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NURS 110 Essentials of Professional Nursing

Registration restricted to Nursing majors only.

Course Description: This course introduces students to the essentials of professional of nursing. Students explore the basis of professional nursing including major concepts of the Lienhard School of Nursing, evolution of contemporary nursing, and the variety of roles for nurses. Concepts of professionalism, ethics, law, communication, and cultural competence are discussed.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

NURS 202 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: BIO 152, CHE 101, and 100-level Psychology course. Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Registration restricted to Nursing majors only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the foundations of nursing practice. Fundamental principles related to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Concepts of health assessment, health promotion, nursing process, teaching and learning, and documentation in the medical record will be discussed. Evidence-based practice will be introduced and used as a basis to practice therapeutic interventions. Principles and practices of safety, competency in clinical calculation in nursing practice, critical thinking, and culturally competent nursing care will be emphasized. Students will perform therapeutics nursing interventions basic to nursing in supervised college laboratory and agency settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 202D, NURS 212

NURS 202D Recitation for Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Course Description: Recitation to accompany Fundamentals of Nursing Practice.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

0 credits

Corequisites

NURS 202

NURS 212 Professional and Therapeutic Communication

Prerequisite: 100-level Psychology course. Registration restricted to Nursing majors only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the development and application of professional and therapeutic communication skills needed to be an effective professional nurse. Emphasis will be placed on learning and using communication skills to facilitate inter professional and intra professional communication and collaboration. Skill in values clarification, team building, conflict management, and one to one relationship building will be emphasized. The management of information using technology and patient data bases will be introduced. Concepts of culture impacting communication values, styles, and practices will be examined.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Corequisites

NURS 202

NURS 250 Gerontological Nursing

Students must fulfill the required prerequisites and complete a 100-level Psychology course with a minimum passing grade of D-. Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Registration restricted to Nursing majors only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the care of the older adult. Concepts of healthy aging, health promotion and disease prevention, safety, growth and development, independence, and loss are discussed among other vital issues effecting aging adults. The student will conduct developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive assessment and interventions. The role of the nurse in managing common geriatric syndromes, medications, transitions between care environments, and end-of-life and palliative care issues are emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of gerontological settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 250D, NURS 258

NURS 250D Recitation for Level 2 Nursing

Course Description: Recitation to accompany level two nursing courses (all level two nursing students must register for this course, reviews and exams will be given during this time).

Course Rotation: PL: Spring and Summer.

0 credits

NURS 258 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description:This course focuses on nursing care of patients with psychiatric mental health illness including all of major diagnostic categories that affect children and adults. The student will use the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to patients with acute and long-term psychiatric conditions. Concepts related to mental health and mental illness will be examined from neurobiological, intrapsychic , interpersonal, and psychosocial theories. Evidence based practice strategies will be considered in the provision of comprehensive care to patients. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of psychiatric and mental health settings.

Course Rotation" PLV:Spring

4 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 250

NURS 298 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research

Course Description : This course is an introduction to evidence based practice and nursing research. The student will learn both how to search for the evidence that is available to guide practice, and to critically appraise that evidence. The student will develop a focused clinical question, find the research evidence to answer that question, and evaluate it in relation to its readiness for translation into practice. In this course the student will learn the research process and how to appraise the level and quality of the evidence.

Course Rotation : PLV: Fall; Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

MAT 134 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of D or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 320 Pathophysiology:Study of Foundational Systems

Course Description: This course focuses on the functional changes in the major systems within the body. Emphasis will be placed on the pathophysiological bases for health and illness. Assessment and evaluation of illness across the life span will be explored. Cultural, genomic and epidemiologic concepts will be integrated throughout the course.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

2 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 320D

NURS 330 Pharmacology

Course Description:The course focuses on common pharmacological interventions used for health promotion, maintenance and restoration across the life span. Mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects and interactions of drugs will be studied. The nurse�s role and responsibilities related to pharmacology, including safe and effective medication administration will be emphasized.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 340 Women's Health, Maternal and Newborn Nursing

Course Description: Using a primary health care and family centered nursing framework, students will apply the concepts of health care for newborns and women from the child bearing years through menopause. Students will use critical thinking skills to appraise the best practices for the care of the newborns and women, a global perspective will be used to promote culturally competent care for women and their families. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of practice settings.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

5 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 350 Child Health Nursing

Course Description:Using the nursing process, this course focuses on primary health care and family-centered nursing for the child. Students will apply the concepts of pediatric growth and development to the management of care for children of all ages who experience acute or chronic illnesses. Students will use critical thinking skills to search for best available evidence for the identifications of appropriate interventions for the care of children with acute and/or chronic illnesses. A global perspective will be used to promote culturally competent community based care for children and their families. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of primary, episodic, long term, and home settings.

Course Description: Fall;Spring:PLV

5 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 360 Medical Surgical Nursing: Foundations

Course Description: The course presents the foundational concepts of medical surgical nursing. This course utilizes the nursing process in order to implement evidence-based nursing interventions for promoting health, reducing the risk of illness, and managing the care of medical-surgical adult patients with acute and chronic illnesses. Promotion of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations across the health-illness continuum will be examined. Students will continue to develop skills in critical thinking, clinical judgment, clinical reasoning, communication, assessment and collaborative management of patient care. Concepts of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, ethics, nutrition will be integrated. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of health care settings.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

5 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 370 Pathophysiology:Study of Complex Systems

Course Description: This course will focus on the relationship of functional changes in the major systems within the body and system relationships in illness. The altered physiology is related to multisystem manifestations, general treatment modalities and response to interventions in nursing care. Emphasis will be placed on the pathophysiology bases for health and illness.

Course Rotation:PLV:Spring

2 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+

Corequisites

NURS 370D

NURS 370D Recitation for Pathophysiology: Study of Complex Systems

Course Description: Recitation for Pathophysiology: Study of Complex Systems

Course Rotation: PLV:Spring

0 credits

Corequisites

NURS 370

NURS 380 Adult Nursing: Acute and Chronic Care

Course Description: The course addresses the complexity of patient care and presents the interaction among organ systems during illness. This course builds on the concepts introduced in NURS 360 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Foundations. Students utilize the nursing process implement evidence-based nursing interventions for promoting health, reducing the risk of illness, and managing the care of adult patients with acute and chronic illness. Concepts of epidemiology, risk identification, and health promotion are explored. Promotion of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations across the health-illness continuum will be examined. Students will continue to develop skills in critical thinking, clinical judgment, communication, and assessment, and collaborative management of care. Concepts of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, nutrition, and ethics will be integrated. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of health care settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring

5 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 360 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 360 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+

NURS 401 Building a Foundation for Nursing Practice

Students must fulfill the prerequisites as well as a PSY 100-level course. Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Co-requisite: NURS 406 and NURS 408.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the foundations of nursing practice with special emphasis on the older adult. Fundamental principles related to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Concepts of healthy aging, health promotion and disease prevention, safety, growth and development, independence, and loss are discussed among other vital issues effecting aging adults. The student will conduct developmentally appropriate and culturally competent assessments and interventions. Evidence-based practice will be used as a basis to practice therapeutic interventions. Principles and practices of nursing process, teaching and learning, documentation in the medical record, clinical calculation, and critical thinking will be emphasized. The role of the nurse in managing common geriatric syndromes, medication, transitions between care environments, end-of-life, and palliative care issues are emphasized. Students will practice therapeutic interventions basic to nursing in supervised college laboratory and geriatric clinical agency settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.


5 credits

Prerequisites

(BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C

Corequisites

NURS 409

NURS 401D Recitation for Semester 1 and 4 CDP Nursing Courses

Course Description: Recitation to accompany semester 1 and 4 CDP nursing courses (all semester 1 and 4 CDP nursing students must register for this course, reviews and exams will be given during this time)

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

0 credits

Corequisites

NURS 401

NURS 404 Communication for Professional Nursing

Prerequisite: PSY 100-level course. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Pre or Co-requisite: NURS 401.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to professional and therapeutic communication skills needed to be an effective professional nurse. Skill in values clarification, team building, conflict management, and one to one relationship building will be emphasized. Information management using technology and patient data bases will be introduced. Concepts of culture impacting communication values styles, and practices will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on learning and using communication skills to facilitate inter professional and intra professional communication and collaboration.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 406, NURS 408

NURS 406 Clinical Management in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 264, CHE 101, NURS 404, and a PSY 100-level course. Clinical computation exam and clinical clearance required. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the theoretical basis of psychiatric mental health illnesses including all of the major diagnostic categories that affect children and adults. Concepts related to mental health and mental illness will be examined from neurobiological, intrapsychic, interpersonal, and psychosocial theories. Evidence based practice strategies will be considered in the provision of comprehensive care to patients. The student will use the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to patients with acute and long term psychiatric conditions and will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of psychiatric and mental health settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 404, NURS 408

NURS 408 Foundational Study in Pathophysiology

Pre or Co-requisite: BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 264, and CHE 101. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to the study of structural and functional changes in single body systems foundational to the clinical management of patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The relationship of normal body function and physiologic changes seen in alterations of health will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms of disease and their clinical presentation as a basis for clinical management of patients.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Min Grade C+ or MAT 141 Min Grade C+ or MAT 117 Min Grade C+) and CHE 101 Min Grade C+ and BIO 152 Min Grade C+ and BIO 153 Min Grade C+ and (BIO 264 Min Grade C+ or BIO 254 Min Grade C+)

Corequisites

NURS 404, NURS 406

NURS 409 Concepts of Evidence Based Practice for Practice Improvement

Pre or Co-requisite: MAT 134. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description: This course focuses on understanding and appraising the research evidence that informs clinical practice. Students are expected to formulate a clinical practice question, find, synthesize, and evaluate the research evidence related to that question, and determine implications for practice. Topics will foster a spirit of inquiry that will enable the student to be a creative and innovative nurse, and contribute to the improvement of quality outcomes for patient care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 401

NURS 412 Clinical Management in Adult Medical Surgical Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, utilizes the nursing process in order to implement evidence-based nursing interventions for promoting health, reducing the risk of illness, and managing the care of medical-surgical adult patients with acute and chronic illnesses. Promotion of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations across the health-illness continuum will be examined. Students will develop skill in critical thinking, clinical judgment, communication, and assessment, while integrating human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, ethics, and principles underlying collaborative medical and nursing management of care. The clinical experience, in acute and chronic care in a variety of health care settings, will provide opportunities for skill development in clinical reasoning and patient management.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 401 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 409 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 414, NURS 416

NURS 414 Clinical Management in Maternal Newborn Nursing and Women's Health

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, utilizes a primary health care and family-centered framework to study maternal-newborn nursing and women�s health. Students will use the nursing process, critical thinking skills and an evidence based practice approach to deliver appropriate care to newborns, mothers, and women across the life span. A global perspective will be used to promote culturally competent care for women and the newborn. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 401 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 409 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 412, NURS 416

NURS 416 Clinical Management in Child Health Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, uses the nursing process and focuses on primary health care and family centered nursing of the child. Students will apply concepts of pediatric growth and development to the management of care for healthy children and those who experience acute and chronic illnesses. Students will develop clinical reasoning, communication, and therapeutic skills for children with a wide range of ages. The best available evidence will be used to plan and implement appropriate interventions that promote culturally competent care for children and their families. Mandatory child abuse training will be included. Supervised clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 401 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 409 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 412, NURS 414

NURS 418 Pathophysiology: Concepts of Multisystem Alterations

Course Description: This course, designed for students in the accelerated nursing program, continues the study of pathophysiology with emphasis on complex systems. The relationship of normal body function and physiologic changes seen in alterations of health will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms of disease and their clinical presentation of alterations as a basis for clinical management of patients.

Course Rotation: NYC:PLV;Spring:Summer

2 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 422

NURS 418D Recitation for Semester 2 and 5 CDP Nursing Courses

Course Description: Recitation to accompany semester 2 and 5 CDP nursing courses (all semester 2 and 5 CDP nursing students must register for this course, reviews and exams will be given during this time).

Course Rotation: NY and PLV: Fall, Spring, and Summer

0 credits

NURS 422 Pharmacology for Professional Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, introduces the principles of pharmacology for health promotion, restoration, and maintenance across the life span. Drug classifications, mechanisms of action, adverse reactions, and dose and drug interactions are presented. The nurse�s role in safe and effective care related to pharmacology is emphasized.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 404 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 406 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 408 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 418

NURS 424 Clinical Management of Population Health

Course Description: This course for students in the accelerated program takes an evidence-based approach to population health in the global environment. Public health nursing issues, health disparities and the determinants of health are explored in relation to risk assessment/reduction. Epidemiologic principles are employed in a community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in selected practicum locations. Students partner with community based organizations and collaborate with clients and staff to develop coalitions for health. They apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management strategies for individuals, families, and populations. Cultural competency is honed working with diverse clients from across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 412 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 414 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 416 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 418 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 422 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 426, NURS 428

NURS 426 Organizational and Systems Leadership in Nursing

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated program to theory, concepts, and principles of leadership and management in nursing. Concepts of budgeting, financing, staffing, scheduling, managing change, quality control, risk management, delegating, power and politics will be discussed. Students will examine leadership and management at the organizational and the nursing practice level. Evidence based practice strategies facilitating process change in systems will be examined. A variety of clinical settings and experiences will be used which will enable students to practice entry level nursing leadership and management skills.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 412 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 414 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 416 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 418 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 428 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 424, NURS 428

NURS 428 Evolution of Professional Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, will focus on the role of the professional nurse as a partner in the delivery of acute and critical care services using advanced evidence based concepts. Students will apply principles of inter-professional communication skills and inter-disciplinary collaboration for improving patient health outcomes. Concepts of information management and application of patient care technology will be examined in order to support safe nursing practice. An emphasis will be placed on evidence-based knowledge and sensitivity to variations in age, gender, culture, health disparities, race, socioeconomic status, and spiritual needs of increasingly diverse critically ill patient populations. While the course will mainly focus on adults, other populations will be considered. Clinical experiences will be provided with clients in acute and critical care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 412 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 414 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 416 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 418 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 422 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)

Corequisites

NURS 424, NURS 426

NURS 448 Ethics and Excellence in Professional Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, enhances the development of ethical thinking for applied decision making. Ethical theories for decision making in nursing, biomedical ethical issues, and professional codes will be discussed. The student will analyze ethical issues such as the use of the internet, technology, confidentiality, privacy, refusal of treatment, decisional capacity, abuse, and end of life concepts. Case studies will be used to analyze ethical principles and issues within a variety of practice contexts and from a variety of perspectives. Research evidence and case law will be integrated throughout.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Summer.

2 credits

NURS 470 Advanced Nursing Care of Patients with Complex Illness

Course Description: This course will focus on the role of the professional nurse as a partner in the delivery of acute and critical care services using advanced client care and evidence based practice concepts. Students will use advanced concepts to explore health care experiences that facilitate synthesis of nursing knowledge and transition into professional practice using inter-professional and interdisciplinary communication skills. The course will mainly focus on adults, but other populations will be considered. Precepted clinical experiences will be provided with clients in need of acute and critical care.

Course Rotation: Fall:Spring;PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C) and ( NURS 298 Minimum Grade of C+ or NUR 277 Minimum Grade of C+) and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 340 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 350 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 370 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 380 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 474 Leadership and Management

Course Description: This course, in the four year nursing program, builds upon principles of leadership and management in nursing with a focus on organization and systems leadership for quality care and patient safety. Concepts and theories of budgeting, financing, staffing, scheduling, advocating, and managing change, quality control, risk management, delegation, power and politics will be discussed. Students will examine the ethical and legal roles of the professional nurse at the organizational and the nursing practice level. A variety of settings and experiences will be used which will enable students to practice entry level nursing leadership and management skills in multidisciplinary environments.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of C or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C) and ( NURS 298 Minimum Grade of C+ or NUR 277 Minimum Grade of C+) and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 340 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 350 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 370 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 380 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 478

NURS 476 Community and Environmental Health Nursing

Course Description: This course takes an evidence-based approach to promote and improve the health of populations. Public health nursing issues, health disparities, and determinants of health in the global environment are explored. Epidemiologic principles are employed in a community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in selected practicum locations. Students partner with community based organizations to apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management strategies for individuals, families, and populations. Cultural competency is developed through work with diverse clients from across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.

Course Rotation: Fall:PLV

4 credits

NURS 478 Ethics and Excellence in Nursing

Course Description: This course, for students in the accelerated program, enhances the development of ethical thinking for applied decision making. Ethical theories for decision making in nursing, biomedical ethical issues, and professional codes will be discussed. The student will analyze ethical issues such as the use of the Internet, technology, confidentiality, privacy, refusal of treatment, decisional capacity, abuse, and end of life concepts. Case studies will be used to analyze ethical principles and issues within a variety of practice contexts and from a variety of perspectives. Research evidence and case law will be integrated throughout.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

2 credits

NURS 480 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice

Course Description: This course is the final course in the four year nursing program. This course focuses on clinical reasoning and clinical judgment needed for transition to professional practice at the novice level. Students will engage in scenarios to explore clinical reasoning and clinical judgment related to clinical practice and personal career trajectory. Faculty led seminars and clinical practice will engage students in a variety of career and clinical scenarios where students will exhibit clinical reasoning applied to evidence based practice, clinical judgment, and outcomes in the management of care of clients. Students reflect upon their experiences to improve the quality of care and the safety of the patient as they prepare for graduation and employment as a professional nurse. Special emphasis will be placed on provision of quality safe patient care and will include preparation for success on NCLEX-RN. Clinical practice will occur in a variety of settings.

Course Rotation: Spring;PLV

4 credits

Prerequisites

(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of D or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of D) and ( NURS 298 Minimum Grade of C+ or NUR 277 Minimum Grade of C+) and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 340 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 350 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 370 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 380 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

NURS 481 Core Competencies for Multidemensional Care

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" focuses on the integration of theoretical knowledge of intra and inter professional collaboration; health assessment with a focus on health promotion, evidence based practice, nursing history, holistic nursing, and quality and safety education in nursing. Emphasis is placed on using theory for clinical decision making.

Course Rotation:Fall;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 482 Evidence Based Practice for Healthy Aging

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" builds upon students’ previous nursing knowledge and focuses on the unique health care needs of the older adult and nursing strategies for meeting those needs. Concepts of healthy aging, health promotion and disease prevention, safety, age related changes, independence, and loss are discussed among vital issues effecting aging adults. The role of the nurse in managing common geriatric syndromes, medications, transitions between care environments, and end-of-life and palliative care issues are emphasized. Ethical/legal issues related to the nursing care of the older adult are explored. Students will learn to conduct a comprehensive geriatric assessment using evidence based assessment instruments. This course will prepare students to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exam in gerontology.

Course Rotation: Fall;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 483 Cultural Mindfulness

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" focuses on the impact of culture and diversity in the delivery of nursing and health care to individuals, families, groups, and the community. Professional and ethical mandates for the provision of individualized, culturally competent care are discussed with an emphasis on elimination of barriers to health care. Various conceptual models and theories of culture and related assessment tools are introduced and critiqued for usefulness in understanding and developing cultural awareness and competency. The influence of social stigma, discrimination and marginalization in creating health care disparities for diverse groups at the individual and population levels is analyzed. Strategies for the registered nurse to identify and influence cultural competence among multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams within the workplace are explored. Self-reflection as a means for understanding professional and personal values and biases as they relate to patient care is integrated throughout the course.
Course Rotation:Spring; NY: PLV

3 credits

NURS 484 Improving the Health of a Population: Nursing's Role in Advocacy, Policy and Politics

-Course Description:This course introduces students to the goals and process of health care policy from the perspective of health promotion and culturally competent social justice. Through an experiential learning process, students will gain an understanding of their role in identifying and promoting evidence based policies through lobbying for appropriate legislation. Utilizing critical thinking and communication skills, students will interact with stake-holders and policy-makers regarding issues specific to health advocating for equitable health care quality, cost efficiency, and access.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 485 Innovations in Leadership

Course Description:This course "for registered nurses in the RN/BS completion program" focuses on evidence-based theory, concepts and principles of leadership and management will be explored from the perspective of quality, values and innovations in nursing and health care systems. Students will examine their personal epistemology, emotional intelligence, the organizational climate and systems existing in contemporary health care environments. An immersion experience will enable students to use evidence based practice strategies to facilitate process change in nursing or another system.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 486 Population Health in the Global Environment

Course Description:This course "for students in the RN/BS completion program" takes an evidence based approach to population health in the global environment. Public health nursing issued, health disparities and the determinants of health are explored in relation to risk assessment/reduction. Epidemiologic principles are used in a comprehensive community assessment. The scope and standards of public health nursing are applied in an immersion experience. Student’s partner with community based organizations and collaborates with clients and staff to develop population health coalitions. They apply concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in creating health promotion, early intervention, and disease management projects with community partners. Cultural competency is honed working with diverse clients across the life span. The advocacy role of public health nurses is emphasized in terms of social justice and professional accountability for vulnerable groups.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 610 Advanced Nursing in Primary Health Care

Course Description:This course empowers students to gain the foundational knowledge of primary health care emphasis focuses on developing a historical, culturally component understanding to inform current perspectives of primary health care, including a world-view of primary health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care policy and advocacy. Students will gain an appreciation of the multiple determinants and system influences that impact delivery and outcomes of primary health care, and will learn how to view health outcome disparities from a multidimensional perspective.

Course Rotation: NY:PLV;Spring

3 credits

NURS 621 Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing

Course Description:This course provides students the opportunity to identity, analyze and appraise the philosophical basis, and the historical and contemporary issues that are central to the development of nursing. Relevant concepts/models/theories from a variety of disciplines are analyzed and appraised. Integration of the theoretical foundations for advanced nursing includes quality and safety, evidence-based practice, and culturally competent care for individuals, families, communities and populations in a variety of primary health care settings.

Course Rotation:NY;Fall

3 credits

NURS 624 Leadership for Advanced Nursing

Course Description:This course facilitates students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to assume leadership roles in primary health care settings with diverse populations. Emphasis focuses on developing core competencies leaders need to assure high quality outcomes including self-awareness, communication, intra/interprofessional collaboration, cultural competency, historical perspective, evidence-based practice, and decision-making skills. Students analyze multiple factors that impact delivery and outcomes of primary health care, and will learn strategies to maintain accountability for quality health care and patient safety.

Course Rotation: NY:Fall;PLV

3 credits

NURS 640 Advanced Physical Assessment

Course Description: This course is designed to assist the student to gain proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family and community. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will develop skills in history taking, family assessment, cultural assessment, risk assessment, basic laboratory procedures and diagnostic studies, health promotion/disease prevention planning, and appropriate documentation. This skill set will enable the student to begin to develop diagnostic reasoning skills consistent with advanced practice nursing and will assist the student to progress to a problem focused history and physical. Course Rotation: Fall

6 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 801 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 681 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 802 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 803 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 804 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 650 Advanced Theory and Practice I for Family Nurse Practitioners

Prerequisite: NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 655, NUR 674, NUR 681, NUR 682.

Co-requisite: NURS 671.

Course Description:This course builds upon the student's proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family and community. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will assess and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses, including demonstration of knowledge of pathophysiology, and pharmacologic interventions sccording to current standards of care. The didactic component of this course will focus on the care of clients with cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and reproductive/genitourninary conditions, and the family nurse practioner's role and responsibilities in the provision of this care.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and ( NUR 674 Minimum Grade of B or NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B)

NURS 655 Scholarly Inquiry in Advanced Nursing

Course Description:Asking questions and exploring answers is the central focus of this course. This course requires the students to synthesize knowledge of basic research methodology and underpinnings of advanced nursing and uses these to appraise research evidence for practice. The emphasis is placed upon understanding and application of the research process, including quantitative, qualitative, and historical methods. Students are required to appraise the analysis and interpretation of various methodologies.
Course Rotation: Spring; NY:PLV

3 credits

NURS 660 Advanced Theory and Practice II for Family Nurse Practitioners

Course Description: This course builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family and community. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will assess and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses, including demonstration of knowledge of path physiology, and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care. The didactic component of this course will focus on the care of clients with renal, musculoskeletal, immunologic conditions, psychiatric and mental health conditions, neurologic conditions, and the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of this care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

6 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 650 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 671 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I

NOTE: Health clearance required.

Prerequisite: NUR 621, NUR 624, NUR 655, NUR 674, NUR 681, NUR 682.

Co-requisite: NURS 650.

Course Description: Clinical Practicum I. The practicum builds upon the student's proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using and evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations, and access and manage most common acute chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner's role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 681 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 801 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 802 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 803 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 804 Minimum Grade of B

Corequisites

NURS 650

NURS 672 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II

Note: Health clearance required.

Co-requisite: NURS 650 (if NURS 672 is taken in the summer semester, then NURS 650 is a prerequisite).

Course Description: The practicum builds upon the student's proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community, and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations, and assess and mange most common acute chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner's role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Spring.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 674 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 673 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III

Health Clearance Required

Course Description : The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations and asses and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 674 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV

Health Clearance Required Course Description : The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations and asses and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 675 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum V

Additional Course Requirement: Health clearance required.

Course Description: Clinical Practicum V. The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations and asses and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology and pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

1.2 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 660 Minimum Grade of B

Corequisites

NURS 660

NURS 676 Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum VI

NOTE: Health clearance required.

Course Description: Clinical Practicum VI. The practicum builds upon the student�s proficiency in comprehensive health evaluation across the lifespan within the context of family, community, and culture. Using an evidence-based practice framework the student will apply health promotion, disease prevention and screening recommendations, and access and manage most common acute and chronic illnesses. Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced pathophysiology, pharmacologic interventions according to current standards of care across the lifespan in primary health care clinical settings while learning the family nurse practitioner�s role and responsibilities in the provision of patient centered, ethical, culturally competent care.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.

1 credits

Prerequisites

NUR 621 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 624 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 655 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 681 Minimum Grade of B and NUR 682 Minimum Grade of B and NURS 640 Minimum Grade of B

NURS 750 Building Cultural Competency for Advanced Nursing Practice

Course Description: This course provides students with the fundamental tools necessary to build cultural competence using an evidence-based practice framework within a primary health care environment. Students will explore theoretical models and concepts that culturally based care are offered to enhance their skills and abilities as practitioners and educators. Various models will be studied, with particular emphasis on those that include concepts of considering health care disparities, access to health care, and educational settings, access to nursing education, the historical and current representation of various ethnic, religious and racial groups in nursing, and global nursing supply and demand. The student will have an opportunity to consider their own values and beliefs in the context of delivering culturally competent care and education.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

NURS 751 Health Care Economics and Policy

Restricted to graduate students in the Nursing and/or MPA program.

Course Description: This course introduces the principles of economics and finance as applied to the health care industry in the United States. The course will provide an analysis of the role of public, profit and nonprofit institutions in the health care system. Special attention will be paid to the interaction of economics and the political process. The material to be included is particularly important to advanced practice nurses because of the critical market and governmental forces that are affecting access, delivery, financing and structure of health care. Specific topics to be covered are: public vs. private goods, market failure, externalities in the health care market, supply and demand analysis applied to health care, public and private financing of health care, health care personnel supply and the nursing shortage, US health care policy, specific issues in health care, national health insurance, comparative health care systems, the relationship among health, health care and a nation's national economic health, and the globalization of health care. Economic analysis will be presented and applied to the variety of topics selected.

Course Rotation: PL and GC: Spring, odd years.

3 credits

NURS 753 Wellness Coaching

Course Description:This course will enhance the therapeutic relationship skills for graduate nurses in the coaching and guidance realm. The course will provide an overview of "Wellness-Coaching" mythology, which integrates principles and tools from behavioral science, psychology, counseling and life and corporate coaching. Coaching is the art and science of creating a conversation and way of being with patients that facilitates a person to move toward their desired goals. Because behavior change starts in the mind, nurses can use wellness coaching skills to help clients develop the mindsets necessary to navigate the difficult path of lifestyle change. Students will learn the current evidence on the mythology and get an introduction to the wellness coaching process and techniques, including appreciative inquiry, reflective listening, motivational interviewing, non-violent communication and radical acceptance, visioning, goal-setting, extreme self care, coaching presence and the power of generative moments.

Course Rotation: WWW:FALL

3 credits

NURS 800 Scientific Underpinnings for Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description: Advanced practice nursing is dynamic and requires practitioners to draw from a wide range of theories/models to guide and direct practice. This course provides students the opportunity to identify and analyze philosophical, historical and contemporary issues, including culture, central to the development of nursing science and the delivery of advanced practice nursing. Relevant theories/models from a variety of disciplines are synthesized to develop frameworks for advanced practice nursing.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Corequisites

NURS 810

NURS 810 Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing

Course Description: This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in complex primary health care organizations that deliver care to diverse populations. Emphasis will be on development of core competencies to assure high quality outcomes. Students will analyze multiple factors that impact delivery and outcomes of clinical care, they will learn strategies to maintain accountability for quality health care and patient safety.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Corequisites

NURS 800

NURS 820 Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Techniques I

Course Description: In this course students’ focus on the evaluation of evidence related to questions of diagnosis and screening, prognosis, and harm, and recommend culturally competent practice applications and/or further research. Content includes the most common research designs and analytic methods used to study these types of clinical questions and will include the actual or potential impact of these designed and methods on vulnerable populations.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 830

NURS 830 Health Care Policy: Strategic Action

Prerequisite: NURS 803 and NURS 804.

Co-requisite: NURS 840.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of health care policies and political advocacy. Key issues will be presented within the framework of health care delivery systems, organization, and evaluation of impact on health. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of advanced practice nursing and its impact on policy for all, and in particular vulnerable populations.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 803 Min Grade B and NURS 804 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 840

NURS 840 Teaching and Learning in Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description: The focus of this course is on developing student's knowledge and skills for teaching and mentoring, recognizing diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Course content includes teaching/learning philosophy and theory, specific strategies to facilitate learning, the historical development of teaching/learning practices in nursing, and the evaluation of learning outcomes. In addition, emphasis is given to knowledge and skills needed to function as a mentor for nursing students and nurses in clinical purposes.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 803 Min Grade B and NURS 804 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 830

NURS 850 Ethical Choices and Legal Context for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Course Description : The focus of this course is ethical decision making for the advanced practice nurse within the context of the health care system. Ethical decision making with particular to clinical research, access to care, and best practice issues are examined. Students reflect on past clinical experiences that inform the decisions they make and influence law and/or policy formation and the implementation of that policy and/or law. Students will analyze legal, political, organizational, social, cultural and financial factors that create ethical challenges in the delivery of care. Creating ethical practice through critical examination of ethical theories, moral reasoning, and self-reflection in relation to cultural competence and social responsibility is emphasized with particular reference and practice management.

3 credits

NURS 860 Evidence-Based Practice: Methods and Techniques

Course Description : This course prepares students to prepare an evidence summary for culturally competent clinical evidence-based practice improvement. Students develop a proposal for implementing and evaluating a change in primary health care practice following a careful review of the evidence related to the selected topic. In addition students design a best practice audit within a clinical setting and select appropriate outcome measures. Students prepare a plan for ensuring that implementation and evaluation are well designed. The course emphasizes intra and interprofessional collaboration in all aspects of the evidence-based practice improvement process.

Course Rotation : Fall;NYC

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 804 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 870

NURS 870 Health Care Economics and Finance for Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with concepts of health care economics and finance for advanced practice nursing. Key economic issues, including cost, efficiency and accessibility, affecting health care financing and delivery will be addressed. The students will apply economic models to consider the demand for and utilization of health services and supply of health services. The incentives and behavior of consumers and producers of health care will be considered, including their implications for vulnerable populations.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B and NURS 820 Min Grade B and NURS 830 Min Grade B and NURS 840 Min Grade B and NURS 850 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 860

NURS 880 Technology and Information Systems for Advanced Practice Nursing

Course Description : This course is designed to provide the advanced practice nurse with increased proficiency in the evaluation and utilization of technology and information systems to improve health care quality, safety, access and efficiency. The student will learn to use information systems and technology-based resources to facilitate clinical and administrative decision-making, evaluation of nursing outcomes, and quality improvement.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B and NURS 820 Min Grade B and NURS 830 Min Grade B and NURS 840 Min Grade B and NURS 850 Min Grade B and NURS 860 Min Grade B and NURS 870 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 900A

NURS 900A Mentorship IA: Doctoral Project

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare students to become clinical leaders. Students synthesize the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to demonstrate the integral relationship between scholarship and advanced practice nursing by solving a clinical problem using a culturally competent evidence-based practice framework. In the mentorship experience students begin to create or change the context for excellence in clinical care delivery through a culturally competent evidence-based practice project. The courses emphasizes intra and interprofessional collaboration, consultation and partnership developed in identifying the practice problem, gathering and critically appraising evidence about the problem, assessing the organizational culture, diversity in the workplace, and readiness for change. Students will work as project teams and will be mentored by a faculty mentor and a clinical partner mentor. Course faculty will discuss with students progress in their learning experiences in scheduled seminars during the semester.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B and NURS 820 Min Grade B and NURS 830 Min Grade B and NURS 840 Min Grade B and NURS 850 Min Grade B and NURS 860 Min Grade B and NURS 870 Min Grade B

Corequisites

NURS 880

NURS 900B Mentorship IB: Doctoral Project

Course Description This course is designed to prepare students to become clinical leaders. Students synthesize the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to demonstrate the integral relationship between scholarship and advanced practice nursing by solving a clinical problem using a culturally competent evidence-based practice framework. In the mentorship experience students begin to create or change the context for excellence in clinical care delivery through a culturally competent evidence-based practice project. The courses emphasizes intra and interprofessional collaboration, consultation and partnership developed in identifying the practice problem, gathering and critically appraising evidence about the problem, assessing the organizational culture, diversity in the workplace, and readiness for change. Students will work as project teams and will be mentored by a faculty mentor and a clinical partner mentor. Course faculty will discuss with students progress in their learning experiences in scheduled seminars during the semester.

3 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B and NURS 820 Min Grade B and NURS 830 Min Grade B and NURS 840 Min Grade B and NURS 850 Min Grade B and NURS 860 Min Grade B and NURS 870 Min Grade B and NURS 900A Min Grade B

NURS 910 Mentorship II: Doctoral Project

Course Description: This course is designed to support and facilitate students in a culturally competent evidence-based practice leadership experience through which they demonstrate the scholarship of practice at the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) level. In this second part of the mentorship experience students will continue their work on creating or changing the context for excellence on clinical care delivery through a culturally competent evidence-based practice project. Students will maintain a leadership role as they continue to apply knowledge and skills to solve a clinical problem using a culturally competent evidence-based practice framework. Intra and interprofessional collaboration, consultation, and partnership development in the competent evidence-based practice change will be fostered, with a focus on theoretical versus real world scenarios in crossing the quality chasm. Students will continue to have one-to-one mentoring with a faculty mentor and a clinical partner mentor. Course faculty will discuss with students progress on their learning experiences in scheduled seminars during the semester.

Course Rotation: NY:Spring

6 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 800 Min Grade B and NURS 810 Min Grade B and NURS 820 Min Grade B and NURS 830 Min Grade B and NURS 840 Min Grade B and NURS 850 Min Grade B and NURS 860 Min Grade B and NURS 870 Min Grade B and NURS 880 Min Grade B and NURS 900 Min Grade B