Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Nursing Courses

Nursing (NUR) courses

  • NUR 199 Health Topics

    Topics of general interest in health care system, and the health professions. Topics may vary each semester; the course may be taken to a maximum of 10 hours provided the same topic is not repeated. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 300 Nursing Transition

    Prerequisite: graduate of a practical nurse program approved by a US state board of nursing.

    Content relevant to the transition from the practical nurse role to the professional registered nurse role.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 302 Concepts in Nursing

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing program.

    Introduction to nursing process, theory, and concepts relevant to professional nursing.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 303 Art and Science of Nursing I

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing program.

    Introduction to basic skills and technology used in professional nursing. Includes clinical experience of not less than 48 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 304 Art and Science of Nursing II

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements.

    Introduction to complex skills, technology, and nursing care of the adult client in professional nursing. Includes clinical experience of not less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 306 Professional Emergence

    Prerequisite: registered nurse or permission of instructor.

    Enhancement of nurses' ability to function as professionals. Survey of past, current, and developing trends in nursing and health care delivery, including historical, socio-cultural, legal and ethical dimensions in nursing practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 311 Introduction to Family Health Nursing

    The study of the care of the family from a nursing perspective. Provides an introduction to theoretical foundations as it relates to families, genomics, research, and family nursing. Explores family communication, decision making, roles, and values, including beliefs, attitudes, and practices of diverse cultures. Utilizes health care informatics and information technology to assess and analyze data relevant to families.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 312 Nursing: The Adult Client

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of adult clients experiencing acute and chronic illness. Includes clinical experience of not less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 322 Nursing: The Childbearing Family

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of childbearing families in diverse settings. Includes clinical experience of not less than 48 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 323 Nursing: The Pediatric Client and Family

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of pediatric clients and their families in diverse settings. Includes clinical experience of not less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 326 Current Issues in Children's Health and Safety

    Issues relative to the health and safety of children. Methods to reduce morbidity and mortality rates are included. Content appropriate for non-nursing majors. Variable content course. Cannot be used to meet the nursing elective requirement.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 327 Issues in Women's Health

    Issues concerning women's health. Content is appropriate for non-nursing majors. Variable course content. Cannot be used to meet the nursing elective requirement.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 331 Nursing: The Mental Health Client

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of mental health clients in diverse settings. Includes clinical experience of not less than 48 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 341 Nursing: Individuals and Families

    Prerequisite: RN; and admission to the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements.

    Application of nursing theory and nursing process in the health care of individuals and families.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 342 Nursing: Health Assessment

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program or the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements.

    Acquisition and utilization of skills in health history interviewing and physical assessment of clients throughout the life span. Supplemental course fee. Only BSN-C students may enroll in the online section.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 360 Introduction to Pharmacology

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements, or permission of instructor.

    Introduction to basic pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of major drug classifications.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 416 Nursing: The Older Adult Client

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of older adults in diverse settings.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 420 Integrative Healthcare Concepts

    Exploration of integrative health care concepts and interventions used to promote health and well being of individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds. Provides an introduction to theories and research which underlie patient education, family assessment and intervention, and selected noninvasive therapies. NUR 420 and NUR 620 may be taught concurrently. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 420 and NUR 620.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 442 Nursing: Community Health

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program or the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements.

    Theory and clinical experience in nursing practice to aggregates and communities with a focus on vulnerable populations across the global spectrum. Focus on nursing knowledge and skills in community health nursing and nursing research to promote health and prevent disease. Includes clinical experiences of no less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 472 Writing II: Nursing Research and Scholarly Writing

    Prerequisite: ENG 110 or equivalent; a statistics course (AGR 330, MTH 340, PSY 200, PSY 527, PSY 611, QBA 237, SOC 302 or equivalent) or concurrent enrollment; and 45 hours. General Education Course (Focus on Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning).

    This course will prepare the student to write in a variety of styles, in addition to reading, interpreting, and evaluating nursing research. The student will acquire an understanding of the research process, apply relevant research to health and human service disciplines, and demonstrate the accurate dissemination of research results in verbal and written format. This course will assist students to develop an attitude of inquiry, expand logical thinking, and enhance analytical skills.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 475 Nursing Internship

    Prerequisite: permission.

    This clinical course fosters the development of nursing roles, clinical nursing skills, communication, therapeutic nursing interventions, and critical thinking in approved health care agencies in the community. This nursing elective course is for variable credit and may be repeated. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hours:
    3-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 478 Nursing: Senior Seminar

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program; and meet program progression requirements.

    Exploration of issues and policies affecting nursing as a profession. Also includes preparation for licensure.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 482 Nursing: Leadership and Management

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program or the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements.

    Development of the nurse as a leader and manager in diverse settings. Includes clinical experience of not less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 484 RN-BSN Capstone

    Prerequisite: admission to the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements.

    This capstone course emphasizes reflection, integration, and synthesis of concepts from previous courses. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of course and program outcomes, integrate cultural competence, ethical leadership, and identify factors that impact healthcare access for vulnerable populations.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 490 Emergency Care

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program or the Completion Program for Registered Nurses, and meet progression requirements or permission of instructor.

    An overview of physiological, psychological, social, cultural, legal and ethical factors that influence the health of persons with emergency health care needs. Emphasis will be placed on (a) roles and responsibilities for emergency care providers, (b) principles of emergency and mass casualty care, (c) emergency assessment of persons experiencing medical or traumatic emergencies, (d) prioritizing health care needs and interventions, and (e) evaluating effectiveness of interventions for clients throughout the lifespan. Content appropriate for nurses and other health care providers.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 492 Basic EKG Interpretation

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program or the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements or permission of instructor.

    This course introduces a systematic method of assessing single lead EKG's. The course includes analysis and treatment of sinus rhythms, conduction blocks, atrial, junctional and ventricular dysrhythmias. Content appropriate for nurses and other health care professions.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 499 Special Topics in Nursing

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Independent study in area of special interest. May be taken up to maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 501 Gerontological Health Care

    Prerequisite: junior standing.

    This course will address health issues of older adults, including the normal biological and psychosocial aging process, common health problems, and access to and use of health services. It includes international models of aging and geriatric care. The focus is on healthy aging and adaptation to chronic health conditions. This course has a community experience component. May be taught concurrently with NUR 631. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 631 and NUR 501.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 502 Rural Health

    Prerequisite: junior standing.

    This course offers a study of health care delivery in rural communities. It includes theoretical foundations, cultural considerations, and specific characteristics of rural environments and people. Local and international perspectives will be explored. This course has a community experience component. Identical with SWK 502. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 502 and SWK 502. May be taught concurrently with NUR 632. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 632 and NUR 502.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 503 Transcultural Healthcare

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Exploration of health beliefs, values, and practices of other cultures. This is a short-term study away course and counts as an elective toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. May be taught concurrently with NUR 633. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 633 and NUR 503.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 515 Healthcare Informatics

    Integration of health, computer and information sciences in managing information to support healthcare and research. Development of skill in managing information and using information systems relevant to health care. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 635 and NUR 515.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 530 Forensic Nursing: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program or the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements or permission of instructor.

    This course will explore the professional, ethical, and legal aspects of forensic nursing including the multidisciplinary approach to the care of the sexual assault victim and other victims of violent crime, the collection of forensic evidence and documentation of findings, and testifying in court. This course meets the educational component to take the certification exam as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) nurse.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 565 Advanced Human Pathophysiology

    Prerequisite: admission to the 4-year Generic Nursing Program or the Completion Program for Registered Nurses; and meet program progression requirements or permission of instructor.

    Exploration of pathophysiology with focus on health care problems relevant to nursing. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 640 and NUR 565.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 596 Independent Study in Nursing

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special topics for individual students may be offered as specific topics of interest or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 695. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 695 and NUR 596.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 597 Special Topics in Nursing

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special topics for groups of students may be offered as specific topics of interest or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 696. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 696 and NUR 597.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 631 Gerontological Health Care

    This course will address health issues of older adults, including the normal biological and psychosocial aging process, common health problems, and access to and use of health services. It includes international models of aging and geriatric care. The focus is on healthy aging and adaptation to chronic health conditions. This course has a community experience component. May be taught concurrently with NUR 501. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 501 and NUR 631.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 632 Rural Health

    This course offers a study of health care delivery in rural communities. It includes theoretical foundations, cultural considerations, and specific characteristics of rural environments and people. Local and international perspectives will be explored. This course has a community experience component. Identical with SWK 602. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 632 and SWK 602. May be taught concurrently with NUR 502. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 502 and NUS 632.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 633 Transcultural Healthcare

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Exploration of health beliefs, values, and practices of other cultures. This is a short-term study away course. May be taught concurrently with NUR 503. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 503 and NUR 633.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 635 Healthcare Informatics

    Integration of health, computer and information sciences in managing information to support healthcare and research. Development of skill in managing information and using information systems relevant to health care. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 515 and NUR 635.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 640 Advanced Human Pathophysiology

    Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator specialization or instructor permission.

    Exploration of pathophysiology with focus on health care problems relevant to nursing. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 565 and NUR 640.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 695 Independent Study in Nursing

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special topics for individual students may be offered as specific topics of interest or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 596. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 596 and NUR 695.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 696 Special Topics in Nursing

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special topics for groups of students may be offered as specific topics of interest or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 597. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 597 and NUR 696.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 700 Epidemiology

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in Nursing.

    This course is an introduction to the epidemiological methods and procedures utilized in the study of the origin, distribution, and control of disease. It will include the study of infectious and non-infectious disease etiology, including vector control, host defenses and resistance, and investigation of disease outbreaks. Students will learn to use basic epidemiological concepts and methods for program planning, evaluation, and research. Basic statistical measures used in the analysis of clinical and epidemiological evaluations, including measures of disease frequency and measures of absolute and relative effects, will be covered. Identical with PBH 720. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 700 and PBH 720.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 701 Nursing Science

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course is designed to address how nursing science has evolved and the state of the art of nursing science. Emphasis will be placed on analysis and critique of existing nursing models and theories.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 703 Population Health: A Local to Global Perspective

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Fosters development of advanced knowledge of health concepts from a local, state, national, and global perspective. The phenomena of cultural competence, health disparities, and vulnerable/underserved populations will be explored. The course is a pre/corequisite for NUR 704, a cultural immersion course required for family nurse practitioner students.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 704 Population Health Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course is a clinical component of NUR 703. The clinical experience will include 48 hours of immersion into a vulnerable, undeserved or culturally diverse population.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 707 Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in Nursing.

    Exploration of advanced health assessment and health promotion strategies for individuals, families, and communities. Includes consideration of diverse populations, cultural competence for providers, exploration of the meanings of health and illness, the use of complementary and alternative therapies, and the impact of spirituality.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 711 Advanced Roles and Leadership in Nursing

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in Nursing.

    Examination of advanced nursing roles with emphasis on role theory, leadership, and advanced competencies.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 715 Primary Care of the Adult

    Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.

    Emphasis on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention as well as on diagnosis and management of health problems. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 725 Primary Care of Women

    Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.

    Development of the family nurse practitioner's knowledge and skills with emphasis on women's health. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 728 Primary Care of Children and Adolescents

    Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.

    Content and practicum in primary care of children and adolescents. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 730 Family Practice I

    Prerequisite: admission to the BSN-DNP Program.

    Emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice to promote health and prevent chronic disease. Didactic and clinical experiences include assessment, diagnosis and management of acute health problems in the geriatric, adult and pediatric population. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Advanced critical thinking, communication and diagnostic skills needed to obtain comprehensive and focused history and physical exams, analyze assessment data, generate differential diagnoses, evaluate and utilize screening and diagnostic modalities appropriately. An evidence-based practice framework will be utilized. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 750 Family Practice II

    Prerequisite: admission to the BSN-DNP Program.

    Emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice to promote health and prevent chronic disease. Didactic and clinical experiences include assessment, diagnosis and management of chronic health problems in the geriatric, adult and pediatric population. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 761 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    An in-depth analysis of pharmacotherapeutics and clinical pharmacotherapeutics for nurses in advanced practice including regulatory consideration in drug management. Identical to PAS 781. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 761 and PAS 781.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 765 Applications of Advanced Pathophysiology

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in Nursing.

    Clinical application of advanced pathophysiology for advanced nursing roles.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 770 Family Practice III

    Prerequisite: admission to the BSN-DNP Program.

    This course covers special clinical topics in nurse practitioner practice including, but not exclusive to procedures, emergencies/trauma, wilderness medicine, pain management, and generic disorders. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 772 Advanced Research Methods in Nursing

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Critical analysis of the researcher role, the research process, and research ethics within a nursing framework. Application of learned principles will result in the development of the research proposal.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 780 Teaching/Learning for Health Care Educators

    Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Educator specialization.

    Designed to examine works of major learning theorists and investigate research related to teaching methods and learning. Identification of teaching/learning strategies used in health care education and practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 781 Nursing Education Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Educator specialization.

    Clinical experience in a nurse educator role in a basic education program. Application of educational theories and principles in a clinical teaching setting. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 782 Curriculum Design and Program Development

    Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Educator specialization.

    Basic components and processes of curriculum development. Various perspectives of curriculum design will be discussed. Curriculums for formal educational programs, staff development, and continuing education will be compared.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 783 Nursing Education Practicum II

    Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Educator specialization.

    Clinical experience in a nurse educator role in a healthcare or community setting with emphasis on application of educational theories and principles. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    6

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 784 Technology in Health Care Education

    Prerequisite: permission.

    This course explores various technology-based health education resources, such as blogs, wikis, YouTube/SchoolTube, Podcasts, Webinars, and social networking tools utilized to support the teaching and learning process. Strategies to assess learners, to develop learner evaluation plans, and to measure learning outcomes will be discussed.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 786 Issues in Healthcare Education

    Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Educator specialization.

    Exploration of current issues in academic and healthcare education. Issues occurring in the university, community college, acute care, and community education settings will be included.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 788 Health Policies and Issues

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Exploration of current issues in health care, such as access to health care, reimbursement, health care reform, case management, and health policy development. Health care trends related to special populations and ethical issues will be emphasized.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 790 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate programs in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Development of the role of a family nurse practitioner in a supervised setting. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 240 hours. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    5
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    15

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 797 Non-thesis Project

    Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator specialization.

    Active participation in the on-going research and/or nursing evaluation activities of nursing faculty. Culminates in a presentation of an extensive scholarly paper. Must be repeated for a minimum of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 798 Research

    Prerequisite: permission of research advisor.

    Application of the research process in the supervised study of a selected problem. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator specialization.

    Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. Must be repeated for a minimum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    This course explores foundational concepts and theories for the development of the DNP nurse leader and the DNP Change Project. Concepts include transforming healthcare through evidence-based practice, quality improvement, leadership in healthcare systems, project planning, evaluation of evidence, and consideration of disparities in health and healthcare from a population focus.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 802 Emerging Science of Advanced Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program.

    In this course, concepts, theories, and philosophical perspectives relevant to nursing science, research, and advanced nursing practice are examined. Emphasis is placed on exploring, analyzing, and applying concepts, theories, philosophies, and research applicable to the discipline of nursing in general, and to the student's area of advanced practice and research.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 820 Social Justice and Disparities in Health and Healthcare

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    This course fosters development of advanced knowledge of cultural competence, health and healthcare disparity, and social justice concepts. The role of the advanced practice nurse in relation to cultural competence, health and healthcare disparity, and population health is analyzed.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program.

    This course will analyze the development and implementation of health care policy and promote the role of the advanced practice nurse in policy making as an advocate for issues related to social justice, vulnerable populations, and health disparities.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    Building on NUR 800, the focus of this course includes the concepts of leadership, change, problem solving, ethical decision making theories and their application to project planning. The concepts of translational research, quality improvement, and budgeting, within a health and healthcare disparities framework will be addressed.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program.

    This course is designed to provide an overview of nursing and healthcare information technology for the advanced practice nurse. The purpose of this course is to explore information system concepts and leverage technologies that can be used to improve quality, enhance patient safety, and transform the health of individuals, families, communities and populations.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    This course builds on previous DNP Leadership courses with an emphasis on advanced leadership roles for transforming health and healthcare disparities at the systems level. Concepts addressed include implementing a strategic plan and evaluating plan outcomes; resource management; leading and managing change and innovation in diverse healthcare environments; healthcare economics; influencing healthcare policy, and organizational culture and behavior; program/impact evaluation. Advanced leadership roles, such as consultant, entrepreneur, grant writer, mentor, advanced advocate, and change agent will be included.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    4
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 990 Introduction to Transforming Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program and meet program progression requirements.

    This course utilizes foundational leadership and evidence-based practice concepts necessary to begin developing a health or healthcare systems change project. Skills applied include identifying research interests, project site, population, key stakeholders, and resources. An initial literature review will be developed to address a health and/or healthcare disparities problem. This course has no less than 48 hours of clinical.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    3

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 991 Transforming Practice I

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    This DNP project course focuses on the application of concepts and skills necessary to plan an improvement change project to address health and/or healthcare disparities. Skills applied include advanced leadership, project planning, budgeting, managing risk, and navigating project barriers. This course has no less than 144 hours of clinical.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    9

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 992 Transforming Practice II

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    During this course, an evidence-based project to transform practice within a healthcare system will be implemented and evaluated. The project will address disparities in health and/or healthcare, and data will be collected for project evaluation. A minimum of 144 clinical hours is required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    9

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

  • NUR 993 Transforming Practice III

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program and meet program progression requirements.

    During this course, the DNP student will utilize and synthesize project findings with current evidence to develop scholarly products of publications and presentations for dissemination. A minimum of 192 clinical hours is required.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    12

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Projected offerings

Health Care Management (HCM) courses

  • HCM 301 Health Care Organization

    Analysis of organizational structure, the nature of health and health care delivery. Emphasizes the interrelatedness of cultural, economic, political, and social aspects of health care delivery along with its services and management.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HCM 303 Health Care Legal Issues

    Introduction to the legal system as it relates to health care. Legal responsibilities and issues related to health care institutions, health provider/patient relationships, medical records, malpractice insurance, licensure of health professionals, and ethical problems/questions in health care.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HCM 504 Health Care Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 165 or AGB 144. A basic study of the major economic issues facing the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on the major elements of economic theory from a micro-economic perspective and how these theories are applied in the area of health care. Identical with ECO 504. Cannot receive credit for both HCM 504 and ECO 504. May be taught concurrently with HCM 604. Cannot receive credit for both HCM 604 and HCM 504.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • HCM 604 Health Care Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 165 or AGB 144. A basic study of the major economic issues facing the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on the major elements of economic theory from a micro-economic perspective and how these theories are applied in the area of health care. Identical with ECO 604. Cannot receive credit for both HCM 604 and ECO 604. May be taught concurrently with HCM 504. Cannot receive credit for both HCM 504 and HCM 604.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings