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This course is a one credit seminar focused on the delivery of culturally appropriate community based health care and on selected issues contributing to the growing disparities in health care outcomes. Students will engage in a 12 hour field experience in a Cleveland community health facility or school system. The seminar will include two sessions devoted to the reflection and evaluation of the field experience. In addition, each semester will include required attendance at the Rozella Schlotfeldt Public Lectures related to issues contributing to disparities in health care. Prereq: NURS 111 or permission of instructor.
NURS 201. Applied Nutrition in Health and Disease (2)
This course builds upon the student’s knowledge of human physiology and metabolism. Nutrient requirements are highlighted as well as changes related to different stages in the lifespan. Contemporary nutritional issues will be addressed. Prereq: BIOL 114 and BIOL 116 or permission of instructor. Coreq: BIOL 117 and BIOL 119.
NURS 210. Community Engagement Seminar II (1)
This course is a one credit seminar focused on the delivery of culturally appropriate community based health care and on the issues of aging and poverty as they contribute to the growing disparities in health care outcomes. Students will engage in a 12 hour field experience in a Cleveland community health facility or school system. The seminar will include two sessions devoted to the reflection and evaluation of the field experience. In addition, each semester will include required attendance at the Rozella Schlotfeldt Public Lectures related to issues contributing to disparities in health care. Prereq: NURS 160 or permission of instructor.
NURS 211. Introduction to Pharmacology (2)
Introduction to basic principles of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. Review of characteristics and use of major drug groups with emphasis on nursing implications. Prereq: NURS 122 and BIOL 116.
NURS 230. Nursing Care of the Adult I (5)
This course is the first in a two part series of courses focusing on the application of the nursing process in various settings to the adult experiencing common acute and chronic health alterations. Special emphasis is placed on assessment, diagnostic testing, and nursing interventions as part of the nursing process. Prereq: NURS 122, BIOL 114, and BIOL 117. Coreq: BIOL 121.
NURS 240. Nursing Care of the Adult II (5)
This course builds upon the knowledge and skills mastered in NURS 230 and NURS 250. Course content and learning opportunities provide students with the information necessary to collaborate with other members of the health care team in providing comprehensive care to adults and older adults. Students will use the nursing process in selecting appropriate nursing interventions for the care of adults experiencing multiple acute and chronic health problems in the acute care setting. Special emphasis is placed on evaluating patient responses and revising the plan of nursing care to optimize expected outcomes. Prereq: NURS 211, NURS 230, NURS 250, and BIOL 121.
NURS 250. Aging in Health and Illness (2)
This course will explore the concept of aging as a healthy developmental process with a particular focus on the elderly as active, independent, and contributing members of the community. Content will include the physiology of aging, health problems common to the elderly, the psychological, emotional, and sociological aspects of the aging process and policy issues. Prereq: NURS 122, BIOL 114, BIOL 117, and BIOL 119.
NURS 260. Community Engagement Seminar III (1)
This course is a one credit seminar focused on the delivery of culturally appropriate community based health care and on the issues of culture, ethnicity and socio-economic background as they contribute to the growing disparities in health care outcomes. Students will engage in a 12 hour field experience in a Cleveland health care facility or school system where they will provide health screening and health education services to children and families. The seminar will include two sessions devoted to reflection and evaluation of the field experience. In addition, each semester will include required attendance at the Rozella Schlotfeldt Public Lectures related to issues contributing to disparities in health care. Prereq: NURS 110.
NURS 310. Community Engagement Seminar IV (1)
This course is a one credit seminar focused on the delivery of culturally appropriate community based health care and on the issues of culture, ethnicity and socio-economic background as they contribute to the growing disparities in health care outcomes. Students will engage in a 12 hour field experience in a Cleveland health care facility or school system where they will provide health screening and health education services to children and families. The seminar will include two sessions devoted to reflection and evaluation of the field experience. In addition, each semester will include required attendance at the Rozella Schlotfeldt Public Lectures related to issues contributing to disparities in health care. Prereq: NURS 260.
NURS 315. Parents and Neonates in Health and Illness (4)
This course focuses on the study of child bearing families and their health-seeking behaviors from a developmental perspective. Content includes nursing knowledge and skills related to assessment of health status of parents and neonates. Nursing strategies focusing on interventions to promote, restore, and maintain health are discussed. Prereq: NURS 240, NURS 317, and NURS 342.
NURS 316. Infants, Children, and Adolescents in Health and Illness (4)
The study of infants, children, and adolescents, and the health-seeking behaviors from a developmental perspective. Emphasis is on healthy infants, children, and adolescents as well as infants, children, and adolescents with common, acute, and chronic illness within the context of their family environment. Nursing strategies focus on interventions to promote, restore, and maintain health and foster growth and development. Prereq: NURS 240, NURS 317, NURS 342.
NURS 317. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (4)
The course is designed to address health-seeking behavior patterns within the context of psychiatric and mental health nursing concepts. The focus is on clients with psychiatric disorders and their mental health. Nursing strategies that are appropriate for assessment and intervention with individuals, families, and groups to facilitate optimal mental health will be discussed and practiced. Prereq: NURS 230 and NURS 211, or permission of instructor.
NURS 318. Nursing in the Community (4)
The study of the promotion of health and the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of health problems of a population. Focuses on the community as client with nursing care of individuals, families, and groups. The clinical component focuses upon developing and evaluating health promotion programs, family assessment, community assessment, and community-based home care within the context of the community. Recommended preparation: RN license.
NURS 320. Theoretical and Evidence Bases for Best Practice in Nursing (3)
This course explores the theoretical and evidence bases for best practices in nursing. The course begins with an overview of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of nursing practice and nursing science. The course includes an intensive focus on the concept of evidence based practice and the process of evaluation supporting practice. Additionally, the course introduces evaluation models used to determine the effectiveness and quality of existing practice and to recommend improvements. Prereq: STAT 201 and completion of five semesters of B.S.N. program. SAGES Dept Seminar
NURS 341. Concepts of Management (3)
This course focuses on the study of basic concepts related to leadership, management and working with groups in the provision of nursing care. Concepts include: decision making, power, authority, roles, teaching-learning, evaluation, leader behaviors, work groups, change, legal aspects and quality. Students will apply the key concepts from marketing, law, finance, quality management, and other intervening variables that affect environments of care.
NURS 342. Medical Microbiology, Immunity, and Infectious Disease (4)
Microbial structure, growth, genetics, and metabolic control. Function and dysfunction of the human immune response. Manifestations of infectious disease and review of selected infectious diseases. Recommended preparation: Completion of three semesters of B.S.N. program.
NURS 343. Issues and Ethics in Health Care (2)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles underlying ethical issues and methods of rational decision making. Fundamental theories will be reviewed and opportunity provided, using case analysis, to apply the theories in addressing ethical dilemmas common to modern health care.
NURS 345. Nursing Informatics III: Clinical NIS (2)
The focus of this course is directed toward the understanding and use of information technologies and systems that support decision making in nursing practice, administration, research and education. Tools such as list servers, the World Wide Web, e-mail and databases may be used to augment the knowledge base in the course. Recommended preparation: RN license. Prereq: NURS 240 or RN license.
NURS 346. Nursing Informatics IV: Applications (2)
The focus of this course is directed toward the advanced informatics concepts and the implementation of selected applications within the health care setting. Systems analyzed and implemented may range from those used for patient care within the inpatient environment to those used in community or outpatient environments. Affected users of the systems may be clients, families, nursing or other health care professionals. Prereq: NURS 345 or permission.
NURS 350. Concepts and Management in Geriatric Nursing (9)
This course will introduce concepts of rehabilitation, family nursing, geriatric nursing, and geriatric mental health and assist students in applying these concepts in a long-term care setting. Content will focus on assessment and intervention strategies for health problems common in the older adult. This will include a focus on developmental issues in the elderly, the assessment and management of depression. The course will also include content on assessment and intervention to improve the physical and functional capacities of the elderly, exercise interventions to improve cardiovascular and muscular capacity required for daily activities. Prereq: NURS 351 and NURS 353.
NURS 351. Acute Care II: Management of Care (4)
Application of management concepts in providing nursing care to individuals and groups of patients. Learning opportunities include experiences with members of the multidisciplinary health care team in planning, implementing, and evaluating patient outcomes. Prereq: NURS 240 and NURS 317. Coreq: NURS 353.
NURS 352. Acute Care III (9)
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care for patients with complex problems. Emphasis is on nursing strategies designed to provide comprehensive care to patients and their families affected by acute illness. Clinical practice is directed toward the care of acutely ill adults. Prereq: NURS 370, NURS 371, NURS 372, NURS 373.
NURS 353. Principles of Critical Care I (4)
This course provides the knowledge and technical skills foundational to the care of critically ill patients. Clinical practice is directed towards the care of the critically ill patient with a focus on patient assessment, use of biomedical technology, development of psychomotor skills, and planning basic care. Prereq: NURS 240 and NURS 317. Coreq: NURS 351.
NURS 354. Nursing Care of Critically Ill Adults (9)
This course focuses on the integration of knowledge and skills to provide effective and efficient nursing care to critically ill adults. Emphasis is on nursing strategies directed towards the care of the critically ill patient with a focus on use of biomedical technology, planning and managing patient care, and beginning care of patients with complex care needs. Prereq: NURS 370, NURS 371, NURS 372, NURS 373.
NURS 356. Nursing Care of Critically Ill Neonates, Infants, and Children (9)
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for beginning practice in the nursing care of critically ill neonates, infants and children. Emphasis is on nursing strategies directed toward the application of basic principles of critical care nursing with attention to special needs of critically ill neonates, infants and children and their families. Prereq: NURS 370, NURS 371, NURS 372, NURS 373.
NURS 360. Community Engagement Seminar V (1)
This course is a one credit seminar focused on the delivery of culturally appropriate community based health care and on the issues of culture, ethnicity and socio-economic background as they contribute to the growing disparities in health care outcomes. Students will engage in a 12 hour field experience in a Cleveland health care facility or school system where they will provide health screening and health education services to children and families. The seminar will include two sessions devoted to reflection and evaluation of the field experience. In addition, each semester will include required attendance at the Rozella Schlotfeldt Public Lectures related to issues contributing to disparities in health care. Prereq: NURS 310. Coreq: NURS 351 and NURS 353.
NURS 370. Information Technologies in Health (1)
The focus of this course is the application of advanced information and communication technologies in the health care of communities and populations. Building on a base of consumer informatics, the course will explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data mining techniques, telemedicine technology, and advanced communication technologies in the context of global health. Prereq: NURS 315, NURS 316, NURS 345, NURS 351 and NURS 353. Coreq: NURS 371, NURS 372 and NURS 373.
NURS 371. Public Health Nursing (3)
In this course, students will utilize a problem-based approach to develop knowledge and specific competencies in applying key concepts of public health, public health nursing and epidemiology. Through guided observation and classroom experiences, students will discover strategies to assess, plan, implement and evaluate population-focused programs for health promotion and disease prevention. Prereq: NURS 315, NURS 316, NURS 345, NURS 351 and NURS 353. Coreq: NURS 370, NURS 372 and NURS 373.
NURS 372. Health in the Global Community (3)
This course focuses on an analysis of the forces shaping community and global health patterns. Drawing on multidisciplinary sources, this course explores the impact of these global processes as they manifest in the health of our own and other societies. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the broad cultural, environmental, social-economic, and political systems that contribute to health status and outcomes, health policies, and health care delivery around the world. Prereq: NURS 315, NURS 316, NURS 345, NURS 351 and NURS 353. Coreq: NURS 370, NURS 371, and NURS 373. Global & Cultural Diversity
NURS 373. Global Health Practicum (5)
The purpose of this practicum is to provide students with the opportunity to analyze the concepts of health and health care, health policy and finance, culture and ethics through a preceptored, 10-week community-based immersion experience in local, national, or international settings. Students will apply epidemiological techniques, the skills of negotiation, partnership building, community assessment and nursing science in the identification and analysis of a health problem leading to the development of an intervention. Prereq: NURS 315, NURS 316, NURS 345, NURS 351 and NURS 353. Coreq: NURS 370, NURS 371 and NURS 372. SAGES Senior Cap
NURS 391. Home Health Care Nursing (5)
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care in home health settings for clients with complex problems. Emphasis is on nursing strategies designed to provide comprehensive nursing care to clients and their families. Clinical practice is directed toward the care of client/family in the home. Recommended preparation: RN license.
NURS 392. Dynamics of Nursing Practice and Management (4)
The focus of this course is management and leadership concepts and their application to nursing practice management. Topics such as strategic planning, resource management, organizational structure, legal issues, and delegation will be explored. Recommended preparation: RN license.
NURS 393. New Applications in Nursing Practice Management (4)
The focus of this course is the application of management and leadership concepts in a seminar format and clinical practicum for registered nurses. Students will apply concepts of strategic planning, resource management, organizational structure, and delegation in a health care setting. Recommended preparation: RN license.
NURS 399. Independent Study (1 - 12)
Independent guided study for undergraduate students with special needs or interests.
NURS 400. Guided Study in Nursing (1 - 18)
Independent study for students with special needs and interests.
NURS 401. Statistics for Health Sciences (3)
This course examines statistical methods of analyses of variance and multiple linear regression. Content includes ANOVA, repeated measures analysis of variances, correlation analysis, and multiple linear regression. Learning statistical theories is coupled with practice of data analysis using statistical software. This course is for graduate students in nursing and health sciences. It is not for credit toward any undergraduate or graduate degrees in Statistics. Recommended preparation: completion of basic statistics within five years of admission to program.Prereq: STAT 201.
NURS 404. Emergent Care of the Child (2)
This course incorporates biological, developmental, psychological, emotional, social, and cultural aspects of care. The emphasis is on pathophysiology, assessment, diagnostic approaches, and interventions specific to emergent care of infants, children, and adolescents. Advanced therapeutics are introduced. Recommended preparation: Certification in PALS and neonatal resuscitation or concurrent enrollment in NUNP 444. Prereq or Coreq: NUNP 444.
NURS 405. Inquiry I - Theoretical Foundations (3)
This course provides an introduction to conceptual and theoretical thinking. Students will examine knowledge development in nursing, conceptual structures, and their uses as a basis for nursing practice and research.
NURS 406. Flight Nursing Seminar I (1)
This seminar course provides a forum for preparing students to care for patients requiring air transfer to specialty care facilities. Special emphasis is placed on advanced procedures, flight physiology, and environmental influences on the clinical approach in order to apply acute care competencies to flight nursing practice. Prereq or Coreq: NUNP 443.
NURS 407. Flight Nursing Seminar II (1)
This seminar continues to prepare students to care for patients requiring air transfer to specialty care facilities. Special emphasis is placed on clinical approaches to patient management across the lifespan. Recommended preparation: ACLS, PALS, and neonatal resuscitation certification. Recommended preparation or concurrent enrollment in NUNP 444, NURS 406, NURS 404.
NURS 408 Health Care of the Young Child with a Disability (3)
The focus is on the study of young children with disabilities and chronic conditions. Related issues of development, diagnosis, treatment, and family concerns are included. Continuum of care from hospital to home is considered. Involvement of the family as a member of the health care team is emphasized. Various technologies and feeding strategies for management of children’s disabilities are highlighted. Context of care is considered from a multidisciplinary team approach.
NURS 409. Specialty Assessment and Diagnostics in Cardiovascular Nursing (2)
This course provides the basis for the selection and interpretation of assessment and testing strategies during the process of differential diagnosis of cardiovascular problems. Lecture is supplemented with specific clinical lab experiences.
NURS 410. Cardiovascular Nursing Seminar I (1)
This seminar course focuses on cardiac rhythm abnormalities and their management. Prereq or Coreq: NURS 430. Coreq: NURS 409.
NURS 411. Cardiovascular Nursing Seminar II (1)
This seminar course focuses on the management of complex cardiovascular disease. Prereq: NURS 410.
NURS 416. Integrated Assessment of the Neonate for Midwives (1)
This course introduces principles fundamental to the integrated assessment of the neonate. Gestational age assessment, assessment of genetic risks, and physical assessment skills are developed.
NURS 424. Theoretical Basis of Medical/Surgical Nursing II (5)
This course provides the opportunity to explore complex health problems of patients requiring a variety of health care services and support systems. Nursing strategies requiring independent, interdependent, and collaborative activities are evaluated for their efficacy in supporting and assisting the patient’s progress toward health. Clinical experiences are individualized to promote implementation of the Clinical Nurse Specialist role and build upon the student’s expertise.
NURS 425. Inquiry II - Research Process (3)
This course emphasizes scholarly inquiry, scientific integrity and scientific investigation. It includes study of the research process, particularly design, sampling, data collection and analysis, and interpretation and reporting of findings. Recommended preparation: NUND 201 or STAT 201. Prereq: NURS 405.
NURS 430. Pharmacology and Therapeutics (3)
Examination of the major categories of pharmacologic agents and application of pharmacologic concepts in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiologic action of the drugs, expected patient responses, and major side effects. Major-specific seminars integrate knowledge of pharmacology into clinical practice. Recommended preparation: NURS 453, RN license or consent of instructor.
NURS 438. Theoretical Foundations of Acute Care Nursing (2 - 4)
This course focuses on advanced practice by examining common health and illness phenomena in the acute care setting. Concepts, theories, and phenomena will be analyzed for their relevance in planning and evaluating nursing care strategies and modalities. Individualized clinical experience in the acute care setting with a selected patient population is part of the advanced practicum. Prereq or Coreq: NURS 453 and NURS 459.
NURS 441. Mental Health of Older Adults (1)
This course focuses on discussion of the consultative, investigative, and planning skills to meet the special mental health needs of the elderly. Concepts of mental health promotion, mental illness prevention, knowledge development, implementation, and evaluation of psychotherapeutic nursing strategies are examined. The examination of diverse mental health disorders in the aged mental health service delivery are included.
NURS 442. Mental Health Interventions with Older Adults (1)
This course focuses on the theoretical basis of psychosocial assessment and intervention with older adults and their families, with an emphasis on individual, group, and family interventions. Concepts from individual, family, and group modalities and the process of consultation and education are examined. Students will also learn the components of individual and family assessment in “well elders” and the identification of mental disorders, including problems with memory and cognition. This knowledge base serves as the foundation for developing and applying interventions in practice to meet the mental health needs of older adults. Prereq or Coreq: NURS 441.
NURS 443A. Collaboration, Consultation, & Credentialing in Advanced Practice Nurs (1)
The focus of this course is the process of consultation and collaboration in advanced practice nursing. The organizations that are involved in promoting and assisting advanced practice nurses (APNs) will be addressed. The similarities and differences in the roles of the APN will be explored. The process of credentialing APNs will also be examined.
NURS 443B. Role Development in Advanced Practice (1)
The focus of this course is the study of the multiple roles integrated into advanced practice nursing including principles of management and leadership. Strategies to market the value of the advanced practice nurse (APN) role and the individual APN are addressed.
NURS 443C. Teaching and Learning in Advanced Practice (1)
The focus of this course is the examination of the process of teaching, learning, and evaluation. A variety of teaching modalities applicable across the lifespan will be explored.
NURS 444A. Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice (1)
The focus of this course is ethical decision-making for advanced practice nurses. The interaction between the health care delivery system and ethical decision making is explored.
NURS 444B. Health Care Delivery and Finance in Advanced Practice (1)
The focus of this course is the study of the financial and business factors related to the health care delivery system and advanced practice nursing. Students will discuss strategies related to reimbursement, business practices, billing, and coding.
NURS 444C. Health Policy Legislation and Legal Issues in Advanced Practice (1)
The focus of this course is the critical analysis of health policy and legal issues. Strategies for influencing the regulatory process will be explored.
NURS 445. Infection Control I (3)
Examination of the principles of pathogenicity, transmission, diagnosis, immunization, and therapy of select infectious disease agents and methods of prevention and control of these agents in the community and health care settings. Introduction to application of infection control policies and procedures in a variety of community and clinical settings.
NURS 446. Collaboration and Administration in the Health Care Delivery System (3)
Examination of the influence of the health care delivery environment on the delivery of care and the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse as collaborator within the health care structure. Clinical practice and seminars will focus on the role of the manager in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the health care environment for the purpose of improving patient care, facilitating collaborative activities with other health care professionals, and identifying mechanisms to effect change within the health care system. Clinical practice 8 hours per week.
NURS 448. Mental Health Practicum with Older Adults (3)
This course focuses on the application and development of psychosocial assessment and intervention with older adults and their families, with an emphasis on individual, group, and family interventions. Concepts from individual, family, and group modalities and the process of consultation will be applied. The components of individual and family assessment will be applied in “well elders” as well as those with identified mental disorders. Prereq: NURS 441 and NURS 442.
NURS 450. Infection Control II (3)
Examination and application of an infection control program in a community or clinical setting. Content related to bioterrorism or natural disaster situations will be included. Prereq: NURS 495, NURS 496, EPBI 494 and NURS 445.
NURS 453. Physiologic Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing (4)
This course is designed to build upon the student’s pre-existing knowledge of basic human anatomy, physiology, and nursing science. Selected body systems are examined in order to provide in-depth integration of normal physiologic functions with specific intervening variables and pathologic mechanisms associated with life span development and dysfunction. Recommended preparation: RN license or consent of instructor.
NURS 454. Well Woman Health Care (3)
Study of selected theoretical formulations and models applied by professional nurses in the promotion of growth and wellness in adolescent and adult women. Emphasis on conception, decision making, sexuality and health teaching. Acquisition of knowledge and skill related to physical and psychosocial health assessment of pregnant and nonpregnant clients. Individually planned experiences with nurse faculty who are serving as primary care givers in maternity, family planning and gynecologic care settings. Prereq or Coreq: NURS 453 and NURS 459.
NURS 455. The Childbearing Family (4)
This course will focus on analysis and applications of the nursing strategies to enhance health-seeking behaviors of the pregnant family during the maternity cycle and on the education of parents about the childbearing year. The normal aspects of the pregnant woman and the identification of any deviations from the normal are central to the content. The course will also emphasize the enhancement of the pregnant family’s childbirth experience through utilization of the teaching-learning process. The student will learn to evaluate and apply techniques relative to childbirth education. Clinical experiences will be planned in ante partum, neonatal, childbirth education and home settings. Prereq: NURS 454. Coreq: NURS 430.
NURS 457. Labor and Birth (5)
The focus of this course is the application of nursing theory, practice and research by advanced practice nurses in the promotion of health and wellness of women, newborns and their families during intrapartum and the immediate postpartum period. Emphasis is placed on the health-seeking behaviors of the mother and her family using a holistic approach emphasizing cultural, ethnic and racial diversity in the provision and evaluation of care. Supervised clinical experience includes anticipating and identifying complications and participating in consultations, referrals and collaborative management. Prereq: NURS 455.
NURS 459. Integrated Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
This course introduces concepts fundamental to the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse. It stresses health assessment, history taking, interviewing, and physical assessment skills, and provides the basis for decision making, advanced therapeutics and case management. Recommended preparation: RN license or consent of instructor.
NURS 460A. Theoretical Basis for Individual Counseling (1)
This course emphasizes the ongoing development of the counseling relationship across the life span. The professional encounter between the individual and advanced practice nurse will be formulated based on the Helping Model for problem management. Students will differentiate counseling and therapy. Students will also develop and apply crisis intervention skills, interviewing skills and alternative adjunct therapies.
NURS 460B. Theoretical Basis for Individual Psychotherapy (1)
This course will build therapeutic skills for the advanced practice nurse specializing in mental health. Students will master Helping Skills in their interventions with individuals with psychopathology. Prereq: NURS 460A. Prereq or Coreq: SSBT 548 and PSCL 524.
NURS 461. Practicum and Supervision of Individual Therapy (1 - 2)
Direct care experience. Focus on therapeutic process with persons experiencing psychosocial disturbances. Use of nursing strategies to enhance health-seeking behaviors. Examination of genesis of psychopathology; emphasis on methods of assessment, goal setting, intervention, and evaluation. Group and individual supervision. Prereq: NURS 460A.
NURS 462. Practicum and Supervision of Group and Family Therapy (2 - 3)
Direct care experience, formal group and family experience focusing on process, content and leader behavior. The nurse-therapist employs nursing strategies to enhance health-seeking behaviors of family and group. Use of concepts from psychiatry and behavioral and social sciences related to the promotion of mental health and treatment of psychosocial distress in groups and families. Group and individual supervision of clinical experience. Focus of supervision is on judgment, family and group intervention skills, and application of theory from analysis and interpretation of data. Prereq or Coreq: NURS 467.
NURS 463. Theoretical Basis of Practice & Supervision in Consultation & Mental H (1 - 3)
Indirect care experience. Theories of consultation. Adult education. Exploration of issues related to the role of the clinician in the enhancement of health-seeking behaviors of individuals and communities as they strive to achieve optimal levels of health. Examination of the consultative, administrative and educational processes in the practice of consultation and community education. Seminars, group, and individual supervision. Prereq: NURS 460A, NURS 462.
NURS 466. Practicum and Supervision in Role of Clinician (3)
The professional encounter between the psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, staff and agency personnel providing mental health services, and clients receiving services in the context of an environment of care is emphasized. Intrapersonal, interpersonal and extrapersonal variables that influence the health-seeking behaviors of individuals, families and groups as they seek to attain, maintain or regain optimal levels of mental health are employed.
NURS 467. Theory of Family and Group Modalities (2 - 3)
The professional encounter between nurse therapist and the group or group members and the family or family members occurs within the context of an environment of care. The nurse therapist enhances health-seeking behaviors of individuals, families and groups. The nurse therapist employs nursing strategies cognizant of interviewing variables, to facilitate health-seeking behaviors of family and group members. Concepts from family and group theory, family and group literature, and research in family and small group dynamics are selected to provide an eclectic approach to treatment.
NURS 468. The Continual Improvement of Healthcare: An Interdisciplinary Course (3)
The focus of this course is on collaborative work for the benefit of patients and community. Seminar classwork is combined with a field project, in which interdisciplinary student teams apply what they have learned to the improvement activities of a local health care organization. Successful completion of the course depends on participation in seminar sessions and completion of the interdisciplinary student team project. Offered as EPBI 468, NURS 468, and MPHP 468.
NURS 471. Organizational Theories (3)
Examination of intervening variables which affect health care organizations including structure, dynamics and processes of change.
NURS 479. Public Policy and Aging (3)
Overview of aging and the aged. Concepts in the study of public policy. Policies on aging and conditions that they address. The politics of policies on aging. Emergent trends and issues. Offered as ANTH 498, BETH 496, EPBI 408, GERO 496, HSTY 480, MPHP 408, NURS 479, NURS 579, POSC 480, and SOCI 496.
NURS 480. Public Health and Epidemiology (3)
Study of health care problems within the larger social/environmental context. Epidemiology as a method of reasoning leading to the making of casual inferences. Principles underlying epidemiology as a method of study and the scope, potentialities and limitations of this approach. Recommended preparation or concurrent enrollment: Statistics or consent of instructor.
NURS 491. Community Health Nursing I (4)
This is the first course in the Community Health Nursing major. It is designed to introduce students to the specialist practice of community health nursing and emphasizes the importance of population based practice. A population or a geopolitical community focus will be identified by the student, and a comprehensive appraisal of its health status conducted. Priority health concerns and strategies to enhance health-seeking behaviors and mechanisms will be identified. Recommended preparation: Undergraduate Community Health Nursing courses; graduate standing in nursing.
NURS 495. Community Health Nursing II (4)
In this course students will design a feasible plan to address the identified priority concern for a selected population or geopolitical community. Program planning models will be examined, and a model useful to address the priority concern selected. Evaluation techniques will be identified and included in the program design. Interventions to enhance health-seeking behaviors based on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies will be implemented in the clinical component of the course. Prereq: NURS 491.
NURS 496. Community Health Nursing III (4)
This course completes the Community Health Nursing major. Based on work successfully completed during the previous two courses the student will conclude program implementation and conduct a summative evaluation of overall program effectiveness. As part of the leadership experience, the student, in partnership with the community or population, will explore external funding for program continuation. Issues influencing health care delivery and community health nursing practice will be examined. Prereq: NURS 491 and NURS 495.
NURS 499. The Nurse Executive-Personal & Professional Challenges in Health Care (3)
Offered toward end of the M.S.N./M.B.A. program and prepares the graduate for entry into a nurse management role. The focus will be on contemporary role demands in nursing management, ranging from head nurses to vice presidents of nursing to heads of community health and mental health agencies, and taking account of all regions of the U.S. Emphasis will be placed on exploring knowledge and skill requirements of nursing management, current developments (such as nursing values, goals, and tasks), and the strategic and operational configuration of hospitals and other health care agencies.
NURS 500. Master’s Thesis (1 - 4)
Systematic investigation of a research problem selected by the student for independent study. Prereq: NURS 415.
NURS 502. Inquiry III - Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (2)
This course focuses on linking research evidence to nursing practice. Processes for implementation and evaluation of evidence-based nursing practice will be included. Prereq: NURS 425.
NURS 503. Inquiry Practicum (1 - 2)
This course focuses on the development of competencies in scientific inquiry. Such competencies are achieved through experiences in participation in a research study or evidence-based project related to nursing science. A written report of the experience is required. Prereq: NURS 415 or NURS 425.
NURS 506. Nursing Epistemology (3)
This course involves the study of knowledge shared among members of the discipline, the patterns of knowing and knowledge development, criteria for evaluating knowledge claims and philosophy of science. The course is a search and discussion experience aimed at enabling graduate students to become knowledgeable about approaches to the study of disciplines and scientific knowledge development. Forces affecting the development of knowledge, the origins of key terms and concepts, and identification of major themes in nursing will be explored.
NURS 507. Clinical Knowledge (3)
This course is structured to allow students to develop clinical knowledge about their area of interest and to begin the process of identifying clinical research questions. Supervision for this experience will be twofold. Students will be placed with an expert clinician with a minimum of a master’s degree (in nursing) to identify and arrange relevant clinical experiences. The student and the clinician will work with the course faculty to create opportunities for the student to experience the clinical phenomena of interest, which may include actual “hands-on” experience. Students will also meet regularly with the other students in the course and the course faculty for group supervision that focuses on linking clinical practice issues to research questions. Course requirements would include eight hours of practicum experiences per week.
NURS 508. Context of Care (3)
This course is designed to allow students to explore the social, political, economic, and health care issues that form the context for their clinical phenomena of interest. The intent of this course is for the student to become knowledgeable about the broader forces that affect their clinical problem. Topics might include current research in their field, as well as health policy related to their phenomena, political entities that affect funding, and the regulation of practice in their area of interest. The student will need a content expert to help them plan and coordinate their practicum experiences, which should be multiple and varied, and include exposure to both local and state level entities. Prereq: NURS 507 or equivalent.
NURS 510. Health Disparities (3)
This course aims to provide theoretical and application tools for students from many disciplinary backgrounds to conduct research and develop interventions to reduce health disparities. The course will be situated contextually within the historical record of the United States, reviewing social, political, economic, cultural, legal, and ethical theories related to disparities in general, with a central focus on health disparities. Several frameworks regarding health disparities will be used for investigating and discussing the empirical evidence on disparities among other subgroups (e.g., the poor, women, uninsured, disabled, and non-English speaking populations) will also be included and discussed. Students will be expected to develop a research proposal (observational, clinical, and/or intervention) rooted in their disciplinary background that will incorporate materials from the various perspectives presented throughout the course, with the objective of developing and reinforcing a more comprehensive approach to current practices within their fields. Offered as CRSP 510, EPBI 510, MPHP 510, NURS 510, and SASS 510.
NURS 511. Strategies for Theory Development (3)
This course examines the nature of theory and strategies for theory development in nursing. Students will explore a variety of strategies and select an approach for beginning theory development that addresses nursing phenomena in their area of interest.
NURS 518. Qualitative Nursing Research (3)
This course is a study of qualitative research approaches directed toward the development of nursing knowledge. This course will include methods and issues in data collection, analysis, and critique of research findings. It will focus on the philosophical and epistemological foundations of qualitative research, present an overview of various methodological approaches, examine in depth the criteria for rigor, and analyze ethical issues in qualitative methodologies.
NURS 520. Advanced Nursing Research I (3)
The development of research questions within a nursing framework and related research designs will be studied. The foci of the course will be problem formulation, selected research designs and sampling.Prereq: NURS 504 or consent of instructor.
NURS 521. Advanced Nursing Research II (3)
The discussion of research designs and their rationale for use will be continued. Principles of measurement, study implementation and data analysis will be discussed. The development of a research proposal will be the expected outcome of this two-semester sequence. Prereq: NURS 401 or STAT 401 and NURS 520.
NURS 522. Advanced Internship in Cardiovascular Nursing (1 - 5)
This 600-hour internship is designated to provide the master’s prepared ACNP-Cardiovascular Nursing Program graduate with the experience needed to enter practice as an APN caring for patients with complex cardiac disorders. Recommended preparation: completion of appropriate NP program. Prereq: NURS 411.
NURS 523. Advanced Internship in Flight Nursing (1 - 5)
This internship is designed to provide the Master’s prepared ACNP-flight nurse concentration graduate with experience needed to qualify for the Certification Examination in Flight Nursing. This experience consists of a 600 hour precepted internship in a flight nursing setting. Recommended preparation: Completion of M.S.N. program focus in Flight Nursing and ACNP certification, certification in ACLS, PALS, and neonatal resuscitation.
NURS 524. Advanced Practicum in Infection Control (1 - 5)
This practicum experience consists of up to 600 hours of a precepted experience in an infection control program setting. This practicum is designed to provide the student with experience needed to qualify for the Certification Examination in infection Control administered by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology to receive CIC certification. The student may choose among a public health, acute care, long-term care, or international setting. Prereq: NURS 450.
NURS 530. Advanced Nursing Research Methods I (3)
This course focuses on conceptualization of a research problem within a nursing perspective, threats to validity, sampling, measurement, and survey, quasi-experimental, and experimental designs. The emphasis is on the application on these strategies while encouraging flexibility in conceptualizing a study using different research methods. Students will develop a research study using methods consistent with theoretical and empirical knowledge and the nursing perspective. Coreq: NURS 532.
NURS 531. Advanced Nursing Research II (3)
This course is the second in a two-course sequence of research methods. It focuses on power analysis, data management, experimental and epidemiological designs and designs to assess change. Included is a discussion of ethics and concerns regarding human subjects. The emphasis is on the application of research strategies while encouraging flexibility in conceptualizing a study using different methods. The development of a research proposal is the outcome of this two-semester sequence. Prereq: NURS 530 and NURS 401 or STAT 401 or equivalent.
NURS 532. Basic Statistics: Fundamentals for Analysis (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the fundamentals needed for analysis of research problems. It will review theoretical foundations of statistical analysis and inference, probability theory, and hypothesis testing. Use of measures of central tendency, basic parametric and non-parametric tests will be discussed, with specific application to health problems. Use of SPSS will be included. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
NURS 557. Advanced Midwifery (6)
In consultation with faculty, students select a nurse-midwifery service where they assume the responsibilities of beginning practitioner for a minimum of 10 weeks of intensive, supervised clinical practice. Synthesis of the nurse-midwifery management process while providing continuity of care integrating all core competency areas is emphasized. Students explore the professional aspects of nurse-midwifery practice. Historical development of the profession is used as a framework for understanding current issues related to nurse-midwifery education and practice in the United States. Prereq: NURS 457.
NURS 559. Advanced Practice in Nursing Care of Women (2 - 4)
Integration of concepts, theories, conceptual, and theoretical models, focused on supporting the health-seeking of women and their families as they contend with intervening factors. Emphasis on psychosomatic, acute and long-term illnesses and their interplay with psychosocial problems encountered by women. Clinical practice and seminars will include providing nursing care to women and their families in all stages of life cycle. Prereq: NURS 455.
NURS 577. M.S.N./M.B.A. Management Practicum (3)
The student will enter the M.S.N./M.B.A. program with a minimum of two years of recent clinical nursing experience, and may or may not have had any management experience. This practicum is designed to provide a guided experience in a management context. NURS 577 will be offered in the spring semester of the second year of the M.S.N./M.B.A. program, after the student has completed nearly all basic courses in both schools. The management practicum will provide onsite experience in management activities. Most practicum sites will be area health care agencies. In some cases, students may alternate opportunities addressing health-related policies in area businesses or corporations. Typical practicum experiences will engage students in management projects, special assignments and/or research. Students are expected to use current management and nursing knowledge and will often use the research process in completing the practicum experience. They will work closely with nurse executives and managers within their organizations. Prereq: NURS 468 and NURS 471.
NURS 578. Curriculum and Instruction (3)
The purpose of this course is to explore the theoretical underpinnings of education and to examine innovative approaches to critical thinking. Students are provided the opportunity to analyze philosophies and principles of education along with teaching and learning styles. The course will focus on curriculum planning and development congruent with the philosophy and objectives of a nursing program. Curriculum development includes determination of program and course objectives, along with selection and organization of appropriate learning experiences to meet these objectives. Techniques for instruction in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings are explored. Offered as NUND 478 and NURS 578.
NURS 579. Public Policy and Aging (3)
Overview of aging and the aged. Concepts in the study of public policy. Policies on aging and conditions that they address. The politics of policies on aging. Emergent trends and issues. Offered as ANTH 498, BETH 496, EPBI 408, GERO 496, HSTY 480, MPHP 408, NURS 479, NURS 579, POSC 480, and SOCI 496.
NURS 601. Special Problems (1 - 12)
This course is offered, with permission, to Ph.D. students in Nursing undertaking reading in a field of special interest.
NURS 609. Health Care Policy and Planning (3)
Special emphasis will be placed on selected national and international health policy issues that form the socio-political context of nursing care and practice. Health care policy and planning will also be explored. Ethical dimensions of public policy formulations and implementation will be highlighted. The course will also include an exploration of the nurse’s role in research in the formation of health care policy and planning. Students will participate in sessions designed to illuminate the policy components and implications of clinical research.
NURS 615. Topical Seminar in Health Science Research (3)
This Ph.D. course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of research in a given area. Opportunities are provided to apply knowledge for further development of the student’s research interests and ideas. An in-depth examination of selected theoretical and methodological approaches to the development of research related to human science will be emphasized. Interrelationships among theory, research, and knowledge from nursing and related disciplines will be explored.
NURS 619. Theoretical Foundations of Educational Testing and Evaluation (2)
In this course, an overview of educational measurement and evaluation is provided. Methods of evaluating teaching effectiveness, student learning, and student performance are explored, with particular emphasis placed on test construction and analysis. Offered as NUND 479 and NURS 619. Prereq: NURS 578.
NURS 620. Action Research and Program Evaluation (1)
This course introduces the student to the concept of purposeful evaluation. The applicability of action research and evaluation to the change process and to continuous improvement within various venues will be explored. The iterative, participative, and emergent nature of generation of new knowledge and practice innovations will be discussed. Offered as NUND 480 and NURS 620.Prereq: NURS 619.
NURS 621. Teaching Practicum (3 - 6)
In this preceptored teaching practicum, the student may engage in classroom, laboratory, and clinical teaching assignments in nursing. The student will be expected to use current educational theory and nursing knowledge in completing the practicum experience (minimum 60 hours). Prereq: NURS 620.
NURS 630. Advanced Statistics: Linear Models (3)
This course is focused on advanced procedures for data analysis and statistical inference in health research. The course is devoted to discussion of linear models, including simple and multiple regression, logistic regression and application to study design. The role of assumptions and theory in guiding the analysis plan is emphasized through lecture, readings, and critical evaluation of published research in the student’s area of interest. Prereq: NURS 532.
NURS 631. Advanced Statistics: Multivariate Analysis (3)
This course focuses on selected advanced multivariate topics and procedures in health research. Topics will be covered through lecture, readings, computer analysis as well as critical analysis of published research in the health sciences fields. Topics to be covered in this course include: survival analysis, factor analysis, path analysis, repeated measures ANOVA and advanced regression techniques (logistic, loglinear, mixed models). Prereq: NURS 530 and NURS 531 and NURS 532 and NURS 630.
NURS 671. Proposal Development (1 - 6)
Provides an opportunity for guided development of a candidacy proposal through planned contact with a designated committee of faculty members. The aim is to assist the student in the development of a refined proposal with strong scientific merit. The course should be utilized only by those with a candidacy proposal statement. Minimum 3 hours required for progression in program.
NURS 701. Dissertation Ph.D. (1 - 18)
Prereq: Predoctoral research consent or advanced to Ph.D. candidacy milestone.