George Mason University 1997-98 Catalog Catalog Index
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Nursing Courses (NURS)


College of Nursing and Health Science

254 Introduction to Professional Nursing (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisite: NURS 262; corequisites: NURS 318, 319, and 320. Introduces nursing as an emerging discipline, profession, and occupation. Emphasis is placed on nursing process, critical thinking, principles of teaching/learning, and lifespan growth and development. Health maintenance practices and the foundation of basic and age related nutrition are also discussed. f

262 Technologies in Nursing (4:2:6). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Presents basic fundamentals of nursing care and includes foundational technologies. The course consists of three hours of lecture. The clinical meets two mornings per week in acute care settings and the campus lab meets once a week. sum

318 Concepts of Health, Groups and Family (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisite: NURS 262; corequisites: NURS 254, 319, and 320. Focuses on small groups and families as participants in health care. Cultural and religious differences and family crises are discussed. The legal and ethical dimensions of nursing practice are also introduced. f

319 Pathophysiological Basis of Nursing Care for Individuals and Small Groups I (4:4:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisite: NURS 262; corequisites: NURS 254, 318, and 320. Focuses on pathophysiological, psychological, sociocultural, and risk-reduction factors related to nursing care for clients with acute medical-surgical and psychopathological conditions. f

320 Application of Nursing Care for Individuals and Small Groups I (6:0:18). Enrollment restricted to SaudiU.S. University Project students only. Prerequisite: NURS 262; corequisites: NURS 254, 318, and 319. Includes seven weeks of acute care nursing for medical-surgical clients and seven weeks of psychiatric nursing with a focus on small groups. Students may also have the opportunity to follow selected clients into the clinic and/or home care situations. The Clinical consists of two full days at agencies. Before the onset of clinical experience, selected technologies are presented in the campus laboratory. f

325 Application of Nursing Care for Individuals and Small Groups II (5:0:15). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, and 450; corequisites: 419, 426, 430, and 455. Includes seven weeks of clinical with a focus on obstetric/family nursing and seven weeks of pediatric nursing. Students may also have the opportunity to follow selected clients in clinics and/or home situations. The clinical consists of two full days at acute care clinical agencies. s

330 Nursing as a Process for Health (4:4:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing; corequisite: NURS 331. Introduces the student to the nursing process and to communication skills as the foundation for beginning health assessment and fundamental nursing care for culturally diverse individuals throughout the life span. f

331 Nursing as a Process for Health Practicum (4:0:12). Prerequisite: Junior standing; corequisite: NURS 330. Gives the student the opportunity to practice health assessment and fundamental nursing technologies while using communication skills with culturally diverse and vulnerable populations in a variety of settings. f

332 Nursing as a Health Discipline (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduces the student to the concepts of epidemiology, health promotion, and disease prevention, and their impact on the health status of culturally diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, small groups, and communities. Focus is on health problems and potential interventions throughout the life span, and incorporates the principles of teaching/learning and the process of critical thinking as they apply to the art and science of nursing. f

333 Nursing as a Health Profession (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduces the student to nursing as a dynamic and caring health profession. The course includes historical perspectives on current ethical, legal, political, social, and cultural issues including health care policy, and introduces the student to nursing as a collaborative process. f

334 Nursing as a Health Profession and Discipline (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Open only to R.N.'s and L.P.N.'s. Introduces the student to nursing as a dynamic and caring health profession, the impact of epidemiology, health promotion, and disease prevention on the health status of culturally diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, small groups, and communities throughout the life span. The course incorporates the nursing process and the critical thinking process as they apply to the art and science of nursing. Historical perspectives on current ethical, legal, political, and social issues are included. f,s

340 Nursing as a Health Science I (4:4:0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 330, 331, 332, or 333, or permission of director. Introduces students to the changing health needs of culturally diverse and vulnerable populations throughout the life span. The focus is on nursing care, pathophysiological, psychological, sociocultural, and risk-reduction implications of frequently experienced health problems. s

341 Nursing as a Health Service I (4:0:12). Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 330, 331, 332, and 333; corequisite: NURS 342. Gives the student an opportunity to provide collaborative nursing care to culturally diverse and vulnerable populations experiencing frequently occurring physiological, psychological, and social health problems in a variety of settings throughout the life span. s

342 Nursing as a Health Service I Seminar (1:1:0). Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 330, 331, 332, and 333; corequisite: NURS 341. Meets every other week for two hours. This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate nursing care with the health care needs of culturally diverse and vulnerable populations throughout the life span. s

343 Pharmacology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 330, 331, 332, or 333, or permission of upper-division coordinator. Provides the student with the opportunity to study the actions and interactions of selected pharmacologic agents, pharmacokinetics, pharmacotherapeutics, and nursing responsibilities related to drug administration. s

344 Intermediate Technologies in Nursing (1:0:2). Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 330, 331, 332, and 333. A laboratory course designed to assist students in acquiring therapeutic nursing interventions. Technologies presented are asepsis and wound care, administration of medications including dosage calculations, and management of intravenous therapy. s

345 Nursing as a Health Service II (5:0:15). Prerequisite: Successful completion of fall and spring junior nursing courses; corequisite: NURS 346. A concentrated clinical course in an acute care setting giving the student the opportunity to provide culturally diverse adults experiencing acute or chronic health problems with collaborative nursing care. sum

346 Nursing as a Health Service II Seminar (1:1:0). Corequisite: NURS 345. Meets every week for two hours. This course explores in-depth nursing care related to culturally diverse adults experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Case presentations dealing with adult family members with health problems are used. sum

380/NCLC 410 Contemporary Health (6:6:0). Course must be taken as NURS 380 (3 credits) and BIOL 226 (3 credits) or WMST 300 (3 credits). This course looks at a variety of health and health care issues. The course explores the biology and medical implications of diseases and examines who is making the decisions on the allocation of research funds and prevention of diseases.

410 Nursing as a Health Science II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Junior year; corequisite: completion of computer NCLEX review is required to fufill course requirements. Encompasses complex health problems of culturally diverse and vulnerable populations throughout the life span. The course focuses on nursing care needs and pathophysiological, psychological, and sociocultural implications of complicated health problems. f

411 Research Dimensions in Nursing (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, 426, 419, 430, 450, and 455; corequisite: NURS 471. Presents basic concepts and methods of nursing research. The research process is examined as a foundation for scholarship. sum

419 Pathophysiological Basis for Nursing Care of Individuals and Small Groups II (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, and 450; corequisites: NURS 325, 426, 430, and 455. Focuses on pathophysiological, psychological, sociocultural, and risk-reduction factors related to nursing care of childbearing women, infants, children, and adolescents experiencing acute health care problems. s

420 Implementing Complex Nursing Care for Individuals (intensive medical-surgical nursing experience) (6:0:18). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, 450, 426, 419, 430, and 455; corequisite: NURS 475. Applies in an acute care setting the management of health care delivery systems for clients experiencing complex health care problems. Opportunities for students to follow selected clients into clinics and home care situations may be arranged. This clinical course provides for continual daily experience in an acute care medical-surgical setting for six weeks, and includes a review of complex clinical nursing. sum

425 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3:2:2). Prerequisite: Open only to R.N.'s and L.P.N.'s. Introduces the student to systematic health assessment across the life span and expands that knowledge base to include knowledge and skills necessary to perform comprehensive health assessments with culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. f,s

426 Nursing Leadership and Management (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, and 450; corequisites: NURS 325, 419, 430, and 455. Introduces the managerial principles and processes of health care delivery systems, including concepts of interdisciplinary team management, collaboration, and team management. Leadership concepts are also addressed. s

430 Community Health Theory (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, and 450; corequisites: NURS 325, 419, 426, and 455. Addresses community- and population-focused health care. Emphasis is on large group concepts. Principles of epidemiology, at-risk populations, and primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention are discussed. Strategies for working with individuals, families, and small and large groups in community settings also are presented. s

436 Managerial Processes in Nursing (3:3:0). Introduces the managerial principles and processes of the health care delivery systems, including the concepts of interdisciplinary team management, collaboration, and case management. f,s,sum

440 Nursing for Communities (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of the junior year. Addresses population-focused health care. Emphasis is on promoting the health of communities through primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of health problems. Concepts of community and health policy affecting culturally diverse and vulnerable populations throughout the life span are examined. f,s

441 Nursing as a Health Service III (5:0:15). Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 410, 436, and 440; corequisite: NURS 442. Provides clinical experience with a focus on collaborative nursing care with individuals, families, and large groups in the community. Emphasis is on health promotion and disease prevention for well populations and community-based care for individuals and families with acute and chronic illnesses. f,s

442 Nursing as a Health Service III Seminar (1:1:0). Corequisite: NURS 441. Meets every other week for two hours. This seminar examines nursing care related to acute and chronic illness with individuals, families, and large groups in the community and population-focused care with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, and on policy, ethical, and legal implications. f,s

450 Health Assessment (3:2:2). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, and 320. Introduces the student to systematic health assessment across the lifespan and expands that knowledge base to include skills necessary to perform comprehensive health assessments.

451 Nursing as a Health Service IV (5:0:15). Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 410 and 436; corequisite: NURS 452, 455. Gives the student an opportunity to provide complex, collaborative nursing care to culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Concentrated clinicals are available in selected institutional settings. f,s

452 Nursing as a Health Service IV Seminar (1:1:0). Corequisite: NURS 451, 455. Meets every other week for two hours. This course provides an opportunity for students to integrate complex nursing care with culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. f,s

453 Research in Nursing (3:3:0). Prerequisite or corequisite: Statistics. Presents basic concepts and methods of nursing research. The research process is examined as a foundation for nursing practice and scholarship. Emphasis is placed on critique of current nursing research. f,s

455 Advanced Technologies in Nursing (1:0:2). Corequisites: NURS 451, 452. Provides an opportunity for students to acquire advanced skills in nursing practice. Refinement of assessment skills associated with selected advanced technologies are integrated into this laboratory course.

465 Professional Transition and Role Integration (3:3:0). Course to be taken in final semester of enrollment for traditional and LPN students. A completion of the NCLEX review course for LPN and traditional students. Completion of individual study plan if scores on the NLN CAT Practice Exam warrant it. Assists the student to synthesize the professional role as a provider and coordinator of care and a member of the profession. This capstone seminar emphasize collegiality, professional role transition, and responsible membership within the organization and larger society. f,s

471 Professional Issues in Nursing Practice (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to Saudi­U.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, 426, 419, 430, 450, and 455; corequisite: NURS 411. Explores in group discussion the influence of professional issues on the nurse's role in clinical practice. sum

475 Grand Rounds Complex Case Presentations (3:3:0). Enrollment restricted to SaudiU.S. University Project students only. Prerequisites: NURS 254, 262, 318, 319, 320, 450, 426, 419, 430, and 455; corequisite: NURS 475. Examines nursing implications of selected major health problems that significantly affect individuals throughout the lifespan. The focus is on complex health problems. The class meets once a week in the format of group presentations in the clinical setting. sum

480 Health Maintenance and Health Aspects of Aging (3:3:0). Studies physiological and psychological factors that influence health and have implications for preventive measures in disease and health disorders in the aging. Nutrition, the nature of health problems, and methods of assessing physical and psychological needs are examined.

481/NCLC 380/BIOL 226 Alternative Therapies in Health and Illness: New Age Meets Hippocrates (6:5:1).This course explores philosophical underpinnings and bio/psycho/social/spiritual rationale for the use of alternative therapies in health and illness in various cultures. A variety of alternative health therapies are explored, with opportunities for experiential/service learning with an alternative health care practitioner.

495 Directed Reading in Nursing (1-2:0:0). Prerequisites: 90 hours and permission of school. Examines literature on specialized topic in nursing practice, education, or scholarship. The readings are conducted in consultation with faculty.

499 Independent Study in Nursing (1-3:0:0). Prerequisite: Permission of school. Provides individual study of a particular problem area in nursing research, theory development, or education under the direction of faculty. Clinical practice may be arranged.

505/HSCI 505 Case Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree or permission of instructor. Open to seniors. Discusses case management program development and delivery for health and human service professionals. Students study and apply the case manager's role in identifying and coordinating cost-effective services. Topics include information management, sociolegal issues, funding, communication, and self-care/independent living.

530 Nurses as Writers (3:3:0). Focuses on the theories and practices related to writing in nursing. In this seminar, researching, composing, revising, and editing are practiced in a variety of writing styles.

531 Infant/Family Assessment (3:3:0). Presents infant (birth to two years)/family assessment techniques and tools that prepare professionals to adapt and use results of recent research findings on child/caregiver assessment in early intervention practice. The course offers the opportunity to learn assessment scales that examine the infant's sleep patterns, behaviors, and interactions with the caregiver and the environment, including family functioning and social support. Clinical practice focuses on obtaining interobserver reliability in the use of scales. A minimum of 10 home visits with a partner are required.

542/HSCI 542 Health Care and the Political Process (3:3:0). Explores the issues of power, and political and legislative action as they relate to nursing. Effects of political establishment on nursing practice are examined. f

543/HSCI 543 Global Health: Trends and Policy (3:3:0). Surveys health challenges in the world today; their social, economic, and epidemiological causes; and the role and likely success of high-tech medicine, primary preventive health care, social manipulation, and aid in alleviating the problems. s

550 Pathophysiologic Bases for Major Health Deviations of Individuals (3:3:0). Examines health deviations occurring in individuals in the United States that require long-term and/or terminal health care interventions. The deviations are presented within a developmental framework as they influence physiologic integrity at the cellular level. Focus is on man as a whole, open system. Complex health programs from the perspective of maintaining homeodynamics are examined.

552/HCS 205 Assessment and Management of Health Deviations (5:3:1). Corequisite: HCS 206. Students must be admitted to the Nurse Practitioner Program. Common health deviations are analyzed in the physiologic and pathophysiologic aspects of systems functioning across the life span. Systematic assessment and management of health deviations foundational to clinical decision-making for nurse practitioners as advanced practice nurses in primary care are presented. Lecture, clinical laboratory, and practicum are presented.

554/HCS 207 Practicum in Advanced Health Assessment (1:0:3). Applies advanced health assessment skills and clinical decision making with adults of all ages in primary care settings. Skills and techniques needed to collect data for comprehensive health assessment are emphasized in this supervised practicum by nurse practitioner faculty preceptors.

570 Cultural Dimension of Aging (3:3:0). Examines the impact of cultural definitions of aging, research methodologies, and findings of cross-cultural studies. Implications for health care and nursing are explored.

571/HSCI 571 HIV/AIDS: Concepts, Principles, and Interventions (3:3:0). Provides an overview of all aspects of HIV disease to include retrospective and current concepts and analyses of the epidemic, global, and societal impact, and cutting-edge research. The course examines the development of therapeutic tools and skills to educate, reduce risks, control infection, and affect the care and healing of client, family, and community, as well as issues of increasing dilemma for health care professionals.

594 Special Topics in Nursing (3:3:0). Presents selected topics analyzing specialized areas in nursing. Content varies. Lecture, seminar, laboratory/workshop.

610 Curriculum Development (3:3:0). Uses seminar/discussion forums to analyze and apply theory and principles for planning, developing, and evaluating curriculum. The course examines curriculum as a creative, planning, and social process.

611 Anthropology of Health (3:3:0). Explores cross-cultural issues of health and illness from the standpoint of medical anthropology theory. Cultural dimensions of the developmental cycle and health care systems are discussed.

621 Components of Health Appraisal (3:2:3). Examines principles, skills, and techniques in health appraisal of clients of all ages. Methods of recording, interpreting, and auditing problem-oriented profiles provide a framework for development of a health appraisal data base.

623 Clinical Concepts in Family Primary Care (3:3:0). Core course. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 755. Analyzes the scope of the nurse practitioner role in managing common family primary health care problems through advanced biopsychosocial assessment for health maintenance and promotion. Lecture, seminar.

625 Entrepreneurial Nursing Practice (3:3:0). Presents an overview of designs for independent practice and their conceptual frameworks. Problems inherent in pioneering a private nursing practice are delineated with opportunities to explore innovative approaches and alternatives for independent nursing practice.

631 Health Assessment of the Developing Family (3:2:7). Students must be admitted to the family nurse practitioner major. Prerequisites: NURS 552 and 554. Examines theoretical and clinical application of health assessment and clinical decision-making skills for neonates, infants, children, adolescents, childbearing women and fathers, and parent-child interactions in primary care settings. Seminar, clinical practicum.

640 Interpersonal Dimensions in Nursing (3:3:0). Examines interpersonal relationships in which nurses are involved in various aspects of nursing leadership and advanced professional practice. The course relates theoretical foundations to the effective development of relationships within the framework of the nursing process.

650 Health Care and Law (3:3:0). Introduces students to the impact of courts and legislatures on rights and responsibilities of health care consumers and health care providers. This survey course focuses on definitions of standards of care, legal theories of liability, and legally effectual consent. f

654 Nursing Administration Financial Management (3:3:0). Investigates managerial technologies related to the financial planning and control functions of mid-level nurse administrators. The content develops knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in financial management as related to business plan development, program budget planning, and control. s

657 Perspectives in Nursing Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program or post-master's studies. Uses a seminar discussion approach to focus on philosophy and history of nursing education, principles of teaching and learning used in nursing, and current issues, trends, and research in nursing education.

658 Practicum and Seminar in Nursing Education (3-6:2:7). Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program or post-master's status; NURS 657, NURS 610, or EDCI 701. Uses a seminar/discussion approach and practicum experience to analyze the role and functions of the nurse educator. Emphasis is on the application of teaching strategies, and legal and ethical issues in nursing education.

660/PHIL 510 Seminar in the Ethics of Health Care (3:3:0). Explores moral dilemmas within the health care profession based on ethical theories and principles. Emphasis is on patients' rights, social justice of health care, and evolving health care technologies.

662 Oncology Nursing: Clinical Concepts in Advanced Practice (3:3:0). Focuses on advanced nursing practice for individuals diagnosed with cancer and their families. This seminar and discussion emphasizes physical symptoms, functional capacities, psychosocial disruptions, and knowledge deficits. Lecture.

675 Practicum in the Primary Care of the Developing Family (3:2:7). Prerequisite courses: NURS 552, 554; HCS 206. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 631. A required course for family nurse practitioner majors. Students deliver primary care through assessment, clinical decision making, health maintenance and promotion for neonates, infants, children, adolescents, childbearing women, and fathers. Seminar, clinical practicum.

690 Independent Study in Nursing (1-3:0:0). Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and permission of associate dean for academic programs. Studies in depth a selected area of nursing theory, research, or practice under the direction of faculty. The course may be repeated but the total credit hours earned may not exceed three.

720 Practicum in Family Primary Care Nursing (3:2:7). Prerequisites: NURS 552, 554, HCS 206, and PHARM 207. Performance of beginning-level nurse practitioner clinical decision-making skills in assessment and the management of families and individuals across the life span, with emphasis on health maintenance and health promotion.

721 Practicum in Assessment and Management of the Developing Family (6:1:15). Prerequisites: NURS 552, 554, HCS 206, PHARM 207, NURS 720, and NURS 623 (or as corequisite). Students must be admitted to the Family Nurse Practitioner major. This course consists of the theoretical and clinical application of health assessment, health maintenance/promotion, anticipatory guidance, diagnosis, and management of common primary health care concerns through clinical decision- making skills focused on childrearing and childbearing families.

722 Practicum in Family Primary Care Nursing II (6:2:16). Prerequisites: NURS 720 and 721. Perform advanced clinical decision making in the role of the family nurse practitioner. . Family primary care problems throughout the life span are assessed and managed, particularly families with elderly and medically underserved members.

746 Practicum in Primary Care Nursing I (3:2:6-8). Pre- or corequisite: NURS 623. Demonstration of the ability to function at a beginning level in the role of the nurse practitioner. Performance of advanced skills in assessment and the development of plans for health maintenance and promotion for adults.

748 Practicum in Adult Primary Care Nursing II (6:2:16). Prerequisite: NURS 746. This practicum enables the nurse practitioner student to assume increased responsibility in the delivery of primary care to adults. Special emphasis is given to the primary care neeeds of elderly and medically underserved groups.

750/HSCI 750 Legal Issues Relevant to Health Care Administration (3:3:0). Examines federal, state, and local statutes and regulations that impinge upon the operation of health care agencies and health care education enterprises. s

755 Theoretical Foundations Related to Nursing (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to graduate nursing program. Examines assumptions, concepts, and propositions inherent in selected nursing and related discipline theories. f,s,sum

759 Approaches to Data Analysis in Nursing Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program. Examines uni- and bivariate procedures appropriate for analyzing nursing research data. Emphasis is on selecting, applying, and computerizing procedures in relation to the level of data and type and size of the sample in nursing research. Lecture, computer lab. f,s,sum

760/HSCI 760 Health Care Financial Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program or master's degree. Investigates selected theory decision analysis and techniques of accounting and financial management in health care administration. Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in a health institution's financial planning and analysis. Lecture, seminar, case study, and microcomputing experience. f

763 Administrative Theory in Nursing (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 755 and Management/Organizational Theory. Uses administrative theory and management principles and processes as related to roles and functions of the nurse in management in health-related agencies. f

765 Practicum in Nursing Administration I (3:1:8). Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NURS 755. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 763. Applies administrative theory and management principles and processes in a selected health-related agency. Roles and functions of the nurse in management are explored. Lab arranged. f

766 Administrative Strategies in Nursing (3:3:0). Prerequisite: NURS 763. Explores roles and functions of the nurse in management as the nurse manager develops patterns of nursing care, articulating nursing education, and nursing service. s

768 Practicum in Nursing Administration II (3:1:8). Prerequisites: NURS 763 and 765. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 766. Implements and integrates the roles and functions of the nurse in management. Emphasis is on using appropriate management principles and processes in a selected health-related agency. Lab arranged. s

773 Advanced Clinical Nursing I (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 550 and 755. Presents foundational theory relevant to the practice of specialized advanced clinical nursing in a variety of health care settings. Focus is on nursing practice issues and concepts influencing care of adults and their families with existing or potential health problems. f

775 Advanced Specialty Practice I (3:2:7). Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NURS 755. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 773. Gives the opportunity to apply the nursing process as it relates to the care of individuals and families with existing or potential long-term health problems in a selected clinical setting. Lab arranged. Students in the Medicare Bridge Program have concentrated clinical experience. f

776 Advanced Clinical Nursing II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: NURS 773. Expands selected content in long-term care as it relates to advanced clinical nursing practice. Collaboration with other health care providers in groups and communities is examined. Emphasis is on evaluation of nursing care and advanced standards of practice. s

778 Advanced Specialty Practice II (3:2:7). Prerequisites: NURS 773 and 775. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 776. Gives the opportunity to apply roles of an advanced nurse clinician in a selected clinical setting. Lab arranged. Students in the Medicare Bridge Program have concentrated clinical experience. s

790 Principles and Methods of Nursing Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 755. Applies principles and methods of nursing research to problem identification, research design, and data collection and measurement. f

791 Projects in Nursing Research (3:0:0). Prerequisite: NURS 790. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 759. Oversees research projects of students, individually or in groups, by faculty. s

800 Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing and Health Care (3:3:0). Qualitative methods used in nursing and health care research will be examined including ethnography, grounded theory, historical and phenomenological methods. Data collection and analysis issues are explored. Computer analysis is required.

865 Internship (6:1:5). Prerequisite: Completion of Ph.D. program course work with exception of NURS 994 and 999. Written advance application and permission of instructor required by April 1 or November 1 in advanced of semester of study. Provides guided experiential applicaton of concepts developed in administration, policy, and/or ethics within an institution of service, education, or professional development.

866/HSCI 866 Health Care Public Policy (3:2:1). Focuses on the process of formulating health care policy and analyzing its implications for nursing administration in nursing education and nursing service. Current and impending health issues, the legislative process, and program implementation evaluation are examined. s

870 Seminar in Health Care Administration I (3:3:0). Examines forces influencing the roles of executives in health care education and health care delivery. Topics include governance, ideologies, theories of management and leadership, intergovernmental relations, decision making, and ethics. f

871 Seminar in Health Care Administration II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: NURS 870. Continuation of NURS 870. Includes human resource management, health economics, strategic management, research utilization, professional issues, and ethics. s

955/HSCI 960 Philosophical Bases of Inquiry (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Admission to nursing doctoral program or permission of the instructor. The philosophical bases of the discipline and practice of health-related disciplines are examined within the scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and teaching. Comparison of nursing and health science philosophy with relevant related discipline philosophies also are examined.

992 Design in Nursing Research (3:3:0). Prerequisite: NURS 955. Prerequisite or corequisite: Intermediate statistics. Examines experimental and nonexperimental research designs and their use in nursing studies. Lecture, discussion.

993 Advanced Methods in Nursing Research (3:3:0). Prerequisites: NURS 992 and intermediate statistics. Examines advanced principles and special problems in research methodology from the formulation of the research question through the analysis of data and interpretation of findings. Emphasis is on measurement as it relates to nursing research and health policy research. Lecture, discussion.

994 Nursing Research Seminar (3:3:0). Prerequisite: NURS 993. A seminar for doctoral students to accompany the development of a research proposal. The development of the research problem with analysis and critique of methodology is discussed. s

999 Doctoral Dissertation (9:0:0). Prerequisite: NURS 994. Provides continued faculty assistance on an individual basis toward the completion of the approved dissertation.

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PHARM 207 Pharmacology (4:4:0). Discusses drugs and their actions. Principles of pharmacology and drugs, including their therapeutic and toxic action and their fate in the body, are studied. Admission is by permission of the instructor.

HCS 206 Clinical Decision Making (2:2:0). Corequisite: NURS 552. Analyzes varied cases using student participation in decision-making formulation. Students learn to correlate pathophysiology with symptom manifestation. Emphasis is on interpreting historical and physical examination data, laboratory data, and radiographic studies relevant to the health problems discussed. Appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies are discussed, in conjunction with the theoretical basis for selecting specific therapies.


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