Academic Programs
Course Descriptions: Full Course List

Key to Course Listings

In the listings of courses of instruction for all programs, each course number consists of a capital letter followed by four digits.

The capital letter indicates the University faculty or division offering the course, for example:

N Faculty of Nursing

The first digit indicates the level of the course, as follows:

4 First professional degree courses
5 Intermediate Courses (Do not count for master's degree)
6 Graduate Core and Shared Sciences courses
8 Advanced level graduate courses, clinical practice, case seminars, open only to matriculated master's degree candidates
9 Doctoral courses

Course Credit
The number of credits that a course carries each term is given in italics to the left of the course description.

Course Descriptions 
The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify courses of instruction or to change instructors or class times as may be needed

All clinical specialty and doctoral courses require permission of the instructor for registration.

Nursing N0001
Elective Course

2 credit(s)
See program director for elective options

Consult with Program Director

Nursing N4050
Physical Assessment

3 credit(s)
This course is designed to introduce the BS/MS student to the knowledge and skills required to perform a systematic examination of a healthy adult, and to record findings appropriately. Since skills are easily lost without continued practice and validation of observations, class lecture and discussions, supervised laboratory, and individual use of readings and audiovisual materials will be required for successful learning.

Nursing N4051
Physical Assessment Laboratory

2 credit(s) Corequisite: N4050
This course is designed to provide the BS/MS student the experience to apply the knowledge and skills required to perform a systematic examination of a healthy adult, and to record findings appropriately. Since skills are easily lost without continued practice and validation of skills, supervised laboratory and individual use of audiovisual materials will be required for successful learning.

Nursing N4099
Independent Study in Nursing

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist/nurse practitioner and the student's specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

A project is required.

Nursing N4100
Pharmacology

3 credit(s)
The course is a basic one, requiring no Prerequisites except a basic working knowledge of the elementary sciences (biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology). Basic physiology and pathophysiology will be discussed and then the various drugs that are involved in the modification or therapeutics of those systems will be explained.

Nursing N5102
The Science of Nursing Practice

3 credit(s) Corequisite: N4100, N5104, N6100
This fundamental course introduces students to core concepts of nursing science including taxonomy, philosophies of caring, nursing process, and evidence-based care. Concepts from the biological, physical, epidemiological, and behavioral sciences will be utilized as students begin the study of adults experiencing major biophysical health problems. The course is an introduction to the role of the professional nurse in medical/surgical nursing care of the adult client in context of populations.

Nursing N5104
Practicum: Science of Nursing Practice

2 credit(s) Corequisite: N4100, N5102, N6100
This fundamental course provides the student with clinical experience to implement patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of the concepts of human growth and development, health promotion, nursing management of illness, and patient safety. Philosophies and scientific theories of nursing will serve as a foundation for the development of critical thinking and skill acquisition. Key elements of culture, spirituality, heredity, and ethics will be integrated into the planning and provision of nursing care to individuals and populations.

Nursing N5110
Issues of Nursing Practice

3 credit(s) Corequisite: First semester courses of BS/MS program or faculty permission.
This course is designed to provide the baccalaureate student in a combined degree program with an overview of current issues confronting professional nursing. Emphasis will be placed on the history of nursing, interrelated theories, current trends, and policy issues that shape the profession and the health care delivery system. The role of the nurse as patient advocate, designer, manager, and coordinator of care will be discussed.

Nursing N5115
Case Management

2 credit(s)
Changes in the practice and delivery of health care as a result of scientific and technological advances, government regulations, and increasing costs have prompted nursing to adopt a case management model of nursing care. It is with this model that quality of care of the patient's biopsychosocial needs is encouraged through a cost-effective coordination of health care resources. The focus of this course is the planning, implementation and evaluation of the coordination of care components in a case management model.

No longer offered, see N5491. 5/10

Nursing N5200
The Science of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practice

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS program Corequisite: N5202
This course focuses on the population of clients experiencing acute and chronic neuropsychological disorders across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the nurse/client relationship, psychopharmacology, and treatment modalities. Environmental stressors and the effects of mental health disorders on clients and their families will be discussed.

Nursing N5202
Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS courses Corequisite: N5200
This clinical course is designed to provide the student with experience to care for the client experiencing a major psychiatric and/or mental health disorder. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the professional nurse in various treatment settings as well as current treatment modalities. The client population includes children, adolescents, and adults along the health-illness continuum.

Nursing N5270
The Science of Nursing Practice with Childbearing Families

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS courses. Corequisite: N5275
This didactic course focuses on the care of the family during the childbearing years. The processes of normal pregnancy and birth, high-risk pregnancy, and the care of healthy newborns are presented. Through integration of the sciences and evidence-based knowledge, concepts of family, environment, health, wellness, and culture will be emphasized. Issues related to womenís reproductive health and contraception will be covered.

Nursing N5275
Nursing Practice with Childbearing Families

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS courses Corequisite: N5270
This clinical course is designed to provide the student with experience to utilize evidence-based knowledge and critical thinking skills in providing nursing care to childbearing families. Clinical assignments will include caring for families during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn periods. Concepts of wellness, culture, infant growth and development, family integrity, and patient advocacy are used as a basis for the provision of care.

Nursing N5280
The Science of Nursing Practice with Children

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester of the BS/MS program Corequisite: N5282
This course focuses on nursing of the child along the health-illness continuum. Core concepts of growth and development, well child care, family structure, environment, heredity, and psychosocial factors will serve as a basis for designing care. The child with acute, chronic, and life threatening illness will be covered as well as risk factors for morbidity and mortality. Nursing strategies to minimize stressors experienced by children and their families during illness will be presented. Key elements of spirituality, culture, socioeconomic status, and health beliefs will be examined.

Nursing N5282
Nursing Practice with Children

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS courses Corequisite: N5280
This clinical course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to utilize evidence-based knowledge and critical thinking skills in the planning and provision of comprehensive nursing care to children along the health-illness continuum. Clinical assignments will include caring for the well child as well as the child with acute and chronic illness. Concepts of growth and development, family integrity, wellness, risk reduction and disease prevention will be stressed. Key elements of culture, spirituality, heredity, and patient advocacy will be integrated into nursing care.

Nursing N5284
The Science of Nursing Practice with Adults

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS courses Corequisite: N5286
This course follows N5102 Science of Nursing Practice and build upon the study of major biophysical health problems affecting the adult population. The course is designed to provide the student with a sound foundation in medical-surgical nursing care of the adult client. Through integration of knowledge from the biological, physical, epidemiological, and behavioral sciences, concepts of health, environment, risk reduction and disease prevention will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on older adults experiencing common geriatric syndromes. The role of the professional nurse in caring for the adult client continues to be a focus in the context of individual, family, and community.

Nursing N5286
Nursing Practice with Adults

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS courses. Corequisite: N5284.
This course is designed to provide the student with clinical experience to implement patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of the concepts of human growth and development, pathophysiology, medical management, and nursing management along the health-illness continuum. Emphasis will be placed on nursing care of the adult with acute and chronic illness as well as common geriatric syndromes. Key elements of culture, spirituality, heredity, ethics, and health literacy will be integrated into the planning and provision of nursing care.

Nursing N5290
The Science of Nursing Practice in the Community

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of the first semester BS Corequisite: N5295
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in community health: caring for aggregate populations at risk and the community as a whole. Nursing science and epidemiology provide the base for examining the spectrum of community health. Tools for community assessment and diagnosis as well as concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction and rehabilitation and evidence-based practice for the health of groups are presented.

This course is no longer offered. Content is incorporated in N6703. 5/2010.

Nursing N5292
Nursing Practice in the Community

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of the first semester BS/MS courses Corequisite: N6703
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity for clinical application of content learned in N6703 Science of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in the Community. EvidenceĖbased knowledge and critical thinking skills will be utilized as students participate in clinical prevention and population-focused interventions, with attention to risk assessment, health promotion, disease prevention, equity, and social justice. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration as well as collaboration with extant community groups.

Nursing N5490
Integration of Nursing Practice

6 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first, second and third semester courses of BS/MS program Corequisite: Evidence-Based Practice, Case Management, N8120 and N5115
Nursing integration is the capstone immersion experience designed to provide the student with an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired during previous coursework. The student will build clinical reasoning and develop beginning proficiency in patient management and evaluation through assignments in increasingly complex patient care settings. Working closely with staff and faculty, the student will gain the confidence and skill needed to function as a novice nurse who is a designer, manager and coordinator of care.

Nursing N5491
Integration Seminar

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous coursework. Corequisite: N5490 Integration of Nursing Practice
Integration Seminar is designed to provide baccalaureate students an academic environment to share their integration immersion experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, students are required to present selected cases from integration in an organized, professional format. Students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references of evidenceĖbased knowledge. The microsystem in which care is delivered will be included in the dialogue.

Formerly N5115, Case Management.

Nursing N5492
Community Service Learning Project

0 credit(s)
Service learning is a means for students to be involved in service that is relevant to them personally and to their academic activities. It is designed to explore the societal issues addressed by a particular agency and to allow students to contribute directly to the agency. With the help of the agency contact person, you will propose a project in which you will be actively engaged for the minimum of 60 hours of service. The expectation is that this service learning commitment will be mutually beneficial to both the agency and the student. As a requirement for graduation, each nursing student is required to commit to a minimum of 60 hours of community service learning. The hours are to be completed during the fall semester and finish prior to integration. You must notify the Coordinator of Student Service Learning Placements your project plan by set deadline. No student can be engaged in any invasive procedures with patients or research requiring internal review board (IRB) approval without prior approval from the Coordinator of Service Learning Placements.

Nursing N5710
Decision Support for Advanced Practice Nursing

1 credit(s)
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.

Nursing N5800
Topics in Nursing

3 credit(s)
This course is designed to introduce baccalaureate students to relevant and emergent topics which affect the practice of nursing in the national and international healthcare system. The focus will be on issues confronting professional nurses including global health, cultural awareness, gender identity, and evidence-based wellness. State mandated topics for licensure will be covered.

5/2012 - UPDATED TO 3 CREDITS

Nursing N5800_0
Topics in Nursing

0 credit(s)
This course is designed to introduce baccalaureate students to relevant and emergent topics which affect the practice of nursing in the national and international healthcare system. The focus will be on issues confronting professional nurses including global health, cultural awareness, gender identity, and evidence-based wellness. State mandated topics for licensure will be covered.

Taken for 3 credits in spring term. 5/2012

Nursing N5900
Residency in Clinical Nursing

5 credit(s)
This clinical nursing residency is designed for post-baccalaureate nursing students. It consists of clinical experiences in health care facilities that focus on strengthening and broadening the baccalaureate clinical attributes inpatient care decision making and psychomotor skills. It is a Prerequisite to graduate level clinical specialty programs for students with no work experience. The student engages in an intensive clinical experience ranging from 28-40 hours per week. Specific outcome objectives are identified by the program director of the clinical specialty masterís program track that the student wishes to enter. The student meets regularly with the specialty masterís program director or designee to discuss the clinical experience and identify progress in meeting the competencies. Clinical logs, seminars and reaction papers are requirements for completion.

Nursing N6001
Medical Spanish

1 credit(s)
This class is designed for students who have never taken Spanish, or who have had less than one year of formal study. The student will gain working level knowledge of basic social situations, vocabulary, verb conjugation, and medical terminology for use in a clinical setting. In addition to short lectures to facilitate grammar and usage patterns, class time will be used for intensive speaking practice to improve pronunciation, enhance comprehension, and build confidence in using Spanish through the use of hypothetical scenarios, student presentations, and small group discussions

Nursing N6002
Intermediate Medical Spanish

1 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: 2 years of HS Spanish or 1 year of college Spanish. Prerequisites: N6001
This course is designed to provide students with the specific medical vocabulary and terminology necessary to communicate with and help treat Spanish speaking patients with limited English proficiency. In addition to short lectures to facilitate grammar and usage patterns, class time will be used for intensive speaking practice to improve pronunciation, enhance comprehension, and build confidence in using Spanish through the use of hypothetical scenarios, student presentations, and small group discussions. Students will be expected to have taken Spanish and retained basic conversational abilities.

Nursing N6099
Independent Study

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist/nurse practitioner and the student's specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

A project is required.

Nursing N6100
Advanced Physiology

3 credit(s)
The primary purposes of this course are to cover core principles of human physiology, to facilitate an understanding of the normal function of the major organ systems of the body, and to prepare students for Pathophysiology. Particular focus will be placed on the concept of homeostasis and the fundamental mechanics and regulation of each system. Success in this course will require the use of several skills. The ability to assimilate and recall a significant amount of information accurately will be extremely important. Additionally, success in this course will require integration of knowledge, the ability to interpret physiological data, and an understanding of the dynamic relationship between components of any system and how it interacts with other systems.

Nursing N6104
Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia I ‚ÄźLab

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100 nd N8102; Corequisite: N6121, 6864, 8786
The first of three laboratory courses. Focus is placed upon essential technology and procedures utilized in the management of the patient during the pre-operative, intraoperative and the post operative period. The course activities promote a synthesis of lecture content obtained in Principles & Practice I course. Laboratory experiences provide psychomotor skills and critical thinking inherent to the practice of nurse anesthesia. As a component of the course, specific skills must be safely developed, demonstrated, and assessed.

Nursing N6105
Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia II ‚ÄźLab

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6104 and N6864 ; Corequisite: N6863, 6865, 6879
The second of three laboratory courses. Focus is placed upon management of the patient during the pre-operative, intra-operative and the post operative period. The course activities promote a synthesis of lecture content obtained in Principles & Practice II course. Laboratory experiences provide psychomotor skills and critical thinking inherent to the practice of nurse anesthesia. As a component of the course specific skills must be safely developed, demonstrated and assessed.

Nursing N6106
Nurse Anesthesia Advanced Airway Lab

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6866 and N8870; Corequisite: N6867, N8875, N8871
This if the final laboratory of a three part series. Focus is placed on alternate modalities in the management of the difficult airway. The course promotes a synthesis of lecture content obtained in Seminar II course. Laboratory experience provides psychomotor skills and critical thinking inherent to the practice of nurse anesthesia. As a component of the course specific skills must be safely developed, demonstrated, and assessed.

Nursing N6110
Pharmacology of Anesthetics

3 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites N6124, N6100, N6121.
A comprehensive study of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs commonly used in anesthesia practice. In case studies and discussions, the complexity of their application is emphasized.

Nursing N6121
Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100
Pathophysiology examines alterations in the biologic processes that maintain homeostasis. Each class will focus on a specific physiologic process or organ system. Diseases that commonly occur through the lifespan will be discussed to illustrate the pathophysiologic processes.

Formerly Pathophysiology of the Adult

Nursing N6122
Pathophysiology of Child

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100
This course is required for students in Pediatric Primary Care and the Pediatric Specialty Care programs. The pathogenesis of common conditions affecting children is presented and serves a basis for clinical management. Relevant pharmacology is presented for each of the disease entities.

Nursing N6124
Homeostatic Mechanisms During Anesthesia

3 credit(s) Prerequisite and Corequisite: N6100, N6110
A system approach to the homeostatic alterations occurring during anesthesia. Emphasis will be placed on cardiovascular, respiratory and neuroendocrine response to both surgical stress and the anesthetic agents.

This course is no longer offered. Content is integreated into Principles and Practices I-IV. 5/2010

Nursing N6140
Advanced Assessment of the Neonate

3 credit(s) Corequisite: N6141
This course provides an opportunity for inquiry into infant health care management, maintenance, and promotion. Course content provides the base for infant health assessment and the effects of imposition of high-risk factors on infant health. Emphasis is placed on the development of plans of health care.

Nursing N6141
Practicum: Advanced Assessment and Management of High Risk Neonates

3 credit(s) Corequisite: N6140, N6646
This course provides the opportunity for supervised practice in the acquisition of skills in infant health assessment, problem identification, and health care management and wellness promotion, including performance of selected invasive diagnostic/therapeutic procedures. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiologic rationale, utilizing evidence based research in practice, utilizing onsite searches to look up clinical questions, and develop health care plans.

No longer offered. 1/1/11

Nursing N6150
Maternal-Fetal-Newborn Physiology

2 credit(s) Prerequisite and Corequisite: N6100
This course focuses on the physiological mechanisms relevant to the maternal experience, embryonic development, fetal life, and the neonatal period. We will examine the normal adaptations in maternal physiology that accommodates pregnancy, the acute changes that occur during labor and delivery, and the physiology of the maternal postpartum state. Development of the conceptus from the embryological through the fetal stages will be examined as will the key physiological transitions necessary to sustain the newly introduced extrauterine life of the neonate.

Nursing N6299
Independent Study in Family Primary Care

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist / nurse practitioner and the studentís specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

A project report is required.

Nursing N6458
Pelvic Assessment of the Adult Woman

2 credit(s)
Pelvic Assessment of the Adult Woman develops the required technical knowledge base and clinical skills for adequate gynecologic assessment of women from adolescence, through the perimenopause and into the postmenopausal years. This comprehensive knowledge base regarding the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic and reproductive organs, including normal variations, prepares the student for the acquisition of practical skills for assessment and intervention. Respect for women and cultural sensitivity for this vulnerable exam will be emphasized.

Previously 1 credit. 3/2011

Nursing N6480
Professional Issues in Nurse-Midwifery

2 credit(s)
The Professional Issues in Nurse-Midwifery course is designed to concentrate on the transition from student to beginning nurse-midwife practitioner. It examines the history of the profession and the role of its leadership organizations including the ACNM. Students will submit articles for publication to the Journal of Midwifery and Womenís Health. The course curriculum also examines current critical issues that impact on the profession, both national and international, and addresses organizational and legislative means of effecting change.

Previously 1 credit. 3/2011

Nursing N6510
The Development of Human Behavior Across the Life Span

3 credit(s)
This seminar course examines the development of human behavior across the life span. Within a developmental context, students will explore the dynamics of human behavior as they are determined by intrapersonal systems, interpersonal connections, societal patterns, and cultural influences and as they are altered by significant life events.

This course is no longer offered. See N6511. 6/1/2010

Nursing N6511
Behavioral Development Across the Life Span: A Risk/Vulnerability Perspective

3 credit(s)
A Risk/Vulnerability Perspective Description : In this seminar course, students examine development of human behavior across the life span from the perspectives of risk/vulnerability/ Students explore the dynamics of human behavior within a developmental context, with a focus on intrapersonal systems, interpersonal connections, societal patterns, cultural influences and how these are altered by significant life events.

Previously offered as N6510.

Nursing N6591
Pathophysiology of the Adult for the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

2 credit(s)
Pathophysiology examines alterations in the biologic processes that maintain homeostasis. Each class will focus on a specific physiologic process or organ system. Diseases that commonly occur in adults will be discussed to illustrate the pathophysiologic processes. This course is designed specifically for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner students.

Nursing N6594
Psychopathology

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6124
This course augments content in general pathophysiology course (N6100) to explore the most common pathologies in psychiatry and mental health. Through weekly reading assignments and discussions, the student is introduced to the concepts central to major psychopathology.

Nursing N6610
Physical and Psychological Assessment of the Child

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: Instructor's permission; N4050 or Basic Physical Assessment Course.
Physical, Psychological and Developmental Assessment of the Child is designed to prepare the student to take a complete health and developmental history of a normal child, and perform a systematic physical examination. The student should recognize physical, psychological, and developmental problems, and begin to develop differential diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on recording key history points, physical examination findings, and developmental assessment as well as the use of screening tools.

No longer offered. 6/1/2012

Nursing N6611
Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan for PNP students

3 credit(s) Basic Physical Assessment course
Physical Assessment across the lifespan for PNP students is designed to prepare students with a background in basic physical assessment, to perform a complete health and developmental history and a systematic physical examination to patients across the lifespan. The student will be prepared to recognize physical, psychological, and developmental problems, and begin to develop differential diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on recording key history points, physical examination findings, and developmental assessment as well as the use of screening tools.

Nursing N6620
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6610 Corequisite: N6622, N6624
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I is designed to prepare the student to provide primary care to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers so that children may meet their optimal physical, intellectual, and emotional growth and development. The content focuses on health promotion, illness prevention, and the treatment of episodic problems from infancy through preschool.

Nursing N6622
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I: Clinical

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6610 Corequisite: N6620, N6624
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing Clinical I is designed to develop skills in history taking, developmental evaluations and physical assessment for the pediatric client and to prepare the student to provide primary care to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. It focuses upon the promotion of health and the prevention of illness in order that each child may meet his optimal physical, intellectual and emotional growth and development. The clinical experience involves performing complete assessments on newborns and preschoolers and well childcare in a pediatric clinic.

Nursing N6624
Clinical Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care I

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6610 Corequisite: N6620, N6622
Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I is designed to provide PNP students an academic environment in which to share their practicum experience and present case studies in an organized format for discussion with their peers and faculty. Students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references.

Nursing N6625
Clinical Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care II

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N6630
Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care Nursing I is designed to provide the PNP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience present case studies for discussion with their peers and faculty. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references.

Nursing N6626
Clinical Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care III

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N8670
Seminar in Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III is designed to provide the PNP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers and faculty. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references.

Nursing N6630
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing II

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6610, N6620, N6622, N6624 Corequisite: N6122, N6625, N6632
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing II focuses on the delivery of primary health care to school-age children and adolescents. This includes health promotion, the prevention of illness, and the management of common episodic problems. Using the schools for clinical experience, students will assess health status, teach individuals and groups of children, and will work with teachers and parents. Students will utilize knowledge of growth and development to develop age appropriate teaching plans, and assist children and families to assume active roles as health consumers.

Nursing N6632
Clinical Practicum: Pediatric Primary Care Nursing II

4 credit(s) N6610, N6620, N6622, N6624 Corequisites: N6122, N6625, N6630
Students assess the health status of children in a variety of settings which must include continuity clinic and adolescent clinics and a school setting or inpatient setting.

Nursing N6638
Emergency Pediatric Nursing

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: BLS & PALS.
This course focuses on the assessment and management of urgent and emergent care for the pediatric client. Assessment, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management of the pediatric client will be discussed. Strategies for management of these clients will require a synthesis of knowledge from the bio-pyscho-social, behavioral, and nursing sciences. Emphasis will be placed on integrating and educating the family regarding the acute care needs of the child. The student will understand the need to maintain continuity of care with the primary care provider.

Nursing N6638 (Peds)
Emergency Pediatric Nursing

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: BLS & PALS.
This course focuses on the assessment and management of urgent and emergent care for the pediatric client. Assessment, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management of the pediatric client will be discussed. Strategies for management of these clients will require a synthesis of knowledge from the bio-pyscho-social, behavioral, and nursing sciences. Emphasis will be placed on integrating and educating the family regarding the acute care needs of the child. The student will understand the need to maintain continuity of care with the primary care provider.

Nursing N6646
Seminar in the Care of the High Risk Neonate I

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N6140, N6141
The seminar in the care of the high-risk neonate is designed to provide the NNP student the opportunity to discuss clinical case presentations in an academic environment. The student will utilize knowledge and skills in discussion of case studies with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases and review the management. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and to promote management of patients using evidence based practice.

Nursing N6647
Seminar in the Care of the High Risk Neonate II

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6140, N6141, N6646 Corequisite: N6150
During the final seminar, the students will be encouraged to integrate knowledge of pathophysiology evidence based practice, and ethical decision making to develop a differential diagnoses, interventions coordinated patient management. The discussion will promote a rationale for clinical decision making.

Nursing N6648
High Risk Neonate: Clinical Practicum I

5 credit(s) First and second semester clinical, seminar and didactic
Supervised clinical experience in which students integrate theory within the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on refinement and perfection of decision-making and technical skills in patient care management, including performance of selected invasive diagnostic/therapeutic procedures. The use of evidence in clinical practice is stressed. The student will analyze all available data utilizing evidence-based research, synthesize his/her thinking, implement a plan of care, and evaluate the results. The student will continue to develop her role of the neonatal nurse practitioner.

Nursing N6649
High Risk Neonate: Clinical Practicum II

5 credit(s)
This course is an in-depth practicum which allows the NNP student to utilize all previous learning in his/her management of infants at risk. The practicum in neonatal care is designed to provide the student with practice experience to develop skills of assessment, diagnosis, and management of the high risk neonate. The student has the opportunity to integrate and synthesize theory, clinical research, advanced therapeutics and decision making in this closely supervised experience. It will be an intensive experience in which the student will analyze all available data utilizing evidence-based research, synthesize his/her thinking, implement a plan of care, and evaluate the results The role of the nurse practitioner is applied in clinical care areas. The student will begin to develop a database of her patients to evaluate her own clinical practice and refine her collaborative skills working with the interdisciplinary team throughout the course.

Nursing N6650
Advanced Assessment and Management of High Risk Neonates Clinical II

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6140, N6141, N6150; Corequisite: N6646, N6647
During this supervised clinical experience, the students will integrate theory within the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on refinement and perfection of decision-making and technical skills in patient care management, including performance of selected invasive diagnostic/therapeutic procedures. The student will continue to develop her role as neonatal nurse practitioner.

No longer offered. 1/1/11

Nursing N6655
Advanced Assessment and Management of High Risk Neonates Clinical III

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: Completion of all prerequisites and NNP coursework; Corequisite: N6660
Supervised clinical experience in which students integrate theory within the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on refinement and perfection of decision-making and technical skills in patient care management, including performance of selected invasive diagnostic/therapeutic procedures. The student will continue to develop her role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in education and collaboration.

No longer offered. 1/1/11

Nursing N6660
Pathophysiology and Management of the High Risk Neonate I

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6140, N6141, N6150; Corequisite: N6655
This didactic course will be complete the approach to critical care. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis is placed on understanding the pathophysiology of various neonatal conditions, including neurological, respiratory, endocrine, cardiovascular, and metabolic and its impact on the plan of care. Discussion will focus on the use of evidenced based research in the use of clinical monitoring of vital signs, developing differential diagnoses, and designing plans of care for the high risk neonate. The advanced practice nurse will be involved in the discharge planning, educational needs of the care providers, and follow-up for the high risk neonate.

Nursing N6665
High Risk Antepartum/Intrapartum

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100 Corequisite: N6150
This didactic course focus on the advances within antepartum and intrapartum care of the maternal child unit. During the course, there will be a focus on optimizing maternal-fetal health. This course will give an in-depth understanding of intrauterine surveillance. The course will focus on growth, development and teratogenic agents and the fetus. Genetic screening; ultrasound evaluation; and fetal well-being studies will be examined as they relate to the role of the NNP. Discussion will focus on how disorders of pregnancy can affect the fetus and the latest diagnostic modalities for monitoring and treated the fetus. There will be an emphasis on the identification of the high risk fetus and variations in embryonal and fetal growth and development.

Nursing N6669
High Risk Neonate: Clinical Practicum II

5 credit(s)
This course is an in-depth practicum which allows the NNP student to utilize all previous learning in his/her management of infants at risk. The practicum in neonatal care is designed to provide the student with practice experience to develop skills of assessment, diagnosis, and management of the high risk neonate. The student has the opportunity to integrate and synthesize theory, clinical research, advanced therapeutics and decision making in this closely supervised experience. It will be an intensive experience in which the student will analyze all available data utilizing evidence-based research, synthesize his/her thinking, implement a plan of care, and evaluate the results The role of the nurse practitioner is applied in clinical care areas. The student will begin to develop a database of her patients to evaluate her own clinical practice and refine her collaborative skills working with the interdisciplinary team throughout the course.

Nursing N6680
Introduction to Addictive Behaviors: Theories of Causation

3 credit(s)
This foundation course provides an understanding of addictive behaviors. Current theories regarding the development of addiction will be identified. Evaluation and assessment skills will be taught based on these theoretical models. Physiological, behavioral, emotional, and societal responses to addiction will be explored. Implications for nursing research are considered.

Previously known as N4030.

Nursing N6681
Contemporary Issues and Trends in Addiction

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6680
This course provides a seminar in which students explore issues of prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors. The role of the advanced practice nurse in primary care or private practice will be addressed. Problems specific to selective populations will be discussed as well as issues for the impaired professional. Social costs, the medicalization and/or decriminalization of drug usage, stigma, and pain management will be explored.

Previously known as N4032. No longer offered 5/1/2013

Nursing N6682
Clinical Management of the Patient with Addiction: Evaluation and Treatment

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6680 and N6681
This clinical practice course is designed for students who have completed the first two subspecialty courses (N6680 and N6681). It consists of clinical practice and faculty supervision. Students will work with addicted patients in a variety of advanced practice clinical settings.

Credit amount must be approved by Program Director.

Nursing N6694
HIV/AIDS: Management

3 credit(s)
This course will focus on the epidemiology of HIV, transmission, HIV testing and prevention. This course will also focus on pathophysiology of HIV infection, management of HIV infection through the use of antiretroviral therapy, diagnosis and management of opportunistic infections, malignancies and comorbidities. There will be an emphasis thoughout the course on adherence and prevention

This courses replaces N6690 and N6693.

Nursing N6695
Practicum in HIV/AIDS Care

2 credit(s) N6690, N6693
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to strengthen and broaden the student's clinical experiences in assessment, decision-making, and management of care for individual's with HIV infection. Specific program objectives and clinical experiences are individually identified. The seminar is designed to provide the student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references.

Nursing N6703
The Science of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Community

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: successful completion of first semester BS/MS program; Corequisite: N5292
This course is designed to provide the student with a systematic approach to understanding the delivery of primary health care to individuals, communities, and populations. The role of the nurse in the community working with aggregate populations will be the focus. Nursing science and epidemiology will provide the basis for examining the spectrum of community health issues.

This course title changed to include ďin the community." 5/2010.

Nursing N6720
Introduction to Primary Care

3 credit(s)
This course provides a systematic approach to understanding the delivery of primary health care to the well adult. In addition, various principles of illness prevention and health maintenance are introduced.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N6721
Clinical Seminar in Adult Primary Care I

1 credit(s) N8770, N8772
This course is designed to provide the ANP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Incorporated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final project.

This course is no longer offered. See N8763. 5/2010

Nursing N6722
Clinical Seminar in Adult Primary Care II

1 credit(s) N8773
Seminar in Adult Primary Care II is designed to provide the ANP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references.

This course is no longer offered. See N8764. 5/2010

Nursing N6723
Clinical Seminar in Adult Primary Care III

1 credit(s) N8776.
This course is designed to provide the ANP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present cases studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Incorporated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final project.

This course is no longer offered. See N8765. 5/2010

Nursing N6726
Clinical Seminar in Geriatric Primary Care

1 credit(s)
Seminar in Geriatric Primary Care is designed to provide the GNP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Integrated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final project.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N6727
Clinical Seminar in Geriatric Primary Care

1 credit(s)
Seminar in Geriatric Primary Care is designed to provide the GNP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Integrated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final project.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N6729
Clinical Seminar in Geriatric Primary Care

1 credit(s)
Seminar in Geriatric Primary Care is designed to provide the GNP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Integrated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final project.

This course is for current students completing the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program. 5/2010

Nursing N6740
Principles and Practice of Oncology I

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100 Corequisite: N6121
This course presents a systematic overview of basic level oncology nursing utilizing various theoretical approaches. It incorporates the pathophysiology of cancer, prevention and detection, cancer treatment modalities, nursing diagnoses, and socioeconomic, ethical and legal issues related to cancer care. The course provides the framework for the synthesis, integration, and application of oncology nursing theory in clinical practice.

Formerly: Oncology Nursing Theory I - Fundamentals of Oncology Nursing. 3/2011

Nursing N6745
Oncology Nursing Practice I - Fundamentals of Oncology Nursing

3 credit(s) N6740
In this clinical course, the information learned in Theory I - Fundamentals of Oncology Nursing will be applied to a specifically designated oncology population receiving care in an oncology unit or division of a major hospital or medical center. The practice component offers the opportunity for the role of the oncology clinical nurse specialist to begin to be implemented.

This course is no longer offered.

Nursing N6750
Nursing Seminar in Gerontology I

1 credit(s)
This seminar provides the learner the opportunity to examine frequently occurring pathophysiologic problems found within the geriatric population. This didactic content complements the management course in the GNP/Adult Nurse Practitioner track. Topics selected for study include normal and abnormal system changes in the older adult. Specific assessment and intervention strategies will be covered.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N6751
Nursing Seminar in Gerontology II

1 credit(s)
This seminar will focus on the factors impacting on the care and management of the geriatric patient. Topics will include political, government, legal and ethical issues and syndromes that impact on the geriatric client and the health care team. The GNP student will assess the multifactorial influences in the management of the elderly client.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N6759
Illness and Aging

3 credit(s) N6720, N8786, N8787, N8867, N8770
Utilizing a systems approach, the diagnosis and management of health problems encountered in the care of the geriatric patient. Management of acute and chronic illnesses encountered in the geriatric population are emphasized whether institutionally or community-based.

This course is for current students completing the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program. This course is no longer offered after 9/2010.

Nursing N6760
Primary Care of Women Across the Lifespan I

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6121; Corequisite: N8462, N8460
Utilizing a systems approach, the diagnosis and management of health problems encountered in primary care of adolescents and adults, male and female, are studied in depth. Systems selected for study include cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, respiratory, gynecologic, and genitourinary. The course and management of clinical problems are emphasized, as well as the care provided by nurse practitioners.

Same as N8770

Nursing N6825
Foundations of Research

1 credit(s)
This course is the first of three research courses designed for advanced practice nurses to identify and evaluate the quality and applicability of relevant research. The evidence-based practice process is used to explicate methods to transform critical appraisal skills into clinical actions. Students will learn how to conceptualize clinical practice problems, transform these problems into answerable research questions, search for the best clinical evidence using basic epidemiological, biostatistical, and scientific principles, and integrate research results being mindful of patient's values and preferences.

No longer offered. See N6826. 4.17.2012

Nursing N6826
Evaluation and Application of Research

3 credit(s)
This course is designed for advanced practice nurses to identify relevant evidence, evaluate the quality of the research on which the evidence is based, and critically appraise the application of the evidence in clinical practice. The course is designed to help advanced practice nurses articulate relevant practice-based questions, search the literature, and evaluate the quality of research.

10.7.12

Nursing N6835
Assessing Clinical Evidence

4 credit(s)
This graduate level core research course is designed to help advanced practice nurse learn specific approached to evaluation the quality and applicability of relevant research. The evidence-based practice (EBP) process will be used to help students learn to transform critical appraisal skills into direct clinical actions. Throughout the course, students will learn how to conceptualize clinical practice problems into research questions and asses these question using basic epidemiology, biostatistics, and scientific principals.

This course was last offered during the spring 2011 term. See N6825 and N6826. 5/2010; EFFECTIVE 6/2012 - N6826 ONLY

Nursing N6838
Diagnosis and Management of the Critically/Acutely Ill Adult I

3 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites : N6100, N8102, N8787, N8820
A systematic exploration of advanced diagnosis and management techniques in caring for acutely and critically ill adults. This course is offered with a companion clinical course.

Nursing N6839
Diagnosis and Management of the Critically/Acutely Ill Adult II

3 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites : N6100, N8102, N8787, N8820
A systematic exploration of advanced diagnosis and management techniques in caring for acutely and critically ill adults. This course is offered with a companion clinical course.

Nursing N6863
Regional Anesthesia, Theories, and Techniques

2 credit(s)
This course is an introductory course for regional anesthesia. It includes discussion and demonstration of neuraxial anesthesia, simple peripheral blocks and pain management techniques. Pharmacology regarding local anesthetics will be reviewed.

Previously offered as N6868.

Nursing N6864
Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia I

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100
This is the first course of four that discusses the various methods and basic techniques of anesthesia administration, with an emphasis on physiological basis for practice. This course will emphasize the function and maintenance of technologies employed during the pre-operative, intraoperative and postoperative period (peri-anesthetic period), peri-anesthetic management of specific surgical procedures as well as the psychomotor skills specific to practice.

Credit increased 2 to 3. 10/1/2013

Nursing N6865
Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia II

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6864, N8786.
This is the second course of four that discusses the various methods and basic techniques of anesthesia administration, with an emphasis on physiological basis for practice. This course will emphasize the function and maintenance of technologies employed during the pre-operative, intraoperative and postoperative period (peri-anesthetic period), peri-anesthetic management of specific surgical procedures as well as the psychomotor skills specific to practice.

Previously offered as N6870.

Nursing N6866
Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia III

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6865, N8786.
This is the third course of four that discusses the various methods and techniques of anesthesia administration, with an emphasis on physiological basis for practice. This course discusses the alterations in homeostatic mechanisms and advanced anesthetic management of parturients and pediatric patients as well as patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Seminar format facilitates integration of knowledge.

Credit increased 2 to 3. 10/1/2013

Nursing N6867
Principles and Practice of Nurse Anesthesia IV

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6866, N8786.
This is the fourth course of four that discusses the various methods and techniques of anesthesia administration, with an emphasis on physiological basis for practice. This course will discuss advanced anesthesia scenarios, types of surgical procedures and the anesthetic implications in the peri-anesthetic period

Credit increased 2 to 3. 10/1/2013

Nursing N6868
Regional Anesthesia, Theories and Technique

2 credit(s) N6100, N6110, N6870
This is a basic course in the pharmacology of local anesthetics and their application in clinical practice. The theory and techniques of infiltration, peripheral nerve block, central neural blockade, and topical anesthesia are discussed in relation to their clinical application, both intraoperatively and postoperatively for long-term pain management. Through case studies and analysis of current research, complications and alternate methods are emphasized.

This course is no longer offered. See N6863. 5/2010

Nursing N6869
Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

3 credit(s) N6100, N6110, N6124, N6125, N6862
The various methods and techniques of anesthesia administration, with emphasis on physiological basis for practice are the focus of the course. Function and maintenance of various kinds of technologies, as well as the psychomotor skills specific to the practice are stressed.

This course is no longer offered. See N6864. 5/2010

Nursing N6870
Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

3 credit(s)
This course is a continuation of Basic Principles I. The various methods and techniques of anesthesia administration, with emphasis on physiological basis of practice are the focus of this course. Function and maintenance of various kinds of technologies as well as psychomotor skills are stressed. Technical skills learned in Basic Principles I are utilized and built upon in this course. These skills are honed and correlated with specific anesthetic management of cases in a lab setting. At the completion of this course, the novice Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist [SRNA] should be prepared to enter the clinical setting.

This course is no longer offered. See N6865. 5/2010

Nursing N6871
Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice I

2 credit(s) All first level didactic and clinical anesthesia courses
This advanced approach to anesthesia principles is applied to specific surgical procedures both elective and emergent. The physiological sequel of surgical procedures and their impact on homeostatic mechanisms of the patient are stressed. Neurological, cardiothoracic, and obstetrical procedures, as well as pediatric and geriatric considerations are included. Seminar format facilitates integration of knowledge.

This course is no longer offered. See N6866. 5/2010

Nursing N6872
Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice II

2 credit(s) N6871
This course is essentially a continuation of Advanced Principles I. A system approach will be employed to discuss the various types of surgical patients and problems that the student will be challenged with when caring for them. We will look at the various different surgical procedures in some detail, including pre-op assessment, planning for the intra-operative events, and caring for the patient in the post-op period. Also to be discussed will be the types of patients likely to present for each particular procedure, and the unique problems that types of patients will challenge us within caring for them throughout their operative course.

This course is no longer offered. See N6867. 5/2010

Nursing N6879
Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8111 and N8786.
Discussion regarding preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative management of patients with specific co-existing disease conditions. History and physical examination techniques and specific management methods will be discussed. Students will evaluate information obtained during physical and psychological assessment and synthesize knowledge to formulate individualized perioperative anesthesia management plans.

Credit increased 2 to 3. 10/1/2013

Nursing N6880
Principles and Practice of Oncology II

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6121, N8786, N6740 or Faculty permission.
This course presents a systematic overview of advanced oncology nursing utilizing various theoretical approaches. It presents the medical and nursing management of symptoms and specific cancers, and provides a framework of advanced practice for the oncology clinical course specialist (OCNS) or nurse practitioner (NP). This framework assists the OCNS/NP in diagnosing, assessing, intervening in, and evaluating potential and actual client/family problems related to cancer treatment, rehabilitation and terminal care.

Formerly: Oncology Nursing Theory II: Advanced Oncology Nursing. 3/2011

Nursing N6885
Oncology Nursing Practice II: Advanced Oncology Nursing

3 credit(s) N6740, or Advanced Standing; N6880
In this clinical course, for clinical nurse specialist students, the information learned in oncology Nursing Theory II - Advanced Oncology Nursing will be applied to a specifically designated oncology population receiving care in an oncology unit or division of a major hospital, medical center, community or institutional setting. The practice component offers the opportunity for the educator, consultant and/or coordinator role of the oncology clinical nurse specialist to begin to be implemented.

This course is no longer offered.

Nursing N6907
Clinical Research Practicum

3 credit(s)
An individualized practicum experience in which the student participates as a member of one or more teams carrying out or evaluating randomized clinical trials. The practicum is designed to provide the student with “hands-on" experience working as a member of the research team and/or monitoring clinical drug or device trials being carried out in in-patient, ambulatory or community settings.

Nursing N6920
Health and Social Policy: The Context for Practice and Research

3 credit(s)
This core course examines contextual contributors to health status and relevant current U.S. social and health policies. Issues are explored with a particular emphasis on the impact they have on the current and future delivery of health care and on advanced practice nursing. This course is required for all MS students.

Credit change from 4 credits to 3 credits is effective beginning summer 2012.

Nursing N6930
Interpersonal Violence and Abuse: Prevention, Assessment and Intervention for Health Care Professionals

1 credit(s)
Aimed at increasing student awareness of the prevalence, context, dynamics and potential outcomes of interpersonal violence (IPV), the goal of this course is to provide advanced practice nurses with the information needed for prevention, identification, assessment, appropriate intervention and resource referral for clients and families who are at risk for, have a history with, or are currently experiencing IPV. Course content will explore the dynamics, causes and consequences of IPV, specifically: domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault.

Nursing N6940
Management and Advanced Practice Nursing

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: Core and supporting sciences and most specialty major classes.
This course focuses on advanced practice issues not usually familiar to the average nurse. It explores the dimensions of independent advanced practice nursing (APN) in our challenging and constantly changing health care environment. Legal issues, regulation, reimbursement, practice management concerns, and development of a comprehensive view of the APN's role in the current health care environment are stressed.

Nursing N8020
Practicum in Clinical Teaching

1-6 credit(s)
This course provides a practical opportunity to students to explore in greater depth the process of clinical teaching. Course work may involve development of a special teaching project for nursing students, for a particular group of patients/clients; it may involve working with clinical faculty in supervising students or groups of patients/clients.

Nursing N8102
Advanced Pharmacology

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N4100; Corequisite: N6100 and N6121
The goals of this course are to provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the actions of drugs in order to enable them to utilize therapeutic agents in a rational and responsible manner in patients. Initially, basic principles of pharmacology will be reviewed (from N4100 course), including absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs by the body. Drug-receptor interactions will also be presented and illustrated with appropriate examples. The focus of these lectures will be case-based whenever possible to demonstrate the therapeutic application of these pharmacologic principles and how this translates into efficacy and potential toxicity.

Nursing N8110
Pharmacology of Accessory Drugs

2 credit(s)
A comprehensive study of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of concurrent drug therapy and their anesthetic implications.

This course is no longer offered. See N8111. 5/2010

Nursing N8111
Pharmacology for Anesthesia and Critical Care

4 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100
This course provides an overview of anesthetics, adjuvants and critical care medications commonly used in anesthesia practice with emphasis on application of theoretical foundations.

Previously offered as N8110.

Nursing N8113
Psychopharmacology in Psychiatric and Mental Health

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N4100 and N8102
This course provides an in depth understanding of psychopharmacology, building on the knowledge of general advanced pharmacology, neuroanatomy and neuropharmacological concepts. The effects and side effects of psychotropic medications used in the treatment of common psychiatric and mental illnesses across the life span will be discussed. Issues of prescribing and coordinating multiple medications and potential interactions will also be considered.

Nursing N8114
Psychopharmacology II In Advanced Psych/Mental Health

1 credit(s) PREREQUISITE: N8102, N8113 COREQUISITE:N8594/N8595
This course builds upon an in-depth presentation of psychopharmacology, reviewing the basics of pharmacology, neuroanatomy and a biopsychosocial approach to understanding mental illness. The effects and side effects of psychotropic medication used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan will be further explored and applied to the students’ clinical case examples from their Advanced Practice sites. The issues that accompany prescribing and coordinating multiple medications, along with potential interactions will be discussed, with the emphasis on treating complex comorbidities.

Nursing N8116
Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Supplements for Advance Practice Nursing I

3 credit(s)
The didactic course will introduce students to the scientific, regulatory and practice issues related to herbs, nutraceuticals and supplements (HNS). The use of HNS is typically a self-initiated process rather than practitioner initiated, presenting unique challenges in terms of safety and regulatory issues to both consumers and practitioners. This course will provide students with the foundation to communicate and to advise patients in a culturally sensitive manner, on the appropriate use of HNS.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8117
Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Supplements for Advanced Practice Nursing II

3 credit(s)
This didactic course will focus on commonly used herbs, nutraceuticals and supplements (HNS). There are hundreds of HNS products widely available in various pharmacies, health food stores, grocery stores and the internet. This course will introduce students to HNS supported by the German Commission E. The German Commission E is a governmental regulatory agency established in 1978, composed of scientist, toxicologists, physicians and pharmacists who evaluate current clinical trails and herbs indigenous to cultural origins and native lands will also be discussed, as this field is continually evolving. Each lecture will discuss the scientific evidence, indications, dosage and safety considerations for each HNS presented.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8118
Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Supplements for Advanced Practice Nursing III

3 credit(s)
This course incorporates both a weekly seminar and a one day/per week clinical observation with a practitioner who utilizes HNS in their practice (i.e. naturopath, herbalist, conventional practitioner). Seminars will be led by Dr. Anastasi. Western diagnoses such as cancer, arthritis, AIDS etc. will be presented in case study formats. Currently, many healthcare providers do not inquire whether their patients are using HNS products nor do they document the use in medical records. Therefore, documentation on the use of HNS products will be emphasized. During each seminar, students will be required to analyze and formulate appropriate therapeutic plans incorporating, when appropriate, HNS products. For clinical observations, students must be prepared to obtain and analyze appropriate historical data, as well as, to formulate and evaluate relevant therapeutic plans with their respective preceptors. During the clinical rotations, students are not expected to perform functions associated with their respective preceptor. That is, students will not administer herbs, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulations etc. because they are not trained or credentialed to perform such duties. However, students are expected to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the specific regimen being prescribed and/or integrated into their clinical rotations. Cultural groups likely to use HNS will also be discussed.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8120
Informatics for Evidence-Based Practice

3 credit(s)
Overview of informatics topics of most relevance to evidence-based practice. Topics include standardized clinical terminology; health care standard's, electronic health records; retrieval and critical analysis of digital data, information, and knowledge; clinical decision making and decision support including decision analysis.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8121
Nursing Informatics Seminar

2 credit(s)
This course provides ongoing small group seminar discussions and presentations facilitated by faculty to explore topics and issues of relevance to the use of informatics to support evidence-based practice in underserved populations. Current events, technology, and research in the rapidly evolving field of nursing informatics will be discussed.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8122
Interactive Health Communication

3 credit(s)
Introduction to use of informatics-based approaches to create and deliver educational and behavioral interventions. Topics include: theories related to client-health care provider communication using electronic media; privacy, confidentiality, and security issues related to Internet communication; design of targeted and tailored health messages for underserved populations; evaluating health care content on the World Wide Web.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8123
Introduction to Databases and Mining

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: Core and Introductory Informatics Core Courses; basic knowledge of storage and file management capabilities of modern computers and features of at least one high level programming language (Java, Pascal, PL/I, C++, etc.).
This advanced course in informatics provides a comprehensive grounding in the foundations of database technologies and their application in nursing and health care. Content includes basic concepts of database systems and structured query language (SQL), the theoretical construct of the relational model underlying relational systems, database design and some components of transaction management. A combination of lecture, seminar and laboratory experience is provided.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8124
Nursing Informatics Residency

4 credit(s) Prerequisites: Master's Nursing Informatics courses.
Guided experience in a clinical setting focused on applying knowledge and skills related to the development, implementation, and use of informatics-based processes and technologies to support evidence-based practice in underserved populations.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8160
Genetic Concentration

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8290.
This course provides a mentored, independent study opportunity for the student to develop in-depth knowledge in an area of genetics of particular interest and relevance to his/her clinical practice. Students will focus on the essentials of advanced practice care and genetic counseling relative to clients in area of interest. When taken in conjunction with the practicum, case study discussion and analysis will augment didactic knowledge.

Nursing N8165
Practicum: Genetic Concentration

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8290; Corequisites: N8160
This clinical practicum is designed for the student who is interested in increasing practice skills in providing care to clients with (or at risk) for (a) specific genetic disorder(s). The student will choose an appropriate faculty mentor to be a guide in this practicum. Details of the practicum will be negotiated by the student, faculty mentor, and appropriate agency mentor.

Nursing N8460
Comprehensive Women's Health

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6458, N8786; Corequisite: N8462
This course addresses issues throughout a woman's life span in the arena of gynecological well-being. It focuses on the development of a knowledge base that enables us to understand what well-being is for a woman and how this impacts on her health, physically, mentally, emotionally, and culturally. From this perspective we can develop appropriate education to maximize her ability to achieve and maintain her well-being. Topics include health maintenance, gynecologic screening, family planning, and sexuality. The course includes an overview of deviations from well-being that are within the scope of nurse-practitioner and nurse-midwife practice. Information is presented within the construct of the nurse-midwifery/nurse-practitioner management process, which allows for assessment and management of the normal, and intervention/collaboration for complex issues. Concurrent supervised clinical experiences enhance and ground this didactic experience.

Nursing N8461
Practicum in Women’s Health

2 credit(s)

Nursing N8462
Practicum in Comprehensive Women's Health

2 credit(s) Prerequisites N6100, N6150, N6121, N8786, and N8789 Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6100, N8460, N8789.
Supervised clinical experiences focus on application of history taking and physical examination skills, collaborative diagnosis, and management of womenís health throughout the life span. Emphasis is placed on the nurse practitioner role in care of the adult non-pregnant female in ambulatory settings.

Nursing N8465
Primary Care of Women Across the Life Span II

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8786
Builds on Primary Care of Women Across the Life Span I, this course focuses on advanced clinical diagnosis and treatment of select womenís physical health problems. Provides knowledge for the womenís health care provider to meet selected primary care needs.

Same as N8771

Nursing N8466
Capstone Seminar

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: All core and supporting Sciences, N8485, N8460, N8462, N6760, N8465; Corequisite: N6940
This course is designed to integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills learned throughout previous course work. This course should guide the student in transition from student to beginning professional advanced practitioner in womenís health.

Nursing N8467
Labour Support Training Program

0 credit(s) Prerequisite: 2nd semester BS/MS nurse midwifery students; others with faculty permission.
This course provides the first phase of nurse midwifery students with theoretical and practical knowledge in preparation for provision of support to women in labor. The course includes a year-long practicum during which the student provides supervised labor support

Nursing N8468
Advanced Practicum in Women's Health

4-6 credit(s) Prerequisites: All womenís health specialty, core and supporting courses; Corequisite: N6940
This course is designed to integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills learned throughout previous course work. This course should guide the student in transition from student to beginning professional advanced practitioner in womenís health.

Nursing N8469
Newborn Assessment & Care

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6150, N8471; Corequisite: N8479
This course provides the graduate nurse-midwifery student with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the immediate care of the neonate including newborn resuscitation, with an emphasis on the first six weeks of newborn life. Normal physiology and family centered management skills are emphasized. The students are encouraged to provide care that recognized and respects the cultural dynamics of the family. Pathphysiology is also covered to familiarize the nurse-midwife with various interventions when deviations from the normal are encountered. This course will include a clinical component that will conclude with a clinical check out on newborn physical assessment.

No longer offered. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8470
Antepartum: Clinical

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6458, N8471, N8477, N8458, N8786.
This course covers the broad scope of prenatal care and includes: The history and physical examination techniques aimed at understanding the normal parameters of pregnancy, and recognizing any deviations from normal in the pregnant woman/family or the fetus; The physiological, social, emotional, and educational components of antepartum care; Clinical practice includes nurse-midwifery management of the care of the normal antepartum woman/family, screening for high-risk pregnancies, and co-management or referral of high-risk pregnancies.

This course is no longer offered.

Nursing N8471
Normal Antepartum: Didactic

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6150, N6458; Corequisite: N8472
This course provides the graduate student with a theoretical and practical knowledge for the normal antepartum period. Normal physiology and management skills are emphasized. Pathophysiology is also reviewed when deviations from the normal are encountered.

Nursing N8472
Normal Antepartum: Clinical

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8786, N6458, N8476, N8477; Corequisite: N8471.
This module covers the broad scope of prenatal care and includes: the history and physical examination techniques aimed at understanding the normal parameters of pregnancy, and recognizing any deviations from normal in the pregnant woman/family or the fetus; the physiological, social, emotional and educational components of antepartum care. Clinical practice includes nurse-midwifery management of the care of the normal antepartum woman/family, screening for high-risk pregnancies, and co-management or referral of high-risk pregnancies.

Nursing N8474
Breastfeeding, Postpartum & Newborn Care

3 credit(s)
This course provides the graduate nurse-midwifery student with a theoretical and practical knowledge of the neonate, breastfeeding and the postpartum period with an emphasis on the first six weeks. Normal physiology and family centered management skills are emphasized. Students are encouraged to provide care that recognizes and respects the cultural dynamics of the family. Pathophysiology is also covered to familiarize the nurse-midwife with various interventions when deviations from the normal are encountered.

Replaced N8469 and N8478. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8475
Clinical Practicum in Nurse-Midwifery

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8476 & N8477, N8471 & N8472, N8479 & N8481, N8478, N6466.
Nurse-Midwifery services provide intensive clinical experience in all areas of nurse-midwifery practice. Direct student teaching is provided by nurse-midwifery preceptors affiliated with the program.

Nursing N8476
Well Woman Gynecology: Didactic

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8786, N6458; Corequisite: N8477
This course addresses issues throughout a womanís life span in the arena of gynecological well-being. It focuses on the development of a knowledge base that enables us to understand what well-being is for a woman and how this impacts on her health, physically, mentally, emotionally, and culturally. From this perspective we can develop appropriate education to maximize her ability to achieve and maintain her well-being. Topics include health maintenance, gynecologic screening, family planning, and sexuality. The course includes an overview of deviations from well-being that are within the scope of nurse-practitioner and nurse-midwife practice. Information is presented within the construct of the nurse-midwifery/nurse-practitioner management process, which allows for assessment and management of the normal, and intervention/collaboration for complex issues. Concurrent supervised clinical experiences enhance and ground this didactic experience.

Nursing N8477
Well Woman Gynecology: Clinical

2 credit(s) Prerequisite/Corequisite: N6458, N8476, N8471, N8477, N8786
The Well Woman Gynecology Module is designed to concentrate on the physical, emotional and educational needs of the essentially healthy woman. It covers a variety of topics including: health maintenance, gynecologic screening, family planning, sexuality and sexual dysfunction, and the late (4-6 week) postpartum period.

Nursing N8478
Breastfeeding and Postpartum Care

2 credit(s) Prerequisite/Corequisite: N6150, N8479, N8481
This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge for care in the immediate postpartum period and to initiate successful breast feedings. Normal physiology and family centered management skills are emphasized. Pathophysiology is also covered with various interventions when deviations from the normal are encountered

No longer offered. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8479
Intrapartum: Didactic

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8476, N8477, N6150, N6460; Corequisite: N8481
Didactic presents an understanding of the process of labor, birthing and immediate postpartum and how this impacts on the mother and baby from a midwifery perspective. Specific focus centers on the midwifery management process, particularly for the normal, with differential diagnosis to determine when intervention/ consultation is necessary. Birthing management will be viewed in a variety of settings and cultures. Practical skills for assessment and management will be taught. The course will provide mastery of the core competencies required by ACNM.

Nursing N8481
Intrapartum: Clinical

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8469, N8476 & N8477, N8478, N6100, N6150, N8786, N6458; Corequisite: N8479
Clinical practice includes nurse-midwifery management of the care of the normal intrapartum woman/newborn /family and collaboration and/or referral for complex management. Experience on the postpartum ward and in newborn care is obtained in this clinical rotation when intrapartum patients are not available.

Nursing N8482
Care of Childbearing Women: Antepartum and Postpartum Care

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8786, N8789, N8460, N8462, N6150. Successful completion of all masterís core and supporting sciences; Corequisite: N8485
The focus of this course is the principles and practice of Ďprimary careí of the childbearing woman and family during the ante- and post-partum periods. Recognition of common complications of pregnancy and management thereof is also a focus, as well as assessment and support of the infertile couple. Physical, psychological, emotional and social basis for prenatal care is examined in the context of public health. Topics include management of the pregnant family through the antepartum period, assessment of fetal growth and development, evaluation of the family unit and teaching/coaching consideration.

Nursing N8483
Midwifery Clinical Competency Skills I

2 credit(s) N8476 WWG and N8471 Antepartum
Clinical skills preparation is essential before a student enters clinical practicum. A variety of skills relevant to antepartum, well woman gynecology and intrapartum care are taught and then practiced in simulation settings and peer practice.

Nursing N8484
Midwifery Clinical Competency Skills II

2 credit(s) N8478, N8469, and N8479
Clinical skills preparation is essential before a student enters clinical practicum. A variety of skills relevant to intrapartum, newborn, and postpartum care are taught and then practiced in simulation settings and peer practice.

Changed from 1 to 2 credits fall 2013

Nursing N8485
Practicum: Childbearing Woman

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8786, N8789, N8460, N8462, N6150. Successful completion of all masterís core and supporting sciences; Corequisite: N8482
This course provides a clinical opportunity to apply knowledge from the corequisite didactic course. The focus is on health promotion, prevention of disease/complications in both mother and child, advanced clinical assessment and management of pregnancy, promotion and support of breast feeding and development of a family unit in antepartum and postpartum ambulatory care settings. Experiences include assessing normal parameters of pregnancy, recognition of deviations; physiologic, social, emotional and educational components of antepartal care and understanding the role of the womenís health nurse practitioner in these processes.

Nursing N8497
Complex Management of Women's Health Conditions throughout the Lifespan

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N8476, N8477, N8479, N8481, N8471, N8472.
This course explores complex issues when a womanís health is potentially challenged. It teaches appropriate screening and assessment for a range of health issues that will be encountered in health settings. The course will enable nurse-midwives and nurse-practitioners to identify when consultation, collaborative management, or referral to specialists is needed. It reviews scope of practice issues and how to maintain continuity of care, in culturally appropriate forms, when specialized management is needed.

Nursing N8545
Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Families I

4 credit(s) . Prerequisites: N6100, N6920, N8568, N8557, N8786; Second semester of Family Primary Care; Corequisites: N6121, N8102, N8558, N8693
Utilizing a systems approach, the diagnosis and management of problems encountered in Primary Care are studied. Topics selected for study include cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, respiratory, and hematology. The identification and management of clinical problems are emphasized. The role of the nurse practitioner in a collaborative model is discussed.

Nursing N8546
Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Families II

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8557, N8558, N6100, N6121, N8625, N8693 or N8625; N8545, N8102, N8560, N6920, N8290; Corequisites: N8559, N8567 or N8850
Utilizing a systems approach, the diagnosis and management of problems encountered in Primary Care are studied. Among the selected systems for study are neurological, dermatological, musculoskeletal, ophthalmological, psychological, and immunological. Upon completion of this course, the student will apply a systematic approach to the diagnosis and management of selected health problems.

Nursing N8548
Normal Antepartum for Family Primary Care

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N8786, N6100
This course covers the broad scope of prenatal care and includes: History and physical examination techniques aimed at understanding the normal parameters of pregnancy, and recognizing any deviations from normal in the pregnant woman/family or the fetus. Physiological, social, emotional and educational components of antepartum care.

Nursing N8550
Independent Study in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

1-3 credit(s) Prerequisite: Permission of faculty.
This independent study in PMH is designed to provide an opportunity for students to be mentored in their exploration of a topic of their choice in the area of psychiatry. Students are required to develop a focus for their study, followed by a thesis statement, outline, and literature review.

Nursing N8557
Family Primary Care I

2 credit(s) Corequisite: N8568, N8786
This course is designed to introduce the student to the role of the nurse practitioner as a provider of community centered family primary care. The focus will be on health maintenance and illness prevention

Nursing N8558
Family Primary Care II

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N8557, N8568, N8786; Corequisites: N6735, N8545, N6121, N8102, N8290, N8625 or N8693
This required course is designed to prepare the advanced practice student to provide primary care to individuals through the life span. Utilizing lectures and case presentation the role of the FNP in the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered illnesses are studied.

Nursing N8559
Family Primary Care III

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8557, N8558, N8545, N6121, N6100, N8102; Corequisites: N8546, 8850, or N8567
This required course is designed to further develop the role of advanced practice student, in the provision of primary care to individuals and families, through the life span in a variety of clinical settings. Utilizing lectures and case presentations, the role of the FNP in the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered illnesses are studied.

A formal clinical presentation is required. 4/23/2013

Nursing N8560
Family Theory in Context

2 credit(s)
This course is an introduction to family theory. It introduces the student to a new epistemology, one in which the central concepts stress a picture of causality that is circular, rather than the linear view of causality. Concepts of the family as a system and theoretical models upon which to base clinical practice will be discussed. The course will apply family systems concepts and methods to problems related to health and illness faced by families. Basic skills of genogram construction, assessment of family life cycle events and transition periods will be demonstrated. Readings, videotapes, case presentations and discussions will be used to explore theoretical and practical issues related to a family systems approach to working with physically and mentally ill patients and their families.

Psych/MH students are required to register for 2 credits. FNP students are required to register for 3 credits.

Nursing N8560 (Family)
Family Theory in Context

3 credit(s)
This course is an introduction to family theory. It introduces the student to a new epistemology, one in which the central concepts stress a picture of causality that is circular, rather than the linear view of causality. Concepts of the family as a system and theoretical models upon which to base clinical practice will be discussed. The course will apply family systems concepts and methods to problems related to health and illness faced by families. Basic skills of genogram construction, assessment of family life cycle events and transition periods will be demonstrated. Readings, videotapes, case presentations and discussions will be used to explore theoretical and practical issues related to a family systems approach to working with physically and mentally ill patients and their families.

FNP students are required to register for 3 credits. Psych/MH students are required to register for 2 credits.

Nursing N8562
Practice of Family Therapy

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8560, N8571, N8590, N8591; P/MH majors only or with permission of instructor
This clinical practice course is designed for students to develop clinical skills in family therapy based on a structural family therapy model. It consists of clinical practice and supervision.

Nursing N8566
Family Primary Care: Practicum IIIA

2-4 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6121, N6920, N8102, N8545, N8557, N8558, N8560, N8566, N8568, N8593, N8786; Corequisites: N8290, N8546, N8559.
Students assess the health status of individuals of all ages in selected settings and recognize and manage common health problems in the pediatric and adult population.

Nursing N8567
Family Primary Care: Practicum IIIB

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N8557, N8545, N6121, N8102, N8558, N8693, N8786, N8568, N6920; Corequisites: N8558
The clinical practicum is designed to prepare the students to provide primary health care for patients, families and communities, in a variety of settings. Initially, the student will obtain complete histories; perform physical examinations, and developmental assessments. Subsequently, the student will focus on the recognition and management of common problems. The clinical experience will familiarize the student with age- appropriate physical, cognitive and emotional development as well as routine and episodic care. The goal of the practicum is to prepare the students for the delivery of family focused primary care.

Nursing N8568
Practicum in Advanced Clinical Assessment for Family Nurse Practitioners

2 credit(s) Prerequisite and Corequisites: Physical Assessment, N8557, N8786.
Utilizing a background in basic physical assessment, advanced practice nursing students apply the didactic content introduced in M8786 to this clinical practicum. Advanced physical assessment skills and the identification of abnormalities in the physical exam and appropriate documentation are emphasized with a focus on the ability to integrate systems appropriately. The complete pelvic exam is included

Nursing N8571
Seminar on Family Therapy and Technique

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8560, N8590 Corequisites: N8591
This course focuses on an integrated systems approach, including structural, Bowenian, and the multicontextual framework and is designed to assist the student in integrating the theoretical and practical aspects of the systems approach to treating families. The course will review the basic issues involved in psychiatric diagnosis and abnormal psychopathology from a systems perspective. Videotape review, didactic materials, class presentation, and discussion will provide a comprehensive theoretical basis for the understanding and development of more advanced clinical skills.

Nursing N8588
Theory of Group Psychotherapy

2 credit(s)
This course is designed to increase the student's understanding of the key concepts, the dynamics, and development of psychotherapy groups. Students are encouraged to explore the theoretical issues inherent in group practice and their relationship to psychiatric nursing theory and practice. Students will address the developmental needs of clients as they relate to the group experience.

Nursing N8590
Theory and Practice of Individual Psychotherapy I

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6510, N8792/8793; Corequisite: N6594
Each student is given an opportunity to work with 1-2 individuals assigned according to the student's needs for a learning experience. Students arrange for clinical contact with the assigned clients. Clinical contact must be at least weekly and more often if required. The student is responsible for assessing the biophysical, psychosocial, cultural, cognitive and spiritual dimensions of the clients. Based upon this assessment the student plans appropriate interventions.

Nursing N8591
Theory and Practice of Individual Psychotherapy II

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6510, N8590, N6594, N8792/8792
Each student is given an opportunity to work with 1-2 individuals assigned according to the student's need for a learning experience. Students arrange for clinical contact with assigned clients. Clinical contact must be at least weekly and more often if required. The student is responsible for evaluating the interrelatedness of the biophysical, psychosocial, cognitive, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the clients. Based upon evaluation, the student utilizes appropriate therapeutic intervention which s/he evaluates in terms of the client's responses. The student is responsible to work on termination issues with the client.

Nursing N8592
Clinical Practice and Supervision with Groups

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6510, N8590/N8591, N6594, N8792/8792; Corequisites: N6588
The student participates as a leader or co-leader in a psychotherapeutic group of 10-12 sessions. Clinical supervision is focused on group dynamics and development.

Nursing N8594
Advanced Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I

4 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6594, N6597, N8590, N8591, N8592, N8102, N8792/N8793; Corequisite: N8562
This course is designed to integrate foundation skills and strengthen the studentís clinical practice in a variety of psychiatric mental health settings. The practicum is the first of two consecutive courses. Expectations of the clinical experience are direct client contact and therapeutic interaction with staff, families, and systems. The student will develop a knowledge base and skills germane to the role of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse. Details of the practicum will be coordinated with the agency and faculty, with consideration of course objectives, agency objectives and student career goals.

Nursing N8595
Advanced Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II

4 credit(s) Prerequisite: Advanced Practice in Psychiatric Mental Nursing I.
This course is designed to advance the student's clinical practice with patients in a variety of psychiatric mental health settings. The practicum is the second of two consecutive courses. Expectations of this clinical experience are direct patient contact, therapeutic interaction with staff, families, and systems, as well as medication management. The student will function in the role of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner. Details of the practicum will be coordinated with the student, agency and faculty based upon course objectives, clinical objectives and student educational goals.

Nursing N8625
Family Primary Care: Practicum II

4 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N8557, N8786, N8568 Corequisites: N8545, N8558, N6121, N8560, N8290, N6920
The clinical practicum is designed to prepare the students to provide primary health care in a variety of settings. Initially, the student will obtain complete histories; perform physical examinations, and developmental assessments. Subsequently, the student will focus on the recognition and management of common problems. The clinical experience will familiarize the student with age appropriate physical, cognitive and emotional development as well as routine episodic care. The goal of the practicum is to prepare the students for the delivery of family focused primary care.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8661
Advanced Pediatric and Neonatal Pharmacology

3 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6100, N4100.
This course provides an opportunity for the scientific inquiry into the use of pharmacologic agents in the advanced nursing care of infants, including fetal, neonatal life and early childhood and adolescence. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug use in pregnancy and lactation, pharmacologic agents used in disease prevention and treatment, drug monitoring and drug safety in the home are explored. Proper prescribing and record keeping in accordance with New York and Federal laws are addressed.

Nursing N8663
Pathophysiology and Management of the High Risk Neonate

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6660.
This didactic course will further increase the knowledge of the advanced practice nurse to care for the critically ill neonate. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis placed on understanding the pathophysiology of various neonatal conditions, including gastrointestinal, renal, post-operative surgical conditions, respiratory, and inborn errors of metabolism. Clinical relevance and the role of the NNP will be reviewed. Discussion will focus on the use of evidence based research in the use of clinical monitoring of vital signs, developing differential diagnoses, and designing plans of care for the high risk neonate. The advanced practice nurse will be involved in the discharge planning , educational needs of the care provider, and follow-up for the high risk neonate.

Nursing N8664
Advanced Assessment of the Well Neonate: Clinical

1 credit(s) N8661 Advanced Neonatal/Pediatric Pharmacology N6660 Pathophysiology & Management HR Neonate
This is a supervised clinical experience caring for well babies in a well baby nursery. The course is designed to apply the content from advanced assessment of the neonate. The student should recognize physical, psychological, and developmental problems, and begin to develop differential diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on appropriate patient write up which should include a complete medical history, physical examination, developing a differential diagnosis for a variety of newborn problems, and developing a plan. Emphasis is placed on understanding the physiologic rationale, utilizing evidence based research in practice, utilizing onsite searches to look up clinical questions, and develop health care plans.

Nursing N8665
High Risk Neonate: Supervised Clinical Practice

1 credit(s) First semester clinical, seminar and didactic Second semester didactic and seminars
This is a supervised clinical lab experience using simulations of a variety of clinical scenarios. Low-fidelity simulation will allow the student to practice specific NNP skills in isolation. The students will repeatedly practice starting different kinds of IV lines including umbilical lines, arterial blood gas acquisition, intubation, lumbar punctures, and practice with ventilator setting working with models. This will be progressed to medium-fidelity simulation using SIM baby who will be programmed for a variety of heart sounds, breath sounds, and vital signs to increase knowledge and skill acquisition. Finally, the students working in teams will use high fidelity stimulation in which case scenarios will be used to help assess the simulated neonatal case scenarios to plan, implement, and evaluate NNP action in a professional, respectful environment. Emphasis is placed on refinement and perfection of decision-making and technical skills in patient care management, including performance of selected invasive diagnostic/therapeutic procedures.

Nursing N8667
Practicum: Case Management of the High Risk Neonate

3 credit(s) ) Prerequisites: First semester clinical, seminar and didactic courses; Corequisites: Second semester didactic and seminars
This course is an in-depth practicum which allows the NNP student to utilize all previous learning in his/her management of infants at risk. The practicum in neonatal care is designed to provide the student with practice experience to develop skills of assessment, diagnosis, and management of the high risk neonate. The student has the opportunity to integrate and synthesize theory, clinical research, advanced therapeutics and decision making in this closely supervised precepted experience. It will be an intensive experience in which the student will analyze all available data utilizing evidence-based research, synthesize his/her thinking, implement a plan of care, and evaluate the results The role of the nurse practitioner is applied in clinical care areas. The student will begin to develop a database of her patients to evaluate her own clinical practice and refine her collaborative skills working with the interdisciplinary team throughout the course.

No longer offered. 1/1/11

Nursing N8670
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III

2 credit(s) . Prerequisites: 8670, N6626; Corequisites: N6610, N6622, N6624, N6630, N6632, N8673.
This required course in the PNP major introduces the advanced student to the provision of health care to children with common episodic illnesses. Lectures and seminars provide the student with the knowledge base to recognize and manage common health problems in the pediatric population.

Nursing N8673
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III: Clinical

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6610, N6620, N6630, N6632; Corequisites: N8670
This practicum focuses on the delivery of episodic illness care to children and adolescents in the ambulatory settings; and on planning and managing the care of hospitalized children. The Pediatric Clinic is the main clinical setting. Here the student will learn how to assess children with common episodic illnesses, to develop and discuss differential diagnosis, to manage the care of children with minor illnesses and to work with other health professionals collaboratively. When the illness requires hospitalization, they will design and implement a plan of care, including discharge plans and teaching. Students utilize their knowledge of common child and adolescent illnesses and the information presented in N6630 and N8670 to assess and develop plans of care for all children and adolescents.

Nursing N8674
Pediatric Primary Care Nursing III

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6610, N6620, N6630, N6632; Corequisites: N8670
This practicum focuses on the delivery of episodic illness care to children and adolescents in the ambulatory settings; and on planning and managing the care of hospitalized children. The Pediatric Clinic is the main clinical setting. Here the student will learn how to assess children with common episodic illnesses, to develop and discuss differential diagnosis, to manage the care of children with minor illnesses and to work with other health professionals collaboratively. When the illness requires hospitalization, they will design and implement a plan of care, including discharge plans and teaching. Students utilize their knowledge of common child and adolescent illnesses and the information presented in N6630 and N8670 to assess and develop plans of care for all children and adolescents.

Nursing N8680
Behavioral Pediatrics for Advanced Practice Nursing: Didactic

3 credit(s)
This course provides the foundation for understanding issues and concepts of behavioral pediatrics, which are encountered in the community setting. The potential impact of the child's environment, risk and protective factors and stressors will be included in the content. Behavioral manifestations fall on a continuum from normal to pathological, including developmental appropriate behaviors, developmental variations, problems and disorders. Lectures provide the student with the knowledge base to recognize, assess, treat and refer children with behavioral problems. This is one of three required courses for the subspecialty.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8682
Behavioral Pediatrics for Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Seminar

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N8680, N8684.
This seminar is designed to provide the graduate student an academic environment in which to share practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers and faculty. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. This is one of three required courses for the subspecialty.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8684
Behavioral Pediatrics for Advanced Practice Nursing: Clinical Practicum

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N8680, N8682
This practicum focuses on the assessment and management of behavioral disorders in children and adolescents in a variety of community settings. Here the student will develop skills to assess children with behavioral disorders, to formulate a working diagnosis, to design management plans of care and to collaborate with other health professionals. Students utilize their knowledge of development, environmental factors, family dynamics and behavioral disorders in the child and adolescent. The student will demonstrate the ability to recognize, assess, treat and refer children with behavioral problems. This is one of three required course for the subspecialty.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8693
Family Primary Care: Practicum IIA

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N8557, N8786, N8568, N6735; Corequisites: N8545, N8558, N6121, N8560, N8290, N6920, N8102
The clinical practicum is designed to prepare the students to provide primary health care in a variety of settings. Initially, the student will obtain complete histories; perform physical examinations, and developmental assessments. Subsequently, the student will focus on the recognition and management of common problems. The clinical experience will familiarize the student with age appropriate physical, cognitive and emotional development as well as routine episodic care. The goal of the practicum is to prepare the students for the delivery of family focused primary care.

Nursing N8695
Individual Study Pediatric Specialty

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist / nurse practitioner and the studentís specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

A project report is required.

Nursing N8701
Critical Care Nursing of Children

3 credit(s)
Critical care nursing of children focuses on the delivery of acute critical care to the pediatric patient through age 21 years. This includes pathophysiological mechanism resulting in organ system failure. Strategies for the management of these patients will require a synthesis of knowledge from biological, pharmacology, behavioral, and nursing. Emphasis will be placed on the needs of the family in dealing with a critically ill child. The caregiver role of the advanced practice nurse in the critical care setting will be integrated within the course.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8703
Seminar in Critical Care Nursing of Children

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N8701.
Seminar in critical care nursing is designed to provide the PNP in an academic environment the opportunity to discuss case presentations and utilize knowledge and skills in discussion of case studies with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases and review the management. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and to promote management of patients using evidence based practice.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8748
Independent Study Ė Oncology

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist/nurse practitioner and the studentís specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

A project report is required.

Nursing N8750
Cancer Symptom Management

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6100, N8102, N6740, N8750
This course is designed to present an integrative approach to identifying and managing the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment through the disease continuum. The palliative care component would concentrate on those aspects related to physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues that impact the lives of the person/family with cancer.

Title Change on 4.16.2012 - Symptom Management and Palliative Care for Oncology Nurse Practitioner Students

Nursing N8751
Practicum for Cancer Symptom Management

1-3 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6100, N6880, N8102, N6740, N8750
This course provides the opportunity to manage the symptoms of cancer and it's treatments with expert supervision and collaboration in the clinical setting. Learning is facilitated by expert clinicians in the oncology/hospice/home/long term care areas. Nursing research will be promoted in issues related to quality of life, identification, and prevention of complications of treatment and patient and caregiver stress.

Title Change on 4.16.2012 - Practicum for Symptom Management and Palliative Care for Oncology Nurse Practitioner Students

Nursing N8755
Introduction to Palliative and End of Life Care Throughout the Lifespan

3 credit(s)
This introductory course is designed to prepare graduate nursing students, fourth year medical students and residents to offer informed and compassionate palliative and end of life care to patients and families across the lifespan and in a variety of settings.

Nursing N8756
Seminar in Palliative and End of Life Care

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8755
This advanced level seminar continues to build an evidence based discipline by incorporating content of N8755 into discussion of current research findings on palliative and end of life care. The seminar provides students with a context in which to learn techniques of communication, assessment and management of pain and symptoms at end of life and palliative care emergencies.

4/23/13 - Changed to 1 credit from 3 credits

Nursing N8757
Clinical Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8755, N8756 and Permission of Course Director.
This advanced level clinical experience provides students with the opportunity to integrate clinical knowledge, theory and research findings into the assessment and treatment of patients and families in need of palliative and end of life care.

4/23/13 - Changed to 1 credit from 1-3 credits

Nursing N8760
Integrative Therapies I

3 credit(s)
This course introduces various health care systems within their field of Integrative Medicine. Presents historical and theoretical foundations of several major integrative medicine traditions such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Kampo to name a few.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8761
Integrative Therapies II

3 credit(s)
This course focuses on various therapies commonly practiced and encountered within the context of the health care system. Basic principles of each therapy as well as safety considerations, training and credentialing of integrative practitioners will also be discussed.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8762
Integrative Therapies III

3 credit(s)
This is a combined seminar and clinical experience with a nurse practitioner and an integrative medicine practitioner. Analyze and formulate appropriate therapeutic plans by incorporating both Western and Integrative therapies diagnosis and management.

This course is no longer offered. 9/2009

Nursing N8763
Clinical Seminar in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan I

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8770, N8771, N8774; Corequisite: Clinical Placement
This course is designed to provide the ANP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present cases studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Incorporated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final project.

Previously offered as N6721.

Nursing N8764
Clinical Seminar in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan II

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8770, N8771, N8774; Corequisite: Clinical Placement
This course is designed to provide the ANP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Incorporated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final project.

Previously offered as N6722.

Nursing N8765
Clinical Seminar in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan III

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: N8770, N8771, N8774; Corequisite: Clinical Placement
This course is designed to provide the ANP student an academic environment in which the students share their practicum experience and present case studies for discussion with their peers. In this scholarly forum, the students are expected to present selected cases from their practicum in an organized format. The students are expected to facilitate a class dialogue and offer appropriate references. Incorporated into the seminar is ongoing discussion, review, and assessment of the final projec

Previously offered as N6723.

Nursing N8766
Practicum in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan I

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100, N6121, Prerequisite/Corequisite: N8786
Guided study with clinical application of advanced physical assessment techniques in adults.

Previously N8787.

Nursing N8767
Practicum in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan II

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6121, N6703, N8786, N8770; Corequisites: N8771
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to acquire skills in assessment, decision-making and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. The roles of the adult/geriatric nurse practitioner are applied in clinical settings that include ambulatory care facilities, community health centers, diagnostic and screening centers.

Previously N8772. With the permission of the faculty and PD, this course can be taken for up to 3 credits

Nursing N8768
Practicum in Primary Care Across the Adult Lifespan III

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100, N6121, N8766, N8767
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to strengthen skills in assessment, decision-making, and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. Students in the clinical settings function more independently under preceptor supervision.

Previously N8773. With the permission of the faculty and PD, this course can be taken for up to 4 credits.

Nursing N8770
Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Adults I

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100; Corequisite: N6121, N8102, N8786
N8770 is the first course in a series of three sequential courses to review the diagnosis and management of illness across the adult lifespan. Using a systems approach, this course will emphasize the importance of current health promotion, disease prevention, and screening guidelines, and will extensively study the differential diagnosis and comprehensive healthcare management of integrated physical and mental health problems as they affect individuals across the adult lifespan. For each physical system studied, the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse, evaluation techniques (including recommended tests of choice and screening tools), diagnostic findings (for prevention, as well as diagnosis and management), and multi-modal management tools specific to adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatric populations will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on the age-specific biopsychosocial variables influencing those health problems and behaviors, and barriers to health promotion and disease prevention, which are most likely to present, and most amenable to management in a primary care setting.

Same as N6760. As of Spring 2011, this course includes additional content pertaining to late adolescent and old age.

Nursing N8771
Diagnosis and Management of Illness in Adults II

3 credit(s) Prerequisite:N6100, N6121, N8770, N8786
N8771 is the second course in a series of three sequential courses to review the diagnosis and management of illness across the adult lifespan. Using a systems approach, this course will emphasize the importance of current health promotion, disease prevention, and screening guidelines, and will extensively study the differential diagnosis and comprehensive healthcare management of integrated physical and mental health problems as they affect individuals across the adult lifespan. For each physical system studied, the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse, evaluation techniques (including recommended tests of choice and screening tools), diagnostic findings (for prevention, as well as diagnosis and management), and multi-modal management tools specific to adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatric populations will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on the age-specific biopsychosocial variables influencing those health problems and behaviors, and barriers to health promotion and disease prevention, which are most likely to present, and most amenable to management in a primary care setting.

Same as N8465. As of Spring 2011, this course includes additional content pertaining to late adolescent and old age.

Nursing N8772
Practicum in Adult Primary Care I

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6700, N6100, N8786, N8770, N6121.
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to acquire skills in assessment, decision-making and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. The roles of the adult/geriatric nurse practitioner are applied in clinical settings that include ambulatory care facilities, community health centers, diagnostic and screening centers.

This course is no longer offered. See N8767. 5/2010

Nursing N8773
Practicum in Adult Primary Care II

2-4 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8772.
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to strengthen skills in assessment, decision-making, and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. Students in the clinical settings function more independently under preceptor supervision.

This course is no longer offered. See N8768. 5/2010

Nursing N8774
Diagnosis and Management of Illness Across the Adult Lifespan III

3 credit(s) : N8770 and 8771, N6100, N6121, N8102, N8786; N8769
N8774 is the third course in a series of three sequential courses to review the diagnosis and management of illness across the adult lifespan. Using a systems approach, this course will emphasize the importance of current health promotion, disease prevention, and screening guidelines, and will extensively study the differential diagnosis and comprehensive healthcare management of integrated physical and mental health problems as they affect individuals across the adult lifespan. For each physical system studied, the role of the Advanced Practice Nurse, evaluation techniques (including recommended tests of choice and screening tools), diagnostic findings (for prevention, as well as diagnosis and management), and multi-modal management tools specific to adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatric populations will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on the age-specific biopsychosocial variables influencing those health problems and behaviors, and barriers to health promotion and disease prevention, which are most likely to present, and most amenable to management in a primary care setting.

Nursing N8776
Advanced Practicum in Primary Care

4 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisite: N8770, N8771
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to refine skills in assessment, decision-making, and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. Students in the clinical setting are to function more independently under preceptor supervision.

With the permission of the faculty and PD, this course can be taken for up to 6 credits.

Nursing N8776 (Certificate)
Advanced Practicum in Primary Care

4 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisite: N8770, N8771, N8772, N8773.
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to refine skills in assessment, decision-making, and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. Students in the clinical setting are to function more independently under preceptor supervision.

Nursing N8779
Advanced Practicum in Adult/Geriatric Health

4 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisite: N8770, N8771, N8772, N8773.
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to refine skills in assessment, decision-making, and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. Students in the clinical setting are to function more independently under preceptor supervision.

Nursing N8780
Independent Study in Geriatric Health

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist / nurse practitioner and the studentís specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student. A project reort is required.

A project report is required.

Nursing N8786
Advanced Clinical Assessment Across the Lifespan

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: A course in basic physical assessment and performance of a systematic head-to-toe physical check-out; Corequisites: N6458, N8568, N8788,Corequisite/Prerequisite: N8766
Utilizing a systems approach and a background in basic physical assessment, advanced physical assessment skills are studied. The identification and interpretation of abnormalities in the physical exam are emphasized in depth. The approach to the development of the differential diagnosis is introduced. The goal of this course is to provide the critical thinking necessary for the beginning advanced practice nursing student to analyze history and physical exam data.

Nursing N8787
Practicum in Advanced Clinical Assessment for Adults

1 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N4050, N6100.
Guided study with clinical application of advanced physical assessment techniques in adults.

This course is no longer offered. See N8766. 5/2010

Nursing N8788
Advanced Clinical Assessment: Acute Care

1 credit(s) Corequisites: N8786.
This course focuses on the essential technology and procedures utilized in the management of the critically ill that is inherent to the role of this nurse practitioner. During laboratory/clinical experiences psychomotor skills and the use of advanced technologies for the nurse practitioner will be developed along with the skill of oral/written presentation of select patients.

Nursing N8789
Advanced Clinical Assessment: Women's Health

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100; Corequisite: 6150
Pelvic Assessment of the Adult Woman develops the required technical knowledge base and clinical skills for adequate gynecologic assessment of women from adolescence, through the perimenopause and into the postmenopausal years. This comprehensive knowledge base regarding the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic and reproductive organs, including normal variations, prepares the student for the acquisition of practical skills for assessment and intervention. Respect for women and cultural sensitivity for this vulnerable exam will be emphasized.

Changed in credit is effective beginning summer 2012.

Nursing N8790
Independent Study: Adult Primary Care

1-8 credit(s)
. Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist / nurse practitioner and the studentís specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

A project report is required.

Nursing N8792
Advanced Health Assessment in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing I

2 credit(s) Corequisite: N8793
The student is introduced to the symptoms, behavioral manifestations and classification of psychopathology as compared to normative behavior over the life span. Special emphasis is placed upon the ability of the student to interview, classify and evaluate observations. The student will use various assessment tools and guides appropriate for individuals of different ages.

Nursing N8793
Advanced Health Assessment in Psychiatric-Mental Health in Nursing II: Clinical Practicum

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N8792.
This practicum is designed to provide an opportunity for students to learn how to interview psychiatric patients in order to formulate and record a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.

Nursing N8795
Family Primary Care: Practicum IIB

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: Completion of Masterís Core and Supporting Sciences; Completion of Masterís Level Courses: N8545, N8557, N8568, N8693, and N8786; Corequisites: N8558
The clinical practicum is designed to prepare the students to provide primary health care in a variety of settings. Initially, the student will obtain complete histories, perform physical examinations, and developmental assessments. Subsequently, the student will focus on the recognition and management of common problems. The clinical experience will familiarize the student with age appropriate physical, cognitive and emotional development as well as routine episodic care. The goal of the practicum is to prepare the students for the delivery of family focused primary care.

Nursing N8816
Practicum in Critical/Acute Care for the Nurse Practitioner

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: Completion of Masterís Core and Supporting Sciences; Corequisites: N6838
The practicum in critical/acute care for the nurse practitioner is designed to provide the student with practice experiences to develop skills of assessment, diagnosis and management of the emergency and critically ill adult. The student has the opportunity to integrate and synthesize theory, clinical research, advanced therapeutics and decision making in this closely supervised precepted experience. The role of the nurse practitioner is applied in the clinical setting.

Nursing N8820
Advanced Practicum in Critical Care for the Nurse Practitioner

3 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6838, N6839, N8816, N6100, N6121, N8102.
The practicum in critical care for the nurse practitioner is designed to provide the student with practice experiences to develop skills of assessment, diagnosis and management of the emergency patient. The student has the opportunity to integrate and synthesize theory, clinical research, advanced therapeutics and decision making in this closely supervised precepted experience.

Nursing N8823
Advanced Practicum in Acute Care

3 credit(s) Prerequisites Masterís Level Core Courses N8786, N8788, N6838, N8816, N6839, and N8820
This course will provide an opportunity to synthesize and integrate the advanced practice knowledge and skills acquired through all previous didactic and clinical coursework. Students will be expected to do clinical case presentations, manage a group of patients of varying diagnoses and variability of acuity, and practice with increasing independence in the acute care advanced practice role.

Nursing N8825
Integration Practicum in Critical Care for the Nurse Practitioner

5 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6838, N8816, N8820, N6839
The practicum in critical acute care for the nurse practitioner is designed to provide the student with practice experiences to develop skills of assessment, diagnosis and management of the emergency and critically ill patient. The student has the opportunity to integrate and synthesize theory, clinical research, advanced therapeutics and decision making in this closely supervised precepted experience.

Nursing N8833
Professional Role of the Nurse Anesthetist I

1 credit(s)
This is the first of two courses examining the professional role of the nurse anesthetist. Legal and practice requirements, practice environments and patient-centered collaborative practice will be emphasized. Discussions, presentations and clinical observation will facilitate assimilation into the role.

Nursing N8834
Professional Role of the Nurse Anesthetist II

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8833
This course will examine the professional role of the nurse anesthetist through discussions and writings/presentations. Current topics in health care delivery, reimbursement, politics and policy as they relate to nurse anesthesia will be emphasized.

No longer offered. See N8840.

Nursing N8835
Critical Decision Making in Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

1 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: Successful completion of all Semester II courses and M8870.
Critical analysis of selected topics in nurse anesthesia practice. Seminar formats will facilitate and engender discussion and critical analysis.

No longer offered. See N8874. 5/2010

Nursing N8836
Critical Decision Making in Nurse Anesthesia II

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: All Semester III courses and M8871.
Critical analysis of selected topics in nurse anesthesia practice. Seminar formats will facilitate discussion and critical analysis.

No longer offered. See N8875. 5/2010

Nursing N8837
Critical Decision Making in Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

2 credit(s) Prerequisite or Corequisite: Successful completion of all previous course work in Anesthesia.
Critical analysis of selected topics in nurse anesthesia practice related to Residency III objectives. Seminar formats will facilitate and engender discussion and critical analysis.

No longer offered. See N8876. 5/2010

Nursing N8838
Critical Decision Making in Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV

2 credit(s) Prerequisite or Corequisite: Successful completion of all previous anesthesia course work
Critical analysis of selected topics in nurse anesthesia practices related to Residency IV objectives. Seminar formats will facilitate and engender discussion for critical analysis.

No longer offered. See N8877. 5/2010

Nursing N8839
Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia III

1 credit(s) Prerequisites: Completion of Masterís Core and Supporting Sciences; Successful completion of all previous anesthesia course work
This course represents the Ďcapstoneí of the nurse anesthesia masterís program, providing an opportunity for the student to integrate and synthesize didactic and clinical core content with the experiences of the residencies. Student and faculty will work collaboratively to catalogue major content areas essential to the beginning practice of a masterís prepared nurse anesthetist.

Nursing N8840
Professional Role of the Nurse Anesthetist II

2 credit(s) N8833
This course will examine the professional role of the nurse anesthetist through discussions and writings / presentations. Current topics in health care delivery, interpersonal violence, reimbursement, politics and policy as they relate to nurse anesthesia will be emphasized.

N8840 replaces N8834. Rev. Fall 2012

Nursing N8843
Acute Care Independent Study

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: Masterís Core Courses, N8786, N8788, N6838, N8816, N6839, N8820
This course will provide an opportunity to synthesize and integrate the advanced practice knowledge and skills acquired through previous didactic and clinical coursework. The focus is on modeling the processes of knowledge acquisition and evaluation, clinical inference, and clinical decision-making that the ACNP will employ once in independent practice. The role of the ACNP will be explored with regard to ethical issues, legal implications of practice, professionalism, board certification, and licensure. This course should be taken concurrently with the integration practicum course (N8823).

Nursing N8845
Cancer in Childhood

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6100, N6121, N6740.
This course presents an in-depth examination of childhood cancers. Content includes etiology, epidemiology, diagnostic and treatment modalities, side effects of therapy, emergencies, clinical management, long-term survival and terminal illness. The course provides a framework of advanced practice for the pediatric oncology clinical nurse specialist and pediatric nurse practitioner in oncology.

Nursing N8850
Family Primary Care: Practicum III

4 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: All previous family primary care specialty courses.
The clinical practicum is designed to prepare the students to provide primary health care for patients, families and communities, in a variety of settings. Initially, the student will obtain complete histories, perform physical examinations, and developmental assessments. Subsequently, the student will focus on the recognition and management of common problems. The clinical experience will familiarize the student with age-appropriate physical, cognitive and emotional development as well as routine and episodic care. The goal of the practicum is to prepare the students for the delivery of family focused primary care.

Nursing N8864
Practicum in Geriatric Primary Care I

2 credit(s) Prerequisites and Corequisites: N6700, N6100, N8785, N6750; N6121.
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to acquire initial skills in assessment, decision-making and case management of care of the geriatric client with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. The roles of the adult/geriatric nurse practitioner are applied in clinical settings that include ambulatory care facilities, community health centers, diagnostic and screening centers.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N8865
Practicum in Geriatric Primary Care II

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6700, N6100, N4010, N6750, N8860, N8864.
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide opportunity for students to strengthen skills in assessment, decision-making and case management of geriatric clients with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. Students in the clinical settings function more independently under preceptor supervision.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N8866
Health Assessment for Nurse Anesthesia

1 credit(s) N8786
This course focuses on the essential technology and procedures utilized during peri-operative patient management. During didactic lectures and laboratory experiences psychomotor skills and critical thinking inherent to the practice of nurse anesthesia will be developed along with written/oral presentation of specific patients. As a component of the course specific skills must be safely demonstrated.

No longer offered. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8867
Interdisciplinary Approach to Geriatric Assessment and Long Term Care

2 credit(s)
This course provides a systematic overview of a comprehensive interdisciplinary geriatric assessment. In addition, the course reviews the wide range of health and supportive services provided for older individuals at one point or another in the continuum of long term care.

This course is no longer offered. See N8769. 5/2010

Nursing N8869
Residency in Adult/Geriatric Health

1 credit(s)
The practicum is a clinical field experience designed to strengthen and broaden the student's clinical experiences in assessment, decision-making, and management of care for adults with a variety of episodic and long-term health problems. Specific program objectives and clinical experiences are individually identified. Students in the clinical setting are to function more independently under preceptor supervision.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N8870
Nurse Anesthesia Residency I

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: All previous course work in Anesthesia.
Clinical experiences provide the opportunity for students to integrate theory within the clinical setting. Students move along continuum from healthy adults to patients with multi-system failures. The focus is on perioperative theory transfer, development of assessment skills, and the developmental implementation and evaluation of an individualized plan of care. Patient interviews and teaching are integral to the process. Basic principles of decision-making are emphasized throughout. Mastery to the specific level of competency is required within a specific time framework. Practice settings include operating rooms, emergency rooms, and diagnostic suites. CRNA/MD preceptors act as facilitators of learning. Clinical conferences and professional meetings help to reinforce and enhance learning.

Nursing N8871
Nurse Anesthesia Residency II

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8870
Clinical experiences provide the opportunity for students to integrate theoretical basis of practice within the clinical setting. Students move along a continuum from healthy adults and children to patients with multi-system failures. The focus is on perioperative theory transfer, development of assessment skills, and the implementation and evaluation of a plan of care. Patient interviews and teaching are integral to the process. Basic principles of decision making are emphasized throughout. Mastery to the specific level of competency is required within a specific time framework. Practice settings include operating rooms, emergency rooms, and diagnostic suites. CRNA faculty members act as facilitators of learning. Clinical conferences and professional meetings help to reinforce and evaluate learning. This is the second of four required residencies.

Nursing N8872
Anesthesia Residency III

2 credit(s) Prerequisite or Corequisite: All previous course work in Anesthesia.
Clinical focus is on the delivery of anesthesia care in a broad range of clinical settings to patients with multi-system problems. Emphasis is placed on refinement and perfection of decision-making skills in patient care management and rapid assessment of health status of patients. Collaborative practice within a team structure is emphasized. In addition to direct patient care, participation in journal club, clinical case reports, and in-service presentations to a multidisciplinary audience provide the environment for the student to enact his or her role as a clinical nurse specialist. Experience in surgery and anesthesia includes obstetrics, neurosurgery, and pediatrics. CRNA and MD faculty members and preceptors act as guides.

Nursing N8873
Anesthesia Residency IV

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8870, N8871, N8872 and all previous class work.
Clinical focus is on the delivery of anesthesia care in a broad range of clinical settings to patients with multi-system problems. Emphasis is placed on refinement and perfection of decision-making skills in patient care management and rapid assessment of health status patients. Collaborative practice within a team structure is emphasized. In addition to direct patient care, participation in journal club, clinical case reports, and in-service presentations to a multidisciplinary audience provide the environment for the student to enact his or her role as a clinical nurse specialist. Experience includes obstetrics, neurosurgery, cardio-thoracic surgery, pediatrics, post anesthesia care and critical care units. CRNA faculty members and preceptors act as guides.

Nursing N8874
Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8870
This course is the first in a series of four utilizing lectures, discussion, writings, and presentations to integrate didactic instruction and clinical experiences as students progress from novice to advanced beginner student nurse anesthetists.

Credit decreased from 2 to 1. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8875
Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice II

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8871
The second in a series of four courses that provides critical analysis of selected topics in nurse anesthesia practice. Lecture and discussion facilitate integration of didactic content with clinical experiences as students progress from advanced beginner to competent student nurse anesthetists.

Credit decreased from 2 to 1. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8876
Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8872
This is the third of four seminar courses. Review questions and discussion facilitate integration of didactic content with clinical experiences as students progress from competent to proficient student nurse anesthetists. This course will summarize all previous content and provide critical analysis of selected topics in nurse anesthesia practice. Students will be assigned specific content and present utilizing ÔŅĹturning pointÔŅĹ format which will facilitate and engender discussion in preparation for board examination.

Credit decreased from 2 to 1. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8877
Seminar in Nurse Anesthesia Practice IV

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: N8872
This is the final of four seminar courses. This course represents the culmination of the nurse anesthesia masterÔŅĹs program. It provides an opportunity for the student to integrate and synthesize didactic and clinical core content with the experiences of the residencies as they progress from proficient student nurse anesthetist to novice practitioner. Student and faculty will work collaboratively to identify content areas that are essential to the beginning practice of a masterÔŅĹs prepared nurse anesthetist. Results of this inquiry will be formally presented to the class and interested public members as an abstract and a poster presentation

Credit decreased from 2 to 1. 10/1/2013

Nursing N8882
Oncology Nursing Theory III: Cancer Prevention and Detection

2 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6470, N6745, (or Advanced Standing), and N6880, N6885; concurrent with Oncology Nursing Practice III.
This course presents an in-depth examination of primary and secondary cancer prevention and the expanded role of the nurse in preventive health care. Topics include: health education/behaviors carcinogenesis, epidemiology, etiology, risk factors, screening and detection and chemoprevention.

This course is no longer offered.

Nursing N8883
Oncology Nursing Practice III: Cancer Prevention and Detection

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: N6740, N6745 (or Advanced Standing), and N6880, N6885; concurrent with Oncology Nursing Practice III.
This course involves the practice of primary and/or secondary cancer prevention with designated client populations in community or occupational health settings, or in other facilities carrying out cancer prevention activities. In the clinical setting, the student will have the opportunity to assess, plan, implement and/or evaluate primary or secondary prevention activities.

This course is no longer offered.

Nursing N8890
Individualized Study in Nurse Anesthesia

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist / nurse practitioner and the studentís specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

A project report is required.

Nursing N8950
Advanced Practice Nursing Post Masters Residency

3-6 credit(s) Prerequisite: Completion of NP program, Certification (eligible).
This residency focuses on the delivery of full scope health care to clients. The post graduate student will learn to integrate assessment, therapeutic planning and evaluation of care for clients. This residency is designed to expand clinical knowledge and skills for the graduate Nurse Practitioner.

Title modified on 4/30/10.

Nursing N9001
Social and Intellectual Foundations of Nursing

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: Matriculated PhD student or by permission of the instructor.
Examination of the structure and growth of contemporary nursing knowledge as it developed within a social context. Ideas, events, people, and writings are examined for their influence, inter-relationships and significance to nursing.

Nursing N9103
Introduction to Biostatistics

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: Matriculated PhD student or by permission of the instructor.
This course covers the basic tools for the collection, analysis, and presentation of data in all areas of public health. Central to these skills is assessing the impact of chance and variability on the interpretation of research findings and subsequent recommendations for public health practice and policy. Topics covered include: general principles of study design; probability, hypothesis testing; review of methods for comparison of discrete and continuous data including ANOVA, t-test, correlation, and regression.

Cross listed with P6103 Introduction to biostatistics.

Nursing N9205
Analysis and Evaluation of Health Policy

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: Introductory course in health policy or by permission of the instructor
This course introduces students to the contributions of research to the development of health policy. It offers a critical review of methods and results of policy research, examines the relationship among science, policy and politics, explores ways to use policy to extend innovations, and identifies critical questions shaping the future policy research agenda.

This course is no longer offered. 8/2011

Nursing N9245
Statistical Methods & Data

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: course in basic statistics.
The course is designed to introduce the advanced statistical methods commonly used in health care research. The focus of the course is on application of a variety of statistical methods in research, execution of statistical analyses using statistical software, and interpretation of results from computer outputs.

This course is no longer offered. 5/2010

Nursing N9260
Building Interdisciplinary Research Models

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: Good standing in a Columbia University graduate program and permission of the instructors.
Interdisciplinary research is an approach to advancing scientific knowledge requiring mastery of specific competencies. This seminar will introduce the students to competencies in interdisciplinary research through a combination of readings and lectures in each necessary aspect, chosen from fields essential to successful interdisciplinary research.

Updated: 9/10

Nursing N9265
Research Seminar

0 credit(s) Corequisites: For students taking the course for credit, attendance at a 2nd seminar series in another discipline is required
The purpose of this Seminar Series is to provide a venue for presentation, positive critique and scholarly interchange regarding ongoing cross-disciplinary research and related methodologies. The course is designed for and required by students in the PhD program in Nursing. It is open to pre- and post-doctoral fellows, other students, faculty, and visiting scholars on a non-credit basis. Scholarly, interdisciplinary interaction is an essential component to the PhD research training; this series will expose participants to scholars with whom they might not otherwise interact.

Previously ‚Äúletter‚ÄĚ graded. Changed to P/F course 2/2012.

Nursing N9290
Incorporating Genetics and Genomics in Advanced Practice Nursing

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N6100; Corequisite: N6121
This course is intended to provide a strong foundation in the concepts of genetics and clinical applicability of genomic concepts commonly seen in advance practice nursesí clinical practice. Both classical Mendelian and molecular genetics will be examined, in order to provide a knowledge base that will enable the advanced practice nurse to integrate genetic and genomic knowledge into clinical practice

This course is a required supporting science for all MS students.

Nursing N9300
Comparative Quantitative Research Design and Methodology I

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: Master's level course in research and statistics
This course examines the research designs common to nursing and health policy research. This course will address aspects of nursing research from the perspective of preparing researchers to design and carry out studies using quantitative methods: formulation of researchable questions and hypotheses; types of research variables; sampling designs and power analysis; and the uses, strengths and weaknesses of experimental and quasi-experimental designs and designs.

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Comparative Qualitative Research Design and Methodology II

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: N9300
This introductory, overview course examines methodologic and design aspects of qualitative nursing research. Students will study published, qualitative, empirical research in nursing and related disciplines with emphasis on paradigm distinctions, theoretical perspectives, various research approaches, designs and methods, critique of research reports, and ethical issues in qualitative research. Learning experiences include fieldwork exercises and proposal development.

This course is no longer offered. 8/2011

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Concept Development from Clinical Phenomena in Nursing

3 credit(s)
This doctoral-level theory course is designed to enhance the student=s ability to conceptualize phenomena of interest to the discipline of nursing, and to evaluate the role of concepts in nursing knowledge. The course examines the theoretical and empirical foundation of advanced nursing practice, approaches to the analysis and development of nursing concepts, the role of concepts in nursing science, and the applicability of nursing concepts and theories to clinical practice. Focus will be on development of critical thinking skills in analyzing literature portraying key nursing concepts and extant practice for theory implications.

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Concept Development and Measurement of Clinical Phenomena in Nursing

3 credit(s)
This doctoral-level theory course is designed to enhance the studentís ability to conceptualize and measure phenomena of interest to the discipline of nursing. The course examines approaches to the analysis and development of concepts, the applicability of nursing concepts and theories to clinical practice and research, and issues related to instrumentation and measurement of concepts. Focus will be on development of critical thinking skills in analyzing literature portraying key concepts, extant practice for theory implications and critical analysis of measurement methods.

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Qualitative Research Design and Methods

3 credit(s)
This course provides an in-depth examination of qualitative study designs and methods through a combination of theoretical discussion and hands-on practical experience. Topics include paradigm distinctions, theoretical perspectives, designs and methods, critique of research reports, and ethical issues in qualitative research.

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Advanced Methods in Health Services Research and Policy Analysis

3 credit(s)
Building upon the foundations provided in the quantitative and qualitative research method courses, in this course students examine advanced methods and frameworks frequently used in studying health policy, health services research problems and comparative effectiveness research. In addition to a critical review of the methods, the course examines the relationship among science, policy and healthcare delivery, and identifies critical questions shaping the future policy research agenda. An introductory health policy course at the graduate level (e.g. N6920 Health and Social Policy) is required as a prerequisite to this course, but can be taken concomitantly.

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Measurement of Clinical and Other Phenomena

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
The course will explore the methods used to study clinical and other phenomena. Included will be discussion of issues related to instrumentation, both qualitative and quantitative, access to patient populations including clinical trials, validity, reliability and ethical aspects of research.

This course is no longer offered. 8/2011

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Quantitative Methods

3 credit(s)
This course provides a foundation for quantitative research methods and design. Research process topics examined include: appraisal of the quality of existing evidence; identification of gaps in the literature; formulation of researchable questions and testable hypotheses; types of research variables; sampling designs and power analyses; and the uses, strengths and weaknesses of various experimental and quasi-experimental research designs.

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Practice Management

2 credit(s)
This course is designed to provide the student with sophisticated knowledge, tools, and techniques to manage the clinical and administrative components of practice. Students will have a guided experience to develop the following aspects of practice: sound business plan (including contracting/negotiating with third party payers), risk management, billing compliance, quality improvement and financial analysis of practice.

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Informatics for Advanced Practice

3 credit(s)
This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills regarding the uses of information technology to support evidence-based practice. The course will provide an overview of informatics topics of most relevance to evidence-based practice including: computer systems and system development; standardized clinical terminology; informatics standards; electronic health records; retrieval and critical analysis of digital data, information, and knowledge; clinical decision making; decision support; decision analysis; shared decision making; and computer aided instruction.

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Chronic Illness Management

2 credit(s) Prerequisite(s): Doctoral level or permission of faculty
This course will focus on care for persons who are unable to function independently due to age related alteration in mental and physical status, developmental, perceptual and physical disability and chronic, degenerative illness. Diagnosis and management of this population of patients within the context of hospice care, home care, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, group homes, day care facilities and other health related assisted living facilities will be presented. A sophisticated understanding of the complexity of the context of chronic illness care will be emphasized. Content will include discussion of innovative models of care delivery, care systems that enhance outcomes and a deep understanding of an interdisciplinary approach in chronic illness management. The impact of altered clinical presentation and multiple coexisting problems on diagnosis, management, and ethical decision making will be discussed. .

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Health Care of Vulnerable Populations

2 credit(s)
Seminar aimed at the continued refinement of critical thinking associated with a focused area of clinical nursing. The framework of the seminar will be the health care of vulnerable populations.

This course is no longer offered.5/2010

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Guided Study in Research I

3 credit(s)
The student will decide, with the research advisor or selected others, on an individually determined study of statistics and research methods based upon the selected focus of dissertation study. Selected courses throughout the University may be used to satisfy this requirement.

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Research Practicum

2 credit(s)
The student works with a faculty member who is conducting a research project. The specific nature of the experience depends on the nature and stage of the research, but might include search and review of relevant literature, data collection, data analysis and / or grant preparation.

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Research Synthesis

2 credit(s)
This seminar is designed to strengthen the student's ability to synthesize information gained in doctoral coursework and to apply this integreated knowlege to common challenges in the evaluation of a body of work relevant to nursing scholarship. The content is designed to assist in codifying the student's area of dissertation interest, and serve as the basis for the early chapters of the dissertation that provide a critical review and rationale for aims, and hypotheses of the proposed work.

9/10

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Guided Study in Nursing Science

1-3 credit(s)
The student works under the guidance of a faculty member to study in depth a topic related to the development of nursing science. Specific objectives and requirements are negotiated individually. The course may be repeated more than once provided different faculty members supervise the learning experience.

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Advanced Seminar in Clinical Genomics

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: Doctoral level; MS completing or permission of the instructor
This course explores the current parameters of genomics as it influences new conceptualizations of health and illness. Using a case discussion approach, clinical issues of genetics testing, genetic exceptionalism, individualized risk assessments and predictions are explored throughout their life span.

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Translating Evidence to Practice/Policy

2 credit(s)
Seminars on current issues in translating research findings in health policy and health care delivery into practice or policy. The course includes both seminar and field components. It is usually taken during work on the dissertation.

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Legal and Ethical Issues

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: Doctoral standing or permission of the instructor.
This course will explore the broadly defined principles of ethics and the legal and ethical implications for practice and research. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the principles of ethics can guide the decision making process when clinical, research, and practice management dilemmas arise. Emphasis is placed on ethical and legal issues in practice, scholarly work and research. Content will include the following: professional interactions, research experience, gender issues, conflict of interest, genetic screening and diagnostic testing, reproductive technology, emerging infectious disease, pain management and end-of-life issues.

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Principles of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

3 credit(s) Prerequisites: Doctoral standing or permission of the instructor; Introduction to Evidence Based Practice; Biostatistics or Epidemiology.
This course addresses the application of public health methods and research results to inform the clinical practice of health care. An understanding of sciences based on groups of people, including environmental health, occupational health, and some aspects of genetics, can orient the practitioner with any individual patient. These external influences are modified through social, cultural, and behavioral factors. Addressing these factors should help to anticipate and improve patient outcomes.

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Residency for Doctor of Nursing Practice

5-10 credit(s) Prerequisites: Completion of DNP coursework and Comprehensive Examinations.
The residency focuses on the delivery of health care services across the continuum of sites and patient needs. This residency requires students apply the knowledge of diagnosis and management of patients with complex diagnoses and comorbid conditions across settings and over time. Sites of care include hospital based clinics, ambulatory centers, private offices, emergency departments, urgent care centers, acute/critical care units, labor and delivery, hospice care, supportive care, home care, nursing home care, rehabilitative care, technologically dependent care, and assisted living services. The DNP resident will demonstrate comprehensive assessment, advanced differential diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and evaluation of care and synthesis of evidence-based practice for patients with a variety of conditions. In this context, the DNP resident will organize and develop a professional portfolio.

Updated 7/5 - 5-10 credits effective fall 2012. .

Nursing N9710
Doctor of Nursing Practice I

2 credit(s) Corequisite: Clinical Seminar and Field Experience.
This course will examine clinical reasoning and utilization of evidence for best clinical practice in the provision of integrated accessible health care services across clinical settings to patients who present with ambiguous symptoms, multiple diagnoses and or comorbid conditions in the context of family, community and culture. Discussion will focus on sophisticated evaluation techniques, appropriate clinical monitoring, and therapeutic interventions including alternative therapies. Transitioning patients to the appropriate level of care following resolution of acute illness will be discussed. Cultural diversity, epidemiology, differing health belief models, accountability, shared decision making, and ethical dilemmas that arise in the facilitation and coordination of comprehensive care for a population of ambulatory and acutely ill patients will be emphasized.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice II

2 credit(s) Corequisite: Clinical Seminar and Field Experience.
This course will examine clinical reasoning and utilization of evidence for best clinical practice in the provision of integrated accessible health care services across clinical settings to patients who present with ambiguous symptoms, multiple diagnoses and or comorbid conditions in the context of family, community and culture. Discussion will focus on sophisticated evaluation techniques, appropriate clinical monitoring, and therapeutic interventions including alternative therapies. Transitioning patients to the appropriate level of care following resolution of acute illness will be discussed. Cultural diversity, epidemiology, differing health belief models, accountability, shared decision making, and ethical dilemmas that arise in the facilitation and coordination of comprehensive care for a population of ambulatory and acutely ill patients will be emphasized.

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Field Experience: Doctor of Nursing Practice I

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N9717
This practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide the opportunity for students to apply knowledge of the diagnosis and management of patients with complex diagnoses and/or comorbid conditions who present in the ambulatory setting and patients with acute changes in health status requiring interventions available only in an acute care setting. The clinical experience will emphasize principles of comprehensive care including integration, accessibility, accountability, and ethical decision making. Clinical sites include hospital based clinics, ambulatory centers, private offices, the emergency room, acute/critical care units in the hospital and sites that provide hospice care, home care, nursing home care, rehabilitative care and assisted living services.

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Field Experience: Doctor of Nursing Practice II

1 credit(s) Corequisite: N9717
This practicum is a clinical field experience designed to provide the opportunity for students to apply knowledge of the diagnosis and management of patients with complex diagnoses and/or comorbid conditions who present in the ambulatory setting and patients with acute changes in health status requiring interventions available only in an acute care setting. The clinical experience will emphasize principles of comprehensive care including integration, accessibility, accountability, and ethical decision making. Clinical sites include hospital based clinics, ambulatory centers, private offices, the emergency room, acute/critical care units in the hospital and sites that provide hospice care, home care, nursing home care, rehabilitative care and assisted living services.

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Seminar: Doctor of Nursing Practice

1 credit(s) Corequisite: Field Experience
This course will introduce the student to the epistemology and scholarship of practice and to lifelong learning. Using the DNP Competencies in Comprehensive Care as the framework, students will analyze clinical decision-making and utilization of evidence for best clinical practices. Individual plans for guided study will be mapped for each student.

Description modifed online 4/2012.

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Seminar: Doctor of Nursing Practice I

1 credit(s) Corequisite: Field Experience and DNP I
Building on Seminar I, this course will provide the venue for student to develop practice scholarship and to begin the iterative process of clinical case narrative writing . Using actual patient encounters, students will systematically document the encounter, examine their clinical decision-making. Students will apply in depth reflection and analysis, synthesis, critical appraisal and application of evidence used in the provision of comprehensive care. This process will be shared with their peers for review. Individual plans for guided study will be reviewed and revised as needed.

Description modifed online 4/2012.

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Seminar: Doctor of Nursing Practice II

1 credit(s) Corequisite: Field Experience and DNP II
This course will examine clinical reasoning and utilization of evidence for best clinical practice in the provision of integrated accessible health care services across clinical settings to patients who present with ambiguous symptoms, multiple diagnoses and or comorbid conditions in the context of family, community and culture. Discussion will focus on sophisticated evaluation techniques, appropriate clinical monitoring, and therapeutic interventions including alternative therapies. Transitioning patients to the appropriate level of care following resolution of acute illness will be discussed. Cultural diversity, epidemiology, differing health belief models, accountability, shared decision making, and ethical dilemmas that arise in the facilitation and coordination of comprehensive care for a population of ambulatory and acutely ill patients will be emphasized.

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Independent Study Ė Clinical Doctorate in Nursing

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the doctoral level in a selected area of concentration. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

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Dissertation Advisement

2 (DNSc);4-8 (PhD) credit(s)
This is one option for the student who has completed all requirements for the doctorate but the dissertation and must maintain continuous enrollment. The student is eligible to register for this status if he or she is conducting dissertation research and has completed the required number of dissertation credits and needs to maintain continuous enrollment until graduation. It is an alternative to enrolling in N9820. A fee is charged, and the student has access to University resources.

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DNP Portfolio Advisement

4 credit(s)
After the student registers for Residency 10 credits, students are required to enroll in Portfolio Advisement until the Portfolio is completed, successfully defended and submitted.

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Post-Doctoral Individual Study

1-8 credit(s)
Individualized, guided learning experiences at the graduate level in a selected area of concentration. The area of concentration selected should reflect both the role of the clinical specialist / nurse practitioner and the studentís specific interests. Proposed work must be outlined prior to registration and agreed upon by both faculty and student.

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Dissertation Credits

2 credit(s)
All doctoral students must complete a minimum of 2 dissertation credits, and must register for at least 2 dissertation credits each Fall and Spring semester until the dissertation is complete. Enrollment in elective courses selected with the advisor can also satisfy the continuous enrollment requirement.

Previously 2-4 credits.

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Dissertation Research

4-8 credit(s) Prerequisite: PhD student
All doctoral students must complete a minimum of 2 dissertation credits, and must register for at least 2 dissertation credits each Fall and Spring semester until the dissertation is complete. Enrollment in elective courses selected with the advisor can also satisfy the continuous enrollment requirement.

Previously ‚Äúletter‚ÄĚ graded. Changed to P/F course 2/2012.

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Dissertation Seminar

2 credit(s) Prerequisite: Completion of doctoral course work and comprehensive exam
This seminar will focus on skills needed to complete the dissertation process including site access, IRV regulations, research integrity, proposal development, and writing of dissertation. Students begin to develop and refine their research ideas within an atmosphere of collegial/peer review and support.

Previously ‚Äúletter‚ÄĚ graded. Changed to P/F course 2/2012.

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Research Residency

1 credit(s) Prerequisite: Enrollment in PhD program and Good academic standing
The residency is designed for doctoral students who are in coursework prior to completion of the comprehensive exam (year one and year two). The course is intended for PhD students who are engaged in relevant scholarly activities that are not associated with the required course sequence. Such activities must accrue more than 20 hours/week.

Program Director Approval

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Translation and Synthesis of Evidence for Optimal Outcomes

3 credit(s) Prerequisite: Statistics.
This doctoral level course is designed to provide the tools for the doctoral level advanced practice nurse to evaluate, translate and integrate published research results into clinical practice. During the course, students will learn how to conceptualize clinical practice problems, how to transform these problems into answerable clinical research questions, how to search for the best clinical evidence, how to assess clinical evidence using basic epidemiological, biostatistical and scientific principals and how to integrate the research results with patient's values and preferences across clinical sites. The course will culminate in a systematic review of a body of research relevant to advanced practice nursing.