Jan 22, 2022  
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing

  
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    NURS 6970 - Growth and Development Across the Lifespan



    This course is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to describe and analyze the cognitive and socioemotional development of individuals from birth to death. The analysis of interactions between individuals at different stages of development in families, groups and society will be emphasized.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_NURS-Nursing, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 6972 - FNP II: Care of Family II



    This course is designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, maintenance, and management of common acute and chronic health problems of infants, children, and adolescents in primary health care settings. Emphasis is one the description of the condition or disease, etiology and incidence, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, management, complications, and preventive and patient education measures. Consideration is given to cultural and ethical issues that affect health care delivery and client adherence to the management plan.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7390 and NURS7430 and NURS7470 and NURS6965

    Credit Hours: 9
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Family Nurse Practitioner Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Fee Detail Code Description
    Nursing Skills Lab NP
    Fee Amount
    250
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    NURS 6975 - FNP III: Care of Family III



    This course is designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, disease prevention, early detection, and management of common acute and chronic health problems of the elderly client and his family. The nurse practitioner’s role in promoting successful aging, maintaining function and promoting self care, through the use of the community, personal and family resources is stressed. Common geriatric syndromes and problems including chronic illnesses and their management are emphasized. Ethical dilemmas that impact the health care of the older adult are integrated throughout the course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7390 and NURS7430 and NURS7470 and NURS6965 and NURS6972

    Credit Hours: 8
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 5

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Family Nurse Practitioner Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Fee Detail Code Description
    Nursing Skills Lab NP
    Fee Amount
    250
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    NURS 6980 - Nursing Practitioner Practicum



    The nurse practitioner practicum experience provides the student an opportunity to assume responsibility for the primary healthcare services of individuals and families under the supervision of an established nurse practitioner and/or physician preceptor. Students will be expected to practice as a Nurse Practitioner, assuming increasing responsibility for planning and implementing therapeutic processes and for documenting and evaluating outcomes of care. This intensive practice experience allows the student to apply theories through the investigation and management of health problems in primary healthcare settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 15

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_NURS-Nursing, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester

    Fee Detail Code Description
    Nursing Skills Lab NP
    Fee Amount
    250
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    NURS 6990 - Scientific and Clinical Inquiry



    This course focuses on clinical reasoning and decision-making skills as they relate to the application and implementation of evidence-based nursing practice. This course will also serve as an introduction to the research process with an emphasis on the relationship of research and its relevance to nursing practice. The relationship to outcomes will be examined through information systems and management, evidence-based practice concepts and principles, and scientific writing and publication. The overall purpose of the course will be to apply and integrate the concepts and principles into strategies for the Clinical Nurse leader role.

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2


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    NURS 7000 - Nursing Practice through Clinical Reasoning I



    This course will build on previous course knowledge and will provide a theoretical foundation in health promotion, illness prevention and maintenance of the client’s (individual, family, group or community) function in health and illness. During the clinical segment, the student uses critical thinking in providing quality comprehensive client care along the continuum of care in multiple settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS6100 and NURS6700

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7001 - Nursing Practice through Clinical Reasoning I



    This course will build on previous course knowledge and will provide a theoretical foundation in health promotion, illness prevention and maintenance of the client’s (individual, family, group or community) function in health and illness. During the clinical segment, the student uses critical thinking in providing quality comprehensive client care along the continuum of care in multiple settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: (NURS6100 >= C and NURS6700 >= C)

    Credit Hours: 5
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: College of Nursing Major Restrictions: Clinical Nurse Leader Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Campus Restrictions: Athens campus, Main campus Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Class Restrictions: Graduate-Semester Degree Restrictions: Master of Science in Nursing


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    NURS 7030 - Healthcare Delivery Systems and Models



    Course provides the basis for understanding the evolving healthcare system and nursing’s role within the system. Sociopolitical, economic, technological, and legal/ethical concerns impacting the delivery of healthcare in United States are emphasized.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_NURA-Nursing Anesthesia, MSN_NURS-Nursing, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7100 - Integrated Healthcare: Population Health



    This course will build on previous course knowledge and will provide a theoretical foundation in community assessment, disease prevention, and health behavior. The theoretical concepts will be applied to promotion of health for communities and vulnerable populations. Understanding of systems and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team are emphasized. Community Health nursing practice will be examined and synthesized utilizing historical, philosophical, legal, and ethical foundations and integrated knowledge. During the clinical segment, the student will be responsible for the clinical management of comprehensive client care along the continuum of care in multiple community settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS6100 and NURS6300 and NURS6600 and NURS6700

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 4

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7150 - Evidence Based Practice: Priciples and Process



    This course focuses on the examination and application of concepts and principles of evidence based practice. The course will be taught using case studies to examine the process of evidence based practice to improve health care outcomes to include problem identification and articulation, literature search strategies, evaluation, analysis and synthesis of the literature to make evidence based practice recommendations. The overall purpose of the course will be to integrate the foundational concepts and principles necessary for advanced practice nurses to establish evidence based practice as the corner stone of their critical thinking and decision making practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7210 - Advanced Seminar in Healthcare Policy and Economics



    National, state and local healthcare policy impacts healthcare at the level of delivery. Economics is a driving force in healthcare that impacts policy and the manner in which healthcare is provided. Healthcare delivery models and reimbursement mechanisms will be analyzed from a policy and economic perspective. The relationship between policy, economics and patient care will be examined in areas such as the distribution of limited resources, healthcare disparities, diffusion of technology, and current issues in healthcare. Students will critically examine a clinical issue from an integrated policy and economic perspective in the form of a publishable essay.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 3

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: MSN_NURS-Nursing


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    NURS 7215 - Nursing Practice through Clinical Reasoning II



    This course will build on previous course knowledge and will promote a theoretical foundation in health promotion, illness prevention and maintenance of the clients (individual, family, group, or community) function in health and illness. During the clinical segment, the student uses critical thinking in providing quality comprehensive client care along the continuum of care in multiple settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS6100 and NURS6300 and NURS6600 and NURS6700 and NURS6200 and NURS6900 and NURS7000 and NURS7100

    Credit Hours: 5
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7221 - Strategic Resource Management



    This course provides students with a strong foundation in the concepts of strategic management enabling them to implement the process in a wide variety of leadership positions in healthcare economics, organizations and systems.

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7222 - Utilizing Systems to Improve Health Outcomes



    This course provides students with the financial management tools needed to analyze processes, and develop and implement changes to improve patient and/or system outcomes.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7223 - Bioethics in Nursing and Healthcare



    Bioethical dilemmas are confronted daily across healthcare settings. Bioethical issues in current and future healthcare venues will be examined in areas such as the distribution of limited resources, health disparities, genetics, informatics, scientific exploration, patient rights, and priority-setting in healthcare. Students will critically examine an ethical issue in their specialty area with implications for the future and prepare a publishable essay.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7225 - Application of Clinical Practice: Project Identification/Development



    Students who enter the DNP program will have an identified practice area. In this course students will refine specific issues related to their practice that will lead them to the project outcome at program completion. Students will explore literature related to specific practice concerns in their area as well as discuss issues with practice leaders to identify and refine their project goals. During their clinical time they will explore in-depth how they will redefine their practice as they continue through the program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 0 TO 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7226 - Examination of Practice



    In a seminar format students will critically examine issues in nursing and healthcare today and explore how future directions can be impacted by nursing leadership in a collaborative environment to positively affect outcomes for patients and their families. Students will develop an in-depth evaluation of vulnerabilities and powerlessness in relation to their project population.

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7230 - Application of Clinical Practice - Project identification



    Students who enter the DNP program will have an identified practice area. In this course students will refine specific issues related to their practice that will lead them to the project outcome at program completion. Students will explore literature related to specific practice concerns in their area as well as discuss issues with practice leaders to identify and refine their project goals. During their clinical time they will explore in-depth how they will redefine their practice as they continue through the program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 5

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: MSN_NURS-Nursing


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    NURS 7235 - Application of Clinical Practice: Project Development/Implementation I



    Prerequisites: Graduate DNP standing. In this course students will proceed with the development and implementation of the practice change project. Students will identify the target population, community resources and healthcare systems that will be impacted by their proposed project and discuss issues with these partners to further develop and refine their project goals. During their clinical time they will explore in-depth how they will redefine their practice as they continue through the program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 0 TO 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7245 - Application of Clinical Practice: Project Development Implementation II



    In this course students will continue with the development and implementation of their practice change project. Students will work in partnership with their target population, community and healthcare systems during implementation of their project plan. Students will evaluate the process of implementation and make appropriate adjustments to their plan.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 5
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 12

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7250 - Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing



    Prerequisite: Admission to College of Graduate Studies This course provides and orientation to the professional and scientific foundations of advanced practice psychiatric nursing across the lifespan. The evolving role of advanced practice psychiatric nurses is placed in the context of the current health care system. Focus is on explanatory models of mental health and psychiatric mental health nursing across the lifespan. The course will emphasize research evidence from genetics, epidemiology, neurosciences and behavioral sciences underlying mental health promotion and preventive interventions, and evidence-based treatments for psychiatric and substance use conditions. Translation of evidence in advanced practice psychiatric nursing is emphasized.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP


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    NURS 7251 - Advanced Psychopharmacology



    Building on the foundation pharmacological concepts (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics), this course presents theoretical concepts and empirical evidence related to psychopharmacological interventions with selected patient populations. Focus is on evidence-based pharmacological treatments for clients with mental and substance use disorders across the lifespan. Emphasis is on integration of mental and physical health assessment in selecting and prescribing psychpharmacological agents, and monitoring and evaluating individual responses to psychopharmacological interventions. This course emphasizes evidence-based approaches to prescribing medications, and patient education about specific diagnosis and medications. Issues related to prescribing for children, adolescents, and older adults are emphasized throughout the course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Degree Restrictions: Post Masters Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7255 - DNP Project: Project Evaluation



    Prerequisites: Graduate DNP standing. During this course students will critically evaluate the short and long term outcomes of the implementation of their practice change project. They will also participate in peer review of projects. Students will discuss alternative approaches, problems and resolutions of issues that they have encountered during the development and implementation of their projects.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3 TO 5
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 6 TO 12

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7257 - Health Care Management



    This course provides students with a strong foundation in the concepts of strategic organizational management in relation to advanced nursing practice in current and emerging health care practice. Students will learn theories of organizational and resource management as well as the processes of performance appraisal and strategic planning for quality assurance and improvement and managing risk at a systems level. It will also enable students to develop plans for innovative new business ideas to address the changing demands of the health care system.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7258 - Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum



    This course provides the student with terminal clinical practicum experiences in preparation for graduation from an advanced practice program. In preparation for employment interviews portfolios are compiled and evaluated for integration of advanced practice knowledge and skills in assessment, diagnosis, interventions and evaluation of outcomes for patients, families, communities, and/or systems. Students are provided infromation that will allow them to explore the full scope of responsibility inherent in the APN role. Students are expected to embrace the full scope of advanced practice nursing practice in conjunction with a preceptor. Students apply evidence based practice knowledge and skills in collaborative settings that support interprofessional learning and practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 5

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Fee Detail Code Description
    Nursing Skills Lab NP
    Fee Amount
    250
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    NURS 7270 - Bioethics in Nursing and Healthcare



    Bioethical dilemmas are confronted daily across healthcare settings. Bioethical issues in current and future healthcare venues will be examined in areas such as the distribution of limited resources, health disparities, genetics, informatics, scientific exploration, patient rights, and priority-setting in healthcare. Students will critically examine an ethical issue in their specialty area with implications for the future and prepare a publishable essay.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 2

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: MSN_NURS-Nursing


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    NURS 7300 - Integrated Healthcare Mental Health



    This course will apply and integrate biopsychosocial concepts and principles to the nursing process for individuals and groups. Previous course knowledge and communication skills will provide a theoretical foundation in mental health promotion, illness prevention and maintenance of the client’s (individual, family, group or community) function. During the clinical segment, the student will be responsible for the clinical management of comprehensive client care along the continuum of care in multiple mental health settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 4

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7310 - Group Approaches in Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing



    Prerequisites: Nurs 7180 Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing and the Individual Client (Course may be taken concurrently with individual course.) The course will present theoretical concepts basic to group interventions in Mental Health-Psychiatric nursing practice. Theories of group therapy will be analyzed with strong emphasis on group roles, and therapeutic techniques appropriate to the functional level of groups. Community aspects, including the client’s sociocultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds will be integrated throughout the course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7180

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7320 - DNP Project (Product Evaluation/Synthesis)



    This is a companion course to the final clinical practice component. During this course students will critically evaluate the product of their work during the program. They will also have in-depth peer review of their projects. They will discuss alternative approaches, problems and resolutions that they have dealt with during the program. They will critically evaluate the long range benefit of their product and determine how they could have improved on their product.

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No


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    NURS 7330 - Family Approaches in Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing



    Prerequisites: NURS 7180 Course presents theoretical concepts basic to family interventions in advanced mental health-psychiatric nursing practice. Theories of family development, structure, and function are studied. Major theoretical models of family therapy are analyzed with emphasis on systems theory and contextual issues. Community aspects, including the client’s sociocultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, are integrated throughout the course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7180

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7348 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing for Individuals Across the Lifespan



    Prerequisite: Admission to College of Graduate Studies This course presents theoretical concepts and empirical evidence related to psychotherapeutic interventions with selected patient populations across the lifespan. Focus is on evidence-based individual interventions for selected developmental, mental, and substance use conditions across the lifespan.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7349

    Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP


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    NURS 7349 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice I



    Prerequisite: Admission to College of Graduate Studies This course provides opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained in NURS 7348: Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing for Individuals Across the Lifespan in clinical practice. Students assess individuals and diagnose mental and substance use disorders across the lifespan. Students select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based educational and psychotherapeutic interventions for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with selected disorders. Students participate in individual and peer supervision sessions.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7251 >= C

    Credit Hours: 2
    Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7348

    Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP


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    NURS 7350 - Psychopharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing



    Course presents theoretical and clinical concepts applicable to psychopharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics in advanced nursing practice. Focus is on evidence-based pharmacological treatments for clients with mental health/substance use disorders, and integration of mental and physical health assessment in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating individual responses to psychopharmacological interventions. The course emphasizes evidence-based approaches to patient education about specific diagnoses and medications. Special programs related to various age groups are considered.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7351 - Psychopharmacotherapeutics Practicum for Advanced Practice Nursing



    Prerequisite: NURS 7470 and NURS 7460. Corequisite: NURS7470. This course provides opportunities to apply concepts from courses in advanced health assessment, diagnostic reasoning, advanced pharmacology and psychopharmacology in a mental health-psychiatric nursing practicum. Emphasis is on nursing assessment, diagnosis, and management of individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders, with a strong emphasis on patient-education. Students will apply evidence-based practice guidelines to select and manage medications, monitor therapeutic and adverse reactions to medications, and evaluate treatment response.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7470 and NURS7460

    Credit Hours: 2
    Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7352 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing for Families and Groups Across the Lifespan



    This course presents theoretical concepts and empirical evidence related to family and group interventions with selected patient populations across the lifespan. Focus will be on evidence-based practices for family and group interventions. Major theoretical models of family therapy are analyzed with emphasis on systems theory and contextual issues. Models of group therapy are examined, with emphasis on group leadership styles, group roles, and therapeutic techniques appropriate to the purpose and composition of therapeutic groups. Influence of individual client factors and group characteristics on group process and function are examined throught the course. Community aspects, including the client’s sociocultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds are integrated throughout the course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7250 and NURS7348

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7354

    Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP


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    NURS 7354 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice II



    This course provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained in NURS 7352 to clinical practice. The focus is on evidence-based practices for family and group therapy interventions for clients with selected mental and substance use disorders. Students assess individuals and families, and select appropriate educational and psychotherapeutic intervention for couples and/or families with mental health or substance use conditions. Students implement and evaluate evidence-based treatments for families across the lifespan. Students participate in group therapy as leader or co-leader of educational, skill-building, support, or therapy groups. Students participate in at least one group for children or adolescents, and at least one psychotherapy therapy group for adults. Students participate in individual peer group supervision sessions facilitated by faculty and/or preceptors.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7250 and NURS7348 and NURS7349

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7352

    Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP


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    NURS 7357 - Mental Health Promotion and Integrated Practice



    Prerequisite: Admission to College of Graduate Studies This course provides opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained in NURS 6970 in clinical practice. Students observe individuals across the lifespan, assess vulnerabilities and risks for atypical development, and mental and substance use conditions. Students select, implement, and evaluate evidence-based mental health promotion strategies and preventive interventions for at-risk children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in primary care and integrated health care settings. Students participate in individual and peer supervision sessions.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1
    Other Contact Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS6970

    Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP


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    NURS 7400 - Integrated Healthcare Women Children and Family Health



    This course will build on previous course knowledge and will provide a theoretical foundation for health promotion, illness prevention, and maintenance of women throughout the lifespan (pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and interconceptional periods). This course will also build on previous course knowledge and provide a theoretical foundation in health promotion, illness prevention, and maintenance of children and family function in health and illness. During the clinical segment, the student will be responsible for the clinical management of comprehensive client care along the continuum of care in multiple settings.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7000 and NURS7100

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Other Contact Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7420 - Clinical Reasoning and Differential Diagnosis for Advanced Practice Nurses



    This course builds on knowledge of advanced health assessment, with a focus on clients commonly seen in the family and pediatric practice settings. It focuses on diagnostic reasoning as a framework to synthesize knowledge for comprehensive assessment of primary care patients throughout the life span. Advanced health assessment techniques are emphasized and refined. Diverse types of approaches are used in expanding proficiency in conducting histories and physical examinations in laboratory and clinical settings including communication techniques unique to the specialty population. Systematic and organized health assessments that are sensitive to cultural and developmental needs are explored.

    Grade Mode: Audit, Normal

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: MSN_NURS-Nursing


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    NURS 7425 - Advanced Pathophysiology



    This course provides graduate students with an overview of central concepts of pathophysiology including an understanding of the management of common health problems, disease processes, and syndromes. The primary focus is to provide a foundation for differential diagnosis, clinical decision-making, and management of individual and family health problems.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Post Masters Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7430 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses



    Course focuses on examination of the major categories of pharmacological agents and application of pharmacological concepts in the clinical practice setting. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiological action of the drugs, expected patient responses and major effects. This course is prerequisite for clinical courses that integrate the knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics into effective nursing practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7390 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7440 - Theory and Research in Advanced Nursing Practice



    Course examines theoretical foundations of nursing and use of research findings in advanced nursing practice. Concepts, theories and models related to health of individuals and families are critically analyzed. Development of a scientific base for advanced nursing practice is emphasized.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School


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    NURS 7442 - Theory for Advanced Practice Nurses



    This course is part of the core foundation of courses for all master’s nursing curricula. This course provides an understanding of the role of theory in shaping research and practice in health and nursing. The basic elements of theory, theory development, and critique are discussed. Theories as they relate to health and human functioning of individual, family, and group client systems across the life span are explored. Examples of grand, middle-range, and practice level theory from nursing and related disciplines are examined. In addition, developmental, structural, functional, and interactional theories and related research data are analyzed and critiqued. These theories from nursing and related disciplines are used as a guide for therapeutic nursing interventions.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_NURA-Nursing Anesthesia, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7443 - Advanced Nursing Research



    Advanced Nursing Research (2-0-0-2). This course addresses the scientific methods, research, clinical and ethical issues associated with the application of evidence-based practice (EBP) to nursing and other healthcare problems.

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_NURA-Nursing Anesthesia, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7450 - Advanced Practice Nursing Roles in Society



    Students explore components and variations of the advanced practice role and how social policy and healthcare delivery influence are influenced by the role. Legal definitions and professional interpretations of advanced practice nursing are examined in relation to healthcare outcomes, resource allocation and cost effectiveness.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7460 - Diagnostic and Clinical Reasoning for Advanced Practice Nurses



    This course focuses on diagnostic reasoning as a framework to synthesize knowledge for comprehensive assessment of primary care patients throughout the life span. Advanced health assessment techniques are emphasized and refined. Diverse types of approaches are used in expanding proficiency in conducting histories and physical examinations in laboratory and clinical settings including communication techniques unique to the specialty population. Systematic and organized health assessments that are sensitive to cultural and developmental needs are explored.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7465 - Advanced Studies in Lifespan Development



    This course is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to describe and analyze the biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional development individuals from birth to death. The analysis of interactions between individuals at different stages of development in families, groups, and society will be emphasized.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Post Masters Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7470 - Advanced Health Assessment



    This course in health assessment expands the nurse’s knowledge of cognitive processes and psychomotor skills needed for comprehensive assessment of clients across the lifespan. Techniques and processes of performing a physical, mental, developmental, and nutritional assessment, obtaining a health history, performing selected diagnostic procedures, and recording findings will be conducted. Interviewing skills that enable the nurse to relate to various clients across the life span will be refined.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, CERM_PNUP-Cert in Pediatric Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader, MSN_FNUP-Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN_PNUP-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7472 - Advanced Professional Health Assessment



    This course will build upon the professional nurse’s basic educational background skills in health assessment. The theoretical and clinical basis for an advanced health assessment across the lifespan will be developed. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, disease prevention, and risk assessment.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS6100 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Master of Science in Nursing


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    NURS 7475 - Population Health and Emerging Disease



    This course strengthens students’ capacity to integrate and apply public health concepts and epidemiologic methods to improve population health. The theory and scope of public health practice are analyzed in the context of the complex interplay between science, law, policy, and ethics. Students synthesize and apply public health concepts (e.g., population perspective, health promotion and prevention, determinants of health) and methods, (e.g., policy/advocacy/epidemiology/quality improvement/program planning).

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7490 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Practicum



    Prerequisites: All courses in the major Course provides opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the preceding courses to clinical practice. Focus is on designing, implementing, and evaluating the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner role with individuals across the lifespan in selected settings. The role of the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in psychiatric emergencies and in integrated care settings is included.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7491 - Advanced Practice in Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing Practicum



    Prerequisites: APN core courses, Nurs 7250, Nurs 7348. Course provides an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the preceding courses to clinical practice. The focus is on designing, implementing, and evaluating the advanced practice psychiatric nursing role in selected settings. Students may choose a primary care setting to focus on integration of mental health and primary care, or a specialty setting in which to develop additional competence in a psychotherapeutic modality.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7250 and NURS7348

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Other Contact Hours: 1 TO 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_PNUR-Cert Psyc and Mental Health NP Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7500 - Leading Teams to Promote Quality and Safety



    This course presents theories, concepts and models essential to developing leadership and management skills needed to collaborate with healthcare providers and community members. The student will apply and integrate creative and effective strategies for managing and leading in the delivery of nursing care. Opportunities exist for students to synthesize and integrate past principles and concepts into the development of the Clinical Nurse Leader role. Concepts related to safety, quality, leadership and management of teams, policy, resource utilization, planning/evaluating services, root cause analysis, and outcomes are critically examined.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS6600 and NURS6700 and NURS6990 and NURS7000

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7520 - Advanced Practice in Parent-Child Nursing



    The purpose of this last course in the series for Advanced Practice Parent-Child Nursing is to provide a concentrated clinical experience (225 clock hours) .Students refine advanced practice skills in clinical decision making, expert-collaborative care, case management, change agency, research utilization, and/or educational interventions. Seminars will be scheduled to discuss issues related to advanced practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NUR7500 >= C

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 15

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School


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    NURS 7550 - Leadership in Interprofessional Collaboration and Health Care



    This course is designed to prepare the student to identify and utilize leadership roles as a basis for improving health care outcomes through interprofessional collaboration on a local, regioinal, and national level.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7600 - Nursing Management of Complex Health Alterations Across the Lifespan



    This course focuses and provides the theoretical and functional base for the complex management of clients with complicated, multisystem health problems.

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Prerequisites: NURS7000 >= C and NURS7215 >= C

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7710 - Assessment and Management of Acute Health Problems for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNP I)



    This initial course into the acute care nurse practitioner role focuses on the synthesis of advanced assessment and clinical decision making for patients with complex needs in the acute care setting.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7471 and NURS7390

    Credit Hours: 5
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7712 - PACE: Assessment and Management of Acute Health Problems for ACNP I



    This accelerated course is designed as online modules for post masters clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners to be board-eligible for the acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) certification exam. This last course focuses on the advanced assessment and clinical decision-making based on scientific evidence for patients with complex needs in the acute care setting.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 9
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 5

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7390, NURS7470

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract Class Restrictions: Graduate-Semester


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    NURS 7716 - Assessment and Management of Acute Health Problems for CCNS I



    This initial course into the acute and critical care clinical nurse specialist role focuses on the synthesis of advanced assessment and clinical decision making for patients with complex needs in the acute care setting. The CCNS competencies and spheres of influence with patients, families, and systems are introduced utilizing the AACN Synergy Model as a foundation for contemporary CCNS practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7390 and NURS7470

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7717 - Research-based Interventions for Acute and CCNS Specialists in Collaborative Patient Care (CCNS II)



    This second level acute and critical care clinical nurse specialist course focuses on the scientific basis of interventions for complex, acutely ill individuals. The clinical practicum provides opportunities to: participate in collaborative practice on a multi-disciplinary health care team; determine appropriate interventions; utilize expanded practice skills; and evaluate outcomes for the acutely ill. The clinical practicum integrates CCNS competencies and spheres of influence with patients, families and systems by utilizing the AACN Synergy Model as a basis for contemporary CCNS practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7390 and NURS7430 and NURS7470 and NURS7716

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7718 - Clinical Therapeutics for the Acute and CCNS (III)



    This third level acute and critical care clinical nurse specialist course focuses on the application of all previous course work in the comprehensive management of complex, acutely ill individuals. This fosters mastery of CCNS skills and knowledge needed in assessment, collaborative care planning, selection of therapeutic intervention, and evaluation of outcomes of acute and chronically ill. The clinical practicum integrates CCNS competencies and spheres of influence with patients, families and systems utilizing the AACN Synergy Model as a basis for contemporary CCNS practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7390 and NURS7430 and NURS7470 and NURS7717

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7720 - Research-Based Interventions for Acute Care Nurse Practitioners in Collaborative Patient Care ACNPII



    This second level acute care nurse practitioner course focuses on the scientific basis of interventions for complex, acutely ill individuals. The clinical practicum provides opportunities to: participate in collaborative practice on a multi-disciplinary healthcare team; determine appropriate interventions; utilize expanded practice skills; and evaluate outcomes for the acutely ill.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7471 and NURS7390 and NURS7430 and NURS7710

    Credit Hours: 5
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7722 - PACE: Assessment and Management of Acute Health Problems for ACNP II



    This accelerated course is designed as online modules for post masters clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners to be board-eligible for the acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) certification exam. This last course focuses on the advanced assessment and clinical decision-making based on scientific evidence for patients with complex needs in the acute care setting.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7712

    Credit Hours: 9
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 5

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Class Restrictions: Graduate-Semester


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    NURS 7724 - Adult-Gerontology ACNP II: Evid-Based Mgmt for Urgent and Emergent Health Prob in Adult



    The second ACNP clinical course focuses on the assessment and management of adults and elderly individuals with urgent and emergent conditions in the acute care setting. Students strengthen their understanding of foundational physiological concepts through application of care to clients with complex disease. Analysis, synthesis, and critique of the latest research facilitates students’ understanding and ability to provide up-to-date, evidence-based care. The clinical experience provides opportunities to participate in collaborative practice with a multi-disciplinary healthcare team, design evidence-based interventions, and evaluate outcomes in a higher acuity environment.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7430 and NURS7723

    Credit Hours: 6
    Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Adult Geront. Acute Care NP, Adult Geront. Acute Care NP Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Fee Detail Code Description
    Nursing Skills Lab NP
    Fee Amount
    250
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    NURS 7725 - Adult-Gerontology ACNP III: Adv Clin Concepts in Crit Illness and Prof Role Dev for the Adult-Ger



    The third acute care clinical course focuses on application of previous coursework in the management of highly complex, acutely ill adults and elderly individuals. The clinical experience fosters synthesis of skills needed in assessment, selection of therapeutic interventions, and evaluation of patient outcomes to ensure optimal clinical outcomes. Professional issues relevant to the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner will be explored.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7724

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Adult Geront. Acute Care NP, Adult Geront. Acute Care NP Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Fee Detail Code Description
    Nursing Skills Lab NP
    Fee Amount
    250
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    NURS 7726 - Advanced Clinical Therapeutics and Diagnostics for the ACNP



    This course is designed to introduce students to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures commonly used in the management of adults and elderly clients in the acute care setting. Students will learn interpretation of common diagnostic testing in the acute care setting. Indications, contraindictions, interpretations, risks, complications, and expected clinical outcomes of common procedures utilized in the acute care setting in an active learning environment using simulation. Students will have opportunities to develop and practice skills such as Chest X-ray and 12 lead EKG interpretation, suturing, endotracheal intubation, and central line placement and apply these skills in realistic and complex simulated clinical scenarios. Students will also be able to evaluate their own performance and receive feedback from peers and expert faculty in a safe environment.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7470 and NURS7390

    Credit Hours: 1
    Other Contact Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7730 - Clinical Therapeutics for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP III)



    This third level acute care nurse practitioner course focuses on the application of all previous course work in the comprehensive management of complex, acutely ill individuals. This fosters mastery of skills needed in assessment, diagnosis, collaborative care planning, selection of therapeutic intervention, and evaluation of outcomes.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7471 and NURS7390 and NURS7430 and NURS7720

    Credit Hours: 5
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7740 - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum (ACNP IV)



    This final acute care nurse practitioner course focuses on the application of all previous course work in the comprehensive management of complex, acutely ill individuals. This fosters refinement of skills needed in assessment, diagnosis, collaborative care planning, selection of therapeutic intervention, and evaluation of outcomes. This precepted experience gives the student responsibility for the managing episodes of acute/critical care; utilizing all available resources throughout the health car continuum.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7471 and NURS7390 and NURS7430 and NURS7730

    Credit Hours: 5
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 4

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7800 - Synthesis of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role in Practice



    This course focuses on the synthesis of principles of professional nursing practice into the integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader role. The student will be provided with concentrated clinical experience and will be immersed in the clinical setting. During the clinical experience, students will collaborate with nurse preceptors and will focus on: leadership, management (delegation and coordination), information management, outcomes, evidence-based clinical decision-making, scholarship, fiscal management and accountability (implementing cost effectiveness strategies), and interdisciplinary collaboration

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Prerequisites: NURS7215 >= C and NURS7500 >= C

    Credit Hours: 11
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 8

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7801 - Synthesis of Clinical Nurse Leader Role in Practice



    This course focuses on the synthesis of principles of professional nursing practice into the integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader role. The student will be provided with concentrated clinical experience and will be immersed in the clinical setting. During the clinical experience, students will collaborate with nurse preceptors and will focus on: leadership, management (delegation and coordination), information management, outcomes, evidenced- based clinical decision-making, scholarship, fiscal management and accountability (implementing cost effectiveness strategies), and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: (NURS6100 >= C and NURS6700 >= C)

    Credit Hours: 8
    Lecture Hours: 2 Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: College of Nursing Major Restrictions: Clinical Nurse Leader Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Campus Restrictions: Athens campus, Main campus Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Class Restrictions: Graduate-Semester Degree Restrictions: Master of Science in Nursing


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    NURS 7830 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing Anesthesia



    Advanced physiological principles and interrelationships of body systems as well as normal human anatomy within the context of nurse anesthesia practice will be explored in this graduate level course. Topics are organized to provide the nurse anesthesia student with an in depth understanding of the function and regulation of body systems to maintain homeostasis. Emphasis is placed on the integration of the structure and functional systems within the human body. The course content ranges from cellular mechanisms to the major body organ systems, providing the basis for understanding physiologic derangements.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7831, NURS7832

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Anesthesia Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7831 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Anesthesia I



    This advanced course provides the student a strong foundation in pharmacology and its application in the advanced practice role of nurse anesthesia. An in-depth and comprehensive exploration of advanced scientific-based pharmacological principles including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics of inhaled and injected drugs commonly used in advanced nurse anesthesia practice are emphasized throughout the course.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Nursing Anesthesia Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7832 - Clinical Chemistry and Physics for Nursing Anesthesia Practice



    This course addresses specific relationships interconnecting chemistry, physics, and clinical nurse anesthesia practice. Concepts of physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry and modern biophysics are discussed in relation to the practice of anesthesia. Emphasis will be on the integration and practical application of these principles to nurse anesthesia practice.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7830, NURS7831

    Major Restrictions: Nursing Anesthesia Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7833 - Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Anesthesia



    This advanced level course is designed to provide nurse anesthesia students with a comprehensive overview of central concepts of pathophysiology and their application in the advanced practice role of nurse anesthesia. An in-depth exploration of the diagnosis and management of common health problems, disease processes, and syndromes will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on providing a foundation for differential diagnosis, perianesthestic decision-making, and anesthetic management.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7830 >= B

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No Co-Requisites: NURS7470, NURS7834, NURS8360

    Major Restrictions: Nursing Anesthesia Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7834 - Basic Principles of Nursing Anesthesia



    This course provide the nurse anesthesia student with a general introduction to the basic principles of nurse anesthesia practice. A comprehensive overview of professional aspects and fundamental anesthetic principles related to nurse anesthesia practice are presented and provide a strong foundation that is essential for the student to provide safe, effective, individualized anesthesia management plans. Basic principles of preoperative patient assessment, anesthesia planning, operating-room preparation, interpretation of pertinent patient findings, and required documentation for safe anesthesia management is the focus of the course. An overview of the development of anesthesia as an advanced practice-nursing specialty will also be offered. Emphasis is placed on those factors that shape the practice environment of the nurse anesthetist: qualifications and scope of practice, professional role, commitment to the profession, professional organizations, the U.S. legal system, history, professional standards, political and practice challenges, global health issues, multiculturalism, and the concept of caring.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7831 >= B

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 4

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Nursing Anesthesia Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7835 - Advanced Principles of Nursing Anesthesia I



    This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive overview of advanced principles and techniques essential to planning and safely administering sound, evidence based anesthesia to patients with common and complex patient morbidities undergoing various surgical, diagnostic, or therapeutic procedures. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment, anesthetic management, and associated technology integral to each procedure. Simulation-based methodologies are heavily integrated into the course, providing that the student a simulated anesthetizing environment for application and synthesis of advanced anesthesia principles to operationalize theoretical and critical thinking concepts. Lecture topics will be assimilated into high fidelity simulation scenarios to prepare the student for clinical residency courses. Students will develop problem solving and decision-making skills during all phases of anesthetic management by participating in case preparation and discussions, actual management of selected case scenarios, and review and discussion of their performance.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7834 >= B

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Nursing Anesthesia Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7836 - Techniques and Technologies in Nursing Anesthesia I



    This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of the design and utilization of the anesthesia delivery system, biomedical instrumentation, and monitoring modalities commonly used in nurse anesthesia practice. Monitors and equipment utilized are studied with respect to principles of operation, calibration, and interpretation of data. Emphasis will be placed on application of the scientific principles and clinical application of gas laws, vaporization, fluid dynamics, explosion hazards, electrical safety, acid-base balance, and blood gas analysis and the provision of safe anesthesia care. In-depth study on airway anatomy and management is also emphasized. Course material encompasses recognition of the difficult airway, the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm, physiologic response to intubation, fiber-optic techniques, retrograde techniques, and the surgical airway. Theories related to radiology to the interpretation of diagnostic data are also discussed. This course also includes practice in and evaluation of task specific skills utilizing skill trainers and simulation to maximize students’ direct contact to the instrumentation of the profession.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS7834 >= B

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 1

    Repeat Status: No

    Major Restrictions: Nursing Anesthesia Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7837 - Nursing Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I



    This first clinical course is designed to allow the student to utilize the didactic and simulation concepts received during the first four semesters of the nursing anesthesia program to develop and manage a comprehensive anesthetic plan that encompasses the patient’s social, physical, and mental health. These clinical experiences will occur in collaboration with a certified registered nurse anesthetis and/or anesthesiologist.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NURS8361 >= B and NURS8362 >= B

    Credit Hours: 8
    Other Contact Hours: 8

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7900 - Professionalism and Transition to Nursing Practice



    This hybrid course is an intensive review of key nursing concepts and skills to prepare CNL graduates for NCLEX success and transition into professional nursing practice. Emphasis is on professional development, critical thinking, NCLEX test-taking strategies and reinforcement of basic nursing skills and mastery of critical concepts learned throughout the curriculum.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: (NURS7100 >= C and NURS7215 >= C and NURS7400 >= C)

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: Yes Repeat Limit: 1

    College Restrictions: College of Nursing Major Restrictions: Clinical Nurse Leader Program Restrictions: MSN_CNL-Clinical Nurse Leader Campus Restrictions: Athens campus, Main campus Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Class Restrictions: Graduate-Semester Degree Restrictions: Master of Science in Nursing


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    NURS 7920 - Complex Health Problems of Adults



    This course is designed to enable students to provide research based advanced nursing practice to young, middle, and older adult populations with common complex health problems. Emphasis will be placed on complex clinical analysis to develop and monitor comprehensive, holistic plans of care/critical paths that address the health promotion, disease prevention and health restoration needs of this population. Students have opportunities in a variety of settings for variance analysis to mobilize the healthcare system.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NUR7430 >= C

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School


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    NURS 7930 - Adult Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist Residency



    This course is designed to enable the student to function efficiently as a CNS. The student negotiates, implements and evaluates a multidimensional CNS residency in a selected healthcare setting. Emphasis is placed on synthesis of advanced practice roles and functions to effect change within healthcare systems. Students are expected to develop and work in collaborative and interdependent relationships.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NUR7940 >= C

    Credit Hours: 6
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 15

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School


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    NURS 7950 - Advanced Acute Care in Adult Health



    This course is designed to enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills related to adult acute care nursing specialty area. Clinical experience focuses on case management in a variety of sub-acute and acute care settings. The specialty area is mutually selected by the student and course faculty. Students apply knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, nursing interventions, theory and research to the care of adults and their families experiencing health problems within a chosen acute/sub-acute specialty area. The seminar component of the course is designed to develop clinical decision-making skills through case study presentation. Students will be given the opportunity to submit a clinical paper for peer review.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: College of Nursing


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    NURS 7960 - Advanced Critical Care in Adult Health



    This course is designed to enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills related to adult critical care nursing specialty area. Clinical experience focuses on case management in critical care settings. The specialty area is mutually selected by the student and course faculty. Students apply knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, nursing interventions, theory and research to the care of adults and their families experiencing health problems within a chosen critical care specialty area. The seminar component of the course is designed to develop clinical decision-making skills through case study presentation. Students will be given the opportunity to submit a clinical paper for peer review.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NUR7920 >= C and NUR7830 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: College of Nursing


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    NURS 7965 - Seminar in Nursing



    A faculty member offers a seminar on a special topic for two or more students.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 5
    Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Major Restrictions: Nursing Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7970 - Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests in Advanced Practice



    This course builds on undergraduate knowledge of basic normal and abnormal laboratory findings. More specifically, this course is designed to enable students to acquire advanced in-depth knowledge and skills related to proper laboratory and diagnostic testing for acute diseases/conditions. Opportunities are provided for students to synthesize knowledge regarding laboratory and diagnostic test usages in order to make decisions regarding diagnosis and evaluation of patient progress.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Prerequisites: NUR7390 >= C and NUR7470 >= C

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: College of Nursing


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    NURS 7985 - Independent Study - DNP



    This course provides an individual student with the opportunity to study further a topic introduced in earlier coursework, or pursue and area of interest (compatible with the area of concentration) for which course work is not available.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
    Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 7990 - Independent Study



    This course enables the student to pursue a specified area of study which supports the student’s program of study. Teaching strategies include dyadic modalities; no clinical.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
    Other Contact Hours: 1 TO 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: MSN_NURA-Nursing Anesthesia Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 7991 - Independent Study



    This course enables the student to pursue a specified area of study which supports the student’s program of study. Teaching strategies include dyadic modalities; no clinical.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
    Other Contact Hours: 1 TO 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School


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    NURS 7992 - Independent Study



    This course enables the student to pursue a specified area of study which supports the student’s program of study. Teaching strategies include dyadic and clinical experiences

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
    Other Contact Hours: 1 TO 6

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School


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    NURS 7995 - Informatics for Evidence Based Practice



    This course explores information systems theory, current and emerging technology, applications in the healthcare industry, health information systems strategic planning, and computer-based patient record theory.

    Grade Mode: Normal

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: CERM_ACNP-Cert in Acute Care Nurse Pract, DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice, MSN_ACNP-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 8100 - Seminar in Academic Career Development



    This course explores the multi-faceted roles of nursing faculty, with specific emphasis on career development and teaching effectiveness.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DPHIL_NURS-Nursing Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 8140 - Responsible Conduct of Research



    This course will provide an overview, via lecture and discussion, of critical issues related to the responsible conduct of research. In addition, it will fulfill the requirements established by the national Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (December 2000) for ensuring that PHS-supported researchers are provided adequate instruction in conducting responsible research and ensuring integrity of the research record. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a research-focused doctoral program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 0

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DPHIL_NURS-Nursing Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 8150 - Scientific Grant Writing I



    The first of two scientific grant writing courses offered to nursing PhD students, this course is designed to give students an overview of scientific grant writing, including its purpose, how to identify granting agencies, componenets of a research proposal, grant timetables, grantmanship, as well as the peer review process and scoring. Students will participate in a mock peer-review of pre-assigned examples of grant submissions. Following these introductory presentations, faculty will mentor students in developing the initial components of a pre-doctoral grant application, including the candidate history, training plan, investigator biosketches, letters of support, budget and key personnel, scientific literature review, and the significance and innovation sections. After completing these components, faculty will mentor students in outlining and drafting the initial sections of the research proposal, including the specific aims page, approach/methods/analysis sections. Prerequisite(s): Admissions to research focused doctoral program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DPHIL_NURS-Nursing Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 8160 - Scientific Grant Writing II



    The second of two scientific grant writing courses offered to nursing PhD students, course faculty will mentor students in completing , reviewing, editing, and submitting the pre-doctoral grant application drafted in SGWI. The Center for Nursing Reserach will sponsor and facilitate extramural mock reviews 6 weeks prior to the grant submission deadline to allow students to benefit from peer-review and feedback. Prerequistie(s): Admission to research focused doctoral program.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    College Restrictions: The Graduate School Program Restrictions: DPHIL_NURS-Nursing Level Restrictions: Graduate Semester


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    NURS 8250 - Health Care Policy: Implications for the Advanced Practice Nurse



    National, state, and local health care policy impacts health care at the level of delivery. Health care delivery models and re-imbursement mechanisms will be analyzed from a policy perspective. The relationship between policy and patient care will be examined in areas such as distribution of limited resources, health care disparities, diffusion of technology, and current issues in health care. Students will critically examine a clinical issue, how health policy impacts outcomes and identify strategies to advocate for policy reform.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 8251 - Advanced Scientific Inquiry in Clinical Practice



    This course involves the systematic exploration of the scientific underpinnings of advanced nursing practice. Students will examine recent evidence based on the scientific knowledge needed for advanced practice in an area of clinical concentration or phenomenon of interest. Empirical evidence will be searched to answer current and cutting edge questions that are at the core of the discipline of nursing.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Degree Restrictions: Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 8311 - FNP I: Health Promotion and Primary Care of the Adult



    This course is designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioner students to assume responsibility for health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems of adults in primary health care settings. Emphasis is on the family as the basic unit of nursing care. Discussion will include diagnosis and evidence based management (both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic) of common health problems. Criteria for consultation and indications for referral along with exploration of available community resources will also be considered.

    Grade Mode: Normal, Audit

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lecture Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract, DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice


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    NURS 8312 - FNP Practice I: for the DNP Program



    This course provides the student with clinical experiences within the scope of the Family Nurse Practitioner centered on health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems of adults in primary health care settings. Emphasis is on the family as the basic unit of nursing care.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

    Credit Hours: 4
    Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 3

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: DNP_DNP-Doctor of Nursing Practice

    Fee Detail Code Description
    Nursing Skills Lab NP
    Fee Amount
    250
    Fee Type
    FLAT


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    NURS 8313 - FNP Practice I: for Post Graduate Certificate



    This course provides the student with clinical experiences within the scope of the Family Nurse Practitioner centered on health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems of adults in primary health care settings. Emphasis is on the family as the basic unit of nursing care.

    Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

    Credit Hours: 3
    Lab Hours: 1 Other Contact Hours: 2

    Repeat Status: No

    Program Restrictions: CERM_FNUP-Cert in Family Nurse Pract


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