NURS - Nursing

NURS 501/EDHP 501 Curriculum Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Various models of curriculum development and design based on educational philosophy and professional standards will be investigated. Students will demonstrate knowledge of program development including scope and sequence, curriculum alignment, and mapping. Program development through topic identification and generation of content outlines/syllabi, objectives, and outcome measures are included in this course.
Cross Listing: EDHP 501/NURS 501.

NURS 502/EDHP 502 Assessment and Evaluation in Education

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Practical and theoretical issues involved in evaluating student performance, teacher performance and educational programs will be explored. Students will explore various means of performance-based assessments applicable to didactic, simulated and clinical learning environments. Students will examine a variety of assessment instruments and strategies and the role each has in the evaluation process. The course will enable students to plan, execute and interpret educational assessments.
Cross Listing: EDHP 502/NURS 502.

NURS 503/EDHP 503 Teaching Strategies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Best practices research on instructional pedagogy and adult learning will be examined. The course focuses on recommended principles, concepts and theories used in practice that create effective learning environments. Teaching strategies responsive to diverse learning styles and needs of learners will be explored as well as reflective practices and self-assessment. A variety of practical classroom, simulation and clinical teaching strategies consistent with current evidence will be discussed emphasizing teaching methods using technology.
Cross Listing: EDHP 503/NURS 503.

NURS 504 Teaching Practicum

Credits 2. 2 Lab Hours.

This course allows the student to synthesize knowledge gained in the education track courses by working with a faculty mentor to actualize the faculty role. The student will implement effective teaching strategies in content/curriculum development, test construction and clinical supervision in a variety of settings. Interprofessional collaborative teaching strategies will be evidence based and promote critical thinking scholarship and innovation.

NURS 508 Advanced Clinical Practicum and Project

Credits 4. 4 Lab Hours.

This course provides the opportunity for the student to develop advanced clinical proficiency in a population interest or professional role. Using direct or indirect care approaches, the student will develop and implement a plan to improve patient outcomes, utilizing a variety of advanced skills and knowledge including health promotion, wellness management, quality improvement, health care finance, leadership, policy and evidence based practice and informatics. This course will include 105 hours of clinical practice.

NURS 512 Advanced Pathophysiology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Advanced concepts of pathophysiology of health problems across the lifespan, preparing the student at the level of advanced nursing practice will be emphasized.

NURS 516 Advanced Pharmacology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Advances Pharmacology. Advanced pharmacotherapeutic principles related to the management of health problems will be presented. The focus is on pharmacologic treatments utilized by the advanced practice nurse.

NURS 520 Advanced Practice Nursing Roles

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis and synthesis of multi-dimensional role and responsibilities of advanced practice nursing.
Prerequisite: NURS 556/HCPI 556.

NURS 521 Diagnostics and Procedures

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Development of knowledge and skills associated with common procedures and diagnostics in primary care; focus on diagnostics and procedures appropriate to the role of the advanced practice nurse including collaborative, ethical, legal and regulatory considerations.

NURS 522 Primary Care of Families I

Credits 6. 3 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

First course of three; advanced knowledge of acute and chronic health problems in the context of family; emphasis on epidemiology, pathology, assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic modalities and evaluation related to health promotion and health problems of adults across the lifespan.
Prerequisites: NURS 512, NURS 553.
Corequisite: NURS 516.

NURS 523 Primary Care of Families II

Credits 6. 3 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

Second course of three; advanced knowledge of acute and chronic health problems in the context of family; emphasis on epidemiology, pathology, assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic modalities and evaluation related to health promotion and health problems of women and children.
Prerequisite: NURS 522.

NURS 524 Primary Care of Families III

Credits 6. 3 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

Third course of three; advanced knowledge of acute and chronic health problems in the context of family; emphasis on epidemiology, pathology, assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic modalities and evaluation related to health promotion and health problems of adults and oder adults.
Prerequisite: NURS 523.

NURS 525 Primary Care of Families Practicum

Credits 4. 12 Other Hours.

Culmination and integration of all previous course work; opportunity to continue to master domains and competencies of the family nurse practitioner; addresses professional practice issues needed for transition to the advanced practice nurse role and workforce.
Prerequisites: NURS 524, NURS 554, NURS 521, NURS 520.

NURS 551/HCPI 551 Healthcare Quality Improvement and Informatics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Overview of health care from the viewpoint of quality improvement and health care informatics; using the science of quality measurement and improvement in conjunction with information science to propose a quality improvement initiative; legal and ethical implications of current trends in information technology and safety.
Cross Listing: HCPI 551/NURS 551.

NURS 552/HCPI 552 Scholarship: Integration and Application

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Integrate theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research and inter-professional perspectives using translational processes to improve patient outcomes; application of available evidence to interdisciplinary clinical practice; identification of gaps in knowledge and development of a spirit of inquiry and lifelong scholarship.
Cross Listing: HCPI 552/NURS 552.

NURS 553 Advanced Health Assessment

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 1 Lab Hour.

This course will focus on the application of advanced assessment techniques and skills for comprehensive evaluation of patients across the life span using a common symptom approach. Emphasis will be placed on common deviations from normal assessment findings within the context of holistic practice. The course includes 45 hours of clinical practice.

NURS 554 Clinical Prevention and Population Health

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Leadership skills will be developed in the design of clinical prevention interventions and population based care that promotes health and reduces the risk of chronic illness and disease. The student will plan care that is responsive to unique cultural and ethnic identities, socioeconomic conditions and the needs and values of individuals and populations.

NURS 556/HCPI 556 Leadership and Health Policy II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

The development of skills essential to leadership and policy processes, including communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation and coordination by applying systems theory and complexity science will be promoted. The student will be prepared to assume a leadership role in the management and evaluation of human, fiscal and physical health resources. Students will develop skills in political efficacy and the ability to improve the systems and population outcomes through the development of health policy.
Cross Listing: HCPI 556/NURS 556.