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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 900 Continuation in Study or Thesis (1 cr.) Following enrollment in NURS-R 899, the student must enroll every semester and first summer session in NURS-R 900 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 Across the Lifespan (4 cr.) This course prepares graduate students to perform individualized health histories and physical examinations for clients across the lifespan.
Other Courses
  • NURS-C 550 Child and Family Wellness Assessment (3 cr.) P: NURS-Y 625 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 needs 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,. C: NURS-C 551 225 clinical 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.) P: NURS-C 556 300 clinical hours.  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.
  • 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 Performance Improvement and Patient Safety in Health Systems (3 cr.) This course prepares students to lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of performance improvement and patient safety initiatives for patient populations across a variety of health systems. Performance improvement science, quality and safety theories, selection of appropriate process and outcomes measures, and principles of organizational learning are emphasized.
  • 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 650 Data Analysis for Clinical and Administrative Decision Making (3 cr.) P: Stats R505 and Research R500. This course focuses on understanding and applying information systems for informed clinical, administrative, and educational decision-making.  Emphasis is placed on using computer-based systems for data management and statistical analyses.  Students engage in manipulating, interpreting, and analyzing quantitative data using advanced statistical methods.  Application of information systems in nursing and health care is emphasized.
  • 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 709 Executive Leadership Practicum (1 practicum cr.) The executive leadership practicum enables students to analyze their own leadership practice and develop relationships with system-level healthcare leaders and communities of practice. Through an organizational assessment, students will evaluate potential sites for practice scholarship.
  • NURS-D 710 Analytical Thinking for Evidence-based Practice (3 cr.)

    This course focuses on advanced concepts of evidence appraisal, including identifying current best evidence, review of the literature, critical evaluation of individual studies, and synthesis of multiple studies. Strengths and limitations of existing evidence and its application to patient health outcomes will be emphasized.

  • NURS-D 721 Advanced Leadership in Complex Systems (3 cr.)

    This course focuses on synthesis of leadership research, theory, and organizational models within the context of health systems. Environmental influences, team relationships, partnership models, organizational culture, and achieving performance outcomes are explored and applied.  Self-knowledge, strategic vision, risk-taking, and effective communication are discussed relative to complex systems.

  • NURS-D 722 Theoretical Basis of Project Implementation and Evaluation (3 cr.)

    This course focuses on the translation and evaluation of evidence in health systems, organizations, and policy environments.  Emphasis is placed on improvement of population health outcomes, integration of relevant theories and methods, and responsiveness to contextual factors that influence sustainable projects and programs.  

  • 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 743 Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Influencing Health Policy (3 cr.)

    Designed for nurses and other professionals, this course focuses on policy and advocacy at institutional, local, state, national, and international levels. Participants communicate with policy makers, analyze factors and apply evidence to influence health policy decisions. 

  • NURS-D 744 Strategic Resource Leadership in Nursing and Health Systems (3 cr.) This course examines advanced financial and human resource leadership in values-based health systems. Importance is placed on building the business case for the nurse executive’s role in health systems’ strategic planning, achievement of operating objectives, and workforce productivity.
  • NURS-D 748 Leading Patient-Centered Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Environments (3 cr.)

    This course is designed to prepare DNP students for leadership roles in patient-centered interprofessional collaborative practice environments.  Students will explore theoretical and empirical evidence for building high performing interprofessional teams and analyze factors related to team effectiveness. Interprofessional leadership competencies for improving safe, high quality care for a populationwill be emphasized.

  • 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 750 Doctor of Nursing Practice Project Planning (1-2 clinical cr.) This course focuses on the development and completion of the DNP project proposal. Detailed analysis of the project environment and integration of evidence is emphasized.
  • 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 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-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-D 760 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Project Implementation (2-4 clinical cr.)

    This course focuses on the implementation of the DNP project in consultation with the DNP project team.  Emphasis is placed on effective and efficient implementation in the project site.

  • NURS-D 770 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Project Evaluation and Dissemination (3-4 clinical cr.)

    This course focuses on the evaluation and dissemination of DNP project outcomes in consultation with the DNP project team.  Emphasis is placed on comprehensive analysis and verbal/written dissemination.

  • 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 (3 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 (3 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 579 Family Nurse Practitioner III (3 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.
  • NURS-G 901 Advanced Research (Independent Study) (6 cr.) Individual assignments arranged for doctoral students.
  • NURS-I 639 Informatics in Nursing Leadership (3 cr.) This course will examine the nurse leader’s role across the continuum of care in the selection, implementation, and integration of healthcare technologies and information systems to enhance health outcomes.  This course will examine theories and research related to healthcare technology and information systems.  A focus on emerging technologies for clinical practice and healthcare leadership will be emphasized.  
  • NURS-J 595 Topical Seminar (2-4 cr.) Seminar topic to be announced each semester.
  • NURS-J 690 Readings in Clinical Nursing (1-3 cr.) Topic arranged depending on the needs and interests of the student.
  • NURS-J 692 Independent Study in Nursing (1-6 cr.) Individual assignments arranged.
  • NURS-L 577 Nursing Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Complex Health Systems (3 cr.) This course provides an overview of leadership and organizational concepts, theories, and research relevant to nursing leadership and patient care delivery systems across the continuum of care. Emphasis is placed on effective leadership principles and organizational processes applicable to safe and quality health care systems, such as systems thinking, organizational culture, interprofessional communication, resource utilization, ethics, and change models.
  • NURS-L 578 Financial, Legal, and Ethical leadership in Health Systems (3 cr.)

    This course is designed to prepare nurse leaders for resource allocation, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, corporate policy development and ethical leadership practice in health care systems.  The focus of the course is on leadership decisions that ensure value in health care.

  • NURS-L 580 Nursing Leadership in Health Systems Practicum III (3 clinical cr.) This final practicum course focuses on synthesis of the nurse leader role, including accountabilities for safe and effective care delivery.  Emphasis is placed on extended responsibilities of nurse leaders, such as partnerships, service-based approaches, continuum-defined health care systems, self-managed teams, health innovations, and values-based care. Through a guided learning opportunity, students will participate in and assess complex structures and processes designed to create value in health systems.
  • NURS-L 581 Economic Analysis of Nursing and Health Systems (3 cr.) This course provides the economic context for leadership in nursing systems and a forum for students to analyze concepts of cost and cost effectiveness, reimbursement, health equity, and value to the community they serve. Examination of health expenditures, alternative care delivery systems and business strategies that influence health outcomes will be emphasized.  
  • NURS-L 582 Nursing Leadership Practicum I (1 didactic cr, 2 clinical cr.)

    This course focuses on developing the leadership role at the microsystem level with aggregate populations in complex and dynamic work environments.  Students will assess the application of leadership theories, evidence-based leadership practices, and organizational dynamics as they apply to the nurse leader role.

  • NURS-L 592 Nursing Leadership Practicum II (1 didactic cr, 2 clinical cr.)

    This course focuses on developing the nurse leader role at the mesosystem (multidepartmental) level by expanding the focus on strategic and daily operations of multiple nursing and health services departments. Students will examine decision-making, teamwork, conflict resolution, problem-solving, coaching, and work engagement experiences with individuals and teams in health systems. 

  • NURS-L 596 Nursing Leadership Practicum III (3 cr.)

    This practicum course provides students with opportunities to explore the impact of contemporary topics confronting current and future health systems leaders. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of theory and research on leadership practice.

  • 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 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 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-M 580 Clinical Nurse Specialist II: Symptom and Functional Enhancement - Developing Problem Solver (5 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 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 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-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 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-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 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 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 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 615 Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research (CER/PCOR) (3 cr.) This course provides an overview of comparative effectiveness and patient‐centered outcomes research (CER/PCOR). Topics include history, definitions, and key terms;  engaging patients and stakeholders; evidence‐based medicine; health technology assessment; policy issues; government and private sector roles and programs; CER/PCOR funding; role of cost and quality; and methods and standards.
  • 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 /Gero I (5 cr.) This course focuses on assessment, diagnosis, and collaborative management of adult & geriatric clients experiencing acute and exacerbation of chronic illness commonly seen across the continuum of acute care delivery systems. Through didactic information, clinical practice, and laboratory experiences students develop knowledge and skills fundamental to promoting health maintenance and disease prevention.
  • 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 601 Advancing Nursing Education (4 cr.)

    This course utilizes guided experiences in teaching of nursing, including planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating classroom and clinical instruction with a mentor. Emphasis on learner development and socialization, learner diversity, and multicultural/global education guide the learning. The roles of nurse educator as leader, change agent and scholar are explored.

  • NURS-T 604 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr.)

    The focus of this course is on the process of curriculum and program development, implementation, revision and evaluation. Philosophical, social, economic, and professional issues that are relevant to nursing education curriculum are explored.

  • NURS-T 618 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr.)

    This course focuses on the theoretical and empirical basis for assessment and evaluation in nursing education. Emphasis is placed on concepts, models, frameworks and strategies for applicability to nursing teaching and learning environments including classroom, on-line, laboratory/simulation, and clinical settings.

  • NURS-T 620 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr.)

    This course focuses on knowledge and skills for technologies to support teaching-learning in nursing. Emphasis is placed on principles of distance learning, use of the internet, and integrating computer and other technologies into nursing education. Theoretical frameworks for guiding selection, use and integration of technologies in nursing education are discussed.

  • NURS-T 680 Nursing Education Practicum (4 cr.)

    The student functions in an educator role in a clinical or academic setting by designing, implementing and evaluating lesson plans, modules, or courses. Through portfolio, students reflect on improving their role as a nurse educator. Learning experiences are negotiated to meet learning goals in a preceptor-supervised practicum of 150 hours.

  • 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 in which students are asked 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 552 Health Promotion in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (2 cr.) Enables the nurse practitioner student to develop a strong base for clinical decision-making in the assessment and management of the health care needs of young to older adults. Emphasis is on health promotion and maintenance, and disease screening and prevention in adults in a primary care setting.
  • NURS-Y 554 Advanced Practice Management in Adult Gerontology Primary Care—Adult (2 cr.) Integrates the application of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and pharmacology in the management of adults and aging individuals with chronic, complex health problems. 
  • NURS-Y 555 Adult Gerontology Collaborative Primary Care Practicum II (4 cr.) Provides students with the necessary clinical skills to manage care of adults and aging individuals with chronic, complex health problems in a variety of primary care settings. (20-24 hours/week).
  • NURS-Y 560 Adult Gerontology Primary Care of Adolescences to Older Adults Practicum I (3 cr.)

    This course integrates the application of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, and pharmacology in the management of adolescences, adults, and aging individuals with acute, minor health problems in a primary care population.

  • NURS-Y 600 Clinical Reasoning & Diagnostic Processes in Advanced Practice Nursing (3 cr.) P: NURS-Y 515, or permission of instructor. Course for Family and Adult Nurse Practitioner students. Introduces students to clinical reasoning and diagnostic processes used in providing health care in primary 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.