Course Requirements

Pre-Licensure Course Requirements (Completion of core, a concentration,  and Thesis or Comprehensive Exam) (47-61 units)

NUR501 Theoretical Found/Ethcs in Nurs
+

This course provides an introduction to the paradigms, theories, concepts, and values of the discipline of nursing. The course provides an overview of the BSN program mission, philosophy, goals, objectives, and conceptual framework, as well as conceptual and essential component themes of the baccalaureate program in the California Baptist University School of Nursing. This course is designed to enhance understanding of the history of the discipline, the phenomenon of interest in nursing, and the roles of the professional nurse. Professional standards of nursing practice will be highlighted. An emphasis is placed on practice with communication/collaboration activities, the nurse-person relationship and a beginning understanding of the nurse's presence and role in being with people as they live health and quality of life. (3 units)

NUR502 Fundamental Nursing Skills
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Prepares students to perform basic nursing skills based on mastery of core scientific principles. Two (2) hours/week theory; Six (6) hours/week skills lab. (4 units)

NUR512 Physical Assessment
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The course includes two (2) credit hours theory, two (2) credit hours/laboratory practicum and focuses on helping students acquire skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment. The process of data collection, interpretation, documentation and dissemination of assessment data will be addressed. The practicum provides students with the opportunity to use interview, observation, percussion, palpation, inspection and auscultation in assessing clients across the lifespan in simulated and actual settings. Two (2) hours/week theory; Six (6) hours/week practicum. (4 units)

NUR515 Pathophysiology
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Emphasis on complementary knowledge development in life sciences, as they relate to global health. Understanding of basic pathophysiology including disease processes, prevention, clinical signs and symptoms, secondary effects and methods of treatment, will enable health professionals to collaborate and provide curative and rehabilitative services. Study of scientific principles assist in developing critical thinking and analytic methods of inquiry for nursing practice. This course builds upon the general principles of anatomy/physiology studied as a nursing prerequisite. Presentation of a pathophysiological problem through a research paper is required. The effects of psychosocial stimuli on disease will be discussed. A global approach to disease will be emphasized. Students are expected to look at vital statistics of disease and research results in a critical manner. (3 units)

NUR516 Pharmacology and Nutrition
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An introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology and nutrition with a focus on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and therapeutic implications for major drug categories as well as natural products. Emphasis also on nutritional health promotion as well as therapeutic nutrition related to selected illness states. Pre-requisites: 501, 502, 512, 515. (3 units)

NUR521 Adult Health I
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Introduction to theory-based nursing services with the young, middle and older adult. Focus is on the core knowledge acquisition and medical collaboration activities with health promotion/disease prevention, illness and disease management of common acute and chronic illnesses. Pre-requisites: NUR 501, 502, 512, 515. (4 units)

NUR521-A
Matthews, Margaret
09/06/2016 F 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM BUS 132

NUR522 Adult Health I Practicum
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Application of nursing theory-based services for young, middle, and older adults. Acute and chronic issues of health integration and themes of collaboration/communication, critical thinking, teaching-learning, change-persistence and leading-following in nursing services are emphasized. Focus is on collaborative services with health promotion/disease prevention as well as the medical management of common acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of settings. Nine (9) hours/week practicum). Pre-requisites: NUR 501, 502, 512, 515. (3 units)

NUR522-C
Bravo, Alicia K
09/06/2016 Sa 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR522-D
Matthews, Margaret
09/06/2016 M 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR522-B
Herrera, Linda
09/06/2016 M 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR522-A
Hasinsky, Robert J.
09/06/2016 Sa 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR

NUR523 Older Adult/Family Nursing
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This course focuses on the health-related issues of older adults. Major content areas include viewing the unique needs of elders from a nursing theoretical perspective. An interdisciplinary and collaborative healthcare provider approach will be given in the discussion of knowledge concerning physical, psychological, economic and social age related changes. The course will explore personal, cultural, societal attitudes toward aging for the purpose of an enhanced understanding from the elder's perspective. Pre-requisites: 501, 502, 512, 515. (2 units)

NUR523-A
Herrick, Dinah R.
09/06/2016 W 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM BUS 232
NUR523-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM BUS 232

NUR524 Older Adult/Family Nursing Prac
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This practicum course focuses on the application for nursing knowledge with elderly persons and families. Emphasis is given to the collaborative application of biological, social, behavioral disciplinary knowledge with the practice and role description of the professional nurse. Nursing services shall be provided in a variety of settings including the community, assisted living facilities, acute care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and long term care facilities. Three (3) hours/week in practicum setting). Pre-requisites: 501, 502, 512, 515.(1 unit)

NUR524-A
Deras, Wendy J.
09/06/2016 T 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM BUS OTHR
NUR524-B
Deras, Wendy J.
09/06/2016 T 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM BUS OTHR
NUR524-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR524-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BUS OTHR

NUR526 Mental Health Nursing
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Introduction to mental health nursing services and nurse-person and nurse-group communication patterns. Focus is on interdisciplinary collaboration, teaching-learning, and change-persistence patterns with health promotion/disease prevention, as well as the management of common and acute and chronic medical diagnosis of mental health issues with individuals, families, and communities. A nursing theoretical perspective under girding nursing practice shall be emphasized. Various nursing services and treatment modalities are explored. Nursing services with special populations including the homeless and issues regarding abuse, neglect, and substance abuse are explored. Pre-requisites: NUR 531, 533, 535, 537. (3 units)

NUR526-A
Glenore-Green, Denise L.
09/06/2016 W 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM BUS 232
NUR526-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM BUS 232

NUR527 Mental Health Nursing Practicum
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Practicum learning experience of nursing services with persons who have the medical diagnosis of mental illness in both inpatient and community treatment settings. Focus is on the changing healthcare systems and collaborative health promotion/disease prevention, as well as the nurse-person, nurse-group, nurse-community patterns of relating, and management of common acute and chronic mental health problems with individuals and families. Six (6) hours/week practicum. Pre-requisites: NUR 531, 533, 535, 537. (2 units)

NUR527-A
Glenore-Green, Denise L.
09/06/2016 T 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM BUS OTHR
NUR527-B
Glenore-Green, Denise L.
09/06/2016 T 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM BUS OTHR
NUR527-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM BUS OTHR
NUR527-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM BUS OTHR

NUR530 Adult Health II
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Advanced study of theory and research-based nursing services of the young, middle and older adult. Focus is on the knowledge acquisition and management of complex acute and chronic illnesses and end of life processes. Pre-requisites: NUR 526, 527. (3 units)

NUR530-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 F 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM BUS 132

NUR531 Nrsng Srvcs with Childbrng Fam
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Theoretical basis for professional nursing practice with childbearing families. Emphasis is on childbearing as a family experience, nurse-family processes, and changing health patterns with childbearing families. Nursing role, communication/ collaboration activities and teaching-learning opportunities with health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention will be discussed. Prerequisites: NUR 516, 521, 522, 523, 524. (3 units)

NUR531-A
Jetton, Susan Ann
09/06/2016 TR 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 232
NUR531-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BUS 234

NUR533 Childbearing Family Practicum
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Practicum focuses on the application of nursing theory and nurse-family processes in providing nursing services and collaborative activities in preventive, supportive and restorative services to members of the childbearing family. Six (6) hours/week practicum. Prerequisites: NUR 516, 521, 522, 523, 524. (2 units)

NUR533-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/06/2016 T 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR533-A
Jetton, Susan Ann
09/06/2016 T 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR533-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR533-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR

NUR535 Nrsng Srvcs with Childrearng Fam
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The study of nursing science with childrearing families and health care issues commonly associated with children and adolescents. Nursing theory focuses on the meaning of health from the perspective of the childrearing family members. The focus will be on theoretical knowledge acquisition, teaching-learning, change-persistence, and collaboration with other healthcare professionals in health promotion/disease prevention as well as the management of common acute and chronic illnesses in children and adolescents. Emphasis is on the child in the family and the nursing services provided as the family lives with health in many diverse settings. Prerequisites: NUR 516, 521, 522, 523, 524. (3 units) hicÞ.À

NUR535-A
Dunkerley, Marion C.
09/06/2016 TR 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM BUS 234
NUR535-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM BUS 132

NUR536 Adult Health II Practicum
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Practicum course with focus on advanced application of theory and research-based nursing services for young, middle and older adults. Focus is on collaborative interdisciplinary management of complex adult health illnesses and situations in a variety of healthcare settings. Nine (9) hours/week practicum. Pre-requisites: 526, 527. (3 units)

NUR536-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 Sa 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR536-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 Sa 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR536-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 Sa 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR536-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR

NUR537 Nurs Srvcs Childrearng Fam Prac
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Practicum application of nursing theory and research-based nursing services of children and adolescents. Focus is on changing health, teaching-learning and collaborative nursing activities with promotion/disease prevention, as well as the management of common acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of healthcare settings. Six (6 hours/week practicum). Prerequisites: NUR 516, 521, 522, 523, 524. (2 units)

NUR537-C
Urquhart, Corinne Elizabeth
09/06/2016 W 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR537-A
Dunkerley, Marion C.
09/06/2016 T 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR537-B
Dunkerley, Marion C.
09/06/2016 T 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR537-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR537-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM BUS OTHR

NUR538 Community/Public Health Nursing
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The course focuses on a theoretical understanding of nursing concepts which are utilized in nurse-community processes while providing nursing services to individuals, families, communities, and aggregates of populations. The student will explore the role of the community health /public health nurse as an interdisciplinary collaborator with other members of the healthcare team. Changing healthcare systems and policies from a global perspective will be explored. Pre-requisites: NUR 526, 527. (3 units)

NUR539 Comm/Public Health Nursng Prac
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Practicum experience in community/ public health nursing focusing on collaborative policy development, change, teaching-learning processes, the role, application of public health principles and nursing processes in the provision of nursing services with individuals/families and populations in a variety of community-based settings. Pre-requisites: NUR 526, 527. (3 units)

NUR541 Christian Leadership in Nursing
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Concepts of management, leadership and followership, change-persistence and organizational structure as frameworks for managing policy development and delivery of nursing care to groups of clients in an acute care setting. The transition from student role to professional nursing role as provider, coordinator, and designer is emphasized. Pre-requisites: NUR 530, 536, 538, 539. (3 units)

NUR543 Christian Ldrship in Nursng Prac
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Practicum hours are to equal hours 9 hours per week for the 15 weeks semester (135 hours total for the semester).This experience emphasizes the student experience of observing and assuming the role of nurse leader/manager. Implications for nursing theory-driven practice, teaching-learning processes, change-persistence, and collaboration with other healthcare providers shall be emphasized. Preceptors are selected and assigned to students by the course coordinator and/or nursing faculty. Co-requisite: NUR 541. (3 units)

NUR546 Capstone Practicum
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This practicum senior level course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of a new graduate professional nurse. The course provides an opportunity for the student to further develop leadership and practice nursing skills necessary for the beginning practitioner role. It also facilitates synthesis of the nursing knowledge and skills acquired in previous program courses in the provision of nursing care to individuals, families, and aggregates. Faculty in collaboration with the nursing administrators in health care agencies identify agency nurses who will assist students to achieve course/individual objectives in the agency. A nursing clinical faculty member and the selected agency nurse, i.e., Clinical Faculty, who is matched with the student assist the student to develop a Personal Objective Plan. The Plan is a set of individualized specific measurable objectives, which guide the student's clinical learning experience while meeting course objectives. The Clinical Faculty, the student and Campus Faculty form a three person team which facilitates the implementation of the student's plan. Nine (9) hours/week practicum. Pre-requisites: NUR 530, 536, 538, 539. (3 units)

NUR549 NCLEX Review
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This NCLEX review course shall be scheduled by the School of Nursing for all graduating senior nursing students. Students must pass the course to meet graduation requirement. (1 unit)

Post-Licensure Course Requirements (31 units)

NUR550 Nursing Theoretical Perspectives
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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)

NUR550-D
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 232
NUR550-C
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS 232
NUR550-B
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 232
NUR550-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS 232
NUR550-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS

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)

NUR555-B
Shields, Lorraine Linda
09/06/2016 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS 110
NUR555-A
Shields, Lorraine Linda
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 110
NUR555-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS

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)

NUR558-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS
NUR558-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

NUR559 Nursing Research I
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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. This course provides an opportunity to examine the generation of evidence for best practice, focusing on research evidence within a nursing theoretical perspective. An overview of the methods of scholarly inquiry are presented including quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, 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. (3 units)

NUR559-B
Gage, Jeffrey Dean
09/06/2016 - BUS
NUR559-A
Gage, Jeffrey Dean
09/06/2016 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 234
NUR559-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS
NUR559-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS

NUR560 Advanced Assessment
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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)

NUR560-E
Bursch, Lisa K.
09/06/2016 TR 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 232
NUR560-C
Ziegler, Linda L.
09/06/2016 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 178
NUR560-D
Garrovillas, Sabrina Yap
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 178
NUR560-F
Garrovillas, Sabrina Yap
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM BUS 178
NUR560-A
Ziegler, Linda L.
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM BUS 178
NUR560-B
Ziegler, Linda L.
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 178
NUR560-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM BUS 178

NUR561 AppldBiostats&EpdmlgyNrsngPrctc
+

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)

NUR561-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS
NUR561-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

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)

NUR565 Leadership & Advnc Nursing Roles
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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)

NUR565-A
Cain, Cynthia L.
09/06/2016 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS 234
NUR565-D
Cain, Cynthia L.
09/06/2016 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 132
NUR565-C
Cain, Cynthia L.
09/06/2016 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS 234
NUR565-B
Cain, Cynthia L.
09/06/2016 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 132
NUR565-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

NUR570 Nursing Research II
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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)

NUR570-A
Gage, Jeffrey Dean
09/06/2016 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS 132
NUR570-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS

NUR578 Nursing Informatics
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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)

Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology (23 units)

NUR566 Clncl Nrs Spclst Adlt/Oldr AdltI
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This course focuses on preparation of the student for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role in the care of the adult/older adult. Content areas to be emphasized include the CNS spheres of influence and sub-roles, evidence based strategies utilizing Systems and Change Theory, and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Prerequisite: NUR550, 555, 558 and 560 (2 units; As Offered)

NUR566-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

NUR567 Clncl Nrs Splst Adlt/Oldr AdltII
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This course continues the preparation of the student for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role in the care of the adult/older adult. The use of evidence-based strategies and interprofessional collaboration to enhance patient outcomes for the adult/older adult will be emphasized. Prerequisite: NUR566 and NUR566P (3 units; As Offered)

NUR567-A
Cain, Cynthia L.
09/06/2016 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS OFFC

NUR568 Clncl Nrs Splst Adlt/Oldr AdlIII
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This course continues the preparation of the student for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role in the care of the adult/older adult. Students will advocate for quality improvement, safety measures, and effective communication. The use of evidence-based strategies and interprofessional collaboration to enhance patient outcomes for the adult/older adult will continue to be emphasized. Prerequisite: NUR567 and 567P (3 units; As Offered)

NUR568-B
Radovich, Patricia
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 107
NUR568-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

NUR579 Global Health
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This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of service, prevention, and intervention programs for vulnerable and under-served populations on a local, national, and global level. Students will analyze current and emerging global health trends, including infectious diseases, poverty, conflict, displaced persons, disaster preparedness, response and recovery, worldview, culture, persecution, and health inequity. Advocacy strategies to influence health in both the public and private sector will be examined, as well as global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion. (3 units; As Offered)

NUR579-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 234

NUR580 Clncl Nurse Spclst Practicum IV
+

This course includes continued study of the CNS role, competencies, and application of this knowledge and skills in a selected clinical practice area. Students will integrate the AACN’s essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing into a professional portfolio and prepare for national certification. Requires 180 hours of supervised clinical practice with a preceptor. Prerequisite: NUR 568 and 568P (4 units; As Offered)

NUR580-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS OTHR

Family Nurse Practitioner (27 units)

NUR571 Family Nurse Practitioner I
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This course focuses on an overview of the role of the FNP with an emphasis on family health. Family health theories related to primary care and the theoretical foundations of women's healthcare during the reproductive years will also be explored. Prerequisite: NUR 555, 558 and 560 (3 units; As Offered)

NUR571-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS

NUR573 Family Nurse Practitioner II
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This course focuses on an overview of the role of the FNP with an emphasis on the healthcare needs of the family unit in order to improve patient outcomes. Content will focus on primary care of the pediatric population with attention to health promotion, illness prevention, and management of common developmental, behavioral, acute, and chronic health problems. Prerequisite: NUR 571 and 571P (3 units; As Offered)

NUR573-A
Garrovillas, Sabrina Yap
09/06/2016 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS 234

NUR575 Family Nurse Practitioner III
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This course focuses on the role of the FNP with an emphasis on the healthcare needs of the family unit in order to improve patient outcomes. The course will include content with a focus on acute, episodic conditions of the adult population. Prerequisite: NUR573 and 573P (3 units; As Offered)

NUR575-A
Ziegler, Linda L.
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 132
NUR575-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

NUR577 Family Nurse Practitioner IV
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This course focuses on the role of the FNP with an emphasis on the healthcare needs of the family unit in order to improve patient outcomes. The course will emphasize chronic conditions in the adult population. Prerequisite: NUR 575 and 575P (3 units; As Offered)

NUR577-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

NUR579 Global Health
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This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of service, prevention, and intervention programs for vulnerable and under-served populations on a local, national, and global level. Students will analyze current and emerging global health trends, including infectious diseases, poverty, conflict, displaced persons, disaster preparedness, response and recovery, worldview, culture, persecution, and health inequity. Advocacy strategies to influence health in both the public and private sector will be examined, as well as global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion. (3 units; As Offered)

NUR579-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 234

Healthcare Systems Management (13 Units)

NUR579 Global Health
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This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of service, prevention, and intervention programs for vulnerable and under-served populations on a local, national, and global level. Students will analyze current and emerging global health trends, including infectious diseases, poverty, conflict, displaced persons, disaster preparedness, response and recovery, worldview, culture, persecution, and health inequity. Advocacy strategies to influence health in both the public and private sector will be examined, as well as global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion. (3 units; As Offered)

NUR579-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 234

NUR581 Healthcare Leadership I
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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)

NUR581-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

NUR583 Healthcare Leadership Prac I
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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)

NUR583-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS OTHR

NUR585 Healthcare Leadership Prac II
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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)

NUR585-A
Schmidt, Jasmine D
09/06/2016 - BUS OTHR
NUR585-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS OTHR

NUR587 Healthcare Leadership II
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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)

NUR587-A
Schmidt, Jasmine D
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 181
NUR587-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

Teaching-Learning Nursing (15 Units)

NUR579 Global Health
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This course will equip the student to examine the effectiveness of service, prevention, and intervention programs for vulnerable and under-served populations on a local, national, and global level. Students will analyze current and emerging global health trends, including infectious diseases, poverty, conflict, displaced persons, disaster preparedness, response and recovery, worldview, culture, persecution, and health inequity. Advocacy strategies to influence health in both the public and private sector will be examined, as well as global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion. (3 units; As Offered)

NUR579-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 234

NUR582 Nursing Curriculum & Prg Dvlpmnt
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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)

NUR582-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS OTHR

NUR584 Instr Stratgs for Nurse Eductrs
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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)

NUR584-A
Carter, Deborah L
09/06/2016 M 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM BUS OTHR
NUR584-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS OTHR

NUR586 Eval & Testing for Nurse Eductrs
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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)

NUR586-A
Carter, Deborah L
09/06/2016 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS OTHR
NUR586-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM BUS OTHR

Directed Project/Comprehensive Exam Requirements (3 units)

The directed project is a traditional research project. 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.

NUR597 Comprehensive Examination
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This course guides the student through the process of synthesizing advanced nursing theoretical, practice, and research knowledge learned throughout the MSN program. Students will integrate the AACN's Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing into a professional portfolio and prepare for national certification. (3 units; As Offered)

NUR597-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS
NUR597-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS
NUR597-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 - BUS

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NUR598 Directed Project
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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 proposal initiated in NUR 570, complete a project that has relevance for practice, and makes a contribution to the discipline of nursing. (3 units; As Offered)

NUR598-A
Carter, Deborah L
09/06/2016 M 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM BUS 181
NUR598-B
Bradley, Karen S
09/06/2016 M 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM BUS 181
NUR598-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M - BUS
NUR598-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 M - BUS