Fall 2019NURS 312 INTRO TO PROF NURSING PRACTICE (Fall 2019)Introduces students to professional nursing practice including history, legal, ethical, economic, and cultural issues, and nursing process. Discussion of roles and responsibilities in communication, documentation, and use of clinical technologies with application through web, campus-based and selected field experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing major or 2nd Bachelor's Degree program, BIOL 334 with a C or better. Three hours lecture per week.NURS 450 BEST PRACTICES IN NURS EDUC (Fall 2019)Assists nursing students in applying best practices in nursing and nursing education to individual educational programs of study. This hybrid course offers online interaction, weekly class/group meetings and opportunities for hands-on application of nursing information. Involves students in activities that increase use of evidence-based information in health care and nursing education. Focuses on strengthening students’ understanding of the scientific basis of nursing, application of the nursing process in a variety of settings and success in academic pursuits. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. One hour classroom per week with online component.NURS 542 QUAL RESEARCH IN HLTH CARE (Fall 2019)Focuses on the importance of the theoretical foundations of research, and on qualitative methods of scientific inquiry. Emphasis in placed on the accumulation of scientific evidence in health care, and on the critical analysis and communication of evidence related to a specific topic. Prerequisites: Admission to a graduate program or permission of the instructor. Three hours per week.NURS 881 DNP PROJECT 1: TOPIC & ID (Fall 2019)Focused on advancing nursing knowledge in a specialty area. Explore the literature in an area of interest to identify the topic for an evidence-based project that will improve health care outcomes and provide the foundation for future scholarship. Prerequisite: NURS 744 or permission of instructor. One hour per week.Spring 2020NURS 351 NURSING ADULTS II CLINICAL (Spring 2020)Advanced clinical course in caring for adults as they progress from serious illness through rehabilitation and recovery. Clinical sites include acute care, specialty rotations (ICU, ER, CCU), home health agencies and rehabilitation settings. Prerequisites: NURS 310, 311, 319. Co-requisites: NURS 329, 350. Nine hours per week.NURS 882 DNP PROJECT 2: PROPOSAL DEV (Spring 2020)Focused on advancing nursing knowledge in a specialty area. Review the literature and integrate content from previous graduate courses to develop the proposal for an evidence-based project that will improve health care outcomes and provide the foundation for future scholarship. Prerequisite: NURS 881. One hour per week.