College of Nursing Course Descriptions

College of Nursing Course Descriptions

NUR100Foundations of Professional Practice

(3 crs.) Introduction to the role of nurses in professional caring. Concepts include communication, teaching, and ethical decision making with analysis of the interrelationship between client, nurse, and ecosystem influences. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR code or permission of instructor.

NUR150Human Sexuality

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (NUR), HDF 150. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior. (Lec. 3/Online) (A2) (C3)

NUR160Exploring Global Health

(3 crs.) Introduction to major global health problems including their distribution, web of causation, and effective strategies for addressing these problems at individual, community, societal, and global levels. (Lec. 3) Intended for freshmen. (B4)

NUR203Comprehensive Health Assessment

(3 crs.) Introduces the techniques of history taking and systematic health assessment of individuals across the life span. Recognition of normal findings is emphasized. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: Credit in BIO 222, BIO 223, CHM 124, NUR 100, WRT 104 or 106, and concurrent enrollment in NUR 213 and credit or concurrent enrollment in CMB 201 and NFS 207 and permission of instructor.

NUR205XIntro to Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment

(1 cr.) Develop critical thinking and decision-making skills used throughout the nursing process. Students apply systematic approaches to clinical situations, and reflect on their planning and decision-making processes. (Lec. 1)

NUR207GIntroduction to Safety and Quality in Health Care

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (PHP), NUR 207G. Fundamentals of medication safety, patient safety and quality management in the healthcare system. Introduce ethical challenges that can impact patients in the health care setting. (Lec. 3) Pre: Sophomore or higher standing. (A2) (GC)

NUR208Growth, Development, and Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

(3 crs.) Comprehensive understanding of human growth and development throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health promotion for clients living with/without disabilities and chronic illness. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 203, NUR 213, CMB 201, NFS 207.

NUR213Pathophysiology

(3 crs.) Examination of basic concepts of pathophysiology and the related levels of prevention, etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations underlying alterations according to biological processes across the life span. (Lec. 3) Pre: Credit in BIO 222, BIO 223, CHM 124, NUR 100, WRT 104 or 106 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 203 and credit or concurrent enrollment in CMB 201 and NFS 207 and permission of instructor.

NUR233Introduction to Care of Adults and Older Adults

(3 crs.) Introduction to foundational nursing practice involving adults and older adults. Focus on prevention, collaborative care and nursing management of clients’ responses to common disorders and health issues in these populations. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 203, NUR 213, CMB 201, NFS 207 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 234, credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 243, STA 220, and NUR 208.

NUR234Practicum: Care of Adults and Older Adults

(3 crs.) Practicum emphasizing foundational nursing practice focusing on the adult and older adult with acute and chronic illnesses. (Practicum) Pre: Credit in NUR 203, NUR 213, CMB 201, NFS 207 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 233, credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 243 and NUR 208 and STA 220.

NUR243Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing

(3 crs.) Examination of pharmacotherapeutic concepts and agents used by nurses to treat selected illness and in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness to facilitate safe nursing care across the lifespan. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 213 and NUR 203 or RN student status, or permission of instructor.

NUR243Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing

(3 crs.) Examination of pharmacotherapeutic concepts and agents used by nurses to treat selected illness and in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness to facilitate safe nursing care across the lifespan. (Lec. 3) Pre: Credit in NUR 203, NUR 213, CMB 201, NFS 207.

NUR246Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Education

(2 crs.) Introduction to baccalaureate-nursing education. Development of professional nursing practice explored. Reflective practice, advanced roles and evidence based practice explored. Factors affecting clinical judgment and current issues in practice addressed. (Seminar 2) Pre: Licensed Registered Nurse, or new graduate from RN program.

NUR247Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice

(3 crs.) Explores essential theoretical concepts for transition to professional nursing practice. Reflective practice, advanced roles and evidence based practice explored. Factors affecting clinical judgment and current issues in practice addressed. (Accelerated Online Program) Pre: RN licensure. For Online RN to BS program only.

NUR253Nursing Research

(3 crs.) Introduces the principles of scientific inquiry; including identification of various ways of analytical thinking common to problem solving and critical thinking in nursing. (Lec. 3/Online) Pre: Credit in NUR 233, NUR 234, NUR 243, NUR 208 and STA 220 or RN student subplan.

NUR260(360) Impact of Death on Behavior

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (NUR), THN 260. Seminar to explore the human experience of dying and the issue of quality of life. Group discussion focuses on the effect that individual and social values and medical and social structures have on one’s grief response and bereavement process. (Lec. 3/Online) (A2) (C3)

NUR260HHonors Sectionof NUR/THN 260 (360): Impact of Death on Behavior

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (NUR), THN 260H. Honors Section of NUR/THN 260 (360). Impact of Death on Behavior. (Lec. 3/Online) Pre: must have a 3.40 overall GPA. (A2) (C3)

NUR270Loss Across the Lifespan

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (THN), NUR 270 (426). Exploration of losses that occur across the lifespan, caused both by situational crisis and through development. Emphasis on individual grief responses and the impact these may have on one’s future social and psychological growth. (Lec. 3) (A2) (B2)

NUR280GSocial Determinants of Health

(3 crs.) An introduction to social determinants of health and social justice from a public health perspective. Strategies to address health inequities will be included. (Online) (C3) (GC)

NUR313Acute Care of Adults and Older Adults

(3 crs.) Nursing management of adults and older adults with acute illness, emphasizing nursing strategies based on a collaborative care model. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 233, NUR 234, NUR 243, and NUR 208; concurrent with NUR 314; and credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 253

NUR314Practicum: Clients with Acute and Chronic Illnesses

(3 crs.) Application of nursing strategies in the management of clients with acute and chronic illness, including the impact on their families. (Practicum) Pre: Credit in NUR 233, NUR 234, NUR 243, NUR 208 and STA 220 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 313 and credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 253.

NUR323Medical-Surgical Nursing

(6 crs.) Concepts of medical-surgical nursing with emphasis on nursing strategies and utilizing levels of prevention in management of adults with acute and chronic illness, including the impact of illness on their families. (Lec. 6) Pre: NUR 213, 233, 234 and 253; credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 324.

NUR324Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum

(3 crs.) Application of clinical practice strategies in the management of adults with acute and chronic illness and the impact on their families. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 323.

NUR333Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

(3 crs.) Incorporating an integrated biological, psychological, socio-cultural, environmental, and spiritual approach, this course emphasizes knowledge needed to care for individuals with a psychiatric disorder, and their families, across the care continuum.(Lec. 3) Pre: Credit in NUR 253, NUR 313, NUR 314 and Concurrent enrollment in NUR 334, NUR 353, NUR 354.

NUR334Practicum: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

(3 crs.) This clinical course provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of psychiatric mental health nursing through supervised experience in diverse clinical settings. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: Credit in NUR 253, NUR 313, NUR 314 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 333, NUR 353, NUR 354.

NUR343Nursing in Childbearing and Reproductive Health

(3 crs.) Emphasis on the nursing management of childbearing families and reproductive health issues across the life span. (Lec. 3) Pre: BPS 333 or NUR 243, and credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 333, 334, and 344.

NUR344Practicum In Childbearing And Reproductive Health Nursing

(3 crs.) Application of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families with childbearing and reproductive experiences. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 343.

NUR346Organizational & System Leadership in Health Care

(4 crs.) Leadership strategies will be explored. Issues of practice including communication, conflict resolution, care transitions, teamwork and collaboration will be analyzed. Theories of leadership and evaluation will be emphasized. (Practicum/Seminar) Service learning. Pre: Licensed Registered Nurse. NUR 246 and NUR 253, or prior approval from faculty.

NUR347Nursing Management of Clients

(3 crs.) Development of leadership and management strategies for registered nurses. Emphasis on role development and analysis of quality, safety, communication and leadership issues related to client care and nursing practice. (Accelerated Online Program) Pre: NUR 247, NUR 253, RN licensure.

NUR353Family Health Nursing

(4 crs.) Examines the theories and strategies of family health nursing to promote or restore health and prevent or treat illnesses with an emphasis on pediatric and reproductive care. (Lec. 4) Pre: Credit in NUR 253, NUR 313, NUR 314 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 333, NUR 334, NUR 354.

NUR354Practicum: Family Health Nursing

(3 crs.) Application of family health nursing strategies used to promote and restore health and prevent and treat illness in children, pregnant women, and their families. (Practicum) Pre: Credit in NUR 253, NUR 313, NUR 314 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 333, NUR 334, NUR 353.

NUR364GUnderstanding Suicide

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (THN), NUR 364G. Investigates the complex phenomenon of suicide from ideation through grief experiences. Lecture and group discussion explore historical and contemporary theories and attitudes about suicide across multiple disciplines. Focus on civic responsibility. (Lec. 3) Pre: One prior Thanatology course or permission of instructor. (A2) (C1) (GC)

NUR365GLosses of Addiction in American Culture

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (THN), NUR 365G. Interdisciplinary study of addiction, effects, and cultural reception and responses. Focus on biopsychosocial and grieving experiences of diverse populations suffering from addiction and their loved ones, helping professionals, and communities. (Lec. 3) Pre: One prior Thanatology course or permission of instructor. (B4) (C3) (GC)

NUR381GApplication of Genetics in Healthcare

(3 crs.) Explore how genetics and advanced technologies are applied in precision healthcare across the lifespan. Ethical issues will be examined. (Online) Pre: BIO 101 or permission of instructor. (B4) (D1) (GC)

NUR382GDesigning Innovations in Health and Healthcare

(3 crs.) Students work in interdisciplinary teams to identify problems or needs in health or healthcare and design technology, processes, or services that are sustainable, innovative solutions to these problems/needs. (Practicum) Pre: Junior or senior standing. (D1) (GC)

NUR390Directed Study

(1-3 crs.) Cross-listed as (NUR), THN 390. Research study or individual scholarly project relating to the nursing major. Faculty guidance in problem delineation and in development, implementation, and evaluation of the project. (Independent Study) Pre: admission to the College of Nursing and prior faculty approval. S/U credit.

NUR412Health Care Economics, Policy and Ethics

(3 crs.) Exploration of health care economics, health policy and ethical considerations that impact the care environment, inclusive of contemporary care delivery trends, innovations, and challenges. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 353, NUR 354, NUR333, NUR 334, concurrent with NUR 443 and NUR 444.

NUR413Care of Adults with Complex Illnesses

(4 crs.) Nursing management of clients with acute and chronic complex illnesses, with a focus on the client and family responses to illness, empowering self-care management and maximizing quality of life. (Lec. 4) Pre: NUR 443, 444.

NUR415Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

(3 crs.) Examine issues and apply theories and concepts related to transitional entry into professional nursing practice. Focus on leadership, QSEN competencies, NCLEX success, and successfully navigating the first year of practice. (Lec. 3) NUR 443, 444, NUR 412 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 417 and NUR 413. Not for graduate credit.

NUR417Clinical Immersion

(6 crs.) Designed to provide students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate synthesized theoretical and clinical experiences from previous nursing courses into the final comprehension clinical experience. (Practicum) Pre: Credit in NUR 412, NUR 443, NUR 444 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 413 and NUR 415. Not for graduate credit.

NUR425Spirituality of Loss and Death

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (THN), NUR 425. Examination of major belief systems and spirituality during loss, death and grief. Emphasis on spiritual issues and ethnic, cultural, gender, and age differences, as well as the role of professional helpers. (Seminar 3) Pre: one prior thanatology course or permission of instructor.

NUR429Special Topics in Thanatology

(1-3 crs.) Cross-listed as (THN), NUR 429. Selected areas of study related to loss, grief, dying, and bereavement. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. (Lec. 1-3) Pre: One prior thanatology course or permission of the instructor. Not for graduate credit.

NUR433Nursing of Children

(3 crs.) Examines theories and strategies that promote or restore health and prevent or manage illness in infants, children and adolescents; includes family-centered concepts and supportive management during end-of-life care. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 333, 334, 343, 344; credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 434.

NUR434Practicum in Nursing of Children

(3 crs.) Synthesis of pediatric knowledge and the application of the nursing process in the care of ill children and their families. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 433.

NUR443Community/Public Health Nursing

(3 crs.) Analysis of concepts related to public health and the nursing care of clients in the home, school, workplace and the community with emphasis on vulnerable and at-risk populations. (Lec. 3) Pre: Credit in NUR 333, NUR 334, NUR 353, NUR 354 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 412 and NUR 444.

NUR444Practicum: Community/ Public Health Nursing

(3 crs.) Application of the nursing process in community with emphasis on vulnerable and high risk populations. In-depth analysis of a selected population, including utilization of epidemiological and public health principles. (Practicum) Pre: Credit in NUR 333, NUR 334, NUR 353, NUR 354 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 412 and NUR 443. Not for graduate credit. (D1) (C1)

NUR446Directed Study for Registered Nurse Students

(1-4 crs.) Clinical advanced study or individual scholarly project related to the nursing major. Faculty guidance in problem delineation and in development, implementation, and evaluation of the project. (Independent Study) Pre: NUR 246 and NUR 253. Not for graduate credit.

NUR447Adult Health Assessment

(3 crs.) Systematic assessment of health and illness in the adult client. Students will apply health history and health assessment techniques to virtual patient care scenarios.(Accelerated Online Program) Pre: NUR 247, NUR 253, RN license.

NUR463Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

(3 crs.) Study of nursing care problems and nursing management of adults with acute and chronic complex illnesses, including the impact on their families. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 433, 434, 443, 444; credit or concurrent enrollment in 464.

NUR464Practicum in Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

(3 crs.) Application of the nursing process to adults across the lifespan with acute and chronic complex illnesses including the impact on their families in selected clinical situations. (Lab. 9) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 463.

NUR467Independent Study in Human Sexuality

(2-6 crs.) A specifically designed learning experience for the theoretical study of human sexuality and related practice strategies. (Independent Study) Pre: NUR 150 or equivalent; permission of instructor.

NUR468Practicum In Theories Of Human Sexuality

(2-6 crs.) A specifically designed practicum involving the application of theory and development of practice strategies in specific areas within the field of human sexuality. (Practicum) Pre: NUR 150 and 467 or equivalent; permission of instructor.

NUR474Leadership in Contemporary Nursing Practice

(3 crs.) Examination of theories, issues, and concepts related to contemporary nursing practice. Emphasis on the application of principles of leadership and professionalism in a clinical experience. (Lec. 1, Lab. 6) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 464.

NUR485National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) RN Review

(1 cr.) Comprehensive review of essential nursing knowledge across content areas, according to the NCLEX-RN test plan, in preparation for taking the NCLEX-RN exam. (Lec. 1) Pre: Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program, or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

NUR500General Study Of Nursing Knowledge For Nursing Practice

(4 crs.) Introduction to the essential features of nursing knowledge and its development in relation to nursing practice. Study of approaches to nursing knowledge development, and major conceptual/theoretical knowledge in nursing. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: graduate standing.

NUR501PMHNP: Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning

(3 crs.) Development of physical assessment and diagnostic reasoning across the lifespan specifically designed for psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurses. (Lec. 2, Lab. 1) Pre: admission in the PMHNP concentration.

NUR502PMHNP: Psych Assessment and Differential Diagnosis

(3 crs.) Obtain knowledge needed to accurately conduct comprehensive psychiatric mental health assessments and determine differential diagnosis across the lifespan. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 501 or permission of instructor.

NUR503Advanced Adult Physical Assessment

(4 crs.) Expansion of basic nursing health assessment skills, including: comprehensive health history, physical examination and psychological and social assessment. (Lec. 3, Lab. 1) Pre: Admission to the graduate nursing program and permission of the instructor; other students may be admitted with permission of instructor.

NUR504Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment

(1 cr.) Application of advanced physical and health assessment skills to children. Includes assessment of growth and development, psychosocial, cognitive and physical well being of children of all age groups. (Lec. 1) Pre: Admission to the family nurse practitioner program, previous or concurrent enrollment in NUR 503 and permission of instructor.

NUR505Translating Research Evidence into Practice

(3 crs.) This course provides an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods and addresses how advanced practice nurses can evaluate, translate and apply research evidence to improve clinical practice and healthcare outcomes. (Lec. 3) Pre: Admission to the College of Nursing MS program or by permission of instructor.

NUR506Independent Study

(1-6 crs.) Cross-listed as (NUR), THN 506. Intensive study of a specific area of interest, a problem or issue in nursing under guidance of the faculty. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of graduate faculty or coordinator of thanatology.

NUR507Theoretical Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice

(3 crs.)Theories relevant to nursing practice and theories related to decision making, action, knowledge utilization, and influence are examined in relation to their applicability to advanced clinical nursing practice. (Seminar) Pre: Enrollment in the nursing MS program or permission of instructor.

NUR508Physical Assessment of Older Adults

(1 cr.) Applying a developmental framework, expands and refines history taking and physical exam techniques learned in NUR 503 and utilizes additional assessment tools to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of older adult clients. (Lec. 1) Pre: Concurrent or prior completion of NUR 503 and permission of instructor.

NUR509Advanced Assessment for Acute Care NP Practice

(2 crs.) Expands and refines history taking, physical assessment and documentation techniques for comprehensive evaluations of acutely and critically ill adults. Pre: Admission to the Nurse Practitioner program, NUR 503 and permission of the instructor.

NUR510Nursing Leadership In The Health Policy Process

(3 crs.) Study of nurses’ participation in the health policy process. Focus on theories for the development of nursing leaders. Analysis and application of creative nursing strategies for the enhancement of health care. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the M.S. program in nursing.

NUR511Advanced Mental Health Nursing I

(3 crs.) Investigation of theories of healthy and psychopathological patterns of individual behavior from a mental health perspective. (Seminar) Pre: NUR 500 and credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 512.

NUR512Practicum In Advanced Mental Health Nursing I

(3 crs.) Field experience to develop competence in the practice of advanced mental health nursing. Emphasis on application of relevant theories in solving individuals’ mental health problems. (Practicum) Pre: NUR 500 and concurrent enrollment in NUR 511.

NUR513PMHNP: Integrated Treatment for Adults/Older Adults

(3 crs.) Explores major psychotherapeutic modalities using an integrated evidence-based approach to psychotherapy for adults and older adults. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 518 and concurrent enrollment in 514; or permission of instructor.

NUR514PMHNP: Practicum I

(3 crs.) Application of knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and treat adult and older adult clients with common psychiatric disorders. (Prac. 3) Pre: Concurrent enrollment or credit in NUR 513; or permission of instructor.

NUR515Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

(3 crs.) Field experience to further develop clinical competence in the practice of mental health nursing. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of intervention strategies based on knowledge of psychiatric illness. (Practicum ) Pre: NUR 511, 512.

NUR516Advanced Mental Health Nursing II

(3 crs.) Theoretical analysis of current modes of advanced mental health intervention in order to explain strategies for solution of family, group, and community problems. (Seminar) Pre: NUR 511, 512, and concurrent enrollment in 517.

NUR517Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing III

(3 crs.) Field experience to develop clinical competence in the practice of advanced mental health nursing in providing client care, consultation, education, and research. (Practicum) Pre: NUR 515.

NUR518PMHNP: Neuro-psychopharmacology

(3 crs.) Integrates principles of neurobiology and psychopharmacology for effective psychotherapeutic management of individuals with psychiatric mental health problems across the lifespan. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 535, NUR 582, and NUR 502; or permission of instructor.

NUR519Psychophamacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing

(3 crs.) Integration of psychopharmacotherapeutics and decision making with human pathophysiology utilizing case management approach to prescription of medications. Discussion of legal, ethical and professional issues related to advanced practice role. (Seminar) Pre: Graduate standing in nursing or permission of instructor

NUR520Graduate Study Seminar

(1 cr.) A seminar designed to facilitate the synthesis and examination of information learned in the master’s program about nursing knowledge development, advancement of nursing practice, and leadership role development. (Seminar) Pre: completion of 30 graduate program credits and concurrent enrollment in the final sequence of concentration courses. S/U credit.

NUR521Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Health

(3 crs.) This course examines individual health and health behavior within the larger socio-ecological context, identifies multi-level influences of health across family-, community- and macro-systems, and explores historical and geographic variations. (Seminar) Pre: Admission to the College of Nursing MS program or by permission of instructor. S/U only.

NUR523Contemporary Thanatology

(3 crs.) Interdisciplinary approach to trends, problems, theories, and strategies in thanatology. Explores effects of professional’s personal beliefs and attitudes on care provided to dying clients across the life span and their families. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

NUR524Exploring Loss Through Creative Arts Therapy

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (NUR), THN 524. Exploration and assessment of the merits of incorporating creative arts processes (imagery, story, metaphor, music, and movement) with individuals who are experiencing loss, grief and dying. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

NUR525Spirituality of Loss and Death for the Helping Professions

(3 crs.) Examination of major belief systems and spirituality during loss, death and grief. Emphasis on spiritual issues and ethnicity, culture, gender and developmental stage. Role of professional dealing with spiritual concerns. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

NUR527Symptom Management in End-of-Life Care

(3 crs.) Principles of nursing care at the end-of-life. Strategies for assessing and managing symptoms along with complementary therapies across age groups. (Lec. 3) Pre: senior standing in nursing or registered nurse (others by permission of instructor).

NUR529Special Topics in Thanatology

(1-3 crs.) Selected areas of study pertinent to loss, dying and grief. Instruction may be offered in class seminar or clinical settings according to specific needs and purposes. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

NUR531Family NP Primary Care I

(3 crs.) Theoretical knowledge and skills for the development of nursing strategies in analyzing, managing, and preventing health-related problems common to primary health care clients. (Seminar) Pre: NUR 500, 503, and 504.

NUR532Family NP Practicum I

(3 crs.) Clinical application of theoretical knowledge and skills as presented in NUR 531. Service learning. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in NUR 531.

NUR533Family NP Primary Care II

(3 crs.) Theoretical study for the development of increased nursing competency in primary care practice. Emphasis on health care strategies to assist individuals and families in coping with health-related problems. (Seminar) Pre: NUR 531, 532, and concurrent enrollment in 534.

NUR534Family NP Practicum II

(6 crs.) Application of theoretical knowledge and skills for the development of nursing strategies for health promotion and management of health-related problems common to families. (Practicum) Pre: NUR 531, 532, and concurrent enrollment in NUR 533.

NUR535Advanced Pathophysiology

(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (NUR), PHT 535. An in-depth study of pathophysiological phenomena across the life span from the biological life processes perspective. Clinical decision making based on the synthesis of this knowledge and current research findings will be explored. (Lec. 3) Pre: for nursing students: admission to graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor; PHT 500 and 1st year standing in the D.P.T. program for physical therapy students.

NUR538Learning Theories and Strategies for Health Professionals

(3 crs.) The study of selected learning theories and strategies and their application in health professions. Emphasis will be on expanding the scope of teaching as professionals. (Lec 3) Pre: NUR 500 or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

NUR539Application Of Learning Theories In Professional Practice

(3 crs.) Field project in the application of learning theories and strategies in professional practice. Emphasis on gaining knowledge of the application of strategies and outcome evaluation in practice and educational settings. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 538 or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

NUR541Advanced Study of Teaching in Nursing Education and Practice

(3 crs.) Advanced study of educational theories and strategies having application in nursing education and practice. Emphasis will be on role development, instructional design, methods, and evaluation. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 507, 539, or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

NUR542Practicum in Nursing Education and Practice

(6 crs.) A field experience designed to develop competence in teaching. Emphasis is placed on the instructional design component and the utilization of strategies based on theoretical knowledge. (Practicum) Pre: permission of instructor or credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 541. In alternate years.

NUR545PMHNP: Integrated Treatment for Child/Adol/Family

(2 crs.) Explores major psychotherapeutic modalities using an integrated evidence based approach to psychotherapy of children, adolescents and their families. (Lec. 2) Pre: NUR 514, NUR 518, concurrent enrollment in NUR 546; or permission of instructor.

NUR546PMHNP: Practicum II

(6 crs.) Application of psychotherapeutic strategies to provide comprehensive care to children and adolescents with common psychiatric disorders and their families. (Practicum) Pre: Concurrent enrollment or credit in NUR 545; or permission of instructor.

NUR547PMHNP: Practicum III

(6 crs.) Application of knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and treat clients across the lifespan presenting with complex psychiatric disorders. (Practicum) Pre: NUR 546; or permission of instructor.

NUR549Evidence-Based Strategies in Health Care Program Evaluation

(3 crs.) Analysis and application of evidenced-based methods, translation of research into practice, and evaluation of practice to improve health care outcomes. (Lec. 3)

NUR550Theoretical Study of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role

(3 crs.) In-depth study of concepts of leadership central to hospital based, unit level practice of the CNL: advanced organizational communication, horizontal leadership, lateral integration of care, role analysis and implementation. (Seminar) Pre: NUR 505, 507, 510, or permission of instructor.

NUR551Theoretical Study of Nursing Administration/Leadership

(3 crs.) Study of concepts, theories and strategies underpinning planning, decision-making and quality improvement activities in health care administration/leadership. Emphasis on theories, concepts and issues that explain and advance strategies in nursing administration. (Seminar) Pre: NUR 505, 507, two restricted electives, or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

NUR552Practicum In Nursing Administration

(6 crs.) Field experience in nursing administration. Emphasis on role development and the examination, development, and implementation of strategies in nursing administration. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 551. In alternate years.

NUR561Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP I

(3 crs.) Theories of aging, health promotion and maintenance, age-related changes, and health problems common to adults and older adults focusing on assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic, and preventive strategies. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 500, 508 and permission of instructor.

NUR562Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP Practicum I

(3 crs.) Application of theoretical knowledge and skills for development of adult-gerontological nurse practitioner/ clinical nurse specialist strategies emphasizing health promotion and illness management of healthy adults and older adults, those with minimal functional limitations, and families. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 561 or permission of instructor.

NUR563Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP II

(3 crs.) Theoretical knowledge and skills for development of strategies for care of adults and older adults with complex health problems and functional limitations at the individual, family, group, organization, community, and societal levels. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 562.

NUR564Adult-Gerontological Primary Care NP Practicum II

(6 crs.) Development of adult- gerontological nurse practitioner/ clinical nurse specialist competency in care of adults and older adults with complex health problems and functional limitations focusing on strategies at the individual, family, group, organization, community, and societal levels. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 563.

NUR565Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I: Adult

(3 crs.) Didactic knowledge and clinical decision-making skills necessary to manage health conditions common to the acutely or critically ill adult in emergency departments, acute and critical care units. Pre: admission to the acute care area of emphasis within the nurse practitioner program; NUR 509 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 566.

NUR566Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum I: Adult

(6 crs.) Application of clinical decision making skills necessary to the management of adults who are acutely or critically ill in hospital emergency, acute and critical care units. Pre: NUR 509 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 565.

NUR567Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Adult

(3 crs.) This course builds on the principles learned in ACNP I. The focus is on the management of chronic illness exacerbations in adults who require care in a sub-acute, acute or critical care setting, using principles of family-centered care. Pre: NUR 566 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 568.

NUR568Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum II: Adult

(6 crs.) Individually precepted clinical experiences with the focus on developing management skills in the care of adults with exacerbations of chronic illnesses who are hospitalized in acute care facilities. Pre: NUR 566 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 567.

NUR571Theoretical Study Of Well Women’S Health Care

(3 crs.) A study of major theories, client issues, and nurse-midwifery strategies used in the care of well women seeking gynecological health care. (Seminar) Pre: NUR 500.

NUR572Practicum: Theoretical Study of Well Women’s Health Care

(3 crs.) Clinical application of the theoretical knowledge and interventions in the care of well women in ambulatory health care settings. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 571.

NUR573Theoretical Study of the Childbearing Woman and Her Family

(3 crs.) Within a systems perspective, theories are utilized to examine client issues related to the normal childbirth experience. Knowledge and skills relevant to nurse-midwifery strategies of normal childbirth are emphasized. (Seminar) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 571, 572; concurrent enrollment in NUR 574.

NUR574Practicum: Theoretical Study of Childbearing Woman and Her Family

(3 crs.) Theoretical application of nurse-midwifery strategies during the normal childbirth experience. Knowledge and skills relevant to patient care are emphasized. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in NUR 573.

NUR575Advanced Practice: Collaborative Nurse-Midwifery

(3 crs.) Within a systems perspective, theories are utilized to examine client issues of the at-risk childbirth experience. Expanded nurse-midwifery strategies related to collaborative practice within the community are emphasized. (Seminar) Pre: concurrent enrollment in NUR 576.

NUR576Advanced Practice: Collaborative Nurse-midwifery Practicum

(6 crs.) Field study of the clinical application of theoretical knowledge and skills in the at-risk childbirth experience. Use of collaborative practice and the management process within communities is emphasized. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in NUR 575.

NUR577Practice And Integration Of Nurse-midwifery

(5 crs.) Comprehensive and practical application of clinical skills and theoretical knowledge in nurse-midwifery. Complete integration of the nurse-midwifery role with the client, family, and community. (Practicum) Pre: NUR 575 and 576.

NUR582Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Nursing

(3 crs.) Integration of pharmacotherapeutic and decision-making theories with human pathophysiology. Case management approach to the prescription of medications in primary health care across the life span. (Lec. 3) Pre: matriculation into master’s program in nursing or permission of instructor.

NUR584Psychopharmacotherapeutics for Child/Adolescent APRNS

(3 crs.) Integration of psychopharmacotherapeutics and decision-making theories with human pathophysiology utilizing case management approach to prescription of medications. Discussion of ethical, legal, professional issues related to APRN role. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

NUR585Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I

(3 crs.) Theoretical knowledge and skills for assessing, preventing, and diagnosing common clinical problems emergent in the practice of child and adolescent advanced psychiatric mental health nursing. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 500 and 584; 586 must be taken concurrently.

NUR586Practicum in Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I

(3 crs.) Clinical practicum to develop competence in the assessment and diagnosis of children and adolescents with psychiatric mental health problems. (Lab. 9)

NUR587Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II

(3 crs.) Analysis and evaluation of theories and concepts that serve as the basis for psychiatric mental health nursing strategies for children and adolescents who present with complex psychiatric mental health problems. (Lec. 3) Pre: NUR 586; 588 must be taken concurrently.

NUR588Practicum in Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II

(6 crs.) A clinical practicum to develop competence in the treatment of children and adolescents with complex psychiatric mental health problems. (Lab. 9) Pre: NUR 587 must be taken concurrently.

NUR590Directed Study/Practice in Advanced Clinical Nursing

(1-6 crs.) In-depth and supervised clinical practice in a specialized area of nursing. (Independent Study) Service Learning. May be repeated with different topic. Pre: graduate standing and permission of graduate faculty.

NUR600Philosophical Foundations of Healthcare Research

(3 crs.) Study of ontological and epistemological foundations of healthcare science and analysis of nursing knowledge. A variety of philosophical positions, along with implications for theory, research and practice will be considered. (Lec. 3) Pre: Enrollment in the PhD program in Nursing or permission of instructor.

NUR602Construction of Nursing Theory I: Inductive Process

(4 crs.) Study of inductive approaches to generating theory relevant to nursing science. Examination of multidisciplinary strategies for generation of theory from field data. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the Ph.D. program in nursing or permission of instructor.

NUR603Construction of Nursing Theory II: Deductive Process

(3 crs.) Study of deductive theory-building as applied to nursing science. Focus on the nature of deductive theories and the application of deductive process to nursing theory construction. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the Ph.D. program in nursing or permission of instructor.

NUR611Theories and Research in the Nursing Domains

(3 crs.) Study of KimÀs nursing knowledge domains: client, client-nurse, practice, environment. Emphasis is on identification of phenomena of interest, concepts of interest, evaluating theories and related research for further theory development. (Lec. 3) Pre: Enrollment in PhD program or permission of the instructor.

NUR649Responsible Conduct of Nursing & Health Research

(1 cr.) This course examines issues related to the responsible conduct and dissemination of research and meets the federal guidelines for graduate training in the Responsible Conduct of Research outlined in NOT-OD-10-019. (Seminar) Pre: Admission to the College of Nursing PhD program or by permission of instructor. S/U only.

NUR650Research Roles & Methods in Nursing

(3 crs.) This course provides an overview of research roles, trajectories and classic and emerging methodologies for answering research questions relevant to nursing. The strengths and limitations of various approaches are compared. (Seminar) Pre: Admission to the College of Nursing PhD program or by permission of instructor.

NUR651Advanced Methods in Nursing Research I

(3 crs.) In-depth study of approaches used in qualitative research including philosophical underpinnings and research design, and their potential application to knowledge development in nursing practice. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the Ph.D. or D.N.P. program in nursing, advanced statistics course, or permission of instructor.

NUR652Advanced Methods In Nursing Research II

(3 crs.) In-depth study of application of theories and methods in sampling, research design, data collection, and data analysis for quantitative and evaluative research in nursing. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the Ph.D. or D.N.P. program in nursing, NUR 651, or permission of instructor.

NUR653Measurement and Instrument Development in Nursing Research

(3 crs.) In-depth study of theories and methods relevant to measurement and instrument development for nursing and health sciences. Emphasis on measurement as an ongoing process of successive approximation, refinement, and validation. (Seminar) Pre: completion of NUR 652 or permission of instructor.

NUR660Philosophical and Theoretical Bases of Health Research

(4 crs.) Presentation of the philosophical and theoretical bases of healthcare research. (Seminar) Pre: Enrollment in the M.S., Ph.D. or D.N.P. program in Nursing, or permission of instructor.

NUR671Role Development In Nursing Research

(3 crs.) In-depth examination of the role of the nurse researcher as a member of a multidisciplinary team and in academia. Emphasis on theories and issues related to researcher role development. (Seminar) Pre: doctoral standing in nursing.

NUR680Informatics in Health Care Settings

(3 crs.) Theory and application of nursing science, computer science and information science for decision making, practice management and communication in health care settings. (Lec. 3) Pre: D.N.P. enrollment or permission of instructor.

NUR681Implementation Science

(3 crs.) This course introduces implementation science concepts, theories and analytic tools. Students learn how to promote the uptake of research findings into healthcare practice and settings to improve population health outcomes. (Seminar) Pre: Enrollment in Nursing DNP Program, statistics course, NUR 505 or equivalent; graduate students from other colleges and/or majors with permission of instructor.

NUR683Secondary Analysis of Health-Related Data

(3 crs.) This course introduces students to methods for finding, transferring and processing existing data sources to guide advanced practice decision-making and/or to answer research questions. (Seminar) Pre: Enrollment in Nursing doctoral program (DNP or PhD), statistics course, NUR 505 or equivalent; graduate students in other colleges and/or majors with permission of instructor

NUR686Doctor of Nursing Practice Role Development

(1-6 crs.) Implement the role of the doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse in selected clinical settings. Practicum experiences will be related to research, informatics, leadership, evidence-based practice, and health care policy. Pre: Enrollment in D.N.P. program and concurrent enrollment in NUR 549, 651, 652, 680, 688 or HDF 527, or permission of instructor. May be repeated with a different focus for a maximum of 6 credits.

NUR688DNP Capstone Practicum and Project

(1-7 crs.) A synthesis of prior practicums in the student’s area of interest, applying theoretical knowledge and research findings at the individual, professional, organizational, and societal levels culminating in a final written and defendable capstone project. (Practicum) Pre: MBA 540, HDF 527, and 5 credits of NUR 686; concurrent enrollment in NUR 686.

NUR699Doctoral Dissertation Research

(1-12 crs.) Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

NUR995Reading and Research in Nursing

(1-6 crs.) Advanced work by individual student on a selected issue in nursing under the direction of a faculty member. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing. S/U credit.

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