NURS - Nursing

NURS 3111 Professional Development Perspectives I (1-0-1) 

First of a professional development series introducing nursing concepts with an emphasis on nursing student success strategies, professional nursing roles, professional standards, evidence-based practice principles, professional decision making/critical thinking, and basics of professional writing.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment limited to students in the BSNSH14_ACC program.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3112 Professional Development Perspectives II (2-0-2) 

Prerequisite: NURS 3111. Continuation of the professional development series, building upon previously acquired concepts with exploration of delegation, prioritization, and legal/ethical principles.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of D

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment limited to students in the BSNSH14_ACC program.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

NURS 3175 Pharmacology in Nursing (4-0-4) 

Prerequisite: Admission to upper division nursing. This course provides an introduction to major drug classifications, principles of drug mechanism, distribution and absorption of drugs, actions, toxicity, and regulation of drugs. Knowledge gained in this course serves as a foundation to build upon in the clinical nursing courses where students calculate, administer, and assess the client's response to medications.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in the BSNSH14_ACC program.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

NURS 3175H Pharmacology in Nursing (4-0-4) 

Prerequisite: Admission to upper division nursing. This course provides an introduction to major drug classifications, principles of drug mechanism, distribution and absorption of drugs, actions, toxicity, and regulation of drugs. Knowledge gained in this course serves as a foundation to build upon in the clinical nursing courses where students calculate, administer, and assess the client's response to medications.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment limited to students with the Honors College attribute.

NURS 3191 Professional Clinical Nursing RN I (3-0-3) 

This course is designed for registered nurses seeking a BSN degree. Synthesis of concepts, principles, theories and roles foundational to professional nursing practice including health promotion, prevention and wellness, with particular consideration given to older adults, are central to the course. Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and role transition are included. This course will build on previously mastered nursing concepts with an emphasis on updates in pharmacology, standards of practice, and informatics.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3192 Professional Development Perspectives RN I (2-0-2) 

Pre-Requisite: Admission to RN-BSN Program. First of two professional development courses describing nursing concepts with an emphasis on roles, delegation, standards, communication, professional writing, quality improvement and critical thinking.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3194 Applied Pathophysiology RN (3-0-3) 

Pre-requisites: Admission to the RN-BSN program. This course provides an overview of the pathophysiology of selected conditions focusing on the etiology, pathogenesis, physiological changes, and clinical manifestations of common health problems. Genetic and cultural influences on health will also be addressed. Emphasis is upon both the physiological changes that contribute to disease production, physiological changes that occur as a result of disease, and the body's compensation for these changes, as well as the application of this knowledge to the assessment of patients with commonly occurring disease and injury processes.

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 99 times or 99 hours.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3195 Evidence Based Practice RN (4-0-4) 

Focuses on the evidence-based practice process to enable students to become informed consumers of research and capable of applying evidence, professional experience, and patient preferences in their practices. This course includes research design, appraisal of selected nursing studies, identification and search of PICOT questions. Students will also be involved in developing practice guidelines for dissemination.

Prerequisite(s): STAT 1127 with a minimum grade of C or STAT 1127H with a minimum grade of C or STAT 1401 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 1401 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3266 Perioperative Nursing (1-6-3) 

This course introduces the student to the role of the professional perioperative nurse by providing learning opportunities in the classroom, perioperative clinical settings, and professional organization meetings. Students will utilize the nursing process, AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, and The Joint Commission National Safety Goals to guide development of evidence-based nursing care for clients throughout the lifespan in pre, intra, and postoperative settings. In addition, this course provides opportunities for students to further develop physical assessment, infection control, and interdisciplinary communication techniques. (S/U grading)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students in the BSNSH14_ACC program.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3275 Professional Clinical Nursing I (4-9-7) 

This course provides experiences to foster the development of basic cognitive and psychomotor skills to serve as the foundation for nursing practice for patients of all ages. The focus is on basic nursing knowledge and skill related to oxygenation, hygiene care, asepsis and infection control, vital signs, mobility, elimination, enteral feeding and nutrition, documentation, safety, wound care, perioperative care, rest and sleep, pain management, care of the elderly, sensory impairment, and loss and grief. Principles of therapeutic communication, growth and development, stress and adaptation, critical thinking, and the nursing process are introduced. Clinical experiences include the ROPES course and patient care in long term care facilities and acute inpatient hospital units.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3276 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment limited to students in the BSNSH14_ACC program.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3275H Professional Clinical Nursing I (6-8-8) 

Corequisite: NURS 3276. This course provides experiences to foster the development of basic cognitive and psychomotor skills to serve as the foundation for nursing practice for patients of all ages. The focus is on basic nursing knowledge and skill related to hygiene care, asepsis and infection control, vital signs, mobility, elimination, enteral feeding and nutrition, documentations, safety, wound care, peri-operative care, immunity alterations, rest and sleep, pain management, care of the elderly, vision and hearing impairment, loss and grief, and fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Principles of therapeutic communication, group dynamics, growth and development, teaching and learning, stress and adaptation, nursing theory, legal and ethical standards of care, critical thinking, and the nursing process are introduced. Clinical experiences include the ROPES course, patient care in long term care facilities, and patient care acute in-patient hospital units.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment limited to students with the Honors College attribute.

NURS 3276 Introduction to Health Assessment and Wellness (2-3-3) 

This course provides experiences to foster development of the basic knowledge and psychomotor skills necessary for assessing the health of clients throughout the life span, including eliciting a health history, conducting a basic physical examination, and integrating basic techniques of health assessment into patient care in varied settings. The focus of the course is on basic interviewing and physical assessment techniques in the lab and virtual simulation environment, medical terminology, recognition of normal findings, and differentiating normal from the most common abnormal findings.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or RN to BSN.

Students in the BSNSH14 program may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3277 Professional Clinical Nursing II (7-10-10) 

<em> Prerequisite:</em> NURS 3175, NURS 3275, NURS 3111, and NURS 3276 <em>Corequisite: </em> NURS 3112 Professional Development Perspectives II This course provides experiences to foster the development of cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for the nursing care of patients of all ages with routine needs in medical, surgical, and mental health settings. The focus is on care of patients experiencing common endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, renal, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, blood, neoplastic, acid-base and psychological alterations. Principles of therapeutic communication, group dynamics, growth and development, teaching and learning, stress and adaptation, legal and ethical standards of care, critical thinking, and nursing process are integrated throughout the course. Clinical experiences include in-patient hospital units serving patients with physical and mental health problems. (Course Fee Required).

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3112 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

NURS 3279 Applied Pathophysiology (3-0-3) 

<em>Prerequisites:</em> Admission into the nursing program. This course provides an overview of the pathophysiology of selected conditions focusing on the etiology, pathogenesis, physiological changes, and clinical manifestations of common health problems. Emphasis is upon both the physiological changes that contribute to disease production, physiological changes that occur as a result of disease, and the body's compensation for these changes, as well as the application of this knowledge to the assessment of patients with commonly occurring disease and injury processes.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Students in the BSNSH14 program may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

NURS 3293 Introduction to Health Assessment and Wellness RN (2-3-3) 

This course is designed to assist in refining history taking, psychosocial assessment, and physical assessment skills that are necessary for assessing the health of clients throughout the life span, including eliciting a health history, conducting a basic physical examination, and integrating basic techniques of health assessment into patient care in varied settings. The focus of the course is on basic interviewing and physical assessment techniques, in-depth virtual simulation, recognition of normal findings, and differentiating normal from the most common abnormal findings.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 3555 Selected Topics in Professional Nursing (1-3-0-1-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN upper level program and approval of Nursing Department Chair. Specialized topics from nursing taught by means of lecture, discussion, special seminar, guided independent study, directed experience in the field of nursing, online learning activities, clinical investigation and/or other methods as appropriate. May be repeated once with different topic.

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 1 times or 6 hours.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or RN to BSN.

Students in the BSNSH14 program may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4111 Professional Development Perspectives III (2-0-2) 

Continuation of professional nursing series with an examination of leadership theories and styles, economic and social issues, change theories, and nursing across healthcare systems and delivery within the global arena.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3276 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3112 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3277 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3279 with a minimum grade of D

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Students in the BSNSH14 program may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4112 Professional Development Perspectives IV (2-0-2) 

Prerequisite: NURS 4111. Application of professional nursing concepts with a focus on power and politics, professional maturation process, career management, and professional socialization with an emphasis on transition into practice. This series of courses will culminate in a portfolio incorporating a variety of professional concepts.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 4111 with a minimum grade of D

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Students in the BSNSH14 program may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4175 Evidence-Based Practice (3-0-3) 

Focuses on the evidence-based practice process to enable students to become informed consumers of research and capable of applying evidence, professional experience, and patient preferences in their practice. This course includes research design, appraisal of selected nursing studies, identification and search of PICOT questions. Students will also be involved in developing practice guidelines and presenting those guidelines to staff nurses at local hospitals.

Prerequisite(s): (STAT 1127 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3112 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3276 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3277 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3279 with a minimum grade of D) or (STAT 1127H with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3112 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3276 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3277 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3279 with a minimum grade of D) or (STAT 1401 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3112 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3276 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3277 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3279 with a minimum grade of D)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or RN to BSN.

Students in the BSNSH14 program may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4192 Professional Development Perspectives RN II (2-0-2) 

Second of two professional development courses with a focus on leadership theories and styles, economic and social issues, change theories, power and politics, and career development.

Prerequisite(s): eMajor Intro (RN to BSN) with a score of Y

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Junior, Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4279 Professional Clinical Nursing IV (7-10-10) 

This course provides experiences to foster development of advanced cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary for providing nursing care for adults and children experiencing complex and/or multi-system physiological and/or psychological health problems. The focus is on the management and nursing care related to acute threats to life, limb, and/or mental well-being. Clinical experiences include intensive care units, emergency departments, pediatrics, and acute psychiatric facilities.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3112 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3276 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3277 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3279 with a minimum grade of D

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4280 Professional Clinical Nursing III (7-10-10) 

Utilization of the nursing process with families in childbearing and child rearing phase of family development, families at risk, aggregates and communities to promote wellness, prevent illness, and maintain health. Health problems of the reproductive and lactation systems are also included. Selected mental health concepts are integrated throughout. Course content includes the concepts of epidemiology, levels of prevention, ecology and theoretical frameworks applicable to working in community settings. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3112 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3276 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3277 with a minimum grade of D and NURS 3279 with a minimum grade of D

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4292 Professional Clinical Nursing RN II (4-6-6) 

This course is designed for registered nurses seeking a BSN degree. Various roles in population health nursing are examined through the application of theories and concepts from nursing and public health sciences in assessing health status and preventing and controlling disease in families, aggregates, and communities as clients. The course will provide an overview of global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture. The use of epidemiological and community assessment techniques to examine populations at risk, health promotion, protection, maintenance and levels of disease prevention with special emphasis on ethnically diverse and vulnerable populations are incorporated.

Prerequisite(s): eMajor Intro (RN to BSN) with a score of Y

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4377 Senior Preceptorship (0-9-3) 

A capstone learning experience in which senior nursing students synthesize and apply theories, concepts, knowledge, skills and abilities from the sciences, humanities, and nursing to nursing practice. The course includes precepting, activities to review for NCLEX-RN licensing exam (at student's expense), and the Nursing Exit Exam.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3112 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3175 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3275 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3276 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3277 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3279 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4111 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4112 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4175 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4280 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4279 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior, Non-Degree - Undergrad PostBac or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students with the Admitted to Nursing Program attribute.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 4698 Senior Project RN (0-9-3) 

This course is designed for registered nurses seeking a BSN degree. A senior project will focus on evidence-based principles and theoretical frameworks to guide the discovery, synthesis, and dissemination of information related to a selected clinical topic.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 3191 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3192 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3194 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3279 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4192 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4292 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to Senior or Degree - Undergrad PostBac students.

Enrollment limited to students majoring in RN to BSN.

Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6030 Ethical Issues for the Advanced Practice Nurse (2-0-2) 

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Nursing Program. This course provides a foundation for the professional practice of advanced nursing within an ethical context. The historical development of an ethical code for the nursing profession and its evolution is explored. Ethical principles guiding health care delivery and health care policy of the U.S. are examined. Ethical dilemmas and strategies for resolution of these dilemmas are analyzed for their impact on the profession of nursing, health care delivery and on the health and well being of individuals and populations.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Nursing.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6100 Principles of Leadership & Management within Health Care Organizations Seminar (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate program in the School of Nursing. Transitioning from novice to expert in the role of a nursing leader is explored in this course. Content includes theoretical foundations of effective leadership which will enable the student to function effectively in a leadership role in various settings. The management of human, fiscal, and physical health care resources will be emphasized.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6104 Theory for Graduate Nursing Practice (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or Senior Standing in BSN Program with 3.00 GPA. This course prepares nurses to transition into new roles and advanced nursing practice by exploring a wide range of theories from nursing and other sciences. Students will understand the role of knowledge development in advancing a discipline. Students will critique, analyze, and evaluate selected theories and incorporate these theories into their advanced nursing practice roles.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6105 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or Senior Standing in BSN Program with 3.00 GPA. This course builds upon undergraduate statistics and research courses and will focus on the relationship between nursing theory, research, and practice for evidence-based practice. This course will focus on issues such as the identification of practice and system problems, evaluation of research studies and systematic reviews, development and implementation of evidence-based practice guidelines, use of evidence-based practice to improve outcomes for individuals and groups of patients as well as health care systems, and differentiation of evidence-based and value-based approaches to practice. Students are expected to integrate an evidence-based approach into their practice.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6106 Advanced Pharmacology (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or Senior Standing in BSN Program with 3.00 GPA. This course includes principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug metabolism and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special populations, and contemporary drug development as a foundation for the use of medications in the clinical management of diseases. Major classes of drugs will be discussed in terms of actions; therapeutic and other effects; adverse, allergic and idiosyncratic reactions; indications and contraindications. Emphasis is placed on nursing responsibility, accountability, and application of the nursing process regarding drug therapy in a variety of settings with individuals across the life span.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6107 Advanced Pathophysiology (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or Senior Standing in BSN Program with 3.00 GPA. This course focuses on developing advanced knowledge of physiological and pathophysiological concepts related to human response to illness. The student will apply these concepts across the lifespan to support clinical decision making by the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis will be placed on important pathophysiological concepts needed to support the goals of Healthy People 2020 to improve clients’ quality of life and reduce health disparities.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6108 Advanced Health Assessment (2-3-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Nursing Program or Senior Standing in BSN Program with 3.00 GPA. This course will build upon health assessment skills developed in the professional nurse's basic educational program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be developed. The process whereby the advanced practitioner utilizes comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and cultural assessment across the lifespan to gather specific data relevant to common health problems is demonstrated. Faculty and preceptors facilitate laboratory and clinical experiences, which focus on assessment of clients and presentation of findings in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed on important assessment concepts needed to support the goals of Healthy People 2010 to improve clients

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6110 Principles of Education in Nursing (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This course focuses on the theoretical foundations of teaching, learning innovations, and the multifaceted role of a nurse educator in multiple settings. Expectations of a leader in nursing education are explored.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in the MSNSH20, MSNSH20_ONL, MSNSH26 or MSNSH26_ONL programs.

NURS 6119 Information Technology in Health Care (3-0-3) 

This course examines the implications of the use of health care technology in the workplace as it impacts the areas of advanced clinical practice, nursing administration, and nursing education. Consideration is also given to ethical principles guiding the use of health care technology, and to the organizational and financial issues associated with legislation and public organizational policies This course provides hands-on experience with a certified EHR that accentuates the opportunity for students to assess the potential of such systems to provide decision support and to improve patient outcomes.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6127 Scient Underpin of AP Role (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. Students explore components and variations of the advanced practice role and how social policy and healthcare delivery influence are influenced by the role. Legal definitions and professional interpretations of advance practice nursing are examined in relation to healthcare outcomes, resource allocation and cost effectiveness.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

NURS 6128 Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. Course focuses on examination of the major categories of pharmacological agents and application of pharmacological concepts in the clinical practice setting. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiological action of the drugs, expected patient responses and major effects. This course is prerequisite for clinical courses that integrate the knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics into effective nursing practice.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6129 Health Care Delivery Models, Economics and Policy (2-0-2) 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This course advances the student’s knowledge and skill in health care delivery systems, economics and health policy. The student will critically examine theories in relation to advanced nursing practice in current and emerging health care delivery systems and the concepts of economics as they apply to the healthcare market and financing and delivering health care services. Particular attention is paid to the impact healthcare economics has on patients, delivery systems, and providers. The student will analyze the forces involved in the formation and implementation of health care policy. Emphasis is on the characteristics of health care policy and politics and the influence of economics on the practice, design and reform of health care in the United States.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6210 Management of Human Resources in Health Care (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6100 with a grade of B or better. This course will provide the knowledge needed for the nurse leader/manager to be competent in healthcare human resource management. This course focuses on recruitment, selection, and training issues and on how human resource management needs to be integrated into the strategic planning of the organization. Legal, ethical, and labor issues will be discussed, as well as health and safety issues, and the regional, national and global influences on human resource planning and management.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6100 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6220 Effective Teaching/Learning Strategies (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6110 with a grade of B or better. This course is an overview of a variety of learning and instructional strategies to assist in the implementation of teaching plans for the nurse educator. General principles and methodologies related to learning and instruction are integrated into face-to-face and technology enhanced techniques.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6110 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6225 Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses (4-0-4) 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. Co-Requisite: NURS 6325. This course expands the nurse’s knowledge of cognitive processes and psychomotor skills needed for comprehensive assessment and development of differential diagnoses of clients across the lifespan. Techniques and processes of performing a physical, mental, developmental, and nutritional assessment, obtaining a health history, and performing selected diagnostic procedures will be examined. Interviewing skills that enable the nurse practitioner student to relate to various clients across the lifespan will be refined.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6325 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6227 Health Promotion of Women and Children (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6107, NURS 6128, NURS 6225, NURS 6226, NURS 6228, NURS 6328, NURS 6229, and NURS 6329; Corequisite: NURS 6327. This course is designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, maintenance, and management of common acute and chronic health problems of women of child-bearing age, infants, children, and adolescents in health care settings. Emphasis is on the description of the condition or disease, etiology and incidence, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, management, complications, and preventive and patient education measures. Consideration is given to cultural and ethical issues that affect health care delivery and client adherence to the management plan. Established protocols for practice are used to indicate the need for consultation, referral, and community resources.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6107 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6128 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6225 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6226 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6328 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6229 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6329 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6327 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6228 Health Promotion of the Elderly (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6107, NURS 6128, NURS 6225, NURS 6226, NURS 6229 and NURS 6329. Corequisite: NURS 6328 This course prepares family nurse practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, disease prevention, early detection and management of common acute and chronic health problems of the elderly client and his/her family. The nurse practitioner’s role in promoting successful aging, maintaining function and promoting self-care, using community, personal and family resources is explored. The course emphasizes common geriatric syndromes and problems including chronic illnesses and their management. Ethical dilemmas that impact healthcare of older adults are integrated throughout course.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6107 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6128 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6225 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6226 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6229 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6329 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6328 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6229 Health Promotion of Adults (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6107, NURS 6225, and NURS 6226. Corequisite: NURS 6329, NURS 6128. This course is designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, health maintenance, disease preventions, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems of adults in primary healthcare settings. Emphasis is on the family as the basic unit of nursing care. Discussion will include non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of common health problems. Criteria for consultation and indications for referral along with exploration of available community resources will also be considered.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6107 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6225 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6226 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6328 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6230 Health Care Delivery Systems (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6100 with a grade of B or better. This course is designed for the nurse leader/manager to develop an understanding of the complex regulatory environment in health care delivery systems and the interrelatedness of performance and quality improvement. Also, the framework for understanding the role and contributions of nurse leaders/managers within healthcare systems will be explored. Issues such as public reporting, pay for performance, measurements of patient satisfaction, and other emerging and timely topics will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6100 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6240 Health Care Finance (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6100 with a grade of B or better. This course examines the economic and financial issues unique to organizations in health care delivery. It includes an understanding of accounting principles, financial analysis and decision-making tools needed for nurse leaders, principles of economics, the role of accounting and finance on the financial decision making of healthcare managers and executives, reimbursement issues, and the current and future considerations of paying for health care.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6100 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6300 Transitioning into the Leadership Role (0-0-3) 

Pre or Co-Requisite: NURS 6200; NURS 6100; HCMG 5300; HCMG 6000. This clinically-based course operationalizes the theoretical principles and norms of leadership and management studied in previous nursing leadership courses. The student will have the opportunity to apply the concepts of leadership within a selected specialty area.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Nursing.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6325 Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses Clinical (0-6-2) 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. Co-requisite: NURS 6225. This clinical course expands a nurse’s practice by advancing clinical skills and improving the application of diagnostic reasoning within the clinical setting to develop the role of an expert clinician. Skills cultivated are as follows: develop/complete an advanced examination, demonstrate appropriate use of examination equipment, analyze subjective/objective data to formulate correct differential/ definitive diagnoses, order correct diagnostic testing to assist in diagnoses confirmation, and follow practice guidelines.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6225 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D

NURS 6327 Health Promotion of Women and Children Clinical (0-9-3) 

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6107, 6125, NURS 6225, NURS 6226, NURS 6229, NURS 6329, NURS 6228, NURS 6328; Corequisite: NURS 6227. This clinical course is designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, maintenance, and management of common acute and chronic health problems of women of child-bearing age, infants, children, and adolescents in health care settings. Emphasis is on the description of the condition or disease, etiology and incidence, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, management, complications, and preventive and patient education measures. Consideration is given to cultural and ethical issues that affect health care delivery and client adherence to the management plan. Established protocols for practice are used to indicate the need for consultation, referral, and community resources.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6107 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6125 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6225 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6226 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6229 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6329 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6228 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6328 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6227 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

NURS 6328 Health Promotion of the Elderly Clinical (0-9-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6107, NURS 6128, NURS 6225, NURS 6226, NURS 6229 and NURS 6329; Corequisite: NURS 6328. This course prepares family nurse practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, disease prevention, early detection and management of common acute and chronic health problems of the elderly client and his/her family. The nurse practitioner’s role in promoting successful aging, maintaining function and promoting self-care, using community, personal and family resources is explored. The course emphasizes common geriatric syndromes and problems including chronic illnesses and their management. Ethical dilemmas that impact healthcare of older adults are integrated throughout course.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6107 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6128 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6225 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6226 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6229 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6329 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6228 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

NURS 6329 Health Promotion of Adults Clinical (0-9-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6107, NURS 6225, and NURS 6226. Corequisite: NURS 6229, NURS 6128. This clinical course is designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, health maintenance, disease preventions, and the management of common acute and chronic health problems of adults in primary healthcare settings. Emphasis is on the family as the basic unit of nursing care. Discussion will include non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management of common health problems. Criteria for consultation and indications for referral along with exploration of available community resources will also be considered.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6107 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6225 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6226 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6229 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6128 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

NURS 6330 Evaluation of Learning (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6110 with a grade of B or better. This course will provide methods of assessing learning outcomes for individuals and groups in nursing academic and clinical settings. Emphasis is placed on theoretical reflections and empirical methods used to evaluate educational programs, institutions, personnel, and students.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6110 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6407 Practicum (0-9-3) 

This clinically based course operationalizes the theoretical principles and norms studied in previous graduate nursing courses. Students will have the opportunity to assume the role of nursing educator, leader, or informaticist and apply concepts within the selected program track.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6100 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6210 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6230 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6240 with a minimum grade of C) or (NURS 6110 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6220 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6330 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6440 with a minimum grade of C) or (NURS 6720 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6730 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6740 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6750 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6760 with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6425 Nurse Practitioner Practicum (0-18-6) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6105, NURS 6107, NURS 6108, NURS 6128, NURS 6225, NURS 6226, NURS 6227, NURS 6327, NURS 6228, NURS 6328, NURS 6229, and NURS 6329. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 6129. The nurse practitioner practicum experience provides the student an opportunity to assume responsibility for the primary healthcare services of individuals and families under the supervision of an established nurse practitioner and/or physician preceptor. Students will be expected to practice as a Nurse Practitioner, assuming increasing responsibility for planning and implements therapeutic processes and for documenting and evaluating outcomes of care. This intensive practice experience allows the student to apply theories through the investigation and management of health problems in primary healthcare settings.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 6105 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6107 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6108 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6128 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6225 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6226 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6227 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6327 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6228 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6328 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6229 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6329 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 6129 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6440 Curriculum Development (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: NURS 6110 with a grade of B or better. This course examines the principles, philosophies, and theories used in curriculum development in nursing. Graduate students will define, design, and analyze a selected curriculum model.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 6110 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6720 Applied Statistics and Data Mining (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. Emphasizes the application of statistical and analytical procedures used in health care and nursing research. This project-based course provides a review of fundamentals of inferential statistics and also offers an introductory study of data modeling, data retrieval and data mining. Emphasis is placed on the use of PC-based tools for conducting analyses of clinical data.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6730 Process Improvement for Health Care (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This "hands on", project-based course provides a discussion of recent developments in the management of quality and process improvement in the health care industry. Topics include: an overview of health care quality leadership requirements, team building and project management; quality management; quality and process improvement initiatives; methodologies for continuous process improvement; and emerging trends in health care quality management.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6740 Health Information Exchange Standards and Models (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This course provides students with a general introduction to the data standards necessary to achieve interoperability within and among complex healthcare organizations. Emphasis is placed on the nature, role and services provided by Health Information Organizations (HIOs) including Regional HIOs. Additional study of the strengths and weaknesses of the Centralized, Federated, and Hybrid models used for HIE.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing or Health Care Informatics.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Graduate Certificate or Master of Science in Nursing degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6750 Health Systems Project Management (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This project-based course is designed to help students develop skills in facilitating strategic planning and management of complex projects in health care organizations. Learning activities will focus on managing the successful implementation of EHRs, including action planning, strategy implementation, evaluation of the planning process, budgeting, change management, assessment of organizational culture and behavior, scope creep, managing expectations, balancing competing priorities, and compliance reporting. Fundamental principles of project management such as planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and tracking are applied to a healthcare information system project.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6760 Clinical Decision Support Systems (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate Nursing Program. This course provides an overview of clinical decision support systems and provides the student with a "hands-on" experience in three approaches: diagnostic decision support tools, alerts and reminders, and decision trees. In addition, methods for critiquing decision support tools for validity and utility for nursing practice are examined.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6800 Independent Study (0-0-1-2) 

An independent study allows the graduate nursing student to explore, extend and enrich content introduced in courses in the MSN program. Students may elect to use these hours on a topic related to their area of focus or on a topic or method related to their proposed MSN thesis or project.

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 2 times or 6 hours.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

NURS 6999 Focused Project in Nursing (0-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Approval by Assistant Graduate Program Director. The main focus of this course will be a faculty-guided project that addresses a significant problem or issue within the nursing profession. Students will choose a problem that is of concern to nurse educators or one of concern to nurse leaders, or one of concern to nurse informaticists, appropriate for their declared track. The project is a research-based project that synthesizes knowledge and information from previous courses to develop, implement and evaluate the project. The project is a result of the research process utilizing primary or secondary data analysis and supports the synthesis of knowledge and information from previous courses. Students will be expected to implement the project within the semester. Students are expected to submit for publication or presentation of the project at a local, state or national conference.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students majoring in Nursing.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.