College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Mission and Philosophy

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation is an integral component of The University of Texas at Arlington and subscribes to the mission of the University. The College of Nursing and Health Innovation prepares quality health care providers through excellence in education, scholarship, and service. The academic programs in Nursing, Kinesiology, and related studies prepare individuals for professional roles in health care, health sciences, and health-related professions.  In addition, these programs prepare individuals for collaboration with other professionals and consumers in the delivery of holistic health care, health-related research, exercise science and advocacy for the improvement of health outcomes.

The faculty believes tha learning is a continuous lifelong process and a personal responsibility. Students must be actively involved in the learning process to acquire clinical, technical, and academic proficiency and to be socialized into professional roles. Learning experiences are implemented to achieve sequence, continuity and synthesis of knowledge and expertise as defined by the educational outcomes. Teaching and learning are dynamic processes involving curriculum evaluation and revision based on research evidence, the needs of a multicultural society, and the changing health care system. The educational process facilitates the development of each person's potential and promotes cultural competence and assimilation of ethical principles.

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation believes in collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders that include education, community and health care organizations, other research institutions, as well as individuals who are impacted by each of the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Feedback from the community is used to strengthen the programs and ensure that the graduates are regarded as employees of choice. Innovation and positive change are outcomes of strong collaboration between the college and its alumni and other constituents.

Faculty and students foster an educational climate of mutual respect, honesty, intellectual inquiry, creativity, and effective communication. We contribute to the development of our professions through the conduct of research and the dissemination and application of evidence-based knowledge. Faculty and students provide service to the community through clinical practice, education,  and leadership.  

Undergraduate nursing education builds on a foundation of studies in the sciences, humanities, and arts. The baccalaureate program prepares competent, self-directed generalist nurses (Registered Nurses) who can assume increasing responsibility and leadership in the delivery of evidence-based nursing care.

Master’s Nursing education builds on a foundation of undergraduate nursing education and provides specialty practice with an expanded theoretical and empirical knowledge base. The Master of Science in nursing programs prepare Registered Nurses for advanced functional roles that require increased accountability, expertise, and leadership. Graduates are prepared to provide evidence-based health care in collaboration with other health care providers and consumers. Administration graduates are prepared to lead and manage care in a variety of health care settings. Education graduates are prepared to teach in schools of nursing and health care organizations.

Doctoral education develops and advances empirical knowledge to promote evidence-based practice in the discipline of nursing. Research-focused graduates have a background to develop theories and conduct research with vulnerable populations and to assume academic, research, and leadership roles. The research doctorate provides a basis for future research programs and other scholarly activities. Practice-focused graduates have a background to develop and lead patient-centered delivery systems, conduct clinical research projects, and assume professional leadership roles. The practice doctorate provides a basis to translate research findings into practice for future population focused quality improvement and other evidence-based activities. 

The Department of Kinesiology is committed to providing quality educational programs that emphasize scientific theory, hands-on learning in the laboratory setting and real-world application through clinical internships and other field-based experiences. The faculty's teaching experience and research expertise provide rich learning experiences across all of the department's academic programs.

History and Overview

The UT Arlington College of Nursing was established in 1971 as the U.T. System College of Nursing in Fort Worth and was housed in John Peter Smith Hospital. The first baccalaureate class enrolled in fall of 1972; the graduate program (MSN) began in 1975. In 1976, the school became an academic unit of UT Arlington, moving to the campus in 1977.  Degree program offerings continued to expand to include a PhD in Nursing in fall 2003.  In fall of 2014, the Department of Kinesiology was combined with the College of Nursing to create the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

The Undergraduate Nursing Program consists of the BSN and the RN to BSN programs. In addition to the Arlington campus, these programs are offered online through the UT Arlington Academic Partnership program. The Graduate Program offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with preparation as a nurse practitioner in the areas of Acute Care Adult Gerontology, Acute Care Pediatric, Adult Gerontology Primary Care (previously Adult and Gerontology), Family, Neonatal, Primary Care Pediatric and Family Psychiatric-Mental Health. Post-master’s certificates are available in all the above nurse practitioner specialties. In addition, the UT Arlington MSN Program offers preparation in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education in an accelerated online format. Certificates are offered in: Advanced Nurse Educator. An RN to MSN in Nursing Administration and RN to MSN in Nursing Education programs were approved in 2014.  PhD in Nursing was approved in April 2003 with classes beginning in Fall 2003. A BSN-to-PhD entry option was approved in 2005, with classes beginning in Fall 2006. A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) began in Fall 2009.

The undergraduate studies within the Department of Kinesiology are organized into four program areas: athletic training, exercise science, physical education teacher education and sport leadership and management.  Each of these academic programs share a common core of kinesiology courses that provide students with a strong foundation in the sciences of human anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology, as well as an introduction to research methodology. In addition to the kinesiology core, each undergraduate degree plan provides a comprehensive discipline-specific program of study designed to prepare students for a specific career path.

The Kinesiology graduate programs include a Master of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training.  Some of the degree plan options work towards meeting the prerequisite requirements for admission to physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician's assistant graduate programs, as well as medical and dental schools (e.g., BS in Exercise Science - Clinical Health Professions).  Other degree plans prepare students for state and national certification/licensure (e.g., Physical Education Teacher Education and Athletic Training) programs.

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and governed by the Texas Board of Nursing. The CCNE address is One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120; Phone is (202) 887-6791 and fax is (202) 887-8476; and Website: www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation. There are no accrediting agencies for PhD in Nursing programs.

The Kinesiology Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  CAATE ensures that accredited institutions and education programs that offer athletic training meet the rigorous standards for professional athletic training education and encourages continuous enhancement in the quality of preparing athletic trainers.

Scholastic Activities and Research Interests of the Faculty

The research programs of the College of Nursing faculty are diverse. A sampling of their areas of study includes oncology, neonatology, chemical dependency, sickle cell disease, Hispanic health care, maternal birth outcomes, leadership in nursing education, chemical dependency and abuse, technology in the care of older adults, and simulation and technology in health professional education.

Research programs of the Department of Kinesiology are also diverse.  Faculty research interests and publications in the Department of Kinesiology include adapted sports, sports pedagogy, applied biomechanics, motor development, cardiovascular physiology, autonomic function, environmental physiology, cardiac function, pulmonary responses to exercise, postural control in the elderly, dynamic regulation of blood pressure, assessment and management of sports-related concussions, the effects of therapeutic modalities on the treatment of athletic injuries, and the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on the treatment of diseases.

Special Programs and Opportunities

Smart HospitalTM

Associate Dean for Simulation and Technology: Dr. Judy LeFlore

The Smart HospitalTM is a simulated hospital environment complete with state-of-the-science equipment and furnishings. In this facility, students interact with and provide care to a full array of simulated patients who occupy the Emergency Department, ICU, Labor and Delivery suite, pediatric unit, Neonatal ICU, adult medical/surgical beds and the resuscitation room for large team training. Students learn utilizing simulation technology including full body interactive patient simulators, computerized scenario-based programs and individual trainers for specific skills.

The "patients" who populate our Smart Hospital are life-sized computerized manikins that actually interact with the learners. Patients include infants, children, adults, and even a mother in labor who goes through the labor process and delivers a newborn. Some manikins are static but others are interactive and responsive-they can speak and breathe, have heart sounds and lung sounds, and can progress through the various stages of numerous clinical states from birth through death. In addition, we have specially trained actors who can serve as patients or family members in clinical teaching scenes. In each clinical scenario, the students are exposed to situations and changes in patient conditions, both subtle and obvious, that they will experience in actual practice. With repeated exposure to these situations, students develop a deeper understanding of clinical conditions and become more adept at critical and clinical thinking. With this foundation, our students move more quickly from novice to expert and in so doing enhance the quality of patient care they provide.

Center for Research and Scholarship

Associate Dean: Dr. Christopher Ray

Scholarship is an essential component of the professional role in the College of Nursing. The Center provides support services to faculty and students: identifying funding sources; developing competitive proposals; writing grant applications; retrieving literature; collecting, entering and analyzing data; and disseminating research results and other scholarly products. Collaborative relationships for research with Metroplex health care agencies are in place.

Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health

The Center is dedicated to fostering an understanding between health care professionals and people of Hispanic origin for the purpose of increasing understanding of health and healing through research of individual experience, cultural meanings, and the structure of institutions as important variables influencing health outcomes. The Center is also committed to the provision of educational programs and services which will assist health care providers to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver increasingly culturally sensitive and competent care. The Center promotes interdisciplinary and interuniversity collaboration as a strategy for development of resources to solve or deal with bicultural issues facing health care professionals.

Rural Health Outreach Program

The purpose of the Center is to provide appropriate, affordable, accessible continuing education to the nursing staffs of acute care and psychiatric hospitals, long term care facilities, home health agencies, and other health care facilities in the rural communities of North Central Texas.

Center for Healthy Living and Longevity

Director: Dr. Christopher Ray

The Department of Kinesiology's Center for Healthy Living and Longevity provides a multidisciplinary approach to improving health and functioning throughout the lifespan. Research and education initiatives focus on keeping senior citizens active, decreasing the incidence of sedentary-related diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, obesity, etc.), and the assessment and management of concussions. Contact: Dr. Christopher Ray, Director, 817.272.0082, chrisray@uta.edu.

Programs

Bachelor Degree

Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

Certificates

Courses

NURS-EL 3300. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 3 Hours.

Designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn a C or better to earn credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS-EL 3347. SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Areas of special interest. May be repeated with varied topics. Must earn a C or better to earn credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

NURS-EL 3352. THE LEGACY OF THE FAMILY. 3 Hours.

Explore and enhance understanding and application of the principles of family science knowledge in therapeutic relationships with families across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Computer Technology Skills continuing education course or permission of instructor (if taking online). Must earn a C or better for credit.

Courses

NURS-IS 3137. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1 Hour.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS-IS 3237. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 2 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS-IS 3337. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 3 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn a grade of C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

NURS-IS 5370. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F,R,P,W. Permission of instructor. Graduate standing.

Courses

NURS-MX 3337. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 3 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn a grade of C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

NURS-MX 3637. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be offered with any combination of lecture/lab hours. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Courses

NURS-SS 2232. LEARNING PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND LIFE SKILLS. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to assist students who experience challenges with testing, time management, clinical practice, and/or professional behavior. Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program.

Courses

NURS-UL 3333. HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. 3 Hours.

Focus on health promotion and disease prevention strategies that can reduce morbidity and mortality, promote healthy lifestyles and empower individuals and aggregates to become informed health care consumers. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing program.

NURS-UL 3352. THE LEGACY OF THE FAMILY. 3 Hours.

Explore and enhance understanding and application of the principles of family science knowledge in therapeutic relationships with families across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Computer Technology Skills continuing education course or permission of instructor (if taking online). Must earn a C or better for credit.

NURS-UL 3365. PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must be taken no more than three years prior to acceptance into the nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, BIOL 2458, CHEM 1451.

NURS-UL 3366. PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC PROCESSES: IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING. 3 Hours.

Pathophysiologic alterations, their interactions, and effects on persons across the life span as a basis for therapeutic nursing interventions. Must be taken no more than three years prior to acceptance into the nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, BIOL 2458, CHEM 1451.

NURS-UL 3632. CLINICAL NURSING FOUNDATIONS. 6 Hours.

Basic therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals and families in diverse settings using nursing process framework. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3320, NURS 3333.

Courses

NURSG 5302. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION. 3 Hours.

Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326.

NURSG 5308. NURSING INFORMATICS. 3 Hours.

Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of health care data, information and knowledge. Selected software packages/applications are presented and used. Prerequisite: NURS 5327, NURS 5366, NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326.

NURSG 5310. TEACHING AND LEARNING THEORIES AND STRATEGIES IN NURSING EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

Teaching/Learning theories, strategies, and evaluation for educators. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367.

NURSG 5311. NURSING MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

Considers development of theories of leadership and organizational behavior as applied to the health care arena. Prerequisite: NURS 5327; NURS 5366 and NURS 5367.

NURSG 5318. ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE EDUCATORS. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of advanced physiology and pathophysiology and are applied to disease processes. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329.

NURSG 5319. ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE EDUCATORS. 3 Hours.

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for nurse educators. Prerequisite: NURS 5318 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367.

NURSG 5326. ADVANCED ASSESSMENT FOR NURSE EDUCATORS. 3 Hours.

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan as applies to the nurse educator role. Prerequisite: NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5327, NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329.

NURSG 5327. EXPLORATION OF SCIENCE AND THEORIES FOR NURSING. 3 Hours.

This course provides a critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURSG 5328. THEORY AND RESEARCH APPLICATION IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Integration of theoretical and empirical elements of nursing research with emphasis on proposal development. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5301.

NURSG 5329. ROLE OF THE NURSE EDUCATOR. 3 Hours.

Investigation of the roles and functions of the nurse educator. Prerequisite: NURS 5366 and NURS 5327 and NURS 5367 or Certificate program standing.

NURSG 5339. ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE NURSE ADMINISTRATOR. 3 Hours.

Examine and analyze administrative and managerial roles in health care organizations. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

NURSG 5341. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in health care. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

NURSG 5342. MANAGEMENT OF NURSING OPERATIONS. 3 Hours.

Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in health care. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

NURSG 5343. NURSING LEADERSHIP AND COMPLEX HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

Analyze leadership strategies in current and predicted health care systems including dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidenced-based decision-making. Prerequisite: NURS 5327; NURS 5366; NURS 5367.

NURSG 5360. SIMULATION APPLICATION IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Application of simulation in healthcare. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326.

NURSG 5366. PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

NURSG 5367. EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; NURS 5301 or NURS 5366 and NURS 5327.

NURSG 5382. NURSING AND HEALTH CARE POLICY: ISSUES AND ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

Analyze historical, current, and predicted global, national, state, and local health care policy processes. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

Courses

NURSU 3300. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 3 Hours.

Designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn a C or better to earn credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURSU 3315. RN-BSN HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of holistic health assessment of individuals and families across the life span designed for the registered nurse. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: or Corequisite NURS 3345 and NURS 3375.

NURSU 3325. RN-BSN HOLISTIC CARE OF THE OLDER ADULT. 3 Hours.

Introduction to gerontologic nursing principles and standards. Selected concepts and issues related to aging and its impact on society and health care. RN-BSN students only. Previously listed as NURS 3322. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3645.

NURSU 3335. RN-BSN PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES. 3 Hours.

Health promotion for individuals and families. Opportunities to gain knowledge about primary prevention in health care. Importance of the role of the nurse in disease prevention and health promotion. RN-BSN students only. Previously NURS 3435. Prerequisite: or Corequisite NURS 3345.

NURSU 3345. ROLE TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING. 3 Hours.

Course addresses the role transition to Professional Nursing, nursing theory, ethics, decision making, critical thinking/clinical judgment, introduction to evidence-based practice, and informatics/technology in practice. Identifies strategies for personal and professional empowerment. Prerequisite: Accepted to RN to BSN program. Prerequisite or co-requisite ENGL 2338. May not drop ENGL 2338 if taken as a co-requisite.

NURSU 3352. THE LEGACY OF THE FAMILY. 3 Hours.

Explore and enhance understanding and application of the principles of family science knowledge in therapeutic relationships with families across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Computer Technology Skills continuing education course or permission of instructor (if taking online). Must earn a C or better for credit.

NURSU 3375. HEALTH POLICY AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING. 3 Hours.

Course addresses health policy, legislative and political concerns, nurse practice act, legal and ethical aspects that impact the practice of professional nursing in contemporary health care. Prerequisite: NURS 3345.

NURSU 4300. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 3 Hours.

Designed for nursing cooperative education student to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURSU 4325. RN-BSN NURSING RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts, processes and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: Math 1308, or equivalent and NURS 3645. (Previously offered as NURS 4321.).

NURSU 4455. RN-BSN NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT. 4 Hours.

Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3645.

NURSU 4465. RN-BSN CARE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. 4 Hours.

Integrates knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing health care needs of aggregates, communities, and society for the Registered Nurse. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: NURS 3345.

NURSU 4585. RN-BSN CAPSTONE. 5 Hours.

Synthesis of knowledge acquired in the RN-BSN curriculum and development of the Nurse Role with evolving professional issues, health care environment, lifelong learning, and promotion of the Nursing profession designed for Registered Nurses RN-BSN student only. Prerequisite: NURS 4325, NURS 4455 Corequisite: NURS 4465.

NURSU 4685. RN-BSN CAPSTONE. 6 Hours.

Synthesis of knowledge acquired in the RN-BSN curriculum and development of the Nurse Role with evolving professional issues, health care environment, lifelong learning, and promotion of the Nursing profession designed for Registered Nurses RN-BSN student only. Prerequisite: NURS 4325, NURS 4455 Corequisite: NURS 4465.

Courses

NURS 2232. LEARNING PROFESSIONAL NURSING AND LIFE SKILLS. 2 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to assist students who experience challenges with testing, time management, clinical practice, and/or professional behavior. Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program.

NURS 2300. INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL CONCEPTS IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Designed to introduce the pre-nursing student to specific professional and clinical concepts in nursing. Selected concepts and processes for professional nursing will include an introduction to nursing's theoretical, philosophical, ethical, and legal dimensions. Course activities will focus on development of teamwork and collaboration skills, critical thinking, and reflective practice.

NURS 3100. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 1 Hour.

Designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn C or better to earn credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3137. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1 Hour.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3147. SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN NURSING. 1 Hour.

Areas of special interest. May be repeated with varied topics. Must complete with C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

NURS 3200. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 2 Hours.

Designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3237. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 2 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3247. SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN NURSING. 2 Hours.

Areas of special interest. May be repeated with varied topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

NURS 3261. NURSING OF OLDER ADULTS. 2 Hours.

Selected concepts and issues related to aging and its impact on society and health care. Introduction to gerontologic nursing principles. Clinical application in diverse settings across the continuum of care. Prerequisite: NURS 3632, NURS 3320.

NURS 3300. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 3 Hours.

Designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn a C or better to earn credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3309. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS. 3 Hours.

This course will enable the student to speak, use, and understand commonly used terms in the healthcare field. This course can be used as the upper division elective. Formerly taught as BIOL 3309. Credit will not be given for both. Must earn a C or better to earn credit.

NURS 3315. RN-BSN HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of holistic health assessment of individuals and families across the life span designed for the registered nurse. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: or Corequisite NURS 3345 and NURS 3375.

NURS 3320. HOLISTIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. 3 Hours.

Theory and practice of holistic health assessment of individuals and families across the life span with emphasis on normal findings. Prerequisite: NURS 3333 (or concurrent enrollment).

NURS 3321. NURSING RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts, processes and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. Prerequisite: NURS 3632; Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3561.

NURS 3325. RN-BSN HOLISTIC CARE OF THE OLDER ADULT. 3 Hours.

Introduction to gerontologic nursing principles and standards. Selected concepts and issues related to aging and its impact on society and health care. RN-BSN students only. Previously listed as NURS 3322. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3645.

NURS 3333. HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. 3 Hours.

Focus on health promotion and disease prevention strategies that can reduce morbidity and mortality, promote healthy lifestyles and empower individuals and aggregates to become informed health care consumers. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing program.

NURS 3335. RN-BSN PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES. 3 Hours.

Health promotion for individuals and families. Opportunities to gain knowledge about primary prevention in health care. Importance of the role of the nurse in disease prevention and health promotion. RN-BSN students only. Previously NURS 3435. Prerequisite: or Corequisite NURS 3345.

NURS 3337. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 3 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn a grade of C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

NURS 3344. ENHANCING NURSING PRACTICE AND SAFETY WITH HISPANIC PATIENTS THROUGH BETTER COMMUNICATION. 3 Hours.

Explores and augments the understanding of factors which facilitate or inhibit effective communication with Spanish-speaking clients. Focus on vocabulary specific to assessment and intervention with persons whose primary language is Spanish. Must make C or better for credit.

NURS 3345. ROLE TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING. 3 Hours.

Course addresses the role transition to Professional Nursing, nursing theory, ethics, decision making, critical thinking/clinical judgment, introduction to evidence-based practice, and informatics/technology in practice. Identifies strategies for personal and professional empowerment. Prerequisite: Accepted to RN to BSN program. Prerequisite or co-requisite ENGL 2338. May not drop ENGL 2338 if taken as a co-requisite.

NURS 3347. SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Areas of special interest. May be repeated with varied topics. Must earn a C or better to earn credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

NURS 3352. THE LEGACY OF THE FAMILY. 3 Hours.

Explore and enhance understanding and application of the principles of family science knowledge in therapeutic relationships with families across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Computer Technology Skills continuing education course or permission of instructor (if taking online). Must earn a C or better for credit.

NURS 3365. PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Introduction to current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Included are basic principles of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications, and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics. Must be taken no more than three years prior to acceptance into the nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, BIOL 2458, CHEM 1451.

NURS 3366. PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC PROCESSES: IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING. 3 Hours.

Pathophysiologic alterations, their interactions, and effects on persons across the life span as a basis for therapeutic nursing interventions. Must be taken no more than three years prior to acceptance into the nursing program. Prerequisite: BIOL 2457, BIOL 2458, CHEM 1451.

NURS 3375. HEALTH POLICY AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING. 3 Hours.

Course addresses health policy, legislative and political concerns, nurse practice act, legal and ethical aspects that impact the practice of professional nursing in contemporary health care. Prerequisite: NURS 3345.

NURS 3437. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 4 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3447. SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN NURSING. 4 Hours.

Areas of special interest. May be repeated with varied topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

NURS 3481. PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND GROUPS. 4 Hours.

Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and effective communication and interpersonal skills as they relate to persons with psychiatric mental health conditions. Prerequisite: NURS 3632.

NURS 3537. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 5 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3547. SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN NURSING. 5 Hours.

Areas of special interest. May be repeated with varied topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

NURS 3561. NURSING OF ADULTS. 5 Hours.

Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and effective communication for persons experiencing medical-surgical problems. Theory and clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3632.

NURS 3632. CLINICAL NURSING FOUNDATIONS. 6 Hours.

Basic therapeutic nursing interventions with individuals and families in diverse settings using nursing process framework. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3320, NURS 3333.

NURS 3637. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 6 Hours.

Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor. May be offered with any combination of lecture/lab hours. May be repeated with various topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 3647. SPECIALIZED TOPICS IN NURSING. 6 Hours.

Areas of special interest. May be repeated with varied topics. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: junior standing and consent of instructor.

NURS 4100. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 1 Hour.

Designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 4200. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 2 Hours.

Designed for nursing cooperative education students to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 4223. PROFESSIONAL NURSING TRENDS. 2 Hours.

Analysis of societal issues and trends influencing health care. Application of ethical, legal, economic, and political concepts. Identification of strategies for personal and professional empowerment. Prerequisite: NURS 4431, NURS 4441, and NURS 4581.

NURS 4300. COOPERATIVE NURSING WORK EXPERIENCE. 3 Hours.

Designed for nursing cooperative education student to integrate classroom study with career-related practical experience in the workplace. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NURS 4307. US ARMY ROTC NURSE SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM. 3 Hours.

A voluntary, paid three-week clinical elective for nurse cadets. The primary focus is to provide nurse cadets with at least 120 hours of clinical experience utilizing military, leadership, clinical nursing, administrative and interpersonal skills working side-by-side with an Army Nurse Corps officer preceptor. Prerequisite: 3 years of ROTC, NURS 3561.

NURS 4325. RN-BSN NURSING RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts, processes and applications of nursing research. Research role of the nurse in decision making and clinical practice. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: Math 1308, or equivalent and NURS 3645. (Previously offered as NURS 4321.).

NURS 4350. CAPSTONE: Transition to Professional Nursing. 3 Hours.

Focus on the synthesis of knowledge acquired throughout the curriculum and the enactment of the professional nurse role in a concentrated practicum. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 4351, NURS 4462, NURS 4223.

NURS 4351. BSN NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT. 3 Hours.

Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisites: NURS 4431, NURS 4441, NURS 4581.

NURS 4360. CULTURAL VARIATION IN HEALTH CARE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TWO CULTURES. 3 Hours.

The purpose of this course is to further develop an awareness, understanding and appreciation of the cultural factors that underlie a person's way of living. This course will increase the practitioner's ability to make in-depth assessments of the cultural influences upon the individual's health care status and will develop the ability to deliver culturally sensitive, safe and effective care. Through the study of one specific cultural group, the Mexican culture. Students will gain knowledge, skills and principles that will enable them to generalize to other cultural groups. Must earn C or better for credit.

NURS 4393. NURSING CERTIFICATION. 3 Hours.

NURS 4431. NURSING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS. 4 Hours.

Nursing care for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Theory and clinical application in diverse settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3561, NURS 3481.

NURS 4441. NURSING OF THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY. 4 Hours.

Application of the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, communication and therapeutic nursing interventions as related to care of individuals and families during the childbearing experience. Prerequisite: NURS 3481 and NURS 3561.

NURS 4455. RN-BSN NURSING LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT. 4 Hours.

Exploration of organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NURS 3645.

NURS 4462. COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING. 4 Hours.

Integrate knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing health care needs of aggregates, communities, and society. Prerequisite: NURS 4431, NURS 4441, NURS 4581.

NURS 4465. RN-BSN CARE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN. 4 Hours.

Integrates knowledge from nursing theory and public health science in assessing health care needs of aggregates, communities, and society for the Registered Nurse. RN-BSN students only. Prerequisite: NURS 3345.

NURS 4581. NURSING OF ADULTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS. 5 Hours.

Use of critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions and communication skills in promoting quality of life for persons with complex health needs. Application of nursing roles in diverse settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3561, NURS 3481.

NURS 4585. RN-BSN CAPSTONE. 5 Hours.

Synthesis of knowledge acquired in the RN-BSN curriculum and development of the Nurse Role with evolving professional issues, health care environment, lifelong learning, and promotion of the Nursing profession designed for Registered Nurses RN-BSN student only. Prerequisite: NURS 4325, NURS 4455 Corequisite: NURS 4465.

NURS 4655. CULTURAL VARIATION IN HEALTH CARE: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TWO CULTURES. 6 Hours.

A comparative analysis of two cultures and the influences of cultural beliefs and practices upon the delivery of health care. Includes field study in a foreign country. Must earn C or better for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of Junior I required nursing courses and consent of instructor.

NURS 4685. RN-BSN CAPSTONE. 6 Hours.

Synthesis of knowledge acquired in the RN-BSN curriculum and development of the Nurse Role with evolving professional issues, health care environment, lifelong learning, and promotion of the Nursing profession designed for Registered Nurses RN-BSN student only. Prerequisite: NURS 4325, NURS 4455 Corequisite: NURS 4465.

NURS 5170. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 1 Hour.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F, P, R. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURS 5190. TOPICS IN NURSING. 1 Hour.

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

NURS 5204. NEONATAL NURSING I. 2 Hours.

Clinical management of the high-risk neonate with a focus on the perinatal and transition periods as well as stabilization of the ill newborn at birth. Includes fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, and identification of the indications and complications associated with invasive skills and procedures relevant to the high-risk neonate. Prerequisite: NURS 5315; NURS 5316 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5210. NEUROSCIENTIFIC BASES IN PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH. 2 Hours.

This course provides the scientific foundations of neurobiology for various psychiatric disorders and mental health problems across the lifespan. An analysis of the relationships between neurobiology, psychopharmacology and genetics for various psychiatric disorders and mental health problems will be provided. Prerequisite: NURS 5315, NURS 5418, NURS 5313, NURS 5350, Graduate or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5211. DIAGNOSTIC PRINCIPLES IN PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH. 2 Hours.

This course provides the scientific foundations for diagnostics for various psychiatric disorders and mental health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5315; NURS 5210 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5212. THERAPY CONCEPTS FOR THE PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER. 2 Hours.

This course provides evidenced based practice principles of non-pharmacological individual, family and group therapies for psychiatric disorders and mental health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5315; NURS 5210, NURS 5211 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5270. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 2 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F, P, R. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing and permission of instructor.

NURS 5290. TOPICS IN NURSING. 2 Hours.

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

NURS 5302. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION. 3 Hours.

Explore the nature of nursing education. Focus on the curriculum process and its application to nursing education programs. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326.

NURS 5303. PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Foundations of clinical management for commonly occurring psychiatric-mental health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 5334 and NURS 5418 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5305. ADULT MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Foundations of clinical management for commonly occurring conditions of adults in primary care. Prerequisites: NURS 5418, NURS 5334 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5306. PEDIATRIC MANAGEMENT IN ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Foundations of advanced clinical practice in the primary care of children, birth to 21 years with a family centered approach on growth and development, health promotion and management of common health problems. Prerequisites: NURS 5418, NURS 5334 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5308. NURSING INFORMATICS. 3 Hours.

Focus on application of computer technology that supports the dissemination of health care data, information and knowledge. Selected software packages/applications are presented and used. Prerequisite: NURS 5327, NURS 5366, NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326.

NURS 5310. TEACHING AND LEARNING THEORIES AND STRATEGIES IN NURSING EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

Teaching/Learning theories, strategies, and evaluation for educators. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367.

NURS 5311. NURSING MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT. 3 Hours.

Considers development of theories of leadership and organizational behavior as applied to the health care arena. Prerequisite: NURS 5327; NURS 5366 and NURS 5367.

NURS 5312. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES IN NURSING EDUCATION. 3 Hours.

Integration of concepts of assessment and evaluation into a nursing evaluation framework. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326.

NURS 5313. CLINICAL PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES. 3 Hours.

A theory and clinical procedures course designed for the Advanced Practice Nurse to acquire skills and procedures in the clinical management of selected patients. Prerequisite: NURS 5418 or NURS 5334 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate program standing.

NURS 5314. INVASIVE PROCEDURES FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES. 3 Hours.

A theory and clinical procedures course designed for the Advanced Practice Nurse to acquire invasive skills and procedures in the clinical management of selected patients. Prerequisite: NURS 5418 or NURS 5334 or Certificate Program standing.

NURS 5315. ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology across the lifespan. Principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and nutrition are applied to disease processes. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

NURS 5316. ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN NURSING PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5301 or NURS 5366 and NURS 5315; or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5318. ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSE EDUCATORS. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on developing an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiology. Principles of advanced physiology and pathophysiology and are applied to disease processes. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329.

NURS 5319. ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE EDUCATORS. 3 Hours.

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for nurse educators. Prerequisite: NURS 5318 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367.

NURS 5322. CHILD, ADOLESCENT AND GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE PSYCH NP. 3 Hours.

This course provides the scientific foundations and evidenced based practice principles necessary for managing children, adolescents, and geriatric populations with (and/or at risk for) various commonly-occurring and complex psychiatric disorders and mental health problems and comorbid medical illnesses. Prerequisite: NURS 5210, NURS 5212 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5323. ADULT PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER. 3 Hours.

This course provides the scientific foundations and evidence based practice principles necessary for managing adults with (and/or at risk) for commonly occurring and complex psychiatric disorders and mental health problems as well as co-morbid medical illnesses. Prerequisite: NURS 5210, NURS 5212 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 5322 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5324. PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL CLINICAL PRACTICE I. 3 Hours.

This course provides application of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to patients with commonly occurring psychiatric and mental health disorders across the life span in the context of advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5212. NURS 5322 or 5323 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5325. PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL PRACTICE II. 3 Hours.

This course provides application of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to patients with various commonly occurring and complex psychiatric and mental health disorders across the life span in the context of advanced nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 5212. NURS 5322 or NURS 5323 or NURS 5324 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5326. ADVANCED ASSESSMENT FOR NURSE EDUCATORS. 3 Hours.

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan as applies to the nurse educator role. Prerequisite: NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5327, NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5329.

NURS 5327. EXPLORATION OF SCIENCE AND THEORIES FOR NURSING. 3 Hours.

This course provides a critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing science. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURS 5328. THEORY AND RESEARCH APPLICATION IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Integration of theoretical and empirical elements of nursing research with emphasis on proposal development. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5301.

NURS 5329. ROLE OF THE NURSE EDUCATOR. 3 Hours.

Investigation of the roles and functions of the nurse educator. Prerequisite: NURS 5366 and NURS 5327 and NURS 5367 or Certificate program standing.

NURS 5331. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM. 3 Hours.

Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1:4. Graded: F,R,P,W. Prerequisite: NURS 5337 or NURS 5338 or NURS 5372 or NURS 5374 or NURS 5353 or NURS 5355 or NURS 5425 or NURS 5431 or NURS 5436 or NURS 5444 or NURS 5447 or NURS 5450 or NURS 5453 or NURS 5621 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5332. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM. 3 Hours.

Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1 to 4. Graded F,R,P,W. Prerequisites: NURS 5337 or NURS 5338 or NURS 5372 or NURS 5374 or NURS 5353 or NURS 5355 or NURS 5425 or NURS 5431 or NURS 5436 or NURS 5444 or NURS 5447 or NURS 5450 or NURS 5453 or NURS 5621 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5333. FAMILY I. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner primary care management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of individuals and families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be on pediatric wellness, women's health, men's health, and geriatrics concepts and conditions. Prerequisite: NURS 5418 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5334. ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS. 3 Hours.

Study of clinical pharmacological therapeutics for advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 5315 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5335. FAMILY II. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner primary care management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of individuals and families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be on renal, neurological, infectious disease, cardiac, vascular, opthamology, and hematology concepts and conditions. Prerequisite: NURS 5418, NURS 5313 or concurrent enrollment; and good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or certificate program standing.

NURS 5336. FAMILY III. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner primary care management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of individuals and families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be on adult wellness, psychiatric, cardiometabolic, and ENP/Respiratory concepts and conditions. Prerequisite: NURS 5418, NURS 5313 or concurrent enrollment; and good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or certificate program standing.

NURS 5337. FAMILY CLINICAL PRACTICE 1. 3 Hours.

Initial clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the family nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Prerequisite: NURS 5333, NURS 5335, NURS 5336 and Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or certificate program standing.

NURS 5338. FAMILY CLINICAL PRACTICE 2. 3 Hours.

Continued clinical preceptorship with opportunities for increased clinical knowledge in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the family nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Prerequisite: NURS 5333, NURS 5335, NURS 5336, NURS 5337 or concurrent enrollment; Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or Certificate Program standing.

NURS 5339. ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE NURSE ADMINISTRATOR. 3 Hours.

Examine and analyze administrative and managerial roles in health care organizations. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

NURS 5340. MANAGEMENT SEMINAR AND PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Synthesize management, organizational, and leadership concepts and theories in selected health care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5308; NURS 5311; NURS 5439; NURS 5341: NURS 5343; NURS 5342; NURS 5382. Good Academic Standing (3.0 GPA).

NURS 5341. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in health care. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

NURS 5342. MANAGEMENT OF NURSING OPERATIONS. 3 Hours.

Analyze and apply financial management concepts to financial planning, budgeting, and reimbursement systems in health care. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

NURS 5343. NURSING LEADERSHIP AND COMPLEX HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

Analyze leadership strategies in current and predicted health care systems including dimensions of workforce and workplace issues, leadership, and evidenced-based decision-making. Prerequisite: NURS 5327; NURS 5366; NURS 5367.

NURS 5347. ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING WOMEN'S HEALTH. 3 Hours.

Addresses concepts of health care of female patients throughout the life span. Explores the physiology of the reproductive continuum, including childbearing and clinical management approaches specific to the health care of women. An understanding of pathopsysiology of female disorders is needed for enrollment. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.

NURS 5348. NURSING CARE AT THE END OF LIFE. 3 Hours.

Addresses concepts of palliative care of patients with life limiting disease and their families. Explores the physiology of end stage disease processes, clinical approaches to pain and symptom management, societal issues and trends in end of life care, models of care delivery and the impact of personal values and beliefs about death. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

NURS 5350. ROLE OF THE NURSE IN ADVANCED PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Theory and application of the multiple roles of the advanced practice nurse within the health care system. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

NURS 5352. ADULT GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 1. 3 Hours.

Clinical experience in primary and long term health care settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults, and elders with common episodic acute and chronic health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5461 or concurrent enrollment; Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or certificate program standing.

NURS 5353. ADULT GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 2. 3 Hours.

Continued clinical experience in primary and long term health care settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults, and elders with common episodic acute and chronic health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5352 or concurrent enrollment; Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or certificate program standing.

NURS 5354. ADULT GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 1. 3 Hours.

Clinical experience in specialty practice and high acuity health care settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults, and elders with common secondary and tertiary health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5461 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or certificate program standing.

NURS 5355. ADULT GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 2. 3 Hours.

Continued clinical experience in specialty practice and high acuity health care settings with focus on managing adolescents, adults, and elders with common secondary and tertiary health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5354 or concurrent enrollment; Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) or certificate program standing.

NURS 5360. SIMULATION APPLICATION IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Application of simulation in healthcare. Prerequisite: NURS 5327 and NURS 5366 and NURS 5367 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5329 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326.

NURS 5361. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Advanced clinical practice with selected targeted patient populations. Prerequisite: NURS 5318, NURS 5319, NURS 5326.

NURS 5362. TEACHING PRACTICUM. 3 Hours.

Nursing education preceptorship in selected health care sites with opportunities to apply clinical and educational knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of nursing education. Graded F,R,P,W. Prerequisite: NURS 5308 and NURS 5360 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 5329 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5318 and NURS 5319 and NURS 5326 and Good academic standing (GPA 3.0).

NURS 5366. PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on integration of theoretical and empirical principles of nursing research to generate evidence for nursing practice. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

NURS 5367. EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

This course focuses on preparation to implement an evidence-based change in practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; NURS 5301 or NURS 5366 and NURS 5327.

NURS 5370. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F,R,P,W. Permission of instructor. Graduate standing.

NURS 5371. PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 1. 3 Hours.

Initial clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Prerequisite: NURS 5465.

NURS 5372. PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 2. 3 Hours.

Continue clinical preceptorship in selected primary health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Prerequisite: NURS 5371.

NURS 5373. PEDIATRIC ACUTE CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 1. 3 Hours.

Initial clinical preceptorship in selected acute and chronic care health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric acute care nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Prerequisite: NURS 5467.

NURS 5374. PEDIATRIC ACUTE CARE CLINICAL PRACTICE 2. 3 Hours.

Continue clinical preceptorship in selected acute and chronic care health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge and concepts of advanced nursing practice implementing the pediatric nurse practitioner role in evidenced based patient care. Prerequisite: NURS 5373.

NURS 5380. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Detailed study and participation in a faculty sponsored research project. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by the student and instructor prior to registration. Permission of instructor. Graded F,R,P,W.

NURS 5382. NURSING AND HEALTH CARE POLICY: ISSUES AND ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

Analyze historical, current, and predicted global, national, state, and local health care policy processes. Prerequisite: NURS 5311.

NURS 5388. STATISTICS FOR HEALTH CARE. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to effectively use biostatistics in different research design and data analysis, and to understand articles in related professional journals. Topics include choosing correct statistical methods and study designs in nursing research and practice; descriptive statistics; probability and probability distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, introduction to analysis of variance and an introduction to the use of statistical software packages. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Statistics.

NURS 5390. TOPICS IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

NURS 5393. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE I. 3 Hours.

Development of advanced knowledge base of specialized clinical concepts and the application of this knowledge in selected clinical areas. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURS 5398. THESIS. 3 Hours.

Graded F,R.

NURS 5418. ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSTIC REASONING. 4 Hours.

Apply theoretical foundations and clinical skills in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 5315 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5424. PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING I. 4 Hours.

Advanced clinical management of individuals, families, and groups at risk for and experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: NURS 5303; NURS 5305 or NURS 5306 or concurrent enrollment, or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5425. PSYCHIATRIC-MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II. 4 Hours.

Advanced clinical management of individuals, families, and groups at risk for and experiencing complex psychiatric disorders. Prerequisites: NURS 5328 or NURS 5367 and NURS 5424; NURS 5306 or NURS 5305 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5430. FAMILY NURSING I. 4 Hours.

Focus on advanced knowledge of acute, chronic, and complex health problems in the primary care management of individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 5305 and NURS 5306 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5431. FAMILY NURSING II. 4 Hours.

Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of patients and families throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 5328 or NURS 5367 and NURS 5430; NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 5313 or NURS 5314 or concurrent enrollment. Or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5435. ADULT GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSING I. 4 Hours.

Focuses on advanced knowledge of medical-surgical nursing in managing adults with secondary and tertiary health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 5305 or Certificate Program standing.

NURS 5436. ADULT GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSING II. 4 Hours.

Focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the management and coordination of secondary and tertiary care for adults with complex multisystem dysfunction. Prerequisites: NURS 5328 or NURS 5367 and NURS 5435 and NURS 5314 or concurrent enrollment; NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5441. ACUTE CARE PEDIATRIC NURSING. 4 Hours.

Focus is on advanced, interdisciplinary practice to assess, diagnose, and manage acute and critical, single and multi-system health problems of children birth to 21 years in secondary and tertiary care settings. Prerequisites: NURS 5306; NURS 5442 or concurrent enrollment; or Certificate Program standing.

NURS 5442. PRIMARY CARE PEDIATRIC NURSING. 4 Hours.

Focus is on integration of acquired theoretical and empirical knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of multiple common acute and stable chronic health problems in children birth to 21 years. Prerequisite: NURS 5306; or Certificate Program standing.

NURS 5444. ADVANCED NURSING CARE OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX PROBLEMS. 4 Hours.

Clinical management of complex health problems of pediatric patients birth to 21 years within the family system. Prerequisites: NURS 5328 or NURS 5367 and NURS 5441 or NURS 5442 and NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment; or Certificate Program standing.

NURS 5447. NEONATAL NURSING III. 4 Hours.

Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: hematologic, skeletal, integumentary, immunologic, and metabolic/endocrine. Includes clinical management of complex health problems affecting infants (birth to 2 years of age) and their families including chronic care and ethical issues. Prerequisite: NURS 5537 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5450. NEONATAL NP CLINICAL PRACTICE. 4 Hours.

Integration of clinical management of the high-risk neonate through clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with application of knowledge, skills and concepts in a guilded, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1:4. Prerequisites: NURS 5334 and NURS 5316 and NURS 5204 and NURS 5537 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5451. ADULT/GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSING I. 4 Hours.

Focus on advanced knowledge of chronic and complex health problems in the primary care management including age groups from adolescense through old age. Prerequisite: NURS 5305 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5453. ADULT/GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSING III. 4 Hours.

Continued focus on advanced knowledge and clinical practice in the management of adults of all ages, their families, and their communities. Prerequisite: NURS 5552 and NURS 5328 or NURS 5367; NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5461. ADULT GERONTOLOGY MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE. 4 Hours.

Foundations of advanced knowledge of common acute and chronic health problems in adolescents, adults, and elders across health care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5316 or NURS 5418 and NURS 5334, and NURS 5367 or concurrent enrollment, or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5462. ADULT GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE. 4 Hours.

Focus on interdisciplinary approach and advanced knowledge in the management of adults from adolescence through old age, their families, and communities in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5461 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5463. ADULT GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE. 4 Hours.

Focuses on a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach in the management of acutely ill physiologically unstable adolescent, adult, and gerontology patients with complex multi-system dysfunction. Prerequisite: NURS 5461 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5465. PRIMARY PEDIATRIC CARE. 4 Hours.

This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioners management of designated minor acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in primary care healthcare settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5334 and NURS 5316 concurrent enrollment in NURS 5367.

NURS 5466. PEDIATRIC ACUTE CARE. 4 Hours.

This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner management of designated critical, acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in an acute care facility. Prerequisite: NURS 5465.

NURS 5467. PEDIATRIC COMPLEX CARE. 4 Hours.

This course focuses on advanced concepts and knowledge for nurse practitioner management of designated acute, chronic and complex health problems of pediatric patients and their families in multiple healthcare settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5465.

NURS 5470. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 4 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Graded F,R,P,W.

NURS 5537. NEONATAL NURSING II. 5 Hours.

Clinical management of the high-risk neonate using evidence based-knowledge, research, pharmacological, and technological therapies. Focus on the following systems: pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, and neurologic. Prerequisite: NURS 5204 and NURS 5334 and NURS 5316; NURS 5328 or NURS 5367 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5552. ADULT/GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSING II. 5 Hours.

Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of adults (age 12 and older), their families, and their communities with emphasis on special problems of the adolescent, women, and elders in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5451 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5620. ADULT GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSING I. 6 Hours.

Focus on advanced knowledge of chronic and complex health problems in the primary care management including age groups for adolescence through old age. Prerequisite: NURS 5305 or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5621. ADULT GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSING II. 6 Hours.

Focus on advanced knowledge in the management of adults (age 12 and older), their families, and their communities with emphasis on special problems of the adolescent, women, and elders in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 5620 and NURS 5313 and NURS 5328 or 5367; NURS 5303 or concurrent enrollment or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5631. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM. 6 Hours.

Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1:4. Graded F,I,P,W. Prerequisite: NURS 5337 or NURS 5338 or NURS 5353 or NURS 5355 or NURS 5372 or NURS 5374 or NURS 5425 or NURS 5431 or NURS 5436 or NURS 5444 or NURS 5447 or NURS 5450 or NURS 5453 or NURS 5621 or concurrent enrollment. Good Academic standing (GPA 3.0) or Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5632. ADVANCED CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICUM - CERT. 6 Hours.

Clinical preceptorships in selected health practice sites with opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and concepts in a guided, progressive context of advanced nursing practice. The ratio of credit to clinical hours is 1:4. Graded: F,I,P,W. Prerequisite: NURS 5425 or NURS 5431 or NURS 5337, NURS 5436 or NURS 5444 or NURS 5338 or NURS 5453 or NURS 5450 or NURS 5447 or NURS 5621 or NURS 5372 or NURS 5374 or NURS 5353 or NURS 5355 or concurrent enrollment. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0) and Certificate Program Standing.

NURS 5670. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 6 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Graded F,R,P,W.

NURS 5698. THESIS. 6 Hours.

Graded F, R, P.

NURS 6170. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 1 Hour.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F,R, P.

NURS 6190. SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING. 1 Hour.

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

NURS 6270. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 2 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F, R, P.

NURS 6290. TOPICS IN NURSING. 2 Hours.

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

NURS 6301. THEORETICAL EVOLUTION IN SCIENCE. 3 Hours.

Philosophies of science and epistemologies, their influence on knowledge development for nursing practice, and strategies for theory development and analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURS 6302. ISSUES IN STUDYING THE HEALTH OF CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. 3 Hours.

Social and cultural factors affecting health among sub-populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, vulnerability, income and geography. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. DNP or PhD program.

NURS 6303. CULTURE OF SCIENCE. 3 Hours.

Professional, ethical, legal, financial, and socio-political issues associated with the conduct and dissemination of research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURS 6304. MEASUREMENT IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. 3 Hours.

Evaluate measurement tools/instruments for studying culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Prerequisite: NURS 6301, Theoretical Evolution in Science, or permission of instructor. Course is predicated on prior learning related to concept analysis, basic statistics including correlation.

NURS 6305. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Philosophical foundation for and methodological issues in using qualitative approaches for scientific and knowledge development. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURS 6306. RESEARCH DESIGN. 3 Hours.

Application of advanced nursing research methods to design studies that improve health outcomes in culturally diverse populations. Prerequisites: NURS 6303 and NURS 6304 or permission of instructor.

NURS 6307. POPULATION HEALTH. 3 Hours.

Analysis of social and cultural factors affecting health among U.S. sub-populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, and income. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing. PhD or DNP Programs.

NURS 6308. RESEARCH SEMINAR. 3 Hours.

Application of criteria for appraising strengths and weaknesses of published studies; Synthesis of research literature on a selected topic. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

NURS 6310. RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT. 3 Hours.

Synthesis of elements of the research process with emphasis on research proposal development. Prerequisite: NURS 6308.

NURS 6318. PARAMETRIC STATISTICS FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Advanced knowledge and skills to use biostatistics effectively in different research designs and data analyses. Use of a statistical software package to manipulate datasets and perform statistical analyses. Emphasis will be placed on parametric statistical methods for complex research questions and designs. Prerequisite: Graduate-level introductory statistics course.

NURS 6319. PSYCHOMETRIC AND NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

Basic knowledge and skills to select the appropriate biostatistical analysis for different research designs, analyze data, interpret statistical results, and understand research articles in professional journals. Emphasis will be placed on reliability and validity of instruments commonly used in healthcare; outcome measurement in health care; common research designs in health care research; nonparametric statistics for dependent samples and independent samples; logistic regression; and survival analysis. Prerequisite: Graduate-level introductory statistics course.

NURS 6320. LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

Focuses on leadership and organizational theories and financial principles to promote quality improvement initiatives in a selected practice. DNP or PhD Program.

NURS 6321. EPIDEMIOLOGY. 3 Hours.

Introduces the basic principles and biostatistical methods of epidemiology and demonstrates their applicability to population health. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing. PhD or DNP Program.

NURS 6322. TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH. 3 Hours.

This course provides a review of core research concepts as a foundation for evidence appraisal and translation. New practice-based clinical inquiry methods and strategies to promote translational science will be introduced and explored for application in the DNP role. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing. DNP or PhD Program. A graduate level statistics course.

NURS 6323. EVIDENCE APPRAISAL. 3 Hours.

Focuses on clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: NURS 6322; NURS 6320 and NURS 6307 or concurrent enrollment.

NURS 6324. CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

Focuses on the selection and use of information systems/technology to provide health care and to evaluate patient care programs, outcomes, and systems. Prerequisite: NURS 6320 or concurrent enrollment; Doctoral standing. DNP or PhD Program.

NURS 6326. PROJECT PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT. 3 Hours.

Seminar to develop a practice scholarship project. Prerequisite: NURS 6323.

NURS 6330. LARGE DATABASES. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to educate students on the theoretical framework behind the design, administration, and analysis of population-based health surveys. The focus is on datasets containing health and behavioral variables, but the skills learned are transferable to other areas of research as well. At the conclusion of this course students will be prepared to produce descriptive statistics about a population using data collected under complex survey design. With the collaboration of the instructor, this course culminates in the development, analysis, and reporting of a research conducted using a CDC database.

NURS 6331. DNP PRACTICUM I PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

150 Clinical Hours. Emphasis on the development of advanced nursing expertise to implement and evaluate evidence based solutions that directly or indirectly affect health outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 6307, NURS 6320, NURS 6321, NURS 6322, NURS 6323, NURS 6324, NURS 6326, NURS 6382. DNP status and good academic standing (GPA 3.0).

NURS 6332. DNP PRACTICUM I PROJECT. 3 Hours.

120 Project hours - Emphasis on the development of advanced nursing expertise to implement and evaluate evidence based solutions that directly or indirectly affect health outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 6307, NURS 6320, NURS 6321, NURS 6322, NURS 6323, NURS 6324, NURS 6326, NURS 6382. DNP status. Good Academic Standing (3.0).

NURS 6333. DNP PRACTICUM II PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

150 Clinical Hours. Emphasis on the development of advanced nursing expertise to implement and evaluate evidence based solutions that directly or indirectly affect health outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 6621 and DNP Status. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0).

NURS 6334. DNP PRACTICUM II PROJECT. 3 Hours.

120 Project hours - Emphasis on the development of advanced nursing expertise to implement and evaluate evidence based solutions that directly or indirectly affect health outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 6332 and DNP Status. Good Academic Standing (GPA 3.0).

NURS 6370. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F, R, P.

NURS 6382. HEALTH CARE POLICY. 3 Hours.

Analyze historical, current, and predicted global, national, state, and local health care policy processes. Prerequisite: Doctoral Standing.

NURS 6390. TOPICS IN NURSING. 3 Hours.

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

NURS 6399. DISSERTATION. 3 Hours.

Graded F, R. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the Doctor in Nursing degree.

NURS 6470. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING. 4 Hours.

Detailed in-depth study in a specific topic area. Topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Graded F, R, P.

NURS 6490. TOPICS IN NURSING. 4 Hours.

Selected topics in advanced nursing. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

NURS 6620. DNP PRACTICUM I. 6 Hours.

270 Clinical Hours. Emphasis on the development of advanced nursing expertise to implement and evaluate evidence based solutions that directly or indirectly affect health outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 6307, NURS 6320, NURS 6321, NURS 6322, NURS 6323, NURS 6324, NURS 6326, NURS 6382. Good academic standing (GPA 3.0).

NURS 6621. DNP PRACTICUM II. 6 Hours.

270 Clinical Hours - Emphasis on the development of advanced nursing expertise to implement and evaluate evidence based solutions that directly or indirectly affect health outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 6620 and DNP standing.

NURS 6699. DISSERTATION. 6 Hours.

Graded F, R, P, W. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the Doctor in Nursing degree.

NURS 6999. DISSERTATION. 9 Hours.

Graded F, R, P. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the Doctor in Nursing degree.

NURS 7399. DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION. 3 Hours.

This course may be taken during the semester in which a student expects to complete all requirements for the doctoral degree and graduate. Enrolling in this course meets minimum enrollment requirements for graduation, for holding fellowships awarded by The Office of Graduate Studies and for full-time GTA or GRA positions. Students should verify that enrollment in this course meets other applicable enrollment requirements. To remain eligible in their final semester of study for grants, loans or other forms of financial aid administered by the Financial Aid Office must enroll in a minimum of 5 hours as required by the Office of Financial Aid. Other funding sources may also require more than 3-hours of enrollment. Additional hours may also be required to meet to requirements set by immigration law or by the policies of the student's degree program. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office, other sources of funding, Office of International Education and/or their graduate advisor to verify enrollment requirements before registering for this course. This course may only be taken once and may not be repeated. Students who do not complete all graduation requirements while enrolled in this course must enroll in a minimum of 6 dissertation hours (6699 or 6999) in their graduation term. Graded P/F/R.

Faculty

Anne R. Bavier
Dean & Professor

Mary (Beth) Mancini
Professor, Sr. Associate Dean; Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program

Judy LeFlore
Professor, Associate Dean Graduate Nursing, Simulation and Technology

Marco Brotto
Professor, Director of PhD Program

Mark Haykowsky
Professor

Barry McKeown
Professor

Mark Ricard
Professor

Cheryl Anderson
Associate Professor

Donelle Barnes
Associate Professor

R. Matthew Brothers
Associate Professor

Maureen Courtney
Associate Professor

Kathryn Daniel
Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Department of Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs

David Keller
Associate Professor, Associate Dean Kinesiology

Larry Nelson
Associate Professor

Barbara Raudonis
Associate Professor

Christopher Ray
Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Research

Mary Schira
Associate Professor

Cynthia Trowbridge
Associate Professor

Judy Wilson
Associate Professor

Joy Don Baker
Clinical Professor

Maxine Adegbola
Clinical Associate Professor

Susan Baxley
Clinical Associate Professor

Deborah Behan
Clinical Associate Professor

Daisha Cipher
Clinical Associate Professor

Sharolyn Dihigo
Clinical Associate Professor

Lauri John
Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Chair Department of Graduate Nursing PhD, Administration and Education

Patricia Thomas
Clinical Associate Professor

Margarita Trevino
Clinical Associate Professor

Luzita Isabel Vela
Clinical Associate Professor

Priscila Caçola
Assistant Professor

Michael Nelson
Assistant Professor

Cecilia Flores
Assistant Dean, Clinical Assistant Professor

Jeanean Boyd
Director of RN-BSN Programs, Clinical Assistant Professor

Gladys Maryol
Director of BSN Program, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dolores Aguilar
Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, MSN Nurse Educator Program

Tamara Andrews
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carrie Arena-Marshall
Clinical Assistant Professor

Donna Bacchus
Clinical Assistant Professor

Becky Baird
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sylvia Bates
Clinical Assistant Professor

Claire Bergmann
Clinical Assistant Professor

Nancy Bertram
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ann Birka
Clinical Assistant Professor

Shayla Buckler
Clinical Assistant Professor

Charlotte (McClellan) Carr
Clinical Assistant Professor

Essence Carter-Griffin
Clinical Assistant Professor

Denise Cauble
Clinical Assistant Professor

Susan Cherry
Clinical Assistant Professor

Donna Cleary
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cheryllane Colangan
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lynn Cope
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ted Cross
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rebecca Crow
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ket Davis
Clinical Assistant Professor

Meredith Decker
Clinical Assistant Professor

Thomas Dombrowsky
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sara Duvall
Clinical Assistant Professor

Tamara Eades
Clinical Assistant Professor

Griselle Estrada
Clinical Assistant Professor, Student Success Coordinator

Beverly Ewing
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brandi Farrell
Clinical Assistant Professor

Judith Flanagan
Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda Frye
Clinical Assistant Professor

Deana Furr
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cheryl Gainer
Clinical Assistant Professor

Tyler Garner
Clinical Assistant Professor

John Gonzalez
Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda Grande
Clinical Assistant Professor

Donna Hamby
Clinical Assistant Professor

Marcia Harris
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mary Jane Haskew
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brad Heddins
Clinical Assistant Professor

Joni Heilskov
Clinical Assistant Professor

Janelle Hennes
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cindy Koomey
Clinical Assistant Professor

Martha (Marti) Hesse
Clinical Assistant Professor

Laura Hixon
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brenda Hoolapa
Clinical Assistant Professor

Debra Hughes
Clinical Assistant Professor

Debra Hurd
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gretchen Hutchinson
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lynda Jarrell
Clinical Assistant Professor

Terri Jenkins
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sharon Johnson
Clinical Assistant Professor

Susan Justice
Clinical Assistant Professor

Paul Krawietz
Clinical Assistant Professor

Melissa Lagrone
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sandra Laird
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jennifer Leach
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carol Lieser
Clinical Assistant Professor

Connie Lowry
Clinical Assistant Professor

Catherine Lux
Clinical Assistant Professor

Amy Madsen
Clinical Assistant Professor

Janet Makori
Clinical Assistant Professor

Amy Marshall
Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda (Jan) Marshall
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rebecca Mathews
Clinical Assistant Professor

Bethany McClean
Clinical Assistant Professor

Howard McKay
Clinical Assistant Professor

Janet McLean
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jacqueline Michael
Clinical Assistant Professor

Marcia Monghate
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sara Moore
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brian Morr
Clinical Assistant Professor

Juanita Nickols
Clinical Assistant Professor

Saeed Niyati
Clinical Assistant Professor

Susan Norman
Clinical Assistant Professor

Patti Parker
Clinical Assistant Professor

Frances Phillips
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cynthia Plonien
Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, MSN Nursing Administration Program

Patricia Plumer
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kim Posey
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kristen Priddy
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michelle Provence
Clinical Instructor

Mary Beth Reid
Clinical Assistant Professor

Brandon Respress
Clinical Assistant Professor

Charisse Rivers
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Robbins
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christine Roberts
Clinical Assistant Professor

Meagan Rogers
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jennifer Roye
Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator Accelerated Online BSN

Deborah Sanford-Wilson
Clinical Assistant Professor

Shari Scott
Clinical Assistant Professor

D'Ann Shidler
Clinical Assistant Professor, Student Success Coordinator

Jason Smith
Clinical Assistant Professor

Heather Snell
Clinical Assistant Professor

Janet Stagg
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dixie Stevenson
Clinical Assistant Professor

Janeth Stiller
Clinical Assistant Professor

Diane St. Pierre
Clinical Assistant Professor

Quainshonda (Rena) Suber
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lisa Taylor
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gigi Thomas
Clinical Assistant Professor

Shawn Tindell
Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Coordinator BSN

Jorjanna Toon
Clinical Assistant Professor

Angela Trejo
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dipa Trivedi
Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda Trowbridge
Clinical Assistant Professor

Regina Urban
Clinical Assistant Professor

Mary Ellen Viancourt
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sara Washington
Clinical Assistant Professor

Alison White
Clinical Assistant Professor

Pamela White
Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Manager Accelerated Online BSN

Glen Wood
Clinical Assistant Professor

Phyllis Wood
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kimberly Wright
Clinical Assistant Professor

Nancy Wyrick
Clinical Assistant Professor

Abu Yilla
Clinical Assistant Professor

Wasileh Petro-Nustas
Visiting Professor

Rebecca Garner
Visiting Assistant Professor

Mary Lou Bond
Professor Emerita

Soohyun Kim
Simulation Manager of Academic Programs

Kamal Sandhu
Simulation Facilitator

Linda Bett
Clinical Instructor

James Luckett
Clinical Instructor

Sayda Major
Clinical Instructor

Lindy Moake
Clinical Instructor

Tammie Peterson
Clinical Instructor

Ali Su
Clinical Instructor