Course Index

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NRS 780 SPECIAL TOPICS

This clinical based course provides the opportunity to explore selected clinical problems related to advanced practice nursing in depth. This course is an independent study with elements of a clinical practicum that is developed in consultation with instructor. Topics will vary depending upon the interests of students and faculty.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 10.0

NRS 738 THEORY FOUNDATION

The development and meaning of theories relevant to nursing practice will be examined. Theory development, evaluation, and application will be analyzed in relationship to the advancement of nursing practice through scientific and clinical inquiry, which leads to evidence-based practice.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 742 NURSING RESEARCH

This course provides an in-depth study of the design and conduct of health care research with emphasis on identifying researchable clinical, educational, and health care delivery problems.  Analysis and interpretation of data from qualitative and quantitative research designs will be emphasized. Students will begin to investigate and develop their capstone question and complete a systematic literature review to support the capstone project.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SSC 730

NRS 746 ROLE DEVELOPMENT OF APRN

This course examines the theoretical principles that guide practice of the Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN). Emphasis will be placed on the roles of the APRN which include clinician, clinical leader, and educator.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 750 HEALTH CARE FINANCE

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, health care finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and health care entrepreneurism. The financial environment of health care and how it impacts the advanced nurse practice role is examined. The relationship between health care economics, health policy, program development, and clinical practice is explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 754 HEALTH CARE POLICY

This course provides a foundation for analyzing the social and political forces that influence health care policy decisions. The relationship between health policy, social justice, and nursing practice will be explored. Students will examine current health care policy and factors which influence policy development. The DNP's contribution to the health care policy making process will be investigated.

  • Credits: 3.0

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

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 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 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