School of Nursing

Nursing Courses Graduate

  • NURS-I 630 Introduction to Nursing Informatics (3 cr.) This course provides an introduction to the field of nursing informatics, the current state of the science, and major issues for research, development, and practice. It includes clarification of the concepts of nursing, technology, and information management. In addition, the course also explores the theoretical underpinnings of nursing informatics and the practice of nursing informatics.
  • NURS-J 595 Nursing Administrative Elective (3 cr.) This course is an intensive study and discussion of a specific topic of current interest in the theory and/or practice of Nursing Administration.
  • NURS-L 530 Legal Environment of Health Care (3 cr.) This course further develops the ability to analyze, synthesize, and utilize knowledge related to the complex and interdependent legal environment of health care. This is accomplished through a variety of experiences including formal lecture, seminars, clinical experiences, and independent study.
  • NURS-L 574 Administrative Management (3 cr.) This course encompasses concepts, theories, perspectives, and research relevant to administration of nursing services. Emphasis on management principles and organizational processes related to patient care delivery systems. Examines contemporary literature in nursing and business.
  • NURS-L 579 Nursing Administration Practicum (3 cr.) This course is a practicum experience designed for synthesis of theory and practice. Agency observation and activities are independently planned. Includes Web-supported communication. P: Must complete all core and administration track courses except R590 Nursing Study which can be taken concurrently to after completion of the practicum.
  • NURS-L 671 Financial Management (3 cr.) This course is designed to inform nurses of the concepts and principles related to budget preparation and fiscal management of a nursing unit or division. Constructs to be examined include the following: methods of obtaining personnel input, estimating costs, and cost justification.
  • NURS-N 502 Nursing Theory (3 cr.) This course focuses 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, research and best practice are explored.
  • NURS-N 504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr.) This course addresses core competencies such as leadership, professional role, health care economics, policy, and law and ethics that are essential to all advanced nursing practice roles and health care in complex systems.
  • NURS-R 500 Nursing Research (3 cr.) This course provides a survey of research in nursing, including critique of research literature, research designs, sampling, data collection and measurement strategies, relation of research and theory, development of researchable problems, and theory utilization.
  • NURS-R 505 Measurement and Data Analysis (3 cr.) This course analyzes principles and application of data analysis, descriptive, inferential, and multivariate statistics. Considers the research purpose and phenomenon under study as determinants of measurement techniques and data analysis. The purpose, assumptions, and limitations of statistics will be presented. Tools and techniques for data presentation and analysis will be utilized. Introductory Item Response Theory will be explored. These topics will be considered from the perspective of research in nursing and health care.
  • NURS-R 590 Nursing Study (3 cr.) This course is a guided experience in identifying a researchable problem and in developing and implementing a research proposal.
  • NURS-T 615 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr.) This course is designed for persons who are or will be engaged in teaching within nursing education settings. The primary focus is the process of curriculum development; philosophical, social, political, economic, and professional issues that need to be considered in planning curricula, evaluating existing curricula, and changing curricula are examined.
  • NURS-T 617 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr.) This course integrates concepts of assessment and evaluation into a nursing framework. Students analyze assessment/evaluation concepts, models, and frameworks for applicability for students, faculty, curricula, and programs.
  • NURS-T 619 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr.) This course provides nurse educators an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for using computer technologies to support the teaching/learning process. Emphasis is given to theoretical frameworks that guide the selection, use, and integration of computer technologies in nursing education programs.
  • NURS-T 670 Teaching in Nursing (3 cr.) This course provides seminar and guided experiences in teaching of nursing, including planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating classroom and clinical instruction.
  • NURS-T 675 Nursing Elective (3 cr.) This course is an intensive study and discussion of a specific topic of current interest in the theory and/or practice of nursing education.
  • NURS-T 679 Nursing Education Practicum (3 cr.) This course is a capstone practicum experience designed for application, demonstration and synthesis of theory and competencies related to the role of nurse educator. Learning experiences are planned and negotiated to meet individual learning goals in the context of preceptor-supervised experiences in classroom and/or clinical health care practice settings. P: Must complete all core and education track courses except NURS-R 590 Nursing Study which can be taken concurrently or after completion of the practicum.
  • NURS-Y 510 Advanced Practice Concepts 1 (3 cr.) This course analyzes selected nursing concepts and related research with a focus on ethics, human diversity and social issues including genomics and genetics as well as health promotion and disease prevention including select pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. Course investigates the advanced practice nurse role in population health and public health science. Relationship of concepts to advanced practice models is explored.
  • NURS-Y 520 Advanced Practice Concepts 2 (3 cr.) This course analyzes selected nursing concepts and related research with a focus on health care policy, organization of health care delivery systems, health care financing and health care economics and the impact of quality and safety on these concepts. Relationship of concepts to advanced practice models is explored.

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