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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • NRSE 5039 - Supervised Experience in Administration or Service

    (1 credit, repeatable)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with administrative or service assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall, spring)


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  • NRSE 5050 - Health Care Accounting and Finance

    (3 credits)
    This course applies the concepts of accounting and finance within the context of the health care industry. Course coverage includes basic accounting and finance principles and how these principles are applied in the health care arena. Topical coverage includes financial statement preparation and analysis, cash flow analysis, cost behavior and control, capital acquisition, budgeting, reimbursement mechanisms, and managed care.


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  • NRSE 5303 - Psychopharmacology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the master’s nursing program or permission of instructor. This course is designed to familiarize health profession students with the basic principles of psychopharmacology and to explore medications used to treat psychiatric disorders. The physiological basis of mental illness will be reviewed and the pharmacologic, pharmodynamic principles of medications used in mental health care examined. Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 5402 - Behavioral Health Concepts for Adults

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program or permission of instructor. This course is designed to provide advanced practice nurses with the necessary knowledge base to provide care for adults and their families experiencing complex behavioral health problems. Content will emphasize critical thinking and decision-making skills through the application of developmental, biological, interpersonal, and intrapersonal theory to behavioral health care nursing. (summer)


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  • NRSE 5550 - Human Resource Management in Health Organizations

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course focuses on the skills and concepts required in managing people in health service organizations, as well as on the human resource implications of changes in the external environment. Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of human resource management as well as the managerial skills required to manage people. (fall) Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of the major advisor. This course applies the concepts of strategic planning within the context of the health care industry. Issues associated with competing in a changing health care environment are explored with a focus on the development of solutions to problems associated with this change. The strategic management of health care delivery will be addressed from a variety of perspectives, ranging from those of the insurance industry, to public health facilities, to large health care networks, to small practices of health care providers. (spring) Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 6000 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program. This course will actively engage students in the analysis and evaluation of contemporary nursing knowledge, conceptual systems, and theories. Philosophical and historical dimensions of the development of nursing knowledge, the relationship between knowledge development and development of the discipline, strategies for theory development, and theoretical adequacy for nursing practice will be explored. (summer)


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  • NRSE 6030 - Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research

    (3 credits)
    Students in this course will complete in-depth comparisons of published quantitative nursing research, including examining philosophical perspectives, study design, instrumentation, sampling, and data analysis. Pragmatic considerations in implementing clinical nursing research will be analyzed culminating in development of a research proposal which will address a nursing research question using quantitative methodology. Spring.


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  • NRSE 6040 - Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: NRSE 6100 . Students in this course will complete in-depth comparisons of published qualitative nursing research, including examining philosophical perspectives, study design, instrumentation, sampling and data analysis. Pragmatic considerations in implementing clinical nursing research will be analyzed culminating in development of a research proposal which will address a nursing research question using a qualitative methodology. Fall.


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  • NRSE 6513 - Case Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of instructor. This course focuses on the current and evolving role of the professional in case management and in the managed care environment. Dimensions of the case management role will be explored through class discussion, oral and written presentation, and expert testimony. Students will have the opportunity to explore the process of case management from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and they also will have the opportunity to examine emerging trends. (spring) Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NRSE 6860 - Capstone

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: All DNP 5000 level coursework or permission of instructor; Corequisites: NRSE 6800  This course provides an opportunity for the student to apply advanced theoretical, policy, and specialty knowledge and skills to a clinical or systems-level problem. It is expected that students will propose a capstone project that will demonstrate advanced levels of systems thinking in designing, delivering and evaluating evidenced-based strategies to influence care provision or system changes and improve outcomes for individuals, groups, or populations. Notes: Enrollment is restricted to the College of Nursing students.


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  • NURS 5000 - Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the RODP-MSN program or permission of coordinator. This course provides the student with the theoretical foundations for advanced nursing. The focus of the course is on the critical components of contemporary nursing knowledge; exploration of the nature of theory development in nursing; examination of relevance of concepts from basic and applied sciences; analysis and evaluation of nursing and related theories; and relevance of theory in terms of impact on professional nursing practice, and individuals, families, and groups as clients in health care systems.


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  • NURS 5103 - Advanced Pathophysiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the RODP-MSN program. An in-depth scientific knowledge base relevant to selected pathophysiological states confronted by advanced practice nurses is explored. This course provides a basis for the foundation of clinical decisions related to selected diagnostic tests and the initiation of therapeutic regimens. Pathophysiology across the lifespan is correlated to clinical diagnoses and management.


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