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NURS-205: Special Topics in Nursing (___) (1-3 hour)

Study of nursing or a health related issue. Specific topic will be designated each time the course is offered. May be repeated if different course content. Will not apply to the nursing major. Prerequisites: None.



NURS-265: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2 hours)

Concepts essential for health promotion and disease prevention in persons and families across the lifespan. Levels of prevention, wellness, teaching methods, and planning significant to health in a variety of settings. Open to all majors.



NURS-300: Foundations of Nursing Practice (5 hours)

Lecture 3 hours, clinical experiences 6 hours per week. Concepts, knowledge and skills essential for implementation of the nursing process in structured settings. Prerequisite: Certified Nurse's Assistant Certification. Corequisite: NURS 301 Professional Nursing Seminar, NURS 320 Health Assessment and NURS 390 Pathophysiologic Bases of Nursing. Open to students who have been accepted to upper division clinical nursing major. May be taken for honors.



NURS-301: Professional Nursing Seminar (1 hour)

Assists with transition into a professional nursing program. Specific techniques for success in the nursing major. Corequisite: NURS 300 Foundations of Nursing Practice. Prerequisite: Admission to Upper Division Major. Offered on a pass-fail basis only. Open to students who have been accepted to upper division clinical nursing major.



NURS-302: Techniques for Nursing (2 hours)

Clinical laboratory 6 hours per week. Psychomotor skills necessary to perform therapeutic interventions are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced in a laboratory setting. Corequisite: NURS 300 Foundations of Nursing Practice. Open to students who have been accepted to upper division clinical nursing major.



NURS-303: Introduction to Public Health (3 hours)

An introduction to public health to introduce students from a variety of disciplines to the basic tenets of public health providing a history of public health, and introduction to the public health core functions and disciplines, (epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health management and policy and social and behavior health), current events and issues in the field, and career opportunities.



NURS-304: Transition Into Baccalaureate Nursing Practice (1 hour)

The conceptual and theoretical basis of nursing practice and the utilization of knowledge and skills essential for the implementation of the nursing process. Prerequisite: Open to Registered Nurses only. May be taken for honors.



NURS-312: Neonatal Resuscitation (2 hours)

A self-study course focusing on the principles and procedures of hospital-based resuscitation of newborns. Physiology of the initiation of newborn respirations; the procedures of airway management, ventilation, chest compressions, and intubation; and the use of medications. Permission of instructor required.



NURS-314: Health Care Terminology and Drug Calculations (3 hours)

Health care terminology and math skills applied to solving problems of drug dosage calculations, interpretation of physician/health care provider's orders, and instructions on how to read drug labels. This course is for pre-nursing, nursing, and allied health professionals pursuing a possible career in the healthcare field. Course is self-paced design. Open to all majors.



NURS-320: Health Assessment (3 hours)

Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours weekly. The nurse's role in performing a health assessment. Theory and clinical will focus on interviewing skills to obtain health history data, on physical assessment techniques, health assessment finding, and documentation. Theory and practice will enable the student to describe and record the health history and the findings. Lab Final (complete head-to-toe assessment) obtained while performing a physical assessment. Corequisite: NURS 300 Foundations of Nursing Practice. Open to students who have been accepted to upper division clinical nursing major. May be taken for honors.



NURS-370: Women's Health Issues (2 hours)

Overview of health care needs and common health concerns of women throughout the life cycle. Emphasis will be placed on preventative measures and use of available community resources. May be taken for honors.



NURS-390: Pathophysiologic Bases of Nursing (3 hours)

Study of disruptions of physiology in the human organism as a basis for nursing intervention. Includes inflammatory process, immune response, neoplasia, trauma, fluid and electrolyte and acid-base imbalances. Prerequisites: BIOL 257/258 Anatomy and Physiology/ Laboratory, BIOL 371/372 General Microbiology/Laboratory and CHEM 105/106 Introductory Chemistry/Laboratory or CHEM 107/108 Chemistry for Life Sciences/Laboratory. RNs may enroll with special permission. Other majors may enroll with special permission. May be taken for honors.



NURS-405: Health Alterations in Older Adults (3 hours)

Lecture 2 hours and clinical experiences 3 hours weekly. Overview of health aging and chronic conditions found in older adults and a variety of social issues needed for nursing care of the aging. Clinical experience includes nursing care of older adults in long-term care facilities, private homes, and community agencies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I nursing courses. Open to students engaged in study toward minor in Gerontology with permission. May be taken for honors.



NURS-410: Nursing the Adult Medical-Surgical Client (7 hours)

Lecture 4 hours and clinical experiences nine hours per week. Uses the nursing process to facilitate adaptive responses of clients to chronic and acute physiological problems. Emphasis on adults and the wellness-illness continuum in hospital and community settings. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I nursing courses. May be taken for honors.



NURS-440: Pharmacology in Nursing I (2 hours)

Introduction to the nurse's role in pharmacological therapy of individuals. The nursing process will be utilized to examine responses to drug therapy. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I courses or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



NURS-441: Pharmacology in Nursing II (1 hour)

The nurse's role in an acute/critical pharmacological therapy. The nursing process will be utilized to examine responses to drug therapy. Prerequisite: NURS 440 Pharmacology in Nursing I or permission of the instructor. May be taken for honors.



NURS-445: Transcultural Health Care (1-3 hour)

Concepts and theories of transcultural care and issues related to health care practices for culturally diverse populations. Open to all majors. May be taken for honors.



NURS-446: Practicum in Transcultural Health Care (1 hour)

Clinical experience providing health care in a specific cultural setting. Corequisite: NURS 445 Transcultural Health Care. Permission of instructor required.



NURS-452: Nursing the Childbearing Family (3 hours)

This course introduces the learner to concepts and theories essential for implementation of the nursing process with the childbearing family. Adaptive/maladaptive responses are identified and bio-psycho-social adaptation facilitated in the preconceptual, prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal phases of the childbearing cycle. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I nursing courses. May be taken for honors.



NURS-457: Nursing the Child and the Childbearing Family Practicum (3 hours)

Clinical experiences nine hours per week. This course introduces the learner to psychomotor skills essential for implementation of the nursing process with the childbearing family and with the child and family. This course provides the learner the opportunity to apply theory and content from NURS 452 Nursing the Childbearing Family and NURS 462 Nursing and Child and Family. Clinical experience takes place in selected hospitals, offices, and community settings. Graded on a pass-fail basis only. Corequisite: NURS 452 Nursing the Childbearing Family and NURS 462 Nursing the Child and Family or special permission.



NURS-462: Nursing the Child and Family (3 hours)

This course utilizes the nursing process to facilitate adaptive responses in the child and family. Focus is on infancy through adolescence as related to normal growth and development and minor and major maladaptations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I nursing courses. May be taken for honors.



NURS-470: Nursing the Psychiatric/Mental Health Client (5 hours)

Lecture 3 hours and clinical experiences 6 hours weekly. Formulates a philosophy of mental health for personal and professional lives. Classic signs and symptoms of mental illnesses, alienation, identity crises, sudden life changes, troubled family interactions, poverty, experiences of death. Synthesizes social-psychological, psychobiology research within hospitals and communities. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I nursing courses. May be taken for honors.



NURS-482: Research in Nursing (2 hours)

Introduction to research methods as a basis for investigation of nursing problems. Presents basic steps of the research process and includes critical evaluation of nursing studies. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I courses or permission of instructor. May be taken for honors.



NURS-502: Community Nursing (4 hours)

Lecture two hours and clinical experiences six hours per week. Concepts of nursing and public health applied to promoting health of families and other population aggregates, and assessing health states and resources available to specific populations. Includes facilitation of adaptive responses of populations experiencing situations of varying complexity. Clinical experiences take place in selected community settings. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level II nursing courses or special permission. May be taken for honors.



NURS-521: Leadership and Management Function (3 hours)

Exploration of leadership roles and nursing management functions and their application to current practice in today's healthcare environment. Developing decision making skills for application in management of nursing care. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level II courses. May be taken for honors.



NURS-525: Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing of the Adult Client (6 hours)

Lecture four hours and clinical experiences six hours per week. Focuses on the nursing process to facilitate adaptive human responses of adults with complex/multiple medical-surgical problems in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I and II nursing courses; all general education and nursing prerequisites in student file documenting successful completion. May be taken for honors.



NURS-570: Special Topics in Nursing (____) (1-6 hour)

Nursing elective. Intensive study of nursing or health problem, trend, or issue. Specific topic will be designated each time course is offered. May be repeated if different course content. Prerequisite: Nursing major or approval of instructor.



NURS-580: Readings in Nursing (1-6 hour)

A nursing elective. Directed individual reading in selected topics in nursing. Offered by appointment to registered nurses desiring to update and increase knowledge in specified areas and for generic students wishing additional elective credit in nursing. May be repeated if subject matter differs.



NURS-599: Internship in Nursing Practice (3 hours)

A clinical experiences capstone course in selected acute care settings, with emphasis on assuming the role of a professional nurse, managing care for a group of clients, and synthesizing nursing knowledge. Students practice clinical skills while working with clinical mentors under the direction of faculty. Pass-fail only. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all nursing courses.



NURS-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



NURS-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



NURS-605: Independent Study (____) (1-6 hour)

Development of a project under direct supervision of appropriate faculty member. Prerequisite: Completion of Level I nursing courses or permission of instructor. May be repeated if subject matter differs.



NURS-606: Musculoskeletal Assessment of the Athlete (2 hours)

This course will explore the introductory interprofessional care of athletes - injury prevention,orthopedic assessment, treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation. Students will review current literature on sports medicine topics and learn orthopedic assessment skills. Prerequisites: NURS 410 Nursing the Adult Medical Surgical Client and completed the Peri-Operative lecture/lab content. Students in the Exercise Science Major or other HHPR programs will need permission of their academic advisor and the course instructor.



NURS-712: Issues and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 hours)

Exploration of role development in advanced practice nursing. Advanced practice nursing as influenced by rural, social, cultural, political, ethical, and economic forces interacting with complex client/family systems is examined. Past, present, and future roles of advanced practice nurses are explored. Strategies for change in health care delivery systems and health care policy are delineated. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or special permission.



NURS-723: Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment and Promotion (2 hours)

Exploration of advanced family nursing through theories of human and family development, client and family assessment and health promotion across the lifespan. Family interviewing techniques, assessment tools, health education/promotion, case management, and a population focus in a rural health care environment are emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN track or MSN program or special permission. Corequisite: NURS 724 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion Practicum. May be taken for honors.



NURS-724: Client/Family Theory, Assessment, and Promotion Practicum (2 hours)

(6 practicum hours per week). Application of concepts of advanced family nursing through practicum with clients and their families across the lifespan. Opportunity for selection of families to enhance specialty focus. Emphasis on assessment, health education and promotion, application of relevant client/family theories and family nursing in a rural environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN track or MSN program or special permission. Corequisite: NURS 723 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion. May be taken for honors.



NURS-745: Transcultural Health Care (1-3 hour)

Focuses on concepts and theories of transcultural care and issues related to health care practices for culturally diverse populations. General concepts and aspects of a specific cultural group will be studied. Open to all majors.



NURS-746: Practicum in Transcultural Health Care (1 hour)

Clinical experience providing health care in a specific cultural setting. Corequisite: NURS 745 Transcultural Health Care, Permission of instructor required.



NURS-760: Nursing and Health Care System Management (2 hours)

Leadership and administrative theory and management strategies for nursing advanced practice role and healthcare. Emphasis on management of organizational resources and legal/regulatory issues and processes within the rural health care delivery system. Prerequisites: Admission to the MSN program or special permission. Corequisite: NURS 761 Nursing and Health Care System Management: Practicum.



NURS-761: Nursing and Health Care System Management: Practicum (1 hour)

(3 hours practicum per week). Application of leadership and administrative theory and management strategies in nursing's advanced practice and for healthcare. Emphasizing practicum managing organizational resources and legal/regulatory issues and processes within rural healthcare delivery systems. Prerequisite: Admission to the MSN program or special permission. Corequisite: NURS 760 Nursing and Health Care System Management.



NURS-800: Theories Related to Nursing Practice (2 hours)

Comparison of nursing models and theories through exploration of theory building and levels of theory. Analysis of theories relevant to nursing practice and application of theory to nursing research. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or special permission.



NURS-803: Advanced Health Assessment (2 hours)

Course is designed to assist students to refine history taking, psychosocial assessment, and physical assessment skills. Content focuses on assessment of individuals throughout the life span. Emphasis is placed on detailed health history taking, differentiation, interpretation, and documentation of normal and abnormal findings. The course includes lecture, discussion, and demonstration of history taking and an integrated physical assessment. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or special permission. Co-requisite: NURS 804 Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum.



NURS-804: Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum (1 hour)

(3 practicum hours per week). This clinical laboratory experience reviews and builds upon the students previous skills in physical assessment. It offers more indepth and advanced content in the area of health assessment and provides the foundation for the advanced practice nursing role. Directed laboratory and simulated experiences afford the opportunity to apply the clinical decision making process to accurately and efficiently gather and analyze subjective and objective data. In addition, students will be provided the opportunity to develop health assessment knowledge and skills in selected field work experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or special permission. Corequisite: NURS 803 Advanced Health Assessment.



NURS-805: Special Investigations (1-6 hour)

Independent study in selected nursing topics relevant to student interests and needs. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.



NURS-806: Primary Care I: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span (3 hours)

This course focuses on the management of common health problems seen in individuals/families through the life span. Applications of current research and theory based interventions appropriate for management by advanced registered nurse practitioners will be stressed. Strategies and protocols to manage common health problems, in urban/rural clients/families. Interventions to include pharmacological therapies to restore individual/family's level of pre-illness health, and positive lifestyle behaviors are emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to FNP track, NURS 712 Issues and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice, NURS 723 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion/NURS 724 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion Practicum, NURS 800 Theories Related to Nursing Practice, NURS 803 Advanced Health Assessment/NURS 804 Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum, NURS 818 Advanced Pharmacologoy, and NURS 892 Research Methods in Nursing/NURS 893 Nursing Research Seminar and NURS 809 Advanced Pathophysiology or special permission. Corequisites: NURS 807 Primary Care I Practicum: Mangement of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span.



NURS-807: Primary Care I Practicum: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span (3 hours)

(9 practicum hours per week). Clinical application focuses on the management of common health problems seen in individuals/families through the life span, current research and theory based interventions appropriate for management by beginning advanced registered nurse practitioners. Utilization of strategies and protocols to manage common health problems, interventions to include pharmacological therapies to restore urban/rural individual/family's level of pre-illness health, and positive lifestyle behaviors. Consideration is given to legal, ethical and economic concerns. Collaboration and consultation (including referrals) with appropriate health care providers is emphasized. Corequisite: NURS 806 Primary Care I: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span.



NURS-809: Advanced Pathophysiology (3 hours)

An in-depth scientific knowledge base relevant to selected pathophysiological states confronted in primary care is explored. This information provides a basis for the formulation of clinical decisions related to diagnostic tests and the initiation of therapeutic regimens. Age specific and developmental alterations are correlated with clinical diagnosis and management. Application is made through age-appropriate examples. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate nursing program.



NURS-812: Primary Care II: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span (3 hours)

This course focuses on the management of complex health problems seen in individuals/families throughout the life span. Applications of current research and theory based interventions appropriate for management by advanced registered nurse practitioners are analyzed. Strategies and protocols to manage complex problems, in urban/rural clients/families. Interventions to included pharmacological therapies to restore individual/family levels of pre-illness health, including secondary and tertiary prevention, are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 806 Primary Care I: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span/NURS 807 Primary Care I Practicum: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span. Corequisite: NURS 813 Primary Care II Practicum: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span.



NURS-813: Primary Care II Practicum: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span (3 hours)

(9 practicum hours per week). Clinical application focuses on the management of complex health problems seen in the individuals/families throughout the life span, current research and theory based interventions appropriate for management by the intermediate advanced registered nurse practitioner student. Emphasis is on assessment, clinical decision making, pharmacological therapies, urban/rural environmental factors as well as legal, ethical and economic concerns related to the presenting complex health problems. Collaboration and consultation (including referrals) with appropriate health providers is emphasized. Corequisite: NURS 812 Primary Care II: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span.



NURS-818: Advanced Pharmacology (3 hours)

Clinical application of specific categories of drugs, commonly encountered in primary care settings. Use of protocols, prescription writing, ethical/legal, and economic issues surrounding advanced nurses' role in prescribing and monitoring pharmacologic therapies in ambulatory settings. Age appropriate content related to pharmacokinetics, dosages, expected outcomes, and side effects. First versus second line drugs, alternate drugs, interactions, dosages, patient education, and compliance issues addressed. Nurse's role and responsibilities are explored. Application through case studies.



NURS-828: Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I (3 hours)

Capstone clinical experiences averaging nine hours per week; total 144 hours. The FNP student will implement the role of the nurse practitioner. The course is designed for the FNP student to relate theory to practice, to include pharmacological therapies, protocols and strategies for legal/ethical/economic issues in the advance practice role, delivering primary care in family practice or equivalent settings to individuals/families. Prerequisites: NURS 806 Primary Care I: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span/NURS 807 Primary Care I Practicum: Management of Common Health Problems Throughout the Life Span. Corequisites: NURS 812 Primary Care II: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span/NURS 813 Primary Care II Practicum: Management of Complex Health Problems Throughout the Life Span.



NURS-829: Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship II (3 hours)

Capstone clinical experiences averaging 9 hours per week; total 144 hours. The FNP student will continue to develop in the role of the nurse practitioner. The course is designed for the FNP student to synthesize theory into practice, to include pharmacological therapies, protocols and strategies for legal/ethical/economic issues in the advance practice role, delivering primary care in family practice or equivalent settings to individuals/families. Prerequisites: NURS 828 Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship I.



NURS-830: Family Process/Management of Acute Emergent Illness (____) (1 hour)

Theory and research supporting the practice of advanced family nursing with families experiencing acute health problems common to the rural Midwest. Prerequisites: NURS 712 Issues and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice, NURS 723 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion/NURS 724 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion Practicum, NURS 800 Theories Related to Nursing Practice, NURS 803 Advanced Health Assessment/NURS 804 Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum, NURS 818 Advanced Pharmacology and NURS 892 Research Methods in Nursing/NURS 893 Nursing Research Seminar or permission of instructor. Corequisites: NURS 831 Family Process/Management of Acute Emergent Illness: Practicum and NURS 809 Advanced Pathophysiology.



NURS-831: Family Process/Management of Acute Emergent Illness: Practicum (___) (3 hours)

(9 practicum hours per week). Practicum course includes application of theory, research, advanced practice role in rural family nursing for families experiencing acute health problems. Opportunity for selection of families to enhance clinical focus. Corequisite: NURS 830 Family Process/Management of Acute Emergent Illness (____).



NURS-835: Family Process/Management of Chronic Illness (____) (1 hour)

Theory and research supporting the practice of advanced family nursing with families when a member has a significant chronic illness. The experiences of families with health problems common to the rural midwest. Prerequisite: NURS 712 Issues and Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice, NURS 723 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion/NURS 724 Client/Family Health: Theory, Assessment, and Promotion Practicum, NURS 800 Theories Related to Nursing Practice, NURS 803 Advanced Health Assessment/NURS 804 Advanced Health Assessment: Practicum, NURS 818 Advanced Pharmacology, NURS 892 Research Methods in Nursing/NURS 893 Nursing Research Seminar or permission of instructor. Corequisites: NURS 836 Family Process/Management of Chronic Illness: Practicum.



NURS-836: Family Process/Management of Chronic Illness: Practicum (____) (3 hours)

(9 practicum hours per week). Practicum course includes application of theory, research, advanced practice role in rural family nursing for families dealing with chronic health problems. Opportunity for selection of families to enhance clinical focus. Corequisite: NURS 835 Family Process/Management of Chronic Illness (____).



NURS-840: Management of Clients/Families Within the Health Care System Practicum (___) (2 hours)

(6 practicum hours per week). Capstone experience for synthesis and application of theory, research, and clinical skills appropriate to advanced practice management of problems of groups of families, including advocacy. Opportunity for selection of families to enhance clinical focus. Prerequisites: NURS 830 Family Process/Management of Acute Emergent Illness (___), NURS 831 Family Process/Management of Acute Emergent Illness: Practicum (___). May be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 835 Family Process/Management of Chronic Illness (____)/NURS 836 Family Process/Management of Chronic Illness: Practicum (____).



NURS-850: Curriculum Development (3 hours)

The nature of education roles, curriculum design, instructional process, evaluation, and issues in nursing education. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or special permission.



NURS-854: Teaching Strategies: Practicum (1 hour)

(3 hours practicum per week). Practicum for implementation of teaching plan, use of technology in the classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or permission of instructor. Corequisite: NURS 855 Teaching Strategies.



NURS-855: Teaching Strategies (2 hours)

The development of teaching methods based on teaching/learning theory in nursing education. Emphasis on evaluation of learning outcomes. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN program or permission of instructor. Corequisite: NURS 854 Teaching Strategies: Practicum.



NURS-856: Education Practicum (____) (2 hours)

(6 practicum hours per week). Preparation for an education role in nursing. Prerequisites: Completion of both common and advanced practice core courses (with exception of NURS 890 Research Thesis/NURS 891 Research Problem); clinical specialty courses, and either NURS 850 Curriculum Development or NURS 855 Teaching Strategies/NURS 854 Teaching Strategies: Practicum. Corequisites: NURS 850 Curriculum Development or NURS 855 Teaching Strategies/NURS 854 Teaching Strategies: Practicum.



NURS-865: Strategic Development (3 hours)

Analyzes the overall plan for applying methods and techniques of strategic development in pursuit of an organizational goal.



NURS-866: Administration Practicum (____) (2 hours)

Clinical practicum 6 hours per week. Prepares the student for an administrative role in nursing and health care. Prerequisites: Completion of both common and advanced practice core courses (with exception of NURS 890 Research Thesis/NURS 891 Research Problem); clinical specialty courses, and either NURS 760 Nursing Management/NURS 761 Nurse Management: Practicum or NURS 865 Strategic Development or special permission. Corequisites: NURS 760 Nursing and Health Care System Management/NURS 761 Nurse and Health Care System Management: Practicum or NURS 865 Strategic Development.



NURS-890: Research and Thesis (1-6 hour)

1-6 hours depending on the proposal and recommendation of the advisor. To be taken by students in Option I for Master of Science in Nursing. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Prerequisite: NURS 892 Research Methods in Nursing and NURS 893 Nursing Research Seminar.



NURS-891: Research Problem (1-6 hour)

To be taken by students in Option II for Master of Science in Nursing. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Prerequisites: NURS 892 Research Methods in Nursing and NURS 893 Nursing Research Seminar.



NURS-892: Research Methods in Nursing (2 hours)

Issues related to research designs, data production, data management, data analysis, and protection of subjects. The steps of the research process learned in baccalaureate research content are discussed in greater depth with a focus on the significance of nursing theory as a basis for research. Prerequisite: Graduate Level Statistics course; admission to MSN program or permission of instructor. Corequisite: NURS 893 Nursing Research Seminar.



NURS-893: Nursing Research Seminar (1 hour)

The purpose of this course is to identify researchable problems and prepare a research proposal. Trends in society and nursing that influence the direction of nursing research are identified. Specific clinical practice problems are developed and are posed as hypotheses, research questions or objectives. Methods to address problems are developed. Prerequisite: Graduate Level Statistics course; admission to MSN program or special permission. Corequisite: NURS 892 Research Methods in Nursing.


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