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  • NURSNG 601  Introduction to Advanced Practice Nursing: Knowledge for Practice in the Global Community

    Description:
    This required core course presents a foundational context for the global, inclusive environment in which advanced practice nurses participate in the care of diverse populations. The course focuses on the integration of knowledge from nursing and the biopsychosocial fields for the continual improvement of advanced practice nursing care across diverse populations and settings. Populations are defined in the context of diversity of age, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, language, sexual orientation, abilities, religion and socioeconomic status as well as those that may be underserved, vulnerable populations or experience health disparities. The course builds on learners' understanding of nursing knowledge gained in their undergraduate studies and provides the opportunity to analyze a broad spectrum of conceptual and theoretical frameworks from multiple disciplines. Learners select a nursing conceptual-theoretical framework to explore in-depth and to apply to advanced nursing practice with a selected population and health condition of interest.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 607  Evidenced Based Teaching Practices

    Description:
    This course is designed to assist current and aspiring nurse educators acquired foundational knowledge for effective teaching and learning practices. This course explores current conceptual frameworks, theories, and evidence-based pedagogical practices within the nursing education discipline. Practical application of key concepts for culturally inclusive teaching in varied learning environments is particularly emphasized.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 613  Human Diversity in Healthcare

    Description:
    This course examines the challenges associated with providing competent health care to diverse populations and examines its effects on the health of individuals, groups, and populations. Health behavior and health care outcomes are analyzed within the context of social, economic, political, and cultural forces. Implications of an increasingly diverse population for nursing education, research, and practice are determined, and strategies for improving the management of human diversity in nursing and health care are critically analyzed.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 614  Advanced Pathophysiology

    Description:
    This course presents the pathophysiological knowledge required of the advanced practice nurse to practice in the management of pathophysiological disorders in primary and tertiary care settings. It includes genetic and cellular mechanisms of diseases, the immune responses and selected disorders throughout life span. It explores current research findings and theory relevant to the pathophysiology of common illnesses. Students analyze laboratory data in light of actual and potential pathophysiological processes. Special emphasis is given to the case study presentations to aid student application of pathophysiologic process to advanced nursing practice in diverse populations.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 615  Advanced Health Assessment Practicum

    Description:
    This course focuses on the development of advanced practice nursing knowledge and skills in health assessment with an emphasis on diverse populations. Concepts, theories and research germane to the scientific underpinnings for practice in the context of the bio-psycho-social and environmental domains of human development are emphasized. Critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning and communication skills are developed through practice with case guided vignettes and simulated or clinical practice experiences specific to the student's area of advanced practice nursing. This course builds on the students' ability to utilize scientific foundations learned in previous courses and lays the foundation for subsequent clinical courses.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 616  Evidence Based Practice I: Appraising the Strength and Significance of Evidence

    Description:
    This course focuses on the critical appraisal of health-related research to prepare learners to identify best practices and translate evidence to clinical practice, population health or health policy and analysis. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation multiple sources of existing evidence as the first step in identifying knowledge, practice or policy gaps and in translating evidence to improve outcomes, quality, safety, cost and access to care for individuals and populations. Ethical issues in the conduct of research and translation of evidence will be explored.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 618  Introduction to Health Policy, Finance and Ethics

    Description:
    This course focuses on how issues and trends in health policy, economics and ethics are linked to the U.S. health care delivery system and other international health care systems. The role of the advanced practice nurse in developing a professional ethical framework, understanding the economic implications of health care and in shaping and formulating health policy will be stressed with a focus on application of course concepts for the advanced practice nurse. Relevant evidenced based research in health policy, economics and ethics will be analyzed.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 620  Primary Care Dermatology I

    Description:
    Course content will be based on the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Core Curriculum established by the Dermatology Nurses Association, 2011. Students will develop skills in critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the application of theory and research to the practice of dermatology. Assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic, and health teaching strategies are applied to a continuum of health promotion/illness problems with a focus on speciality care of the medical dermatology patient across the lifespan. Seminars are grounded in learning the application of the theory and research to the domains of practice of the adult/gerontological or family nurse practitioner who interfaces with a large cohort of dermatology patients, or is interested in dermatology specialization. This includes the management of patient health and illness and the teaching-coaching function of the nurse practitioner and ensuring the quality of health care practices. Interdisciplinary collaborative practice skills are encouraged.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 631  The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

    Description:
    The historical development, scope, and functional roles of the advanced practice nurse are analyzed. Students examine the dynamic relationships among professional organizations, health care trends, and health care policy as they influence the need for advanced practice nursing. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in the health care system. Related health professions theories, research, and opportunities for implementing changes are emphasized. Critical thinking, group dynamics, leadership skills, and role of the APN as educator are studied and modeled in classroom experiences and course assignments.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 634  Advanced Pharmacology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

    Description:
    This course emphasizes the pharmacological knowledge required by the advanced practice nurse to safely care for and counsel patients with physical and mental illnesses across the lifespan. Students synthesize knowledge of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in the management of common disease processes occurring in pre-and post-natal women, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Students will analyze and discuss current research findings related to pharmacotherapeutic therapies for patients in the community and tertiary care settings. Guided by faculty prepared in pharmacology and experienced in applying the science of clinical pharmacology in the practice setting, students will apply their knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics to the care of patients throughout patient transitions of care.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 637  Mental and Psychosocial Health of the Urban Family

    Description:
    Multicultural individuals and families at risk for mental and psychosocial problems are considered within the context of urban living. Nursing theory and research is applied to developing processes of care for individuals across the lifespan with mental health and psychosocial problems. Students learn evidence-based care including cognitive-behavioral, psychopharmacological, and non-traditional approaches to psychosocial and related physical problems. Research related to environmental, psychosocial, genetic, economic, family systems, developmental risk factors, drug efficacy and nonpharmacological approaches for individuals with mental and psychosocial illness is investigated. The impact of contemporary health care policy and legislative proposals on quality, cost, and access to care is investigated.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 638  Advanced Health Promotion Practicum I

    Description:
    Students analyze the clinical application of theories and research from nursing, diversity, health promotion, and disease prevention. Family, human development, patient education, and community theories that explain the phenomena of family focused care are examined. Data grounded in epidemiological sources, health histories, family assessments, physical examinations, and diagnostic tests are examined as the basis for case finding and identification of risk factors. Students begin to institute primary and secondary interventions, demonstrate interdisciplinary communication skills, examine collaborative community partnerships, and analyze the dimensions of nurse practitioner professional leadership roles in the urban community.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 639  Primary Care of Adults

    Description:
    This course provides the knowledge related to the assessment and management of patients with acute and chronic health care problems encountered by nurse practitioners in family practice and adult/gerontological primary care settings. Students analyze the direct and indirect components of the nurse practitioner role related to primary health care. Application of evidence based guidelines and research are used to support diagnostic, therapeutic, and pharmacological regimens. Continued emphasis is placed on the application of culturally sensitive nursing care to a diverse population, where diversity includes age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, abilities, and socioeconomic status.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 644  Global Perspectives on Health; Exploring the Intersection of Equity, Economics and Culture

    Description:
    This course brings together undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to compare and contrast local population health priorities and challenges from a global health perspective. The course emphasizes the population health sphere of influence and utilizes the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and US Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 as a framework to explore global health. The focus is on synthesizing knowledge from a variety of interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical literature to better understand the social, political, economic, cultural and environmental issues that affect the health of all of us. Students deepen their knowledge and appreciation of global health, health disparities, human rights and cultural humility.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 664  Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Clinical Practicum: Focus on the Patient

    Description:
    In this course, students apply the knowledge and advanced practice skills in patient care learned in Nursing 690. Under the guidance of a clinical nurse specialist preceptor, students implement the advanced competencies of direct care, patient/family teaching and coaching, and ethical decision-making as they assess and treat problems experienced by adult and gerontological patients. Clinical practice in this course provides an opportunity for students to integrate advanced nursing knowledge with knowledge of disease pathophysiology, technical competence, and medical management.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 665  Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Clinical Practicum: Focus on the CNS Role

    Description:
    This course emphasizes the CNS influence on nursing personnel and the organization. Under the guidance of a CNS preceptor, students practice in an adult/gerontological health, acute or critical care setting in their chosen specialty. This course continues to address patient care, but the focus shifts to nursing personnel and organization/network spheres of influence, giving students the opportunity to implement the CNS role fully. Students acquire skill and confidence in consultation, collaboration, and leadership skills. The course includes the Masters degree capstone project.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 667  Clinical Practicum: Nurse Educators in the Clinical Practice Setting

    Description:
    Students acquire advanced teaching skills required to meet the health-related learning needs of patients, families and groups in clinical and community settings. Students also learn to educate practicing nurses and other clinicians to meet patient needs more effectively. Seminars focus on the pedagogy supporting the work of nurse educators. Under the guidance of an expert preceptor, students develop educational interventions and programs and use a variety of teaching strategies.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 668  Clinical Practicum: Nurse Educators in the Academic Practice Settings

    Description:
    Students gain advanced teaching competencies for nurse educators to assist nursing students to acquire the knowledge, skills and values required for contemporary professional nursing practice. Seminars focus on the role of the academic nurse educator, clinical and classroom teaching skills, curriculum development and methods for evaluating student learning. Under the guidance of an expert preceptor, students develop and evaluate learning experiences for nursing students in varied environments.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 670  Primary Care of the Adult Practicum

    Description:
    Students refine their advanced practice skills with further attention to the application of theory and evidenced based knowledge to the role of the family or adult/gerontological nurse practitioner. The assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic, evaluative, consultative, and teaching functions of the nurse practitioner role are examined within a professional, ethical, and legal framework. Students continue to gain experience in the assessment and management of health promotion, episodic and chronic illness problems in adults with the supervision of nurse practitioner or physician preceptors, and faculty support. Seminar discussions include an exploration of special topics in disease management to improve quality, access and cost of primary health care for diverse populations. Diversity, health care disparities, and ethical issues will be discussed as they relate to the clinical topics.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 671  Primary Care of the Older Adult

    Description:
    This course focuses on the health care issues and needs of elders across the care continuum of acute, chronic, community, and long-term care settings. Aspects of physical, emotional, cultural, and social aging across the lifespan are explored utilizing various theoretical perspectives and models. The assessment, teaching-coaching and management roles of the advanced practice gerontological nurse in relations to acute and chronic health conditions of the older adult are emphasized.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 672  Primary Care of the Older Adult Practicum

    Description:
    Students further refine skills in critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the application of theory and research to practice. Assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic, and health teaching strategies are applied to a continuum of health promotion/illness problems with a focus on the primary care of adults and older adults across the continuum of care. Students build skills in seeing increasingly complex patients with a combination of higher risk, acute illness, and chronic health problems where atypical disease presentation and challenges to disease treatment exist. Seminars are grounded in learning the application of theory and research to the domains of practice of the adult/gerontological nurse practitioner including the management of patient health and illness, the teaching-coaching function of the nurse practitioner, and ensuring the quality of health care services. Interdisciplinary collaborative practice skills are developed. Students develop role competencies under the supervision of nurse practitioner or physician preceptors and faculty in a variety of health care settings. Seminar discussions include an exploration of special topics in disease management to improve quality, access and cost of primary health care for diverse populations (or communities) with an emphasis on underserved populations, where diversity includes age, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, abilities, and socioeconomic status.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 681  Primary Care of the Childbearing Family

    Description:
    This course builds on human growth and development to focus on acquiring knowledge related to the assessment and management of patients with acute and chronic health care problems encountered by nurse practitioner in family practice and pediatric primary care settings. Problems of pregnant women, infants, children and adolescents are analyzed within a family nurse practitioner framework for practice. Evidenced based laboratory, diagnostic, therapeutic and pharmacological plans of care are applied to problem management. Continued emphasis in placed on application of culturally sensitive nursing care to a diverse population where diversity includes age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, abilities,and socioeconomic status.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 682  Practicum in Primary Care of the Family

    Description:
    Students further refine skills in critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic, and health teaching strategies are applied to a continuum of health promotion/illness problems of women, infants, and children. Seminars are grounded in learning the application of theory and research to the domains of practice of the family nurse practitioner with emphasis on the management of patient health and illness and the teaching coaching function of the nurse practitioner in the specialty of pediatrics and obstetrics. Students develop role competencies under the supervision of nurse practitioner preceptors and faculty in urban health care settings. Seminar discussions include an exploration of special topics in disease management to improve quality, access and cost of primary health care for diverse populations (or communities) with an emphasis on underserved populations, where diversity includes age, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, abilities, and socioeconomic status.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 690  Adult/Gerontology Health Acute Care Nursing I

    Description:
    This course introduces the role of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care (AG/AC) Clinical Nurse Specialist, focusing on the patient sphere of influence. The course refines students' clinical judgments and their diagnosis of common patient problems in the autonomous domain, extends assessment skills, and expands knowledge of nursing interventions and expected outcomes. Students acquire and expand the knowledge and skills needed for the advanced practice direct care competency and ethical decision-making. Diversity, health care disparities, and ethical issues will be discussed as they relate to the clinical topics. Students will apply theory and research through comprehensive assessments and the design of appropriate management strategies.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 691  Adult Gerontological Health Acute Care Nursing II

    Description:
    This course builds on A/G Health Acute Care Nursing I and continues addressing the patient sphere of influence while adding the patient/family focus to include the nursing practice and systems sphere of influence. A focus on high-incidence clinical problems, symptoms or issues in adult and gerontological health and acute and critical care continues. Diversity, health care disparities, and ethical issues will be discussed as they relate to the clinical topics. Students deepen their knowledge of adult and gerontological health and acute and critical care from interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical literature and other sources of evidence. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing knowledge from a variety of sources to make clinical judgments and to build the practice base needed for implementing other advanced practice competencies. Knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, and management in the autonomous nursing domain, and measurement of relevant, nursing-sensitive patient outcomes and quality improvement approaches to improving care for populations will be emphasized.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 696  Independent Study

    Description:
    Students wishing to enroll in this course should present to the faculty a well-defined problem for investigation. Plans for advanced study should be established at the beginning of the semester during which the student wishes to take the course. The study will be conducted in consultation and collaboration with the student's faculty advisor, and documented in a report at the end of the semester.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 697  Special Topics in Nursing

    Description:
    This advanced course offers intensive study of selected topics in the field of nursing. Course content and credit vary according to the topic and are announced prior to registration.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 703  Health Economics

    Description:
    The primary purpose of this course is to have students learn and apply the basic economic concepts and models used by both economists and health policy analysts to understand and analyze health care markets. The goal of health economics is to provide a better understanding of health care problems and issues so that appropriate health policies can be designed and implemented. The course focuses on the structure and functioning of health care markets and specifically on how prices are determined in different markets for health and health-related services, as well as on how prices, in turn, critically affect the behavior of both consumers and suppliers. It is assumed that the student has no prior background in economics.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 705  Health Disparities

    Description:
    Health disparities in the United States are examined historically and within the context of global health, globalization, and neo-liberal economic and social ideology. Despite considerable progress in the overall health of the American population, disparities continue to exist, notable among ethno-racial groups and those at the lower end of the socio-economic scale. This course identifies and analyzes the complex causes of health disparities and surveys multi-level interventions, strategies and policy approaches to elimination disparities and improving health care outcomes for all. Students will critically analyze literature and materials relative to the broad range of topical areas covered across the course. Learning outcomes will position students to be informed and deliberative when planning programs, conduction research, participating in the policy process or otherwise working to mitigate or eliminate disparities in health care.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 710  Oncology in Primary Care

    Description:
    This elective course is offered online to graduate level students and advanced care providers to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors about oncology-specific components of health care that participants will need to care for adults in primary care settings. The course will cover: 1) advanced concepts in the biology and epidemiology of cancer; 2) evolving evidence on cancer genetics and genomics that influences cancer prevention, screening and treatment; 3) health promotion and cancer risk reduction in the general population; 4) appropriate tests for screening and diagnosis; 5) personalized cancer treatment including chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, targeted therapies and hormone ablation; 6) evidence-based symptom management and palliative care; 7) implantation of survivorship care plans; and 8) compassionate hospice and end-of-life care. Participants will use evolving case studies, online resources, supplemental readings, oral presentations, periodic quizzes and a final synthesis paper to evaluate and promote learning.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 711  Scientific basis for chronic illness preventative and risk reduction

    Description:
    This course is offered to graduate level students to develop knowledge and skills related to the scientific basis for health chronic illness prevention and risk reduction. The course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and research related to the: 1) the epidemiology of chronic illness, 2) Research priorities related to chronic illness prevention and risk reduction; 3) The role of culture and developmental stage in health and illness, 4) Biological basis for disease which included genomics, inflammation and immunity; 5) Risk assessment; 6) Primary, secondary and tertiary approaches to chronic illness prevention with a focus on cancer, cardiovascular disease and aging; 7) Planning health promotion/community participatory research intervention and 8) Incorporating survey and biomarkers into longitudinal epidemiological research.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 715  Health Informatics

    Description:
    Students learn advanced practice nursing competencies related to computer skills, informatics skill, and informatics knowledge. Application of information theory and computer technology skills is directed towards improving the organization and delivery of healthcare to multicultural populations receiving primary, secondary, and tertiary health care. Health Informatics deals with using technology tools for optimizing the collection, verification and utilization of data that relates to generating knowledge to inform best practices and leadership in both public and private health systems. Students are directed to investigate ways in which information systems can address disparities in health services.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 716  Evidence Based Practice II

    Description:
    In this course students will refine and extend the competencies introduced in Evidence Based Practice I with emphasis on generating evidence for practice in implementing practice innovations. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of practice, practice improvement initiatives and the development and utilization of evidence-based practice. The end product of this course will serve as the foundation for the Capstone project in the last year of study.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 720  Secondary Data Analysis

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    This course will explore the use and limits of large national databases for the conduct of nursing and health policy research. Students will master accessing, downloading, and analyzing data from large data sets. Students will identify a testable research question and develop an analytic file to be used for analysis. Data used for this class are drawn from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization project (HCUP), 2000 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). For more information about HCUP data, see http://www.ahrq.gov/data/hcup.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 721  Program Evaluation

    Description:
    This course focuses on models and methods for program evaluation within health services organizations and health care delivery systems at the local, state, national, and global levels. Content areas include history of evaluation research, types of program evaluation, research designs, planning and conducting evaluations with quantitative and qualitative methods, reporting, dissemination and utilization of findings, and the "program evaluator" role, including ethical and political considerations. In addition to content areas, applied program evaluation methods at various health care delivery system levels will be presented in "spotlight" segments during the semester.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 722  Improving Outcomes: Identification, Interventions, and Evaluation of Quality Improvement Activities

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    This course includes review of theoretical frameworks and research methods used to implement quality improvement in health care. Approaches to solving actual problems in clinical settings are considered, with emphasis on patients with chronic illnesses and other vulnerable patient populations. Students gain familiarity with quality improvement techniques from management, policy, and clinical perspectives.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 723L  Cost Effectiveness: Theory, Methods & Applications

    Description:
    This course introduces students to the theoretical underpinnings of cost-effectiveness analysis and the alternative methods for measuring costs and outcomes of health interventions. Through many practical applications, students gain a familiarity with how to apply cost effectiveness, cost benefit, and cost utility methods to actual research situations. GERON GR 723L and NURSNG 723L and PPOL-G 723L are the same course.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 724  Mixed Method Research

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    This course presents an overview of core research concepts and methods to build an evidence base for nursing practice. Using a lecture-discussion approach, the student will be encouraged to evaluate research evidence and determine appropriate research designs for research hypotheses. Students will be encourages to contribute to group discussions using their professional experiences and information derived from course lectures and readings. Key features of the texts include research examples, specific practical tips on doing research, and aids to enhance and reinforce learning for the student. Emphasis is placed on using a practical approach to producing and evaluation research evidence.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 725  Quantitative Research Colloquium

    Description:
    Students will have an opportunity to discuss and present their on-going research with other students and participate in more advanced seminars on quantitative methods. The instructor and students will read drafts of students' papers and provide constructive comments. Occasional presentations of research methods will be made by the instructor and students based on students requests.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 730  Clinical Knowledge for Cancer Nursing Research I

    Description:
    This is the first clinical course in a two semester Oncology sequence. This course will allow students to develop clinical knowledge about their area of interest in Cancer Nursing Care and to begin the process of developing clinical research questions. Each student will be paired with a clinical mentor/expert clinician, with a minimum of a masters degree in nursing. The mentor and faculty coordinator will assist the student in developing an individualized practicum that includes clinical care directed toward understanding the experience of cancer within the racial/ethnic group of interest. The students will meet regularly with the faculty coordinator to facilitate the development of research questions linked to clinical practice issues. The clinical mentor and other clinical experts may assist in this process. Course requirements will include 10 hours of practicum per week.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 731  Clinical Knowledge for Cancer Nursing Research II

    Description:
    This course will enable students to focus on phenomena of interest in cancer nursing through individualized clinical research experiences. Students will be directed to clinical practice sites and mentors that will guide and facilitate their research. During the practicum students will finalize their research question/problem, identify design issues and solutions, and address feasibility and/or access concerns. Course requirements will include 12 hours of practicum per week   More Info

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  • NURSNG 733  Scientific Basis for Cancer Nursing Research

    Description:
    This is the first course in a two-semester Oncology sequence. The course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and research in cancer care. Course content will focus on basic cancer science (biology, pathophysiology, immunology, and epidemiology), prevention and detection, diagnosis and clinical manifestations, and treatment and disease management of the most common cancers. Knowledge related to each students clinical phenomena of interest will be explored.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 734  Context of Cancer Nursing Care

    Description:
    This is the second course in a two-semester Oncology sequence. This course is designed to allow students to expand their knowledge of the most common cancers in adults, focusing on the delivery of evidence-based cancer nursing care and developmental, social, cultural, economic, and political issues that impact cancer patients and families. Content related to symptom management, survivorship, and end of life care will be integrated throughout the course. Each student will be guided in the independent exploration of their phenomena of interest via self directed learning activities, including, but not limited to a systematic review of the literature, consultation with experts, writing a small grant or exploration of a clinical topic of interest culminating In a student presentation and publishable manuscript.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 735  DNP Clinical inquiry Seminar and Clinical Specialty Immersion

    Description:
    This course focuses on the development and refinement of advanced practice nursing knowledge and skills in a specialty area. This faculty-guided seminar is tailored to the learner's area of interest and provides an opportunity for in-depth immersion in a clinical/conceptual area related to advanced practice nursing. Under the guidance of the faculty and clinical mentor, learners refine and apply state-of-the-art, evidence-based knowledge and skills in a specialty area and compare and contrast clinical approaches to the specialty area with attention to best practices as well as the social, political, economic, cultural and environmental factors that influence health and disadvantage vulnerable populations. Students meet on-line for the seminar and are expected to identify a mentor and site for the specialty immersion. Clinical hours/experiences (150 hours) are included in this course.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • NURSNG 741  Health Policy I

    Description:
    This is the first course in a two-semester health policy sequence. It provides a foundation for health policy analysis, focusing on the history and development of political, economic, and social systems involved in health care and on theories useful in the analysis of past, current, and future health policies. The course examines federal, state, and local governmental structures and the ways in which they and other forces affect health policy.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 742  Health Policy II

    Description:
    This course builds on NURSNG 741, applying models of policy analysis and theoretical perspectives to the critical examination of specific health policies. The course studies the historical, political, economic, and social context in which the policies emerged, as well as the specific actors involved. Emphasis is given to health policies affecting the aged and urban family population. Case studies are presented, and participants are introduced to a variety of methods for analyzing, formulating, and evaluating health policy. The policies examined in the course may include those confronting students in their own workplace or practice.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 743  Internship in Health Care Policy

    Description:
    A six-credit experience: students may intern with health care agencies, educational institutions, legislatures, professional associations, or health promotion and prevention organizations. Students are expected to write testimonies and research or evaluation papers analyzing the health policy issues raised during the internship. An internship seminar is part of the experience.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 750  Contemporary Disciplinary Knowledge

    Description:
    This course is a multidisciplinary exploration of the structure and growth of knowledge. It examines the linkages of empirical, aesthetic, ethical, personal, and sociopolitical patterns of knowing with the conceptual models or paradigms of diverse disciplines. The course constructs a conceptual-theoretical-empirical structure for research into the generating and testing of theory.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 753L  Epidemiological Thinking and Population Health

    Description:
    Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems involved in analyzing the biological and social influences on behaviors and diseases and in translation such analyses into population health policy and practice. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, and heterogeneous pathways. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in diverse fields related to health and public policy. Students are assumed to have a statistical background, but the course emphasizes epidemiological literacy with a view to collaborating thoughtfully with specialists, not technical expertise. CRCRTH 653L and NURSNG 753L and PPOL-G 753L are the same course.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 757  Social Behavioral Determinants of Health

    Description:
    This course focuses on theory, research, and current issues relevant to social and behavioral determinants of health. Viewed within a social-ecological framework, core concepts central to understanding determinants of population health and health disparities are addressed. Emphasis is placed on analysis, critique, and synthesis of interdisciplinary literature and application to nursing and public health practice, future research and scholarly inquiry, and multi-level policies, necessary to reduce disparities in the social and behavioral determinants of the public's health.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 760  Introduction to Biostatistics: Biostatistics I

    Description:
    This is the first course in a two-semester Biostatistics sequence. The course introduces students to the basic concepts and methods of biostatistics. The course is focused on some fundamental theories of biostatistics and basic methods of statistical inference at a conceptual level. It also covers some important topics in study design, such as different types of study design, sampling methods, sample size, and power calculation. Students will understand the concepts and methods of statistics, and apply them in critiquing literature in the field of clinical and population based research.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 761  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Internship

    Description:
    Theory and evidenced based research are applied with the goal of improving health care outcomes. In supervised clinical experiences, students integrate the role of the DNP into the clinical practice context that includes leadership, consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Clinical learning is directed at discovering the history, contextual evidence, and current strategies related to problems affecting patient safety and the quality of health care services for populations at risk. Emphasis is placed on translating research into practice as a means to improve the delivery of health care.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 762  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Internship II

    Description:
    Emphasis is placed on translation of research into practice as a means to improve the delivery of health care. In supervised internship experiences, students continue to develop the DNP Essential competencies through experiences in leadership, consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration, and translation of research and theory into practice. Students investigate clinical problems in context of the health care systems and participate in supervised experiences that focus on solving clinical problems. Students successful in defending their proposal during DNP Internship II may move forward to the action phase of the capstone project.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 763  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Seminar and Internship

    Description:
    Students progress in achieving the DNP Essential Competencies with clinical experiences and seminar leadership related to health care disparities and quality improvement. Students examine the clinical microsystem from the perspective of how data can inform the need for systems change. In conjunction with their capstone advisor and internship facilitator, learning is directed toward implementing the evaluation phase of the approved capstone project proposal and receiving direction on the development of the scholarly final capstone publishable paper.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 764  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Capstone Seminar and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Internship IV

    Description:
    Students continue to integrate the role of the DNP into clinical practice context that includes experiences in application of evidence to practice, leadership, consultation, advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Following DNP committee and IRB approvals of the capstone project done in the preceding courses, students complete the internship experience, the capstone project, and summarize their DNP internship experiences reflecting their achievement of the DNP Essentials Competencies. In seminars, students meet to examine the process and outcomes of their colleagues' capstone projects and analyze theory and evidence related to health policy and practice.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 765  Health Systems Leadership

    Description:
    The course will provide an introduction and overview of leadership, management, and organizational behavior in health care for the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Students will integrate theory with practice in the development of skills necessary to provide organizational and systems leadership in health care settings. Students will apply content from lectures and readings to cases studies as well as to actual experiences from their own workplaces. Topics include leadership and management theories/models, fiscal management, human resource management, and managing change in a complex environment.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 766  Health Finance and Economics

    Description:
    Students apply health care economic and finance theory to the analysis of factors influencing health systems structure, function and process. Both the U.S. and global trends in health care delivery are examined from an historical and contemporary perspective of increasing social change and health care access. Students develop skills in financial management including budget preparation and tailoring budgets in response to changes in health policy at the local, state, and national level. Proficiency in finance tools, measures, analysis and reporting will be applied to real time scenarios. Students are prepared to develop collaborative health care access points in order to advocate for diverse populations with an emphasis on the underserved populations, where diversity includes age, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, abilities and socioeconomic status, while controlling costs and improving quality.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 770  Biostatistics II: Advanced Statistical Methods in Healthcare Research

    Description:
    This is the second course in a two-semester Biostatistics sequence. This course covers several advanced methods of statistical analysis that are most often used in Healthcare research, including multiple linear regression, logistic regression, log-linear (Poisson) regression, Cox proportional hazards regression, and longitudinal data analysis. This course also discusses the methods and techniques in assessing the presenting confounding and interaction effects, and handling missing values. The primary purpose of this course is to help students gain understanding of the advanced statistical methods and use these concepts to critique literature in the field of clinical and population based research.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 772L  Seminar in Health Care Financing

    Description:
    This course analyzes historical, current, and proposed policy options in health care financing, including Medicare, health insurance, and issues of provider reimbursement. GERON GR 772L and NURSNG 772L are the same course.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 780  Epidemiologic Methods

    Description:
    This course builds on prior knowledge of the basic principles of epidemiology while introducing methods of epidemiologic analysis, and their application to the field of advanced practice nursing (APRN) at the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) level. The course is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge to critically evaluate health research based on epidemiologic standards. In addition, students will learn to perform preliminary analyses of epidemiologic, biostatistical, environmental, and other scientific data to address basic questions related to individual, aggregate, and population health. Students will analyze public use datasets and interpret published government reports describing population health status and the occurrence of diseases in populations at the local, state, and national levels.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 791  Integrating Theory and Policy in Dissertation Research

    Description:
    This course is designed to synthesize nursing, policy, and other appropriate theoretical constructs into a proposal for innovative inquiry and research. Content from nursing, basic and applied research in health and service delivery, social policy, research methods, and cognate courses is used to build a coherent conceptual framework and methods for data collection and analysis for dissertation research.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 796  Independent Study

    Description:
    Students wishing to enroll in this course should present to the faculty a well-defined problem for investigation. Plans for advanced study should be established at the beginning of the semester during which the student wishes to take the course. The study will be conducted in consultation and collaboration with the student's faculty advisor, and documented in a report at the end of the semester.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 797  Special Topics

    Description:
    This course offers study of selected topics within this subject. Course content and credits vary according to topic and are announced prior to the registration period.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 899  Dissertation Research

    Description:
    Research in the student's area of interest conducted under faculty supervision, resulting in the presentation of a doctoral dissertation.   More Info

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