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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Course Descriptions

Link to Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Programs

Undergraduate Courses/link to graduate courses

Being Cared For: Reflections from the Other Side of the Bed (NSP 1195) 3 credits
Writing Across Curriculum (Gordon Rule)
Prerequisite: ENC 1101

Exploration through writing, reading, and thinking about the concept "being cared for" and its meaning to the individual as a member of society as well as a future health care professional. Course encompasses a variety of writing assignments based on readings and reflections on the situation of being nursed. This is a General Education course.

Advancing Technology, Caring, and Nursing Practice: Concepts and Issues (NSP 4146) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NUR 3115
Course examines philosophical perspectives, significant issues, and applications of technology that are influential in the practice of contemporary nursing grounded in caring. The effects of emerging technologies on nursing practice are explored.

Foundations of Gerontology (NSP 4285) 3 credits
An overview of the historical, social, psychological, cultural, and economic aspects of aging with implication of aging for key current political, legal, and ethical issues.

Promoting Health Literacy in a Diverse Older Population (NSP 4288) 3 credits
This course uses a caring approach to the assessment of health literacy and modification of provider-client interactions to improve the provision of health-related information to a diverse older population with a wide range of health literacy levels. It is open to students from other colleges at FAU.

Issues in Women's Health Care (NSP 4425) 3 credits
Traditional and non-traditional strategies in the prevention and management of common health alterations of women will be explored. Physiological and psychosocial responses to such alterations will be examined. Students will examine varying viewpoints related to contemporary issues and concerns in gynecological and reproductive health care. May be taken for credit in the Women's Studies Program.

Nursing Situations with Students in Schools (NSP 4856) 3 credits
Study of the professional practice of nursing in schools beginning with an historical overview, statutory guidelines, and standards of practice. Emphasis is on the various and complex dimensions of nursing practice focused on caring for students in the school setting.

Evolution of the Nurse Leader Seminar 1 (NSP 4865) 1 credit
Prerequisite: Permission of Department
Provides an overview of general nurse leader qualities and concepts highlighting the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed in the role of nurse leader. Content reflects the initial competencies for a nurse leader.

Evolution of the Nurse Leader Seminar 2 (NSP 4866) 1 credit
Prerequisite: NSP 4865 and permission of Department
Provides an overview of general nurse leader qualities and concepts highlighting the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed in the role of nurse leader. Content builds upon initial competencies essential for a nurse leader and invites engagement with evidence-based practice leadership.

Evolution of the Nurse Leader Seminar 3 (NSP 4867) 1 credit
Prerequisites: NSP 4865, NSP 4866, and permission of Department
Provides an overview of general nurse leader qualities and concepts highlighting the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed in the role of nurse leader. Content builds upon initial competencies important for a nurse leader and focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practice leadership.

Nursing Practice Leadership in Schools (NSP 4868) 3 credits
The complexity of school nursing practice is studied within the context of nursing theory and standards of practice. Focus is on nursing leadership in schools through the examination of contemporary influences of research, multiculturalism, policy, finance, and socio/politics.

Caring Communities in Nursing Seminar (NUR 3018) 1 credit
Prerequisite: Admission to B.S.N. program
Course is an introduction to the study of nursing. The content focuses on the development of a life-long commitment to nursing scholarship.

Nursing Situations: Health Assessment Modalities (NUR 3065) 2 credits
Prerequisites: BSC 2085 or equivalent, BSC 2086 or equivalent, permission of Department
Corequisite: NUR 3065L

Focuses on skills necessary for holistic assessment, including history taking, physical assessment, and basic communication skills.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment Modalities (NUR 3065L) 1 credit
Prerequisites: BSC 2085 or equivalent, BSC 2086 or equivalent, permission of Department
Corequisite: NUR 3065

Acquisition of holistic assessment skills in laboratory setting.

Introduction to Nursing as a Discipline and Profession (NUR 3115) 3 credits
An introduction to Nursing as a distinct discipline of knowledge and a unique professional service. Concepts introduced in this course are foundational to the program and include: Images of the nurse and nursing, nursing as a discipline of knowledge, nursing as a profession, wholeness of persons connected with others and with the environment, and nursing as nurturing the wholeness of persons through caring.

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Nursing Situations: Health Assessment and Technological Caring (NUR 3119) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to B.S.N. program
Corequisite: NUR 3119L

Study of fundamental nursing practice grounded in caring. Course focuses on health assessment and the development of technological and interpersonal skills needed for professional nursing practice.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment and Technological Caring (NUR 3119L) 2 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to B.S.N. program
Corequisite: NUR 3119

Study of fundamental nursing knowledge and skills grounded in caring. Focus is on guided learning and performance of health assessment and the technological and interpersonal skills needed for the practice of professional nursing.

Pharmacotherapeutics (NUR 3145) 3 credits
Prerequisites: BSC 2085 or equivalent, BSC 2086 or equivalent, and admission to the traditional B.S.N., the accelerated B.S.N. or the RN to B.S.N. program
The focus of this course is in the study of drug groups and the effect of drugs on human systems.

Food, Nutrition, and Health (NUR 3183) 3 credits
Course examines the foundations of nutrition, including digestive system physiology, nutrients, standards, and therapeutic diets for common health concerns.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Children and Families (NUR 3356L) 2 credits
Prerequisite: NUR 4716L; Corequisites: NUR 3465, 3455L
Practice and application of nursing care strategies in acute nursing situations focused on children and their families. Applies caring attributes, physiologic and psychosocial variation, cultural and developmental theory with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills in the identification of client calls for nursing and nursing responses.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Childbearing (NUR 3455L) 1 credit
Prerequisite: NUR 4716L; Corequisites: NUR 3465, 3356L
Practice and application of nursing care strategies in acute nursing situations focused on childbearing women and their families. Applies caring attributes, physiologic and psychosocial variation, cultural and developmental theory with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills in the identification of client calls for nursing and nursing responses.

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Nursing Situations with Women, Children, and Families (NUR 3465) 4 credits
Corequisites: For Traditional B.S.N. students: NUR 3356L and NUR 3455L; For 2B.A. students: NUR 3356L
Study of nursing situations with childbearing women and children in a variety of care settings. Focus on the identification of calls for nursing and the creation of responses using various theoretical approaches, including caring, culture, family, and developmental theory. Emphasis on critical thinking skills and integration of evidence-based practice.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Women, Children, and Families (NUR 3465L) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NUR 3717, 3717L; Corequisites: NUR 3465
Practice and application of nursing care strategies in acute nursing situations focused on women, children and families. Applies caring attributes, physiologic and psychosocial variation, cultural and developmental theory with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills in the identification of client calls for nursing and nursing responses.

Nursing Situations: Caring for Adults Experiencing Acute Alterations in Health 1 (NUR 3715) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NUR 3119L, admission to the professional phase
Corequisite: NUR 3715L

This course focuses on the integration of caring competencies (knowledge and skills) in nursing situations with adults experiencing acute alteration in health 1.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Caring for Adults Experiencing Acute Alterations
in Health 1
(NUR 3715L) 2 credits

Prerequisite: NUR 3119L, admission to the professional phase
Corequisites: NUR 3145, 3715

Course provides practice experience in nursing situations with adults experiencing acute alterations in health 1.

Nursing Situations in Professional Practice (NUR 3717) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to accelerated B.S.N. program
Corequisite: NUR 3119

Focuses on the development of the second degree student as a professional nurse through the study of nursing situations across the lifespan. Analyzes aspects of the professional nurse role from the perspective of previous career experience and the professional, social, and practical aspects of becoming a nurse.

Decision Making in Nursing Situations (NUR 3717L) 2 credits
Corequisites: NUR 3119, 3119L
Application of the assessment, psychomotor, cognitive, affective, and interpersonal skills and concepts essential in coming to know those nursed in a variety of nursing situations. Course utilizes professional nursing knowledge in nursing situations and responds to calls for nursing.

Transcultural Caring in Nursing (NUR 4046) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Department
This course approaches caring in nursing from transcultural, multicultural, and global perspectives. Emphasis is on theoretical and experiential processes that show the interrelationship between culture and caring within a variety of cultures, including nursing, and complex organizations.

General Pathophysiology (NUR 4125) 3 credits
Prerequisites: BSC 2085 or equivalent, BSC 2086 or equivalent, permission of Department
Study of pathological alterations in human biological systems and subsystems that influence health of children and adults.

Nursing Research (NUR 4165) 3 credits
Writing Across Curriculum (Gordon Rule)
Prerequisites: NUR 3115, STA 2023 or equivalent and NUR 4805, and admission to the RN to B.S.N. program or to the traditional B.S.N. program or to the accelerated B.S.N. program

Focuses on research as an essential component of Nursing as a professional system. Relationships between theory development, research and the practice of nursing are examined. Knowledge and skills necessary for critical analysis of conceptual and technical aspects of research reports are emphasized.

Art, Aesthetics, and Caring in Nursing (NUR 4173) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NUR 4805
This course is an introduction to the study of art, aesthetics, and caring in nursing from historical and contemporary perspectives. Aesthetic expressions of nursing are studied that represent nursing situations and illuminate the caring between the nurse and the person being nursed.

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Spiritual Caring in Nursing (NUR 4174) 3 credits
Course explores the concept of spirituality as an integral part of nurturing the wholeness of persons through caring. Students study caring from a spiritual perspective within nursing situations with a focus on identifying and responding to spiritual calls.

Caring for Self (NUR 4175) 3 credits
Experiential course through which students and faculty work together to address the nature of personal mind/body/spirit connectedness as integral to healing and health. Students are assisted in making this experiential knowledge relevant to others.

Women, Witches, and Healing (NUR 4176) 3 credits
A consideration of the nature of wholeness, health, and healing from philosophical, historical, cultural, ecological, and feminist perspectives. The role of healer is visited, especially in relation to contemporary and future professional nursing. Past and current misconceptions and issues are identified and explored.

Introduction to Holistic Nursing (NUR 4177) 3 credits
An introduction to major concepts and practices of holistic nursing including caring for self and others and connections to the environment.

Nursing Situations: Caring for Self, Others, and Environment (NUR 4179) 3 credits
Course examines the concepts of caring in nursing-caring for self, others, and the environment. It also addresses mind/body/spirit connectedness. Content includes personal paradigmatic shifts, environment, culture, communication, and energy systems within the context of social and political responsibility.

Nursing Situations in End of Life Care (NUR 4195) 3 credits
Study of nursing situations with persons and their families experiencing Hospice and palliative care at the end
of life.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Acute Care of Adults (NUR 4219L) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NUR 3145, 3465, 3465L
Corequisite: NUR 4716

Study of nursing situations with adults. Course focuses on competence to care for adults with unpredictable and complex human responses in high acuity nursing situations.

Nursing Situations: Critical Care Nursing 1 (NUR 4257) 3 credits
Prerequisite: RN license or NUR 4716
This course explores and focuses on the basic concepts of tissue perfusion and oxygenation associated with nursing situations in critical care units. Using a holistic approach to the care of individuals and their families, the course focus is on the nursing management of adults with cardiovascular and pulmonary health alterations.

Nursing Situations: Critical Care Nursing 2 (NUR 4258) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NUR 4257
This course explores and focuses on the metabolic and regulatory concepts associated with nursing situations in critical care units. Using a holistic approach to the care of individuals and families, the focus is nursing management of adults with metabolic and neurological health alterations. Leadership roles and responsibilities are emphasized.

Dynamics of Aging (NUR 4284) 3 credits
An introduction to the dynamics of aging, this course covers normal physical, psychological, and environmental changes of aging, wellness, sexuality, and communication. It includes a discussion of common health problems and the most common pharmacologic interventions associated with each.

Nursing Situations with Older Adults (NUR 4286) 3 credits
Prerequisite: RN to B.S.N. student or permission of instructor
The study of nursing situations with older adults across the continuum of care. Emphasis is on design of evidence-based nursing responses that nurture the wholeness of older adults through caring.

Aesthetics of Aging (NUR 4287) 3 credits
Coming to know the beauty of aging. A consideration of aging as reflected in contemporary society through aesthetic expressions.

Nursing Situations in Psychiatric and Mental Health Care (NUR 4525) 3 credits
Corequisite: NUR 4525L or NUR 4535L
Course uses a holistic approach to understand the art and science of psychiatric mental health nursing across the life span. Applies caring attributes, psychosocial, cultural and developmental theories, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills in the identification of client calls for nursing and nursing responses for individuals, families, and groups.

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Nursing Situations in Practice: Mental Health Nursing (NUR 4525L) 2 credits
Prerequisite: NUR 3717L; Corequisite: NUR 4525
Practice in mental health nursing situations. Focuses on an understanding of the brain-behavior connection and the nurse-patient relationship as a framework for promoting mental health and identifying and responding to calls that contribute to life transitions, stress, maladaptive behavior and mental illness.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Psychiatric and Mental Health Care (NUR 4535L) 1 credit
Prerequisite: NUR 3715L; Corequisite: NUR 4525
Study of nursing situations with persons in mental health settings.

Nursing Situations with Individuals, Families, and Groups in Community (NUR 4607) 4 credits
Prerequisites: NUR 3115, 4805, admission to the RN to B.S.N. program, and permission of Department

Study of nursing situations with individuals of all ages, families and groups in the community, with emphasis on environmental interconnectedness. Designed for individual needs and goals of RN students.

Nursing Situations in Community (NUR 4638) 3 credits
Corequisites: NUR 4638L
Study of nursing situations in the community with a focus on persons in families and groups.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Community (NUR 4638L) 2 credit
Corequisite: NUR 4638
Study of nursing situations in the community with a focus on persons in families and groups.

Nursing Situations in Communities of Faith (NUR 4674) 3 credits
Provides essential content for developing nursing in communities of faith, encompassing principles of nursing the whole person with special emphasis on meeting spiritual needs of individuals, families, and communities. This course meets the requirements of the International Parish Nurse Resources curriculum guides for the Basic Parish Nurse Preparation Program.

Nursing Situations: Caring for Adults Experiencing Acute Alterations in Health 2 (NUR 4716) 3 credits
Corequisite: NUR 4716L or 4219L
This course focuses on the integration of caring competencies (knowledge and skills) in nursing situations with adults experiencing acute alteration in health 2.

Nursing Situations in Practice:Caring for Adults Experiencing Acute Alterations
in Health 2
(NUR 4716L) 2 credits

Prerequisite: NUR 3715L; Corequisites: NUR 4716
This course provides practice experience in nursing situations with adults experiencing acute alterations
in health 2.

Nursing Situations in Aging, Chronic Illness, Long-Term, and End-of-Life Care (NUR 4768) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NUR 3715L; Corequisite: NUR 4768L
Study of nursing situations in aging, chronic illness, long-term illness, and end-of-life.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Older Adults and Persons in Long-Term
and End-of-Life Care (NUR 4768L) 2 credits

Corequisite: NUR 4768
Study of nursing situations in practice focused on older adults and persons with chronic/long-term health conditions and those at the end of life.

Nurse as Scholar (NUR 4805) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to B.S.N. program or permission of Department
Develops nursing scholarship within the context of a professional community, relating to the larger context of university education, past, present and future.

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Ethics in Nursing (NUR 4826) 3 credits
The course focuses on the critical analysis of ethical theories and principles that enable ethical decision making in nursing. The ethical context and action will be discussed from various perspectives including resolution of conflict, role of patient, role of nurse and role of agency. Nursing situations will serve as the focus for analysis.

Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice (NUR 4827) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NUR 4716L; Corequisite: NUR 4827L or 4829L
The focus of this course is on the study of the full scope of beginning professional nursing practice.

Nursing Situations in Practice: Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR 4827L) 5 credits
Corequisites: NUR 4827
The focus of this course is on the study of the full scope of beginning professional nursing practice in a variety of nursing practice settings.

Transition to Professional Practice Lab (NUR 4829L) 3 credits
Corequisite: NUR 4827
Practice of the professional nurse's role. Application of the principles of leadership and management of nursing care across the continuum of care, based on a philosophy of caring and a holistic perspective.

Nursing Practice Leadership (NUR 4836) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NUR 3115, 4805, admission to the RN to B.S.N. program, and permission of Department
The focus of this course is on the study of nursing practice leadership including personal development as a nurse leader, examination of nursing leadership in a changing health care system, and exploration of the meaning of caring based on nursing leadership. Designed for RN students.

Practicum in Integrative Nursing (NUR 4836L) 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to RN to B.S.N. program, NUR 3115, 4805, 4607, RN license, background check, malpractice insurance, health insurance, BCLS, and permission of Department
An opportunity to integrate multiple ways of knowing in nursing situations in community settings based on individual choice building on the uniqueness and strength of prior nursing experiences.

Directed Independent Study (NUR 4905) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Department

Special Topics (NUR 4930) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Department

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Graduate Courses

Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Assessment (NGR 6002) 2 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6110, 6141; matriculated students only
This course focuses on history-taking, risk appraisal, health promotion, psychosocial, developmental, functional assessment, and physical examination techniques. Emphasis is on diagnostic reasoning skills in assessing deviations from normal.

Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Health Assessment (NGR 6002L) 1 credit
Prerequisites: NGR 6110, 6141
Corequisites: NGR 6002; matriculated students only

This course provides a practicum experience for the advanced study of holistic health assessment. It includes supervised experiences of advanced clinical assessment and physical diagnosis.

Advanced Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring (NGR 6110) 3 credits
Prerequisites: B.S.N. or permission of Department
A detailed examination of caring as the essential concept for nursing practice, research, administration, and education. Major contributions to an understanding of caring from nursing as well as from humanities and science are surveyed. Emphasis on conceptualizations in nursing and philosophical literature. Students will examine the implications of caring in relation to the use of multiple ways/patterns of knowing.

Advanced Pathophysiology (NGR 6141) 3 credits
Undergraduate pathophysiology recommended
This course offers advanced study of human pathophysiology as it relates to the detection of disease and illness.

Women, Witches and Healing (NGR 6162) 3 credits
A consideration of the nature of wholeness, health, and healing from philosophical, historical, cultural, ecological, and feminist perspectives. The role of healer is visited, especially in relation to contemporary and future professional nursing. Past and current misconceptions are identified and explored.

Caring for Self (NGR 6164) 3 credits
Experiential course addressing the nature of personal mind/body/spirit connectedness as integral to healing and health.

Foundations of Holistic Nursing (NGR 6167) 6 credits
Corequisites: RN students with bachelor's degree; others only with instructor's permission
Foundational course in holistic nursing begins with holistic nursing, grounded in caring for self, continues with complementary therapies within the context of holistic practice, and concludes with ways to integrate these learnings into personal and professional life.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Holistic Nursing 1 (NGR 6168) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Department
The course advances the knowledge of historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of holistic nursing for practice and research. The focus is on the development of a foundation of a reflective nursing practice and incorporates caring for self as an essential component of advanced holistic nursing.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Holistic Nursing 2 (NGR 6169) 3 credits
This course advances knowledge of contemporary views of healing and holistic nursing practice grounded in caring. An emphasis on holistic communication, therapeutic environments, and the body-mind-spirit connection supports a synthesis of knowledge of the foundations of practice. The focus is on refinement of reflective nursing practice and caring for self as foundational components of advanced holistic nursing.

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Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics (NGR 6172) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Undergraduate pharmacology, NGR 6141; matriculated students only or permission of Department
Course builds upon basic knowledge in pharmacotherapeutics and provides content essential for nurses in advanced practice roles.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Foundations of Primary Care (NGR 6200) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6002L, 6141, 6172, 6110, 6811
Corequisite: NGR 6200L

Study of practice nursing situations with adolescents/adults/older adults. Integration of patterns of knowing and evidence-based knowledge in designing advanced practice nursing responses for health promotion, illness prevention, and care management.

Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Foundations of Primary Care (NGR 6200L) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6002L, 6141, 6172, 6110, 6811
Corequisite: NGR 6200

Development of the advanced practice nursing role grounded in caring in response with adolescents/adults/older adults in the primary care setting. Integrates patterns of knowing in designing advanced practice nursing responses using evidence-based knowledge.

Nursing Situations: Advanced Knowledge for Care of Adults in Acute Settings (NGR 6216) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Course focuses on advanced knowledge essential to care for adults in complex nursing situations. Specific emphasis is given to assessment, physiologic, pharmacotherapeutic, and empirical concepts that when combined with multiple ways of knowing, provide the foundation for creating a caring-based environment.

Perspectives of Aging (NGR 6251) 3 credits
Prerequisites: Priority for NP students; RN students with permission of Department
Emphasizes the experience of aging as foundational for advanced nursing practice grounded in caring with older adults. Focuses on an appreciation of the uniqueness and beauty of aging. Social theories, issues affecting the aged, normal physical changes, and psycho-social-environmental impacts are included.

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Advanced Nursing Situations: Experiential Survey of Holistic Modalities (NGR 6295L) 3 credits
Corequisite: NGR 6169
Course provides a broad survey of holistic modalities through which deeper understandings may be achieved of the nature of mind/body/spirit connectedness as integral to healing and health. Experiential emphasis is on holistic modalities within mind-body practices, manipulative and body-based practices, and energetic healing practices. Students are guided in their choices for integrating these healing modalities in advanced holistic nursing.

Advanced Holistic Nursing: Developing Expertise in Holistic Healing (NGR 6296L) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6002 and 6002L
Corequisite: NGR 6168

Course focuses on advanced holistic nursing with development of expertise in healing modalities grounded in caring. Emphasis is placed on reflective integration of mind-body practices, manipulative body practices, and energy-based healing modalities to promote health and well-being.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Integrating Expertise in Holistic Practice (NGR 6297L) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6296L
Corequisite: Elective in related field

Course provides an opportunity to reflect and apply the student's knowledge and expertise in holistic nursing in preparation for professional practice. Emphasis is placed on developing a confident practice that answers uniquely to individual and group health and wellness needs.

Advanced Holistic Nursing: Development of Holistic Nursing in Professional Settings (NGR 6298L) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6297L
This course provides a culminating experience focused on developing the emerging role of the holistic nurse, and preparing the student for transition to professional practice. Emphasis is placed on synthesis in practice of holistic nursing skills, professional role development as an expert holistic nurse, and an appreciation of international perspectives that enhance caring in culturally diverse practice situations.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Comprehensive Primary Care (NGR 6605)
3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6200; Corequisite: NGR 6605L
The study of advanced practice nursing situations with adolescents/adults/older adults and families with complex problems in primary care. Integrates patterns of knowing in creating advanced practice nursing responses in the care of such clients across the continuum of care.

Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Comprehensive Primary Care (NGR 6605L) 1-4 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6200L; Corequisite: NGR 6605
The study of advanced nursing situations in practice with adolescents/adults/older adults and families with comprehensive health problems in primary care. Integrates multiple patterns of knowing in creating responses in diverse advanced nursing situations in practice settings.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs (NGR 6607) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6605, permission of Department
Corequisite: NGR 6607L

The study of advanced practice nursing in nursing situations with adolescents, adults and older adults and their families/caregivers. The course focuses on patients with complex health needs across the care continuum.

Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Care of Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults with Complex, Specialized Health Needs (NGR 6607L) 4 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6605L, permission of Department
Corequisite: NGR 6607

The study of advanced practice nursing situations in practice with adolescents, adults and older adults and their families/caregivers. The course focuses on patients with complex health needs across the care continuum.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Family Across the Lifespan (NGR 6611) 3 credits
Prerequisites: Priority for FNP students; RN students with permission of Department
This course focuses on coming to know family from a caring perspective, including the family as a social, cultural, and spiritual unit of organization. Integrates knowledge of human development across the lifespan.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family (NGR 6634) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6605; Corequisite: NGR 6634L
Study of advanced practice nurse situations with childbearing/childrearing families. Integration of patterns of knowing in creating advanced practice nursing responses in the care of such families.

Advanced Nursing Situations in Practice: Care of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family (NGR 6634L) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6605L; Corequisite: NGR 6634

Study of advanced practice nursing situations in practice with childbearing/childrearing families. Integration of patterns of knowing in creating advanced practice nursing responses in the care of the childbearing/childrearing family in the context of community.

Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice (NGR 6673) 3 credits
Designed to teach Masters-prepared nurse practitioners and administrators about the science of
Epidemiology. Lessons are designed to provide the student with the critical epidemiological tools needed for the advanced practice of nursing.

Introduction to the Emerging Nurse Leader (NGR 6700) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Department
Examines the nursing leadership competencies identified by AONE, AORN and ANCC. Focused effort placed on concepts associated with leadership in environments of care that include aging and culturally diverse populations.

Creative Teaching - Learning Methods in Nursing Education (NGR 6711) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6718
Course focuses on creative teaching/learning strategies to foster knowledge development and critical reasoning within a caring student/faculty community. The creative design of teaching/learning modalities used in classroom-based, online and nursing practice environments are explored, critiqued, and practiced. Teaching/learning theories, design concepts, and evaluation criteria are studied and applied using an interactive approach to promote teaching excellence.

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Curriculum Evolution and Models in Nursing Education (NGR 6713) 3 credits
Examines the concept of caring-based nursing education as the central value and dominant construct of the discipline. Also projects the evolution of nursing education in higher education, the development and structure of the discipline in curriculum design, and the role of the nursing educator in academia historically and for the future.

Evaluation in Nursing Education (NGR 6718) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6713
Course provides an examination of various assessment and evaluation strategies within the context of caring in nursing for use in program evaluation, admission, placement, progression, and graduation decisions in nursing education.

Financial Administration of Nursing Systems (NGR 6722) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Department
This course introduces health care financial management, providing a foundation for application in practice. A basic level of financial management principles is presented, including understanding financial statements and ratios, preparing an operating and capital budget, using financial analyses and forecasting in decision-making, and understanding performance using variance analysis.

Advanced Nursing Administration Practicum 1 (NGR 6723L) 1-2 credits
Provides an opportunity to reflect upon and apply knowledge acquired in the core, cognate or concentration courses to administrative nursing practice within the health care delivery system. Students synthesize and apply knowledge grounded in caring and humanizing the health care system in a practice setting under supervision of a mentor.

Advanced Nursing Administration Practicum 2 (NGR 6724L) 1-4 credits
Prerequisites: Permission of Department; matriculated students only
This practicum provides an opportunity to build upon prior practicum and didactic knowledge in integrating concepts of finance and administration into health care delivery. Students further synthesize and apply in practice settings knowledge grounded in caring and humanizing health care delivery in a specific system.

Leadership in Nursing Administration (NGR 6725) 3 credits
This course focuses on the components of nursing leadership within the health care delivery system. Concepts of leadership and the impact of nursing leadership on the creation of a caring health care delivery system are explored.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Introduction to the Clinical Nurse Leadership Role (NGR 6770) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Introduction to the role of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) within the health care delivery system. Emphasis on CNL responsibilities in the development and management of caring-based nursing environments.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Perspectives in Clinical Nurse Leadership (NGR 6771) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6110, 6770, 6811, 6812, permission of instructor
Focuses on the role of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) in the management of clinical outcomes in a caring-based nursing environment. Professional role transition into the CNL practice role and professional advocacy is discussed.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum Seminar (NGR 6773) 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: All nursing core, cognates, and concentration courses
Focuses on the development of advanced nursing practice and the emerging role of the clinical nurse leader. The content includes the study of leadership from multiple disciplinary theoretical perspectives.

Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (NGR 6811) 3 credits
The course focuses on the evolution of nursing theories as an underpinning for nursing research and practice. Emphasis is on mid-range theory and its use in practice as well as the development of a valuation of nursing knowledge.

Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (NGR 6812) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics
This course focuses on research as it applies to advanced nursing or nursing education. It begins with identification of a phenomenon of interest, followed by review of the related literature. The state of the art supported by the literature review is discussed in the context of evidence-based practice.

Nursing Informatics (NGR 6871) 3 credits
Focus of course is nursing informatics and the promotion, generation, management, and processing of relevant data in order to use information and develop knowledge that supports nurses and the care of patients in all practice domains and nursing situations. Information technology and human caring factors that influence nursing informatics are discussed.

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Advanced Nursing Practice: Roles, Policy and Finance (NGR 6891) 3 credits
This course focuses on advanced practice nursing roles as they pertain to health-related finance, policy, and delivery of care with emphasis on leadership. Fiscal implications of DRGs, managed care, Medicaid, and Medicare in conjunction with issues such as reimbursement, quality management, and the effects on populations' health.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Influencing Health Care Policy Through Nursing Systems (NGR 6892) 3 credits
This course examines issues and trends in the development and impact of policy on the health care delivery system. An emphasis is placed upon the process of legislative health policy and the role of professional nursing in influencing the policy-making process.

Advanced Nursing Situations: Health Care Delivery Systems and Nursing (NGR 6893) 3 credits
Course focuses on the structure, function, key issues, and forces that influence the health care delivery system. Particular attention is paid to the role of the nurse in creating caring-based environments for health care delivery systems and how they impact health policy.

Global Communities and Health Care Transitions (NGR 6894) 3 credits
Course presents an understanding of the value of compassionate and competent nursing and health care practice in a global community. It includes the study of cultural and historical dimensions of a country or region of the world with emphasis on the dynamics of nursing and health care.

Directed Independent Study (NGR 6905) 1-4 credits
Prerequisites: Permission of Department and faculty; requires proposal and contract
Guided independent reading and research in advanced topics in nursing based on individual interests.

Special Topics (NGR 6930) 1-6 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of faculty/Department
The study of a special area of nursing. Topics will vary. Course may be repeated for credit. See end of course listing for possible topics.

Advanced Nursing Education Practicum: Classroom Setting (NGR 6940) 1 credit
Corequisite: NGR 6713 or NGR 6711 or NGR 6718
Integration of theories of pedagogy with theories of nursing for application in classroom settings. Activities focus on classroom and didactic teaching.

Nursing Education Practicum (NGR 6944) 1-4 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of Department
Provides an opportunity for students to build on theoretical knowledge as expert teachers of nursing. Activities enhance the appreciation of unique practices of teaching in a nursing education setting and/or alternative sites such as online teaching.

Advanced Nursing Education Practicum: Online Setting (NGR 6946) 1 credit

Corequisite: NGR 6713 or NGR 6711 or NGR 6718
Integration of theories of pedagogy with theories of nursing for application in nursing online educational settings. Activities focus on online educational design and evaluation.

Advanced Nursing Education Practicum: Practice Setting (NGR 6947) 1 credit
Corequisite: NGR 6713 or NGR 6711 or NGR 6718
Integration of theories of pedagogy with theories of nursing for application in various nursing practice settings. Activities focus on teaching and evaluation in practice.

Nursing Project (NGR 6970) 1-6 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6812; permission of Department; contract with faculty committee; candidacy form required
This course offers the opportunity for a scholarly endeavor to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate a nursing project that has evolved from nursing practice and is clearly grounded in nursing knowledge. More than three credits may be required to complete the project.

Thesis Research (NGR 6971) 1-6 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 6812; permission of Department; contract with faculty committee; candidacy form required
This course provides the opportunity for the student to design, implement, and complete a formal research investigation. Research proposals must involve authorization by the University Committee on Human Subjects and possibly other outside entities.

Creating a Deliberative Practice Model (NGR 7013) 3 credits
Prerequisites: Permission of Department
In-depth study of decision-making models and processes supported by nursing theory and research. Decision-making grounded in caring is evaluated through frameworks, including patterns of knowing, reflection, evidence-based science, cross-cultural understanding, and ethical reasoning.

Evolution of Nursing as a Discipline and Practice (NGR 7111) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. program
Analyzes the historical development of nursing as a discipline of knowledge and professional practice. Privileges and responsibilities of the nurse as scholar, practitioner, healer, and educator are examined.

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Philosophies of Science Grounding Nursing (NGR 7115) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. program
Presents a critical analysis of different philosophical views of science that have shaped the history and development of the discipline and practice of nursing. Examines major philosophical paradigms as they relate to the art and science of nursing. The plurality of philosophies is necessary to reflect the many facets of nursing in relation to human science, critical science and feminist critique, complexity sciences, applied science, and practice science, which all will be discussed and debated.

Caring: An Essential Domain of Nursing Knowledge (NGR 7116) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 6110 and admission to Ph.D. program
Advanced study of caring as an essential aspect of nursing knowledge, grounding nursing practice, research, administration, and education. Caring is studied from onotological/existential, epistemological, ontical, metaphysical, theoretical, historical, sociocultural, and other perspectives.

Theory Development and Application in Nursing (NGR 7121) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to Ph.D. program
Explores patterns of knowing, theory development, and evaluation in the context of nursing knowledge guided by caring philosophy. Nursing theories are studied with emphasis on middle range theory as applied to practice and research. Concept analysis methods are introduced as a foundation for theory building and evaluation.

Theory-Guided Models for Advanced Practice Nursing (NGR 7124) 3 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to D.N.P. program
Course focuses on the development of grand, mid-range, and practice-level theories to support theory-guided models for advanced practice nursing.

Emerging Therapies of Care in Advanced Practice Nursing (NGR 7166) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to D.N.P. program
Course presents new technological advances in healthcare in caring-based framework, which may include genetics, pharmaceuticals, alternative and complementary therapies, nutritional therapies, advances in medical devices, and other emerging therapies.

Population-Based Caring in Aging Societies (NGR 7661) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Epidemiology
Course offers an in-depth study of population-based healthcare in an increasingly diverse aging society. Includes consideration and distribution determinants of health and illness as well as policy changes.

Innovative Nursing Practice Grounded in Caring (NGR 7707) 3 credits
Prerequisites: All required Ph.D. courses, one-to-four semesters
Advanced study of caring concepts applied to innovative practices/models to illuminate the human experience within nursing situations. Emphasis on the creative integration of multiple patterns of knowing in the study of the phenomenon regarding nursing.

Crafting the Life of Scholarship (NGR 7709) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program or permission of Department
Prepares the doctoral student to integrate behaviors and attributes of "being scholarly" into a variety of career choices. Course explores the application of scholarly practices and outcomes to positions in academia, practice, organizations, government, and other settings.

Public Policy in the Context of Nursing and Health (NGR 7738) 3 credits
Prerequisites: Permission of Department
Explores interrelations of nursing, health and public policy, with emphasis on developing and sustaining collaborative relationships contributing to mutual goals. Diverse health care organizations are studied, along with legislative, governmental and political agencies and processes. Students explore use of caring philosophies, theories and research to evaluate, frame and develop policy.

Advanced Practice Nursing: Essentials of Practice Management (NGR 7767) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to D.N.P. program
Provides a comprehensive overview of practice, business, finance and management principles necessary to establish and maintain a successful nursing practice grounded in caring.

Healthcare Systems Leadership and Finance (NGR 7793) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to D.N.P. program
Course explores the structure and functions of healthcare delivery systems and healthcare financing with special consideration to the impact of an aging population. The role of the D.N.P. in creating caring environments through both organizational and systems policy changes are addressed throughout the course.

Qualitative Research Methods 1 (NGR 7815) 3 credits
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program or permission of Department
Overview of qualitative research methods used in the development of nursing knowledge. Research design, sampling, data collection, data analysis, criteria for rigor, and ethical issues are explored. The philosophical, epistemological, ethical, and aesthetic foundations of qualitative research methods are examined.

Qualitative Research Methods 2 (NGR 7817) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 7815 or equivalent or permission of Department
Designed for nursing students and students in other disciplines to achieve an advanced level of expertise in selected qualitative approaches. Expected course outcome is a completed qualitative project.

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Advanced Nursing Research: Applied Quantitative Design and Method (NGR 7818) 3 credits
Prerequisites: Ph.D. courses semester one
Application of research to support advanced nursing practice with aging and diverse populations and to support new models of care delivery using evidence-based practice.

Measurement in Practice-Based Research (NGR 7822) 3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 7818 or permission of Department
Analysis of measurement strategies for practice-based research, encompassing selection, evaluation, and development of measures and instruments.

Evaluating Systems and Models of Care in Advanced Practice Nursing (NGR 7826) 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to D.N.P. program
An examination of various program evaluation strategies for nursing models and systems of care. Phases of evaluation are included.

Essential Statistical Methods for Nursing Science (NGR 7846) 3 credits
Prerequisites: 6000-level statistics class, permission of Department
An interdisciplinary course focusing on advanced statistical concepts and research strategies for knowledge development in the discipline of nursing and health sciences. Advanced biostatistical analyses such as hierarchical linear modeling, logistic regression, survival analysis, repeated measures, ANOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA and structural equation modeling will be included.

Research for Advanced Practice Nursing (NGR 7850) 3 credits
Prerequisite: STA 6113
Application of research to support advanced nursing practice with aging and diverse populations and to support new models of care delivery using evidence-based practice.

Innovations in Inquiry (NGR 7853) 3 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 7815, NGR 7818, NGR 7822, NGR 7817
This course explores innovative approaches to inquiry, including implementation science, community-based participatory research, mixed methods, and meta-analysis/synthesis. Additional information includes challenges of designing and conducting studies with innovative inquiry approaches and translation of research findings to enable adoption of evidence-based change.

Directed Independent Study (NGR 7905) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of advisor or dissertation chair
Course provides opportunity for directed, independent, scholarly study with expert faculty in an area related to the student's focus of study.

Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing 1 (NGR 7932) 1 credit
Prerequisites: Admission to Ph.D. program; permission of Department
Introduces students to the role of doctoral scholar. Focuses on approaches to knowledge development through search, critique, and management of literature sources. Grading: S/U.

Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing 2 (NGR 7934) 1 credit
Prerequisites: NGR 7932
Focuses on critique and synthesis of research literature for purpose of developing a plan for individual research. Explores potential funding sources.

Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Nursing 3 (NGR 7936) 1 credit
Prerequisites: NGR 7934
Develops skill in designing research. Focuses on preparation of pilot study for research.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 1 (NGR 7941C) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to D.N.P. program
Introduction to the leadership role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.). Students will explore and select topics for the final D.N.P. project and complete 45 hours of practicum experience per credit to begin preparing for the capstone project.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 2 (NGR 7942C) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 7941C
Continuation of D.N.P. guidance to the student in the process of developing a capstone project integrating the role of the D.N.P. in practice. A practicum of 45 hours per credit is required.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Seminar 3 (NGR 7943C) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: NGR 7942C
Continuation of D.N.P. guidance to the student in the process of developing a capstone project integrating the role of the D.N.P. in practice. A practicum of 45 hours per credit is required.

D.N.P. Residency and Capstone Project (NGR 7945C) 1-6 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of all D.N.P. course work
Course encompasses clinical practice components and completion of a final practice-based project. Projects will reflect the D.N.P. designing systems of care for an aging population within a caring framework. In a designated practice setting, the program requires a minimum of 250 clinical hours across two semesters. Course will be repeated at least once to meet overall program requirements. Grading: S/U.

Doctoral Synthesis (NGR 7978) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all required course work
Offers the doctoral student the opportunity, with faculty support and supervision, to synthesize learning from prior courses in preparation for Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations. May be repeated once. Grading: S/U

Advanced Research (NGR 7979) 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: Permission of dissertation chair
Offers the doctoral student the opportunity, with faculty support and supervision, to prepare and defend the dissertation proposal. Course may be taken for more than one semester. May be repeated once. Credits can count toward dissertation hours. Total credits will not exceed 6. Grading: S/U

Dissertation (NGR 7980) 1-15 credits
Prerequisites: NGR 7978, 7979
Offers the doctoral student the opportunity, with faculty support and supervision, to complete and defend the dissertation. Minimum 15 credits for graduation, which may include up to 6 credits for NGR 7979. May be taken for more than one semester. Grading: S/U

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