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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 DescriptionLevel
COOP 386
Co-Op Nursing
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Undergraduate
COOP 486
Intrn-Nursing
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Undergraduate
NURS 100
Intro to Professional Nursing
Students who participate in this course will develop a beginning understanding of the role of the professional nurse. The history of nursing and fundamental nursing principles will be examined. The role of nursing within the healthcare delivery sys,tem will be explored. An overview of the nursing process will be provided and students will have the opportunity to practice some basic psychomotor skills that are required in nursing.|
Undergraduate
NURS 101
Nurs Proc I: Fund Pract
Introduces students to the concepts of individual, health, and environment. Emphasizes the nursing process as the basis for client-centered care. Provides the theoretical foundation for the development of cognitive, psychomotor, and communication ski,lls necessary to care for clients and promote healthy responses. Examines the needs of culturally diverse individuals within the context of their functional health patterns. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites or co-requisites: BIOL 258 and P,SY 211. Co-requisites: NURS 111, 121, and 131. Fall, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 102
Nursing Process II
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in acute care settings to individuals across the life span. Explores the nursing process as it relates to the care of clients in crisis from rape/sexual assault/domestic violence and clients with inef,fective response to crisis (chemical dependency/suicide). Considers the nursing care of clients with musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and gynecologic dysfunction. The last portion of the class focuses on human reproduction in health and illness. Fo,ur class hours weekly. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in BIOL 251/261 and a minimum grade of B in NURS 101, 121, 131 and Pass in NURS 111. Co-requisites: NURS 112, 133. BIOL 252/262 and PSY 260 may be taken as a prerequisite or co-requisi|
Undergraduate
NURS 111
Nurs Proc I:Fnd Nurs Clin Prac
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 101 and 131. Students care for elderly and/or chronically ill clients who require basic nursing interventions in long-term care setting,s. Six clinical hours weekly. Co-requisites: NURS 101 and 121. Fall, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 112
Nurs Proc II:Clinical Practice
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 102 and NURS 133. Students care for clients in crisis and clients across the life span having musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and gy,necologic dysfunction. Provides clinical experience in the obstetrical setting with mothers and newborns. Offers increased opportunities for medication administration. Twelve clinical hours weekly. Co-requisites: NURS 102 and NURS133. Prerequisites:,A minimum grade of C in BIOL 251/261 and a minimum grade of B in NURS 101, 121,131 and a Pass in NURS 111. Spring, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 121
Nurs Proc I: Pract Lab
Provides students with the opportunity to learn basic nursing skills required to deliver nursing interventions to clients experiencing alterations in their health status. Enables nursing students to acquire beginning skills and confidence through pra,ctice in the college learning laboratory. Three laboratory hours weekly. Pass/ Fail. Co-requisites: NURS 101 and 111. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 131. Fall, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 131
Nursing Health Assessmt
Teaches students beginning skills in assessing the health of clients through health histories and physical examinations. Provides students with opportunities to practice assessment skills. Required of all ASN students. Open to any student with permis,sion of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 132
Pharmac Aspects Of Nurs
Presents principles of pharmacology with practical application to the care of clients. Emphasizes major drug classifications, actions/interactions, side effects, and related nursing interventions. Introduces learning strategies to develop student abi,lities in making critical assessments and decisions about pharmacological interventions. Required of all ASN students. Open to any student with permission of the instructor. Spring, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 133
Pharm Aspects of Nursi: Part I
Provides the foundation for the pharmacological aspects of nursing. Emphasizes the nursing processs and drug therapy; pharmacologic principles; lifespan considerations; legal, ethical, and cultural considerations; and patient education and drug thera,py. Correlates with content delivered in NURS 102 Nursing Process II. Focuses on the pharmacological management of the client with Musculoskeletal, Pain, Gatrointestinal, Nutritional, Substance Abuse, Women's Health Disorders. Emphasizes major drug c,lassifications, actions and drug effects, indications, adverse effets and toxicity, nursing interventions and patient teaching in these areas. Required of all ASN students.|
Undergraduate
NURS 201
Nursing Process III
Focuses on the application of the nursing process to individuals across the life span in acute care and community settings. Utilizes the nursing process in determining the care of clients having cancer, and the care of clients with respiratory, cardi,ovascular, sensory, and urinary and renal dysfunctions. Four class hours weekly. Co-requisite: NURS 211. Prerequisites: PSY 260, minimum grade of C in BIOL 259 and NURS 102 and 132, and Pass in NURS 112. Fall, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 202
Nursing Process IV
Focuses on the application of the nursing process in a variety of settings to individuals across the life span. Explores the nursing process as it relates to the care of clients having immune, neurologic, endocrine and psychiatric-mental health dysfu,nction. Emphasizes the nursing management of selected clients requiring critical care. Co-requisite: NURS 212. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in NURS 201 and Pass in NURS 211. Spring, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 203
Nursing Seminar
Introduces students to relevant issues and current and future trends in nursing healthcare. Provides opportunities for students to explore ethical issues that nurses often encounter. Emphasizes role transition from student to graduate nurse. Prere,quisites: Minimum grade of B in NURS 101, 102, and 201. Spring, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 211
Nurs Proc III: Clin Practice
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for students to implement objectives identified in NURS 201. Students care for clients across the life span having cancer and clients having respiratory, cardiovascular, sensory, urinary, and renal,dysfunctions. Provides opportunities for administration of intravenous medications and development of skills in comprehensive client assessment. Twelve clinical hours weekly. Co-requisite: NURS 201. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in BIOL 259 and N,URS 102 and 132 and Pass in NURS 112. Fall, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 212
Nurs Proc IV:Clinical Practice
Clinical practice experience provides opportunities for students to implement objectives identified in NURS 202 and 203. Students care for acutely ill clients across the life span having immune, neurologic, endocrine, and psychiatric-mental health dy,sfunctions. Provides opportunities for delivery of care to increasing numbers of clients, and guided practice in refining interpersonal and decision-making skills required of the graduate nurse. Twelve clinical hours weekly. Co-requisites: NURS 202 a,nd 203. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in NURS 201, and Pass in NURS 211. Spring, annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 233
Pharm Aspects of Nurs: Part II
Builds on the foundations of the pharmacological aspects of nursing in NURS 133 (part I) and correlates with content delivered in NURS 201 Nursing Process III. Focuses on the pharmacological management of the client with Cancer, Cardiovascular, Anemi,a, Respiratory, Infection, Sensory, and Urinary/Renal disorders. Emphasizes major drug classifications, actions and drug effects, indications, adverse effects, indications, adverse effects and toxicity, nursing interventions and patient teaching in t,hese areas. Required of all ASN students.|
Undergraduate
NURS 234
Pharm Aspect of Nurs: Part III
Builds on the foundations of the pharmacological aspects of nursing in NURS 133 (part I) and NURS 233 (part II) and correlates with content delivered in NURS 202 Nursing Process IV. Focuses on the pharmacological management of the client with Immune,, Endocrine, Neurologic, psychiatric-mental disorders. Emphasizes major drug classifications, actions and drug effects, indications, adverse effects and toxicity, nursing interventions and patient teaching in these areas. Required of all ASN studen,ts. Pre-requisite NURS 133 and NURS 233.|
Undergraduate
NURS 241
Clin Reasoning & Prob Solving
Students who participate in this course will develop clinical reasoning and problem solving skills necessary for effective decision making by professional nurses. Factors that influence clinical reasoning and problem solving will be examined to faci,litate higher level thinking in clinical situations. This course will be open to all second year ASN students. Other nursing students may be admitted with permission of instructor.|
Undergraduate
NURS 242
Service Learning in Nursing
This seminar course provides an opportunity for nursing students to participate in community based learning. The focus is on participating in experiences in the community that reinforce skills and concepts addressed in Nursing Process Courses. The,emphasis is on nursing assessment of community needs, patient teaching within the community, and professional commitment to the health of the community. This course helps the student develop community assessment, problem-solving, and reflective skil,ls, while encouraging engagement. This course will be open to all ASN nursing students. Each semester as needed. Prerequisite: Must have completed or be enrolled in NURS 101.|
Undergraduate
NURS 299
Special Topics In Nurs
This course deals with topics of special interest for all nursing students. It will focus on identified nursing subjects needed to keep students abreast of the changing trends in the profession and provide them with a mechanism for updating their nu,rsing knowledge and clinical competencies. This course may be offered summers and weekends during the academic year according to demand, and will be open to all students.|
Undergraduate
NURS 320
Death And Grief
Explores the dying process from various conceptual and theoretical frameworks. Focuses on historical, ethical, socio-cultural and interpersonal perspectives on death. Students address their own mortality and develop a personal philosophy of death and, grief. Opportunities are provided for students to interact with professional experts as well as individuals experiencing grief/death issues. Annually, and as needed. Open to all students.|
Undergraduate
NURS 335
Alternative Therapies
Explores various approaches to health and healing that lie outside the realm of conventional Western medicine. Focuses on how these therapies are presented on the World Wide Web and how the registered nurse can evaluate their effectiveness. Student,s will research selected topics and critically appraise the quality of information found on the internet.|
Undergraduate
NURS 340
Nursing In Transition
This course provides a theoretical foundation for the transition from technical to professional nursing practice. Students will address the concepts of nursing, health, individual, and environment and explore nursing as an evolving profession with em,phasis on the historical perspectives, environmental context, and future trends that could impact health care. This course views individuals from a holistic perspective, and explores the spectrum of health and wellness. Clinical thinking, theory, ev,idence-based practice, and nursing research are introduced as the basis for professional nursing practice. Writing skills for the professional nurse are developed in the course. (Open to students who are licensed RNs. Fall and spring as needed.)|
Undergraduate
NURS 341
Culture & Care in Nursing Prac
This course will promote an understanding of holistic nursing practice in a multicultural society. Nursing theories related to culture and caring will be used as frameworks to explore the influence of cultural values, beliefs, and practices on healt,h. Specific ethnic groups will be examined in terms of lifestyles, healthcare decisions, and cultural care modalities. Topics related to social justice and nurses as global citizens will be explored.|
Undergraduate
NURS 342
Clinical Thinking in Nursing
This course focuses on clinical thinking as a nursing skill and its practical application in the health care arena. Emphasizes is placed on defining critical thinking as well as exploring critical thinking, creative thinking, reasoning, decision maki,ng, problem solving, and metacognition as they relate to the many facets of professional nursing practice. Provides students opportunities to transfer skills to problems of a professional and personal nature. Open to students who are licensed RNs and, others with permission of instructor. Spring annually, or as needed|
Undergraduate
NURS 343
Health Literacy in Nurs Pract
This course examines concepts related to health literacy in professional nursing practice. Topics include the teaching/learning process in health education at the individual, family, and community levels. Content will explore locating and evaluatin,g pertinent information technology to imporve safety in healthcare. Focus will be placed on interpersonal and professional communication skills necessary within a multidisciplinary term. (Open to licensed RN's and others with permission of the inst,ructor).|
Undergraduate
NURS 345
Trends & Issues in Pro Nursing
This course expolores current issues and trends influencing professional nursing practice. Areas of discussion include the political arena of health care, innovative nursing practices, societal demands on nursing, evaluation of professional organiza,tions, and the legal and ethical issues of professional nursing. The course provides students with an opportunity to study factors impacting the health of individuals, families, an communities internationally. Open to licensed RN's and others with,permission of the instructor.|
Undergraduate
NURS 346
Health Assessment
Enables the registered nurse to enhance skills in assessing the health status of individuals. Provides an opportunity to obtain a comprehensive health history and perform a screening physical assessment. Emphasizes recognizing deviations from normal,and integrating physiological, psychosocial, developmental, spiritual, and transcultural dimensions in order to formulate diagnostic hypothesis. Open to students who are licensed RNs. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 347
Creating A Wellness Lfst
Introduces the student to the concepts of wellness and health promotion from a holistic perspective. Within this framework, students explore how to gain more control over their lives through effective stress management, management of time and change,, and adequate self and social support. Assists students in increasing self-responsibility and negotiating the health care delivery system. Discusses health measures such as diet, exercise, and sleep as they relate to a wellness lifestyle. Explores th,e balance of caring for others and caring for self. Each student is guided in formulating an individualized wellness plan. Open to all students. Annually, and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 355
Health Promotion in Nursing
The focus of this course is health promotion of individuals and families from an epidemiological perspective. Nursing theory is used as an organizing framework for the course. Course content addresses theories related to health promotion, lifestyle, and risk assessment, and motivation as it relates to behavioral change. Therapeutic interventions for health promotion across lifespan, nursing roles in health promotion, and future health care trends which impact health promotion, will be explored,. (Opened to licensed RN's). Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in NURS 340. Co-requisite: NURS 342.|
Undergraduate
NURS 361
Nurse As Educator
Requires students to develop and provide health education to individuals, families, and communities. Focuses on the nursing process, the teaching/learning process, and health care informatics. Provides opportunities for the student to implement the t,eaching/learning process in the delivery of health education programs. Open to students who are licensed RNs. Fall, annually and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 365
Health Prom For Elderly
Provides students with information and strategies related to the promotion and maintenance of health in a holistic manner for the elderly population. Promotes inquiry and stimulates the critical-thinking processes of the student by emphasizing health, and wellness concepts. Open to all students. Annually as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 368
Human Caring
Provides an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the concept caring. Appropriate to students entering any human service major. Derives content primarily from scholarly works in the discipline of nursing. Supplements Jean Watson's theory of human c,aring with guided experiences designed to facilitate personal discovery of one's caring capacities and opportunities to more fully integrate them into the work of one's discipline. Open to all students. Annually as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 376
Frontiers In Health Care
Provides an opportunity for students to explore the U.S. health care system, its complexities, problems, alternatives for managing problems, and its impact on individuals and populations. Social, technological, political, and economic contexts provid,e a framework to explore the collaborative efforts of professionals to transform health care delivery both nationally and internationally. Students address current, complex national and international health issues. Open to all RN students and others,with permission of instructor. Fall annually and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 380
Appl Stats For Hlth Care Prof
Introduces students in health care professions to the knowledge and understanding of statistics as applied to health care practice and research. Introduces the basic rules and principles of statistics through investigation of quantitative and qualit,ative problems in health care. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 050 or satisfactory score in the Mathematics department placement examination. Spring semester.|
Undergraduate
NURS 400
Violence Prevention in Nursing
This online course was developed as one of six online courses for the post baccalaureate Forensic Nursing Certificate. NURS 400 porvides an opportunity for students to explore violence as a major health problem in the United States while investigatin,g the impact on individuals, communities, and our health care system. Students will explore the role of the nurse as both a victim of workplace violence and as the healthcare provider treating victims of violence. Students will develop nursing care p,rojects that include the identification of victims, risk-assessments of potential victims, effective health care interventions, and preventive strategies. Open to licensed RN's and others with permission of the instructor. Fall annually and as needed|
Undergraduate
NURS 410
Intro to Forensic Nursing
This online course was developed as one of six online courses for the post baccalaureate Forensic Nursing Certificate. NURS 410 provides students with an overview of forensic nursing science as a specialty area of practice. Forensic nursing standards, of practice and performance are the foundation of the course. In addition, students explore evidence collection in the clinical role of the nurse, legal and ethical aspects of forensic nursing, victim advocacy, and career opportunities. Knowledge an,d skills of forensic health care are integrated into current nursing practice to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate care to individuals, families, and communities. Open to licensed RN's and others with permission of the instructor. Fall an|
Undergraduate
NURS 420
Forensic Nursing & Justice Sys
This online course was developed as one of six online courses for the post baccalaureate Forensic Nursing Certificate. The purpose of this course is to fully introduce the nursing student to the role and responsibilities of the criminal justice profe,ssionals he/she will work with during all aspects of a criminal investigation both in and out of the formal hospital environment. Open to licensed RN's and others with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite of Corequisite in NURS 410. Fall annua,lly and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 430
App Prin & Tech of Inter & Inv
This online course was developed as one of six online courses for the post baccalaureate Forensic Nursing Certificate. NURS 430 provides a detailed look into the specific investigative principles and techniques used by forensic nurses during their ex,perience with an actual victim of a crime. The aim of this class is to fully introduce and discuss the various stages of the criminal investigative process specific to the forensic nurse. Content will focus upon the specific techniques, skills, and p,rocedures used to carry out a forensic assessment, including physical evidence collection and documentation, interviewing of victims, and testifying in criminal court. Open to licensed RN's and others with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite o|
Undergraduate
NURS 440
Emerg & Disaster Prep for Nurs
This online course was developed as one of six online courses for the post baccalaureate Forensic Nursing Certificate. NURS 440 introduces the student to the nurse's role in emergency and disaster planning and management, including mass casualty even,ts. Nursing care of populations including psychological and behavioral manifestations of disaster victims and responders in natural and man-made disasters are highlighted. Ethical consideratins of vulnerable populations and standards of nursing pract,ice during disasters will be explored. Open to licensed RN's and others with permission of the instructor. Spring annually and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 445
Research in Nursing
This course emphasizes the role of research in developing evidence-based nursing practice. Students will explore the principles of systematic method of inquiry and the application of clinical thinking, group process, and decision-making skills. The, course focuses on the ways research influences decisions in nursing and nursing care. As consumers of research, students will have an opportunity to critique current research for applicability to professional nursing practice. As novice producers o,f research, students will work in groups to develop a research proposal of value to nursing. (Open to licensed RN's) Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in NURS 340, 341, 342, 343, 355 and MATH 221. Co-requisite: 470. Fall, and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 450
Field Exp In Health Agen
In consultation with the faculty, opportunities are provided for the student, as a client advocate, to apply selected concepts to the health promotion of clients in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Junior standing, NURS 365, or permission of t,he instructor. As needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 457
Leadership In Nursing
Provides a theoretical foundation for the practice of independent and interdependent nursing. Introduces the principles of leadership and management, and emphasizes their application to professional nursing. Focus includes concepts of motivation, cha,nge, group process, empowerment, and nursing care delivery systems. Open to licensed RN students and others with permission of instructor. Spring annually, and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 460
Forensic Nurs Sem & Practicum
This online course was developed as one of six online courses for the post baccalaureate Forensic Nursing Certificate. NURS 460 provides students with an opportunity to appraise current trends, issues, and research findings related to forensic nursin,g practice. Through the completion of the practicum experience, students apply forensic nursing knowledge and skills in a specialty area with a selected population of interest. Prerequisites: NURS 400, 410, 420, 430, and 440.|
Undergraduate
NURS 463
Acute Care
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Undergraduate
NURS 470
Promoting Healthy Communities
Introduces essential knowledge and important nursing roles for health promotion and illness prevention at the family and community level. Students will explore principles of epidemiology, demography, and relevant nursing and health-related theories,and models as they apply to the health of individuals, families, and aggregates. Pre-requisites: NURS 340, 342, and 361. Pre or co-requisite NURS 346. Fall annually, and as needed.|
Undergraduate
NURS 480
Role Seminar In Prof Nursing
This capstone course provides a culminating experience in the exploration of the professional nursing roles. Emphasizes present and evolving nursing contributions in a reformed health care system. Students are guided in the development of a self-di,rected exploration of a selected role. Must be taken as a co-requisite to NURS 481. Open to RN students only. Prerequisites: Earned grade of C in NURS 340, 342, 346, 361, 380, 445, 470. Spring annually.|
Undergraduate
NURS 482
Role Exploration In Prof
This capstone course provides opportunities for students to explore a professional nursing role through research, interviews and other scholarly activities. The role under investigation can be one of possible graduate study or career advancement. The, student may select from a variety of roles such as CRNP, CRNA, clinical specialist, nurse educator, administrator, researcher, etc. Must be taken as a co-requisite with NURS 480. Prerequisites: minimum grade of C in NURS 340, 342, 346, 357, 361, 376,, 380, 445 and 470. Spring annually|
Undergraduate
NURS 494
Advanced Con of Pro Nursing
This is the capstone course for the RN-BSN program. The student will engage in a capstone project that reflects application, synthesis, and evaluation of concepts and nursing issues studied throughout the program. Application of educational experie,nce to professional growth and contribution to the nursing profession is emphasized. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in NURS 340, 341, 342, 355, 445, and 470.|
Undergraduate
NURS 499
Special Topics In Nurs
Deals with topics of special interest to professional nurses. Focuses on identified nursing subjects pertinent to the practice of professional nursing. May be offered during the academic year as well as summers and weekends, according to demand.|
Undergraduate
NURS 601
Adv Concepts In Pathophy
This course is devoted to the study of the physiological process of disease and the body's response to this process. It is the goal of the course to present broad physiological principles that advance nurse practitioners can apply to their clinical e,xperiences. Specific diseases will be used to exemplify pathophysiological concepts, and treatment is examined at the molecular level as response to the pathophysiology. The course investigates exogenous causes of diseases emphasizing infection, infl,ammation, and the immune response as well as endogenous diseases of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, hepatic, pulmonary, and renal systems. Fall, annually|
Graduate
NURS 602
Pharmacologic Applic
This course will cover principles of pharmacology as applied to advanced nursing practice. This includes drug effectiveness, mechanism, and interaction. Emphasis will be on the pharmacological action of drugs on specific organ systems and the clinica,l use of drugs in treatment of disease conditions. Emphasis will be on critical decision making skills in the selection of drug therapy, doses of drugs, routes of administration and preferred therapy. This course focuses on pharmacological implicatio,ns for the family nurse practitioner in working with individuals across the life span. Prerequisite: NURS 601. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Graduate
NURS 605
Evolution Of Nurs Theory
This course focuses on selected aspects of theory development in nursing science. Emphasis is given to the study of epistemological issues related to the evolution of theory in nursing. Varying levels and components of theories are explored. Major st,rategies for theory development, including concept analysis, synthesis, and theory derivation are analyzed. Students gain experience in critically examining major existing theoretical models. Fall, annually.|
Graduate
NURS 610
Adv Concepts Nurs Resear
This course examines the relationship and contribution of nursing research to the development of nursing science. The growth of research will be traced over the course of the last century, with particular emphasis on the evolution that has occurred s,ince mid-century. Students will be assisted to increase their ability to critically evaluate published research and to make decisions concerning its applicability to practice. Additionally, students will develop a proposal for an individual or group,research project which may become the foundational work for the scholarly project/thesis. Prerequisite: NURS 605 or by permission of instructor. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Graduate
NURS 614
Health Promo: Fam & Comm Pers
This course introduces the advanced practice nurse student to health promotion and disease prevention strategies for families and communities. Students will explore principles of family theory, established models of family development, epidemiology,,and demography. An opportunity will be given to develop intervention plans to improve wellness based on risk assessment and knowledge of national standards of clinical preventive services. Fall, annually.|
Graduate
NURS 615
Adv Health Assessment
This course builds upon the basic assessment skills of the nurse. It prepares the advanced practice nurse to conduct focused and comprehensive health assessments of clients across the lifespan. The process of diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as t,he primary means of collecting and analyzing data obtained from the client history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures. Two hours lecture weekly. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 616. Prerequisite or Co-requisites: NURS 601. Offe,red fall annually and as needed.|
Graduate
NURS 616
Adv Health Assessment Pract
Provides opportunity for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 615. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Three clinical hours weekly. This course must be taken as a,co-requisite to NURS 615. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 601. Fall, annually and as needed.|
Graduate
NURS 617
Adv Hlth As Prac for Nurs Edu
Provides an opportunity for the nurse educator student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 615. Emphasis is on acquisition of physical assessment skills across the lifespan within te context of the role of nurse educator. Students may se,lect experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the coursefocus. Three clinical hours weekly. Prerequisites: NURS 601 (or taken concurrently); must be taken with NURS 615 as a co-requisite; open to nurse educator students only.|
Graduate
NURS 620
Clinical Dec Making I
The focus of this course is clinical data gathering skills, diagnostic reasoning, and clinical problem-solving in the management of common health problems throughout the lifespan. Critical thinking skills are emphasized and honed and are used to ampl,ify common sense, intuition, and simple reasoning. Emphasis is placed upon the analysis and synthesis of client data for diagnosis and for intervention of appropriate nursing and other therapeutic interventions to be used by the advanced practice nur,se. This course if required as a prerequisite to all other clinical nursing courses and is to be taken concurrently with NURS 621. Prerequisite: NURS 615 and NURS 616. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Graduate
NURS 621
Clinical Dec Making I Pract
Provides opportunity for the student to implement the objectives identified in NURS 620. Students may select experiences from a variety of clinical settings appropriate to the course focus. Three clinical hours weekly. This course must be taken as a,co-requisite to NURS 620. Prerequisite: NURS 615. Spring, annually and as needed.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
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.|
Graduate
RESP 100
Fund Of Respiratory Care
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Undergraduate