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Nursing (NUR)

Dean: Professor Joseph

103 Professional Practice in Health and Illness (3)

Introduction to the concept of professional helping including problem management, communication, the teaching process, and critical decision making. Analysis of ecosystem influences and cultural variability in health, illness, and health care. (Lec. 3/Online) Pre: NUR code or WNUR code or permission of instructor.

114 Responsible Health Care (3)

See Pharmacy Practice 114. (S) [D]

143 Sustainable Solutions for Global Health Problems

See Pharmacy Practice 143. (N) or (S) [D]

150 Human Sexuality (3)

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior. (Lec. 3/Online) (S) [D]

160 Exploring Global Health (3)

Introduction to major global health problems including their distribution, web of causation, and effective strategies for addressing these problems at individual, community, societal, and global levels. (Lec. 3) Intended for freshmen. (S) [D]

203 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3)

Introduces the techniques of history taking and systematic health assessment of individuals across the life span. Recognition of normal findings is emphasized. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: BIO 242 and 244 and NUR 103 and CHM 124 or MIC 201 and any WRT course (104, 105, 106, or higher if the student tests out) and PSY 113.

213 Pathophysiology (3)

Examination of basic concepts of pathophysiology and the related levels of prevention, etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations underlying alterations according to biological processes across the life span. (Lec. 3) Pre: MIC 201, NUR 203.

233 Foundations of Nursing Practice with Older Adults (3)

Foundational concepts of professional nursing practice emphasizing levels of prevention and nursing care focusing on the older adult in wellness and illness. (Lec. 3) Pre: 203, NFS 207, PSY 232, MIC /201 and credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 213.

234 Practicum in Foundations of Nursing with Older Adults (3)

Practicum emphasizing foundational concepts of basic nursing and levels of prevention focusing on the older adult client in wellness and illness. (Lab. 9) Pre: previous or concurrent enrollment in 233.

246 Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing (3)

Overview and synthesis of concepts essential to development of the professional nursing role. Primary emphasis on expanding and refining the theoretical bases for decision making and nursing strategies in client care. (Lec. 3) For R.N. students only.

253 Nursing Research (3)

Introduction to principles of scientific inquiry and analytical thinking common to problem solving in nursing. Research process and implications to know ledge development, utilization, and evidence-based practice are explored. (Lec. 3) Pre: 203 and STA 220 or PSY 300 or permission of instructor.

323 Medical-Surgical Nursing (6)

Concepts of medical-surgical nursing with emphasis on nursing strategies and utilizing levels of prevention in management of adults with acute and chronic illness, including the impact of illness on their families. (Lec. 6) Pre: 213, 233, 234 and 253; credit or concurrent enrollment in 324.

324 Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum (3)

Application of clinical practice strategies in the management of adults with acute and chronic illness and the impact on their families. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 323.

333 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (3)

Nursing strategies to support and care for persons with limitations in psychosocial functioning in the context of family and community; psychiatric and/or mental health. (Lec. 3) Pre: BPS 333, NUR 323 and 324; credit or concurrent enrollment in 334, 343 and 344.

334 Practicum in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (3)

Application of the nursing process and the use of self as the therapeutic agent with individuals and groups of clients. Emphasis on developing nursing strategies for psychiatric and/or mental health care. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 333.

343 Nursing in Childbearing and Reproductive Health (3)

Emphasis on the nursing management of childbearing families and reproductive health issues across the life span. (Lec. 3) Pre: BPS 333 and credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 333, 334, and 344.

344 Practicum in Childbearing and Reproductive Health Nursing (3)

Application of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families with childbearing and reproductive experiences. (Lab. 9) Service learning. Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 343.

346 Practicum in Nursing Management of Clients /(3)

Practicum in development of leadership and management strategies for registered nurses in selected clinical settings. Emphasis on role development and analysis of issues related to client care and nursing practice. (Practicum) Service learning. Pre: 246 and 253.

360 (or THN 360) Impact of Death on Behavior (3)

Seminar to explore the human experience of dying and the issue of quality of life. Group discussion focuses on the effect that individual and social values and medical and social structures have on one 's grief response and bereavement process. (Lec. 3) (L) [D]

390 (or THN 390) Directed Study (1-3)

Research study or individual scholarly project relating to the nursing major. Faculty guidance in problem delineation and in development, implementation, and evaluation of the project. (Independent Study) Pre: admission to the College of Nursing and prior faculty approval. S/U credit.

433 Nursing of Children (3)

Examines theories and strategies that promote or restore health and prevent or manage illness in infants, children, and adolescents; includes family-centered concepts and supportive management during end-of-life care. (Lec. 3) Pre: 333, 334, 343, 344; credit or concurrent enrollment in 434.

434 Practicum in Nursing of Children (3)

Synthesis of pediatric knowledge and the application of the nursing process in the care of children and their families. (Lab. 9) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 433. Service learning.

443 Community Health Nursing (3)

Analysis of concepts related to public health and nursing care of clients in the home and the community with emphasis on vulnerable and high-risk populations. (Lec. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 433 and 434 (246 and 253 for R.N. students).

444 Practicum in Community Health Nursing (3)

Application of the nursing process in the home and community with emphasis on vulnerable and high-risk populations. In-depth analysis of a selected population, including utilization of epidemiological and public health principles. (Lab. 9) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 433, 434, and 443 (246 and 253 for R.N. students). Service learning.

446 Directed Study for Registered Nurse Students /(1-4)

Clinical advanced study or individual scholarly project related to the nursing major. Faculty guidance in problem delineation and in development, implementation, and evaluation of the project. (Independent Study) Pre: 246 and 253. Not for graduate credit.

459 Perspectives on Male and Female Sexuality /(3)

Examination of the multifaceted perspectives (somatic, emotional, ethical, cultural) on male and female sexuality. Topics include history and recent developments in sexology research, therapy, role and gender issues. (Lec. 3) Pre: 150 or permission of instructor.

463 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)

Study of nursing care problems and nursing management of adults with acute and chronic complex illnesses, including the impact on their families. (Lec. 3) Pre: 433, 434, 443, 444; credit or concurrent enrollment in 464.

464 Practicum in Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)

Application of the nursing process to adults across the life span with acute and chronic complex illnesses including the impact on their families in selected clinical situations. (Lab. 9) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 463.

467 Independent Study in Human Sexuality (2-6)

A specifically designed learning experience for the theoretical study of human sexuality and related practice strategies. (Independent Study) Pre: 150 or equivalent; permission of instructor.

468 Practicum in Theories of Human Sexuality (2-6)

A specifically designed practicum involving the application of theory and development of practice strategies in specific areas within the field of human sexuality. (Practicum) Pre: 150 and 467 or equivalent; permission of instructor.

474 Leadership in Contemporary Nursing Practice /(3)

Examination of theories, issues, and concepts related to contemporary nursing practice. Emphasis on the application of principles of leadership and professionalism in a clinical experience. (Lec. 1, Lab. 6) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 464.

500 General Study of Nursing Knowledge for Nursing Practice (4)

Introduction to the essential features of nursing knowledge and its development in relation to nursing practice. Study of approaches to nursing knowledge development, and major conceptual/theoretical knowledge in nursing. (Lec. 3, Lab. 2) Pre: graduate standing.

503 Advanced Adult Physical Assessment (4)

Expansion of basic nursing health assessment skills, including: comprehensive health history, physical examination and psychological and social assessment. Pre: admission to the graduate nursing program and permission of the instructor; other students may be admitted with permission of instructor.

504 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment (1)

Application of advanced physical and health assessment skills to children. Includes assessment of growth and development, psychosocial, cognitive and physical well being of children of all age groups. Pre: admission to the family nurse practitioner program, previous or concurrent enrollment in 503, and permission of instructor.

505 Nursing Research (3)

An overview and analysis of current research in nursing with special focus on patient care. Students will design a research project. (Seminar) Pre: a course in statistics, credit or concurrent enrollment in 500, or permission of instructor.

506 (or THN 506) Independent Study (1-6)

Intensive study of a specific area of interest, a problem or issue in nursing under guidance of the faculty. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of graduate faculty or coordinator of thanatology.

507 Theories of Practice for Nursing (3)

Analysis of general theories of practice for nursing and their applicability to various areas of clinical practice. (Seminar) Pre: 500 or permission of instructor.

508 Physical Assessment of Older Adults (1)

Applying a developmental framework, expands and refines history taking and physical exam techniques learned in 503 and utilizes additional assessment tools to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of older adult clients. (Lec. 1) Pre: concurrent or prior completion of 503 and permission of instructor.

509 Advanced Assessment for Acute Care NP Practice (2)

Expands and refines history taking, physical assessment and documentation techniques for comprehensive evaluations of acutely and critically ill adults. Pre: Admission to the Nurse Practitioner program, 503 and permission of the instructor.

510 Nursing Leadership in the Health Policy Process (3)

Study of nurses’ participation in the health policy process. Focus on theories for the development of nursing leaders. Analysis and application of creative nursing strategies for the enhancement of health care. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the M.S. program in nursing.

511 Advanced Mental Health Nursing I (3)

Investigation of theories of healthy and psychopathological patterns of individual behavior from a mental health perspective. (Seminar) Pre: 500 and credit or concurrent enrollment in 512.

512 Practicum in Advanced Mental Health Nursing I (3)

Field experience to develop competence in the practice of advanced mental health nursing. Emphasis on application of relevant theories in solving individuals’ mental health problems. (Practicum) Pre: 500 and concurrent enrollment in 511.

515 Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (3)

Field experience to further develop clinical competence in the practice of mental health nursing. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of intervention strategies based on knowledge of psychiatric illness. (Practicum ) Pre: 511, 512.

516 Advanced Mental Health Nursing II (3)

Theoretical analysis of current modes of advanced mental health intervention in order to explain strategies for solution of family, group, and community problems. (Seminar) Pre: 511, 512, and concurrent enrollment in 514.

517 Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing III (3)

Field experience to develop clinical competence in the practice of advanced mental health nursing in providing client care, consultation, education, and research. (Practicum) Pre: 515.

519 Psychophamacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

Integration of psychopharmacotherapeutics and decision making with human pathophysiology utilizing case management approach to prescription of medications. Discussion of legal, ethical, and professional issues related to advanced practice role. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing in nursing or permission of instructor.

520 Graduate Study Seminar (1)

A seminar designed to facilitate the synthesis and examination of information learned in the master 's program about nursing knowledge development, advancement of nursing practice, and leadership role development. (Seminar) Pre: completion of 30 graduate program credits and concurrent enrollment in the final sequence of concentration courses. S/U /credit.

523 (or THN 523) Contemporary Thanatology (3)

Interdisciplinary approach to trends, problems, theories, and strategies in thanatology. Explores effects of professional’s personal beliefs and attitudes on care provided to dying clients across the life span and their families. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

524 (or THN 524) Exploring Loss Through Creative Arts Therapy (3)

Exploration and assessment of the merits of incorporating creative arts processes (imagery, story, metaphor, music, and movement) with individuals who are experiencing loss, grief, and dying. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

525 (or THN 525) Spirituality of Loss and Death for the Helping Professions (3)

Examination of major belief systems and spirituality during loss, death, and grief. Emphasis on spiritual issues and ethnicity, culture, gender, and developmental stage. Role of professional dealing with spiritual concerns. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

526 (or THN 526) Loss Across the Life Span (3)

Content provides a basis both for personal development and professional growth. Personal experience, selected readings, and personal reflections will provide direction for examining the multidimensional aspects of loss. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

527 Symptom Management in End-of-Life Care /(3)

Principles of nursing care at the end-of-life. Strategies for assessing and managing symptoms along with complementary therapies across age groups. (Lec. 3) Pre: senior standing in nursing or registered nurse (others by permission of instructor).

529 (or THN 529) Special Topics in Nursing (1-3)

Selected areas of study pertinent to loss, dying, and grief. Instruction may be offered in class seminar or clinical settings according to specific needs and purposes. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic. (Seminar) Pre: baccalaureate degree or senior standing with permission of instructor.

531 Primary Health Care Nursing I (3)

Theoretical knowledge and skills for the development of nursing strategies in analyzing, managing, and preventing health-related problems common to primary health care clients. (Seminar) Pre: 500, 503, and 504.

532 Practicum in Primary Health Care Nursing I (3)

Clinical application of theoretical knowledge and skills as presented in 531. Service learning. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 531.

533 Primary Health Care Nursing II (3)

Theoretical study for the development of increased nursing competency in primary care practice. Emphasis on health care strategies to assist individuals and families in coping with health-related problems. (Seminar) Pre: 531, 532, and concurrent enrollment in 534.

534 Practicum in Primary Health Care Nursing II (6)

Application of theoretical knowledge and skills for the development of nursing strategies for health promotion and management of health-related problems common to families. (Practicum) Pre: 531, 532, and concurrent enrollment in 533.

535 (or PHT 535) Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

An in-depth study of pathophysiological phenomena across the life span from the biological life processes perspective. Clinical decision making based on the synthesis of this knowledge and current research findings will be explored. (Lec. 3) Pre for nursing students: admission to graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor; PHT 500 and 1st year standing in the D.P.T. program for physical therapy students.

538 Learning Theories and Strategies for Health Professionals (3)

The study of selected learning theories and strategies and their application in health professions. Emphasis will be on expanding the scope of teaching as professionals. (Lec. 3) Pre: 500 or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2013.

539 Application of Learning Theories in Professional Practice (3)

Field project in the application of learning theories and strategies in professional practice. Emphasis on gaining knowledge of the application of strategies and outcome evaluation in practice and educational settings. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 538 or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered spring 2013.

541 Advanced Study of Teaching in Nursing Education and Practice (3)

Advanced study of educational theories and strategies having application in nursing education and practice. Emphasis will be on role development, instructional design, methods, and evaluation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 507, 539, or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered 2011-12.

542 Practicum in Nursing Education and Practice (6)

A field experience designed to develop competence in teaching. Emphasis is placed on the instructional design component and the utilization of strategies based on theoretical knowledge. (Practicum) Pre: permission of instructor or credit or concurrent enrollment in 541. In alternate years. Next offered 2011-12.

549 Evidence-Based Strategies in Health Care Program Evaluation (3)

Analysis and application of evidenced-based methods, translation of research into practice, and evaluation of practice to improve health care outcomes. (Lec. 3)

550 Theoretical Study of the Clinical Nurse Leader Role (3)

In-depth study of concepts of leadership central to hospital-based, unit level practice of the CNL: advanced organizational communication, horizontal leadership, lateral integration of care, role analysis and implementation. (Seminar) Pre: 505, 507, 510 or permission of instructor.

551 Theoretical Study of Nursing Administration/Leadership /(3)

Study of concepts, theories and strategies underpinning planning, decision-making and quality improvement activities in health care administration/leadership. Emphasis on theories, concepts, and issues that explain and advance strategies in nursing administration. (Seminar) Pre: 505, 507, two restricted electives, or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered 2011-12.

552 Practicum in Nursing Administration (6)

Field experience in nursing administration. Emphasis on role development and the examination, development, and implementation of strategies in nursing administration. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 551. In alternate years. Next offered 2011-12.

555 Advanced Gerontological Nursing I (3)

Study of the theories of aging, age-related changes, and health needs of healthy older adults and those with minimal functional limitations using problem-strategy-theory approaches to nursing knowledge. (Seminar) Pre: 500 or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered 2011-12.

556 Practicum in Advanced Gerontological Nursing I (3)

Study of major problems and issues in advanced gerontological nursing through provision of nursing care to healthy older adults and those with minimal functional limitations. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 555. In alternate years. Next offered 2011-12.

557 Advanced Gerontological Nursing II (3)

Analysis of theoretical and empirical knowledge necessary for care of frail older adults and those with complex health problems and functional limitations within acute and long-term care settings. (Seminar) Pre: 505, 507, 556. In alternate years. Next offered 2012-13.

558 Practicum in Advanced Gerontological Nursing II (6)

Development, evaluation, and revision of theory-based strategies for selected nursing problems through provision of nursing care to older adults with multiple chronic and acute illnesses and functional limitations. (Practicum) Pre: previous or concurrent enrollment in 557. In alternate years. Next offered 2012-13.

561 Gerontological Nurse Practitioner I (3)

Theories of aging, age-related changes, and health problems of older adults focusing on assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic and preventive strategies with healthy older adults and those with minimal functional limitations. (Lec. 3) Pre: 500, 508, and permission of instructor.

562 Gerontological Nurse Practitioner I Practicum /(3)

Application of theoretical knowledge and skills for development of gerontological nurse practitioner strategies emphasizing health promotion and illness management of healthy older adults, those with minimal functional limitations, and families. (Practicum). Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 561 or permission of instructor.

563 Gerontological Nurse Practitioner II (3)

Theoretical knowledge and skills for development of strategies for care of older adults with complex health problems and functional limitations, at the individual, family, group, organization, and community level. (Lec. 3) Pre: 562.

564 Gerontological Nurse Practitioner II Practicum (6)

Development of gerontological nurse practitioner competency in care of older adults with complex health problems and functional limitations focusing on strategies at the individual, family, group, organization, and community level. (Practicum) Pre: previous or concurrent enrollment in 563.

565 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner I: Adult (3)

Didactic knowledge and clinical decision-making skills necessary to manage health conditions common to the acutely or critically ill adult in emergency departments, acute and critical care units. Pre: admission to the acute care area of emphasis within the nurse practitioner program; 509 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with 566.

566 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum I: Adult (3)

Application of clinical decision-making skills necessary to the management of adults who are acutely or critically ill in hospital emergency, acute, and critical care units. Pre: 509 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with 565.

567 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner II: Adult (3)

This course builds on the principles learned in ACNP I. The focus is on the management of chronic illness exacerbations in adults who require care in a sub-acute, acute or critical care setting, using principles of family-centered care. Pre: 566 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with 568.

568 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum II: Adult (6)

Individually precepted clinical experiences with the focus on developing management skills in the care of adults with exacerbations of chronic illnesses who are hospitalized in acute care facilities. Pre: 566 and permission of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with 567.

571 Theoretical Study of Well Women’s Health Care (3)

A study of major theories, client issues, and nurse-midwifery strategies used in the care of well women seeking gynecological health care. (Seminar) Pre: 500.

572 Practicum: Theoretical Study of Well Women’s Health Care (3)

Clinical application of the theoretical knowledge and interventions in the care of well women in ambulatory health care settings. (Practicum) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 571.

573 Theoretical Study of the Childbearing Woman and Her Family (3)

Within a systems perspective, theories are utilized to examine client issues related to the normal childbirth experience. Knowledge and skills relevant to nurse-midwifery strategies of normal childbirth are emphasized. (Seminar) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 571, 572; concurrent enrollment in 574.

574 Practicum: Theoretical Study of the Childbearing Woman and Her Family (3)

Theoretical application of nurse-midwifery strategies during the normal childbirth experience. Knowledge and skills relevant to patient care are emphasized. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 573.

575 Advanced Practice: Collaborative Nurse-Midwifery (3)

Within a systems perspective, theories are utilized to examine client issues of the at-risk childbirth experience. Expanded nurse-midwifery strategies related to collaborative practice within the community are emphasized. (Seminar) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 576.

576 Advanced Practice: Collaborative Nurse-Midwifery Practicum (6)

Field study of the clinical application of theoretical knowledge and skills in the at-risk childbirth experience. Use of collaborative practice and the management process within communities is emphasized. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 575.

577 Practice and Integration of Nurse-Midwifery (5)

Comprehensive and practical application of clinical skills and theoretical knowledge in nurse-midwifery. Complete integration of the nurse-midwifery role with the client, family, and community. (Practicum) Pre: 575 and 576.

582 Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

Integration of pharmacotherapeutic and decision-making theories with human pathophysiology. Case management approach to the prescription of medications in primary health care across the life span. (Lec. 3) Pre: matriculation into master 's program in nursing or permission of instructor.

584 Psychopharmacotherapeutics for Child/Adolescent APRNs (3)

Integration of psychopharmacotherapeutics and decision-making theories with human pathophysiology utilizing case management approach to prescription of medications. Discussion of ethical, legal, professional issues related to APRN role. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

585 Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I (3)

Theoretical knowledge and skills for assessing, preventing, and diagnosing common clinical problems emergent in the practice of child and adolescent advanced psychiatric mental health nursing. (Lec. 3) Pre: 500 and 584; 586 must be taken concurrently.

586 Practicum in Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I (3)

Clinical practicum to develop competence in the assessment and diagnosis of children and adolescents with psychiatric mental health problems. (Lab. 9) 585 must be taken concurrently.

587 Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II (3)

Analysis and evaluation of theories and concepts that serve as the basis for psychiatric mental health nursing strategies for children and adolescents who present with complex psychiatric mental health problems. (Lec. 3) Pre: 586; 588 must be taken concurrently.

588 Practicum in Advanced Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II (6)

A clinical practicum to develop competence in the treatment of children and adolescents with complex psychiatric mental health problems. (Lab. 9) 587 must be taken concurrently.

590 Directed Study/Practice in Advanced Clinical Nursing (1-6)

In-depth and supervised clinical practice in a specialized area of nursing. (Independent Study) Service learning. May be repeated with different topic.Pre: graduate standing and permission of graduate faculty.

601 Foundations of Nursing Science (3)

Analysis of the nature of nursing knowledge from the historical and epistemological perspectives. Focus on examination of theoretical, ethical, and methodological foundations of the development of nursing science and nursing practice. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in Ph.D. or D.N.P. program in nursing.

602 Construction of Nursing Theory I: Inductive Process (4)

Study of inductive approaches to generating theory relevant to nursing science. Examination of multidisciplinary strategies for generation of theory from field data. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the Ph.D. program in nursing, 601, or permission of instructor.

603 Construction of Nursing Theory II: Deductive Process (3)

Study of deductive theory-building as applied to nursing science. Focus on the nature of deductive theories and the application of deductive process to nursing theory construction. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in the Ph.D. program in nursing, 601, or permission of instructor.

621 Nursing Theory and Research in the Client Domain (3)

In-depth, comparative analysis of existing nursing theories and research relevant to the client domain. Development of a research proposal for validation of a selected nursing theory. (Seminar) Pre: doctoral standing in nursing and completion of core courses in nursing.

631 Nursing Theory and Research in the Client-Nurse Domain (3)

Study of theoretical and research work in the client-nurse domain. Formulation and testing of hypotheses dealing with client-nurse phenomena. (Seminar) Pre: doctoral standing in nursing and completion of core courses in nursing.

641 Nursing Theory and Research in the Practice Domain (3)

In-depth analysis of theoretical and research work in the nursing domain of practice. The expansion and refinement of knowledge for nurse-system phenomena of the practice domain. (Seminar) Pre: doctoral standing in nursing and completion of core courses in nursing.

651 Advanced Methods in Nursing Research I (3)

In-depth study of approaches used in qualitative research including philosophical underpinnings and research design, and their potential application to knowledge development in nursing practice. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in Ph.D. or D.N.P. program in nursing, advanced statistics course, or permission of instructor.

652 Advanced Methods in Nursing Research II (3)

In-depth study of application of theories and methods in sampling, research design, data collection, and data analysis for quantitative and evaluative research in nursing. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in Ph.D. or D.N.P. program in nursing, 651, or permission of instructor.

653 Measurement and Instrument Development in Nursing Research (3)

In-depth study of theories and methods relevant to measurement and instrument development for nursing and health sciences. Emphasis on measurement as an ongoing process of successive approximation, refinement, and validation. (Seminar) Pre: completion of 652 or permission of instructor.

660 Philosophical Foundations for Health Care Research (3)

Presentation of the historical and philosophical basis of contemporary health care research. (Seminar) Pre: enrollment in Ph.D. or D.N.P. program in nursing, or permission of instructor.

671 Role Development in Nursing Research (3)

In-depth examination of the role of the nurse researcher as a member of a multidisciplinary team and in academia. Emphasis on theories and issues related to researcher role development. (Seminar) Pre: doctoral standing in nursing, 601, 602 or 603, and 660.

680 Informatics in Health Care Settings (3)

Theory and application of nursing science, computer science and information science for decision making, practice management and communication in health care settings. (Lec. 3) Pre: D.N.P. enrollment or permission of instructor.

686 Doctor of Nursing Practice Role Development (1-6)

Implement the role of the doctorally prepared advanced practice nurse in selected clinical settings. Practicum experiences will be related to research, informatics, leadership, evidence-based practice, and health care policy. Pre: enrollment in D.N.P. program and concurrent enrollment in NUR 549, 651, 652, 680, 688 or HDF 527, or permission of instructor. May be repeated with a different focus for a maximum of 6 credits.

688 D.N.P. Capstone Practicum and Project (7)

A synthesis of prior practicums in the student’s area of interest, applying theoretical knowledge and research findings at the individual, professional, organizational, and societal levels culminating in a final written and defendable capstone project. Pre: MBA 540, HDF 527, and 5 credits of NUR 686; concurrent enrollment in NUR 686.

699 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

995 Reading and Research in Nursing (1-6)

Advanced work by individual student on a selected issue in nursing under the direction of a faculty member. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing. S/U credit.


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