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Nursing Courses (NSG)

[Course credit hours/contact hours (if different) per week are noted in parentheses]

NSG 6604 - Theories in Nursing (2)

Explores the evolution and importance of knowledge and theory in nursing, mechanisms for developing and critiquing theory, and the analysis and application of theories in nursing practice.

NSG 6605 - Healthcare Economics (2)

An introductory course in health economics, designed to provide the student with the elements of economic analysis as applied to the area of healthcare and healthcare policy.

NSG 6612 - Advanced Health Assessment (3)

Designed to prepare an expert clinician in health assessment of patients within diverse settings and populations across the lifespan. Advanced content in history and interviewing processes, physical examination, and documentation of assessment findings are included. The clinical diagnostic process is emphasized. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NSG 6649 and NSG 6671. Co-requisite: NSG 6613

NSG 6613 - Advanced Health Assessment Preceptorship (3/9)

Preceptorship course designed for clinical application of skills in advanced health assessment, clinical diagnosis and management, and maintenance of health promotion/disease prevention for patients within diverse settings and populations. Prerequisites or Co-requisite: NSG 6671 and 6649 Corequisite: NSG 6612.

NSG 6625 6626 6627 - Specialized Study in Advanced Nursing (1/4)

Under supervision of a faculty member, student may pursue study in selected area applicable to the practice of nursing which fits his/her academic needs but is not available in the regular curriculum. Total credit for any combination of enrollments in these courses may not exceed four semester hours. F, Sp, Su See semester hour limits listed under Course Restrictions in General Regulations section.

NSG 6630 - Introduction to Nursing Leadership and Technology Practicum(2/8)

The first clinical immersion experience in the select-ed advance nursing practice roles, nursing leadership and/or nursing informatics. The course focus is on the integration of nursing leadership and technology into healthcare delivery. Students participate in relevant clinical practice with either a nursing administrator or nursing information technology expert. Prerequisites NSG 6631 and NSG 6632 Co-requisite: NSG 6633

NSG 6631 - Concepts of Healthcare Informatics and Leadership (3)

Focuses on an examination of the concepts and core principles that are essential for nurse informatics specialists and nursing leaders to operate within a dynamic healthcare environment. Course topics include foundations of practice, data management, healthcare technology, organizational structure, human capital management, care delivery systems, continuous performance improvement, and practice applications.

NSG 6632 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Informatics and Leadership (3)

Explores the foundation of nursing informatics, organizational leadership, and nursing administration, related theories and sciences. Identifies nursing and healthcare data sets, classifications systems, and nomenclatures utilized in practice. Students also explore transformational leadership, emotional intelligence, strategic planning principles, shared leadership/governance, and leading and sustaining change.

NSG 6633 - Healthcare Systems (3)

Centers on the understanding of the Advanced Practice Nurse’s role to practice dimensions of leadership and technology within today’s healthcare system. Explores the planning, analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of clinical information systems. Includes strategies for developing a strategic plan and issues in project management along with major design and implementation issues. Students will also explore managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating across the healthcare system. Prerequisite: NSG 6631, NSG 6632 Corequisite: NSG 6630

NSG 6634 - Roles in Nursing Leadership and Informatics (3)

Focuses on the role of the advanced practice nurse in the healthcare environment. Emphasizes concepts, research, issues and trends relative to the practice of the nursing informatics specialist and nursing leader within the healthcare environment. Prerequisites: NSG 6630, NSG 6633 NSG 6635, NSG 6636. Co-requisite NSG 6637

NSG 6635 - Applied Principles of Leadership and Technology in Healthcare (3)

Prepares students with the knowledge and skills to integrate leadership and informatics concepts into clinical practice. Nursing leadership content addresses the application of fiscal planning, execution, accountability, and risk management within nursing practice. Nursing informatics content addresses health literacy, access, electronic health records, clinical decision support systems, and emerging technologies. Prerequisites: NSG 6630, NSG 6633 Co-requisite 6636

NSG 6636 - Advanced Nursing Practice Internship I (3/12)

First of two internship courses that facilitate the application of nursing leadership or nursing informatics within field experiences to provide the student an opportunity to work collaboratively with healthcare systems. Students may select to intern with a nursing leader, a nursing information technology expert, or a combination of roles. Students will participate in relevant clinical practice to meet the demands of changing patient care services. Prerequisites: NSG 6630, NSG 6633 Co-requisite NSG 6635.

NSG 6637 - Advanced Nursing Practice Internship II (3/12)

Second of two internship courses that provides students with an immersion experience in one of the selected advance nursing practice roles, nursing leadership or nursing informatics. The course focus is on the application and synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in all previous courses. Students participate in relevant clinical practice with either a nursing administrator or nursing information technology expert. Prerequisites: NSG 6636, NSG 6635; Co-requisite: NSG 6634.

NSG 6645 - Family and Cultural Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Provides the student with in-depth knowledge of family and cultural assessment. Further analysis of diverse cultures and multi family structures enhance the student’s application of family and/or cultural theories and advanced nursing interventions.

NSG 6649 - Advanced Pharmacology (3)

Presents knowledge and theory critical to management of the pharmacological needs of a variety of populations across the lifespan. Discusses major classification of drugs and protocols for administration and use of technology in management of drug therapy.

NSG 6660 - Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Provides content that enables students to focus on the advanced nursing practice. Emphasizes the theoretical bases critical to leadership and analyzes current issues in relation to advanced practice.

NSG 6665 - Primary Care I: Pediatrics and Women’s Health (3)

Focuses on advanced knowledge and theory base in the assessment and care of children and women of child-bearing age. Health promotion is emphasized, but the practitioner is also prepared to deliver complex multifaceted care to patients in primary care settings. Prerequisites: NSG 6612 and 6613. Co-requisite: NSG 6666.

NSG 6666 - Primary Care I Preceptorship: Pediatrics and Women’s Health (3/9)

Clinical preceptorship course in the advanced practice role of the family nurse practitioner with pediatric patients and women of childbearing age in primary care settings. Prerequisites: NSG 6612, 6613. Co-requisite: NSG 6665.

NSG 6667 - Primary Care II: Adults and Geriatrics (3)

Focuses on advanced knowledge and theory base in the assessment and management of care of adult and geriatric patients. Health promotion is emphasized, but the practitioner is also prepared to deliver complex multifaceted care to clients in primary and rehabilitative settings. Prerequisites for MSN students: NSG 6604, 6660, 6665, 6666, 6691, 6692. Co-requisites: NSG 6668. Prerequisites for DNP students: NSG 6604, 6665, 6666, 6691. Co-requisites: NSG 6668.

NSG 6668 - Primary Care II Preceptorship: Adults and Geriatrics (3/9)

Clinical preceptorship course in the advanced practice role of the family nurse practitioner with adult and gerontological patients in the primary and rehabilitative care settings. Prerequisites: NSG 6665, 6666. Co-requisite: NSG 6667.

NSG 6670 - Role Synthesis Seminar (1)

Provides a forum for the analysis and synthesis of role behaviors specific to the family nurse practitioner. Emphasis is on the role, patterns of health promotion, primary care, and professional, social, and political issues related to the role. Prerequisites: All core FNP specialty courses. FNP students only: Co-requisite: NSG 6680.

NSG 6671 - Advanced Pathophysiology (3)

Provides an in-depth study of pathophysiologic processes across the lifespan to correlate changes that occur at the cellular and system level with the development, clinical manifestations, and management of various disease states.

NSG 6672 - Teaching and Learning Theories in Nursing Education (3)

Introduces the basic principles and theories of education and their impact on student learning. Focuses on teaching and learning, learning styles, and the needs of diverse learners to include the generational and cultural differences of today’s learners. Prepares students to function within the educational environment and to facilitate learning and learner development and socialization effectively.

NSG 6673 - Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education (3)

Presents instructional strategies to enhance learning experiences in nursing education. Instructional methods will include collaborative educational models as large and small group teaching, team-based, interactive and case-based learning. Strategies will include the use of simulation and clinical teaching at the bedside with a focus on educator behaviors that stimulate achievement of learners. With an appreciation of diversity in learning styles, strategies will be discussed that apply to technology into instruction to develop and deliver curricula.

NSG 6674 - Curriculum Design & Development in Nursing Education (3)

Explores a brief history of curricula, philosophical foundations of curriculum design, and contemporary influences on nursing program curricula. Progresses through the steps of curriculum design and development, specifically for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Nursing course design is a focus. An overview of types of learning experiences appropriate for course objectives is included. Prepares students for role competencies in curriculum design and development.

NSG 6675 - Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education (3)

Presents models and methods for assessment and evaluation in nursing education. Focuses on principles for construction of test and written assignments and the interpretation of findings for the evaluation of learning outcomes in traditional and online class-room and clinical settings. Addresses development of plans for course and program evaluation. Reviews ethical and legal considerations for assessment and evaluation in nursing education. Prepares students for role competencies in assessment and evaluation as a nurse educator.

NSG 6676 - Nursing Education Preceptorship (3/12)

The course provides experiential learning necessary for students to apply those theories of teaching and learning, teaching strategies, curriculum design and evaluation to instructional design in nursing education. Involves supervised experience in the role of nurse educator.

NSG 6680 - Family Nurse Practitioner Internship (5/20)

Internship course designed to provide extensive clinical experience with a broad spectrum of patients to allow students opportunities to strengthen clinical skills in specific areas. Prerequisites: All core and FNP specialty courses. Co-requisite: FNP students only: NSG 6670.

NSG 6685 - Global Identity (1-3)

Studying abroad is a transformative experience that has the power to challenge our thinking and our perspective on the world. This course aims to attract students across disciplines, to promote inter-professional development, and to prepare them to expand their understanding of their global identity and communicate their growth in intercultural competence toward their personal and professional development. Students make connections between their study abroad experience and the broader range of skills connected with this experience, to become a competitive member of a global workforce.

NSG 6691 - Research and Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Reviews the processes for ethical conduct of research and translation of evidence for nursing practice and patient outcomes. Emphasis is on the rigorous critique, utilization and generation of research and evidence relevant to advanced practice nursing. A grade of “B” or better is required.

NSG 6692 - Data Analysis and Interpretation in Quantitative Research (2)

Examines basic statistical methods for analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating quantitative data. The focus is on developing knowledge necessary to critically evaluate research reports and selected data.

NSG 6696 - Scholarly Inquiry Practicum I (1/2)

Faculty-guided experience to further develop the student’s knowledge of a special area of interest utilizing research-based inquiry or evidence-based practice. Students must take this course during their final Fall semester. Grading system is Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: NSG 6604, 6660, 6691, 6692.

NSG 6697 - Scholarly Inquiry Practicum II (1/2)

Faculty-guided experience for implementation and evaluation of student’s scholarly inquiry. Grading system is Pass / Fail. Prerequisite: NSG 6696. Successful completion of this course meets the MSN comprehensive exam requirement.

Thesis Option

Students who plan to progress to doctoral education will be encouraged to pursue the thesis option in preparation for the doctoral dissertation. Students should discuss with their adviser the option prior to filing their degree plan.

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