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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.
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T NURS 345 Genetics, Genomics, and Nursing Practice (1)
Focuses on the role of genetics and genomics in health, patient care, and nursing practice.
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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.
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T NURS 360 Critical Analysis and Nursing Scholarship (5) RSN
Describes the systematic steps of scholarship and critical thinking for nursing and healthcare practice. Focuses on identifying evidence-based research, critical thinking and writing relevant to learning and practice in nursing and healthcare.
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T NURS 402 Families and Chronic Conditions across the Life Span (3) SSc
Examines families with chronic conditions across the life span. Reviews facilitators and barriers that promote 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.
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T NURS 403 Introduction to Research in Nursing and Healthcare (3) RSN
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.
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T NURS 407 Diversity, Health, and Inequities (3/5) SSc, DIV
Focuses on issues of diversity, social determinants of health, and social justice. Uses intersectionality to explore forms of oppression on markers of difference such as race, class, and gender. Analyzes the influence of structural forces on individuals, historically marginalized groups, and the greater society. Offered: jointly with THLEAD 407.
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T NURS 410 Ethical Issues in Healthcare (5) SSc
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.
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T NURS 412 Health Care Systems (3)
Analyzes health care systems. Emphasizes U.S. healthcare system evolution, financing, quality, access, and technology.
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T NURS 414 Health, Communities, and Populations (5) SSc
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 360.
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T NURS 420 Care Coordination and Person-Centered Care (5)
Provides introduction to person-centered care coordination and management. Examines issues and challenges in interprofessional collaboration across continuum of care for individuals and families. Explores the use of information technology to facilitate care coordination and management.
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T NURS 430 Interpersonal Communication (1-3, max. 3) SSc
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.
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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.
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T NURS 440 Interprofessional Collaboration and Communication (5)
Focuses on interprofessional collaboration in the delivery of health services across systems of care. Explores frameworks for engaging in effective and professional communication with individuals, peers, and other health system stakeholders. Examines leadership role at individual and systems levels to improve equitable health outcomes.
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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.
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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.
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T NURS 460 Leading Health Care System Quality and Safety (5)
Analyzes the organization of the U.S. health care system and emphasizes the multiple factors, structures, and data technologies that create the framework for the health care delivery system. Emphasizes nursing role as change agents and system leaders to advance equitable, safe, and quality health care interventions to diverse populations.
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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.
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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.
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T NURS 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 12)
Supervised individual research on a specific nursing problem.
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T NURS 503 Advanced Nursing Practicum I (3)
Provides students with a substantive practicum experience in their setting of interest. Assists students in delineating master's level nursing practice roles and applying theoretical concepts in a real-world context. Prerequisite: T NURS 510; T NURS 551; T NURS 552; T NURS 557; and two curriculum option courses. Credit/no-credit only.
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T NURS 505 Advanced Nursing Practicum II (3)
Provides students with a substantive practicum experience in their setting of interest. Assists students in delineating master's level nursing practice roles and applying theoretical concepts in a real-world context. Prerequisite: T NURS 510; T NURS 551; T NURS 552; T NURS 557; and two curriculum option courses. Credit/no-credit only.
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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.
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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.
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T NURS 512 Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing Health Care (3)
Examines concepts of assessment and evaluation of learning and performance relevant to nurse educators in academic and healthcare delivery settings. Analyzes a range of assessment strategies for formative and summative evaluation. Apply program planning and evaluation principles to educational interventions in the academic and healthcare delivery settings.
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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.
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T NURS 523 Assessment and Planning for Healthcare Leaders (3)
Survey of concepts, approaches, and tools used to identify health issues and measure health status in select communities, populations, or groups. Covers processes used to lead and conduct assessments and plan programs to address health concerns. Considers policies and other macro-level factors influencing assessment and program planning. Prerequisite: TNURS 557 or permission of instructor.
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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.
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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.
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T NURS 545 Essential Skills for Healthcare Leaders (3)
Provides an in-depth exploration of essential skills for leaders in healthcare organizations, including crisis management, negotiation, responding to disruptive behaviors, creating psychologically safe workplaces, conflict resolution and providing feedback. Explores the links between self-awareness, emotional intelligence and leadership skills.
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T 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 B NURS 550/NSG 550.
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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.
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T NURS 552 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3)
Demonstrates how leadership and decision making skills influence healthcare. Focuses on understanding influence of change strategies, systems theory, and economic factors on complex healthcare environments. Describes role of nurses in designing and implementing new models of care and participating in inter-professional teams.
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T NURS 554 Informatics & Healthcare Technology (3)
Introduces concepts and practices of health informatics. Discusses terminologies, standards, regulations, policies, ethical issues in informatics. Introduces informatics tools as support for patients, organizations, communities. Introduces informatics and healthcare technologies to analyze data, guide decision-making, inform strategies to improve health outcomes.
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T NURS 556 Quality and Safety in Healthcare Settings (3)
Examines methods, tools, performance measurements, and outcome indicators related to safety and quality improvement. Emphasizes the roles of collaboration, inter-professional teams, and communication in improving patient safety and health outcomes.
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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.
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T NURS 558 Individual Health Assessment (3)
Provides framework for systematic collection, organization, and communication of health-related data reflecting health status of individuals throughout the lifespan. Addresses physical examination skills. Addresses influence of developmental, psychosocial, and cultural factors. Examines pharmacology and other therapies.
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T NURS 561 Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation (3)
Examines health program design, implementation, and evaluation. Explores models of implementation and evaluation. Applies leadership principles towards program implementation and sustainability. Prerequisite: T NURS 557; T NURS 523 or permission of instructor.
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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.
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T NURS 596 Scholarly Inquiry: Course Work Option (1)
Culmination of the course work option for scholarly inquiry. Application of scholarly inquiry (problem solving, critical thinking, and research). Credit/no-credit only.
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T NURS 597 Scholarly Inquiry: Project Seminar Option (1)
Scholarly inquiry culminating in a written proposal. Prerequisite: T NURS 551. Credit/no-credit only.
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T NURS 598 Scholarly Projects (1-12, max. 12)
Scholarly inquiry with in-depth, focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination. Prerequisite: T NURS 551. Credit/no-credit only.
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T NURS 599 Selected Readings in Nursing Science (1-3, max. 18)
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T NURS 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.
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T NURS 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.
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