Course Index

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NRS 562 CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATICS

Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) is a rapidly-expanding area of informatics practice and focuses on the consumer use of electronic information to guide healthcare outcomes.  This course will cover the implementation of strategies and technologies that improve patients, families and the community access to health care; CHI applications, health literacy and trends, opportunities and future challenges.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 509, NRS 513 & NRS 560, or by permission.

NRS 560 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

This course provides an introduction to nursing and health care informatics and includes applications of information systems and nursing informatics competencies within the health care system. Topics covered include but are not limited to, history and theoretical models of nursing informatics; information systems in clinical settings and the use of information for health systems management; nursing roles; nursing vocabularies and nursing knowledge representation ethical and social issues in healthcare informatics, including HIPAA. 

  • Credits: 3.0

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

NRS 890 CAPSTONE IV

This is the last of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the DNP student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. This course will focus on translation and dissemination of capstone project findings. (Cross-listed with EDD 890)

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 886

NRS 886 CAPSTONE III

This is the third of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will refine and implement the capstone proposal. (Cross-listed with EDD 886)

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 882

NRS 882 CAPSTONE II

This is the second of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will examine the essentials of scientific writing through completion of a capstone project proposal and program implementation planning. (Cross-listed with EDD 882)

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 880

NRS 880 CAPSTONE I

This is the first of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. The project will focus on a practice problem within a specific population and contribute to the advancement of nursing practice. Students examine the elements of a proposal and identify a practice problem of interest. Students will conduct a scholarly literature review related to a practice problem and critically appraise the evidence. Students will apply a theoretical framework as a foundation for a clinical project. (Cross-listed with EDD 880)

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    SSC 730, SSC 734, NRS 742

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.

  • 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