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NURSING (NU)
 
NU 101 Freshman Seminar in Nursing 2 cr
The purpose of this course is to introduce the unique requirements and opportunities of professional nursing to beginning students who have declared nursing as their major and are considering nursing as a major. The course focuses on the value of higher education as a base for a career in nursing and develops an awareness of activities and support services available within the University to enhance student success. Academic rules and regulations and policies related to admission, progression, and graduation in the University and College are discussed.
     
NU 300 Foundations of Professional Nursing 4 cr
The purpose of the course is to provide students the opportunity to appraise theories, concepts, evidence, issues and trends in promoting the health of an adult-geron population experiencing commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the use of the nursing process and other systematic approaches to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion and maintenance activities, illness care, and rehabilitation with adults in a variety of acute and community settings. Pre-requisites: NU 311, NU 325, NU 327, HSC 342, HSC 343. Co-requisite: NU 301.
 
NU 301 Foundations of Professional Nursing Clinical 3 cr
Application of concepts and theories related to health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation with an adult-geron population experiencing commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is the role of the professional nurse and on the use of the nursing process with an adult-geron population in a variety of acute and community based settings. Pre-requisite: NU 325, NU 327, HSC 343. Co-requisite: NU 300.
 
NU 304 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing (W) 3 cr
This course surveys the research process. Its focus is on research, the methods for critiquing research, and ethical and legal implications. Emphasis is on the importance of research to nursing practice and the development of critical consumers of nursing research. Pre-requisites: NU 300, NU 301, HSC 332.
 
NU 311 Clinical Nursing Skills 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to acquire basic nursing care skills. The emphasis is on the responsibilities of the professional nurse in ensuring quality and safety. Students are introduced to simulation as an approach to sharpen clinical reasoning and communication skills in a safe environment. Pre-requisites: Admission to professional component or special permission of instruction. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: NU 325, NU 327, HSC 343.
 
NU 325 Health Assessment 3 cr
The purpose of the course is to provide students the opportunity to acquire basic nursing assessment skills. The emphasis is on the assessment skills of the whole person, including physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual aspects of persons from all stages of life. Students will learn skills associated with obtaining a health history and performing health assessments across the lifespan. Pre-requisite: Admission to professional component or special permission of instructor.
 
NU 327 Pathophysiological Basis of Nursing 3 cr
The purpose of the course is to provide students the opportunity to acquire the theory and evidence applicable to the physiology and alterations in physiology of individuals across the lifespan. The emphasis of this course is alterations in cardiovascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, immune, neurological, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems. Pre-requisite: Admission to professional component or special permission of instructor.
     
NU 390 Special Topics 1-4 cr
Study of a significant topic or problem in Nursing and the Health Professions. Course may be repeated for a total of four credits.
 
NU 394 Directed Study 1-4 cr
Individual study in a nursing area chosen in consultation with instructor.
     
NU 404 Evidence-Based Practice and Informatics 3 cr
This course is designed for Registered Nurse students to apply principles of research, evidence-based practice (EBP) and informatics to practice problems. The focus of the course is interpreting and incorporating research for the improvement of health care. Assignments relate EBP through practice integrated experiences. Emphasis is on critical appraisal of research and use of data in quality improvement.
 
NU 410 Concepts of Professional Nursing (W) 6 cr
A bridge course for the Registered Nurse student. Focus on the philosophy of the College of Nursing and on selected theories and concepts integrated throughout the curriculum. Emphasis is on professional nursing roles and strategies for health promotion and maintenance with individuals, families, and groups. Requires registered nurse licensure and admission to RN to BSN track.
 
NU 412 Decision Making and Delegation in
Nursing Practice
4 cr
The purpose of the course is to provide students the opportunity to continue their personal leadership development within the context of providing professional nursing care to patients and families across the lifespan. Decision-making, delegation, and motivation competencies are emphasized. Pre-requisites: AHN 447, AHN 448. Co-requisites: NU 414, NU 460.
 
NU 414 Issues and Trends in Health Care 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expose students to a comprehensive array of current issues and trends affecting nursing and health care. Emphasis is on the development of a current nursing workforce. National interest areas such as patient safety, etc. are a primary focus. Pre-requisites: AHN 447, AHN 448. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: CMN 420, CMN 421. Co-requisites: NU 412, NU 460.
 
NU 415 Seminar in Issues and Trends 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to introduce Registered Nurse students to a comprehensive array of current issues and trends affecting nursing and health care in society. Emphasis is on the development of professional nursing contributions to the changing healthcare environment. The focus is on comprehending factors affecting policy generation and implementation. Pre-requisites: Completion of all non-nursing Pre-requisites.
 
NU 422 Healthcare Leadership and Collaboration 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to continue the professional development of Registered Nurse students through initiation leadership and collaborative roles in healthcare or community settings. The course focuses on professionalism, leadership roles and functions, management strategies, and emerging trends in nursing and health care. The emphasis of the course is on the professional nurse as a leader in improving health care. Activities include a practice integrated experience application of quality improvement process to promote optimal health care delivery.
 
NU 425 Health Assessment across the Lifespan 3 cr
The purpose of the course is to provide Registered Nurse students the opportunity to validate and improve nursing assessment skills. Emphasis is on skill sets necessary for assessment of the whole person, including physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual aspects across the lifespan. The emerging role of genomics as a primary element of health history will be explored. Students will demonstrate practice integrated skills of obtaining a health history, performing physical assessments, and completion of comprehensive health assessments for health promotion and maintenance.
 
NU 427 Pathophysiology and Genomics 3 cr
The purpose of the course is to provide Registered Nurse students the opportunity to acquire the theory and evidence applicable to the physiology and alterations in physiology of individuals across the lifespan. The emphasis of this course is alterations in cardiovascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, immune, neurological, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems. Special attention is given to emerging evidence regarding genomics and its contribution to understanding of pathophysiology.
 
NU 460 Practicum 5 cr
Culminating clinical practice course to provide students an in-depth learning experience in a selected area of nursing practice. The leadership, management, and caregiver roles of the professional nurse with patients and their families in a selected area of nursing practice is emphasized. Students are assigned to nurse preceptors and with faculty guidance focus on leadership and management, and application of the nursing process theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for patients in a variety of preceptorship placements in acute and community settings. Pre-requisites: AHN 447, AHN 448. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: CMN 420, CMN 421. Co-requisites: NU 412, NU 414.

 

NU 461 Integration of Professional Practice
(Writing Course)
4 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the Registered Nurses learning activity draws on prior work in evidence-based practice leadership to create a substantive activity contributing to health need or problem.
 
NU 490 Special Topics 1-4 cr
Study of a significant topic or problem in nursing and the health professions. This course may be repeated for a total of four credits.
 
NU 499 NU Honors Senior Project-H 1-6 cr
The purpose of the course is to provide students the opportunity to investigate scholarly undergraduate research, service-learning, or study abroad experiences resulting in development of the written honors thesis. Nursing Honors Program requires special permission.
 
NU 500 Child and Adolescent Mental Health 1-3 cr
Provides students with an introduction to the normal child and family dynamics as well as introduces them to specific psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents and nursing interventions. Content includes specific psychiatric disorders and interventions within the framework of growth and development and family dynamics.
 
NU 501 Social Dynamics of Nursing 1-3 cr
Investigation of the influence of selected ideas, individuals, issues, and events that shape contemporary nursing.
 
NU 518 Advanced Nursing Assessment 3 cr
This course is designed to further develop the student's advanced knowledge and skills for obtaining and recording a systematic health history and advanced physical examination of individuals and families across the lifespan. The course involves the synthesis of nursing, biologic, psychologic, and sociocultural knowledge and theories as applied to the findings obtained in the comprehensive health assessment. The central objective is the development of cognitive and clinical skills needed to provide comprehensive care to individuals of all ages in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings.
 
NU 520 Clinical Concepts and CNS Role II 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge acquired in previous courses to the CNS role. The course focuses on the CNS's spheres of influence on health care incorporating the perspectives of social justice, fiscal stewardship, client advocacy, and evidence based practice. The emphasis is on maximizing the students' ability to identify problems, manage resources and fiscal outcomes, design and select therapeutic interventions, and evaluate products and devices for use with patients and health team members from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Potential for contributions and entrepreneurial opportunities within nursing will be addressed. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: NU 524, NU 608, NU 610, NU 613.
 
NU 524 Clinical Concepts and CNS Role I 3 cr
Continued analysis and evaluation of advanced clinical concepts and the role of nursing in providing evidenced based care to facilitate positive health outcomes. Pre-requisites: NU 545, NU 578, NU 518. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: NU 607, AHN 525, MCN 525, MCN 527.
 
NU 530 Accelerated MSN Advanced Health Assessment 4 cr
Bridge course for the Accelerated MSN track. Advanced nursing assessment of the whole person including physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual assessment of the adult and child. Emphasis is on the development of skill in obtaining and recording a comprehensive health history and performing health assessment for individuals from diverse heritages across the lifespan.
 
NU 531 Accelerated MSN Advanced Pathophysiology 4 cr
Bridge course for the Accelerated MSN track. Focuses on pathophysiology and cellular physiology theory and research of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, immune, neurological, integumentary, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems. This course provides students with a foundation for providing nursing care to persons having acute, chronic and long-term health care problems.
 
NU 532 Accelerated MSN Advanced Pharmacology 4 cr
Bridge course for the Accelerated MSN track. Advanced clinical application of drug therapy and concepts relating to the mechanism of drug actions, interactions, and adverse reactions, including immunologic-idiosyncratic-allergic drug responses. Emphasis on pharmacokinetics, cultural/ethnic considerations, dosage, methods of administration, and adverse effects according to major classifications. Current research in pharmacology is also incorporated in course content.
 
NU 535 Clinical Nurse Leader Role
and Competencies
3 cr
The purpose of this course is to explore the role and function of the clinical nurse leader. The course focuses on the implementation of the role that will vary across settings and facilities. The emphasis is on evidence-based practice and knowledge and skills that CNL requires for successful enactment of the role. Co-requisite: NU 536. Pre-requisites: NU 607, NU 518, NU 530, NU 531 or NU 545, NU 522 or NU 578.
 
NU 536 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I 5 cr
The purpose of this first of two capstone Clinical Nurse Leader courses is to provide students an in-depth preceptor-based clinical experience in a selected area of nursing practice. The focus of the course is on the CNL as caregiver, leader, and care manager. Emphasis is on the application of the nursing process, theories, concepts, research, issues and trends in providing care in complex patient situations and managing the care of a group of patients. Co-requisite: NU 535. Pre-requisites: NU 607, NU 518, NU 530, NU 531. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: NU 545, NU 578 or NU 532 can be taken at the same time.
 
NU 537 Clinical Nurse Leader Synthesis 3 cr
The purpose of this culminating synthesis course for the CNL role is to provide students an opportunity to analyze and evaluate actual CNL practice patterns. The course focuses on continuing to build the students competencies in clinical decision making, problem identification, resource management, and outcome measurement for a selected patient population at the point of care. The emphasis is on working with patients and health team members from diverse cultural or ethnic backgrounds, and accountability for coordination, delegation and supervision of care within a multidisciplinary team. Co-requisite: NU 538. Pre-requisites: NU 607, NU 608, NU 610, NU 613, NU 535, NU 536.
 
NU 538 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II 4 cr
The purpose of this second of two capstone Clinical Nurse Leader courses is to provide students an immersion experience in the CNL role in a selected area of nursing practice. The focus of the course is to further develop CNL competencies with emphasis on team leading and building, advocacy, communication, resource and outcomes management, and evidence-based practice. Co-requisite: NU 537. Pre-requisites: NU 535, NU 536.
 
NU 539 Introduction to Nursing Informatics 1-3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the student an introduction to nursing informatics and the evolving importance of the application and evaluation of information technology in nursing and health care. The emphasis of the course is to provide the students the expertise and knowledge to function effectively in the modern health care information technology (IT) environment.
 
NU 545 Physio-Pathological Basis of Advanced Nursing 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide the advanced practice nurse with knowledge of normal physiology and alterations in physiology in individuals across the life span. The focus is theory and research applicable to organ systems and cellular events. Emphasis is on regulatory and compensatory functions in health and in pathophysiological conditions.
 
NU 552 Human Sexuality and Nursing 3 cr
Focus is on the development of a theoretical basis for advanced nursing practice with clients having sexual concerns. Emphasis is on developing self awareness and on strategies for advanced nursing practice.
 
NU 556 Informatics and Quality of Care Improvement 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to focus on quality improvement models and methods which will use client outcome measures across a broad range of health care settings. Emphasis will be placed on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methods and their relationships with current health care systems. Pre-requisites: NU 539, ISC 527 or ISC 560, ISC 545 or ISC 562, NU 506, NU 507, NU 508, NU 513, NU 565. Co-requisite: NU 557
     
NU 557 Clinical Informatics Practicum I 2 cr
This clinical course allows students to integrate concepts and theories in clinical informatics in selected health care settings. This practicum offers students an opportunity to work closely with a health care vendor and integrate concepts/theories in clinical informatics. Additionally students will begin in learn how to configure and customize operating systems. Students will also begin to identify their site for Clinical Informatics Practicum II. Pre-requisites: NU 539, ISC 560 or ISC 527, ISC 562 or ISC 545, NU 607 NU 608, NU 610, NU 613, NU 565. Co-requisite: NU 556.
     
NU 558 Seminar in Nursing Informatics 3 cr
This course will provide students the opportunity to discover the responsibilities of the Nursing Informatics Specialist's role by applying legal/ethical concepts to selected case studies in a variety of situations. Co-requisite: NU 559. Pre-requisites: NU 539, NU 556, NU 557, ISC 527 or ISC 560, ISC 545 or ISC 562, NU 506, NU 507, NU 508, NU 513, NU 565.
     
NU 559 Clinical Informatics Practicum II 2 cr
This clinical course allows students to integrate and apply informatics competencies in the nurse informatics specialty roles while working closely with a guided preceptor. This role may take place within a variety of health care settings. Co-requisite: NU 558. Pre-requisites: NU 539, NU 556, NU 557, ISC 527 or ISC 560, ISC 545 or ISC 562, NU 607, NU 608, NU 610, NU 613, NU 565.
 
NU 561 Nursing Administration Concepts and Theory 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for analysis and synthesis of selected theories, issues and trends, and research for the nurse administrator role. Emphasis is placed on development of a framework for practice for the role of nurse administrator, organizational structure, and nursing model in the changing sociopolitical economic environment. Co-requisite: NU 566.
 
NU 562 Nursing Administrative Concepts and
Resource Management Field Study
3 cr
The purpose of this course is to examine concepts and methods of administration applying these concepts and methods in supervised field activities. The focus is identification of health goals and management of physical, financial, and human resources in healthcare systems. Emphasis is on organization leadership, interdisciplinary team functioning, and political collaboration to meet health care needs of vulnerable populations in culturally diverse communities. Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: NU 607.
 
NU 565 Nursing Administration Finance 3 cr
The purpose of this course is synthesis of the fiscal processes in health care systems to include basic accounting, financial decision-making concepts, statement analysis, and information systems in advanced nursing and healthcare management. Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: NU 607. Pre-requisite: NU 562. Co-requisite: HSC 571.
 
NU 566 Nursing Administration Field Study 3 cr
The purpose of this field experience course is to provide students an opportunity to explore and analyze the structure, regulation, and operation of a selected health care system. Focus is on systems organization, and communications analysis in a selected health care organization. Pre-requisite: NU 565. Co-requisite: NU 561.
 
NU 567 Nursing Administration Internship 4 cr
The purpose of this culminating course is to provide a preceptor and faculty facilitated experience in the nurse administrator role with a focus on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Pre-requisite: NU 566. Pre-requisites/Co-requisites: NU 613 and NU 608 and r NU 610. Co-requisite: NU 568.
 
NU 568 Nursing Administration Seminar 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide a forum for the evaluation of issues and trends encountered in health care. Emphasis is on critical analysis and management of these issues by nursing administration. Co-requisite: NU 567.
 
NU 578 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to expand the pharmacological knowledge of the advanced practice nurse. The focus is the selection and monitoring of drug therapy for persons throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapeutics of major drug classifications. Pre-requisite: NU 545.
 
NU 580 Health Care Problems of the Rural South 3 cr
Orientation of health care problems of the rural South. Opportunity to assess, develop, and implement nursing intervention techniques in selected settings.
 
NU 582 Consultation in Nursing Practice 3 cr
Focuses on the steps of the consulting process in advanced nursing practice with an emphasis on assessment, planning and the communication of findings. Theoretical frameworks and models for consultation are analyzed.
 
NU 590 Special Topics 1-6 cr
Study of significant topics or problems in nursing and the health professions. Content will vary. May be repeated.
 
NU 594 Directed Studies 1-9 cr
Directed study under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty.
 
NU 599 Thesis 1-3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity to complete a research study with the guidance of a graduate faculty committee. The focus is on research in advanced nursing practice.
 
NU 604 Project Planning & Development 3 cr
This course assists the student to learn the processes embedded in developing a doctoral synthesis project. The course will address all aspects of project planning and development as a preliminary step to the students' selection of a topic or phenomenon of interest for the project and will incorporate well-built questions, search strategies and outcomes, identification of resources needed, plan for evaluation and dissemination.
 
NU 607 Scientific Underpinnings of Advanced Nursing 3 cr
The course serves as the basis of the practice project by identifying and investigating the various phenomena of interest in the students' practice area. The primary focus of this course is to explore the structure and nature of the science of nursing practice. Students will engage in an evolutionary review of the philosophical and scientific trends in nursing practice and supportive theory development that form the underpinnings of modern nursing such as Systems Theory, Change Theory, Organizational Theories, etc. Findings from this review will be used as the foundation of a concept analysis which will form the basis of individual project to facilitate positive change in health care.
 
NU 608 Evidence Based Practice and
Quality Improvement in Health Care Systems
3 cr
This course explores philosophical and foundational components of evidence-based practice for advance nursing practice. Concepts, models, and methods for developing advanced practice based on best evidence are applied. Developing the well-built question as well as understanding best search strategies are incorporated into this course. A statistical overview provides guidelines for review of research-based evidence, particularly related to the clinical and administrative practice question(s) and outcomes. Outcome evaluation methods are explored.
 
NU 610 Strategic Resource Management in Health Care 3 cr
The purpose of this course is to develop nurse leaders who have the knowledge and skills to influence strategic resource management in health care. The course focuses on major contextual factors and policy triggers that influence health policy making at various levels and their relationship to strategic resource management. The course emphasis is on developing essential competencies in strategic resource management related to a specific area of advanced practice.
 
NU 611 Translating Evidence into Practice Systems 3 cr
This course provides the methodological basis for translating evidence into practice systems in a variety of health care settings. Translating evidence involves locating, evaluating, synthesizing, channeling, applying, and explaining appropriate findings from laboratory and experimental settings to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of nursing care in many different settings. In this course students will use applied techniques with an emphasis on ethics and the protection of human subjects. Pre-requisite: NU 608.
 
NU 612 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3 cr
This course focuses on global, national, regional and local health issues and the policies that stem from those issues across the lifespan with all populations. Health surveillance measures and determinants of health are used to characterize geographical locations and population groups. Effective health promotion and disease and accident prevention strategies are explored. Using an evidence-based practice approach, students develop strategic intervention strategies to address the strategies, including effective means of communicating health information with the public. Bioethical issues related to the distribution of resources and health disparities together with appropriate health education strategies (cultural adaptations and health literacy), and access to care are explored. Pre-requisite: NU 608.
 
NU 613 Organizational and Systems Leadership 3 cr
The course provides a theoretical foundation to advancing leadership in the transformation of healthcare organization, healthcare systems and community-based care. The view of the current health care delivery system is broadened by an analysis of the forces that have shaped the system, including scientific discoveries, technological advances, genetics, social justice issues, and the development of health professions and institutions. Nursing knowledge is influenced by these multiple factors; thus, the course provides students with tools to lead others in meeting the many challenges the health care system brings. Collaboration, relationship building, credibility and modeling are integrated into practice modeling. Innovation and creative change models are analyzed as they relate to leadership competency and leadership skill sets. Emotional intelligence competencies relative to transformation leadership provide a model for analyzing leadership, change, and strategic planning within organizations and population/systems of care delivery. Changes in the roles of health care providers and consumers are assessed from economic, social, organizational, political, ethical, legal, and technological perspectives.
 
NU 615 Program Evaluation and Improvement of
Clinical Outcomes
3 cr
This course provides the DNP student with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and evaluate programs that improve health outcomes. The course focuses on program evaluation frameworks including health standards, outcomes measures, and variance models for specific patient types. The emphasis in the course is on evaluation as a strategic planning tool to achieve positive changes in health status; to initiate quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, to engage in risk anticipation and management, to improve resource utilization and reduce health care costs, and to facilitate organizational and system level changes. Pre-requisites: NU 607, NU 608 and NU 611.
 
NU 616 Data and Decision Making in
Complex Health Care Systems
3 cr
This course focuses on information systems and current technology in the management of health care outcomes. The course prepares the graduate to be proficient in the evaluation and use of technology and information systems appropriate to a specialized area of advanced nursing practice and to use information systems and technology-based resources to support clinical and administrative decision making.
 
NU 617 Residency I 1 cr
The first of three residency courses. The student initiates the DNP role within a selected area of advanced nursing practice. Students work with experts in their field of interest and with a faculty facilitator to refine and initiate their DNP synthesis project. The course focuses on assisting students to identify and explore issues and trends, implementation strategies, and evaluation methodologies for the synthesis project. The residency site will depend upon the student's career trajectory and approval by the facilitating faculty.
 
NU 618

Adult-Geron Acute Care Residency II
(Emergency Specialty)

4 cr
Provides Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner students enrolled in the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care) Dual Role specialty track the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The student, guided by the faculty facilitator, will implement the scholarly doctoral system's change project.
 
NU 619 Adult-Geron Acute Care Residency III
(Emergency Specialty)
4 cr
Final course in residency series as the Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner student who is enrolled in the Advanced Emergency Nursing (Family NP/Adult-Gerontological Acute Care) Dual Role specialty track continues to implement and evaluate project plan. Provides student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The student, guided by the core faculty and advisor completes quality improvement evidence-based system's change project.
 
NU 620 Instructional Design and Technology for
Nurse Educators
3 cr
The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to design and implement instruction for diverse learners, and evaluate the quality and effectiveness of instruction, especially related to cultural sensitivity. Analysis and synthesis of theories and concepts related to instructional design in nursing practice and education is basic to the process. Emphasis is on integrating technology into the design, implementation, and evaluation of instruction that is based on the evidence that supports nursing education as well as the requirements of the institution, the program and accrediting agencies.
 
NU 621 Curriculum and Outcomes Evaluation in
Nursing Education
3 cr
Analysis and synthesis of theories and concepts related to curriculum development and evaluation in nursing. Emphasis is on institutional purposes, goals, nursing curricula, evaluation, and nursing education research.
 
NU 622 Nurse Education Role Synthesis 2 cr
The purpose of this course is to engage the student in an analysis of concepts and theories basic to the nurse educator role in academic and in practice settings. Emphasis is on current issues and trends in nursing education, the role of the DNP nurse educator, and professional, social, political, legal, cultural, and other issues related to nursing education. Pre-requisites: NU 620 and NU 621. Co-requisite: NU 623.
 
NU 623 Nurse Education Role Synthesis Practicum 3 cr
The purpose of this course is the synthesis of nursing education theory in practicum experience. Focus is on the application of nursing education theory in developing, teaching, and evaluating an education unit, exemplifying the nurse educator role, and adhering to institutional and legal guidelines. Pre-requisites: NU 620 and NU 621. Co-requisite: NU 622.
 
NU 656 Nursing Informatics Project
Planning and Development
3 cr
This course assists the Nursing Informatics DNP student to learn the processes embedded in developing a doctoral synthesis project. The course will address all aspects of project planning and development as a preliminary step to the Nursing Informatics student's selection of a topic or phenomenon of interest for the project and will incorporate well-built questions, search strategies and outcomes, identification of resources needed, plan for evaluation and dissemination.
 
NU 657 Nursing Informatics Residency I 3 cr
Theories of leadership, motivation, power, and change are used to influence change in health care organizations. This course will implement evidence-based clinical models and evaluate their effectiveness in health outcomes. The Nursing Informatics student will synthesize, critique, and apply evidence to support quality clinical or organizational practices.
In this mentored and supervised experience, the Nursing Informatics student will work with the primary faculty advisor to complete projects and advance their selected practice area. The Nursing Informatics student will have access to and authority for expanded scope of practice to master the DNP competencies. Residency sites will depend upon the Nursing Informatics student's career trajectory and approval by collaborating faculty. During the residency semester, student must participate in scheduled scholarly seminars online. A total of 180 clinical hours of direct practice/management is required.
 
NU 658 Nursing Informatics Residency II 3 cr
Provides Nursing Informatics students the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Nursing Informatics student, guided by the faculty facilitator, will implement the scholarly doctoral system'
 
NU 659 Nursing Informatics Residency III 3 cr
Final course in residency series as Nursing Informatics student continues to implement and evaluate project plan. Provides Nursing Informatics student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Nursing Informatics student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Nursing Informatics student, guided by the core faculty and advisor completes quality improvement evidence-based system's change project.
 
NU 661 Executive Administration Project
Planning and Development
3 cr
This course assists the Executive Nursing Administration DNP student to learn the processes embedded in developing a doctoral synthesis project. The course will address all aspects of project planning and development as a preliminary step to the Executive Nursing Administration students' selection of a topic or phenomenon of interest for the project and will incorporate well-built questions, search strategies and outcomes, identification of resources needed, plan for evaluation and dissemination.
 
NU 662 Executive Administration Residency I 3 cr
Theories of leadership, motivation, power, and change are used to influence change in health care organizations. This course will implement evidence-based clinical models and evaluate their effectiveness in health outcomes. The Executive Nursing Administration student will synthesize, critique, and apply evidence to support quality clinical or organizational practices.
In this mentored and supervised experience, the Executive Nursing Administration student will work with the primary faculty advisor to complete projects and advance their selected practice area. The Executive Nursing Administration student will have access to and authority for expanded scope of practice to master the DNP competencies. Residency sites will depend upon the student's career trajectory and approval by collaborating faculty. During the residency semester, Executive Nursing Administration student must participate in scheduled scholarly seminars online. A total of 180 clinical hours of direct practice/management is required.
 
NU 663 Executive Administration Residency II 3 cr
Provides Executive Nursing Administration students the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The student, guided by the faculty facilitator, will implement the scholarly doctoral system's change project.
 
NU 664 Executive Administration III 3 cr
Final course in residency series as Executive Nursing Administration student continues to implement and evaluate project plan. Provides Executive Administration student the opportunity to fully express all DNP competencies. The Executive Nursing Administration student, guided by the core faculty and advisor completes quality improvement evidence-based system's change project.
 
NU 690 Special Topics 1-6 cr
Selected topics in Nursing Science and/or Nursing Education.
 
NU 694 Directed Study and Research 1-6 cr
Directed study and research facilitated by a member of the graduate faculty.
 
 

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