Course Index

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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: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 706, NRS 712, SCI 716, SCI 720, NRS 746, NRS 802

NRS 802 ADULT NURSING THEORY I

This course provides the theoretical foundation for clinical role development and skills required in primary care delivery for 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 promotes a holistic approach incorporating health assessment, clinical and diagnostic reasoning, and pathophysiological and phamacotherapeutic principles.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 706, NRS 712, SCI 716, SCI 720, NRS 746

NRS 800 AGNP PRACTICUM I

This course provides clinical experience in providing care for adults 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 adults. 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: 3.0 / 130 clinical hours
  • Prerequisites:

    Prerequisites/Corequisites:
    NRS 802

NRS 796 HEALTH POLICY PRACTICUM

This experiential course examines health policy from public, institutional, organizational, and legal domains. Students will explore the intersection of health policy and law using a social, political, and economic context. The preceptor supervised practicum expectations include health policy related interprofessional role exploration and identifying policy implications in project development.

  • Credits: 2.0 / 120 clinical hours

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 healthcare 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 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

NRS 758 HEALTH SYSTEMS, INFORMATICS & LEADERSHIP

This course provides an overview of contemporary healthcare 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