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Nursing Courses

Faculty | Master's | Doctoral | Courses


All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

603 Theoretical Components of Nursing Science
Major approaches to theory development in the profession. Analysis of nursing the-ory and theories from related disciplines, to develop conceptual models for clinical practice. Limited to Nursing majors.

610 Primary Care of Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
Evaluation of theory and research in the practice of primary care nursing with culturally diverse populations of children, adolescents, and young adults. Common health problems affecting this population presented with a focus on the health promotion and management of health disruptions. Social problems, health care policies, and practices which affect the delivery of primary health care emphasized.

615 Advanced Pathophysiology
Concepts and theories related to disorders of physiological processes which result in health alterations in the child and the adult. Alterations in normal body functions leading to disease and discomfort of the individual presented within an organizing framework. Clinical inferences from concepts and theories of pathophysiology and pharmacology presented in relation to clinical nursing practice in primary care.

620 Primary Care of Middle Aged and Older Adults
Evaluation of theory and research in the practice of primary care nursing with culturally diverse populations of middle aged and older adults. Common health problems affecting this population presented with a focus on the health promotion and management of health disruptions. Social problems, health care policies, and practices which affect the delivery of primary health care emphasized.

630 Research Methodology in Nursing
Examines the relationship among research, theories, and advanced nursing practice. Emphasizes research participation and advanced research utilization, including research evaluation, practice outcomes, clinical application of research, and problem identification.

640 Advanced Public Health Nursing I
Focus on analyzing health problems and solutions as they occur in the local, national, and global community. Use of community assessment techniques, and environmental and population characteristics to systematically examine geographical, sociocultural, political and economic perspectives in order to increase the effectiveness of the delivery of health services.

642 Teaching in Nursing
The dynamic and creative processes involved in the preparation of students for competent, reflective nursing practice. Philosophies, theories, methodologies, and trends in nursing education.

660 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing with Individuals
Selected concepts, theories, and research related to advanced practice nursing with individuals with mental health care needs.

665 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing with Groups
Selected concepts, theories, and research related to group dynamics and advanced practice nursing with groups with mental health care needs.

670 Family Systems and Interventions in Nursing
Selected concepts, theories, and research related to family dynamics and advanced practice nursing with families with mental health care needs.

680 Consultation for Advanced Practice Nurses
Selected concepts, theories, and research related to advanced practice nursing consultation.

690A Living with Chronic Health Problems Across the Lifespan
Critical analysis of the literature from arts and sciences on self-management, symptom management, and other theoretical models for living with chronic health problems.

690C Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
Classroom and laboratory practice and case-based approaches to health assessment and differential diagnosis of common health problems for diverse groups. Must be taken concurrently with NURSING 698A.

690D Advanced Pharmacology
Principles of pharmacology for classes of drugs commonly used in various healthcare practices.

690I Healthcare Quality
Contemporary quality-of-care issues in health care policy, research, and delivery systems and national initiatives to improve outcomes of care for individuals and populations.

690L Leadership in Public Health Systems
Course and field work focus on leadership theory, development, and competencies of contemporary public health leaders. The application of health policy as integral to the leadership role.

690T Curriculum Development, Evaluation and Processes in Nursing
Focuses on developing knowledge and skills of nurse educators in applying principles of curriculum development, evaluation, and related processes in nursing education.

691 Special Topics Master’s Research Seminar or Project
Students participate with expert faculty in research on a variety of topics selected by the faculty.

696 Independent Study

698 Seminar and Practica
Supervised practica provide clinical experience in the student’s area of specialization.

698A Practicum for Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
This first supervised clinical practicum affords graduate students, in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, the opportunity to practice health assessment at the highest level for diverse clients with varied needs.

698T Practicum: Teaching
A precepted experience focusing on processes involved in preparing students for competent, reflective nursing practice. Philosophies, theories, methodologies, and trends in nursing education as applied to clinical teaching.

699 Master’s Thesis (or 697)
Prerequisite: NURSING 630. Credit, 6.

704 Health Disparities and Social Justice
Using group discussion, research, and community-based assignments, students explore the historical dimensions leading to health disparities, social injustice, and concepts of marginalization, poverty, race, class, and gender.

790D Pharmacotherapy Management
A case-based course integrating principles of pharmacology to construct, implement, and evaluate optimal pharmacotherapeutic regimens commonly observed in various healthcare settings to prepare the practitioner for prescriptive authority.

790G Research Translation in Nursing
Models and methods of research translation in nursing including research dissemination and implementation, program planning and evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, and preparation of research translation grant proposal.

790I Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Individuals II
Evaluation of theory and research as it applies to the practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing of individuals with selected serious and persistent psychiatric disorders.

790J Informatics for Nursing Practice
Provides students with essential knowledge and skills to utilize information systems/technology to improve and transform healthcare systems and provide leadership within healthcare systems and/or academic settings.

790P Advanced Public Health Nursing II
Incorporates the scope of advanced practice public health nursing (APPHN) and requisite competencies to analyze public health nursing interventions within the context of community preventive services for public health problems.

797D Intermediate Biostatistics
Statistical techniques frequently used in health sciences research and the use of analytic software to create, manage, and analyze data on personal computers.

798 Advanced Seminar and Practicum
Supervised advanced practica provide intensive clinical experience in the student’s area of specialization. Credit, 6.

890C DNP Capstone Course
The implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and dissemination of a theoretically based research translation project designed as a programmatic intervention to address a clinical practice problem.

898 DNP Practicum: Immersion Experience
An intensive immersion opportunity for students to further enhance and integrate their prior learning and to gain experience with designated DNP essential and specialty competencies.

Courses Required of All Students in the Ph.D. Program

Prerequisites to all courses are a baccalaureate or a master’s degree in nursing and admission to the program. Doctoral nursing students must complete a minimum of 57 credit hours including coursework in nursing knowledge and theory development, research and statistics, cognates and electives, and credits for the dissertation. Post-baccalaureate students must take an additional 24 credits distributed across nursing, cognates, and statistics. Students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination, dissertation proposal defense, and defense of the completed dissertation.

700 Philosophy of Science: Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science
Prepares doctoral students to systematically analyze epistemological, ontological, and metatheoretical perspectives in the philosophy of science, while also considering the implications for scientific inquiry, theory development, and knowledge development in nursing.

710 Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research
Advanced study of designs, methods, instrumentation, and measurement for quantitative nursing research. Students develop a research prospectus.

720 State of the Discipline of Nursing
A critical examination of the current state of knowledge in the discipline. Students analyze, evaluate, and synthesize selected aspects of this knowledge.

730 Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research
Advanced study of major qualitative research designs and methods used to build substantive knowledge in nursing. Emphasis placed upon experiential learning of methods and techniques to design studies and generate, analyze, and interpret data.

810 Advanced Nursing Research
Seminar designed to assist students in the preparation of a research proposal for the federal sector.

820 Emerging Nursing Theories
A critical analysis of the writings of selected nurse theorists. Includes development and application of criteria for developing theory in nursing science.

870 Role of the Scholar as Leader: Policy, Issues and Role Preparation
A seminar to synthesize leadership and policy central to the scholarly role of nurse scientist, leader, and educator and that influence the future of nursing and health care. Opportunities provided for field experiences and development of a mentoring relationship.

899 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit, 18.