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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.
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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.
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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 297 Building Skills in Health (1-3, max. 12)
Emphasizes practical strategies to enhance student academic or life skills related to health and health topics. Covers fundamental concepts and skills and provides opportunities for direct application and experiential learning. 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 Organization 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, DIV
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. Prerequisite: B NURS 360.
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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. Prerequisite: B NURS 360; and B NURS 460.
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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. Prerequisite: B NURS 360; and B NURS 460.
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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. Prerequisite: BNURS 360; BNURS 460; BNURS 420; and BNURS 421.
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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 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare (4)
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.
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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 (4)
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 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 509 Ethics and Policy in Advanced Nursing Practice (4)
Prepares advance practice nurses to understand, promote, and develop ethics and health policy in healthcare structures through the lens of the ANA Code of Ethics. Examines the organization of the US healthcare system with special attention to policy development. Explores the nature of ethical citizenship in a complex healthcare environment.
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B NURS 510 Technology and Pedagogy (3) Jerelyn A. 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 514 Mentoring in Nursing Education, Leadership, and Clinical Practice (3)
Analyzes and applies selected models of mentorship in nursing education, leadership, and clinical practice contexts. Examines applications of mentoring at both inter-individual and organizational levels. Synthesizes knowledge and about best practices in mentoring. Identifies and develops competence in multiple mentoring roles.
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B NURS 520 Translational Research I (4)
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.
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B NURS 522 Translational Research II (4)
Examines and applies theories, frameworks, models, and processes in the context of organizational and system structures. Focus on analysis of how research evidence influences the delivery of quality, effective and efficient healthcare. Emphasis on skills in translating evidence into practice by engaging in aspects of program planning/evaluation and quality improvement initiatives. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.7 in B NURS 520.
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B NURS 525 Healthcare Systems Leadership for Advanced Roles (4)
Personal and professional development for leadership in advanced nursing roles in health care systems and nursing education. Emphasis is on application of nursing, leadership and systems theory, critical thinking, and interprofessional collaboration to leadership roles that will improve population health, and quality and safety of care in organizations and systems.
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B NURS 530 Advanced Practice Management and Adminstration in Healthcare Organizations (4)
Examines management organizational theory and administration of healthcare organizations. Focuses on advanced management skills such as: strategic leadership, strategic planning, and preparing students to lead high performance teams in complex healthcare organizations.
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B NURS 532 Introduction to Process Management and Decision Making in Healthcare Systems (3)
Introduction to key operations management principles. Includes both strategic and design decisions. A blend of theory, cases, analytical techniques, business examples, and class discussions.
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B NURS 534 Introduction to Project Management in Healthcare (2)
Introduction to the concepts, methods, and tools of project management. Topics include project selection, risk, definition, stakeholder analysis, communication plans, scheduling, software, resource allocation, monitoring, controlling, and post-project assessment as it relates to healthcare.
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B NURS 536 Managing Fiscal Performance in Healthcare (2)
Identifies the basic structure of fiscal reporting and how that process relates to resource consumption in healthcare operations. Examines the basics of fiscal reporting, cost structure and decision making in the nurse manager role. Emphasizes understanding costs and incentives in relationship to payment systems in the healthcare industry.
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B NURS 538 Managing and Leading High Performing Teams (2)
Focuses on examining research-based frameworks to improve individual and team outcomes. Students will analyze and manage challenges in managing or leading people. Topics include managing and resolving conflict, motivating people, forming and leading teams, managing individual and group decision making, managing performance through effective feedback.
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B NURS 540 Health Informatics (3)
Explores how technology and health care intersect. Examines health care information systems, information standards/compliance, bench-marking/evaluation techniques, usability analysis, methods for data collection/transmission/analysis, and best practices for collaboration between health care providers and technologists in designing/selecting and delivering high quality, effective systems.
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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 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 590 Introduction to Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone Project (1)
Preparation for matching with scholarly chairperson, advanced fieldwork and the capstone project courses. Coaches students to analyze current fit with the competencies required for a selected advanced nursing clinical, educational or administrative leadership role; and on collaborative roles, functions, products, and documentation required to complete fieldwork and the capstone project. Prerequisite: B NURS 504 and B NURS 525. Credit/no-credit only.
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B NURS 591 Advanced Fieldwork (3, max. 9)
Provides a substantive field experience in a setting of interest. Assists students in delineating master's level nursing practice roles and translating and integrating scholarship into practice knowledge. Prerequisite: BNURS 590. Credit/no-credit only.
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B NURS 592 Capstone Project (1/2, max. 9)
Capstone project demonstrating scholarly analysis and application of evidence and theoretical concepts to clinical, educational or administrative leadership practice, culminating in a product for presentation or dissemination. Prerequisite: B NURS 590. Credit/no-credit only.
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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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