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NURS 200 Critical Approach to Women's Health (3)
Interdisciplinary examination of women's health from a critical social-political approach. Discusses issues of gender, race, class, heterosexism, etc. in relation to women's health policies.
NURS 201 Growth and Development Through the Life Span (5-6, max. 6) I&S
Focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span. Emphasizes influence of growth and development theory and research on achievement of health and health promotional efforts directed toward persons of various ages and life styles. Optional service learning component. Open to nonmajors.
NURS 202 Difference and Identity on University Campus (5) Allen
Novels, autobiographies, films, and music are used to explore how Americans who are seen as white are characterized by people who are seen as non-white. Since many freshmen find campus life more socially diverse than their home communities, the focus is on young adults and college environments.
NURS 203 Health Care Terminology for Nursing (2)
Designed to improve reading, writing, listening, and comprehension skills with respect to healthcare terminology. Offered: SpS.
Instructor Course Description: Dieu-Hien Hoang
NURS 204 Learning Wellness: Healthy Ways to Respond to Stressful Student Life (3) Booth-LaForce, Brandt, Cornman, Kim
Examines the intimate connections of body, mind, spirit, as well as how stress challenges personal health. Provides overview of methods that respond to stress in health-producing ways, including time management, making healthy choices, and practicing wellness. Discusses evidence for each method and provides experiential components. Credit/no-credit only.
NURS 205 Nursing as a Career in Contemporary Society (1)
Introduces an accurate description of nursing career, educational requirements and rationale, including advanced degree career possibilities. Explores breadth of nursing roles in promoting health to individuals, groups, and populations. Links historical development with contemporary practice. Explores factors that promote student and professional success in nursing. Credit/no-credit only.
NURS 301 Clinical Applications of Anatomy and Physiology (3)
Application of anatomic and physiologic concepts to selected clinical phenomena. Focuses on integrated responses and functional health patterns. Exemplars of developmental and lifespan factors are identified. Includes experiential activities to enhance integration of content. Offered: AS.
Instructor Course Description: Catrin Pittack
NURS 303 Foundations of Professional Nursing (2-3)
Exploration of the profession of nursing, including past and present work of nurses, the experience of being ill and seeking healthcare, and the U.S. healthcare system. Offered: Sp.
NURS 304 Human Responses I (3)
Examines normal and pathophysiological responses to states of health and illness. Examines internal and external defense systems, balance and regulation of body systems, and integration of these concepts in the assessment and management of patient problems. Offered: A.
NURS 308 Human Responses II (3)
Examines normal and pathophysiological responses to states of health and illness. Examines internal and external defense systems, balance and regulation of body systems, and integration of these concepts in the assessment and management of patient problems. Offered: W.
NURS 309 Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing Practice I (2-)
Emphasizes the principles of pharmacology, drug therapy, pharmacologic-therapeutic classes of drugs, clinically important prototype drugs, and drug information resources. Nursing issues related to drug administration are also discussed. First of a two-quarter sequence. Offered: A.
NURS 310 Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing Practice II (2-3)
Emphasizes the principles of pharmacology, drug therapy, pharmacologic-therapeutic classes of drugs, clinically important prototype drugs, and drug information resources. Nursing issues related to drug administration are also discussed. Second of a two-quarter sequence. Offered: W.
NURS 401 Care in Illness I (5)
Introduces major concepts relevant to the experience of acute and chronic illness, including physiological, pathophysiological, behavioral and experimental human responses, assessment of functional health status and interdisciplinary therapeutics in common alteration across the lifespan. First of a two-quarter sequence. Offered: W.
NURS 404 Gerontological Nursing (2)
Focuses on concepts and issues relevant to the nursing care of older adults across the care continuum. Major course themes include nursing assessment of the older adult, health promotion, patient safety, geriatric syndromes, gerontechnology and influence of payer systems on care for older adults.. Prerequisite: NURS 310.
NURS 405 Care in Illness II (5)
Continuation of NURS 401, further examining selected psychopathologic and pathophysiologic alterations in health of individuals in context of families across life span. Emphasizes assessing functioning in psychosocial, cultural, person-environment relationships, and healthcare resources to plan nursing strategies for acutely/chronically ill individuals of all ages.
NURS 407 Culture, Diversity, and Nursing Practice (3)
Analyzes the impact of cultural, social, and global factors on the health of multicultural and diverse groups at the individual, population, and systems levels. Students gain knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the healthcare needs of multicultural societies through non-discriminatory and culturally appropriate nursing care practice. Offered: Sp.
NURS 410 Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice (3)
Identification of ethical and legal issues and the ensuing dilemmas relevant to the profession of nursing and nurses as health professionals and citizens. Selected problems and dilemmas affecting nurses, nursing, and the delivery of healthcare analyzed using specific moral-ethical perspectives. Offered: AW.
NURS 412 Healthcare Systems (3)
Introduction to analysis of healthcare systems with emphasis on political economy of health, access and utilization, disparities in health, public and private health insurance and reimbursement issues. Comparison of U.S. and other national healthcare systems. Offered: Sp.
NURS 413 Health in the Context of Culture (5-6, max. 24)
Provides basic overview of health and healthcare challenges and opportunities in other countries. Examines socio-cultural, environmental, economic, political, and ecological factors that influence, health, health promotion, illness, disability, and death. Address responses to health issues both within and outside the health sector. May include study abroad.
NURS 415 Nursing of Families: Childbearing and Childrearing (5)
Applies family concepts to nursing of childbearing and childrearing families. Focuses on family as context for care of individuals. Emphasizes use of physiological, psychological, developmental, cultural, and environmental theories for health promotion, disease prevention, and nursing therapeutics. Offered: AW.
NURS 417 Psychosocial Nursing in Health and Illness (3)
Examines psychosocial disorders/issues of life transitions from integrated perspective of biological, social sciences, nursing, and humanities. Emphasizes utilizing psychosocial nursing and interpersonal therapeutics for assessment, intervention, health promotion with individuals/families/groups at risk for experiencing psychosocial disorders. Prerequisite: NCLIN 418, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AW.
NURS 419 Transition to Professional Practice (3)
Focuses on critical examination, synthesis, and evaluation of professional nursing care. Emphasizes mastery, synthesis, and application of theory, research, and practice in relation to nursing management, leadership, and nursing care of individual clients or groups of clients and populations. Offered: SpS.
NURS 445 Topics in Nursing (1-10, max. 10)
Guided survey and discussion of current literature on major topics in physiological nursing. Seminar/lecture with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings. May have clinical component. Implications for nursing practice and healthcare emphasized.
Instructor Course Description: Carol Jacobson Pamela H Mitchell
NURS 450 Study Abroad Preparation: International Nursing in Context (1-, max 4) Carr, Kennedy, Lindenberg, Muecke
Introduction to the language (if other than English), history, and culture of the host country, and examination of international health issues pertinent to the country. Required course for students taking a study abroad quarter. May be taken as distance learning. Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Michael Kennedy
NURS 466 Continuing Education in Nursing (3)
Planning, developing, and evaluating continuing education programs in various institutions and agencies. Includes the application of adult learning principles to a variety of situations, such as workshops, in-service and staff development programs.
NURS 488 Youth at High Risk for Drug Abuse, Suicide Behaviors, Aggression, and Depression (3)
Study of adolescent problem behaviors: causes, connections, and contexts. Two central themes are understanding vulnerability to drug abuse, suicide behaviors, and other related behaviors within social network contexts and exploring implications for prevention and early intervention programming.
NURS 489 Alcohol Problems in Family and Society (3)
Analysis of family problems associated with alcoholism. Emphasis on psychological, cultural, and social implications; examination of various counseling practices employed and theories of prevention.
NURS 492 Anthropology of Refugees (3) I&S
The refugee phenomenon, its emergence in postcolonial world, and structure of life history of refugees. Ethnic change, involuntary deculturation, and acculturation as they occur in refugee life histories. Prerequisite: one 200-level ANTH course or LING 203. Offered: jointly with ANTH 492.
NURS 499 Special Electives (1-4, max. 15)
Seminars on selected nursing issues of clinical problems, with independent study option, under supervision of nursing faculty. Offered: AWSpS.
Instructor Course Description: Dieu-Hien Hoang Susanna L Cunningham
NURS 500 Children and Adolescents with Special Health Needs, Their Families and Communities (3/4, max. 4) Acker, Brandt, Kieckhefer, Jolley, Magyary
Includes advanced healthcare approached for providers of children and adolescents with chronic physical, neurobiological, developmental, or psychosocial problems. Emphasizes evidence-based, culturally-competent, and comprehensive assessment, referral, and management strategies. Describes exemplars of leadership processes related to policy, care coordination, family centered, and multidisciplinary approaches.
NURS 501 Advanced Mental Health Interventions with Children (3)
Developmentally based assessment and therapeutic approaches relevant for children with psychosocial health problems. Consideration to matching therapeutic approaches with specific nature of symptomatology and other child, family, cultural, and environmental characteristics, including social and educational systems. Individual and group evaluation research emphasized.
NURS 502 Human Responses in Health and Illness I (3)
Survey of selected human responses to environmental demands in health and illness as expressed at physiologic, pathophysiologic, experiential, and behavioral levels. Such concepts as host defenses, ventilation, circulation, elimination, and nutrition are discussed. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Instructor Course Description: Sandra Adams Motzer
NURS 503 Human Responses in Health and Illness II (3)
Survey of selected human responses to environmental demands in health and illness at physiologic, pathophysiologic, experiential, and behavioral levels. Such concepts as immune response, stress response, circadian rhythms, pain, sleep, cognition, and consciousness. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
NURS 504 Clinical Nursing Therapeutics (1-6, max. 6)
Critical analysis of therapeutic modalities to assist patients with a variety of responses to health problems. Includes selected therapies such as suction/drainage, positioning to address responses in critical, life threatening, and chronic/continuing health states. Varying credits assigned for modules covering particular therapies. Prerequisite: NURS 502, NURS 503, or permission of instructor.
NURS 505 Selected Topics in Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing (2-10, max. 10)
In-depth exploration of the major theoretical issues in psychosocial nursing. Seminar with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings and implications for research and healthcare.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia Betrus
NURS 506 Role and Context of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (3)
Introduction to advanced practice roles in psychiatric mental health nursing. Diverse populations, practice settings, healthcare systems, standards of practice, certification, and licensing criteria relevant to the advanced practice role examined within the context of a broad range of ethical, clinical, and educational issues. Examines future directions. Credit/no-credit only.
NURS 507 Mental Health of Older Adults (3)
Examines the dynamics of mental health research and practice in normal, optimal, and pathological aging. Focuses on psychosocial and environmental influences on mental health of older adults. Topics include: models of aging, cognitive impairment, depression, severe mental illness, and successful strategies to enhance mental health in older adults.
NURS 508 Seminar in Group Treatment (2)
Seminar on the theoretical basis for working with various treatment groups. Analysis of selected approaches to group treatment. Analysis of leader responsibilities and functions in the development of therapeutic group experiences.
NURS 509 Issues in Violence and Aggression for Health Professionals (3)
Focuses on research and theory of violent/aggressive behavior. Perspectives of victim, offender, family, community, society examined. Focus is recognition of violence against women. Designed to challenge students to clarify beliefs, values related to topics such as rape, homicide, domestic violence. Prerequisite: graduate nursing student or permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia Betrus
NURS 511 Seminar in Neonatal Nursing (3)
Neonatal neurobehavioral and physiologic adaptation within context of physical and social environment. Neonatal responses to alterations in growth and illness. Assessment modalities and therapeutic strategies used during the neonatal period. Prerequisite: NURS 514 or permission of instructor.
NURS 512 Critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women's Health (3)
Critical examination of the historical, socio-political, and scientific influences on women's health. Issues of sexism, racism, and heterosexism discussed from the perspective of different disciplines. Offered: jointly with GWSS 512.
NURS 514 Physiologic Adaptations in Women and Children: Physiologic Adaptations During Pregnancy and Postpartum (1-6, max. 6) Blackburn
Analyzes the developmental physiologic adaptations in four units: women/reproductive processes, pregnancy/postpartum, fetus/neonate, and infancy through adolescence. Emphasis on implications for nursing practice. Examination of evidence-base for selected intervention strategies.
Instructor Course Description: Christine Anne Hunter
NURS 515 Common Adolescent Health Problems (3)
Focuses on assessment, clinical decision making, and management of common adolescent problems. Concepts and theories of health promotion, adolescent development, and intervention strategies are explored to provide a broad framework for caring for adolescents in primary settings.
NURS 516 Pediatric Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology: Clinical Applications (2)
Examines evidenced-based approach to pediatric pulmonary conditions. Includes lung structure and function from infancy through adolescence with detailed analysis of the components parts of the pulmonary system, i.e., neurological control, upper and lower airways, parenchyma, and chest wall.
Instructor Course Description: Marijo Miller Ratcliffe
NURS 517 Pediatric Pulmonary Pathophysiology: Clinical Applications (2)
Evidence-based approach to pediatric pulmonary pathophysiology and current treatment. Critical analysis and application of interdisciplinary management and long-term follow-up for children with pulmonary special healthcare needs Emphasizes family-centered care and professional leadership role of the advanced practice nurse. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
NURS 518 Advanced Practice Pediatric Primary Care Management (3)
Focuses on use of clinical decision making framework to develop theoretically and empirically sound individualized management plans for the young child, with physical and behavioral symptoms of common pediatric illness, in the primary care setting. Prerequisite: PNP or FNP specialty, or permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Michele Acker
NURS 519 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3)
Theoretical rationale for curriculum development, study of curricular problems in nursing in relation to the elements of the curriculum as described in a curricular design. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
NURS 520 Evaluation of Clinical Performance in Nursing (3)
For graduate students preparing for faculty or staff development positions in nursing. Theory and principles of evaluation. Instruments to appraise clinical nursing performance developed as part of course requirements. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
NURS 521 Computing Fundamentals for Health Providers (3)
Enables health professionals to solve work/practice challenges using existing features of desktop computers. Emphasizes productivity concepts. Introduces extended features of common software packages, as well as basic concepts/methods of small system management and support. Prerequisite: admission to Health Informatics Certificate Program or by instructor permission. Offered: jointly with MEDED 580; W.
NURS 522 Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing (3) Shannon
Reviews selected ethical issues in healthcare and legal guidelines relevant to healthcare decision-making. Explores bioethics as a type of applied ethics. Focuses on preparing students for ethical challenges in advanced nursing roles. Offered: Sp.
NURS 523 Communities, Populations, and Systems: Theoretical Foundations (3)
Focus on construction and analysis of research-based philosophies and theories related to nursing practice at the community, population, and systems levels. Synthesize and apply knowledge about social and environmental justice, determinants of health, and human health responses to populations and communities. Examine and evaluate leadership roles for nurses in community settings.
NURS 524 Conceptual Foundations for Care Systems Management (3)
Critical analysis of nature and theoretical bases of care systems management practice. Concepts of nursing and organization science foundations to person-provider transaction management and leadership in context of economic, political, and social environments and health outcomes. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
NURS 525 Managing Clinical Effectiveness Within Care Systems (3)
Optimizing person-provider clinical therapeutic transactions at multiple levels of care systems, complexity, and population aggregation. Emphasis on designing, managing and evaluating clinical effectiveness and efficiency within care systems.
NURS 526 Managing Organizational Effectiveness Within Care Systems (3)
Analysis of management strategies for attaining effective and efficient organizational structures and processes within healthcare systems. Prerequisite: NURS 524 or permission of instructor.
NURS 527 Managing Effective Access and Utilization Within Care Systems (3-4)
In-depth inquiry into healthcare access and resource utilization patterns among diverse populations, with emphasis on management strategies for establishing effective population-system fit. Additional credit for exploring access and utilization patterns within specific populations.
NURS 528 Implications of Human Embryology and Genetics for Clinical Practice (3)
Normal development of the human embryo and fetus and principles of human genetics. Alterations in development leading to common anomalies and implications for clinical practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
NURS 529 Childhood Common Developmental and Behavior Issues (2)
Focus on common developmental and behavioral issues presented by children and their families in primary care setting. Emphasis on the developmental, family, and cultural aspects of assessment and management of the common issues.
NURS 530 Conceptual Frameworks for Parent-Child Nursing (3)
Designed to assist graduate students in exploration, criticism, and analysis of selected concepts, frameworks, and models relevant to parent-child nursing practice. Group seminar work focuses on the discussion of issues influencing the roles and practice of clinical nurse specialists in parent-child nursing. Skills necessary for developing a conceptual framework for practice.
NURS 531 Selected Topics in Family and Child Nursing (1-6, max. 12)
In-depth examination of the literature pertinent to major theoretical issues in parent and child nursing. Seminar with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings. Implications for research, prevention, and healthcare stressed. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Donna L. Berry Marcia G Killien Catherine J Kirkness Susan J Spieker
NURS 532 Professional Issues in Advanced Parent and Child Nursing (2-5, max. 5)
History and current issues in advanced parent and child nursing practice and interface with healthcare systems. Advanced practice roles in provision, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare services for women, children, and families. Opportunity for application to specific advanced practice roles. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
NURS 533 Healthcare of Cancer Survivors (2)
Focuses on teaching the health science graduate students about cancer survivorship issues. Discusses the health concerns of those who have been cured of their initial malignancy but are still at risk of long-term effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
NURS 534 Aging and Health in Contemporary Society (3)
Explores demographic, cultural, psychological, theoretical, political, and ethical context of aging and health in contemporary society. Content is based on empirical data and policy statements on aging. Analyzes healthcare delivery at an individual, community, and systems level to support optimal functioning across the health continuum for older adults. Offered: Sp.
NURS 536 Biological Aspects of Cancer: Implications for Care (3)
Survey of major concepts from tumor biology and implications for advanced oncology nursing practice. Areas covered include carcinogenesis, cancer epidemiology, pathology, metastasis, treatments (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, immunotherapy), and cancer detection and prevention. Discussion of role of advance nurse clinician and complex patient responses are incorporated into discussion of basic biological concepts.
NURS 537 Symptom Management in Cancer Care and Serious Illness (3) Berry, Nguyen
Focuses on assessment, integration of research findings into clinical decision-making, diagnostic reasoning, and management of common symptoms experienced by adult patients with cancer and/or serious illness. Explores individual and family responses to serious illness and malignant processes. Emphasizes concepts of prevention, tailored patient/family education, management and evaluation strategies. Offered: Sp.
NURS 538 Management of Adults with Respiratory Dysfunction (3)
In-depth examination of problems such as abnormal secretions and shortness of breath associated with respiratory dysfunction due to pulmonary diseases and other pathophysiological states.
NURS 539 Seminar in Critical-Care Nursing (3, max. 9)
Systematic inquiry into pathophysiology, initial nursing management, and systems of care for the critically ill adult or child.
NURS 540 Special Topics in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems (3-6, max. 9)
Guided survey of the experimental literature of major topics in physiological nursing, including cardiopulmonary, biology of aging, neuromuscular, cancer, and endocrine. Conducted as a seminar with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings. Implications for future research and healthcare emphasized.
Instructor Course Description: Kristen H Archbold Barbara B. Cochrane
NURS 541 Women's Healthcare: Diagnosis and Management (1-6, max. 6)
Examines advanced practice women's healthcare issues including unique health issues for women, health maintenance, contraceptive care, diagnosis, and treatment of women's health problems across the lifespan. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
NURS 542 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing: Childbearing I (1-4, max. 4)
Analyzes and applies concepts of advanced practice nursing/nurse-midwifery care, specific to the normal childbearing woman, during preconception, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum. Examines primary care management of pregnant client within the context of the individual, family, socio-cultural environment, and healthcare system.
NURS 543 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing: Childbearing II (1-4, max. 4)
Analyzes and applies concepts of advanced practice nursing/nurse-midwifery care, specific to at-risk childbearing woman, during preconception, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum. Examines primary care management of at-risk pregnant client within the context of the individual, family, socio-cultural environment, and healthcare system. Offered: W.
NURS 546 Interpersonal Aspects of Behavior (3)
Selected theories in relation to psychosocial development and adaptation across life span for individuals, families, and small groups and as explanatory models of major psychosocial disabilities. General and psychosocial nursing models evaluated for heuristic value for research and practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
NURS 547 Biologic Aspects of Psychosocial Disabilities (3)
Analysis of biological processes influencing psychosocial behavior in response to internal and external stimuli. Research and theory of neuroendocrine mechanisms in psychosocial disabilities. Analysis of nursing management and evaluation of biopsychosocial modalities used in modification of behavior. Prerequisite: graduate standing in nursing or permission of instructor.
NURS 548 Frameworks in Infant Mental Health (3) Spieker
Review infant mental health (IMH) and early development from a developmental interdisciplinary perspective. Pays special attention to brain development, sensory integration, early communication, and emotion regulation.
NURS 549 Assessment in Psychosocial Nursing (3)
Conceptual and clinical approaches to advanced-level data collection and diagnostic reasoning in psychiatric/psychosocial disorders. Synthesizes knowledge from psychosocial nursing and multiple allied fields to enhance learners' cognizance of principles for establishing accurate and comprehensive data bases and sound multifaceted diagnostic formulations. Emphasizes DSM diagnostic scheme.
NURS 550 White Privilege and Racism in Health and Human Services (3)
Explores relationships among the psychosocial health of people of color, American cultural patterns of intersecting forms of oppression (e.g., gender, race, and class) and the role of health professionals in defining, ameliorating, and/or aggravating psychosocial distress. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with GWSS 550.
Instructor Course Description: David G. Allen
NURS 551 Theoretical Foundations of Primary Care (1-3, max. 4)
Presentation and interpretation of theoretical basis of advanced nursing practice in primary care. Provides students with conceptual foundation upon which to base their development as nurse practitioners. Prerequisite: graduate standing; permission of instructor.
NURS 552 Wellness, Health Promotion, and Disease Prevention (3)
Covers theoretical perspectives and evidence for wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction through the lifespan for advanced practice nursing. Examines issues impacting individual, family, population, and community health related to context and culture. Includes strategies for health promotion and behavior change at individual, family, population, and community levels. Offered: A.
NURS 553 The Mentally Ill Offender in Correctional and Community Settings (3)
Survey of social, political, economic, legal, and moral problems posed by individuals with mental disorders who commit crimes. Covers historical antecedents and current responses of correctional and mental health systems to mentally ill offenders, prevalence and correlates of incarceration, and roles of professionals in correctional mental health field. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
NURS 554 Management of Psychiatric Disorders (3-4)
Focuses on advanced nursing management strategies for psychiatric disorders and primary mental health conditions. Emphasizes the synthesis and integration of scientific evidence to formulate psychiatric diagnoses, and select appropriate interventions for individuals, families, and communities. Measures outcomes through practice inquiry at both system and policy levels. Prerequisite: NURS 549.
NURS 555 Relationship Based Mental Health Assessment of Infant and Toddlers (3) Dillon
Focuses on multi-disciplinary, diagnostic mental health assessments of infants and toddlers within the context of their primary relationships. Core course of Infant Mental Health Certificate Program. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
NURS 556 Addictions and Substance Abuse: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (3)
Psychosocial and pathophysiological aspects of substance use examined for their effects on individuals and families throughout life span. Theories and empirical findings serve as basis for evaluating preventive and therapeutic nursing approaches to substance use disorders, including those related to target populations. Prerequisite: basic course in biological sciences.
NURS 557 Health, Culture, and Community (3) Chrisman
A multidisciplinary approach to the development of leadership in personal and organizational cultural competence in community-based participatory research. Emphasizes understanding collaborative assessment, planning, and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention programs to address the social determinants of health at the population level. Offered: jointly with HSERV 576; W.
NURS 558 Infancy: The Context of Relationships (3)
Overview of the parent-child relationship from an ecological framework. Topics include infant regulatory behaviors, parent-child interaction, attachment theory, and prevention in primary care.
NURS 559 Theories of Psychiatric Disabilities (3)
Theories from psychosocial nursing, psychiatry, and behavioral sciences explanatory of psychiatric disabilities provide basis for identifying psychosocial problems. Structure and functions of mental health organizations and social networks analyzed. Prerequisite: NURS 547 or permission of instructor.
NURS 560 Dynamics of Community Health Practice (3)
Analysis of principles of community health as applied to the delivery of clinical services in order to improve public health, reduce disparities, provide leadership in delivery of care, and synthesize one's clinical role with public health. Examines environmental, social, cultural, and behavioral determinants of health. Includes family, aggregates, and populations. Offered: jointly with HSERV 508.
NURS 561 Selected Topics in Comparative Nursing Care Systems (2/3, max. 10)
In-depth examination of the literature pertinent to major theoretical issues in cross-cultural nursing and healthcare systems. Seminar with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings. Implications for research and healthcare stressed.
Instructor Course Description: Doris M. Boutain
NURS 562 Clinically Applied Anthropology (3)
Anthropology as it relates to interdisciplinary delivery of culturally relevant healthcare. Cultural variation in illness beliefs and behavior, types of healing practices, illness prevention, social support networks. Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ANTH 562.
NURS 563 Advanced Community Health Nursing (3)
Systematic inquiry into the nature and foundations of community health nursing. Analytic and theoretical perspectives on health risk assessment and nursing interventions in the community. Implications for community health nursing services. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and graduate standing.
NURS 564 Biopharmacological Management in Psychosocial Nursing (3-4)
Biological and pharmacological interventions pertinent to practice of psychosocial nursing, including psychopharmacology, electroconvulsive therapy, and phototherapy. Emphasis on empirical neuroendocrine bases and then nursing management issues pertaining to these interventions. Legal and ethical issues pertaining to advanced practice and putative neurological mechanism are examined. Prerequisite: NURS 547 or permission of instructor.
NURS 565 Self-Management Strategies and Techniques in Patient Care (3)
Theories underlying cognitive/behavioral self-management strategies and techniques in patient care. Evaluation of the clinical appropriateness and utility for nursing. Application to such clinical problems as abstinence in the recovering alcoholic, depression, and eating disorders. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of faculty.
NURS 566 Work Stress and Health (3)
Delineates our understanding of the relationship between work-related stressors and worker health. Theoretical models of job-stress are considered and methodological issues examined. Uses social justice framework to explore worker stress and health disparities in immigrants and other disadvantaged populations. Offered: Sp.
NURS 567 Theoretical Basis of Management of Stress Response (3)
Theories of physiologic responses linked to theories of cognitive/affective and behavioral responses to stressors. Conceptual basis of self-management techniques. Research findings relevant to these theories and techniques examined and analyzed. Prerequisite: course in human physiology or physiologic psychology, permission of instructor.
NURS 568 Health Politics and Policy (3)
Analyzes the formal and informal political context of healthcare delivery, professionals, and institutions in the United States. Addresses medical coverage and public persuasion, as well as policy analysis. Special attention is paid to women's political resources and participation. Credit/no-credit only.
NURS 569 Observation and Assessment of Relationships (3) Spieker
Recognizing patterns of behavior in interactions between young children and their caregivers. Assessment of relationships in the early years. Students learn to incorporate an attachment theory approach and observation tools from research into the work of their own discipline or field. Offered: Sp.
NURS 570 Family Concepts: Health and Illness (3)
Emphasizes the family as unit of care across the life span. Predominant themes: factors influencing family health promotion, including resilience, vulnerability, risk reduction, and health policy; continuity, change and transition; and promotion of family health during acute and chronic illness episodes.
NURS 573 Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners (2)
Presentation and analysis of current healthcare trends and key professional issues influencing nurse practitioner practice. The NP's leadership role, role in influencing health policy, accountability to the profession/public, marketability, and legal dimensions of practice are stressed. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: NP student nearing program completion or permission.
Instructor Course Description: Juvann M. Wolff
NURS 574 Family Interpretation and Management of Disordered Behavior across Cultures (3)
Examines interpretation and management of disordered behavior from the perspective of families - intergenerational and across cultures. Critically reviews selected theoretical frameworks for understanding families. Emphasizes theory, cultural perspective, and family assessment skills to plan relevant family interventions to assist families in managing disordered behaviors of family members.
NURS 575 Grief and Loss in Clinical Practice (2-4, max. 4)
Analysis and study of social, cultural, and psychological conditions that influence human loss, grief, and death in modern society. Research findings, selected readings, and direct experience provide direction for examination of philosophic, theoretical, and pragmatic issues underlying choices and decisions in clinical practice. Open to graduate students with permission of instructor. (Limit: sixteen students.)
Instructor Course Description: Marie Annette Brown
NURS 576 Assessment and Collaboration with Communities and Systems (3)
Examines, critiques, and applies theory in assessing communities, populations, and systems cross-culturally. Focuses on advanced practice, executive leadership/policy, and practice inquiry; broad definition of community includes organizations. Emphasizes team work in assessment implementation, i.e., survey, interview, focus groups, observation/participant observation to advance understanding of social determinants of health.
NURS 577 Seminar in Infant Mental Health Intervention Models, Consultation, and Leadership (1-, max. 3)
Capstone course in Infant Mental Health Certificate Program. Explores intervention models, role of consultation and leadership in the field. Field work in Infant Mental Health Program serves as context for exploring consultation and leadership roles. Synthesis and reflection of personal preparation and role encouraged. Offered: AWS.
NURS 578 Social Justice and Determinants of Health (3)
Uses multiple data sources to critically analyze social justice and determinants of health in populations and communities. Critiques preventive theories related to the reduction of health disparities in complex systems. Examines theories related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policies and other systems' level approaches.
NURS 579 Transcultural Nursing Practices (3)
Seminars examine four decades of nursing practice literature and other disciplines related to appropriate and competent care of diverse and multicultural populations. Concepts and methods from anthropology and other behavior sciences are considered in relationship with current health practice guidelines. Graduate standing or instructor permission.
NURS 580 Current Issues in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2, max. 12) Kaufman
Interdisciplinary seminar on current and emerging topics in the practice of environmental and occupational health. Faculty- and student-led presentations with an interdisciplinary focus, including occupational hygiene, nursing, and medical issues. Prerequisite: environmental health graduate student, occupational health nursing student, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ENV H 596; AWSp.
Instructor Course Description: Sverre Vedal
NURS 581 Study of International Health (2-3)
International health based on the concept of health ecology. Assigned readings, discussions, and analysis of different perspectives, strategies, systems, and the wide range of conditions and forces affecting global and local health and illness. Emphasizes roles of healthcare providers.
NURS 582 Culture, Society, and Genomics (3)
Examines social and cultural issues of human genome sequencing and control of genetic expression. Attitudes and behaviors toward health, illness, and disability are studied using historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural case study material. Offered: jointly with ANTH 574/PHG 521.
Instructor Course Description: Barbara B. Mcgrath
NURS 583 Emotions and Mental Health: From Adversity to Adaptation (3-4) Betrus, Elmore
Provides an understanding of nature and function of emotions as well as relationship of emotion to mental health/illness. Emphasizes adversity arising from individual and community sources and its impact on emotional health. Addresses implications for interpersonal and social policy interventions.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia Betrus
NURS 584 Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Policy (3)
Advanced seminar to critically analyze various public health policies from a social justice framework.
NURS 585 Introduction to Forensic Nursing and Healthcare (3) Baker
Examination of the practice, roles, functions, and evolution of the forensic nurse specialty; its relationship to other disciplines and professions; its roles working with victims of crime, violence, and abuse, along with offender populations. Introduction to ethical issues in forensic health services.
NURS 586 Forensic Nursing and Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations (3) Baker
Focuses on the roles of forensic nurses and others working with populations at risk for violence, assault, and abuse; emphasizing issues related to age, race/ethnicity, and gender. Examines concepts of vulnerability, dependence, and victimization; interactions with criminal justice and healthcare systems.
NURS 587 Role Transition Seminar (2)
Emphasizes the transition to doctoral study and eventual post-graduate roles. Includes information to clarify expectations and skills to facilitate success: various forms of scholarly and interpersonal communication, principles of scholarly collaboration, giving and receiving critiques, development of a program of study, and other topics developed by participants. Prerequisite: Enrolled in PhD program in Nursing Science. Credit/no-credit only.
NURS 588 Philosophical Basis of Nursing Inquiry (3)
Overview and critical analysis of historical and contemporary views of knowledge development and of science, with particular emphasis on the ways these views influence approaches to nursing inquiry. Emphasis on analyzing the underlying epistemological and ontological assumptions and implications of diverse approaches to knowledge generation in nursing.
NURS 589 Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing (3)
Critical analysis of theory development, including evaluation of relationships among theories, evidence, and explanation. Diverse approaches used to appraise historical and contemporary milestones in the development and evaluation of nursing knowledge. Emphasis on process and implications of theory development for nursing research, practice, education, and systems. Prerequisite: NURS 588. Offered: W.
NURS 590 Ecology of Human Health (5)
Provides conceptual foundation for the study of human health ecology within nursing science. Frameworks for understanding human health as an outcome of individual, family, and group interactions and transactions with environments are applied. Provides the basis for evaluation and developing therapeutic approaches to improve health.
NURS 591 Advanced Seminar in Nursing Science (3, max. 15)
In-depth analysis and evaluation of literature in focused areas of research. Synthesis of literature related to selected fields of nursing science. Oral analysis of assigned papers and topics. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
NURS 592 The Science of Therapeutics: Theoretical Foundations (4)
Addresses the state of the science of nursing therapeutics. Students examine the practices of nursing to promote, maintain, and restore human health from an ecological perspective. Therapeutics considered from the perspectives of the individual, family, and community systems. Prerequisite: NURS 590 or equivalent with permission of instructor.
NURS 593 Preventive Therapeutics (3)
Examines literature in the field of health promotion and illness prevention with the purpose of students developing their individual model of health promotion and illness prevention in their own foci of interest considering the social and political forces prevailing. Credit/no-credit only.
NURS 594 Advanced Seminar on Healing (3)
Advanced seminar to critically analyze current thinking and practice applications that fall under the heading of "healing."
NURS 595 Synthesis of Nursing Science (3)
Advanced seminar for critical analysis, integration, and synthesis of material for a research proposal. Focus includes discussion of research integrity and ethics, including scientific conduct, risk management related to scientific misconduct and negligence. Prerequisite: NURS 587; NURS 588; NURS 589; NURS 590; NURS 592; NMETH 579; NMETH 580; and NMETH 591. Credit/no-credit only.
NURS 596 Colloquium, Scientific Conduct, and Dissertation Seminar (2, max. 12)
Focuses on group discussion of issues pertinent to research conduct. Scientific conduct issues include guidelines relevant to designing, conducting, and disseminating research; risk management in reference to scientific misconduct and negligence; and collaborative and peer-review skills relevant to intra- and interdisciplinary research.
NURS 597 Health in the Context of Culture (5-6, max. 24)
Provides basic overview of health and healthcare challenges and opportunities in other countries. Examines socio-cultural, environmental, economic, political, and ecological factors that influence, health, health promotion, illness, disability, and death. Address responses to health issues both within and outside the health sector. May include study abroad.
NURS 599 Selected Readings in Nursing Science (1-3, max. 18)
Analysis of synthesis of selected readings with faculty mentor. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.