MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice Concentration

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 46.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice is designed for the graduate nursing student who seeks to re-invent and innovate nursing practice in a variety of roles: as clinician, educator, administrator, clinical scientist, or in the business of healthcare. This is the first program of its kind in the nation for inquisitive, innovative nurses who have ideas to improve and change healthcare delivery.

The program offers an entrepreneurial focus and curriculum flexibility to support completion of a substantive capstone project that demonstrates innovation and the extension of the creative boundaries in nursing education, nursing administration, nursing practice or entrepreneurial business.  

This program:

  • Gives students the ability to make ideas a reality
  • Teaches students new skills to support changing ideas into reality
  • Develops students as a creative and inventive nurses who can make meaningful and unique contributions to the healthcare industry
  • Is right for students if their career objectives may not be met by a traditional graduate nursing curriculum or career path

 

Students may elect to use the 3 electives to obtain a post-baccalaureate certificate in a specialty area of interest

  • Forensic Trends and Issues in Contemporary Healthcare
  • Leadership in Health Systems Management
  • Nursing Education and Faculty Role
  • Issues in Human Trafficking
  • Substance Use Disorders Counseling
  • Veterans’ Healthcare

 

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Ms. Amy Pelak
ajp347@drexel.edu
215.762.7168

For information about the online delivery format of this program, visit the Drexel University Online MSN Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice web page.

Degree Requirements 

MSN Core Courses
INFO 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0
or NURS 544 Quality and Safety in Healthcare
NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
Required Track Courses
NURS 586Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice: Theory and Application3.0
NURS 587Case Studies in Intra/Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nursing3.0
NURS 588The Nurse as Intra/Entrepreneur and Consultant3.0
Practicum/Capstone Projects
NURS 636Capstone Project I3.0
NURS 637Capstone Project II3.0
NURS 638Capstone Project III3.0
Support Courses
NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0
NURS 669Professional Seminar for Advance Practice Nurses *1.0
Electives (by advisement with track coordinator)9.0
Total Credits46.0

*

Take NURS 699 in conjunction with NURS 638.



Courses

NURS 500 Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments 3.0 Credits

Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments examines Health care policy and politics in terms of contemporary issues relative to nurses in advanced roles, health care access, quality, and cost. The focus of this course is the critical analysis of health policy and global health utilizing advanced nursing roles in relation to the broader health landscape.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.

NURS 501 Dimensions of Human Sexuality in Health & Illness 3.0 Credits

This course explores the multiple dimensions of sexual expression as one of the central elements of human experience. Using a developmental framework, students explore physiological, psychological and social facets of human sexuality in the context of health and illness. The course will assist health care clinicians to address sexuality as an aspect of holistic care of clients. Students should be aware that course materials may be sexually explicit and the course may involve topics that are controversial in nature.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

NURS 502 Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course is to develop the student's ability to identify ethical dilemmas, apply moral reasoning, and then take action necessary to resolve the dilemma. Questions of clinical and applied ethics, including basic principles and theories that support and challenge the decision making process will be examined from various perspectives to address the moral difficulties the advance practice nurse is likely to encounter.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.

NURS 503 Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge of basic equipment utilized in the routine care of the surgical patient. The objectives of this course are geared toward immediate application of the acquired anesthesia knowledge in the clinical setting.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Corequisites: NURS 504, NURS 526, NURS 549

NURS 504 Overview of Nurse Anesthesia 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide an overview of nurse anesthesia principles and basic anesthesia skills utilized in the routine care of the surgical patient. The lecture content is reinforced in the simulation lab experience. The objectives of this course are geared toward immediate application of the acquired knowledge in the simulated laboratory experience and for integration in the clinical setting.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Corequisites: NURS 503, NURS 526, NURS 549

NURS 505 Chemistry and Physics 3.0 Credits

Nurse anesthesia students examine physical phenomena relevant to anesthesia and anesthesia equipment. Basic organic chemistry, chemistry of drugs and specific technologies will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 503 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 504 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 507, NURS 508, NURS 520

NURS 506 Health Policy 4.0 Credits

The purpose of this course is to enhance the graduate student's ability to examine and evaluate social policy and its impact on health policy, health status and systems, delivery of care and on nursing practice, education and research.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 507 Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology I 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an overview and in-depth analysis of general principles and concepts related to pharmacology of anesthetic agents used in clinical practice. Perioperative fluid management and blood components, an overview of general pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles, pharmacologic mechanism of action, effects on organ systems and considerations related to age and pathophysiological conditions will be explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 503 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 504 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 505, NURS 508, NURS 520

NURS 508 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I 1.0 Credit

Clinical Practicum courses are designed to enable the student to apply and integrate the knowledge gained in pre and co-requisite courses to learn the skills to safely administer anesthesia to patients undergoing a wide variety of surgical or diagnostic procedures. These clinical practicums build on the student's previous anesthesia experiences each quarter.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 503 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 504 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 505, NURS 507, NURS 520

NURS 509 Health Promotion 4.0 Credits

This course addresses the health of individuals and populations from a systems perspective. Students investigate leading causes of illness and injury, develop and evaluate a multi-level intervention model. Focus is on the Health People 2010. Concepts and tools of continuous improvement are utilized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 510 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia I 3.0 Credits

This course builds on the foundation learned in prerequisite courses. Emphasis is on the development of advanced knowledge of the respiratory system and cardiovascular systems. A comprehensive study of the physiology, pathophysiology and the relationship to patient management is the focus of the course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 520 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 505 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 507 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 508 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 511, NURS 512, NURS 521

NURS 511 Nurse Anesthesia Pharmacology II 3.0 Credits

This course will provide a continued in-depth analysis of general principles and concepts related to pharmacology of anesthetic agents used in clinical practice. The objective of this course are geared toward immediate application of the acquired knowledge for integration in the clinical setting. Additional drugs will be presented.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 507 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 510, NURS 512, NURS 521

NURS 512 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II 1.0 Credit

Clinical Practicum II will provide the opportunity for the novice student to participate in the anesthesia management of healthy patients undergoing uncomplicated surgical and/or diagnostic procedures.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 505 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 507 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 508 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 520 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 510, NURS 511, NURS 521

NURS 513 Research and Theory I 4.0 Credits

The course is designed to provide professional graduate students with the skills necessary to evaluate the relationship between practice and published research. The course content includes an overview of research concepts, ethics in research, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative research designs, research methods, and data analysis.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 514 Leadership in Nursing 3.0 Credits

This course addresses key concepts and skills required of nurses in today's health care climate, including the ability to analyze situations from a systems perspective, identity and attend to the context in which information is given and perceived, and to enhance interactions by clarifying communication.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 515 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia II 3.0 Credits

This course extends the knowledge learned in basic principles. During this quarter, students learn anesthetic management principles for regional anesthesia, orthopedic surgery, renal patients, morbidly obese patients and pediatrics. Important concepts include anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological, and pharmacological principles.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 510 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 511 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 512 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 521 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 516, NURS 522

NURS 516 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III 2.0 Credits

Clinical Practicum III will provide the student the opportunity to administer anesthesia to patients schedule for more complex surgical procedures and who may also exhibit significant pathophysiology. Students will begin to analyze the patient's physiological response to intra-operative surgical events and adjust the anesthetic and regional anesthesia.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 521 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 510 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 511 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 512 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 515, NURS 522

NURS 517 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV 3.0 Credits

Clinical practicum IV will provide the student the opportunity to administer anesthesia to patients scheduled for more complex surgical procedures and who may also exhibit significant pathophysiology. Students will begin to analyze the patient's physiological response to intra-operative surgical events and adjust the anesthetic and regional anesthesia.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 515 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 516 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 522 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 518, NURS 524, NURS 530

NURS 518 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia III 3.0 Credits

The content presented will enable the student to incorporate previous learned knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and patient management into the care of subspecialty populations with more complex medical problems. The anesthesia management of the pregnant, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical and bum patient will be presented.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 515 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 516 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 522 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 517, NURS 524, NURS 530

NURS 519 Forensic Science Foundations 3.0 Credits

This course examines the defining characteristics of offender behavior including the importance of obtaining complete victim histories, investigation of a motive and suspects as it relates to healthcare and practice. Investigative and therapeutic factors and approaches including examination of environment, place, time and crime scene indicators will be explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

NURS 520 Advanced Physiology 3.0 Credits

This course presents the essentials of organ system function in humans, with an emphasis on the integration of neural and hormonal mechanisms in the control of organ system function. This course is limited to students in the Nursing Anesthesia Program of the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.

NURS 521 Advanced Pathophysiology I 3.0 Credits

A detailed discussion of the disturbances of normal function and basic mechanisms involved in the diseases of the major organ systems and the general aspects of the common human pathophysiological conditions and syndromes. This course includes general pathological processes that are specific to the cardiovascular system.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 520 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 522 Advanced Pathophysiology II 3.0 Credits

A detailed discussion of the disturbances of normal function and basic mechanisms involved in diseases of the major organ systems and the general aspects of the common human pathophysiological conditions and syndromes. This course includes respiratory, renal, digestive, hepatobiliary and pancreatic pathophysiology.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 521 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 523 Advanced Pathophysiology III 3.0 Credits

A detailed discussion of the disturbances of normal function and basic mechanisms involved in diseases of the major organ systems and the general aspects of the common human pathophysiological conditions and syndromes. This course includes the endocrine, reproductive, sensory/motor pathways, pain pathways, neuromuscular, neurological, and skeletal pathophysiology.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 522 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 524 Analysis and Application of Forensic Trends and Issues 3.0 Credits

This course requires synthesis of information gathered from previous core courses with application to actual forensic case studies from a healthcare perspective. Students will analyze characteristics of offender behavior, victim histories and trajectories, investigative factors and related approaches are based on integration of theory and research with translation and application to forensic practice within their discipline.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: NURS 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 528 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 533 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 525 Advanced Physiology 4.0 Credits

This course builds on the student's knowledge of anatomy and physiology, emphasizing the complex nature of bodily function from the molecular to the systems level. The focus is on integrating the individual functions of all the body's cells into a total functional whole.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 339 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 526 Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to information systems and technologies that support practice and improve patient care and outcomes. Students develop an understanding of relationships between patient care and information and data issues involved in clinical practice in addition to examining informatics issues within complex healthcare systems.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.

NURS 527 Evidence Based Approaches to Practice 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on using research to guide evidence-based practice. Communication, collaboration, and decision making skills from a multidisciplinary approach essential to collect, evaluate, and apply research to practice will be emphasized. During this course the student will learn to (1) conduct efficient, thorough searches of the research literature; (2) evaluate the quality of a body of research through an appraisal of design, methodology, and data analysis; (3) summarize the findings from an overall body of research; and (4) apply research evidence to issues of current nursing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 528 Victimology – Contemporary Trend 3.0 Credits

This course examines the wide range of victimization experiences from the perspective of the crime victim, the offender, families, and the healthcare community. Basic tenets of assessment and intervention with victims and survivors are explored. Emphasis will focus on understanding the etiologic and motivation issues as well as response patterns to victimization and perpetration dynamics from a healthcare provider perspective.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

NURS 529 Foundations of Complementary and Integrative Therapies 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of the history of medicine, and reviews the theoretical foundation of selected CIT areas including: botanical medicine, clinical aromatherapy, homeopathy, mind-body therapy, energy therapy, and humor and healthcare. It compares the CIT world-view with the conventional medical model.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 530 Anesthesia Seminar 1.0 Credit

This seminar will integrate the academic and practical knowledge the student has acquired in the nurse anesthesia curriculum. Students will work independently with a faculty advisor to develop a State of the Science Paper on a topic relevant to anesthesia practice. Students are required to perform a comprehensive review of the literature, provide an educational hand-out to their colleagues and present the information using multimedia approaches.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 515 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 516 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 522 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: NURS 517, NURS 518, NURS 524

NURS 531 Epidemiology in Action: Tracking Health & Disease 3.0 Credits

Assists students to examine and actualize the processes for development and measurement of outcomes in health care in the context of evidence-based practice. Explores epidemiologic theories and models to promote understanding of risks and disease pathogenesis. Examines the dynamic balance between health and illness. Understanding of health assessment, risk identification and outcomes measurement is emphasized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 532 Evaluation of Health Outcomes 3.0 Credits

Examines standard models for evaluation of health outcomes for clients. Clinical interventions and outcomes for specific populations will be explored from the client, provider, and payer perspective, using selected methodological and evaluative approaches. The impact of health care, disease management and outcomes will be examined in relation to public policy and legislation. Key steps in measuring clinical outcomes are explored in developing an analysis plan for a selected clinical population.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is HI or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 533 Forensic Mental Health 3.0 Credits

This course examines the various foundations of offender behavior including theory, research and motivational models. Basic tenets of assessment and intervention with offenders will be examined from a healthcare perspective.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

NURS 534 FNP I: Primary Care of the Emerging Family 5.0 Credits

This is the first course in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become a family nurse practitioner. This course introduces the FNP student to the health care needs and dynamics of the emerging family throughout the lifecycle. Clinical practicum of 160 hours occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 535 FNP II: Primary and Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents 5.0 Credits

This is the second course in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student who is studying to become a family nurse practitioner. This course is designed to introduce the FNP student to primary and episodic care of infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Clinical practicum of 160 hours occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] or RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 534 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 536 FNP III: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum I 5.0 Credits

This is the third in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student who is studying to become a family nurse practitioner. The course is designed to introduce the FNP student to primary care of the adult-older adult population accross the age spectrum. Clinical practicum of 160 hours occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 534 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 535 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 575 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 537 FNP IV: Primary Care of Adults and Older Adults Across the Adult Age Spectrum II 5.0 Credits

This is the fourth in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student who is studying to become a family nurse practitioner. The course is designed to build on topics from FNP III, Primary Care of the Adult-Older Adult I, with a focus on care of the adult-older adult with multisystem and chronic illness that impacts quality of life. Clinical practicum of 160 hours occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 534 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 535 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 536 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 575 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 538 FNP V: Integrative Practicum in Family Practice Across the Lifespan 4.0 Credits

This is the final clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become a family nurse practitioner. This course is designed to assist the student to apply knowledge from all previous clinical courses to guide them in the transition from student to practitioner. Clinical practicum of 80 hours occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 534 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 535 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 536 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 537 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 539 Holistic Living for the Caregiver 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to take the student on an experiential journey toward a holistic way of living that emphasizes a mind-body-spirit approach. Emphasizes development of healthy, nutritious eating, effective exercise, and guidelines for incorporating basic supplementation. Students stress reduction and management techniques including breathing, walking and music. Integrates spiritual concepts.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 540 ASD I: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an overview of the public health problem of autism spectrum disorder, including natural history, etiology, rising prevalence, risk factors, and core features of ASD. The student will be introduced to the important and evolving role of nurses in the life-long care of people with ASD.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 541 ASD II: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Children and Adolescents 3.0 Credits

This course will provide an overview of the range of treatments for ASD and pharmacotherapy for symptom managements of the pediatric population across the lifespan. A family-centered approach to care is emphasized, developing understanding of the medical, nursing and behavioral management of the range of functional problems and core features across the lifespan.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 540 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 542 ASD III: Health and Behavioral Care Planning and Intervention for Adults with ASD 3.0 Credits

Students acquire in-depth knowledge of the various treatment approaches to ASD and learn strategies for managing acute and chronic health and behavioral problems experienced by adults with ASD. Core features manifest differently based on age, environmental stressors, therefore the students learn how to predict and prevent problems in a variety of health care settings and circumstances as individuals with ASD require treatment for other health conditions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 540 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 543 ASD IV: Nursing Leadership and Advocacy for ASD 3.0 Credits

Students will examine the role of nursing in the life-long care of people with ASD and identify ways to expand the scope of nursing care for this vulnerable population. Practical issues of collaboration and reimbursement for services will be explored. Students will explore the availability of services in the community and discuss approaches to patient advocacy. Students will identify and implement an independent project.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (NURS 540 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 541 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 542 [Min Grade: B]) and (NURS 541 [Min Grade: B] or NURS 542 [Min Grade: B])

NURS 544 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3.0 Credits

This course provides a broad introduction to the essential competencies required by nurses to improve practice and health care delivery. Based upon the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project, class activities will be designed to prepare nurses who will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to serve in leadership roles to drive quality improvement and safety within healthcare systems.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 547 Communication and Self-Awareness for Leading and Managing in Healthcare 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the central role that self plays in leadership and communication skills. By performing self-observations and analyses, students will analyze the role of self in leadership and gain appreciation of the complexities of interpersonal communication. Enhanced communication skills will also be explored in teams and organizational settings.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 557 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 548 Advanced Pathophysiology 3.0 Credits

Building on a foundation of normal physiology, students are exposed to the major disturbances of normal function and the basic mechanisms involved in disease of the major organ systems. The course includes discussion of the general aspects of the common human pathophysiological conditions and syndromes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 549 Advanced Pharmacology 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to build on prior pharmacologic study of actions and effects of drugs on the human system across the life span. Students will study pharmacologic mechanisms of action, effects on organ systems, routes of administration, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses, considerations related to age and physiologic state, adverse reactions, contraindications, and drop interactions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 550 Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan 4.0 Credits

This Course is designed to introduce the experienced clinical nurse to diagnostic reasoning, advanced clinical history takin, and physical assessment for individuals/families across the life span. Course content focuses on the concepts, theory and pracitce related to obtaining comprehensive health histories for patients of all ages and states of health.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 551 Foundations of Phytotherapy: Clinical Applications of Herbal Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course serves as a foundation for the safe, effective and rational approach to using some of the most commonly known herbs in clinical practice. Includes a review of the primary uses, active constituents, pharmacological actions, known contraindications, drug interactions and potential side effects, as well as a review of the clinical research and historical significance of each herb.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 552 Integrative Advanced Relaxation Techniques 3.0 Credits

This course presents evidence-based integrative mind-body-spirit healthcare strategies that are indicative of specific complementary and integrative therapies. These therapies include modified mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga that are being employed by a growing number of healthcare providers and healthcare organizations across the country (e.g. Veterans Administrative Health Systems) to help address PTSD, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 553 Data Analysis for Decision-Making in HC Management 3.0 Credits

Healthcare management is increasingly a data-dependent and data-driven process. The focus of this course is on skill development in use of data analysis to understand organizational issues, address key human resource challenges, and achieve organizational objectives. Students will utilize a healthcare organization simulation and spreadsheet application to organize and analyze data and draw conclusions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 557 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 547 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 554 Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student for the safe prescribing and monitoring of therapeutic agents across the spectrum of adult-older adult patient population in acute and critical illness.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ACNP.
Prerequisites: NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 555 Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan 3.0 Credits

This course provides scientific knowledge of psychopharmacology and its application to treatment of clients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. The course focuses on advanced concepts in neuroscience, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic drugs in the management of targeted symptoms of psychiatric disorders in clients across the lifespan.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 556 Pharmacology for Family Nurse Practitioners 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare the FNP students for the safe managing and prescribing of therapeutics. Students will study pharmacologic mechanisms of action, effects on organ systems, routes of administration, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses, considerations related to physiologic state, adverse reactions, contraindications and drug interactions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 557 Leadership and Stewardship in the Health Professions 3.0 Credits

Changes in the health care system are demanding practitioners with well-honed leadership skills and with a sense of stewardship. This course explores the concepts of leadership and stewardship from a historical and contemporary perspective with particular application to the health professions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is HI or major is NURS.

NURS 558 Economics of Healthcare Management & Policy 3.0 Credits

This course will address the fundamentals of economics as they relate to healthcare services, quality improvement, management measures, and cost containment strategies. The student will explore the issues of market supply and demand, the economics of nursing, the impact of managed care and the role of information technology in the delivery of healthcare services.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.

NURS 559 Operations Management in Contemporary Healthcare Organizations 3.0 Credits

The rapidly changing healthcare environment and ongoing demands for increased productivity, quality, and service excellence have resulted in a renewed emphasis on operational efficiency in the delivery of health care services and nursing care. This course will examine critical issues related to structuring patient care delivery models and clinical practice for quality and efficiency. Pertinent legal and ethical considerations will be threaded through the content.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 557 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 560 Wicked Problems in Health Care 3.0 Credits

The term “wicked problem" originated in designing and planning literature and crept into healthcare, capturing problems such as access to care, healthcare errors, etc. this course offers a perspective on wicked healthcare problems and a framework to understand their complexity, and explores what happens in attempts to solve them.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 561 Spirituality, Health and Healing 3.0 Credits

Spirituality is an essential aspect of one's identity. For some, spirituality is expressed in terms of religious concepts while for others it is less formalized yet no less significant in contributing meaning and purpose to their lives. Health, illness, and healing are three major life experiences impacted upon by one's spirituality.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 562 Workforce Management in Healthcare Organizations 3.0 Credits

This course provides a comprehensive study of topics related to workforce management issues and strategic human resources management for nurses in a leadership role. Students examine recruitment, selection and retention, employee appraisal and development, as well as compensation and labor relations. Implications of generational and cultural dimensions, legal and global environments as well as current issues such as diversity training, sexual harassment policies are explored and balanced with organizational pressures related to cost-benefit priorities supporting financial goals and operational efficiency.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 557 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 563 Building and Leading High Performance Healthcare Organizations 3.0 Credits

This course presents an intensive examination of the role of organizational leaders in building and leading high performance teams for maximum effectiveness. It is focused on the evolving roles of leaders as they advance from front line to higher level management positions in clinical settings.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 557 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 558 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 559 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 564 The Business of Healthcare 3.0 Credits

This course provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of financial management and the financial environment of the healthcare industry. The student will develop an understanding of the budgeting and accounting process and how a fiscally responsible budget works in a climate of decreased government funding, shared cost mechanisms and decreased personnel resources in addition to basic financial management principles and tools.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is HI or major is NURS.

NURS 565 Body Movement Therapies 3.0 Credits

This course is an overview of the history and theory of the following movement therapies: Dance Movement Therapy, Feldenkrais, Qigong, Yoga, and Pilates. The clinical application of these movement therapies to specific patient populations will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to "experience" an episode of each of the movement therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 566 Yoga for the Enlightened Practitioner 3.0 Credits

This course provides a framework for understanding and experiencing the holistic practice of yoga. It addresses yoga's ancient philosophy of universal wisdom and this philosophy's increasing relevance to humankind today. The eight limbs of yoga are incorporated for study throughout the course content modules to promote self awareness and conscious action in daily life experience. Holistic yoga application as a medical modality is reviewed based on evidence based practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 567 Strategic Management: Power, Politics and Influence in Healthcare Systems 3.0 Credits

Nursing leaders are increasingly recognized as vital to the success of health care initiatives and organizations. Strategic management provides clarity and direction in an environment of rapid change and uncertainty. This course will utilize a systematic approach to analyze the “fit” and “position” of nursing within organizations. Power, politics and influence, management systems and processes, and organizational dynamics will be examined within the context of structure and function of current and emergent healthcare delivery systems.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 558 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 557 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 653 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 564 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 562 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 559 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 568 Practicum and Symposium in Healthcare Operations Management 3.0 Credits

This practicum provides the student an opportunity to operationalize the leadership role in appropriate agencies and facilities in conjunction with an expert nursing leader. A capstone project involving a project of interest to both the student and the organization will be initiated, to be completed in conjunction with NURS 569.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 557 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 558 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 559 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 563 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 564 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 567 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 569 Practicum and Symposium in Technology and Management of Information in Healthcare Organizations 3.0 Credits

The focus of the practicum will be on exposure to the management of information to support decision-making, communication, and strategic planning. These include systems for managing human resources, improving quality of care and tracking organizational metrics. The capstone project begun in the Operations Management Practicum (NURS 568) will be completed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 557 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 558 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 559 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 563 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 564 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 567 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 570 Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP I: Introduction to Adult Gerontology Acute Care Medicine 5.0 Credits

This is the first course in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This course is designed to introduce the student to the role of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in adult acute/critical and chronic healthcare settings.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ACNP.
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 554 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 571 Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Mgnt/Care of Patients in Acute/Crit Care Med Set 5.0 Credits

This is the second course in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This course is designed to foster development of clinical competency and role transition in the setting of acute medicine.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ACNP.
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 570 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 554 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 572 Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner III: Mgnt/Care of Patients in Acute Surgical Setting 5.0 Credits

This is the third course in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This course is designed to foster ongoing development of clinical competency and role transition in the setting of acute surgical patients.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ACNP.
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 570 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 571 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 554 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 573 Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP IV: Management of Care of Patients in Critical Care Settings 5.0 Credits

This is the fourth course in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This course is designed to foster ongoing development of clinical competency and role transition in the setting of critically ill patients.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ACNP.
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 570 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 571 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 572 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 554 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 575 Family Nurse Practitioner I: Primary Care of Infants, Children & Adolescents 5.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the FNP student to primary care of children and their family. The student will begin the critical analysis of clinical strategies and interventions in health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and common health problems seen primarily in pediatric populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 576 Family Nurse Practitioner I: Primary Care of Adults 5.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the students to primary care of the adult population with a focus on well adult care and the management of acute illness. Critical analysis of clinical strategies and interventions in health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and common health problems seen primarily in adult populations are studied.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 575 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 578 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 577 Family Nurse Practitioner IV: Primary Geriatric Care 5.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the NP student to primary care of the adult population with a focus on well adult care of the older adult with multisystem and chronic illnesses. Critical analysis of clinical strategies and interventions in health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and common chronic health problems seen primarily in older adult populations are studied.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 575 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 576 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 578 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 578 Family Nurse Practitioner III: Primary Care of Women 5.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the FNP student to the health care of women. Critical analysis of clinical strategies and interventions in health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention and common health problems seen primarily in female populations is studied. Emphasis is on the care of women from menarche through menopause, including the care of pregnant women.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 575 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 579

NURS 579 Family Nurse Practitioner V: Integrative Practicum in Family Practice 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to assist the student to apply knowledge from all of the previous clinical courses to guide them in the transition from student to practitioner. Content will include extensive use of case management of complex problems seen in Family Practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 575 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 576 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 577 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 578 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 580 Adult Gero Acute Care NP V: Mgmt/Care of Clients in Acute, Critical Care, Med or Surg Settings 5.0 Credits

This is the fifth course in a series of five clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This course is designed to foster independent and interprofessional practice in the role of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is ACNP.
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 544 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 554 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 570 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 571 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 572 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 573 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 503 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 504 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 581 Intra/Entrepreneurism, The Process of Innovation 3.0 Credits

The course is designed for the student who desires to understand the entrepreneurial process and how it can be used to creatively build new structures within health care, potentially discovering intra/entrepreneurial potential within themselves. Through an analysis of contemporary theories on change, the theoretical framework of intra/entrepreneurism will be analyzed and applied to innovative products and processes within health care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 582 Foundation of Good Clinical Practice in Clinical Trials Mngmt 3.0 Credits

This foundation course in clinical research provides a comprehensive review of the fundamentals of human clinical research. It includes the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP?s), regulatory requirements and guidelines, and ethical requirements for human drug and device development in the United States.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 583 Operational Leadership in Clinical Trials Management 3.0 Credits

This course focuses intensely on the integration and application of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and regulatory requirements in clinical trials management, including the development of an informed consent and responsibilities of an institutional review board (IRB). There is a strong focus on the financial aspects of study management including developments of study budgets.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 582 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 584 Current Topics in Clinical Trials 3.0 Credits

This third course in clinical research builds on the regulatory knowledge and skills learned in the foundation courses and offers an opportunity for the student to explore current topics in clinical trials management. It focuses on the challenges of running a clinical trial including fraud, adverse event reporting and patient recruitment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 582 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 583 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 585 Clinical Trials Research Practicum 5.0 Credits

The practicum/project provides an opportunity for the student to operationalize the clinical trials role in appropriate agencies and facilities in conjunction with an expert clinical trials researcher. Emphasis is placed on practical experience in the clinical trials research process. A capstone project will be completed in conjunction with the practicum.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 582 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 583 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 584 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 586 Innovation in Advanced Nursing Practice: Theory and Application 3.0 Credits

Explores the theoretical literature from diverse disciplines on how innovations are conceived and implemented, particularly in nursing practice, and how such innovations run their course and spawn other innovations. Professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal issues and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CUIE or major is NURS.

NURS 587 Case Studies in Intra/Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Nursing 3.0 Credits

Using a case study model of great and bad ideas in nursing practice, education, and administration, students will explore some of the intra/entrepreneurial experiments, innovations and creative ventures in nursing, including both successes and failures. Professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal issues and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CUIE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 586 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 588 The Nurse as Intra/Entrepreneur and Consultant 3.0 Credits

Using a business development model, each individual will create a business plan from vision, through action plan, to opening day. Researcher, expert and leader are presented and explored. Interpretation and application, professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal issues and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CUIE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 586 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 587 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 589 Witches, Wise Women and Women Healers 3.0 Credits

This course provides an intriguing chronicle of women healers throughout history from ancient to modern times, those who have served as priestesses, witches, wise women, and ultimately the healers who have helped to shape and form healthcare, as we know it today. It examines the influence of religion, misogyny, science, politics, economics, and sexuality on the creation of the female archetype and the lasting impression that has influenced her role in healing practices. Finally, students will look at the role of modern healers and the evolving model of integrative healthcare in healing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 590 Versatile Individualized Program I 3.0 Credits

The focus of the project is determined by the student and Track Coordinator. The project and related assignments will be individualized to match the student's selected area of focus. The project should contribute to the body of nursing knowledge and prepare the student to be a leader in this area of knowledge.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 591 Foundations of Nursing Education 3.0 Credits

This course prepares the prospective nurse educator with the foundational principles necessary for teaching in various settings: classroom, clinical and college laboratories, and health care agencies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 592 PMHNP I: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology I 5.0 Credits

This course introduces conceptual models and theories related to the practice of psychiatric mental health nursing. The course integrates assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients with selected mental disorders across the lifespan, using concepts from various sciences. Students integrate theory and practice of PMHNP in a supervised clinical practicum.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 555 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 593 PMHNP II: Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Foundations and Psychopathology II 5.0 Credits

NURS593 is a continuation of NURS592 focusing on the role of the advanced psychiatric mental health nurse in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients with selected mental disorders across the lifespan, using concepts from various sciences. Students integrate theory and practice of PMHNP in a supervised clinical practicum.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 555 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 592 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 594 PMHNP III: Adv Mental Hlth NP Treatment Modalities for Diverse Populations Across the Lifespan 5.0 Credits

This course examines treatment modalities for advanced practice psychiatric nursing. The course focuses on theoretical and conceptual foundation for specialty practice with individuals, families and groups across the lifespan with the emphasis of psychotherapy approaches and considerations. Students integrate theory and practice of PMHNP in a supervised clinical practicum.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 555 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 592 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 593 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 595 PMHNP IV: Adv Mental Hlth NP Management and Care of Clients in Diverse Pop Across the Lifespan. 5.0 Credits

This course expands on previous courses focusing on assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic mental disorders of special population across the lifespan. It examines the PMHNP role in various models of community mental health and consultation-liaison. Students integrate theory and practice of PMHNP in a supervised clinical practicum.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 555 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 592 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 593 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 594 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 596 Versatile Individual Program II 3.0 Credits

The focus of the project is determined by the student and Track Coordinator. The project and related assignments will be individualized to match the student's selected area of focus. The project should contribute to the body of nursing knowledge and prepare the student to be a leader in this area of knowledge.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 590 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 597 Clinical & Didactic Teaching Methods 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course it to prepare the prospective nurse faculty with the foundational principles and skills necessary for didactic teaching in the classroom and for supervision in clinical settings. Educational theories and instructional methods will be explored to enhance learning among traditional and non-traditional student populations in differing types of programs within the higher education environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 598 Teaching Critical Thinking & Clinical Decision-Making in Nursing 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare the prospective nurse faculty with theoretical principles, processes, and instructional skills to promote critical thinking that results in appropriate clinical decision-making when interacting with student nurses in the classroom and clinical settings. Techniques for the facilitation of learning will be emphasized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 597 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

NURS 599 Curriculum Design in Nursing Education 3.0 Credits

This course offers the student practical applications in curriculum design, including the development of a teaching/learning philosophy, mission statement, programmatic goals, learning objectives, individual courses, and teaching plans.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 597 [Min Grade: B], NURS 598 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

NURS 600 Measurement & Evaluation in Nursing Education 3.0 Credits

This course offers the student practical applications in assessment of learning outcomes, systematic test construction using multiple-choice format and alternative formats, and basic test statistics. Participants will explore advantages and limitations of a wide variety of classroom and clinical testing modalities.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 597 [Min Grade: B], NURS 598 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)

NURS 601 Advanced Health Assessment 6.0 Credits

This course provides physical assessment didactic and lab experiences which builds upon NURS 201, Health Assessment Across the Lifespan. Students will refine the history taking and physical assessment skills necessary for advanced nursing roles. Students collect, synthesize, assess and interpret data from a variety of sources.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 506 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 509 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 513 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 611 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 525

NURS 602 Foundations for Clinical Nurse Leader 4.0 Credits

First of 3 CNL clinical courses in the track. Students experience point of care management of cohorts of clients with an interdisciplinary team model and from a Microsystems perspective. Integrates core and support course content into assessment, diagnosis and of health and illness conditions of adult clients. Concepts, theories, & research related to health promotion, illness management, risk identification and reduction to improve client safety are addressed. Emphasizes collaboration and interdisciplinary approach.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 531 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 532 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 603 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Immersion I 5.0 Credits

Second of 3 CNL clinical courses in the track. Students apply concepts, theories and evidence to the care of cohorts of clients with chronic illness. Emphasis is placed on utilization of technology at the point of care. Students will collaborate with other health care providers to develop and interdisciplinary approach to epidemiologically significant problems and to design, coordinate and evaluate plans of care using evidence and outcome data. Capstone project design begins in this course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 602 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 604 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Immersion II 5.0 Credits

Third course of 3 CNL clinical courses in the track. Students complete and present the capstone project to health care administrators and other stakeholders. Emphasis is on utilization of technology at the point of care. Students will collaborate, negotiate and articulate evidence based approaches to develop an interdisciplinary plan for significant epidemiologically significant problems and potential problems in diverse populations. Students develop in-depth understanding and skills in care of chronically ill client cohorts.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 602 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 605 Pharmacology for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student for the safe managing and prescribing of therapeutics. Students will study pharmacologic mechanisms of action, effects on organ systems, routes of administration, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses, considerations related to physiologic state, adverse reactions, contraindications, and drug interactions. Case studies will be used to aid students in the transition from course work to clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 606 Curriculum Design for Higher Level Cognition 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course is to offer the student applications in nursing curriculum design, including the development of a teaching/learning philosophy, mission statement, programmatic goals, learning objectives, teaching plans, and individual courses.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 591 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 609 Forensic Mental Health 3.0 Credits

This course examines the various foundations of offender behavior including theory, research and motivational models. Basic tenets of assessment and intervention with offenders will be examined from a healthcare perspective. Public policy and practice guidelines for a variety of healthcare settings will occur vi case examples.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 3 credits

NURS 610 Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy 3.0 Credits

This course provides a strong foundation for the safe and effective use of 20 therapeutic essential oils. Includes the clinical application of each essential oil, basic essential oil organic chemistry, safety, dosages and known contraindications. Reviews essential oil biosynthesis, specific plant morphological structures, extraction methodologies, primary avenues of absorption, and an overview of the history of aromatherapy, and quality of essential oils. This course adheres to the educational standards (level one) set forth by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA).

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 611 Research and Theory II 4.0 Credits

This is the second course in a sequence of two required research courses in the graduate nursing program. The course builds on the foundation of a research proposal to student a problem in the student's identified areas of interest.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 513 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 612 Women's Integrative Health 3.0 Credits

This course presents an Integrative Mind-Body approach for supporting various states of health imbalance specific to women’s health. Applied integrative strategies highlight the use of dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicines and other specific healing modalities. Takes into account the eastern philosophy of anatomy energetics, the integration of the physical and the spiritual, psyche and soma, into a harmonious whole for addressing specific women’s health conditions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIT 501 [Min Grade: C] or CIT 502 [Min Grade: C] or CIT 503 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 613 The Role and Responsibility of the Nursing Professor 3.0 Credits

Academic policies, protocols, and legal aspects of education will be explored. Campus relationships, prospective and current student issues, as well as laws affecting students will be examined. Situational events that occur in the classroom and clinical settings will be highlighted for students to research, discuss and develop a format for applying case law to student faculty issues.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 597 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 598 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 614 Technology for Nursing Education & Practice 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course it to expand on technology skills that support the nurse educator in the virtual learning environment. This course prepares the student educator with the skills to utilize available technology for the development of on-line course work for the academic setting and program development for staff and patient education and the preparation community outreach programs.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 615 Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation 3.0 Credits

This course explores the theories, principles and practices that underpin the measurement and evaluation of educational settings. This course includes content on approaches to giving feedback, test construction and psychometrics evaluation, development and grading of written assignments, evaluation of clinical performance and self-evaluation for personal teaching effectiveness.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 591 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 606 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 613 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 616 Teaching Methods in Nursing Education 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of teaching methods utilized within nursing education to support student learning in clinical, didactic and online learning environments. Students will examine various teaching/learning technologies, including simulation, and integrate these technologies with select teaching methods in the design of coursework to support learning.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 591 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 606 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 613 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 617 Qigong: Bio-energy Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course teaches Qigong in the context of traditional Oriental medicine, and includes body movement and energy medicine for health and healing. The course provides students with principles of bio-energy (Qi) and practical ways of using them for healing. The key component of the course includes lectures, slow relaxing exercises, Qi meditations, and self-healing treatment techniques for specific symptoms. Lectures cover principles, history of bio-energy therapy, self-healing and treatment for special symptoms, case studies, and effects.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 618 Principles of Holistic Nursing 3.0 Credits

This course provides a foundation of holistic nursing knowledge, understanding and insight, including holistic nursing theories, ethics, and beliefs. The course will focus on the American Holistic Nurses Association's Scope and Standards of practice, as well as the Holistic Nursing Core Values. Students will explore the concept of healing, evaluate current local and national trends and environmental conditions that affect health, and identify ways to incorporate the concepts of holistic nursing into professional practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 619 Principles of Bioenergy Therapies 3.0 Credits

Principles of Bioenergy Therapies examines the concept of human bioenergy fields and the healing modalities known as energy therapies that rebalance the bioenergy field to promote healing. The history and research into energy therapies is covered as students explore the paradigm shift in treatment of individuals in Western medicine.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 620 Integrative Meditation: Where East Meets West 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the practice of meditation from Eastern civilizations to the West by presenting an overview of the major categories, including: Zen, Vipassana/Insight, Shambhala, Mindfulness and Centering Prayer. The course focuses on the experiential cultivation of both “formal” and “informal” mindfulness meditation practices as a foundation for positive health behaviors and psychological and emotional resilience that can be effectively utilized across the adult life span.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 621 Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care 3.0 Credits

This course offers health care professionals the guidelines and tools necessary to provide compassionate spiritual care to patients and their families at the end of life, by examining spiritual beliefs, rituals and opportunities through the combined effort of patient, family and a multidisciplinary health care team. Techniques will be explored that acknowledge and support individual goals, values, wishes, through discovery, reverence, and tending of the spirit. This course will examine the ancient texts of death and dying, the use of scripture, and the unique energy of the ancient hospices in Europe.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 622 Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care 3.0 Credits

This course introduces health care professionals to the use of complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) used during the end of life. Methods for assessment, the influence of the environment in healing, and therapeutic interventions for various stages of patient concerns will be explored. The current use of proven modalities in end of life care will be discussed, as well as the potential for expanding current practice. Care of the dying will be viewed from many disciplines, clinical and domestic.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 623 Cross Cultural Issues 3.0 Credits

Culture plays an important role in an individual's view of death and in a health care provider's provision of care at the end of life. This course will explore culture--the learned behaviors, beliefs, and values that define an individual's experience--and how it affects views of health, illness, dying, and life after death. The health care provider will develop skills necessary to recognize, assess, and address psychological, social/religious issues, and cultural taboos, realizing that different cultures may require significantly different approaches in order to provide a meaningful context for dying.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 624 Foundations of Integrative Addiction Therapy 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the health care professionals to the foundational principles of integrative healthcare. It provides the student with an understanding of complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) which can be used during the recovery phase of addiction treatment. Care of the recovering client will be viewed from many disciplines, allowing practitioners the perspective needed to enhance the physical, emotional/mental and spiritual aspects of healing throughout the recovery process.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 625 Spirituality, Empowerment, and Transformation 3.0 Credits

Advanced recovery from addiction requires the development of an expanded sense of self that is communal and spiritual in awareness. This course serves as an introduction to the significance of spiritual development using the 12-steps as spiritual practice and the wisdom of the great spiritual leaders, philosophers, and psychologists of our time. This course offers insight and practices that can energize the spirit, increase inner peace and work at the deepest root of the addiction process, providing students with the tools necessary to promote successful long-term recovery of those suffering from addictions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 626 Masters Nursing Education Practicum I 3.0 Credits

First half of a 2-term sequence focusing on the role of the nurse educator in classroom and clinical settings. Includes precepted didactic and clinical teaching hours. Settings vary according to interests, goals and career objectives. NURS 627 continues the practicum sequence.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NEFR.
Prerequisites: NURS 597 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 598 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 599 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 600 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 613 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 614 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 597 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 627 Masters Nursing Education Practicum II 3.0 Credits

Second half of a 2-term sequence focusing on the role of the nurse educator in classroom and clinical settings. Includes precepted didactic and clinical teaching hours. Settings vary according to interests, goals and career objectives. NURS 626 begins the practicum sequence.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NEFR.
Prerequisites: NURS 626 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 628 Special Topics in Nursing 3.0 Credits

This course covers special topics of relevance and significance to the disciplines of nursing. This course may be repeated three times for credit as topics vary from term to term.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.

NURS 629 Independent Study in Nursing 1.0-3.0 Credit

The Master's nursing student works under the guidance of a faculty member to study in depth a topic related to their Program of Study. Independent study courses can be undertaken when there is no specific formal coursework available to support the student's program of study. Specific objectives and requirements are negotiated individually and students will sign an Independent Study Contract. This course may be repeated three times for credit as topics vary from term to term.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

NURS 630 Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice VI 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on gastrointestinal and hepatic dysfunction related to anesthesia planning and intervention in the advanced practice role as a CRNA. Specific attention is given to mechanisms and management of coagulopathies and administration of blood and blood products. Blood borne diseases associated with blood product administration is addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.

NURS 631 Introduction to Nutritional Neuroscience 3.0 Credits

This course explores the emerging interdisciplinary field of nutritional neuroscience that relates directly to many healthcare and quality-of-life issues at the forefront of modern society, in particular to addictions. Students will review the foundational neuroscience of addiction and the neuronutritional model of addiction. This course examines specific neuronutritional agents that are now used for their effects on behavior or brain function as it relates to addictions, the primary focus of the field of nutritional neuroscience.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 632 Nurse Educator and Faculty Role Practicum 6.0 Credits

This course focuses the student on the role of the nurse educator in either academic or agency settings. Students will have the opportunity to apply all of the content from prior course work in a precepted situation and a required residency.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 591 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 606 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 613 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 615 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 616 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 633 Pediatric Health I 7.0 Credits

The course includes didactic and clinical experiences focused on advanced child health nursing. Areas of focus include the spectrum of pediatric health services, technology, diversity, ethics, political and social dimension of pediatric health care and interdisciplinary collaborative team process skills.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 506 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 509 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 513 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 525 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 609 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 611 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 634 Pediatric Health II 7.0 Credits

This course concentrates on the application of advanced nursing skills and knowledge related to pediatric assessment, pediatric and family theories and the economics, viability and availability of pediatric health care delivery systems locally and nationally. Student work with nurses and interdisciplinary collaborative teams.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 633 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 635 Spirituality in Hospice and Palliative Care 3.0 Credits

This course offers health care professionals the guidelines and tools necessary to provide compassionate spiritual care to patients and their families at the end of life, by examining spiritual beliefs, rituals and opportunities through the combined effort of patient, family and a multidisciplinary health care team. Techniques will be explored that acknowledge and support individual goals, values, wishes, through discovery, reverence, and tending of the spirit. This course will examine the ancient texts of death and dying, the use of scripture, and the unique energy of the ancient hospices in Europe.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 636 Capstone Project I 3.0 Credits

The first of a 3-course sequence where under the direction of a nursing faculty mentor with direct expertise in the student's planned project, students will spend three quarters developing and producing a capstone project. Researcher, expert and leader are presented and explored. Interpretation and application, professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CUIE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 586 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 587 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 588 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 637 Capstone Project II 3.0 Credits

The second of a 3-course sequence where under the direction of a nursing faculty mentor with direct expertise in the student's planned project, students will spend three quarters developing and producing a capstone project. Researcher, expert and leader are presented and explored. Interpretation and application, professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CUIE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 636 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 638 Capstone Project III 3.0 Credits

The third and final course sequence where under the direction of a nursing faculty mentor with direct expertise in the student's planned project, students will spend three quarters developing and producing a capstone project. Researcher, expert and leader are presented and explored. Interpretation and application, professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CUIE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 636 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 637 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 639 Holistic Therapies in Hospice and Palliative Care 3.0 Credits

This course introduces health care professionals to the use of complementary and integrative therapies (CIT) used during the end of life. Methods for assessment, the influence of the environment in healing, and therapeutic interventions for various stages of patient concerns will be explored. The current use of proven modalities in end of life care will be discussed, as well as the potential for expanding current practice. Care of the dying will be viewed from many disciplines, clinical and domestic.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 640 Women's Integrative Health 3.0 Credits

This course presents an Integrative Mind-Body approach for supporting various states of health imbalance specific to women’s health. Applied integrative strategies highlight the use of dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicines and other specific healing modalities. Takes into account the eastern philosophy of anatomy energetics, the integration of the physical and the spiritual, psyche and soma, into a harmonious whole for addressing specific women’s health conditions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIT 501 [Min Grade: C] or CIT 502 [Min Grade: C] or CIT 503 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 641 Advanced Pharmacology for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) student for the safe managing and appropriate use of drug therapy in the management of various disease states. Students will study pharmacologic mechanisms of action, effects on organ systems, routes of administration, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic uses, the considerations related to physiologic state, adverse reactions, contraindications, and drug interactions. Students will analyze the scope of legal and professional responsibilities related to prescribing and the AGNP role.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 503 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 504 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 642 PNP I: Primary Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents 5.0 Credits

This course provides the pediatric primary care nurse practitioner student with an introduction to the conceptual basis for meeting the health needs of diverse pediatric populations. Course content and clinical experiences prepare the student to assume the role of primary care provider for children from birth through adolescence.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 544 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 503 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 504 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 646 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 643 PNP II: Episodic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents in Primary Care 5.0 Credits

This course focuses on the diagnosis and management of common pediatric episodic and emergency issues. Course content and clinical experiences prepare the student to assume the role of primary care provider for children from birth through adolescence.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 646 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 642 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 574 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 646 Pharmacology for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the appropriate medication regimens utilized in pediatric health care. The action, therapeutic effect and rationale for selection of each drug class will be examined. Toxicity and complications of each drug class will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 647 PNP III: Management and Care of Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting 5.0 Credits

This course focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and management of common health issues of adolescence. Reproductive health management and anticipatory guidance unique to the adolescent population will be discussed. Course content and clinical experiences prepare the student to assume the role of primary care provider to adolescents.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 642 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 643 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 646 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 648 PNP IV: Primary Care of Children with Special Health Care Needs 5.0 Credits

This course focuses on the management of children with special health care needs in the primary care setting. Course content and clinical experiences emphasize the complex issues of chronicity, behavioral and developmental disabilities and common health problems seen in primary care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 642 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 643 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 646 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 647 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 649 Ped Nurse Pract AC I:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management 5.0 Credits

This clinical course will provide the novice acute- chronic PNP student with higher appreciation of the pathophysiological basis and management of acute-chronic health disorders with children and their families. Emphasis is placed on critical assessment stratagems, pharmacological treatments, current research, and treatment of children with complex acute-chronic health conditions with a multicultural perspective.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 646 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 642 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 643 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 650 Ped Nurse Pract AC II:Acute-Chronic Care of Infants, Children and Adolescents Management 5.0 Credits

The course builds upon preceding acute- chronic course content and prepares students to perform critical assessment, diagnosis and management of emerging crisis and organ system dysfunction in children with acute- chronic health conditions. The course emphasizes stabilizing patients, reducing complications, restoring optimal health, providing psychosocial support to pediatric patients and their families.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 646 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 642 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 643 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 649 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 651 PNP Management of the Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent Child in the Community 5.0 Credits

This course will provide students with higher appreciation of the role of the Acute-Chronic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner managing children with chronic health disorders and specialized needs transitioning into different sites of care. Students will focus on the strategies within the community, home based interventions, coordination of services, and, collaboration of care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 646 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 642 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 643 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 649 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 650 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 658 Advanced Women's Integrative Health 3.0 Credits

This course continues in the presentation of women’s integrative health strategies that incorporate a holistic Mind-Body-Spirit approach for addressing specific women’s health conditions. Applied integrative health protocols will focus on the use of dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, botanical medicines and other specific healing modalities for supporting various states of health imbalance.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 659 Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia IV 3.0 Credits

As the last of a 4 course sequence in nurse anesthesia specialties, student will incorporate previously learned knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and patient management into the care of subspecialty populations and patients with various disease states. Examples of topics include: trauma, shock, endocrine and hepatic disorders, and cancers.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 517 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 518 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 524 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 530 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 683

NURS 660 Adult-Gero Primary Care I: Introduction to Adult-Gero Primary Care and Care of the Young-Adult 5.0 Credits

This is the first course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner. This course will introduce the student to the role while focusing on the young-adult to young-old adult across the wellness-illness continuum.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 10 credits
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 503 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 504 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 641 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 661 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II: Management and Care of Adult Patients in Primary Care 5.0 Credits

This is the second course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner. This course is designed to foster development of clinical competency and role transition in the setting of primary medicine for the young-old and older-adult patient population.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 10 credits
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 503 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 504 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and INFO 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 664 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 641 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 649 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 662 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care III: Management of the Older-Adult Patient in Primary Care 5.0 Credits

This is the third course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner. This course is designed to further develop clinical competency to provide a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the older-adult in the primary and long-term care setting.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 661 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 663 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care IV: Gerontology Management and Care 5.0 Credits

This is the fourth course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student studying to become an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner. This course will build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous AGPC courses to guide them in the transition from student to safe and effective practitioner.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 10 credits
Prerequisites: NURS 662 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 664 Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners 1.0 Credit

This required course is the application and integration of the role and competencies of the nurse practitioner. The roles of the nurse practitioner as clinician, educator, researcher, expert, and leader are presented and explored. Interpretation and application of professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal issues and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored and integrated into a model of interdisciplinary collaborative practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 523 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 669 Professional Seminar for Advance Practice Nurses 1.0 Credit

This required course is the application and integration of the role and competencies of the MSN prepared nurse with advanced nursing knowledge who will seek employment in a diversity of advanced practice roles. The roles of the MSN graduate as clinician, educator, researcher, expert, and leader are presented and explored. Interpretation and application, professional issues, practice issues, legislative issues, certification issues, insurance issues, legal issues and ethical conflict resolution in advanced nursing practice are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 670 Interdisciplinary Clinician Perspectives on Health Law 3.0 Credits

Introduces students to areas of law and legal theory that serve as the basis for the U.S. health care system. Students will examine statues, regulations, and case law that regulate health care practice. Students will observe a courtroom proceeding, integrate professional knowledge with health law principles, and analyze testimony of a clinical expert witness. Legal underpinnings of provider liability, defenses, health policy access to care, and the patient safety movement are among topics discussed and analyzed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 500 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 678 Health, Wellness, and Primary Care for WHNP I 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on primary care of women throughout the life cycle. Within the framework of a multicultural viewpoint, students begin by examining strategies for preventive interventions as well as health screening and immunization schedules as women progress from adolescence to maturity.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 682 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 679 Health, Wellness, and Primary Care for WHNP II 3.0 Credits

This course follows NURS 678 Health, Wellness, and Primary Care for WHNP I. Students build upon the introductory framework presented in WHNP I with emphasis on disorders which are likely to be encountered in a women's health care setting.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 682 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 678 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 680 Primary Care for Women’s Health 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on primary health care needs of women throughout the lifecycle concentrating on prevention, screening, risk factor assessment, health maintenance as well as sings and symptoms, assessment, management.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B], RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] (Can be taken Concurrently)NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 682 Pharmacology for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner student for the safe managing and prescribing of therapeutic agents used in Obstetrics/Gynecology and primary care settings for women’s health care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 683 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V 3.0 Credits

Clinical practicum V provides the student with the opportunity to administer a variety of anesthetics to patients presenting with a history of complex pathophysiological needs who are scheduled for a variety of surgical/diagnostic procedures. Students are provided invasive monitoring and regional anesthesia experiences.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 517 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 659

NURS 684 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum VI 3.0 Credits

Clinical practicum VI provides the student with the opportunity to administer a variety of anesthetics to patients presenting with a history of complex pathophysiological needs who are scheduled for a variety of surgical/diagnostic procedures. Students are provided opportunities to insert invasive monitors and manage regional anesthesia to patients.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 683 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 523

NURS 687 Clinical Residency I 6.0 Credits

The Clinical Practicums and Residencies provide opportunities for students to continue their development of critical thinking skills and anesthesia techniques when providing care for all types of surgical patients. Under the guidance of CRNAs and Staff Anesthesiologists, students work more autonomously and collaborate with others when providing comprehensive anesthesia care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 684 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 527

NURS 688 Clinical Correlative Seminars 3.0 Credits

This seminar will integrate and review the academic and clinical knowledge the student has acquired in the nurse anesthesia program. The student will receive a weekly assignment of topical questions to research and present to classmates. A faculty member will serve as the course facilitator.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 687 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 689

NURS 689 Clinical Residency II 6.0 Credits

Clinical Residency II continues the students development of their critical thinking skills and anesthesia techniques as well as manage care for patients that they may not have had the opportunity to care for in their previous rotations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUAN.
Prerequisites: NURS 687 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 688

NURS 690 WHNP I: Mngmnt & Care of the Common Gyn and Gender Related Issues throughout the Lifespan 5.0 Credits

This is the first course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student who is studying to become a (WHNP). This course is designed to introduce the WHNP student to the gynecological needs of women and their partners from puberty throughout the post reproductive years. Clinical practicum of 160 hours in Women’s Health occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 680 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 682 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 691 WHNP II: Mngmnt & Care of the Complex Gyn and Gender Related Issues of Women throughout the Lifespan 5.0 Credits

This is the second women's health course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student who is studying to become a WHNP. This course is designed to build upon the didactic and clinical content presented in N690 by addressing more complex gender related issues throughout the lifespan. Clinical practicum of 160 hours in Women’s Health occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 682 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 690 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 680 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 692 WHNP III: Management & Care of the Low Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families 5.0 Credits

This is the third course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student who is studying to become a WHNP. This course is designed to introduce the WHNP student to low risk obstetrics. Clinical practicum of 160 hours in Women’s Health Low Risk Obstetrical Care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 682 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 690 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 691 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 680 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 693 WHNP IV: Mngmnt & Care of the High Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families 5.0 Credits

This is the fourth course in a series of four clinical courses for the graduate student w studying to become a WHNP. The course is designed to introduce the WHNP student to the assessment of high-risk obstetrical care of the pregnant woman, the fetus, and the family unit. Clinical practicum of 160 hours in high risk obstetrics occurs concurrently.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 523 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 500 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 502 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 526 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 527 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 548 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 549 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 550 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 556 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 680 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 682 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 690 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 691 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 692 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 700 Philosophy of Science Applied to Advanced Nursing Practice 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to the philosophy of science, especially as it pertains to advanced nursing practice across service settings. We will investigate theories of science within the context of several philosophical problems and link them directly to nursing practice. These include the nature of the scientific method; the role of explanation and scientific principles applied to the delivery of care; observation and theory as ways of knowing; distinguishing between science and non-science when to developing and evaluating therapeutic modalities.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: NURS 703

NURS 703 Health Policy and Economics 3.0 Credits

This course bridges the chasm between politics, economics, public policy making, and the U.S. health care system, by examining and critiquing the components of each. Students analyze foreign and domestic health care policies that provide the framework that drives regulation and delivery of health care. Critical analysis of global factors, national allocation of healthcare resources and current healthcare policy debates prepares the doctor of nursing practice student to organize, advocate, and implement health policy initiatives at multiple levels.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 706 Applied Epidemiology 3.0 Credits

This is an applied course on methods of population-based epidemiologic research that includes a discourse on statistical analysis and causal inference. This course follows a prerequisite introductory biostatistics/epidemiology course, and is designed for nursing and health sciences doctoral students who are expected to integrate statistical reasoning into the decisions they make in the health care setting. A combination of Excel-based, SPSS, and hand calculated assignments will be used to supplement the content.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B]
Corequisite: NURS 700

NURS 710 Human Responses - Physiologic 3.0 Credits

The student explores the critical and seminal health research conducted by nurse scientists that has examined such human responses to altered physiologic function as urinary incontinence, impaired sleep, altered thermoregulation, pain, fatigue, and other physiological nursing phenomena.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 700 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 715

NURS 713 Human Responses to Altered Function in Health and Illness 3.0 Credits

This course will explore critical and seminal health research studies that examined human responses to health and illness. A bio-behavioral model will be used to discuss interactions among physiological, psychological, social, behavioral, environmental, and biological factors in health and illness. Health concepts relevant in the study and evaluation of nursing will be addressed. Students will critically explore health concepts in the application of evidence in nursing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 715 Human Responses - Psychologic 3.0 Credits

Psychosocial concepts relevant in the study and evaluation of nursing practice such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief, coping, addiction, impulse control, uncertainty, violence, spirituality, social support, and self-transcendence are discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 700 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 710

NURS 716 Scientific Foundation of Nursing Knowledge Development 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to help students explore the development of nursing knowledge that is generated from clinical practice. A critical analysis of historical and contemporary views of nursing science knowledge development and the evolution of nursing inquiry will be addressed. Concept analysis will be an integral part of this course. Students will examine relationships between the components of theory and the role that theory plays in research and clinical nursing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 717 Applied Epidemiology/Biostats 3.0 Credits

This is an introductory course in clinical epidemiology and an intermediate course in biostatistics. The purpose of the course is to teach epidemiologic and intermediate biostatistical methods in clinical research with an integrated framework, and to develop beginning SPSS proficiency for performing the analysis of clinical datasets.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 700 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 710 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 715 [Min Grade: C]
Corequisite: NURS 716

NURS 718 Quantitative Methods in Clinical Nursing 3.0 Credits

This advanced quantitative research methods course provides an opportunity to examine various research designs used to investigate clinical nursing variables. Students who intend to conduct a quantitative research dissertation will use this course to complete the first draft of their dissertation proposal.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 719 Leadership in Organizations and Systems 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to broaden and enhance leadership skills for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Student enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Executive Track. Current topics affecting the health care delivery system will be explored, i.e. decreased revenue sources; unionization; health care reform; staffing models; magnet organization status; informatics; the aging population and its effect on the health care delivery system; strategic management, succession planning, and facilitation of clinical interdisciplinary relationship to improve clinical outcomes and research opportunities.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 720 Health Information Technology and Information Systems 3.0 Credits

This course prepares a doctoral student to be proficient in the use of health information technology and information systems to assume a leadership role to improve practice and health care delivery. This course will provide students with skills in the selection, use and evaluation of technologies for care; development and implementation of a plan for data extraction from databases containing practice information. The use of appropriate software to generate statistics and accurately interpreting statistical results will be addressed. The student is expected to use these technologies in translation of evidence to clinical practice to improve health care, health care systems and patient outcomes. Additionally, the concept of interprofessional collaboration to improve patient outcomes will be addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 731 Human Responses to Altered Function in Health and Illness 3.0 Credits

This course will explore critical and seminal health research studies that examined human responses to health and illness. A bio-behavioral model will be used to discuss interactions among physiological, psychological, social, behavioral, environmental, and biological factors in health and illness. Health concepts relevant in the study and evaluation of nursing will be addressed. Students will critically explore health concepts in the application of evidence in nursing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 800 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Inquiry 1 3.0 Credits

This course engages students to study habits of mind that underlie all forms of inquiry; historical roots of nursing science from positivism to constructivism; and approaches to critical appraisal of the products of inquiry. Students will develop expertise in argumentation as it relates to the development of a research proposal and larger research agenda.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 801 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Inquiry II 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on grand and middle-range theories and provides in-depth analysis of the role of theoretical models and conceptual frameworks in the development of nursing science. Students will apply theories to asking and answering questions, and integrate the components of a theory with personal perspectives on “being, knowing and doing.”.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 803 Doctoral Seminar: Scientific Integrity 1.0 Credit

The course focuses on developing scientific integrity in the responsible conduct of research. Ethical issues, including the protection of subjects, national and clinical trials, scientific fraud, and ethical treatment of data, related to the responsible conduct of research will be explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 804 Doctoral Seminar: Creating Intellectual Community 1.0 Credit

This seminar on the formation of scientists focuses on developing skill in preparing manuscripts for publication, crafting scientific abstracts and developing podium and poster presentations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 805 Doctoral Seminar: Grantsmanship 1.0 Credit

This course on the formation of scientists focuses on the organization, development and preparation of a grant application. Students are expected to prepare components of their grant application under the direction of their mentor using the guidelines for an appropriate funding organization.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 806 Scientific Appraisal and Knowledge Development 3.0 Credits

This course examines approaches for knowledge development in nursing and scientific appraisal of phenomenon of interest to nursing. The conceptual foundations of nursing science and the contextual factors (e.g. age, gender) that impact nursing science are explored. Concept analysis and integrative reviews provide opportunities for students to further develop a phenomenon of interest for study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 819 Qualitative Methods in Clinical Nursing 3.0 Credits

This advanced qualitative research methods course provides an opportunity to examine various research designs used to investigate clinical nursing variables. Students who intend to conduct a qualitative research study will use this course to complete their first draft of their capstone project.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 703 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 820 The Science of Therapeutics 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on advanced strategies to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of clinical therapeutics with special emphasis on feasibility, pilot studies, and randomized control trials. The course includes analysis of completed studies as well as the design of a randomized control trial used in non-pharmacologic or clinical therapeutic.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 830 Doctoral Nursing Practice Clinical Practicum 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to enhance the clinical knowledge development of the clinical nursing scholar. Doctoral students, under the direction of their DNP advisor and course faculty, will select an area of clinical nursing practice that will be driven by their capstone project. Models of the reflective practitioner, interdisciplinary novice-to-expert theories, use of evidence-based data bases to drive interventions, and cost effectiveness evaluation of clinical interventions derived from students’ Clinical Practica will be addressed. The Clinical Practicum will consist of 125 hours of practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 835 Doctoral Nursing Practice Role Practicum 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to broaden and enhance the role development knowledge and skills of the clinical nursing scholar. Students, under the direction of faculty advisor, will select an area of role development as a practitioner, or nurse executive. This course will address content relevant to various role careers of the clinical nursing scholar such as role negotiation theory, lifelong mentorship; leadership abilities and professional development trajectory; and stress management and role strain. The Role Practicum will consist of 125 practice hours.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 819 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 830 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 836 Clinical and Applied Nursing Ethics 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to enhance ethical reasoning of nursing scholars in their role as clinicians or executives. The course will focus on the practical application of ethical theories such as utilitarianism, Kantianism, principle-based, pragmatism, and casuistry. Clinical topics will address ethical issues at the beginning and end of life. Issues of resource allocation and cross-cultural influences will be examined. Discussion of the virtue ethics and obligations of professional nurses will be interwoven through-out the course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 703 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 830 [Min Grade: B] and RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 819 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 837 Translating Evidence into Clinical Practice 3.0 Credits

This course explores the process on how to translate research evidence into practice that includes assessing the need for change in practice, linking the clinical problem with nursing interventions and patient outcomes, synthesizing the best evidence, designing practice change, and integrating and maintaining the change in practice. Various critical analyses for assessing the quality of research evidence will be investigated. The PICOT format for translating research evidence into practice will be utilized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 819 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 830 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 835 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 836 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 840 Capstone Seminar 3.0 Credits

This doctoral seminar is focused on developing a proposal for a capstone project to use evidence to improve practice through either healthcare delivery or patient outcomes. This project could either be a pilot study, a program evaluation, a quality improvement project, an evaluation of a new practice model, or a consultation-type project. Students are expected to work with the faculty advisor in the development of the proposal. The proposal will be peer reviewed in class.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 819 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 830 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 835 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 836 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 837 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 841 Capstone Advisement 1.0 Credit

The focus of advisement is the completion of the capstone project, and its successful defense. In addition, advisement is directed toward the successful submission of all necessary IRB materials as appropriate for the conduct of the proposed project, data collection, analysis, writing and defending the capstone project.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 819 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 830 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 835 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 836 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 837 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 840 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 850 Research Apprenticeship 1.0 Credit

This course is designed to engage students in an intensive research apprenticeship in the conduct of research. Students will work directly with faculty researchers and their research teams to acquire experiential learning and be closely supervised by an experienced researcher, thereby gaining knowledge and skills in the real conduct of research. This experience will allow the student to gain entry into the research project and identify their feasible contributions that will span the three quarters.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 3 credits

NURS 860 Integration of Genetics/Genomics in a Research Agenda 3.0 Credits

This course provides the students with opportunities to explore how genetics and genomics can be integrated with their research interests and long term scholarship. Course content includes discussion of the evolving role of genetics and genomics in clinical and theoretical research, approaches to studying genetic and genomic issues, accessing and using multiple genetics databases, approaches to identifying collaborators, and evaluation of opportunities for funding and publication. Students will examine the ways genetics/genomics has been included in nursing scholarship through critical analysis of scientific publications. Learners will develop expertise in navigating publically available databases with genetics-related content.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 861 Interdisciplinary Approaches in Aging Research 3.0 Credits

This course uses an interdisciplinary lens to examine special topics in aging research. The state-of-the science, research methodology, and measurement issues related to each topic are explored. Phenomena of interest to aging researchers measured in large data sets on aging (e.g. Cardiovascular Health Study, Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging, National Retirement Survey, etc.) are examined.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 862 Reproductive Epidemiology 3.0 Credits

Through this course, students will learn key principles and methods for the study of reproductive epidemiology. Approaches to study critical health challenges women face nationally and worldwide will be addressed. Reproductive mortality and morbidity burdens will be examined in the context of health disparities by race and ethnicity among various populations of women.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 863 Mixed-Methods Research 3.0 Credits

This course uses an interdisciplinary lens in examining mixed methods research. Multiple perspectives and multiple methods, including both qualitative and quantitative designs, are often needed to explore complex clinical problems and health behaviors. This course focuses on mixed methods design selection, data collection, analyses, discussion of findings and research dissemination.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 890 Special Topics 3.0 Credits

This course covers special topics of relevance and significance to the discipline of nursing. May be repeated three times for credit with varying topics.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if program is DRNP.

NURS 891 Doctoral Nursing Special Topics for the Nurse Executive 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to broaden and enhance leadership skills for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Student enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Executive Track. Current topics affecting the health care delivery system will be explored, i.e. decreased revenue sources; unionization; health care reform; staffing models; magnet organization status; informatics; the aging population and its effect on the health care delivery system; strategic management and succession planning.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 892 Doctoral Nursing Special Topics for the Nurse Practitioner 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to broaden and enhance the leadership skills and research capabilities for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Student enrolled in the Clinical Nurse Practitioner Track. Current topics affecting the advanced roles of the DNP health care professional will be explored, i.e. role differentiation between the MSN and DrNP prepared clinicians; competencies of DNP as entry level into clinical practice within the changing paradigms of the health care delivery systems; integration of research into busy practice/clinical settings to improve patient care; leadership opportunities for the DrNP.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: RSCH 519 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 706 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 713 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 719 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 720 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 819 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 830 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 835 [Min Grade: B] and NURS 836 [Min Grade: B]

NURS 899 Independent Study 3.0 Credits

The doctoral student works under the guidance of a faculty member to study in depth a topic related to their Program of Study. Independent study courses can be undertaken when there is no specific formal coursework available to support either the student's dissertation topic, or clinical and role practicum. May be repeated once for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 3 credits

NURS 900 Dissertation Seminar 3.0 Credits

Topics covered include the IRB process, constructing an appropriate Informed Consent for the student's proposed study. Other topics include strategies for the timely completion of the dissertation proposal and final dissertation. Students are expected to make substantive progress on the dissertation proposal during this course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 700 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 703 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 710 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 715 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 716 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 717 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 718 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 830 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 835 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 836 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 989 Dissertation 1.0 Credit

Through this course the student will conduct original research with the goal of producing a contribution to the knowledge of the discipline. The quality of the original research must conform to that needed for submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the student’s area of research. This course includes writing and defending the proposal, conducting pilot study, getting IRB approval, implementation of the study, data analysis, interpretation of results, writing the dissertation report, defense, and dissemination of results through publications and presentations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

NURS 996 Dissertation Advisement I 2.0 Credits

The student conducts a research study under the guidance of a dissertation chair and dissertation committee. The focus of advisement is the completion of the dissertation proposal and its successful defense. Afterward, advisement is directed toward the successful submission of all IRB materials. May be repeated three times for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: NURS 900 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 997 Dissertation Advisement II 2.0 Credits

The focus of this course is the completion of all data collection for the proposed dissertation study. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 996 [Min Grade: CR]

NURS 998 Dissertation Advisement III 2.0 Credits

The focus of this course is for the student to analyze their data, write and revise drafts as directed by the dissertation committee, and successfully defend the dissertation. Students must register for at least one quarter of this course. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 997 [Min Grade: CR]

NURS 999 Continued Dissertation Advisement 1.0 Credit

Students who have not submitted and defended their dissertation after two quarters of NURS 998 register for this course in perpetua until they have defended their dissertation. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 998 [Min Grade: CR]

Interdepartmental Faculty

Kristen Altdoerffer, MSN, CRNP, BSN, RN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric and adolescent nursing.
Susan M. Burke, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC (The Catholic University of America). Associate Clinical Professor. Pediatric primary care, health disparities in children, families under stress, children with special health care needs transitioning to adulthood.
Paul Thomas Clements, RN (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Forensic, child, adolescent and family mental health nursing.
Jennifer Coates, MSN, MBA, CRNP, BC (The University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care nurse practitioner.
Frances H. Cornelius, PhD, MSN (Drexel University; Wayne State University) Chair, MSN Department. Clinical Professor. Environmental justice, community and public health instructional technology, distance learning, mobile learning, informatics.
Diane DePew, DSN, RN (University of Alabama, Birmingham). Assistant Clinical Professor. Evaluation, competency, test development and item writing, continuing education, accreditation, educational design, leadership management.
Jill Derstine, EdD, RN, FAAN (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing education and rehabilitation nursing.
H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN (Widener University). Professor. Sleep, sleep in HIV illness, practice knowledge development, legal issues in nursing education.
Alecia Schneider Fox, PhD (Candidate) (Widener University) Senior Director Nursing Faculty Affairs and Clinical Education. Assistant Clinical Professor. Emergency, critical care, trauma, organ transplant and advanced nursing practice. Serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Drexel Chapter of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania.
Karyn Holt, PhD, RN, CNM (Georgetown University; Touro University) Director of Online Quality, CNHP, Division of Nursing . Associate Clinical Professor.
Jean S. MacFadyen, PhD, RN (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Intra-Entrepreneurship in advance practice nursing, gerontology, leadership, transcultural nursing.
Kimberley McClellan, MSN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, CRNP (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing, women’s health, family practice.
Marylou K. McHugh, RN, EdD (Teachers College; Columbia University). Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing, contemporary nursing faculty track.
Kristen McLaughlin, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric nurse practitioner.
Cheryl Mele, MSN, CRNP (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pediatric critical care clinical specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner, acute-chronic and neonatal nurse practitioner.
Sally K. Miller, PhD, CRNP, FAANP (Walden University). Clinical Professor. Adult-gerontology primary and acute care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology.
Kymberlee Montgomery, DrNP, CRNP (Drexel University) Chair, NP Programs. Assistant Clinical Professor. Medicine, women's health nurse practitioner, education, interprofessional education.
Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC (University of Colorado) Track Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program. Assistant Clinical Professor.
Louise G. Murray, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Family nurse practitioner.
Jennifer Olszewski, MSN CRNP (LaSalle University) Director of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner Program. Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care, patient safety, interdisciplinary education
Alis Kotler Panzera, DrNP, WHNP-BC, RN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing, women’s health nurse practitioner.
Carol M. Patton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, CNE (University of Pittsburgh). Associate Clinical Professor. Family nurse practitioner; health promotion/disease prevention across the life span, primary, secondary and tertiary health promotion across the lifespan; health outcomes, health policy, ethics, quality and safety initiatives, QSEN, high reliability organizations. Parish nursing and healthcare informatics.
Cheryl Portwood, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC (University of Pennsylvania). Clinical Assistant Professor. Medical-surgical, critical care, and neonatal intensive care; distance learning; leadership management; health policy.
Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Labor and delivery, midwifery, postpartum care, neonatal intensive care, improving access to care for women with postpartum depression, family psychiatric nurse practitioner.
Alice Marie Poyss, PhD, MSN (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Nursing intervention/outcome studies and nursing treatment/outcome studies; program evaluation, and effects of alternate teaching styles with student learning.
Elizabeth Tomaszewski, DNP, CCRN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, ACNPC (Chatham University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Critical care; end of life care; advance practice nursing.
AtNena Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC (University of South Alabama). Assistant Clinical Professor. Research in emergency medicine, critical care, health care administration.
Regina Willard, MSN, RN (Drexel University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Nursing, cardiology, acute care nurse practitioner.
Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE, CHSE (Rutgers University) Assistant Dean for Special Projects, Simulation & CNE Accreditation. Associate Clinical Professor. Simulation informatics and technology, perianesthesia, pain management, critical care, trauma, emergency preparedness.
Janet Zimmerman, MSN, BSN (University of Colorado). Assistant Clinical Professor. Clinical trials, nursing care of veterans.
Patti Rager Zuzelo, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, FAAN (Widener University). Clinical Professor. Expertise in advanced practice nursing policy, education, and practice. Broadly-based research designed to coach nurses and improve care outcomes/processes.
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