Nursing   700                                           3 (crs.)

Advanced Diagnostics and Reasoning

This course builds on basic health assessment skills acquired in N605 with emphasis on the decision-making processes to differentiate normal from abnormal health status. Data collection methods include comprehensive and problem-focused history and physical examination assessments; health risk appraisal, developmental assessment; family and social assessment; advanced physical assessment skills and common diagnostic procedures.  Clinical experience includes laboratory practice and health assessment and promotion application in health care settings. Prerequisites: Nursing 704 and 729.  (2+1)

 

Nursing   701                                           3 (crs.)

Translational Scholarship

The course introduces students to the skills needed to analyze and apply research and other evidence in health care and advanced nursing practice. The course highlights identification of relevant practice problems, application of appropriate theoretical foundations, clinical judgment, and ethical guidelines to improve nursing practice and health outcomes for individuals and populations. The importance of interdisciplinary teams in applying evidence to support practice and policy changes is addressed. Pre or Co requisite: Nursing 719  or Nursing 800.

 

Nursing   702                                           3 (crs.)

Health Care Systems Policy and Advocacy

In this course students develop their ability to recognize, analyze and articulate health care policy within an advanced nursing framework. The focus is on the social, cultural, technological, ethical and economic dynamics impacting health policy from a global and organizational perspective.

 

Nursing   703                                           2-3 (crs.)

Clinical Prevention and Population Health

In this course, students will analyze and evaluate interdisciplinary models of clinical prevention. Students will explore population-based approaches to promoting health and become familiar with ecological, global, and social determinants of health, principles of genetics and genomics and epidemiologic data analysis.

 

Nursing   704                                           3 (crs.)

Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Roles

This course will critically examine the physiological and pathophysiological reaction of the body to alterations in biological processes throughout the life span.  Focus will be on the knowledge required in advanced nursing practice to identify actual and potential health problems.  A conceptual approach will be used to analyze the metabolic, infectious, immunologic, degenerative and neoplastic alterations at the cellular and organ levels.

 

Nursing   705                                           2 (crs.)

Research in Nursing -  Methods

This course identifies problems relevant to healthcare and nursing through acquisition of increased understanding of the research process.  Students discuss critical analysis, utilization, implementation, and communication of research in healthcare settings. The course emphasizes the development of skills necessary to conduct and analyze nursing research.


Nursing   706                                           2 (crs.)

Research in Nursing - Design

In this course, students develop methodological plans for the study of problems relevant to primary health care nursing within a theoretical and scientific framework.  Students discuss qualitative and quantitative research design.  Students explore issues related to diversity in nursing research.  Students acquire the skills needed to plan, initiate, and analyze nursing research studies.  Students are required to design an acceptable research proposal.  Prerequisite: Nursing 705 or consent of the instructor.

 

Nursing   707                                           2 (crs.)

Epidemiology

This course prepares students to use concepts and methods in the study of disease etiology and in the planning and evaluation of health services.  The course emphasizes the interpretation of indices for community health, morbidity and mortality rates, sensitivity and specificity of screening and diagnostic measures, and risk factor analysis.  Students become acquainted with population-based approaches to the analysis of health data.

 

Nursing   708                                           2 (crs.)

Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice

Perspectives on the analysis of moral dilemmas in primary health care and advanced nursing practice.  Application of bioethical principles to health care nursing dilemmas. Differentiation among methods of dilemma resolution (principlism, casuistry, etc.) in advanced nursing practice. Incorporation of the analysis of emerging moral dilemmas for advanced nurses (genetic testing, on-line health care records, etc.).

 

Nursing   709                                           3 (crs.)

Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Roles

This course is a comprehensive study of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used in the promotion and maintenance of health across all physiologic systems throughout the life span.  Emphasis is on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the pharmacotherapeutic management of patients in primary health care.  Prerequisite: Dependent on program.

 

Nursing   710                                           2 (crs.)

Theoretical Basis for Family Nursing

This course provides the theoretical foundations for advanced practice in family nursing.  Students analyze the theoretical and empirical bases for understanding families in various cultural and developmental context.  Students examine selected theoretical frameworks for understanding families and family health and compare them in terms of their utility for nursing practice and research.  Students examine universal family processes of attachment and care giving across cultural contexts.  Students investigate current theories of family stress and crises as well as the impact of selected situational and developmental crises of family health and development.  Students address the link between the state of family science, nursing research, and advanced practice in family nursing.

 

Nursing   711                                           2 (crs.)

Theory in Nursing

In this course students examine perspectives on the analysis and critique of models and theories developed by nurse theorists within the context of the nursing metaparadigm, as well as theories from other disciplines.  Students apply theories and models to primary health care and discuss implications for nursing research, practice, education, and administration.

 

Nursing   716                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical Management and Pharmacology I

This is the first of three sequential courses on clinical management that builds on a health promotion/disease prevention framework for a holistic approach to primary health care. Students expand their knowledge base of physiology and pathophysiology, and pharmacology. The course emphasizes critical thinking processes to establish clinical judgment.  Students discuss appropriate natural/alternative and pharmacological therapies, diagnostic and educative management strategies, and outcome criteria for commonly encountered acute and chronic conditions involving the respiratory, genitourinary, and endocrine system as well as women's health, gynecological, ophthalmology, and otology conditions seen by Family Nurse Practitioners in primary health care. Prerequisites: Nursing 700, 704 and 709. Co-requisite: Nursing 726.

 

Nursing   717                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical Management and Pharmacology II

This is the second of three sequential courses on clinical management for the family nurse practitioner that continues a holistic approach to advanced primary health care acknowledging age, gender, sexuality, cultural heritage, family and community needs. Students continue to expand their knowledge of physiology,  pathophysiology and pharmacology. The course emphasizes the critical thinking processes to establish a clinical judgment from possible differential diagnoses.  Students discuss natural/alternative health care and pharmacotherapeutics, as well as diagnostic and educative management strategies, and outcome criteria appropriate for the commonly encountered acute and chronic conditions of the cardiovascular, renal, integumentary, gastrointestinal, and hematological systems seen by Family Nurse Practitioners in primary health care. Prerequisites: Nursing 716 and 726. Corequisite: Nursing 727.

 

Nursing   718                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical Management and Pharmacology III

This is the third of three sequential courses on clinical management for the family nurse practitioner that continues a holistic approach to advanced primary health care acknowledging age, gender, sexuality, cultural heritage, family and community needs. Students continue to expand their knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and their critical thinking processes. Students discuss natural/alternative health care and pharmacotherapeutics, as well as diagnostic and educative management strategies and outcome criteria appropriate for clients with commonly encountered acute and chronic conditions of the psychological, neurological, musculoskeletal systems as well as pain management, addiction and other selected topics. Prerequisites: Nursing 717 and 727. Corequisite: Nursing 728.

 

Nursing   719                                           3 (crs.)

Foundations of Advanced Nursing Roles and Interprofessional Collaboration

In this course students examine theory and models of advanced nursing roles and interprofessional collaboration. Theoretical foundations are applied to advanced nursing roles, within and ethical and cultural context, as they relate to education, conflict management, and leadership to improve health outcomes.

 

Nursing   720                                           1 (crs.)

Pediatric Seminar for Advanced Practice Nurses

This elective pediatric seminar focuses on the advanced practice nurse role with child-rearing families and pediatric conditions and issues.  The course provides a review of growth and development and anticipatory guidance, an update on immunization requirements, and management of common acute and stable chronic pediatric health problems.  Management includes routine advanced practice care including natural, alternative, and complementary therapies and pharmacological treatments.  Prerequisites: Nursing 716

 

Nursing   722                                           2 (crs.)

Diversity Practicum

A diversity clinical practicum with adjunct faculty in a primary care setting to gain skill in working with individuals, families, or communities from a diverse cultural/ethnic background. (Minimum 112 clinical hours)  Prerequisites: Nursing 709 and 726.

 

Nursing   726                                           2 (crs.)

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I

This course provides the initial clinical preceptorship in a primary care setting.  Focus is on practicing health assessment skills and establishing therapeutic relationships with clients and collegial relationships with other providers. (Minimum 112 clinical hours) Prerequisite: Nursing 700 and 704 and 709.

 

Nursing   727                                           4 (crs.)

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II

A clinical practicum following Nursing 726 in a family practice primary care setting. Students focus on developing skills in health assessment, health promotion, and collaborative health care management. (Minimum 224 clinical hours) Prerequisites: Nursing 726.

 

Nursing   728                                           4 (crs.)

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III

This is the final clinical preceptorship in a family practice primary health care setting.  The course focuses on greater responsibility and accountability in managing care of clients of all ages as well as family groups.  Collaborative management of acute and chronic problems for the complex client/family with multi-system problems are presented.  Community/Epidemiology health issues are addressed collaboratively with longer-term planning, research application, practice evaluation and consultation in a variety of settings. (Minimum 224 clinical hours) Prerequisites: Nursing 727.

 

Nursing   729                                           3 (crs.)

Advanced Health Assessment

Identification of health status of the individual at all ages through history, interview, physical examination; recognition of differences in physiological function and psychosocial behavior; assessment of developmental stages of the individual and relationship to family unit; exploration of collaborative role development by nurse and physician in primary health care delivery. Special course fees may apply.

 

Nursing   730                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical Practice Management

This course synthesizes the practitioner, administrator, educator, researcher, and consultant role components inherent in managing clinical practice in various health care settings.  Management functions of planning, organizing, directing/influencing, and evaluating the delivery of primary care services will be discussed. Prerequisite: Nursing 702

 


Nursing   736                                           3 (crs.)

The Education Process in Nursing

In this course, students integrate theoretical foundations of adult learning theory, leadership theory, quality and safety,  communication, and others to teaching and learning in varied educational settings. Students explore the roles and functions of nurse educators as teachers and scholars. The course focused on needs assessments, course and curriculum development, innovative instructional technologies, and interactive nature of teaching. Ethical principles in education are applied. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Graduate nursing Program Educator emphasis or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   737                                           1 (crs.)

Nurse Educator Practice Advancement

In this course, nurse educator students will expand their clinical practice knowledge and experiences beyond the baccalaureate level. Students develop individual learning goals and contracts to broaden their clinical expertise in a selected area of specialty practice.

 

Nursing   738                                           4 (crs.)

Advanced Educator Practicum

In this course, students explore the teaching role of the nurse educator incorporating prior learning to classroom, online, lab, or the clinical environment. Theoretical and scientific underpinnings for practice are used to socialize students into the nurse educator role. Emphasis is on developing and teaching modules, units, courses, or programs in health care or educational settings. Students devise strategies to assess and evaluate learning. Principles of change and leadership are applied using research and other evidence to improve teaching and learning. This 4 credit practicum includes faculty/student seminar time. (Minimum 224 clinical hours) Prerequisites: Nursing 736 and 748.

 

Nursing   740                                           3 (crs.)

Information Systems: Patient Care Technology

This course emphasizes data management to analyze and improve health outcomes through computer technology application. Emphasis is on synthesizing health data related to selected topics to identify health education and practice needs of various populations in order to assess and evaluate safety and quality factors related to care. Legal, ethical and cultural considerations are expanded as they relate to information management and its use in health care. Prerequisites: Graduate student standing or consent of instructor and Nursing 451 or an equivalent course or proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Proficiency in using cross platform operating systems (Windows or Mac), competence in web browsing and using e-mail are necessary by passing a pre-course test.

 

Nursing   745                                           2 (crs.)

Advanced Health Assessment for CNLs and NEs

This course builds upon basic health assessment with emphasis on decision-making process related to normal and abnormal health status. Emphasis is on comprehensive data collection including health risk appraisal, developmental assessment, family and social assessment, and advanced physical assessment relevant to the Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator roles. Practice experiences will occur under the direction of academically and experientially qualified preceptors and faculty. Students will analyze and synthesize assessment data to plan care for patients or populations of interest. Special course fees may apply.

 

Nursing   746                                           2 (crs.)

Quality Improvement and Safety in Advanced Nursing

This course focuses on quality and safety to improve outcomes by identifying and reducing actual or potential failures in healthcare processes or systems. Quality improvement models will be addressed focusing on a just culture of safety. Use of national patient safety resources, initiatives, regulations, and benchmarks will be discussed. High reliability organizational principals are explored as they relate to promoting transparency and sustaining improvements. Prerequisite: None

 

Nursing   748                                           3 (crs.)

Assessment and Evaluation Strategies in Nursing Education

This course focuses on systematic evaluation of curriculum at all levels ( didactic, clinical, and program) addressing cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains. Concepts underlying evaluation methods and test construction, design, use, administration, and interpretation are explored. Evaluation and testing strategies in the traditional classroom and online environment, and clinical and lab settings are addressed. Ethnical principles, as well as research and other evidence, are applied to evaluation of learning. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Graduate Nursing Program Educator emphasis or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   750                                           6 (crs.)

Primary Health Care for the Young Family I

Focus is on health maintenance and disease management regarding issues germane to the young family (childbearing, child rearing, or child anticipating families).  Contains content regarding health assessment, diagnosis and management of risk factors and illnesses commonly experienced by young families.  Clinical practice arranged by the student with faculty input.  Prerequisite: Admission to Program.

 

Nursing   751                                           6 (crs.)

Primary Health Care for the Young Family II

Focus is on disease management of less common and more complex health issues germane to the young family.  Contains content regarding collaboration with specialists and other members of the interdisciplinary team.  Clinical practice arranged by the student with faculty input.  Prerequisite: Nursing 733.

 

Nursing   752                                           6 (crs.)

Primary Health Care for the Mature Family I

Focus is on health maintenance and disease management regarding germane to the mature family (families with late adolescent, older, or no children).  Contains content regarding health assessment, diagnosis and management of risk factors and illnesses commonly experienced by mature families.  Clinical practice arranged by the student with faculty input.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Program.

 

Nursing   753                                           6 (crs.)

Primary Health Care for the Mature Family II

Focus in on disease management of less common and more complex issues germane to the mature family.  Contains content regarding collaboration with specialists and other members of the interdisciplinary team.  Prerequisite: Nursing 731.

 

Nursing   754                                           2 (crs.)

Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum I

This course provides the initial clinical preceptorship in an adult advanced practice nursing setting. Focus is on practicing health assessment skills, establishing therapeutic relationships with clients and collegial relationships with other health professionals. Prerequisite: Nursing 700. Corequisite: Nursing 709 and 764.

 

Nursing   755                                           4 (crs.)

Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum II

This is the second clinical preceptorship course in an adult advanced practice nursing setting. Students continue refinement of health assessment skills. Students engage in health promotion and collaborative health care management for adult clients. Prerequisite: Nursing 709 and 764. Corequisite: Nursing 765.

 

Nursing   756                                           4 (crs.)

Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum III

This is the final clinical preceptorship course in an adult advanced practice nursing setting. The course focuses on greater responsibility and accountability in managing care of adult clients. Students engage in collaborative management of acute and chronic problems for the complex client including multi-system conditions.  Prerequisite: Nursing 755 and 765.  Corequisite: Nursing 766.

 

Nursing   757                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II

This clinical practicum emphasizes the application of CNL leadership and critical thinking to organizing, planning, coordinating, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining high quality evidence-based care in the clinical setting. Individual and aggregate data at the microsystem level will be used to work with the interdisciplinary team to plan and develop a quality improvement project. Techniques for communicating with the interdisciplinary team will be enhanced. (Minimum 112 clinical hours) Prerequisites or Corequisites: Completed Nursing 761, Clinical Nurse Leader Role; completed or concurrent enrollment in Nursing 762, Leadership in the Clinical Nurse Leader Role.

 

Nursing   758                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical Nurse Leader Clinical Practicum III

This clinical practicum emphasizes the utilization of evidenced-based information and clinical skills to enhance leadership and management expertise and facilitate holistic healing for clients, their families and the community. Students analyze outcomes of healing interventions and facilitate, coordinate, and/or manage the provision of healing care by multidisciplinary health care members. (Minimum 112 clinical hours) Prerequisite or Corequisites: Nursing 707, Epidemiology; Nursing 757, CNL Practicum II; Nursing 760, Healing Care.

 

Nursing   759                                           1-5 (crs.)

Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion Practicum

This clinical practicum will allow the student to enact the CNL role and competencies in an organization at the microsystem level. Students perform interdependent and independent activities to carry out projects based on microsystem assessment and organizational initiatives. Students are accountable for evaluating and disseminating clinical outcomes in professional values in development as a transformational leader. (Minimum of 300 clinical hours.) Prerequisites: All CNL specialty courses must be completed prior to Immersion Practicum.

 

Nursing   760                                           3 (crs.)

Healing Care

This course emphasizes the provision of healing practices, comfort, and the control of pain/discomfort for clients with an array of diagnoses. Definitions, theories and concepts related to healing, pain, comfort and palliative care are discussed. The myths surrounding comfort and healing practices are addressed. Leadership in healing care will be stressed including leadership of the interdisciplinary team and the ability to be a change agent. Healing and comfort care management practices will include conventional interventions and natural/alterative/complementary (NAC) practices. Prerequisites: Nursing 700, Adv. Health Assessment; Nursing 704, Pathophysiology. Prerequisites/corequisites: Nursing 709, Pharmacotherapeutics.

 

Nursing   761                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I

This practicum focuses on application of quality and outcome content in clinical practice and introduction to the CNL role. A major emphasis of the course is working with an interdisciplinary team to complete a comprehensive assessment of a select clinical microsystem and its care and processes. The student will design and/or further develop care processes and patterns, blend organizational initiatives to improve quality and safety, and develop fiscal, legal, ethical, and other metrics to evaluate care and processes. Clinical conferences will support student reflection on the introduction to CNL role. (Minimum 112 clinical hours.) Prerequisites or Corequisites: Nursing 763: Quality in the CNL Role.

 

Nursing   762                                           2 (crs.)

Leadership in the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role

This course examines leadership and improvement science theories, practices, and strategies in the CNL role for planning, managing, delivering, and sustaining high quality care. Processes involved in analysis of clinical outcomes will be explored including coordination of care; communication; education of staff, patients, and others; and will be considered to improve care at all levels. Prerequisites or Corequisites: Completed Nursing 761, Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I; Nursing 763, Quality in the Clinical Nurse Leader role.

 

Nursing   763                                           3 (crs.)

Quality in the Clinical Nurse Leader Role

This course examines the fundamental knowledge and skills Clinical Nurse Leaders need to increase their capacity to assess and improve their workplace and the care provided there. The course focuses on leading an interdisciplinary team to attain higher levels of performance in safety and risk management; quality and outcomes; care coordination and patient centered care; efficient use of human and environmental resources; and patient and professional satisfaction. Models for microsystem development and process re-design, blending evidence and organizational strategy as hallmarks for practice change will be addressed.

 

Nursing   764                                           2 (crs.)

Adult Clinical Management and Pharmacology I

This is the first of three sequential courses on the clinical management that builds on a health promotion/disease prevention framework for a holistic approach to advanced nursing with adults. Students expand their knowledge of physiology and pathophysiology. The course emphasizes the critical thinking process to establish clinical judgment. Students discuss natural/alternative and pharmacological therapies, diagnostic and educative management strategies, and outcome criteria for adult conditions of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: Nursing 700, 703, and 704. Corequisite: Nursing 709 and 754

 

Nursing   765                                           2 (crs.)

Adult Clinical Management and Pharmacology II

This is the second of three sequential courses on clinical management for the adult advanced practice nurse that continues a holistic approach acknowledging age, gender, sexuality, cultural heritage, family and community needs. Students continue to expand their knowledge of physiology and pathophysiology. The course emphasizes the critical thinking process to establish clinical judgment from possible differential diagnosis. Students discuss natural/alternative and pharmacological therapies, diagnostic and educative management strategies, and outcome criteria for adult conditions of the cardiovascular, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, integumentary and hematological systems. Prerequisite: Nursing 709, 754 and 764. Corequisite: Nursing 755.

 

Nursing   766                                           2 (crs.)

Adult Clinical Management and Pharmacology III

This is the third of three sequential courses on clinical management for the adult advanced practice nurse that continues a holistic approach acknowledging age, gender, sexuality, cultural heritage, family and community needs. Students continue to expand their knowledge of physiology and pathophysiology. The course emphasizes the critical thinking process to establish clinical judgment from possible differential diagnosis. Students discuss natural/alternative and pharmacological therapies, diagnostic and educative management strategies, and outcome criteria for adult conditions of the endocrine, psychological and neurological systems; ophthalmology, otology, pain management, basic urgent care management and other selected topics. Prerequisite: Nursing 755 and 765. Corequisite: Nursing 756.

 

Nursing   767                                           2 (crs.)

Introduction to Healthcare Environment

This course focuses on the American healthcare system with an overview of reimbursement and regulatory issues. Healthcare terminology is introduced following an overview of bodily systems. Key elements of the electronic health record are addressed, including health history and physical, diagnosis, and treatment. The concepts of evidence-based practice and meaningful use are introduced. Prerequisite: Accepted into Healthcare Informatics Certification Program or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   768                                           3 (crs.)

Data Systems, Analysis and Design

In this course, database theory, database design, and administration are addressed. Database systems are studied in the context of their use in clinical information systems and infrastructures for electronic health records. This will include design, development, administration, and use of database systems to support information systems and decision-making. In addition, monitoring related to healthcare quality and patient-centered outcomes are addressed for various settings in order to enhance care processes and monitoring. Prerequisite: Accepted into Healthcare Informatics Certificate Program or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   769                                           3 (crs.)

Project Management and Methodology

This course focuses on leadership principles to navigate change within complex healthcare organizations. Organizational behavior is addressed along with motivational strategies for communication, teamwork, and conflict management and resolution. Students learn strategies associated with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students also learn successful strategies for creating request for proposals and evaluation of vendor responses. Graduate student standing or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   770                                           1 (crs.)

Introduction to Natural Alternative Complementary (NAC) Health Care

The Introduction to NAC Care module provides an overview of the history, theory, philosophy, and ethics of NAC.  There is also a brief description and review of holistic nursing principles.

 

Nursing   771                                           2 (crs.)

Alternative Health Care Systems

The Alternative Health Care Systems module provides an overview of health care systems outside the conventional western allopathic system.  Basic principles of health care are provided.  Examples to be used include, but are not limited to: Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Native American Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Prerequisite: Nursing 770 (or Co-Requisite)

 

Nursing   772                                           2 (crs.)

Mind Body Spirit Interventions

The Mind Body Spirit Interventions module provides an overview of techniques and processes that can affect mind body spirit function and symptoms.  Several of the following modalities will be covered including affirmation, bibliotherapy, biofeedback, breathing techniques, centering, hypnosis, imagery/visualization, meditation, prayer, relaxation, and therapies that use creative outlets such as art, music, dance, or writing.  Prerequisite: Nursing 770 (or Co-requisite)

 

Nursing   773                                           1 (crs.)

Biologic Based Therapies

The Biologic Based Therapies module provides an overview of vitamins, minerals, herbs, aromatherapy and other nutritional supplements such as shark cartilage, melatonin, DHEA, amino acids and other nutrients.  Prerequisite: Nursing 770 (or Co-requisite)

 

Nursing   774                                           1 (crs.)

Manipulative and Body Based Methods

Manipulative and body-based methods module provides an overview of massage modalities and basic principles of chiropractic and osteopathy.  Prerequisite: Nursing 770, (or Co-requisite)

 

Nursing   775                                           1 (crs.)

Energy Therapies

The energy therapies module provides an overview of biofield and bioelectromagnetic therapies: Biofield therapies are intended to affect energy fields that surround and penetrate the human body and environment.  The existence of such fields has not yet been scientifically proven.  Some forms of energy therapy manipulate biofields by applying pressure and/or manipulating the body by placing the hands in, or through, these fields.  Examples include qi gong, Reiki, Healing Touch and Therapeutic Touch.  Bioelectromagnetic-based therapies involve the unconventional use of electromagnetic fields, such as pulsed fields, magnetic fields, or alternative current or direct current fields.  Light and color therapy are also included in this area.  Prerequisite: Nursing 770, (or Co-requisite)

 

Nursing   776                                           2 (crs.)

NAC Therapies Field Project & Seminar

The NAC Therapies Field Project & Seminar is a culminating project synthesizing the NAC theory content.  The course includes group seminars for "putting together" the year-long program, as well as discussion and completion of a clinical project, research project, integrated review of literature or other approved project in a NAC topic area.  A final paper in the form of a publishable article is the expected outcome.  Prerequisites: Nursing 770, 771, 772, 773, 774, and 775.

 

Nursing   777                                           3 (crs.)

Health Information Integration

This course focuses on integrating informatics within healthcare systems and organizations along with the complexity associated with health information exchange. Key elements of legal, ethical, and regulatory standards are addressed. Security threats, risks, and policies to protect stakeholders are addressed. Concepts related to business and finance are included, building on knowledge of project management. Accepted into Healthcare Informatics Certification Program or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   778                                           2 (crs.)

Healthcare Informatics Capstone Project

Students apply informatics knowledge to complete a culminating project which includes application to a practical problem and critical evaluation of the project. Goals will be developed and outcomes measured related to applicability to the healthcare setting. Accepted into Health care Informatics Certificate Program or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   779                                           1-4 (crs.)

Healthcare Informatics Practicum

Nursing students who will sit for Informatics Certification will jointly plan a practicum experience with the course instructor, and qualified preceptor, to complete one of the following practice hour requirements to meet certification requirements:

Have practiced a minimum of 2,000 hours in informatics nursing within the last 3 years.

Have practiced a minimum of 1,000 hours in informatics nursing in the last 3 years and completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of academic credit in informatics courses that are part of a graduate-level informatics nursing program.

Have completed a graduate program in nursing informatics containing a minimum of 200 hours of faculty-supervised practicum in informatics. Prerequisite: Completed all Healthcare Informatics Certificate courses (N767) (if needed), N783, N768, N769, N777). Can be concurrently enrolled in N 778.

 

Nursing   783                                           2-3 (crs.)

Health Care Informatics

This course will focus on developing the skills to effectively use information technology to promote optimal outcomes for patients. Content is directed toward assisting students to understand the relationship between the current state of medical and nursing science information, and to become leaders in dealing with health care management systems. The course focuses on navigating and interpreting the vast amount of online knowledge and examples of standardized nomenclature. Students will be able to use this information to enhance their own knowledge as well as function as a practice specialist/consultant sharing that knowledge base to information management and its use in health care. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   793                                           1-3 (crs.)

Culminating Project

A culminating experience option in the masters program.  Prerequisite: Clinical Paper Topic and Reader Approval Form must be filed with the Graduate School.  Pass/Fail course.

 

Nursing   795                                           1-6 (crs.)

Nursing Thesis

Each registration with a maximum accumulation of 6 cr.  A culminating experience option in the masters program.  Prerequisite: Thesis Proposal and Advisor Approval Form must be filed with the Graduate School.  Pass/Fail course.

 

Nursing   796                                           1-3 (crs.)

Independent Study

Each registration with maximum accumulation of 6 cr. Individualized study in area of interest with the direction of a faculty member.  Open to masters program students who submit Independent Study Topic and Instructor Approval Form at or prior to registration.

 

Nursing   797                                           1-3 (crs.)

Seminar on Current Topics in Primary Health Care Nursing

Current topics in Primary Health Care Nursing are offered. Course content is expected to differ from offering to offering.  Prerequisites: Admitted to MSN Program and consent of instructor.  Pass/Fail course.

 

Nursing   799                                           0 (crs.)

Registration for Comprehensive Examination

Pass/Fail course.

 

Nursing   800                                           3 (crs.)

Foundations of the DNP Role and Interprofessional

In this course students examine the roles and responsibilities of the DNP emphasizing effective practice and interprofessional collaboration. Theoretical concepts from nursing and other disciplines guide the exploration of health and health care delivery are applied to the DNP role integrating practice inquiry and advanced practice. Prerequisite: None

 

Nursing   801                                           3 (crs.)

Philosophical, Theoretical & Ethical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice

Course will focus on inquiry into the philosophical and theoretical perspectives and foundations of the discipline. Paradigms in nursing will be examined in relation to advanced nursing practice. Strategies for theory development will be addressed. Advanced nursing practice will be studied in the context of complex clinical, business, legal, ethical, and system issues that confront individual recipients of care, families, health care professionals, organizations, and society. Prerequisite: Dependent on program.

 

Nursing   803                                           3-4 (crs.)

Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Population Health

Epidemiologic research and concepts are synthesized and applied to clinical and population based health to best identify and analyze the determinants of health, health promotion and risk reduction strategies, and to evaluate the distribution of health conditions. Epidemiological, biostatistical, and other scientific approaches are used to analyze population data to better understand determinants of health and illness. Prerequisite: Dependent on program.

 

Nursing   804                                           1 (crs.)

DNP Capstone I

This is the first in a series of four courses that will guide the student in the completion of the DNP Capstone committee, refine the PICO(T) question, and problem statement that will be addressed in the Capstone project. Emphasis will be on development of a sound rationale for the project, justified by a thorough review of the context in which the project will take place and a synthesis of relevant literature on the topic (Minimum 56 practice hours) Prerequisite: Nursing 701.

 

Nursing   805                                           3-4 (crs.)

Clinical Scholarship for Advanced Nursing Practice

Course will focus on the elements of advanced clinical scholarship. Content will include evidence-based practice processes, the translation of research into practice, the evaluation of practice, activities aimed at improving health care practice and outcomes, and participation in collaborative research. Principles of information technology will be integrated and applied to advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: Nursing 800; Dependent on program.

 

Nursing   806                                           1 (crs.)

DNP Capstone II

This is the second in a series of four courses focused on the developing and implementing the DNP Capstone project. During Capstone II, students develop the proposal for the Capstone project, including problem recognition, needs assessment, goals and objectives, theoretical underpinnings and plans for evaluation. Sources of funding will be explored and IRB applications completed. At the conclusion of DNP Capstone II, students submit their proposals to their Capstone committee for approval. (Minimum 56 practice hours) Prerequisite: Nursing 804.

 

Nursing   808                                           1 (crs.)

DNP Capstone III

This is the third in a series of four courses focused on developing and implementation of the DNP Capstone project. During this course students will work with their Capstone committee to conduct their project. DNP Capstone III will focus on implementation of the Capstone project within a practice setting. (Minimum 56 practice hours) Prerequisite: Nursing 806

 

Nursing   809                                           3 (crs.)

Organizational Leadership and Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice

Course will focus on the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs to improve health care and inform future programmatic decisions. Emphasis is placed on the strategies used in needs assessment and implementation of effective health care interventions, programs and policies. This course prepares the advanced nursing professional to respond to current realities and provide enhanced leadership for future policy development and professional practice. Prerequisite: Dependent on program.

 

Nursing   810                                           1 (crs.)

DNP Capstone IV

This is the final course in a series of four courses in which students develop and implement their DNP project, evaluate project outcomes and disseminate results. (Minimum 56 practice hours) Prerequisite: Nursing 808.

 

Nursing   821                                           4 (crs.)

DNP Seminar & Practicum I

This is the first of two seminar/practica combining advanced nursing practice clinical/system focus and seminar discussion. Seminar and practicum will focus on collaboration of inter-professional teams and the roles of advanced nursing within the collaboration. Accountability for advancing leadership in advanced nursing clinical practice and contributing to the developing body of nursing practice knowledge will be emphasized. Addresses advocacy at all levels of health care policy implementation. This experience provides additional opportunities for practice expertise development and work with a target population and/or a complex health care environment. (Minimum 224 clinical hours). Prerequisites: Nursing 809,  co-requisite; Nursing 803, and Nursing 883 or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   822                                           5 (crs.)

DNP Seminar & Practicum II

This is the second of two advanced nursing practice seminars and practica. The purpose of this course is to build upon knowledge and skills acquired and refined in DNP Seminar and Practicum I. Students will refine leadership skills related to outcomes, measurements, and quality initiatives within the student's work environment. Seminar and practicum will focus on the development, implementation and evaluation of culturally-sensitive approaches to improve health status/access patterns and address gaps in care of populations within local, national, or global communities. (Minimum 280 clinical hours).  Prerequisites: Nursing 821, DNP Seminar & Practicum I.

 

Nursing   829                                           6 (crs.)

DNP Residency

In this course, students will synthesize previous learning in the practice environment in an immersion experience. Students will use practice opportunities to expand their leadership influence, translate research into practice, further develop clinical skills, and develop Family Practitioner competencies. Students will participate with clinical preceptors in a primary care setting under the supervision of clinical faculty to promote the transition from student role to a doctorally-prepared advanced practice nurse. (minimum 336 clinical hours) Prerequisite Nursing 718.

 

Nursing   883                                           2-3 (crs.)

Health Care Informatics

This course will focus on developing the skills to effectively use information technology to promote optimal outcomes for patients. Content is directed toward assisting students to understand the relationship between the current state of medical and nursing science information, and to become leaders in dealing with health care management systems. The course focuses on navigating and interpreting the vast amount of online knowledge and examples of standardized nomenclature. Students will be able to use this information to enhance their own knowledge as well as function as a practice specialist/consultant sharing that knowledge base to information management and its use in health care. Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or consent of instructor.

 

Nursing   890                                           3 (crs.)

DNP Capstone Project

This is the culminating experience for the DNP student designed as a specialized advanced nursing practice field project. This project is designed as a clinical scholarship project allowing students to demonstrate expertise in practice and will be individualized based on student's prior experience and projected career goals. The capstone project integrates the role of the DNP in a comprehensive health care environment that includes utilization of leadership, consultation, advocacy, and collaboration. In-depth work with experts from nursing and other disciplines will be incorporated to provide opportunities for meaningful student engagement in the health care environment. (Minimum 56 clinical hours) Prerequisites: Nursing 801, 803, 805 and 809.

 

Nursing   896                                           1-3 (crs.)

Independent Study in Nursing

Each registration with maximum accumulation of 3 credits. Individualized study in area of interest with the direction of a faculty member. Open to doctoral program students who submit Independent Study Topic and Instructor Approval form at or prior to registration. Department Consent Required.