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NURS 201 Growth and Development Through the Life Span (5-6) 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. Offered: AWS.
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NURS 204 Learning Wellness: Healthy Ways to Respond to Stressful Student Life (3)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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NURS 420 Promoting Community and Public Health (3) DIV
Covers community and public health nursing theory focusing on populations. Includes a synthesis of theory, research, and practice in relation to community/public health, informed by a social justice framework, social determinants of health, community partnerships, and culturally appropriate population-based community/public health nursing. Corequisite: NCLIN 409.
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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.
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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. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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NURS 500 Child Management II: Chronic Conditions (3) Kieckhefer, Magyary
Focuses on approaches to caring for children and adolescents with chronic physical, neurobiological, developmental, or psychosocial conditions. Emphasizes evidence-based, culturally-competent, family-centered, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive assessment, referral, management, and care-coordination strategies. Offered: S.
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NURS 501 Child Mental Health Assessment and Interventions (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.
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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.
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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.
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NURS 507 Older Adult Mental Health Assessment and Intervention (2)
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.
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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.
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NURS 514 Physiologic Adaptations in Women and Children: Physiologic Adaptations During Pregnancy and Postpartum (1-3, max. 6) Blackburn
Analyzes the physiologic adaptations in the maternal-fetal-neonatal unit, fetal development, and developmental adaptations in children from infancy to adolescence. Implications of normal and altered physiologic functions for nursing practice and examination of the basis for selected nursing intervention strategies.
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NURS 515 Common Adolescent Health Problems (2-3)
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.
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NURS 517 Pediatric Pulmonary Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathphysiology: Clinical Applications (2)
Content includes normal pediatric lung development infancy through adolescence and explores evidence for diagnosis, management, and follow up of commonly encountered respiratory problems. Emphasizes coordination of care with multiple disciplines when diagnosing and treating children with special health care pulmonary needs and family centered care and professional leadership role. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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NURS 518 Child Management I: Acute Conditions (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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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NURS 539 Management of Patients with Acute/Critical Illness and Injury ([2-4]-, max. 6)
Systematic inquiry into pathophysiology and management of the acute/critically ill or injured across the lifespan. Emphasizes evidence-based assessment, management and evaluation strategies including therapeutics and use of technology to support care. Highlights multidisciplinary approach to management.
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NURS 541 Women's Healthcare: Diagnosis and Management (1-3, max. 3)
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.
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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.
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NURS 543 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing: Childbearing II (3)
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.
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NURS 546 Interpersonal Therapeutics in Advanced Psychatric Mental Health Nursing: Current Perspectives (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.
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NURS 547 Neuroscience Basis of Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health (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.
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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. Offered: A.
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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.
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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.
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NURS 554 Management of Psychiatric Disorders: Adult and Adolescent (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.
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NURS 555 Relationship Based Mental Health Assessment of Infant and Toddlers (3)
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. Instructors: Dillon Offered: Sp.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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NURS 564 Biological Intervention in Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health 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.
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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.
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NURS 569 Observation and Assessment of Relationships (2) C. DILLON, S. SPIEKER
Culminating course in the GCPAPN-Infant Mental Health. Focuses on reflective practice, consultation, and supervision, a core features of practice across disciplines that are providing services to infants, toddlers, and their families. Prerequisite: NURS 548; NSG 537; NURS 555. Offered: Sp.
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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.
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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.
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NURS 580 Current Issues in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2, max. 12)
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.
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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. Credit/no-credit only.
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NURS 582 Culture, Society, and Genomics (3) B. MCGRATH
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; Sp.
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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.
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NURS 584 Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Policy (3)
Advanced seminar to critically analyze various public health policies from a social justice framework.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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; any of which may be taken concurrently. Credit/no-credit only.
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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.
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NURS 599 Selected Readings in Nursing Science (1-3, max. 18)
Analysis of synthesis of selected readings with faculty mentor. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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