Houston Baptist University Catalog

Nursing ( NURS ) Course Descriptions

  • NURS 3000 CORE NURSING COMPETENCIES LAB

    NURS 3000 Core Nursing Competencies Lab
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3400
    Fee(s): BSN Lab fee

    This lab provides the opportunity for students to practice becoming inter-professional providers and application of therapeutic skills that support health.

  • NURS 3001 ADULT HEALTH I CLINICAL

    NURS 3001 Adult Health I Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3401
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee & Malpractice Insurance Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families experiencing acute and chronic illness. Students will apply critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of medical surgical clinical/hospital settings. Students will demonstrate effective, safe, ethical, evidence-based care that is reflective of critical insight, clinical judgment, professional, and collaborative with the inter-professional team.

  • NURS 3005 ADULT HEALTH II CLINICAL

    NURS 3005 Adult Health II Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3405
    Fee(s): BSN Lab fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families experiencing acute and chronic illness. This course builds on prior content where students will continue to apply critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of medical surgical clinical/hospital settings. Students will demonstrate effective, safe, ethical, evidence-based care that is reflective of critical insight, clinical judgment, professional, and collaborative with the inter-professional team.

  • NURS 3010 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CLINICAL

    NURS 3010 Mental Health Nursing Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3410
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee and Malpractice Insurance Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families experiencing acute and chronic mental illness. Students will apply critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of mental health care settings. Students will demonstrate effective, safe, ethical, evidence-based care that is reflective of critical insight, clinical judgment, professional, and collaborative with the inter-professional team.

  • NURS 3023 HEALTH ASSESSMENT LAB

    NURS 3023 Health Assessment Lab
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3423
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety across the lifespan. Students will examine health patterns, and integrate theory and practice of health assessment and intervention strategies related to episodic illness and healthcare perspectives.

  • NURS 3024 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS II LAB

    NURS 3024 Care of Individuals II Lab
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3424
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee

    This is an 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 3424 Care of Individuals II.

  • NURS 3181 SPECIAL TOPICS

    NURS 3181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • NURS 3222 PERSPECTIVES:HEALTH CARE DEL

    NURS 3222 Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Systems
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): Formal acceptance to the Nursing Program or Approval of the Department of Nursing
    Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): NURS 3223/3023 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3408/3008
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    Students analyze the trends that influence the healthcare system and methods of healthcare delivery in the United States. The class discusses agencies, initiatives, and roles for promoting quality improvement in the health outcomes. The practicum experiences provide opportunities to assess health service organizations and world healthcare delivery systems in order to determine their effectiveness in promoting health consistent with cultural beliefs. This is a two-semester hour course that includes 18 practicum hours.

  • NURS 3300 HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

    NURS 3300 Healthcare Informatics
    Prerequisite(s): Admission into nursing program or permission of dean
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course introduces the student to the technology used in healthcare for administrative, clinical, and facility needs. Support systems for healthcare are also discussed. This is an overview to become familiar with the breadth and scope of technology in healthcare and its impact on patients, providers, and payers.

  • NURS 3309 PHARMACOLOGY

    NURS 3309 Pharmacology
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license, formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    A course designed to assist students in preparing for clinical experiences by applying concepts of assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostic and laboratory testing analysis, and therapeutic interventions to specific clinical situations. The course involves didactic and experiential teaching methods and active learning experiences. In addition to preparing for clinical experiences, the course is designed to promote the development of critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and time management skills.

  • NURS 3314 PATHO-PHARMACOLOGY I

    NURS 3314 Patho-Pharmacology I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3322 and (Admission to Nursing Program or Pre-Nursing Honor’s Student)
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety during various alterations in health across the lifespan. Students will integrate the principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, numeracy critical thinking, and clinical judgment.

  • NURS 3315 PATHO-PHARMACOLOGY II

    NURS 3315 Patho-Pharmacology II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3314
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course is a continuation of NURS 3314 which prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety during various alterations in health across the lifespan. Students will integrate the principles of pathophysiology, pharmacology, numeracy critical thinking, and clinical judgment.

  • NURS 3322 PERSPECTIVES OF HEALTHCARE

    NURS 3322 Perspectives of Healthcare
    Prerequisite(s): Admission into the pre-nursing or nursing program or approval by SNAH Dean
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course introduces the concepts of healthcare delivery, provides an overview of the healthcare system, and principles of population health within an ethical and health promotion context. Emphasis will be placed on the history and development of various healthcare professions and professional frameworks across.

  • NURS 3400 CORE NURSING COMPETENCIES

    NURS 3400 Core Nursing Competencies
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3322 and (Entry into the Nursing Program or Pre-Nursing Honor’s Student)
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3000
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety across the lifespan. Students are provided in-depth theoretical knowledge, numeracy, kinesthetics, and the application of therapeutic skills that support health. Emphasis will be place on a holistic understanding of individual health experience of illness within the context of primary, secondary, and tertiary care.

  • NURS 3401 ADULT HEALTH I

    NURS 3401 Adult Health I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3314 and Receipt of Pass on Novice Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3001
    Fee(s): None

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families experiencing acute and chronic illness. Students will examine critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of medical surgical contexts.

  • NURS 3405 ADULT HEALTH II

    NURS 3405 Adult Health II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3410/3010
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3005
    Fee(s): None

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families experiencing acute and chronic illness. This course builds on prior content where students will continue to examine critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of medical surgical contexts.

  • NURS 3410 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

    NURS 3410 Mental Health Nursing
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3322 and Entry into the Nursing Program
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3010
    Fee(s): None

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families experiencing acute and chronic mental illness. Students will examine critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of mental health care contexts.

  • NURS 3414 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR HEALTH

    NURS 3414 Pathophysiology for Health Care
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    Students describe the pathology of health conditions and use concepts of pathophysiology for applying caring/healing practices to designing health care plans for promoting fullness in living across the lifespan. The manifestations of pathology form a basis for health assessment. Synthesis of pathophysiology with levels of health promotion and prevention provides rationale for case management priorities. Four semester hours, including 14 laboratory hours.

  • NURS 3423 HEALTH ASSESSMENT

    NURS 3423 Health Assessment
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3322 and (Admission to Nursing Program or Pre-Nursing Honor’s Student)
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3023

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety across the lifespan. Students will examine health patterns, theory, foundational nursing knowledge, and the practice of health assessment related to episodic illness and healthcare perspectives.

  • NURS 3424 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS II

    NURS 3424 Care of Individuals II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3404 and NURS 3004
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3024

    This is the second in a series of three courses that focus on nursing care of individuals. These courses must be taken in order. The dimensions of health are assessed in individuals experiencing health problems. Students apply concepts of case management and continuity of care to individuals across the lifespan, including care during perioperative experiences. Students are expected to be able to provide care in a variety of acute care settings. This is a four-semester hour course with an accompanying lab of 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4006 CRITICAL CARE/LIFESPAN CLINIC

    NURS 4006 Critical Care Across the Lifespan Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4406
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee and Malpractice Insurance Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for clients experiencing injury, unstable, life-threatening, and/or complex illness across the lifespan. Students will continue refine their ability to apply critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of critical care hospital settings. Students will further demonstrate effective, safe, ethical, evidence-based care that is reflective of critical insight, clinical judgment, professional, and collaborative with the inter-professional team.

  • NURS 4008 MATERNAL-CHILD NURS CLINICAL

    NURS 4008 Maternal-Child Nursing Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3405 and NURS 3305
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4408

    Students will apply critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variant of pediatric and woman’s health insight, clinical judgement, professional, and collaborative with the inter-professional team.

  • NURS 4010 TRANSITION TO PRACTICE CLINIC

    NURS 4010 Transition to Practice Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4410
    Fees: Nursing Lab Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families across the lifespan. Students will examine concepts and apply critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of healthcare contexts. This course builds on all content and prepares for the transition into licensed professional practice.

  • NURS 4015 COMMUNITY POP. HEALTH CLINICAL

    NURS 4015 Community Population Health Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4415
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for diverse populations and communities. This course provides an opportunity for students to apply and examine population health trends, complete a community assessment, and plan strategies that positively influence health outcomes in a variety of community settings.

  • NURS 4016 PROF. ISSUES NURSING CLINICAL

    NURS 4016 Professional Issues in Nursing Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4416
    Fee(s): Nursing Lab Fee

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on lifelong learning, professional development, and developing innovative strategies that strengthen the capacity to respond to current healthcare trends and issue.

  • NURS 4064 HEALTH CARE ADMIN NURSES LAB

    NURS 4064 Health Care Administration for Nurses Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444/4044. A GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3434/3034 and NURS 4424/4024 and NURS 4564

    This is a 135 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 4564 Health Care Administration for Nurses.

  • NURS 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    NURS 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Department of Nursing and any other nursing courses as advised.
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • NURS 4281 SPECIAL TOPICS

    NURS 4281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    The student will select a special problem or interest area in nursing for intensive study. Written objectives and methodology are submitted to the instructor and department chairman for approval to register for this course.

  • NURS 4312 CARE OF VULNERABLE POPS

    NURS 4312 Care of Vulnerable Populations
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    Students apply concepts of epidemiology to determine the factors that contribute to vulnerability in individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Students will examine (a) health norms for the elder population based on age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in order to determine the major health problems and surveillance issues and (b) research methodologies/approaches/models that are employed to improve health outcomes for vulnerable aging populations. Students will also be expected to use communication skills and education theory to plan and present health information to promote health of a population. Critical thinking and mathematical skills will be developed in using a statistical approach to assessing and evaluating health outcomes. Concepts of health promotion and disease prevention serve as a basis for analyzing recommendations for health programming.

  • NURS 4381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    NURS 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    The student will select a special problem or interest area in nursing for intensive study. Written objectives and methodology are submitted to the instructor and department chairman for approval to register for this course.

  • NURS 4406 CRITICAL CARE ACROSS LIFESPAN

    NURS 4406 Critical Care Across the Lifespan
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 4408/4008
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4006
    Fee(s): None

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for clients experiencing injury, unstable, life-threatening, and/or complex illness across the lifespan. This course builds on prior content where students will continue to examine critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of healthcare contexts.

  • NURS 4408 MATERNAL-CHILD NURSING

    NURS 4408 Maternal-Child Nursing
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3405 and NURS 3305
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4008

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for women and children experiencing acute and chronic illness.

  • NURS 4409 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH

    NURS 4409 Introduction to Research
    Prerequisite(s): Admission into nursing program or permission of dean
    Corequisite(s): None

    Students will learn the basic principles of the research process, including the ability to critique research and determine its applicability. Additionally, the application of ethics and advocacy for human subjects as essential components of nursing’s role in the process of improving health and healthcase will be integrated into the course.

  • NURS 4410 TRANSITION TO PRACTICE

    NURS 4410 Transition to Practice
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 4408 and NURS 4008 and NURS 4415 and NURS 4015
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4010

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for adults and families across the lifespan. Students will examine concepts and apply critical understanding and clinical judgment in a variety of healthcare contexts using case scenarios and Simulation technology. This course builds on all content and prepares for the transition into licensed practice.

  • NURS 4415 COMMUNITY POPULATION HEALTH

    NURS 4415 Community Population Health
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3405/3005
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4015
    Fee(s): None

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety for diverse populations and communities. Emphasis will be placed on risks for the disruptions in health, health beliefs, group dynamics, and communication with key community stakeholders.

  • NURS 4416 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN NURSING

    NURS 4416 Professional Issues in Nursing
    Prerequisite(s):NURS 4408 and NURS 4008 and NURS 4415 and NURS 4015
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4016

    This course prepares students to become inter-professional care providers while advocating for patient safety across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the appraising the changing healthcare environment, and factors that influence, the profession, healthcare, and professional nursing practice.

  • NURS 4424 NURS IN COMM/NURS THE COMM

    NURS 4424 Nursing in the Community and Nursing the Community
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): NURS 4444 and NURS 4044
    Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): NURS 4024
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    This course is one of four courses for the Baccalaureate Nursing program that focus on care of groups, populations, and communities. Students analyze historical trends and characteristics and factors that have impacted community health nursing and contributed to community health issues. Students compare and contrast the professional nursing roles in the community and apply theories, models, and principles to community health nursing practice. Opportunities are provided to use systematic approaches to identify health needs to groups and populations and promote health in the community. This is a four-semester hour course, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4434 CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES

    NURS 4434 Care of Childbearing Families
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404 and NURS 3004 and NURS 4414 and NURS 4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3214 and NURS 3215) and a GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint and approval of the Department of Nursing
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4034 and any other nursing courses and/or liberal arts core as advised.

    This is one of three courses that focus on specialty care of individuals and their families. The dimensions of health are assessed in childbearing families requiring specialized care. Students apply concepts of care to case management and continuity of care of childbearing families. Students use a systematic approach to providing care for childbearing families, in the community and in specialty care units such as labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care units, pre-natal and postpartum units. This is a four-semester hour, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4444 CARE OF FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

    NURS 4444 Care of Families with Children
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404 and NURS 3004 and NURS 4414 and NURS 4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3214 and NURS 3215) and a GPA of 2.75 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint and approval of the Department of Nursing
    Corequisite(s): NURS 4044 and any other nursing courses and/or liberal arts core as advised.

    This is one of three courses that focus on specialty care of individuals and their families. The dimensions of health are assessed in families with children and adolescents. Students are expected to be able to apply concepts of care to case management and continuity of care of families with children and adolescents in the community and in pediatric health care environments. Students use a systematic approach to provide care for families with children and adolescents. This course is four semester hours, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4564 HEALTH CARE ADMIN FOR NURSES

    NURS 4564 Healthcare Administration for Nurses
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    This course focuses on professional issues in nursing, nursing management and the use of research in clinical practice as well as the study of health administration and leadership from the nurse’s perspective. Students apply leadership and management behaviors and skills to providing care for a group of patients and promoting positive consumer relationships; and analyze effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery systems promoting positive health outcomes. The course is five semester hours, including 108 clinical hours.

  • NURS 5000 ORG. THEORY & CULTURE CLINICAL

    NURS 5000 Organizational Theory and Culture Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5302
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5400

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply concepts learned in NURS 5400. 90 hours of clinical are required.

  • NURS 5001 FNP ADULT HEALTH II CLINICAL

    NURS 5001 FNP Adult Health II Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5501

    This course is the clinical component where students have the opportunity to utilize the content learned in the didactic component while providing direct patient care. This course has 135 hours of precepted clinical and is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5005 PNP ACUTE HEALTH I CLINICAL

    NURS 5005 PNP Acute Health I Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5405

    This course will provide 108 clinical hours of management and diagnosis of acute health issues in children and adolescents.

  • NURS 5006 PNP ACUTE HEALTH II CLINICAL

    NURS 5006 PNP Acute Health II Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5406

    This course will provide 108 clinical hours of management and diagnosis of acute health issues in children and adolescents in intensive and emergent areas.

  • NURS 5007 PNP PEDIATRIC HEALTH I CLINIC

    NURS 5007 PNP Pediatric Health I Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5407

    This course is the clinical component where students have the opportunity to utilize the content learned in the didactic component while providing direct patient care to those age 0-21 years. This course has 108 hours of precepted clinical and is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5008 PNP PEDIATRIC HEALTH II CLINIC

    NURS 5008 PNP Pediatic Health II Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5408

    This course is the clinical component where students have the opportunity to utilize the content learned in the didactic component while providing direct patient care to those ages 0-21 years. This course has 108 hours of precepted clinical and is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5017 LEAD/DIVERSE WORK TEAMS CLINIC

    NURS 5017 Leading Diverse Work Teams Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in NURS 5302
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5317

    This course will provide students the opportunity to apply concepts learned in NURS 5317. 40 hours of clinical are required.

  • NURS 5023 GROWTH & DEVELPMT CLINICAL

    NURS 5023 Growth and Development Across the Lifespan Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5320 and 5120
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5223

    This course has 81 hours of precepted patient care clinical practice with guidelines for health supervision of patients across the lifespan.

  • NURS 5035 WOMAN’S HEALTH CLINICAL

    NURS 5035 Woman’s Health Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5335

    This course is the clinical component where students have the opportunity to utilize the content learned in the didactic component while providing direct patient care. This course has 81 hours of precepted clinical and is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5036 ADV.DIAG.SKILL-ACUT CAR CLINIC

    NURS 5036 Advanced Diagnostics & Skills – Acute Care Clinical
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5336

    This course will provide 108 hours of clinical time with the opportunity to provide acute care skills to patients.

  • NURS 5229 ADVANCED ROLE

    NURS 5229 Advanced Role
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5230 and 5030 or NURS 5220 and 5020
    The purpose of this course is to provide a conceptual basis for advanced practice nursing. Students examine nurse practitioner competencies with emphasis on acquiring knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in healthcare delivery, health policy, and complex healthcare systems. Research and quality improvement mechanisms to implement change are explored. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5300 THEORY INTEGRATION

    NURS 5300 Theory Integration
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSN Program
    This course explores and analyzes theories and propositions from social, psychological, medical, nursing, and interpersonal relations as a foundation to understanding research, practice, and scholarship in nursing. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5302 LDRSHP QUAL SAFETY HLTH PLCY

    NURS 5302 Leadership for Quality, Safety and Health Policy
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSN Program
    The principles and theories germane to leadership will be explored in relation to complex organizations and the development of leadership styles and policy making within microsystems, mesosystems, and macrosystems to transform those healthcare systems. Course content will include continuous quality improvement models, processes, and tools to measure outcomes in a healthcare facility. Emphasis will be placed on the political, demographic, and economic forces that influence the development of health policy and professional nursing practice. Ethical and legal dimensions of nursing practice and interprofessional relationships at advanced level will be explored. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5303 ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

    NURS 5303 Advanced Pathophysiology
    Prerequisite(s): Admission into MSN
    This course focuses on pathophysiological processes across the lifespan and the development of clinical reasoning skills that distinguish the relationships between normal physiology and specific system alterations produced by injury and disease. Particular attention will be given to etiology, pathogenesis, developmental and environmental influences, and clinical manifestations of major health problems. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5304 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

    NURS 5304 Advanced Pharmacology
    Prerequisite(s): Admission into MSN
    This course provides the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the therapeutic use of pharmacologic agents. The pharmacologic treatment of major health problems will be explored. Principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics will be examined. The effects of culture, ethnicity, age, pregnancy, gender and funding on pharmacologic therapy will be emphasized. Legal aspects of prescribing will be fully addressed. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5305 ADV HEALTH ASSESSMENT

    NURS 5305 Advanced Health Assessment
    Prerequisite(s): Admission into MSN
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5120

    This course will build upon health assessment skills developed in the professional nurse’s basic educational program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be developed. The process whereby the advanced practitioner utilizes comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and cultural assessment across the lifespan to gather specific data relevant to common health problems is demonstrated. Faculty and preceptors facilitate laboratory and clinical experiences, which focus on assessment of clients and presentation of findings in a variety of settings. This course will require 27 hours of precepted patient care hours practicing the didactic content across the lifespan. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5306 ADV. DIAGNOSTICS AND SKILLS

    NURS 5306 Advanced Diagnostics and Skills
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5305
    Corequisite(s): None

    Focus in on managing complex healthcare problems through the development of evidence-based diagnostic and clinical decision-making skills. Participants evaluate the use of advanced diagnostic techniques in terms of best evidence, client values/beliefs, available resources, and clinical expertise. This course will also provide hands-on practice with the advanced skills needed in primary care. This class requires 20 simulation/lab hours on campus or alternative location. This class requires 20 simulation/lab hours on campus or alternative location. This course is 85% didactic and 15% simulation/lab.

  • NURS 5307 ADVANCE HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

    NURS 5307 Advanced Healthcare Informatics
    Prerequisite(s): Entry into MSN program or approval by department
    Corequisite(s): None

    In this course, students will explore core concepts, skills, tools that define the informatics field, including the examination of health information technologies to promote safety, improve quality, and foster consumer-centered care and efficiency.

  • NURS 5308 ADVANCED PATHO-PHARMACOLOGY

    NURS 5308 Advanced Patho-Pharmacology
    Prerequisite(s): Entry into MSN program or approval by department
    Corequisite(s): None

    In this course, students will explore physiological, pathophysiological, and pharmacologic processes to prepare nurses for roles in leadership and education.

  • NURS 5309 RESEARCH INTEGRATION

    NURS 5309 Research Integration
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300
    Corequisite(s): None

    Students will learn to integrate appropriate research to assist in resolving clinical issues. Evidence-based practice will be utilized to include patient preferences and values as well as clinical expertise while integrating research data.

  • NURS 5311 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

    NURS 5311 Curriculum Development
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5309
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course examines various classical and modern curriculum theorists as they apply to nursing curriculum development. Emphasis is placed on congruence between institutional mission, philosophy, and goals; professional standards; and needs and expectations of a program’s communities of interest. Students design a curriculum to meet the needs of a stated nursing role and setting.

  • NURS 5312 EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES

    NURS 5312 Effective Teaching Strategies
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5309
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course will incorporate a learner-centered approach to course development and instructional delivery. Assessment tools and strategies used to evaluate student learning will be emphasized. Students will demonstrate instructional techniques and strategies in the teaching of didactic competencies and clinical proficiencies based upon evidence-based teaching practices.

  • NURS 5313 EVALUATION OF LEARNING

    NURS 5313 Evaluation of Learning
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5309
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course examines a variety of assessment models and techniques used to evaluate student classroom performance and clinical performance, instructor performance, and effectiveness of education programs. Students will design and execute assessment and evaluation plans, interpret assessment data and develop closing the loop activities.

  • NURS 5316 LEADERSHIP ROLES & OPERATIONS

    NURS 5316 Leadership Roles & Operations
    Prerequisite(s): Entry into MSN program or approval by department
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course will provide an introduction to the leadership role and operations in nursing service organizations. Included will be the study of leadership roles, styles, and their implications for the nurse leader.

  • NURS 5317 LEADING DIVERSE WORK TEAMS

    NURS 5317 Leading Diverse Work Teams
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in NURS 5302
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5017

    This course will provide information on human resource management and related factors in nursing service organizations.

  • NURS 5318 HEALTHCARE FINANCE

    NURS 5318 Healthcare Finance
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5319
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course covers principles of healthcare economics, third party reimbursement, costing, budgets and budgeting, variance, economic evaluation methods, and writing a business plan to successfully defend and market a healthcare program.

  • NURS 5319 ADV. LEADERSHIP/HEALTH POLICY

    NURS 5319 Advanced Leadership for Health Policy and Quality
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5302
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course focuses on the legal, ethical, regulatory, and fiscal environment faced by nurse leaders. It enables the nurse leader to manage the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues facing healthcare organizations.

  • NURS 5323 GROWTH & DEV. ACROSS LIFESPAN

    NURS 5323 Growth and Development Across the Lifespan
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5306
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5023

    This course is designed to provide the learner with an overview of growth and development, encompassing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that occur from conception through late adulthood. This course will include an introduction to the human development theories common to all people, as well as five ways in which the population differs from others. The learner will gain hands-on experience through precepted direct patient care of individuals within the context of family. Evidence-based practice is interwoven with practical applications to parenting, teaching, healthcare, and public policy. This course will provide didactic and hands-on practice with guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents. This course has 81 hours of precepted clinical and is 40% didactic and 60% direct patient care.

  • NURS 5335 WOMAN’S HEALTH

    NURS 5335 Woman’s Health
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5306
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5035

    This course provides didactic in the diagnosis and management of woman’s health. A grade of “B” or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program. This course is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5336 ADV. DIAG. & SKILLS ACUTE CARE

    NURS 5336 Advanced Diagnostics & Skills – Acute Care
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5405
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5036

    This course will provide didactic and hands on practice with the advanced skills needed in acute care. This is a hybrid course requiring on campus lab and clinical time.

  • NURS 5381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    NURS 5381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • NURS 5400 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY & CULTUR

    NURS 5400 Organizational Theory and Culture
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5302
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5000

    This course will provide an introduction to organizational theory, culture, and principles of practice in the administration of nursing services and patient care.

  • NURS 5401 RESIDENCY I

    NURS 5401 Residency I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5400, NURS 5000
    Corequisite(s): None

    This capstone course will provide the opportunity for the learner to integrate and practice the content from previous courses in various non-hospital systems. This course has a precepted clinical of 162 hours.

  • NURS 5402 RESIDENCY II

    NURS 5402 Residency II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5400, NURS 5000
    Corequisite(s): None

    This capstone course will provide the opportunity for the learner to integrate and practice the content from previous courses in various hospital systems. This course has a precepted clinical of 162 hours.

  • NURS 5405 PNP ACUTE HEALTH I

    NURS 5405 PNP Acute Health I
    Prerequisite(s): Entry into MSN program or approval by department
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5005

    This course will provide an introduction to the diagnosis and management of acute health issues in children and adolescents.

  • NURS 5406 PNP ACUTE HEALTH II

    NURS 5406 PNP Acute Health II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5405
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5006

    This course will build upon the diagnosis and treatment of acute health issues in children and adolescents in intensive care and emergent areas.

  • NURS 5407 PNP PEDIATRIC HEALTH I

    NURS 5407 PNP Pediatric Health I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5306
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5007

    This course is the first in a series of two that provides content in the diagnosis and management of pediatric illness. A grade of “B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program. This course is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5408 PNP PEDIATRIC HEALTH II

    NURS 5408 PNP Pediatric Health II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5306
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5008

    This course is the second in a series of two that provides content in the diagnosis and management of pediatric illness. A grade of “B” or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program. This course is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5420 ADVANCED PRACTICUM I

    NURS 5420 Advanced Practicum I
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Department of Nursing
    This course will provide the opportunity for the learner to integrate and practice the content from previous courses. This course is a precepted clinical of 180 hours. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5421 ADVANCED PRACTICUM II

    NURS 5421 Advanced Practicum II
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Department of Nursing
    This course will provide the opportunity for the learner to integrate and practice the content from previous courses. This course is a precepted clinical of 180 hours. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program.

  • NURS 5500 FNP ADULT HEALTH I

    NURS 5500 FNP Adult Health I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5306
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5000

    This course is the first of two that provides content in the diagnosis and management of adult illness. A grade of B or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program. This course is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.

  • NURS 5501 FNP ADULT HEALTH II

    NURS 5501 FNP Adult Health II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5306
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5001

    This course is the second of two that provides content in the diagnosis and management of adult illness. A grade of “B” or above must be received in this course to allow progression in the Nurse Practitioner program. This course is 40% didactic and 60% clinical.