, adult and older adult are the major foci of this course. Special attention to problems endemic to underserved populations with health disparities will be included. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 723 - Primary Health Care for Advanced Practice Professionals-Practicum I


    Consent of Program Director. (2)

    Students apply theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural and social science evidence-based best practices in practical settings. Health promotion, illness prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of health, disease, illness and developmental, functional and clinical problems of the adolescent, adult and older adult from diverse cultural groups. Seminar component uses variety of teaching and learning strategies to enable synthesis of clinical experiences for further critical thinking and growth. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 724 - Primary Health Care for Advanced Practice Professionals-Practicum II


    PR: NUR 723 , consent of Program Director. (2-3)

    Primary care practicum with continued clinical experiences; students engage in more complex cases with increasing independence. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 725 - Primary Health Care for Advanced Practice Professionals-Practicum III


    NUR 724 , consent of Program Director. (2)

    Primary care practicum with continued clinical experiences; students engage in more complex cases with increasing independence. Required only for students admitted to the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 730 - Applied Clinical Pharmacology for Primary Health Care I


    NUR 603 , NUR 604 , NUR 605 . (1)

    Focus on pharmacologic management of health and illness in the adolescent, adult and older adult patient in diverse cultural groups. Emphasis on evidence-based best practices. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 731 - Applied Clinical Pharmacology for Primary Health Care II


    NUR 730 . (1)

    Further exploration of theories and concepts considered in NUR 730. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 740 - Advanced Health Assessment of Children - Theory


    NUR 720 , NUR 721 , NUR 723 , NUR 724 , NUR 725 ; admission to the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner concentration. (2)

    This course focuses on advanced health assessment and differential diagnosis for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Focus is placed on diagnostic reasoning including developmental, laboratory and diagnostic testing as a framework using cultural competence and evidenced based practice to synthesize knowledge for comprehensive assessments of pediatric clients. Advanced health assessment techniques are emphasized and refined. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are utilized to promote expanding proficiency in conducting history and physical examinations on the pediatric population. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 745 - Primary Health Care of Children for Advanced Practice Professionals-Theory


    NUR 740 , concurrent election of NUR 746 . (3)

    Acute and chronic health problems and wellness in pediatric patients; emphasis on differential diagnosis and clinical decision-making and evidence-based best practices related to health promotion and diagnosis and management of disease and illness of the pediatric patient. Variety of teaching and learning strategies used to promote critical thinking and synthesis of knowledge in assessment and management of pediatric patients in a primary care setting. Emphasis on care sensitive to the cultural and developmental needs of the pediatric population. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 746 - Primary Health Care of Children for Advanced Practice Professionals-Practicum I


    NUR 745 , consent of Program Director. (3)

    Application and synthesis of assessment and disease management knowledge while providing caring for children in a pediatric primary care setting using evidenced based guidelines, critical thinking skills while providing culturally competent care. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 747 - Primary Health Care of Children for Advanced Practice Professionals-Practicum II


    NUR 746 , consent of Program Director.  (3)

    Application and synthesis of assessment and disease management knowledge while providing caring for children in a pediatric primary care setting using evidenced based guidelines, critical thinking skills while providing culturally competent care. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 750 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Families and Communities


    Admission to the DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, NUR 723 , NUR 724 ; or admission to the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, NUR 753 . (3)

    Exploration of key principles of family therapies, the effectiveness of these treatments for family psychotherapy, and cultural competence for providing community- and population-based programs that promote mental health. Focus on application and integration of core concepts with students’ other experiences. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 751 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Special Populations in Mental Health


    Admission to the DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, NUR 723 , NUR 724 ; or admission to the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, NUR 750 , NUR 753 . (2)

    Students synthesize theoretical, scientific and clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment of children, adolescents and older adults with mental health problems and psychiatric disorders, based on DSM-V and ICD taxonomies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 753 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care Across the Life Span of Persons with Mental Health Concerns - Medication Management


    Admission to the DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, NUR 723 , NUR 724 ; or admission to the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, NUR 750 . (2)

    Development of clinical knowledge and application of pharmacological interventions and behavioral neurology to clinical aspects associated with mental health disorders. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 754 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults and Children with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns-Practicum II


    Admission to the DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program and NUR 723 , NUR 724 ; or admission to the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program, NUR 750 , NUR 753 ; consent of the Program Director. (3)

    Guided and supervised by clinical and faculty preceptors, students apply diagnostic and critical thinking skills while working with individuals across the life-span experiencing mental health disease and disorders. Demonstrates knowledge of pharmacologic agents based on individual characteristics. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation evaluation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 760 - Women’s Health for Advanced Practice Professionals


    Admission to the DNP program or consent of Program Director. (2)

    This course will focus on the management of emotional, ethical, physical, evidence-based, and culturally congruent health care of women from adolescence through post-menopause as well as STIs for both men and women. Emphasis is placed on anticipatory guidance and preconceptual, prenatal and post-partum experiences of women. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 761 - Advanced Women’s Health Practicum


    Consent of instructor. (1)

    Students apply theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural and social science evidence-based best practices in clinical settings with a focus on obstetrics and gynecological care. Advanced practice role encompasses health promotion, illness prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of health, disease, illness and developmental, function and clinical problems from adolescence through postmenopause, as well as STIs for both men and women. Emphasis on culturally competent and evidence-based anticipatory guidance and preconceptual, prenatal and post-partum experiences. Seminar component uses variety of teaching and learning strategies to enable synthesis of clinical experiences for further critical thinking and growth. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • NUR 763 - Management of Chronic Pain


    Admission to the MSN, Post Graduate Nursing Certificate, or DNP program. (2)

    Exploration of evidence-based care of chronic pain including assessment, diagnosis and management. Legal and regulatory aspects of prescribing controlled substances. Planning to address and meet the challenges of management of chronic pain.  May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 770 - Mental Health for Advanced Practice Professionals


    NUR 723  and concurrent election of NUR 724 (2-3)

    Theoretical foundations for assessment and management of persons with mental health concerns within a primary care setting. Students identify treatment strategies, including counseling and pharmacotherapeutics, appropriate referral processes, and community resources. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 777 - Telemedicine for the Advanced Practice Clinician


    Admission to DNP or MSN program; students from other health care disciplines accepted with consent of instructor. (2)

    Investigation of telemedicine as a dynamic tool for the advanced practice clinician, with a focus on its clinical application from an evidence-based, culturally congruent, clinically competent perspective. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 778 - Psychodynamics for Nursing Practice


    Admission to the DNP or MSN program. (2)

    Study of the application of psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic thinking to clinical practice, with a goal of gaining insight into mental processes that impact mental health. Case study approach using materials provided by experts in the field. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 780 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Persons across the Life Span with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns I - Theory


    Admission to the DNP-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, NUR 723 , NUR 724 ; or admission to the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program, NUR 750 , NUR 753 . (3)

    Students synthesize theoretical, scientific and clinical knowledge for the assessment and management of health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment across the life span for individuals with mental health problems and psychiatric disorders, based on DSM-V and ICD-9 taxonomies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 781 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults and Children with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns- Practicum I


    NUR 753 , NUR 780 ; consent of Program Director. (3-4)

    Guided and supervised by clinical and faculty preceptors, students apply diagnostic and critical thinking skills while working with individuals across the life span experiencing mental health disease and disorders. Students demonstrate diagnostic skills, knowledge of pharmacologic agents based on individual characteristics, and conduct individual psycho-social therapy. 4 credits required for the DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration, 3 credits for the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 782 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults and Children with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns - Supplement Clinical Practicum I


    NUR 753 , NUR 780 ; concurent election of NUR 781 ; consent of instructor. (1)

    Guided and supervised by clinical and faculty preceptors, students apply diagnostic and critical thinking skills while working with individuals across the life- span experiencing mental health disease and disorders. Students demonstrate diagnostic skills, knowledge of pharmacologic agents based on individual characteristics, and conduct individual psycho-social therapy. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 790 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Persons Across the Life Span with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns II - Theory


    NUR 753 NUR 780 NUR 781 . (3)

    Students apply critical thinking skills to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals across the life-span with a focus on group therapy, comorbid diagnoses, and substance abuse. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 791 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Adults and Children with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns - Practicum II


    NUR 751 , NUR 753 , NUR 780 , NUR 781 , NUR 790 ; consent of Program Director. (3-4)

    Guided and supervised by clinical and faculty preceptors, students continue to advance diagnostic and critical thinking skills working with clients across the life span experiencing acute and chronic mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. Students demonstrate knowledge of pharmacologic agents based on individual characteristics, and conduct individual psycho-social therapy. 4 credits required for the DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration, 3 credits for the Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation evaluation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 792 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults and Children with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns - Supplement Clinical Practicum II


    NUR 753 , NUR 780 , NUR 781 ; consent of Program Director. (1)

    Guided and supervised by clinical and faculty preceptors, students apply diagnostic and critical thinking skills while working with individuals across the life span experiencing mental health disease and disorders. Students demonstrate diagnostic skills, knowledge of pharmacologic agents based on individual characteristics, and conduct individual psycho-social therapy.  May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 793 - Practice Care of Adults and Children with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns - Supp. Pract III


    NUR 751 , NUR 753 , NUR 780 , NUR 781 , NUR 790 ; concurrent election of NUR 791 ; consent of Program Director. (1)

    Guided and supervised by clinical and faculty preceptors, students apply diagnostic and critical thinking skills while working with individuals across the life span experiencing mental health disease and disorders. Students demonstrate diagnostic skills, knowledge of pharmacologic agents based on individual characteristics, and conduct individual psycho-social therapy. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 800 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology for Advanced Practice Professionals - Theory I


    Admission to Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, consent of Program Director. (2-4)

    Application of theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural, social science and evidence-based best practices to clinical problems with adult and geratric populations in diverse settings. Seminar component uses variety of teaching and learning strategies to enable synthesis of clinical experiences for further critical thinking and growth. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 801 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology for Advanced Practice Professionals - Theory II


    NUR 800 NUR 803 . (2-3)

    Evaluation of theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural and social sciences and evidence-based best practices to clinical problems of adult and geriatric populations in diverse settings. Seminar component uses a variety of teaching and learning strategies to enable synthesis of clinical experiences for further critical thinking and growth. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 802 - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Clinical Practicum


    NUR 800 , NUR 801 ; consent of Program Director. (1)

    Continued application of theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural, social science and evidence-based best practices to clinical problems of adult and geriatric populations in diverse settings. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 803 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology for Advanced Practice Professionals-Practicum I


    Consent of Program Director. (2)

    Application of theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural, social science and evidence-based best practices to clinical problems of adult and geriatric populations in diverse settings. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 804 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology for Advanced Practice Professionals-Practicum II


    Consent of Program Director. (2)

    Continued application of theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural, social science and evidence-based best practices to clinical problems of adult and geriatric populations in diverse settings. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 805 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology for Advanced Practice Professionals - Practicum III


    Consent of Program Director. (2)

    Continued application of theories and concepts from physical, behavioral, cultural, social science and evidence-based best practices to clinical problems of adult and geriatric populations in diverse settings. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 808 - Billing and Coding for the Healthcare Professional


    Admission to DNP or MSN program; students from other health care disciplines accepted with consent of instructor. (2)

    Coding and billing for Nurse Practitioner and PA specialties.  Topics include use of ICD diagnosis codes; information needed to code and bill a visit or encounter appropriately and to document to meet billing criteria; working with a billing department to generate monthly reports to improve billing and reimbursement; use of CPT codes for evaluation and management services appropriately. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 810 - Advanced Transcultural Care


    Admission to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, or consent of Program Director. (3)

    Synthesis of transcultural theories/models to explore cultural diversities and similarities and their application to health care practice, education, and research. Broad social structure issues common to vulnerable populations are examined using cultural and ethical frameworks Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 820 - Health Policy and Economics


    NUR 832  or NUR 901  or NUR 910 . (2-3)

    Focus on the current state of national healthcare and the role of politics in development of health policy. The role of the advanced practice nurse as an active agent of change for quality healthcare in the political forum is discussed. Graded ABCDE
 

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