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Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.P.

School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Office of Student Career & Advancement Services, 5-160 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 34 to 102
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program is offered as the post-baccalaureate with specialty (13 specialties). The School of Nursing also offers a reduced-credit, post-master's DNP program for students who have completed a master's degree in a nursing practice specialty. The DNP program is an innovative, practice-focused program that prepares students to be leaders in health care, develop quality improvement, and systems problem solving. It prepares nurses to create and lead new models of care delivery for communities locally, across the nation, and around the world. Students work with faculty who are leaders in their fields and on the cutting edge of nursing research and practice. These experts become mentors and guide students through the program. The unique, interdisciplinary core curriculum is divided into the following four areas. 1. DNP core - Includes science of nursing intervention, moral and ethical positions, research, statistics, program evaluation, evidence-based practice, epidemiology, informatics, leadership, health economics, health policy, and teaching and learning. 2. DNP specialty core - Prepares students for advanced clinical practice; includes physiology, pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics, and advanced health assessment. 3. DNP specialization - Prepares graduates for certification in their chosen specialty by a national certifying body and includes: a. Advanced clinical practice with specialty-specific courses for each of the areas of clinical specialization b. Other specialty coursework in public health, organizational leadership, informatics, and integrative health and healing 4. Scholarly leadership project - Completed by all students in a three-semester sequence during which the project is planned, implemented, evaluated, and disseminated The School of Nursing and the School of Public Health offer a DNP/MPH-Public Health Practice dual degree program. This dual degree option provides students with a unique opportunity to provide advanced nursing care as leaders of inter-professional health care teams, emphasizing population-focused practice, and quality improvement to impact patient outcomes.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
The post-baccalaureate DNP and post-master's DNP programs require an entry-level nursing degree (e.g. BSN, BAN, post-baccalaureate certificate in nursing, or entry-level master of nursing).
A graduate degree is not required for admission to the post-baccalaureate DNP program. Applicants for the post-master's DNP must hold a master's degree in a nursing practice specialty.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
The required application process is available on the School of Nursing website at www.nursing.umn.edu. Interviews are by invitation only and are not granted to all applicants. Application deadlines for the DNP program are available on the School of Nursing website.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
34 to 102 credits are required in the major.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
DNP/MPH-Public Health Practice students must complete the core course requirements for both the DNP and MPH.
Core Coursework
Take the following required courses for at least 34 credits:
NURS 5115 - Interprofessional Health Care Informatics (3.0 cr)
NURS 6200 - Science of Nursing Intervention (3.0 cr)
NURS 7000 - DNP Proseminar (1.0 cr)
NURS 7102 - Scholarly Dissemination and Advanced Professional Engagement (2.0 cr)
NURS 7200 - Economics of Health Care (3.0 cr)
NURS 7202 - Moral and Ethical Positions and Actions in Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 7300 - Program Evaluation (3.0 cr)
NURS 7400 - Health Policy Leadership (3.0 cr)
NURS 7600 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 7610 - System Leadership and Innovation (3.0 cr)
NURS 7900 - Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Nursing (3.0 cr)
NURS 7100 - Quality Improvement and Implementation Science in Health Care (3.0 cr)
NURS 6110 - Epidemiology in Nursing (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
A minimum of 3 credits of NURS 7110 must be successfully completed to meet degree requirements.
NURS 7110 - NURS 7110 DNP Project Practicum (1.0-3.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health - Public Health Practice (D.N.P./M.P.H.-Public Health Practice) Students may take a total of 14 credits in common among the academic programs.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Adult Health/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
The DNP program with a specialty in adult health and gerontological nursing as a clinical nurse specialist prepares nurses for leadership as advanced practice nurses and clinical experts to provide advanced nursing care to adults and elders in a variety of settings. The DNP program is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and involves both coursework and practicum experiences as well as a final internship where the student has the opportunity to focus on a sub-specialty area (e.g. oncology, cardiology, palliative care), if desired. Graduates work as expert clinicians and consultants in acute care settings, nursing homes, transitional care, and specialty practices. The adult health and gerontological specialty offers leadership preparation for nurses desiring expertise in the management of complex health conditions, working with nurses and interdisciplinary teams and organizations to provide care and services for adults and older adults. Students ground their studies in the science of nursing interventions, moral/ethical issues, and nursing research. Practicum experiences are arranged to meet the individual needs of students while also meeting accreditation and certification requirements. In addition to completing core studies in the specialty, students also gain skills in evidence-based practice, program evaluation, informatics, teaching/learning, health economics, health care policy, and epidemiology.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 30 credits:
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6405 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan (3.0 cr)
NURS 6406 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan: Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6407 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults (3.0 cr)
NURS 6408 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 7406 - Advanced Nursing Practicum in Adult-Gerontology Health (2.0 cr)
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7705 - The Adult and Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute Care (2.0 cr)
NURS 7706 - Implementing the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute Care (1.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The DNP program with a specialty in adult health and gerontological nursing as a nurse practitioner prepares nurses for leadership as advanced practice nurses and clinical experts to provide advanced nursing care to adults and elders in a variety of settings. This DNP program is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and involves both coursework and practicum experiences, as well as a final internship where the student has the opportunity focus on a sub-specialty area (e.g. oncology, cardiology, palliative care), if desired. Graduates work in primary care/ambulatory care settings, hospitals, group practices of advanced practice gerontological nurses that manage care of adults and older adults in nursing homes, transitional care settings, assisted living, and specialty practices. The adult health and gerontological specialty offers leadership preparation for nurses desiring expertise in advanced nursing assessment and management for health promotion and disease prevention, management of complex health conditions, and working with interdisciplinary teams to provide care and services for persons ranging from adolescents, adults, and older adults. Practicum experiences are arranged to meet the individual needs of students while also meeting accreditation and certification requirements.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 28 credits:
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6307 - Assessment and Management of Health for APNs Practicum III (1.0 cr)
NURS 6407 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults (3.0 cr)
NURS 6408 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 7406 - Advanced Nursing Practicum in Adult-Gerontology Health (2.0 cr)
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner or (NP)
The DNP program with a specialty in women's health prepares nurses for leadership as advanced practice nurses. This DNP program is for students who hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and involves both coursework and clinical practicum experience with an internship in the final semester. Clinical experience is offered in primary care, women's health, and specialty practice areas, such as oncology and reproductive endocrinology. Students ground their studies in the science of nursing intervention, moral/ethical issues, and nursing research. They then focus on courses that examine the basis of assessment and intervention for adolescent and adult populations with an emphasis on adolescent and adult women. Practicum experiences are arranged to meet the individual needs of students while also meeting accreditation and certification requirements. In addition to completing core studies in the specialty, students also gain skills in evidence-based practice, program evaluation, informatics, teaching/learning, health economics, health care policy, and epidemiology. A final project that is a systematic investigation of a practice problem is planned, implemented, and completed during the curriculum.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 33 credits:
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk (2.0 cr)
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I (1.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6926 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health for WHNP Practicum I (1.0 cr)
NURS 6927 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health II (2.0 cr)
NURS 6928 - Adv Concepts in Women's Health II WHNP Prac (1.0 cr)
NURS 7310 - WHNP Clinical and Professional Integration (2.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Nurse Anesthesia
This sub-plan is optional and does not fulfill the sub-plan requirement for this program.
The nurse anesthesia area of study prepares registered nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who are prepared for nurse anesthesia practice at the highest level. Graduates will possess expertise in general and regional anesthesia techniques and will be prepared to provide leadership in the practice setting. The nurse anesthesia area of study is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. In January of 2009, the University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study received the maximum 10-year accreditation approval from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. The program was the first nurse anesthesia program in the US to be accredited to offer the entry-level DNP. With the Minneapolis VA Medical Center serving as the primary clinical site for the program, the University of Minnesota nurse anesthesia students rotate to several urban and rural clinical sites, which offer a broad spectrum of practice experiences. Some of the clinical sites are required, and some are optional. All required clinical sites are within daily driving distance of the campus. Nurse anesthesia students complete the requirements for the DNP degree, as well as the requirements to take the National Certification Exam for nurse anesthetists.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 59 credits:
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 6895 - Adult Acute Care Holistic Health Assessment (2.0 cr)
NURS 6900 - Introduction to Principles of Anesthesia (6.0 cr)
NURS 6910 - Introduction to Nurse Anesthesia Practicum I (1.0 cr)
NURS 6902 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic Disease (2.0 cr)
NURS 6903 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations (2.0 cr)
NURS 6901 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles (3.0 cr)
NURS 6911 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles Practicum II (2.0 cr)
NURS 6912 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic Disease Practicum (3.0 cr)
NURS 6913 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations Practicum (4.0 cr)
NURS 6914 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles Practicum III (3.0 cr)
NURS 7004 - Nurse Anesthesia Practicum A (5.0 cr)
NURS 7005 - Nurse Anesthesia Practicum B (5.0 cr)
NURS 7006 - Nurse Anesthesia Practicum C (5.0 cr)
PHSL 5115 - Clinical Physiology I (3.0 cr)
PHSL 5116 - Clinical Physiology II (3.0 cr)
NURS 5230 - Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Anesthesia (4.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Family Nurse Practitioner
The DNP program with a specialty in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) area of study prepares nurses for leadership as advanced practice nurses. The three-year DNP program is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and involves both coursework and clinical practicums. The FNP area of study offers leadership preparation for nurses desiring expertise in the scope of practice and in the role of the family nurse practitioner. Students ground their studies in the science of nursing intervention, moral/ethical issues, and nursing research. They then focus on courses that examine the basis of assessment and intervention for families and individuals of all ages. Practicum experiences are arranged to meet the individual needs of students while also meeting accreditation and certification requirements. In addition to completing core studies in the specialty, students also gain skills in evidence-based practice, program evaluation, informatics, teaching/learning, health economics, health care policy, and epidemiology. A final project that is a systematic investigation of a practice problem is planned, implemented, and completed during the curriculum. Where applicable, completion of required FNP coursework and practice hours provides eligibility to sit for the FNP Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 35 credits:
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory (2.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 7501 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 7503 - Reproductive Health Care of Women Practicum for Family Nurse Practitioners (1.0 cr)
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7506 - Family Practice Practicum III: Assessment and Management of Health for the Family Nurse Practitioner (1.0 cr)
NURS 7507 - Assessment Management of Health Practicum IV:Community Health Leadership for Family Nurse Prac (1.0 cr)
NURS 7508 - Health Care of the Elderly for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 7509 - Assessment and Management of Health Practicum VI: Primary Care for the Family Nurse Practitioner (1.0 cr)
NURS 7515 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner: Well Child Care (1.0 cr)
NURS 7516 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner: Acute and Chronic Management (2.0 cr)
NURS 7518 - Health Care of the Elder Patient for the Family Nurse Practitioner (1.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Health Innovation and Leadership
Health care is delivered today in diverse settings, by an expanding workforce and with extraordinary opportunities for nurses to lead, whether through formal leadership positions or through personal advocacy, in traditional settings, or in emerging sites. This requires an individual who can think broadly and embrace a global perspective; who embraces diversity in all its forms, including diversity of thought; who is curious and never satisfied with the status quo; who stimulates new ways of thinking and solutions which open up possibilities for action; who bases action on informed practice gained from multiple ways of knowing; who engages in critical thinking, and learns from other thought leaders; who inspires and creates needed change within a particular environment; who can work effectively with a variety of individuals and within disparate groups; and who can create healing environments within which others can do their best work. The DNP, with a focus on health innovation and leadership, prepares nurses to function effectively as leaders in traditional and contemporary settings. The goal is to prepare a leader who can work well in the current environment while promoting change and improvement. Students in the program utilize a combination of learning strategies, readings, reflections, and independent learning experiences. Seminars will enable students and faculty to discuss relevant issues and share expertise.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Coursework
Take the following courses, including 5 credits of electives, for at least 35 credits:
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
NURS 6600 - Health Systems and Care Models (3.0 cr)
NURS 6702 - Nursing Leadership Seminar: Introduction to Innovation and Leadership (3.0 cr)
NURS 6703 - Nursing Leadership Seminar: Organizational Culture and Leadership (2.0 cr)
NURS 6704 - Nursing Leadership Practicum: Organizational Culture and Leadership (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6705 - Nursing Leadership Seminar: Quality and Change Management (2.0 cr)
NURS 6706 - Nursing Leadership Practicum: Quality and Change Management (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6707 - Health Care Design and Innovation Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7604 - Executive Leadership Seminar: Boundary Spanning Leadership (2.0 cr)
NURS 7605 - Executive Leadership Practicum: Boundary Spanning Leadership (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management (3.0 cr)
NURS 7608 - Health Care Finance and Resource Management (3.0 cr)
HUMF 5874 - Service Design: Designing complex systems to improve service delivery (4.0 cr)
Take at least 5 elective credits, in consultation with the specialty faculty.
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Nursing Informatics
The nursing informatics (NI) specialty area prepares graduates with knowledge and skills necessary for leadership roles in health and nursing informatics to address the issues for consumers, clinical providers, and public health for processing and managing information through the use of various technologies. A wide array of courses throughout the University of Minnesota accompany nursing offerings, which offers students the opportunity to strengthen their disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise. With increasing demand for computerizing health information, graduates of the nursing informatics specialty are well positioned to assume leadership roles in nursing and health informatics field. The NI area of study provides knowledge and scholarship complemented by clinical experiences in the following areas: • Systems analysis and design • Knowledge representation and interoperability • Clinical decision support and evidence-based practice • Human factors and usability • Leadership and health informatics • Consumer, clinical provider, and population health informatics • Health policy leadership • Development and project management of health informatics projects • Program evaluation • Organization and administration of health services • Ethical foundations of nursing • Applied research
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses, for at least 24 credits:
HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
NURS 5116 - Consumer Health Informatics (1.0 cr)
NURS 5117 - Consumer Health Informatics Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6105 - Systems Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
NURS 7105 - Knowledge Representation and Interoperability (2.0 cr)
NURS 7106 - Knowledge Representation and Interoperability Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7108 - Population Health Informatics (2.0 cr)
NURS 7109 - Population Health Informatics Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7113 - Clinical Decision Support: Theory (2.0 cr)
NURS 7114 - Clinical Decision Support Practicum (2.0 cr)
HINF 8406 - Advanced Topics in Health Informatics II (1.0-4.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Integrative Health and Healing
The integrative health and healing specialty area prepares graduates with skills necessary for working with individuals, families, communities and health systems in developing holistic approaches to health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management, with a special emphasis on managing lifestyle changes and incorporating the use of complementary therapies. Graduates are prepared to work in diverse settings including hospitals, outpatient settings, health plans, corporate and community organizations, and in private practice. A wide array of courses are available which offer students the opportunity to strengthen their disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise. Through a collaboration with the Center for Spirituality and Healing, students can opt to concurrently earn a graduate certificate in integrative therapies and healing practices, including a focus in health coaching. The integrative health and healing area of study provides a foundation of knowledge and practical experiences in the following areas: • Optimal healing environments • Botanical medicine • Clinical aromatherapy • Mind/body healing • Functional nutrition • Energy healing • Health coaching • Self-care • Advanced integrative health and healing skills and program planning • Applied research Students choosing to complete coursework part-time are well accommodated by the curriculum.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses, including 2 credits of integrative therapies electives, for at least 40 credits:
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5313 - Acupressure (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5701 - Fundamentals of Health Coaching I (4.0 cr)
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 7209 - Integrative Health and Healing (1.0 cr)
NURS 7210 - Integrative Health and Healing Practicum I (1.0 cr)
NURS 7211 - Integrative Health and Healing II (1.0 cr)
NURS 7212 - Integrative Health and Healing Practicum II (2.0 cr)
NURS 7214 - Integrative Health and Healing III (1.0 cr)
NURS 7215 - Integrative Health and Healing Practicum III (2.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II (1.0 cr)
Take two credits of Integrative Therapies electives, in consultation with the advisor.
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Nurse Midwifery
This program combines academic preparation with clinical skills for the independent management of health care of women and newborns. Further, students receive additional academic preparation in health care policy, economics, evidence-based practice, evaluation and informatics, and complete a systems change project while in the program. DNP midwifery graduates will be prepared to more quickly fulfill leadership roles in the health care setting. Courses are offered in a web-based format, with multi-day, on-campus seminars approximately two to three times per semester, in Minneapolis. By taking the courses in a web-based or online format, students may complete the midwifery program without having to relocate. Trips to campus to interact with faculty and other students allow for development of a professional learning community and enhance professional socialization. Midwifery clinical sites are used in or near a student's home community if available. Travel may be necessary depending on available midwifery practice locations. The online program is primarily geared to students in the five-state Upper Midwest region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. For more information about online learning, please visit Online Learning Opportunities. Nurse-midwives assist women and families to promote and maintain health, and to facilitate optimal individual and family integrity in the context of culture and community.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take courses in the following list for at least 34 credits:
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6210 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family (3.0 cr)
NURS 6211 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk (2.0 cr)
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 7213 - Midwifery Clinical and Professional Integration (3.0 cr)
NURS 6308 - Women's Primary Care Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I (1.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Students who pursue the pediatric clinical nurse specialist (PCNS) specialty area take core courses in nursing theory, moral/ethical issues, and research. They acquire skills in health assessment, intervention, and evaluation. They examine the care of children and families with special health care needs. They focus on planning and implementing programs to improve quality of care for children with chronic and complex illnesses. As the population of children with special health care needs continues to increase, there is likely to be a greater demand for clinical experts and leaders in pediatric nursing. The PCNS area of study is supported by the Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs. PCNS coursework includes supervised clinical experiences. Efforts are made to provide students with clinical settings within their geographical area. Clinical courses are directed by certified faculty and supervised by clinical nurse specialist preceptors. The PCNS area of study can be completed in a two-year (full-time) or three-year (part-time) sequence. PCNSs work in collaboration with health care teams in a variety of settings to facilitate quality care for children across the continuum of care settings. They function as clinical experts in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care standards. They provide direct care, oversee staff, patient and family education, participate in clinical research, and develop programs specific to the needs of children.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 33 credits:
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory (2.0 cr)
NURS 6405 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan (3.0 cr)
NURS 6406 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan: Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6920 - Primary Care: Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children (3.0 cr)
NURS 6921 - Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children: Primary Care Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6924 - Assessment and Interventions for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
OLPD 5356 - Disability Policy and Services (3.0 cr)
NURS 7925 - Systems of Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7926 - Advanced Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
NURS 7927 - Adv Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Prac (1.0 cr)
NURS 6929 - Advanced Nursing Care of Children with Acute Illness Practicum for PCNS (2.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
The pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) area of study incorporates theory and clinical courses to prepare students to provide comprehensive care to children and their families. Most students elect to complete the children with special health care needs (CSHCN) leadership track by taking additional courses which are supported by the Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Coursework includes nursing theory, moral/ethical issues, research, child assessment, management of childhood illnesses, and health policy. Courses are taught by faculty from the School of Nursing, School of Public Health, the Institute of Child Development, Family Social Science, the Medical School, and the Institute of Community Integration in the College of Education. Supervised clinical experience is incorporated in the program. Efforts are made to meet students' individual goals and to provide experiences in their geographic area. Clinical experiences are available in interdisciplinary settings such as primary care, home care, schools, specialty clinics, community agencies, the legislature, and the Minnesota Department of Health. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification examinations offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. Students in the CSHCN track are eligible for certification from the Institute on Community Integration.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 32 credits:
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory (2.0 cr)
NURS 6920 - Primary Care: Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children (3.0 cr)
NURS 6921 - Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children: Primary Care Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6922 - Primary Care: Assessment and Management of Common Conditions Affecting Children (3.0 cr)
NURS 6923 - Primary Care Practicum: Assessment and Management of Common Conditions Affecting Children (2.0 cr)
NURS 6924 - Assessment and Interventions for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
NURS 7925 - Systems of Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7926 - Advanced Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
NURS 7927 - Adv Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Prac (1.0 cr)
OLPD 5356 - Disability Policy and Services (3.0 cr)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Graduate studies in psychiatric-mental health nursing prepare nurses to assume clinical nurse specialist roles with an emphasis on providing direct patient care to persons with major mental disorders and their families. Coursework focuses on the development of advanced practice nursing knowledge and skills required to provide both psychotherapeutic and biological interventions for the management of acute and chronic psychiatric symptoms with a variety of patients in diverse settings. Coursework integrates extant theories and research in the study of advanced health assessment, psychopathology assessment, psychopharmacology, and individual family and group therapy within various community and institutional systems. Clinical emphasis is on secondary and tertiary psychiatric interventions and outcomes within a managed care context. Students are clinically precepted by certified psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialists. Clinical experiences are available in outpatient clinics, community mental health centers, hospitals, schools, and home care agencies. Full-time or part-time students may enroll in the area of study. Current psychiatric nursing experience is strongly encouraged. Graduates will be academically prepared to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification examination for certified specialists in psychiatric-mental health nursing, after obtaining additional required post-master's clinical hours and supervision.
In addition to the required specialty core, students must complete a statistics requirement, as determined and approved by the specialty faculty.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses for at least 34 credits. Take at least one complimentary alternative medicine (CAM) elective course, in consultation with the DNP specialty faculty.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5225 - Psychopharmacology Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (3.0 cr)
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics (2.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory (2.0 cr)
NURS 6504 - Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 6505 - PMH/APN Prac II:Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Prac Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurs (2.0 cr)
NURS 6602 - PMH Advanced Practice Nursing: Group as a Health Care Intervention (2.0 cr)
NURS 6603 - PMH APN Practicum IV: Group as a Health Care Intervention (2.0 cr)
NURS 6604 - Foundations for Integrative Mental Health and Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 6605 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Nursing Practice Practicum I (1.0 cr)
NURS 6802 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advance Practice Nursing: Psychotherapy with Individuals and Families (2.0 cr)
NURS 6803 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Adv Prac Nurs Practicum III: Psychotherapy With Individuals,Families (1.0 cr)
NURS 7612 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Professional Seminar (1.0 cr)
NURS 7613 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Practicum V (2.0 cr)
Take an Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) Elective, as approved by D.N.P. specialty.
Statistics: As approved by D.N.P. specialty
Public Health Nursing
The DNP program with a specialty in public health nursing prepares nurses for leadership as advanced practice public health nurses in management, education, clinical practice, leadership, policy development, and advocacy. The three-year DNP program is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and involves both coursework and a practicum. This specialty offers leadership preparation for nurses desiring expertise in population-based public health nursing practice. Students ground their studies in the science of nursing intervention, moral/ethical issues, and nursing research. They then focus on courses that examine the basis of assessment and intervention of populations, integrating the study of health determinants and health disparities. Practicum experiences are arranged to meet the individual needs of students while also meeting accreditation and certification requirements. In addition to completing core studies in the specialty, students also gain skills in evidence-based practice, program evaluation, informatics, teaching/learning, health economics, health care policy, and epidemiology. A final project that is a systematic investigation of a practice problem is planned, implemented, and completed during the curriculum.
Required Specialty Coursework
Take the following courses, including two 3-credit electives chosen in consultation with the advisor, for at least 33 credits:
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
NURS 6930 - Foundations of Advanced Public Health Nursing Practice (3.0 cr)
NURS 6931 - Health Equity and Social Justice (1.0 cr)
NURS 6934 - Population-focused Assessment and Prioritization (1.0 cr)
NURS 6944 - Population-focused Assessment & Prioritization Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 7108 - Population Health Informatics (2.0 cr)
NURS 7930 - Public Health Nursing Leadership Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7939 - Public Health Nurse Leadership Role (1.0 cr)
NURS 7940 - Application of Behavior Change Theory to Population Health (1.0 cr)
NURS 7942 - Application of Behavior Change Theory to Population Health Practicum (2.0 cr)
Elective 1: Graduate credit (3 credits)
Elective 2: Graduate Credit (3 credits)
Take either NURS 6942 or NURS 7109
NURS 6942 - Health Equity and Social Justice Practicum (2.0 cr)
or NURS 7109 - Population Health Informatics Practicum (2.0 cr)
Public Health Nursing - Adolescent Nursing
Pulic Health Nursing - Adolescent Nursing
Graduate study in adolescent nursing utilizes interdisciplinary courses taught by faculty from the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, and the Institute for Child Development. Its curriculum emphasizes the special health care needs of youth and teaches learners best practices in working with youth to promote health and health care. Students should visit the center's website to gain a better idea of what the Center for Adolescent Nursing is about: http://www.nursing.umn.edu/CANL.
NURS 5016 - Critical Reading of Scientific Literature in Adolescent Health (1.0 cr)
NURS 5604 - Advanced Health Assessment and Interventions with Adolescents (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6607 - Adolescent Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies (2.0 cr)
Post-Master's D.N.P.
The post-master's option is for individuals who already hold a master's degree in a nursing practice specialty and who have nursing specialty preparation. The DNP program prepares nurses for leadership as advanced practice nurses, clinical experts, health care executives, policy experts, and informaticians.
Post-master's DNP students complete the core DNP requirements. Consult with the DNP program for more information.
 
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NURS 5115 - Interprofessional Health Care Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and health care in general. Electronic health record issues. Ethical, legislative, political, and global/future informatics issues.
NURS 6200 - Science of Nursing Intervention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Examination/application of theories and conceptual frameworks to clinical practice problems. prereq: Admission to MN or DNP program
NURS 7000 - DNP Proseminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical, regulatory, and professional underpinnings of advanced specialty nursing practice within a clinical doctoral framework. prereq: Admission to Post-BSN Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program
NURS 7102 - Scholarly Dissemination and Advanced Professional Engagement
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Synthesis of DNP project components with emphasis on development and dissemination of scholarly manuscript. Recognition of advancement of professional opportunities and commitment.
NURS 7200 - Economics of Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Economic theories of health care in relation to health disparities and global health. Financing strategies, payment systems, and their effect on doctor/nursing practice. prereq: Admission to DNP program
NURS 7202 - Moral and Ethical Positions and Actions in Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Normative ethics and theoretical underpinnings for positions taken. Implications for subsequent action. Morally defensible positions on health-related issues, corresponding actions from perspective of nursing.
NURS 7300 - Program Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evaluation methods best suited for professionals in leadership roles. Evaluation standards, planning, designs, approaches. Engaging stakeholders. Influence of program environment. How to interpret/disseminate findings. prereq: Admission to DNP program or instr consent
NURS 7400 - Health Policy Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Acquisition of policy leadership and advocacy principles and skills and engagement in the process of organizational and governmental health policy development to transform health care delivery, promote equitable distribution of health care resources, address health disparities, and improve population health. prereq: Admission to DNP program
NURS 7600 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of evidence based nursing including types and levels of evidence, research process, critique and synthesis of research studies. Science of implementation. prereq: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in a 3 credit inferential statistics course
NURS 7610 - System Leadership and Innovation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Health innovation and leadership, integrating whole systems thinking, relevant theories and generative leadership to advance innovation and achieve sustainable change in contemporary health settings.
NURS 7900 - Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Nursing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Elements of effective teaching/learning. Designing teaching-learning models, creating educational experiences that facilitate achievement of desired learner outcomes.
NURS 7100 - Quality Improvement and Implementation Science in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of improvement and implementation science with emphasis on integration of organizational change theory, quality improvement models, guidelines, and strategies to drive evidence-based change and improve patient outcomes in the context of healthcare systems.
NURS 6110 - Epidemiology in Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For nurses in advanced practice and leadership positions to utilize basic epidemiological principles in assessing determinants of health and their outcomes in populations. Application of epidemiological concepts to nursing.
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
NURS 7110 - NURS 7110 DNP Project Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed application of a quality improvement process, change theory, and inter-professional collaboration through the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an evidence-based intervention (DNP Project) within the context of health, a health care system and/or healing environment.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6405 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop expertise and leadership in the clinical nurse specialist roles within the three spheres of influence (patient, nursing, organization), using current evidence. prereq: 5200, 7103, 7900
NURS 6406 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan: Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students analyze/evaluate roles of CNS within three spheres of influence, using current practice standards/research. prereq: 5200, 7103
NURS 6407 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/research in promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the health of older adults within the context of their families and different care settings. Independent/collaborative roles of the advanced practice nurse in different settings. prereq: [5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505] or instr consent
NURS 6408 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory and evidence-based knowledge for advanced practice nursing students to develop skill in assessing and managing health issues commonly experienced by older adults in a variety of care settings. prereq: [5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505] or instr consent
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of patient's acute and chronic health conditions. Physical, psychosocial, and pharmacological intervention. Age-related variation. prereq: Nurs 5228
NURS 7406 - Advanced Nursing Practicum in Adult-Gerontology Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Final clinical course developing proficiency in the advanced practice specialty role. Focus is on applying/evaluating evidence for clinical practice and achieving a level of competency as a clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner in adult-gerontology health. prereq: [5222, 5228, 5224, 5200, 6407, 6501, 7505, not [ANP or GNP]] or [5222, 5228, 5224, 5200, 6407, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505, [ANP or GNP]] or instr consent
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive advanced nursing assessment/management for acute and chronic health conditions of the primary care population across the life span. Synthesis/application of nursing theory and evidence-based implementation/evaluation of safe and effective therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, (6501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6501), (6502 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6502)
NURS 7705 - The Adult and Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Development of advanced clinical reasoning, assessment of clinical outcomes, quality improvement and research based care for adult and elder patients with acute illness. Use of theory and research in the role of the CNS. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6100, 6405, 7103, 7900
NURS 7706 - Implementing the Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Development of clinical expertise of CNS in provision of advanced nursing care for adults/elders. Students will utilize theory/research to implement roles of CNS. prereq: N5222, N5228, N5224, N7103, N5200, N7900, N6100, 7705 (co-requisite)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory/evidence to holistic practice in women's health. Emphasis placed on theoretical knowledge/skills related to caring for common reproductive health needs of women throughout life cycle. Sociopolitical context of women's lives integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student
NURS 6307 - Assessment and Management of Health for APNs Practicum III
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Comprehensive advanced nursing assessment and management for acute and chronic health conditions of the adult primary care population across the life span. Synthesis and application of nursing theory and evidence-based implementation and evaluation of safe and effective therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health.
NURS 6407 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/research in promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the health of older adults within the context of their families and different care settings. Independent/collaborative roles of the advanced practice nurse in different settings. prereq: [5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505] or instr consent
NURS 6408 - Advanced Nursing Care of Older Adults Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory and evidence-based knowledge for advanced practice nursing students to develop skill in assessing and managing health issues commonly experienced by older adults in a variety of care settings. prereq: [5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505] or instr consent
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 7406 - Advanced Nursing Practicum in Adult-Gerontology Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Final clinical course developing proficiency in the advanced practice specialty role. Focus is on applying/evaluating evidence for clinical practice and achieving a level of competency as a clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner in adult-gerontology health. prereq: [5222, 5228, 5224, 5200, 6407, 6501, 7505, not [ANP or GNP]] or [5222, 5228, 5224, 5200, 6407, 6500, 6501, 7504, 7505, [ANP or GNP]] or instr consent
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of holistic health histories and physical assessments by advanced practice nurses to formulate and implement individualized patient-centered health care management plans to support positive health outcomes in primary care populations experiencing acute and stable chronic conditions. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, 6501
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive advanced nursing assessment/management for acute and chronic health conditions of the primary care population across the life span. Synthesis/application of nursing theory and evidence-based implementation/evaluation of safe and effective therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, (6501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6501), (6502 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6502)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evidence based, theoretical/epidemiologic basis for advanced practice nursing care of women with complex reproductive health problems requiring multidisciplinary interventions. Selected high-risk gynecologic/perinatal conditions. prereq: (NM and WHNP) N6305, N6306, 6501, (NM only) 6210/6211, 6212 (WHNP only) 6502, 7504, 7505, 6929
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply advanced assessment/management skills in care of women/infants at risk for medical/psychosocial problems. Gain experience in management of selected high-risk perinatal conditions. prereq: WHNP DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926 Nurse-Midwife DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6210, 6211
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory/evidence to holistic practice in women's health. Emphasis placed on theoretical knowledge/skills related to caring for common reproductive health needs of women throughout life cycle. Sociopolitical context of women's lives integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Clinical experience in women's reproductive health setting to develop basic skills in providing holistic, safe, competent care, including history taking, physical examination, patient education specific to women's reproductive health issues across lifespan. prereq: [6305 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6305]
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of patient's acute and chronic health conditions. Physical, psychosocial, and pharmacological intervention. Age-related variation. prereq: Nurs 5228
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 6305, 6306, 6501
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course builds on foundational theoretical and evidence-based content to develop advanced assessment and care planning competencies in working with patients with complex gynecological and pregnancy-related conditions. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6501
NURS 6926 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health for WHNP Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop advanced women's health assessment/planning skills. Experience working with women who have complex gynecological/pregnancy-related conditions. prereq: WHNP DNP student, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6925, 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306
NURS 6927 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Advanced concepts in gender-specific health care over adult lifespan and common primary health care issues. Utilization of evidence based integrative therapies and inter-professional practice competencies to promote positive outcomes in women's health populations. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6928, CSPH 5101, current DNP WHNP student
NURS 6928 - Adv Concepts in Women's Health II WHNP Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Expands on advanced assessment/management skills in women's health through individualized patient centered care that encompasses primary health issues utilizing integrative approaches/interprofessional practice to promote positive outcomes in women's health populations. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6927, CSPH 5101, DNP WHNP student
NURS 7310 - WHNP Clinical and Professional Integration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integration of the clinical and professional role of the women's health nurse practitioner, including understanding of the role of the WHNP in leadership, legislation, and policy. prereq: WHNP DNP student in final semester, passed all courses, no incomplete credits
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 6895 - Adult Acute Care Holistic Health Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Provides nurse anesthesia students and other interested APRN students with the cognitive and psychomotor skills necessary to perform an advanced health assessment for acute care adult patients and/or those in need of a preoperative assessment. prereq: Nurse anesthesia DNP student or instr consent
NURS 6900 - Introduction to Principles of Anesthesia
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
First in a series of four courses that introduces the nurse anesthesia student to the safe and effective principles of nurse anesthesia. prereq: Doctorate of nursing practice program
NURS 6910 - Introduction to Nurse Anesthesia Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic skills in nurse anesthesia practice. Equipment safety checks, room set up, pre-operative assessment, basic airway skills, intravenous fluid replacement, positioning of patient/management of emergence. prereq: Grad Student in Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6900
NURS 6902 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic Disease
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of nurse anesthesia used to deliver anesthesia to complex patients/populations. Anesthesia for patients undergoing cardiovascular and thoracic procedures. prereq: 5222, 5228, 6900, 6901, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6912, PHSL 5115
NURS 6903 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Examine/apply principles used to deliver anesthesia by nurse anesthetists to special populations: pediatric, trauma, obstetric/gynecologic, and acute and chronic pain patients. prereq: 6900, 6901, 6902, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6912, admission to BSN-DNP nurse anesthesia specialty
NURS 6901 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination/application of basic principles of anesthesia to formulate nurse anesthesia care plans for care of adults undergoing anesthesia. prereq: 6900, 6910, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6911
NURS 6911 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles Practicum II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice including basic equipment safety checks, room set up, pre-operative assessment, basic airway skills, intravenous fluid replacement, positioning of patient, management of emergence. prereq: N6910, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in N6901, Grad student in Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program
NURS 6912 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic Disease Practicum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. Basic equipment safety checks, room set up, pre-operative assessment, basic airway skills, intravenous fluid replacement, positioning the patient and managing emergence. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6902, DNP-nurse anesthesia specialty student
NURS 6913 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations Practicum
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice for special populations, including pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, trauma, and patients with acute and chronic pain. prereq: Grad student in doctorate of nursing practice program nurse anesthesia specialty; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6903
NURS 6914 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles Practicum III
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop progressive proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice including basic equipment safety checks, room set up, pre-operative assessment, basic airway skills, intravenous fluid replacement, positioning of patient, management of emergence. prereq: N6910, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in N6901
NURS 7004 - Nurse Anesthesia Practicum A
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
First in a series of three clinical courses that focus on developing proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. management. prereq: 5920
NURS 7005 - Nurse Anesthesia Practicum B
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second in a series of three clinical courses that develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. prereq: 7004
NURS 7006 - Nurse Anesthesia Practicum C
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Third in a series of three clinical courses that develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice. prereq: 7004, 7005
PHSL 5115 - Clinical Physiology I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cellular mechanisms, disease states and clinical applications of excitable tissues: cellular transport, neurophysiology, skeletal muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology. prereq: instr consent
PHSL 5116 - Clinical Physiology II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Cellular mechanisms, disease states and clinical applications of metabolic systems: respiratory physiology, renal physiology, acid base physiology, metabolism, gastrointestinal physiology, endocrine physiology, physiology of pregnancy and labor. prereq: instr consent
NURS 5230 - Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Anesthesia
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reviews basic physics, organic and biochemistry of metabolic processes, pharmacodynamics & pharmacokinetics. Detailed description of anesthetic drugs, physiologic mechanisms, side effects, toxicities, metabolism & elimination as outlined on National Certification Examination. Synthesis of pharmacotherapeutics into nurse anesthesia plan of care.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emerging theory in family nursing science, related theories. Research on family systems for structuring systemic framework to examine clinical problems related to family health care. Applies family health theories to selected phenomena of interest to health care. prereq: 6200 or instr consent
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory/evidence to holistic practice in women's health. Emphasis placed on theoretical knowledge/skills related to caring for common reproductive health needs of women throughout life cycle. Sociopolitical context of women's lives integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of patient's acute and chronic health conditions. Physical, psychosocial, and pharmacological intervention. Age-related variation. prereq: Nurs 5228
NURS 7501 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nursing theory, research, and evidence-based practice standards in evaluating/implementing safe and effective interventions to promote health and prevent illness in infants, children, and adolescents. Evaluation of evidence-based outcomes. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 7504, 7505, instr consent
NURS 7503 - Reproductive Health Care of Women Practicum for Family Nurse Practitioners
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of holistic health histories and physical assessments of women. Synthesize/use knowledge and research in clinical decision making to formulate health care management plans related to women's reproductive and sexual health throughout the life cycle. prereq: 5200
NURS 7504 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of holistic health histories and physical assessments by advanced practice nurses to formulate and implement individualized patient-centered health care management plans to support positive health outcomes in primary care populations experiencing acute and stable chronic conditions. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, 6501
NURS 7505 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses Practicum II
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive advanced nursing assessment/management for acute and chronic health conditions of the primary care population across the life span. Synthesis/application of nursing theory and evidence-based implementation/evaluation of safe and effective therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain, and restore health. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5229, (6501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6501), (6502 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6502)
NURS 7506 - Family Practice Practicum III: Assessment and Management of Health for the Family Nurse Practitioner
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evaluation of theories and research to support the development of holistic nursing practice models and clinical decision-making for health promotion, disease prevention and intervention. Evaluation of patient outcomes using nursing standards and criteria. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 7504, 7505, instr consent
NURS 7507 - Assessment Management of Health Practicum IV:Community Health Leadership for Family Nurse Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of principles of health policy and interdisciplinary collaboration while synthesizing and utilizing knowledge and evidence-based research to formulate a proposal for organizational, institutional, community, or governmental arenas to address needs related to access, health disparities, or health promotion issues. prereq: 7400 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7400, 7506
NURS 7508 - Health Care of the Elderly for the Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 7504, 7505
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Synthesis and application of nursing theory, research and evidence-based practice standards in the evaluation and implementation of safe, effective interventions to promote health and prevent illness in elder patients from family- and patient-centered contexts. Evaluation of evidence-based outcomes. prereq: 7504, 7505
NURS 7509 - Assessment and Management of Health Practicum VI: Primary Care for the Family Nurse Practitioner
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing health across the lifespan in primary care settings. Health promotion, disease prevention, intervention. Implementing holistic, culturally-sensitive comprehensive, collaborative nursing practice models. Theories, ethical principles, research. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 7504, 7505, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7507, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7508
NURS 7515 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner: Well Child Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Development of knowledge of mid-range theories, care models. Promotion/maintenance of health of newborns, infants, children, adolescents within context of families/communities. prereq: Admitted FNP DNP student
NURS 7516 - Health Care of Children for the Family Nurse Practitioner: Acute and Chronic Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identifying diagnostic criteria for common acute/chronic pediatric conditions. Apply mid-range theories, research, models of care to restore health of newborns, infants, children, adolescents. prereq: 5200, 7515, 7504, 7505
NURS 7518 - Health Care of the Elder Patient for the Family Nurse Practitioner
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Nurs 6502
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
The application of mid-range theories, models, and concepts applicable to the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of the health elderly patients within the context of their families and communities. Current research is evaluated and used as the basis for designing age-specific interventions for elderly patients and their families. prereq: Nurs 6502
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development/implementation of optimal healing environments. Evidence base supporting structural, architectural, human, and care processes. Emphasizes identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
NURS 6600 - Health Systems and Care Models
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current/emerging care delivery systems and nursing models are analyzed as to how they meet dynamic, social, economic, technological, political trends. Impact of disruptive technologies, business models, value networks, designing better models.
NURS 6702 - Nursing Leadership Seminar: Introduction to Innovation and Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Leadership models and recommended competencies in context of current trends. Applying design thinking/insights from nursing leaders. Innovation and expansion of nursing leadership into new settings and roles.
NURS 6703 - Nursing Leadership Seminar: Organizational Culture and Leadership
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evaluate the evidence base for nurse executive practices and the relationships between leadership and organizational culture and performance. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
NURS 6704 - Nursing Leadership Practicum: Organizational Culture and Leadership
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Implement evidence-based models through projects with preceptor in area of organizational environment and culture through experiential activities, including conferences, intensive clinical experiences, clinical conferences, and simulation. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6703
NURS 6705 - Nursing Leadership Seminar: Quality and Change Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive background in the science of patient safety, quality improvement, error management, and change implementation. prereq: [6702, 6703] or instr consent, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6704
NURS 6706 - Nursing Leadership Practicum: Quality and Change Management
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gain experience in implementing evidence-based model of change related to safety promotion, quality improvement, or error management in collaboration with preceptor or designee. prereq: 6705
NURS 6707 - Health Care Design and Innovation Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A health care design and innovation practicum experience to support integration of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to human centered thinking and an experienced based design innovation: product, service, or system innovation delivery change. prereq: Students in Health Care Design and Innovation certificate program or DNP students who have completed, Nurs 7610, CSpH 5711, HUMF 5874.
NURS 7604 - Executive Leadership Seminar: Boundary Spanning Leadership
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Boundary spanning leadership for solving problems, driving innovation, and transforming healthcare organizations to advance the common good and improve health care by employing strategies that engage people from outside the organization in collaborative teams. prereq: [6705, 6706] or instr consent
NURS 7605 - Executive Leadership Practicum: Boundary Spanning Leadership
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Apply boundary spanning leadership in comparison to other leadership theories for solving problems, driving innovation, and transforming healthcare organizations to a specific healthcare setting/organization by implementing strategies that engage people from outside the organization in collaborative teams. prereq: [6704, 6706] or instr consent
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, theories, and practices that support relationship-based leadership and management. Framework/set of tools to provide leadership in an empowered organization. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
NURS 7608 - Health Care Finance and Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial planning, budgeting, reimbursement and decision-making concepts and strategies are applied to health care and service organizations. Emphasis is on conceptualizing resources broadly, particularly nursing, and translating practice relevant concepts and priorities into actions valued by organizational decision makers. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HUMF 5874 - Service Design: Designing complex systems to improve service delivery
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Real world service delivery problems. Perceptual/cognitive strengths/weaknesses addressed when designing systems. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of database theory, modeling, design, and manipulation of databases will be introduced, taught with a healthcare applications emphasis. Students will gain experience using a relational database management system (RDBMS), and database manipulation will be explored using Structured Query Language (SQL) to compose and execute queries. Students will be able to critically evaluate database query methods and results, and understand their implications for health care. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development/implementation of optimal healing environments. Evidence base supporting structural, architectural, human, and care processes. Emphasizes identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
NURS 5116 - Consumer Health Informatics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines issues from consumer's perspective in acquisition, understanding, use or provision of health information. Online strategies for improving health. Impact on consumer-provider relationships/ethical and legal issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
NURS 5117 - Consumer Health Informatics Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply student knowledge to analysis of health needs and consumer health principles, theories, and research to a consumer health informatics project. prereq: [Grad student, [5116 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5116]] or instr consent
NURS 6105 - Systems Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of informatian in interprofessional team for analysis and design of information systems. Concepts/theories of systems analysis, system life cycle, project management, system requirements, human factors. Evaluation of use of health information systems. prereq: 5115 or equiv or instr consent
NURS 7105 - Knowledge Representation and Interoperability
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Conceptual/operational aspects of knowledge representation structures in nursing, including standards and interoperability. Representation of clinical work in the electronic health record. Critical analysis of interoperability, ethical issues, and values. prereq: NURS 5115 or instr consent
NURS 7106 - Knowledge Representation and Interoperability Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Knowledge representation and interoperability principles/standards to improving knowledge in clinical or public health settings. Applied knowledge representation to nursing. prereq: [NURS 5115 or instr consent], [NURS 7105 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in NURS 7105]
NURS 7108 - Population Health Informatics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Standards, interoperability, and integration of information systems for population health are examined. Population health use cases are analyzed for potential benefits, legal, ethical, and practical issues related to the development of population health information systems. prereq: [5115 or [HINF 5430, HINF 5431]] or instr consent
NURS 7109 - Population Health Informatics Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply principles, theories, and standards to integration of data to solve a particular population health problem. prereq: [5115, [[7108 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7108] or [HINF 5430, HINF 5431]]] or instr consent
NURS 7113 - Clinical Decision Support: Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and concepts of knowledge management and decision making for support of clinical practice. Students design a clinical decision support intervention and examine the legal, ethical, and practical issues related to its implementation and maintenance of CDS interventions. prereq: 5115 or HINF 5430/5431 or instr consent
NURS 7114 - Clinical Decision Support Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Apply clinical decision support knowledge to the development and application of a clinical decision support intervention. prereq: [5115, [[7113 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7113] or [HINF 5430, HINF 5431]]] or instr consent
HINF 8406 - Advanced Topics in Health Informatics II
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This is a topics course. Topics may include, computational causal discovery for health sciences, computer systems design for health sciences, small computer concepts and use, computers for clinical services, computer-aided medical decision making, biomedical image processing, and pattern recognition. Case studies from health sciences.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to individual transformational journey as part of health science education. Students become aware of their responsibility/resources to facilitate development of the self. Research data, experience of self that is part psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body-spirit approaches. Lecture, scientific literature, meditation, imagery, drawing, group interaction. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Students work to integrate meditation practice into daily life, cultivating awareness of the fundamental oneness of body, brain, mind, and universe. Mind-body interactions in health. "Hard problem" of consciousness in brain science. Emergence of compassion, wisdom, and healing in non-discursive awareness. prereq: [5225, [jr or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
CSPH 5313 - Acupressure
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Principles/applications. Location, indications for use, and techniques of stimulation of acupressure points. Methods for self care and care of others. Treatment of pain conditions, chronic health conditions, palliative care, oncology, women's health care.
CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Theoretical underpinnings. Skills to gather, process, and apply selected local plants/herbs. Multi-sensory of herbalists. Empirical scientific evidence for key plants.
CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of nutrition related to metabolic function. Model attempts to reduce chronic disease by looking for underlying causes/triggers and to intervene to restore function and achieve optimal health. Emphasizes importance of nutrition as a component of self-care. prereq: [Jr or sr or grad student] in Health Sciences or instr consent
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
For health professional students/practicing health professionals. Essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Key safety/toxicity issues. Critique scientific/historical evidence about the therapeutic qualities of six essential oils in common use by the public and in clinical settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How imagery and imagery interventions are implemented for healing and to promote health/well-being. Experience/create imagery interventions. Instructional strategies include experiential, discussions, readings, lecture, and individual learning interventions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5701 - Fundamentals of Health Coaching I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Tenets of health coaching model. Tools for self development, deep listening, communication. Building blocks for optimal health from holistic perspective. How to identify/benchmark stages/patterns of change, interface with interdisciplinary health care providers, educate clients on self-care practices. prereq: admitted to Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching MA program; or, Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Certificate-Health Coaching track; or, instr consent.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development/implementation of optimal healing environments. Evidence base supporting structural, architectural, human, and care processes. Emphasizes identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 7209 - Integrative Health and Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundational course for advanced nursing practice. Scholarship, research, and theory underlying integrative therapies and advanced holistic nursing practice. prereq: 5101, 5200, 5222, 6200, 7000, instr consent
NURS 7210 - Integrative Health and Healing Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundation clinical course in advanced nursing practice for integrative health and healing. Development of clinical competencies in holistic health assessment, management, and evaluation. prereq: 5101, 5200, 5222, 6200, 7000, beginning level skill in one integrative therapy, instr consent
NURS 7211 - Integrative Health and Healing II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundational course for advanced nursing practice. Scholarship, research, and theory underlying integrative therapies and advanced holistic nursing practice within the context of disease prevention, health promotion, and teaching/learning. prereq: 5101, 5200, 5222, 6200, 7000, 7209, 7210, 7900, CSH 5701, beginning level skill in two integrative therapies, instr consent
NURS 7212 - Integrative Health and Healing Practicum II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundational clinical course in advanced nursing practice for integrative health/healing. Development of clinical competencies in holistic health assessment, teaching/learning, and understanding the role of other CAM providers. prereq: 5101, 5200, 5222, 6200, 7000, 7209, 7210, [7211 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7211], 7900, CSH 5701, beginning level skill in two integrative therapies, instr consent
NURS 7214 - Integrative Health and Healing III
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Programs of integrative therapies and healing practices in a variety of clinical/organizational settings. Creation of holistic nursing health care models, sustainable business plans, and the application of leadership skills. prereq: 7211 or instr consent
NURS 7215 - Integrative Health and Healing Practicum III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of leadership competencies in developing, implementing, and evaluating integrative health and healing services and programs. prereq: 7212 or instr consent
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, principles, precepts, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities, current research findings. Activation of the Reiki energy, hand positions to perform a treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/application of Reiki energy healing. Four levels of healing. Emphasizes healing at spiritual level. Activation of Reiki energy. Symbols that allow for energy transfer through space/time. Using second level Reiki energy for both distance healing and standard Reiki treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. Current literature, research findings. prereq: 5535, instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6210 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Evidence-based models of midwifery practice for management/support of women/families during labor, birth, and immediate postpartum period. Care of newborn. prereq: instr consent
NURS 6211 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Implement evidence-based models of midwifery practice in the management and support of women and families during labor, birth, the immediate postpartum period, and care of the newborn. prereq: 6305, 6306, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6212
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evidence based, theoretical/epidemiologic basis for advanced practice nursing care of women with complex reproductive health problems requiring multidisciplinary interventions. Selected high-risk gynecologic/perinatal conditions. prereq: (NM and WHNP) N6305, N6306, 6501, (NM only) 6210/6211, 6212 (WHNP only) 6502, 7504, 7505, 6929
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply advanced assessment/management skills in care of women/infants at risk for medical/psychosocial problems. Gain experience in management of selected high-risk perinatal conditions. prereq: WHNP DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926 Nurse-Midwife DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6210, 6211
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory/evidence to holistic practice in women's health. Emphasis placed on theoretical knowledge/skills related to caring for common reproductive health needs of women throughout life cycle. Sociopolitical context of women's lives integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Clinical experience in women's reproductive health setting to develop basic skills in providing holistic, safe, competent care, including history taking, physical examination, patient education specific to women's reproductive health issues across lifespan. prereq: [6305 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6305]
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 7213 - Midwifery Clinical and Professional Integration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integration of clinical role of nurse midwife. Role in leadership, legislation, and policy. prereq: Nurse midwifery DNP student in final semester, no incomplete cr, instr consent
NURS 6308 - Women's Primary Care Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practicum in women's reproductive and primary health care settings to continue development of basic skills in providing holistic, safe, competent care, including history taking, physical examination, patient education specific to reproductive and primary healthcare issues across lifespan. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 6305, 6306
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 6305, 6306, 6501
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course builds on foundational theoretical and evidence-based content to develop advanced assessment and care planning competencies in working with patients with complex gynecological and pregnancy-related conditions. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6501
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emerging theory in family nursing science, related theories. Research on family systems for structuring systemic framework to examine clinical problems related to family health care. Applies family health theories to selected phenomena of interest to health care. prereq: 6200 or instr consent
NURS 6405 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop expertise and leadership in the clinical nurse specialist roles within the three spheres of influence (patient, nursing, organization), using current evidence. prereq: 5200, 7103, 7900
NURS 6406 - Advanced Practice CNS Roles Across the Lifespan: Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students analyze/evaluate roles of CNS within three spheres of influence, using current practice standards/research. prereq: 5200, 7103
NURS 6920 - Primary Care: Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Age specific, family-centered, assessment, prevention and health promotion services for infants through adolescents. Comprehensive health supervision. Critical thinking and advanced practice nursing interventions. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5229, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6921, instr consent
NURS 6921 - Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children: Primary Care Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Age-specific, family-centered nursing assessment and interventions to promote wellness for infants through adolescence. Compiling and evaluating advanced nursing interventions for disease prevention and health promotion. Models of primary prevention. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5229, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6920, instr consent
NURS 6924 - Assessment and Interventions for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Children and youth with special health care needs. Growth and development, pathophysiology, and specific conditions within a holistic, family-centered, community based, culturally competent, coordinated approach to assessment and intervention. prereq: instr consent
OLPD 5356 - Disability Policy and Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Policy, research, and current practices related to education, health, and social services that support children, youth, and adults with special needs, and that support their families. Federal, state, and local perspectives.
NURS 7925 - Systems of Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Research-based evaluation/management of psychologic and physiologic responses to chronic illness of children and youth. Developing theory-based systems of nursing care that are holistic, family-centered, community-based, culturally-competent, and coordinated. prereq: 6924 or instr consent
NURS 7926 - Advanced Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth, systemic, and theory-based study of family health assessment methods/intervention models. Assess, intervene, and evaluate intervention models related to patterns of functioning in families of children with complex health care needs. prereq: [6102 or equiv family theory course, 6200, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7925] or instr consent
NURS 7927 - Adv Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Assess, intervene, and evaluate intervention models related to patterns of functioning in families of children with complex health care needs. Prepares nurses to become members of an interdisciplinary team, working with families with special health care needs from diverse cultural backgrounds. prereq: [6102 or equiv family theory course, 6200, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7925, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7926] or instr consent
NURS 6929 - Advanced Nursing Care of Children with Acute Illness Practicum for PCNS
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Synthesis/application of theory, research, and evidence-based practice to implement pediatric clinical nurse specialist role. Comprehensive care management across settings, role implementation, contextual factors affecting health care for families/children with special health needs. prereq: [6405, grad student in Nursing admitted to pediatric clinical nurse specialist area] or instr consent
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emerging theory in family nursing science, related theories. Research on family systems for structuring systemic framework to examine clinical problems related to family health care. Applies family health theories to selected phenomena of interest to health care. prereq: 6200 or instr consent
NURS 6920 - Primary Care: Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Age specific, family-centered, assessment, prevention and health promotion services for infants through adolescents. Comprehensive health supervision. Critical thinking and advanced practice nursing interventions. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5229, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6921, instr consent
NURS 6921 - Assessment of Health and Care of Well Children: Primary Care Practicum
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Age-specific, family-centered nursing assessment and interventions to promote wellness for infants through adolescence. Compiling and evaluating advanced nursing interventions for disease prevention and health promotion. Models of primary prevention. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5229, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6920, instr consent
NURS 6922 - Primary Care: Assessment and Management of Common Conditions Affecting Children
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research-based evaluation and management of common conditions affecting children from infancy through adolescence. Theories and models used to explain and predict physiologic and psychological adaptation of children and their families. prereq: 6920, 6921, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6923, instr consent
NURS 6923 - Primary Care Practicum: Assessment and Management of Common Conditions Affecting Children
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Age-specific, family-centered nursing assessment and intervention of acute and chronic conditions of children within the family context. Nursing intervention strategies including diagnostics, therapeutics, education, and follow-up evaluation of outcomes. prereq: 6920, 6921, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6922, instr consent
NURS 6924 - Assessment and Interventions for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Children and youth with special health care needs. Growth and development, pathophysiology, and specific conditions within a holistic, family-centered, community based, culturally competent, coordinated approach to assessment and intervention. prereq: instr consent
NURS 7925 - Systems of Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Research-based evaluation/management of psychologic and physiologic responses to chronic illness of children and youth. Developing theory-based systems of nursing care that are holistic, family-centered, community-based, culturally-competent, and coordinated. prereq: 6924 or instr consent
NURS 7926 - Advanced Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth, systemic, and theory-based study of family health assessment methods/intervention models. Assess, intervene, and evaluate intervention models related to patterns of functioning in families of children with complex health care needs. prereq: [6102 or equiv family theory course, 6200, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7925] or instr consent
NURS 7927 - Adv Assessment, Intervention in Families of Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Assess, intervene, and evaluate intervention models related to patterns of functioning in families of children with complex health care needs. Prepares nurses to become members of an interdisciplinary team, working with families with special health care needs from diverse cultural backgrounds. prereq: [6102 or equiv family theory course, 6200, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7925, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7926] or instr consent
OLPD 5356 - Disability Policy and Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Policy, research, and current practices related to education, health, and social services that support children, youth, and adults with special needs, and that support their families. Federal, state, and local perspectives.
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will use a systems approach to human pathophysiology across the life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Health assessment knowledge/skills for advanced nursing practice with patients across age span, including pregnancy. Selected nursing interventions, complementary therapies for application to specific populations/illnesses. prereq: Admission to advanced practice nursing area of study (DNP or Post-Graduate certificate program), instr consent
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5225 - Psychopharmacology Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced concepts in neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and clinical management related to psychopharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders/symptoms. Application to problems in various clinical settings. prereq: 5228 or instr consent
NURS 5228 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of pharmacological principles for commonly used medication classes. Each drug class, related physiology. Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of drug classes and specific medications. prereq: Grad nursing student or instr consent
NURS 5229 - Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic dosages for various age groups. Client patterns of drug use. Prescriptive privileges. Prescription writing for advanced practice nurses. prereq: 5222, [5228 or PHAR 5800], DNP student, instr consent
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emerging theory in family nursing science, related theories. Research on family systems for structuring systemic framework to examine clinical problems related to family health care. Applies family health theories to selected phenomena of interest to health care. prereq: 6200 or instr consent
NURS 6504 - Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Apply advanced concepts from nursing theory and research, social sciences, neuropsychology, and neurophysiology in the differentiation and explanation of psychiatric symptoms and disorders across the age continuum.
NURS 6505 - PMH/APN Prac II:Assessing, Managing Psychiatric Disorders in Adv Prac Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Diagnostic interviewing skills to conduct a comprehensive psychiatric assessment for patients across the lifespan. In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team and patient, students develop an initial evidence-based, integrative treatment plan. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5224, 5228, 6604, 6605, CSH 5101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6404
NURS 6602 - PMH Advanced Practice Nursing: Group as a Health Care Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical concepts/research findings from areas of group theory, group dynamics, group therapy applied in development of model for utilizing group as intervention for various client populations. prereq: 6802, 6803, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6603
NURS 6603 - PMH APN Practicum IV: Group as a Health Care Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop new competencies in conducting group therapy. Diagnostic interviewing/assessment skills. Evidence-based management plans with individuals/families at risk of psychiatric disorders/mental health problems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6602, 6802, 6803
NURS 6604 - Foundations for Integrative Mental Health and Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examine concepts, theories, and paradigms foundational to psychiatric and mental health nursing practice and inter-professional integrative mental health care. Develop clinical interviewing methods that elicit a client’s health narrative and facilitate the therapeutic relationship. Promotes beginning skill in reflective clinical practice. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6605, 5200, 5222, 5226, 5228, 5229, CSH 5101
NURS 6605 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Nursing Practice Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
First clinical course in advanced practice psychiatric/mental health nursing. Mental health promotion/mental illness risk reduction. Clinical interviewing, holistic health assessment, integrative mental health care management. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6604, 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, CSH 5101
NURS 6802 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advance Practice Nursing: Psychotherapy with Individuals and Families
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Evaluate selected theories/models, research, clinical evidence, therapeutic use of self for developing/implementing psychotherapeutic interventions used to promote mental health/assist individuals. prereq: 6102, 6604, 6605
NURS 6803 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Adv Prac Nurs Practicum III: Psychotherapy With Individuals,Families
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Theories, research, clinical evidence. Psychotherapeutic interventions/therapeutic use of self to promote mental health/advance treatment, management, recovery from bio/psycho/social sequelae of psychiatric illnesses. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6802, 6102, 6504, 6505
NURS 7612 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Professional Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychiatric/mental health advanced practice nursing: professional seminar. prereq: 6802, 6803
NURS 7613 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing: Practicum V
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Final course provides opportunities for refinement of PMH APN roles and integration of DNP activities into clinical experiences. Providing evidence-based nursing care to persons experiencing or at risk of experiencing psychiatric disorders to positively influence health care delivery. prereq: [6802, 6803] or instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01063 - PubH 3102/PubH 6102
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues, principles, and methods of environmental/occupational health practice. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or nursing MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
NURS 6930 - Foundations of Advanced Public Health Nursing Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual frameworks for advanced public health nursing practice, trends in population health status. Population-focused nursing evidence. Legal/ethical considerations. Intervention strategies. prereq: DNP grad student in public health nursing
NURS 6931 - Health Equity and Social Justice
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 6930 or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Complex relationships among social determinants of health, health disparities, population health status. Analyze/critique both evidence-based/untested strategies for reducing health disparities. prereq: 6930 or instr consent
NURS 6934 - Population-focused Assessment and Prioritization
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of community-based participatory methods used to conduct population-focused assessments. Review literature/identify gaps in knowledge. prereq: 6930 or instr consent
NURS 6944 - Population-focused Assessment & Prioritization Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population-focused assessment in collaboration with community partners. Identify key informants. Develop community partnerships. Use multiple approaches to data collection/analyses. Prioritize community assets, needs, contributing factors. prereq: 6930 or instr consent
NURS 7108 - Population Health Informatics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Standards, interoperability, and integration of information systems for population health are examined. Population health use cases are analyzed for potential benefits, legal, ethical, and practical issues related to the development of population health information systems. prereq: [5115 or [HINF 5430, HINF 5431]] or instr consent
NURS 7930 - Public Health Nursing Leadership Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 6930
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Synthesis of advanced public health nursing research. Theory/application to health policy leadership, management, administration within public health nursing leadership situations. prereq: 6930
NURS 7939 - Public Health Nurse Leadership Role
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: [6930, DNP student] or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analyzes issues challenging advanced practice public health nursing including policy/practice issues. Relationships with stakeholders/constituencies involved with public health issues. Public sector financing. prereq: [6930, DNP student] or instr consent
NURS 7940 - Application of Behavior Change Theory to Population Health
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 6930, [PubH 6020 or #]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of selected theories of health behavior change for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, systems. Synthesize/apply theories appropriately/effectively to guide public health nursing practice. prereq: 6930, [PubH 6020 or instr consent]
NURS 7942 - Application of Behavior Change Theory to Population Health Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 6930, PubH 6020
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Clinical application/synthesis of selected theories of health behavior change for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, systems in population-based setting. prereq: 6930, PubH 6020
NURS 6942 - Health Equity and Social Justice Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: #
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practicum experiences at community site serving populations with compromised health status related to health disparities. Collaborate with agency staff/community partners to identify health disparities relevant to populations served. Develop social justice conceptual framework/propose strategies to improve population health. prereq: instr consent
NURS 7109 - Population Health Informatics Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply principles, theories, and standards to integration of data to solve a particular population health problem. prereq: [5115, [[7108 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 7108] or [HINF 5430, HINF 5431]]] or instr consent
NURS 5016 - Critical Reading of Scientific Literature in Adolescent Health
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop skills for critically reading empirical literature within field of adolescent health. Written/oral critiques of core elements of research articles, including literature review, conceptual framework, research questions/hypotheses, methods, results, discussion, conclusions. prereq: [Grad-level research methods course, inferential statistics course] or instr consent
NURS 5604 - Advanced Health Assessment and Interventions with Adolescents
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Integrates knowledge from nursing, public health, health behavior, and adolescent development as framework for developing health assessment/intervention strategies for clinical practice with adolescents. prereq: CPsy 5303 or equiv or instr consent
PUBH 6607 - Adolescent Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Major public health issues of adolescents in the United States. Emphasizes prevention and health promotion strategies and effectiveness of programs and policies.