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An online and practicum course focusing on the role of the nurse in providing care for various clinical populations. Aspects of patient-centered care will be addressed with emphasis on culture, health literacy, safety, quality improvement, healthcare technology/informatics, evidence-based practice, and interprofessional collaboration.
Prerequisite: NURS 5313 Background to Practice
Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: NURS 5093 Concepts of Pathophysiology & Pharmacology: A Case-Based Approach
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. The course will explore the basis for understanding the use of pharmacotherapeutic agents, building upon an existing foundation in pathophysiology, pharmacology and assessment. Content will include categories of drugs for systems, therapeutic and adverse affects, indications for use, drug interactions and guidelines for advance practice nurses. (3 credit hours)
A lecture-discussion course in which students critique and design research studies in nursing and gain an awareness of the role of research in contemporary nursing practice. (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes analysis of common illnesses and patient experiences across the lifespan and trajectory of care. Case studies for selected alterations in health are used with emphasis on pathophysiological concepts and pharmacological interventions. This course does not meet requirements for prescriptive authority.
A lecture-discussion course designed to provide a foundation in financial management and related concepts for nurse managers and administrators in various systems. The course builds a foundation in principles of accounting and economics and provides a context for application of financial management within the operating environment of the health care system. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: NURS 5073 and NURS 5053 A theory course that builds the theoretical underpinnings for nursing management leadership practice. Focus is upon critical evaluation and application of theories, concepts and models/frameworks from nursing, business, management and organization sciences. Traditional management competencies are addressed from an advanced knowledge perspective. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: NURS 5073; NURS 5053; NURS 5163 Co-requisites: NURS 5033 This theory course builds the theoretical underpinnings for the practice of nursing administration leadership in complex organizations and systems. A major focus is on critical evaluation and utilization of theories, concepts and models/frameworks from nursing and related fields of business, leadership, organizations and administrative sciences. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: NURS 5033; NURS 5053; NURS 5123; NURS 5163; NURS 5173 A practicum course designed to prepare the student for practice as a nurse administrator/manager/leader through application of theory and concepts. This dynamic role is conceptualized as one who actively participates in charting the course of the organization or system. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: NURS 5033; NURS 5053; NURS 5073; NURS 5083; NURS 5123; NURS 5163; NURS 5173 This course facilitates synthesis of the advanced knowledge base derived from completion of administration/ management pathway courses. Synthesis is augmented through completion of a rigorous evidence-based/best practice project. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor An online course on curricula, student and program assessment, and student and program evaluation in nursing education programs. Includes a discussion of curriculum and evaluation models in both academic nursing education and professional nursing staff development.
(4 credit hours)
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor An online course with a teaching practicum focusing on teaching and learning strategies in nursing education. Classroom, technology-based and clinical teaching strategies are included. The course practicum objectives are tailored to students' career path in either academic nursing education or professional nursing staff development. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor A theory course which examines testing and evaluation in nursing education. Assessment of the cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities of nursing students in addressed. Practical experience in test construction and analysis is provided. Issues related to evaluation such as test anxiety and academic integrity are discussed. (3 credit hours)
This course provides a foundation for the master’s prepared nurse by integrating scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, policy and organizational sciences across diverse settings.
This course will prepare students to evaluate and utilize information and communication technologies to enhance quality improvement methods to promote safe, timely, and effective patient-centered care.
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing This is an online and community exploration of complementary and alternative health therapies and practices for the future nursing educator. It provides a framework for understanding and developing a nursing education framework for teaching how these practices can be integrated into the allopathic programs of Western nursing education. (3 credit hours)
This course provides foundational content of managerial leadership, organizational theory and principles of economics and finance, and health policy and advocacy.
Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: NURS 5313 Background to Practice
The course prepares the student to challenge current practices, procedures, and policies by seeking evidence for nursing practice; thereby translating current evidence and identifying gaps in knowledge; students will locate current evidence, critically appraise peer-reviewed studies, and synthesize the evidence to formulate recommendations for practice.
Prerequisite or Co-Requisite: NURS 5313 Background to Practice
Basic principles of pathology are related to structural and functional alterations of body tissues and organ systems resulting from disease. Correlation of disease states to underlying pathophysiology and clinical presentation is emphasized. (3 credit hours)
A lecture and laboratory course providing a theoretical basis for health assessment and interpretation of findings for individuals across the lifespan; requiring demonstration of psychomotor skills and select diagnostic tests with interpretation of findings relevant to the advanced practice of nursing. (3 credit hours)
clinical practicum course designed to give the student the opportunity to practice in the acute care clinical nurse specialist role of the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis of the learning activities will be on the care of acute care clients with cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, endocrine and organ transplantation problems. (1-3 credit hours)
In this seminar course, current nursing models and theories of the role of the clinical nurse specialist are examined. These are applied to the pathophysiological and psychosocial responses associated with disruption of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, endocrine systems, and organ transplantation problems in acutely ill clients. Health promotion is addressed in all areas. (3 credit hours)
A clinical practicum course designed to provide the student the opportunity to practice the clinical nurse specialist role. Emphasis of the learning activities will be on clients with neurological, hematological, immunological, digestive and hepatic problems and sepsis in acutely ill clients. (1-3 credit hours)
In this seminar course, the focus will be on the clinical nurse specialist as an advanced practice nurse. These will be applied to the pathophysiological and psychosocial responses associated with disruption of the neurological, hematological, immunological, digestive and hepatic systems and sepsis in acutely ill clients. Health promotion will be integrated in all areas. (3 credit hours)
A seminar course focused on the role functions of the clinical nurse specialist in systematic delivery of advanced practice nursing within complex organizations and systems of care. (3 credit hours)
Prerequisites: NURS 5253: Nurs 5214; or Permission of Instructor An online and practicum course focusing on career development, leadership and scholarship in nursing education. In this capstone course the students practice educational roles consistent with their career path as either an academic nurse educator or a professional staff development educator. (4 credit hours)
A clinical practice course in which the student implements an advanced practice project to demonstrate and communicate critical thinking in the systhesis of knowledge, research, and practice for advanced specialty roles.
(3 credit hours)
Development and execution of a master's thesis in nursing under the guidance of a thesis committee.
(1-4 credit hours)
A clinical practice course in which the student implements an advanced practice project to demonstrate and communicate critical thinking in the systhesis of knowledge, research, and practice for advanced specialty roles. The clinical practice and project will focus on the CNS as a case manager. (3 credit hours)
Updated: BH 4/11/13