NURS - Nursing

College of Natural and Health Sciences

School of Nursing

NURS 504 Quality and Safety in Health Care Systems

Majors Only.  Application of quality of care and patient safety standards, performance measures, improvement methods and tools, and culture of safety principles within a healthcare organization/system.
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NURS 507 Policy, Leadership, and Nursing Issues

Majors Only. Comprehensive investigation and analysis of health care issues and policy, organizational and leadership theory and skills which are imperative in today's health care environment.

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NURS 508 Workshop

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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NURS 513 Professional Renewal

Update skills and knowledge of professionals in the discipline. Goals and objectives will be specifically directed at individual professional enhancement rather than the acquisition of general knowledge or methodologies. S/U or letter grades. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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NURS 521 Clinical Instruction and Precepting in Nursing

Prerequisite: Consent of School of Nursing.  Development of theoretical and practical knowledge to support successful transition from a clinical expert role to that of a clinical instructor / preceptor.

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NURS 601 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing

Majors Only.  Introduction to interdisciplinary theoretical foundations for advanced nursing practice.  Emphasis on the development, application, and critique of theories from nursing, social science, business and health care.
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NURS 606 Research and Evidence-based Practice in Nursing

Majors only.  Development of knowledge and skills for reviewing and ethically generating evidence as a basis for evidence-based clinical practice, nursing research, and quality improvement.
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NURS 610 Health Assessment

(2 lecture, 3 practicum) Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged. Emphasis in health history taking, physical assessment and interviewing of individuals across the life span.

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NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology

Examine clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics. Focus on selected drug groups and their safe and appropriate utilization in primary care practice.

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NURS 614 Advanced Pathophysiology

Focus on pathophysiology, symptomology and etiology of commonly encountered acute and chronic clinical entities of children and adults.

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NURS 615 Advanced Seminar in Transcultural Theories and Methods

Consent of Instructor. This course is a survey of theories and research methods used in transcultural health care and other disciplines.

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NURS 616 Measurement of Clinical Outcomes for Advanced Nursing Practice

Nursing M.S. – CNL majors only. Introduction to the measurement, interpretation and presentation of healthcare outcomes with focus on quality, effectiveness, and organizational performance. Integrates the application and integration of statistical tools to identify relevant outcomes.

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NURS 618 Epidemiology in Advanced Nursing Practice

Majors only. Principles of epidemiology and understanding of biostatistics will be applied to population management of disease and intervention strategies.

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NURS 620 Clinical Nurse Leader: Managing Clinical Outcome

Majors only.  Development and practice of CNL roles for management and improvement of clinical outcomes for individuals, families and populations within the care delivery system.  45 practicum hours required.
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NURS 622 Directed Studies

Graduate students only. Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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NURS 624 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice of Nursing

Majors Only.  Prepares the APN student to plan and implement health promotion and disease prevention strategies to assist in maintaining and improving the health of patients, families and communities.

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NURS 625 Clinical Nurse Leader: Managing the Care Environment

Majors only.  Development and practice of CNL roles for management and improvement of care environment for individuals, families and populations within the care delivery system.  45 practicum hours required.
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NURS 628 Information Technology in Health Care

Majors only. Use and application of computerized systems to clinical decision strategies for advanced practice nurses in the areas of quality management.

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NURS 631 Teaching Strategies for Practice and Academic Settings

Prerequisite: Consent of School of Nursing. Development of knowledge about teaching students, staff and clients in academic and practice settings.

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NURS 635 Clinical Nurse Leader:Developing Leadership Roles

(3 lecture, 3 practicum) Forty-five practicum hours. Majors only. Prerequisites: All CNL program courses except final practicum. Development and practice of CNL leadership roles for management and improvement of client outcomes at the point of care and across the healthcare system.

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NURS 638 Concepts in Advanced Evidence-Based Practice

(3 Lecture) Majors only. Emphasis is on the systematic evaluation and use of current best evidence to make decisions about clinical practice and health care systems.

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NURS 640 Health Care of Families I

(2 lecture, 6 practicum) Ninety Hours Practicum Majors only. Application of theoretical and research based developmental approaches to primary health care of families with particular emphasis on care of obstetrical patients and families through childhood/adolescence.

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NURS 645 Health Care of Families II

(2 lecture, 6 practicum) Ninety hours applied practicum arranged. Majors only. Application of theoretical and research based developmental approaches to primary health care of families with particular emphasis on women's health and adult episodic care.

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NURS 650 Health Care of Families III

(2 lecture, 6 practicum) Ninety hours applied practicum arranged. Majors only. Application of theoretical and research based developmental approaches to primary health care of families with particular emphasis on chronically ill and older adults and psychosocial adjustment disorders.

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NURS 658 Applied Nursing Genomics

Majors only. A genomics focus on concepts of prevention, screening, diagnostics, prognostics, selection of treatment, and monitoring of treatment effectiveness for individuals and aggregates within cultural and ethical care contexts.

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NURS 661 Planning and Evaluating Education in Practice and Academic Settings

Prerequisite: Consent of School of Nursing.  Focus on development of education programs in health care settings and academic nursing. Includes evaluation of teaching and learning.

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NURS 668 Population Centered Health Care

(3 Lecture) Majors Only. Examines perspectives of population based health care across the life span from a community and global perspective.

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NURS 670 Special Topics in Nursing

Prerequisite: Permission of course faculty. This seminar course explores advanced topics in nursing. Special topics will be listed by the instructor. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

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NURS 678 Professional Practice and Healthcare Finance Seminar

(2 lecture, 3 practicum) Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged. Majors only. Comprehensive economic investigation of health planning, organization, personnel, payment systems and care cost effectiveness in health care delivery systems.

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NURS 680 Advanced Practice Role Practicum

Majors only. Final clinical experience provides students an opportunity to practice advanced roles intervention in underserved and/or rural areas. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits for a total of 405 practicum hours.

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NURS 681 Advanced Role Practicum for Clinical Nurse Leaders

(3-21 Practicum) Three Hundred and Fifteen total required contact hours. Majors only. Final clinical experience provides students the opportunity to practice Clinical Nurse Leader roles. If divided, must be taken in consecutive semesters. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of seven hours.

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NURS 685 DNP Practicum

Applied practicum arranged (45 hours=1 credit). Majors only. Practicum in hospital, community, and primary care settings focusing on clinical prevention and population based health care. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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NURS 688 Advanced Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

(2 lecture, 3 practicum) Forty-five hours applied practicum arranged. Majors only. Analyzes the structure and organization of health care delivery systems including population-based, acute and ambulatory health care. The roles of the DNP in organizational and systems policy are addressed.

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NURS 690 Advanced Professional Role

Majors only. Advanced practice role development in health maintenance and illness management is examined from several perspectives.

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NURS 695 Advanced Academic Nursing Roles

Prerequisite: Consent of School of Nursing. Focuses on developing knowledge about faculty, leader and administrator roles in academic nursing education.

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NURS 699 Thesis

Terminal program course. All other courses should be taken before or concurrently. Guided research project that demonstrates evidence of original thought as well as advanced knowledge of the research process. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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NURS 700 Advanced Nursing Theory

Majors only or consent of instructor. The focus of this course is nursing knowledge development and the underpinnings of nursing science, practice and education.

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NURS 702 Advanced Concepts of Vulnerable Underserved Populations

Majors only or consent of instructor. Examines contextual contributors to development of vulnerable populations and public response. Implications for nursing research and practice are explored.

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NURS 703 Philosophical Underpinnings of Nursing Science

(3 Lecture) Majors only. This course provides a history of philosophical and scientific thinking and its impact on the discipline of nursing, knowledge development in nursing and nursing science.

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NURS 707 Leadership in Health Policy

Majors only or consent of instructor. Integrates theory and empirical research about leadership and health policy. Participates in the policy development process.

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NURS 710 Evaluation in Nursing Education

Majors only. Emphasis on data collection needs assessment, instrument analysis and evaluation in nursing education.

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NURS 711 Advanced Theory and Knowledge Development in Nursing

(3 Lecture) Majors only. This course explores theoretical elements and their impact on nursing knowledge development and the translation of nursing research to pedagogy and practice.

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NURS 730 The Scholarship of Teaching and Practice in Nursing Education

Majors only. This course is designed to prepare the learner for scholarship in nursing education, publication, presentation and grant writing activities.

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NURS 740 Intensive Teaching Practicum

Majors only or consent of instructor. Discussion and guided experiences in teaching of nursing, including planning, developing, implementing and evaluating classroom and clinical instruction.

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NURS 760 Advanced Nursing Curriculum Design

Majors only. Examines historical, philosophical, sociol-cultural, political, economic, and professional issues that impact curriculum in nursing education. The focus is on design and evaluation of a nursing curriculum.

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NURS 780 The Professorial Role in Nursing Education

Prerequisite: Licensed RN and accepted into doctoral program. Involves comprehensive investigation of the academic nursing role in higher education relative to administration, student issues, program requirements and faculty expectations

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NURS 790 Research Colloquium

Seminar exploring the nature of doctoral research in nursing and nursing scholarship. Possible dissertation topics are explored.

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NURS 795 DNP Capstone Project Proposal Seminar

Majors only.  The Capstone project reflects synthesis and application of evidence-based practice in advanced nursing practice and health care. The course facilitates the development of the Capstone and launches the project.

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NURS 796 DNP Capstone Project

(2-8 Practicum) For a total of One Hundred and Twenty contact hours. Majors Only. Successful completion or concurrent completion of all courses in curriculum. The Capstone project reflects synthesis and application of evidence-based practice in advanced nursing practice and health care. The Capstone project must be completed, defended and approved by the capstone committee.

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NURS 797 Doctoral Proposal Research

Majors only. All doctoral students must earn four hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Explores dissertation research problems, theoretical framework, methodology and data analysis methods to launch dissertation research. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits.

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NURS 799 Doctoral Dissertation

Majors only. All doctoral students must earn 12 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Dissertation must be approved by and defended to the dissertation committee. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits.

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NURS 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

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