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Simulation orientation video

Students must view Outside Linkthis brief video prior to participating in simulation in the School of Nursing.

Courses at the 500-level

NURS 501: Advanced Nursing Research

Theories and methodologies for evaluating research findings in nursing and health care are examined. Focus is on dissemination and utilization of research findings for evidence-based practice.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • : graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. graduate program director
NURS 502: Health Care Systems

Topics covered are organizational structure, resources, current technology, informational systems, outcome measures, safety initiatives, health care policy, and ethics. The central role of the patient in health care decision making is also examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. graduate program director
NURS 503: Professional Role Development

Behaviors that promote change and collaboration in practice environments are examined, including concepts of leadership, communication, power, and problem solving.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. program director
NURS 504: Advanced Pathophysiology

Students explore the interrelationships of human systems and the effects of illness on the individual as a whole. Concepts and patterns of alterations in physiological mechanisms and functions are identified.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. program director
NURS 505: Advanced Pharmacology

Pharmacologic agents and their clinical applications are examined. Pharmacologics, therapeutic uses, and the side effects and drug interactions of a broad variety of classes of drugs are explored as treatment modalities.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. program director
NURS 506: Advanced Health Assessment

This course assists the learner in the acquisition of advanced health assessment skills. The status of clients is determined by using the health history interview and advanced diagnostic skills.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. graduate program director
NURS 507: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Topics covered include statistical concepts, evaluation of health research literature, and outcome measurements. Students cannot receive credit for both NURS 507 and HED 507. (Formerly Epidemiology and Health Statistics.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. graduate program director
NURS 508: Public Health Science

Study is made of environmental and occupational health, bioterrorism and disaster preparedness, communicable diseases, chronic diseases, and vulnerable populations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of M.S.N. graduate program director
NURS 509: Professional Project Seminar

Students develop plans for a comprehensive project in the form of research, program design, or grant preparation. Planning includes literature review and exploration of resources. (Formerly Professional Project Seminar I.)
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 501
  • NURS 502
  • NURS 503
  • graduate status in nursing
NURS 510: Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness I

Students develop advanced practice nurse competencies specific to health promotion and disease prevention of adults across the lifespan. Emphasis is on the patient sphere. (Formerly Acute Care/Critical Care I.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 505 and 506, and prior or concurrent enrollment in NURS 501, 502, 503, 504, and 530(CNS) or 540(NP)
NURS 511: Population/Public Health Nursing I

Variables relevant to public health problems are investigated through field experience. Students demonstrate knowledge of analytic assessment and public health science skills.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 508; and prior or concurrent enrollment in NURS 501, 502, 503, and 507
NURS 512: Genetics and Genomics in Health Care

The scientific, ethical, legal, social, technological, and policy implications of genetics and genomics are explored, with application to interdisciplinary health care professionals.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of program director
NURS 513: Teaching Nursing

This elective course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of a nurse educator. Through classroom and clinically oriented learning activities, students gain basic competencies.
3 credit hours

NURS 514: Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia

This course builds upon the foundation established in NURS 505, and pharmacologic agents for anesthesia practice are examined.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 505; CHEM 519; BIO 535
NURS 515: Simulation: A Pedagogy for Nursing Education

Simulation theory, models, evidence-based practice, and safety provide the framework for using simulation in practice and education. Groups of students develop, implement, and revise a simulation.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • graduate status in nursing or consent of instructor
NURS 516: Advanced Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice I

Advanced principles of anesthesia administration and management, including general and regional techniques for surgery are examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 514, 517
NURS 517: Foundational Principles of Nurse Anesthesia

The history and scope of nurse anesthesia practice, physics as applied to anesthesia administration and practice, anesthesia equipment, perioperative evaluation and basic management are examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 505, 506; NURS 504 prerequisite or concurrent.
NURS 518: Nursing Care Management

Students examine evidence-based approaches to the coordination of services for populations across health care systems to enhance client-centered, interdisciplinary care, outcomes-based quality improvement and cost enhancement.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to Nurse Care Manager CGS or permission of MSN program director.
NURS 530: Synergy Model for CNS Practice

Students develop knowledge of the Synergy Model required for the clinical nurse specialist practice. Model assumptions, development, and applicability to CNS practice are discussed, analyzed, and applied.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 505 and 506, and prior or concurrent enrollment in NURS 501, 502, 503, 504, and 510
NURS 540: Differential Diagnosis for Nurse Practioners

Students are introduced to the diagnostic framework, clinical decision making, and evidence-based resources. Focus is on developing skills in diagnostic reasoning and differential diagnosis.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 505 and 506, and prior or concurrent enrollment in NURS 501, 502, 503, 504, and 510
NURS 570: NA Clinical Practicum I

Introduction of basic anesthesia skills and techniques for the novice with emphasis on airway management under direct supervision of clinical preceptors.
1 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 501, 502, 503; NURS 517; NURS 516 concurrent.

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