Dec 09, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Nursing, General

  
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    NURS 6350 - NURSING ADMINISTRATION I

    [4 Credits]
    This course is the first in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of nurse manager/executive in a healthcare setting. Topics related to the planning component of the nursing administration process are explored. Content emphasizes the elements of an organization and structure, including organizational mission, philosophy, goals and objectives, staffing and scheduling, decision-making, problem-solving, recruitment and retention, and the various types of planning that occurs in health care organizations. An introduction to the role of the nurse manager/executive and professional standards governing these roles from the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives is explored. Emphasis is on the roles and functions of management and various management, nursing, and leadership theories and styles. Course includes required classroom and practicum (120 hours). Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 6305.
  
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    NURS 6351 - NURSING ADMINISTRATION II

    [4 Credits]
    This is the second in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of nurse manager/executive in a healthcare setting. It builds upon prior coursework in nursing, management, and leadership theories and practice. The course focuses on the organizing component of the nursing administration process, with emphasis on topics related to organizational behavior of individuals and groups in health care organizations focusing on topics such as teams, group dynamics, communication and change. Creating a culture of safety and quality is essential in organizing the delivery system for effective outcomes and is addressed in this course. The course also explores various elements relating to legal and regulatory issues and how these affectnursing and the health care delivery system. Course includes classroom and practicum (120 hours). Prerequisites: NURS 6303 and NURS 6350
  
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    NURS 6352 - NURSING ADMINISTRATION III

    [4 Credits]
    This is the third in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of nurse manager/executive in a healthcare setting. It builds upon prior coursework relating to planning and organizing in a health care delivery system. The course continues the examination of the administrative process, focusing on the control and evaluation components of the organization. Content on human resource management, performance evaluation, performance management, conflict and stress management, job satisfaction, and succession planning will be explored. Such factors as health policy, collective bargaining, and the political environment will be discussed as factors that exert control in various aspects of the health care delivery system. Requires development of a business plan. Includes classroom and practicum (120 hours). Prerequisites: NURS 6351. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 6304.
  
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    NURS 6353 - PRIMARY CARE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING I: EPISODIC CARE

    [5 Credits]
    Focuses on the study of episodic disorders managed in primary care practice. Emphasis is on health promotion, health protection, health maintenance, health restoration, and disease prevention with individuals and families. Students will apply nursing concepts, theories, diagnoses, therapies, skills, and techniques to provide care to individuals and families in various community health settings. Includes classroom and 120 hours practicum. Prerequisites: NURS 6315, Co-requisite: HLSC 6410, HLSC 6409, NURS 630
  
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    NURS 6354 - PRIMARY CARE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING II

    [5 Credits]
    Focuses on the study of chronic disorders seen in primary care practice with special attention to major community health concepts and therapies community health public health concepts and therapies required in development, implementation, and evaluation of primary health care. Clinical practice focuses on the application of nursing theory, pathophysiological and epidemiological concepts, and exploration of nursing therapies, skills, and techniques essential to the provision of primary health care to the public in various community settings. Health promotions, health protection, health maintenance, health restoration, and disease progression are key concepts emphasized. Include classroom and 120 hours practicum. Prequises: NURS 6315, HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6353, NURS 6305.
  
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    NURS 6355 - PRIMARY CARE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH/PUBLIC HEALTH III: WOMEN HEALTH

    [4 Credits]
    Builds on previous knowledge and practice of care of women and their families in selected community health settings. Focuses on the major medical and nursing concepts and therapies required in the primary health care of women and their families with minor, acute and chronic diseases. Health promotion, health protection, health maintenance, health restoration, and disease prevention for women and their families are emphasized. Pathophysiology, epidemiology, and medical and nursing interventions are the core content. Includes classroom and 120 hour practicum. Prerequisites: All support courses, HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6305, NURS 6306, NURS 6354.
  
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    NURS 6356 - PRIM CARE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH/PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING IV: CHLD& ADL

    [5 Credits]
    Focuses on assessment diagnosis, management, and education for common acute and chronic health problems’ of children and youth at various stages: infants, toddlers, preschool, school-age, and adolescent. Systematic appraisal of physical, social, development, family, and parenting skills are utilized in clinical management. Health promotion, nutrition, and education are emphasized. Evaluation strategies are employed to analyze ethical and legal situations. Clinical problems are analyzed and interpreted using an epidemiological approach to patient care management. Includes classroom and 120 hour practicum. Prerequisites: All support courses, BIOS 6100, NURS 6303, NURS 6355
  
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    NURS 6357 - PRIM CAR COM HLTH NURSING V:TRASITION TO ADVANCED NURSING PRAC.

    [5 Credits]
    Focuses on the successful development and implementation of exemplars of practice that will prepare the beginning advanced practice nurse to meet the health care agenda for a healthy society through practice, education, and research. Concentrated time will be spent in the clinical setting appropriate to provide intensive study of a desired clinical specialty. Refinement of clinical expertise, establishment of role identity as an advanced practitioner of nursing, and development of a business plan are expected outcomes. Includes classroom and 180 hour practicum. Prerequisites: All support courses, NURS 6304, NURS 6356.
  
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    NURS 6359 - MEN’S HEALTH FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE DETERMINANTS OF MEN’S HEALTH

    [2 Credits]
    This course analyzes the determinants of men’s health across the lifespan within a developmental and theoretical framework.
  
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    NURS 6360 - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

    [3 Credits]
    Provides an analysis and synthesis of theories and concepts related to curriculum development and evaluation in nursing. Emphasis is on institutional purposes, goals, curriculum and design, program evaluation, and nursing research on both academic and practice settings. The course introduces curriculum development process and factors influencing curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
  
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    NURS 6361 - ADVANCED ROLE OF THE EDUCATOR (PRACTICUM)

    [2 Credits]
    Provides practical teaching experiences under the guidance of a preceptor within a specified clinical specialty. This course must be taken with NURS 6440..
  
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    NURS 6366 - ADVANCED PRACTICE ROLE IN CASE MANAGEMENT I

    [3 Credits]
    Focuses on nurse case management models for meeting the needs of vulnerable populations in a managed care environment. Nurse case management, i.e., developing, planning implementing cost-effective strategies and outcomes, as well as evaluation of outcomes are emphasized. Issues of design and implementation of nurse case management models in acute care, long-term care, and community-based settings are addressed. Case studies will be used to develop a case management plan. Legal and ethical issues are also explored.
  
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    NURS 6367 - ADVANCE PRACTICE ROLE IN CASE MANAGEMENT II

    [3 Credits]
    Explores, tests and expands the nurse case management theories in organizational settings. Students will rotate through clinical areas and have first-hand experiences with case management. Course and field experiences include identifying outcomes through clinical practice experiences and partnership with patients and families over time and acrosssettings, as well as through coordination of services, communication, and collaborative skills by using population-based guidelines.
  
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    NURS 6368 - ADVANCE NURSING ADMINSTRATION CONCEPTS I

    [3 Credits]
    This course introduces the student to the budgeting process and financial management. The role of the nurse manager/executive in the healthcare organization relating to the budgeting process and financial management are explored. Major issues of healthcare finance will be addressed. Emphasis will be on topics such as Medicare, Medicaid, DRGs, managed care, capitation, workload measurement and productivity. Selected cost concepts will be explored including variance analysis, break-even analysis, and full-time equivalents. Includes classroom and practicum (60 hours). Prerequisite: NURS 6350
  
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    NURS 6369 - ADVANCED NURSING ADMINISTRATION CONCEPTS II

    [3 Credits]
    This course examines major concepts in nursing administration including professional standards of practice, professional development and critical thinking. Various topics confronting the executive nurse such as integrated health care delivery system, a diverse workforce, ethics, technology, and professional practice models are explored. Prerequisite: NURS 6351, NURS 6368. Co-requisite: NURS 6352.
  
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    NURS 6370 - ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATOR IN NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    [3 Credits]
    This theory course examines practical teaching experience in the area of Nurse Professional Development in various clinical settings. The emphasis is placed on providing professional education to professional nurses and staff, using the Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development from the National League of Nursing (NLN). This course must be taken with NURS 6371, Role of the Nurse Education in Nurse Professional Development Practicum.
  
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    NURS 6371 - ROLE OF THE NURSE EDUCATOR IN NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRACTICUM

    [1 Credit]
    This course provides practical teaching experience under guidance of a preceptor working in Nurse Professional development areas in various clinincal settings. The practicum experience provides the opportunity for the application of concpets from NURS 6370, The Role of the Nurse Educator in Nurse Professional Development. The emphasis is placed on providing professional education to professional nurses and staff.
  
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    NURS 6374 - EVIDENCED BASED NURSING RESEARCH

    [4 Credits]
    Examines evidence based practice form the nurse educator and clinical nursing role. The emphasis is on identifying, critiquing and utilizing evidenced based research to support practice.
  
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    NURS 6381 - SELECTED TOPICS IN NURSING

    [2-3 Credits]
    The content of the course may vary each semester. A total of three semester hours may be applied toward the degree. Prerequisite: Consent of faculty member and the Department Head.
  
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    NURS 6390 - THESIS

    [3 Credits]
    Continuous registration is required for thesis. Credit is assigned when the thesis is accepted (see academic policy for thesis advisement). Prerequisite: NURS 6304.
  
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    NURS 6392 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    [3 Credits]
    INDEPENDENT STUDY
  
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    NURS 6410 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides an analysis and synthesis of theories and concepts related to curriculum development and instructional design in nursing education. The emphasis of this course is on exposure of factors that influence curriculum and instructional development with examination of institutional purpose, goals and program evaluation. Diverse educational teaching methodologies are explored. Educational leadership in nursing is introduced. Course provides an overview of the issues, principles and practices associated with effective teaching in higher education.
  
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    NURS 6420 - LEADERSHIP ROLES IN NURSING EDUCATION

    [3 Credits]
    Provides a review of leadership theories from education and nursing with application in practice. The emphasis is on the four domians of teaching, research, scholarship, service. The course expands to include the role of nurse leader in education and practice as well as the role change agent.
  
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    NURS 6430 - BUSINESS AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF NURSING EDUCATION

    [3 Credits]
    This courses is designed to provide an overview of the business and legal aspects relating to nursing education. The student will examine educational leadership models and how to manage the business of education through fiscal responsibility, contracrts, insurance, faculty appointment, strategic planning, faculty credentialing and governance. Legal aspetcs will be explored as it relates to nursing education to include such topics as liablty, negligence, malpractice, faculty and student rights and responsibilities, discrimination, and corporate compliance.
  
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    NURS 6440 - ADVANCED ROLE OF THE NURSE EDUCATOR (THEORY)

    [2 Credits]
    Advanced Role of Nurse Educator examines the role of nurse educators as leaders in various settings including the orle of change agent. The emphasis is placed on teaching within the educator’s academic and/or clinical specialty.
  
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    NURS 6450 - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN NURSING

    [3 Credits]
    An introduction to the current educational technology utilized in nursing education. The emphasis is on traditional and online teaching learning methodologies. Nursing informatics in clincial settings will be introduced.
  
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    NURS 6460 - EVALUATION IN NURSING EDUCATION

    [3 Credits]
    Povides an overview of the evaluation process as it relates to teaching-learning experiences. Emphasis is placed on the development and evaluation of methods that facilitate improvement in teaching-learning outcomes. Evaluation of the learner is examined in the classroom and clinical settings.
  
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    NURS 6470 - EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

    [2 Credits]
    This course examines the history and primary features of modern operationalized definitions of scholarship that incorporate teaching, research and service. Societal trends, leadership roles, technology and emphasis on outcomes have transformed the nurse educator scholar role to meet the needs of today’s learner. The academic faculty role which encompasses the synthesis of knowledge in nursing education scholarship through four domains of educational scholarship: the scholarship of discovery, the scholarship of integration, the scholarship of application and the scholarship of teaching is explored.
  
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    NURS 6471 - EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PRACTICUM

    [2 Credits]
    This course builds on the totality of knowledge through the nurse educator program of study. This Practicum (120 hours) is taken with NURS 6470 Education Scholarship. The student develops and implements a practicum project based on the self-assessment of the evidence based scholarship development plan in NURS 6470. This course has theory application and practicum components in order to demonstrate the domains of scholarship. Under the guidance of a preceptor/mentor the student has the opportunity to design a personal practicum experience that is consistent with the individual’s scholarship development plan.
  
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    NURS 6510 - CLINICAL NURSE LEADER ROLE

    [5 Credits]
    .The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role Course is the first course preparing the student for the role of CNL in the healthcare setting. The course explores core competencies of the CNL as a leader in the healthcare microsystem. Competencies related to evidence-based patient care, point-of-care outcomes, and microsystem assessment are explored and applied in the practicum portion of the course. A clinical microsystem improvement project is developed that synthesizes core knowledge and CNL skills.
  
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    NURS 6520 - CLINICAL NURSE LEADER IMMERSION

    [9 Credits]
    The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Immersion course is a synthesis course that provides the student with an opportunity to integrate into practice CNL knowledge and skills from all prior course work. The student leads an interprofessional team and implements and evaluates a microsystem improvement project that impacts patient outcomes. The CNL Immersion course prepares the student to practice in the full role of a Clinical Nurse Leader
  
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    NURS 7021 - ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICUM I

    [1-6 Credits]
    This course is the first in a series of three practicum courses to rovde students with opportunities to advance their expertise and clinical knowledge within the healthcare system of their selected clinical site. In collobration with their faculty advisor, the student will develop an individualized advanced nursing practicum plan based on identified goals, experience and area of practice. Practicum hours are focused on activities that will assis the student in increasing competency in a selected area of interest. Requried clinical practicum hours are individualized based on the number of hours completed in the masters program. All students must complete the minimum requirement of 180 clinical hourse (3 credits) over three semesters. Completion of the series of advanced nursing practicum courses will provide the student with a minimum of 1000 hours of post-baccalaureate practice.
  
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    NURS 7022 - ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICUM II

    [1-6 Credits]
    This course is second in a series of three practicum courses to provide students with opportunities to advance their expertise and increase competencies in application of advanced leadership skills and clinical knowledge within the healthcare system of their selected clinical site. In collaboration with their faculty advisor, the student will develop an individualized advanced nursing practicum plan based on identified goals, experience and area of practice to build on the expertise and competencies gained in Advanced Nursing Practicum I. Clinical hours are focused on activities that will assist the student in increasing competency in a selected are of interest. Required clinical practicum hours are individualized based on the number of hours completed in the masters program. All students must complete a minimum requirement of 180 clinical hours (3 credits). Completion of the series of advanced nursing practicum courses will provide the student with a minimum of 1000 hours of post-baccalaureate practice.
  
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    NURS 7023 - ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICUM III

    [1-6 Credits]
    This course is the third in a series of three practicum courses in which the student demonstrates the breadth, depth and application of knowledge and skills related to advanced nursing practice. The opportunities for the graduate are explored including socialization into practice settings. In collaboration with their faculty advisor, the student will develop an individualized plan based on identified goals, experience and area of practice to increase expertise and competencies in application of advanced leadership skills and clinical knowledge within the healthcare system of their selected population and clinical site. Clinical hours are focused on activities that will assist the student in increasing competency in a selected are interest. Required clinical practicum hours are individualized based on the number of hours completed in the masters program. All students must complete a minimum requirement of 180 clinical hours (3 credits). Completion of the series of advanced nursing practicum courses will provide the student with a minimum of 1000 hours of post-baccalaureate practice.
  
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    NURS 7101 - THEORETICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING SCIENCE

    [3 Credits]
    This course examines the philosophical, historical, and theoretical nderpinnings of the discipline of nursing through analysis of nursing theories and concepts, integration of knowledge from biologicial and social sciences, translation of knowledge into the practice and application of professional nursing standards as a basis for the highest level of nursing practice.
  
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    NURS 7103 - ORGANIZATION AND SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP

    [4 Credits]
    This course will examine nursing leadership theoretical frameworks, models and paradigms that impact organization and health care delivery systems. This course will focus on organizational behavior and systems leadership. Students will explore personal and professional leadership development knowledge and skills required for advanced nursing practice in various organizations and systems. An emphasis will focus on advanced nursing practice roles in leadership, research, quality improvement, managing the business of health care, financing of health, and the economics of implementing organization and system change to improve culturally sensitive health care in diverse practice settings and with diverse populations.
  
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    NURS 7105 - FOUNDATION OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

    [3 Credits]
    This course examines advanced nursing practice with a focus on advance practice nursing (APN) roles and competencies, scope of practice, professional practice standards and guidelines, licensure, accreditation, certification and education. Fundamental components of APN practice including leadership, inter/intraprofessional collaboration, influencing change, and evaluation of practice issues will be explored. Students will evaluate the linkages among the healthcare environment, organizing systems and advance practice nursing.
  
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    NURS 7109 - HEALTH OUTCOMES: INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS & MGMT

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides an exploration of the role of advanced nursing practice related to improving healthcare outcomes based on clinical evidence. Specific theories related to quality improvement and outcomes and practice management will be analyzed. Focus on practice guidelines, quality of care, outcomes of care and regulatory limitations of the current and changing healthcare system will be discussed. Measurement and evaluation issues related to health outcomes from a health systems perspective will be explored. This course will also assist the student to develop informational and technological competencies that facilitate the formulation of questions and analysis related to clinical decision making and outcomes management. Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of health care date, information, and knowledge.
  
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    NURS 7110 - SCHOLARLY PROJECT I: PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides students with an opportunity for in-depth analysis and synthesis of a clinical issue that contributes to advanced nursing practice and improved healthcare or practice outcomes. Students collaboratively indentify a practice issue/question amendable to a scholarly project and assume a leadership role in the development of a plan to improve outcomes. Students develop and defend a project proposal for implementation and evaluation.
  
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    NURS 7111 - POPULATION BASED OUTCOMES

    [2 Credits]
    This course focuses on assessing health problems, improving health care delivery and improving health outcomes of populations served. Principles of population health, health determinants and information systems with an interdisciplinary approach will be utilized. Population based outcomes will emphasize vulnerable, disparate and at-risk populations through analysis of community, environmental, cultural and socioeconomic aspects of health. Ethical dilemmas involving vulnerable, at-risk and disparate populations will be explored. The need for interprofessional collaboration and consultation to improve health outcomes will be examined.
  
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    NURS 7120 - SCHOLARLY PROJECT II: PROPOSAL IMPLEMENTATION

    [3 Credits]
    This course builds on advanced knowledge and skills gained in Scholarly Inquire 1: Project Development. Students implement the proposed project that translates evidence into practice and leads to improved nursing practice, patient outcomes or health systems outcomes.
  
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    NURS 7130 - SCHOLARLY PROJECT III: PROPOSAL DISSEMINATION

    [3 Credits]
    This course builds on advanced knowledge and skills achieved in Scholarly Inquiry II: Project Implementation. This course is the culmination of the scholarly inquiry project. Students analyze, evaluate, and disseminate the results of the project. NURS 7120 SCHOLARLY INQUIRY II: PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
  
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    NURS 7203 - RESEARCH: DESGIN & METHODOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Nursing 7203 is designed to review the scientific underpinnings of the research process including both qualitative and quantitate approaches and to provide activities which will enhance deeper and more critical quality review and analysis of various research studies. The course will provide students an opportunity to identify the role(s) of the advance practice nurses in the development and dissemination of research knowledge and clinical scholarship in organizational systems and to act as leaders to identify and develop clinical problems that warrant nursing research with positive individual and population based outcomes. The emphasis in the course is to facilitate the student in understanding the research process, using critical thinking in the critique of research studies, and the development of an advance practice role in the identification, development and dissemination of nursing research findings. The course builds foundation for the integration of knowledge from diverse sources and across disciplines and the application of new knowledge to address clinical problems. Pre-requisite: BIOS 6100
  
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    NURS 7301 - DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING KNOWLEDGE

    [3 Credits]
    This doctoral level course examines the organization and structure of nursing knowledge, focusing specifically on the nature of knowledge in scientific disciplines. This course is an introduction to the philosophical, historical, and theoretical foundations of nursing knowledge. Alternative philosophies of science and their relationship to nursing and issues in continued knowledge development are included. Students are guided to contemplate the philosophical underpinnings of specific theories in relation to research methods.
  
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    NURS 7303 - QUANITITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN & METHODS

    [4 Credits]
    This doctoral course examines quantitative research design and methods related to the study of nursing, the social and behavioral sciences and health care research. Study topics in this course include non-experimental, quasi-experimental, experimental and mixed methods designs and analysis. Each module includes a laboratory section.
  
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    NURS 7304 - MEASUREMENT OF NURSING PHENOMENA

    [3 Credits]
    Focuses on the measurement of variables related to clinical nursing problems. Includes the development, construction, and validation of qualitative and quantitative instruments for measuring nursing concepts/constructs. Prerequisite: NURS 7320, BIOS 6222
  
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    NURS 7305 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN

    [3 Credits]
    Explores the historical context of qualitative research and introduces students to the major methods of inquiry in qualitative research in nursing. Methodological and ethical implications of the qualitative research paradigm are examined. Mixed methods designs are evaluated. Pre/Co requisite: NURS 7301.
  
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    NURS 7306 - HEALTH POLICY & POLITICS

    [3 Credits]
    Explores issues surrounding the development, impact, and analysis of health care policy and its relationship to nursing care and health care delivery systems. Focuses on national, state, and local health policy as well as policy affecting various populations throughout the life cycle. A special emphasis will be an examination of policy with its particular emphasis on political dynamics, application of ethical principles and health services research.
  
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    NURS 7307 - THEORY DEVELOPMENT IN NURSING

    [3 Credits]
    An exploration of the uses of theory in developing knowledge in the discipline of nursing with an emphasis on the linkage among various levels of theory and research. Prerequisite: NURS 7301.
  
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    NURS 7310 - ADULT/GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER 1: SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

    [8 Credits]
    Adult/Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner I: System Management, the first in a series of four courses, includes didactic, simulated, and clinical experiences designed to build upon the application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the scientific foundation of advanced practice nursing (APN) to provide the evidenced-based knowledge and skills necessary for the collaborative management of young adults, adults, and older adults with complex cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and endocrine illnesses within specialty or acute care settings for a total of 45 theory hours, 30 lab hours, and 240 clinical hours. Pre-requisites: HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6315, NURS 7709, and NURS 7706.
  
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    NURS 7312 - ADULT/GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER II: SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

    [8 Credits]
    Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: System Management, the second in a series of four courses, includes didactic, simulated, and clinical experiences designed to build upon the application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the scientific foundation of advanced practice nursing (APN) to provide the evidenced-based knowledge and skills necessary for the collaborative management of young adults, adults, and older adults with complex neurological, hematological/oncologic, infectious, and immunocompromising illness; and common presentations with specialty, emergency, or acute care settings for a total of 45 theory hours, 30 lab hours, and 240 clinical hours. Pre-requisites: HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 7709, NURS 7706, and NURS 7310.
  
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    NURS 7314 - ADULT/GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER III: CRITICAL ILLNESS AND TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

    [8 Credits]
    Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III: Critical Illness & Trauma Management, the third in a series of four courses, includes didactic, simulated, and clinical experiences designed to build upon the application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the scientific foundation of advanced practice nursing (APN) to provide the evidenced-base knowledge and skills necessary for the collaborative management of young adults, adults, and older adults with critical, traumatic, and multisystem illnesses within emergency or critical care settings for a total of 45 theory hours, 30 lab hours, and 240 clinical hours. Pre-requisites: HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6315, NURS 7709, NURS 7706, NURS 7310, and NURS 7312.
  
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    NURS 7316 - ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER IV: ROLE TRANSITIONS

    [3 Credits]
    Adult Care Nurse Practitioner IV: Role Transitions is the final course in a series of four including didactic and clinical experiences designed to develop the professional, ethical, healthcare policy, and leadership competencies necessary for the seamless transition of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student into independent practice capable of practice inquiry, transformative healthcare delivery, and advocacy for patients within specialty, emergency, acute, or critical care settings. Didactic learning totals 60 hours. Clinical experiences total 60 hours. Pre/corequisite: HALS 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6315, NURS 7709, NURS 7706, NURS 7310, NURS 7312, and NURS 7314.
  
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    NURS 7320 - CONCEPTUAL BASIS FOR NURSING INVESTIGATION

    [3 Credits]
    The focus of this course is to evaluate the evolution, foundation, and gaps inherent in concept development in nursing science. Students are guided to synthesize philosophy, history, and theory used in concept clarification which is required to investigate a phenomenon of interest.
  
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    NURS 7321 - METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN NURSING INVESTIGATION

    [3 Credits]
    Explores the investigation process focusing on validation of key concepts, analysis of methods of inquiry and related issues. Includes seminar and fieldwork. Prerequisite or Corequisites: NURS 7304.
  
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    NURS 7322 - PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

    [3 Credits]
    Explores the proposal development process for the study of nursing phenomena. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 7307, NURS 7321.
  
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    NURS 7323 - QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

    [3 Credits]
    Focuses on the process and techniques used in qualitative data collection, analysis, and interpretation in nursing; summarizing and reporting qualitative data, gnerting data displays and qualitative proposal issues. Methodological and ethical implications of qualitative data collection and analysis are examined. Mixed methods approaches to data collection, analysis and interpretation are reviewed.
  
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    NURS 7324 - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

    [3 Credits]
    Focuses on the process and techniques used in quantitative data collection, analysis and interpretation; summarizing and reporting quantitative data, generating data displays, and quantitative proposal issues. Methodological and ethical implications of quantitiative data collection and analysis are examined. Mixed methods approaches to data collection analysis and interpretation are analyzed.
  
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    NURS 7364 - CLINICIAN AS CONSULTANT I

    [3 Credits]
    Focuses on theory based consultation, the consultation process, and the multifaceted role of the clinical nursing consultant. Prerequisite: NURS 7301.
  
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    NURS 7366 - CLINICIAN AS CONSULTANT II

    [3 Credits]
    Focuses on the practice of clinical nursing consultation in a variety of settings, relevant research, and evaluation of consultation interventions. Prerequisite: NURS 7364.
  
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    NURS 7367 - CLINICIAN AS CONSULTANT III

    [3 Credits]
    Legacy Course: NURS 7367001 – CLINICIAN AS CONSULTANT III
  
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    NURS 7370 - GRADUATE NURSING EDUCATION

    [3 Credits]
    Examines the nature of graduate education and its implications for contemporary nursing education. Prerequisites: NURS 6360, 6361, NURS 7301 and consent of instructor.
  
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    NURS 7371 - ROLE OF GRADUATE FACULTY IN ACADEMIC COMMUNITY

    [3 Credits]
    Explores various facets of the role of the nurse educator in graduate nursing education. Includes planned experiences in enacting roles of graduate faculty. Includes classroom and field experiences. Prerequisite: NURS 7370.
  
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    NURS 7381 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

    [1-3 Credits]
    Independent research under the supervision of a designated nursing graduate faculty member.
  
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    NURS 7401 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA I

    [4 Credits]
    This advanced course examines the anatomy and physiology of the cell, muscle, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems. This serves as a basis for examining the pathophysiology and anesthesia implications of these systems. Mechanisms of the manifestations of selected disease states are explored. The course will facilitate acquiring a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the function and control of normal organs that will serve as a basis for your understanding of clinical anesthesia. E.A. Starling, the famous physiologist of the early 20th century, said “The physiology of today is the medicine of tomorrow.” The faculty of Physiology Department will make a serious effort to demonstrate the veracity of this statement.
  
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    NURS 7402 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA II

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides advanced study of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology of the renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal and circulatory systems with particular reference to it’s application to anesthesia and acute care management. Pre-requisite: NURS 7401
  
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    NURS 7403 - ADVANCED ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA III

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides advanced study of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems with particular reference to its application to anesthetic and acute care management. Pre-requisite: NURS 7402
  
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    NURS 7407 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA

    [5 Credits]
    This advanced course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and examines the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutic, and pharmacogenetic principles of medications administered for anesthesia in the perioperative period.
  
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    NURS 7408 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE ANESTHESIA II

    [3 Credits]
    This advanced course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and examines the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, pharmacotherapeutic and pharmacogenetic principles of medications administered for anesthesia and drugs used in conjunction with anesthetic agents in the perioperative period.
  
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    NURS 7410 - PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA

    [3 Credits]
    This course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and skills fundamental to nurse anesthetists. The course follows the professional practice standards of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and provides instruction in airway anatomy, airway management techniques and anesthesia equipment and workstation to assure safe anesthesia practice.
  
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    NURS 7411 - ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF ANESTHESIA

    [3 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and skills fundamental to nurse anesthesia. The course follows the professional practice standards of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, reviews the pharmacology of local anesthetics, and provides instruction in various regional anesthesia techniques for acute and chronic pain management. Students acquire knowledge and skills in the use of imagery, including ultrasound for successful block placement. Pre-requisite: NURS 7410
  
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    NURS 7420 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTIUM I

    [4 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advance practice nursing roles and skills fundamental to nurse anesthetists. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists with an emphasis on preparation of patients and equipment, pre-and postoperative patient evaluation, planning and implementing evidence-based individualized anesthesia care plans, perioperative pain management, patient safety, and non-invasive and invasive monitoring. Students are introduced to the professional aspects of nurse anesthesia. Students practice skills essential to nurse anesthesia training including: positioning, induction, central line insertion, assessment documentation. High fidelity patient simulators are used for intravenous induction of general anesthesia scenarios. Pre-requisites: NURS 6315, HLSC 6409.
  
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    NURS 7421 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

    [10 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills fundamental to nurse anesthetists. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, with emphasis on anesthesia planning and management of patients for a range of surgical procedures or pre-existing health disorders. Pre-requisite: NURS 7420
  
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    NURS 7422 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM III

    [11 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and skills fundamental to nurse anesthetists. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, with emphasis on planning and managing the anesthetic of neonatal and pediatric patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures. High fidelity pediatric Human Patient Simulation will be used for inhalation induction as well as intravenous induction of general anesthesia. Prerequisite: NURS 7421
  
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    NURS 7423 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV

    [11 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills fundamental to nurse anesthetists. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and continues with the he development of skills that prepare the student in anesthesia management of patients undergoing a variety of surgical and/or diagnostic procedures with an emphasis on cardiovascular, vascular, neurosurgical, hepatic, and renal. Emphasis is on preparation of patients and equipment, pre-and postoperative patient evaluation, planning and implementing individualized anesthesia care plans. Human Patient Simulation will be conducted regarding central line insertion and epidural/spinal administration. Case based presentations will be given to reinforce didactic material. Pre-requisite: NURS 7422
  
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    NURS 7424 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM V

    [12 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advanced practice nursing roles and practice skills fundamental to nurse anesthetists. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, with an emphasis on the unique anesthesia considerations for the pregnant patient. Stimulation lab is conducted for epidural, spinal, and combined regional anesthesia. Pre-requisite: Nurs 7423
  
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    NURS 7425 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM VI

    [12 Credits]
    The course develops and applies advance practice nursing roles and practice skills fundamental to nurse anesthetists. The course follows the professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, with an emphasis on the thoracic procedures and unusual patient co morbidities. High fidelity Human Patient Simulation includes anesthetic management of thoracic procedures. Central line placement, using landmark and ultrasound guidance, and fiberoptic simulation are included in this course. Pre-requisite: 7424
  
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    NURS 7426 - NURSE ANESTHESIA CLINICAL PRACTICUM VII

    [12 Credits]
    The course prepares students for advanced anesthesia skills needed in the anesthetic management of patients undergoing a variety of complex surgical and/ or diagnostic procedures. This course is the final practicum course in the anesthesia program and prepares students for clinical practice. The didactic portion of course focuses on professional aspects of nurse anesthesia to include the business of anesthesia and practice management , reimbursement methodologies and payment policies, entrepreneurship, legal and ethical issues, quality improvement and risk management, professional practice standards of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and has the student critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate the knowledge gained in all previous nurse anesthesia courses in order to prepare for the certification examination and clinical practice. Pre-requisite: NURS 7425
  
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    NURS 7481 - EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

    [4 Credits]
    Evidence-Based Practice for Advanced Practice Nursing prepares students to integrate research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient considerations for advance practice nursing clinical decision making and scholarship. Students examine evidence based practice models and processes, and critically appraise evidence for application to clinical practice. Students investigate topics of interest related to improving health delivery systems, care processes, and/or patient outcomes. The role of the advanced practice nurse in translating and implementing best, available evidence into nursing practice is a focal point to acquire strategies that build and sustain a culture of evidence based practice.
  
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    NURS 7507 - ADVANCED NEONATAL ASSESSMENT

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on advanced assessment of the normal and high risk neonate. The advanced practice nursing student will have the opportunity to develop neonatal physical assessment skills including history taking, physical and gestational age assessment, behavioral, cultural and genetics assessment. The course will focus on development of critical decision making skills as they relate to assessment of at-risk and potentially critically ill neonates of varying gestational ages with recognition of situations requiring interdisciplinary consultation or referral. Includes field experience. Pre-requisities/co-requisities: NURS 6335, 6336.
  
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    NURS 7508 - NEONATAL PHYSIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Students examine physiology and pathophysiology of the fetus and neonate and the implications for advanced neonatal nursing practice. Pre-requisites: None
  
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    NURS 7509 - APPLIED NEONATAL PHARMACOLOGY

    [2 Credits]
    This course provides a basis for clinical application of drugs commonly prescribed in neonatal advanced practice. Emphasis is placed on pharmacological action of drugs, side ffects, appropriate dosing, drug interactions and guidelines for use in the neonatal population. Legal and ethical considerations of prescriptive aughority for the advanced practice neonatal nurse are also addressed. Pre-Requisite: HLSC 6409 NURS 7508
  
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    NURS 7510 - ADVANCED NURSING MANAGEMENT OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY

    [4 Credits]
    Students utilize theory and research to assess the health needs and problems of the normal and high risk pregnant woman fetus and neonate. Associated risk variables that influence maternal/neonatal outcomes are examined. Under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors, students provide immediate care to the high risk infant in the delivery room and develop a plan for advanced nursing management in the immediate newborn period. Pre-requisite or co-requisite: NURS 7507, NURS 7508.
  
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    NURS 7511 - ADVANCED NEONATAL NURSING I: MANAGEMENT OF THE CRITICIALLY III NEONATE

    [6 Credits]
    This course builds upon theoretical and practical knowledge of neonatal physiology and advanced neonatal assessment. Students assess and utilize strategies to manage the high-risk neonate who is critically ill, including appraisal, resuscitation and stabilization, management of selected pathological problems, psychosocial and environmental needs of the neonate/family and the role of the advanced practice nurse. Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the role and scope of advanced neonatal nursing practice under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7512 - ADVANCED NEONATAL NURSING II: MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC PROBLEMS OF PREMATURITY

    [5 Credits]
    This course builds upon theoretical and practical knowledge of neonatal physiology and pathophysiology in provision of advanced nursing care of the high risk neonate. Students address chronic and long-term problems and the psychosocial/environmental needs of the NICU infant and family. Ethical principles and issues are addressed. Practicum focuses on continued development of clinical competency in the advanced practice nursing role under the guidance of program faculty and supervision by approved preceptors. Prerequisites: NURS 7511
  
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    NURS 7513 - ADVANCED NEONATAL NURSING III: PRACTICUM

    [5 Credits]
    This practicum course builds upon theoretical and practical knowledge needed to assess and manage the care of the sick neonate. Under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors, students provide advanced nursing management for a caseload of high-risk neonates in a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The course focuses on further development in the role of the advanced practice neonatal nurse through the application of knowledge and progressive building of clinical competence and advanced nursing skills. Prerequisite: NURS 7511, NURS 7512
  
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    NURS 7607 - HEALTH AND WELLBEING: HEALTH PROMOTION, DISEASE PREVENTION AND MANAGING CHRONIC DISEASE

    [3 Credits]
    This course will examine the determinants of health and wellbeing and how the overall health of a population may be improved from the perspectives of several theoretical frameworks. Health promotion, disease prevention, and managing chronic prevention from the perspectives of populations and aggregates is the focus, with an emphasis on healthy behaviors in different age groups, sex, ethnicity and the impact of socio-economic factors. The importance of the role of the advanced practice nurse in implementing health promotion, disease prevention interventions and managing chronic disease is addressed.
  
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    NURS 7608 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH NURSING

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on Upstream Environmental Health, and the elements of the environment; principles of toxicology; contaminant exposure, risk and control; vulnerable populations and health/illness consequences; legislative and regulatory issues; and implications for advanced practice environmental health nursing. Environmental justice, health inequities ethics, caring, and public policy; Precautionary Principle, and the related roles of nurse advocacy will be included. Local, national and global ecological and environmental perspectives and social/human contributory factors will be explored. Prerequisites: BIOS 6100, NURS 6324
  
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    NURS 7609 - DISASTER MANAGEMENT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

    [3 Credits]
    This course is focused on the restoration of the public’s health as a result of a disaster using an all hazards approach. The public health/community health nurse, from a population perspective, will be able to plan and prepare for the disaster response, regardless of the cause. The needs of specific populations and aggregates i.e., children or the elderly are addressed, including physical and psychological and environmental factors. Triage, leadership, crisis communication, media access, legal and ethical issues, and available local and national health services are identified as part of program planning, intervention and evaluation.
  
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    NURS 7610 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALH NURSING I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES AND SANDARDS

    [7 Credits]
    The first course in the public health/community health nursing series provides history of public health/community health nursing, along with an overview of the eight principles of practice, the domains of practive with core competencies, and the Standards of Professional Public Health Nursing. The emhasis is on primary prevention. Students utilize a systems perspective and ecological theory within the context of the current healthcare delivery system to develop community and family assessment skillls, and survelience skills. Emphasis is placed on critical thingking and in dept learning, leadership, and collabrative practive. Practicum focuses on developing skill in the application of advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervison by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7611 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING II: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, FAMILY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

    [7 Credits]
    This second course emphasizes evidence based population focused, community and publichealth oriented advanced nursing practice, based on the Scope and Standards of Public Heatlh Nursing, and the Public Health Nurse Competencies. The course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in NURS 7610. The focus is community/public health leadership; collaboration; and program planning. Students gain sill in family assessment, program design and selecting interventions required to meet the health needs of an aggregate populbation. Practicum focuses on developing competency in the application of advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7612 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING III: PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

    [4 Credits]
    This is a practicum course from the perspective of population focused, community oriented advanced public health/community health professional nursing practice. Students examine the structure and strategies required to implement a community health intervention program. Students develop an evaluation plan for monitoring the community health program developed in NURS 7611 utilizing public health and nursing research. The practicum focus is on developing competency in the application of advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7613 - PUBLIC HEALTH/COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING IV: PROGRAM EVALUATION, PUBLIC HEALTH LAW & POLICY

    [8 Credits]
    This course focuses on program evaluation, policy development and grant writing. Students further develop their skills and knowledge of the structure and strategies of the process of program evaluation. Some of the social, political, legal and ethical forces that shape evaluation design, implementation, and utilization will be studied. Students refine their intervention program with an emphasis on outputs and outcomes in order to ensure program is cost effective and cost efficient, delivering the required services. Polices, procedures and data management systems are developed for sustainability of program. Health policy and health law and the implications for advanced public health/community health nursing and examined. The process of developing a health policy is explored. The process of applying and writing a grant for funding a specific public health nursing project is analyzed. Practicum focuses on ongoing competency development in advanced public health/community health nursing practice competencies under the guidance of course faculty and supervision by approved preceptors.
  
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    NURS 7706 - ACUTE CARE THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

    [3 Credits]
    Acute Care Therapeutic and Diagnostic Procedures includes didactic and simulated clinical experiences designed to build upon the application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the scientific foundation of advanced practice nursing (APN) to rovide the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately and efficiently order, perform, and diagnose patients with complex acute & chronic illnesses within specialty, emergency, acute, or critical care settings. The student will develop cognitive and psychomotor skills via a variety of didactic methods and simulation scenarios designed to allow the student to gain experience in ordering specified diagnostics and performing specified invasive procedures for a total of 30 theory hours and 30 simulation lab hours. Pre-requisites: HLSC 6409, HLSC 6410, NURS 6315 NURS 7709
  
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    NURS 7707 - FAMILY, GENETICS AND HEALTH PROMOTION

    [3 Credits]
    Family, Genetics and Health Promotion builds upon scientific and psychosocial principles of health promotion and genetics within the context of family. The course focuses on the integration of family influences, genetics, and health promotion in the enhanced health status of patient across the lifespan. The course provides the primary care family nurse practitioner and other advanced practice registered nurse students with a comprehensive understanding f the concepts and theories related to families, genetic influences on the family and its individual members as well as the health promotion strategies needed to strengthen and promote the health of the family and its individual members. Learning experiences emphasize critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills needed in order to assess families and their individual members, recognize genetic influences on health status and to identify evidence based health promotion interventions that will strengthen the health of the family and its members.
  
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    NURS 7708 - DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PRIMARY CARE PROCEDURES

    [3 Credits]
    Diganostic and Therapeutic Primary Care Procedures builds on basic nursing knowledge and skills and provides theoretical knowledge to provide selected advanced practice registered nursing clinical procedures utilized in the care of patients in various primary care settings. Cognitive and psychomotor skills are emphasized in a simulation and practice lab. Focus is on the provision of safe and competent advanced practice registered nursning care to diverse populations
  
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    NURS 7709 - ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS

    [2 Credits]
    Advanced Practice Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics builds on advanced pharmacology principles to provide the pharmacotherapeutic knowledge, skills and abilities essential to manage a client’s health alterations in a safe, quality, cost-effective, genetically, and culturally appropriate manner across the lifespan. Emphasis is on therapeutic clinical decision-making in drug selection and management for the client that includes consideration of individual responses, health alterations, life cycle, culture, ethnicity, gender, genomics, and economics. A focus is on the legal and regulatory prescriptive practices, patient education, polypharmacy, safe measures, medication reconciliation practices, and the monitoring and evaluation of therapeutic responses to pharmacologic agents across the lifespan.
  
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    NURS 7710 - PRIMARY CARE 1: ADULTS

    [9 Credits]
    Primary Care 1: Adults, the first primary care course in a series of four courses, builds on skills and knowledge learned in earlier courses and focuses on the stud of adult disorders managed in primary care practice. Emphasis is on the inegration of major community health concets and therapies required in the development, implementation and evaluation of primary health care. Students apply nursing concepts, theories, diagnoses, therapies, skills and techniques to provide care to adults in various community health settings.
  
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    NURS 7711 - PRIMARY CARE II: FAMILY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

    [9 Credits]
    Primary Care II: Across the Lifespan is the second primary care course in a series of four courses, builds on advanced nursing practice principles to provide the knowledge, concepts, skills and abilities needed to promote and manage the health of patients across the lifespan. It focuses on the study of the development and health of individual members f the family unit and relates theories and concepts as thy apply to individual members of the family. Emphasis is on the integration of major health concepts and evidence based therapies required in the development, implementation and evaluation of gender specific primary health care. Students apply nursing concepts, theories, diagnoses, therapies, skills and techniques to provide care to infants, children and adults in various community health settings.
  
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    NURS 7712 - PRIMARY CARE III: VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

    [9 Credits]
    Primary Care III: Vulnerable Populations is the third primary care course in a series of four courses, builds on previously learned principles and skills and focuses on the study of primary care management of health conditions and disparities experienced by vulnerable individuals and groups. Emphasis is on the integration of major health concepts and evidence based therapies required in the development, implementation and evaluation of specific primary health care strategies. Students apply nursing concepts, theories, diagnoses, therapies, skills and techniques to provide care to vulnerable groups or individuals in various community health settings.
 

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