Course Index

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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 838 CNS PRACTICUM IV

This course provides the foundation for clinical nurse specialist role development and skills required in health promotion and disease prevention interventions for adult individuals across the lifespan in the community setting.  Students will influence care via the three spheres of influence (client, personnel, and organizational systems) during their practicum experiences.  

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

    NRS 828

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 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 828 CNS PRACTICUM III

This course provides the foundation for clinical nurse specialist role development and skills required in health promotion and disease prevention interventions for adult individuals across the lifespan in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  Students will influence care via the three spheres of influence (client, personnel, and organizational systems) during their practicum experiences.  

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

    NRS 818

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 824 ADULT GERONTOLOGY NURSING THEORY III

This course provides the theoretical foundation to develop the knowledge and skills required in care delivery for adults (adolescents through geriatrics) focusing on primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of disease prevention and health promotion in the community, outpatient, and inpatient settings.  The Clinical Nurse Specialist functions at the microsystem and macrosystem level will be emphasized in relation to the three spheres of influence.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 814

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 818 CNS PRACTICUM II

This course provides the foundation for clinical nurse specialist role development and skills required in care delivery for 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 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