NURS – Nursing

NURS 502 FOUNDATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND THEORY FOR ADVANCED NURSING (3-0-3)(F/S). Critique, evaluate, and utilize conceptual and theoretical models in advanced nursing practice. Emphasis on linking theories with nursing. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Nursing or PERM/INST.

NURS 504 (MHLTHSCI 504) HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS, FINANCING AND DELIVERY (3-0-3)(F/S). Differentiates health care economics, financing and payment systems as context for fiscal management and budgeting; examines health care delivery from organizational and operational perspectives, all of which are applied in writing proposals. May be taken for NURS or MHLTHSCI credit, but not both. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Nursing or Master of Health Science Program or PERM/INST.

NURS 508 ADVANCED RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY INQUIRY FOR NURSING (3-0- 3)(F/S). Apply research methods for utilization in advanced nursing roles. PREREQ: NURS 502 or PERM/INST.

NURS 510 ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Examines advanced physiologic and pathophysiologic principles, commonly encountered in advanced nursing practice, that affect health states in individuals across the lifespan. PREREQ: Admission to the Graduate Program in Nursing or PERM/INST.

NURS 512 ADVANCED NURSING LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE (3-0-3)(F/S). Focuses on individual character and leadership development and emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective nurse leader in a variety of academic or health care settings. Builds on the AACN Essentials and the AONE competencies for Nurse Executives. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Nursing or Master of Health Science Program or PERM/INST.

NURS 514 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (3-0-3)(F/S). Focuses on the role of the nurse leader in advancing organizational change with an emphasis on theoretical application and data driven analysis to improve institutional effectiveness and efficiency. Builds on the AACN Essentials and the AONE competencies for Nurse Executives. PREREQ: NURS 512 or PERM/INST.

NURS 516 ADVANCED PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Examines advanced pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic principles and clinical application of pharmaceutical agents used to treat acute and chronic conditions including therapeutic evaluation and considerations for diverse adult and geriatric patient populations. PREREQ: NURS 510.

NURS 518 HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE (2-0-2)(F/S/SU). Holistic assessment of all human systems using advanced assessment techniques, concepts, and approaches. Advanced assessment skills integrated with principles of differential diagnosis and clinical decision- making skill building. PREREQ: NURS 502 and NURS 510.

NURS 519 HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE CLINICAL (0-3-1)(F/S/SU). Development and application of skills in advanced, Holistic-assessment of all human systems in clinical/laboratory settings. PREREQ: NURS 502 and NURS 510.

NURS 520 PROFESSIONAL ROLE FOR THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Appraises advanced practice nursing roles, scope of practice, legal and ethical principles of advanced practice and health care policy. PREREQ: NURS 502.

NURS 522 CONCEPTS OF POPULATION NURSING IN HEALTH SYSTEMS (3-0-3)(SU). Examines the philosophy and framework for health promotion and disease prevention, health care delivery, affecting policy, and advanced nursing roles with diverse populations. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Nursing or PERM/INST.

NURS 524 THEORY-GUIDED ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING (2-0-2)(F/S). Integrates assessment and planning with theoretical frameworks for health promotion and disease prevention with a specific population. PREREQ: NURS 502, NURS 522. COREQ: NURS 525 or PERM/INST.

NURS 525 THEORY-GUIDED ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING PRACTICUM (0-6-2)(F/S). Application of theory guided assessment and planning process with selected populations. PREREQ: NURS 502, NURS 522, PREREQ/ COREQ: NURS 524 or PERM/INST.

NURS 526 THEORY-GUIDED IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION (2-0-2)(F/S). Integrates concepts of program development, implementation and evaluation based on theoretical and methodological applications for advanced nursing practice. PREREQ: NURS 524. COREQ: NURS 527 or PERM/INST.

NURS 527 THEORY-GUIDED IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION PRACTICUM (0-6-2)(F/S). Application of theory-guided and evidence-based program planning and outcome evaluation with selected populations. PREREQ: NURS 525. PREREQ/COREQ: NURS 526 or PERM/INST.

NURS 528 PROFESSIONAL ROLES FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (1-0-1)(F/S). Culminating seminar that integrates the functions and activities of advanced nursing practice into professional roles. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Nursing or PERM/INST.

NURS 530 PROMOTING LEARNING IN NURSING EDUCATION WITH POPULATIONS (2-0-2)(F/S). Explores and applies learning theories and instructional design principles to promote learning with a selected population. Evaluates strategies for assessing learning and effective teaching. PREREQ: Admission to Graduate Program in Nursing or PERM/INST.

NURS 532 LEADERSHIP FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Formulates leadership, management, and negotiation skills for advanced practice nurses to achieve improved health outcomes for individuals, communities, and systems. PREREQ: NURS 502.

NURS 534 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Integrates broad principles of scientific and nursing principles of therapeutic decision-making to assess, diagnose, and manage common health issues across the adult lifespan with emphasis on needs and care of geriatric and diverse populations. PREREQ: NURS 518, NURS 519, and NURS 520.

NURS 535 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS CLINICAL (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Integrates theory with therapeutic decision-making for adult populations across the lifespan with common health conditions within acute or primary health care settings. PRE/COREQ: NURS 534.

NURS 536 ACUTE CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS (4-0-4)(F/S/SU). Advances student’s knowledge and therapeutic decision-making skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions in the acute care setting using evidence-based, patient centered care management. PREREQ: NURS 534 and NURS 535, or admission to an AGNP Graduate Certificate Program, or PERM/INST.

NURS 537 ACUTE CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS I CLINICAL (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Fosters development and application of expanded therapeutic and interventional skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions in the acute care setting. PRE/ COREQ: NURS 536.

NURS 538 ACUTE CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS II (4-0-4)(F/S/SU). Synthesis of therapeutic skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations with complex acute, critical, and chronic health conditions in the acute care setting using evidence-based, patient-centered care management. PREREQ: NURS 536 and NURS 537.

NURS 539 ACUTE CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS II CLINICAL (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Synthesis and application of advanced therapeutic and interventional skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations with complex, acute, critical, and chronic health conditions in the acute care setting. PRE/COREQ: NURS 538.

NURS 541 ACUTE CARE CLINICAL RESIDENCY (0-12-3)(F/S/SU). Theoretical, clinical, and scientific principles are synthesized and implemented in acute care setting. Provides comprehensive adult-geriatric health and illness care, therapeutic interventions, and evaluation of patients with complex, acute, critical, and chronic illness problems. PREREQ: NURS 538 and NURS 539.

NURS 542 PRIMARY CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS (4-0-4)(F/S/SU). Advances student’s knowledge and therapeutic decision-making skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations in the primary care setting using evidence-based, patient centered care management of stable, chronic, and acute episodic illness. PREREQ: NURS 534 and NURS 535, or admission to an AGNP Graduate Certificate Program, or PERM/INST.

NURS 543 PRIMARY CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS I CLINICAL (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Fosters development and application of expanded therapeutic and interventional skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations with stable, chronic, and acute episodic illness, in the primary care setting. PRE/COREQ: NURS 542.

NURS 544 PRIMARY CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS II (4-0-4)(F/S/SU). Synthesis of therapeutic skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations in the primary care setting using evidence-based, patient-centered care management of stable, chronic, and acute episodic illness. PREREQ: NURS 542 and NURS 543.

NURS 545 PRIMARY CARE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT/GERIATRIC HEALTH AND ILLNESS II CLINICAL (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Synthesis and application of advanced therapeutic and interventional skills to assess, diagnose, and manage care for adult and geriatric populations with stable, chronic, and acute episodic illness in the primary care setting. PREREQ: NURS 542 and NURS 543. PRE/COREQ: NURS 544.

NURS 547 PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL RESIDENCY (0-12-3)(F/S/SU). Theoretical, clinical, and scientific principles of adult-gerontology nurse practitioner practice are synthesized and implemented. Provides comprehensive adult-geriatric health and illness care, therapeutic interventions, and evaluation of patients in primary care settings. PREREQ: NURS 544 and NURS 545.

NURS 549 ACUTE CARE PROCEDURES AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Development and application of advanced acute care procedure and diagnostic skills in clinical/laboratory settings. PREREQ: NURS 534 and NURS 535, or admission to an AGNP Graduate Certificate Program, or PERM/INST.

NURS 551 PRIMARY CARE PROCEDURES AND DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Development and application of advanced primary care procedure and diagnostic skills in clinical/laboratory settings. PREREQ: NURS 534 and NURS 535, or admission to an AGNP Graduate Certificate Program, or PERM/INST.

NURS 555 PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL SKILLS SYNTHESIS (0-8-2)(SU). On-campus clinical experience to assess the capacity of the primary care nurse practitioner student to provide holistic advanced nursing care to the adult-geriatric patient and submission of a final residency plan. PREREQ: NURS 544 and NURS 545.

NURS 557 ACUTE CARE CLINICAL SKILLS SYNTHESIS (0-8-2)(SU). On-campus clinical experience to assess the capacity of the acute care nurse practitioner student to provide holistic advanced nursing care to the adult-geriatric patient and submission of a final residency plan. PREREQ: NURS 538 and NURS 539.

NURS 560 SCHOLARLY SYNTHESIS (2-0-2)(F/S/SU). Synthesis of current knowledge focused in clinical area of study. PRE/COREQ: NURS 541 or NURS 547.

NURS 562 GRADUATE NURSING EDUCATION (2-0-2)(F/S/SU). Explores graduate nursing education options for MS, DNP, and Ph.D. degrees. Aids in understanding roles available to graduates with advanced nursing degrees, e.g., AGNP, FNP, CNS, CRNA, Midwife, Educator-academic, Educator- practice, Leader, Researcher. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

NURS 601 SCHOLARLY PROJECT I (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Assessment and identification of nursing practice issue focused on a population of interest that lays the groundwork for development of the culminating scholarly project while investigating the DNP role. This course includes at least 16 hours of formalized discussion with faculty advisor per semester. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 604.

NURS 602 ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF POPULATION HEALTH NURSING (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Analyzes impact of social, cultural, ecological, and systems of care delivery factors on health care disparities across population groups. Evaluates the DNP role in disease prevention and health promotion for populations, utilizing a social, justice framework; explores the impact of globalization on health care and health care planning, and the need to design health care systems that are responsive to diverse cultural needs. PREREQ: Admission to DNP Program or PERM/INST.

NURS 603 SCHOLARLY PROJECT II (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Immersive practice experience with a population of interest that includes planning of the culminating scholarly project and examination of DNP role within a health care system. Includes at least 16 hours of formalized discussion with faculty advisor per semester. An oral proposal of the project must be approved by the supervisory committee to satisfactorily complete the course. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 601.

NURS 604 DESIGNING MODELS OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Synthesizes evidence, theories, and scientific principles to create new individual, aggregate, and population health care delivery models and approaches. Comprehensive program planning knowledge and analytical skills will be used to evaluate and ameliorate the interactions between complex practice, organization/system, population, policy, economic, and political issues affecting diverse populations and practice settings. PREREQ: Admission to DNP Program or PERM/INST.

NURS 605 SCHOLARLY PROJECT III (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Immersive practice experience with a population of interest that includes implementation of scholarly project and role of the DNP. Includes at least 16 hours of formalized discussion with faculty advisor per semester. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 603.

NURS 608 HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ADVOCACY (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Prepares students to analyze, influence, develop, and implement health related policies at all levels. Focused on principles and strategies to influence policymakers, lead stakeholder teams, and engage in advocacy efforts for health care consumer populations, providers, systems of care, and other stakeholders in policy and public forums.

NURS 609 HEALTH CARE POLICY AND ADVOCACY APPLICATION (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Provides the student the opportunity to experience leadership and professional development alongside an experienced local, regional or national health care policy leader. (Pass/Fail.) PRE/COREQ: NURS 608.

NURS 610 LEADERSHIP FOR ORGANIZATIONS, SYSTEMS, AND POPULATIONS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Prepares the DNP student to assume an advanced leadership role in complex health care systems, to assess and transform practice environments, and enhance the quality of inter-professional health care delivery systems. Examines the impact of cultural, ethical, and economic factors on leading change in health care organizations. PREREQ: NURS 614.

NURS 612 TRANSLATION, INTEGRATION, AND DISSEMINATION OF EVIDENCE (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Analyzes and evaluates concepts associated with evidence-based nursing practice models. Translating evidence-based practice includes: evidence-based practice recommendations, practice change, evaluating outcomes, and diffusing innovation. Uses translational science to apply evidence to practice. PREREQ: NURS 614.

NURS 614 OUTCOMES MANAGEMENT ANALYSIS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Analysis and application of epidemiological, bio-statistical, environmental, and other data related to individual, aggregate, and population health. Emphasis on business and economic processes for analysis of cost effective health care outcomes. PREREQ: Graduate level statistics or equivalent and NURS 602.

NURS 616 HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND QUALITY (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Prepares students to use evidence and advanced knowledge of technology to lead improvements in communication and the monitoring, collection, management, analysis, and dissemination of information that enhances health and health care safety and quality. Focused on design, selection, use, and evaluation of legal, ethical, just, and cost-effective information-management processes to evaluate health and practice outcomes in diverse, aggregate-focused, advanced practice settings. PREREQ: Admission to the DNP program.

NURS 618 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND EVALUATION METHODOLOGY (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Appraises the study, understanding, and challenges of quality care measurement and improvement to assure high quality health care outcomes in practice, systems of care, organizations and communities, and populations. Uses evidence, research, and outcome information to improve nursing practice, care-delivery models, and health care systems. PREREQ: NURS 602.

NURS 620 SCHOLARLY INQUIRY AND ADVANCED EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Examines foundational and philosophical aspects of nursing science related to the role of the DNP. Uses applied research methods and design of health care research and evidence-based practice related to advanced clinical scholarship to examine relevance to nursing and health care practice. PREREQ: Admission to DNP Program or PERM/INST.

NURS 621 SCHOLARLY PROJECT IV (0-8-2)(F/S/SU). Culminating immersive practice experience with a population of interest that includes evaluation of the scholarly project, written report of completed work and appraisal of the role of the DNP. An approval of supervisory committee at end of course. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 605.

NURS 622 FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR NURSE LEADERS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Examines advanced economic principles within the context of the U.S. healthcare system and utilizes advanced application of health care financial strategies for nurse leaders including key financial principles, cost benefit analysis, and budgeting. PREREQ: NURS 614.

NURS 623 SCHOLARLY EXPERIENCE (1-3 VARIABLE)(F/S/SU). Elective course with variable credits for those students who need additional hours to satisfy American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 1000 hour requirement for DNP education. May repeat course as needed. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to DNP program.

Refer to the University-wide Graduate Courses section in this catalog for additional course offerings.

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