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Nursing (NURS)


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 NURS 6230: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
Cr. 2. (2-1-3).  Co-Requisite:  NURS 6330
Prepares students for analysis and interpretation of diagnostic data in development of appropriate differential diagnosis.  Cost, invasiveness, acceptability, and efficacy of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions emphasized.


NURS 6300:

Selected Topics in Nursing
Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Topic will vary.

NURS 6301:

Nursing Research and Advanced Inquiry
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Statistics course, and (pre/corequisite): NURS 6307
Examines nursing research methodologies, their value and use for nursing practice. Principles and methods of research in problem identification, framework, critique, design, data collection, and analysis are emphasized. Students will critically examine the literature and develop and research proposal to evaluate patient care outcomes for evidence-based practice.

NURS 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.
Topic will vary.

NURS 6306:

Professional Role, Policy and Ethics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Focuses on the impact of policy, ethics, and politics on advanced nursing practice roles. The importance of advanced practice participation in shaping the direction of health care is emphasized.

NURS 6309:

Advanced Leadership and Management
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307
Focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to practice in an administrative position in a health care organization at the nurse manager or nurse executive level. Students analyze leadership theories and management principles in advanced roles.

NURS 6312:

Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307; Statistics
Examines theoretical aspects of measurement and evaluation as related to the role of nurse educator in nursing practice and research. Focus is placed on the concepts of reliability and validity in the development of objectives and evaluation strategies.

NURS 6313:

Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning in Nursing
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307
Course presents an overview of educational theories and instructional methods related to nursing education. Students select appropriate theories and instructional methods used in academic, staff, and patient educational settings.

NURS 6314:

Development of Nursing Curriculum
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307
Focuses on curriculum design and development for the nurse educator. Students apply curriculum elements to various nursing educational settings.

NURS 6316:

Healthcare Organization Behavior
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307
Provides overview of managerial functions with an emphasis on the study of individual, group and inter-group behaviors in organizations. (Cross-listed MGMT 6351)

NURS 6317:

Human Resource Management in Healthcare
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: NUR 6316/MGMT 6351
Encompasses an analysis of the classical and contemporary administrative functions involved in management of people and organization, staffing, EEO regulation, compensation policy, performance appraisal and training and career development within the context of an increasing diverse, internationalized, and competitive health care organizational environment are emphasized. (Cross-listed MGMT 6374)

NURS 6318:

Healthcare Delivery Systems
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: None
This graduate level seminar course uses a systems framework to provide foundational overviews of U.S. health care delivery systems including major issues and concerns; measuring health status; acute, chronic, and long-term care services; and health care quality, access and costs.  Students will analyze key structures, processes, and outcomes related to health care delivery organizations.

NURS 6319:

Health Care Finance
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307
Provides an overview of financial management and health care finance for nonfinancial managers. Students explore concepts related to budgeting and financial management.

NURS 6320:

Healthcare Informatics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: None
This graduate level seminar course provides an overview of financial management and health care finance for non-financial managers.  Topics include assets, liabilities, and net worth; revenues and expenses; forecasting and benchmarking; resource allocation and fund acquisition; and effective budgeting. 

NURS 6321:

Leadership Practicum
Cr. 3. (3-0-9). Prerequisites: NURS 6309, NURS 6316, NURS 6318, NURS 6319
Provides opportunities to integrate previously learned knowledge and skills during a 135 hour practicum. Students work with nurse preceptors in mid-or upper-level administrative positions in a variety of health care settings to demonstrate competencies related to complex adaptive systems, health care administration, and health care quality and safety.

NURS 6323:

Foundations of Adult Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An overview course designed to give participants an understanding of the field of practice of adult education. It will offer an overview of the major historical developments of adult education, particularly to the U.S. and will examine the philosophical roots of adult education. (Cross-listed FEDU 6334)

NURS 6324:

Diversity and Adult Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course entails an analysis of diversity in the adult education context. Various psychosocial factors of diverse identity groups and the influence of these variable on adult education will be studied. (Cross-listed FEDU 6335)

NURS 6330:

Advanced Diagnostic Physical Examination
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Provides advanced knowledge and skill in health assessment across the lifespan. Emphasis on acquiring relevant assessment data, performing focused and comprehensive physical examination, and presenting holistic findings 

 NURS 6331 Advanced Pharmacotherapy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Focuses on advanced pharmacology and role of the advanced practice registered nurse in pharmacotherapies.  Management of patients receiving pharmaceutical agents is viewed from a holistic perspective.

 NURS 6332  Biostatistics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  Statistics
Focuses on the development of statistical and computer methods applied to the health sciences.  The critical analysis and application of research studies to evidence-based practice is emphasized.

 NURS 6333 Population Health
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  NURS 6332
Examines theoretical and research bases for identification and analysis of factors impacting the health of populations served by the advanced practice nurse.  Focuses on application of epidemiologic principles to populations.

NURS 6335:

Management of Health Disorders in Adults
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): NURS 6330, NURS 6331, NURS 6338. Co-Requisite: NURS 6336
First of three-course sequence to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners.  Systems approach examines commonly occurring acute and chronic health deviations with emphasis on assessment, differential diagnosis, formulation of holistic treatment plan and health promotion across the lifespan. 

NURS 6336:

Management of Health Disorders in Adults - Clinical
Cr. 3. (3-0-9). Prerequisite(s): NURS 6330, NURS 6331, NURS 6338. Co-Requisite: NURS 6335 Clinical practicum to prepare MSN Education and Family Nurse Practitioner students in the provision of safe, quality health care across the lifespan in primary care settings

NURS 6338:

Advanced Pathophysiology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Provides student with advanced knowledge in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology across the lifespan. Emphasis on disease, adaptive and maladaptive changes, and interpreting changes

NURS 6345:

Management of Health Disorders in Women and Children
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites NURS 6330, NURS 6331, NURS 6338, NURS 6335, NURS 6336  Co-Requisite: NURS 6346. Second of three-course sequence to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners. A systems approach is utilized to critically examine select health deviations in children and women across the lifespan in holistic patient management

NURS 6346:

Management of Health Disorders in Women and Children - Clinical
Cr. 3. (3-0-12). Prerequisites NURS 6330, NURS 6331, NURS 6335, NURS 6336, NURS 6338. Co-Requisite: NURS 6345. Second of three-course clinical sequence to provide clinical experiences for the refinement of clinical reasoning skills in Family Nurse Practitioners. Clinical experience provides for development of collaborative relationships .

NURS 6351:

Evidence-Based Practice Project
Cr. 3 (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Capstone course – will begin in final semester of MSN program (may require additional semesters of enrollment for completion.) Student must have a 3.0 grade point average in the MSN program to take this course.
Course synthesizes knowledge from the core and track specific courses in the development of an evidence-based project based on a needs assessment. Students prepare the project for implementation, publication, grant submission, or professional presentation.

NURS 6355:

Management of Health Disorders Across the Lifespan in Diverse Settings
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): NURS 6230, NURS 6330, NURS 6331, NURS 6335, NURS 6336, NURS 6338, NURS 6345, NURS 6346. Co-Requisite: NURS 6356. Last of three-course sequence to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners in the care of older adults, and individuals and families across the lifespan in diverse healthcare settings. Systems approach with emphasis on differential diagnosis, complex symptom management and disease treatment, and evaluation of plan

NURS 6356:

Management of Health Disorders Across the Lifespan in Diverse Settings - Clinical
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): NURS 6230, NURS 6330, NURS 6331, NURS 6335, NURS 6336, NURS 6338, NURS 6345, NURS 6346. Co-Requisite: NURS 6355. Last of three-course clinical sequence to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners. Emphasis on safe, holistic care in an integrated family practice and in diverse healthcare settings