Course Descriptions

NURSING (NUR)

NUR 200 Introduction to Nursing Concepts (4)

This course is an introduction to the science and art of the profession of nursing. The conceptual framework, overarching themes, and key concepts for the Chaminade University School of Nursing are explored. Nursing evolution, role, ethics, scope and standards of practice, nursing process, responsibilities and professionalism, are applied. The central concepts of the nursing discipline, health and wellness, and culture and diversity including Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island and Marianist principles and values, provide the context for teaching and learning. Service-learning is a required element of the course, with a 10-hour service-learning activity.

NUR 202 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I (3) 2 credits Didactic, 1 credit Lab

This nursing course explores processes underlying all disease; systematically reviews pathological changes; and integrates it with pharmacology concepts. There is a focus on disease processes associated with physiologic responses, manifestations, and diagnostic testing of selected health alterations. The complexity of disease and chronic disease will be explored. This course builds upon the knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. This course also provides an overview of pharmacology with a systemic study of representative drugs in each category. Critical and analytical thinking in the application of the nursing process to disease alterations and drug therapy in individuals across the life span and in diverse populations is stressed. This course is divided into two sections over the academic year. NUR 202 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I serves as the foundation. NUR 203 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II will build on material covered in the first semester and increases the level of complex diseases and pharmacological interventions. Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, NUR 190, MA 107

NUR 203 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II (3) 2 credits Didactic, 1 credit Lab

This nursing course explores processes underlying all disease; systematically reviews pathological changes; and integrates it with pharmacology concepts. There is a focus on disease processes associated with physiologic responses, manifestations, and diagnostic testing of selected health alterations. The complexity of disease and chronic disease will be explored. This course builds upon the knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. This course also provides an overview of pharmacology with a systemic study of representative drugs in each category. Critical and analytical thinking in the application of the nursing process to disease alterations and drug therapy in individuals across the life span and in diverse populations is stressed. This course is divided into two sections over the academic year. NUR 202 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I serves as the foundation. NUR 203 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II builds on material covered in the first semester and increases the level of complex diseases and pharmacological interventions.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, NUR 190, MA 107, NUR 202

NUR 204 Complex Disease I (4) 2 credits Didactic, 2 credits Clinical

This course provides knowledge of the aging adult and related nursing skills. It introduces age related changes, their impact on the functional health patterns and issues concerning the older adult population. The premise that nurses have an essential role in promoting wellness for older adults, which involves supporting their optimal level of functioning and quality of life will be incorporated. The complexities of disease processes and the impact of chronic disease on aging populations will be explored. Clinical experience takes place in long-term care facilities and in the community with aging adults. Immunization record, health record, background check, and other clinical requirements must be complete and on file in the university Nursing Office prior to beginning this course.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 290, Current Certified Nurse Assistance Certification

NUR 207 Health Promotion & Assessment (4) 3 credits Didactic, 1 credit Lab

This course develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to collect health history data and to perform a systematic physical examination. Developmental and transcultural considerations are addressed, along with the concepts of health promotion and disease prevention. The focus in this course is integration of the components of the nursing health assessment in the context of teaching and supporting lifestyle choices for individuals of all ages. Service Learning will be a required element of the course, in the form of a 10-hour service-learning activity and a written reflection about the experience.
Prerequisite(s): BI152/L, NUR 200. Corequisite(s) for transfer student: NUR 200

NUR 290 Nursing Concepts (2)

This course focuses on exploring basic nursing concepts including holism, diversity, health, illness, healthcare delivery systems, continuity of care, developmental care, and care across the lifespan. Legal and ethical issues related to nursing will be explored. The nursing process will be introduced and applied in patient care scenarios. Professionalism of the nurse including research and evidence-based practice will be discussed. Service-learning will be a required element of the course, in the form of a 10-hour service-learning activity and a written reflection about the experience.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, MA 107, NUR 190

NUR 302 Complex Disease II (6)

This course incorporates the nursing process theory related to care of adults needing restorative and maintenance care and has a medical/surgical focus. In addition, a holistic approach will be emphasized in studying the following body systems with key disease exemplars: Fluid and electrolytes; hematology; oncology; oxygenation; perfusion, and mobility. Content will build on previous knowledge related to the complexities of disease and acute versus chronic conditions. Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291. NUR 303 Complex Disease III (4) 2 credits Didactic, 2 credits Clinical This course incorporates the nursing process theory related to care of adults needing restorative and maintenance care with a medical/surgical focus. In addition, a holistic approach will be emphasized in studying the following body systems and disease exemplars: Neurology, endocrine, upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders, renal disorders, and perioperative nursing. Content will build on previous knowledge related to the complexities of disease and acute versus chronic conditions.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302

NUR 303 Complex Disease III (5) 3 credits Didactic, 2 credits Clinical

This course incorporates the nursing process theory related to care of adults needing restorative and maintenance care with a medical/surgical focus. In addition, a holistic approach will be emphasized in studying the following body systems and disease exemplars: Neurology, endocrine, upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders, renal disorders, and perioperative nursing. Content will build on previous knowledge related to the complexities of disease and acute versus chronic conditions.
Prerequisite: NUR 302

NUR 306 Nursing Care of the Maternal Newborn Family (3) 2 credits Didactic, 1 credit Clinical

This course provides a holistic approach to the study of maternal-newborn nursing concepts. Content includes normal and high-risk childbearing women and their neonates within a family context. Current research and ethical/legal principles are presented and applied in clinical practice. Maternal-newborn concepts are applied in the hospital maternity unit and the community. The course will prepare the student to deal with a range of health care needs and issues related to the childbearing family. The student will have the opportunity to integrate prior skills and knowledge regarding human development into culturally sensitive care. The student will continue to develop the ability to apply critical thinking, participate in classroom discussions, seminars, and case studies to add breadth and depth to their understanding of care of the childbearing family.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291

NUR 307 Nursing Care of Children and Family (3) 2 credits Didactic, 1 credit Clinical

This course provides a holistic approach to the study of child & family nursing concepts. The course uses a family centered approach to health promotion and health alterations in children from infancy through adolescence within the family context. Current research and ethical/legal principles are presented and applied in clinical practice. Well-child and child health  nursing concepts are applied in the school laboratory as well as in a variety of pediatric clinical, and community settings. The course will prepare the student to deal with a range of health care needs and issues related to the child and family. The student will have the opportunity to integrate prior skills and knowledge regarding human development into culturally sensitive care. The student will continue to develop the ability to apply critical thinking, participate in classroom discussions, seminars, and case studies to add breadth and depth to their understanding of care of the child and family. Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291

NUR 380 Special Topics (3)

These selected topics in nursing are offered periodically. Pre-requisites may vary per topics and/or consent of the instructor. Past offerings include Palliative Care, Care Management Principles, and Quality and Safety in Nursing, and Primary Care in Community Health Centers.

NUR 401 Public Health Nursing (4) 2 credits Didactic, 2 credits Clinical

Public health theory, health promotion, and the nursing process are studied and applied to individuals, families, groups, and communities across the life span with diverse populations and in a variety of settings. Environmental health, epidemiology, health care systems, policy development, economics, and disaster nursing are studied. The roles of the public health nurse including care provider, educator, manager, advocate, research, and member of the nursing profession are discussed and incorporated into a variety of clinical experiences and settings.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291,NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307

NUR 402 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (4) 2 credits Didactic, 2 credits Clinical

This course focuses on a broad-based understanding and clinical application of mental health concepts and behavioral aberrations that occur in mental illness. Nursing students analyze the nursing process with a critical view towards the individual, family, ethical aspects and resources for the mentally ill. The complexity of disease from a holistic viewpoint will be explored.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307

NUR 403 Nursing Leadership (3)

Management and leadership skills are essential for all professional nurses. The skills are “community based” in that it is the community in which we serve that defines the needed abilities of managers and leaders in healthcare systems. The focus of this course is an introduction to varied theoretical frameworks that support principles of leadership and management in nursing and in all types of organization settings. Emphasis is placed on developing, enhancing, and demonstrating leadership skills. Students are exposed to practical situations in the management of patient care in various health care settings. This course provides an opportunity for the senior nursing student to investigate the role of nurse managers and leaders and to prepare for the practice of nursing management within various health care settings. Organizational structure, methods of nursing care delivery, comparison of management and nursing processes, decision-making, change, communication skills, collaboration, team building, ethical considerations, interpersonal skills of effective nursing leadership and management, and organization issues related to the quality of client, family, and personnel outcomes are integrated in the course. Service-learning will be a required element of the course, in the form of a 10-hour service-learning activity and a written reflection about the experience.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307

NUR 404 Evidence-based Practice Theory (1)

This course will focus on the definition of evidence-based practice and the application of evidence to inform nursing practice. The research process as related to qualitative and quantitative methods as well as other sources of data will be explored.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307

NUR 405 Complex Disease IV (4) 2 credits Didactic, 2 credits Clinical

This clinical course continues to look at the complexity of disease and focuses on the care of adults needing complex restorative and maintenance interventions in the area of critical care.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307

NUR 406 Evidence-based Practice Practicum (2) Clinical

This is a clinical course and will provide the student the opportunity to apply evidence-based practice theory to the clinical setting. Service-learning will be a required element of the course, in the form of a 10-hour service-learning activity and a written reflection about the experience.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 403, NUR 404

NUR 407 Evidence-Based Practice (3)

This course will focus on the definition of evidence-based practice and the application of evidence to inform nursing practice. The research process as related to qualitative and quantitative methods as well as other sources of data will be explored.  Students will apply evidence-based practice theory to the clinical setting.  An evidence-based project will be completed as a culmination of the application of research concepts in the clinical setting.  Service-learning will be a required element of the course, in the form of a 10-hour service-learning activity and a written reflection about the experience.
Prerequisites: All 300-level NUR courses

NUR 490 NCLEX Seminar (1)

This course will consist of the administration of the NCLEX Predictor and review for the NCLEX examination. Students will develop a self-directed study and preparation plan.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 403, NUR 404

NUR 499 Clinical Immersion Clinical (3)

This capstone course with a clinical immersion experience offers the student the opportunity to synthesize nursing knowledge. The student will have the opportunity to further develop clinical skills and practice leadership and management skills through immersion in a clinical setting.
Prerequisites: BI 151 and BI 151L, BI 152 and BI 152L, BI 250 and BI 250L, BI 304, BI 305, CH 250, MA 107, NUR 190, NUR 201, NUR 202, NUR 203, NUR 204, NUR 206, NUR 290, NUR 291, NUR 301, NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 401, NUR 402, NUR 403, NUR 404, NUR 405

NUR 800: Transitions in Practice: The Advanced Practice Nurse as DNP (3)

This course will explore the evolution of doctoral education in nursing. Current issues regarding the DNP role, including titling, role transition, education, certification, and public understanding of the role will be discussed. The role of the DNP graduate as a leader, collaborator, and expert clinician will be analyzed. Students will discuss the future of advanced practice nursing and the role that the nurse practitioners will play in healthcare reform. 

NUR 802: Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan and Culture (3)

This course is designed to expand upon basic health assessment skills and includes strategies for history taking and for physical, functional, developmental, and psychosocial assessment that recognizes and includes normal individual, cultural, and developmental variations and pathophysiological changes across the lifespan. Comprehensive and focused data collection, verbal case presentation, documentation, and physical examination strategies culminating in a differential diagnosis will be addressed. This course provides the foundation for critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, and the development of clinical decision-making skills necessary for the advanced practice nursing role across the lifespan for an evidence-based perspective. This course is taken concurrently with a track-specific health assessment laboratory/practicum course. (Includes 70 clinical hours.)

 NUR 804: Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan (3)

This graduate course is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses to apply concepts of pathophysiology from the cellular level to disease process for assessment of patients with a variety of conditions across clinical settings. The concepts and principles of normal physiology, pathophysiology, and genetics are emphasized. Current research is used to explore disruptions in normal physiological functioning. The impact of positive health behaviors on pathophysiology is addressed. A systems approach and psychophysiological interrelationships are used to analyze the disease processes and their causative factors. The course stresses critical thinking and decision-making in clinical settings based on these concepts. 

NUR 806: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics across the Lifespan (3)

The focus of this course for advanced practice nurses is to expand theoretical and evidence-based knowledge and promote synthesis of pharmacotherapeutic concepts and principles across the lifespan. The application of knowledge of pharmacological principles to prevent and/or treat specific conditions will be emphasized, iatrogenic problems caused by the pharmacologic agents will be explored. Drug classifications, cost-effective drug therapy, management and monitoring of therapy including over the counter and herbal preparations and educating/counseling strategies will be included. Ethical, legal, cultural considerations and safety standards of pharmacotherapuetics will be discussed in relationship to the advanced practice nursing role.

NUR 810: Leading Quality Innovation in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

This advanced leadership course focuses on the theories and practices needed to effectively lead innovative change to transform healthcare in the context of evidence-based thinking. Students are given the opportunity to develop an innovation philosophy for leading organizations using evidence-based practices now and in the future. Characteristics of the intuitive leader will be discussed. The course emphasizes the role of the DNP in the creation of an organizational context for innovation. Students will explore strategies for diffusion of innovation in complex, adaptive healthcare organizations.

NUR 812: Transforming Healthcare through Innovation and Technology (3)

This course will examine the principles of effective information and communication systems with a focus on evaluating and using emerging technologies in innovative clinical practice and healthcare management. The ethics behind the changing role of technology, the barriers to implementation and utilization of technology in the clinical setting will be explored.

NUR 816: Epidemiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

This course guides graduate-level nursing students to understand the basic concepts of epidemiology while gaining and applying statistical conceptual skills. Focusing on the importance of disease prevention and community-centered migration, students expand their knowledge base while enhancing practical application skills and stimulating research interests.

NUR 818: Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Population Health (3)

This interprofessional course will provide the student with a theoretical foundation in population approaches to improving systems of care and health outcomes. The student will analyze empirical evidence in population health and appraise interprofessional population health strategies from a local, national, and international perspective.  Students will identify and demonstrate methods for completing a community or health systems assessment and apply the assessment to the conceptualization of interprofessional strategies for improving population health systems of care.

NUR 820: Transforming Healthcare through Outcomes Management (3)

This course focuses on the proactive management of clinical and service outcomes at all organizational levels to provide students with the ability to integrate outcomes into the routine flow of service delivery. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how measurement and data can be used to balance quality services and financial viability. Students will learn a framework that synthesizes theory and practice from the areas of continuous quality improvement, organizational learning and institutional organizing. This framework will focus on the organizational operating environment, to include input, throughput, output, and outcomes. Students’ learning will include building a framework for manipulation and analysis of service, cost, systems and outcome data. The course culminates with the creation of an outcomes measurement and management plan for the problem-focused DNP scholarly project in which students address actual outcomes management problems encountered in the field.

NUR 822: Transforming Healthcare through Health Policy and Advocacy (3)

This course comprehensively reviews the U.S. healthcare delivery system in the following areas: history, policy, population characteristics, trends in health services access and utilization, structure, financing, organization and delivery of services, civility in healthcare services, advancing medical technology, and the changing policy environment. Students will explore current medical issues such as increased competition, major organizational restructuring and consolidation, a rapidly changing science base, and increased government regulation.

NUR 824: Theoretical Foundations of Evidence-Based and Advanced Practice Nursing (3)

This course will analyze the major nursing theories and theories from other disciplines to explore how they apply to advanced practice registered nursing. Students in this course will develop a personal theoretical framework for their own clinical practice and for use in their final clinical scholarly project.

NUR 830: Psychopharmacology across the Lifespan (3)

This course provides the didactic background to prepare the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the complex role of prescribing psychotropic medications. Students will apply evidence-based knowledge of psychopharmacological principals to treat specific psychiatric and neurologic conditions and explore management of iatrogenic problems caused by psychopharmacologic agents. Students will examine concepts of neuropsychiatric development, brain function, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology with relation to psychopharmacotherapeutic agents. Students will learn how to prescribe, manage, and monitor psychopharmacotherapeutics including complementary and alternative agents. Course content will address therapeutic challenges such as medication adherence, outcomes, patient preference, family dynamics, ethical responsibilities, advocacy, recovery, legalities, financial realities, cultural diversity, and practical considerations.

NUR 831: Psychobiological Basis of Mental Disorders (3)

Current molecular, developmental and environmental perspectives are examined considering inherited and acquired vulnerabilities to mental illness. Disruptions leading to mental illness are studied from a broad overview of balanced and functional brain anatomy and physiology. Psychopharmacological and other biological therapies for mental illnesses based on current science and practice standards are detailed with emphasis on optimal outcomes and primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The responsibilities and contributions of the advanced practice nurse as expert clinician are emphasized. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 140 clinical hours.)

 NUR 832: Management in Lifespan Psychiatric and Mental Healthcare (3)

This course provides the evidence-based background to prepare the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the complex role of providing mental healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and families. The emphasis of this course is on psychiatric assessment, psychiatric diagnosis, differential diagnosis and co-morbidities, applying therapeutic treatments and appropriate modalities. Students will examine and apply evidence-based knowledge of psychotherapy theories and techniques as well as complementary alternative methods of treatment. Synthesis of evidence- based management, socio- cultural, environmental, economic, spiritual, neuro-developmental and physical needs of the patient and family will be emphasized. Family dynamics will also be a consideration. Mental illness stigma awareness and reduction techniques will be utilized to promote empathic understanding, optimize wellness and recovery.

NUR 833: Practicum in Psychotherapeutic Treatment Modalities (3)

This course is a precepted clinical practicum designed to facilitate in preparing the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the complex role of providing mental health for children, adolescents, adults and families. Learners will participate in a variety of clinical settings where they will learn to conduct at least three different treatment modalities. Emphasis on psychiatric assessment, psychiatric diagnosis, differential diagnosis and co-morbidities will be incorporated throughout this clinical experience. Synthesis of evidence-based management in concert with the socio-cultural, environmental, economic, spiritual and physical needs of the patient and family will be emphasized. Mental illness stigma awareness and reduction techniques will be utilized to promote empathic understanding and improved outcomes. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 210 clinical hours.)

NUR 836: Complex and Chronic Problems in Psychiatric and Mental Healthcare (3)

This course is designed to facilitate the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner’s role as primary mental healthcare provider for patients, families and groups with chronic, complex psychiatric illness and substance use problems including those with Severe Mental Illness (SMI). Emphasis will be on integrating evidence-based approaches, and therapeutic management across the lifespan. This course builds on the fundamental knowledge and concepts obtained in NUR 632, with focus upon complexity and its management. Examination of the social, physical, economic, familial, spiritual and societal impacts of SMI will incorporate local and worldviews as well as advocacy opportunities for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

NUR 837: Practicum for Complex and Chronic Problems in Psychiatric and Mental Healthcare (3)

This course is the second precepted clinical practicum designed to facilitate in preparing the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the complex role for providing mental healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and families with chronic and complex psychiatric illness. Learners will participate in a variety of clinical settings where emphasis will be placed on medication and therapeutic management while integrating evidence-based approaches to different therapeutic modalities of care. Emphasis on psychiatric assessment, psychiatric diagnosis, differential diagnosis and co-morbidities will be incorporated throughout this clinical experience. Synthesis of evidence-based management in concert with the socio-cultural, environmental, economic, spiritual and physical needs of the patient and family will be emphasized. Examination of the social, physical, economic, familial, spiritual and societal impacts of severe mental illness will incorporate local and world views as well as advocacy opportunities for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 210 clinical hours.)

NUR 840: Management of Common Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan (3)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary for the management of common health problems in family/across the lifespan patients. Course content builds upon information in previous courses related to the principles of assessment and development issues in family/across the lifespan patients. A portion of the course includes information necessary for the care and management of patients of all ages with special needs and their Family. Using a family centered and developmental perspective, related pathophysiology, research, psychosocial factors, and ethical considerations are explored as they apply to practice.

NUR 841: Practicum in Common Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan (3)

This course is a precepted clinical practicum (210 clinical hours) focusing on the management of common health problems in family/across the lifespan patients. Students will participate in a variety of settings where they will have the opportunity for health assessment and formulation of a comprehensive plan of care. Experiences may include rotations in primary care practices, outpatient clinics and/or urgent cares or long-term care facilities. Working as a member of a team, students will apply the latest evidence to practice.This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 210 clinical hours.)

NUR 842: Management of Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan (3)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary for the management of acute health problems in family/across the lifespan patients. Course content builds upon information in previous courses related to the principles of assessment and development issues in family/across the lifespan patients. A portion of the course includes information necessary for the care and management of patients of all ages with special needs and their Family. Using a family centered and developmental perspective, related pathophysiology, research, psychosocial factors, and ethical considerations are explored as they apply to practice.

NUR 843: Practicum in Acute Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan (3)

This course is a precepted clinical practicum (210 Clinical hours) focusing on the management of acute health problems in family/across the lifespan patients. Students will participate in a variety of settings where they will have the opportunity for health assessment and formulation of a comprehensive plan of care. Experiences may include rotations in primary care practices, outpatient clinics and/or urgent cares or long-term care facilities. Working as a member of a team, students will apply the latest evidence to practice. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 210 clinical hours.)

NUR 844: Management of Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan (3)

This course extends student knowledge regarding the management of family/across the lifespan patients. Students explore the principles of assessment and ethical issues related to complex, critical, and chronic problems in family/across the lifespan patients. This course content builds upon information in previous courses related to the principles of assessment and ethical issues related to complex, critical and chronic problems in family/across the lifespan patients. Using a patient centered perspective, related pathophysiology, research, psychosocial factors, and ethical considerations are explored as they apply to practice.

NUR 845: Practicum in Complex and Chronic Problems in Family/Across the Lifespan (3)

This course is a precepted clinical practicum (210 clinical hours) focusing on the management of complex, critically and chronically ill family/across the lifespan patients. Students will participate in a variety of settings where they will have the opportunity for health assessment and formulation of a comprehensive plan of care. Experiences may include rotations in primary care practices, outpatient clinics and/or urgent cares or long-term care facilities. Working as a member of a team, students will apply the latest evidence to practice. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 210 clinical hours.)

NUR 850: The Steps to Practice Inquiry:  Analyze, Evaluate, Synthesize and Apply the Evidence (3)

This course will provide foundational knowledge in evidence-based practice and skills in appraising, evaluating, synthesizing and applying evidence. The focus will be on the critical and analytical evaluation of existing literature, research reports, and clinical documents in order to use evidence in clinical practice, quality improvement, program evaluation, risk management, and other research translation activities. Students will develop the idea for the DNP clinical scholarly project, and select tools for data collection. (Project Selection, Lit Review and assignment of mentor)

NUR 852: DNP Scholarly Project I:  Design and Ethical Consideration of Practice Application (4)

This course builds on the problem identified and the literature review completed in NUR 650. The DNP Scholarly Project is a faculty-guided scholarly experience that provides evidence of critical thinking and ability to apply translational research principals through proposal design and development. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 140 clinical hours.) (Approval of Executive Summary of Project and submission to IRB)

NUR 854: DNP Scholarly Project II:  Applying Practice Knowledge: Implementation/Outcomes (4)

This course is a faculty-guided scholarly experience that provides evidence that the student can implement the DNP scholarly project as demonstrated by the collection and analysis of the data.  This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 210 clinical hours.) (Data Collection and Analysis)

NUR 856: DNP Scholarly Project III:  Dissemination (4)

This course synthesizes the experience of implementing an evidence-based practice investigation, including data analysis, evaluation, and application to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials. Students will complete a comprehensive manuscript of the DNP clinical scholarly project or White Paper position, as well as deliver a live oral presentation to faculty and peers. Dissemination plans and development of a poster and/or abstract to a peer review journal is also required. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. (Includes 210 clinical hours.) (Presentation and Approval of Completed Scholarly Project with Dissemination Plan)

NUR 860: Independent Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan and Cultures (1-2)

This course allows students who are required to take an additional advanced health assessment across the lifespan and culture credit, as determined through gap analysis. Permission of Dean or designee required.

NUR 861: Independent Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan (1 )

This course allows students who are required to take an additional advanced pathophysiology across the lifespan credit, as determined through gap analysis. Permission of Dean or designee required.

NUR 862: Independent Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics across the Lifespan (1)

This course allows students to take an additional advanced pharmacotherapeutic across the lifespan credit, as determined by gap analysis. Permission of Dean or designee required.

NUR 863 Special Topics (1-4)

This course allows students to take an additional independent special topic credit, as determined by gap analysis or degree audit. Permission of Dean or designee required.

NUR 864: Individualized Study (1-4)

Individualized study in nursing. May be repeated. Permission of Dean or designee required.

NUR 865: Independent Practicum for Clinical Hours completion (0)

This course allows students to complete the additional Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan and Cultures or specialty clinical practicum hours. Permission of Dean or designee required. There is an associated continuing clinical hours fee. This course is graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

NUR 902: Immersion: Executive Leader (0)

Enhance leadership capacity, build strategic relationships, and provide clinical and experiential learning for practice innovation.

NUR 905: Family Nurse Practitioner (0)

Enhance leadership capacity, build strategic relationships, and provide clinical and experiential learning for practice innovation.

NUR 908: Immersion: Psych Nurse Practitioner (0)

Will enhance leadership capacity, build strategic relationships, and provide clinical and experiential learning for practice innovation.3)