Course Index

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NRS 792 ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICUM

This course provides the foundation for clinical role development in advanced public health nursing. Students will experientially examine public health nursing from a systems perspective and involves no individual level patient care. The preceptor supervised practicum expectations include role exploration and evidence-based project development.

  • Credits: 2.0 / 120 clinical hours

NRS 788 CIVIC HEALTH

This course uses the Culture of Health framework to examine the role of civic health in the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Students will examine civic health indicators (i.e. volunteering and giving, group membership, trust in institutions, social interactions, neighbor connectedness, voting and registration, and political involvement) in relation to population-based care, health policy, ethics, and finance. Examination of social change leadership, analysis of civic-related research, and exploration of civic identity will further student civic and public purpose as a health care professional and educated citizen.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 784 PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS

This course provides a foundation for a systematic process to clarify, prioritize, and justify ethical principles and values that guide public health action. Students will compare and contrast public health ethics to bioethics and medical ethics that guide biology and clinical medicine which are individual or patient centered. Throughout this course students will distinguish public health ethics as a population-based approach to public health as a field of study.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 758 HEALTH SYSTEMS, INFORMATICS & LEADERSHIP

This course provides an overview of contemporary 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 healthcare 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 healthcare industry and program development to become a leader in patient centered care and positive health outcomes. (Cross-listed with MBH 600)

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 754 HEALTHCARE POLICY

This course provides a foundation for analyzing the social and political forces that influence healthcare policy decisions. The relationship between health policy, social justice, and practice will be explored. Students will examine current healthcare policy and factors which influence policy development. The healthcare policy will be investigated. (Cross-listed with EDD 754, MBH 660)

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 750 HEALTHCARE FINANCE

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, healthcare finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and healthcare innovation. The financial environment of healthcare and how it impacts healthcare providers and leaders is examined. The relationship between healthcare economics, health policy, program development and clinical practice is explored. (Cross-listed with EDD 750, MBH 670)

  • Credits: 3.0

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 742 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. (Cross-listed with EDD 742)

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Graduate Statistics

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 780 ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH

This course lays the framework for the advanced public health nurse role with an emphasis on public health policy. This course explores conceptual models and frameworks to examine complex public health issues, systems, policies, and practice. Students evaluate community issues and integrate clinical health practices emphasizing a health promotion and prevention approach while addressing health disparities of vulnerable and diverse populations.

  • Credits: 3.0