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NSG 501 Teacher Practice Essentials-Models of Teaching and Learning (3)
Integrative approach to understanding teaching learning that explores how various educational models and principles frame the processes of teaching and learning. Focus toward advanced practice nurses interested in teaching. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and graduate student status.

NSG 502 Advanced Teacher Practice Essentials-Expertise in Teaching (3)
Critical analysis of how educational models and principles frame teaching to promote expertise in practice. Aimed toward advance practice nurses interested in teaching. Builds and expands content of NSG 501. Prerequisite: NSG 501 and graduate student status.

NSG 503 Advanced Teacher Practice Essentials-Diverse Learners (3)
Focus on relevance and inclusiveness of addressing diversity of learners within teaching and learning activities. Aimed toward advance practice nurses interested in teaching. Further expands content of NSG 501 and NSG 502. Prerequisite: NURS 501 and graduate student status.

NSG 504 Advanced Teacher Practice-Challenges in Teaching (3)
Focus on challenges facing educator during teaching encounters. Addresses influence of belief structures on learner's motivation for change. For advance practice nurses interested in teaching. Prerequisite: NSG 501 and graduate student status.

NSG 505 Applied Occupational Health and Safety (3)
Application of occupational safety and health principles. Student teams perform evaluations, assess production methods/processes and exposures, health and safety procedures and programs, and develop engineering and administrative controls. Students perform on a consulting project with a local company including budgeting, project reporting, and presentation. Offered: jointly with ENV H 559/IND E 567; Sp, even years.

NSG 506 Occupational Safety Management (4)
Explores industrial organization and methods of integrating safety and industrial hygiene programs with industrial operations. Investigates philosophic issues related to industrial safety and health such as responsibility for safety, dependency on safe practice, and hierarchy of prevention. Contains numerous case problems and student involvement opportunities. Offered: jointly with ENV H 560; Sp.

NSG 507 Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety (3)
Reviews federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and state WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) standards. Explores the impact of these regulations on industry, particularly construction. Upon completion of the course, student receive an OSHA 510 30-hour Construction Safety and Health certificate. Offered: jointly with ENV H 562; W.

NSG 508 Introduction to Ergonomics (3)
Basic principles of ergonomics in work environment applied to problems of worker and management. Topics include measurement of physical work capacity, problems of fatigue and heat stress, applied biomechanics, worker-machine interactions and communication, design of displays and controls. Prerequisite: basic human physiology or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ENV H 566/IND E 566; W.

NSG 509 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (1)
Synchronous web pathophysiology course addresses immune and inflammatory responses with related content on infections and atherosclerosis. Focus on understanding the physiologic/pathophysiologic basis for disease processes and the relationship of various treatment modalities to these concepts. Prerequisite: Recent (within 5 years) upper division anatomy/physiology course or permission of instructor.

NSG 510 Assessment and Management of Neonatal Problems (5)
Focus on pathophysiology of disease processes, assessment, diagnosis, and management of common health problems experienced by term and preterm neonates in neonatal intensive care settings. Includes foundations for clinical decision making for neonatal nurse practitioners and examination of interdisciplinary roles. Prerequisite: NURS 514.

NSG 511 Prevention Issues in Community Health (3)
An interdisciplinary overview of community health prevention approaches focusing on the social determinants of health and health disparity reduction among vulnerable populations. Analysis of community and population preventive strategies across the life course. Roles of advanced community health nurses as prevention leaders and consumers of prevention information are emphasized. Offered: Sp.

NSG 512 Prevention Critique in Community Health (3)
Critical examination of community health prevention programs that build community health capacity and show promise in facilitating long-term health equity among vulnerable populations. Focuses on the leading health disparities among U.S. racial and ethnic people of color, and how to be a critical program consumer, adopter, and adapter. Offered: A.

NSG 513 Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents (1) Tyson, Walsh
Reviews pertinent issues in prescribing psychoactive medications to children and adolescents. Emphasizes empirical neuroendocrine bases, and nursing management relevant to these interventions. Examines legal and ethical issues pertaining to prescribing for children and adolescents. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

NSG 514 Integrating Healthcare and Culture (2-3) Lenart
Prepares clinicians to integrate experience and knowledge with creative approaches and evidence-based strategies to improve cross-cultural healthcare, including complementary and alternative medicine/healthcare (CAM) practices. Focuses on relationships between clinicians, clients, and families, emphasizing discovery of commonalities among cultures to enhance collaboration. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Janet C Lenart

NSG 515 Issues in Men's Health (2) Berry
Studies selected issues in men's health. Focuses on significant issues particular to men's health. Includes discussion of basic management of selected men's health issues. Offered: S.

NSG 517 Integrating Assessment and Knowledge of CAM into Allopathic Care (3) Schwenka
Explores strategies to assess and evaluate CAM use into conventional healthcare across the lifespan. Cultural, ethical, legal, and professional issues related to referral and collaboration within an integrative healthcare system. Challenges healthcare specialists to incorporate integrative principles into their practices. Offered: Sp.

NSG 518 Botanical Medicines and Dietary Supplements (2-3) Kiefer, De Pasquale
Exploration of commonly used herbs and evaluation of their evidence base, treating frequently occurring acute and chronic health conditions. Optional laboratory experiences at Bastyr University herb garden and medicine-making laboratory. Field trip to identify Pacific Northwest botanicals.

NSG 519 Qi Gong and Reflexology (1) Marazita
Focuses on history, evidence, and self-practice of traditional Chinese medicine's Qi gong and reflexology. Examines how Qi gong combines movement, meditation, and breathing regulation to enhance qi energy flow. Explores how foot reflexology re-education re-patterns and re-conditions neurological reflexes in the soles of the feet to maximize health. Offered: S.

NSG 521 Infectious Disease and Infection Control (2)
Critical analysis of factors that influence infectious disease control including delivery of therapeutics, and the role of nursing and other health disciplines in healthcare and public health system responses, with a population-based perspective of infectious disease prevention, control, and management.

NSG 522 Life Span Physiology and Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3)
Analysis of normal and abnormal human responses in major organ systems in individuals across the life span. Examination of normal physiology, evidence based and selected disorders pertaining to each system. Credit/no-credit only.

NSG 525 Privilege, Oppression, and Social Justice in Healthcare (3-4) Allen, Schroeder, Ward
Focuses on professional development skills that challenge white privilege, racism, and other oppressions in healthcare. Analysis of racism and privilege, application of that analysis to other oppressions such as gender, class, heterosexism, ableism, etc. Overall goal to enable healthcare professionals to create more socially just healthcare system. Credit/no-credit only.

NSG 530 Leadership, Communication, and Professional Identity (4) Brown, Shannon
Analyzes professional identity, transition to new roles and responsibilities, leadership approaches, and inter-professional teamwork skills needed to provide effective, efficient and patient/community-centered care. Covers advanced, multi-modal communication strategies specific to professional role certification, conflict resolution, professional communication, inter-professional teamwork and leadership using interactive, skills-based learning. Offered: A.

NSG 531 Evidence-Based Management of Common Health Concerns: Episodic/Acute Emphasis (1-3, max. 3)
Evidence-based clinical decision making and management of common health problems, emphasizing episodic/acute concerns. Critical appraisal of data to determine diagnosis and comprehensive plan of care within scope of advanced practice nursing. One in a series of advanced patient care management courses. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; recommended: NCLIN 501, which may be taken concurrently.

NSG 532 Evidence-Based Management of Gender-Related Health Concerns (1-3, max. 3)
Evidence-based clinical decision making and management of common gender-related health concerns for non-pregnant adults. Critical appraisal of data to determine appropriate diagnosis and plan of care within scope of advanced practice nursing. One in a series of advanced patient care management courses. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; recommended: NCLIN 501, which may be taken concurrently.

NSG 533 Evidence-Based Management of Common Health Concerns: Chronic Emphasis (1-3, max. 3)
Evidence-based clinical decision making and management of common health problems, emphasizing chronic health concerns. Critical appraisal of data to determine diagnosis and comprehensive plan of care within scope of advanced practice nursing. One in a series of advanced patient care management courses. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; recommended: NCLIN 501, which may be taken concurrently.

NSG 534 Evidence-Based Management of Common Mental Health Concerns (1-3, max. 3)
Evidence-based clinical decision making and management of common mental health problems. Critical appraisal of data to determine diagnosis, comprehensive plan of care , and need for referral within scope of advanced practice nursing. One in a series of advanced patient care management courses. Prerequisite: permission of instructor; recommended: NCLIN 501, which may be taken concurrently.

NSG 537 Development and Psychopathology: Parents and Infants (3) Spieker
Provides an overview of typical social and emotional development and psychopathology in children ages three and younger. Demonstrates attachment relationships with parents and family to infant's development and psychopathology. Core course of Infant Mental Health Certificate program.O ffered: W.

NSG 538 Using Infant Mental Health Approaches in Practice Settings (3) Kelly
Examines attachment-theory-based approaches to intervening with caregivers and young children in variety of settings. Curricular material supports any caregiver who has a significant relationship with a young child or children typically developing, at risk for delay, or diagnosed with special needs. Infant Mental Health Certificate program core course. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

NSG 539 Assessment and Management of Common Psychosocial and Biophysical Conditions in the Perinatal Period (1-3, max. 3)
Focuses on integrating three areas of knowledge specific to nurse-midwifery and advanced neonatal and perinatal nursing practice: psychosocial adaptations during the perinatal period; management of the childbearing woman; and fetus and neonate at risk for commonly occurring health problems during the perinatal period.

NSG 540 Telehealth Systems and Applications (4) G. DEMIRIS
Prepares consumers, managers, and researchers of telehealth systems through guided exploration into the components of such systems. Introduces challenges and opportunities facing designers and managers of telehealth and remote healthcare delivery networks. Offered: jointly with BIME 581.

NSG 545 Pedagogical Frameworks for a Practice-Based Discipline (3) Altman, Simpson
Analyses pedagogical frameworks that educators employ to coach, transform, and mentor learners in developing knowledge, skills, and affective dimensions within a practice-based context. Applies pedagogies that engage learners in higher order thought. Assesses the impact of pedagogies on learner outcomes in academic or clinical settings. Offered: A.

NSG 546 Instructional Technology (3) Altman, Simpson
Develops expertise in the theoretical foundations and proposal of instructional design, technology, and analysis for a focused population of learners. Offered: W.

NSG 547 Capstone Teaching Seminar (3-6, max. 10) Altman, Simpson
Includes the planning, completion, analysis, and presentation of a project that reflects a synthesis of coursework completed for the Nurse Educator Tri-Campus Certificate program. Prerequisite: Core didactic and seminar courses for students in the NET graduate certificate program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with B NURS 547/T NURS 547; Sp.

NSG 548 Basic Arrhythmia, Conduction Disturbance, and 12-Lead Electrocardiography Interpretation (2)
Covers the theory and practice of basic arrhythmia, conduction disturbance, and 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG) interpretation, as well as selected pharmacologic and electrical management. Content is appropriate for primary care, and provides foundation for advanced interpretation for students in acute/critical care.

NSG 549 Complex Arrhythmia, Conduction Disturbance, and 12-Lead Electrocardiography Interpretation (2)
Covers the theory and practice of complex arrhythmia, conduction disturbance, and 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG) interpretation, as well as selected pharmacologic and electrical management. Appropriate for acute/critical care. Prerequisite: NSG 548, or satisfactory pretest of basic ECG interpretation.

NSG 550 Seminar on Professional Issues in Nursing Education (3)
Seminar on role and related professional issues in nursing education. Prerequisite: either NSG 545, B NURS 513, or T NURS 513; either NSG 546, B NURS 511, or T NURS 511. Offered: jointly with B NURS 550/T NURS 550.

NSG 551 Health Politics and Policy (3)
Critically analyzes the politics of health policy in the United States. Examines leadership and advocacy in influencing politics and policy to address and influence health outcomes. Offered: W.

NSG 552 Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity (3)
Examines fundamental concepts, emerging theory, research, and intervention strategies regarding the influence and putative mechanisms of environment and societal factors on health at population, community, and individual levels. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary, multi-level socio-ecological perspective on health and illness with consideration of principles of equity and justice in societal contexts. Offered: W.

NSG 553 Foundations of Health Systems and Health Economics (3)
Examines health systems and care delivery in the context of principles of business, finance, and economics. Concepts applied in the design of cost and care effectiveness system-level health improvements. Prerequisite: either NMETH 536, which may be taken concurrently, or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

NSG 554 Occupational Health Nursing: Practice Issues (3)
Examination of current, emerging occupational health and safety topics affecting worker populations. Includes discussion of workforce groups, work environments, and socio-political contexts; introduces prevalent health matters resulting from occupational exposures; applies theoretical concepts to the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses; and identifies issues affecting advanced professional practice and leadership roles.

NSG 555 Perspectives on Implementing Research in Advanced Nursing Practice (3) Boutain, Landis
Provides an overview of contemporary multidisciplinary perspectives, models and research approaches for advanced practice nursing. Focuses on understanding and applying science to practice, and practice to science. Emphasizes ethical practice, scientific responsibility, research curiosity and use. Offered: A.

NSG 556 Program Planning and Health Systems and Multicultural Communities (4) Chrisman, Strickland, Tsai
Explores culture as it related to the program planning process, methods , theories, attitudes, and skills in health promotion and disease prevention through community engagement. Offered: W.

NSG 557 Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Life Span (4)
Analyzes disordered physiologic responses in individuals within the context of lifespan physiology. Examines pathophysiologic principles and responses, using case studies as exemplars for selected concepts, and the relationship between physiologic and pathophysiologic principles and the evidence basis for current practice.

NSG 558 Occupational Health Nursing: Advanced Practice and Leadership in Program Development (3)
Examination of advanced professional practice and leadership in the context of occupational health and safety programs. Focuses on assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs involving workplace health surveillance, case management, workers' compensation, and health promotion in consideration of political, economic, legal, ethical issues, and application of current research.

NSG 559 Prevention Effectiveness in Community Health (1)
Credit/no-credit only.

NSG 560 Pediatric Case Studies (2)
Focuses on integration and application of pediatric history-taking, diagnostic reasoning, behavioral and developmental assessment, health promotion, and management of common pediatric conditions in case-based scenarios. Prerequisite: NCLIN 502; NURS 518; NURS 529, any of which may be taken concurrently, or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

NSG 561 Community Health Systems for Equity (3)
Defines, evaluates, and synthesizes how community health systems promote health equity. Emphasizes how various systems, such as care, public health, governmental, tribal, family, and social-kin, nonprofit, faith-based, and business, inhibit or promote communal health. Highlights advanced practice, practice inquiry, and leadership implications. Offered: A.

NSG 562 Management of Adults I (2-3)
Focuses on evidence-based clinical-decision making and management of common adult health problems, emphasizing episodic and acute concerns. Emphasizes concepts of health promotion and patient/family focuses care. Provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for clinical decision-making and critical appraisal of data to determine diagnosis and comprehensive, cost-effective plan of care.

NSG 563 Management of Adults II (3)
Focuses on evidence-based clinical-decision making and management of common adult health problems, emphasizing episodic and acute concerns. Emphasizes concepts of health promotion and patient/family focuses care. Provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for clinical decision-making and critical appraisal of data to determine diagnosis and comprehensive, cost-effective plan of care. Offered: Sp.

NSG 597 Synthesis of Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
Synthesize new or higher levels of knowledge and skills of advanced practice nursing specialty, practice inquiry, and leadership to demonstrate competency of doctoral essentials and program objectives. Prerequisite: doctoral candidacy or Supervisory Committee permission; recommended: clinical practicum, which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.