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List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

HSIC8020 - Health Policy
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course gives students an overview of health policy mechanisms (legislative, regulatory, and private) that shape the way health care is delivered in the U.S. The course will show how policy translates into practice in the context of insurance coverage, private commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. The course will challenge students to consider health policy issues of the future such as national health insurance, shortages of medical care professionals and facilities and the effective use of resources in a resource-short environment.
2 Credits

HSIC8030 - Health Care Economics
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course will acquaint students with how microeconomic principles are used in health care. Students will apply economic laws and theory to health care problems. These principles will be applied to the market for health insurance, the market for hospital care, the market for primary care practitioners and the market for other health care. The course will emphasize the theory of perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition. It will apply these concepts to health care. Economic and regulatory responses to market breakdown will be explored. Additional topics will include dynamic adjustment in health care markets, the concept of externalities, quality issues and quality signals and the implications of the erosion of consumer sovereignty. Course concepts will also include optimization of resource use, production decisions, incentives, strategic interaction and economic distortions.
2 Credits

HSIC8120 - Clinical Teams & Teamwork II
Spring 2014: Doctora

In this course, students will learn more advanced group skills in the areas in group dynamics, micro-organizational theory, communication skills, interpersonal contracts, negotiation and negotiation skills and "strategic" behavior exhibited by individuals working in groups. The course will also deal with gender, diversity and cultural issues in groups as well as facilitating change in individual and group behavior.
2 Credits

NURS6100 - Transcultural Health Care Thry
Spring 2014

This graduate course will address cultural norms of individuals of varied racial and ethnic background. Students will be introduced to cultural rooting and progress to understanding universal aspects of culture, ie: kinship, religion, education, diet, art, politics, and economics. Health care from a global perspective will be emphasized. Understanding health problems related to social issues and life-ways is discussed as it relates to advanced nursing practice. The course includes a study abroad experience.
2 Credits

NURS6200 - Research For Adv Nursing Roles
Spring 2014

The research process used to enhance nursing knowledge is examined with a focus on opportunities for the advanced role nurse. Synthesis of material culminates in a preliminary research proposal. 3 credits
3 Credits

NURS6220 - Ldrship & Mgmt Sem/Practicum I
Spring 2014

This course is the first of a series of three administration courses designed to provide students with opportunities to observe, apply, analyze and discuss selected administrative and managerial skills and processes relevant to the practice of nursing administration. The seminar portion will provide content, discussion, and individual and group activities. A critical component of this course is the practicum with a designated preceptor who is employed full time in a selected site. The major focus of the practicum will be to provide both faculty guided and student initiated observational experiences, which will provide exposure to budgetary issues and other key administrative process skill sets (i.e., negotiation, conflict, management, etc.). General content for this course will include description of healthcare delivery systems, nursing's leadership role in healthcare administration, personnel management, budgetary development and control and key process issues related to managing people and groups. 3 credits
Prerequisite: MBAD6073
3 Credits

NURS6230 - Clinical Focus & Practicum I
Spring 2014

In this course students examine broad issues related to practice in an advanced nursing role. Course content includes differentiation between levels and roles within nursing practice. In this first clinical focus class, the student will select an expert preceptor in their chosen specialty area and work with the preceptor for the next two courses. 3 credits
3 Credits

NURS6240 - Clinical Focus & Practicum II
Spring 2014

In this course students have an opportunity to develop further competence in a precepted specialty practice with a clinical focus of their choice. Within the guidance of an expert preceptor, students examine theory and research within an area of personal expertise. Students develop advanced content seminars for colleagues in practice. 3 credits
Prerequisite: NURS6230
3 Credits

NURS6250 - Transcultural Health Care
Spring 2014

This graduate course will address cultural norms of individuals of varied racial and ethnic background. Students will be introduced to cultural rooting and progress to understanding universal aspects of culture, ie: kinship, religion, education, diet, art, politics, and economics. Health care from a global perspective will be emphasized. Understanding health problems related to social issues and life-ways is discussed as it relates to advanced nursing practice. The course includes a study abroad experience.
3 Credits

NURS7010 - Pharmacology For Nurs Educator
Spring 2014

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1 Credits

NURS7015 - Adv Phy Assess/Pathophysiology
Spring 2014

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3 Credits

NURS7020 - Clinical Focus Seminar/Practic
Spring 2014

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3 Credits

NURS7040 - Health Policy and Economics
Spring 2014

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3 Credits

NURS7060 - Nursing Education: Clsrm Teach
Spring 2014

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3 Credits

NURS7080 - Nursing Education: Clinc Teach
Spring 2014

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3 Credits

NURS7200 - Ldrshp Mgmt Sem/Practicum II
Spring 2014

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to observe, apply, analyze and discuss selected administrative and managerial skills and processes, which are relevant to the practice of nursing administration. The seminar portion will provide content, discussion, and individual and group activities. A critical component of this course is the practicum with a designated preceptor who is employed full-time in a selected site. Negotiated sites and experiences are tailored to enhance student's career goals. Students select sites outside of their current employing agency. The major focus of the practicum will be to initiate planning of a clinical resource utilization project. General content for this course will include quality measurement and management, clinical resource utilization, project management and effective communication. 3 credits
Prerequisite: NURS6220
3 Credits

NURS7300 - Ldrshp Mgmt Sem/Practicum III
Spring 2014

The final course is the capstone course for the nursing administration program. It is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to integrate the administrative knowledge and skills they have developed throughout the program. A critical component of this course is the practicum with a designated preceptor. The major focus of the practicum will be to initiate and complete a clinical resource utilization project. The seminar portion will provide a forum for discussion as well as individual and group activities and presentations. General content will include strategic planning and leadership issues. 3 credits
Prerequisites: NURS7200
3 Credits

NURS7400 - Nursing Educ: Synthesis & Appl
Spring 2014

In this course the student applies educational theory to specific teaching situations. Students have an opportunity to compare several nursing educational curricular strategies; examine ethical and legal implications of teaching nursing; and evaluation of educational methods through research findings.
Prerequisites: EDUC6010, EDUC6020, EDUC6060, and NURS6240
3 Credits

NURS7800 - Nursing Educ: Semin & Practicu
Spring 2014

This nursing education course is the capstone course allowing students to apply knowledge from all the previous building courses. In this course, the student must synthesis the theoretical educational ideology underpinnings examined previously with the practical application of techniques to real world situations. This course gives the student an opportunity to practice and develop the role of nurse educator. Activities may include the provision of lecture content, clinical supervision, student/teacher evaluations, and participation in faculty responsibilities. 3 credits
Prerequisite: NURS7400
3 Credits

NURS7901 - Internship/Co-Op
Spring 2014

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1 Credits

NURS8010 - Advanced Pathophysiology
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course, which is a system-focused pathophysiology course builds on basic pathophysiology principles and explores the principles of normal body functions and pathophysiological changes that occur as a result of disease, lifestyle, and homeostatic changes in the body. An overview of the management of common health problems, disease processes, and syndromes will be emphasized. Altered pathophysiological health is explored at the genetic, cellular and organ system level. The primary focus is to provide a foundation for clinical decision-making and management of individual and family health problems across the lifespan.
3 Credits

NURS8020 - Research Theory
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course explores the relationship between nursing theory, nursing research, and nursing practice with the focus being to utilize the research process to enhance nursing practice for the advanced practice nurse. Synthesis of material culminates in a preliminary research proposal. Co-requisite: STAT8010
3 Credits

NURS8030 - Principles Of Epidemiology
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course covers basic epidemiology principles, concepts, and procedures. It includes the study of the concepts, principles, and methods generally useful in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events. A basic understanding of the practices of public health and biostatistics is recommended.
Prerequisite: STAT8010
2 Credits

NURS8050 - Appl Statistics Evid Based Pra
Spring 2014: Doctora

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3 Credits

NURS8110 - Advanced Pharmacology
Spring 2014: Doctora

This advanced pharmacology course focus on the pharmacotherapy of health care problems covered in the primary care. In this course, students will develop their primary care clinical management skills by learning and incorporating the pharmacotherapy of common health care problems encountered in the primary care setting. The foundations of prescriptive authority will be addressed.
Prerequisite: NURS8010
3 Credits

NURS8120 - Health Promotion/Clinical Prev
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course will provide the student the opportunity to utilize previous learned knowledge in the application of preventive health concepts and health promotion principles across the life span to specific populations. Healthy People 2010 and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines that should be offered to patients as part of ongoing personal health care will be the evidence-based practice emphasized. Students will be introduced to physiological and psychological preventive health principles as well as lifestyle behavior modification. Specific content will include counseling about personal health behaviors, screening test for early detection of risk factors and disease, immunizations, and chemoprophylactic regimens offered to patients before they develop clinical evidence of disease.
Prerequisite: NURS8010
3 Credits

NURS8130 - Adv Physical Assessment/Dx
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course focuses on diagnostic reasoning as a framework to synthesize knowledge from a comprehensive assessment of primary care patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be on the techniques and processes of performing a physical, mental, developmental, and nutritional assessment, obtaining a health history, and recording findings. Recognition and interpretation of clinical assessment data will be used to develop differential diagnosis related to common conditions seen in primary care and utilized in providing health promotion and counseling.
Prerequisite: NURS8010
4 Credits

NURS8140 - Evidenc Based Prac Adv Nur Rol
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course introduces the student to the importance of evidence-based practice to advance practice nursing. Using the research process to assess evidence for clinical application will be addressed. Students will explore different patterns of reasoning and their relationship to evidence-based practice and learn to evaluate evidence-based literature within their area of specialization. Evidence-based practice as an integral part of best practice and practice guidelines will be emphasized in this course.
Prerequisites: NURS8020 and STAT8010
3 Credits

NURS8150 - Integrated Research/Practice
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course focuses on the process of integrating research and practice in the health care setting for advanced practice nurses. Critical analysis and synthesis of scientific knowledge related to clinical problems are explored through appraisal of organizational culture and dynamics, models and immersion into the clinical phenomena of interest. Emphasis will be placed on how problems and questions are articulated and grounded in the clinical phenomena, supported and synthesized through the literature and transformed to develop clinically culturally relevant and usable knowledge for advanced practice nurses.
Prerequisite: NURS8020
3 Credits

NURS8230 - Clinical Genetics
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course focuses on advanced practice genetic nursing for individuals, families and populations who are at risk for genetic conditions or who have a condition with a genetic component. Clinical genetic topics covered will allow the advanced practice nurse to apply genetic science to nursing assessments, interventions and outcomes.
Prerequisites: NURS8010 and NURS8130
2 Credits

NURS9010 - Prin Of Biological Psychiatry
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course expands on the knowledge obtained in the Advanced Pathophysiology and Clinical Genetics courses but has a particular emphasis on the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and neurochemical changes seen in patients with psychiatric disorders. This course provides the basis for understanding both the etiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Prerequisite: NURS8010
2 Credits

NURS9110 - Psychopharmacology
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course expands on the knowledge obtained from the Advanced Pharmacology and Principles of Biological Psychiatry courses and emphasizes pharmacologic principles of psychiatric medications. Classroom learning provides a comprehensive overview of the classes, indications, interactions, and side effects of psychotropic medications. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing evidence-based practice findings to prescribe psychotropic medications to patients with psychiatric disorders as well as considerations of using psychotropic medications with vulnerable populations.
Prerequisites: NURS8010, NURS8110, and NURS9010
3 Credits

NURS9120 - Hlth Assess Childr/Adols
Spring 2014

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2 Credits

NURS9125 - Hlth Assess Childr/Adols Prac
Spring 2014

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1 Credits

NURS9130 - Evidence Based Prac/Info Syst
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course provides the student with an opportunity to examine the value of information systems technology to support the development of evidence based practice guidelines and/ or policy. Units of content will explore methods for critically appraising and synthesizing evidence and choosing systems to facilitate information literacy for evidence-based practice, quality improvement and outcomes evaluation. Standards and principles for selecting and evaluating information systems will be discussed, along with ethical and legal issues. Use of outcomes data to shape health care policy; measurement of cost-effectiveness; and the development of new practice guidelines based on outcomes research will be emphasized. The student will gain practice in using information systems in order to make decisions, and will participate in developing a project in his/her own work setting.
Prerequisites: NURS8140
3 Credits

NURS9140 - Diagn/Mgt Hc Cond In Children
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course provides students with an introduction to primary health care for children, where theories and concepts pertinent to the delivery of health care to children and adolescents are explored. Students develop skills and knowledge in the physical and developmental assessment of children. Emphasis is placed on the identification, assessment and management of health conditions in children and adolescents. The impact that these conditions have on children and their families is presented. Students develop an understanding of the physiologic rationale for treatment measures as well as the provision of physical and psychological care to children and families. Child development theories and issues are explored.
Prerequisites: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9145
3 Credits

NURS9145 - Diag/Mgt Hc Cond Children Prac
Spring 2014: Doctora

The purpose of this clinical course is to provide students with an opportunity to carry out the nursing process as they provide comprehensive primary health care services to children with primary health care needs, developmental concerns, and complex and chronic health conditions.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9140
2 Credits

NURS9150 - Diagnosis/Mgt Women´S Health
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course focuses upon adolescence through senescence in regard to health promotion, wellness maintenance, disease prevention, early detection of problems, prompt treatment of acute illness, and support for management and self-care during chronic conditions. The role of gender in health care politics locally and globally and concern for special populations such as the lesbian and transgendered and disabled women are explored. The use of hypothesis driven inquiry with opportunities to develop problem solving abilities is promoted. Developmental characteristics of adolescence, young adulthood and middle adulthood and old age and issues related to pharmacologic therapies and alternative and complimentary medicine are discussed. Women as care provider and patient and the partnership between care providers and women are explored. Healthy People 2010 recommendations are considered in relationship to eliminating health care disparities. Students access evidence for best practices, evaluate the sources of this evidence and tailor recommendations to women's health practice.
Prerequisite: NURS8010 Co-requisite: NURS9155
3 Credits

NURS9155 - Diagnos/Mgt Women´S Hlth Pract
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course provides the opportunity for precepted clinical experiences and practice of skills learned in the co-requisite course, Diagnosis and Management of Women's Health . to provide students with an opportunity to carry out the nursing process as they provide comprehensive primary health care services to women.
Prerequisite: NURS8010 Co-requisite: NURS9150
2 Credits

NURS9160 - Clinical Diagnostics
Spring 2014: Doctora

This case-study approach course is designed to assist advance practice students to accurately diagnose common health conditions. The focus of the course provides a diagnostic framework for clinical decision-making. Students will be introduced to a variety of diagnostic test and diagnostic imaging. Selection of appropriate test and interpretation of the findings will be covered. The course will conclude inducing complementary therapies often used in a variety of health conditions.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9165
3 Credits

NURS9165 - Clinical Diagnosis Practicum
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum allows the student to implement the theory which is covered in NURS9160 Clinical Diagnosis. Students are assigned to a preceptor in a variety of primary care setting with an emphasis on selection and interpretation of diagnostic test and imaging on making a clinical diagnosis. During this time students will spend time in a variety of clinical diagnostic areas.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9160
3 Credits

NURS9170 - Diagnosis/Mgt Of Adults I
Spring 2014: Doctora

This theory course is concerned with diagnosis and management of primary health care needs and acute problems of adults commonly encountered in primary health care settings. The course prepares family nurse practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, disease prevention, early detection and management of common acute health conditions of adults and their families in primary health care settings. The course emphasizes pathophysiology of the condition, etiology and incidence, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, management, complications and preventive and patient education measures.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9175
3 Credits

NURS9175 - Diagnosis/Mgt Of Adults I Prac
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum allows the student to implement the theory which is covered in NURS9170 Diagnosis and Management of Adults I. Students are assigned to a preceptor in a variety of primary care setting. Students will diagnoses, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic regimens for patients with acute conditions commonly encountered in primary health care settings.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9170
3 Credits

NURS9210 - Psychiatric Diagnosis
Spring 2014: Doctora

This clinical practicum is designed to complement the content in the Psychiatric Diagnosis course and expand on the application of diagnostic reasoning skills developed in the Advanced Physical Assessment/Diagnosis course. The focus of the practicum experience is the techniques and processes of performing a physical, psychological, developmental, and nutritional assessment, obtaining a health history, and recording findings. Recognition and interpretation of clinical assessment data will be used to develop both medical and psychiatric differential diagnoses.
Prerequisite: NURS9010 Co-requisites: NURS9110 and NURS9215
3 Credits

NURS9215 - Psychiatric Diagnosis Prac
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course expands upon the diagnostic reasoning skills developed in the Advanced Physical Assessment/Diagnosis course and emphasizes utilization of these skills in obtaining a comprehensive physical and psychiatric assessment. Classroom learning provides a comprehensive overview of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR) and utilizing this manual to formulate psychiatric diagnoses. Content on clinical interviewing techniques, mental status assessment, and symptoms of psychiatric illnesses will guide the student through the process of formulating both physical and psychiatric diagnoses.
Prerequisite: NURS9010 Co-requisites: NURS9110 and NURS9210
3 Credits

NURS9220 - Diagnosis/Mgt Geriatric Client
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course focuses on providing primary care to the geriatric client. Students are prepared to assume responsibility for health promotion, disease prevention, early detection and management of common acute and chronic health problems of the elderly and their families. The course emphasis is on a holistic approach to promoting wellness, maintaining function, and promoting self-care with the geriatric client. Utilization of appropriate community and family resources will be addressed. Ethical dilemmas that impact health care of older adults are integrated throughout course.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9225
3 Credits

NURS9225 - Diagnosis/Mgt Geria Clien Prac
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum allows the student to implement the theory which is covered in NURS9220 Diagnosis and Management of Geriatric Clients. Students are assigned to a preceptor in a variety of primary care setting with an emphasis on the geriatric client . Students will diagnoses, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic regimens for geriatric patients with conditions commonly encountered in primary health care settings.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9220
3 Credits

NURS9230 - Psychiatric Diagnos Prac Aprn
Spring 2014: Doctora

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2 Credits

NURS9270 - Diagnosis/Mgt Of Adults II
Spring 2014: Doctora

This theory course continues with the diagnosis and management of primary health care needs and chronic problems of adults commonly encountered in primary health care settings begun in NURS9XXX Diagnosis and Management of Adults I. The course prepares family nurse practitioners to assume responsibility for health promotion, disease prevention, early detection and management of common chronic health conditions of adults and their families in primary health care settings. The course emphasizes pathophysiology of the condition, etiology and incidence, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, management, complications and preventive and patient education measures.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9275
3 Credits

NURS9275 - Diagnosis/Mgt Adults II Pract
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum allows the student to implement the theory which is covered in NURS9270 Diagnosis and Management of Adults II. Students are assigned to a preceptor in a variety of primary care setting. Students will diagnoses, plan, implement and evaluate therapeutic regimens for patients with chronic conditions commonly encountered in primary health care settings.
Prerequisite: NURS8130 Co-requisite: NURS9270
3 Credits

NURS9310 - Mgt Psychiatric Disorders I
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course builds directly on the knowledge base developed in the physical and psychiatric diagnosis courses but emphasizes a holistic perspective in the provision of comprehensive care for individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. The focus is on utilization of evidence-based practice findings to plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic regimens of individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Research and theory are used to identify strategies integral for the promotion of mental health and prevention of illness.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9315
3 Credits

NURS9311 - Principles Of Family Practice
Spring 2014: Doctora

This seminar course focuses upon the exploration and application of family health theories to advanced practice nursing in primary care. The course addresses developmental stages of the family, family and community assessment, assessment of the impact of acute and/or chronic illness on the family and understanding health problems from a cultural perspective. Trends in health care policy and health insurance will be addressed. Family-centered research will be utilized to plan health care interventions.
Prerequisites: NURS8130 and NURS9170
1 Credits

NURS9315 - Mgt Psychiatr Disorders I Prac
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum course builds directly on the knowledge base developed in the physical and psychiatric diagnosis courses but emphasizes a holistic perspective in the provision of comprehensive care for individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. The focus is on utilization of evidence-based practice findings to plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic regimens of individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. The practicum experience provides the student with the opportunity to manage individuals with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9310
3 Credits

NURS9320 - Mgt Psychiatric Disorders II
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course builds directly on the knowledge base developed in the physical and psychiatric diagnosis courses but emphasizes a holistic perspective in the provision of comprehensive care for individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. The focus is on utilization of evidence-based practice findings to plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic regimens of individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Psychological factors affecting common medical conditions will also be highlighted.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9325
3 Credits

NURS9325 - Mgt Psychiat Disorders II Prac
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum course builds directly on the knowledge base developed in the physical and psychiatric diagnosis courses but emphasizes a holistic perspective in the provision of comprehensive care for individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. The focus is on utilization of evidence-based practice findings to plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic regimens of individuals experiencing acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Psychological factors affecting common medical conditions will also be highlighted. The practicum experience provides the student with the opportunity to manage individuals with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders. .
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9320
3 Credits

NURS9330 - Individual Therapy
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course is a systematic exploration of the theory and practice of individual psychotherapy as a primary function of the psychiatric nurse practitioner. The course builds upon the student's knowledge of psychosocial development, mental health assessment and psychopathology. Prevailing models of psychotherapy are analyzed, including underlying theoretical assumptions, relevant concepts, and strengths and limitations of each.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9335
2 Credits

NURS9335 - Individual Therapy Practicum
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum course is designed to afford the student the opportunity to integrate didactic material from the individual therapy course in the provision of therapy to individuals with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders. The focus of the practicum experience is utilizing evidence-based practice findings to identify the most appropriate model of therapy to treat the patient's disorder.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9330
2 Credits

NURS9340 - Mgt Psychtr Disord I Prac Aprn
Spring 2014: Doctora

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2 Credits

NURS9350 - Mgt Psych Disord II Prac Aprn
Spring 2014: Doctora

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2 Credits

NURS9410 - Psych Consid Geriatric Populat
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course examines the impact of selected alterations in bio-behavioral processes characteristic of human aging on the expression of mental illness in older adults. The complexity of the inter-relationship between aging processes, existing chronic physical and mental illnesses, and the emergence of new mental illnesses later in life will be analyzed. Issues of gender, race, culture, and ethnicity in aging adults that impact the expression of mental illness and responses to appropriate treatment will be examined. Students will be introduced to the assessment of mental status and function in geriatric patients with physical and mental co-morbidities across the aging trajectory.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9415
2 Credits

NURS9415 - Psyc Cons Geriatric Popul Prac
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum course provides the student with the opportunity to examine the complex inter-relationship between aging processes, existing chronic physical and mental illnesses, and the emergence of new mental illnesses later in life. The focus is on utilization of evidence-based practice findings to plan, implement, and evaluate therapeutic regimens of geriatric patients with physical and mental co-morbidities.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9410
2 Credits

NURS9510 - Family Therapy
Spring 2014: Doctora

This course provides a framework for examining families and understanding family processes. An overview of the major schools and principals in family therapy will be provided. Students will explore the meaning of family dysfunction both from personal experience and as defined by various family theories. Frameworks for understanding symptomatic behavior in families, the use of conflict, and the impact of life cycle development will be explored. Family problems, with an emphasis on cultural and social differences, commonly encountered in advanced practice psychiatric nursing will be included.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisites: NURS9515
2 Credits

NURS9515 - Family Thearpy Practicum
Spring 2014: Doctora

This practicum course is designed to afford the student the opportunity to integrate didactic material from the family therapy course in the provision of therapy to families. The focus of the practicum experience is conducting family therapy utilizing a selected theoretical approach and evaluating the effectiveness of the approach.
Prerequisites: NURS9010, NURS9210, and NURS9215 Co-requisite: NURS9510
2 Credits

NURS9610 - Practice Mgt Issues/Role Integ
Spring 2014: Doctora

This final role management practicum experience provides the student with an opportunity to implement the full range of advance practice and assume responsibility as a primary care practitioner for individuals and families across the life span under the supervision of an established nurse practitioner and/or physician preceptor. During this intensive practicum the student is expected to practice as a nurse practitioner, assuming increasing responsibility for diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating therapeutic processes and for documenting outcomes of conditions commonly encountered in primary care. Students are expected to practice evidence-based practice.
Prerequisites: All clinical specialty nursing courses
3 Credits

NURS9620 - Appl Evid Based Prac Hlth Cre
Spring 2014: Doctora

During this capstone course students will implement the full range of advanced practice skills in their specialty and assume responsibility as a primary care practitioner for individuals and families under the supervision of an established nurse practitioner and/or physician preceptor. In addition, students will undertake an evidence based project, working in consultation with their faculty advisor and clinical agency preceptor. Students will design and implement a project based on their chosen area of interest.
Prerequisites: All clinical specialty courses.
5 Credits

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