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B NURS 101 Introduction to the Nursing Profession (1)
Examines the nursing profession in contemporary American society, including how the term "nurse" is defined and used, the unique features nurses provide in today's healthcare arena, and organizations which advocate for the development of the profession and its members. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: A.
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B NURS 102 Historical Images of Nursing (1) I&S
Examines the history and various images of nurses from the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, including Florence Nightingale, early nursing education and nursing practice, and nursing contributions during military conflicts, to better understand issues facing contemporary nurses. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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B NURS 103 Development of Contemporary Nursing Practice (1) I&S
Examines the development of nursing in the last 50 years, and how the profession has both influenced and been influenced by socio-political changes and the media. Credit/no-credit only.
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B NURS 250 Basics of Academic Writing in the Health Sciences (1-3)
Emphasizes practical strategies to enhance student writing skills. An online format allows flexibility to address student needs. Skills covered range from learning basic grammar rules and discerning course assignment expectations to developing robust argument strategies. Credit/no-credit only.
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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.
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B NURS 360 Critical Reading and Information Literacy in Nursing (5)
Focuses on critical reading, analysis, and source appraisal of scholarly knowledge. Builds skills in conducting systematic information searches of materials and evidence relevant to nursing practice. Basic introduction to reading of varied sources for understanding, academic writing, presentation skills, and reflective writing for academic and professional purposes.
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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.
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B NURS 407 Cultural and Social Issues in Healthcare (5) I&S, DIV
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.
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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.
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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.
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B NURS 420 Health Policy and the Organiztion of Healthcare (5) I&S
Overview of health policy and the organization of healthcare systems including structure, financing, and regulation. Introduces roles and approaches for healthcare professionals to participate in organizational, community, governmental health policy activities. Strategies emphasized include collaboration, partnership, and teamwork to affect policy change and improve service access, delivery, and outcomes.
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B NURS 421 Social Justice in Health (5) I&S
Examines how multilevel societal factors influence differences in health and the provision of health services. Emphasizes impact of power and inequality on health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Considers principles and actions of social justice and public health ethics to encourage self-exploration of roles to advocate for social change.
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B NURS 422 Team Leadership and Care Coordination (5)
Focuses on the professional nurse's role as leader across the continuum of care. Builds skills for team leadership, delegation, and supervision; Applies interprofessional teamwork and communication skills to coordination of care transitions. Emphasizes identification, reflection and giving voice to self as leader.
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B NURS 423 Ethical and Quality Nursing Care (5) I&S
Explores strategies to promote ethical and quality patient-centered care as an individual provider, team member, and in collaboration with other disciplines. Provides a foundation of ethical frameworks and quality improvement approaches to support accountability for best practice.
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B NURS 424 Population-Based Health in Community Practice (5) I&S
Provides introduction to community health practice emphasizing nurses' roles in population-based care through partnership with community agencies. Discusses socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political influences on community health. Explores the role of professional communication and collaboration in facilitating health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts.
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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.
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B NURS 460 Translating Scholarly Knowledge to Nursing Practice (5)
Focuses on strategies for translating scholarly knowledge to practice. Continue to advance skills in evaluating and synthesis of scholarly literature. Attention to effective communication of evidence through written and oral formats. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B NURS 360.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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B NURS 501 Contemporary Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Explores and analyzes current issues, trends, and emerging theories in advanced nursing and healthcare as they relate to variety of practice settings and health concerns. Offered: A.
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B NURS 502 Dynamics of Community Health Practice (3/5)
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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.
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B NURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare (3)
Analyzes how social, cultural, economic, and political factors related to the nature, distribution, and meaning of health and illness. Examines how social determinants contribute to health inequity and create health disparities. Emphasizes advocacy approaches to improve individual and population health outcomes and quality of healthcare system. Offered: A.
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B NURS 505 Pathway Planning, Practicum, and Portfolio (1-6, max. 12)
Critically examines advanced nursing roles in complex and inter-professional healthcare environments, including clinical practice, leadership, and education. Coaches students to analyze their current fit with the competencies required for advanced roles. Creates plans for elective coursework and practicum experiences to meet competencies of their selected advanced nursing role. Prerequisite: B NURS 501. Credit/no-credit only.
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B NURS 506 Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Health Assessment (3)
Focuses on expanding student knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment beyond the baccalaureate level. Course does not prepare student for independent practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), but provides advanced understanding of pathophysiology, pharmacological treatment possibilities, advanced health assessment, and reasoning.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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B NURS 520 Translational Research I (3)
Analyzes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical knowledge as a basis for evidence-based practice. Examines methodological approaches to research applied to nursing practice. Evaluates the role of advanced practice nurses in research. First of a two-quarter sequence in translating research scholarship into nursing practice. Prerequisite: a course in statistics. Offered: A.
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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.
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B NURS 522 Translational Research II (3)
Examines and applies frameworks, models, and processes in the context of organizational and system structures. Emphasizes attending to the organizational context and outcomes oriented program planning to assure that best practices are effectively integrated. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.7 in B NURS 520.
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B NURS 525 Healthcare Systems Leadership for Advanced Roles (3)
Personal and professional development for leadership in advanced nursing roles in healthcare systems and nursing education. Emphasis is on application of leadership and systems theory, critical thinking, and interprofessional collaboration to leadership roles that will improve population health, quality, and safety of care in organizations and systems.
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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.
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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.
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B NURS 530 Advanced Practice Management and Adminstration in Healthcare Organizations (3) C. COOKE
Examines management organizational theory and administration of healthcare organizations. Focuses on advanced management skills such as: strategic planning, budgeting, Lean/Six Sigma, mentoring, teambuilding, and motivational interviewing. Provides an experiential component where students work with management professionals in the community to observe day-to-day operations. Offered: Sp.
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B NURS 550 Seminar on Professional Issues in Nursing Education (3)
Seminar on role and related professional issues in nursing education. Prerequisite: either NSG 545, B NURS 513, or T NURS 513; either NSG 546, B NURS 511, or T NURS 511. Offered: jointly with NSG 550/T NURS 550.
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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.
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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.
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B NURS 585 Health Policy and Civic Engagement (3)
Examines the organization and structure of the United States healthcare system. Considers historical and current policies and political contexts, with special attention to the policy development process from advocate to legislation. Examines how health policy goals interface with institutional structures and other social policy domains.
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B NURS 597 Selected Topics in Nursing (1-5, max. 15)
Course content and credits vary depending upon topic.
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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.
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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.
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