NURS 381-013 PSYCHIATRIC MEN HLTH CLN Clinical application of nursing theory and process focused on the prevention and nursing care of psychosocial problems in individuals and families. Focus on therapeutic communication with clients in a psychiatric hospital and clients with psychosocial needs in the community. Prerequisites: NURS 310, 311, 312, 319, 329 with a C or better. Co-requisite: NURS 380. Nine hours per week.
NURS 430-610 COMNTY HLTH: RURAL PERSPE Focus on the theory of health of families, aggregated and communities with complex needs. Explores political, ethical, legal and sociocultural climates and theory related to the health care needs of an aging population. Prerequisites: NURS 329, 351, 361, 371, 381, 431 (coreq). Three hours per week.
NURS 431-012 COMNTY HLTH PRACT: RURAL Prepares beginning practitioners to work with families, aggregates and communities in rural settings. Clinical practice guided by the objectives of Healthy People 2000 and the use of critical thinking skills. Prerequisites: NURS 351, 361, 371, 329, 381. Co-requisite: NURS 430. Three hours per week.
NURS 593-187 CAPSTONE I: PROPOSAL 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.
NURS 594-187 CAPSTONE II: IMPLEMENTATION 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.
NURS 595-187 CAPSTONE III: DISSEMINATION Focuses on the dissemination of the previously approved Capstone Proposal and Implementation (NURS 593, 594) and reflects a culminating synthesis of knowledge from graduate courses as an independent project under the direction of a Capstone Committee chair and committee. Critical thinking excellent oral and written communication, and skillful use of information technology are required. May not receive credit for NURS 595 and NURS 591. Prerequisites: Year 3 of M.S. program, permission of the instructor, successful completion of NURS 594.
NURS 894-187 DNP PRACTICUM An integrated and structured, student-directed practicum that complements learning in clinical or non-clinical areas in which more expertise is desired. A total of four credits of Practicum are required, with 400 hours. May be taken for variable credits, (100-300 hours) in at least two different areas of focus and with advisor's approval. These credits must be taken during Year 2 or 3 of the D.N.P. Program. Possible areas of focus for the Practicum include: Leadership in Healthcare, Advanced Clinical Knowledge/Expertise (advanced clinical skills-suturing, 12 lead ECG, x-ray interpretation), Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Technology in Healthcare, Policy Issues in Healthcare. Advocacy in Healthcare, Ethics in Healthcare, and Legal Issues in Healthcare. Prerequisites: Year 2 or 3 of the D.N.P. Program or permission of instructor. Seven hours practicum (per credit per week) and two hours seminar per week.
NURS 415-901 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING Study of a selected area of nursing. Topics may vary semester to semester. Provides an opportunity for curriculum innovation or meeting the special needs or interests of undergraduate and graduate students. May be repeated for credit under different subtitles. May be offered for undergraduate or graduate credit. One to three hours lecture, zero to two hours laboratory per week.
NURS 580-901 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING 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.