College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Courses

  • All course information comes from Seattle University's 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog.

    NURS 5000 - Life-Saving Skills for Childbearing Women

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 500

    Focus on evidenced based practice approaches to ambulatory and inpatient prevention of common and acute health conditions of women and newborns throughout the childbearing year. Skills for immediate assessment and supportive management of the newborn, including physiological, psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions will be stressed. Skills to prevent and manage common life threatening problems of childbearing women and newborns in low and high resource settings will be included. Age related, cultural, family and community variations will be incorporated. This course may be offered in an intensive format and includes lab practice. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5024 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5001.

    NURS 5001 - Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion

    4 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 501

    Focuses on advanced knowledge and skills necessary for the assessment and promotion of health across the life span. Emphasis will be placed upon collection and interpretation of comprehensive biological, cultural, psychosocial, and physical data from the history and physical examination in relation to both normal and abnormal finding.

    NURS 5002 - Vulnerability, Culture, and Nursing

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 502

    Theory course related to vulnerability, culture, and the discipline of nursing. Identification of vulnerable populations and analysis of the multiple factors contributing to vulnerability and health issues. Exploration of health and illness worldviews, diverse cultural identities, and nursing care to decrease vulnerability and provide culturally sensitive care.

    NURS 5004 - Concepts and Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 504

    Seminar to explain the purpose, evolution and history of concepts and theories that are central to nursing. Analysis of the role of relevant theories and concepts in guiding current and future nursing practice

    NURS 5006 - Theoretical Frameworks for Nursing Practice in Communities and Organizations

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 506

    Frameworks for viewing communities and organizations as the focus of practice. Theories and concepts essential to understanding and planning for the health needs of communities and organizations examined. Students apply assessment models, methods, and processes in order to identify patterns and trends in health of vulnerable populations. Emphasis on epidemiological principles and methods. 50 to 100 hours of field work to be completed in co-requisite course. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5046; 50 to 100 hours of field work to be completed in co-requisite course.

    NURS 5007 - Advanced Practice in Community and Organizational Nursing I

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 507

    Study, analysis, and application of nursing theories, frame-works, and public health science as they apply to a community health nurse working among families and communities/populations. Seminar, clinical conferences, and clinical experiences in NURS 5048 will allow the integration of theory, concepts, and research. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5006, 5018. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5048.

    NURS 5009 - Advanced Nursing Practice Roles and Functions

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 509

    Analysis and exploration of professional nursing role development. Focus is on the varying roles and evolving issues of advanced practice nursing within current health care systems.

    NURS 5010 - Ethical Considerations and Health Policy in Nursing Practice

    4 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 510

    Examination of ethical issues that influence advanced nursing practice. Examination of the ethical, socioeconomic, political, legal, and power considerations in the development of state and national health policy. Critical analysis of health policy, with a goal of developing leadership skills to influence policy at the local, state and federal levels by educating policy makers. Focus is on professional values, advocacy, cultural diversity issues, and ethical decision-making in clinical practice, as well as discussion and evaluation of the health care policy process.

    NURS 5011 - Nursing Informatics

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 511

    An introductory graduate-level course that examines terminology and tools of the nursing informatics field for application to clinical practice, administration, education, community, and research.

    NURS 5014 - Critical Inquiry I

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 514

    Examination of the research process with applicability to advanced practice nursing. Particular attention is given to critical research analysis and ethical aspects of scholarly inquiry. Prerequisite Course: undergraduate statistics course.

    NURS 5016 - Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 516

    This course will facilitate understanding of how to lead, advocate for, and manage the application of innovative responses to organizational challenges. Emphasis will be placed on the development and evaluation of care delivery approaches that meet the needs of targeted patient populations by enhancing accountability for effective and efficient health care, quality improvement, and patient safety. This course will also focus on the development of strategies to implement change initiatives, manage conflict, and manage the ethical dilemmas inherent in health care organizations.

    NURS 5017 - Health Care System Economic and Financial Analysis

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 517

    This course will analyze, from an economics perspective, the diverse factors which influence the production and distribution of health services. Methods of financing health care, including economic policy and health care regulation, and their impact on the industry and society will be explored. Macro and micro financial analysis techniques, including budgeting and cost evaluation, will be introduced. Major topics to be covered also include: health care system as a market; health care production functions; supply and demand for health care services; health and social insurance; resource allocation; competition and regulation; and the financial management of resources. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5016.

    NURS 5018 - Health Program Planning and Development

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 518

    In this course we will critically examine and discuss models and processes to systematically plan and evaluate health interventions. Students will develop skills in needs assessment for a specific population, program planning and design, while laying the foundation for an effective evaluation. Emphasis on the formulation of health services and programs while considering stakeholders and other partners as well as current policy issues that may shape the design will be integrated throughout the course. The course will also explore concepts of empowerment, collaboration and partnership building as strategies to facilitate program and organizational goals. Students will gain experience in program proposal writing. Fifty to one hundred hours of field work are required in co-requisite course. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5017. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5047; Fifty to one hundred hours of field work are required in co-requisite course.

    NURS 5019 - Advanced Practice in Community and Organizational Nursing II

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 519

    Advanced nursing practice among vulnerable families, groups, and communities/populations. Emphasis on the integration of advanced practice role of clinician, consultant, collaborator, educator, and researcher. Seminar and 150-300 hours of clinical experience in course provide opportunities to integrate theory, concepts, and research with synthesis of role components. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5007, 5016. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5050.

    NURS 5020 - Epidemiologic Analysis of Populations at Risk

    4 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 520

    This course focuses on epidemiological measurement of disease burden and risk and on interpreting and critiquing epidemiologic and statistical evidence for health promotion, screening, and disease prevention across the life span.

    NURS 5021 - Psychosocial Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 521

    Examination of psychosocial and psycho-pharmacological concepts that are foundational foradvanced practice nursing across the lifespan. The focus is on a holistic approach that integrates biological processes with psychosocial dynamics.

    NURS 5022 - Advanced Pharmacological Applications for Primary Care

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 522

    Intended to familiarize students with principles of drug therapy in primary care and to develop the skills necessary to prescribe drugs to children, adults, pregnant women, and geriatric clients. The course covers drugs used in some of the basic diseases encountered in primary care. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5065.

    NURS 5024 - Advanced Pathophysiology

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 524

    In-depth analysis of advanced pathophysiology study. Focus is on disease states and health alterations as seen in primary care settings

    NURS 5030 - Advanced Psychiatric Nursing: Counseling of the Individuals, Families, and Groups

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 530

    Examination of theories of counseling and psychotherapy for individuals across the lifespan, families, and groups. Development of diagnostic reasoning for use in psychotherapy with individuals across the lifespan, families, and groups. Analysis of ethical and social dilemmas, public policy concerns, and issues and trends in advanced practice psychiatric nursing in relation to psychotherapy treatment.

    NURS 5032 - The Neurobiology of Psychiatric Mental Health & Addictions

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 532

    The application of neurobiological principles to providing care of clients with psychiatric and substance abuse problems across the lifespan in primary care settings. The focus is on a holistic approach to advanced practice nursing and integrating knowledge of biological processes with somatic and other treatments.

    NURS 5033 - Motivating Change in Addictive Behavior: Theory, Practice and Policy

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 533

    This advanced practice course emphasizes the theory and practice of motivational interviewing as a foundational philosophy and skill for facilitating behavior change in individuals with addictions. The social and economic consequences of addictions are examined as they affect the health and access to healthcare for individuals, families, and communities. Health policies affecting the care of individuals with addictions are explored.

    NURS 5034 - Principles of Addiction Treatment

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 534

    Assessment, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and referral of drug- or alcohol-impaired clients across the lifespan for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Students will choose a population of special interest to them, and focus course work on treatment of that client population. Sixty hours of clinical practice are required.

    NURS 5035 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Health Disorders and Addictions I

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 535

    Continued development of clinical knowledge about primary care management of selected physical, emotional, cognitive, and addictive health problems across the lifespan. Foci are assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other providers. Theory and research from nursing and other disciplines are applied and integrated in scheduled seminars and 180 clinical contact hours. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5022, 5024, 5030, 5038.

    NURS 5036 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Health Disorders and Addictions II

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 536

    Continued development of clinical knowledge about primary care management of selected physical, emotional, cognitive, and addictive health problems across the lifespan. Foci are assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other providers. Theory and research from nursing and other disciplines are applied and integrated in scheduled seminars and 180 clinical contact hours.

    NURS 5037 - Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Health Disorder and Additions III

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 537

    Continued development of clinical knowledge about primary care management of selected physical, emotional, cognitive, and addictive health problems across the lifespan. Foci are assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other providers. Theory and research from nursing and other disciplines are applied and integrated in scheduled seminars and 180 clinical contact hours. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5034, 5035, 5036.

    NURS 5038 - Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

    4 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 538

    Examination of theoretical perspectives on psychiatric, cognitive, and emotional health problems affecting individuals across the lifespan as they relate to advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing. Development of a systematic and holistic approach to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders across the lifespan. Analysis of scholarship, cultural considerations, ethical and social dilemmas, public policy concerns related to client care by advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurses.

    NURS 5039 - Primary Care of Women: Clinical Practicum

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 539

    Focus on evidenced based practice approaches to prenatal care, newborn care and ambulatory management of common and acute health conditions of women though the lifespan, including preconception and gynecologic care. Prevention and screening using patient databases and evidence based research will be emphasized. Further emphasis will be on physiological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions with women and well newborns. Age related, cultural, family and community variations will be incorporated into the review of clinical practice guidelines for common chronic and acute conditions. Nurse-midwifery majors only. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001 and NURS 5022 Co-requisites: NURS 5060 and NURS 5053.

    NURS 5040 - Multidisciplinary Issues In Aging

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 540

    Explore and evaluate the current theories of aging from several disciplines (biological, psychological, developmental, sociological and cultural). Critique socioeconomic issues which impact retirement and housing. Examine common psychosocial and legal concerns of aging. Prerequisite Course: Graduate student in Nursing or other discipline.

    NURS 5042 - Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing Seminar

    1 to 3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 542

    Seminar discussion of application of pharmacological principles to primary patient care. Pertinent aspects of the process of selecting appropriate therapeutic interventions evaluated. Opportunity for utilizing critical thinking and clinical decision making, case study analysis, literature review, application to practice, individualization of care, and appraisal of best clinical practices related to pharmacotherapy. Builds upon previous pharmacology coursework and advances skills necessary to prescribe drugs to specific client populations in the management of commonly encountered disease states. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5022 or by consent of the instructor Nursing graduate students only.

    NURS 5044 - Community Health Nursing Practice I

    1 to 2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 544

    Integrates and applies community health nursing theory and public health science in a community health setting. Students can select to work in one organization during the entire duration of the LCN specialty or they can elect to work in a variety of community health agencies. 50-100 clinical hours. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5074.

    NURS 5045 - Community Health Nursing Practice II

    1 to 2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 545

    2 Integrates and applies community health nursing theory and public health science in a community health setting. Students work with preceptor to analyze cost, quality and outcomes of a health care program for a selected patient population served by the community health organization. 50-100 clinical hours. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5044 or by permission. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5017.

    NURS 5046 - Community Health Nursing Practice III

    1 to 2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 546

    Integrates and applies community health nursing theory and public health science in a community health setting. Students apply assessment models, methods, and processes in order to identify patterns and trends in health of vulnerable populations served by the community health organization. 50-100 clinical hours. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5045 or by permission. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5006.

    NURS 5047 - Community Health Nursing Practice IV

    1 to 2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 547

    Integrates and applies community health nursing theory and public health science in a community health setting. Students will work with their preceptor to identify and develop programs to meet the needs of atrisk populations served by the community health organization. 50-100 clinical hours. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5045 or by permission. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5018.

    NURS 5048 - Community Health Nursing Practice V

    2 to 3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 548

    Integrates and applies community health nursing theory and public health science in a community health setting. Works with preceptor in a community health setting to assess and plan for the health needs of a vulnerable population. 100-150 clinical hours. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5046, 5047 or by permission. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5007.

    NURS 5049 - Management of Gynecologic Health: Clinical Practicum

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 549

    Clinical practicum focusing on the management of women’s health from adolescence to old age. Developmental, preconceptual, interconceptual, and postpartum assessment, as well as the assessment and management of common episodic and chronic conditions of women in primary care settings, including culturally diverse, vulnerable and global populations. Case-based learning in scheduled seminars and a minimum of 150 hours of clinical practice. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5039 and NURS 5060. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5061.

    NURS 5050 - Community Health Nursing Practice VI

    3 to 6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 550

    Integrates and applies community health nursing theory and public health science in a community health setting. This capstone clinical course provides opportunities to integrate theory, concepts, and research with synthesis of role components. Students must take number of credits needed to complete 500 clinical hours. 150-300 clinical hours. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5047. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5019.

    NURS 5052 - Psychopharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 552

    Examination of pharmacotherapy and analysis of complex pharmacological principles germane to nurse practitioners in the treatment of common psychiatric and mental health disorders using diagnostic criteria outlined in the DSM IV-TR. Mechanisms of action, drug-drug interactions, and other pertinent aspects of therapeutic selection are discussed. Appropriate treatment across patient lifespan, concurrent pathophysiology, and socioeconomic circumstances are addressed. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022 or by permission.

    NURS 5053 - Management of Gynecologic and Reproductive Health

    5 to 6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 553

    Health promotion and disease prevention for women from adolescence through old age. Developmental, preconceptual, interconceptual, and postpartum assessment, as well as the assessment and management of common episodic and chronic gynecological conditions of women in primary care settings, including culturally diverse, vulnerable and global populations. Health promotion and screening for male reproductive health is also included. Pregnancy care and the common complications are included. Theory and research from nursing and other disciplines are applied and integrated into a case based approach.

    NURS 5055 - Assessment of Common Geriatric Syndromes

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 555

    Exploration and use of assessment tools used to quantify/evaluate common geriatric syndromes. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive assessment and research-based advanced nursing interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health of the elderly. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024.

    NURS 5056 - Geriatric Assessment: Clinical Practicum

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 556

    Clinical experience in primary care management of older adults. Application and use of assessment tools to quantify/evaluate common geriatric syndromes. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive assessment and research-based advanced nursing interventions to promote, maintain and restore health of the elderly. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5055.

    NURS 5059 - Intrapartum Care: Clinical Practicum

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 559

    Clinical translation of theory and research to effectively implement midwifery intrapartum care. Focus is on participation in comprehensive team management of intrapartum and immediate post partum women with normal deliveries and common medical, surgical and obstetrical complications across settings. Development of assessment skills for obtaining clinical information for evidence based care approaches to providing intrapartum, immediate post-partum and newborn care. Skills for evidence based evaluation and management of the immediate care of the newborn will also be attained. Students will demonstrate entry to practice level skills and implement midwifery roles in order to critically evaluate the impact of contextual factors on health care services, with emphasis on vulnerable people and global health settings. Clinical seminars and a minimum of 150 hours of clinical practice. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5000, 5039, 5049, 5060, 5061, 5053. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5063.

    NURS 5060 - Primary Care, Antepartum and Newborn Care I

    4 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 560

    Explore and evaluate the current theories of women’s and newborn’s health, including prenatal care, from several disciplines (biological, genetic, psychological, developmental, sociocultural and cultural). Develop critical thinking and management skills for a holistic approach to the primary care of women, antepartum, newborn care and lactation. Examine common developmental, educational, cultural, psychosocial, nutritional and legal concerns of pregnant women and newborns. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive assessment, prevention and screening using patient databases and evidence-based research. Research-based advanced nursing interventions, including physiological, psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions, to promote, maintain, and restore the optimal health of women in pregnancy and the childbearing years, as well as newborn assessment, normal fetal and neonatal growth and development will be included. Age related cultural, family and community variations will be incorporated into a review of clinical practice guidelines. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5000, 5010, 5014, 5021, 5022, 5024. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5039, 5061.

    NURS 5061 - Primary Care of Women II

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 561

    Focus on evidence-based practice approaches to the primary care management of women including physiological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions to promote health, prevent illness and treat common acute and chronic non-gynecologic conditions of women. Age related, cultural, family and community variations will be incorporated into the review of clinical practice guidelines for common chronic and acute conditions of women across the lifespan. Nurse-midwifery majors only. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5053. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5049.

    NURS 5063 - Intrapartum Care

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 563

    Synthesis and application of theory and research to effectively implement advanced midwifery intrapartum care. Focus is on comprehensive team participation and management of intrapartum and immediate post-partum women with normal deliveries and common medical, surgical, and obstetrical complications across settings. Development and evaluation of evidence-based care approaches will be incorporated. Synthesis of evidence-based evaluation and management of the immediate care of the newborn included. Students will examine and articulate roles and critically evaluate the impact of contextual factors on health care services with emphasis on vulnerable people and global health settings. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5000, 5039, 5049, 5060, 5061, 5053. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5059.

    NURS 5064 - Global Health for Clinicians

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 564

    Examination of factors contributing to and resulting in acute and chronic alterations in health across the lifespan in low resource settings. Students will examine roles and critically evaluate the impact of contextual factors on health care services, with emphasis on vulnerable people and global health settings. Focus on comprehensive team participation in providing clinical care in global health settings. Description and analysis of entry level advanced practice clinical management, risk reduction, health promotion, disease prevention and complex care of ill and injured newborns and adults, especially in settings with restricted health resources. Course content will concentrate on the management of women with common and acute health conditions (including HIV/AIDS), complications of pregnancy (including malaria) and post-partum (including postpartum hemorrhage) in low resource settings. Development and clinical evaluation of evidence based care approaches will be incorporated. Clinical skills for immediate evidence based evaluation and management of the newborn also included. Includes strategies for perinatal care in disaster management in the U.S. including pandemic flu. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001 and Graduate Student by permission Elective.

    NURS 5065 - Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing Care

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 565

    Examination of advanced pharmacological principles and drug actions encountered by registered nurses providing complex nursing care across the lifespan. Synthesis of drug treatment regimen and laboratory data. Analysis of therapeutic and adverse drug effects and evaluation of consequent nursing interventions. Placement: Spring term first year for APNI MSN and RN MSN students. These course credits do not qualify as “advanced pharmacology course credits” required for nurse practitioner credentialing. Prerequisite Course: NURSI 505 or NURS 305 Nursing graduate students only.

    NURS 5067 - Primary Care of Adults/Older Adults Clinical Practicum

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 567

    Focuses on the application of data based primary care management of common acute and chronic conditions of adults and older adults and on physiological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions. Age related, cultural, family and community variations will be incorporated into the implementation and evaluation of interventions. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024.

    NURS 5069 - Complex Care Issues in Adults/Older Adults: Clinical Practicum

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 569

    Synthesis and application of theory and research to effectively implement advanced adult/gerontological nursing practice. Focus is on comprehensive primary care management across settings, as well as evaluation of care approaches to adults and frail elders. Students will examine the impact of contextual factors on health care services for adults and older adults with multi-system conditions. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5056, 5067.

    NURS 5070 - Transition to Adult/Gerontological Advanced Nursing Practice

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 570

    Final synthesis and application of research to drive treatment decisions and develop an evidenced based clinical practice. Incorporation of advanced adult/gerontological nursing approaches to clinical practice in a variety of primary care settings. Evaluation and critique of care approaches to frail elders. Students will examine the impact of psychosocial and environmental factors on health care services for adults and older adults. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5056,5067,5069.

    NURS 5072 - Primary Care Management: Reproductive Health

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 572

    Health promotion, health maintenance, and disease prevention for women from adolescence through old age. Developmental, prenatal and postpartum assessment, and assessment and management of episodic and chronic illnesses of women and families in primary care settings, including culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024.

    NURS 5074 - Introduction to Primary and Population-Based Care

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 574

    Focuses on the context of primary care within the family and community. The definition, value, and nature of primary care are examined. Students will engage in clinical decision making for primary care that addresses health promotion, exams including newborn assessment, screening, immunizations, and evidence based approach to differential diagnosis. The continuous improvement model will be used as a model for outcome evaluation in primary care. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5020, 5021.

    NURS 5075 - Advanced Health Assessment and Differential Diagnosis

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 575

    Development of critical thinking and clinical decision making skills used in health assessment. Approaches to diagnosis, utilization and interpretation of diagnostic tests, developing differential diagnoses, documentation skills and use of computerized documentation programs are included. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5020, 5021. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5001, 5022.

    NURS 5079 - Transition to Midwifery Practice

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 579

    Final synthesis and application of research to drive treatment decisions and develop an evidenced-based clinical practice. Within the health care team setting, will display midwifery clinical assessment and management skills across the reproductive lifespan and beyond. Safely conducts primary care for women through the lifespan. Manages gynecologic health, preconceptual care, prenatal care, intrapartum care including deliveries and postpartum care. Manages the care of the normal newborn from birth to 28 days of life. Includes approaches to clinical practice in a variety of primary and inpatient care settings, including optional global health settings, as they are available. Evaluation and critique of care approaches to women though out the lifespan and to newborns included. Students will examine the impact of psychosocial and environmental factors on health care services in maternal-child health and manage common psychological problems of women. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5000, 5001, 5022, 5024, 5039, 5049, 5059, 5060, 5061, 5053, 5063 May be taken concurrently with NURS 5064.

    NURS 5086 - Primary Care Management Practicum I

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 586

    The course focuses on the primary health needs of patients including those needs related to health promotion and disease prevention, strategies for identification, management, client and family education, and appropriate referrals. Theories and research from nursing and other disciplines are applied and integrated through seminars, clinical conferences, and clinical practice. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024.

    NURS 5087 - Primary Care Management Practicum II

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 587

    The course focuses on the primary health needs of patients including those needs related to health promotion and disease prevention, strategies for identification, management, client and family education, and appropriate referrals. Theories and research from nursing and other disciplines are applied and integrated through seminars, clinical conferences, and clinical practice. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024, NURS 5086.

    NURS 5088 - Primary Care Management Practicum III

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 588

    The course focuses on the primary health needs of patients including those needs related to health promotion and disease prevention, strategies for identification, management, client and family education, and appropriate referrals. Theories and research from nursing and other disciplines are applied and integrated through seminars, clinical conferences, and clinical practice. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024, 5086 and 5087.

    NURS 5089 - Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 589

    Integration of theoretical and clinical components of the advanced nurse practitioner role in an intensive, capstone clinical experience. Two hundred and forty hours of clinical practice in primary care settings with patients across the life span. Scheduled seminars to integrate the leadership, accountability, autonomy, professionalism, collaboration, consultation, and research dimensions of the role. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5086, 5087, 5088.

    NURS 5112 - Health Informatics II

    3 credit hours

    In this course you will explore two separate but related topics in health informatics. Meaningful Use (MU) of health information systems, including interoperability of health records, also known as Health Information Exchange. Additionally, you will learn how to plan, design, implement and support a full scale agency wide informatics project. The focus will be on the national and international standards that must be applied to health information systems so that clinical data can be shared between disparate health information systems and entities.

    NURS 5113 - Simulation & Technology in Health Care Education

    3 credit hours

    Course management systems, the meaningful integration of various technological pedagogies, including on-line and hybrid courses, and the health care professional’s role in the on-line environment to support learning, will be discussed. The role of simulation in health care provided education, types of simulation and strategies to develop, integrate and evaluate simulation in the health care learning environment will be presented.

    NURS 5114 - Simulation & Technology Practicum

    3 credit hours

    Faculty supervised/precepted clinical practicum in the use of simulation and other technologies to enhance student skill and performance. Opportunities are provided for students to meet their individualized learning needs in a variety of settings and qualify for certification as a certified simulation instructor through Chesney organization. Students are immersed in technologies ranging from low-tech to high fidelity simulators, to advanced learning in module development and implementation. Evaluation strategies to test implementation efficacy guide student learning.

    NURS 5115 - Project Management for Health Care Services

    3 credit hours

    This course covers the skills needed for health care informatics project planning, scheduling and controlling across complex systems. The application of project management software will be examined in depth as well as other techniques of planning, scheduling and controlling projects. In addition, team management strategies, change theory and working across interdisciplinary teams will be explored.

    NURS 5350 - Primary Care Management I: Acute and Chronic Problems in the Adolescent, Adult and Older Adult

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 535

    Focuses on management of common acute and chronic health problems in primary care in the adolescent, adult and older adult. Diagnostic reasoning is used to differentiate the basis of acute and chronic problems. Evidenced-based approaches to primary care drawing upon theories, research, clinical knowledge, and national standards are used to develop therapeutic plans for adolescent, adult, and older adult clients. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024.

    NURS 5360 - Primary Care Management II: Chronic and Complex Problems in Adolescent, Adult and Older Adult

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 536

    Focuses on management of chronic and complex health problems in primary for adolescents, adults, and older adults. Diagnostic reasoning is used to differentiate the basis of chronic and complex problems. Clinical decision-making processes are examined in relation to the management of these problems. An evidenced based approach to primary care drawing upon theories, research, clinical knowledge, and national standards is used to develop therapeutic plans for chronic and complex health problems. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024

    NURS 5370 - Primary Care Management III: Pediatrics and Adolescents

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 537

    Focuses on management of pediatric/adolescent health problems in primary care. Diagnostic reasoning is used to differentiate the basis of acute, chronic, and complex problems. Evidenced-based approaches to primary care drawing upon theories, research, clinical knowledge, and national standards are used to develop therapeutic plans for common pediatric and adolescent health problems. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5001, 5021, 5022, 5024. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5086.

    NURS 5910 - Special Topics

    1 to 3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 590

    NURS 5960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 596

    NURS 5990 - Scholarly Project

    1 to 3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 599

    Required refinement and execution of a scholarly project making a significant contribution to nursing practice or science. Project meets predetermined standards established in collaboration with the scholarly project committee.(Project may take more than one quarter to complete. The three required credit hours are taken one per quarter for three quarters, to be completed prior to the last quarter in the program.) Graded CR/F. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5014.

    NURS 5991 - Thesis

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 594

    Development and implementation of a thesis proposal. The course is completed when the final thesis is approved by committee. (Thesis may take more than one quarter to complete. The six required credit hours are taken two per quarter for three quarters, to be completed prior to the last quarter in the program.) Graded CR/F. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5014.

    NURSI 5005 - Pharmacology for Nursing Care

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 505

    Examination of pharmacological principles and drug actions in the body. Focus on major drug classes and significant nursing implications. Synthesis of pharmacological concepts related to anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Instructed using an integrated approach within the context of the graduate immersion program and concurrent nursing courses.

    NURSI 5012 - Nursing Care of the Well Family

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 544

    Theory focuses on nursing strategies to promote health and reduce risk of illness related to family development, reproduction, and childbearing. Clinical experiences will take place in workshop and inpatient obstetrical settings involving childbearing families. (Theory 3 cr, clinical 2 cr.) Prerequisite Course: NURSI 541.

    NURSI 5013 - Leadership, Delegation, and Coordination in Nursing Practice

    1 credit hour
    Formerly NURSI 545

    Critically examines basic leadership concepts. Concepts will be applied to nursing delegation and coordination of care in the delivery of health care. Prerequisite Course: NURS 5002, NURS 5004, NURS 5020, NURS 5024, NURSI 5041, NURSI 5044. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5014, NURS 5021, NURSI 5032, NURSI 5049, NURSI 5059.

    NURSI 5025 - Nursing Care During Altered Health: Adults

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 548

    Examination of factors contributing to and resulting in acute and chronic alterations in health, across the adult lifespan. Examination and analysis of nursing process, risk reduction, health promotion, disease prevention and nursing therapies in managing complex care of ill adults. Prerequisite Course: NURSI 5041. Co-requisite Course: NURSI 5027.

    NURSI 5026 - Nursing Care During Altered Health: Pediatrics

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 549

    Examination of factors contributing to and resulting in acute and chronic alterations in health, across the pediatric lifespan. Examination and analysis of nursing process, risk reduction, health promotion, disease prevention and nursing therapies in managing complex care of ill children. Prerequisite Course: NURSI 5041. Co-requisite Course: NURSI 5028. Nursing graduate students only.

    NURSI 5027 - Clinical Practice In Nursing Care During Altered Health: Adults

    4 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 558

    Intensive clinical practicum to apply nursing process, risk reduction, health promotion, disease prevention, and nursing therapies in managing complex care of adults in acute medical-surgical care settings. Includes laboratory practice of nursing skills required in professional nursing practice. Prerequisite Course: NURSI 5041. Co-requisite Course: NURSI 5025.

    NURSI 5028 - Clinical Practice in Nursing Care During Altered Health: Pediatrics

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 559

    Intensive clinical practicum to apply nursing process, risk reduction, health promotion, disease prevention, and nursing therapies in managing complex care of children in acute medical-surgical care settings. Includes laboratory practice of nursing skills required in professional nursing practice. Prerequisite Course: NURSI 5041. Co-requisite Course: NURSI 5026. Nursing graduate students only.

    NURSI 5029 - Psychosocial Foundation for Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical

    4 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 532

    Clinical experiences applying principles of psychiatric nursing care to promote wellness in clients with diverse cultural, developmental, and psychosocial needs. Clinical experiences will occur in a variety of hospital and community settings. 60 hrs of clinical practicum; 1 credit - clinical seminar). Nursing graduate students only. Co-requisite Course: NURS 5021.

    NURSI 5031 - Nursing Care in the Community

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 531

    Essential elements of theoretical and practical community health nursing, including application of previously learned health principles in community settings. Application of multi-disciplinary theories to individuals, families, and populations to promote healthy communities. Clinical experiences take place in a variety of community agencies serving multicultural communities and clients across the life span. (Theory 3 credits, clinical 3 credits). Prerequisite Course: NURSI 5041.

    NURSI 5041 - Foundational Concepts and Skills for Nursing

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURSI 541

    Examination of the nature and context of professional nursing using systems theory as a framework. Introduction to concepts of health, health promotion and protection for individuals, families, and communities. Beginning practice of foundational nursing skills, including individual, family, and community assessment, basic nursing care, and communication. Includes lab and clinical practice in long term care or other community setting. (Theory 3 cr, lab/clinical 3 cr.).