Nursing (NURS)

Courses

NURS 282. Health Promotion. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on the promotion of health across the lifespan based on national health objectives. Lecture. Prerequisites: Nursing majors only. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 284 and NURS 303. F,S.

NURS 284. Functional Changes in Aging. 2 Credits.

This course deals with normal aging and the functional and psychosocial changes that occur. Lecture. Prerequisite or corequisite: Nursing major or Gerontology minor. F,S.

NURS 289. Professional Development I. 2 Credits.

An introduction to professional nursing practice is provided, with exploration of major factors guiding the practice of nursing. Lecture. Prerequisite: Nursing major. F,S.

NURS 300. Foundations of Nursing Practice. 5 Credits.

This introductory nursing course combines basic health assessment skills with therapeutic interventions using a concept-based approach. Students will demonstrate cognitive and psychomotor competencies for the care of patients across the lifespan with emphasis on interviewing techniques, physical exam, and therapeutic skills performance. Awareness of cultural, developmental, and risk factors that affect the patient's health will be explored through classroom and laboratory experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Corequisites: NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.

NURS 301. Professional Nurse I. 2 Credits.

This introductory nursing course provides the foundation for learning about the behaviors and attributes of the professional nurse. Knowledge, skills and attitudes important for safe and effective nursing care are explored, including leadership, legal and ethical concepts, and interpersonal communication. Nursing values will be discussed with respect to the baccalaureate generalist practice role. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Corequisites: NURS 300, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.

NURS 302. Pathophysiology. 3 Credits.

The focus of this course is the application of concepts of altered health in the development of clinical manifestations of disease and illness. Lecture. Prerequisites: PPT 301 and Nursing major. F,S.

NURS 303. Assessment Across the Lifespan. 4 Credits.

Application of scientific principles in holistic assessment of infants, children, and adults. Lecture/Lab. Prerequisites: PPT 301 and Nursing major. Corequisites: NURS 282, NURS 284 and NURS 302. F,S.

NURS 304. Nursing Pharmacology I. 3 Credits.

This is the first in a two part series of courses that reinforces the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and introduces safe medication preparation, administration and documentation. Using a concept-based approach, examples of medications as they relate to major nursing concepts and human body systems across the lifespan will be discussed. This course will include classroom and laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program and PPT 315. Corequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.

NURS 310. Health & Illness I. 2 Credits.

This course introduces the student to the role of the generalist nurse in providing evidence-based interventions for patients in a variety of health care settings across the life span. The student will learn to recognize altered health states and understand interventions that will promote health, prevent disease/injury and restore a state of optimal health for individuals. Clinical reasoning skills will be developed, with a goal of achieving safe, quality outcomes. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Corequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.

NURS 312. Pathophysiology I. 2 Credits.

This is the first in a two part series of courses that focuses on the concepts of altered health in the development of clinical manifestations of disease and illness throughout the lifespan. This course will explore altered function and structure of the human body using a conceptual approach. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Corequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, and NURS 313. F,S.

NURS 313. Clinical Practicum I. 2 Credits.

This clinical course initiates the student's journey in developing the generalist role as a provider of care. The student will learn to apply evidence-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and patient care technologies that will promote a state of optimal health for their patients. Students will professionally interact with individuals across the lifespan and in diverse populations to provide safe, quality and patient-centered care. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Corequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, and NURS 312. F,S.

NURS 321. Nursing Procedures. 2 Credits.

Acquisition and application of foundational nursing procedures supported by the nursing process and theoretical concepts. Lecture/lab. Prerequisites: NURS 282, NURS 289, NURS 302 and NURS 303. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 371 and PPT 315. F,S.

NURS 322. Communication, Diversity, Families. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to elements of the nurse patient relationship, the assessment of diverse families, use of therapeutic communication, and application of transcultural concepts. Lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 282, NURS 284, NURS 289, NURS 302 and NURS 303. F,S.

NURS 323. Adult Nursing Care II. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on the nursing care of adult patients with a variety of conditions, with a primary emphasis on acute health alterations. Lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371, NURS 372 and PPT 315. Corequisites: NURS 325 and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 324. Public Health Nursing Theory. 2 Credits.

The course emphasizes population-based health and the role of the public health nurse. Lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371 and NURS 372. Corequisite: NURS 374. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 323, NURS 325, NURS 326 and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 325. Advanced Nursing Procedures. 1 Credit.

Advanced nursing procedures are acquired and applied through simulated laboratory experiences. Laboratory. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371 and NURS 372. Corequisite: NURS 323 and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 326. Evidence-Based Practice. 2 Credits.

The course focuses on evidence-based practice in nursing with the emphasis on the philosophy, models, and application of evidence to practice. Students will apply research findings, clinical expertise, and patient preferences to a clinical problem. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371 and NURS 372; SOC 326 or PSYC 241 or ECON 210. Corequisite: NURS 323 and NURS 373. F,S.

NURS 330. Health & Illness II. 4 Credits.

This clinical course focuses on developing the generalist role in managing patient care as a member of the health care team. The student will competently apply evidence-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and patient care technologies that will promote a state of optimal health for their patients. Students will professionally interact with individuals across the lifespan and in diverse populations to provide safe, quality and patient-centered care. Prerequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. Corequisites: NURS 334, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 331. F,S,SS.

NURS 331. Patient & Family-Centered Nursing. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care that respects patient and family preferences across the lifespan to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes. Prerequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. Corequisites: NURS 330, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. F,S,SS.

NURS 332. Pathophysiology II. 2 Credits.

This is the second course in a two part series focusing on concepts of altered health in the development of clinical manifestations of disease and illness across the lifespan. Pathophysiological concepts of high incidence, prevalence and severity will be emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. Corequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 333, and NURS 334. F,S,SS.

NURS 333. Clinical Practicum II. 4 Credits.

This clinical course focuses on developing the generalist role in managing patient care as a member of the health care team. The student will competently apply evidence-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and patient care technologies that will promote a state of optimal health for their patients. Students will professionally interact with individuals across the lifespan and in diverse populations to provide safe, quality and patient-centered care. Prerequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. Corequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, and NURS 334. F,S,SS.

NURS 334. Nursing Pharmacology II. 2 Credits.

This is the second in a two part series of courses that will advance student knowledge of pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics by learning about different categories of drugs. Drug classifications provide the framework for understanding the action, use, adverse effects and nursing implications of drugs. Using a concept-based approach, examples of medications as they relate to human body systems across the lifespan will be discussed. This course will include classroom and laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. Corequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, and NURS 333. F,S,SS.

NURS 350. Nursing in Transition. 3 Credits.

This course covers two distinct essentials for nurses returning for their bachelor's or master's degree. The first portion of the course explores concepts preparing the registered nurse student for entry into baccalaureate nursing and continuing socialization in the profession. The second portion provides an orientation to resources essential for successful program completion. F.

NURS 363. Test Taking Strategies. 1 Credit.

Content includes: test taking strategies, completion of a personal Learning Plan, completion of practice questions related to the ATI test(s) the student needs to retake, non-proctored exams, and successful passing of the ATI test(s) the students needs to take. Repeatable to 4 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

NURS 371. Adult Nursing Care I. 4 Credits.

This theory and clinical course focuses on the nursing care of adults in different settings with a variety of conditions with a primary emphasis on concerns of the elderly. Caring and professional behaviors are implemented as a member of the health care team to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum health of individuals in selected clinical settings. Successful completion of the non-credit clinical experience is required. Lecture/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 284, 289, 302, 303, and Nursing majors only. Corequisite: NURS 321. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PPT 315. F,S,SS.

NURS 372. Childbearing Family. 2 Credits.

This course concentrates on the delivery of nursing care to the healthy childbearing family. Lecture/Clinical. Successful completion of the non-credit clinical component of the course is required. Prerequisites: NURS 282, NURS 284, NURS 289, NURS 302, NURS 303, and Nursing majors only. Corequisites: NURS 321 and NURS 322. F,S.

NURS 373. Adult Nursing Care II Clinical. 4 Credits.

Application of nursing care for adult patients with a variety of conditions, with a primary emphasis on acute health alterations. Caring, professional behaviors are implemented as a member of the health care team to promote, maintain and/or restore optimum health of individuals in acute clinical settings. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371, NURS 372, PPT 315, and Nursing majors only. Corequisites: NURS 323 and NURS 325. F,S,SS.

NURS 374. Public Health Nursing Clinical. 2 Credits.

Students will apply the concepts of population-based practice through various public health nursing roles. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371, NURS 372, and Nursing majors only. Corequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 393. Academic Nursing Internship. 1 Credit.

Academic Nursing Internship (ANI) integrates nursing knowledge, skills and actions while working as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. This course is designed to utilize the student's prior nursing course work to continue to develop clinical reasoning skills. Qualified nursing students are employed by selected healthcare agencies while enrolled in NURS 393 for academic credit. Hours are arranged by mutual agreement between student, ANI faculty coordinator, and employer. Prerequisites: Admitted to UND nursing program, good academic standing within Nursing and UND, successful completion of NURS 371 and NURS 321, completion of 24 academic nursing credits, and consent of agency and faculty coordinator. Repeatable to 4 credits. F,S,SS.

NURS 394. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Supervised independent study of non-honors students in nursing. Prerequisite: Only open to juniors and seniors in the nursing program. Repeatable to 9 credits. On demand.

NURS 397. Cooperative Education: Nursing. 1-2 Credits.

An experiential learning experience in nursing integrating clinical work experience, nursing theory and evaluation. Designed to enhance the student's prior course work in nursing. Qualified nursing students are employed by selected healthcare agencies on either the parallel or summer plan. Hours are arranged by mutual agreement among student, coordinator, and employer. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 371, Nursing majors only, and minimum overall GPA of 2.50. Repeatable to 24 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

NURS 400. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Elective opportunities offered in the College of Nursing which may be a combination of special projects, seminars, and clinical experience. Repeatable to 12 credits.

NURS 403. Nursing Across the Lifespan Practicum. 2 Credits.

This course expands the nursing students' knowledge about the healthcare continuum and patients throughout the lifespan through simulated and/or clinical interaction in diverse settings and specialty areas. Students will learn to integrate conceptual knowledge of altered health states as a basis for providing comprehensive care. Clinical reasoning skills will be applied to achieve safe, quality outcomes for patients in diverse populations with complex health conditions. Prerequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. Corequisites: NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. F,S.

NURS 404. Professional Nurse II. 2 Credits.

This course provides a focus on the refinement of the professional nursing role within a complex and dynamic health care environment. This is accomplished with exploration of health promotion, caregiving, safety systems, technology and informatics, and health care quality within the baccalaureate generalist practice roles. Prerequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. Corequisites: NURS 403, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. F,S.

NURS 405. Informatics in Nursing. 3 Credits.

This web-enhanced course introduces students to the role of nursing informatics in identifying, collecting, processing, and managing information uniquely relative to nursing and healthcare. Students learn how to assess, develop and use nursing information systems to work more efficiently and effectively, and to improve patient care. The learning environment emphasizes the development of proficiency in the use of the computer as a critical thinking and decision making tool. Prerequisites: Basic keyboard and internet utilization skills. S.

NURS 406. Evidence Informed Practice. 2 Credits.

Concepts of evidence-informed practice and nursing research are explored. Methods for critical appraisal of qualitative and quantitative research will be applied. Critical appraisal is performed to inform the delivery of safe and quality nursing care. Students will apply research findings, clinical expertise, and patient preferences to a clinical problem. Prerequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, NURS 333, NURS 334, and SOC 326 or PSYC 241 or ECON 210. Corequisites: NURS 404, NURS 420, NURS 430, NURS 433, and NURS 403. F,S.

NURS 410. Clinical Reasoning for Safety and Quality Outcomes. 3 Credits.

This course emphasizes the development of higher level clinical reasoning skills with an outcome based focus on safety and quality. F.

NURS 415. lnterprofessional Collaborations For Improving Health Care Systems Outcomes. 3 Credits.

Utilizing opportunities to collaborate with other health care professionals in their home communities and online, students will explore the theory and practice of improving health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. S.

NURS 420. Interprofessional Health Care. 1 Credit.

The focus of this course is learning to work effectively with an interprofessional health care team using a shared patient-centered approach. Case studies will be the primary teaching strategy. Professions include: physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, medicine, social work, communication science disorders, clinical lab science, physician assistant, and dietetics. Seminar. Prerequisite: NURS 473. F,S.

NURS 421. Child Health Nursing Theory. 2 Credits.

Complex care and nursing management of the acute and chronically ill child within the context of the family and the community. Lecture/Discussion. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373 and NURS 374. F,S.

NURS 425. Practicum Theory. 2 Credits.

Emphasis is on concepts related to assuming a professional nurse role. Analysis and evaluation focuses on the transition process, nursing regulations, quality improvement, and other concepts contributing to professional performance. Lecture/Discussion. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. Corequisite: NURS 475. F,S.

NURS 430. Health & Illness III. 4 Credits.

This course is the third in a series using concept based curriculum exemplars to emphasize the nurse's role in managing the care of patients experiencing acute and chronic illness across the life span. Students will recognize complex altered health states and apply evidence-based interventions to promote a state of optimal health for their patients. Clinical reasoning skills will be broadened with a goal of achieving safe, quality outcomes for complex patient conditions. Prerequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. Corequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, and NURS 433. F,S.

NURS 433. Clinical Practicum III. 4 Credits.

This clinical course broadens the student's development of clinical skills needed for safe, competent provision of care for diverse patients with multiple/complex problems across the life span. Students will work with other members of the inter-professional team to plan, implement and evaluate safe, quality care for patients based on concepts that complement the Health & Illness III course. The course emphasizes proficiency and efficiency in applying evidence-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and patient care technologies that will promote a state of optimal health for patients. Prerequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. Corequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, and NURS 430. F,S.

NURS 441. Population Based Health. 3 Credits.

The course emphasizes population-based health and the role of the public health nurse. Concepts and theories related to providing health care to complex systems and aggregates in community, state, nation and world are explored. Concepts of evidence-informed practice and nursing research are explored with the use of population health data. Emphasis is placed on prevention, promotion and protection of health, utilizing epidemiological data to identify health risks of populations. Social determinants of health, as a basis for population health, are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. Corequisites: NURS 450, NURS 442, NURS 443, and NURS 453. F,S.

NURS 442. Health Care Infrastructure. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the baccalaureate nurse role in the broader context of a health care system. An overview of health care organizations and health care system infrastructure is examined. The role of health care economics, health care law, quality improvement, and regulatory policy that shape the nature, quality and safety of the practice environment are examined. Prerequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. Corequisites: NURS 441, NURS 443, NURS 450, and NURS 453. F,S.

NURS 443. Clinical Practicum IV. 2 Credits.

Concepts and theories from Population-Based Health are applied to the health care of individuals, groups, communities and populations. There is a concentrated focus on health promotion and disease/injury prevention. An epidemiological approach is used to analyze health problems at local, state, and national levels. Students apply knowledge of primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention using a population-based perspective. Roles of public health nurses are studied and implemented through a variety of clinical experiences with public and private agencies. Prerequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. Corequisites: NURS 441, NURS 442, NURS 450, and NURS 453. F,S.

NURS 444. Baccalaureate Nursing Review Course. 1 Credit.

In this course, the student will participate in a comprehensive review and synthesis of nursing knowledge developed throughout the curriculum, and the study skills, stress management techniques and test-taking strategies that will prepare them for the National Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 442 and successful completion of semester 3 nursing courses. F,S.

NURS 450. Transition to Practice: Seminar. 2 Credits.

This seminar course prepares students to transition from student status to a professional nursing role. It allows the student to synthesize and integrate previous learning experiences. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse as a provider of indirect and direct care; designer, manager and coordinator of care; and member of the profession. This writing intensive course along with Clinical Practicum V, is a UND Essential Studies Capstone requirement with an emphasis on advanced communication. Prerequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. Corequisites: NURS 441, NURS 442, NURS 443, and NURS 453. F,S.

NURS 453. Clinical Practicum V: Transition to Practice. 3 Credits.

A preceptor model of learning provides clinical opportunities to synthesize and integrate previous learning experiences. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse as a provider of indirect and direct care; designer, manager and coordinator of care; and member of the profession. The focus is on individual transition to the professional nursing role, recognizing the organizational, social, political, economic, ethical and legal context in which interdisciplinary health care is delivered in a selected clinical setting. Prerequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, NURS 433. Corequisites: NURS 441, NURS 442, NURS 443, NURS 450. F,S.

NURS 471. Child Health Nursing Clinical. 1 Credit.

Complex care and management of the vulnerable, high risk child and the ill child within the context of the family and the community. Lecture/Discussion/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373, NURS 374, and Nursing majors only. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 421. F,S.

NURS 472. Psych/Mental Health Nursing Clinical. 4 Credits.

Emphasis is on interactive processes, and dynamics of human diversity and behavior in mental health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Lecture/Discussion/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373, NURS 374, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 473. Multisystem Complex Adult Health. 4 Credits.

Complex concepts are integrated into the management of nursing care of adults with multisystem health problems. Lecture/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373, NURS 374, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 474. Professional Development II. 5 Credits.

Focus is on the development of the professional nursing role within a complex and dynamic health care environment, with exploration of issues critical to leadership in nursing. Lecture/Discussion/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 475. Practicum. 4 Credits.

This is an intensive clinical experience providing application of content from all previous courses. Emphasis is on the application of concepts related to professional nursing role development, transition process, and evaluation processes used in the delivery of health care. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, and NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. Corequisite: NURS 425. F,S.

NURS 476. Complex Childbearing Family. 2 Credits.

This course concentrates on the delivery of nursing care to complex, high risk childbearing families. Lecture/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Prerequisites: Nursing majors only; Consent of the department and approval of the Honors Committee. Repeatable to 9 credits. F,S.

NURS 490. Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, and Practice. 3 Credits.

Analysis of theories, principles, and research related to transcultural health care. Students develop awareness of the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of clients of selected cultural groups and identify their specific health care values and practices. Prerequisites: Nursing major and junior standing; or permission of instructor. F,S.

NURS 500. Theories/Concepts Nursing. 3 Credits.

The focus of this core course is on analysis of current nursing and related theories and concepts which guide clinical practice, curriculum development, research, and nursing administration.

NURS 502. Evidence for Practice. 3 Credits.

This course emphasizes the application of basic research concepts to the building of evidence-based practice in nursing. Advanced competencies are developed in searching and evaluating the literature, examining the merit of different types and levels of evidence, and analyzing the generalizability and implications for clinical practice. Prerequisites or Corequisites: Admission to one of the Graduate Nursing Tracks, NURS 500 and statistics and/or permission of instructor. F,S.

NURS 503. The Business of Practice. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on the business aspects of Inter-professional advanced practice in the complex health care environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the DNP Program.

NURS 504. Advanced Pharmacology I. 3 Credits.

Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles with a focus on clinical anesthesia practice. Physiologic systems and drug classifications are used; emphasis on therapeutic use, side effects, drug interactions, and contraindications of drugs used for intravenous anesthesia induction, inhalation, and balanced anesthesia maintenance. Pediatric and geriatric variations will be addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to Nurse Anesthesia Specialization.

NURS 506. Advanced Pharmacology II. 3 Credits.

Advanced pharmacology for clinical nurse anesthesia practice. Prerequisite: NURS 504.

NURS 507. Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to provide nurse anesthesia students an overview of the basic principles and skills needed to care for the routine surgical patient. Topics include difficult airway management, patient monitoring, patient preparation, positioning, patient safety, fluid and electrolyte management, documentation of anesthesia care, and an introduction to regional anesthesia. Analysis, integration, and utilization of research to improve practice is emphasized. The lecture content is reinforced through Clinical Simulation and laboratory experiences, allowing for immediate application of the lecture content and integration into the clinical setting. Students are introduced to the clinical setting through observational and hands-on experiences. Includes a clinical and/or laboratory component. Prerequisite: NURS 521.

NURS 508. Nurse Anesthesia Review Course. 1 Credit.

This course is faculty guided and designed to assist students with their review of nurse anesthesia course and clinical material in preparation for the CCNA certification examination. Prerequisite: Completion of all Nurse Anesthesia Specialization coursework.

NURS 509. Foundations for Nurse Education. 3 Credits.

This course begins to compare and contrast multiple roles and responsibilities of nurse educators in various settings in academic and health service. It will build the conceptual foundation for educational processes with emphasis on ethics, learning theories, taxonomies of learning and current evidence necessary for development of competencies necessary for the practice of educating. Students will begin to formulate their individual philosophy of teaching and learning. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Graduate Program or consent of the instructor. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 500. S.

NURS 510. Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I. 3 Credits.

Normal physiologic functions associated with cellular structure and environment. Physiologic and pathophysiologic functions of the human body and its organ systems, both separately and integrated in whole activities. Prerequisite: Admissions to graduate study.

NURS 511. Adv Physiology/Pathophys II. 3 Credits.

Physiologic and pathophysiologic functions of the human body and its organ systems, both separately and integrated in whole activities. Prerequisite: NURS 510 or consent of instructor.

NURS 512. DNP Core Concepts I. 2 Credits.

This course is an exploration of the core concepts that support the developing role of the DNP as a practice focused leader and researcher. Prerequisite: Admission to the DNP Program.

NURS 513. DNP Core Concepts II. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on the concepts that support the development of the role of the DNP practice leader in the care of rural and vulnerable populations and issues related to planning and providing care for vulnerable and underserved populations. The primary content focus areas are epidemiology and vulnerability related to population and individual health. Prerequisites: Admission to the DNP Program and NURS 512. S.

NURS 514. Essentials in Epidemiology. 3 Credits.

This course will emphasize the application of the principles of epidemiology as applied to the investigation and prevention of individual and population health problems. Students will evaluate care delivery models and analyze epidemiological data to develop and apply strategies for health promotion and disease prevention for individuals, aggregates, and populations. The core competencies will focus not only on the practice of public health, but also enhance practice for the clinician. Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate School, MPH Program, or permission of the the instructor. F,S.

NURS 517. Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum II. 5 Credits.

This course builds on the foundations learned in the prerequisite course. Advanced anesthesia principles are applied to various patient populations including the surgical patient with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Anesthesia care of other surgical populations including the trauma, orthopedic, urological, vascular, intra-abdominal and ENT patient will be explored. Important concepts include anatomical, physiological and pathophysiological, and pharmacological principles. Analysis, integration, and utilization of research to improve practice is emphasized. The lecture content is reinforced through simulated laboratory experiences, allowing for immediate application of the lecture content and integration into the clinical setting. A clinical rotation is included. Prerequisite: NURS 507.

NURS 519. Practice Leadership. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on practice leadership theories and strategies related to the role of the DNP advanced practice nurse within the complex health care system. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP Program or consent of instructor.

NURS 520. Prof Role Dvlpmnt/Nurse Ansthsia. 3 Credits.

The focus of this course is on the identification and analysis of the professional components of nurse anesthesia practice, emphasizing role development; management and leadership; medical, ethical and legal responsibilities; the provision of culturally competent care; and scope of professional practice. Other areas that will be explored include quality improvement, the legislative process, credentialing, professional organizations, conflict resolution, and self-care and stress management for the anesthetist. An in-depth analysis of current trends and issues affecting healthcare and the delivery of anesthesia services are included in the course content. Prerequisites: NURS 521 and NURS 507. Corequisite: NURS 517.

NURS 521. Foundations of Anesthesia Practice. 3 Credits.

This course provides the foundation for nurse anesthesia practice. Lecture and discussion begin with an analysis of the history of anesthesia nursing, professionalism, and standards of care for the anesthetist. Safety in the nurse anesthesia environment will be emphasized. Additional content includes the applied chemical, physical, and biochemical concepts as they relate to anesthesia practice, including the mechanisms of anesthesia, medical mathematics, medical gas systems, laws governing gases, the anesthesia machine, monitoring principles and equipment, airway equipment and basic airway management, and universal precautions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Specialization.

NURS 522. Health Informatics. 3 Credits.

This course prepares the health care practice professional to use and evaluate emerging health care technology and data systems to support evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP Program or consent of instructor.

NURS 523. Health Promotion. 3 Credits.

Paradigms in health promotion, health detection, and disease prevention across the lifespan are used in synthesis in theory and evidence-based primary care interventions. A clinical laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Graduate Program or consent of the instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 514. S.

NURS 525. Applied Multivariate Statistics. 3 Credits.

Principles, assumptions and applications of major multivariate statistical techniques commonly used in nursing and clinical health research. Prerequisite: Graduate level univariate statistics and admission to the Nursing Doctoral Program or consent of the instructor. F.

NURS 526. Ethical, Legal and Health Policy Issues. 3 Credits.

This course emphasizes health policy issues within the context of legal and ethical concepts. Students will examine and debate health policies in current practice, thus broadening their ability to analyze, implement, and evaluate health policy issues.

NURS 527. Anesthesia Seminar and Clinical Practicum III. 5 Credits.

This course further builds on the foundations learned in prerequisite courses. Students will incorporate previously learned anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and patient management into the care of subspecialty patients and patients with complex co-existing diseases. Advanced anesthesia principles are applied to the OB, pediatric, geriatric, and neuro patient. The pharmacology and anesthesia management of these subspecialty populations and patients with various disease states, such as kidney, musculoskeletal, and endocrine disorders, will be explored. Analysis, integration, and utilization of research to improve clinical practice is emphasized. The lecture content is reinforced with a clinical experience that emphasizes anesthesia care for subspecialty populations. A clinical/laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: NUR 517.

NURS 530. Research Design & Methods in Nursing. 3 Credits.

Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 500 or consent of instructor.

NURS 531. Adult-Gerontology Illness Management I. 3 Credits.

This is the first of a two-course sequence that focuses on evidenced-based primary care diagnosis and management of common episodic/chronic problems encountered by young adults, adults and older adults and their social network in ambulatory, inpatient, and community settings. Physiological, psychosocial, and pharmacological interventions are integrated into the holistic care that incorporates age-related, cultural, family, and community variations. An on-campus intensive is required for this course. Prerequisites: NURS 511 and NURS 585. Corequisite: NURS 597. F.

NURS 532. Family Nursing. 3 Credits.

Theoretical and scientific foundations for advanced practice nursing care for the family-as-a-unit in health and illness across the lifespan.

NURS 533. Adult-Gerontology Illness Management II. 3 Credits.

This is the second of a two-course sequence that focuses on evidenced-based primary care diagnosis and management of common episodic/chronic problems encountered by young adults, adults and older adults and their social network in ambulatory, inpatient, and community settings. Physiological, psychosocial, and pharmacological interventions are integrated into the holistic care that incorporates age-related, cultural, family, and community variations. An on-campus intensive is required for this course. Prerequisite: NURS 531. Corequisite: NURS 597. S.

NURS 535. Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care I. 2 Credits.

Pharmacological agents utilized to treat common acute and chronic health problems are explored in depth. The course focus is on advanced nurse practice roles related to prescription, pharmacological, and therapeutic applications of the drugs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Graduate Program or consent of the instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 510. F,S.

NURS 537. Graduate Cooperative Education. 1-2 Credits.

The course focus is upon experience in advanced nursing practice integrating theory, research, and advanced practice in a specific area of nursing. Course overview: the purpose of this course is to provide the graduate nursing student with advanced nursing practice as an employee in a health care agency and to evaluate that experience in relation to the educational program. A clinical/laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Director of Nursing. Repeatable to 9 credits.

NURS 538. Psych Diagnostic Reasoning. 2 Credits.

This course prepares students for advanced therapeutic communication, interviewing, and assessment of people with mental illness across the life span. Skills are developed in differential diagnoses of psychopathology within the scope and standards of advanced psychiatric mental health nursing practice. Clinical application is included. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the PMHNP program or permission of instructor. S.

NURS 539. Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care II. 2 Credits.

Pharmacological agents utilized to treat common acute and chronic health problems are explored in depth. The course focus is on advanced nurse practice roles related to prescription, pharmacological, and therapeutic applications of the drugs. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing graduate program and NURS 535 or consent of instructor. F,S.

NURS 546. Advanced PHN I. 4 Credits.

NURS 546 introduces concepts foundational to advanced PHN practice and population health. Corequisite: NURS 547.

NURS 547. Advanced PHN Practicum I. 4 Credits.

The focus of this course is on application of foundational concepts of Advanced PHN practice. Students will conduct a community assessment and identify community problems and strengths. Written and oral communication skills are emphasized. Corequisite: NURS 546.

NURS 548. Advanced PHN II. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the leadership role of advanced PHN practice. Public health and community-based organizational assessment, program monitoring and evaluation, quality improvement, and management of multiple projects are emphasized. Concepts of leadershp in public and community health and collaborative interdisciplinary practice are discussed. Health policy and law and ethics as they relate to public health are explored. In addition, advanced PHN leadership in rural areas and in disaster/emergency preparedness and management are discussed. Prerequisites: NURS 502, NURS 546, and NURS 547. Corequisite: NURS 549.

NURS 549. Advanced PHN Practicum II. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on implementation of advanced PHN interventions. Corequisite: NURS 548.

NURS 550. Global Public Health Issues. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on population health issues at a global level. Differences in population health status between developing and developed countries are explored. Special emphasis is placed on war as a public health issue and the global impact of AIDS.

NURS 552. Role Development of the CNS. 2 Credits.

Students will compare and contrast the various roles of the clinical nurse specialist and evaluate those roles as they relate to their individual area of practice. Concepts of professional development are emphasized. Prerequisite: NURS 502.

NURS 553. Role Development of the NP. 2 Credits.

This course emphasizes professional role development of the nurse practitioner. Students will compare and contrast the various roles of the nurse practitioner and evaluate those roles as they relate to the student's individual planned area of practice. Prerequisite: NURS 502.

NURS 557. Foundations of Nursing Science. 3 Credits.

The epistemology and philosophy of nursing as an art and a science are examined. Patterns of knowing as well as clinical, conceptual, and empirical types of nursing knowledge will be discussed. The development of theory as a knowledge claim is analyzed. Prerequisites: Masters Level Nursing Theory Course and Admission to PhD Program. S.

NURS 558. Research Design. 3 Credits.

This course prepares the doctoral student to understand the link between research design and the study purpose. Prerequisite: Admission to PhD program or consent of instructor. F.

NURS 559. Maternal and Child Health in Primary Care. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on advanced practice nursing care of obstetric and pediatric clients within a primary care setting. An on-campus intensive is required for this course. Prerequisites: Admission to FNP, NURS 510, NURS 511, NURS 523, and NURS 585. SS.

NURS 564. Psychopharmacology. 2 Credits.

This course provides the advanced practice student with knowledge in the pharmacology of psychopathology across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals for psychiatric disabilities/disorders including: Mood disorders, development disorders, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, dementia, and substance abuse. Prerequisite: Admission to PMHNP program or permission of instructor. S.

NURS 565. Rural Populations and Rural Health. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of characteristics of rural populations and rural health. Factors that contribute to health, morbidity, and mortality are examined, and the compounded vulnerability of rurality and disadvantaged groups is analyzed. Prerequisite: A graduate level Epidemiology course or permission of instructor. S.

NURS 566. Curriculum Development. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the curriculum development process. Societal, professional, and institutional factors as well as current research findings influencing the curriculum development process are analyzed. Consideration of the impact of adult learning principles, workforce issues, legal-ethical concerns, and diverse student populations in regard to the curriculum development process is given. Prerequisite: NURS 509.

NURS 567. Teaching Methodologies. 3 Credits.

The course explores theory-based teaching strategies designed to develop cognitive abilities, psychomotor skills, and affective qualities in learners from diverse backgrounds. Strategies and methods for the teaching of nursing content in a variety of settings are utilized. The use of technological tools in nursing education is evaluated. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 566.

NURS 568. Teaching Practicum. 2 Credits.

Students assume the role of the nurse educator in selected learning settings under the guidance of a preceptor. A clinical/laboratory component is included. Prerequisites: NURS 566 and NURS 567 and NURS 569, or consent of instructor.

NURS 569. Assessment and Evaluation. 3 Credits.

Principles of assessment, measurement, and evaluation are analyzed in this course as they relate to nursing education. The processes of assessing student learning, teaching, and program outcomes are explored. Topics relevant to the evaluation of individual student learning such as test development, evaluation of critical thinking, and clinical evaluation are included. The processes of faculty and program evaluation are examined. Prerequisites: NURS 566 and NURS 567, or consent of instructor.

NURS 572. Diverse Vulnerable Populations. 3 Credits.

Students will explore a wide range of concepts as they apply to diverse and vulnerable populations. The focus of the course is on understanding concepts and principles important to nursing when doing research, planning health care, developing health policy, and teaching in this area. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Graduate Program or consent of the instructor.

NURS 573. Research Funding. 3 Credits.

This course integrates the scientific and practical aspects of professional writing and grant proposal development to obtain funds for research. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program or approval of instructor. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 574 and/or NURS 575; Non-nursing programs: Graduate level quantitative and/or qualitative research methods coursework required. F.

NURS 574. Quantitative Nursing Methods. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to apply quantitative research methods in nursing. The course includes substantial applications of established methodologies and effective research techniques within the quantitative paradigm. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program and completion of a multivariate statistics course. S.

NURS 575. Qualitative Nursing Research. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on examination and analysis of qualitative research designs with particular emphasis on approaches relevant to phenomena in nursing. Students will conduct fieldwork to develop some beginning qualitative research skills. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program or consent of instructor. F.

NURS 577. Rural Healthcare Ethics. 3 Credits.

This course is directed toward the development of critical dialogue and leadership strategies for dealing with ethical issues related to nursing, health care and research. Commitment to discussion, understanding and acceptance of the rights of others in dilemmas is emphasized. Reflexive nursing, which brings attention to one's own position and objectivity, is encouraged. The challenges of ethics in rural milieus are included in the discourse. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing doctoral Program or consent of the instructor. S.

NURS 578. Doctoral Seminar. 1 Credit.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing doctoral Program or consent of the instructor.

NURS 579. Dissertation Seminar. 1 Credit.

A series of presentations and discussions of doctoral student research, literature reviews, and current issues in nursing is presented in a seminar format. Prerequisite: Advancement to doctoral candidacy. Repeatable to 9 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

NURS 580. Research Practicum. 1-6 Credits.

The doctoral research practicum provides a research experience for doctoral nursing students separate from the dissertation to participate in the research process under the guidance of an experienced/funded investigator. Experiences may include grant writing, data collection, analysis, and manuscript writing. Repeatable to 6 credits. F,S,SS.

NURS 581. The Nurse Scientist. 3 Credits.

This course prepares the doctoral student to actively engage in doctoral study with knowledge of the discipline of nursing and skills that facilitate success as an emerging nurse scientist. Prerequisite: Admission to PhD program. F.

NURS 582. Health Policy. 2 Credits.

This course will prepare the health care professional to understand and apply knowledge of health policy to function as an advocate for populations and individuals. Prerequisite: Admission to the DNP Program or consent of instructor.

NURS 583. Individual Therapy. 2 Credits.

This course provides knowledge and skill development in the implementation of evidence-based clinical therapies and treatments focused on the individual including cultural variations. Includes clinical practice. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 500, NURS 502, NURS 510, NURS 511, NURS 514, NURS 523, NURS 535, NURS 538, NURS 539, and NURS 585.

NURS 584. Group and Family Therapies. 3 Credits.

Evidence-based clinical interventions with diverse groups and families are presented. Opportunities for clinical implementation accompany the theoretical models. A clinical/laboratory component is included. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 538, NURS 583 and admission into Psychiatric Mental Health specilization or consent of instructor.

NURS 585. Advanced Health Assessment. 3 Credits.

An evidenced-based approach will be used to present methodologies for graduate student performance on health histories, developmental assessments, and physical/psychosocial assessments of individuals. Communication and interviewing techniques for advanced nursing practice are applied. A clinical/laboratory component is included with variations for Family Nurse Practitioner, Psych/Mental Health, Adult-Gerontology, and Nurse Anesthesia students. An on-campus intensive is required for this course. Prerequisite: Completion of an undergraduate course in health assessment techniques or consent of instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 510. F,S.

NURS 586. Rural Health Programs and Research. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on policies, programs and research related to rural health. Prerequisite: NURS 565 and NURS 558 or consent of instructor. F.

NURS 588. Management of Psychopathology I. 2 Credits.

The focus of this course is management of individuals, groups and families with or affected by psychopathology. Continuity of care across settings and community are emphasized. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 538, NURS 583 and NURS 584.

NURS 589. Management of Psychopathology II. 2 Credits.

A firm basis for entry level advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing is established in this course. Management of psychopathological co-morbidities is emphasized. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 538, NURS 583, NURS 584 and NURS 588 passed at a B level.

NURS 590. Directed Studies. 1-3 Credits.

Designed to meet the needs of individual and/or small groups of graduate students. The course content will be based on student interests and needs in conjunction with the faculty member's area of specialization. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable.

NURS 591. Readings in Nursing. 1-3 Credits.

Readings in selected nursing/health care topics with written and/or oral reports. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Repeatable.

NURS 592. Advanced PHN Practicum III. 4 Credits.

This course provides a capstone experience in Advanced PHN practice. Students are expected to integrate knowledge from all of their previous coursework into an applied practicum experience in population health, to evaluate population health interventions and programs, and develop strategies for program funding. Prerequisites: NURS 548 and NURS 549.

NURS 593. DNP Internship I. 4 Credits.

This first DNA Internship course is designed to provide the DNA Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) student with opportunities to apply the concepts in the AACN DNA Essentials document in the practice environment. Students will also begin development of the DNA capstone project. Corequisite: NURS 598.

NURS 594. DNP Internship II. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to provide the DNP student with additional practice focused learning opportunities to apply the concepts in the AACN DNP Essentials document in the practice environment. The student will complete and disseminate findings from the capstone project. Prerequisite: NURS 593. Corequisite: NURS 599.

NURS 595. DNP Internship Ill. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to provide the DNP APN with additional practice focused learning opportunities to apply the concepts in the AACN DNP Essentials document in the practice environment. The student will complete the DNP capstone project and disseminate findings in presentations and publications. Prerequisites: NURS 593 and NURS 594. Corequisite: NURS 596.

NURS 596. DNP Capstone. 2 Credits.

The capstone course provides the DNP students an opportunity to develop skills in reporting and dissemination of practice focused research findings. There is a focus on writing for publication of practice focused research. Corequisite: NURS 595.

NURS 597. Advanced Clinical Practicum. 1-12 Credits.

This clinical practicum course provides the student with the opportunity to obtain extended clinical experience in the area of specialization. The course focuses on the integration of theoretical knowledge into clinical practice. A clinical/laboratory component is included. Prerequisite: Completion of NURS 517 for Nurse Anesthesia specialization or completion of first year curriculum for the Family Nurse Practioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health or Gerontology specializations. Repeatable. S/U grading.

NURS 598. Evidence Based Research I. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the development of the practice scholar and includes content of research and program evaluation methods used to address practice problems and inform future evidence based practice. Corequisite: NURS 593.

NURS 599. Evidence-Based Research II. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the continued development of the practice scholar and includes content of research and program evaluation methods and analysis used to address practice problems and inform future evidence based practice. Prerequisite: NURS 598. Corequisite: NURS 594.

NURS 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable. S/U grading.

NURS 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

NURS 998. Thesis. 1-4 Credits.

Repeatable to 4 credits.

NURS 999. Dissertation. 1-15 Credits.

Repeatable to 15 credits.

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