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Nursing (NURS)


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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 6307:

Nursing Theory
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Evaluates nursing philosophical and conceptual models and various theories related to research and practice roles. Students will critically examine and apply theory to nursing practice roles and research. (Formerly NUR 6302)

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 6310:

Advanced Nursing Clinical I
Cr. 3. (2-3). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307; NURS 6301 and NURS 6313
Focuses on the clinical practitioner and educator roles in advanced nursing practice and health care management of individuals from diverse populations. Students address developmental, physiological, pathological, and psychosocial changes during acute and chronic illnesses.

NURS 6311:

Advanced Nursing Clinical II
Cr. 3. (1-6) .Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307; NURS 6310
This course focuses on management of commonly encountered health deviations. The student will critique protocols for treatment decisions, referrals and follow up.

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 6315:

Practicum in Teaching in Nursing
Cr. 3. (0-9). Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307; NURS 6313
Synthesizes educational theories and instructional methods utilized in nursing education. Students use critical thinking and evidence-based practice to deliver and evaluate education in academic, staff, and/or patient 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: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307
Provides foundational overviews of U.S. nursing and health care delivery systems. Students analyze key concepts models, frameworks, process, and structures related to healthcare 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: NURS 6306 or NURS 6307
Course focuses on health informatics, information technology systems, and health care technologies. Students examine how to utilize health information and technologies for quality outcomes.

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 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.