School of Nursing & Health Professions

Dr. Kathleen O'Connor, Interim Associate Dean
koconnor5@missouriwestern.edu
(816) 271-4415
www.missouriwestern.edu/Nursing
www.missouriwestern.edu/HIM
www.missouriwestern.edu/PTA

The School of Nursing and Health Professions prepares students in degree programs leading to careers in the healthcare field. A Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Population Health Management and an Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant Program are offered through the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Specific information about all of the degrees is found in this section.

Allied Health (ALH)

ALH 106  Medical Terminology     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Medical terms with reference to human anatomy and disease processes for the paramedical professions.

ALH 350  Introduction to Population Health/Epidemiology     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to concepts of population health and epidemiology. Focuses on the study of health status indicators as influenced by social, economic and physical environments, personal health practices, individual capacity and coping skills, human biology, early childhood development and health services. Basic principles of epidemiology are explored and applied to the study of population health outcomes. Prerequisite(s): ALH 106, BIO 250, BIO 375, and GBA 210 or PSY 300.

ALH 352  Applied Nutrition     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Principles of normal nutrition through the life cycle and the role of nutrition in health are considered. Nutrition therapy and its role in the prevention and management of disease are also examined. Prerequisite(s): BIO 250.

ALH 365  Special Needs of the Elderly     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: An overview of the special needs of the elderly population. Includes present concerns as well as identifying methods of improving life for the elderly in the future.

ALH 402  Population Health Internship     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An academic program which offers students an opportunity to integrate theories of population health with actual practice. Students spend a minimum of 135 hours in a position in a health care or other approved setting focusing on population health. Anticipated learning objectives are established in a contract agreed to by the student, the on-site supervisor and the course professor. Requires periodic progress reports, supervisor evaluation, and a formal written paper. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Declared health population major, senior standing, completion of major core courses, a minimum of 2.5 GPA in a major field and consent of instructor.

Health Information Management (HIF)

HIF 300  Health Data Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on the study of the origin, content, and format of healthcare records across the continuum of healthcare in both traditional and non-traditional settings, including paper, hybrid, and electronic health records and the standards that govern the development of records. Other topics include accreditation and regulatory requirements, methods to assess and retrieve health data and patient records, registries, structure and content standards pertaining to healthcare data sets and data sources, record analysis, and storage and retention. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 200.

HIF 310  Clinical Classification Systems and Basic Statistics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to classification systems, taxonomies, terminologies and the coding of data by manual or the use of encoders. The students will be exposed to ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS, but ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS will be emphasized. Principles of data collection, preparation, analysis and interpretation of healthcare statistics, including calculations related to managing Health Information Departments will be taught along with statistics used in quality management activities and organizational assessment, vital statistics, and computerized statistical packages. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 132, HIT 200, and BIO 375.

HIF 320  Information Technology and Systems     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on a study of computer concepts and applications in the management of health information systems. The class emphasizes the role of the health information manager in data storage and retrieval; database querying and data mining techniques; and design and generation of administrative reports using appropriate software. Data security, design of audit trails, participation in risk assessment, contingency planning, data recovery procedures, local and wide area network data definitions, data administration, database structure, data dictionaries, data modeling, and database administration are covered. Also studied are work simplification, system analysis and functional standards. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 300 and ACT 301.

HIF 330  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Management     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Content includes the study of the legal and ethical issues involved in the management and delivery of healthcare services and inter-relationships between institution, physicians, and patients. Topics include release of information, quality documentation, retention of records, HIPAA privacy and confidentiality, ethical standards of practice, fraud and abuse, risk management, contracts, consents, and other current medico/legal issues. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 200 and HIF 300.

HIF 350  Quality Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on the study of history, organization and coordination of facility-wide management and performance improvement processes that involve team and process thinking; outcomes measurement; review of utilization of healthcare and other cost-containment programs; risk management and the application of evaluation techniques. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 310 and HIF 330.

HIF 371  Professional Management Experience I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on assignments to promote competency levels required of entry-level health information management professionals and to integrate basic knowledge and to begin the transition required to function as a manager. Many assignments will be completed in a lab setting utilizing records, encoders, and software necessary for practical applications of management skills. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 310, and HIF 330, can be taken concurrently with HIF 320 and HIF 350.

HIF 410  Human Resources and Operations Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on human resources management practices and strategic leadership management. Topics include staffing, employee development, training, benefits, employer relations, recruitment, work measurement, change management, project management, and human factors. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in MGT 350.

HIF 420  Clinical Data Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on the management of classification systems used in collecting, maintaining and retrieving specified clinical data in a variety of healthcare settings; implementing and managing applications and processes for clinical classification, nomenclatures, chargemaster and claims management; validating coding and managing the processes for compliance and reporting; and managing the use of clinical data required in reimbursement systems. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 279, HIF 300, and HIF 310. (Declared majors in Population Health Management are exempt from prerequisites for this course).

HIF 430  Applied Health Informatics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Focuses on various clinical, administrative, and specialty systems applications, such as administrative, clinical decision support systems, electronic health record and computer-based health record systems, nursing, ancillary service systems, patient numbering systems at master and enterprise levels. Apply systems development and systems life cycle concepts to the selection of healthcare information systems. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 320.

HIF 440  Financial and Resource Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Builds on the study of healthcare organizations and their management. Topics include problem solving and decision making, establishing performance and production monitors, knowledge of financial management concepts and accounting principles essential for managing health information management departments, operations, and cost-benefit analysis for resource needs. Course also includes the reimbursement cycle from patient registration to claims billing with an emphasis on federal regulations and the role of HIM regarding payment systems. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ACC 201, HIF 410, and HIF 420.

HIF 460  Applied Research     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Focuses on applied research in health care services, health informatics, or health information management. Topics include research design, research methods, evaluation and outcomes research, research process, data analysis, and ethical issues in research. Students will analyze published research projects, prepare a research study proposal, and conduct an applied research study. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIF 310 and NUR 314.

HIF 465  Professional Management Experience II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: During this supervised professional management experience, students will perform management-level activities at an approved health related facility. The management activites are designed to prepare the student for entry-level management roles in health information management settings. Virtual laboratory and other activites simulating work performed in health-related facilities will aslo be used in this professional management experience class. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

HIF 470  Health Informatics Senior Seminar     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Course is a student-centered experience where students present and discuss their professional management experience; develop an analysis of their employment readiness; explore employment opportunities and career preparation, and complete a comprehensive exam. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Health Information Technology (HIT)

HIT 132  Pharmacology     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: An introductory course with emphasis on classes of drugs and their primary use. Course work will include indications for the medications, dose and route of delivery of the most frequently prescribed medications in various health care settings. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ALH 106 and BIO 250.

HIT 200  Health Care Delivery Systems     Credits: 3

Course Description: Offering: F. Study of the components of the health care delivery system; roles and functions of the hospital's organizational components: the governing board, the administration and the medical staff in various hospital departments. Investigation of the procedures used by the organizations which regulate and accredit hospitals, e.g., The Joint Commission.

HIT 275  Coding and Classification System I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to medical nomenclature and classification systems, official coding guidelines, data quality, case mix, analysis and ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS using manual as well as automated encoders. To be taken concurrently with HIT 276. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ALH 106, BIO 250, and HIT 132 and credit or concurrent enrollment in BIO 375.

HIT 276  Coding and Classification Systems I Lab     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Laboratory for application of coding practices learned in HIT 275. To be taken concurrently with HIT 275.

HIT 277  Coding and Classification Systems II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Study and application of CPT and HCPCS coding principles using manual and automated encoders. Diagnosis related groups, ambulatory payment classifications, case mix, and data quality will be integrated throughout the course work. To be taken concurrently with HIT 278. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 275 and HIT 276.

HIT 278  Coding and Classification Systems II Lab     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Provides a laboratory setting for the application of coding practices learned in HIT 277. To be taken concurrently with HIT 277. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in HIT 275 and HIT 276.

HIT 279  Reimbursement Systems     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Provide instruction in and the application of knowledge to commercial, managed care, and federal insurance plans; payment methodologies and systems; billing processes and procedures; chargemaster maintenance; regulatory guidelines; reimbursement monitoring and reporting; and compliance strategies and reporting.

Nursing (NUR)

NUR 283  Introduction to Research Methods in Nursing     Credits: 1-2

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Introduction to basic research in nursing. Individual and team projects involving methods for solving nursing-related research problems. Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

NUR 300  Strategies for Success in Nursing     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This course focuses on strategies for success in the Nursing Program including time management, critical thinking, strategic studying and test-taking skills, and selected content areas requiring more focused review and practice. Students on Nursing Academic Probation are required to enroll; may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing program.

NUR 302  Introduction to Standards-Based Nursing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Concepts and theories for standards-based, holistic nursing practice including understanding of basic skills and technologies for health promotion and disease prevention. Three credit hours lecture. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 303. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing program.

NUR 303  Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Clinical practicum focused on fundamental nursing skills and holistic patient assessment. Must be taken concurrently with NUR 302. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program.

NUR 306  Holistic Assessment     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based holistic assessment across the lifespan. Three credit hours lecture. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing program.

NUR 308  Professional Concepts in Nursing     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This course will explore professional concepts in nursing from a historical and theoretical framework. Ethical and legal issues as well as professional standards will be introduced within the context of collaborative interdisciplinary healthcare. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program.

NUR 314  Quantitative Analysis for Health Care Research     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Fundamentals of statistics with a practical application to evidence based practice in health care. Emphasizes understanding and practical application of descriptive and inferential statistical procedures with a major concentration on the correct use of statistics, statistical assumptions, and interpretation of statistical results. Statistical software is used to assist in the analysis. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing program and a grade of C or higher in MAT 110, MAT 112, or MAT 116.

NUR 334  Pharmacology I     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to basic pharmacological principles and skills for safe and effective standards based nursing practice. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing program.

NUR 336  Pharmacology II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Builds on the foundation of Pharmacology I and emphasizes a comprehensive examination of pharmacotherapeutics and related nursing implications. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 308, NUR 314, and NUR 334.

NUR 352  Acute and Chronic Health Alterations     Credits: 10

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Examination of Health Alterations with application of nursing process to provide standards-based holistic care for individuals in acute and chronic health care environments. Six credit hours lecture, 180 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 312, NUR 314, NUR 316, and NUR 334.

NUR 363  Adult Health I     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Examination of Health Alterations with application of nursing process to provide standards-based holistic care for individuals in acute and chronic health care environments. Five credit hours lecture. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 308, NUR 314, and NUR 334.

NUR 364  Adult Health Clinical I     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based application of the nursing process to adult and geriatric patient populations experiencing acute and chronic health alterations in a variety of clinical settings. 180 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 308, NUR 314, and NUR 334.

NUR 384  Bridge to Baccalaureate Nursing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course examines professional nursing within the health care delivery system, incorporating the conceptual framework of the Nursing Department at Missouri Western State University (MWSU). The course includes examination of the historical development and theoretical basis of the practice of professional nursing. The course also explores standards-based practice and the role of the baccalaureate nurse. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MWSU Department of Nursing RN to BSN program.

NUR 385  Health Promotion and Assessment for the RN-BSN Student     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: In-depth study of the nursing process with emphasis on the assessment phase for persons in varied health care settings and of all age groups. A systems approach to health examination is presented. Students will learn and demonstrate holistic assessment skills. Two hours of class, two hours of lab practice each week. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 384.

NUR 395  Nursing Research in Practice     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to evidence-based practice for the professional nurse. This course focuses on the utilization of research in standards-based nursing practice. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 308, NUR 314, and NUR 334, or NUR 384 and NUR 385.

NUR 402  Maternal/Newborn Nursing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based holistic care of pregnant women and newborns. 2 credit hours lecture, 45 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 336, NUR 363, NUR 364 and NUR 395.

NUR 403  Pediatric Nursing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based holistic care of infants, children and adolescents. 2 credit hours lecture, 45 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 336, NUR 363, NUR 364, NUR 395, and NUR 435.

NUR 422  Adult Health II     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Examination of acute and chronic health alterations in all stages of adulthood with an emphasis on the care of adult populations in complex care environments. This course builds upon course content in NUR 363. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 336, NUR 363, NUR 364, NUR 395, and NUR 435.

NUR 423  Adult Health Clinical II     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based application of the nursing process to adults with acute and chronic health alterations in acute and complex care settings. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 336, NUR 363, NUR 364, NUR 395, and NUR 435.

NUR 424  Care Coordination Across the Lifespan     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Development of skills in managing the care of patients across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings. Content includes nursing care management models, quality improvement, discharge planning and strategies for managing high-risk client populations. Implications for healthcare policy, resource utilization and health systems management are explored. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 336, NUR 363, NUR 364, NUR 395, and NUR 435.

NUR 433  Health Alterations: Maternal/Child     Credits: 7

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based holistic care of pregnant women; newborns, infants, children and adolescents with acute or chronic alterations in health. Five credit hour lecture, 90 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 336, NUR 352, and NUR 395.

NUR 435  Mental Health Nursing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based holistic care of individuals with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders. Two credit hour lecture, 45 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 302, NUR 303, NUR 306, NUR 308, NUR 314, and NUR 334.

NUR 437  Complex Health Alterations     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Standards-based holistic care for individuals and families experiencing complex health alterations. Use and effects of advanced health care technology and special environments for care are emphasized. Three credit hours lecture, 90 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 336, NUR 352, and NUR 395.

NUR 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 1-3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the major-minor declaration in nursing, a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in the major field, and department approval.

NUR 453  Community and Population Health     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An exploration of the nurses' role in community and population health through the use of standards-based practice and nursing ethics. Determinants of health in populations, and the impact of social, ecological, and economic elements on community wellness will be analyzed. An introduction to epidemiology, informatics, and evidence-based practice as they relate to the identification of population health risks and the creation of health communities will be included. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 402, NUR 403, NUR 422, NUR 423, and NUR 424 or NUR 384 and NUR 385.

NUR 459  Research Application     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Requires the application of systematic inquiry through the investigation of a problem or topic in nursing practice. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 395.

NUR 474  Nursing Leadership and Management     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Exploration and application of standards-based practice with a focus on the nurse as designer, manager, and coordinator of care. Role transition from student to professional nurse is emphasized. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 402, NUR 403, NUR 422, NUR 423, and NUR 424 or NUR 384 and NUR 385.

NUR 475  Senior Capstone Clinical     Credits: 7

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Precepted clinical practicum in a variety of practice environments. Focus is on the nurse's role including designer, manager, and coordinator of care in acute-care and community-based settings. Includes application of standards-based practice and role transition with 280 clinical practicum hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in NUR 402, NUR 403, NUR 422, NUR 423, and NUR 424 or NUR 384 and NUR 385.

NUR 479  RN-BSN Capstone Clinical     Credits: 3-7

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Precepted clinical practicum in a variety of practice environments. Focus is on the nurse's role including designer, manager, and coordinator of care in leadership/management/ and community-based setting. Includes application of Standards-Based Practice with 280 practicum hours. May be repeated for credit up to 7 hours. Prerequisite(s): NUR 384 and NUR 385.

NUR 488  Nursing Senior Seminar     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of RN licensure requirements, preparation, and strategies for success on the NCLEX-RN examination. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

NUR 492  Selected Topics In Nursing     Credits: 1-3

Course Description: Offering: F, Sp, Su. A selected group of electives that pertain to the student's special interests. Credit and time arranged. May be repeated for up to 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

NUR 493  Intraoperative Nursing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An elective course focusing on role of the nurse in the operating room and the required practice competencies to support patient care in the intraoperative setting. A minimum of seventy-two hours precepted clinical practice in the operating room is required. Prerequisite(s): NUR 363 and NUR 364 or RN license.

NUR 494  Critical Care Nursing     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: An elective course consisting of 60 hours of classroom instruction followed by 120 hours of precepted clinical learning experience in a Critical Care Unit. Based on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses core curriculum, the course focuses on standards-based care and the role of the nurse in critical care. Prerequisite(s): NUR 336, NUR 352, and NUR 395, or RN license.

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

PTA 100  Introduction to Physical Therapy     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall Summer.

Course Description: Introduction to physical therapy and to the role of the physical therapist assistant, including function of the PTA and of the health care team, history of medical care and physical therapy, legal and ethical standards, cultural sensitive care and communication.

PTA 110  Patient Care Skills     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to basic clinical skills, progressing from bedside management to community mobility. Includes vital signs, aseptic technique, patient transfers and gait training. Health and safety issues, including universal (standard) precautions, electrical and hospital safety, and emergency and first aid procedures. Introduction to documentation. To be taken concurrently with PTA 120 and PTA 130. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the PTA program.

PTA 120  Modalities     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Clinical modality interventions, including thermal modalities, electrical modalities, hydrotherapy and compressive modalities. Soft tissue interventions for patients with edema, wounds, burns, and vascular pathologies. To be taken concurrently with PTA 110 and PTA 130. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the PTA program.

PTA 130  Functional Anatomy     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to principles of physics as they relate to movement, including levers and force vectors. Surface anatomy, introduction to musculoskeletal structure and function. Introduction to medical terminology. To be taken concurrently with PTA 110 and PTA 120. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the PTA program.

PTA 140  Measurements and Procedures     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Methods of data collection including joint range of motion (goniometry), manual muscle testing, anthropometric measurement, and gait analysis. Review and continuation of physical therapy documentation. To be taken concurrently with PTA 160 and PTA 165. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 100, PTA 110, PTA 120, and PTA 130.

PTA 160  Clinical Kinesiology     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: The study of the muscular forces acting on anatomical structures to create movement, including normal and pathological biomechanics. To be taken concurrently with PTA 140 and PTA 165. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 100, PTA 110, PTA 120 and PTA 130.

PTA 165  Therapeutic Exercise     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Study of the physiological effect of basic and advanced exercises commonly used in physical therapy, including ROM and stretching, strengthening, aerobic exercise, balance and coordination exercises, proprioceptive exercise, endurance training and aquatic exercise. Common therapeutic exercise protocols used in physical therapy will be presented. Concepts include exercise progression and documentation of exercise as a therapeutic intervention. To be taken concurrently with PTA 140 and PTA 160. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 100, PTA 110, PTA 120 and PTA 130.

PTA 185  Clinical Education I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: First of three practicums in a physical therapy setting. Areas of emphasis include PTA relationships with patients and staff, clinic organization, beginning awareness of patient disorders, initial application of physical therapy techniques, and introduction to documentation. Three weeks of full-time supervised clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 140, PTA 160 and PTA 165.

PTA 255  Clinical Orthopedics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Description, causes, symptoms, tests and physical therapy intervention in orthopedic pathology. The musculoskeletal system and normal biomechanics are reviewed. To be taken concurrently with PTA 260. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 185.

PTA 260  Clinical Neurology     Credits: 4

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Neuroanatomy and how damage to this body system is managed by physical therapy intervention. To be taken concurrently with PTA 255. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 185.

PTA 265  Diseases and Dysfunctions     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Diseases and dysfunction encountered in physical therapy across the lifespan, including disorders of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, genitourinary, and endocrine systems. Includes pregnancy, arthritis and cancerous conditions. To be taken concurrently with PTA 270 and PTA 280. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 255 and PTA 260.

PTA 270  Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Therapy     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Psychosocial issues in health care as related to physical therapy. To be taken concurrently with PTA 265 and PTA 280. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 255 and PTA 260.

PTA 280  Clinical Rehabilitation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Physical therapy rehabilitation principles for patients following amputation, total joint surgery, fractures, and spinal cord injury. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in rehabilitation. Physical therapy interventions with chronic illness, the elderly, and dying patients. To be taken concurrently with PTA 265 and PTA 270. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 255 and PTA 260.

PTA 285  Clinical Education II     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Second of three clinical practicums. Application of physical therapy procedures, appropriate professional behavior and communication. Participation in physical therapy clinic activities in addition to patient care. Six weeks of full-time supervised clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 265, PTA 270 and PTA 280.

PTA 290  Clinical Education III     Credits: 5

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: Third of three clinical practicums. Physical therapy principles and practice with emphasis on achievement of integration, application, communication, and participation at levels consistent with a beginning PTA practitioner. Six weeks of full-time supervised clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 265, PTA 270, and PTA 280.

PTA 295  Clinical Seminar     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Summer.

Course Description: Review and evaluation of clinical affiliation experiences, board exam preparation, resume writing and interview skills. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in PTA 265, PTA 270 and PTA 280.

Julie Baldwin (2004) Associate Professor, Nursing. A.S.N., Riverside Community College; B.S.N., California State University-Fullerton; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City; D.N.P., Indiana Wesleyan University.

Evelyn Brooks (1995) Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Fort Hays State University; M.S.N., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Carolyn Brose (1998) Associate Professor, Nursing. B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., Ohio State University; Ed.D., University of Kansas.

Cristi Campbell (2004) Associate Professor, Nursing. B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.S., University of Missouri; M.S.N., Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; DNP, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jeanne Daffron (1977) Professor, Nursing. A.S., B.S., Missouri Western State College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., Texas Women's University.

Marsha Dolan (1995) Professor, Health Information Management. A.A., Eastern Wyoming College; B.S., Colorado Womens' College; M.B.A., University of Colorado.

Kelly Fast (2014) Assistant Professor, Health Information Management. B.S.B.A., Quincy University; M.S., College of St. Scholastica.

Cosette Hardwick (1999) Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Assistant Program. B.S., University of Kansas; DPT, Creighton University.

Crystal Harris (1999) Associate Professor, Nursing. Nursing Diploma, Saint Luke's Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., William Jewell College; M.S.N., University of Kansas.

Heather Kendall (2008) Associate Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dana McDaniel (2015) Assistant Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N./NP-C, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jill Morsbach (2013) Assistant Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Fort Hays State University; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Laura Nold (2014) Instructor, Nursing. B.S.N., M.S.N., Missouri Western State University.

Kathleen O'Connor (1981) Professor, Nursing. B.S., Creighton University; M.N., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Gretchen Quenstedt-Moe (2009) Associate Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Maureen Raffensperger (1997) Professor, Physical Therapy Assistant Program. B.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center; M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia; DPT, Des Moines University.

Fiona Sansone (2016) Endowed Director for Population Health & Assistant Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.W., University of Missouri.

H. Machelle Skinner (2012) Assistant Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., Liberty University.

Stephanie Stewart (2013) Assistant Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix.

Latha Varghese (2016) Assistant Professor, Nursing. B.S.N., Pondicherry University; M.S.N./A.N.P., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Pi-Ming Yeh (2008) Associate Professor, Nursing. B.S., Taiwan College of Nursing; M.S., Institute of Medicine in Chung-Shan; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.