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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

NURSING (NURS)

416-3 ADVANCED NURSING LEADERSHIP ROLE. Integration of selected leadership skills (interpersonal, finance, health care economics, and health care informatics) in advanced nursing roles within a variety of health care organizations. Prerequisite: admission to graduate CNL program in nursing or consent of instructor.

500-3 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING. Systematic and critical analysis of nursing related concepts, models, and theories as a basis for Advanced Nursing Practice.

501-3 STUDIES IN GENOMICS AND ETHICS. Exploration of genetics, genomics, and ethical knowledge relevant to the advanced nursing role. Prerequisite: admission to the program or permission of Assistant Dean for Graduate Program.

504-3 RESEARCH IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. Analyze, evaluate and synthesize health-related research and evidence-based practice reviews for the improvement of nursing practice. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: NURS 500, PAPA 412, PAPA 420, or approval of Assistant Dean for the graduate program.

505-3 HEALTH POLICY AND ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. Focus on the dynamics of health policy and nursing's role in complex health care systems. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

507-3 EMERGING ROLE IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. Foster the emergence of the Advanced Nursing Practice role with exploration of legal, organizational, regulatory, professional, ethical, cultural, and social issues relevant to health care. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

509-3 INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS. Introduces informatics terminology and theory, including searching, managing, and evaluating data, analyzing information systems, and integrating technology into practice. Prerequisite: Admission into the Healthcare Informatics Professional Development Sequence or Master's in Healthcare Informatics.

510-3 HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS. Critical elements of healthcare informatics for advanced nursing practice including searching, managing, and evaluating data, analyzing information systems, and integrating technology into practice. Prerequisite: admission to the program or permission of Assistant Dean for Graduate Program.

511-3 SOCIAL, ETHICAL, AND LEGAL ISSUES IN AN INFORMATION AGE. Explores social, ethical and legal issues related to searching, storing and using health care information and the ethical and legal formation of informatics professionals. Prerequisite: Admission into the Healthcare Informatics Program.

512-3 MANAGING QUALITY AND SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE. Examination of processes and integration of concepts used to measure and improve the quality and effectiveness of health care. Examination and analysis of research statistics. Prerequisites: NURS 510, CMIS 535, MGMT 551 or course faculty approval.

513-3-4 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND PRACTICUM. Advanced health assessment knowledge and skills with emphasis on the development of a foundation from which assessment data can be used for future clinical decision-making. Prerequisites or Co-requisite: NURS 515 and NURS 516 or approval of the Assistant Dean for the graduate program.

514-4 ADVANCED HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY. An organ-system approach is used to examine physiological processes across the life span. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

515-4 ADVANCED HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY. Focus on pathophysiologic processes that result in altered function in selected organ systems across the life- span. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: NURS 514 or approval of the Assistant Dean for the graduate program.

516-3 PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of multiple drug categories. Emphasis on drug interactions within the context of pathophysiology processes, age, developmental state, and ethnicity. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: NURS 515 or approval of the Assistant Dean for the graduate program.

517-3 APPLICATIONS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. The application of epidemiologic principles, methods, and research to issues in advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: PAPA 412 and PAPA 420 or approval of the Assistant Dean for graduate program.

520-3 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND INTERPRETATION, AND PROCEDURES FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS. Select and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests, and perform interventions based on the health care needs of patients across the lifespan. Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.

529-2 ORIENTATION TO NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICUM. Orientation to the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist role, developing basic skills for safe entry into practice through discussion, laboratory simulation, and mentored clinical experience. Prerequisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 564.

555-3 TOPICS IN HEALTH CARE. Special health-related topics not covered in regular course offerings. Content varies, depending on student interest and availability of faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

563-3 PHARMACOLOGY RELATED TO ANESTHESIA. Pharmacological properties and therapeutic and clinical uses of anesthesia drugs and their interactions with other common therapeutic agents. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: NURS 529 and NURS 565a and b.

564-3 CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS APPLIED TO ANESTHESIA. Integration of chemistry, biochemistry, and physics principles into anesthesia care. Prerequisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of undergraduate courses in organic/biochemistry and physics.

565a-5 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ANESTHESIA NURSE I. Integration of basic anesthesia principles, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, chemistry, physics, and nursing theory into nurse anesthesia role. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 529, NURS 563, and current enrollment in NURS 565b.

565b-1 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN NURSE ANESTHESIA I. Application of theoretical principles to care, providing anesthesia to patients while under the supervision of CRNA and /or Anesthesiologist preceptors. Prerequisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 529 Co-requisites: NURS 563 and NURS 565a.

566a-5 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ANESTHESIA NURSING II. Integration of advanced of anesthesia principles natural sciences, nursing theory, and pharmacology into nurse anesthesia care of specialty patient populations. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 565a and 565b, and current enrollment in NURS 566b.

566b-1 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN NURSE ANESTHESIA II. Application of theoretical principles to care, providing anesthesia to specialty patients populations while under the supervision of CRNA and/or Anesthesiologist preceptors. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 565a and 565b and current enrollment in NURS 566a.

567a-5 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSE ANESTHESIA III. Integration of advanced anesthesia principles, natural sciences, nursing theory, and pharmacology into nurse anesthesia care of complex patient. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 566a and 566b and current enrollment in NURS 567b.

567b-1 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN NURSE ANESTHESIA III. Application of theoretical principles into care, providing anesthesia to complex patients while under the supervision of CRNA and/or Anesthesiologist preceptors. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 566a and 566b and current enrollment in NURS 567a.

568a-2 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSE ANESTHESIA IV: CLINICAL CORRELATIONS. Advanced theoretical principles of anesthesia providing classroom and laboratory integration of basic sciences, theory, and pharmacology in caring for selected subspecialty patient populations. Prerequisites: NURS 567a; 567b. Co-requisite: NURS 568b.

568b-4 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN NURSE ANESTHESIA IV. Application of advanced theoretical principles into nurse anesthesia care of critically ill or complex while under the supervision of CRNA and/or anesthesiologist preceptors. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 567a and 567b and current enrollment in NURS 568a.

569a-3 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF NURSE ANESTHESIA V: CLINICAL CORRELATIONS. Correlation and synthesis of theoretical principles and multiple dimensions practice. Analysis of historical, legal, ethical, and political aspects of the CRNA role. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 568a and 568b and current enrollment in NURS 569b.

569b-6 CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN NURSE ANESTHESIA V. Application of advanced practice nursing role care of critically ill or complex patients while under the supervision of CRNA and/or Anesthesiologist preceptors. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization and completion of NURS 568a and 568b and current enrollment in 569a.

571-4 CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF ADULTS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE I AND PRACTICUM. Assessment and management of ambulatory adults with acute and chronic conditions of the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and hematological systems. Prerequisites: NURS 513; and NURS 520.

572-4 CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF ADULTS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE II AND PRACTICUM. Assessment and management of ambulatory adults with acute and chronic conditions of the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and hematological systems. Prerequisites: NURS 571.

573-3 ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF WOMEN'S HEALTH AND PRACTICUM. Management of the health of women across the lifespan including family support and adjustment through the maturational process of the expanding family. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURS 571 and NURS 572 or approval of Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program.

574a-1 to 2 ADULTS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE III. Advanced management of adults with concentration on those with complex and multisystem conditions. Prerequisite: NURS 572. Co-requisite: NURS 574b.

574b-1 ADULTS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE III: PRACTICUM. Advanced clinical practice in the primary care of adults with concentration on those with complex and multisystem conditions. Prerequisites: NURS 572;. Co-requisite: NURS 574a.

576-3 ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF THE PEDIATRIC CLIENT AND PRACTICUM. Assessment and management of health for neonates, infants, and children with emphasis on growth and development and family dynamics from infancy through adolescence. Prerequisites: NURS 571 and NURS 572 or approval of Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program .

577- 3 ADVANCED NURSE PRACTICUM AND ROLE SYNTHESIS. Intensive clinical experience focused on synthesis and application of previous theory and clinical courses and development of autonomous advanced nursing practice role. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NURS 571, NURS 572, NURS 573, and NURS 576.

580-3 TEACHING AND LEARNING THEORY, DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIALIZATION FOR NURSE EDUCATORS. Overview of classic and contemporary teaching and learning philosophies, theories, technologies and research as it relates to the development and socialization of nurse educators. Prerequisites: admission to the nurse educator specialization; consent of assistant dean of graduate program.

581-3 CURRICULUM THEROY, DESIGN, AND PROGRAM EVALUATION IN NURSING EDUCATION. Essential components of nursing curriculum theory, design and program evaluation will be examined. External and Internal influences and barriers on curriculum will be included. Prerequisite: NURS 500. .

582-4 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN, ASSESSMENT, AND EVALUATION FOR NURSING EDUCATION. Explores innovative instructional design strategies, outcomes, evidence based assessment and evaluation tools in relation to classroom competence and clinical achievement which includes diverse population needs, the use of standardized examinations and written and oral exams. Prerequisites: NURS 504 and NURS 581.

585-3 SYNTHESIS FOR TEACHING IN THE NURSE EDUCATOR ROLE: SEMINAR & PRACTICUM. Integrates evidence based practice into the role of the specialty nurse educator who functions as a change agent. Prerequisites: NURS 581, NURS 582 and NURS 586.

586-3 ADVANCED SPECIALTY NURSING PRACTICE FOR NURSE EDUCATORS: SEMINAR. Integrates evidence-based practice and advanced health assessment knowledge in learner's nursing specialty. Investigates the interrelationship among practice, theory, and research through clinical practicum in specialty area; includes 90 hours practicum. Prerequisites: NURS 513, NURS 515, NURS 516, NURS 581, and NURS 582.

590-3 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR IN NURSING. Examines organizational and management theories incorporated in nursing administration. Explores healthcare models, structure, and design. Includes research, quality management, selection, evaluation, and marketing healthcare services; includes 45 practicum hours.

591-3 ADVANCED LEADERSHIP ROLE IN HEALTH CARE & NURSING ADMINISTRATION. Integration and application of knowledge about management process and systems to the role of nurse leaders in a variety of health care situations; includes 90 practicum hours. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 590.

592-3 FINANCE and BUDGETING IN HEALTH CARE AND NURSING ADMINISTRATION. Emphasizes management of diverse human resources in health care. Selected topics include professional growth, performance appraisal, recruitment, retention, promotion, conflict management, collective bargaining, and diversity; includes 45 hours practicum.

593-3 MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSE HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTH CARE AND NURSING. Emphasizes management of diverse human resources in health care. Selected topics include professional growth, performance appraisal, recruitment, retention, promotion, conflict management, collective bargaining, and diversity. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 590.

594-4 SYNTHESIS OF HEALTH CARE AND NURSING ADMINISTRATION AND PRACTICUM. Examination of selected current topics in of health care and nursing administration and the role of the nurse administrator. Includes practicum. Prerequisites: NURS 590, NURS 591, NURS 592, and NURS 593.

596a-1 CAPSTONE I. The student will initiate the information systems design project which includes a feasibility study to determine the project scope and objectives, alternative design options, and cost-effectiveness. Prerequisites: NURS 509, CS 434, CMIS 535, and CS 560.

596b-1 CAPSTONE II. The student will develop the requirements for the design project including detailed analysis of the existing system and logical systems design for the proposed system. Prerequisite: NURS 596a or CMIS 596a or CS 596a.

596c-1 CAPSTONE III. The student will implement the information systems design project focusing on detailed systems design, including program design, configuration, and test planning, and systems implementation. Prerequisite: NURS 596b or CMIS 596b or CS 596b.

598-1 to 3 INDEPENDENT STUDY. Guided study in nursing topics; organized to meet objectives of individuals or small groups of graduate students in a particular area of interest. Total earned hours may not exceed 3. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

600-3 THEORY GUIDED PRACTICE. Explores use of models and theories in health care practice with focus on developing a framework for implementing and evaluating a theory guided project. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing.

601-3 STUDIES IN GENMICS AND ETHICS. Focus on critical elements of healthcare for advancing nursing practice including searching, managing, and evaluating data, analyzing information systems, and integrating technology into practice. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing.

604-3 EVALUATING EVIDENCE FOR IMPROVING PRACTICE AND HEALTH CARE OUTCOMES. Translate scientific and clinical evidence for application into practice to improve healthcare outcomes. Prerequisites: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing; N600, N,617, N620.

605-3 HEALTH POLICY AND FINANCE FOR ADVANCED NURSING LEADERSHIP. Explores finance and economics as they apply to health care and nursing leadership. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate/DNP program or graduate status with approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing.

617-3 ADVANCED APPLICATIONS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PRACTICE. Analyze and interpret epidemiologic data and synthesize and translate research for advanced nursing practice with individuals and populations. Prerequisites: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing; N 600, N620.

620-3 HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS. Critical elements of healthcare informatics for advancing nursing practice including searching, managing, and evaluating data, analyzing information systems, and integrating technology into practice. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing.

691-3 ORANIZATIONAL AND SYSTEMS LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE. Exploration and analysis of critical skills and knowledge related to leadership and health policy for nurses in advanced roles and global settings. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing.

695a-1 HEALTH CARE INNOVATIONS SEMINAR. Exploration of innovative initiatives through interaction with healthcare leaders. Prerequisites: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing; completion of or current enrollment in N600 and N620.

695c-8 DOCTORAL PROJECT. Implement project proposals to improve patient safety, access, cost-effectiveness, and quality of care within health care systems. Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program or approval by assistant dean, graduate program in nursing; N695a.

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