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NUR 104: Nursing in the 21st Century I

This course provides the beginning level student an opportunity to explore the profession of nursing, the role of the nursing student, and the current trends in healthcare. Through interactive group discussion and observational experiences, topics will encompass the Salem State College School of Nursing policies, student nurse resources, the role of the professional nurse and skills necessary for completion of the nursing major. Open only to Nursing majors. One lecture hour per week.

Credits: 1.00

NUR 105: Nursing in the 21st Century II

This course is a continuation of Nursing in the 21st Century I, providing the beginning level student an opportunity to explore the profession of nursing, the role of the nursing student and the current trends in healthcare. Through interactive group discussion and observational experiences, topics will encompass the history of nursing, a survey of nursing specialties, the role of the professional nurse and skills necessary for completion of the nursing major. One lecture hour per week.
Prerequisite: NUR104.

Credits: 1.00

NUR 200: Foundation for Nursing Practice

This course provides the Licensed Nurse with the opportunity to advance their health assessment techniques and fundamental clinical nursing skills in the care of the adult patient. The focus will be on completing a health history, physical exam and demonstrating competency in the performance of fundamental clinical skills. Students will utilize the nursing process, communication and critical thinking skills. It is offered only through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Prerequisites: BIO105, BIO200, BIO201, BIO304, CHE117, PSY101.

Credits: 5.00

NUR 210B: Health Assessment

This course introduces the critical thinking skills of the nursing process. Focus is on health assessment and physical examination of adult patients. The student will use concepts of communication to elicit a health history, establish a database, apply physical examination techniques, and document findings. Two lecture hours and three lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: BIO105, BIO200, CHE117, NUR104, NUR105 and PSY101.
Co-requisite: BIO201.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 212B: Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical basis and practice of nursing. Utilizing nursing process and evidence-based practice, students will develop and implement individualized plans of care. One two-hour classroom lecture per week and six-hour clinical laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: BIO201, CHE117, and NUR210B.
Co-requisite: BIO304.

Credits: 4.00

NUR 320: Care of the Adult and Older Adult

This course will continue to build on the foundation of nursing theory and practice for the adult patient and their families in the acute care setting. Four hours of theory and fifteen hours of clinical per week.
Prerequisites: BIO201, BIO304, CHE117,( NUR212B or NUR360A), PSY101, and PSY322.
Co-requisite: NUR370.

Credits: 9.00

NUR 321: Health Care of Women and Children

This course builds upon the theory and nursing practice in previous science and nursing courses. Life processes will focus on the developmental phases from conception through menopause. The student will utilize the nursing process to provide holistic care for women and children. Four hours of theory and fifteen hours of clinical per week.
Prerequisites: NUR320, NUR370.

Credits: 9.00

NUR 360A: Explorations of the Professional Nursing Role

This course is designed to meet the learning needs of the licensed nurse. They will explore the conceptual framework of the curriculum and examine issues of professionalism, knowledge base, control of practice and societal expectations for the professional nurse of today and tomorrow. This will be achieved through a variety of methodologies, which include discussion, writing, and presentations. Drafts of writing assignments will include peer review as well as faculty feedback on both writing quality and content. The course is three seminar hours per week. It is offered only through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education for the Post-Licensure student..
Prerequisites: W-I course and Massachusetts RN License.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Communication-Level II

NUR 361A: Health Assessment Across the Life Span

This course is designed to involve experienced nurses in developing their skills in obtaining health histories, physical examinations, and in clinical reasoning, in the assessment of diverse patients across the life span. Content related to the identification of problem symptoms and abnormal findings, and the linking of findings to underlying pathophysiology will be examined. Diagnostic reasoning will be used to analyze and interpret the data to establish and test explanatory hypotheses. Four lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the RN to BSN program. Not open to students who have taken NUR361A or NUR440A. Prerequisites: Massachusetts Registered Nurse License, or permission of instructor.

Credits: 4.00

NUR 370: Principles of Pharmacology

This course will explore the physiological responses caused by pharmacological agents and disease processes which require drug treatments. By focusing on life-processes across the lifespan, the students will discover the effects of drugs upon the body and mind. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite: NUR212B.
Co-requisite: NUR320.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 409: Nursing Research

Nursing Research is designed to enable the nursing student to understand the interrelationship between nursing research and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the examination of research methodology, the critical appraisal of published research and the integration of research into evidence-based practice. Each student will complete a comprehensive substantive written critique of a published nursing research article. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: MAT 147, NUR 320 and W-II course OR
matriculation in the RN to BSN program, MAT 147 OR
matriculation in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program, MAT 147 AND
Co-requisites: NUR 466, NUR 467, NUR 468, NUR 469.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

NUR 412B: Mental Health Nursing

This course synthesizes information essential to the understanding of clients and nurses as unique individuals and emphasizes the interactional nature of human phenomena. Focus is on the therapeutic use of self as a basis for understanding behavior patterns, assisting with self-exploration, and promoting optimum levels of mental health. Course content will include an exploration of theory which provides the foundation for the application of the nursing process in a variety of mental health settings. Two lecture hours and 7.5 hours of clinical laboratory per week for the semester.
Prerequisites: NUR321, NUR409. Co-requisite: NUR415B.

Credits: 4.50

NUR 415B: Public Health Nursing

This course explores theoretical concepts of public health nursing that provide the framework to analyze the relationships between individual, community and environment as they impact the promotion and maintenance of optimum health. Students provide health education and nursing care to individuals, families, communities and populations through a variety of clinical placements (4.5 credits: 2 lecture hours and 7.5 hours of clinical practice per week for the semester).
Prerequisites: NUR321, NUR409.
Co-requisites NUR412B.

Credits: 4.50

NUR 420A: Preparation for Professional Licensure

This course provides an overview of nursing theory with an emphasis on test taking skills and study strategies to help prepare for the NCLEX-RN examination. The course will include a discussion of CAT (Computerized Adaptive Testing) and will include NCLEX-RN practice tests with a goal of improving test performance. One lecture hour per week.
Prerequisites: NUR 412 and NUR 415.
Co-requisites: NUR 422, NUR 423, NUR 424 and NUR 425.

Credits: 1.00

NUR 422: Advanced Concepts

This course builds upon the theoretical basis and application of nursing practice presented in previous nursing courses. Utilizing the nursing process, students will focus on the role of the professional nurse within the human-environment fields of the complex patient population. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite: NUR 412 and NUR 415.
Co-requisite: NUR 420, NUR 423, NUR 424 and NUR 425.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 423: Professional Role Practicum

This course is a capstone clinical experience that provides students with the opportunity to utilize and synthesize concepts of professional nursing and to become socialized into a health care delivery system. 225 clinical hours per semester.
Prerequisites: NUR 412B and NUR 415B.
Co-requisites: NUR 420A, NUR 422, NUR 424, and NUR 425.

Credits: 5.00

NUR 424: Professional Role Seminar

This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to discuss, utilize and synthesize the concepts of professional nursing practice. Students will have the opportunity to address health care issues identified during their concurrent preceptorship experience. One seminar hour per week.
Prerequisites: NUR 412B and NUR 415B.
Co-requisites: NUR 420A, NUR 422, NUR 423, and NUR 425.

Credits: 1.00

NUR 425: Professional Role Concepts and Competancies

This course introduces the management functions and leadership roles of professional registered nurses within the structure of an organization. Emphasis is given to organizational, management, behavioral, and political theories. Accountability for quality assurance in the provision of nursing care, interdisciplinary communication, and collaborative relationships is emphasized. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisites: NUR 412B and NUR 415B.
Co-requisites: NUR 420A, NUR 422, NUR 423, and NUR 424.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 439: Health Care Issues, Policy, and Economics

This course is designed to examine the ethical, legal, political, and economic issues that impact health care and nursing practice. Analysis of national and international organizational structures and trends will be the primary focus. The role of the nurse as consumer and activist within the human-environmental field will be explored. Three lecture hours per week. This is a required course for RN-BSN students.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 444A: Art and Science of Nursing X: Management and Leadership in Nursing

This course is designed to involve the experienced nurse in exploring management and leadership theory and process within the health care delivery system. Concepts related to change, negotiation, and decision-making will be explored. Strategies addressing ethical, legal, political, and fiscal issues within the organizational structure will also be examined. Three lecture hours per week. Restricted Admission. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program. Offered only through the Evening Division.
Prerequisites: NUR360A, NUR361A, NUR439 & NUR440A .
Co-requisites: NUR409 & NUR445A.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 445A: Art and Science of Nursing Xi: Management and Leadership in Nursing Practicum

This course will focus on the leadership and management role of the professional nurse within human-environmental fields in a variety of health care settings. Six hours of clinical experience and one hour of clinical seminar is required each week to meet the course objectives. Theoretical concepts derived from the components of the curriculum enhance the professional development of the student. Clinical placement is arranged through collaboration with student and faculty to meet course requirements. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program. Restricted Admission. Offered only through the Evening Division.
Prerequisites: NUR360A, NUR361A, NUR439 & NUR440A.
Co-requisites: NUR409 & NUR444A.

Credits: 4.00

NUR 446: Art and Science of Nursing XII

The concept of Public Health Nursing will be explored through the study of aggregate populations found in diverse public health settings. The nurse will focus on health promotion and examine the ethical, legal, political and economic issues surrounding health care. Leadership and management strategies will be used in the continued development of the nurse as a manager. Each student will conduct and complete a substantive research based community assessment paper related to a public health issue within a designated population aggregate. Three lecture hours per week. Restricted Admission. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program. Offered only through the Evening Division. Prerequisites: NUR 360A, NUR 361A, NUR 439, & NUR 440A. Co-requisites: NUR 409 & NUR 447.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 447: Art & Science of Nursing XIII

Students will function in the role of the professional nurse within the human-environmental fields in the public health setting. Theoretical concepts derived from the didactic components of the curriculum enhance the professional development of the student. Clinical placement is made with advisement and in concurrence with the student's interest and course requirements. Six hours clinical experience and one hour of clinical seminar per week. Restricted admission. Required of students in the RN to BSN Program. Offered only through the Evening Division.
Prerequisites: NUR360A, NUR361A, NUR439 and NUR440A.
Co-requisites: NUR409 and NUR446.

Credits: 4.00

NUR 450: Nursing Informatics

The concept of nursing informatics will be explored through the integration of nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice. The nurse will focus on improving the health of populations, communities, families, and individuals by optimizing management systems and communication. Three lecture hours per week. This is a required course for RN-BSN students. Prerequisites: MA Registered Nurse License.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 460: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

This course will provide students with a lecture and a laboratory-based introduction to the use of skills in the health assessment of diverse clients. Additional topics will be integrated into the course including nursing process, documentation of normal/abnormal findings, and critical thinking skills. Four lecture hours and nine laboratory hours each week for Summer Session I. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Co-requisite: NUR 461.

Credits: 5.00

NUR 461: Nursing Care of the Adult and Aging Population I

This course provides students with lecture and laboratory-based introduction to and application of nursing skills in clinical settings. Topics will include nursing process, evidence-based practice, critical thinking, psychosocial and physiological needs, and patient safety. Four lecture hours and twelve laboratory/clinical hours per week during Summer Session I. Open only to and required of student enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Co-requisite: NUR 460

Credits: 4.00

NUR 462: Explorations of the Professional Nursing Role

This course provides a forum for students to explore and examine issues and expectations affecting nursing today and in the future. Students will explore the historical development of nursing and develop an awareness of contemporary political economic, social and cultural issues affecting professional nursing. Issues will be explored through assigned readings, clinical journals, and group presentations. Two lecture hours per week during Summer Session II. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461.
Co-requisite: NUR 463.

Credits: 2.00

NUR 463: Mental Health Care Across the Life Span

This course provides key theories with existing knowledge in the mental health fields and prepares students to research, understand, critically analyze and apply this knowledge to nursing practice. Four lecture and six clinical hours each week over Summer II. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461.
Co-requisite: NUR 462

Credits: 3.00

NUR 464: Nursing Care for the Adult and Aging Population II

This course provides content related to the knowledge and skills essential for providing care to adults throughout the life process with a variety of acute and long term disruption in pattern manifestations. The focus will be on the assessment and management of client care in a variety of settings. Seven lecture hours and fifteen clinical hours each week. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463.
Co-requisite: NUR 465.

Credits: 12.00

NUR 465: Pharmacology in Nursing Practice

This course examines the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacotherapeutics of drug therapy in the general and specialty client populations. Disease prevention, treatment, and client response will be explored using the nursing process. Social cultural, and ethical/legal factors affecting pharmacologic therapy will also be discusses. Three lecture hours each week. Open only to and required by students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463.
Co-requisite: NUR 464.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 466: Population Health and Community Nursing

This course provides comprehensive instruction on special topics in populations health nursing. It augments knowledge, skills, and competencies for practice within community health settings. Topics will include prevention and health promotion strategies directed toward population aggregates. Four lecture hours and six clinical hours per week for one quarter. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463, NUR 464, NUR 465.
Co-requisite: NUR 409.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 467: Nursing Care of the Adult and Aging Population III

This course emphasizes theory related to the nursing care of patients and families faced with complex pathophysiological stressors. Sub-contexts of this course include safety, nutrition, cultural and spiritual diversity, end of life care, legal and ethical issues, and pharmacology. Students will examine the nursing process and clinical reasoning as it relates to the nursing care of individuals with complex medical conditions. Six lecture hours per week for one quarter. Open only to and required of student enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463, NUR 464, NUR 465.
Co-requisite: NUR 409.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 468: Women's Health Care Through the Life Span

This course will explore multiple conditions and theoretical principles to understand and care for the childbearing woman and neonate. Biopsychosocial factors influencing the health of women and the neonate are examined. Four lecture hours and six clinical hours per week for one quarter. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463, NUR 464, NUR 465.
Co-requisites: NUR 409, NUR 466 or NUR 467.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 469: Health Care of Children

This course will explore multiple conditions and theoretical principles to understand and care for children from one month through adolescence. Biopsychosocial factors influencing the health of children and families are examined. Four lecture hours and six clinical hours each week for one quarter. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463, NUR 464, NUR 465.
Co-requisite: NUR 409.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 475: Role Immersion Practicum

This course will build upon the knowledge and skills learned in prior nursing courses. It provides opportunities for the refinement of clinical, organizational and communication skills while developing and integrating clinical judgment. The course requires a minimum of 24 hours/week for twelve weeks with individual supervision by experienced registered nurse preceptors in the clinical setting. Selected internship sites must be approved in writing by the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program Coordinator who meets with the student and preceptor several times over the course of the internship. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 460, NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463, NUR 464, NUR 465, NUR 466, NUR 467, NUR 468, NUR 469, NUR 409.
Co-requisite: NUR 476.

Credits: 8.00

NUR 476: Role Immersion Seminar

The seminar provides an opportunity for discussion and consideration of issues relevant to nursing in a variety of settings. Critical appraisal of identified problems evolving from the concurrent field experience will be the focus. One seminar hour per week. Open only to and required of students enrolled in the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program.
Prerequisites: NUR 461, NUR 462, NUR 463, NUR 464, NUR 465, NUR 466, NUR 467, NUR 468, NUR 469, NUR 409.
Co-requisite: NUR 475.

Credits: 1.00

NUR 601H: Honors Program: Nursing Research I

This course offers an introduction to research methods and critical analysis of existing nursing research. Three lecture hours per week and field trips as necessary. Students will submit a proposal for a research project and complete institutional review process prior to or during NUR602H. Open only to Nursing students in the Honors Program. Taken in lieu of NUR409. Prerequisite: MAT147 or equivalent.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 602H: Honors Program: Nursing Research Ii: Research Practicum

The focus of the research practicum will be to conduct a research project, based on the proposal approved during NUR601H. Students take the lead role in writing the thesis with support from a faculty sponsor. Routine meetings with the faculty sponsor for discussions and feedback. Process, summary and findings of the thesis will be shared with students in the IDS Honors Seminar the same semester. Students will prepare an abstract and a poster or oral presentation (2) for a public, collegiate or national forum. Hours arranged with faculty. Open only to Senior Nursing students in the Honors Program.
Prerequisite: NUR601H and W-II course.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

NUR 740A: Health Policy & Leadership for Advanced Practice Nursing

This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health, and shape the health care delivery system through value based policies and advocacy processes. Leadership styles, organizational frameworks, economic principles of healthcare, and models of care delivery will be analyzed. The role and perspective of stakeholders will be examined as students learn to apply evidence to practice.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 742N: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

This course will provide an understanding of the historical, philosophical, and theoretical underpinnings of nursing science. Selected nursing theories, theories from other disciplines, and emerging theories will be evaluated for consideration in the delivery of nursing care to diverse populations.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 812: Advanced Health Assessment

This course will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive history taking, physical and psychological assessment, assessment of pathophysiological changes, and psychosocial variations of the patient (individual and family). Health promotion strategies and the development of sensitive and skilled interviewing are emphasized.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 813: Advanced Pharmacology

This course provides the knowledge and skills to comprehend pharmacotherapeutics of drugs and analyze the relationship between the pharmacologic agents and physiologic/pathologic responses. The motivation of patients to seek medications and adhere to a prescribed regimen will be discussed. Assessment of the effectiveness of a medication regimen and the emerging role of genomics in pharmacology will be explored.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 814: Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse

This course provides the student with the foundations of advanced practice nursing (APN) role. It will cover the historical development of the nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse administrator role, as well as their current scopes of practice. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in the health care system.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 817: Advanced Pathophysiology

This course will provide knowledge and skills to analyze physiologic changes, and the relationship between normal and abnormal pathophysiology across the lifespan for selected disease states. Students will develop a foundational understanding of the mechanism of disease processes that serve as the basis for clinical assessment, decision-making, and management.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 822: Research for Evidence-based Practice

This graduate research course enhances knowledge of the research process to prepare advanced practice nurses with translational research skills for research endeavors that will include evidence-based practice (EBP). The focus will be on the critical evaluation of research and research translation.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 827: Introduction to Interprofessional Practice in Health Care Systems

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and strategies of interprofessional practice in contemporary health care systems. The course curricula are designed to advance students' competent practice in interprofessional health care delivery. The course is open to matriculated graduate students in nursing, occupational therapy and social work as well as to non-matriculated students who hold a baccalaureate degree in one of these disciplines and whose undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or better.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 833: Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-gerontology Primary Care:theory I

This didactic course focuses on the development, refinement, and application of the knowledge and skills necessary in the care of adults across the lifespan. Relevant theories, evidence-based practice guidelines, and advanced practice nursing competencies form the basis for examining the holistic management of clients in the primary care setting. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, risk assessment, and health maintenance. Diagnostic reasoning and cultural competence are enhanced by a variety of teaching/learning assignments.
Prerequisites: RN licensure, NUR812, NUR813, NUR817.
Co-requisite: NUR834.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 834: Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-gerontology Primary Care: Practicum I

This clinical practicum introduces the student to the role of the advanced practice nurse in adult-gerontology primary care settings. Through the integration of the advanced practice nursing competencies, beginning clinical proficiency is achieved in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of physical, cognitive, and psychological variations in the health care of adults across the lifespan. The practicum provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through faculty-supervised experiences with a preceptor. The practicum requires 135 hours of supervised clinical hours and a weekly one hour seminar, dates and times of seminar to be arranged.
Prerequisites: RN licensure, NUR812, NUR813, NUR817.
Co-requisites: NUR833.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 835: Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-gerontology Primary Care-theory II

This is the second of three didatic courses that builds on previously-learned concepts related to the primary care of adults by the advanced practice nurse. The holistic management of adults with acute and chronic health problems in primary care settings is emphasized. Selected clinical interventions, clinical decision making, and evaluation strategies to enhance the health outcomes of adults will be stressed.
Prerequisites: NUR833, NUR834. Co-requisites: NUR836.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 836: Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-genrontology Primary Care-practicum II

This clinical practicum enables students to continue to develop in the advanced practice nursing role. Opportunities are provided for students to build on previously-acquired skills and to apply concepts of primary care in management of adult health problems. The practicum provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through faculty-supervised experiences with a preceptor. The practicum requires 135 hours of supervised clinical hours and a weekly one hour seminar, dates and times of seminar to be arranged.
Prerequisites: NUR833, NUR834. Co-requisite: NUR835.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 837: Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-genrontology Primary Care-theory III

This final didactic course addresses the assessment, diagnosis, management, and evaluation of complex adult health problems by the advanced practice nurse. Concepts include ethical decision-making, advocacy, cultural competence, health policy, and population-focused care. Emphasis is placed on the coordination of services and interdisciplinary team collaboration in the provision of comprehensive health care to adults.
Prerequisites: NUR835, NUR836.
Co-requisite: NUR838.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 838: Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-genrontology Primary Care-practicum III

In this culminating clinical practicum, the student synthesizes the advanced practice nursing role in the delivery of primary care to adults with complex health problems. Skills are enhanced in assisting clients in managing and negotiating health care delivery systems. Additional focus is placed on leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as cultural and environmentally-sensitive care. The practicum provides opportunities for the achievement of competencies specific to the advanced practice nursing role through faculty-supervised experiences with a preceptor. The practicum requires 270 hours of supervised clinical hours and a weekly one hour seminar, dates and times of seminar to be arranged.
Prerequisites: NUR835, NUR836. Co-requisite: NUR837.

Credits: 6.00

NUR 840: Environments of Care

This course integrates organizational science, population health, and informatics to analyze changes in diverse care environments. Students will apply these concepts to design, implement, and evaluate innovative models of care delivery and coordination. Students will also critique the role of the advanced practice nurse in diverse care environments.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 851N: Dimensions of Nursing Administration

This course explores various dimensions of nursing administration using nursing and organizational theories as a framework. The role of the nurse executive will be examined within the context of a continuously-changing health care environment.
Prerequisites: NUR740, NUR742N. MSN/MBA students must take course in latter third of program.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 860: Curriculum Development

This course provides knowledge of the curriculum development process. A variety of factors are explored including educational theory, change theory, and contemporary issues in nursing and society.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 870N: Dimensions of Nursing Education

This course is designed to provide a conceptual framework for the evolving nurse educator. Multiple theoretical perspectives will be explored and applied to the nurse educator role.

Credits: 3.00

NUR 875: Directed Study

An independent research project supervised by a member of the graduate nursing faculty. Credits will be determined according to the depth and breadth of the project. This course is repeatable up to a total of 6 credits.

Credits: 1.00 - 6.00

NUR 900N: Field Experience in Nursing Administration

This course provides an opportunity to participate in an individualized, preceptor based field experience in nursing administration. The framework for this experience is derived from NUR851. Learners will explore various dimensions of nursing administration practice.
Prerequisites: NUR851N or concurrent; NUR910N concurrent.

Credits: 4.00

NUR 901N: Seminar in Nursing Administration

This seminar provides opportunities for discussion and consideration of issues relevant to nursing administration practice in a variety of settings. Critical appraisal of identified problems evolving from the concurrent field experience and sharing of reflective journals will be a prime focus or the seminar.
Prerequisites: NUR851N or concurrent; NUR900N concurrent.

Credits: 2.00

NUR 910N: Field Experience in Nursing Education

This course provides an opportunity to participate in an individualized field experience. The framework for the experience is derived from NUR 860 and NUR 870. The objectives are explicated by the adult learner and will address educational needs in a selected setting.
Prerequisites: NUR870N and NUR860, and concurrent with NUR911N.

Credits: 4.00

NUR 911N: Seminar in Nursing Education

This seminar provided opportunities for discussion and consideration of issues relevant to nursing education proactive in a variety of settings. Critical appraisal of identified problems evolving from the concurrent field experience and sharing of reflective journals will be a prime focus of the seminar.
Prerequisites: NUR870N and NUR860, and concurrent with NUR910N

Credits: 2.00

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