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B NURS 350 Critical Thinking in Nursing (4)
Focuses on critical thinking and effective writing in nursing. Students explore nursing and health care issues, evaluate varied perspectives, and develop a reasoned analysis of current topics.
Instructor Course Description: Nora J Kenworthy
B NURS 403 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Inquiry (5) NW, QSR
Develops beginning competence in accessing and evaluating scientific knowledge as a base for promoting evidence based practice in nursing care. Examines components of the process of nursing inquiry as a tool to advance nursing knowledge and a tool to promote evidence based practice.
Instructor Course Description: Christopher H Wade Andrea L Stone
B NURS 407 Cultural and Social Issues in Healthcare (5) I&S
Analyzes the impact of cultural, social, and global factors on the health of diverse populations. Critically examines how discrimination, oppression, and privilege relate to health, health disparities, illness, and healing. Students apply self-awareness, knowledge, and skills in planning for and providing non-discriminatory and culturally competent healthcare.
B NURS 409 Partnerships in Community Health (5) I&S
Analyzes, applies, and evaluates nursing and other healthcare activities of local, national, and global communities, including health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. Explores influencing socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political issues. Partners with community agencies to apply community health nursing principles to promote and maintain population self care.
Instructor Course Description: Bonnie L. Blachly Arnold De Castro David Baure Elizabeth A. Madison Karen R. Bowman Mabel C. Ezeonwu Suzanne Sikma Leondra T Weiss
B NURS 410 Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice (5)
Introduction to the major ethical theories and principles through the use of models for the analysis of representative cases. Analyzes the recurring ethical problems in clinical practice, such as withholding and withdrawing life support, promoting client autonomy, and interprofessional conflicts.
B NURS 430 Relational Leadership in Nursing (5)
Introduces knowledge and practices that support the implementation of relational leadership in health care contexts. Content emphasizes strategies that: 1) enhance personal vision and voice; 2) create commitment; 3) include diverse perspectives; 4) solve problems; 5) resolve conflicts; and 6) accomplish goals.
Instructor Course Description: Elayne M Puzan
B NURS 495 Senior Portfolio (1) I&S
Creation of a portfolio demonstrating the progress made toward individual and program goals. Portfolio contains examples of papers, videotapes, evaluations from faculty, peers and self, and a reflective summary on the learning that has occurred. Credit/no-credit only.
Instructor Course Description: Elizabeth A. Madison
B NURS 497 Selected Topics in Nursing (1-12, max. 12)
Investigates a selected topic in nursing and health care not already covered in the current curriculum.
Instructor Course Description: Jamie Lynn Shirley
B NURS 498 Special Project in Nursing (1-12, max. 12)
Further development, critical examination, and synthesis of nursing care in a specialized setting. Increasing depth of clinical practice, including care to groups and communities as clients, applying leadership skills, assessing problems affecting quality health care delivery, and applying research findings.
Instructor Course Description: Elayne M Puzan
B NURS 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 12)
Provides an opportunity to investigate a selected problem and to do an analysis and interpretation of the findings resulting from the investigation under supervision of a faculty member.
B NURS 501 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice (3)
Explores the multiple philosophical and theoretical perspectives that guide nursing practice. Analyzes historical and emerging theories of nursing in relationship to a variety of practice settings and health care concerns.
B NURS 502 Dynamics of Community Health Practice (3/5)
B NURS 503 Advanced Fieldwork in Community Health Nursing (1-6, max. 12)
Projects involve scholarly inquiry with in-depth focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination. Provides substantive fieldwork experience in student's setting of interest. Assists students in the delineation of advanced nursing roles and application of theoretical concepts into the real-world context. Prerequisite: B NURS 501, B NURS 527, B NURS 504, B NURS 526, B NURS 520, B NURS 580; B NURS 502 and B NURS 521, which may be taken concurrently.
B NURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care (3)
Analyzes how social, cultural, economic and political factors relate to the nature, distribution, and meaning of health and illness. Critically examines the concepts of oppression, privilege, and social justice as they relate to health disparities, discrimination in the health care interaction, and inequities in the health care labor force. Offered: W.
B NURS 507 Advanced Nursing Roles (2)
Examines the wide variety of roles available to the graduate-level nurse, including various roles in clinical practice and education.
B NURS 508 Ethics, Aesthetics (3)
Examines, critiques, and applies theories, models, and methods associated with the fields of ethics and aesthetics in advanced nursing roles.
B NURS 510 Technology and Pedagogy (3) Resnick
Develops a teaching philosophy consonant with technology-enhanced learning environments. Evaluates and selects technologies for teaching and learning activities. Develops and applies learning objectives derived from Bloom's taxonomy. Converts an online or hybrid learning activity from passive to active. Creates an online or hybrid learning activity and an evaluation plan.
B NURS 511 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3)
Includes the theoretical rationale for curriculum development and study of curricular problems in nursing in relation to the elements of the curriculum as described in a curricular design. Prerequisite: permission of program.
B NURS 512 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.
B NURS 513 Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning (3)
Addresses theories and methods of teaching and learning, tools and resources, role development, and current issues faced by those who teach in higher education and staff development. Includes practice and evaluation of strategies.
B NURS 520 Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice I (3)
Analyzes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical knowledge as a basis for evidence-based practice. Examines methodological approaches to scholarly inquiry and research applied to nursing practice. Evaluates the role of advanced practice nurses in research. Prerequisite: a course in statistics.
B NURS 521 Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II (3)
Builds on scholarly inquiry and research knowledge gained in B NURS 520. Specific foci include measurement, study design, and data collection issues as well as enhancing data analysis and interpretation abilities. Emphasizes application of scholarly inquiry methods in nursing practice. Prerequisite: B NURS 520.
B NURS 525 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
Focuses on leadership development in advanced nursing roles in health care delivery, research, and education. Emphasizes the application of critical thinking, systems theory, leadership and change theory with a goal to improve the design and operation of health care and related systems.
B NURS 526 Program Planning and Program Evaluation in Health Service Delivery (3)
Analyzes selected theories and methods of program planning and program evaluation in the design, organization, and development of health services for defined populations in the community. Reviews selected theoretical and research models for their use in the conceptualization and development of health programs and services for defined populations.
B NURS 527 Managing Effective Access and Utilization Within Care Systems (3/4)
In-depth inquiry into health care access and resource utilization patterns among diverse populations, with emphasis on nursing management strategies for establishing effective population-system fit.
B NURS 578 Health Care and Community (3)
Analysis of healthcare in the community from nursing and behavioral science perspectives. Socio-culture influences on health beliefs and practices, natural-care units, and community life patterns analyzed. Community as both context and target of change explored in relation to nursing approaches in health promotion and maintenance.
B NURS 580 Populations at Risk in the Community (3)
Focuses on health needs and risks of selected populations in the community and theoretical and analytical perspectives on assessment and intervention strategies in community health nursing practice with groups and populations whose health is at risk.
B NURS 597 Selected Topics in Nursing (1-5, max. 15)
Course content and credits vary depending upon topic.
B NURS 598 Special Projects (1-6, max. 12)
Scholarly inquiry with in-depth, focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination. Credit/no-credit only.
B NURS 600 Independent Graduate Project/Research ([1-5]-)
Provides graduate nursing students an opportunity to investigate and report on selected nursing problems under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. Credit/no-credit only.