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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 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 41 to 100
  • 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 (12 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 specialization in public health, innovation and leadership, informatics, and integrative health and healing 4. DNP 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 specialty areas and post-master's DNP require an entry-level nursing degree (e.g. BSN, BAN, post-bacc 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
41 to 100 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.
Students MUST complete coursework according to the program plan appropriate for their term of admission and year plan. Any modifications to the program plan must be approved by the Specialty Coordinator/Faculty Advisor and Doctoral Programs Coordinator.
Core Coursework
Students with a Master of Nursing (MN) degree earned prior to 2010 must take NURS 7600 for 4 credits, and complete the remaining core coursework for a total of 41 credits. Students with an MN degree earned between 2010 and 2014 must take NURS 7600 for 2 credits and complete the remaining core courses for a total of 39 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 7100 - Quality Improvement and Implementation Science in Health Care (3.0 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 Planning and Evaluation (3.0 cr)
NURS 7400 - Health Policy Leadership (3.0 cr)
NURS 7600 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (4.0 cr)
NURS 7610 - System Leadership and Innovation (3.0 cr)
NURS 7900 - Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Nursing (3.0 cr)
NURS 6110 - Epidemiology in Nursing (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· NURS 7110 - NURS 7110 DNP Project Practicum (1.0-3.0 cr)
Statistics
Complete at least 3 credits of graduate-level inferential statistics
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (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.
Required Specialty Coursework
Complete the following courses for at least 34 credits. 4 credits of NURS 5229 is required; 3 credits of NURS 6502 is required; 2 credits of NURS 7505 is required; 1 credit of NURS 6408 is required for this specialty.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 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)
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.
Required Specialty Coursework
Complete the following courses for 34 credits. Specialty requirements for Variable credit course: NURS 5229 = 4 credits; NURS 6305 = 2 credits; NURS 7504 = 1 credit; NURS 7505 = 1 credit; NURS 6502 = 3 credits; NURS 6408 = 2 credits
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care (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 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II (2.0-3.0 cr)
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.
Required Specialty Coursework
Complete the following courses for at least 36 credits. Courses with Variable credit requirements for this specialty: NURS 5229 = 3 credits; NURS 6305 = 3 credits; NURS 6925 = 3 credits.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Patients with Complex Conditions (2.0 cr)
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Health Care for Patients with Complex Conditions Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care (3.0 cr)
NURS 6306 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Reproductive and Sexual Health Care (2.0-3.0 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 (3.0 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)
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.
Required Specialty Coursework
Complete 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 5230 - Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Anesthesia (4.0 cr)
NURS 6895 - Adult Acute Care Holistic Health Assessment and Wellness (2.0 cr)
NURS 6900 - Introduction to Principles of Anesthesia (4.0 cr)
NURS 6901 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles (3.0 cr)
NURS 6902 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Diseases (2.0 cr)
NURS 6903 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations Across the Lifespan (2.0 cr)
NURS 6910 - Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Integration (3.0 cr)
NURS 6911 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles Practicum I (2.0 cr)
NURS 6912 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Disease Practicum III (3.0 cr)
NURS 6913 - Nurse Anesthesia Care of the Special Population and Across the Lifespan Practicum IV (4.0 cr)
NURS 6914 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles Practicum II (3.0 cr)
NURS 7004 - Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practicum V (5.0 cr)
NURS 7005 - Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practicum VI (5.0 cr)
NURS 7006 - Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practicum VII (5.0 cr)
PHSL 5115 - Clinical Physiology I (3.0 cr)
PHSL 5116 - Clinical Physiology II (3.0 cr)
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.
Required Specialty Coursework
Completion of the courses for 39 credits is required for this specialty. Specialty Credit requirements for courses with variable credits: NURS 5229 = 4 credits; NURS 6305 = 3 credits; NURS 6502 = 3 credits; NURS 7504 = 1 credit; NURS 7505 = 1 credit
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 cr)
NURS 6102 - Family Health Theory (2.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care (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 and Management of Health Practicum IV: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)
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.
Students must complete the required specialty courses for 32 credits and at least 5 credits of electives to achieve 37 graduate level credits to complete the specialty. Credit requirements for this specialty for courses with variable credits: NURS 6704 = 1 credit; NURS 6706 = 2 credits; NURS 7605 = 2 credits. Students choose 5 credits of elective graduate level coursework in consultation with their faculty advisor.
Required Coursework
Completion of the following courses for at least 37 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 - Human Centered Design to Improve Complex Systems (4.0 cr)
Specialty Electives
Choose 5 credits of elective coursework in collaboration with faculty advisor. Additional selections permitted with approval from the faculty advisor.
Take 5 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSPH 5118 - Whole Person, Whole Community: The Reciprocity of Wellbeing (3.0 cr)
· NURS 5812 - Global Health Through Study Abroad (1.0-2.0 cr)
· GCC 5031 - The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
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
Required Specialty Coursework
Complete the following courses and at least 26 credits:
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation (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)
NURS 7118 - Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction in Health Informatics (3.0 cr)
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.
Completion of 40 graduate level credits is required for the specialty - 38 credits of required coursework and 2 credits of elective coursework.
Required Specialty Coursework
Complete the following courses for at least 38 credits.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 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 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II (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 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 7209 - Integrative Nursing I (1.0 cr)
NURS 7210 - Integrative Nursing Practicum I (1.0 cr)
NURS 7211 - Integrative Nursing Didactic II (1.0 cr)
NURS 7212 - Integrative Nursing 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)
Complete one of the following course options
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
or CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
Specialty Electives
Additional course options may be available with faculty advisor approval.
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5211 {Inactive} (2.0-3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5212 - Peacebuilding Through Mindfulness: Transformative Dialogue in the Global Community (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5215 - Forgiveness and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5311 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5319 - Yoga and Ayurveda in India (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5332 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5511 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5512 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5522 - Therapeutic Horticulture (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5523 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5533 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5541 - Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5561 - Overview of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5601 - Music, Health and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5605 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5643 - Horse as Teacher: Intro to Nature-Based Therapeutics Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT) (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 6000 {Inactive} (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 8101 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 8191 - Independent Study in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-6.0 cr)
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.
Completion of the following courses and at least 38 credits is required. NURS 5505 is required for students without labor and delivery experience as a Registered Nurse. Specialty credit requirements for courses with variable credits: NURS 5229 = 3 credits; NURS 6305 = 3 credits; NURS 6925 = 2 credits; NURS 6308 = 2 credits
Required Specialty Coursework
Complete the following courses for at least 38 credits.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 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 Patients with Complex Conditions (2.0 cr)
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Health Care for Patients with Complex Conditions Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 6305 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care (3.0 cr)
NURS 6306 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6308 - Women's Primary Care Practicum (1.0-2.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Reproductive and Sexual Health Care (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 7213 - Midwifery Clinical and Professional Integration (3.0 cr)
Labor and Delivery Experience
Students are required to complete NURS 5505 if they do not have labor and delivery experience as Registered Nurse
NURS 5505 - Assessment and Support of Individuals in Labor (2.0 cr)
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.
Required Specialty Coursework
Completion of the courses for 37 credits. Specialty credit requirements for courses with variable credits: NURs 5229 = 3 credits; NURS 6921 = 1 credit
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 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)
NURS 6929 - Advanced Nursing Care of Children with Acute Illness; Practicum for PCNS (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)
Primary Care Pediatric 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.
Required Specialty Coursework
Completion of the following courses for at least 37 credits is required. Specialty credit requirements for variable credit courses: NURS 5229 = 3 credits; NURS 6921 = 2 credits
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 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)
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.
Completion of 39 credits is required for the specialty - 36 credits of required specialty coursework and 3 credits of complimentary alternative medicine elective coursework.
Required Specialty Coursework
Completion of the following courses for at least 36 credits. Specialty requirements for courses with variable credits: NURS 5229 = 2 credits
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse (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 (3.0-4.0 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)
NURS 5226 - Advanced Human Pathophysiology (2.0 cr)
Complimentary Alternative Medicine Electives
Elective coursework is required and chosen in consultation with faculty advisors. Additional options may be permitted with faculty advisor approval.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5311 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5313 - Acupressure (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5421 - Botanical Medicines in Integrative Healthcare (3.0 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 5523 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5536 - Advanced Reiki Healing: Level II (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India (4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5341 - Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
· CSPH 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5905 - Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It (1.0 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 and any additional coursework needed to achieve the 1000 hour practicum requirement. Consult with the DNP program for more information.
Preceptor Supervisor Practicum Hours
Students completing the Post-Master's DNP must complete 1000 supervised hours of practicum. Upon admission, the total hours completed through the master's degree is documented and a gap analysis identifies whether additional practicum hours are needed. The number of credits of appropriate systems-level practicum coursework necessary to meet the 1000-hour requirement, if any, will be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor.
Practicum Course Options
Courses are chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor. Additional options are permitted with advisor approval.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· NURS 5117 - Consumer Health Informatics Practicum (1.0 cr)
· NURS 6704 - Nursing Leadership Practicum: Organizational Culture and Leadership (1.0-2.0 cr)
· NURS 6706 - Nursing Leadership Practicum: Quality and Change Management (1.0-2.0 cr)
· NURS 7106 - Knowledge Representation and Interoperability Practicum (2.0 cr)
· NURS 7109 - Population Health Informatics Practicum (2.0 cr)
· NURS 7401 - Health Policy Leadership Practicum (0.5-1.0 cr)
· NURS 7605 - Executive Leadership Practicum: Boundary Spanning Leadership (1.0-2.0 cr)
· NURS 7904 - Nursing Education Practicum (2.0 cr)
· NURS 7113 - Clinical Decision Support: Theory (2.0 cr)
· NURS 5812 - Global Health Through Study Abroad (1.0-2.0 cr)
 
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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 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 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 Planning and Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A critical analysis of methods for practical program planning and evaluation for advanced nursing professionals in leadership roles; includes evaluation of approach and design, intervention processes including stakeholder issues, measurement issues, and strategies to evaluate outcomes achievement. 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 Spring & Summer
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: 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, and the 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
Integrate whole system thinking, contemporary theories, and evidence of factors contributing to effective leadership to advance innovation and achieve sustainable change in contemporary health care environments.
NURS 7900 - Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Nursing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Critical analysis of teaching-learning theories and evidence about elements that comprise effective teaching in diverse populations in order to design and evaluate the quality of plans for educational experiences that facilitate achievement of desired learner outcomes in nursing.
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.
EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 3264/5231/5261/5263
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
EPSY 5261 is designed to engage students in statistics as a principled approach to data collection, prediction, and scientific inference. Students first learn about data collection (e.g., random sampling, random assignment) and examine data descriptively using graphs and numerical summaries. Students build conceptual understanding of statistical inference through the use of simulation-based methods (bootstrapping and randomization) before going on to learn parametric methods, such as t-tests (one-sample and two-sample means), z-tests (one-sample and two-sample proportions), chi-square tests, and regression. This course uses pedagogical methods grounded in research, such as small group activities and discussion. Attention undergraduates: As this is a graduate level course, it does not fulfill the Mathematical Thinking Liberal Education requirement. If you would like to take a statistics course in our department that fulfills that requirement, please consider EPSY 3264.
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
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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)
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory and evidence to holistic practice in reproductive and sexual health care. Emphasis is placed on theoretical knowledge and skills related to caring for persons with common reproductive health needs throughout the life cycle. The sociopolitical context of women's lives and those seeking reproductive and sexual health care is integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student, 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229
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 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
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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 Patients with Complex Conditions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course provides an evidence based, theoretical and epidemiologic basis for advanced practice nursing care of patients with complex reproductive health problems requiring multidisciplinary interventions. Selected high-risk gynecologic and perinatal conditions are examined. prereqs: (NM and WHNP) 6305/6306, 6501, 6925; (NM only) 6308, 6210/6211; (WHNP only) 6502, 6926, 6927/6928
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Health Care for Patients with Complex Conditions Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply advanced assessment and management skills in the care of patients and infants at risk for medical and/or psychosocial problems and to gain experience in the management of selected high-risk perinatal conditions. prereqs: Nurse-Midwife DNP student, N5222, N5228, N5229, N5200, N6305, N6306, N6308, N6925, N6210, N6211 WHNP DNP Student: N5222, N5228, N5229, N5200, N6305, N6306, N6926, N6925, N6927, N6928
NURS 6305 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory and evidence to holistic practice in reproductive and sexual health care. Emphasis is placed on theoretical knowledge and skills related to caring for persons with common reproductive health needs throughout the life cycle. The sociopolitical context of women's lives and those seeking reproductive and sexual health care is integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student, 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229
NURS 6306 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides clinical experience in a reproductive and sexual health setting to develop basic skills in providing holistic, safe, and competent care, including history taking, physical examination, and patient education specific to reproductive and sexual health issues across the lifespan. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6305 (or concurrent)
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 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Reproductive and Sexual Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
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 throughout the lifespan with a focus on 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: 3.0 [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 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 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.
NURS 6895 - Adult Acute Care Holistic Health Assessment and Wellness
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: 4.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to basic and safe nurse anesthesia care principles and orientation to clinical setting for patients undergoing surgical procedures. prereq: Doctorate of nursing practice program
NURS 6901 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination and application of basic anesthesia principles and practice including holistic patient assessment and formulating nurse anesthesia care plans in the adult surgical patients. prereq: 6900, 6910, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6911
NURS 6902 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examine and apply principles of nurse anesthesia delivering safe care to high acuity and complex special population including cardiac, thoracic, and vascular patients undergoing surgical procedures. prereq: 5222, 5228, 6900, 6901, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6912, PHSL 5115
NURS 6903 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Special Populations Across the Lifespan
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 6910 - Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Integration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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 the patient and management of emergence prereq: Grad Student in Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6900
NURS 6911 - Basic Nurse Anesthesia Principles Practicum I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Develop progressive proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice including basic equipment safety checks, room set up, pre-operative assessment, basic/advanced airway skills, intravenous fluid replacement, positioning of the patient, apply interventions, charting, management of emergence, handoff report, and setting personal daily clinical goals to achieve. prereq: N6910; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in N6901, Grad student in Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program
NURS 6912 - Nurse Anesthesia Care: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Disease Practicum III
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to basic and safe nurse anesthesia care principles and orientation to clinical setting for patients undergoing surgical procedures. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6902, DNP-nurse anesthesia specialty student
NURS 6913 - Nurse Anesthesia Care of the Special Population and Across the Lifespan Practicum IV
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 II
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 - Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practicum V
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice and progressive independent or minimal supervision anesthesia care including knowledge application of pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostics/therapeutic, best practices, and interprofessional collaboration in patients undergoing surgical procedures.
NURS 7005 - Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practicum VI
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice and independent patient care management for patients undergoing complex and high acuity surgical procedures. prereq: 7004
NURS 7006 - Advanced Nurse Anesthesia Practicum VII
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Develop proficiency in nurse anesthesia practice and management of patient anesthesia care including evaluation of impact of research on clinical practice, achieving a level of safe care in preparation for entry to practice, and demonstration of leadership in the clinical setting with increasing autonomy in decision-making, and case management for various patient populations. 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
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory and evidence to holistic practice in reproductive and sexual health care. Emphasis is placed on theoretical knowledge and skills related to caring for persons with common reproductive health needs throughout the life cycle. The sociopolitical context of women's lives and those seeking reproductive and sexual health care is integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student, 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229
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 and Management of Health Practicum IV:Health Leadership for Family Nurse Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integration of the essentials of doctoral education into the FNP clinical role. Students analyze individual level and community/systems factors and public policies to demonstrate leadership capabilities in creating holistic, multi-system, interprofessional collaborative approaches to address health concerns and health disparities. 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
This course focuses on the development and implementation of optimal healing environments (OHE) as a healthcare innovation. You will examine the evidence base supporting design, human and care processes and begin to explore how OHE are created. An emphasis will be placed on identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support the 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
Synthesis, reflection, and evaluation of learning from courses in the health innovation leadership and design curriculum to identify gaps in knowledge and developmental practicum needs related to leadership in health care innovation and design. 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 - Human Centered Design to Improve Complex Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Class participants will work together using design thinking frameworks to discover, define, develop, and propose solutions to help solve complex system problems. The class will use cognitive design methods and research to guide in developing prototypes that foster improved experiences in information delivery, processes of systems, and technology. Teams, will tackle complex real-world problems. Projects may focus on a variety of areas ranging from retail to health care. Coursework will primarily focus on team-based projects. Participants will immerse themselves the following activities while working towards remediating their chosen problems. ? insights gathering/research methods ? cognitive design methods and principles ? identifying strengths/weaknesses in actual vs. proposed systems ? implementation (prototyping) considerations/strategies The course will be highly interactive with little lecture. It will strive to foster critical thinking and will offer an environment where creativity can thrive. Students are expected to come to class fully prepared to interact during class time with the readings and research consumed outside class. Material from course readings will focus on cognitive design, systems thinking principles and will be interwoven during the discussions and class activities. This course is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds and programs, including students from Human Factors, the Academic Health Center, Graphic Design, Product Design, Retail, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and the Carlson School. Human Factors students working toward a Plan C Master?s degree may use this course as one of the two courses required to be 50% project-based.
CSPH 5118 - Whole Person, Whole Community: The Reciprocity of Wellbeing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course explores the symbiotic and reciprocal relationship between individual and community health and wellbeing, as well as the many factors/forces which influence that relationship. Drawing upon recent studies in the area of reciprocal/symbiotic effects between individual wellbeing and community wellbeing, this course will include the following core topics: definitions of community and related dimensions of wellbeing, importance of Individual/Community reciprocity (Social Justice, Equity, Safety, and Trust), historical trauma and healing, and individual action and personal empowerment in community transformation. Utilizing elements of the Center for Spirituality & Healing's Wellbeing model and modes of contemplative practice, this course will ultimately assist learners through phases of individual reflection and mindfulness for the purpose of creating more open and reciprocal relationships with entities they describe as their communities. An extension of recent studies in the area of the reciprocal (or rippling) effect between individual wellbeing and community wellbeing this course will guide individuals in identifying the various communities in which they live or participate, the roles they "play" within those communities and why/ how this knowledge can help prepare them for action and leadership. Main themes of the course will include: - Mindfulness, Reflection and Healing: Historical Trauma and Marginalization. - Roles and Reciprocity: Justice, Equity, Security and Trust between individuals and their communities. - Transformation: Individual Action/Leadership as Bridge between Personal and Community Wellbeing.
NURS 5812 - Global Health Through Study Abroad
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Nursing as a global profession and the issues that impact health of populations worldwide. prereq: instr consent
GCC 5031 - The Global Climate Challenge: Creating an Empowered Movement for Change (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: GCC 3031/GCC 5031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Students will explore ecological and human health consequences of climate change, the psychology of climate inaction, and will be invited to join us in the radical work of discovering not only their own leadership potential but that of others. We will unpack the old story of domination and hierarchy and invite the class to become part of a vibrant new story of human partnership that will not only help humanity deal with the physical threat of climate change but will help us create a world where we have the necessary skills and attitudes to engage the many other grand challenges facing us. Using a strategy of grassroots empowerment, the course will be organized to help us connect to the heart of what we really value; to understand the threat of climate change; to examine how we feel in the light of that threat; and to take powerful action together. Students will work in groups throughout the course to assess the global ecological threat posed by climate change, and they will be part of designing and executing an activity where they empower a community to take action. This is a Grand Challenge Curriculum course. For: so, jr, sr, grad
CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Work and experiences in the workplace have a profound impact on many dimensions of individual and collective wellbeing, including a sense of purpose and meaning, financial and emotional security, quality of relationships and community, physical and emotional health, and the local and global environments. In this course, students will learn multi-disciplinary perspectives on key challenges in creating workplaces that contribute to greater wellbeing. Students will also reflect on their own personal experiences with wellbeing in their current and past work environments and examine strategies for enhancing wellbeing based on interdisciplinary theory and research. Specific topics include the importance of purpose and meaning at work, challenges in achieving work-life integration, the impact of technology on work expectations, and organizational change. This course is based on a whole-life, integrative model of wellbeing and draws from research and theory across the social, behavior, and health sciences. Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mindfulness in the Workplace is an experiential course designed to teach core mindfulness skills while also exploring specific applications to the workplace setting. The course explores key mindfulness traits and how they relate to essential workplace skills, such as resilience, task execution, critical analysis, intra/interpersonal growth, leadership, and other related topics. In addition, the course explores how corporate culture can be a barrier or a catalyst for adoption of mindfulness principles. By exploring the above topics from the perspective of the workplace and academic literature, students will gain an understanding of how to apply evidence-informed techniques to help them on the job. Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6100 - Topics: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
New course offerings/topics in environmental health.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the development and implementation of optimal healing environments (OHE) as a healthcare innovation. You will examine the evidence base supporting design, human and care processes and begin to explore how OHE are created. An emphasis will be placed on identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support the diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or 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
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
NURS 7118 - Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction in Health Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of human factors and human-computer interaction to optimize research/practice in nursing and health informatics. Interactive system design that accommodates/enhances capabilities of user. prereq: Biostatistics or instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5226 - Advanced Meditation: Body, Brain, Mind, and Universe
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will work to integrate meditation practice into daily life, cultivating awareness of the fundamental oneness of body, brain, mind, and universe. Attention will be given to mind-body synergy in health, the ?hard problem? of consciousness in neuroscience, and the emergence of compassion, wisdom, and healing in non-discursive awareness. prereq: CSPH 5225, jr or sr or grad student, or instr consent
CSPH 5313 - Acupressure
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Open to health professional graduate students or practicing healthcare professionals. Undergraduate students with specific prior coursework may be admitted with instructor approval. By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and applications of Acupressure as a component within the theory of East Asian Medicine. Students will learn the location, indications for use and techniques of stimulation of acupressure points in sequences specific to common physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Methods for both self-care and the care of others will be the primary focus of learning. Special focus will be given to the treatment of pain conditions, chronic health conditions, palliative care, oncology, women?s health care, and mental-emotional wellbeing. Current literature and research findings will also be discussed.
CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
There is an accumulating body of scientific evidence supporting the use of some botanicals for preventive or therapeutic purposes. This experiential course offers health professional students and others an integrative and practical approach to medicinal plants that includes theoretical underpinnings and obtaining the skills to gather, process, and apply selected local plants and herbs. Methods are multi-sensory, following an eclectic tradition practiced by many modern herbalists. Review of empirical scientific evidence is included for key plants. Prereq: Jr or sr or grad in the health professions or instructor permission.
CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will present a novel approach to the principles of nutrition as they relate to optimal health and the prevention, control or intervention in a disease process. This is a model of nutrition application that complements and expands beyond normal growth and development, an approach that attempts to reduce chronic disease by looking for underlying factors or triggers of disease. This model of nutrition considers system dysfunction a pre-disease state and looks for ways to apply nutrition and restore function. The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of this novel application of nutrition. The course will emphasize the 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
This course will provide an overview of essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Students will examine key safety and toxicity issues with the use of essential oils, and they will critique the scientific and 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, or Inst consent
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will learn the history, principles, education, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities and current research findings will be discussed. Following activation of the Reiki energy, participants will learn the hand positions used to perform a self, seated, and full session. A portion of each class meeting will be used to perform Reiki sessions and to discuss experiences. 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: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will learn advanced principles and application of Reiki energy healing. The four levels of healing will be further explored, with emphasis on healing at the spiritual level. Following activation of the Reiki energy, participants will learn the energy symbols that allow for energy transfer through space and time. Students will learn to use second level Reiki energy for both distance healing and the standard Reiki session. A portion of each class meeting will be used to provide Reiki sessions and to discuss findings. Current literature and research findings will also be discussed. prereq: CSPH 5535 or instr consent. Students must wait 4-6 months after taking CSPH 5535 before taking CSPH 5536.
CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
In this course you will learn how imagery and imagery interventions are implemented for healing and to promote optimal health and wellbeing. You will experience a wide variety of imagery interventions in class and work on creating your own imagery intervention. The primary instructional strategies that will be utilized for this course include: experiential, online discussions, readings, lectures, and individual learning interventions. prereq: Jr or Sr or Grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5701 - Fundamentals of Health Coaching I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides a foundation of Health Coaching theory and practice. We will explore basic tenets of the health coaching model (a 4-pillared construct), including deep listening, effective and empathic communication, and tools for self-development. We examine the core building blocks for optimal health from a holistic perspective. In Health Coaching, each person is recognized as an intrinsically healthy, whole, and wise being, who is the ultimate expert in his or her healing journey. As a student and coach in training, your own self-development becomes an organic part of your professional evolution, and you will receive support in this. It is the role of the Health Coach to provide a safe environment and professional expertise to support this journey. In this course you will learn how to facilitate the client?s process by identifying and benchmarking stages and patterns of change, effectively interfacing with a wide range of interdisciplinary health care providers,and educating clients on a variety of self-care practices. Prereq admitted to Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching; or, Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Certificate-Health Coaching track; or, Doctor of Nursing Practice; or, non-degree seeking graduate students or students from other graduate degree programs may enroll with permission of the course instructors.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the development and implementation of optimal healing environments (OHE) as a healthcare innovation. You will examine the evidence base supporting design, human and care processes and begin to explore how OHE are created. An emphasis will be placed on identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support the diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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 7209 - Integrative Nursing I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a foundational course for advanced nursing practice with a focus on the scholarship, research, and theory underlying integrative nursing. prereq: NURS 5101, NURS 5200, NURS 5222, NURS 7000, taken concurrent with CSpH 5226
NURS 7210 - Integrative Nursing Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a foundation clinical course in advanced integrative nursing practice with a focus on integrative nursing assessment, management, and evaluation. prereqs: N5101, N5200, N5222, N7000, CSpH 5535, CSpH 5806, CSpH 5631, CSpH 5313, CSpH 5503, concurrent with N7209
NURS 7211 - Integrative Nursing Didactic II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a foundational course for advanced integrative nursing practice with a focus on the scholarship, research, and theory underlying integrative therapies and integrative models of care within the context of health promotion, disease prevention, health care provider wellbeing and resilience, interprofessional collaboration, and education. prereqs: N5101, N5200, N5222, N5701, N6200, N7000, N7209, N7210, N7900, CSpH 5421, CSpH 5713, CSpH 5431, CSpH 5226, CSPH 5706
NURS 7212 - Integrative Nursing Practicum II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a foundational course for advanced integrative nursing practice with a focus on the development of clinical competencies in community needs assessment, healthcare provider wellbeing, teaching and learning, and interprofessional collaboration. prereq: N5101, N5200, N5222, N5701, N6200, N7000, N7209, N7210, N7900, N7211 (or concurrent enrollment), CSpH 5535, CSpH 5806, CSpH 5631, CSpH 5313, CSpH 5503, CSpH 5421, CSpH 5713, CSpH 5431, CSpH 5226, CSPH 5706
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
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The initiation of a healer in ancient cultures was a rigorous process that included a personal journey of inner development and transformation that paralleled the learning of the cognitive and physical healing techniques. This course will introduce the student to the concept of the individual transformational journey. The science of mind-body-spirit approaches will be explored through a variety of methods including lecture, scientific literature review, meditation, imagery, journal writing and social support through group interaction. The students will have an opportunity to explore various aspects of self-knowledge, self-awareness, transpersonal (non-local) experiences, and the paradoxical mysteries that will prepare them for their student and personal lives. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research and practice on therapies, delivery of complementary therapies, and regulatory issues. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is your opportunity to examine, challenge, and critically reflect upon your thinking about health. ?Micro-immersion experience? offers you an opportunity to explore different understandings of health through interactions with cultural communities. The brief immersions facilitate experiential glimpses into fundamentally different worldviews and systems of thought that are often excluded by the scientific/professional models emphasized on campus. Critical thinking, critical reflection, and supplemental readings support your effort to step into culturally different knowledge systems and mental models of health and well-being. Confronting cultural difference in this way offers a powerful mirror through which your own tacit perspective, thinking and assumptions of health become more visible and explicit. You are asked to challenge your own thinking as you attempt to inhabit different cognitive worlds. We will do our best to create a space that encourages us to share with sincerity our thoughts and emerging insights with one another in class de-briefing conversations. These de-briefings allow you benefit from each other?s take on the immersion experiences as you develop your own personal philosophy, narrative, and understanding of health. prereq: jr, sr, grad, or instr consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Our personal health, along with the health of the human social systems we inhabit, are inextricably entwined with the wellbeing of local and global environmental systems. We are facing a multifaceted global/planetary crisis (which is no longer impending but underway). The evidence is clear that Global Climate Change (along with a ?Sixth Extinction? of massive proportions) is primarily driven by human behaviors. Drawing upon the new science of Complex Systems, it is also evident that?just as human social systems (economic, political, and cultural) are impelling us towards a planetary ?bifurcation point??our only hope to avoid multiple systems collapse is to make deep changes in these systems. This course will help you learn how to understand?and to effect sustainable change in?the complex systems in your life: personal, social, and environmental. Students will explore and develop leadership strategies and skills, using complexity theory as a theoretical framework. Living systems (including all social, biological, and environmental systems) are complex adaptive systems that are self-organizing and give rise to emergent properties, within a wider, ?ecosystemic? context. To effect beneficial and sustainable changes within such systems, leaders must apply (and embody) ecosystemic principles. Rigid, top-down approaches based on linear and mechanistic paradigms are ill-suited to transformative leadership, which facilitates an open-ended process of organic change. This course helps students develop transformative leadership capacities that are applicable within all types of organizations, within a wide variety of roles and positions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth exploration of resilience, spirituality, and the link between them. Specific applications of resilience and health realization principles applied to students? personal and professional lives. Relevant literature, theory and research will be explored. This class examines natural resilience and our inner landscape. Discussions are reflective, instructive, and thought provoking. We explore life experiences, examine relevant resilience and spiritual literature, and discover how we operate from the inside out in ordinary life. We learn, live, and share basic principles behind resilience. The study is applicable in a wide variety of disciplines from helping professions, scientific endeavors, education, to business and more. These lessons are applicable in both personal and professional life. prereq: Jr or Sr or Grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5212 - Peacebuilding Through Mindfulness: Transformative Dialogue in the Global Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the core principles and practices of peacebuilding through restorative dialogue, using a mindfulness-based approach, in the context of multiple interpersonal, community, national, and international settings. prereq: Jr or Sr or Grad, or instructor consent.
CSPH 5215 - Forgiveness and Healing: A Journey Toward Wholeness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will examine the impact of forgiveness on the process of interpersonal and intrapersonal healing, as well as healing of conflict and trauma at the intergroup level. Forgiveness and healing will be examined in the context of intense interpersonal and intrapersonal conflicts in multiple health care and social work settings, including in families, between physicians and nurses, between patients/clients and nurses/social workers, within communities, among friends, between co-workers, or within ourselves. Forgiveness will also be examined in the larger global context and how principles and practices of forgiveness are being applied in some of the most entrenched political and violent conflicts, such as in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Liberia, Rwanda, and Israel/Palestine. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the central elements of forgiveness and healing in the context of multiple micro and macro life settings. The concepts of forgiveness and healing will be examined from multiple spiritual and secular traditions. The underlying philosophical elements of forgiveness and healing will be critically assessed and beliefs and rituals from numerous indigenous and European traditions will be presented and examined. The focus will be upon gaining a more grounded understanding of the process of forgiveness and its potential impact upon emotional and relational healing. The concepts of forgiveness and healing will be addressed in a very broad and inclusive manner, with no assumptions made related to their specific cultural context or meaning. Empirical studies that have examined the impact of forgiveness upon emotional and physical healing will be reviewed. Concepts such as forgiveness and healing are inseparable from the concept of spirituality. For the purposes of the course, spirituality is not synonymous with the dogma and creeds of the major religious traditions in the world, even though religion for many may serve as a pathway to spirituality. Practices within the major religions of the world that foster forgiveness and healing, however, will be explored, along with practices within Native American, Canadian Aboriginal, Native Hawaiian, African, New Zealand Maori, and Eastern cultural traditions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
The class approaches meditation as a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual inquiry. Students read selections in a variety of relevant texts and develop the ability to enter a state of calm, meditative awareness. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will introduce students to ethics, spirituality, and healing from the perspective of traditional Tibetan medicine. Traditional Tibetan doctors believe that illness results from imbalance and that treating illness requires correcting the underlying imbalance. Students will learn how to apply these principles personally, integrate them into clinical practice, and consult with a traditional Tibetan doctor. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will introduce students to ethics, spirituality, and healing from the perspective of Yoga, an ancient Indian discipline. Students will examine the claim that systematic Yoga practice leads to optimal health. Using critical thinking, students will evaluate philosophical knowledge, scientific evidence, and practical application, and propose research-based programs for integrating Yoga into personal and professional life. Prereq jr or sr or grad; or instructor consent
CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Students study with expert practitioners in India. Using critical thinking, philosophical knowledge, cultural practices, scientific evidence, and research-based programs to integrate these traditions into personal/professional life. prereq: [5315, 5317] or instr consent
CSPH 5319 - Yoga and Ayurveda in India
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Yoga and Ayurveda are interrelated, ancient, holistic Indian traditions that integrate ethics, spirituality, and healing. While studying with expert practitioners at the University of Minnesota and in India, students will examine the claim that the systematic practice of these traditions promotes healing and optimal health. prereq: CSPH 4311 (and instructor approval), CSPH 5317 or CSPH 5318 or instructor consent.
CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
3 ½-day retreat intensive. Shamanic philosophies, ritual etiquette, Core beliefs common to all shamanic healing practices. Cross-cultural healing beliefs/practices, unique psychology for understanding them, their use with contemporary healing practices and for personal growth. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will introduce students to the basic principles of Ayurveda, the Science of self-healing. It will also cover evidence-based information available on Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayurveda emphasizes the balance of body, mind, and spirit to achieve the optimum health through natural means. Course content will include Ayurvedic constitutional types and practices including food, herbal medicine, detoxification, and massage. Students will examine how Ayurvedic principles and practices can be integrated into personal plans for health and well-being and how Ayurveda is being integrated into healthcare settings.
CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ethnopharmacology is the interdisciplinary science of medicinal plants or natural products utilized by humans. These people-plant (typically) relationships have historically and imminently have produced important medicines integral to modern medicine. Ethnopharmacology integrates aspects of botany, natural products chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, anthropology, medicine, psychology, and comparative religious study. The discipline researches human interactions with biologically active plants (and other living things) as medicines, poisons, and intoxicants with a primary focus on indigenous and non-­Western cultures. Ethnopharmacology seeks to document plants and animals used by various cultures, and describe their use and preparation. These plants and their preparations are then studied to identify, isolate, and characterize the active compounds responsible for the plants actions on people. This introductory ethnopharmacology course will cover both the ethnographic and scientific aspects critical to the process of drug discovery and the evolution of modern medicine. Students will compare cross-cultural perspectives on human interactions with drugs and examine the variety of human interaction with biologically active organisms in their environment. prereq: Jr or Sr or Grad, or instructor consent. Courses in Botany, Chemistry and Pharmacology are useful but not required.
CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
There is an accumulating body of scientific evidence supporting the use of some botanicals for preventive or therapeutic purposes. This experiential course offers health professional students and others an integrative and practical approach to medicinal plants that includes theoretical underpinnings and obtaining the skills to gather, process, and apply selected local plants and herbs. Methods are multi-sensory, following an eclectic tradition practiced by many modern herbalists. Review of empirical scientific evidence is included for key plants. Prereq: Jr or sr or grad in the health professions or instructor permission.
CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will introduce students to the theoretical foundations of healing environments and their application based on the six dimensions of wellbeing. It is a unique course offered only through the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing? but carries a wide interdisciplinary application ? such as with the department of horticulture, landscape architecture, therapeutic recreation, botany, public health and other health science. During the past six decades, the field of therapeutic landscapes has grown extensively in multiple settings throughout North American, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The theory and practice focus upon the application of environments and landscapes to benefit the individual or group. Therapeutic Landscapes are a plant-dominated environment (indoor or outdoor) designed to provide numerous and varied therapeutic interactions and purposeful outcomes. It fosters wellbeing through designed and prescribed encounters with plants that stimulate the senses and engage the understanding of the people who visit it. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the central elements of therapeutic landscapes in the context of the latest scientific evidence using the Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing model of wellbeing as a guide. Prereq jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5522 - Therapeutic Horticulture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
An introduction into the purposeful delivery of plants and plant related activities for therapeutic benefits. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the central elements of therapeutic horticulture in the context of multiple health care settings. Students will learn the evidence-based history, principles, precepts, and practical application of therapeutic horticulture. A variety of plant and plant related modalities from current research findings will be discussed related to various populations using therapeutic horticulture as a treatment intervention. Prereq junior, senior, or graduate student or instructor consent
CSPH 5541 - Emotional Healing and Happiness: Eastern and Western Approaches to Transforming the Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiential training in the cultivation of happiness, emotional health, and healing for multi-disciplinary professions. Ancient/contemporary, eastern/western approaches. How to increase positive emotions and mind states. Meditation, integrative approaches. Case examples. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover basic theories and approaches of selected Somatic Therapies and Somatic Psychotherapy (Dance/Movement and body-based therapies). It will include 1) western historic and theoretical perspectives on the use of movement, dance and somatic re-patterning for well-being, 2) introductions and demonstrations of specific somatic approaches, and 3) brief introduction of the application of these techniques to specific populations and settings. The experiential part of the course will include individual, partner and group exercises intended to embody and deepen the topics covered in the class. Prereq: jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5561 - Overview of the Creative Arts in Health and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course we will explore how professionals in music therapy, art therapy, dance and movement therapy, and poetry/spoken word therapy work in healthcare and community settings to promote healing and well-being. Artist-therapists representing each of these fields, and/or related fields in creative arts in healing, will present their work in synchronous sessions, and guide you in experiential exercises to give you firsthand experience of each modality. You will also read in depth about each of the healing arts modalities in our textbook and research articles, participate in online discussions, and document your experiences with the modalities through journaling and a final paper. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5601 - Music, Health and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
For centuries, people in virtually every known culture in the world have recognized the tremendous potential of music to promote health and healing. In this course, we will explore music's power to heal body, mind, and spirit through examining the main music healing disciplines used today: music therapy, music medicine, clinical musicianship, medical musicianship, music-thanatology, vibroacoustic harp therapy, sound healing, and community music. You will also learn some easy music healing techniques you can use for yourself. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This online course is designed to introduce students to the core principles of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) in the context of multiple healthcare and social service related settings. Students will learn the history, identify safety guidelines, apply best practices to a variety of species, and evaluate peer-reviewed literature. prereq: jr or sr or grad student, or instructor consent
CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This graduate level course will cover the basic theories and approaches of Nature-Based Therapeutics including restorative environments, therapeutic horticulture, animal assisted interactions, therapeutic landscapes, forest bathing, green care farming, facilitated green exercise, wilderness therapy, and ecopsychology. The course includes: 1. historic and theoretical perspectives 2. research into specific techniques 3. application of techniques to specific population and setting prereq: Jr, Sr or Grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5643 - Horse as Teacher: Intro to Nature-Based Therapeutics Equine-Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: jr or sr or grad or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) and to the range of therapeutic and learning opportunities found within equine interactions. Five domains of practice in EAAT are covered and include physical, social, cognitive, psychological and spiritual contexts. The course presents historical and theoretical concepts which helped develop various types of EAATs, and how the growth of EAAT nationally and internationally has continued to mold the profession. Students will learn to describe safety guidelines, best practices as they are currently known, and precautions and contraindications in EAAT sessions. During a three-day face-to-face class, students will engage in hands-on learning with horses and apply course concepts and topics during this intensive. Students will evaluate peer-reviewed literature in EAAT research to identify the strengths and weaknesses of such published material. Students will synthesize reading, lecture and experiential learning to develop an EAAT plan for an assigned target group population. prereq: jr or sr or grad or instr consent
CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Work and experiences in the workplace have a profound impact on many dimensions of individual and collective wellbeing, including a sense of purpose and meaning, financial and emotional security, quality of relationships and community, physical and emotional health, and the local and global environments. In this course, students will learn multi-disciplinary perspectives on key challenges in creating workplaces that contribute to greater wellbeing. Students will also reflect on their own personal experiences with wellbeing in their current and past work environments and examine strategies for enhancing wellbeing based on interdisciplinary theory and research. Specific topics include the importance of purpose and meaning at work, challenges in achieving work-life integration, the impact of technology on work expectations, and organizational change. This course is based on a whole-life, integrative model of wellbeing and draws from research and theory across the social, behavior, and health sciences. Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 8191 - Independent Study in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual independent study with faculty guidance. Students write proposal, including outcome objectives/work plan. Faculty member directs work, evaluates project. prereq: instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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
In this course students will investigate and evaluate evidence-based models of midwifery practice for the management and support of women, individuals seeking midwifery care and their families during labor, birth, the immediate postpartum period, and care of the newborn. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6308, 6925
NURS 6211 - Midwifery Care of the Childbearing Family Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
In this course students will implement evidence-based models of midwifery practice in the management and support of women, individuals seeking midwifery care and their families during labor, birth, the immediate postpartum period, and care of the newborn. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6308, 6925
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Patients with Complex Conditions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course provides an evidence based, theoretical and epidemiologic basis for advanced practice nursing care of patients with complex reproductive health problems requiring multidisciplinary interventions. Selected high-risk gynecologic and perinatal conditions are examined. prereqs: (NM and WHNP) 6305/6306, 6501, 6925; (NM only) 6308, 6210/6211; (WHNP only) 6502, 6926, 6927/6928
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Health Care for Patients with Complex Conditions Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply advanced assessment and management skills in the care of patients and infants at risk for medical and/or psychosocial problems and to gain experience in the management of selected high-risk perinatal conditions. prereqs: Nurse-Midwife DNP student, N5222, N5228, N5229, N5200, N6305, N6306, N6308, N6925, N6210, N6211 WHNP DNP Student: N5222, N5228, N5229, N5200, N6305, N6306, N6926, N6925, N6927, N6928
NURS 6305 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory and evidence to holistic practice in reproductive and sexual health care. Emphasis is placed on theoretical knowledge and skills related to caring for persons with common reproductive health needs throughout the life cycle. The sociopolitical context of women's lives and those seeking reproductive and sexual health care is integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student, 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229
NURS 6306 - Reproductive and Sexual Health Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides clinical experience in a reproductive and sexual health setting to develop basic skills in providing holistic, safe, and competent care, including history taking, physical examination, and patient education specific to reproductive and sexual health issues across the lifespan. prereq: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6305 (or concurrent)
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 reproductive/primary health care settings to continue development of basic skills in providing holistic, safe, and competent care, including history taking, physical examination, and patient education specific to reproductive and primary health care issues across the lifespan. prereqs: 5200, 5222, 5228, 5229, 6501, 6305, 6306
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 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Reproductive and Sexual Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
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 throughout the lifespan with a focus on complex gynecological and pregnancy-related conditions. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6501
NURS 7213 - Midwifery Clinical and Professional Integration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integration of the clinical role of the nurse-midwife, including understanding of the role of the midwife in leadership, legislation, and policy. prereq: Nurse midwifery DNP student in final semester, no incomplete cr, instr consent
NURS 5505 - Assessment and Support of Individuals in Labor
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Self-directed study with goal of working with experienced labor nurses/learning knowledge/skills required to perform labor. Clinical experience. Completion of selected online modules related to nursing care of women in labor. prereq: Admission to DNP Program
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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
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 and application of theory, research, and evidence-based practice to effectively implement pediatric clinical nurse specialist role. Focuses on comprehensive acute, complex care, role implementation, and contextual factors affecting health of children with special health needs and families. prereq: [6405, grad student in Nursing admitted to pediatric clinical nurse specialist area] or 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.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
NURS 5200 - Advanced Holistic Health Assessment for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Provides students with advanced holistic health assessment knowledge and skills needed for ANP across the life span. Prepares students to utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings. Integrates Integrates EB data into a comprehensive health assessment. 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: 3.0 -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
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 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The initiation of a healer in ancient cultures was a rigorous process that included a personal journey of inner development and transformation that paralleled the learning of the cognitive and physical healing techniques. This course will introduce the student to the concept of the individual transformational journey. The science of mind-body-spirit approaches will be explored through a variety of methods including lecture, scientific literature review, meditation, imagery, journal writing and social support through group interaction. The students will have an opportunity to explore various aspects of self-knowledge, self-awareness, transpersonal (non-local) experiences, and the paradoxical mysteries that will prepare them for their student and personal lives. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is your opportunity to examine, challenge, and critically reflect upon your thinking about health. ?Micro-immersion experience? offers you an opportunity to explore different understandings of health through interactions with cultural communities. The brief immersions facilitate experiential glimpses into fundamentally different worldviews and systems of thought that are often excluded by the scientific/professional models emphasized on campus. Critical thinking, critical reflection, and supplemental readings support your effort to step into culturally different knowledge systems and mental models of health and well-being. Confronting cultural difference in this way offers a powerful mirror through which your own tacit perspective, thinking and assumptions of health become more visible and explicit. You are asked to challenge your own thinking as you attempt to inhabit different cognitive worlds. We will do our best to create a space that encourages us to share with sincerity our thoughts and emerging insights with one another in class de-briefing conversations. These de-briefings allow you benefit from each other?s take on the immersion experiences as you develop your own personal philosophy, narrative, and understanding of health. prereq: jr, sr, grad, or instr consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5315 - Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will introduce students to ethics, spirituality, and healing from the perspective of traditional Tibetan medicine. Traditional Tibetan doctors believe that illness results from imbalance and that treating illness requires correcting the underlying imbalance. Students will learn how to apply these principles personally, integrate them into clinical practice, and consult with a traditional Tibetan doctor. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5317 - Yoga: Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will introduce students to ethics, spirituality, and healing from the perspective of Yoga, an ancient Indian discipline. Students will examine the claim that systematic Yoga practice leads to optimal health. Using critical thinking, students will evaluate philosophical knowledge, scientific evidence, and practical application, and propose research-based programs for integrating Yoga into personal and professional life. Prereq jr or sr or grad; or instructor consent
CSPH 5313 - Acupressure
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Open to health professional graduate students or practicing healthcare professionals. Undergraduate students with specific prior coursework may be admitted with instructor approval. By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and applications of Acupressure as a component within the theory of East Asian Medicine. Students will learn the location, indications for use and techniques of stimulation of acupressure points in sequences specific to common physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Methods for both self-care and the care of others will be the primary focus of learning. Special focus will be given to the treatment of pain conditions, chronic health conditions, palliative care, oncology, women?s health care, and mental-emotional wellbeing. Current literature and research findings will also be discussed.
CSPH 5331 - Foundations of Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
3 ½-day retreat intensive. Shamanic philosophies, ritual etiquette, Core beliefs common to all shamanic healing practices. Cross-cultural healing beliefs/practices, unique psychology for understanding them, their use with contemporary healing practices and for personal growth. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5401 - People, Plants, and Drugs: Introduction to Ethnopharmacology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ethnopharmacology is the interdisciplinary science of medicinal plants or natural products utilized by humans. These people-plant (typically) relationships have historically and imminently have produced important medicines integral to modern medicine. Ethnopharmacology integrates aspects of botany, natural products chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, anthropology, medicine, psychology, and comparative religious study. The discipline researches human interactions with biologically active plants (and other living things) as medicines, poisons, and intoxicants with a primary focus on indigenous and non-­Western cultures. Ethnopharmacology seeks to document plants and animals used by various cultures, and describe their use and preparation. These plants and their preparations are then studied to identify, isolate, and characterize the active compounds responsible for the plants actions on people. This introductory ethnopharmacology course will cover both the ethnographic and scientific aspects critical to the process of drug discovery and the evolution of modern medicine. Students will compare cross-cultural perspectives on human interactions with drugs and examine the variety of human interaction with biologically active organisms in their environment. prereq: Jr or Sr or Grad, or instructor consent. Courses in Botany, Chemistry and Pharmacology are useful but not required.
CSPH 5421 - Botanical Medicines in Integrative Healthcare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Botanical medicines have been used since ancient times in many cultures, yet it is still not a significant part of what is considered ?traditional? medicine in our current healthcare model in the United States. Yet there is a growing interest among people in the U.S. looking for alternative treatments for a variety of common illnesses due to concerns of safety, efficacy, and a desire for more ?natural? products than more conventional pharmaceuticals. However, despite this growing interest, healthcare providers may have little to no knowledge regarding botanical medicines in regards to their therapeutic properties, efficacy (or lack thereof) and/or adverse effects. This is further compounded by a wealth of information on botanical medicines in the media and internet, much of which may be misleading and can lead to confusion regarding botanical medicines. The goal of this course is to learn basic properties and preparations of the most common botanical medicines in addition to their therapeutic effects for common disease states. Students will also learn about regulations, quality control, and safety concerns regarding use of botanical medicines. Included in this course is a discussion on the frequently overlooked botanical medicine we use everyday: our food! Relevant plant-based foods will be discussed periodically throughout the course to provide a practical application of the material learned in this course. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5431 - Functional Nutrition: An Expanded View of Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Optimal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will present a novel approach to the principles of nutrition as they relate to optimal health and the prevention, control or intervention in a disease process. This is a model of nutrition application that complements and expands beyond normal growth and development, an approach that attempts to reduce chronic disease by looking for underlying factors or triggers of disease. This model of nutrition considers system dysfunction a pre-disease state and looks for ways to apply nutrition and restore function. The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of this novel application of nutrition. The course will emphasize the 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
This course will provide an overview of essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Students will examine key safety and toxicity issues with the use of essential oils, and they will critique the scientific and 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, or Inst consent
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will learn the history, principles, education, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities and current research findings will be discussed. Following activation of the Reiki energy, participants will learn the hand positions used to perform a self, seated, and full session. A portion of each class meeting will be used to perform Reiki sessions and to discuss experiences. 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: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will learn advanced principles and application of Reiki energy healing. The four levels of healing will be further explored, with emphasis on healing at the spiritual level. Following activation of the Reiki energy, participants will learn the energy symbols that allow for energy transfer through space and time. Students will learn to use second level Reiki energy for both distance healing and the standard Reiki session. A portion of each class meeting will be used to provide Reiki sessions and to discuss findings. Current literature and research findings will also be discussed. prereq: CSPH 5535 or instr consent. Students must wait 4-6 months after taking CSPH 5535 before taking CSPH 5536.
CSPH 5555 - Introduction to Body and Movement-based Therapies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will cover basic theories and approaches of selected Somatic Therapies and Somatic Psychotherapy (Dance/Movement and body-based therapies). It will include 1) western historic and theoretical perspectives on the use of movement, dance and somatic re-patterning for well-being, 2) introductions and demonstrations of specific somatic approaches, and 3) brief introduction of the application of these techniques to specific populations and settings. The experiential part of the course will include individual, partner and group exercises intended to embody and deepen the topics covered in the class. Prereq: jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5631 - Healing Imagery I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
In this course you will learn how imagery and imagery interventions are implemented for healing and to promote optimal health and wellbeing. You will experience a wide variety of imagery interventions in class and work on creating your own imagery intervention. The primary instructional strategies that will be utilized for this course include: experiential, online discussions, readings, lectures, and individual learning interventions. prereq: Jr or Sr or Grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5641 - Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This online course is designed to introduce students to the core principles of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) in the context of multiple healthcare and social service related settings. Students will learn the history, identify safety guidelines, apply best practices to a variety of species, and evaluate peer-reviewed literature. prereq: jr or sr or grad student, or instructor consent
CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Our personal health, along with the health of the human social systems we inhabit, are inextricably entwined with the wellbeing of local and global environmental systems. We are facing a multifaceted global/planetary crisis (which is no longer impending but underway). The evidence is clear that Global Climate Change (along with a ?Sixth Extinction? of massive proportions) is primarily driven by human behaviors. Drawing upon the new science of Complex Systems, it is also evident that?just as human social systems (economic, political, and cultural) are impelling us towards a planetary ?bifurcation point??our only hope to avoid multiple systems collapse is to make deep changes in these systems. This course will help you learn how to understand?and to effect sustainable change in?the complex systems in your life: personal, social, and environmental. Students will explore and develop leadership strategies and skills, using complexity theory as a theoretical framework. Living systems (including all social, biological, and environmental systems) are complex adaptive systems that are self-organizing and give rise to emergent properties, within a wider, ?ecosystemic? context. To effect beneficial and sustainable changes within such systems, leaders must apply (and embody) ecosystemic principles. Rigid, top-down approaches based on linear and mechanistic paradigms are ill-suited to transformative leadership, which facilitates an open-ended process of organic change. This course helps students develop transformative leadership capacities that are applicable within all types of organizations, within a wide variety of roles and positions. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5201 - Spirituality and Resilience
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth exploration of resilience, spirituality, and the link between them. Specific applications of resilience and health realization principles applied to students? personal and professional lives. Relevant literature, theory and research will be explored. This class examines natural resilience and our inner landscape. Discussions are reflective, instructive, and thought provoking. We explore life experiences, examine relevant resilience and spiritual literature, and discover how we operate from the inside out in ordinary life. We learn, live, and share basic principles behind resilience. The study is applicable in a wide variety of disciplines from helping professions, scientific endeavors, education, to business and more. These lessons are applicable in both personal and professional life. prereq: Jr or Sr or Grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5318 - Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Students study with expert practitioners in India. Using critical thinking, philosophical knowledge, cultural practices, scientific evidence, and research-based programs to integrate these traditions into personal/professional life. prereq: [5315, 5317] or instr consent
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will introduce students to the basic principles of Ayurveda, the Science of self-healing. It will also cover evidence-based information available on Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayurveda emphasizes the balance of body, mind, and spirit to achieve the optimum health through natural means. Course content will include Ayurvedic constitutional types and practices including food, herbal medicine, detoxification, and massage. Students will examine how Ayurvedic principles and practices can be integrated into personal plans for health and well-being and how Ayurveda is being integrated into healthcare settings.
CSPH 5341 - Overview of Indigenous Hawaiian Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditional Hawaiian healing. ho'olomilomi (massage), la'au lapa'au (herbal medicine) and ho'opoonopono (conflict resolution). Hawaiian epistemology, traditions, and cultural values compared with western. The science of traditional ecological knowledge for healing and self-reliance.
CSPH 5423 - Botanical Medicines: Foundations and Practical Applications
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
There is an accumulating body of scientific evidence supporting the use of some botanicals for preventive or therapeutic purposes. This experiential course offers health professional students and others an integrative and practical approach to medicinal plants that includes theoretical underpinnings and obtaining the skills to gather, process, and apply selected local plants and herbs. Methods are multi-sensory, following an eclectic tradition practiced by many modern herbalists. Review of empirical scientific evidence is included for key plants. Prereq: Jr or sr or grad in the health professions or instructor permission.
CSPH 5642 - Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This graduate level course will cover the basic theories and approaches of Nature-Based Therapeutics including restorative environments, therapeutic horticulture, animal assisted interactions, therapeutic landscapes, forest bathing, green care farming, facilitated green exercise, wilderness therapy, and ecopsychology. The course includes: 1. historic and theoretical perspectives 2. research into specific techniques 3. application of techniques to specific population and setting prereq: Jr, Sr or Grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Explore how utilizing transformative practices changes in our physical brain, thoughts, beliefs, bodies, emotions and paradigms and create sustainable shifts towards optimal health, wellness and living. This course will include knowledge and discoveries from multiple disciplines including but are not limited to psychologists, scientists, quantum physicist, philosophers, healers, educators. The mind-body research has accelerated dramatically in the past couple decades and will provide students with an opportunity to discover new ways of understanding our human brains and bodies. This in turn provides new insight and innovation into human behavior and sustainable transformative change.
CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Work and experiences in the workplace have a profound impact on many dimensions of individual and collective wellbeing, including a sense of purpose and meaning, financial and emotional security, quality of relationships and community, physical and emotional health, and the local and global environments. In this course, students will learn multi-disciplinary perspectives on key challenges in creating workplaces that contribute to greater wellbeing. Students will also reflect on their own personal experiences with wellbeing in their current and past work environments and examine strategies for enhancing wellbeing based on interdisciplinary theory and research. Specific topics include the importance of purpose and meaning at work, challenges in achieving work-life integration, the impact of technology on work expectations, and organizational change. This course is based on a whole-life, integrative model of wellbeing and draws from research and theory across the social, behavior, and health sciences. Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5807 - Mindfulness in the Workplace: Pause, Practice, Perform
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mindfulness in the Workplace is an experiential course designed to teach core mindfulness skills while also exploring specific applications to the workplace setting. The course explores key mindfulness traits and how they relate to essential workplace skills, such as resilience, task execution, critical analysis, intra/interpersonal growth, leadership, and other related topics. In addition, the course explores how corporate culture can be a barrier or a catalyst for adoption of mindfulness principles. By exploring the above topics from the perspective of the workplace and academic literature, students will gain an understanding of how to apply evidence-informed techniques to help them on the job. Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
CSPH 5905 - Food Matters: Cook Like Your Life Depends On It
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Food Matters is an experiential-learning, applied nutrition & culinary skills course for health professional students. The course addresses the role of food in specific health conditions and its function in health promotion and disease prevention. The course guides future health professionals in the procurement, preparation, and consumption of sustainably raised whole foods for self care and how this translates to patient care. Prereq: Graduate student in a health professions field, or instructor consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
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.
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
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
This two-credit course focuses on the major public health issues of adolescents and the programs and policies that impact the health and well-being of this population. Course readings and discussion focus primarily on adolescents in the United States, although international contexts are also considered. The course is designed to examine the prevalence and etiology of health and wellness indicators for youth, including mental health; sexual and reproductive health; physical activity and nutrition; and prevention of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, violence involvement, and injury. In addition, the course analyzes contemporary social movements and issues that impact adolescents through a public health lens (e.g., Black Lives Matter, DACA and the DREAM Act, achievement gap, inequitable distribution of wealth and economic opportunities, gender equity, civic engagement). The course is designed for graduate public health students with professional interests in preventive interventions to reduce health inequities. Students in other related health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing) or human services professions (e.g., public affairs, social work) with an interest in health issues are also welcome. The course meets the requirement for the Health Equity Minor in the School of Public Health.
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 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 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 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 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 7401 - Health Policy Leadership Practicum
Credits: 0.5 -1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Translation of nursing, health, and political science and application of health policy advocacy knowledge and skills to improve health care delivery, address health disparities, or advance population health.
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 7904 - Nursing Education Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based, scholarly teaching and learning in various nursing education contexts. Analysis of select nursing program in relation to meeting standards for accreditation and various other expected outcomes of nursing programs. prereq: Graduate student in nursing or Nurs 7900 or equivalent.
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 5812 - Global Health Through Study Abroad
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Nursing as a global profession and the issues that impact health of populations worldwide. prereq: instr consent