College of Nursing Courses
NURS
NURS 3024 Clinical Nursing I 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: (CO-requisites) NURS 3033; NURS 3043; NURS 3062; NURS 3083 The focus is on practical application and understanding of basic nursing skills through evidence-based practice and the use of information management systems. Emphasis is on implementing therapeutic, culturally-sensitive interventions with individuals throughout the lifespan and attending to health maintenance and promotion in a variety of clinical settings.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 3033 Human Experience in Health and Common Illness 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: (CO-requisites) NURS 3043; NURS 3062; NURS 3024; NURS 3083 This introductory course focuses on health promotion/wellness management, disease prevention, health maintenance and common illnesses management. These concepts form the basis for evidence-based patient-centered care across the lifespan. Biological, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental, and developmental determinants of health are examined.
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Lecture

NURS 3043 Health Assessment 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to OU College of Nursing This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of health assessment for individuals across the lifespan. Principles of effective communication, safe practices and health promotion are emphasized in the instruction of health history data collection and psychomotor physical assessment skills.
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Lecture
Laboratory

NURS 3062 Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Nursing This course is an introduciton to core concepts inherent to the Univeristy of Oklahoma College of Nursing Baccalaureate Nursing curriculum. Students will operationalize the concepts in course assignments and begin to develop a philosophy and approach to the practice of nursing.
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Lecture

NURS 3083 Pharmacology in Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to the OU College of Nursing This theory course focuses on the nurse's responsibilities involved in safe patient centered care in both the administration of drugs and the monitoring and evaluation of clients receiving medications across the lifespan. Students will utilize evidence based information in exploring a prototype medication for each class of medications.
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Lecture

NURS 3126 Clinical Nursing II 6 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3024: Clinical Nursing I; NURS 3043: Health Assessment; NURS 3062: Introduction to Professional Nursing; NURS 3033: Human Experience in Health & Illness; NURS 3083: Pharmacology in Nursing The focus is on care of individuals and families across the illness-wellness continuum and across the lifespan. Students expand their nursing skills through evidence-based, culturally-sensitive practice and using information management systems. Experiences included beginning assumption of the nurse's role in advocacy, collaboration, and quality improvement in a variety of settings.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 3134 Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Illness I 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3024: Clinical Nursing I; NURS 3043: Health Assessment; NURS 3062: Introduction to Professional Nursing; NURS 3083: Pharmacology in Nursing; NURS 3033: Human Experience in Health & Common Illness This course provides a theoretical basis for selected common acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan. The focus is on evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care or individuals with selected pathophysiological conditions. This is the second of four courses focusing on acute and chronic illness.
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Lecture

NURS 3143 Family-focused Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3062: Introduction to Professional Nursing; NURS 3033: Human Experience in Health & Illness This theoretical course provides a basis for the provision of patient-center care within the context of the family. Emphasis is on evidenced based practices and concepts related to the family and the childbearing process, common reproductive health conditions and health concerns affecting infants.
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Lecture

NURS 3162 Human Experience of Disability 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3043; NURS 3024; NURS 3033; NURS 3033; NURS 3062; NURS 3083 This on-line course focuses on patient-centered nursing care of individuals and family members experiencing biopsychosocial and behavioral changes associated with disabilities. Information management and quality improvement skills will be used to develop rational for nursing care across the lifespan that maximizes restoration and healthy adaptation of theses lifestyle alterations.
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Discussion

NURS 3816 Clinical Nursing IIA 6 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3024, NURS 3033, NURS 3043, NURS 3062; Pre/Corequisites: Nurs 3083, NURS 3134, & NURS 4043 The focus is on care of individuals and families across the illness-wellness continuum and across the lifespan. Students expand their nursing skills through evidence-based, culturally-sensitive practice and using information management improvement in a variety of settings.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 4014 Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Illness II-Career Mobility 4 hrs.
Perquisites: Admission to OUCN-CM Program This course provides a theoretical basis for selected complex acute and chronic illnesses across the human lifespan. The focus is on evidence based, patient-centered nursing care of individuals with selected complicated pathophysiologic conditions. This course is designed for the career mobility student who is licensed as a nurse.
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Lecture

NURS 4026 Clinical Nursing III 6 hrs.
Prerequisites: (CO-requisites) NURS 4034: Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Illness II; NURS 4043: Psychosocial Nursing The focus is on patient-centered care of individuals and families with complex physiologic and psychosocial conditions across the lifespan and across health care settings. As participants within an interdisciplinary team, emphasis is on implementing advanced evidence-based practice, using informatics, and improving patient outcomes across the illness-wellness continuum.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 4034 The Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Illness II 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3126: Clinical Nursing II; NURS 3134: Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Illness I; NURS 3143: Family Focused Nursing; NURS 3162: Human Experience of Disability This course provides a theoretical basis for selected complex acute and chronic illnesses across the human lifespan. The focus is on evidence based, patient-centered nursing care of individuals with selected complicated pathophysiologic conditions.
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Lecture

NURS 4043 Psychosocial Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3134; NURS 3143; NURS 3162 The course provides a theoretical basis for psychosocial nursing practice across the lifespan and in all areas of professional practice. The focus is on evidence based, patient centered, culturally sensitive care that assists individuals, families and target groups in maintaining psychosocial integrity.
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Discussion

NURS 4044 Clinical Nursing III - Career Mobility 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3043 Health Assessment; NURS 4034 (Human Experience in Acute and Chronic II); NURS 4143 Community Focused Nursing, Concurrent. This clinical course focuses on the professional nurse role within an interdisciplinary team in care of populations and families in the community. Emphasis is on implementing evidence-based practice, managing information, and improving the health of populations. Multiple settings are utilized to explore health promotion and prevention strategies.
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Clinical

NURS 4062 Nursing Research 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 4034: Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Nursing III; NURS 4043: Psychosocial Nursing; (CO-requisites) NURS 4026: Clinical Nursing III This course introduces students to scientific inquiry through examining the steps of research and evidence-based practice (EBP). Students will search relevant databases for current research related to evidence-based practice. Knowledge will be applied by critical appraisal of research studies and EBP reviews at a beginning level.
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Discussion

NURS 4124 Clinical Nursing IV 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 4026: Clinical Nursing III; NURS 4134: Human Experience in Acute & Chronic Illness II; NURS 4143: Psychosocial Nursing; NURS 4134: Leadership in Nursing Practice; NURS 4142: Human Experience in Acute & Chronic Illness III; NURS 4152: Contemporary Professional Nursing. This clinical course is focused on evidence based nursing care for aggregates across the life-span with an emphasis on coordination of health care to individuals, groups, and populations in a variety of settings. Professional nursing practice will incorporate leadership theory, quality improvement principles and utilization of healthcare information systems.
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Discussion
Clinical

NURS 4126 Clinical Nursing IV-Career Mobility 6 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 4044; Pre/Coreq: NURS 4143; NURS 4014; NURS 4134; NURS 4062 The focus of this course, for career mobility students, is on applying leadership/management principles to professional nursing practice, patient-centered care, quality improvement, evidence-based practice and information management to positively influence health care environments/systems.
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Clinical

NURS 4134 Leadership in Nursing Practice 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: All junior level nursing courses. NURS 4026: Clinical Nursing III; NURS 4034: Human Experience in Acute & Chronic Illness II; NURS 4062: Nursing Research; NURS 4043: Psychosocial Nursing; (CO-requisites): NURS 4124: Clinical Nursing IV This capstone theory course explores concepts necessary for the professional nurse to exercise leadership in the changing health care environment. The application of research to the clinical environment will be emphasized.
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Lecture
Discussion

NURS 4142 Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Illness III 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 4026 Clinical Nursing III; NURS 4034 Human Experience in Acute and Chronic Illness II; NURS 4043 Psychosocial Nursing; NURS 4062 Nursing Research This course provides opportunities for students to review, analyze, and synthesize complex concepts as they relate to multi-system acute and chronic illness management across the lifespan. The focus is on evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care of patients and families.
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Lecture

NURS 4143 Community Focused Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: All junior level nursing courses. NURS 4026: Clinical Nursing III; NURS 4043: Psychosocial Nursing; NURS 4034: Human Experience in Acute & Chronic Illness II; NURS 4062: Nursing Research This theory course focuses on the synthesis of nursing, social sciences, and public health sciences to foster health promotion, disease prevention, and protection strategies for populations.
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Lecture
Discussion

NURS 4152 Contemporary Professional Nursing 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: All junior level nursing courses. NURS 4026: Clinical Nursing III The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of current issues and trends affecting the practice and role of professional nurses and the health of people in a changing health care environment.
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Lecture
Discussion

NURS 4246 Clinical Nursing IV-Career Mobility-LPN 6 hrs.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: NURS 4134 The focus of this course, for LPN to BSN career mobility students, is on applying leadership/management principles to professional nursing practice, patient-centered care, quality improvement, evidence-based practice and information management to positively influence health care environments/systems.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 4816 Clinical Nursing IIIA 6 hrs.
Prerequisites: Completion of all junior level nursing courses; Pre/Corequisites: NURS 3143, NURS 4034, NURS 4062, and NURS 4143 The focus is on patient-centered care of individuals across the lifespan with complex physiologic conditions, and families across the illness-wellness continuum. Students will function as participants within an interdisciplinary team, with emphasis on implementing advanced evidence-based practice, using informatics, and improving outcomes.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 4826 Clinical Nursing III 6 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 3125; Co-requisite NURS 4034, NURS 4043, NURS 4143. The focus is on nursing care of individuals in the community and individuals with complex physiological and psychosocial conditions that require advanced nursing skills, emphasizing restoration from and adaptation to the illness crisis experience within the context of the family or social structure. Clinical experience will be in acute and community settings.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 4960 Directed Reading in Nursing 1-4 hrs.
Individual guidance of a student's learning in a special area of interest in nursing. Designed to foster the identification of nursing problems, scope, ramifications and resolutions in delivery of current health care.
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Independent Study

NURS 4980 Undergraduate Mentored Honors Research 1-5 hrs.
Prerequisites: Nursing Honor Student Status. Enrolled in the OU Honors College. At least one semester of the baccalaureate program in nursing completed. Students are integrated into Faculty member's research team with orientation and IRB training. Practicum experiences may include exploration of the literature, data collection, data-entry or data-analysis with mentor. Periodic discussion groups with research mentors serve to integrate literature, methodologies and practicum experiences.
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Practicum
Lecture

NURS 4990 Special Studies in Nursing 1-4 hrs.
A microscopic examination of factors in influencing and or promoting nursing care delivery in a multiparameter complex nursing situation. Students may select a clinical area of interest according to their long term professional goals.
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Independent Study

NURS 5003 Application of Advanced Clinical Concepts in Care of Populations 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5313 Background for Nursing Practice; Pre/CO-Requisite: NURS 5093 Concepts of Pathophysiology & Pharmacology: A Case-Based Approach An online and practicum course focusing on the role of the nurse in providing care for various clinical populations. Aspects of patient-centered care will be addressed with emphasis on culture, health literacy, safety, quality improvement, healthcare technology/informatics, evidence-based practice, and interprofessional collaboration.
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Practicum
Lecture

NURS 5013 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. The course will explore the basis for understanding the use of pharmacotherapeutic agents, building upon an existing foundation in pathophysiology, pharmacology and assessment. Content will include categories of drugs for systems, therapeutic and adverse affects, indications for use, drug interactions and guidelines for advance practice nurses.
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Lecture

NURS 5093 Concepts of Pathophysiology & Pharmacology: A Case-Based Approach 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing This course emphasizes analysis of common illnesses and patient experiences across the lifespan and trajectory of care. Case studies for selected alterations in health are used with emphasis on pathophysiological concepts and pharmacological interventions. This course does not meet requirements for prescriptive authority.
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Lecture

NURS 5103 Leadership of Innovation in Complex Systems 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None A theory course that comprises study of the theories and models integral to the competency of innovation. Focus is upon critical evaluation and application of theories and models/frameworks drawn from the evolving and increasing body of nursing, business and organizational knowledge relevant to innovation.
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Lecture

NURS 5123 Financial Management in Nursing 3 hrs.
A lecture-discussion course designed to provide a foundation in financial management and related concepts for nurse managers and administrators in various systems. The course builds a foundation in principles of accounting and economics and provides a context for application of financial management within the operating environment of the health care system.
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Lecture

NURS 5163 Foundation of Nursing Management Leadership 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5073 and NURS 5053 A theory course that builds the theoretical underpinnings for nursing management leadership practice. Focus is upon critical evaluation and application of theories, concepts and models/frameworks from nursing, business, management and organization sciences. Traditional management competencies are addressed from an advanced knowledge perspective.
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Lecture

NURS 5173 Essentials of Nursing Administration Leadership 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5073; NURS 5053; NURS 5163 Co-requisites: NURS 5033 This theory course builds the theoretical underpinnings for the practice of nursing administration leadership in complex organizations and systems. A major focus is on critical evaluation and utilization of theories, concepts and models/frameworks from nursing and related fields of business, leadership, organizations and administrative sciences.
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Lecture

NURS 5183 Nursing Administration/Management Leadership Practicum 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5033; NURS 5053; NURS 5123; NURS 5163; NURS 5173 A practicum course designed to prepare the student for practice as a nurse administrator/manager/leader through application of theory and concepts. This dynamic role is conceptualized as one who actively participates in charting the course of the organization or system.
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Lecture

NURS 5193 Synthesis in Nursing Administration/Management Leadership 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5033; NURS 5053; NURS 5073; NURS 5083; NURS 5123; NURS 5163; NURS 5173 This course facilitates synthesis of the advanced knowledge base derived from completion of administration/ management pathway courses. Synthesis is augmented through completion of a rigorous evidence-based/best practice project.
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Lecture

NURS 5214 Curriculum, Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor An online course on curricula, student and program assessment, and student and program evaluation in nursing education programs. Includes a discussion of curriculum and evaluation models in both academic nursing education and professional nursing staff development.
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Lecture

NURS 5253 Facilitating Learning in Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor An online course with a teaching practicum focusing on teaching and learning strategies in nursing education. Classroom, technology-based and clinical teaching strategies are included. The course practicum objectives are tailored to students' career path in either academic nursing education or professional nursing staff development.
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Lecture
Laboratory

NURS 5263 Testing and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor A theory course which examines testing and evaluation in nursing education. Assessment of the cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities of nursing students in addressed. Practical experience in test construction and analysis is provided. Issues related to evaluation such as test anxiety and academic integrity are discussed.
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Lecture

NURS 5273 Scholarly Writing for Nurses 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None The course introduces basic elements of technical writing, Spelling, grammar, punctuation, organization, elements of style, and other aspects and uses of written language are discussed. Specific types of technical writing are considered including dissertations and theses, abstracts, journal articles, and grant applications. Didactic presentations alternate with practical writing and assignments.
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Lecture

NURS 5313 Background for Nursing Practice 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor This course provides a foundation for the master's prepared nurse by integrating scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, policy and organizational sciences across diverse settings.
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Lecture

NURS 5333 Technology, Safety, and Quality Improvement in Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor This course will prepare students to evaluate and utilize information and communication technologies to enhance quality improvement methods to promote safe, timely and effective patient-centered care.
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Lecture

NURS 5373 Organizational and Systems Leadership in Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5313 Background for Nursing Practice or concurrent enrollment This course provides foundational content of managerial leadership, organizational theory and principles of economics and finance, and health policy and advocacy.
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Lecture

NURS 5423 Evidence Based Practice and Scholarship in Nursing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5313 Background for Practice in Nursing The course prepares the student to challenge current practices, procedures, and policies by seeking evidence nursing practice; thereby translating current evidence (research) and identifying gaps in knowledge; students will locate current evidence, critically appraise peer-reviewed studies, and synthesize the evidence to formulate recommendations for practice.
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Lecture

NURS 5563 Management in Adult Primary Care 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Selected as ANP student, NURS 5633, Pre or Co-Requisite PATH 5503 or permission of instructor. A didactic course focusing on adolescent and adult development, normal physiologic changes in aging, age/developmental stage appropriate screenings/health promotion/disease prevention and select episodic illnesses. Diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, select models/theories and EBP guidelines will be foundational.
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Lecture

NURS 5573 Management in Adult Primary Care Practicum 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Concurrent with NURS 5563 Management in Adult Primary Care or permission of instructor. Clinical course (182 clock hours of practicum/clinical) focusing on relevant health history, physical examinations (complete, system, and sympton-specific), relevant psychomotor skills for adolescents and adults. Clinical precepted experiences will be in private practices, clinics, and occupational settings.
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Clinical

NURS 5583 Management in Adult Chronic Disease 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5563 and NURS 5573; concurrent NURS 5593; Prereq or concurrent with NURS 5013 or permission of instructor. A didactic course focusing on the diagnosis and management of chronic, multi-system and urgent/emergent conditions incorprating secondary and tertiary prevention for adolescents and adults. Diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, select models/theories and EBP will be foundational. Issues related to settings and use of e-health will be explored.
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Lecture

NURS 5593 Management in Adult Chronic Disease Practicum 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Concurrent will NURS 5583 or permission of the instructor. A clinical course focusing on care of the adolescent and adult with chronic, multi-system conditions, or urgent/emergent conditions. Select psychomotor skills will be performed. Clinical precepted experiences will be in primary care, hospital, and home care and the use of e-health.
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Clinical

NURS 5633 Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor A lecture and laboratory course providing a theoretical basis for health history taking, physical assessment and interpretation of findings for individuals across the lifespan; includes assessment of all human systems, advanced assessment techniques, concepts and approaches relevant to the advanced practice of nursing.
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Practicum
Lecture
Laboratory

NURS 5643 Advanced Concepts in Adult/Gerontology Nursing I 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: 5913 Clinical Nurse Specialist Systems Management Hybrid on-line/in class course examines theory, research, and management of common acute and chronic health problems (including health promotion and risk reduction) across the lifespan (adolescence through older adult) and across health care settings. Direct care, consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, and research competencies of the CNS are explored.
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Lecture
Independent Study

NURS 5653 Advanced Concepts in Adult/Gerontology Nursing II 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Adv Practicum in Adult/Gero I; Adv Concepts in Adult/Gero I This hybrid web-based/in class course builds upon Advanced Concepts in Adult/Gerontology Nursing I. Focus is on pathophysiologic and psychosocial responses associated with the disruption of neurological, hematological, immunological, digestive, hepatic systems, and sepsis across the lifespan (late adolescent through old-old adults). Competencies of the CNS will be further explored.
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Lecture

NURS 5663 Gerontological Management in Primary Care 3 hrs.
CO-requisites: Concurrent NURS 5673 Didactic course exploring developmental/physiologic changes of aging and age/developmental stage appropriate screenings/health promotion/disease and injury prevention. Foci include functional, cognitive/mental assessments, sensory/communication changes, functional patterns, injury/safety assessments, pain, and poly-pharmacy. Select conditions are compared to presentation/management of younger adults. Cultural variations of aging, institutional-based and palliative care are explored.
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Lecture

NURS 5673 Gerontological Management in Primary Care, Practicum 3 hrs.
CO-requisite: NURS 5663 A clinical course focusing on aging health history, physical examination, relevant psychomotor skills, various assessments and aging related phenomena. Select episodic illnesses, chronic conditions will be managed. Clinical precepted experiences will be primary care settings, home care, hospice, long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other specialty experiences.
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Practicum
Lecture
Clinical

NURS 5680 Adult Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5563, NURS 5573, NURS 5583, NURS 5593, NURS 5663, NURS 5673 or permission of the instructor. A clinical course focuesed on providing care to adolescejnts and adults, synthesizing and integrating management of those who are healthy and those with episodic illnesses, chronic conditionsl, geriatric syndromes, multisystem conditions and/or urgent/emergent conditions over time and across settings.
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Lecture

NURS 5763 Advanced Practicum in Adult/Gerontology Nursing I 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5913 CNS Systems Management Practicum with direct interaction with patients and families to promote health, well-being, and/or improve quality of life. Experiences focus on advanced nursing management of health, illness, and disease states across the lifespan from late adolescents through frail and old-old adults, in all contexts of care using a holistic approach.
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Practicum

NURS 5773 Advanced Practicum in Adult/Gerontology Nursing II 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Adv. Practicum in Adult/Gero I; Adv Concepts in Adult/Gero I This practicum builds on development of CNS role competencies with emphasis on management of increasingly complex adult and gerontology patients, groups of patients, and transitions of care across various settings. Emphasis includes neurological, hematological, immunological, digestive and hepatic problems, sepsis, and common mental health disorders (including pharmacological management).
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Practicum

NURS 5813 Interdisciplinary Geriatric Care 3 hrs.
Cross listed: AHS 5813, PHSC 5813, GERC 5813. Prerequisite: By Permission. This course is an introduction to interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to health care of the elderly. It shows the importance of working together and how team work will benefit the patient. It considers current issues in geriatric care and how different professions can interact for better patient care.
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Lecture

NURS 5843 Primary Health Care For Children In The Family 3 hrs.
A didactic course examining the concepts focusing on the assessment, diagnosis (nursing and selected medical), management, and evaluation of primary health care for children with their families.
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Lecture

NURS 5853 Primary Health Care For Children Practicum 3 hrs.
A clinical/practicum course focusing on health maintenance and common problems of the infant, child, and adolescent. Assessment, diagnosis (nursing and medical), management and evaluation of care are emphasized.
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Practicum

NURS 5863 Primary Health Care For Women In The Family 3 hrs.
A didactic course focusing on the assessment, diagnosis (nursing and selected medical), management and evaluation of the gynecologic, obstetric and perimenopausal primary health care needs of women and their families.
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Lecture

NURS 5873 Primary Health Care For Women Practicum 3 hrs.
A clinical preceptorship focusing on the assessment, diagnosis (nursing and selected medical), management and evaluation of the gynecologic, obstetric and perimenopausal primary health care needs of women and their families.
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Practicum

NURS 5880 Primary Health Care For The Family 4-5 hrs.
A clinical preceptorship focusing on attainment of the nurse practitioner role, reflecting independent and collaborataive practice to promote expertise in assessment, diagnosis (nursing & selected medical), management and evaluation of primary health care for patients across the lifespan.
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Practicum

NURS 5883 Primary Health Care For Adults In The Family 3 hrs.
A didactic course focusing on the assessment, diagnosis (nursing & selected medical), management andevaluation of the adult client and their family. The primary focus will include promotion and prevention, as well as, management of selected illnesses, injuries and chronic diseases.
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Lecture

NURS 5893 Primary Health Care For Adults Practicum 3 hrs.
A clincial practicum focusing on the assessment, diagnosis (nursing & selected medical), management and evaluation of the adult client with specific focus on promotion and prevention, as well as, selected illnesses, injuries and chronic diseases.
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Practicum

NURS 5913 Clinical Nurse Specialist Systems Management 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5633 or concurrent This introductory course combines on-line and clinical practicum experiences to introduce the student to the role and functions of the CNS in the systematic delivery of advanced practice nursing within complex organizations and systems of care.
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Clinical

NURS 5924 Leadership and Scholarship in Nursing Education 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5253: Nurs 5214; or Permission of Instructor An online and practicum course focusing on career development, leadership and scholarship in nursing education. In this capstone course the students practice educational roles consistent with their career path as either an academic nurse educator or a professional staff development educator.
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Lecture
Laboratory

NURS 5944 Synthesis In Nursing For The Clinical Specialist 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: Concepts in Adult/Gero Nursing II and Practicum in Adult/Gero Nursing II This combined didactic and practicum course focuses on professional role development and transition into the CNS role. Clinical experiences focus on the adult-gerontology population within a selected specialty area or future practice setting in order to gain advanced nursing or additional skills including prescribing medications.
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Lecture

NURS 5953 Advanced Management Of Children & Adolescents I 3 hrs.
A didactic course examining the concepts in the nursing, and medical management of phenomena concerning infants, children, and adolescents. this course will expand on development, developmental theories, and screening instruments. sexual and gynecological conditions of adolescents will be explored.
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Lecture

NURS 5960 Directed Readings In Nursing 1-4 hrs.
Exploration under faculty guidance or area of interest in nursing not specifically incorporated in formal courses.
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Independent Study

NURS 5963 Advanced Management Of Children And Adolescents Practicum I 3 hrs.
A practicum course in which students will demonstrate advanced proficiency in assessing, diagnosing and managing developmental, psychosocial, emotional, communication, cognitive variants and/or abnormalities of infants, children and adolescents. Select episodic illnesses, sexual and gynecological conditions will be assessed and managed.
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Practicum

NURS 5973 Advanced Management Of Children And Adolescents II 3 hrs.
A didactic course examining care for children with chronic illnesses and special needs, focusing on the appropriate age and developmental assessment, diagnoses (nursing and medical), management and evaluation. Issues relating to the impact of such conditions have on the family will be explored.
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Lecture

NURS 5983 Advanced Management Of Children & Adolescents Practicum II 3 hrs.
A clinical practicum course focusing on children with chronic illnesses and special needs, including assessment (individual and/or family), diagnoses (medical and nursing), and management of select phenomena. Collaborative management will be emphasized, with children and adolescents.
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Laboratory
Clinical

NURS 5990 Special Studies In Nursing 1-4 hrs.
One or more students collaborate in clinical investigations and other studies of special problems in nursing and health care under the direction of the faculty. Students may select areas related to their long-term interests and future research or clinical programs.
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Independent Study

NURS 5994 School Based Health Care 4 hrs.
A didactic and clinical practicum course focusing on health education, promotion and health care needs (primary and chronic) of children and adolescents in school settings.
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Lecture

NURS 6101 Responsible Conduct of Research 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: None Explores a variety of ethical and policy issues pertinent to the responsible conduct of research. Analysis and application of topics that include conflict of interest, responsible authorship, policies for handling misconduct, data management data sharing, and policies involving use of human and animal subjects.
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Lecture

NURS 6102 Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Scientist 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to Doctoral Program Socialization process to role of nursing scholar/scientist. Career trajectories of nursing scholars who have pursued various roles. This seminar addresses the responsibilities and activities of a scientist in the health professions, roles of mentors, reference groups and networks. Students begin articulating their own selected program of research.
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Lecture

NURS 6103 Philosophy of Science 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing Systematic study of contemporary philosophies of science. Review of principles considered part of scientific method. Explores theoretical grounds for skepticism regarding those principles. Analysis of historical example of scientific discovery.
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Lecture

NURS 6111 Ethics in Research and Scholarship 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: None Analysis and evaluation of philosophical and empirical research in health care ethics with consideration of human diversity and vulnerability. Ethical imperatives and implications for the role of the clinical nurse scientist in research investigation are discussed. Ethical theories are analyzed and critiqued.
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Lecture

NURS 6113 Quantitative Methods in Research 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Basic Statistics course: NURS 6102 Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Scientist; NURS 6103 Philosophy of Science This required core course enables the PhD student to select appropriate designs to achieve specific research aims. Students build on earlier knowledge of research methods by in-depth examination of varied research designs, data collection, methods, and psychometric evaluation of instruments.
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Lecture

NURS 6123 Applied Statistics I 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: A course in basic statistics. Admission to Nursing PhD or DNP Program, or permission of instructor. Advanced conceptual understanding and applied statistical techniques to answer questions relevant to nursing. Students review assumptions underlying specific analyses, perform and interpret output from descriptive and inferential statistical analyses using statistical software, determine appropriate statistical approaches to answer research questions, develop sound analysis plan based on type of data collected.
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Lecture

NURS 6203 Epistemology in Nursing Science 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Philosophy of Science Course Students synthesize theory development knowledge with strategies for testing theoretical statements. The student critically evaluates, compares, and contrasts the major theory development strategies used in nursing.
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NURS 6213 Qualitative Methods in Research 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 6102 Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Scientist; NURS 6203 Epistemology in Nursing Science (or concurrent enrollment) This required core course enables the PhD student in nursing to examine philosophical foundations for and methodological issues in using qualitative approaches for research, evaluate validity, reliability, and methodological rigor using qualitative approaches. A research project for a problem that is best addressed using a qualitative approach will be developed.
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NURS 6223 Applied Statistics II 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Applied Statistics I or permission of instructor Advanced conceptual and applied use of statistical techniques. Students review assumptions underlying specific approaches, perform and interpret output from analyses completed using statistical software, determine appropriate statistical approach to answer defined research questions relevant to nursing, an apply ANOVA and multiple regression models.
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Independent Study

NURS 6233 Scientific Writing for Publication 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Students in PhD in Nursing Program, Graduate status or special permission of instructor. A writing-intensive course designed for graduate students in the health sciences to refine authorship skills. Emphasizing the communication of scientific information, arguing propositions, and organizing writing in a logical flow, various forms of papers and venues for publication are addressed. Students will draft a paper in a publication format.
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NURS 6300 Research Practicum 1-6 hrs.
Prerequisites: By permission of faculty mentor Designed to give the student actual research experience and field work in their area of focus outside the dissertation. Students are assigned to existing research teams conducting clinical or applied research. Teamwork and collaboration are encouraged. Students may participate as a team member in their mentor's research.
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Laboratory

NURS 6303 Vulnerability and Disparity in Diverse Populations 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into doctoral program, permission of instructor Provides conceptual understanding of PhD program focus. Examines vulnerability and disparity in health and available health resources to specific population groups. The course is designed to help students develop research questions about interrelationships among resource availability, relative risk, and health status.
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NURS 6313 Research Measurement and Instrumentation 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: 3 credit hours Graduate Statistics, Ethics in Research/Scholarship, Epistemology in Nursing Science courses. A course in research instrumentation presenting modern and classical psychometrics for research studies from the perspective of item response theory. Reliability and validity are emphasized in evaluation of item and scale characteristics. Examples from nursing research are used.
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NURS 6323 Special Focus in Applied Statistics: 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 6123 Applied Statistics, NURS 6223 Applied Statistics II (or equivalent course). Intensive focus of specific statistical analytic approaches relevant to nursing with application and interpretation of statistical output. Topic area varies depending on faculty expertise and student dissertation needs. Includes analysis of data sets and interpretation of outcomes from designated statistical approaches. May be repeated with change of focus.
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NURS 6401 Grant Writing Seminar 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: Completion of Nursing Science core courses NURS 6113, NURS 6213, NURS 6402; can take concurrently with prospectus development. This required course provides research training that moves beyond achievement of dissertation aims. Inclusion of grantsmanship principles and skills in the doctoral program curriculum helps to prepare graduating PhD students in nursing to compete successfully for grant funding to carry on scholarly investigations.
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NURS 6402 Community Engagement in Research with Diverse Populations 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 6303 Vulnerability and Disparity in Diverse Populations or By Permission of Instructor. Issues and approaches for implementing community engagement in research with diverse populations. Social, cultural factors affecting health among sub-populations are explored. How constructs and meaning of race, ethnicity, social class, language, culture affect clinical research in addressing health disparities. Examples of community-centered participation in research and publications are discussed.
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NURS 6423 Special Focus in Qualitative Methods 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 6213 Qual Methods in Res or Permission of Instructor. May be repeated with change of focus. In-depth focus on specific qualitative research method and analytic approach relevant to nursing. Topic varies depending on faculty expertise and student dissertation needs. Theoretical underpinnings, project planning and implementation, sampling, data management issues and techniques are examined with emphasis on analysis, application, and interpretation of findings within healthcare context.
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NURS 6501 Prospectus Seminar 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 6113 Quant Meth in Res; NURS 6213 Qual Meth in Res. This required core course assists the PhD student in nursing to develop, justify and refine the dissertation prospectus through sharing and feedback from faculty and other students.
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NURS 6510 Translational Science for Practice 2-3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in doctoral program in nursing (PhD or DNP) An overview of the culture, language, and methods of translational science and its application to patient care. Includes examples of translational research findings applied to clinical practice, basic and medical science findings used to inform clinical nursing inquiry, and models of translation that enhance adoption of best practices in nursing.
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NURS 6943 Issues in Aging 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Graduate Status or special permission of instructor. Substantive online focus course for masters and doctoral students requiring current knowledge in key factors affecting geriatrics. Topic varies depending on faculty expertise and student dissertation needs. Modules addressing physiological, pharmacological, cognitive, and geropsychiatric factors affecting aging in place.
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NURS 6960 Directed Readings in Nursing Science: 1-6 hrs.
Prerequisites: None Intensive directed readings in a specific area of interest. May be repeated with variable topics and content; maximum credit nine hours. Individually tailored for each student with extensive directed readings in a specific area of the student's interest and /or background.
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Independent Study

NURS 6980 Dissertation Research 2-21 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to Candidacy Students conduct original research.
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Independent Study

NURS 6990 Special Studies in Nursing Science: 1-4 hrs.
Prerequisites: None Contemporary theoretical issues; significant research developments or special research ideas studied under the direction of the faculty. Students may select areas related to their research topics, substantive area or selected methodologies. May be repeated with change of subject matter; maximum credit 9 hours.
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Laboratory

NURS 7002 Primary Health Care in the Family - FNP I 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5633 Advanced Health/Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning, NURS 5313 Background for Nursing Practice. The course focuses on the delivery of health promotion and primary disease prevention to diverse populations across the lifespan. Population health concepts and primary and secondary prevention interventions based on national guidelines are discussed.
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NURS 7003 Primary Health Care in the Family - FNP II Practicum 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5633 Advanced Health/Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning; NURS 5313 Background for Nursing Practice; NURS 5XXX Diagnostic Methods and Primary Care Procedures; NURS 5013 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice; PATH 5503 Applied Principles of Pathology; NURS XXX Primary Health Care in the Family - FNP I. A clinical practicum focusing on the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of infants, children, childbearing women and adults with an emphasis on the management of complex acute health problems. Health promotion and prevention strategies and incorporated.
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NURS 7012 Diagnostic Methods and Primary Care Procedures 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5313 Background for Nursing Practice; NURS 5633 Advanced Health/Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning. This course prepares advanced practice students to apply current evidence based practices in the interpretation and management of information from select diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures used in the primary care setting.
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NURS 7013 Primary Health Care in the Family - FNP II Didactic 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5633 Advanced Health/Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning; NURS 5313 Background for Nursing Practice; NURS 5XXX Diagnostic Methods and Primary Care Procedures; NURS 5013 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice; PATH 5503 Applied Principles of Pathology; NURS XXX Primary Health Care in the Family - FNP I. Family theory-based course focusing on the delivery of health services to individuals across the life span. Emphasizes the management of common acute health problems of diverse populations. Promotes critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills for clinical decisions. Integrates knowledge of physical assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology.
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NURS 7024 Primary Health Care in the Family - FNP III Practicum 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5633 Adv. Health/Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; NURS XXXX Diagnostic Methods and Primary Care Proc.; NURS 5013 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice; PATH 5503 Applied Princ. of Pathology; NURS XXXX FNP I; NURS XXXX FNP II-Didactic; NURS FNP II-Practicum. A clinical practicum focusing on the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation of infants, children, childbearing women and adults with an emphasis on the management of complex chronic health problems. Health promotion and prevention strategies are incorporated.
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NURS 7033 Primary Health Care in the Family - FNP III Didactic 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5633 Adv. Health/Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning; NURS XXXX Diagnostic Methods and Primary Care Proc.; NURS 5013 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice; PATH 5503 Applied Princ. of Pathology; NURS XXXX FNP I; NURS XXXX FNP II-Didactic; NURS FNP II-Practicum. Family theory-based course focusing on delivery of health services to individuals across the life span. Emphasizes management of chronic health problems of diverse populations. Refines critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills for clinical decisions. Synthesizes knowledge of physical assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics.
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NURS 7053 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Management 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5883, NURS 5893, NURS 5953, NURS 5963, NURS 5663, NURS 5673, or Permission of Instructor. A capstone seminar role course focusing on demonstrating competence as a nurse practitioner in three domains and associated competencies: developing and implementing the NP role, managing and negotiating the health care delivery systems, and monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care services.
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NURS 8011 CNL Seminar: Role and Expectations 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: None In this seminar course, students will examine the role of Clinical Nurse Leaders as lateral integrators and members of an interdisciplinary team. Emphasis is on discovering gaps in patient care, working with groups, and use of information systems and technology to implement the CNL role.
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NURS 8021 CNL Seminar: Outcomes Management 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: None A seminar course focusing on the role of Clinical Nurse Leaders in improving clinical and cost outcomes in individuals and group within a unit or setting. Emphasis is on use of data and comparison of desired outcomes with national state, and institutional standards.
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NURS 8037 Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Residency 7 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 5033; NURS 5053; NURS 5083; NURS 5073; NURS 5123; NURS 5633; NURS 8011; NURS 8021; NURS 8113 A clinical practicum course focusing on concentrated implementation and evaluation of the CNL role.
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Clinical

NURS 8112 Scientific & Scholarly Foundations for Advanced Practices I 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in doctoral program in nursing (DNP/PhD) This course examines the nature, patterns, forces, and strategies that affect theory development and scientific knowledge. Criteria to evaluate the validity and limitations of knowledge claims are explored within the framework of ethical practice. Theories are synthesized to provide the context for health care delivery, outcomes, and advanced practice.
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NURS 8113 Scientific & Scholarly Foundations for Advanced Practice II 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 8112 Scientific and Scholarly Foundations for Advanced Practice I This course reviews scientific research methodology and quality of evidence needed to develop and test clinical interventions or clinical assessments, while exploring the application of ethics in practice, factors affecting how studies are designed and controlled to reduce error, and how sampling choices affect the strength of the evidence.
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NURS 8122 Health Care Transformation through Technology 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in doctoral program in nursing (DNP/PhD) Students will analyze and evaluate trends and practices in the use of information and patient care technology. Students will synthesize this information within the context of healthcare delivery strategic planning, informatics roles and marketing to enhance care delivery and patient outcomes.
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NURS 8313 Economics and Finance in Health Care 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in doctoral program in nursing (PhD/DNP). Explores concepts of accounting, finance, economics, marketing and strategic management. Will interpret financial documents, propose cost-effective health care solutions, address current trends in government regulations and affects on healthcare. Planned interventions focusing on cost-effectiveness/cost-efficiency and resource allocation are evaluated including the use of marketing to effect financial viability of healthcare.
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NURS 8323 Health Policy Local to Global 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in doctoral program in nursing (DNP/PhD) Health policy making and policy agendas are explored. Health policy and the political context of health care delivery in local and global locations are analyzed. Analyses will address how health policy has influenced and changed health systems' structure and integrated history, science, community values, ideology, and culture in their development.
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NURS 8333 Healthcare Quality for Improved Outcomes 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 6123 Applied Stats I; NURS 8112 and NURS 8114 Scientific and Scholarly Foundations for Advanced Practice I The course explores healthcare quality indicators driving patient safety mandates to improve outcomes within the context of evidenced based practice, historical development of healthcare quality and core measure indicators. Students have an opportunity to identify and define tools for speciality specific measures, promoting quality outcomes.
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NURS 8343 Organizational Behaviors, Health Care Systems & Leadership 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 6123; NURS 8112; NURS 8114; NURS 8712; BSE 5113; NURS 6111; NURS 8313; NURS 8333; NURS 8722; & NURS 8732 Organizational behaviors and administrative/clinical leadership behaviors to attain staff accountability and patient and healthcare outcomes in complex systems are explored. Leadership skills and informatics competencies required for interprofessional/interdisciplinary collaboration to support patient safety and strategies to assure sound decision making and cost-effective practice initiatives are analyzed.
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NURS 8712 Roles and Responsibilities of the Doctor of Nursing Practices 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in doctoral program in nursing (DNP/PhD) Role socialization to responsibilities and activities of the practice doctorate in nursing. Career trajectories of nursing scholars achieving leadership roles in advanced practice. Roles of mentors, reference groups, organizations, collaborators, and networks. Expertise, careers and leadership trajectories of selected leaders are explored as role models for developing career plans.
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NURS 8730 Practice Inquiry I 2-5 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113, NURS 6123, NURS 8112, NURS 8113 Course focuses on application of inquiry methods required to design an interventional scholarly project for effective implementation in the setting of choice. Various project ideas and means of implementation are explored. Students will derive a final project proposal in this course that is ready for submission to the Institutional Review Board.
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NURS 8740 Practice Inquiry II 3-5 hrs.
Prerequisites: Practice Inquiry I Course is a continuation of the Practice Inquiry I course. Students implement the scholarly project developed during the Practice Inquiry I course.
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NURS 8800 Practice Inquiry III 3-5 hrs.
Prerequisites: NURS 8730 and NURS 8740 Course builds on Practice Inquiry course by implementing the developed evidence-based intervention using a larger or alternate population. It requires use of a clinical practice model and evaluation of the model's effectiveness in achieving anticipated outcomes. Knowledge from previous courses is utilized to complete implementation and evaluation of the project.
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