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NURS: Nursing


6001. Philosophical Perspectives and Theoretical Bases of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Graduate status or consent of instructor. Examines philosophical perspectives, theories, and concepts from nursing and related fields that relate to advanced nursing practice.
6002. Advanced Nursing Practice in Complex Health Care Organizations (3)
P: Graduate status or consent of instructor. Examines political, legal, and economic influences on health care organizations, advanced nursing practice, and quality of care.
6006. Selected Topics (1,2,3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Current issues and trends in nursing and health care.
6007. Health Appraisal of Individuals, Families, and Communities (6)
P: Admission to alternate entry MSN: Phase I pre-licensure. Provides knowledge and skills to conduct a comprehensive, holistic, and theory-based health appraisal of individuals within context of families and communities.
6008. Professional Nursing Foundations (6)
P: Admission to alternate entry MSN: Phase I pre licensure program in nursing. Provides knowledge and skills related to physiological challenges, including principles of pharmacological and nursing interventions.
6013. Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to alternate entry MSN: Phase I or consent of instructor. Considers historical and contemporary issues affecting theoretical, philosophical, and scientific basis of professional nursing practice.
6016. Comprehensive Care of Individuals Experiencing Alterations In Health I (7)
P: NURS 6007, 6008, 6013, or consent of instructor. Provides theoretical foundations and clinical experiences in providing nursing care to individuals experiencing selected alterations in health throughout life span.
6017. Comprehensive Care of Individuals Experiencing Alteration In Health II (7)
P: NURS 6016 or consent of instructor. Provides theoretical foundations and clinical experiences in providing nursing care to individuals experiencing selected alterations in health throughout life span.
6018. Clinical Capstone (5)
P: NURS 6017. Directed nursing practice in identified area of interest based on application of previous learning.
6019. Leadership and Community Service Learning (5)
P: NURS 6018 or consent of instructor. Integrates principles of nursing leadership/management and population focused community health nursing, including service learning experience.
6022. Perspectives on Death and Dying for Professionals (3) Formerly NURS 5011 Same as GERO 6022 and SOCW 6022
Interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to death, dying, and bereavement.
6024. Simulation in Nursing Education (3)
P: NURS 6904 or consent of instructor. Introduces the use of human and virtual patient simulation as an instructional strategy in nursing education.
6035. Interdisciplinary Rural Health (3)
Theoretical base and skills for interdisciplinary rural health practice.
6050. Human Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to NURS graduate program or consent of instructor. In-depth analysis of normal physiological processes across life span. Focus on pathophysiology and critical analysis for student’s area of study. Emphasis on correlation of concepts with clinical manifestations.
6070. Globalization and Health Care (3)
Exploration of interdisciplinary issues, activities and impact of globalization on world health.
6109. Introductory Nurse Midwifery Professional Roles and Issues (2)
Historical, theoretical, and scientific foundations of nurse midwifery.
6110. Reproductive Physiology (2)
P: NURS 6050 or consent of instructor. Underlying biologic principles and concepts related to human reproductive cycle, genetics, maternal-fetal-placental unit, and neonate.
6112. Nurse-Midwifery Management: Well Women Care (3)
P: NURS 6110; admission to nurse-midwifery concentration. Focuses on American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) core competencies for promoting health in essentially healthy women. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6113. Nurse-Midwifery Management: Antepartal Care (4)
P: NURS 6110, 6112. Focuses on ACNM core competencies for promoting health in essentially healthy women and their families during the antepartal period including management of antepartal complications. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6115. Nurse-Midwifery Management: Intrapartal Care (4)
C: NURS 6116. Focuses on ACNM core competencies for promoting health in essentially healthy women during labor and birth including management of intrapartal complications. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6116. Nurse-Midwifery Management: Postpartal Care and Neonatal Care (3)
C: NURS 6115. Focuses on ACNM core competencies for promoting health in essentially healthy neonates and women during the puerperium, including management of postpartum and neonatal complications. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6117. Nurse-Midwifery Management: Integration Practicum (7)
P: NURS 6115, 6116. Comprehensive nursemidwifery management of neonates and healthy women throughout their lifespan.
6118. Integration of Nurse-Midwifery Professional Roles and Issues (2)
P: NURS 6115, 6116. Roles and responsibilities of professional nurse midwifery.
6119. Nurse-Midwifery Management: Introduction to Primary Care for Well Women (2)
P/C: NURS 6610; admission to nurse midwifery concentration. Focuses on American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) core competencies for primary care in essentially healthy women. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6208. Concepts of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to nursing graduate program or consent of instructor. Role of advanced practice nurse in health promotion and primary prevention.
6214. Chronic Health Problems: Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: NURS 6001 and 6208 or consent of instructor. Focuses on knowledge, theory, and research relevant to chronically ill adults in acute care settings.
6224. Acute Health Problems: Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Focuses on knowledge, theory, and research relevant to adult clients experiencing acute health problems.
6310. Advanced Community Health Nursing I (3)
P: NURS 6001, 6002, 6991, or consent of instructor. Examines the role of the community health nurse leader in the application of program planning models to assess the health status of communities or populations and develop health care programs.
6311. Advanced Community Health Nursing II (3)
Examines the leadership role of the community health nurse in planning and directing the implementation and evaluation of interdisciplinary, community based health care programs.
6417. Development Physiology for Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric (3)
P: Admission to NURS graduate program or consent of instructor. Developmental changes in morphological processes and normal and abnormal physiology in humans from conception through adolescence.
6418. Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients (3)
For advanced practice nurse. P: Admission to NURS graduate program or consent of instructor. Comprehensive assessment of neonatal and pediatric clients using diagnostic reasoning process.
6419. Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to NURS graduate program or consent of instructor. Pharmacological knowledge basic to assessment and management skills for advanced clinical nursing practice related to newborns and pediatric patients with common acute and chronic health problems.
6420. Advanced Neonatal Nursing: Research and Theory I (3)
P: NURS 6417, 6418. Focuses on management of the prenatal and postnatal environments, anticipated health problems experienced by infants and implications for the infants and their families.
6421. Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum I (2)
P/C: NURS 6420. Provides intensive neonatal clinical experiences for neonatal nurse practitioner students.
6422. Advanced Neonatal Nursing: Research and Theory II (3)
P: NURS 6420. Focuses on neonatal nurse practitioner management of disorders of organ systems.
6423. Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum II (4)
P/C: NURS 6422. Provides intensive clinical experiences for neonatal nurse practitioner students.
6424. Advanced Neonatal Nursing: Research and Theory III (3)
P: NURS 6422. Focuses on the integration of advanced knowledge to care for the infant and the family.
6425. Advanced Neonatal Nursing Practicum III (5)
P/C: NURS 6424. Provides intensive clinical experiences for neonatal nurse practitioner students.
6500. Independent Study in Nursing (1,2,3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of advisor. Nontraditional, faculty-approved projects relating to clinical and functional areas of study.
6610. Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to NURS graduate program or consent of instructor. Advanced assessment, critical thinking, and decision-making skills essential to evaluation of health status, health risks, illnesses, and functional/dysfunctional health patterns of individuals and family members throughout life span.
6611. Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to NURS graduate program or consent of instructor. In-depth presentation of pharmacologic principles to manage pharmacologic agents safely and effectively. Specialty labs address specific applications.
6612. Advanced Nursing Practice with Families in Primary Health Care (3)
P: Admission to FNP concentration or consent of concentration director. Advanced practice psycho social/cultural context for interpretation of family patterns and processes by using family systems theory.
6613. Advanced Nurse Practitioner Role Development (2)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6614, 6615, 6616, 6617, 6618, or consent of instructor. Leadership role within health care delivery system, nursing profession, and society.
6614. Advanced Practice Nursing with Families: Primary Care of Adults (4)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6610, 6611, or consent of concentration director. Theoretical, scientific, and contemporary knowledge base to provide a framework for assessment and management of primary health care needs of culturally diverse families with young and middle-aged adults.
6615. Adolescent and Adult Reproductive Healthcare (2)
P: Admission to ANP or FNP concentration; NURS 6610, 6611; C: NURS 6614 or consent of concentration director. Advanced theory and management related to reproductive health promotion, prevention of illness, and common acute episodic and stable chronic illnesses in culturally diverse populations.
6616. Advanced Practice Nursing with Families: Childbearing Clients (1)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6614, 6615, or consent of concentration director. Theoretical, scientific, and contemporary knowledge base to provide a framework for assessment and management of primary health care needs of culturally diverse families with childbearing members.
6617. Advanced Practice Nursing with Families: Primary Care of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (4)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6614, 6615, or consent of concentration director. Theoretical, scientific, and contemporary knowledge base to provide a framework for assessment and management of primary health care needs of culturally diverse families with infants, children and adolescents.
6618. Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum: Primary Care of Adults (4)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; P/C: NURS 6614, 6615, or consent of concentration director. Demonstrate competencies in provision health care to adult clients in culturally diverse families. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6619. Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum: Primary Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families (4)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6614, 6615; P/C: NURS 6616, 6617, or consent of concentration director. Demonstrate competencies in provision of primary health care to culturally diverse, childbearing and childrearing families. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6620. Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum: Synthesis in Primary Care of Families (5)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6619 or consent of concentration director. Clinical synthesis experience across the lifespan for family nurse practitioner students. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6621. Care of Older Adults (3)
P: NURS 6610, 6611, 6614, 6615, or consent of concentration director. Theoretical, scientific, and contemporary knowledge base to provide a framework for assessment and management of health care needs of culturally diverse, older adults with acute and/or chronic illness.
6622. Care of Older Adults with Acute and Chronic Illness Practicum (3)
P: NURS 6614, 6615, 6618; C: NURS 6621 or consent of concentration director. Demonstrates competencies in providing health care to culturally diverse, older adult clients with acute and chronic illnesses. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6623. Specialty Care of Adults (4)
P: NURS 6622 or consent of concentration director. Demonstrates competencies in providing health care to culturally diverse, adult clients with complex illnesses in a selected population. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6805. Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia I (3)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; C: NURS 6813. Survey of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects and pharmacotherapeutic principles of anesthesia, antimicrobial, antieoplastic, endocrine, and other therapeutic agents.
6806. Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthetists II (4)
P: NURS 6814, 6817; PTHE 7002; C: NURS 6811, 6819. Surveys pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, and pharmacotherapeutic principles of drugs affecting the autonomic, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and central nervous systems.
6810. Human Physiology for Nurse Anesthetists (5)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; C: NURS 6805, 6813. In-depth analysis of normal processes across the lifespan. Provides physiological basis for practice with emphasis on correlation of these concepts with clinical manifestations.
6811. Anesthesia Pharmacology (3)
P: NURS 6814, 6817; PTHE 7002; C: NURS 6806. Chemical and physical principles involved in administration of anesthesia, including uptake and distribution, and toxicology of anesthetic drugs and agents.
6812. Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia (2)
P: NURS 6822, 6824; C: NURS 6823. Historic, legal, ethical, and international issues important to contemporary nurse anesthesia practice.
6813. Chemistry and Physics of Anesthesia (4)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; C: NURS 6805. Aspects of chemistry, biochemistry, and physics applicable to human and mechanical systems involved in delivering safe anesthesia care.
6814. Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia (3)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6805, 6810; C: NURS 6717; PTHE 7002. Fundamentals of anesthesia practice, including basic techniques, procedures for administering anesthesia, assessment of patient status, and case management.
6815. Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia I (2)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6806, 6811, 6819; C: NURS 6820. Anesthesia concepts for increasingly complex patients with alterations in one or more organ system. Includes principles of increasingly advanced surgical and radiological procedures.
6816. Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia II (2)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6815, 6820; C: NURS 6818, 6821. Advanced principles of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia, infection control, trauma anesthesia, and management of the patient with acute and chronic endocrine disease.
6817. Clinical Correlations I (1)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6805, 6810, 6813; C: NURS 6814; PTHE 7002. Links anesthesia-related information with specific topics in anatomy. Explores regional anesthesia.
6818. Clinical Correlations II (1)
P: Admission to the nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6815, 6820. Links research and advanced principles courses examining research in obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiothoracic and neurosurgical anesthesia.
6819. Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia I (1)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6814, 6817; C: NURS 6806, 6811. Introduces clinical practice in operating room environment, including basic skills such as monitoring, preoperative assessment, positioning, induction agents, and sequence and airway management.
6820. Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia II (3)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6806, 6811, 6819; C: NURS 6815. Defines physiological, pharmacological, and biochemical concepts in beginning application of anesthesia principles.
6821. Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia III (4)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6820; C: NURS 6816, 6818. Explores physiological, pharmacological, and biochemical concepts in complex clinical application of anesthesia principles.
6822. Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia IV (4)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6818, 6821; C: NURS 6824. Advanced clinical applications regarding anesthetic preparation, anesthesia equipment setup, airway management, anesthetic management, patient monitoring, and regional anesthesia.
6823. Clinical Practicum in Nurse Anesthesia V (4)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6822; C: NURS 6812. Advanced clinical practice utilizing all anesthesia principles to provide independent responsibility for patient care.
6824. Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia III (2)
P: Admission to nurse anesthesia concentration; NURS 6816, 6818, 6821; C: NURS 6822. Advanced concepts of anesthetic management. Emphasis on renal, endocrine, pediatric, and obstetric cases, regional anesthesia, and chronic pain management.
6903. Curriculum Development in Nursing (3) Formerly NURS 6400
Foundations, principles, and contemporary issues related to curriculum development in nursing education.
6904. Educational Concepts, Theories, and Strategies in Nursing (3)
P/C: NURS 6903 or consent of instructor. Explores learning theories and educational strategies used by nurse educators.
6905. Nursing Education Role Practicum I (3)
P: NURS 6904 or consent of instructor; P/C: NURS 6909 or consent of instructor. Guided practicum with nurse educators in academic and health care settings.
6908. Nursing Education Role Practicum II (3)
P: NURS 6905 or consent of instructor. Collaborative implementation and evaluation of comprehensive educational project.
6909. Evaluation in Nursing Education (3)
P: NURS 6903 or consent of instructor; P/C: NURS 6904 or consent of instructor. Focuses on evaluation of students, faculty, curricula, and programs in nursing education.
6959. Clinical Nurse Specialist Theory and Role Development (3)
P: NURS 6001 or 6002; NURS 6050 or 6610 or 6208. Core competencies, essential characteristics, and the conceptual model guiding CNS practice.
6960. Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum I (3)
P: NURS 6989 or consent of director of clinical nurse specialist concentration. Applies CNS knowledge and skills to specialty clinical practice. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6961. Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum II (3)
P: NURS 6960, or consent of faculty. Applies CNS knowledge and skills to specialty clinical practice. Supervised on-site practicum by clinical preceptor.
6962. Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum III (3)
P: NURS 6961, or consent of faculty. Applies CNS knowledge and sills to specialty clinical practice. Students practice with increasing independence and with minimal consultation and collaboration with preceptor.
6971. Health Policy, Law, and Regulation (3) Same as COHE 6971 and PADM 6400
P/C: NURS 6001, 6002, 6983. Overview of health policy, law and regulation which relate to the delivery of health care in the United States.
6973. Management of Human Resources and Professional Relationships in Health Systems (3)
P/C: NURS 6001, 6002, or consent of instructor. Focuses on the theoretical, legal/ethical, and practical dimensions of human resources management in health systems.
6974. Financial Management and Decision-making in Nursing Leadership (3)
P/C: NURS 6992 or consent of instructor. Focuses on practical applications of financial concepts in making nursing decisions and accomplishing service delivery goals in the current health system.
6977. Nursing Leadership Practicum I (3)
P/C: NURS 6983, 6992, or consent of instructor. Application of organizational and administrative theory, ethics, and clinical service and outcome management concepts within nursing and health systems.
6978. Nursing Leadership Practicum II (4)
P/C: NURS 6977 or consent of instructor. Application of organizational and administrative theory within nursing and health systems in a selected focus area.
6983. Administrative and Organizational Theory and Ethics: Applications in Nursing and Health Systems (3)
P/C: NURS 6001, 6002, 6986, or consent of instructor. Examines organizational, administrative, and ethical theory that relate to the leadership of nursing and health systems.
6984. Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Application of informatics systems to practice, research, education, and administration of nursing.
6985. Management of Clinical Services Delivery and Outcomes (3)
P/C: NURS 6001, 6002, 6992, or consent of the instructor. Explores the elements of nursing leadership in health systems essential to planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating patient care delivery outcomes.
6986. Analytical Foundations of Nursing Leadership (1)
P: Admission to the MSN or consent of instructor. Examines the process, theories and principles of leadership; analyzes student leadership strengths and challenges through self-evaluation and team reflection.
6987. Budgeting and Decision Making in Healthcare (3)
P: Admission to the MSN or consent of instructor. Practical skills in budgeting.
6989. Clinical Practice for the CNS Across the Adult Lifespan (3) Formerly NURS 6958
P: NURS 6959 or consent of director of clinical nurse specialist concentration. Role of the CNS in adult through geriatric practice in various care settings.
6991. Research Methods for Advanced Nursing (3) Formerly NURS 6994
P: Graduate student status or consent of instructor. Research methods and design as basis for clinical and organizational decision making and scientific inquiry. Quantitative and qualitative research methodology and development of biopsychosocial approaches to study of phenomena.
6992. Research Utilization Seminar (2) Formerly NURS 6003
P: NURS 6001, 6002, 6991. Focuses on knowledge and skill competencies basic to use of research findings in advanced nursing practice.
6993. Advanced Nursing Synthesis (1)
P: Consent of graduate advisor. Seminar for synthesis of graduate nursing concepts.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7003. Health Disparities/Inequities Research (3)
P: Admission to the PhD in nursing program or consent of instructor. Exploration and design of strategies to address health disparities/inequities.
7004. Research Ethics for a Complex World (2) Same as HUMS 7004 and GRAD 7004
Concerned with issues associated with scientific research, institutional responsibilities of scientists and critical skills for evaluation of ethical aspects of research.
7100. Qualitative Research: Analysis and Interpretation (3) Same as HLTH 7100, OCCT 7100
P: NURS 8235 or consent of instructor. Application and evaluation of qualitative research design and methods, including data collection, management, and analysis approaches, and the art and science of interpretation.
7270. Introduction to Historical Nursing Research (3)
Uses historical analysis to understand development of nursing.
7271. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Nursing Practice (3)
P: Consent of chair. Evaluates the integration of complementary and alternative therapies into nursing care.
7272. American Nursing Traditions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (3)
Nursing history and traditions, with a focus on the art of constructing caring communities, and the science of creating healing environments.
7440. Current Issues in Nursing Leadership (3)
P: Graduate admission. Integration of leadership principles through in-depth exploration of current issues in community health.
7445. Board Involvement of Nurse Leaders (3)
P: Admission to the graduate program or consent of instructor. Focus on skills, roles, liability, and responsibilities of serving on health care governing boards.
8006. Selected Topics (1,2,3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of program director. Current issues in nursing science and nurse scientist roles.
8200. Grant Writing for Nursing Research (3)
P: NURS 8235 and 8240 or consent of program director. Research training, grantsmanship principles and skills in order to compete successfully for grant funding specific to nursing science.
8201. Seminar in Research Agendas (1)
P: Admission to the PhD in nursing program or consent of program director. Forum for discussion among faculty, students, and invited guests relevant to national and international nursing research agendas.
8202. Seminar in Interprofessional Research (1)
P: Admission to the PhD in nursing program or consent of program director. Forum for discussion among faculty, students, and invited guests relevant to interprofessional research collaboration.
8203. Seminar in Research Dissemination (1)
P: Admission to the PhD in nursing program or consent of program director. Forum for discussion between faculty, students, and invited guests relevant to the role of disseminating research.
8220. Philosophy of Science (3)
P: Admission to the PhD in nursing program or consent of program director. Examines nature and evolution of philosophic bases of nursing science and practice.
8225. Development of Nursing Knowledge (3)
P: NURS 8220 or consent of program director. Relationship of theory to the design and interpretation of research.
8226. Statistical Methods for Nursing Research I (3)
P: Admission to the PhD in nursing program or consent of program director. Use of statistics in research to describe data, test relationships, and predict outcomes.
8227. Statistical Methods for Nursing Research II (3)
P: NURS 8226 or consent of program director. Use and interpretation of multivariate statistical methods in experimental and nonexperimental research.
8235. Qualitative Methods (3)
P: NURS 8225 or consent of program director. Considers assumptions, principles, methods, and outcomes through analysis of variety of qualitative approaches to research.
8240. Quantitative Methods (3)
P: NURS 8227 or consent of program director. Quantitative methods and research designs used in nursing research.
8241. Instrumentation and Measurement (3)
P: NURS 8240 or consent of program director. Process and underlying theory of designing, testing, and using measurement instruments.
8255. Directed Research (1,2,3)
Minimum of 6 s.h. is required. P: NURS 8235 and/or NURS 8240 or consent of program director. Mentorship and interdisciplinary research experience under guidance of nursing faculty.
8260. State of Nursing Science (3)
P: NURS 8235 and 8240 or consent of program director. Focuses on selected domains of knowledge relevant to clinical nursing science.
8265. Evolving Nurse Scientist (3)
P: NURS 8260 or consent of program director. Synthesis of knowledge on the evolving role of the nurse scientist in relation to translational science, team science, public policy, and global dissemination of nursing research.
8266. Philosophical, Theoretical, and Conceptual Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to the DNP program; C: NURS 8267. Analyzes and integrates the theoretical, philosophical and scientific underpinnings of nursing, organizational, biophysical, analytical, natural, and psychosocial sciences.
8267. Design and Statistical Methods for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Admission to the DNP program or consent of the DNP program director; C: NURS 8266. Provide basis to research, retrieve, and manipulate statistical data. Focuses on quantitative methodologies, research design, and data analysis, providing essential knowledge for the evaluation of research to guide evidence-based advanced nursing practice.
8268. Interdisciplinary Leadership and Role Development for Practice Excellence (3)
P: Graduate status or consent of the DNP program director. Provides a comprehensive exploration of leadership principles, techniques, knowledge and skills for innovative roles in autonomous and interdisciplinary practice systems and organizations.
8269. Scholarly Practicum I (2)
C: NURS 8266, 8267, 8268. Practical expertise in a practice setting based on an individual contract negotiated among the professor, student, and preceptor. Part one of a required four-semester practicum sequence.
8270. Population Health in Advanced Interdisciplinary Practice (3)
P: Admission to the DNP program or consent of the DNP program director. Implementation of specialty population-based disease prevention and health promotion activities to achieve national and international goals of improving worldwide health status.
8271. Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: NURS 8267. Admission to the DNP program or consent of the DNP program director. Explores the development, use, and evaluation of computer systems for clinical practice, education, and shared clinical decision-making. Focuses on standards in terminology, data storage, and transmission; data capture, analysis, and application for quality improvement.
8272. Scholarly Practicum II (3)
P: NURS 8269. Project development including process and outcome evaluation, budget development, and measurement tools. The final full practicum project proposal, including plans for scholarly presentation, will be completed. Part two of a required four-semester practicum sequence.
8273. Healthcare Finance (3)
P: NURS 8270 or consent of the DNP program director. Provides a working knowledge of selective financial and management control techniques with practical application within the interdisciplinary environment. Provides a broad overview of financial concepts, issues, tools, and vocabulary useful for healthcare leaders, clinicians, policy makers and administrators.
8274. Scholarly Practicum III (3)
P: NURS 8272. Implementation of the DNP practicum project. Part three of a required four-semester practicum sequence.
8275. Application of Best Practices in Interdisciplinary Settings (3)
P: Graduate status or consent of the DNP program director. Provides knowledge and skills essential to translate knowledge to clinical practice using innovation science and quality improvement research.
8276. Healthcare Policy, Politics, and Ethics (3)
P: Graduate status or consent of the DNP program director. Ethical, legislative, regulatory processes, and outcomes that influence healthcare policy.
8277. Scholarly Practicum IV (4)
P: NURS 8274. Culminates the DNP scholarly practicum project. Dissemination of project status, evaluation methodology, and practice implication recommendations. Final course required in a four-semester practicum sequence.
8500. Independent Study (1-3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Independent exploration of area(s) of interest in nursing science.
9000. Dissertation Research (3-12)
May be repeated. Minimum of 6 s.h. required; maximum of 12 s.h. may count. P: Successful completion of candidacy examination. Original research investigation on a significant aspect of nursing science.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.