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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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NURS 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 201 - STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL STUDENT NURSES
This course is designed to prepare nursing students to develop effective reading, note-taking, studying, test-taking, and self-management skills necessary for success in the nursing sequence. Students will identify their own learning styles and adapt learning strategies facilitating optimal academic outcomes. Students will be proactive in seeking out resources and solutions to common dilemmas encountered by nursing students. A high standard of personal conduct and professionalism will be discussed and critical thinking skills will be developed throughout this course.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 220 - COMM. HEALTH & TRAD CHIN MED
[Study abroad] This course introduces the students to both conventional and traditional healthcare systems in a metropolitan area of China (the City of Nanjing), with emphases on the biological and social determinants of health in the Chinese community in Nanjing, such as transportation, food, age and lifestyle habits (smoking, drinking, etc.). The activities require students to visit locations in NYC and Nanjing, China. This course is cross-listed as SCIN 220.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course, Seminar

Nursing Department

NURS 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 305 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE
This course will serve as the foundation for the students' understanding of the leadership role taken by the professional nurse in the provision of evidence based patient care to patients requiring help in meeting basic human needs. The leadership role of the nurse builds on the sciences and liberal arts to promote the mental/physical health of individuals across the life span for diverse cultures. Testing Fee: $171.50; Criminal Background Check: $80, Nursing Fee: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 306 - INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL STRATEGIES I
In this course the students identify patients' basic human needs and the patients' ability to meet those needs. By collecting data and performing physical assessment, students are able to develop a plan of care for each patient. The plan of care is based on best practices and current evidence. The plan of care serves as a blueprint for implementing nursing care to meet the basic needs of diverse individuals across the life span. Lab Fee: $50.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

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NURS 311 - THEORY AND PRACTICE IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING
Building on the historical and theoretical foundations of the profession, students will explore the theme of health, the continuum of wellness to illness, the socio-cultural variations that influence health and response to illness, and the many dimensions of health. Nursing interventions are explored in relation to ethical, social, legal, political, and personal issues as students clarify their own professional identity, responsibility and power. Prerequisite: Admission to Joint BSN Program as an RN.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

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WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 312 - NURSING INFORMATICS
In this course nursing informatics is defined as computer applications for nursing. Students will be exposed to both PC-based mainframe, and Internet computer system applications through computer laboratory and field experiences. Nursing Fee: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 315 - PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING
This couse provides the student with an overview of the changes that occur in the human body as a function of age. All of the major systems within the human body are discussed, ranging from the cardiovascular system to the central nervous system. This course focuses on normal, age-related physiological changes; however, age-related dysfunctional changes are discussed. Additional emphasis is placed on the implications of physiological and spiritual change on the psychological functioning of the aging individual.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 316 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course extends the students' prior knowledge of anatomy and physiology, chemistry and microbiology to include changes that produce signs and symptons of illness in both single and multiple organ systems.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 325 - NURSING RESEARCH&EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
This course provides an introduction to the research process and prepares the student to critically evaluate professional research and its relevance and applicability to diverse patients. At the completion of this course students will identify levels of evidence, evaluate journal articles and translate current evidence into practice. Nursing Fee: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course
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NURS 330 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
This course focuses on the total health and mental/physical assessment with differentiation between normal and abnormal findings. The total health assessment content focuses on diverse individuals and cultures across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on communication, data collection and analysis through history and physical exam.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 340 - FAMILY CENTERED NURSING
Utilize the concepts of the nursing process in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. The student is provided with an opportunity to understand the family as a unified whole, its patterns and organization and the implications of common and complex health patterns from conception through birth. The student is also provided with an opportunity to understand the patterns and organization of families, growth and developmental perspecives, and the nursing implications of common and complex health patterns from infancy through adolescence.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 345 - HEALTH ISSUES MANAGEMENT I
This course content focuses on integrating and applying foundational knowledge to support the physical/mental health of patients from diverse cultures and across the life span with single system disease processes. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of this knowledge as it relates to the provision and management of patient care. Nursing Fees: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 355 - INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL STRATEGIES II
This course emphasizes the nurse/patient interactions resulting in mutual goal setting and achievement of optimum health. The focus is on patient teaching and providing care to meet the physical/mental single system health care needs of the patient/family. Lab Fees. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 365 - PUBLIC HEALTH IN WEST AFRICA
The objective of this study course to Ghana, West Africa is to expose students to differences in healthcare environments and the cultural implications for healthcare. This course offers a comprehensive overview of community healthcare in West Africa as well as introduction to African civilization, society, and culture. By the end of the study trip, students will appreciate the impact that politics play on the delivery of healthcare in sub-Sahara Africa. Students will understand how West Africa's economic and political history has shaped its society and current healthcare environment. On return to RCNJ after these experiential learning opportunities students will make on campus presentations to students and faculty groups about their lived experiences. This program is in keeping with Ramapo's mission of international education, intercultural understanding, and experiential learning opportunities. On return from this trip, students will be able to: (1) Draw comparisons between their own culture and that of West Africans; (2) Analyze the health needs in the population of West Africa; (3) Differentiate between the health care systems in the US and West Africa; (4) Identify the role of the nurse/health care worker within the health system of West Africa; and (5) Compare and contrast community healthcare practices between their own environments and that of West Africa. This is cross listed with MSWK-610.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

NURS 370 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY I
This course extends the students' prior knowledge of physiology, chemistry and microbiology to include changes that produce signs and symptoms of illness in a single organ system. Pharmacological interventions used to address these pathophysiological responses are introduced. The nursing interventions that correspond to the pharmacological interventions are examined. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: NURSING
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

NURS 410 - HEALTH ISSUES MANAGEMENT II
This course content focuses on integrating and applying foundational knowledge to support the physical/mental health of patients from diverse cultures and across the life span with single system, acute disease processes. Nursing Fees: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 411 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
This course examines key environmental and occupational health issues. Students study pollutants and other harmful agents in the environment and workplace. An understanding of epidemiological and toxicological principles applicable to environmental and occupational health is gained. Students are taught how to reduce, prevent, and avoid exposure to harmful agents in the home, work, or public health environment.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 425 - COMMUNITY CENTERED NURSING
This course explores how community health nurses use concepts from nursing and public health to provide comprehensive and continuous healthcare. The primary emphasis is the promotion of mental and physical health in high-risk populations at the local, state, national and international levels. Core concepts include community health assessment, epidemiology, and health promotion models and strategies. Students will use critical thinking skills to plan health care strategies that consider the biophysical, cultural, ethical, legal and economic issues for aggregates and communities. Nursing Fee: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 430 - INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL STRATEGIES III
In this course students will care for individuals, families and communities. The emphasis will be on prioritization, implementation and evaluation of care provided to address the acute/chronic multisystem health care need of groups of patients. Students will be expected to perform a community assessment which will address local, national and global health related issues. Lab Fees: $50. Nursing Fees.:$150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Nursing Department

NURS 435 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY II
This course extends the students' prior knowledge of physiology, chemistry and microbiology to include changes that produce signs and symptoms of illness in multiple organ systems. Pharmacological interventions used to address these pathophysiological responses are introduced. The nursing interventions that correspond to the pharmacological interventions are examined. Nursing Fees: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

NURS 440 - INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL STRATEGIES IV
In this course students will participate and take a leadership role in the clinical managment and evaluation of care to groups of patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. A focus of this course will be the integration of social and professional policy with the legal and ethical remifications of the global workplace. Lab Fees. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Nursing Department

NURS 445 - LEADERSHIP IN A GLOBAL WORLD
This course will provide students with an understanding of the organization and environment in which nursing and health care is provided nationally and across the globe. The students will be exposed to economics of health care, business principles, risk management, performance excellence and an understanding of policy development and change within local, national and global health care systems. Nurisng Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 450 - INTEGRATIVE CLINICAL RESIDENCY IN NURSING
In this course students will participate in a transitional experience integrating theoretical and experiential knowledge in nursing case studies and simulation. Preparation for licensure and the role of the professional nurse will be emphasized. Lab Fees. Nursing Fees.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Nursing Department

NURS 460 - CLINICAL MANAGEMENT
The focus of this course is the professional nurse's leadership and management role within health care systems. The multifaceted aspects of the role of the nurse as leader and manager are explored in depth, with emphasis on the role of the nurse as leader and manager of patient care. Nursing Fees: $150.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

NURS 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 599 - NURSING EDUCATION ELECTIVE

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 600 - IS: NURSING EDUCATION

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 611 - SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
Students explore the philosophy of science and the shifting paradigms and current conceptual frameworks for guiding professional practice. Cultural, social and ethical issues are explored as they impact their philosophy of science, health care practice and research. Students have opportunities to develop a research problem within their own philosophy and conceptual framework. Research proposal development includes application of research designs, instruments and methods of data analysis. Discussion focuses on critical analysis and evaluation of the merit and significance of scientific research to health care outcomes, philosophy of science and advanced practice nursing. 4 credits
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 615 - CLINICAL TEACHING IN NURSING
This course will focus on the integration of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning. The student will learn to translate a formal curriculum into active engagement at the patient bedside. The diverse roles of faculty in the clinical setting will be explored. Specific content will include the development of a clinical teaching philosophy, teaching strategies and evaluation of learner outcomes.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 616 - CURRENT EVIDENCE IN NURSING ED
This course is designed to explore evidence-based practaices that build the science of nursing education. The student will access and critically evaluate current evidence in research in nursing education. Teaching, learning and evaluation processes will be examined from the perspective of current research in nursing education.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 620 - ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course focuses on the development of advanced nursing skills and knowledge in health assessment of the patient from diverse cultures across the lifespan with single or multiple disease processes. Concepts and theories from nursing and the biological sciences are used in assessing individuals across the lifespan. The course will include information on health/wellness as well as common illnesses. Anticipatory guidance, prevention and early detection of risk factors and disease are emphasized.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 622 - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
This course is designed to explore the knowledge and competencies needed to develop and apply innovative technologies in classroom and laboratory settings. Students will cover in more depth various teaching/learning strategies such as computer-based learning environments, the use of multimedia, and the use of distributed instructional strategies rotating through three core Centers covering content in the use of video, interactive learning, and WEB page development. 3 credits
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 623 - EVOLUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
This course is an overview of the evolution of higher education in the U.S. The early development of colleges in the U.S.and the effect of the Industrial revolution will be presented. The focus of the course, however, will be on the trends, events, and issues that have shaped the contemporary system of higher education in the U.S. Issues facing higher education in the new millennium including aging of the population and faculty, increasing pressure for proportional representation, the virtual university and web based education, distance learning, and multiculturalism will be discussed. 3 credits elective
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 625 - DEV OF GRANTS & EXTRNAL SUPP
The seeking of support through funding by private and government sources for worthwhile activities is a manifestation of the historical concept of philanthropy in American Society. The process of developing requests for funding has become a skilled and honorable profession that requires the understanding of: need, project design, organizational structure, institutional priorities, accountability, evaluation and reporting. This course examines the history and social context of giving. It traces the development of the philanthropic process found in the United States. The grant process from RFP to the award is examined. Government, foundation, corporate and individual funding is considered, and actual proposals will be submitted to funding sources. Attention is paid to the changing world of philanthropy due to changes in the priorities of public and private givers that reflect changes in societal priorities.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 632 - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
This course explores the nature of curriculum development in higher education based on educational theories and principles. It focuses on the development of curricula for a variety of academic programs in higher education and the design of teaching and learning strategies for their implementation. it also addresses curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation. Factors influencing curriculum, student, faculty, and administrator roles are explored. 3 credits
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 634 - PSYCHOMETRICS
This course focuses on knowledge and skills needed to design and evaluate tests and scales constructed to measure academic achievement. Key constructs essential to the science of effective test construction are explored, including reliability, validity, correlational analysis, error variance, and mastery learning. Practical components of test item construction, essay evaluation, and fieldwork/clinical performance evaluation is also incorporated. Students engage in relevant hands-on experiences in test and scale construction. 3 credits
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 635 - ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
This course extends the students' prior knowledge of human pathophysiologic processes to advance clinical reasoning skills with the goal of differentiating between normal physiologic response and diseased/injured states. Special emphasis on etiology, pathogenesis, manifestations and epidemiology will be given and discussed in terms of application in the delivery of care.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 640 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY
This course provides students with the opportunity to advance knowledge of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics to apply to therapeutic use of agents. Emphasis is placed on the effects of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, pregnancy and socioeconomic factors on the selection and assessment of therapeutic agents for common health prevention and disease states. Legal and ethical boundaries for prescriptive privilege across the varied advanced practice roles of nursing will be discussed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 643 - PROGRAM EVALUATION
This course focuses on the essential components of program evaluation across the various roles of the advanced practice nurse education/administration/practitioner). Focus is on Outcomes assessment, analysis of aggregated data, consumer satisfaction surveys, long term databases, data mining, core measures and other outcomes required within the educator/administrator/practitioner environment. Accreditation standards, processes and procedures will be integrated throughout. Students will work with mentors specific to their individual role expectations.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 645 - PRIMARY CARE OF ADULTS I
This course will introduce the student to the health care management of clients in the primary care setting. The course will focus on health promotion and identification and treatment of common deviations in family health. Using a systems approach, this course will examine alterations in health, which are frequently encountered and managed by adult nurse practitioners in primary health care settings. All aspects of health promotion, maintenance, and disease management are emphasized, including but not limited to disease lifestyle modifications, nutritional needs, pharmacotherapy, client education, rehabilitation, and evaluation of treatment plans.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 646 - PRIMARY CARE ADULTS PRACTICUM I
This precepted practicum facilitates the transfer of advanced clinical theory coursework into practice. Students will integrate advanced clinical knowledge in the care and nursing management of common chronic patient needs using a family centered culturally congruent nursing approach. This practicum involves 135 hours of clinical practice in the role of a nurse practitioner.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 647 - PRIMARY CARE OF ADULTS II
This course will progress the student to provide care across the lifespan in the primary and community health care setting. The course will focus on health promotion and identification and treatment of complex health problems in family health. Using a systems approach, this course will examine alterations in health which are frequently encountered and managed by family nurse practitioners in primary health care settings. All aspects of health promotion, maintenance, and disease management are emphasized, including but not limited to disease lifestyle modifications, nutritional needs, pharmacotherapy, client education, rehabilitation, and evaluation of treatment plans.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 648 - PRIMARY CARE OF ADULTS PRACTICUM II
This precepted practicum facilitates the transfer of advanced clinical theory coursework into practice. Students will integrate advanced clinical knowledge in the care and nursing management of patients with complex issues using a family centered culturally congruent nursing approach. Students will be working collaboratively with nurse practitioners, physicians and other members of the health-care team. Selecting, and prescribing appropriate drug therapy for patients during both acute and chronic phases of illness will be an integral component of the practicum. There is a requirement of 135 clinical hours in the role of the nurse practitioner
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 650 - PRIMARY CARE OF ADULTS/GERIATRICS III
This course focuses on the issues that are frequently encountered and managed by the family nurse practitioner in the provision of care for geriatric populations in primary and community health care settings. The course will address health promotion and identification and treatment of conditions common in geriatric populations. In addition, students will examine key issues that impact the well being of this population including: legal and ethical issues, pharmacologic issues, mental health, family dynamics, health education and standards of care. Emphasis will be placed on palliative care and the provision of care at the end-of-life.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Nursing Department

Course Attributes:
MSN COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

NURS 651 - PRIMARY CARE OF ADULTS/GERIATRICS PRACTICUM III
This precepted practicum facilitates the transfer of advanced clinical theory coursework into practice. Students will integrate advanced clinical knowledge in the care and nursing management of geriatric patients with complex issues using a family centered culturally congruent nursing approach. Additional emphasis will be placed on the client and family at the end of life, Students will be working collaboratively with nurse practitioners, physicians and other members of the health-care team. Selecting, and prescribing appropriate drug therapy for patients during both acute and chronic phases of illness will be an integral component of the practicum. There is a requirement of 135 clinical hours in the role of the nurse practitioner.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 652 - FAMILY CENTERED PRIMARY CARE IV
This course will integrate the diagnostics and therapeutics for pediatric patients and the diagnostics and therapeutics for women experiencing uncomplicated pregnancies. The course will also integrate family planning, communication, diagnostics, and therapeutics for routine gynecological care. Students will explore relevant theories as they relate to health promotion, family stages and family communication patterns. The role of the FNP in communicating and performing a family health assessment will be explored. Students will explore evidence based interventions to promote health, communication and optimal functioning across the family life cycle. Students will analyze the impact of acute and chronic illness on the family system.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 653 - FAMILY CENTERED PRIMARY CARE PRACTICUM IV

0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 655 - CONTEXT OF HEALTHCARE FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE
This course will provide students with an analysis and evaluation of the social, legal, ethical and organizational context of the current health care environment. The role of the health care professional in the continual advancement of innovation, new knowledge and practice will be a focus.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 660 - LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE
This course is designed to provide an introduction and transition to the leadership role of advanced practice in nursing administration and an overview of the factors shaping current healthcare policy. The role of the nursing leader as well as the standards and regulations governing advanced practice will be explored. Topics include role theory, change theory, leadership theory, and complexity theory as they apply to advanced practice nursing. Emphasis is on transition to a leadership role and integration of the various advanced practice roles by the nursing administrator with over-sight of care delivery in complex innovative healthcare systems.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 665 - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTHCARE
This course focuses on an introduction to quality improvement and patient safety theories, models, methods and tools. The Healthcare Administrator will develop skills to perform risk analysis and evaluate the design processes to improve health care, processes and patient outcomes.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 670 - HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
This course will focus on issues of health care economics, financial management, and budgeting that relate to managerial decision making. The course will provide students with an understanding of financial management, management control systems, budgeting, staffing, and cost accounting. Course content will include: principles health care economics, third party reimbursement. costing, budgets and budgeting, variance, and economic evaluation methods.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 675 - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE ORGNAIZATION
This course will examine strategic planning processes and issues with an emphasis on environmental scanning, competitive analysis, strategic decision making, plan making and implementation in complex health care settings. Additional topics include ethical concerns in plan development and implementation with emphasis on managing the dual tracks of strategic and operational planning.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 680 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE
Human Resource Management - This course will explore the impact of demographic, legal, and regulatory change on personnel management practices in clinical organizations. The role of the supervisor in developing and implementing effective strategies to recruit and retain employees will be discussed. Students will analyze ways organizations can create excellence within the organization.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

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NURS 699 - GRADUATE NURSING ELECTIVE

0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 6.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Nursing Department

NURS 700 - IS: NURSING EDUCATION

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

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NURS 710 - ROLE PRACTICUM
A guided clinical experience for students, the practicum requires supervised field work in an area of practice specific to the role preparation of the student. Participation is a weekly seminar is expected. Student will integrate all learnings of the role (educator/administrator/practitioner) in this capstone experience. The seminar covers practice issues' professional skills development. and issues related to theory, research and current evidence in the specific area of role (educator/administrator/practitioner).
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online

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