Nursing (NUR)

NUR 501  Foundations for Nursing Leadership     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Historical, contemporary and evolving theories and concepts from nursing and related disciplines provide the framework for examination of nursing leadership in a variety of settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSN Program or consent of department.

NUR 502  Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course focuses on detailed health history taking, advanced physical assessment skills with an emphasis on diagnostic reasoning and communication, and documentation of findings throughout the life span. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSN program.

NUR 503  Advanced Pathopharmacology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This course focuses on integration of advanced concepts of pathophysiology and related pharmacologic interventions across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSN program.

NUR 504  Professional Role Development for Nursing Leaders     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Role theory provides the integrative foundation for professional nursing leadership at the individual, interpersonal, organizational and societal levels. Roles are explored in relation to standards-based practice with an emphasis on human resource management and workforce development.

NUR 506  Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Foundational knowledge of U.S. health care delivery and financing system, with an emphasis on the role of health care leaders in advocating for heatlh policies that reflect professional nursing values.

NUR 604  Nursing Seminar I     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This seminar supports orientation to the graduate curriculum and related knowledge, skills and competencies that will be integrated throughout the program.

NUR 605  Statistics for Decision Support     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: An examination of statistics with a practical application to healthcare data management and decision support. Emphasis on quantitative research methods as a foundation for evidence-based health care decision-making. Completion of an undergraduate statistics course and a minimum working knowledge of basic Excel or SPSS functions prior to taking this course are recommended.

NUR 606  Informatics for Decision Support     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Integration of concepts from nursing, computer and information science to assist the students in the management, communication and assimilation of data necessary for informed clinical decision making. Students will gain experience in information process, structures and technologies to promote quality outcomes. Prerequisite(s): Graduate school admission and NUR 605.

NUR 607  Leadership in Financial Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Financial management concepts and language are presented to prepare the nurse leader for collegial relationships with financial managers and other executives in health care organizations and setting to support attainment of optimal health care outcomes using fiscally sound management principles.

NUR 608  Curriculum and Program Development     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: The philosophical foundations, principles & issues involved in curriculum & program development are explored. Curriculum designs, frameworks, implementation and program outcomes are considered in view of contemporary forces & issues in nursing education. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSN program.

NUR 610  Instructional and Evaluation Strategies     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: An integrated approach to traditional and innovative instructional and evaluation strategies for classroom, simulation lab and clinical practice is explored. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSN program.

NUR 616  Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This course focuses on elements of rigorous research approaches including analyzing and interpreting study outcomes. Theory, researchable practice problems, research methods, as well as ethical consideration are examined.

NUR 618  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Various health promotion and prevention strategies across the lifespan are reviewed. Emphasis is on health program planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing health care initiatives.

NUR 624  Nursing Seminar II     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This seminar supports the preparatory phase for the Internship experience. Prerequisite(s): NUR 501, NUR 504, NUR 506, NUR 604, NUR 605, NUR 616, NUR 618, MGT 603 and COM 601.

NUR 650  Nurse Leader Internship     Credits: 1-4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Synthesize and apply knowledge and experience from graduate courses to enhance preparation for advanced leadership. Prerequisite(s): NUR 501, NUR 504, NUR 604, NUR 605, NUR 616, NUR 624; and either NUR 506, NUR 606, NUR 607, NUR 618, and MGT 503; or NUR 502, NUR 503, NUR 608, and NUR 610.