Course Index

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NRS 694 TEACHING, LEARNING & INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

This course provides the foundation in educational principles for the student. Learning theories and best practices provide the basis for analyzing the concept of learning in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Teaching strategies to facilitate student learning in the classroom, clinical, practice and online environment are examined. Legal, ethical and professional faculty responsibilities in higher education are explored. (Cross-listed with EDD 694)

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 690 COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING

This course is designed to assist the advanced practice nurse in developing, implementing, and evaluating health programs at the individual level and the population or community level. Using public health theory as a basis, content will focus on targeting diverse populations, determinants of health problems and strategies to address these health problems.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 686 RURAL NURSING

This course analyzes the major concepts of public health and health determinants in rural communities. Theories and models of rural nursing will be examined to provide a broad understanding of the characteristics of healthcare in rural settings.  Concepts explored throughout the course enhance the competence of nurse leaders and educators to address the challenges and develop the opportunities of nursing in a rural setting.

  • Credits: 3.0

NRS 594 CAPSTONE II

In this second course of the capstone sequence, students will synthesize concepts related to research, practice, education and leadership content and experiences learned throughout the master's program of study. Groups of students will collaboratively complete the group-selected evidence-based project begun in NRS 592. Emphasis will be on the process of completing an evidence-based manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, a poster presentation suitable for delivery at a local, national or regional conference or a webinar presentation.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Typically taken in the last semester, or by permission

NRS 592 CAPSTONE I

In this first course of the capstone sequence, students will synthesize concepts related to research, practice, education and leadership content as well as experiences learned throughout the master's programs of study. Groups of students will collaboratively begin a group-selected evidence-based project. Emphasis is placed on the process of identifying a nursing problem (PICO [T]), searching and critically appraising the literature with development of a summary matrix table.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Typically taken in the second-to-last semester, or by permission

NRS 569 PRACTICUM IN NURSING INFORMATICS

During the Practicum in Nursing Informatics, the student will select a preceptor in the field of informatics and complete 126 hours of direct interaction.  The student will synthesize clinical applications, roles and competencies of the nurse informaticist and the interface with technology in healthcare.  The student must identify a topic for discussion and share the findings and outcomes of the project.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All program course work except NRS 592 and NRS 594, or by permission

NRS 568 CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE

The focus of this course is on the role of the nurse in the use of the electronic health record in the clinical practice setting.  The selection, implementation, management, and evaluation of healthcare information systems will be explored.  Regulatory standards such as HITECH, and review of competencies from ANA and TIGER will be discussed.  Other topics include project management; privacy and security standards.  Precepted clinical experience (84 clinical hours) allows for practical application of course theory.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All program course work except NRS 569, NRS 592 and NRS 594, or by permission

NRS 564 REGULATOR, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

The utilization of information technology in society has increased the need to ensure privacy and security of patient health information. This course will review regulatory, legal, and ethical philosophies of informatics in healthcare.  Topics will include the history and standards of HIPAA; the impact on system implementation, management, and evaluation; and the role of the informaticist in the protection of the patient.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 509, NRS 513, NRS 560, NRS 562, or by permission

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 healthcare; 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 healthcare informatics and includes applications of information systems and nursing informatics competencies within the healthcare 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
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 509 & NRS 513, or by permission