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NURSING (TACOMA CAMPUS)

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T NURS 340 Clinical Nursing Phenomena (3)
Examines selected clinical phenomena from the perspective of a range of human responses to life events and alterations in health status and illness. Identifies relationships of selected nursing therapies in treating human responses and the influence of life span and socio-cultural factors.

T NURS 345 Genetics, Genomics, and Nursing Practice (1)
Focuses on the role of genetics and genomics in health, patient care, and nursing practice.

T NURS 350 Critical Analysis and Writing (3)
Focuses on critical thinking and writing relevant to learning and practice in nursing and healthcare. Applies critical analysis to health-related issues.

T NURS 402 Families and Chronic Conditions across the Life Span (3) I&S
Examines families with chronic conditions across the life span. Reviews risk and protective factors that facilitate or impede chronic care management by families. Focuses on family function, structure, process, and environmental context including support networks, community resources, and healthcare settings as they influence care outcomes.

T NURS 403 Introduction to Research in Nursing and Healthcare (3) QSR
Describes the systematic steps of the research process. Introduces approaches, frameworks, and concepts used in investigating healthcare and nursing problems. Emphasizes integration of research findings related to evidence-based healthcare and nursing practice. Prerequisite: either THLEAD 350 or T NURS 350; either T HLTH 305, TMATH 110, or one 100-300 level STAT course. Offered: jointly with THLEAD 403.

T NURS 407 Diversity, Health, and Inequities (3) VLPA/I&S, DIV
Examines how difference, discrimination, marginalization, power, and privilege relate to health , illness, and healthcare. Attends to historical and structural manifestations of oppression and inequity. Addresses health inequities. Offered: jointly with THLEAD 407.

T NURS 410 Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3) I&S
Identifies ethical issues relevant to healthcare and the profession of nursing. Identifies, describes, and analyzes multiple ethical perspectives, selected ethical dilemmas relevant to professional practice, the delivery of health care, and the health of individuals and populations. Offered: jointly with THLEAD 410.

T NURS 412 Health Care Systems (3)
Analyzes health care systems. Emphasizes U.S. healthcare system evolution, financing, quality, access, and technology.

T NURS 414 Health, Communities, and Populations (5) I&S
Applies community and public health nursing principles to prevent disease and promote health. Addresses the importance of working collaboratively to facilitate community and population health. Prerequisite: T NURS 350; T NURS 403.

T NURS 430 Interpersonal Communication (1-3, max. 3) I&S
Addresses communication skills, patterns, and practices. Examines nonverbal and verbal modes of communication. Explores communicating in a variety of contexts' pertinent to healthcare; for example, cultural, personal, professional, group, conflict, and leadership. Applies conceptual models in interpersonal processes. Offered: jointly with THLEAD 430.

T NURS 435 Nursing Leadership (3)
Emphasizes leadership styles, theories, and the role of nurses as organizational change agents and health policy advocates. Addresses team collaboration and conflict resolution.

T NURS 450 Transition to Baccalaureate Education (1, max. 9)
Assists students with transition to baccalaureate education and with portfolio development. Provides opportunity for students to participate in a learning community. Credit/no-credit only.

T NURS 451 Portfolio Completion (1)
Addresses progress towards meeting BSN program goals. Summarizes how completion of the BSN program has influenced current and future practice. Credit/no-credit only.

T NURS 497 Selected Topics in Nursing (1-12, max. 12)
Survey and discussion of current literature and topics in nursing. Seminar with analysis and discussion of selected topics and readings. May have clinical component. Emphasizes implications for nursing and health care.

T 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.

T NURS 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 12)
Supervised individual research on a specific nursing problem.

T NURS 503 Advanced Fieldwork (2-6, max. 12)
Provides students with a substantive field experience in their setting of interest. Assists students in the delineation of advanced practice nursing roles and application of theoretical concepts in a real-world context. Prerequisite: T NURS 510; T NURS 520; T NURS 521; T NURS 527; at least 3 courses in study option, or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.

T NURS 507 Leadership Behaviors for Evolving Health Care Organizations (3)
Covers changes in the health industry that require new ways of leading organizations. Evaluates leadership values and behaviors, and identifies new leadership strategies integral to the change-agent role necessary in leading teams and in guiding changes as healthcare organizations transitions from hospital-based structure to interdependent systems.

T NURS 509 Evaluation and Decision-Making in Health Care (3)
Examines the various strategies in health care services evaluation and identifies frameworks for improved decision-making. Emphasis is on the application of evaluation techniques in leadership/management positions. Prerequisite: T NURS 520; T NURS 521; or permission of instructor.

T NURS 510 Society and Health (3)
Explores relationships between ecological, global, and social factors, and health disparities and inequities. Examines how health and illness are socially constructed. Considers means through which equitable health and healthcare can be achieved, particularly among diverse populations.

T NURS 511 Curriculum Development in Nursing and Health Education (3)
Theoretical rationale for curriculum development that reflects contemporary health trends. Bases curricula design and implementation decisions on educational principles, theory, and research.

T NURS 512 Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing Health Care (3)
In-depth examination of the evaluation of learning. Includes assessment of a range of evaluation strategies and evaluations of clinical performance. Focuses on evaluation issues relevant to both academic and health care settings.

T NURS 513 Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning (3)
Addresses theories and methods of teaching and learning, tools and resources for teaching, role development, and current issues faced by those who teach in higher education and staff development. Partly Web-based.

T NURS 514 Challenges and Issues in Patient Education (3)
Provides overview of selected challenges and issues in patient education: low literacy, patient acuity, health status, early discharge, evolving health policy, cost of health care and staff proficiency. Considers the role of the advanced practice nurse in creating and managing patient education programs for individuals, groups, and populations.

T NURS 515 Online Teaching Strategies (3)
Addresses pedagogical and design issues as well as technical skills required to successfully teach in the online environment by integrating experiential online interactions and face-to-face meetings.

T NURS 520 Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice (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 role of advanced practice nursing in research.

T NURS 521 Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II (3)
Builds on scholarly inquiry and research knowledge gained in T NURS 520. Specific foci include measurement, study design, and data collection issues as well as enhancing data analysis and interpretation abilities. Emphasized application of scholarly inquiry methods in nursing practice. Prerequisite: T NURS 520.

T NURS 522 Theory Development for a Practice Discipline (3)
Explores the evolutionary development of nursing theory and its contribution to the development of nursing science. Emphasizes the philosophical foundation, the hierarchical structure, and the evaluative criteria used in theory development and its practice application.

T NURS 523 Community Health Assessment (3)
Survey of approaches and tools to measure health status and health-care problems in defined communities. Topics include uses and limitations of available data, community surveys, public health surveillance, measurement of community health indices, and research methods specific to health assessment of communities and populations.

T NURS 527 Healthcare Systems and Health Policy (3)
Analyzes the influence of policy on the structure and financing of healthcare. Explores the development and implementation of health policies including the role of advocacy for improving practice and healthcare outcomes. Examines legal and regulatory processes around healthcare.

T NURS 537 Concepts of Organization (3)
Demonstrates how concepts of organizations and the metaphors used to describe them affect the analysis, management, and ethical dimensions of organizational environments. Students analyze their own work environments from a variety of perspectives, both to improve their understanding of work contexts and as a basis for planning managerial action.

T NURS 538 Concepts of Clinical Care (3)
Examines theoretical concepts that explain the wide range of human responses to illness. Explores the interrelationship of physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of human response. Address the assessment, measurement, management, and evaluation of commonly encountered, protypical clinical phenomena from a research-based perspective.

T NURS 539 Healthcare Business Strategies: Optimizing Resources (3)
Explores strategies to address challenges of optimizing resources utilization in a dynamic, changing healthcare environment that has an increasing business-oriented focus. Examines human and fiscal resource management strategies, focusing on personnel issues relevant in healthcare organization, gaining working knowledge of budgetary processes, and fiscal decision-making expertise.

T NURS 540 Concepts of Hospice and Palliative Care (3)
Examines models of care and theoretical frameworks that guide and evaluate patient-family centered end-of-life care. Addresses symptom distress, psychosocial and spiritual aspects, as well as educational, communicative, and ethical components of hospice and palliative care.

T NURS 541 Concepts of Chronic Illness (3)
Addresses the context of chronic illness and its impact on individuals, families, and the healthcare system. Explores psychosocial and spiritual variables, interventions, and care models that influence self-care and healthcare outcomes if individuals with chronic illness.

T NURS 551 Translating Research into Nursing Practice (5)
Analyzes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical knowledge as foundations for evidence-based practice. Examines methodological approaches to scholarly inquiry and the research process from problem identification through translation. Evaluates the role of nurses with advanced education in research.

T NURS 556 Quality and Safety in Healthcare Settings (3)
Examines the various strategies used in healthcare settings to improve quality and safety. Analyzes quality and safety initiatives that improve healthcare outcomes.

T NURS 557 Population Health, Health Promotion, and Clinical Prevention (3)
Examines concepts of population health, health promotion, and clinical prevention. Considers issues of culture and context in designing, delivering, and evaluating interventions that improve health outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and populations. Emphasizes collaborative approaches to improve health outcomes.

T NURS 561 Community Planning, Intervention, and Evaluation (3)
Examines community planning, intervention, and evaluation. Emphasizes the importance of negotiation, community development, and partnerships. Discusses integrated models of community planning, implementation, and evaluation for the purpose of facilitating community wide interventions for health. Prerequisite: T NURS 520; T NURS 521.

T NURS 588 Concepts of Health Promotion and Community Change (3)
Provides opportunities to critically examine concepts and theories of health promotion and community change. A wide variety of disciplinary perspectives is presented and discussed within the context of diversity. Gives students the skills needed to critically analyze health promotion and community change.

T NURS 590 Special Topics in Nursing (2-3, max. 9)
Analyzes current research, issues, and application of selected topics in nursing; may have clinical component. Emphasizes implications for nursing and health care.

T NURS 598 Scholarly Projects (1-12, max. 12)
Scholarly inquiry with in-depth, focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination. Credit/no-credit only.

T NURS 599 Selected Readings in Nursing Science (1-3, max. 18)

T NURS 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.

T NURS 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.