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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
NURS 622
Family Nurse Pract Role Develo
Explores the evoloving role of the family nurse practitioner as an advanced practice nurse. Focus is on acquisition of advanced practice skills and application of decision making models that guide evidence based practice. Professional, ethical, and l,egal accountability is emphasized. Prerequisite: NURS 615 and NURS 616; must be taken concurrently with NURS 621 and NURS 620.|
NURS 630
Clinical Dec Making II
Focus is on health promotion, wellness maintenance, disease prevention, early detection of problems, prompt treatment of acute illness, and support for management and self-care during chronic conditions of children (birth through adolescence) and chi,ldbearing women. All dimension of development and the total health of the family are considered. Collaboration with other healthcare providers is fostered. Three lecture hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 631 and NURS 632. Prereq,uisites: NURS 601, 602 and 614 and minimum grade of B in 615 and 620. Offered annually.|
NURS 631
Clin Dec Mak II Role Sem
Focus of this seminar will be clinical based research questions, client presentation, and effective treatment interventions for children (birth through adolescence) and childbearing women. Students are given an opportunity to discuss alternative app,roaches to diagnosis, advanced nursing, medical, or collaborative management in a controlled environment. Two laboratory hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 630 and NURS 632. Prerequisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614: Minimum grade of B, in NURS 615 and 620. Offered fall annually.|
NURS 632
Clinical Dec Making II Pract
Provides an opportunity for the students to implement the objectives identified in NURS 630. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Six clinical hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently, with NURS 630 and NURS 631. Prerequisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614; Minimum grade of B in NURS 615 and 620. Offered fall annually.|
NURS 640
Clinical Dec Making III
Focus is on health promotion, wellness maintenance, disease prevention, early detection of problems, prompt treatment of acute illness, and support for management and self-care during chronic conditions of young, middle aged, and older adults. All d,imensions of development and the total health of the family are considered. Collaboration with other health care providers is fostered with emphasis upon the coordination and continuity of client care. Three lecture hours weekly. Must be taken con,currently with NURS 641 and NURS 642. Prerequisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614 and minimum grade of B in NURS 615, 620, and 630. Offered fall annually.|
NURS 641
Cli Dec Mak III:Role Sem
Focus of this seminar will be clinical based research questions, client presentation, and effective treatment interventions for young, middle aged, and older adults. Students are given an opportunity to discuss alternative appraoches to diagnosis, a,dvanced nursing, medical, or collaborative management in a controlled environment. Two laboratory hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 640 and NURS 642. Pre-requisite: NURS 601, 602, and 614; Minimum grade of B in NURS 615, 620, and,630. Offered spring annually|
NURS 642
Clin Dec Making III Practicum
Provides an opportunity for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 640. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Six clinical hours weekly. Must be taken concurrently,with NURS 640 and NURS 641. Pre-requisites: NURS 601, 602, and 614; Minimum grade of B in NURS 615, 620, and 630. Offered spring annually.|
NURS 645
Nursing & Public Policy
This course examines the implications of health care financing, structuring, labor market trends, and current health care reform proposals for nursing in general and for advanced practice nursing specifically. Additionally, the student will be stimul,ated to appreciate the critical need for nurses to engage in activities, individually and as members of professional organizations, that will enhance the position of nursing in influencing health care policy and legislation at all levels-local, state,, and federal. A pervasive theme throughout the course is the ultimate goal of improving the health care of our citizens. Spring, annually.|
NURS 675
Nursing Curriculum Development
Examines curriculum development in post secondary nursing programs. Focuses on philosophical issues, learning theories, learner needs assessment, and curriculum design for target populations in various nursing education programs. Enables advanced pra,ctice nursing students to develop and evaluate curriculum for selected nursing education programs. Fall, every other year and/or as needed.|
NURS 676
Ed Strategies In Nursing
Provides a comprehensive overview of educational strategies for students who desire to function as advanced practice nurses in the educational arena. Provides the necessary theory to implement the instructional process with various populations. Exami,nes issues relevant to educational strategies and their evaluation. Students design and implement a lesson plan. Self-evaluation and critique of others are used as a method to improve teaching. Fall, every other year and as needed.|
NURS 677
Eval & Assessment In Nursing
Provides a comprehensive overview of evaluation and assessment in learning for students who desire to function as advanced practice nurses in the educational arena. Emphasizes current issues in assessment, establishment and measurement of learning ou,tcomes, and the development and utilization of assessment tools. Students design and use evaluation tools for clinical and classroom application in nursing and health education. Spring, every other year and/or as needed.|
NURS 701
DNP Role Seminar II
Synthesizes DNP competencies while providing a forum for dissemination and discussion of terminal protfolios and evidence-based research projects formulated in Clinical Scholarship I, II, and III. Prerequisites: all DNP coursework. Offered spring ann,ually.|
NURS 702
Adv Topics in Clinical Mgmt
Explores the management of complex health conditions across the lifespan with a focus on individuals and thier families. Topics will vary and be drawn from emerging fields such as genetics, immunology, behavioral health, pharmacology, and preventive,medicine.|
NURS 703
Adv Topics in Nursing Practice
Explores emerging literature related to management of complex health conditions across the lifespan. Emphasis is on health promotion and care of communities and populations. The effective utilization of health care systems, principles of epidemiolog,y, environmental health, and community partnering and planning will be examined as they relate to population health promotion.|
NURS 704
Doctor of Nurs Pract Intern I
First of two required internships. Provides students an opportunity to enhance and integrate prior learning. Student acquires and applies DNP and advanced practice competencies in a mentored setting as a preceptor care provider for individuals with, complex medical conditions. Student self-identifies learning goals/plan for faculty approval. Prerequisite: NURS 805, 806, 807, 808, 809 and specialty electives related to intership focus. Fall, annually.|
NURS 706
Doctor of Nurs Pract Intern II
Second of two required internships. Provides students additional opportunity to enhance and integrate prior learning and to acquire and apply DNP and advanced clinical practice competencies in a mentored clinical setting. Focus is on vulnerable pop,ulations and their communities. Student identifies learning goals and follow a faculty-approved plan. Prerequisite: NURS 850. Spring, annually.|
NURS 709
Doctor of Nurs Pract Capstone
Focus of this capstone course is on the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of a research project that translates evidence to practice. Project will relate to the advanced practice nursing role and benefit a group, population,or community rather than an individual patient. Prerequisite: NURS 805, 806, 807, 808, 809. Enrollment by permission of instructor only. Summer, annually.|
NURS 714
Prac Strg for Adv Prac Nurses
Provides advanced practice nurses an understanding of new venture development as it prepares them to seek innovative solutions to health care issues. Approached from the perspectives of developing a business plan for independent practice as well as,thinking creatively to craft responses to social problems that impact health care.|
NURS 715
Systematic Eval in Health Care
Provides an overview of the strategies and tools for assessing and achieving improvement in health care. Adapted from the Achieving Competence Today (ACT) curriculum, students will identify and analyze systems problems that compromise the quality an,d safety of care and then develop an improvement plan.|
NURS 750
Family Nurse Practitioner Int
Provides the opportunity to gain competency in the multifaceted role of nurse practitioner through a supervised clinical experience under the guidance of certified nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or licensed physicians approved by the depa,rtment as preceptors. Prerequisites: All program course work, including completion of NURS 800. Spring annually and as needed.|
NURS 751
Nurse Educator Internship
Provides the opportunity to gain competency in the multifaceted role of nurse educator under the guidance of nurse educators approved by the department as preceptors. Prerequisities: All program course work, including completion of NURS 800. Sprin,g, annually and as needed.|
NURS 800
Research Project/Thesis
Scholarly research paper based on an innovative and/or creative study pertinent to nursing or a related area. Students register for a minimum of 3 credits and complete the thesis/project in one calendar year. Students who do not complete the thesis/p,roject in one calendar year must register for 1 additional credit each consecutive term until completion up to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: NURS 605 and 610.|
NURS 805
Doct of Nurs Parctice Role Sem
Provides an overview of program expectations while examining the roles of the DNP-prepared advanced practice nurse as expert clinician, researcher, health policy advocate, and educator. Students will begin to identify research ideas and formulate an, internship plan with the support and feedback of peers.|
NURS 806
Lead Nurs in Health Care Sys
Provides the advanced practice nurse leadership skills for empowering and influencing others to bring about change. Focus is on understanding multiple perspectives and applying theories of leadership, organizational behavior, and systems to a variet,y of settings. Ethical and legal strategies to influence procedures and policy will be emphasized.|
NURS 807
Info Mgmt in Health Care
Provides students with essential knowledge and skills to utilize information and management systems to support evidence based practice. The role of information management systems and data bases in health care will be discussed, Students will employ,information technology to implement decision suppoort programs that are pertinent to improved practice. Co-requisite: NURS 808.|
NURS 808
Analy Meth of Evd Based Prac
Emphasis is on analytical methods to critically appraise evidence-based literature and translate research to clinical practice. Students appraise current literature related to their chosen topic, constructing an evidence basis for their selected pra,ctice project. Co-requisites: NURS 807. Fall, annually.|
PH 200
Solar System Astron
Examines the motions of Earth, moon, and the planets and their effects on the appearance of the sky; the nature of the sun and the planets; the instruments of the astronomer; and the role the history of astronomy played in the development of our unde,rstanding of the sky. Includes constellation identification through the use of the planetarium. Each semester.|
PH 201
Stellar Astronomy
Explores human understanding of the nature, formation, and evolution of those celestial objects that lie beyond the solar system. Includes stellar properties and spectra, stellar evolution, special stars and star systems, the milky way and other gala,xies, cosmology, and cosmogony. Uses the planetarium for constellation study and the development of coordinate systems. Prerequisite: ES 200. Spring, annually.|
PH 251
General Physics
Introductory course for non-physics majors. Emphasizes mechanics, including vectors, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, rotational motion, harmonic motion, and waves. Integrates computer-based laboratory and lecture into three two-hour class per,iods. Prerequisite: Algebra. Each fall.|
PH 252
General Physics II
Introductory course for non-physics majors. Emphasizes electromagnetism and light, including electrostatics, circuits, magnetic fields, geometrical and physical optics, optical instruments, and atomic spectra. Integrates computer-based laboratory and, lecture into three two-hour class periods. Prerequisites: Algebra and either PH 251 or 261. Each Spring.|