Discussions of timely topics in nursing and health care. Explores concerns in nursing career development including role conflict, role transition, and reality shock. Students refine skills in assertiveness, clinical decision making, time management, and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: NURS 350 and 351 with a C or better, or permission of instructor.
Intensive study in a specific area of nursing agreed upon by the student and faculty member. Open to senior and graduate students. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Prerequisite: Written consent of instructor who will direct the study and chair of the department.
Intensive study of a selected topic relevant to nursing in rural areas. May be taken twice under different course subtitles recorded with the registrar. Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate nursing program faculty member. One-to-three hours lecture, zero-to-two hours lab per week.
Focused on the development and refinement of a scholarly study of a clinical case, a topic or an issue relevant to the student’s master’s degree track. The Capstone Proposal reflects the culminating synthesis of knowledge from graduate courses as an independent project under the direction of a project chair and committee. Requires that the student demonstrate critical thinking, a proficiency in oral and written communication, and use of appropriate information technology. May not receive credit for NURS 593 and NURS 591. Prerequisites: Year 2 or 3 of M.S. program, MATH 502, NURS 542, NURS 544, and permission of the instructor.
Focuses on the implementation of the previously approved Capstone Proposal (NURS 593) and reflects a culminating synthesis of knowledge from graduate courses as an independent project under the direction of a project chair and committee. Critical thinking excellent oral and written communication, and skillful use of information technology are required. May not receive credit for NURS 594 and NURS 591. Prerequisites: Year 2 or 3 of M.S. program, permission of the instructor, successful completion of NURS 593.