Course Index

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NRS 894 CLINICAL INQUIRY FOR THE DNP

This course facilitates a student's synthesis, integration and translation of knowledge and skills within the context of healthcare delivery and population based healthcare. Within a collaborative environment and under the direction of a faculty advisor, the student will plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate a capstone project.

  • Credits: 9 credits/ 540 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 880

SCI 716 ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

This foundational course provides the theoretical knowledge necessary for advanced nursing practice. The biology of disease processes in terms of physiological dysfunction is examined to serve as the basis for clinical decision making. Emphasis will be placed on diagnostic findings in relation to initiation of therapy and intended outcomes.

  • Credits: 3.0

SCI 720 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

This foundational course provides an in-depth analysis of clinical pharmacology. The effect of pharmacotherapies on body systems with emphasis on drug action and interaction is examined. Nursing implications and protocols necessary for decision making in prescribing medications will be considered. The ethical, legal, and economic implications surrounding the APRN's role in prescribing and monitoring pharmacotherapies will be studied.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 730 BIOSTATISTICS

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and apply bio-statistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distributions, inferences (point estimates and confidence intervals), hypotheses testing (one-sample tests, two-sample tests), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), as well as simple linear regression and multiple regression analysis. The course emphasizes the application of statistical concepts to analyze research for best available evidence to support quality nursing practice. The course also provides students with hands-on experience in using statistical software (SPSS) to assist in making effective decisions.

  • Credits: 3.0

SSC 734 EPIDEMIOLOGY

This course engages students in a comprehensive study of the concepts of epidemiology in relation to nursing practice, public health, and health policy. Concepts of health, risk, disease causality, and strategies to reduce the incidence and prevalence of health problems will be examined.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SSC 730

PHB 001 PHLEBOTOMY

This course consists of 60 hours of classroom instruction at NMC and five (8-hour) days for three weeks (120 hours) of clinical experience in a full-service clinical laboratory. The clinical practicum schedule is determined by the clinical site supervisor. A Medical Terminology course is recommended, but not required. Upon successful completion of the phlebotomy program, students are eligible to take the national certification examination to become certified phlebotomy technicians [PBT(ASCP)] through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

  • Credits: 1.800000000000000e+002

PTA 100 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

Students learn about the history of the field of Physical Therapy, and the role of the PTA. Expectations for professional behavior and ethical practice within the field are made explicit.  The role and scope of members of the physical therapy team are examined, and major areas of practice are explored.  Roles of other members of the healthcare team are presented, along with team approaches that exist in healthcare.  Communication and human relations, including individual and cultural differences, are discussed as they relate to the healthcare field.  The course also introduces the topics of confidentiality, quality assurance, licensure, applied medical terminology, documentation, basic research procedures, evidence based practice and current issues affecting the field.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the PTA Program.

PTA 105 FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY FOR THE PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

The student is introduced to the essentials of functional anatomy as related to the study of muscle origin, insertion, action and innervation.  Basic terminology and concepts of applied kinesiology and physics are covered. Laboratory experiences include visualizing cadaver dissections and obtaining a working knowledge of applied surface anatomy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the PTA Program.

PTA 115 BASIC SKILLS IN PATIENT CARE WITH LAB

The student explores the principles and practices of physical therapy including but not limited to: positioning and draping, body mechanics, transfers, infection control, wheelchair management, ambulation aids and self-care instruction.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the PTA Program.

PTA 120 THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE I WITH LAB

The student is exposed to foundational principles and practices of physical therapy including but not limited to: posture awareness, manual muscle testing, range of motion measurement and exercise, stretching and strengthening techniques, joint integrity and mobility, soft tissue mobilization, pulmonary physical therapy techniques, PNF patterns and pain measurement.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    PTA 100, PTA 105, PTA 115, SCI 200, SCI 116