NURSING (NUR)


NUR 105 - NURSING CONCEPTS AND VALUES

Prerequisite: Admission to CONHS

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of nursing. The course provides an introduction to core values of nursing, insights into nursing as a profession, and a brief introduction to nursing history. Emphasis is on communication, caring, and ethics. Curricular concepts are incorporated as foundational to the nursing program.

Credit: 1


NUR 225 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY I

Prerequisite: BIO 223, CHEM 253

This course introduces the study of pathophysiology and pharmacology as a scientific foundation for nursing practice. The course focuses on specific pharmacotherapeutics employed in treating pathophysiologic conditions. Topics included are: cell biology, genes and genetic diseases, fluid and electrolytes, acids and bases, immunity, inflammation, the neurological system including pain and pain management, and the cardiovascular system.

Credit: 3


NUR 226 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY II

Prerequisite: NUR 225

This course continues NUR 225 in the study of pathophysiology and pharmacology as a scientific foundation for nursing practice. The course focuses on specific pharmacotherapeutics employed in treating pathophysiologic conditions. Topics included are: pulmonary, renal, endocrine, hematology, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and reproductive, as well as anti-infectives and infectious disease, and vitamins and minerals.

Credit: 3


NUR 250 - LPN TO BSN TRANSITION

Prerequisite: NUR 225 (or concurrent), PSYC 209

This course builds upon prior knowledge, skills, and abilities of qualified licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and facilitates advanced placement into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The course provides an introduction to the roles of the professional nurse. Emphasis is on critical thinking skills, communication, health assessment, test taking strategies, and application of the nursing process across the life span. Students completing the 4-hour transition course will be eligible to advance to NUR 311, NUR 312, NUR 310, and NUR 336.

Credit: 3


NUR 301 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Prerequisite: BIO 223, CHEM 253

This course introduces the student to the concepts, theory, and skills needed to perform a holistic health assessment, which is the basis for the nursing process and care of the patient across the lifespan.

Credit: 3


NUR 302 - THEORETICAL BASES

Prerequisite: Admission

This course identifies factors influencing the RN student’s acculturation into baccalaureate nursing as presented at Ashland University. Students are assisted to integrate their existing roles, philosophies, and expectations with those of the nursing program (e.g., nursing metaparadigm and ICARE nursing values). The focus for study is selected middle-range and practice level theories that support the nursing process with serves as the mechanism for implementation of theory and research-based nursing interventions. Curriculum concepts emphasized are communication, critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and values/valuing.

Credit: 3


NUR 303 - INDIVIDUAL HEALTH

Prerequisite: RN Licensure or approval

The course focuses on the nursing process as a tool to facilitate nursing practice with individual clients. For BSN completion students, the course will enhance the RN student's established assessment and diagnostic skills/competencies and facilitate development of new psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills needed for comprehensive health care plans. Communication and assessment skills are utilized to establish a database for analysis. Health strengths and needs across the lifespan are determined through the individual analysis and synthesis of assessment data. Planning nursing care and implementing teaching for the purpose of health care promotion is emphasized.

Credit: 3


NUR 304 - HEALTH FOUNDATIONS I

Prerequisite: NUR 105, NUR 225, NUR 301 (or all concurrent), PSYC 209/FCS 270

Introduces the fundamental nursing concepts and skills, which makes up the foundation of nursing practice across the lifespan. The nursing process, communication, and caring is emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to apply concepts and psychomotor skills to an adult in a variety of health care settings.

Credit: 3


NUR 306 - HEALTH FOUNDATIONS II

Prerequisite: NUR 226 (or concurrent), NUR 301, NUR 304

Continues to build on the concepts of NUR 304. Topics include the nursing process, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, physical assessment, and the psychomotor skills needed to provide holistic care for patients across the lifespan.

Credit: 5


NUR 307 - TOPICS IN NURSING

Prerequisite: Admission

A study of a specific aspect of nursing reflecting the changing focus of nursing practice. Topics will include such areas of nursing as computers in nursing, etc. May be repeated as topics change.

Credit: 3


NUR 309 - INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Prerequisite: Admission

The focus of this course is to gain an international perspective of health care issues. Through small group work, students will compare health- related values, beliefs, and practices in selected countries outside the United States with health-related values, beliefs, and practices within the United States. Incorporating this knowledge, students will then develop appropriate professional interventions for a specific sub-cultural group.

Credit: 3


NUR 310 - PSYCHIATRIC/MENTAL HEALTH

Prerequisite: DIET 320, NUR 226, NUR 306

Focuses on nursing care of individuals, families and groups; health promoting behaviors and strategies for optimal mental health; and prevention of illness. Course content further builds upon and develops relationship-centered caring; reflective and evidence-based practice; and application of the nursing process. The course explores theories, concepts, and symptoms of mental illnesses along with therapeutic interventions for those experiencing mental health alternations.

Credit: 4


NUR 311 - ADULT HEALTH CONCEPTS: REGULATION AND TRANSPORT

Prerequisite: DIET 320, NUR 226, NUR 306

This course is one of two companion courses that combine the nursing process and evidence-based practice while caring for diverse patient populations with acute and chronic health alterations. This course prepares students to communicate, think critically and make clinical judgments that focus on safety, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial and physiological integrity. Topics include, concepts related to regulation and transport. Clinical and simulation lab experiences are included in this course.

Credit: 5


NUR 312 - ADULT HEALTH CONCEPTS: PROTECTION, SENSATION, AND MOBILITY

Prerequisite: DIET 320, NUR 226, NUR 306

This course is one of two companion courses that combine the nursing process and evidence-based practice while caring for diverse patient populations with acute and chronic health alterations. This course prepares students to communicate, think critically, and make clinical judgments that focus on safety, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial and physiological integrity. Topic include concepts related to protection, sensation and mobility. Clinical and simulation experiences are included in this course.

Credit: 5


NUR 321 - OVERVIEW OF DISASTER RESPONSE NURSING

Prerequisite: Admission

This course provides an overview of the latest concepts in disaster response. The focus for study is specific roles and responsibilities of the civilian RN in response to natural and intentional disasters. Curriculum concepts emphasized are types of disasters, disaster preparedness, disaster management, unique populations, and legal/ethical concerns.

Credit: 3


NUR 325 - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATICS IN HEALTHCARE

Prerequisite: RN License or approval

The course will introduce the student to healthcare informatics. The course will provide an introductory foundation in the history of healthcare informatics and the impact healthcare informatics has on the current and future healthcare landscape. Content will include technical aspects of healthcare information technology (HIT) and clinical processes and workflows to make a positive impact on patient safety and quality.

Credit: 3


NUR 336 - GENETICS IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE

Prerequisite: Admission

This course will provide the student with the foundational information necessary to facilitate multidisciplinary care for patients from a genetic perspective. Professional nursing standards for genetics and genomics will guide the structure of the course presentation. Genetic concepts of health, illness, and wellness as they relate to patient care will be emphasized.

Credit: 3


NUR 362 - NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Prerequisite: Admission

This course focuses on the contribution of theory and research to professional practice. The student is assisted in the development of skills for critical appraisal of research reports to determine scientific merit and clinical relevance. The emphasis is on the application of established findings of research to practice. Each student will identify a researchable problem and complete a literature search. Role of members of the research team will be explored.

Credit: 3


NUR 405 - HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: MATH 108; NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 309, NUR 362

This course expands the utilization of the nursing process to health care delivery systems. The focus of the course is the professional nurse's leadership and management role in working effectively within various types of organizational systems. The course emphasizes a systems theory approach to the management of organizations. The management process is related to the nursing process in the context of planning, change, and evaluation. Organizational behavior, the change process and the management of the health care delivery, and the nursing care within organizations are components of this course. Professionalism, leadership-management concepts, and teaching- learning strategies are integrated with the nurse manager role to prepare the student to function as a change agent for health promotion, maintenance, and restoration in organized health care delivery systems. Clinical practice experiences focus on the application of relevant theory and research as a basis for critical thinking and decision making.

Credit: 3


NUR 408 - LEGAL, ETHICAL AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES

Prerequisite: MATH 108; NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 309, NUR 362

This course concentrates on the professional role of the nurse as change agent for the profession and society. Present and future nursing roles related to public policy formation are identified while exploring their ethical, legal and political dimensions. Selected field experiences are an integral part of the courses. Emphasis is placed on strategies to influence public policy decisions that will promote ethical health care delivery.

Credit: 3


NUR 410 - COMPLEX HEALTH ALTERATIONS

Prerequisite: NUR 311, NUR 312

This course focuses on the holistic nursing process of selected complex health problems and their impact on the patient, the family, and the adjustment to changes in patient and family lifestyles. The integration of conceptual models of nursing, nursing informatics, and evidence-based practice prepares students to communicate, collaborate, think critically, and make clinical judgments that focus on maintaining optimum safety, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity when caring for diverse patients with complex needs. Clinical experiences are in a wide variety of health-care settings.

Credit: 5


NUR 414 - COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Prerequisite: NUR 302, NUR 309

This course applies the nursing process to care of individuals, families, groups, communities, or populations with a strong focus on health promotion and disease prevention. In addition, public health nursing practice and United States public health organization/system will be addressed. Students will complete observation and a simulated clinical experience designed to familiarize them with nursing roles and decision-making related to public health.

Credit: 3


NUR 420 - COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL HEALTH

Prerequisite: NUR 310, NUR 410, NUR 438, NUR 440, NUR 460

This course engages students to extend the application of the nursing process to the community environment for clients, families, and aggregates, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. Concepts of epidemiology, diverse and vulnerable populations, and health care systems are explored. International health challenges are examined to provide perspectives on global health. Students assess cultural, socioeconomic and political influences on both health and nursing practice.

Credit: 4


NUR 425 - TRENDS & ISSUES IN GLOBAL HEALTH

Prerequisite: NUR 310, NUR 410, NUR 438, NUR 440, NUR 460, PUBH 330, 345, 355, HS360 and HS320 for HS Students

The student will explore in-depth the impact of political, economic, social, ethical, and legal factors on the health care delivery systems, both in the United States and around the world. The interrelationships of these factors will be explored from a healthcare perspective.

Credit: 3


NUR 428 - LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

Prerequisite: NUR 310, NUR 410, NUR 438, NUR 440, NUR 460

Students will explore various management, organizational, leadership and change theories, and discuss their application to the nursing care of patients and groups of patients. Examination of health care environments, with emphasis on safety and quality, interdisciplinary collaboration, and systems assessments will be incorporated.

Credit: 3


NUR 430 - ADVANCED SIMULATION

Prerequisite: NUR 310, NUR 410, NUR 438, NUR 440, NUR 460

In this course students will enhance their skills in the treatment of complex medical-surgical patients through active participation in a series of simulated studies scenarios. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts and achieve certification in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

Credit: 1


NUR 435 - CAPSTONE PRECEPTORSHIP

Prerequisite: NUR 310, NUR 410, NUR 438, NUR 440, NUR 460

The capstone clinical experience provides students with concentrated preceptor clinical opportunities in a variety of acute care settings, providing opportunities to refine development of nursing management of patients and groups of patients. Students synthesize knowledge from all previous courses to provide safe holistic care as they transition to the nursing profession.

Credit: 2


NUR 438 - MATERNAL NEWBORN HEALTH

Prerequisite: NUR 311, NUR 312

This course provides evidence-based knowledge and skills essential to caring for women and families during the childbearing years. The experience of the healthy childbearing family, as well as the family with health alterations, is in the theoretical context of nursing process and practice. Emphasis is placed on physical, emotional, developmental, spiritual, ethical, legal, socio-economical-political and cultural care from the perspective of the individual and family, and local and global communities.

Credit: 4


NUR 440 - PEDIATRIC HEALTH

Prerequisite: NUR 311, NUR 312

This course focuses on nursing care of infants, children, adolescents and families and is designed to provide the student with pediatric nursing knowledge and skills integral to the practice of professional nursing.

Credit: 4


NUR 448 - BIO-MEDICAL ISSUES FOR CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS

Prerequisite: See EDEC 448 for course information.

Credit: 3


NUR 460 - THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS IN HEALTH RESEARCH

Prerequisite: NUR 311, NUR 312, MATH 108

The application of nursing research to substantiate nursing theory and practice is explored. Appreciation for nursing theory evolution is developed as key nursing theorists are compared and contrasted. Research foundations are introduced, with emphasis on interpretation and critique of nursing research.

Credit: 3


NUR 530 - NURSE EDUCATOR ROLE

Prerequisite: Admission

The course provides students in the Nurse Educator Certificate Program with the roles and responsibilities of nurse educators in any setting where healthcare is delivered. The scope of practice for highly qualified nurse educators will be emphasized along with content related to the academic community, diverse learner needs, creating supportive learning environments, leading change, and quality improvement measures. Legal and ethical issues in education will be explored in the context of academic policies.

Credit: 3


NUR 531 - NURSING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN

Prerequisite: NUR 530 or concurrent

The course provides students in the Nurse Educator Certificate Program with educational principles, theory, and research of curriculum development. Specific content will address professional techniques of curriculum development in terms of learning outcomes and competencies. Course will align with the academic setting philosophical framework and external governing agencies standards.

Credit: 3


NUR 532 - FACILITATING THE TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS

Prerequisite: NUR 530 or concurrent

The course provides students in the Nurse Educator Certificate Program with information about learning theories and evidence-based teaching strategies. Content expands upon the role of the nurse educator as professional advisor and mentor and emphasizes relationship-building required for successful clinical and service learning. Students will be assigned with a preceptor.

Credit: 3


NUR 533 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

Prerequisite: NUR 532 or concurrent

The course provides students in the Nurse Educator Certificate Program with content specific to evidence-based assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes, item writing and analysis, assessment tools for laboratory and clinical experiences, and conducting self and peer faculty evaluations. Students will receive 48 hours of practicum experience with a highly qualified nurse educator.

Credit: 3


NUR 9110 - DNP ROLE & INTERPROFESSIONALISM

Prerequisite: Admission to Program

This course provides an onsite and online orientation to the doctoral program, an overview of the advanced practice role. Students will initiate a personal DNP portfolio. Topics include legal dimensions and professional issues in advanced nursing practice. The attributes, benefits, and opportunities for interprofessional collaboration are emphasized.

Credit: 3


NUR 9210 - ADVANDCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

This course provides an in-depth study of the physiological responses to altered health states and their impact on the functional status of patients. Students will focus on the essential knowledge of human health and disease across the lifespan necessary for advanced nursing practice.

Credit: 3


NUR 9211 - ADVANDCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY II

Prerequisite: NUR 9210

This course continues to provide an in-depth study of the physiological changes and responses to altered health states and their impact on the functional status of patients. Students will focus on the essential knowledge of human health and disease across the lifespan necessary for advanced nursing practice.

Credit: 3


NUR 9220 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

Prerequisite: NUR 9211

This course focuses on concepts, principles, and application of pharmacotherapeutics used by nurse practitioners in the management of health problems encountered in primary care. Emphasis is placed on theories and principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics which provide a foundation for critical thinking and the application of research findings. The focus of pharmacology is aimed at the treatment of acute and chronic health problems in populations over the life span.

Credit: 3


NUR 9221 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY II

Prerequisite: NUR 9220

This course continues to build on the concepts, principles, and application of pharmacotherapeutics used by nurse practitioners in the management of health problems encountered in primary care. Emphasis is placed on theories and principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics which provide a foundation for critical thinking and the application of research findings. The focus on pharmacology is aimed at the treatment of acute and chronic health problems in populations over the life span.

Credit: 3


NUR 9230 - ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PROMOTION I

Prerequisite: NUR 9221

This course builds upon health assessment skills developed in the registered nurse's basic educational program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be expanded upon. 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. On-site hours are associated with this course.

Credit: 3


NUR 9231 - ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT & PROMOTION II

Prerequisite: NUR 9230

This course continues to build upon health assessment skills developed in the registered nurse's basic educational program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be expanded upon. 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. On-site hours are associated with this course.

Credit: 3


NUR 9240 - SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

This course allows students to analyze and critique concepts, constructs, models, and theories that guide advanced nursing practice. The course builds on existing knowledge of nursing and borrowed theories and considers the progression of theory development in nursing. Student’s progress in their knowledge about logic, empiricism, and deductive- inductive approaches in the context of advanced nursing practice.

Credit: 3


NUR 9310 - PRIMARY CARE I

Prerequisite: NUR 9231

This course begins with a focus on health promotion, anticipatory guidance, counseling, and disease prevention, and progresses to the evaluation and management of common primary care problems. Clinical settings include populations across the lifespan with an emphasis on family history, ethnicity, risk and genetic profile. Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize knowledge learned in the classroom and demonstrated in an onsite laboratory experience and in a clinical setting with an appropriate provider of care. 120 hour clinical experience.

Credit: 5


NUR 9321 - PRIMARY CARE II

Prerequisite: NUR 9310

This seminar and practicum focuses on evidence-based approaches to care across the lifespan, particularly in childbearing and child rearing families and individuals. An emphasis is placed on gender-based issues, reproductive health, psychological, and psychobiological functioning. Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize knowledge learned in the classroom and demonstrated in an onsite laboratory experience and in a clinical setting with an appropriate provider of care. 120-hour clinical experience.

Credit: 5


NUR 9330 - PRIMARY CARE III

Prerequisite: NUR 9321

The course focuses on the evaluation and management of complex care problems across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis will be on seamless flow of patient data and continuity of care between alternative care settings. Geriatric syndromes and co-morbidity management will be addressed. Palliative and end of life care will be presented. Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize knowledge learned in the classroom and demonstrated in an onsite laboratory experience and in a clinical setting with an appropriate provider of care. 180 hour clinical experience.

Credit: 6


NUR 9341 - PRIMARY CARE IV

Prerequisite: NUR 9330

This course focuses on the scientific and theoretical basis for managing, co-managing, and coordinating care of individuals in acute and sub- acute care primary care settings. Emphasis will be on collaborative inter- professional practice. Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize knowledge learned in the classroom and demonstrated in an onsite laboratory experience and in a clinical setting with an appropriate provider of care. 180 hour clinical experience.

Credit: 6


NUR 9520 - EPIDEMIOLOGY & BIOSTATISTICS

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

In this course students apply principles of epidemiology, environmental health, and bio-statistics to understand the etiology, progression, and prevention of disease. Emphasis is on identification of population - and geographically-based risk factors of illness.

Credit: 3


NUR 9530 - RESEARCH METHODS & EVIDENCE -BASED PRACTICE

Prerequisite: NUR 9520

Fundamentals of scientific inquiry prepare students for interpreting, critiquing, and synthesizing research findings to guide and inform evidence-based practice. Students conceptualize research problems, review and critique current literature, and select appropriate study design and analysis methods.

Credit: 3


NUR 9540 - HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

This course will introduce the student to healthcare informatics from a clinical perspective. The course provides a solid foundation in the history of healthcare informatics and the impact healthcare informatics has on the current and future healthcare landscape. The course will prepare the student to understand technical and clinical aspects of healthcare information technology (HIT). An emphasis is placed on the utilization, adoption, and change of clinical processes and workflows to make a positive impact on patient safety and quality.

Credit: 3


NUR 9550 - HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, QUALITY, AND SAFETY

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

This course examines concepts and strategies to assist the nurse leader in developing skills to improve and strengthen nursing practice, patient outcomes, and health care delivery. Goals for healthcare outcomes and the delivery of healthcare will be identified relative to health promotion, disease prevention, disease management, and the design of innovative healthcare delivery models. Students utilize and synthesize evidence from practice and patient databases, and perform data mining. This course introduces the evaluation of patient care outcomes within the context of continuous quality improvement and safety.

Credit: 3


NUR 9560 - HEALTH POLICY & ADVOCACY

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

This course provides a study of historical and current healthcare policy determinants, the impact of policy on the health of society, how scarce resources are allocated, and funding for healthcare. Students analyze policy issues that impact nursing and health care delivery to diverse populations. The importance of advocating for social justice in healthcare arenas is emphasized. Advocacy related activities such as legislative visits and attendance at political events supplement the didactic learning in this course.

Credit: 3


NUR 9570 - PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

This course explores the professional and business aspects of advanced practice nursing. As future healthcare leaders, students focus on gaining expertise beyond direct patient care. Entrepreneur potential, nurse led patient centered health care homes, business models, case management, cost containment, coding, and reimbursement will be emphasized.

Credit: 2


NUR 9575 - THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION

Prerequisite: NUR 9240 and NUR 9550

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the health care system in the United States by examining the various components that collectively define the health care industry. The course will enable the student to develop a global understanding of health care management and leadership.

Credit: 3


NUR 9576 - THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION - CLINICAL

Prerequisite: NUR 9240, NUR 9550, NUR 9575 or concurrent

This course enables the student to begin to analyze the health care system in the United States by examining the various components that collectively define the health care industry. Students will apply the knowledge obtained in the on line course in the healthcare system of choice to further develop a global understanding of health care management and leadership.

Credit: 3


NUR 9577 - MANAGING THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION – THE FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE

Prerequisite: NUR 9575

This course provides the student with a set of strategies and techniques from managerial finance and economics that can be applied to financial and operational problems in the health care industry.

Credit: 3


NUR 9578 - MANAGING THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION – THE FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE - CLINICAL

Prerequisite: NUR 9575

This course provides the student with an opportunity to evaluate the strategies and techniques learned in the on line course about managerial finance and economics in the health care setting. During this clinical rotation students will identify financial and operational problems in the health care industry.

Credit: 2


NUR 9579 - IMPROVING THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION

Prerequisite: NUR 9577

This course focuses on the application of business analytics, informatics, performance and quality improvement in the health care sector with the goal of integrating each of the factors into the overall improvement of a health care organization.

Credit: 3


NUR 9580 - INTERPROFESSIONAL SEMINAR

Prerequisite: NUR 9110

This interprofessionally focused course explores the perspectives of nurses and other healthcare professionals on current issues and trends in healthcare. Collaborative methods to equip the students with the skills to function effectively in multi-disciplinary health care team will be explored.

Credit: 2


NUR 9581 - HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION: LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND COMMUNICATION

Prerequisite: NUR 9575, NUR 9576, NUR 9577, NUR 9578, NUR 9579, NUR 9582

This course examines leadership concepts, principles and styles. Students will evaluate themselves and employees, assist with career planning, and creation of a healthy work environment. Exploration of the concepts of human capital management, communication and innovative idea development will prepare students for effective leadership.

Credit: 5


NUR 9582 - IMPROVING THE HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION - CLINICAL

Prerequisite: NUR 9579 or concurrent

This course allows students to analyze the concepts of business analytics, informatics, performance, and quality improvement in the health care sector. In this clinical rotation students will integrate each of these factors into the health care organization to improve patient and health system outcomes. These are clinical hours for a total of 120 hours.

Credit: 3


NUR 9810 - SCHOLARLY PROJECT I

Prerequisite: NUR 9530, 9540

Students will conduct an evidence-based practice project to improve practice and patient outcomes. The project will serve as a basis for future projects. Projects are individualized according to the student’s areas of interest, specialty, or expertise and should demonstrate assimilation of knowledge at a doctoral level. Project foci may include clinical issues, educational topics, health policy initiatives, informatics, and public health. For BSN-DNP students, two semesters of coursework allow the student the span of time to develop and carry out this project. The project culminates in an oral defense and a publishable paper.

Credit: 1-2


NUR 9820 - SCHOLARLY PROJECT II

Prerequisite: NUR 9810

Students will conduct an evidence-based practice project to improve practice and patient outcomes. The project will serve as a basis for future projects. Projects are individualized according to the student's areas of interest, specialty, or expertise and should demonstrate assimilation of knowledge at a doctoral level. Project foci may include clinical issues, educational topics, health policy initiatives, informatics, and public health. For BSN to DNP students, two semesters of coursework allow the student the span of time to develop and carry out this project. The project culminates in an oral defense and a publishable paper.

Credit: 1-2


NUR 9830 - RESIDENCY I

Prerequisite: NUR 9110 previously or concurrent

The DNP residency courses assist in the development and refinement of leadership skills and the completion of the scholarly project. With the assistance of faculty advisors, the student selects residency sites that facilitate growth in an area of interest for the student. Patient centered medical homes are strongly encouraged as practice sites. The student’s participation in these experiences and contribution to nursing knowledge should lead to improved practice and health care delivery at the macro level. There is a 200-hour clinical component in this course.

Credit: 1-4


NUR 9831 - MSN-DNP RESIDENCY

Prerequisite: NUR 9110 previously or concurrent

The DNP residency courses assist in the development and refinement of leadership skills and the completion of the scholarly project. With the assistance of faculty advisors, the student selects residency sites that facilitate growth in an area of interest for the student. Patient centered medical homes are strongly encouraged as practice sites. The student's participation in these experiences and contribution to nursing knowledge should lead to improved practice and health care delivery at the macro level. There are 100-200 clinical hours in this course. Students may repeat this course up to three times for a maximum of 500 clinical hours.

Credit: 1-4


NUR 9840 - RESIDENCY II

Prerequisite: NUR 9830

The DNP residency courses assist in the development and refinement of leadership skills and the completion of the scholarly project. With the assistance of faculty advisors, the student selects residency sites that facilitate growth in an area of interest for the student. Patient centered medical homes are strongly encouraged as practice sites. The student's participation in these experiences and contribution to nursing knowledge should lead to improved practice and health care delivery at the macro level. There is a 200 hour clinical component in this course.

Credit: 1-4