Nursing (NURS)

NURS 504  - Emergency Preparedness: Implications for Health Care Professionals  (3 Credits)  

Principles of emergency preparedness with implications for health care at the local, regional, national, and global levels.

NURS 505  - Caring for Limited English Proficient Patients  (3 Credits)  

Principles and policies for clinical practice with Limited English Proficient patients.

NURS 506  - Special Topics in International Nursing  (3 Credits)  

Experiential field study to examine international nursing in another country. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of courses by title. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: NURS 312.
NURS 534  - The Rural Interdisciplinary Practicum  (1-6 Credits)  

Students live and practice in a rural, interdisciplinary environment and participate in an organized community-based health care activity. Contract approved by instructor and department chair is required for undergraduate students.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Internships

NURS 541  - Issues in Women's Health  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of women’s health and health care concerns from multiple perspectives.

Cross-listed course: WGST 541

NURS 553  - In-Service Education  (3 Credits)  

Organizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating the in-service education program.

NURS 571  - Special Topics  (3 Credits)  

Topics vary by title, consent of instructor.

NURS 700  - Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing  (3 Credits)  

Concept development, model and theoretical framework interpretation, and theoretical formulations in nursing. Critical analysis of current theories of nursing, related nursing research, and selected theories from natural, behavioral, and applied health sciences.

NURS 702  - Pharmacologic Mgmt in Pediatric, Adult, & Gerontological Patients Across Hlthcare Delivery Continuum  (3 Credits)  

Pharmacologic management of acute and chronic health problems of pediatric, adult and gerontological patients across the healthcare delivery continuum.

Prerequisites: NURS 707.
NURS 703  - Executive Leadership Development Cockcroft  (4 Credits)  

Intensive engagement in self-assessment of leadership ability and development of proven successful leadership strategies relevant to practice, academia and policy development in complex interdisciplinary healthcare systems. Restricted to acceptance into the Amy C. Cockcroft Nursing Leadership Development program.

NURS 704  - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning  (3 Credits)  

Advanced theory and practice in critical thinking, physical assessment, diagnostic reasoning for clients across the life span to identify pathologic variations and initiate appropriate interventions. Didactic, lab, and field study.

Prerequisites: NURS 702 and NURS 707.
NURS 705  - Acute Problems of Adults/Gerontology and Women's Health in Primary Care  (3 Credits)  

Management of primary care to adult and gerontological clients across the delivery continuum who present with lifestyle behaviors, reproductive practices, and acute health problems. Includes didactic and clinical practice. Students who have not had advanced physical assessment within two years prior to taking this course must successfully validate their skills.

Prerequisites: NURS 702 and NURS 704.
NURS 706  - Primary Care Nursing of Children  (3 Credits)  

Advanced theory of histories, physical examinations, and diagnostic algorithms in primary care of children with health problems and developmental well care and counseling. Didactic and field study.

Prerequisites: NURS 702 and NURS 704.
NURS 707  - Advanced Pathophysiology for Nurses  (3 Credits)  

Advanced concepts of pathophysiological functioning with application to advanced nursing practice in selected specialty areas.

NURS 708  - Conceptual Basis for Family and Community Health Nursing  (3 Credits)  

Key concepts, theories, and issues relevant to practice as a specialist in public health/community health nursing.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 700.
NURS 709  - Pathophysiological Concepts for Nursing Practice  (3 Credits)  

Pathophysiological processes and application for nursing practice.

Corequisite: NURS 711.
NURS 711  - Pharmacotherapies for Nursing Practice  (3 Credits)  

Phamacotherapies treatments and application for nursing practice.

Corequisite: NURS 709.
NURS 712  - Health Assessment for Nursing Practice  (3 Credits)  

Health assessment processes and application for nursing practice.

Corequisite: NURS 709, NURS 711, NURS 713.
NURS 713  - Nursing Practice Fundamentals  (4 Credits)  

Introduction to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills and technology needed for nursing interventions.

Corequisite: NURS 709, NURS 711, NURS 712.
NURS 714  - Maternal/Newborn Nursing Practice  (4 Credits)  

Nursing interventions focusing on health promotion, restoration, and support to childbearing families. Field study required.

Prerequisites: NURS 712, NURS 713.
Corequisite: NURS 723.
NURS 715  - Pediatric Nursing Practice  (4 Credits)  

Nursing care of families with children, focusing on support for child growth and development, health promotion and health restoration. Field study required.

Prerequisites: NURS 712, NURS 713.
Corequisite: NURS 723.
NURS 717  - Application of Basic Statistics for Nursing Practice & Service Management  (3 Credits)  

Application of basic statistical principles and procedures to address common nursing practice issues and guide nursing practice and management.

NURS 718  - Diagnostic Interpretation and Therapeutic Modalities  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of diagnostic and laboratory findings for clinical decision-making in advanced practice nursing. Course incorporates selected medical and nursing diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

Prerequisites: NURS 702 and NURS 707.
NURS 720  - Clinical Application of Population Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Application of concepts and principles of epidemiology, genetics/genomics, health informatics, and population health assessment to support clinical decision-making skills within different practice environments and health policy development.

Prerequisites: NURS 717.
NURS 721  - Gerontological Nursing Care  (2 Credits)  

Nursing care focusing on health promotion, restoration and support of older adults.

Prerequisites: NURS 712, NURS 713.
NURS 722  - Adv Pract Nurs Mgmt of Chronic Diseases in Pediatric, Adult/Gero Patients across the Continuum  (3 Credits)  

Advanced practice nursing of pediatric, adult and gerontological patients wiht chronic illnesses and disabilities across the health continuum.

Prerequisites: NURS 704, NURS 707, NURS 702.
NURS 723  - Medical Surgical Nursing Practice I  (5 Credits)  

Nursing Care of the patient with Chronic Health Problems.

Corequisite: NURS 714, NURS 715.
NURS 724  - Education in Nursing  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the teaching-learning environment in nursing, including teaching-learning theories, strategies, assessment and facilitation of learner/learning and provides a framework for the nurse educator in the educational environment.

NURS 725  - Education: Curriculum and Evaluation  (3 Credits)  

The course introduces principles of curriculum development, design, implementation and evaluation. Evaluation measures explore internal and external constituents, including meeting that reflect contemporary health care trends and educational expectations, and prepare graduates to function effectively in the health measurement techniques are examined.

NURS 726  - Medical Surgical Nursing Practice II  (5 Credits)  

Nursing care of the patient with acute health issues.

Prerequisites: NURS 712, NURS 713, NURS 723.
Corequisite: NURS 745, NURS 729, NURS 730.
NURS 727  - Teaching Practicum in Nursing  (3 Credits)  

Supervised teaching experiences with nursing students, patients, and staff in selected health care and academic settings.

NURS 729  - Psychiatric Nursing Practice  (4 Credits)  

Nursing care of clients experiencing psychiatric/mental health problems, with a focus on health promotion, restoration, and support.

Corequisite: NURS 726.
NURS 730  - Population Health Nursing  (3 Credits)  

Trends of the public health workforce capacity and issues impacting the health of individuals and communities.

NURS 731  - Management of Psychiatric Mental Health Problems across the Lifespan  (3 Credits)  

Management of Psychiatric Mental Health Problems.

Prerequisites: NURS 702, NURS 704, NURS 707, NURS 761; Students who have not completed these requirements will be dropped from 731.
NURS 732  - Management of Complex Mental Health Problems  (3 Credits)  

Clinical management of complex mental health problems across the lifespan in hospital and community settings. Theory and field study.

Prerequisites: NURS 702, NURS 704, NURS 707, NURS 761, NURS 731; Students who have not completed these requirements will be dropped from 732.
NURS 734  - Conceptual Basis of Health Systems  (3 Credits)  

Organizational, systems, and complexity theory analysis with an emphasis on nursing leadership roles, strategic planning, systems thinking and conceptualizing organizations as complex adaptive systems.

NURS 736  - Women, Work, and Health: Global Perspectives  (3 Credits)  

Intersections of women’s work and women’s health in diverse social, cultural, economic, geographic, and political contexts.

NURS 737  - Foundations for DNP Development  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to introduce students to the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree to include the roles of expert clinician, clinical scholar, policy and patient advocate, and leader in health care.

NURS 738  - Financing of Health Care  (3 Credits)  

Application of the principles of financial management to the systems involved in the delivery of health care.

NURS 740  - Facilitative Processes in Nursing Administration  (3 Credits)  

Issues, structures, and processes employed in providing a supportive environment for professional nursing practice. Emphasis on development of professional nursing systems models.

NURS 741  - Coordinating Processes in Nursing Administration  (3 Credits)  

Methods for supporting nursing systems with resources of health care delivery systems. Focus is on professional and systems relationships.

Prerequisites: NURS 740.
NURS 742  - Integrative Processes in Nursing Administration  (3 Credits)  

Strategies for maximizing the potential of nursing services within organizations. Methods for meeting the challenges presented by complex changes occurring in the health care system. Practicum.

Prerequisites: NURS 741.
NURS 745  - Nursing Ethics, Policy & Advocacy  (3 Credits)  

Issues and trends in ethics, policy and advocacy for nursing practice.

NURS 746  - Informatics, Technology, and Emerging Issues  (3 Credits)  

Explores the application of informatics and technology in healthcare and other emerging issues in the field.

NURS 747  - Leadership and Safety for Nursing Practice  (3 Credits)  

Concepts and principles of leadership roles and the management functions of professional nurses in a contemporary health care environment, interprofessional relationships and quality/safety principles. Students will also utilize evidence-based research to examine clinical questions.

Prerequisites: NURS 726, NURS 729, NURS 745.
Corequisite: NURS 746, NURS 789, NURS 750.
NURS 748  - Care Coordination and Outcomes Management  (3 Credits)  

Strategies for effective care coordination and effective measurement of patient outcomes related to care transitions.

NURS 750  - Transition to Nursing Practice I  (3 Credits)  

Focuses on quality/safety in the healthcare setting and includes field study.

Corequisite: NURS 746, NURS 747, NURS 789.
NURS 751  - Transition to Nursing Practice II  (3 Credits)  

Application and synthesizing knowledge and skills learned throughout the nursing program. Students will integrate content from previous courses during class time and clinical experiences.

Prerequisites: NURS 750.
Corequisite: NURS 748, NURS 720, NURS 791.
NURS 756  - Advanced Primary Care of Children for the FNP  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on children’s growth & development, well care, assessment and management strategies for problems commonly encountered in primary care are introduced.

Prerequisites: NURS 704.
Corequisite: NURS 718, NURS 757.
NURS 757  - Advanced Primary Care of Women for the FNP  (2 Credits)  

Emphasis on women’s health, including well pregnancy, and assessment and management strategies for problems commonly encountered in primary care are introduced.

Prerequisites: NURS 704.
Corequisite: NURS 756.
NURS 758  - Acute Problems in Primary Care for the FNP  (6 Credits)  

Management of acute health problems in the primary care setting for the FNP. Includes didactic and clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: NURS 756, NURS 757.
NURS 759  - Management of Common Chronic Health Problems for the FNP  (6 Credits)  

Advanced Practice Nursing of Pediatric, Adult, and Gerontological Patients with chronic illnesses and disabilities across the lifespan for the FNP. Includes didactic and clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: NURS 758.
NURS 760  - Family Nurse Practitioner Legal, Ethical, and Role Transition  (2 Credits)  

Focuses on the role of the nurse practitioner. Special consideration is given to business, policy, legal, cultural, and ethical issues regarding primary care and FNP practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 759.
NURS 760A  - Family Nurse Practitioner Role Practicum  (2 Credits)  

Supervised field study in advanced practice nursing for primary care patients (pediatric, adult, and gerontological) across the delivery continuum.

Prerequisites: NURS 759.
Corequisite: NURS 760.
NURS 761  - Neuroscientific Basis for Pharmacological & Nonpharmacological Treatments for Psychiatric Conditions  (4 Credits)  

Links neurology to behavior, psychopathology and psychopharmacology in order to prepare the advanced practice psychiatric nurse to make evidence supported treatment decisions.

Prerequisites: NURS 704.
Corequisite: NURS 718.
NURS 763  - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum I: Management of Psychiatric/Mental Health Conditions  (6 Credits)  

Comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment, treatment and management of psychiatric mental health conditions across the lifespan in primary and acute care settings. Didactic and field study.

Prerequisites: NURS 761.
NURS 764  - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum II: Management of Complex Psychiatric/Mental Health Conditions  (6 Credits)  

Pharmacological and behavioral management of complex mental health problems across the lifespan in hospital and community settings. Didactic and field study.

Prerequisites: NURS 763.
NURS 768  - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner: Legal, Ethical, and Role Transition  (2 Credits)  

Focuses on the role of the nurse practitioner. Special consideration is given to business, policy, legal, cultural, and ethical issues regarding PMHNP practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 764.
NURS 768A  - Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Practicum III: Role Development  (2 Credits)  

Supervised field study in advanced practice nursing for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Prerequisites: NURS 764.
Corequisite: NURS 768.
NURS 769  - Independent Study in Nursing  (1-6 Credits)  

Opportunity for self-directed study in a theoretical area related to nursing, in an area of clinical nursing practice, or in an area of functional nursing practice.

NURS 769A  - Independent Study in Nursing  (1-6 Credits)  

Opportunity for self-directed study in a theoretical area related to nursing, in an area of clinical nursing practice, or in an area of functional nursing practice.

Prerequisites: Required consent of major advisor and faculty member supervising the independent study
NURS 770  - Emergent Diagnostics in Nursing  (1 Credit)  

Overview of emergent diagnostic topics.

NURS 771  - Selected Topics  (3 Credits)  
NURS 772  - Introduction of Acute Care Adult and Geronotological Health Problems  (3 Credits)  

Introduction of selected acutely ill adult and gerontological patients.

Prerequisites: NURS 704.
Corequisite: NURS 718.
NURS 773  - Principles of Acute Care Adult and Geronotological Health Problems I  (6 Credits)  

Management of selected acutely ill adult and gerontological patients. Didactic and field study.

Prerequisites: NURS 772.
NURS 774  - Principals of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Complex Health Problems II  (6 Credits)  

Management of selected acutely ill adult and gerontological patients. Didactic and field study.

Prerequisites: NURS 773.
NURS 775  - Foundations in Nursing Informatics  (3 Credits)  

Overview of nursing informatics and current trends in health care technology.

NURS 777  - Nursing Informatics Practicum  (3 Credits)  

Application of nursing informatics competencies to organizational change in health care systems.

NURS 778  - Advanced Practice Role: Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP)  (2 Credits)  

Focuses on the role of the nurse practitioner. Special consideration is given to business, policy, legal, cultural, and ethical issues regarding the AGACNP.

Corequisite: NURS 778A.
NURS 778A  - Practicum of Advanced Practice Role: Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP (AGACNP)  (2 Credits)  

Supervised field study in advanced practice nursing for acutely ill adult and gerontological patients across the delivery continuum.

Corequisite: NURS 778.
NURS 779  - Health Policy  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of issues and forces affecting health delivery through the public sector; major models of political decision-making; and current health legislation.

NURS 780  - Organizational Theories and Systems in Healthcare  (3 Credits)  

Systems theories applied to complex organizations, emphasizing advanced nursing roles in strategic planning and systems thinking within current and anticipated healthcare environments.

Prerequisites: NURS 737, NURS 817.
NURS 781  - Applied Technology in Health Care  (3 Credits)  

Computer applications and other technological advances in nursing and health care delivery. Nursing administration, patient care management, and research applications.

Prerequisites: NURS 817.
NURS 783  - Clinical Project Immersion & Proposal Development  (3 Credits)  

Provides students the opportunity to integrate nursing theory, research and advanced nursing practice into a health care clinical project through interactive seminar format. Requires students to create a clinical project that transforms clinical practice for a selected population and incorporates process and outcome evaluations.

Prerequisites: NURS 819 and NURS 781.
NURS 786  - Management of Acute Care Adult and Gerontological Health Problems I  (4-6 Credits)  

Management of selected acutely ill adult and gerontological patients. Practicum required.

Prerequisites: NURS 704, NURS 707, and NURS 718.
NURS 787  - Management of Acute Adult and Gerontological Health Problems II  (5,6 Credits)  

Management of acutely ill adult and gerontological patients. Practicum required.

Prerequisites: NURS 786.
NURS 789  - Statistical and Research Methods for Nursing Practice  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of research methods, including application of basic statistical principles and procedures. Evaluation of published nursing research reports.

Prerequisites: NURS 700.
NURS 790  - Research Methods for Nursing  (3 Credits)  

Development of nursing research and methodological approaches to the study of nursing problems.

Prerequisites: NURS 700 and approved statistics course.
NURS 791  - Seminar in Clinical Nursing Research  (3 Credits)  

Survey and critical analysis of current research in clinical nursing and related disciplines.

Prerequisites: NURS 790.
NURS 793  - Advanced Practice Practicum for Emphasis Area: Primary Care (3-4)  (3-4 Credits)  

Supervised field study in advanced practice nursing for primary care patients (pediatric, adult and gerontological) across the delivery continuum. Seminars on related topics.

Prerequisites: Placement and credit determined with advisement.
NURS 794  - Ethics and the Health Sciences  (1-4 Credits)  

An introduction to the formal and informal codes of professional conduct of health science disciplines and a discussion of their implications for interprofessional research, clinical practice, and administration.

NURS 796  - Advanced Practice Practicum: AGACNP  (3-4 Credits)  

Supervised field study in advanced practice nursing for acutely ill adult and gerontological patients across the delivery continuum. Seminars on related topics. Any graduate student who is not currently in good academic standing in the College of Nursing is excluded.

Prerequisites: NURS 786, NURS 787.
NURS 798  - Advanced Practice Practicum: PMHNP across the Lifespan  (3-4 Credits)  

Supervised field study in advanced practice nursing.

Prerequisites: NURS 731, NURS 732, NURS 761.
NURS 799  - Thesis Preparation  (1-6 Credits)  

May be repeated; only 6 hours may be applied to the degree.

Prerequisites: NURS 790.
NURS 800  - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science  (3 Credits)  

A critical examination of the evolution of approaches to nursing theory and nursing science and the impact on research theory development and clinical practice.

NURS 801  - Theory Analysis and Application for Nursing Science  (3 Credits)  

Examination and critique of theories from nursing and the physical, biomedical behavioral, and sciences and their application to nursing science.

Prerequisites: NURS 800.
NURS 803  - Scientific Knowledge in Nursing  (3 Credits)  

In-depth examination of a specific nursing science knowledge domain.

NURS 804  - The Role of the Nurse Scientist  (3 Credits)  

Selected roles and professional responsibilities in diverse settings and preliminary application of basic research skills.

NURS 805  - Advanced Nursing Leadership  (3 Credits)  

Nursing leadership in complex health care organizations.

NURS 806  - Nurse Executive Leadership I  (3 Credits)  

This course is the first of two courses focusing on advanced organizational leadership. Students prepare for top-level executive leadership roles within health care systems or health-related business organizations. Field study required.

Prerequisites: NURS 819.
NURS 807  - Nurse Executive Leadership II  (3 Credits)  

This course is the second of two courses building advanced leadership knowledge and competencies for top-level organizational leadership roles within health care systems or health-related business organizations. The emphasis of this course is leadership for clinical excellence. Field study required.

Prerequisites: NURS 806.
NURS 808  - Advanced Nursing in Population Health  (3 Credits)  

Application of evidence-based nursing interventions to issues in population health.

NURS 809  - Advanced Healthcare Financing  (3 Credits)  

Course provides the tools for financial management in the health services industry. Case studies provide insight into complex financial decisions required for healthcare administration, with a focus on financial and business aspects of healthcare administration with implications on patient care quality and outcomes.

Prerequisites: NURS 738 or equivalent graduate level finance class.
NURS 810  - Nursing Research Methods I  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to methods of inquiry utilized in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences and their application for nursing research.

Prerequisites: Completion of a graduate level statistics course (eg - BIOS 700 or equivalent).
NURS 811  - Nursing Research Methods II  (3 Credits)  

Advanced quantitative methods, designs, and analysis techniques used in the development of nursing science.

Prerequisites: NURS 810 or EDRM 711 and BIOS 757 or equivalent.
NURS 812  - Measurement in Nursing Research  (3 Credits)  

Design and conduct of a measurement project related to the student's area of research interest.

NURS 813  - Nursing Research Methods III  (3 Credits)  

Examination and practical application of the diverse qualitative research epistemology, ontologies, methodologies and ethical issues.

Prerequisites: NURS 810.
NURS 814  - Observational Methods  (3 Credits)  

Quantitative observational research techniques, strategies for developing coding systems, determining reliability and validity, and analyzing data.

NURS 817  - Application of Statistics for Evidence Based Nursing Practice  (3 Credits)  

Application of intermediate inferential statistical techniques and procedures used to build and translate evidence based nursing practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 717 or equivalent graduate level stats course in the past 5 years.
NURS 819  - Evidence and Nursing Practice  (3 Credits)  

Analysis and synthesis of evidence needed for formulating recommendations for nursing practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 780.
NURS 840  - Independent Study in Nursing Science  (1-6 Credits)  

Independent study to meet the needs of individual students. Conferences with professor.

NURS 840A  - Independent Study in Nursing Science  (1-6 Credits)  

Independent Study for doctoral student field study Restricted to: Graduate Nursing majors only - Doctoral level

NURS 850  - Selected Topics in Nursing Science  (3 Credits)  

Depth analysis of a specific method or content area of nursing research.

NURS 870  - Research Proposal Development  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the methodological and practice concepts relevant to nursing research grant proposal development.

Prerequisites: NURS 811, NURS 813.
NURS 897  - DNP Project Preparation and Residency  (1-6 Credits)  

DNP project consists of two parts; synthesis of the literature related to a practice problem and application of findings in a practice setting.

NURS 898  - Research Internship  (1-6 Credits)  

Application of the principles and techniques of nursing research and theory through collaboration with a graduate nursing faculty mentor in an ongoing research project.

NURS 899  - Dissertation Preparation  (1-12 Credits)  

Minimum of 12 hours required for completion of degree.

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