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5620. International Health Care (3)
P: Graduate status or senior by consent of instructor. Issues, philosophy, and cultural differences in health care from international perspective. Compares US healthcare to that in other nations.
6001. Philosophical Perspectives and Theoretical Bases of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
P: Graduate student 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.
6021. Concepts of Palliative Care (3)
Interdisciplinary examination of theoretical and empirical evidence on palliative care.
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.
6023. Ethnogeriatrics and Health Care (3)
Interdisciplinary overview of culturally competent care for elders.
6029. Advanced Integrated Specialties (3)
Examines diverse concepts of importance in various nursing specializations.
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 or 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)
Focuses on knowledge, theory, and research relevant to adult clients experiencing chronic health problems.
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.
6330. Advanced Community Health Nursing Practicum I (3)
9 lab hours per week. P/C: NURS 6310 or consent of instructor. Applies community health nursing concepts and clinical and/or leadership skills in community settings. Individualized practicum based on student’s learning needs and career goals.
6331. Advanced Community Health Nursing Practicum II (3)
9 lab hours per week. P: Community health theory courses; NURS 6025, 6045, 6330, 6991. P/C: NURS 6311. Applies community health nursing concepts and clinical and/or leadership skills in community settings. Individualized practicum based on student’s learning needs and career goals.
6405. Seminars in Issues in Nursing Education (2)
P: NURS 6400. Current and practical issues.
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.
6521. Readings and Research in Nursing (1,2,3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Completion of core NURS courses or consent of instructor. Research and concepts in nursing practice, education, and management. Based on student’s area of specialization, interests, and needs.
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. Advanced Practice Nursing with Families: Reproductive Health Care (2)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6610, 6611, C: NURS 6614 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 reproductive health care needs.
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, of 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 or C: NURS 6614, 6615, or consent of concentration director. Demonstrate competencies in provision health care to adult clients in culturally diverse families. The student practices under the direct supervision by on-site clinical preceptors.
6619. Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum: Primary Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families (4)
P: Admission to FNP concentration; NURS 6614, 6615; P or C: NURS 6616, 6617 or consent of concentration director. Demonstrate competencies in provision of primary health care to culturally diverse childbearing and childrearing families. The student practices under the direct supervision of on-site clinical preceptors.
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. The student practices under the direct supervision of on site clinical preceptors.
6621. Advanced Practice Nursing: Care of Adults With Acute and Chronic Illness (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 adults with acute and/or chronic illness.
6622. Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum: Care of Adults with Acute with Acute and Chronic Illness (3)
P: Consent of concentration director. Demonstrates competencies in providing health care to culturally diverse adult clients with acute and chronic illnesses. The student practices under the direct supervision of on-site clinical preceptors.
6623. Advanced Practice Nursing Practicum: 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. The student practices under the direct supervision of on-site clinical preceptors.
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)
Focuses on the core competencies, essential characteristics, and the conceptual model guiding CNS practice.
6960. Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum I (3)
P: NURS 6959; subspecialty course (e.g., education, oncology, etc.) Applies CNS knowledge and skills to specialty clinical practice. Students under direct supervision of on-site clinical preceptors.
6961. Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum II (3)
P: NURS 6959, 6960; by consent of faculty. Applies CNS knowledge and skills to specialty clinical practice. Students practice with increasing independence under supervision of on-site clinical preceptors.
6962. Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum III (3)
P: NURS 6959, 6960, 6961; by 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.
6968. Oncology Nursing Practice I (3)
Provides scientific base for provision of research/theory-based care in oncology nursing.
6969. Oncology Nursing Practice II (3)
P: NURS 6968. Prepares student to provide advanced oncology nursing care based on research/theory.
6971. Health Policy, Law, and Regulation (3)
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, 6971, 6991, 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 Health Systems (3)
P/C: NURS 6001, 6002, 6984, 6991, Basic Accounting course 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 (4)
P/C: NURS 6001, 6002 and 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 6001, 6002, 6977, 6991, and consent of instructor. Application of organizational and administrative theory within nursing and health systems in a selected focus area.
6981. Qualitative Methods and Data Analysis in Health Research (3)
Open to graduate students in other disciplines. P: NURS 6991 or equivalent research course. Various data analysis techniques for qualitative research. Data collection, organization, and first-level analysis.
6983. Administrative and Organizational Theory and Ethics: Applications in Nursing and Health Systems (3)
P/C: NURS 6001, 6002, or permission 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, 6971, 6991, 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.
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. 6003 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.
6998. Nursing Research Practicum (3)
P: NURS 6991. Focus on student’s ability to participate in research project, use scientific inquiry, and solve problems related to nursing practice. Participate with faculty mentor in research endeavor consistent with student’s career goals.
7000. Thesis (3)
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.
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.
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.
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. Considers inductive and deductive approaches to theory development. Integrates relationships among research, theory, and knowledge development.
8226. Statistical Methods for Nursing Research I (3)
P: Admission to the PhD in nursing program or consent of program director. Examines use of statistics for descriptive purpose, testing proposed relationships, predictions, and determining causality.
8227. Statistical Methods for Nursing Research II (3)
P: NURS 8226 or consent of program director. Examines multivariate statistical methods including multivariate analysis of variance, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, and structural equation modeling.
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. Considers assumptions, principles, methods, and outcomes through analysis of a variety of quantitative approaches to research.
8241. Instrumentation and Measurement (3)
P: NURS 8240 or consent of program director. Examines processes involved in designing, testing, and selecting instruments and other devices for measurement of nursing phenomena.
8255. Directed Research (1,2,3)
May be repeated. Minimum 7 s.h. is required; maximum 12 s.h. may count. P: NURS 8235 and/or NURS 8240 or consent of program director. Mentorship and interdisciplinary research experience under guidance of nursing faculty member.
8260. State of Clinical 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 Clinical Nursing Science (3)
P: NURS 8260 or consent of program director. Formulate approaches to implement identified directions for knowledge development in clinical nursing science.
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.
NURS Banked Courses
5000. Nursing Care for Families: A Systems Perspective (3)
5011. Perspectives on Death and Dying (3)
5025. Computer Applications in Nursing (2)
5327. Women’s Health (3)
5460, 5461. Patient Education for Interdisciplinary Health Care Providers (3,0)
5900. School Nursing Practice (3)
6009. Health Assessment of School Age Children and Adolescents (3)
6011. School Health Program Management (3)
6012. Vulnerable School Age and Adolescent Populations (3)
6111. Health Assessment of the Adult Female (1)
6209. Management of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Adult Health Nursing (2)
6215. Management of Chronic Adult Health Problems (2)
6216. Clinical Nursing II: Parent-Child Nursing (2)
6217. Clinical Nursing II Practicum: Parent-Child Nursing (2)
6218. Clinical Nursing II: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2)
6219. Clinical Nursing II Practicum: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2)
6225. Management of Acute Adult Health Problems (2)
6226. Clinical Nursing III: Parent-Child Nursing (2)
6227. Clinical Nursing III Practicum: Parent-Child Nursing (2)
6228. Clinical Nursing III: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2)
6229. Clinical Nursing III Practicum: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2)
6321. School Health Nursing: Principles and Practice (3)
6380. Interdisciplinary Practice: Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Their Families (3)
6410. Methods of Evaluation in Nursing (3)
6906. Nursing Management (3)
6907. Practicum in Nursing Management (3)
6970. Quality and Cost Management of Nursing (3)
6972. Organizational Behavior in Nursing Administration (2)
6979. Clinical Services Administration III (4)