Nursing

School of Nursing

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Course Requirements

Post-Licensure Course Requirements (Completion of core, a concentration,  and Thesis or Comprehensive Exam)

Core Courses (24 Units)

NUR550 Nrsng Thrtcl Prspctv & FaithIntg

NUR550 Nrsng Thrtcl Prspctv & FaithIntg

In this course the student examines the use of nursing theory and faith integration as a guide for the art and practice of nursing at a Master’s level. Student and faculty coinvestigate the relationship between concepts of nursing theory and philosophical foundations of understanding as a guide for nursing practice, research, and education. Students select a nursing theory which will guide advanced practice nursing based on a personal philosophy and examine a phenomenon for later research development from a nursing theoretical perspective. This will be done using a Christian worldview as students identify their own spirituality and faith journey through Biblical teachings. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR550-A A Meyer, Rebecca L. 09/02/2014 Monday 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
110
Fall 2014 NUR550-B B Meyer, Rebecca L. 09/02/2014 Monday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
110
Spring 2015 NUR550-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
Spring 2015 NUR550-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
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NUR555 Advanced Pathophysiology

NUR555 Advanced Pathophysiology

This course examines complex physiologic biomedical cellular processes essential to an understanding of disease and disease management concepts are explored in relation to body systems. Age specific alterations are correlated with clinical and medical diagnostic findings to provide the student with a basis for biomedical clinical decision-making, diagnostic reasoning and pharmaco therapeutics. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR555-A A Dunniway, Frances E 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
Spring 2015 NUR555-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
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NUR559 Nrsng Rsrch & Evdnc Based Prac I

NUR559 Nrsng Rsrch & Evdnc Based Prac I

This course prepares the student to apply research outcomes within the practice setting to resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminate the results of research. Uses analysis of outcomes from evidence-based research of clinical prevention and population care to improve health of and services for individuals, families, and aggregates/ identified populations. This course provides an opportunity to examine the generation of evidence for practice focusing on research evidence within a nursing theoretical perspective. The role of evidence for practice and evidence hierarchies are reviewed. An overview of the methods of scholarly inquiry are presented including quantitative, qualitative, mixedmethods, participative, and evaluation research designs. The emphasis is on the translation and evidence-based practice decision making in the identification of phenomenon in the practice setting, evaluation of practice problems, and assessment of practice outcomes. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR559-A A Cole, Casey C 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
234
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NUR561 Appld Biostats & Epidemiology

NUR561 Appld Biostats & Epidemiology

This course will enable the student to use descriptive and analytic approaches to examine the distribution of disease in populations, relative risk, and cultural factors. Students will compare and contrast methods used in collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data in disease prevention and health promotion for specific populations. Students will evaluate evidence based literature related to statistical analysis to determine whether a published study has reliable results which can be used in translating evidence to practice. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR561-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
132
Spring 2015 NUR561-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
132
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NUR562 Health Policy and Bioethics

NUR562 Health Policy and Bioethics

This course examines the impact of health policy on care environment management of the local and global health service system. Legal regulations and standards, ethics, accountability, use of technology and resource management, and social justice is emphasized. The role of systems analyst and risk anticipator will be reviewed as students conduct a microsystem analysis to critically evaluate and anticipate risks to client safety to improve quality of client care delivered. This course will prepare students for a complete examination of ethical theory, patient centered relationships, informed consent, professional responsibility, end-of-life care, reproductive issues, human experimentation, genetics/genomics, and allocation of medical resources from a cultural/global perspective. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR562-A A Bradley, Karen S 09/02/2014 Monday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
132
Fall 2014 NUR562-B B Bradley, Karen S 09/02/2014 Monday 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
132
Spring 2015 NUR562-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
234
Spring 2015 NUR562-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
234
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NUR565 Leadership & Advnc Nursing Roles

NUR565 Leadership & Advnc Nursing Roles

This course will prepare students to promote high quality and safe patient care through exploration of nursing leadership principles and advanced nursing roles. Leadership skills that emphasize ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective are explored. Concepts of horizontal leadership, effective use of self, advocacy, and lateral integration of care are explored. The student will examine the role of the master’s-prepared nurse as a member and leader of the interprofessional team, who communicates, collaborates, and consults with other health Critical concepts in the abnormal nursing services of selected adult populations are studied from a nursing theoretical perspective. Evidence-based nursing is practiced within a specialty that leads to competencies to (a) expand the boundaries of nursing practice by focusing on the complimentary biomedical knowledge base of illness and disease management, (b) advance the practice of other nurses and nursing personnel, and (c) envision organizational/system processes which support patient-focused nursing services and enhance the practice of nursing. Client populations may be selected from healthcare. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR565-A A Clark, Suzanne M. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
110
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NUR570 Nrsng Resrch&Evidncd Bsd Prac II

NUR570 Nrsng Resrch&Evidncd Bsd Prac II

This course builds on the foundation of nursing research presented in part I culminating in a research proposal. The research-based proposal provides an opportunity for scholarly inquiry and the ethical translation of current evidence into practice. The project should have relevance for practice and make a contribution to the discipline of nursing. Students complete national certification in human research participants protection, construct an integrative review of research literature, and compose a research translation proposal congruent with a nursing theoretical perspective for the purposes of utilizing new evidence to improve or enhance nursing practice. Prerequisite: NUR 559. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR570-A A Force, Corinne E. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 9:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR570-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
132
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NUR578 Nursing Informatics

NUR578 Nursing Informatics

This course will prepare the student to consult in the design and enhancement of information technology related to interactive, web-based systems in healthcare while they evaluate the ethical, legal, and cultural implications, including copyright, privacy, and confidentiality issues. Emphasis will be placed on emerging technologies as students analyze, design, implement, and evaluate information system technologies. Content will also include evaluation of impact of information technologies on clinical practice, education, administration, and research. Lecture: 3 units (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR578-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
110
Spring 2015 NUR578-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Monday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
110
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Concentration Courses

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology (26 Units)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (34 Units)
  • Healthcare Systems Management (21 Units)
  • Teaching-Learning Nursing (20 Units)

Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology (26 Units)

NUR553 Assmnt & Hlth Promotion for CNS

NUR553 Assmnt & Hlth Promotion for CNS

This course prepares the student for comprehensive, holistic wellness, and illness assessments across the life span. Complexities, variations, and differences from expected health patterns and parameters, including contextual perspectives, cultural-ethnic influences and risk factor identification will be discussed. Risk assessment, health literacy, health education & counseling will be emphasized. Students will utilize national guidelines to direct screening and diagnosis as they assess the impact of interaction among the individual, family, community, environment, and social systems. Emphasis will be placed on synthesis of assessment data, advanced knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical judgment to formulate differential diagnoses for clinical problems amenable to CNS intervention. Weekly practicum facilitates refinement of competent advanced assessment skills and documentation. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units)

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NUR557 Pharmacology for Clncl Nrs Spec

NUR557 Pharmacology for Clncl Nrs Spec

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced knowledge of pharmacological agents, herbal therapies, drug-drug, and drug-food interactions across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on evidence based research as a foundation for executing selected delegated medical regimens associated with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with common, acute, and chronic health problems in various stages of the life cycle in diverse populations. Content will include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

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NUR566 Acute&Chrnic Illness Adlt/Oldr I

NUR566 Acute&Chrnic Illness Adlt/Oldr I

This course will prepare the student for direct interaction with Young Adult, Adult, and Older Adult patients to improve quality of life. Evidence based strategies will be demonstrated as the student develops specialized expertise and skills to think critically and problem solve. Students will utilize Systems and Change Theory to improve patient outcomes. Interprofessional collaboration education will be emphasized and the student will apply the competencies necessary to come alongside the patient as they navigate the healthcare system. Pre-requisites: NUR 550, 553, 555, 559, 561, 562, 565, 578. Concurrent requisite: NUR 557. Lecture: 2 units; Clinical: 2 units. (4 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR566-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR567 Acute&Chrnc Illness Adlt/Oldr II

NUR567 Acute&Chrnc Illness Adlt/Oldr II

This course continues to prepare the student for direct interaction with Young Adult, Adult, and Older Adult patients to improve quality of life. Evidence based strategies will be expected as the student interprets and uses the evidence in the practice setting to decrease risk and implement improvement initiatives. Interprofessional collaboration education will continue and the student will establish collaborative relationships in order to enhance patient outcomes. Prerequisite: NUR 566. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 3 units. (6 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR567-A A Olatunji, Amina H. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR568 Acute&Chrnc Illnss Adlt/Oldr III

NUR568 Acute&Chrnc Illnss Adlt/Oldr III

This course continues to prepare the student for direct interaction with patients to identify and articulate ethical concerns at both public and private levels. Students will continue to be an advocate for quality improvement projects and safety measures. Interprofessional collaboration education will continue as the student becomes a team leader and advocate for effective communication strategies while focusing on the Young Adult, Adult, and Older Adult population. Prerequisite: NUR 567. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 3 units. (6 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR568-A A Radovich, Patricia 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Instructor
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Spring 2015 NUR568-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

This course prepares the student to lead interprofessional teams in the culturally appropriate planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention, population care, and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations by communicating, collaborating, and consulting with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care. This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of clinical intervention programs on a local, national, and global level. Emphasis will be placed on identifying health disparities and vulnerable populations in the community. Intervention at the system level through the policy development process and implementation of advocacy strategies to influence health and health care for vulnerable populations will be explored. Prerequisite: NUR 559. Lecture: 2 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR579-A A Meyer, Rebecca L. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR580 Clncl Spclzation Nursng Services

NUR580 Clncl Spclzation Nursng Services

This course includes continued study of the clinical nurse specialist role and competencies and the application of this knowledge and skills in a selected clinical practice area. The implementation and evaluation of CNS competencies in a specific clinical area are addressed. Practicums and seminars are planned according to the students nursing practice interests. Prerequisites: Academic core, advanced practice core, and NUR 565. Clinical: 4 units. (4 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR580-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Other Non-Site Locations
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Family Nurse Practitioner (34 Units)

NUR558 Advanced Pharmacology

NUR558 Advanced Pharmacology

Provides advanced knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics of selected classifications of medications across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on evidence based research as a foundation for therapeutic regimens. Characteristics such as age, ethnicity, culture, and gender will be evaluated as well as genetic and genomics factors when considering pharmacologic interventions. Current national guidelines, legal, and ethical principles will be explored and integrated. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR558-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
234
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NUR560 Advanced Assessment

NUR560 Advanced Assessment

Provides the theoretical science base for multidimensional health and advanced physical assessment of individuals across the life span. Complexities, variations, and differences from expected health patterns and parameters, including contextual perspectives, cultural-ethnic influences and risk factor identification will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on synthesis of patient-centered assessment data, advanced knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical judgment to formulate differential diagnoses in primary care. Weekly laboratory practicum facilitates refinement of advanced assessment competencies and documentation. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR560-B B Bursch, Lisa K. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
234
Fall 2014 NUR560-A A Bursch, Lisa K. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
234
Spring 2015 NUR560-D D STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
Spring 2015 NUR560-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
Spring 2015 NUR560-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
Spring 2015 NUR560-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
232
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NUR571 Family Primary Health Care I

NUR571 Family Primary Health Care I

This course will provide an overview of family health theories related to primary care and the theoretical foundations of women’s healthcare during the reproductive years. An overview of conceptual frameworks related to contemporary family structure and functioning, with particular emphasis on health and the family model of Parse’s humanbecoming school of thought will be explored. Theory and advanced practice related to assessment and management of women’s health issues during reproductive years include gynecology, family planning, preconception, prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum care, with emphasis on health promotion of women during reproductive years in primary care settings. Experience in assessment, diagnoses, planning and management of patients within a precepted clinical environment for health promotion, simple acute and stable chronic diseases of childbearing and child rearing families is provided with the focus on primary health care for this population. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 3 units. (6 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR571-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR571-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR571-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR573 Family Primary Health Care II

NUR573 Family Primary Health Care II

This course will build on part I and allow the advanced practice nurse to focus on the health care needs of the family unit in order to improve patient outcomes by providing the theory and practice of primary care of children. This course will prepare family nurse practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion and illness prevention through maintenance and management of common developmental, behavioral, acute, and chronic health problems of infants, children, and adolescents in primary health care settings. Prerequisite: NUR 571. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 3 units. (6 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR573-C C Bursch, Lisa K. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Fall 2014 NUR573-B B Dunniway, Frances E 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Fall 2014 NUR573-A A Cole, Casey C 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR575 Family Primary Health Care III

NUR575 Family Primary Health Care III

This course will build on part I & II and allow the advanced practice nurse to focus on the health care needs of the family unit in order to improve patient outcomes by providing the theory and practice of primary care for adults. This course will focus on primary care across the life span with an emphasis on acute conditions. The course is designed to provide the family nurse practitioner student with experience in assessment, diagnoses, planning and management of patients within a clinical setting focused on health promotion and disease management in primary care with an emphasis on the adult with acute health conditions. Prerequisites: NUR 571 and 573. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 3 units. (6 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR575-A A Cole, Casey C 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR575-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR575-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR575-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR577 Family Primary Health Care IV

NUR577 Family Primary Health Care IV

This course will build on part I, II, & III and allow the advanced practice nurse to focus on the health care needs of the family unit in order to improve patient outcomes by providing the theory and practice of primary care for adults with an emphasis on the older adult. This course will focus on primary care across the life span with an emphasis on chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and cardiac disease. The course is designed to provide the family nurse practitioner student with experience in assessment, diagnoses, planning and management of patients within a clinical setting focused on health promotion and disease management in primary care with an emphasis on the older adult with chronic health conditions. Prerequisites: NUR 571, 573, and 575. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical 3 units (6 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR577-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

This course prepares the student to lead interprofessional teams in the culturally appropriate planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention, population care, and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations by communicating, collaborating, and consulting with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care. This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of clinical intervention programs on a local, national, and global level. Emphasis will be placed on identifying health disparities and vulnerable populations in the community. Intervention at the system level through the policy development process and implementation of advocacy strategies to influence health and health care for vulnerable populations will be explored. Prerequisite: NUR 559. Lecture: 2 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR579-A A Meyer, Rebecca L. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Healthcare Systems Management (21 Units)

NUR551 Assmnt&Hlth Prom for Populations

NUR551 Assmnt&Hlth Prom for Populations

This course will prepare the student for population health risk assessment based on environmental, genetic, economic, social, and behavioral determinants of health within their spheres of influence. Evidence based population health risk policy analysis and cost effective population health risk management decisions will be included. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of health disparities, barriers, cultural competencies, and use of resources in organizational systems. Risk assessment, health literacy, health education & counseling will be emphasized. Methods will be introduced regarding collaboration, communication, and innovative ways to structure and redesign processes and outcomes necessary to transform care delivery. Weekly practicum facilitates refinement of aggregate assessment. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units)

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NUR554 Mngmnt of Clinical Pharmacology

NUR554 Mngmnt of Clinical Pharmacology

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced knowledge of pharmacological agents and herbal therapies used across the life span. Emphasis is on the pharmacodynamics of patients with common, acute, and chronic health problems in various stages of the life cycle in diverse populations. Content will include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics related to leadership and improving quality and safety of healthcare delivery. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

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NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

This course prepares the student to lead interprofessional teams in the culturally appropriate planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention, population care, and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations by communicating, collaborating, and consulting with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care. This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of clinical intervention programs on a local, national, and global level. Emphasis will be placed on identifying health disparities and vulnerable populations in the community. Intervention at the system level through the policy development process and implementation of advocacy strategies to influence health and health care for vulnerable populations will be explored. Prerequisite: NUR 559. Lecture: 2 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR579-A A Meyer, Rebecca L. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR581 Healthcare Management

NUR581 Healthcare Management

This course integrates core competencies for nurse executives to prepare the student for a role in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management and interprofessional collaboration. Team coordination concepts including delegation, supervision, interdisciplinary care, group process, handling difficult people, and conflict resolution are explored. Principles of healthcare systems and organizations including unit level healthcare delivery/microsystems of care, complexity theory, and managing change theories are analyzed. Principles of quality management, risk reduction, patient safety, and care management with focus on evidence-based practice to improve client outcomes through clinical decision making, critical thinking, problem identification, and outcome measurement are analyzed. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 583. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR581-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR583 Healthcare Management Practicum

NUR583 Healthcare Management Practicum

Team coordination including delegation, supervision, interdisciplinary care, group process, handling difficult people, and conflict resolution are implemented in practice. The student participates in management of quality, reduction of risk, and safety of patients while focusing on evidence-based practice that improves client outcomes through clinical decision making, critical thinking, identification of problems, and measurement of outcomes. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 581. Clinical: 2 units (2 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR583-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Other Non-Site Locations
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NUR585 Healthcare Finance Practicum

NUR585 Healthcare Finance Practicum

This course provides practice in healthcare financing and socioeconomics related to managing the healthcare environment through strategic planning, budgeting, goal setting, quality indicator evaluation and financial planning in a healthcare setting. Students participate in program planning and budget preparation to impact client outcomes and improve quality. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 587. Clinical: 3 units. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR585-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Array Array - Array Other Non-Site Locations
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NUR587 Healthcare Finance

NUR587 Healthcare Finance

Healthcare financing and socioeconomics related to managing the healthcare environment are explored. Content includes nursing leadership responsibilities with strategic planning, budgeting, goal setting, quality indicators and financial planning in various healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on knowledge acquisition and application for enhancing nurse administrator skills with program planning and budget preparation. The impact of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, resource allocation, and healthcare technologies on client outcomes and strategies for quality improvement are analyzed. Prerequisites: NUR 581 and 583. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 585. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR587-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Instructor
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Teaching-Learning Nursing (20 Units)

NUR552 Assmnt & Hlth Promotion for Educ

NUR552 Assmnt & Hlth Promotion for Educ

This course prepares the student for comprehensive, holistic wellness, and illness advanced assessment across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on evidence based teaching strategies appropriate to learner needs related to risk and functional assessment within the context of diverse populations in the promotion of health and prevention of disease. Risk assessment, health literacy, health education & counseling will be emphasized. Content will also include cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning methods appropriate for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and client teaching. Weekly practicum facilitates refinement of competent advanced assessment skills and documentation. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units)

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NUR556 Teaching-Learning Pharmacology

NUR556 Teaching-Learning Pharmacology

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced knowledge of pharmacological agents and herbal therapies used across the life span. Emphasis is on the pharmacodynamics of patients with common, acute, and chronic health problems in various stages of the life cycle in diverse populations. Content will include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacotherapeutics with an emphasis on the legal and ethical issues related teaching-learning for various prescribed pharmacologic agents. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units)

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NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

NUR579 Intrprfsnl Cllbrtn Loc/Glob Hlth

This course prepares the student to lead interprofessional teams in the culturally appropriate planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention, population care, and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations by communicating, collaborating, and consulting with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care. This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of clinical intervention programs on a local, national, and global level. Emphasis will be placed on identifying health disparities and vulnerable populations in the community. Intervention at the system level through the policy development process and implementation of advocacy strategies to influence health and health care for vulnerable populations will be explored. Prerequisite: NUR 559. Lecture: 2 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR579-A A Meyer, Rebecca L. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR582 Nursing Curriculum & Prg Dvlpmnt

NUR582 Nursing Curriculum & Prg Dvlpmnt

This course analyzes selected teaching and learning models that are applicable to nursing education. Nursing theoretical perspectives with the nursing human becoming teaching-learning model is highlighted. Strategies for course development with didactic and practicum teaching are examined. Research relative to nursing education is reviewed and critiqued. Design of applied research methods to determine effectiveness of teaching strategies is incorporated. Selected university faculty and nurse education issues are also explored. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR582-A A Clark, Suzanne M. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 10:45 AM - 1:45 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR582-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR584 Instr Stratgs for Nurse Eductrs

NUR584 Instr Stratgs for Nurse Eductrs

This course includes an analysis of educational leadership and the multiple roles of the nurse educator related to teaching, scholarship, service, and practice. A human becoming nursing theoretical perspectives and practical approaches supported by research in nursing and higher education literature, as well as the Christian educator’s role promoting faith integration, are addressed. Prerequisite: NUR 582. Lecture: 2 unit; Clinical: 2 unit. (4 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR584-A A Kendrick, Lorna D. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM Instructor
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Spring 2015 NUR584-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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NUR586 Eval & Testing for Nurse Eductrs

NUR586 Eval & Testing for Nurse Eductrs

Theoretical approaches to educational assessment, the development and implementation of nursing curriculum, and student and program outcomes are addressed. The importance of a cohesive program philosophy, mission statement, conceptual framework, and program outcomes are emphasized. The course includes critical analysis of related topics based upon current research in nursing and higher education literature. Practicum hours include implementation of evaluation and testing strategies in healthcare education settings with emphasis on program improvement resulting from analysis of data related to program improvement indicators. Prerquisites: NUR 582 and 584. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR586-A A Kendrick, Lorna D. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Instructor
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Spring 2015 NUR586-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
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Thesis/Comprehensive Exam Requirements (1 unit)

NUR597 Comprehensive Examination

NUR597 Comprehensive Examination

This course guides the student through the process of demonstrating a synthesis and integration advanced nursing theoretical, practice, and research knowledge. Students choosing an examination will be tested on the synthesis and integration of advanced nursing knowledge at the conclusion of the seminar. Lecture: 1-3 units (1-3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 NUR597-B B STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday Array - Array School of Nursing Bldg
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Spring 2015 NUR597-C C STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday Array - Array School of Nursing Bldg
139
Spring 2015 NUR597-A A STAFF, STAFF 01/07/2015 Wednesday Array - Array School of Nursing Bldg
139
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NUR598 Directed Project

NUR598 Directed Project

A directed project demonstrates a synthesis and integration of advanced nursing theoretical, practice, and research knowledge. This course guides the student through the process of completing a directed project. Students choosing a directed project will further develop the research translation proposal initiated in NUR 570, expand the review of literature, and complete a project that has relevance for practice and makes a contribution to the discipline of nursing. Lecture: 1-3 units. (1-3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 NUR598-A A Kendrick, Lorna D. 09/02/2014 Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Instructor
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The thesis is a traditional academic research paper. The comprehensive examination is a summative assessment of master’s degree program requirements. The student may elect either option and must be completed concurrent with the student’s last semester of the program.