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Course Number Course Name Credits
NUR 110

Population Based Nursing

The history, scope of practice and role of nursing as it relates to preventive health practices and health promotion are introduced. A broad population focused perspective on factors that affect the health of the public, including systems thinking, health and safety, and cultural sensitivity concepts is presented. Epidemiologic factors, health surveillance, and the health-illness continuum are explored. Healthy People National Goals and Objectives are introduced through a service learning component.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 115

Student Success I Foundations of Pro Nur

This is a 10-week course designed to expose freshman nursing students to the skills and attributes needed to become a professional registered nurse> The course will focus on development of critical thinking skills, professionalism, effective communication and ethical considerations in practice settings, team building and self-management.

Prequisites: None

2
NUR 210

Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

This course focuses on the role of the professional nurse as a direct care provider in terms of assessing the health status of individuals from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds across the life span. Strong emphasis is placed on the application of communication techniques to establish a nurse-patient relationship and to elicit a health history. The course also focuses on the use of physical assessment techniques, namely inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Assessment findings will be analyzed to identify the health needs of individuals in relation to health promotion. Students are introduced to the role of the nurse as consumer of research as it applies to health assessment and health promotion. Strategies to facilitate patient empowerment and self-responsibility are presented. The outcomes of this course will reflect not only students' level of skill in performing health assessments but also in communicating assessment findings using professional documentation standards.

Prequisites: BIO-107 BIO-107L BIO-108 BIO-108L PSY-203, BIO-208 BIO-208L NUR-110 NUR-210L NUR-280, (CHE-114 CHE-114L) or (CHE-101 CHE-101L CHE-112) or(CHE-101 CHE-101L BIO-303) or (CHE-111 CHE-112 CHE-113L)

4
NUR 210L

Health Assessment Lab

On-campus laboratory course to accompany NUR-210. Corequisite: NUR-210L.

Prequisites: Nur-210;

0
NUR 215

Women's Health Issues

This course focuses on health issues unique to women. Current approaches and research are discussed in the light of emotional and sociological needs of this group. The responsibility of women for self-examination and monitoring of their health and the impact of being a woman in today's world are stressed. The role of the professional nurse as a health care provider, advocate and health teacher in collaboration with other members of the health care team (social workers, teachers, etc.) will be explored. Open to all students.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 216

Transcultural Nursing

This course will focus on developing cultural awareness in individuals who practice in the health-related professions. Ethnocentrism, ethnic practices, cultural diversity, workplace cultural behavior and intercultural problems as they relate to health care are presented.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 240

Fundamentals of Nursing

This course focuses on the role of the professional nurse as the direct care provider utilizing the nursing process when planning care for individuals across the lifespan. Strong emphasis is placed on the understanding of the theory required to safely perform technical nursing skills. Students will analyze patient scenarios to identify the nursing skills necessary to provide quality nursing care. Focus is on the patient-centered approach, which considers physiological, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs, and preferences of the patient.

Prequisites: BIO-107 BIO-107L BIO-108 BIO-108L PSY-203, BIO-208 BIO-208L NUR-110 NUR-210 NUR-210L NUR-240L NUR-280, (CHE-114 CHE-114L) or (CHE-101 CHE-101L CHE-112 or(CHE-101 CHE-101L BIO-303) or (CHE-111 CHE-112 CHE-113L)

4
NUR 240L

Fundamentals Lab

On-campus laboratory course to accompany NUR-210 Corequisite: NUR-240

Prequisites: NUR-240

0
NUR 250

Health Assessment

This course is designed for the RN student and focuses on the role of the professional nurse as a direct care provider in terms of assessing the health status of individuals across the life span. Strong emphasis is placed on the refinement of interviewing skills and physical assessment techniques for the purpose of eliciting a detailed health history and complete physical examination. Students will focus on analyzing assessment findings in order to identify the health needs and problems of individuals from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds. Opportunities to practice health assessment and documentation skills will be provided in an on-campus laboratory setting. Open to nursing students only.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 260

Nursing Care of the Older Adult ChronicConditions

This course introduces the student to major concepts related to the care of the older adult patient with chronic illness in a variety of settings. The course will explore theories and concepts related to the aging process in health and illness based upon Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Students will utilize evidence-based practice in the prevention of complications related to chronic disease. Students will employ a wide variety of leading health indicators via assessment tools, evidence-based protocols and standards. Patient safety and prevention of complications related to chronicity will be emphasized. Students will be provided clinical experiences in a variety of settings. Students will develop the ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare disciplines in providing safe, competent and ethical patient care.

Prequisites: BIO-208 BIO-208L NUR-110 NUR-210 NUR-210L NUR-240 NUR-240L NUR-280, NUR-285

5
NUR 260L

Nursing Care of the Older Adult LabChronic Conditions Lab

Clinical laboratory course to accompany NUR-360. Corequisite: NUR-360.

Prequisites: NUR-260

0
NUR 280

Pathophysiology for Nursing

This course provides an in-depth study of abnormal physiology with emphasis on nursing implications related to pathologic processes affecting patients across the lifespan. The major body systems and related pathology are explored. Focus is on etiology, manifestation, diagnosis, and treatment of disease from a patient-centered nursing perspective.

Prequisites: Nur-110, BIO-107 BIO-107L BIO-108 BIO-108L , (CHE-114 CHE-114L) or (CHE-101 CHE-101L CHE-112 or(CHE-101 CHE-101L BIO-303) or (CHE-111 CHE-112 CHE-113L)

3
NUR 285

Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

This course focuses on the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team responsible for the management of health problems using pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. Major classifications of pharmacologic agents are presented. Emphasis is on patient response across the lifespan, with the goal of preparing students to administer these agents in a knowledgeable, safe, and therapeutic manner.

Prequisites: Nur-280 Bio-208 Bio-208L

3
NUR 360

Nursing Care of the Adult Acute andChronic Health Conditions

This course builds on concepts learned in previous courses and emphasizes care of the adult with acute medical/surgical health conditions utilizing Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. Students will provide quality care for acute care patients from admission through discharge with emphasis on patient education and health promotion. Students will practice in a variety of clinical settings and laboratory simulations. Students will enhance their ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare disciplines in providing safe, competent and ethical patient care.

Prequisites: NUR-260 NUR-260L NUR-285, NUR-380

7
NUR 360L

Nursing Care Lab

Clinical laboratory course to accompany NUR-360. Corequisite: NUR-360.

Prequisites: TAKE NUR-260 NUR-260L NUR-285, TAKE NUR-380

0
NUR 380

Evidence Based Practice

This course is an introduction to the nursing role related to evidence-based practice. Content includes how evidence-based practice contributes to the development of nursing knowledge, improves nursing practice, supports design of nursing systems, and enhances education and professional accountability. The historical evolution of nursing research and evidence-based practice is examined and current issues are analyzed. Ethical considerations and rights of human subjects are explored. As a consumer of evidence-based practice, the student develops the ability to integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care.

Prequisites: NUR-210 NUR-210L NUR-240 NUR-240L or be in the RN toBSN online nursing program.

3
NUR 389

Special Topics in Nursing

This course provides students an opportunity to study a selected topic in nursing with a small group of students; topics may evolve from either student or faculty interest Offerings include a one credit summer clinical experience available to eligible students between their junior and senior years; this option is subject to availability of placements in affiliating health care facilities.

Prequisites: None

0
NUR 442

Professional Issues

This course focuses on the professionalization process as it applies to the associate degree or diploma registered nurse transitioning to the level of baccalaureate prepared registered nurse. Scope and standards of practice for advanced entry level nursing education and practice are analyzed. Attention is given to historical,socio-political and economics trends influencing nursing education and practice;legal and ethical issues;and the relationship of theory to research in guiding nursing practice. The ability to formulate and express ideas through professional writing is emphasized.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 443

Clinical Foundations

This course will integrate principles of pathophysiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology as a foundation to support the role of the bachelor's prepared nurse in clinical practice. Focus will be on the development of knowledge of human pathophysiological functions and response to selected disease processes and the integration of this knowledge into evidenced-based nursing practice. The integration of health assessment skills and pharmacological interventions essential for nursing practice will also be included.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 461

Community & Population Based Nursing

This course provides a broad population focused perspective on factors that affect the health of the public,including systems thinking,health & safety,and cultural sensitivity concepts. Epidemiologic factors, health surveillance, and the health-illness continuum are explored. Healthy People National Goals and Objectives are introduced through community assessment. Patient education and case management of health risks are emphasized. This is a clinical course involving 60 hours of clinical with a preceptor throughout the semester at a location selected by student and faculty collaboratively.

Prequisites: NUR-442

3
NUR 462

Vulnerable Populations

This course provides an overview of healthcare issues and challenges faced by vulnerable populations, individuals are viewed in the context of family, social and healthcare systems. The influences of factors such as healthcare disparities,stigma,and culture are examined with regard to patient outcomes. Consistent with the value of holism,the role of spirituality is the integrated into physical and behavioral health and illness in keeping with the nursing value of holism.

Prequisites: NUR-442

3
NUR 470L

Concepts in Community and Mental HealthNursing Care

Clinical laboratory course to accompany NUR-470. Corequisite: NUR-470.

Prequisites: NUR-470

0
NUR 470

Concepts in Community and Mental HealthNursing Care

This course focuses on community and population-based care and mental health needs of developmentally, culturally, and spiritually diverse individuals, families, and groups. Emphasis is on utilization of critical thinking, nursing interventions, effective communication, and patient education within mental health and community health settings. Physical and behavioral adaptation is emphasized in the context of a community/mental health continuum and a social systems framework.

Prequisites: NUR-360 NUR-360L NUR-380, NUR-470L

6
NUR 471

Nursing Care of Child Bearing andChildrearing Families

The focus of this course is the role of the professional nurse as a direct care provider, advocate, and collaborative partner in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for childbearing and childrearing families. Learning activities emphasize identification of health-related needs and planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based, patient centered care. The nurse’s role as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team in a variety of settings is explored. Utilization of informatics and recognition of system effectiveness are incorporated in order to facilitate safe, quality care and optimum health outcomes.

Prequisites: NUR-360 NUR-360L NUR-380, NUR-471L

6
NUR 471L

Nursing Care of Child Bearing andChildrearing Families

Clinical laboratory course to accompany NUR-471 Corequisite: NUR-471.

Prequisites: NUR-471

0
NUR 480

Nursing Care of Patients With Hlth Needs

This course focuses on concepts related to the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors for the patient requiring complex nursing care. These concepts are built from previous courses and applied to the care of patients experiencing advanced or complicated health alterations. The course integrates evidence-based practice, informatics, interdisciplinary teamwork, safety and patient centered care.

Prequisites: NUR-470 NUR-470L NUR-471 NUR-471L NUR-485, NUR-480L

6
NUR 480L

Nursing Care of Patients With ComplexHealth Needs

Clinical laboratory course to accompany NUR-480 Corequisite: NUR-480.

Prequisites: NUR-480

0
NUR 481

Leadership to Advance Quality and Safety

This course explores QSEN competencies of teamwork and collaboration, safety, evidence based care, informatics, quality improvement, and patient centered care. Leadership theory and skills exploring delegation, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, working relationships and leadership are emphasized. Inter professional collaboration based on professional nursing standards is explored within the broad context of teamwork principles. The course contains the capstone assignment for the RN-BSN student. This is a clinical course involving 60 hours of clinical with a preceptor throughout the semester at a location selected by student and faculty collaboratively.

Prequisites: NUR-380 NUR-442 and NUR-461.

3
NUR 485

Systems Leadership for Patient CarePatient Safety

This course explores organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement and safety measures critical to implementing high quality nursing care. Leadership theory and skills exploring delegation, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, working relationships and leadership are emphasized. Interprofessional collaboration based on professional nursing standards is explored within the broad context of cultural, economic, organizational and political backdrops.

Prequisites: (NUR-470 NUR-470L) or (NUR-471 NUR-471L)

3
NUR 600

Theory Development Nursing

This course will present a critique of theories used in nursing practice and in nursing research. Students will develop an understanding of the philosophical and historical trends that shape theories that are applied to the discipline of nursing and impact the delivery of health care services. Emphasis is placed on the process of concept analysis and the application of theory to nursing practice.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 601

Nursing Research Methods

This course will provide the foundational knowledge needed by masters' prepared nurses in order to design and evaluate research methodologies used for investigating clinical problems. The components of research design including settings, sampling frames, instrumentation, subject selection, and validity threats will be presented. Computer programs used for statistical analyses in nursing and health-related research will be reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the masters’ prepared nurse as a producer and consumer of research.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 604

Episodic Health Restoration

In this course, consideration of health promotion and episodic health restoration of families, groups, and communities is presented with a focus on health-related factors such as vulnerability, stress, crises, coping, risk, and hazardous choices leading to the actual or potential need for health promotion and episodic health restoration.Nursing theory is used to analyze the health of families, groups, and communities in need of health restoration activities. Criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions are developed. Emphasis is on interpretation of nursing and related theories to mobilize a group to restore its health status. Quality assurance models and nursing standards of practice are explored.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 610

Project Seminar Design & Proposal

Critical discussion of current nursing practice,nursing education or nursing administration challenges or other needs of the profession,as related to gaps representing project opportunities. Students will identify and delineate a project concept,with subsequent development of the project.

Prequisites: NUR-600 NUR-601

3
NUR 611

APN Role Transit Policy Sem

This course prepares advanced practice nursing students with the theoretical knowledge required to be successful members of contemporary health care delivery systems. Students will gain a broad perspective of how local,state and federal policies along with regulatory statutes impact their ability to provide patient care. Students will become familiar with legal and ethical aspects of advanced practice delivery,licensure,certification,liability and malpractice,health care funding models and legislative mandates that influence practice.

Prequisites: None

2
NUR 613

Nursing Leadership

Today's climate demands nursing leaders to be flexible, creative, and able to empower others. Strategies are drawn from both leadership and management theories. Nurses lead and manage nursing care for a variety of populations. This course will discuss the changed role of a nurse leader, general administration and management, decision-making, entrepreneurship, cost-effective, and committed care.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 614

Financial Management for Nurse Leaders

Today's healthcare organizations are challenging. Throughout this course the students will be reviewing problems that exist in various health care settings. The course will review delivery of care, labor relations, personnel management, including budgets; audits and fiscal responsibility.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 615

Nurse Leadership Practicum

This course provides the opportunity for the clinical application of theories and principles from classroom learning in the area of nursing leadership. There is a requirement of 120 hours of fieldwork under the supervision of a qualified preceptor and faculty.

Prequisites: NUR-613 NUR-614

3
NUR 616

Curriculum Development and Evaluation

This course is an overview of past and present curricular trends and development processes. Principles and techniques of curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation in educational programs are explored.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
NUR 617

Teaching Strategies & Instructional Tech

Synthesis of learning acquired in clinical, field experience, education, and research courses. The art, principles and strategies of teaching in higher education and other healthcare organizations are explored.Emphasis is placed on class, clinical, and other learning experiences and evaluation of students, course outcomes, and program outcomes.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: NUR-616

3
NUR 618

Nursing Educator Role Practicum

This course involves observation, participation, and practice in teaching. Nursing students and other healthcare students will be placed in appropriate teaching situations. Weekly discussions enable students to synthesize previous learning and discuss teaching strategies, clinical/field evaluation, and problems associated with college/healthcare facilities teaching. A total of 150 hours is required.

Prequisites: NUR-616 NUR-617

3
NUR 629

Project Advisement: Development and Imp

This course provides continuing systematic development of a clinically-based project that addresses a problem important to nursing. The problem may be related to health policy,health education,health administration,community-based initiatives or patient-population problems. During this course,the student will meet with their project director to complete the design,and implement and evaluate his or her project according to School of Nursing guidelines.

Prequisites: NUR-610

1
NUR 630I

Professional Nursing VII

The objectives for NUR 630 & NUR 630 L will be met over two semesters. The course begins in the fall semester and ends in the spring semester. The credit allocation is as follows:Semester I (Fall)NUR 630 I – 3 creditsNUR 630L I – 2 creditsSubtotal: 5 creditsSemester II (Spring)NUR 630 II – 2 creditsNUR 630L II – 2 creditsSubtotal: 4 credits NUR 630 I PROFESSIONAL NURSING VII (3)This capstone course focuses on developing knowledge and expertise in a specific area of nursing as selected by each student. Application of theory to promote, restore and maintain health for clients is emphasized. The rolesof the advanced practice nurse as a primary care giver, advocate, consultant, researcher, manager, entrepreneur and educator within the health care system are addressed. The ethical, cultural, environmental, epidemiological, political, economic and total quality improvement factors affecting the health of the clients and the health care system will be synthesized as the concepts of managing care are explored. This course must be taken in conjunction with NUR 609, NUR 630L I.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
NUR 630II

Professional Nursing VII


Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

2
NUR 631

Advanced Health Assessment

This course is designed for the graduate nursing student preparing for the family nurse practitioner role, or the community health nursing advanced clinical track. Students learn how to competently perform and document a complete history and physical for people of all ages. Opportunities to practice their developing health assessment skills are provided in the on-campus lab.

Prequisites: NUR-631L

3
NUR 631L

Advanced Health Assessment Lab

This course is designed for the graduate nursing student preparing for the family nurse practitioner role, or the community health nursing advanced clinical track. Students learn how to competently perform and document a complete history and physical for people of all ages. Opportunities to practice their developing health assessment skills are provided in the on-campus lab.

Prequisites: NUR-631

1
NUR 632

Advanced Pharmacology

Designed for the graduate nursing student preparing for family nurse practitioner practice, or the community health nursing clinical track, this course provides advanced concepts of pharmacology. These include the actions, usual dosages, absorptions, distributions and side effects of commonly prescribed drugs. Legal and ethical issues related to prescription writing are included. This course meets the requirements of New York state for nurse practitioner licensure.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
NUR 633

Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology

Designed for the graduate nursing student preparing for family nurse practitioner practice, or the community health nursing advanced clinical track, this course utilizes a systems approach to the study of normal human physiology. Variations of normal physiology are explored in relation to adults and children experiencing a wide range of health concerns.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
NUR 634

Health Promotion-Children & Families

This course was developed for the family nurse practitioner student preparing to work with children. This course provides the theoretical knowledge necessary to make sound clinical decisions. Advanced level normal growth and development will be presented, along with common variations from health. The role of the nurse practitioner. in the health promotion of children within the family system will be stressed Care of children and families from diverse ethnic backgrounds will be explored. Students must plan to take NUR 639 the following semester.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: NUR-631 NUR-631L, NUR-633

3
NUR 635

Health Promotion-Women

This course was developed for the family nurse practitioner student preparing to work with women and the childbearing family. The course provides the theoretical knowledge necessary to make sound clinical decisions when providing primary health care to women and childbearing families. Advanced level normal growth and development will be presented, along with common variations from health. The role of the nurse practitioner. in the health promotion of women and pregnant women within the family system will be stressed Care of women and families from diverse ethnic backgrounds will be explored.

Prequisites: NUR-631 NUR-631L, NUR-633

3
NUR 637

Health Promotion for Adults

This course was developed for the family N.P. student preparing to work with adults. It provides the theoretical background necessary to make sound clinical decisions. The role of the N.P. in health promotion and treatment of health problems will be stressed Nursing care of adults from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds will be explored The special needs of aging clients will also be stressed. Students must plan to take NUR 640 (5) in the following semester.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: NUR-631 NUR-631L NUR-633, NUR-632

3
NUR 638

Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum I

Students will complete 200 hours of guided clinical experiences providing primary health care to pediatric patients. Client assessment and management skills will be stressed Health promotion of underserved populations through patient education and collaboration with other health professionals will be developed.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: NUR-631 NUR-631L NUR-632 NUR-633 NUR-634

1
NUR 639

FNP Practicum-Women Health Care

Students will complete 200 hours of guided clinical experiences providing primary health care to women of all ages. The childbearing cycle will be included in this practicum. Client assessment and management skills will be stressed Health promotion of underserved populations through patient education and collaboration with other health professionals will be developed.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: NUR-631 NUR-631L NUR-632 NUR-633 NUR-635

1
NUR 640S

Practicum Seminar -Adult

Students will complete 300 hours of guided clinical experiences with adult patients. Client assessment and management skills will be stressed Health promotion of underserved populations through patient education and collaboration with other health professionals will be developed.
Offered in: Summer Only
Prequisites: NUR-631 NUR-631L NUR-632 NUR-633 NUR-637

1
NUR 640CL

FNP Clinical Practicum in Adult Health

Students will complete 300 hours of guided clinical experiences with adult patients. Client assessment and management skills will be stressed. Health promotion of underserved populations through patient-education and collaboration with other health professionals will be developed.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: NUR-631 NUR-631L NUR-632 NUR-633 NUR-637

1
NUR 650

Nursing & Organizational Leadership

Nursing and organizational leadership are critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care. We are in a new world of health care and business as usual in the norm. Understanding nursing and organizational leadership is essential. Change,innovation,and infusion of evidence based practice also contribute to greater efficacy and efficacy in leading. The health of the patient and families entrusted in our care depends on effective leaders and the strive for excellence.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 651

Hlth Policy & Advocacy for Nurse Leaders

The healthcare environment is changing every day and it is influenced by technological, economic,political, and socio cultural factors locally and globally. Health care in the United States encompasses a wide spectrum, ranging from the highest-quality, most compassionate treatment of those with complex illnesses, to the turning away of the very ill because of lack of an ability to pay. Nurse leaders have the knowledge and skills to promote health and advance values like social justice through policy processes and advocacy.

Prequisites: None

2
NUR 652

Population Health & Outcomes

This course will introduce students to the impact that health systems,political agendas,economic policies,environmental regulations and regulatory mandates have on individual measures of health. Students will use publicly available databases and tools to investigate specific health outcomes such as the leading causes of death,disability and the burden of chronic disease. International travel,global warming,the impact of infectious disease and how immigration policies impact the health of Americans will be determined.

Prequisites: None

2
NUR 654

Continuing Practicum, Pediatrics

Family nurse practitioner students are expected to complete 200 hours of clinical practice during the NUR 638 pediatric health rotation. Students,who do not complete this clinical practice hour requirement, must register for Nur 654. Nur 654 provides students with the opportunity to maintain clinical site placement and satisfy program clinical hour requirements. This course provides continuing registration and clinical faculty oversight and guidance to achieve the clinical course requirements.

Prequisites: Nur-634 Nur-638

1
NUR 655

Continuing Practicum, Women's Health

Family nurse practitioner students are expected to complete 200 hours of clinical practice during the NUR 639 womens' health rotation. Students,who do not complete this clinical practice hour requirement,must register for NUR 655. NUR 655 provides students with the opportunity to maintain clinical site placement and satisfy program clinical hour requirements. This course provides continuing registration and clinical faculty oversight and guidance to achieve the clinical course requirements.

Prequisites: Nur-635 Nur-639

1
NUR 657

Continuing Adult Practicum

Family nurse practitioner students are expected to complete 300 hours of clinical practice during the NUR 640 adult health rotation. Students,who do not complete this clinical practice hour requirement,must register for NUR 657. NUR 657 provides students with the opportunity to maintain clinical site placement and satisfy program clinical hour requirements. This course provides continuing registration and clinical faculty oversight and guidance to achieve the clinical course requirements.

Prequisites: Nur-637 Nur-640CL

1
NUR 672

Advanced Psychopharmacology

This course provides the advance practice nurse,including the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student with content covering psychopharmacologic therapeutic mechanisms. Content includes all classifications of psychotropic medications as well as some adjuvant medications commonly used for treating some mental disorders. Also included is information on neurotransmission and how disruptions in neurotransmitter systems are related to symptoms associated with mood,anxiety and psychotic disorders. The role of the PMHNP as a provider with prescriptive privileges in the management of psychiatric mental health problems is viewed as concomitant with the provision of other therapies including psychotherapeutic interventions.

Prequisites: None

1
NUR 673

Advanced Psychopathophysiology

This course provides an in-depth study of the physiology of the brain and pathological processes associated with various mental disorders. Advance practice nurses working in psych-mental health settings will benefit from a broad understanding of neural functioning including structural defects,neurotransmitter dysfunction and associative processes. Evidence-based information on neurogenesis and psychoneuroimmunology including the relationship between these processes and environmental influences are examined as a means of improving outcomes for patients experiencing mental health problems. Additionally, treatment approaches that include combined pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches as well as alternative/complementary approaches are examined.

Prequisites: None

1
NUR 679

Independent Study



Prequisites: None

0
NUR 681

Clinical Procedure Adv Nurs Practice

This elective course prepares the graduate nursing student for clinical practice settings. The volume and complexity of health care environments demand that nurse practitioner students be prepared to perform common procedures conducted in outpatient settings. This lab will provide an opportunity for expert faculty to demonstrate common outpatient procedures and for students to re-demonstrate and practice these techniques. Entry level mastery of procedural skills will enhance students'competence in clinical settings.

Prequisites: Nur-631,Nur-631L,Nur-632,Nur-633

1
NUR 682

Adv Diag Reasoning Seminar for Aprns

This elective course provides advanced practice nursing students with an intensive,case-based approach that builds upon the introductory reasoning skills the student acquired in NUR 631 and NUR 631L. The advanced practice role requires students to become skilled in formulating accurate differential diagnoses within narrow time constraints and this course provides an opportunity for supplemental practice. Concepts related to clinical algorithms and evidence based practice will be presented using representative case studies and simulation models. Development of critical thinking skills will enhance clinical decision making for entry level to practice.

Prequisites: Nur-631,Nur-631L,Nur-632,Nur-633

1
NUR 701

Health Literacy & Population HealthOutcome

This course explores the epidemiology of health literacy and its influence on the delivery of health care services. Individuals with low health literacy are afflicted with a higher number of chronic diseases, have worse health outcomes and generate higher health care costs when compared with their literate cohorts. Students will be introduced to the social, economic, legal, political and education-based policies that contribute to health literacy problems. Health system barriers encountered by low literate individuals who seek care will be explored. Students will work in groups to develop creative, community based solutions to identified health literacy barriers.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 702

Evidence Based Practice & It in HealthCare Delivery

This course examines the use of EBP and information technology (IT) in healthcare delivery. Using advanced Internet and database search skills, the student will learn how to critically appraise the literature and apply evidence based findings in a clinical, administrative, research, or educational health care setting.

Prequisites: None

4
NUR 703

Biostatistics for Advanced Nurse Leaders

This course prepares the advance practice-nursing student to apply the tools and methods of biostatistics to clinical practice. Clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine applications are an integral component of clinical decision-making about individual patients. Advance practice nurses need to utilize biostatistics principles to provide best practice outcomes for patients.

Prequisites: None

2
NUR 704

Community-Based Care of the AgingPopulation

This course was developed for the advanced practice-nursing student preparing to work with older adults. Traditional assessment and treatment plans are often ineffective in meeting the needs of community dwelling elders. Multiply-complex health, social, personal, economic, spiritual and legal issues, not encountered by younger adults contributes to increased morbidity and mortality for the elderly. Students will work in groups to develop effective community based solutions in cases involving older adults. Future nurse leaders will be integral to the development of interdisciplinary solutions to improve outcomes for older Americans.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 705

Ethical Topics in Advanced NursingPractice Seminar

This course studies the ethical dilemmas encountered in Health Care Professions. There are concerns that challenge the value of being human underscored in end-of-life decisions as well as those that span the bioethical literature. Analysis of a collective ethic of organizations will also be conducted.

Prequisites: None

3
NUR 706

Co-MGT for Medical Disorders for APN's

This course was developed for advanced practice nursing students preparing to work families, some of whom may be experiencing mental health crises. The course provides the theoretical background necessary to make sound treatment decisions when patients have comorbid acute or chronic health problems. Advanced practice nurses must be prepared to provide access to comprehensive care across the lifespan for persons with co-existing mental and medical illness. Health promotion strategies and evidence-based clinical guidelines will be stressed in order to improve outcomes for persons with dual diagnoses. The role of culture and the influence of socioeconomic status are explored in relation to patients' achieving optimum health outcomes.

Prequisites: Nur-632, NUR-633, NUR-631, NUR-631L

1
NUR 707

Psy Mental Hlth Advance Prac Nur I

This is the first of two courses in the curriculum designed to prepare the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student for practice. This course provides the foundation required in order to assess and intervene therapeutically for individuals experiencing mental health problems or disorders across the lifespan. Issues related to treatment, including interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic approaches are examined within the context of the present day mental healthcare climate and common environmental stressors. Theoretical and conceptual explanations of most DSM 5 disorders are presented while the importance of balancing the therapeutic relationship with evidence based practice is emphasized. The increased prevalence of comorbid conditions and its implications for treatment are examined and considered as rationale for embracing an integrated model of primary care and behavioral health care.

Prequisites: NUR-631, NUR-631L,NUR-632,NUR-633

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NUR 708

Foundations of Pmh for Aprns II

This is the second of two courses in the curriculum designed to prepare the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) student for practice. This course is designed to help the PMHMP student develop a deeper understanding of mental health and illness as well as a broader contextual perspective and builds upon knowledge of interpersonal,cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic approaches used in Behavioral Health. Additionally, an emphasis on the interrelationship between internal and external factors that influence personality development and personality pathology is presented through an analysis of developmental and psychoanalytic theories. Environmental influences and personality structure are also examined in the context of the development of addictive disorders. A systems perspective is employed in applying principles of family and group therapeutic modalities to selected populations. These may apply to specific age groups or disorders, including but not limited to groups or families of veterans or those dealing with addiction. A lifespan perspective is maintained with the addiction of content of child/adolescent and elderly populations.

Prequisites: NUR-631, NUR-631L, NUR-632, NUR-633 Nur-672 Nur-673

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NUR 709

Advance Practice Role for DoctoralNursing Leaders

This course will explore a variety of issues that affect advanced practice nursing, with specific content pertinent to family nurse practitioners. The legal and ethical underpinnings of advanced practice will be explored. Students will explore the interaction of social, cultural, political, regulatory and institutional polices that influence practice. New practice roles such as entrepreneurship will be discussed. Identifying leadership opportunities for doctoral students will be stressed.

Prequisites: None

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NUR 711

Identify Project

This initial capstone residency experience is designed to provide the student with an intensive immersion opportunity in which they apply their foundational preparation and identify a focus for their capstone project. The student will select a mentor to work with who is an expert in their field of interest and associated with a community site or organization. During the residency, a problem that is amendable to an evidence-based solution will be identified within the clinical site.

Prequisites: None

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NUR 712

Design and Pilot Project

The student will work with a mentor and project chair to design and pilot the translation project in Capstone II. The project committee which is mutually agreed upon by the student and advisor will be providing feedback and critique during this process. The project chair and second committee member will be reponsible for communicating with the mentor when needed to enhance the design of the project. The student will develop a theoretically and evidence-based program to address the problem identified in Capstone I. The student will be responsible for presenting the proposed design in writing and defending orally to committee members.

Prequisites: Nur-711

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NUR 713

Implement/Evaluate

In Capstone III, the student will work with a mentor to actualize the problem defined in Capstone I and designed in Capstone II. This experience allows the student to translate evidence-based findings into practice,to evaluate program development projects, and to participate in collaborative,inter-professional approaches to health care problems. The student will implement and evaluate a theoretically and evidence-based approach to address the identified problem. The student will be responsible for completing the project, presenting it in writing and defending orally to their committee.

Prequisites: Nur-711 Nur-712

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NUR 714

Clin Practicum in Comm-Based Family Care

This course was developed to provide an opportunity for advanced practice nursing students to work in a primary health setting with patients across the lifespan. Students will complete 120 hours of guided clinical experience with specific focus on client assessment and management skills, Health promotion will be accomplished through patient education and collaboration with other health professionals.

Prequisites: NUR-631, NUR-631L Nur-706, NUR-632, NUR-633

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NUR 715

Psy Mental Health Clinical Practicum I

This course provides the Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)student with an opportunity for implementation of skills consistent with the provision of care to individuals experiencing mental health problems,including assessment,diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. Psychotherapy modalities including interpersonal cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic approaches are implemented and where appropriate,psychopharmacological treatment is provided based upon assessment data. Students will be required to complete 180 clinical hours during this rotation.

Prequisites: NUR-672 NUR-673, NUR-707

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NUR 716

Psy Mental Health Clinical Practicum II

This course provides the Psychiatric Mental Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)student with an opportunity for implementation of skills necessary to intervene therapeutically for families and groups. Theoretical application of family and group therapies including interpersonal,cognitive-behavioral and psychoanalytic modalities is emphasized when working with selected populations. Promotion of wellness and interventions for family or group systems experiencing dysfunction are included in the provision care. Students will be required to complete 240 clinical hours during this rotation.

Prequisites: NUR-672 NUR-673, NUR-708

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NUR 800

Continuing Clinical Practicum Residency

This continuing clinical practicum residency course is designed for the advanced practice nurse who requires additional clinical hours to meet the minimum total of 1000 hours of practice for DNPs. Students who are placed in patient care areas will complete clinical logs to document that experience. The total number of additional hours to be completed will be determined by the DNP program director after assessing all previous transcripts and coursework; the result of this assessment will be communicated in writing to the student. The student works with a clinical faculty member who has the academic preparation and experiential background to oversee this course. The site and setting for this experience will be individualized based on student need.

Prequisites: None

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NUR 900

Continuing Capstone Project Advisement

This continuing advisement course is for DNP students who have identified,designed,piloted and begun to implement their capstone project but require additional time to complete or evaluate the project. Students may experience delays related to organizational or mentor changes and need a mechanism for continuing registration in order to achieve the course outcomes. The student continues to work with a community mentor and under the guidance of his or her capstone chair until the project has concluded.

Prequisites: Nur-711 Nur-712 Nur-713

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