Course Index

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NRS 816 PRACTICUM II

This course provides the foundation for clinical role development and skills required in care delivery for primary care of adults, particularly older adults with common acute and chronic health problems. Emphasis will be placed on addressing long-term alterations in functional health patterns as well as management of acute health status changes. This course allows for development and implementation of a holistic approach to care for the well older adult through end of life care. Health assessment, clinical and diagnostic reasoning, and pathophysiological and phamacotherapeutic principles will be incorporated to provide evidence-based care to this population.

  • Credits: 3 credits/180 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 806, NRS 822

NRS 826 PRACTICUM III

This course provides the foundation for clinical role development and skills required in care delivery for primary care individuals across the lifespan with common acute and chronic health problems. Clinical application of knowledge necessary to provide care for this population will include the advanced practice nurse role in health promotion, disease prevention, and management of stable health problems. Health assessment, clinical and diagnostic reasoning, and pathophysiological and phamacotherapeutic principles will be incorporated to provide evidence-based care to this population.

  • Credits: 3 credits/180 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 812, NRS 816, NRS 822

NRS 836 PRACTICUM IV

This course provides clinical experience in providing care for individuals across the lifespan with common and acute chronic health problems in the ambulatory care setting. Attention to comprehensive and holistic assessment, clinical management, therapeutic monitoring, and coordination of health promotion and healthcare is anticipated.

  • Credits: 3 credits/180 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 826

NRS 840 RESIDENCY

This course is an advanced nursing practicum that provides an opportunity for the student to integrate and synthesize knowledge and skills acquired in doctoral course work. In consultation with their DNP faculty advisor, students will select an area of clinical practice relevant to career aspirations. This residency provides the culmination experience for developing clinical knowledge and skills that demonstrate essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice.

  • Credits: 3 credits/180 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 802, NRS 806, NRS 812, NRS 816, NRS 822, NRS 826, NRS 832, NRS 836

NRS 832 POPULATION BASED HEALTH CARE

This course provides theoretical foundation for clinical role development and skills required identify care needs at a population level and strategies to improve population outcomes. The course focus is on translational research and the application of evidence-based concepts essential to delivery of population based health care practice. Analysis of the impact of social, cultural, ecological, and systems across various populations will be emphasized throughout the course. A portion of this course requires on-campus completion.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 802, NRS 812, NRS 822

NRS 822 WOMEN AND CHILDREN NURSING THEORY

This course provides the theoretical foundation for clinical role development and skills required in care delivery for primary care of infants, children, adolescents, and child-bearing women with common acute and chronic health problems. Application of theories and advanced nursing strategies in health promotion will be emphasized. This course provides the foundation for providing primary health care for the identified population and their families.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 802

NRS 812 ADULT NURSING THEORY II

This course provides the theoretical foundation for clinical role development and skills required in care delivery for primary care of adults with a focus on the older adult with common acute and chronic health problems. Biological and developmental aging theory will serve as the basis for understanding the unique care needs of this population. Primary, secondary, and tertiary health promotion interventions will be explored in relation to individual needs and values.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 802, NRS 806

NRS 806 PRACTICUM I

This course provides clinical experience in providing care for individuals across the life span with common acute and chronic health problems in an ambulatory care setting. Attention will be given to clinical role development and skills required in care delivery for primary care of individuals across the life span. Interviewing skills and a methodical comprehensive approach needed to formulate differential diagnoses are emphasized. Clinical expectations include the development and implementation of an evidence-based client management plan that addresses the client holistically with an emphasis on health promotion.

  • Credits: 3 credits/180 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 706, NRS 712, NRS 716, NRS 720, NRS 746, NRS 802

NRS 802 ADULT NURSING THEORY I

This course provides the theoretical foundation for clinical role development and skills required in care delivery for primary care of adults with common acute and chronic health problems. Interviewing skills and a methodical comprehensive approach needed to formulate differential diagnoses are emphasized. This course encourages the development and implementation of an evidence-based client management plan based on advanced health and health promotion competencies. This course will promote a holistic approach incorporating health assessment, clinical and diagnostic reasoning, and pathophysiological and phamacotherapeutic principles.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 706, NRS 712, NRS 716, NRS 720, NRS 746

NRS 758 HEALTH SYSTEMS, INFORMATICS & LEADERSHIP

This course provides an overview of contemporary nursing and health care systems and organizations. Within this overview the research, health policy, regulation, and law are examined from the perspective of how these factors shape health care organizations. Available technology tools to interpret and organize health data is investigated in relation to health system productivity. This course synthesizes leadership and system theory into understanding the health care industry and program development to become a leader in patient centered care and positive health outcomes.

  • Credits: 3.0