Nursing (NUR)

NUR 500 Research Methods. (3) F, S
Research methods including research conceptualization and design in nursing. Pre- or corequisite: graduate-level inferential statistics course.

NUR 501 Advanced Adult Health Assessment/Promotion. (3) F
Designed to expand adult health assessment/promotion skills through knowledge/strategies essential for developing and interpreting data. Lecture, demonstration. Prerequisites: college core courses except thesis/project; undergraduate health assessment course. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 502 Management and Maintenance of Adults with Chronic Health Alterations: Theory. (3) S
Includes theory/research that guides the management/maintenance of adults with chronic health alterations. Psychophysiological interrelationships of illnesses emphasized. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: NUR 501, 580; admission to graduate Nursing program; all flexible core courses except thesis/project.

NUR 503 Management and Maintenance of Adults with Acute Health Alterations: Theory. (3) S
Emphasizes theoretical research foundations essential for advanced practice involving care of adults with acute episodic alterations in health. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 501. Pre-/corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 512 Community Health Nursing: Advanced Theory I. (3) F
Students identify and analyze theoretical perspectives and models guiding advanced community health nursing practice. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: all graduate program core courses. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 513 Community Health Nursing: Advanced Theory II. (3) S
Drawing from their internship, students critically examine the application of theory to advanced community health nursing/public health practice. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 512. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 521 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Mental Health Assessment. (3) S
Students gain knowledge of theories related to holistic health assessment for the promotion of physical/psychological health and develop skill in mental health assessments. Lecture, seminar, lab. Prerequisites: all graduate program core courses.

NUR 522 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Theory I. (3) F
Analysis of issues, theories, and research in restoration and promotion of mental health. Emphasizes developing conceptual framework for psychiatric nursing. Prerequisite: NUR 521. Corequisite: NUR 580

NUR 523 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Theory II. (3) S
Focus of this course is development of theoretical basis for intervention and a knowledge base for collaboration and consultation in the mental health area. Prerequisite: NUR 522. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 524 Psychoneuroimmunology Approaches to Practice. (3) F, SS
Overview of theories, concepts, and research in psychoneuroimmunology including physiological aspects and application to a holistic nursing model. Seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

NUR 531 Nursing of Children: Theory I. (3) F
Focus on current practices, research, and issues related to health promotion and disease prevention for children and adolescents. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: All core and flexible courses except thesis and/or applied project. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 532 Nursing of Children: Theory II. (3) S
Focus on concepts, theories, and research as basis for strategies related to management of illness and health maintenance for children. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 531. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 533 Nursing of Children with Special Needs: Theory II. (3) S
Focus on concepts, theories, and research related to acute and chronic health deviations of children. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 531 or instructor approval. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 534 Women's Health: Theory I. (4) F
Focuses on theories, principles, and research related to managing the health of normal perinatal women and families. Cooperative learning strategies. Prerequisite: all graduate program core courses. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 535 Women's Health: Theory II. (4) S
Focuses on management of nursing care for high-risk perinatal women and women with common health problems. Cooperating learning strategies. Prerequisite: NUR 534. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 542 Nursing Administration Theory I. (1–3) F
Critical analysis of leadership theories, organizational dynamics, and nursing administration processes. Seminar, case study. Prerequisite: all graduate program core courses.

NUR 543 Nursing and Health Care Finance. (3) S
Provides an understanding of finances in nursing and health care accounting; language, concepts, budgeting, rates, reimbursement, and capital financing are analyzed. Lecture, discussion.

NUR 544 Nursing Administration Theory II. (1–3) S
Synthesis of knowledge from previous courses to develop advanced nursing role. Analysis of resource and quality management and informatics. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: NUR 542, 543.

NUR 551 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing. (3) F, S
Designed to facilitate student exploration and examination of the foundations of advanced nursing practice. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: enrollment in graduate Nursing program.

NUR 552 Health Care Issues and Systems. (3) F, S
Analysis of organization, financing, service delivery and outcomes of the health system. Emphasizes policy issues, roles, and challenges for nurses. Lecture, seminar.

NUR 553 Life Span Development. (3) F
Critical examination of concepts, theories, issues, and research related to developmental periods throughout the life span. Biological and health, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural influences are analyzed. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in human development, admission to the graduate Nursing program, or instructor approval.

NUR 554 Population-Based Health Care. (3) F
Identification and assessment of specific community health needs and health care patterns of target populations. Promotion, protection, and improvement of health is addressed when planning health care services. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval.

NUR 560 Advanced Health Assessment. (2) S
Expansion of basic health assessment skills and development of clinical problem-solving skills are emphasized for the role of the advanced practice nurse. Assessments of infants, children, adolescents, and adults included. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program and undergraduate health assessment within the last five years.

NUR 561 Advanced Practice Nursing Role. (2) S
Focuses on the examination and implementation of the role of the advanced practice nurse, emphasizing major components and subcomponents of the role. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval.

NUR 562 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory I: Health Promotion, Management, and Maintenance. (4) F
First didactic role specialty course. Focus on concepts and strategies to promote, manage, and maintain health of child, adult, and family. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 563 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory II: Health Promotion, Management, and Maintenance. (4) S
Second didactic role specialty course utilizing knowledge from previous courses to formulate therapeutic promotion, management, and maintenance for individuals across the life span. Corequisite: NUR 580.

NUR 564 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice. (2) SS
Lifespan course for advanced nurse practitioners to expand knowledge and encourage synthesis of pharmacological concepts and principles. Lecture, discussion, case studies. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval.

NUR 565 Applied Physiology/Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice. (3) SS
Lifespan course for advanced nurse practitioners designed to expand previously acquired anatomy and physiology knowledge and discern pathological alterations within a psychoneuroimmunology framework. Lecture, seminar, case studies. Prerequisites: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval and undergraduate anatomy and physiology.

NUR 571 Teaching in Nursing Programs. (3) S
Analysis of theories, issues, and research related to teaching in nursing. Focus on the process of teaching/learning. Seminar, cooperative learning. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Corequisite: teaching practicum.

NUR 576 Computer Applications in Health Care. (3) F
Analysis of current and developing computer applications in health care. Emphasis on nursing applications in administration, education, and practice. Prerequisites: NUR 440 or equivalent; graduate standing in Nursing or related field.

NUR 578 Gestalt Therapy I. (3) F
An introduction to theory and methodology of Gestalt therapy and its uses for mental health promotion and restoration.

NUR 579 Gestalt Therapy II. (3) S
Focus is on further development of Gestalt therapy and its application in working with various client populations. Prerequisite: NUR 578.

NUR 580 Practicum (Electives). (1–4) N
Clinical application of theories, concepts, and principles such as health promotion, health management, health maintenance, teaching, management, and special clinical studies.

NUR 580 Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II. (2–6) F, S
Clinical application of theories, concepts, and principles. The areas of concentration include the following:
(1) Adult Health Nursing
(2) Community Health Nursing
(3) Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
(4) Parent-Child Nursing
Conferences. Prerequisites: admission to the graduate program; instructor approval.

NUR 581 Family Systems Theory in Health Care. (3) F
Critical analysis of issues and research relevant to family systems theory. Emphasis on relationship between theory and practice.

NUR 582 Advanced Human Physiology. (3) F
Analyzes major theories and concepts of human physiology. Interrelationship of physiology and health is explored.

NUR 583 Pathophysiology. (3) S
Manifestation of altered human physiology and disease. Systems theory is used to analyze the relationships of disease and physiology.

NUR 584 Community Health Nursing Internship. (3) S
Students operationalize community health nursing/public health content in leadership roles in a variety of community agencies. Clinical internship. Prerequisites: NUR 512, 580. Corequisite: NUR 513.

NUR 585 Stress Reduction. (3) A
Theory, application, and evaluation of mind/body relaxation methods, including physiological effects. Research findings emphasized. Daily student practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.

NUR 588 Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research. (2) SS
Provides an introduction to the use of qualitative approaches, discovery procedures, analysis, interpretation of data, and contribution to theory building.

NUR 591 Seminar. (2–4) N
Advanced topics, including curriculum development and health promotion. Prerequisite: instructor approval in selected courses.

NUR 593 Applied Project. (3)
Emphasis on the synthesis and application of research to an identified clinical nursing problem. Prerequisites: NUR 500; inferential statistics; all program core courses.

NUR 598 Special Topics. (2–4) N
Special study, including issues in health care and organizations, management in nursing, ethical issues, and clinical nurse specialist role. Prerequisite: instructor approval in selected courses.

NUR 599 Thesis. (1–6) F, S, SS
Research proposal development, data collection and analysis, thesis writing, and thesis oral defense. Six hours required.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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