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All courses are preceded by the abbreviation “NURS.” The number of credit hours is indicated in parentheses following the course title. The abbreviation “P” refers to the course’s prerequisite(s); “C” refers to corequisite(s).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Courses
  • NURS-B 234 Promoting Healthy Populations (3 cr.) C: NURS-B 235. (Traditional, Accelerated) This course focuses on preventative health care and health promotion in individuals, families, and communities, considering the influence of culture and lifespan development. Using biophysical, environmental, sociocultural and economic determinants of health, students focus on improving health outcomes with individuals, families, and communities.
  • NURS-B 235 Promoting Healthy Populations Practicum (1 cr.) C: NURS-B 234. (Traditional, Accelerated) Students assess individuals, families, and communities, providing needed education, preventative services, and support. Students provide individual and population based care in community based settings, giving consideration to the perspective of those being served.
  • NURS-B 244 Comprehensive Health Assessment (2 cr.) P: or C: Anatomy, Physiology, or Microbiology. C: NURS-B 245. (Traditional / Accelerated) This course focuses on helping students acquire skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment, including the physical, psychological, social, functional, and environmental aspects of health. The process of data collection, interpretation, documentation, and dissemination of assessment data will be addressed.
  • NURS-B 245 Comprehensive Health Assessment: Practicum (2 cr.) P: or C: Anatomy, Physiology, or Microbiology. C: NURS-B 244. (Traditional/Accelerated) Students will have the opportunity to use techniques of interview, observation, percussion, palpation, inspection, and auscultation in assessing clients across the life span in simulated and actual environments.
  • NURS-B 253 Professionalism in Collaborative Practice (3 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated)Students practice communication skills for working with health team members and clients, including self-awareness, interpersonal communication, team skills, and technological communication. Students are introduced to the scope and standards of nursing practice, roles of health team members, and components of professional practice. Students are introduced to leadership and ethical standards.
  • NURS-B 260 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (5 cr.) P: Anatomy, Physiology. C: NURS-B 261. (Traditional, Accelerated) This course focuses on the fundamentals of nursing from a theoretical, evidence base. Students will gain a knowledge base for, and have an opportunity to apply, fundamental nursing concepts, skills and the nursing process. The evidence based knowledge gained forms a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making as students develop their nursing skills.
  • NURS-B 261 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (4 cr.) P: Anatomy, Physiology. C: NURS-B 260. (Traditional, Accelerated) This course provides a foundation in the pathophysiology of key disease processes and pharmacological therapies. Principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology are presented in an integrated manner to provide a basis for study of selected medications that are used to treat or manage diseases with an application to nursing practice.
  • NURS-B 334 Transitional Care of Families and Populations (5 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) Using the childbearing family as an extensive exemplar, this course focuses on family and community health: community assessment, epidemiology, and intervention with individuals, families, communities and populations. Students address prenatal care, normal and high risk pregnancy and childbirth, newborn care, genetic counseling, care coordination, complementary care, and environmental health.
  • NURS-B 444 Managing Health and Illness across Care Environments (4 cr.) P: NURS-B 334. Students study a focused clinical area of concern for nursing, exploring the ways in which culture, health disparity, transitions between care environments, and health policy impact care for an aggregate, population, or specialty. Immersed in a care environment, students gain relevant clinical knowledge as well as an understanding of the aggregate health concerns. (clarification note: there may be times when this is offered in the summer for some students, as for international programs, and so the prerequisite listing is more lenient.)
  • NURS-B 453 Inter professional Practice (3 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) Students engage with inter professional colleagues in seminar, simulation, and practice settings, focusing on effective nursing practice and inter professional communication skills including self-awareness, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, team skills, and technological communication. Students hone leadership, professionalism, and ethical competencies in preparation for practice. (Clarification note: the placement of this course varies between 7th and 8th semester by BSN Track)
  • NURS-H 355 Data Analysis for Practice and Research (3 cr.) (Traditional/Accelerated) This course introduces nursing and other health sciences students to the basic concepts and techniques of data analysis needed in professional health-care practice. Principles of measurement, data summarization, and univariate and bivariate statistics are examined. Differences in types of qualitative data and methods by which these types of data can be interpreted are also explored. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental concepts to real-world situations in client care.
  • NURS-H 356 Clinical Nursing Care 1: Biophysical Processes (5 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) This course focuses on providing nursing care for individuals and families with acute and chronic biophysical illnesses across the lifespan. Particular attention is focused on developing clinical reasoning and competent nursing practice at a beginning level.
  • NURS-H 360 Clinical Nursing Care 2: Interactive Processes (5 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) This course focuses on nursing care management of individuals and families experiencing acute and chronic health problems related to interaction with the environment and others: sensory, motor, cognitive, affective, and interpersonal processes. Using a holistic approach this course addresses health problems occurring across the lifespan.
  • NURS-H 371 Clinical Nursing Care 3: Adaptive Processes (5 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) This course builds on Biophysical Processes. The primary focus is on the nursing care management of individuals and families experiencing acute and chronic health problems using an adaptive and holistic approach. Particular attention is focused on developing clinical reasoning and competent nursing practice at an intermediate level.
  • NURS-H 476 Clinical Nursing Care 4: Complex Processes (5 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) The primary focus is on the nursing care management of individuals and families experiencing complex and significant illnesses across the lifespan. Particular attention is focused on developing clinical reasoning and competent nursing practice at an advanced level.
  • NURS-L 230 Health Care Delivery Systems (3 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) Students examine health care delivery systems, leadership, health policy, regulation and economics. Students explore quality practices of health care organizations. Students analyze the impact of informatics on health care and nursing including the electronic health record, information technology in healthcare, and information literacy.
  • NURS-L 430 Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Policy (5 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) This course focuses on development of effective leadership skills relevant in health care systems. Students examine health policy, information management, and processes that result in exceptional organizational outcomes. Students use healthcare data and research evidence in quality improvement and change initiatives.
  • NURS-R 375 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated). This course focuses on nursing research and evidence-based practice. Students develop skills in retrieving and appraising literature relevant to clinical problems, understanding the research process, and critiquing evidence from research publications and other sources to inform evidence-based nursing practice.
  • NURS-S 474 Applied Health-Care Ethics (3 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated) This course is designed to introduce the student to major ethical theory, principles, and models for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical dilemmas in health-care practice.
  • NURS-S 483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone (3 cr.) P: NURS-S 481, NURS-S 482, or permission of instructor. C: NURS-S 484. (Traditional, Accelerated) Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes and to refine their nursing care practice skills. Students will collaborate with faculty and a preceptor in choosing a care setting, planning and organizing a learning experience, and practicing professional nursing in a safe and effective manner.
  • NURS-S 488 Nursing Synthesis (2 cr.) (Traditional, Accelerated). Students integrate knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program: critical thinking, information technology, cultural competence, care coordination, leadership, collaboration, and communication skills. Students demonstrate competence in evidence-based practice and quality and safety initiatives, as achieved in a complex and changing health care environment. Students begin the transition to professional practice.
  • NURS-Z 480 BSN. Portfolio Review for Course Substitution (1-6 cr.) P: Permission of instructor. The portfolio review process is available to all undergraduate students who believe that they can meet the learning objectives/competencies required of a specific nursing course within their program of study. The portfolio is a mechanism used to validate the acquisition of knowledge and skills congruent with course expectations and student learning outcomes. The portfolio provides objective evidence that students have acquired necessary content and skills through prior learning and/or practice experiences.
  • NURS-Z 490 Clinical Experience in Nursing (1-6 cr.) Opportunity for independent study of clinical experience related to nursing practice. Before enrolling in an independent study option, each student must obtain permission from a faculty member who will supervise the study and file appropriate forms prior to registration. Planned and supervised clinical experiences will be arranged in the area of the student's major interest.
  • NURS-Z 492 Individual Study in Nursing (1-6 cr.) Opportunity for independent study of topics related to nursing practice. Before enrolling in an independent study option, each student must obtain permission from a faculty member who will supervise the study and file appropriate forms prior to registration.
Pre-Nursing Courses
  • NURS-A 100 Nursing: Drug Dosage Calculation (2 cr.) Provides a review of basic mathematics and presents a method of solving problems involving drug dosages. Course is open to those interested in nursing.
Electives
  • NURS-K 305 New Innovations in Health & Healthcare (3 cr.)
  • NURS-E 401 Pediatric Intensive Care: Didactic (3 cr.) This online didactic course provides comprehensive content on critical care concepts of the pediatric patient and family. The course is divided into modules: psychosocial, respirator, cardiovascular, neurology, gastroenterology, renal/endocrine, hematology/immunology, trauma, and multisystems issues. Online activities and critical thinking vignettes help the learner apply and synthesize the critical care concepts. Modules also contain a pre-test for student self-evaluation, decision-making activities, and exams to validate the learners' knowledge. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-E 402 Pediatric Intensive Care: Practicum (3 cr.) This web-based practicum involves 112 clinical hours with a selected pediatric intensive care preceptor. Clinical time is worked out with an assigned preceptor, promoting flexible, accessible learning. Students are involved in caring for clients with critical care health disruptions and multi-system problems. Within the practicum, many pediatric intensive care skills are taught, observed, practiced, and evaluated by the preceptor, such as chest tube management, cardiac rhythm interpretation, external ventricular drain management, etc. Locations for the practicum experiences may vary with individual students and request for specific locations. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students..
  • NURS-E 403 Neonatal Intensive Care: Didactic (3 cr.) This online didactic course provides comprehensive content on critical care concepts of the neonatal patient and family. The course is divided into modules: assessment, developmental care and pain management, skin care, respiratory, cardiology, gastrointestinal, renal, neurology, sepsis/hematology, and professional practice. Online activities and critical thinking vignettes help the learner apply and synthesize the critical care concepts. Modules also contain a pre-test for student self-evaluation, decision-making activities, and exams to validate the learners' knowledge. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-E 404 Neonatal Intensive Care: Practicum (3 cr.) This web-based practicum involves 112 clinical hours with a selected neonatal intensive care preceptor. Clinical time is worked out with your assigned preceptor promoting flexible, accessible learning. Students are involved in caring for clients with neonatal intensive care health disruptions and multi-system problems. Within the clinical practicum, many neonatal intensive care skills are taught, observed, practiced, and evaluated by the preceptor (arterial blood gasses, assisting with needle aspiration, ventilator care, etc.). Location for the practicum experiences may vary with individual students and request for specific locations. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-H 370 Senior Nursing Honors Research Internship (3 cr.) Specifically for students accepted to the Nursing Honors Program. This course provides intensive mentoring to help students execute a senior research project.
  • NURS-H 498 Nursing Honors Colloquium (1-5 cr.) Specifically for students accepted to the Nursing Honors Option. This course will cover various research topics in each semester of the nursing major, helping prepare students to complete a senior research project.
  • NURS-J 360 Operating Room Nursing: Didactic (2 cr.) C: Introduction to Perioperative Nursing: Practicum. This elective is designed to enable the student to participate (with supervision) in the professional and technical components of perioperative nursing practice. Learning opportunities include care of the patient undergoing the stress of surgery. The student participates as a member of the surgical team in the circulating and scrub nurses' roles. Experiences in the preoperative and postoperative patient care areas are provided. 
  • NURS-K 490 Clinical Elective (1-6 cr.) Many clinical nursing elective courses are offered under this number. These elective offerings vary from year to year depending on student interest and available resources. Students are kept informed of elective offerings both through informational forums and through listings in the online course offerings.
  • NURS-K 492 Nursing Elective (1-6 cr.) Many nursing elective courses are offered under this number. These elective offerings vary from year to year depending on student interest and available resources. Students are kept informed of elective offerings both through informational forums and through listings in the online course offerings.
  • NURS-K 495 Adult Critical Care: Didactic (3 cr.) Web-based course. This online course provides comprehensive content on critical care concepts of the adult patient. The course is divided into modules: respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrinology, neurology, immunology, hematology, trauma and emergencies, and professional practice. Online activities and critical thinking vignettes help the learner to apply and synthesize the critical care concepts. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students..
  • NURS-K 496 Adult Critical Care: Practicum (3 cr.) Web-based course. This practicum involves 112 clinical hours with a selected critical care preceptor. Clinical time is worked out with your assigned preceptor promoting flexible, accessible learning. Students are involved in caring for clients with critical care health disruptions and multi-system problems. Within the clinical practicum, many advanced critical care skills are taught, observed, practiced, and evaluated by the preceptor (aerial blood gases, arrhythmia analysis, ventilator care, etc.). Locations for the practicum experiences may vary with individual students and requests for specific locations. Course is open to any BSN student (IU system) who has completed sixth semester, and RN to BSN students.
  • NURS-K 497 Mindfulness-Based Wellness (3 cr.) This course is appropriate for all healthcare and social service related fields, including, but not limited to, pre-nursing and nursing student electives, pre-med, psychology, and social work students. This course will introduce mindfulness practice as a skillful approach to personal sustainability (care for the caregiver) and will expand one's understanding of this practice in integrative patient care. This class is appropriate for both new and seasoned meditation practitioners. This class includes one full day meditation retreat on a weekend.
RN to MSN Mobility Option
  • NURS-B 490 RN–MSN Transition I (4 cr.) This course is designed to provide learning opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills that are foundational to advanced practice nursing roles, and success in the masters program. Professional role development, evidence based practice, theories of community-based nursing, nursing leadership and management are analyzed in combination with related research and are applied to the nurse's evolving role in an era of health care reform. Learning opportunities emphasize the knowledge and skills needed to provide evidence based nursing care in complex health systems and in the community. Future trends for nursing's leadership, management, ethics, and social policy roles are examined, with particular emphasis placed on the impact of health care reform.
Graduate Courses
Core Courses
  • NURS-N 502 Nursing Theory I (3 cr.) Focus is on evaluating the factors and issues influencing the development of theory in nursing. Theoretical terminology and criteria for the evaluation of theories are examined. Linkages applied between theory, practice, and research are explored.
  • NURS-N 504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr.) This course addresses core competencies essential to all advanced nursing practice roles and health care in complex systems.
  • NURS-R 500 Nursing Research (3 cr.) P: NURS-N 502. This course provides a survey of research in nursing with a focus on evaluating nursing research for usability in practice.
  • NURS-R 505 Measurement and Data Analysis (3 cr.) Principles and applications of scientific measurement, data summarization, and univariate and bivariate inferential statistics are addressed. The research purpose and the phenomena under study are considered as determinants of measurement techniques and data analysis.
  • NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project (3 cr.) The Scholarly Project is the application of knowledge and skills learned through a program of graduate study to a nursing focused question or problem. Students work individually or in groups under the supervision of a faculty advisor to complete a project that contributes to the advancement of nursing practice, education, or administration.
  • NURS-R 606 Intermediate Statistics in Nursing Research (3 cr.) P: An introductory statistics course within three years or permission of instructor. Understanding the mathematics and logic behind the techniques is the focus of the course. Students develop skills and answer research questions related to the critical analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of nursing research evidence. Topics include probability, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing on means, variances, proportions, correlations, and simple regressions.
  • NURS-R 699 Research Inquiry (Thesis) (3-6 cr.) The Research Inquiry is a research investigation of phenomenon of interest to nursing. Students work individually with a faculty advisor or advisors to complete a research study that contributes new knowledge to nursing science.
  • NURS-R 900 Continuation in Study or Thesis (1 cr.) Following enrollment in NURS-R 590 Nursing Study or NURS-R 699 Master's Thesis in Nursing, the student must enroll every semester and first summer session in NURS-R 900 (a pseudocourse) until the study or thesis has been completed.
  • NURS-Y 515 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (3 cr.)

    This course teaches students advanced principles of human physiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. It explores the physiological manifestation and clinical presentation of disease processes in preparation for advanced nursing practice. Graduate students learn to differentiate between normal and abnormal human physiology and the clinical data necessary to identify abnormal pathogenesis and disease processes.

  • NURS-Y 612 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan (3 cr.) This course prepares graduate students to understand the principles of advanced pharmacology across the lifespan as it relates to advanced nursing practice.
  • NURS-Y 625 Advanced Physical Assessment (3 cr.) This course enables students to develop advanced practice nursing skills in individual health assessment of infants, children, adults and aging people.
Other Courses
  • NURS-G 513 Genetics (2 cr.) In-depth study of biophysical and behavioral aspects of human development, which also considers genetic, embryologic, and developmental physiological components. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.
  • NURS-F 574 Primary Health Care of Adults (3 cr.) (3 credit hrs:2 didactic, 1 clinical for FNP majors). This course enables students to develop a knowledge base for clinical decision making in the assessment and management of primary health-care for adults and families. Topics include health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common acute and stable chronic illnesses in adults. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-C 661 Psychosocial Assessment Strategies in Pediatrics and Women’s Health Nursing (3 cr.) P: Statistics. Focuses on strategies to assess psychosocial health status. Assessment tools and conceptual frameworks will be analyzed. Purpose of assessment strategy, considerations for administration, technical evaluation, and implications for nursing practice will be discussed.
  • NURS-F 570 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 cr.) This course enables students to develop advanced practice nursing skills in individual health assessment of infants, children, adults, and aging people. In addition, students develop skills in family and community assessment.
  • NURS-F 572 Primary Health Care of Children (3 cr.) (3 credit hours:2 didactic, 1 clinical for FNP majors). This course enables students to develop a knowledge base for clinical decision making in assessment and provision of primary health-care nursing for children and families. Topics include health promotion/maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common acute and stable chronic illnesses in children. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-G 556 Primary Health Care of Women Throughout LifeSpan (4 cr.) P: Y550, Y515, Y612, G552, G555 or permission. Enables student to develop a practice base for clinical decision-making in the assessment and management of women from menarche past menopause. Includes identification of health needs, nursing interventions for illness prevention, health promotion, and therapeutic interventions. 20 clinical hours/week.
  • NURS-H 537 Community Epidemiology (3 cr.) This research course presents methodological and analytical techniques to summarize health-related indicators in populations and provides opportunities to assess mainstream and multicultural populations through existing data sets. Epidemiologic techniques will form the basis for these population assessments.
  • NURS-H 544 Community Development and Organization for Health (3 cr.) The purpose of this course is to critically analyze ethical principles, theories, concepts, and research of community development and organization for health, and to consider the application of these issues in mainstream and multicultural communities. Students develop an evaluation research proposal to study the effects of community development efforts.
  • NURS-H 546 Action Research and Community Health Policy (3 cr.) Analysis of action research as a method of scientific inquiry for social and policy change. Working with mainstream and multicultural community groups, students design and conduct action research projects. Based on research results, recommendations for social and policy change and for further policy research are made.
  • NURS-H 548 Community-Based Nursing Practicum (3 cr.) Students conduct a practicum experience in order to synthesize theory and research related to program development or evaluation of community-based intervention. Mainstream and multicultural community experiences and activities are independently planned to meet student career goals. 15–30 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-H 630 Community Health Planning and Implementation (4 cr.) P: H537, H538. Analysis of concepts, ethical principles, frameworks, models of practice, and research related to community-based nursing. Working with mainstream and multicultural community leaders, students design a plan for a community-based intervention and outcome evaluation appropriate at the local level.
  • NURS-H 540 Community Assessment (3 cr.) This course focuses on concepts and methods for the assessment of a mainstream and multicultural community’s strengths and needs. Students will collect and analyze secondary data for selected communities, analyze health indicators, conduct a community assessment, and delineate implications for advanced practice nursing.
  • NURS-H 733 Community Health Nursing and Primary Health Care Policy (3 cr.) P: R600 or equivalent, H730, H731, or consent of instructor. The impact of primary health care policy on nursing, health, and development in industrialized and developing countries is evaluated. Student research projects evaluate national primary health care policies, and recommendations are made for optimal policies and for further development of nursing science.
  • NURS-C 662 Issues in Adolescent Health (3 cr.) P: R500. This course uses a seminar format to survey key issues in adolescent health, such as physical and psychosocial growth and development, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and violence and abuse. Findings from evidence-based practice and major theoretical perspectives are employed to formulate recommendations for clinical practice, future research, and policy.
  • NURS-C 670 Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families II (3 cr.) P: C555 This course prepares advanced-practice nurses to function effectively in leadership roles within multi disciplinary health-care systems/organizations specifically focused on children and their families. Critical issues that impact the practice environment are explored. Students develop skills in facilitating evidence-based practice for specific populations of children and their families. 10 non-lecture contact hours.
  • NURS-C 555 Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families I (6 cr.) P: C550, C661. This course prepares advanced practice nurses for the specialized care of children and their families. Complex, unique, or challenging health issues are examined. Students develop skills in critical thinking, ethical decision making, and the facilitation of behavioral change to assume a leadership role in improving health outcomes. 15 non-lecture contact hours.
  • NURS-F 576 Primary Health Care of Women (3 cr.) (3 credit hrs:2 didactic, 1 clinical for FNP majors).  This course enables students to develop a knowledge base for clinical decision making in the assessment and provision of primary health care for women and families. Topics include health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common acute and stable chronic illnesses in women. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-Y 612 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Lifespan (3 cr.) P: Acceptance to MSN.

    Focus on pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacotherapeutic decision making for advanced practice nursing. Lifespan emphasis of pharmacotherapeutic principles for advanced practice nursing.

  • NURS-P 654 Group Interventions in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing (3 cr.) The student will demonstrate an understanding of group treatment as a therapeutic modality in the advanced practice of psychiatric/mental health nursing. Various models of group intervention are analyzed to determine their relevance for meeting specialized needs of clients across the life span. Practicum required. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-R 602 Instrument Development for Health Behavior II (2 cr.) P: R601. The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for the student to develop expertise in the testing of an instrument to measure health behavior. Content focuses on data collection, item analysis, validity and reliability assessment, and manuscript preparation to report psychometric properties.
  • NURS-Y 515 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (2-3 cr.) P: Acceptance to MSN. Provides advanced comprehensive, scientific foundation for pathophysiology of selected disorders and diseases for clients across the lifespan. Clinical case studies integrate the principles of pathophysiology within advanced practice nursing principles.
  • NURS-C 550 Advanced Child and Family Wellness (3 cr.) 5 clinical hrs./wk. This course focuses on health and wellness of children and families. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theoretical and scientific basis of family health and on developing clinical decision-making in the promotion and maintenance of health of children from the newborn period through adolescence care. Clinical diagnostic and reasoning skills are advanced through a problem-oriented focus, and interactive hands-on practice experiences in a simulated lab environment.
  • NURS-C 551 Health Maintenance of the Pediatric Client (3 cr.) P: NURS-C 550. This course focuses on clinical decision-making for managing health and developmental need of children from newborn to adolescence. Emphasis is on the principles of primary care in the continuum of care for children and the role and responsibility of advanced practice nurses in delivering care to children and their families.
  • NURS-C 552 Advanced Nursing Care of Children and Families I (3 cr.) P: NURS-C 550, NURS-C 551. This course prepares advanced practice nurses for the specialized care of children and their families. Complex, unique, or challenging health issues are examined. Students develop skills in critical thinking, ethical decision making, and the facilitation of behavioral change to assume a leadership role in improving health outcomes. 15 non-lecture contact hours. This course will enable the student to establish a basis for applying clinical decision-making skills in the management of the health of children in families. Clinical experiences in a variety of health care settings will be arranged with emphasis on the independent and collaborative function of the nurse practitioner in pediatric primary health care.
  • NURS-C 556 Advanced Nursing Management of the Pediatric Client (3 cr.) P: NURS-C 551. To prepare the student to use research data and clinical knowledge of mental, infectious, acute and chronic re-occurring conditions in supporting advanced nursing practice in primary health care nursing of children.
  • NURS-C 666 Collaborative Clinical Practice in Pediatric Primary Health Care (5 cr.) Seminar provides students with the opportunity to present and discuss complex, multi faceted clinical situations with faculty and peers. The clinical component provides students with the opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills in pediatric primary health-care settings. Emphasis is on continuity and comprehensiveness of nursing interventions with pediatric clients. 25 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-D 602 Responsible Conduct of Research (1 cr.) Students will develop knowledge regarding the responsible conduct of research, including conflict of interest, responsible authorship, policies for handling misconduct, data management, data sharing, policies regarding the use of animals and/or human subjects, and institutional vs. individual responsibilities for scientific integrity. This meets the NIH requirements for instruction of pre- and postdoctoral fellows.
  • NURS-D 607 Theoretical Perspectives of Nursing Science (3 cr.) This course focuses on comparison of philosophical approaches to knowledge development. Emphasis will be on concepts as building blocks of theory and approaches to concept development and analysis for theory development.
  • NURS-D 608 Middle Range Theory (3 cr.) This course focuses on evaluation of theory, the utility of theories in research, and the influence of various theoretical perspectives on research strategies. Emphasis is on midrange, multidisciplinary theories relevant to nursing research.
  • NURS-D 609 State of the Science Seminar (2 cr.) P: NURS-D 607. This course focuses on increasing the students' understanding of how knowledge has developed relevant to their phenomena of interest. Each student will develop skills needed to critically analyze and synthesize relevant literature in the area of a specific phenomenon. Special emphasis is placed on the application on critical analysis and synthesizing skills.
  • NURS-D 615 Health Care Outcomes and Decision Making (3 cr.) Health care leaders of the future will be judged increasingly on their ability to achieve positive quality outcomes and safe patient care through working together in interdisciplinary leadership teams. This course is designed for graduate level learners in medicine, nursing, public health, informatics, health administration and other health related disciplines.
  • NURS-D 627 Menopause: Bio-psychosocial-cultural perspectives (3 cr.) P: Graduate status or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on examination and discussion of the myths, theories and scientific evidence surrounding menopause. The course explores biocultural, evolutionary, adaptionist, ecological, and gerontological theories and scientific controversies surrounding women's experiences and outcomes. Content is relevant across multiple majors.
  • NURS-D 700 Nursing Research Seminar (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. program. C: NURS-D 607. This seminar for predoctoral/postdoctoral nursing students provides an opportunity for career socialization; facilitates achievement of individual research goals; and enables students to acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities to support professional development as a nurse scientist.
  • NURS-D 701 Nursing Inquiry and Scholarship: Introduction to Doctoral Study (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. program. C: NURS-D 607. Examination and development of knowledge, skills, and strategies to support critical and creative thinking, identification of research and evaluation interests, socialization, and development of scholarship in nursing.
  • NURS-D 735 Population Health Surveillance and Management (3 cr.) Providing students with intermediate concepts related to population health surveillance and management is the focus. Principles and methods of data analysis central to understanding health-related indicators for population health management will be used. Students will be prepared to function as members of a research team.
  • NURS-D 736 Leading Translation and Innovation Teams in Health Care (3 cr.) P: Placement in curriculum: Post master's and admission to DNP. This course focuses on foundational concepts in the areas of systematic review of evidence, translation science, innovation, and project management. The course emphasizes the conceptual and applied procedural knowledge to systematically search and evaluate evidence, then to lead teams to design project plans to implement the translation of evidence to practice, as well as to innovate and invent new processes and models of care when evidence is insufficient.
  • NURS-D 737 Inquiry II: Evidence-based Research and Translation Science (1-3 cr.) Synthesis of knowledge regarding implementation models and strategies used for translating evidence into practice is the focus of this course. Students explore organizational aspects of change influencing innovation, quality improvement, and program evaluation. Developing and preparing to implement and evaluate a translational science project is a component of the course.
  • NURS-D 743 Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Influencing Public Health Policy (3 cr.) Designed for nurses and other professionals interested in influencing public policy related to the health system and resources; this course focuses on policy-making at the state/national level. Participants engage in interactive discussions with policy makers, learn about the forces that influence health policy decisions and apply health services research.
  • NURS-D 744 Strategic Resource Management in Nursing and Health Systems (3 cr.) The design and execution of strategies to manage human and financial resources within complex health systems. The course has two central themes: (1) How to think systematically and strategically about managing an organization's human and financial assets, and (2) How to implement these strategies to achieve the organization's objectives.
  • NURS-D 749 DNP Practica-Advanced Topics (1-3 cr.) P: Leadership Immersion Experience I & II taken in sequence; - On-Campus Integrative Experience I, II, and III taken in sequence; - None for At-Student-Option Immersion Experience(s). Practica advanced topics enable students to synthesize and integrate knowledge about leadership, methods of inquiry, translation of evidence into practice, business, law, ethics, policy, and information/technology management while developing their clinical and leadership expertise. Learning experiences include integrative and immersive engagements with experts from multiple disciplines and communities of practice.
  • NURS-D 751 Knowledge Complexity (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. program. Evaluation of models, theories, methods, and research that supports strategic learning, knowledge work, and knowledge translation in complex systems.
  • NURS-D 751 Leadership in Complex Systems (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. or D.N.P. program. Analysis and evaluation of theories and research that influence leadership in complex systems. Leadership is explored in the complex system domains of education, health service, research, informatics, and public policy. Internal and external sources of knowledge are evaluated and used to enhance leader behavior/s. Core competencies and strategies for leadership effectiveness are examined and evaluated.
  • NURS-D 751 Quality of Life in Acute and Chronic Illness (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. program. This course examines in depth the concept of quality of life research, beginning with the clients' perspectives across a variety of social contexts. Theoretical underpinnings and conceptualizations, research methods, and measurements are examined for congruence with various perspectives for usefulness in advancing nursing science.
  • NURS-D 751 Health Behaviors (3 cr.) P: NURS-D 607, NURS-R 603. The focus of this course is an in-depth analysis of the theoretical and research literature that supports health behavior change. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate theories/models applicable to health behavior and to complete an intensive analysis of a health behavior relevant to their area of research.
  • NURS-D 751 Stress and Coping (3 cr.) P: NURS-D 607; NURS-D 701. The course is designed to provide opportunities for students to critically analyze extant stress theories/ models, emphasizing the transactional orientation, to identify testable theoretical formulations for application to nursing practice. Each student will conduct a study to explicate a stress-related concept, test for mutual exclusiveness for two or more stress-related concepts, and/or test/examine a stress-related theoretical formulation in a selected population.
  • NURS-D 751 Relationship-Centered Leadership in Complex Systems (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. program. This course involves the analysis and evaluation of theories and research that influence leadership in complex systems. Leadership is explored in the complex system domains of education, health service, research, informatics, and public policy. Internal and external sources of knowledge are evaluated and used to enhance leader behavior/s. Core competencies and strategies for leadership effectiveness are examined and evaluated.
  • NURS-D 752 Directed Research Practicum (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. program. C: Linked in curriculum to NURS-D 751 but need not be taken concurrently. Students will develop research skills through directed study and supervised research experience. Learning is related to a NURS-D 751 focus course and the student's interest area. Multidisciplinary research experience may include, but is not limited to, pilot-testing and evaluating research methods, data collection, data analysis, and secondary analysis of existing datasets relevant to the student's research interests. This course may be taken more than once.
  • NURS-F 571 Family Nurse Practitioner I (3 didactic cr.) This introductory management course prepares the family nurse practitioner (FNP) student with a knowledge base for promoting health and making clinical decisions for the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan, in a primary care setting.
  • NURS-F 573 Family Nurse Practitioner I Practicum (2 clinical cr.) The family nurse practitioner (FNP) student will apply critical thinking skills to assess, diagnose and develop plans of care for patients across the lifespan in a primary care setting, under the direct supervision of an approved licensed health care provider. This course will apply content learned in FNP I didactic.
  • NURS-F 575 Family Nurse Practitioner II (3 didactic cr.) This advanced management course builds on the previous course (FNP I) and prepares the family nurse practitioner (FNP) student with knowledge to perform clinical decision making for common complex health problems across the lifespan, in a primary care setting.
  • NURS-F 577 Family Nurse Practitioner II Practicum (2 clinical cr.) The advanced family nurse practitioner (FNP) student will apply critical thinking skills to treat complex disease processes across the lifespan in a primary care setting, under the direct supervision of an approved licensed health care provider. This course will apply content learned in FNP II.
  • NURS-F 578 Primary Health Care Nursing Families (6 cr.) P: NURS-F 572, NURS-F 574, NURS-F 576, NURS-Y 535, NURS-Y 515, NURS-F 570, NURS-Y 600, NURS-Y 612. This course enables the FNP student to develop a practice base for clinical decision making in the assessment and management of health care of families. The course includes identification of health needs, nursing interventions for the prevention of illness, and health promotion.
  • NURS-F 700 Theories for Family Health (3 cr.) The focus of this course is identifying, analyzing, and evaluating theories relevant to physical, mental and social issues in family health. Emphasis will be on the application of theories to specific family health problems to guide theoretically driven research questions and hypotheses. Future theoretical development in family health will also be addressed.
  • NURS-F 701 Family Systems Interventions (3 cr.) The goal for this course is to develop an understanding of theory-based interventions for research with family systems. The course will facilitate an in-depth understanding of family system concepts. The course will also address ethical issues when working with families, and it will have a focus on culture, social class, and ethnicity.
  • NURS-F 702 Family Research Methods (3 cr.) This course provides the student the opportunity to analyze and apply family research methods as a foundation for conducting family research. Students evaluate family research literature and findings and obtain the knowledge to implement family research studies. Students examine designs in family studies; apply techniques for strengthening designs and address instrumentation, sampling, data collection, and unit of analysis issues specific to family research.
  • NURS-G 901 Advanced Research (Independent Study) (6 cr.) Individual assignments arranged for doctoral students.
  • NURS-I 579 Nursing Informatics Practicum (3 cr.) P: NURS-L 574 / NURS-I 639 Courses NURS-L 575 / NURS-I 579 are taken together and must be taken after NURS-L 574 / NURS-I 639. This course provides an opportunity for the learner to synthesize all previous course work and to demonstrate beginning competency in nursing informatics. The course employs an application focus in which the learner demonstrates comprehension, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities within the context of a real-world environment.
  • NURS-I 630 Introduction to Nursing Informatics (3 cr.) Introduction to the field of nursing informatics, current state of the science, major issues for research and development. Includes theoretical models of nursing informatics; nursing roles; information processing and data management; data acquisition and data representation; information system standards, system architecture, and networking; evaluation; and ethical/social issues in healthcare informatics.
  • NURS-I 631 Clinical Information Systems (3 cr.) Clinical Information systems includes: human computer interface and system design, healthcare decision support and clinical guidelines, system selection, organizational issues in system integration, project management for information technology change, system evaluation, regulatory policies, impact of the Internet, economic impacts of e-health, distributed healthcare information technologies, and future trends.
  • NURS-I 635 Consumer Health Informatics (3 cr.) Topics include theoretical models for the delivery of consumer health information; Internet-based information delivery, access to patient information, and privacy issues; quality of consumers health information health literacy; design and development of consumer health information resources; consumer access to clinical information; and current research.
  • NURS-I 639 Informatics in Nursing Administration Practice (3 cr.) This course describes the knowledge work necessary for competent practice in nursing management. The focus is on identification, acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of knowledge data, databases, and systems that support decision making strategies in nursing administration.
  • NURS-J 595 Topical Seminar (2-4 cr.) Seminar topic to be announced each semester.
  • NURS-J 595 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Education (2 cr.) This topical seminar will be focused on a discussion of the legal and ethical issues related to nursing education.
  • NURS-J 690 Readings in Clinical Nursing (1-3 cr.) Topic arranged depending on the needs and interests of the student.
  • NURS-J 692 Hermeneutics Institute (3 cr.) Seminar focusing on hermeneutic phenomenology in the context of research and scholarship in health care and the human sciences (including design, data collection and analysis and dissemination). Readings from philosophers such as Heidegger, Gadamer and Nancy are used to situate hermeneutical methodologies in a philosophy of science.
  • NURS-J 692 Independent Study in Nursing (1-6 cr.) Individual assignments arranged.
  • NURS-L 574 Administrative Management in Nursing (3 cr.) P: Core Courses (taken in the final fall semester). Courses NURS-L 574 / NURS-L 671 are taken together and must be taken prior to NURS-L 575 / NURS-I 630. Content derived from contemporary environmental, personnel, and organizational issues related to the administration of nursing services with an emphasis on management principles and processes.
  • NURS-L 575 Corporate and Public Policy for Nursing Executives (3 cr.) P: NURS-L 574 / NURS-I 639. Courses NURS-L 575 / NURS-I 579 are taken together and must be taken after NURS-L 574 / NURS-I 639. This course is designed to prepare nurse administrators for active policy-making participation in health-care organizations, professional associations, and governmental agencies. The focus of the course is on managerial decisions and on building coalitions for policy at the organizational, local, regional, national, and international levels.
  • NURS-L 579 Nursing Administration Practicum (3-6 cr.) P: NURS-L 574 / NURS-I 639, NURS-L 575 / NURS-I 630, NURS-L 650, NURS-L 670 and all Core Courses. A practicum experience designed for synthesis of theory and practice. Agency observation and activities are independently planned. Includes group seminars. 15 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-L 650 Data Analysis for Clinical and Administrative Decision Making (3 cr.) P: Stats R505 and Research R500. Focuses on understanding, manipulating, and analyzing quantitative data in nursing and health care. Includes use of computer-based systems for data management and statistical analysis. Students learn application and interpretation of multivariate statistical models for decision making.
  • NURS-L 670 Economic Analysis of Nursing and Health Systems (3 cr.) P: Core Courses. This course provides the economic context for nursing administration and a forum for students to analyze key nursing administration and health systems issues from a perspective of economic value to the community they serve.
  • NURS-L 671 Financial Management: Nursing (3 cr.) P: Core Courses (taken in the spring semester). Courses NURS-L 574 / NURS-L 671 are taken together and must be taken prior to NURS-L 575 / NURS-I 630. Designed to acquaint nurses with budget preparation and fiscal management of a nursing unit or division. Methods of obtaining personnel input, estimating costs, and cost justification are analyzed in depth.
  • NURS-L 775 Organizational Theories in Nursing (3 cr.) An analysis of existing organizational theory for the purpose of identifying, extending, or modifying theory for application in the nursing service or education sectors.
  • NURS-M 500 The Scientific Basis for Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (3 cr.) This course focuses on understanding the clinical nurse specialist role and practice. Emphasis is placed on theory and science related to chronic illness prevention, risk reduction and management for individuals in the context of families. Students use clinical reasoning to diagnose actual or potential problems amenable to nursing interventions, and design, implement and evaluate evidence-based nursing interventions for specialty populations of adults across the lifespan.
  • NURS-M 559 Dynamics of Stress and Coping: Promoting Client Functioning (3 cr.) This course focuses on analyzing psychological and psycho-physiological theories of stress and coping. Students apply principles of interviewing to identify experiences of stress, and use clinical reasoning to diagnose stress related problems for adults across the life span. Students design, implement and evaluate evidence-based nursing stress management interventions for individuals and their families.
  • NURS-M 560 Enhancing Health Behaviors Through Psycho-Educational Nursing Interventions (3 cr.) This course focuses on the application of science to enhance individual health behaviors of adults across the lifespan through psycho-educational interventions. Emphasis is on the development of psycho-educational interventions to support health-related decision-making and self-management through learning and cognitive restructuring. Learning and other relevant theories are presented to guide intervention design, implementation and evaluation.
  • NURS-M 565 Symptom Management and Functional Enhancement (4 cr.) This course focuses on the application of theory and science to improve patient outcomes related to symptoms and functional status in the context of chronic illness. Theory, research and evidence are analyzed in the design, implementation and evaluation of nursing interventions to optimize outcomes for adults across the adult life span.
  • NURS-M 575 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role in Health Systems (3-4 cr.) This course prepares clinical nurse specialists to function as leaders within complex health systems. Students synthesize and apply theories and research to advance the practice of nursing for a specialty population of adults across the lifespan experiencing chronic illness. Emphasis is placed on leading nurses and multidisciplinary teams in achieving safety, quality, and cost-effective outcomes.
  • NURS-P 510 Neuro-Psychopharmacology (3 cr.) Considers indications, therapeutic uses, neurophysiological mechanisms of action, and side effects of the major classifications of psychotropic drugs. Relevant research is examined, as is clinical application pertinent to current psychiatric mental health practice, including therapeutic management, psychodynamics, and combination of drugs with other treatment modalities.
  • NURS-P 515 Assessment in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing (3 cr.) Methods and skills for completing a comprehensive mental health assessment are emphasized. Content includes criteria for DSM, psychiatric nursing diagnosis, ICD, and functional abilities, developmental status, and cultural influences. Students become familiar with standardized assessment tools commonly used in psychiatric/mental health settings. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-P 558 Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing Across the Lifespan (3 cr.) P: NURS-N 502; NURS-R 500; NURS-P 510; NURS-P 515. Placement in curriculum: a required course for MSN, psychiatric/mental health Lifespan. Treatment models and research findings related to the care of persons across the lifespan with mental illness are examined, analyzed, evaluated, and implemented in clinical practice. The interrelationships of neurobiology, gender, development, environment, and culture are explored in relation to how they guide therapeutic approaches to treatment. Sociopolitical forces that influence advanced nursing practice and health care delivery are examined. Supervised clinical experiences focus on developing advanced practice skills in clinical management, crisis intervention, health promotion and illness prevention. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-P 651 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing with Families (3 cr.) P: NURS-N 502, NURS-R 500, NURS-P 510, NURS-P 515. Theoretical formulations and research related to developmental and functional processes in families are examined for their relevance in designing and implementing nursing interventions. Biopsychosocial formulations are used to understand the reciprocity of individual and family function and dysfunction. Learning experiences include analysis of family therapy simulations and a family therapy practicum. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-P 652 Interprofessional Approach to the Treatment of Substance Use and Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders (3 cr.) P: Core courses: NURS-N 502, NURS-N 504, NURS-R 500, NURS-R 505, NURS-P 558, NURS-P 651. The purpose of this course is to provide learners with knowledge, skills and the exploration of attitudes relevant to interprofessional approaches to the treatment of substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The course will address prevention, intervention, and treatments of these disorders with diverse populations across the life span. Students draw upon previous and concurrent learning experiences and integrate values, knowledge, and skills relevant to their professional standards of practice. Students explore the relationships between and among substance use/psychiatric disorders and socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental ability, and other socio-environmental factors of vulnerability. Consistent with strengths and ecosystems perspectives, students consider the impact of social environments, physical settings, community contexts, and political realities that support or inhibit the emergence of substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • NURS-P 671 Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing I (3 cr.) P: NURS-N 502, NURS-N 504, NURS-R 500, NURS-R 505, NURS-P 558, NURS-P 651. Students engage in advanced psychiatric nursing practice with selected populations. Students further define and expand their practice of psychiatric/mental health nursing based on the integration of theory, research, self-evaluation, and clinical supervision. A variety of approaches and issues of service delivery are explored. 10 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-P 672 Advanced Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II (3 cr.) P: NURS-N 502, NURS-N 504, NURS-R 500, NURS-R 505, NURS-P 558, NURS-P 651, NURS-P 652, NURS-P 671. In this practicum, students expand their practice to indirect care responsibilities, including clinical supervision, evaluation of treatment environments, program development, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Students examine social, legal, economic, and ethical issues to develop goals for future professional development and contributions to nursing. 10 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-R 601 Instrumentation and Measurement (3 cr.) P: NURS-R 603, NURS-R 604, or consent of faculty. This course provides an opportunity for the student to develop expertise in developing and testing the psychometric properties of an instrument to measure health-related phenomena. Content focuses on theoretical foundations of measurement, item construction, questionnaire design, and content analysis, item analysis, assessment of reliability and validity, accuracy and precision, and manuscript preparation to report psychometric properties.
  • NURS-R 603 Foundations of Quantitative Research (3 cr.) P: Doctoral students with a graduate course in research design in methods. This course is intended for students enrolled in a doctoral program who have had a graduate course in research design and methods. The focus of this course is an in-depth critique of quantitative research designs and methods including those used to test interventions. In depth critique of strengths of limitations of quantitative research will lead to development of a research study to evaluate a phenomenon of interest.
  • NURS-R 604 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs and Methods in Nursing (3 cr.) P: NURS-R 603. An in-depth study of experimental and quasi-experimental research designs and methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. Designs will be evaluated to minimize error and maximize internal and external validity. Sampling methods, power analysis, Type I and II errors, and other concepts relevant to experimental and quasi- experimental research designs and related methods will be covered.
  • NURS-R 605 Design and Applications of Advanced Research Designs/Interventions (3 cr.) P: NURS-R 603, NURS-R 604. Evaluates and applies issues relevant to intervention research and health services research. Content will include intervention dosage, sensitivity, mediators and moderators, and quality assurance and feasibility of intervention delivery. Translational research, multisite research, intent-to-treat, nested designs, and outcome designs will be discussed for application.
  • NURS-R 607 Advanced Statistics in Nursing Research (3 cr.) P: NURS-R 606 or equivalent Intermediate Statistics in Nursing Research or permission of instructor. This course covers multiple linear regression, ANCOVA, factorial ANOVA, repeated measures, sensitivity and specificity, logistic regression, and survival analyses. Understanding the mathematics and logic behind these techniques is emphasized. Students develop skills to answer research questions, and critically analyze, interpret, and evaluate evidence related to nursing research.
  • NURS-R 608 Multivariate Statistics in Nursing Research (3 cr.) P: NURS-R 606 Intermediate Statistics or equivalent in Nursing Research and NURS-R 607 or equivalent Advanced Statistics in Nursing Research or permission of instructor. The development of skills and applications that enhance student's ability to critically analyze, interpret, evaluate and conduct nursing research using canonical correlation, MANOVA/ MANCOVA, discriminant analysis, principal component analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. Understanding the mathematics, logic, application of these techniques is emphasized.
  • NURS-R 610 Foundations of Qualitative Research (3 cr.) The focus of this course is on in-depth critique of the quality indicators for qualitative research designs. Designs, sampling methods, data collection methods, and analysis methods are evaluated for credibility, neutrality, consistency and usefulness of findings. In addition, the consistency among research questions, purpose, design, data analysis and conclusions are examined.
  • NURS-R 611 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3 cr.) P: NURS-R 500, NURS-R 603, NURS-R 610, or consent of faculty. Elective course provides context for deeper analysis of selective qualitative methodologies. Critical skills include developing research questions appropriate for selected methodologies and defending methodological choice. Students refine and conduct a pilot research project, including IRB submission, data collection/analysis, application of quality criteria, and preparation of a publishable research report.
  • NURS-R 612 Interpretive Data Analysis (1-3 cr.) P: NURS-R 610, NURS- R611 and completed qualitative data collection from NURS-D 752 or with permission of course faculty. This course advances new qualitative researchers in building a foundation of philosophical, theoretical and practical understanding of interpretive research methods, study designs, conditions of rigor in qualitative research, and research team building. Students will explore ways of grounding their findings in the works of interpretive phenomenology, grounded theory and other interpretive methods meeting the needs of students. Students will explore multiple avenues for dissemination of interpretive research findings.
  • NURS-R 613 Grounded Theory Research (3-3 cr.) P: NURS-R 610 or introductory course in qualitative methods. This course focuses on the methods of grounded theory research within the context of its origins, history and philosophical foundations.
  • NURS-R 800 Dissertation Seminar (3 cr.) The seminar is a forum for students to explore with their peers the processes for obtaining Ph.D. candidacy status and completing the dissertation. Policies/procedures for completing the Ph.D. candidacy examination and the dissertation proposal defense will be discussed. Dissertation research compliance issues related to the IUPUI IRB application process also will be discussed. Students will collaborate with their dissertation chair to facilitate progress toward Ph.D. candidacy and the dissertation phase of their program.
  • NURS-R 899 Dissertation in Nursing (1-9 cr.) P: All doctoral coursework and the qualifying exam must be completed. Dissertation research is facilitated through individualized research mentoring. Each semester, goals/objectives and a timeline for work to be accomplished are mutually determined by the student and chair. The student and dissertation chair meet regularly and dissertation committee members are involved as needed to ensure consistent progress.
  • NURS-S 674 Management of the Acutely Ill Adult 1 (6 cr.) This course focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and collaborative management of adults who are acutely/critically ill or are experiencing exacerbation of a chronic health problem. Clinical focus is on the role of the acute care nurse practitioner working with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate and accelerate the patient’s return to optimal health. 15 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-S 675 Management of the Acutely Ill Adult 2 (6 cr.) P: NURS-S 674. This course focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and collaborative management of adults who are acutely/critically ill or are experiencing exacerbation of a chronic health problem. Clinical focus is on the role of the acute care nurse practitioner working with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate and accelerate the patient's return to optimal health. 15 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-S 676 Management of the Acutely Ill Adult 3 (6 cr.) P: NURS-S 674 and NURS-S 675. This course focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and collaborative management of adults who are acutely/critically ill or experiencing exacerbation of a chronic health problem. Clinical focus is on the role of the acute care nurse practitioner working with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate/accelerate the patient's return to optimal health. 15 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-T 600 Scientific Basis for Clinical Teaching in Nursing (3 cr.) P: NURS-N 502, NURS-N 504, NURS-R 500, NURS-R 505 or permission of course faculty. C: NURS-T 670. All students must satisfy the Indiana University School of Nursing RN licensure, background check, immunization and CPR requirements and provide documentation of this prior to the first day of class. This course, taught online asynchronously, includes an integration of concepts of population-based clinical practice and teaching in clinical environments. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between nursing theory, quality and safety, evidence-based practice and teaching and learning in clinical settings. This course also includes 75 hours of a patient-focused clinical experience with options for placement locally to support distance-education students.
  • NURS-T 615 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr.) P: NURS-T 600, NURS-T 670 or permission of course faculty. This course is taught online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous methods. The primary focus is the process of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation including the philosophical, social, political, economic, and professional issues that need to be considered within nursing education settings.
  • NURS-T 617 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr.) P: NURS-T 600, NURS-T 670 or permission of course faculty. This course is taught online through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous methods. The focus is on exploration and utilization of assessment and evaluation in different nursing education environments. Activities include the use and evaluation of traditional and contemporary assessment strategies.
  • NURS-T 619 Computer Technologies (3 cr.) P: NURS-T 600, NURS-T 670 or permission of course faculty. This course provides nurse educators an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for using computer technologies to support the teaching/learning process. This online course is project based and students create instructional products using a variety of technologies.
  • NURS-T 670 Teaching in Nursing (3 cr.) Seminar and guided experiences in teaching of nursing, including planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating classroom and clinical instruction. The course is taught online (asynchronously). Students work with a preceptor to teach a specific unit of instruction.
  • NURS-T 679 Nursing Education Practicum (3 cr.) P: NURS-T 600, NURS-T 670, NURS-T 615, NURS-T 617, NURS-T 619 or permission of course faculty. This course includes both a 150 hour practicum experience designed for application, demonstration, and synthesis of theory and competencies related to the role of nurse educator and weekly asynchronous online discussions. Learning experiences are planned and negotiated to meet individual learning goals in the context of preceptor supervised experiences.
  • NURS-T 800 Preparing Future Faculty (2 cr.) P: Students should have completed one year of doctoral level coursework.

    This course helps students develop competencies as doctorally-prepared educators in academic and other complex organizations. Course concepts include functioning within the educational environment; understanding the relationship between teaching, research/scholarship and service and preparing to be a doctorally prepared member of the faculty.

  • NURS-W 540 Writing for Publication (3 cr.) P: Permission of the faculty. This course focuses on writing for publication. The goal is to enable students to gain skill in presenting their ideas for readers of the professional/scientific literature in any discipline. The content of the course is organized to help the student through the process from the conceptualization of an idea to submission of the paper for journal review. Achieving success and overcoming obstacles, such as lack of self-confidence in writing skills and avoidance behavior, will be emphasized. Assignments are designed to facilitate the process, and students will receive personal reviews from faculty at each stage of manuscript development. The end-product will be a paper that is ready for submission for publication.
  • NURS-Y 512 Advanced Concepts in Gerontology (3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. Introductory/survey course in gerontology and consent of instructor. Enables students to synthesize theoretical and practical concepts from different disciplines to meet the primary health-care needs of elderly adult clients and their families.
  • NURS-Y 535 Dynamics of Family Health Care (3 cr.) Provides students with opportunities to study families within the community context. Consideration is given to theories of family functioning and roles in family health care, using family assessment tools and other nursing intervention strategies.
  • NURS-Y 550 Advanced Adult and Geriatric Health Assessment (3 cr.) Enables students to learn psychomotor skills required for performing physical examinations. This course also provides the theoretical basis to begin the process of physical diagnoses of health and illness. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-Y 552 Health Maintenance for Adults (5 cr.) Provides the basis for synthesizing health status information for nursing interventions aimed at helping adults and families to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion and maintenance of health. 15 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-Y 554 Advanced Nursing Management—Adult (2 cr.) Enables the student to use nursing research data and theoretical knowledge to support advanced nursing practice in primary health-care nursing.
  • NURS-Y 555 Collaborative Clinical Practice in Primary Health-Care Nursing (4 cr.) Provides opportunities for students to develop advanced clinical practice in primary health-care nursing. Seminar provides for the analysis of nursing management through care presentations. 20 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-Y 556 Advanced Nursing Management of the Oncology Client (4 cr.) P: NURS-Y 515, NURS-Y 550, NURS-Y 552, NURS-Y 562, or consent of instructor. Provides the nurse practitioner concentrating in oncology with an overview of advanced nursing management for adults with cancer. Students will learn how to facilitate patient transition through screening and detection, diagnosis, acute care, rehabilitation, and the terminal phase. 5 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-Y 562 Pathophysiology of Cancer (2 cr.) P: NURS-Y 515, NURS-Y 550, or consent of instructor. A pathophysiological approach to nursing care of clients with localized or invasive cancer.
  • NURS-Y 565 Interdisciplinary Practicum in Gerontology (3 cr.) P: Introductory/survey course in gerontology, NURS-Y 512, and consent of instructor. Provides the student, as an advanced practitioner and interdisciplinary team member, with the opportunity to participate in the creation or change of health policies and/or programs affecting elderly people. Consists of a seminar and a practicum. 10 clinical hrs./wk.
  • NURS-Y 600 Clinical Reasoning & Diagnostic Processes in Advanced Practice Nursing (1-3 cr.) P: NURS-Y 515, or permission of instructor. Course for nurse practitioner. Introduces students to clinical reasoning and diagnostic processes used in providing health care in primary and acute care settings. Students apply knowledge and skills from pathophysiology, physical assessment, and evidence based practice to decision making in direct patient care. Issues related to third party reimbursement, regulation and scope of practice, and the ethics of diagnostic decision making are included.
  • NURS-D 751 Advanced Topics in Nursing Science (3 cr.) P: Admission to the Ph.D. program. This course provides an evaluation of models, theories, methods and research that supports strategic learning, knowledge work and knowledge translation in complex systems.
  • NURS-M 595 Specialty for Advanced Clinical Practice (3 cr.)

    Focused on integrating in-depth understanding of the theory and science underpinning care for a selected specialty population.  

  • NURS-M 590 Clinical Nurse Specialist III: System Leadership for Innovation in Nursing Practice (5 cr.) Prepares clinical nurse specialists to function as innovation leaders within complex health systems. Emphasis is on leading nurses and multidisciplinary teams in achieving safety, quality and cost-effective outcomes 
  • NURS-M 580 Clinical Nurse Specialist II: Symptom and Functional Enhancement - Developing Problem Solver (4 cr.) Application of theory and science to address clinical problems and improve patient outcomes related to symptoms and functional status in the context of wellness in chronic illness.
  • NURS-M 570 Clinical Nurse Specialist I: Scientific Basis of Practice - Developing the Expert Nurse (4 cr.)

    Understanding the clinical nurse specialist role as expert advanced practice nurse. Emphasis is on theory and science related to chronic illness prevention, risk reduction and management. Students diagnose problems amenable to nursing interventions. 

  • NURS-F 579 Family Nurse Practitioner III (5 cr.) This terminal practicum for family nurse practitioners focuses on synthesis and application of knowledge and skills for autonomous practice across the lifespan. Students complete clinical experiences under supervision of a community based primary care provider preceptor. This course also explores the professional role of an advanced practice nurse.
RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option Courses
  • NURS-B 244 Comprehensive Health Assessment: RN BSN (3 cr.)

    This course focuses on the complete health assessment, the nursing process, and its relationship to the prevention and early detection of disease across the life span.  Students learn the skills of interview, inspection/observation, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in assessing clients across the life span and comparing normal from abnormal findings. 

  • NURS-B 231 Communication Skills for Health-Care Professionals: RN BSN (3 cr.)

    This course addresses professional communication, inter/intra professional collaboration, and professional engagement to foster growth and development in nursing. This course also focuses on issues related to professional practice, theory, development and use, professional organization participation, service, continuing education, autonomy and accountability. 

  • NURS-B 304 Health Policy (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) Social, ethical, cultural, economic, and political issues that affect the delivery of health and nursing services globally are critically analyzed. Government and entrepreneurial interests are examined. Emphasis is placed on the impact of policy decisions on professional nursing practice and health services.
  • NURS-B 331 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice (3 cr.)

    This course bridges the nurse to the essential elements of baccalaureate professional practice. Students examine intra and inter professional communication, collaboration, and teamwork to enhance quality patient care. Students explore nursing professional organizations, issues in professional practice, and the impact of lifelong learning on career development.

  • NURS-B 334 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3 cr.)

    (RN to BSN) This course focuses on the complete health assessment, the nursing process, and its relationship to the prevention and early detection of disease across the life span. Students learn the skills of interview, inspection/observation, palpation, percussion, and auscultation in assessing clients across the life span and comparing normal from abnormal findings.

  • NURS-B 403 Gerontological Nursing (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course promotes a holistic approach to persons in the later years of life. Death and dying, legal and ethical issues, family care giving, and future challenges will be discussed in the context of best practices as outlined by the John A Hartford Foundation: Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
  • NURS-B 404 Informatics (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course addresses nursing informatics: state of the science and issues for research, development, and practice. It clarifies concepts of nursing, technology, and information management; and comprises theory, practice, and the social and ethical issues in nursing and health care informatics.
  • NURS-H 355 Data Analysis in Clinical Practice and Health-Care Research (3 cr.) P: All fourth-semester nursing courses. (RN-BSN) This course introduces nursing and other health sciences students to the basic concepts and techniques of data analysis needed in professional health-care practice. Principles of measurement, data summarization, and univariate and bivariate statistics are examined. Differences in types of qualitative data and methods by which these types of data can be interpreted are also explored. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental concepts to real-world situations in client care.
  • NURS-H 365 Nursing Research (3 cr.) P: All fifth-semester nursing courses and H355 or its equivalent. (RN-BSN) This course focuses on development of students' skills in using the research process to define clinical research problems and to determine the usefulness of research in clinical decisions related to practice. The critique of nursing and nursing-related research studies will be emphasized in identifying applicability to nursing practice.
  • NURS-K 301 The Art and Science of Complementary Health (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course will serve as an introduction to a variety of complementary therapies, including healing touch, guided imagery, hypnosis, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, and massage. The class will critically examine each therapy through assigned readings, literature reviews, presentations, guest lecturers, and optional experiential activities.
  • NURS-K 305 New Innovations in Health and Health Care (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course explores emergent trends in health and health care, including technological advances in health care, developing approaches to care based on new knowledge and/ or research findings, and trends in health care delivery in a themed, survey or independent study format.
  • NURS-K 434 Global Health Issues in Nursing (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course is designed to provide learning opportunities to acquire knowledge about global health issues, the diverse conditions that contribute to health and global health disparities, and an understanding of nursing’s role in addressing these health problems. Issues addressed include infectious and chronic illness, reproductive and women’s health issues, politics and public health policy, economics and health care, and health in conflict environments. Conceptual models and health equity concepts, evidence-based practice, and health care delivery systems are analyzed to explore strategies for addressing global health issues. Learning opportunities emphasize the knowledge and skills needed to use technology to investigate global health issues, advocate for health justice from a human rights perspective, and critically appraise global health issues.
  • NURS-K 499 Genetics and Genomics (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course introduces a basic knowledge of genetics in health care, including genetic variation and inheritance; ethical, legal, and social issues in genetic health care; genetic therapeutics; nursing roles; genetic basis of selected alterations to health across the life span; and cultural considerations in genetic health care are all considered.
  • NURS-P 345 Pharmacology (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course focuses on basic principles of pharmacology. It includes the pharmacologic properties of major drug classes and individual drugs, with an emphasis on the clinical application of drug therapy through the nursing process.
  • NURS-R 470 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course allows students to synthesize knowledge and skills learned in the baccalaureate program and to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes and to refine their nursing practice skills. Students will plan and organize learning experiences, design a project, and practice professional nursing in a safe and effective manner.
  • NURS-S 410 Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (3 cr.)

    (RN to BSN) This course focuses on the theoretical and practical perspectives of disaster response and emergency management for nursing professionals. Students will explore disaster/ emergency response preparedness, leadership principles, decision-making, and recovery training measures for health care providers devoted to supporting community disaster resilience.

  • NURS-S 420 Care Coordination in Transitions of Care (3 cr.)

    (RN to BSN) Students will synthesize knowledge and skills relevant to care coordination to ensure smooth care transition.  Students will develop an understanding of the role of the RN as a member of a interprofessional team, as well as options for the most appropriate care setting for an individual patient.

  • NURS-S 474 Applied Health-Care Ethics (3 cr.) P: All sixth-semester nursing courses. (RN-BSN) Building on the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, this course explores the nurse’s role in ethical clinical practice, academic work, health policy, and research conduct, focusing particularly on the advocacy role of the nurse.  Common ethical problems are discussed and strategies for resolution of ethical dilemmas are applied.  
  • NURS-S 475 A Multisystem Approach to the Health of the Community (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) Basic epidemiological principles and community health nursing models are applied in collaboration with diverse groups. Disease prevention strategies are applied to individuals and populations to promote health.  Students apply the concepts of community assessment, disease prevention, and health promotion to plan, implement, and evaluate interventions for populations in the community. 
  • NURS-S 487 Nursing Management (3 cr.) (RN-BSN) This course focuses on development of management skills assumed by professional nurses, including delegation of responsibilities, networking, and facilitation of groups, conflict resolution, leadership, case management, and collaboration.  Concepts addressed include organizational structure, delivery systems, change, managing quality and performance, budgeting and resource allocation, staffing, scheduling, evaluation and career development.