Nursing Courses

Nursing (NUR) courses

  • NUR 199 Health Topics

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • NUR 300 Nursing Transition

    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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    212Fall
  • NUR 302 Concepts in Nursing

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure).

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 303 Fundamentals of Nursing

    admission to Nursing (pre-licensure program).

    Introduction to basic nursing skills, including math concepts required for calculations of medications, and technology used in professional nursing. Includes clinical experience of not less than 90 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    536Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 304 Medical Surgical Nursing I

    admission to Nursing (pre-licensure 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 90 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    2-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 312 Medical Surgical Nursing II

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of adult clients experiencing acute and chronic illness. Includes clinical experience of not less than 90 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    2-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 322 Nursing: The Childbearing Family

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of childbearing families in diverse settings. Includes clinical experience of not less than 45 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.  

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-4Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 323 Nursing: The Pediatric Client and Family

    admission to Nursing (pre-licensure 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 45 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-4Fall, Spring, Summer
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Upon demand
  • NUR 331 Nursing: The Mental Health Client

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of mental health clients in diverse settings. Includes clinical experience of not less than 48 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-4Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 342 Nursing: Health Assessment

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

    Acquisition and utilization of skills in health history interviewing and physical assessment of clients throughout the life span. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-4Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 355 Nursing: Pathophysiology for Healthcare Providers

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and introductory biology course and physiology course; and meet program progression requirements or permission of instructor.

    Exploration of pathophysiology with a focus on health care problems relevant to the entry-level nurse or healthcare professional.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 360 Introduction to Pharmacology

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements, or permission of instructor.

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 416 Nursing: The Older Adult Client

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

    Professional nursing care of older adults in diverse settings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Upon demand
  • NUR 442 Nursing: Community Health

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

    Theory and clinical experience in community nursing practice 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 45 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-4Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 475 Nursing Internship

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure).

    This clinical course fosters the development of nursing roles, clinical nursing skills, communication, therapeutic nursing interventions, and critical thinking in approved health care agencies and in the community. Will include clinical hours of not less than 135 hours. May be repeated. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    39Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 478 Nursing: Senior Seminar

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    22Fall, Spring
  • NUR 482 Nursing: Leadership and Management

    admission to Nursing (pre-licensure program); and meet program progression requirements.

    Development of the nurse as a leader and manager in diverse settings. Includes clinical experience of not less than 90 hours. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    2-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 487 Research and Evidence-Based Practice

    admission to the Nursing (Pre-licensure); and meet program progression requirements.

    This course provides the student an introduction of nursing research and scholarly writing, evidence-based practice, and concepts of quality improvement.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 490 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

    NUR 312; admission to Nursing (pre-licensure program); and meet progression requirements.

    An overview of physiological, psychological, social, cultural, legal and ethical factors that influence the health of persons with critical health needs. Emphasis will be placed on roles and responsibilities of the nurse caring for patients with complex medical-surgical conditions. Includes clinical experiences of no less than 45 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    431Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 492 Basic EKG Interpretation

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure or 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    11Upon demand
  • NUR 499 Special Topics in Nursing

    permission.

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-6Upon demand
  • NUR 501 Gerontological Health Care

    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 501 and NUR 631.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 502 Rural Health

    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 502 and NUR 632.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 503 Transcultural Healthcare

    permission of instructor.

    Exploration of health beliefs, values, and practices of other cultures. This is a short-term Education Abroad 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 503 and NUR 633.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Spring
  • 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. Identical with NRS 515. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 515 and NRS 515. May be taught concurrently with NUR 635. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 515 and NUR 635.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 530 Forensic Nursing: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure or 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Upon demand
  • NUR 565 Advanced Human Pathophysiology

    admission to Nursing (Pre-licensure or 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. Identical with NRS 565. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 565 and NRS 565.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 596 Independent Study in Nursing

    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 to a maximum of six hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 695. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 596 and NUR 695.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-6Upon demand
  • NUR 597 Special Topics in Nursing

    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 to a maximum of six hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 696. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 597 and NUR 696.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    1-313Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 633 Transcultural Healthcare

    permission of instructor.

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Spring
  • 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. May be taught concurrently with NUR 515 and NRS 515. Cannot receive credit for NUR 515 and NRS 515 and NUR 635.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 695 Independent Study in Nursing

    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 to a maximum of six hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 596. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 596 and NUR 695.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 696 Special Topics in Nursing

    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 to a maximum of six hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 597. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 597 and NUR 696.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-313Upon demand
  • NUR 701 Nursing Science

    admission to a graduate program 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    22Fall, Spring
  • NUR 703 Population Health: A Local to Global Perspective

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course fosters development of advanced knowledge of health systems and social determinants of population health from a local, state, national, and global perspective. The phenomena of cultural competence, health disparities, health promotion, community health assessment, and a global health outlook will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 704 Population Health Practicum

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    These clinical experiences will include 48-96 hours of immersion into a vulnerable, underserved or culturally diverse population. 

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 705 Population Health Management I

    NUR 703 and NUR 704 and admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course builds on foundational knowledge of population health concepts, models, skills, roles, and technology used to identify the health care needs of vulnerable populations experiencing health disparities. An emphasis is placed on data science, risk management, and program planning and development of interventions across the continuum of care.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    323Summer
  • NUR 706 Population Health Management II

    NUR 703 and NUR 704 and NUR 705 and admission to a graduate program in nursing.

    This course builds on knowledge and skills in population health used to deliver, manage, and evaluate health care across the care continuum. Achieving sustainable solutions to health disparities and evaluation of outcomes in terms of quality, safety, effectiveness, satisfaction, and fiscal considerations are emphasized. A focus on disease prevention and management using health informatics, data science, and models of collaborative health care delivery is provided.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    426Fall
  • NUR 710 Clinical Epidemiology

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is an introduction to the epidemiological methods and procedures utilized in a clinical environment. This course will include the study of infectious and non-infectious disease epidemiology. Students will learn how to use basic epidemiological concepts and methods in the clinical setting in order to make better decisions regarding evidence-based medicine and quality of care. 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. Additional topics include accessing and evaluating sources of data, qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews of literature-based evidence, and meta-analyses. Identical with PBH 710 . Cannot receive credit for both NUR 710 and PBH 710 .

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 711 Advanced Roles and Leadership in Nursing

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is designed to introduce advanced leadership roles and competencies. Content will include theory, the conceptual basis of advanced nursing practice, leadership, and competencies applicable to advanced nursing roles. Ethical and professional issues in advanced practice specialties will be incorporated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    22Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 729 Acute Care Treatment Modalities I

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course will introduce a variety of diagnostic and treatment modalities common to the acute care setting to be utilized in practice as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP). The course will require an on-campus residency where hands-on techniques will be used to teach AGACNP students common procedures used in the acute care setting as well as faculty observed head to toe assessment which must be completed prior to matriculation into clinical courses.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Fall, Summer
  • NUR 730 Family Practice I

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an evidence-based framework to diagnose and manage actual or potential episodic health conditions across the lifespan utilizing didactic and clinical experiences. Health promotion as it relates to the care of diverse individuals across the lifespan will be explored. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall
  • NUR 731 Psychiatric-Mental Health Practice I

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an evidence-based framework to diagnose and manage actual or potential psychiatric mental health conditions across the lifespan utilizing didactic and clinical experiences. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 733 Advanced Physical Assessment and Health Promotion

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course examines advanced critical thinking, communication and diagnostic skills needed to obtain comprehensive and focused history and physical exams, analyze assessment data, and focus on health prevention and promotion.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    22Fall, Spring
  • NUR 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an evidence-based framework to apply effective communication, advanced assessment, and generate differential diagnosis for diverse individuals across the lifespan. Health promotion, and patient education will be incorporated. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 144 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    639Fall, Spring
  • NUR 735 Acute Care Treatment Modalities II

    NUR 729 and NUR 745 and NUR 755 and permission.

    This course will build on previous treatment modalities and clinical courses. An online case study and discussion format will be used to guide students to apply the acute care knowledge gained in previous courses as they develop their role as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners. This course should be completed prior to the final clinical semester.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 740 Advanced Pathophysiology

    admission to a graduate nursing program or permission.

    Exploration of pathophysiology with focus on health care problems relevant to advanced nursing.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 745 Acute Care I

    NUR 729 or concurrent enrollment and permission.

    This course will introduce practicing master's and doctoral prepared nurses to the role of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. This is the first course designed to prepare the student to assess, diagnose, and manage the complex and acutely ill adult and geriatric patient. The course will build on previous theory, technology, and pharmacological knowledge and incorporate advanced physical assessment, diagnostics, and evidence-based guidelines for the care of the complex and acutely ill adult and geriatric patient. Teaching methods including both didactic and clinical components. The clinical component includes no less than 168 direct-care hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    639Fall
  • NUR 750 Family Practice II

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an evidence-based framework to diagnose and manage actual or potential chronic health conditions across the lifespan utilizing didactic and clinical experiences. Emphasis will be placed on critical evaluation of assessment data, diagnostic process, management, and patient education. Application of self-care management, care coordination, and health promotion as it relates to care of the diverse individual across the lifespan will be explored. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall, Spring
  • NUR 751 Psychiatric-Mental Health Practice II

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an evidence-based framework to diagnose and manage actual or potential psychiatric mental health conditions across the lifespan utilizing didactic and clinical experiences. Emphasis will be placed on critical evaluation of assessment data, diagnostic process, management, and patient education. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall, Spring
  • NUR 755 Acute Care II

    NUR 729 and NUR 745 and permission.

    This course will further develop concepts necessary for practice as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner acquired in Acute Care I. The course will continue to build on previous theory, technology, and pharmacological knowledge and incorporate advanced physical assessment, diagnostics, and evidence-based guidelines for the care of the complex and acutely ill adult and geriatric patient. Teaching methods include both didactic and clinical components. The clinical component includes no less than 168 direct-care hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    639Spring
  • NUR 761 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescriptive Practices for the Advanced Practice Nurse

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an in-depth analysis of clinical pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nurses. Including investigation of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, rational prescribing, and evaluation of drug effect on disease and patient. Ethical, regulatory, and diversity in prescribing will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    44Fall, Spring
  • NUR 762 Prescriptive Practices for the Advanced Practice Nurse

    admission to the graduate program in Family Nurse Practitioner or permission of instructor; and concurrently enrollment in NUR 761, section 1.

    This course is taken in conjunction with NUR 761 Section 1, to further investigate pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis will be placed on drug management and rationale prescribing including regulatory considerations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    11Fall, Spring
  • NUR 763 Advanced Pharmacology

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an in-depth analysis of pharmacotherapeutics for the advanced nurse.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 765 Applications of Advanced Pathophysiology

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is an overview of advanced pathophysiology concepts as related to diseases in diverse populations encountered in advanced nursing roles. Evidenced-based practice and clinical reasoning will be synthesized from pathophysiology, nursing, medicine, and other applicable arts and sciences.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 770 Family Practice III

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an evidence-based framework to analyze complex health conditions to diagnose and manage the care individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on critical evaluation of the diagnostic process and management to synthesize outcomes of care. Health promotion as it relates to care of diverse individuals across the lifespan will be explored. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall, Spring
  • NUR 771 Psychiatric-Mental Health Practice III

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides an evidence-based framework to analyze complex psychiatric mental health conditions to diagnose and manage the care individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on critical evaluation of the diagnostic process and management to synthesize outcomes of care. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall, Spring
  • NUR 772 Research Methods for the Health Professions

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course serves as an introduction to the evaluation and application of research methodology in the context of health and human services. The specific aim of this course is to help students grasp the relations between the research question, design, and method(s), the measurement of constructs, and the data/theoretical interpretations. The material will be presented in a matter to strike a balance between fundamental, conceptual, technical, and methodological activity to scientific and clinical research. Identical with ATC 732, CSD 702, PBH 760, and RCH 730. Can only receive credit for one of following: ATC 732, CSD 702, NUR 772, PBH 760, or RCH 730.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 775 Acute Care III

    NUR 729 and NUR 735 and NUR 745 and NUR 755 and permission.

    This course will further develop concepts necessary for practice as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and will build on knowledge acquired in Acute Care I and II to guide the student in the developing the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner role. The course will continue to build on previous theory, technology, and pharmacological knowledge and incorporate advanced physical assessment, diagnostics, and evidence-based guidelines for the care of the complex and acutely ill adult and geriatric patient. Teaching methods include both didactic and clinical components. The clinical component includes no less than 224 direct-care hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    6212Fall
  • NUR 780 Teaching/Learning for Health Care Educators

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 781 Nursing Education Practicum

    NUR 780; and admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides a clinical experience in a nurse educator role in an entry level nursing education program. Application of educational and clinical practice theories and principles in a clinical teaching setting will be explored. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    39Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 782 Program Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    NUR 780; and admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course explores components, processes, and skills involved in the analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of academic and clinical settings. Accreditation standards will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 783 Nursing Education Practicum II

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course provides 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    26Fall, Spring
  • NUR 784 Technology in Health Care Education

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course explores various technology-based health education resources utilized to support the teaching and learning process. Strategies to assess learners, to develop learner evaluation plans, ethical considerations, and how to measure learning outcomes will be discussed. 

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring
  • NUR 785 Population Health Management Education Practicum

    NUR 703 and NUR 704 and NUR 705; and NUR 706 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 706; and admission to a graduate program in nursing.

    This clinical course applies knowledge of population health concepts, models, skills, and roles to the health care needs of vulnerable populations. Aspects of program development, implementation, and evaluation will be emphasized.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    39Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 787 Advanced Nursing Clinical Management

    NUR 780 and NUR 782; and admission to a graduate nursing program or permission.

    This course provides clinical experience in advanced nursing roles to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in a healthcare or community setting. This course has no less than 96 clinical hours. This course may be taken as variable credit, may be taken as 2-4 credit hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    2-4Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 789 Organizational Leadership

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is designed to empower nursing professionals with the knowledge to lead healthcare organizations. Incorporation of national regulatory and safety resources, integration of evidence-based strategies, effective collaboration, and analysis of internal and external processes that influence health care will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 790 Advanced Practice Practicum

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course explores regulatory, legal, financial, and advanced nursing principles to demonstrate leadership in the role of the nurse practitioner as it relates to inter-professionalism within the health care team. Readiness for practice will be assessed by demonstration of competency and clinical judgment. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 240 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    6115Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 791 Practice Leadership Practicum I

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is a practicum experience applying principles and methods of leadership, management, and evaluation to facilitate patient care operations in various settings in which students work closely with a leader in a variety of health care settings. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    39Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 792 Practice Leadership Practicum II

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is a practicum experience analyzing principles and methods of leadership, management, and evaluation to facilitate patient care operations in various settings in which students work closely with a leader in a variety of health care settings. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    39Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 793 Practice Leadership Clinical Immersion

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course explores intensive preceptor guided clinical experience that synthesizes previous theory and clinical coursework and refines knowledge and skills required to transition to an autonomous advanced nursing practice role. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    39Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 797 Capstone Project

    NUR 772; and admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course requires active participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of advanced nursing role capstone project. Variable credit, may be taken 1-3 credit hours. Must be repeated for a minimum of three hours. 

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 798 Research

    permission of advisor.

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring
  • NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course explores and applies 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. This course has no less than 48 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    433Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 802 Emerging Science and Methods of Advanced Practice

    admission to a graduate program in nursing and completion of a graduate level nursing theory course and a graduate level nursing research course, or permission.

    In this course, concepts, theories, and philosophical perspectives relevant to nursing science, research, and advanced nursing practice will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on exploring, analyzing, and applying concepts, theories, philosophies, and traditional and translational research methods, to the discipline of nursing, and to the student's area of research. The use of systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis in the student's DNP project and in nursing practice will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall
  • NUR 810 Finance Management and Entrepreneurship for Advanced Nursing Roles

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course focuses on the understanding and analysis of concepts and issues related to finance, budgeting, resource management, funding, reimbursement, cost-benefit analysis, and entrepreneurship as applicable to advanced nursing roles within the changing health care environment.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    22Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course will explore the advanced roles and skills needed in health policy advocacy, analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation. Advanced advocacy skills and tools for addressing health care cost, quality, and access issues; as well as social justice, vulnerable populations, and health disparities, will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the complexities of local, national, and global health issues and policy initiatives necessary to improve health outcomes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    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 and applied. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    633Fall, Spring
  • NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is designed to provide an overview of nursing and healthcare information technology applicable to advanced nursing roles. Information system concepts and technologies that can be used to improve quality, enhance patient safety, and transform the health of individuals, families, communities and populations will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    22Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    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. During this course an evidence-based DNP project to transform practice within a healthcare system will be implemented and evaluated. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    633Fall, Spring
  • NUR 880 Leadership and Innovation in Population Health Nursing

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course focuses on the use of evidence-based practice, innovation, organizational collaboration, and leadership in health care.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 896 Independent Study in Community and Population Health Leadership

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is for students who need additional clinical learning experiences to meet the required clinical contact hours to achieve DNP competencies. Clinical experiences via independent study will focus on specific topics of interest in community and population health leadership. This course includes clinical experience of 48 contact hours per credit hour. Clinical hours are counted towards the post-baccalaureate clinical hours required for DNP programs. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 993 Transforming Practice

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    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. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    39Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 998 Clinical Development

    admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is continued clinical application for the students requiring additional clinical time. This course cannot be repeated. This course has no less than 48 clinical hours. This course can be taken for either 1 or 2 credit hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Upon demand
  • NUR 999 Active in DNP Project

    permission of advisor.

    This course is continued application of translational research process in the supervised project of a selected evidence-based practice problem. This course is for students who require additional time to complete the DNP project. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Does not count toward degree requirements.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer

Nursing-RN Completion Program (NRS) courses

  • NRS 306 Professional Emergence

    admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses).

    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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NRS 335 Pathophysiology for the Registered Nurse

    admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses); and meet program progression requirements or permission of instructor.

    This course provides a study of the essential concepts of major diseases/disorders and disease processes relevant to the registered nurse.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NRS 338 Pharmacology for the Registered Nurse

    NRS 335 or permission of the instructor; and admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses); and meet program progression requirements.

    This course provides an in-depth study of the pharmacological treatments of the most current diseases/disorders and disease processes identified in Missouri.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NRS 341 Nursing: Individuals and Families

    RN; and admission to Nursing (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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring
  • NRS 342 Nursing: Health Assessment

    admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses); and meet program progression requirements.

    Improvement and utilization of skills in health history interviewing and physical assessment of clients throughout the life span.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NRS 357 Evidence Based Practice for the Registered Nurse

    admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses); and meet program progression requirements.

    This course provides the registered nurse an introduction to nursing research, evidence-based practice, and concepts of quality improvement at the baccalaureate level. This course will examine basic components of qualitative and quantitative research, correlations between patient-centered care, safety, evidence-based practice, and patient outcomes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NRS 442 Community Health Nursing I

    admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses); and permission of instructor.

    Theory of nursing practice to aggregates and communities. Focus on nursing knowledge in public health, community health nursing, and nursing research to promote health and prevent disease.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NRS 443 Community Health Nursing II

    NRS 442; and admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses).

    Theory and clinical experience in nursing practice to aggregates and communities. Focus on nursing knowledge and skills in community health and research to promote health and prevent disease. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 48 hours. Includes direct learning experience at the advanced nursing level. Public Affairs Capstone Experience.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NRS 482 Advanced Leadership and Management for Registered Nurses

    admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses).

    Development of the licensed registered nurse as a leader and manager in diverse settings. Includes direct learning experiences at the advanced level.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NRS 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 healthcare. Identical with NUR 515 . Cannot receive credit for both NUR 515  and NRS 515. May be taught concurrently with NUR 635. Cannot receive credit for both NRS 515 and NUR 635.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NRS 565 Advanced Human Pathophysiology

    admission to Nursing (completion program for registered nurses).

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    33Fall, Spring, Summer