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Nursing (NU)

NU 102  Medical Terminology  (1)  

Introduction to basic terminology used in medical reports and treatment recommendations. Word compositions, prefixes, suffixes, and roots of medical terms are studied in relation to body systems. Extensive use of audiovisual media.

NU 103  Power Up: Success Online Learning  (1)  

Focuses on preparing students for success in the online learning environment. Designed to introduce students to the Washburn University learning management system and procedures for navigating, available support services, time management skills, strategies for learning online, netiquette, and self-assessment of learning styles. Students validate computer literacy and confirm they have the proper technology to work within online courses. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 220  Principles of Nutrition  (3)  

Principles of normal nutrition with emphasis on nutrient interrelationships, dietary assessment, and nutritional needs through the life cycle. Prerequisite: BI 100/BI 101.

NU 301  Applied Pharmacology for RNs  (2)  

Builds on previously learned knowledge of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and genetics and introduces concepts of pharmacologic therapy for collaborative nursing practice. Selected medication categories are studied with emphasis on nursing responsibility, accountability, and safety. Case study-based critical thinking exercises focus learning on lifespan issues, patient assessment, and therapeutic response. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 302  Nursing for Military Healthcare Personnel  (2)  

This course content covers the assessment and nursing skills that supplements the content from the 68W or equivalent medic training. Students will learn additional assessment and nursing skills to enhance role development as a professional nurse. This is important information that will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide holistic nursing care across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program and approved military training (68W or equivalent).

NU 306  Health Assessment & Promotion  (4)  

Focuses on the complete health assessment, the nursing process, and its relationship to the prevention and early detection of disease in patients across the life span. Introduces processes of health assessment: interviewing, history-taking, and physical assessment. Dominant models, theories and perspectives are used to explain health behavior and considered in relation to evidence-based heallth promotion and health education strategies. Students are expected to identify and apply pathophysiological principles to selected health issues across the lifespan. Incorporated throughout the course is the importance of communication and collaboration across culturally diverse urban populations. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing major.

NU 311  Fundamentals Nursing Practice/Practicum  (6)  

Provides students with the evidence-based theory, rationale and procedure for performing the skills needed for entry level nursing practice. Familiarizes the learner with the problem-solving process, basic communication, collaborative interaction, the teaching-learning process, and critical thinking. Emphasizes cultural influence on health care, the impact of local and global health policies and issues on the quality and safety in nursing practice, and health promotion and prevention of disease. Introduces the student to nursing as a professional discipline. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing major.

NU 317  Applied Health Assessment for RNs I  (2)  

Focuses on comprehensive health assessment skills for the professional registered nurse. Expands on health assessment knowledge with an emphasis on health history, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and advanced physical assessment techniques. Health assessment principles and techniques are expected to be identified and applied to health issues across the lifespan. Incorporated throughout the course is the importance of communication and collaboration across culturally diverse populations and developmental dimensions. Students are expected to identify and apply pathophysiological principles to selected health issues across the lifespan. This fully online course includes virtual simulation experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 318  Professional Transformation  (1)  

Introduction to professional nursing expectations. Learning to establish therapeutic relationships is the foundation of professional nursing practice and requires personal accountability and a commitment to life-long learning. An emphasis is placed on legal issues and the principles of altruism, caring, ethics, communication. The value of self-care and reflection in relation to professional transformation is explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NU 319  Applied Health Assessment for RNs II  (2)  

Focuses on the continuation of comprehensive health assessment skills for the professional registered nurse. Expand existing skills and knowledge processes of health assessment to include history taking, physical assessment, and application of clinical reasoning and critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan. Students are expected to identify and apply pathophysiological principles to selected health issues across the lifespan. Students also synthesize nursing knowledge and physical assessment skills to complete comprehensive health assessments on complex patient scenarios. This fully online course includes virtual simulation experiences. Prerequisite: NU 317 and Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 320  Pathophysiology I  (3)  

Introduces the student to pathophysiologic concepts related to the functional and structural changes that accompany disease processes. Focuses on general mechanisms of disease and the application of the basic concepts to body systems and selected disease processes. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing major or permission of instructor.

NU 321  Professional Transformation  (1)  

Introduces professional nursing expectations. Students learn to establish therapeutic relationships as the foundation of professional nursing practice and personal accountability. The communication of theory of TEAMSTEPPS is incorporated throughout the course. The value of self-care and reflection in relation to professional transformation is also explored. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 322  Pharmacology I with Lab  (2)  

This introductory course builds on students' knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and genetics. Emphasis is placed on principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics for major drug classes. Evidence-based guidelines and technologies related to safe medication administration to minimize the risk of harm and maximize benefit for patients are applied and evaluated in the lab portion of the course. The psychomotor skills for medication administration are practiced and evaluated for competency in this course. This includes mastery of drug dosage calculations. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing major or consent of instructor.

NU 323  Applied Pathophysiology for RNs I  (2)  

Designed for the professional registered nurse builidng on current knowledge and experience. Focuses on mechanisms of disease and recognition of the importance of clinical management across the lifespan. Students analyze risk factors and clinical manifestation associated with pathophysiological changes. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and prioritation of data. Prepares the professional nurse to critically approach complex situations systematically. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program and NU 317 (can be taken concurrently).

NU 324  Pathophysiology II  (2)  

Focuses on the application of basic pathophysiology concepts to body systems and disease processes. The course builds on previous principles from NU 320 Pathophysiology I. Etiology of disease, prevention, manifestations, laboratory and diagnostic tests are discussed to provide a foundation to understand an individual's illness experience. Prerequisite: NU 320 or consent of instructor.

NU 325  Intro to Nursing Informatics  (2)  

Provides a systematic application of information and computer technology to related nursing practice. Emphasis is on integrating nursing practice systems and informatics technology. Examination of the evolution, future, and role of nursing informatics is discussed. Prerequisite: NU 311 or consent of instructor.

NU 326  Pharmacology II  (2)  

Builds on students' knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes acquired in pathophsyiology I, pharmacology I, health assessment, and nursing fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on pharmacotherapeutics of agents used in the prevention, promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health in diverse individuals across the lifespan. Nursing implications and priority patient/family education relative to the utilization of drug therapy are examined. Prerequisite: NU 322 or consent of instructor.

NU 327  Applied Pathophysiology for RNs II  (2)  

Designed for the professional registered nurse and builds on current knowledge, experience, and Applied Pathophysiology I. Presents the pathophysiology of common variations according to body systems. Students analyze risk factor and clinical manifestations associated with pathophysiological changes. Emphasis continues to be placed on interpretation and prioritization of data, as well as on disease prevention and health promotion. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program, NU 323, and NU 319 (can be taken concurrently).

NU 328  Evidence-Based Nursing  (2)  

Emphasizes appraisal of research studies as the foundation for evidence-based nursing practice. Prerequisites: MA 140 or equivalent and NU 311.

NU 329  Introduction to Nursing Informatics  (2)  

Provides a systematic application of information and computer technology to related nursing practice. Emphasis is on integrating nursing practice systems and information technology. Examination of the evolution, future, and role of nursing informatics is discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 330  Indep Study - Nursing  (1-3)  

Advanced study and/or guided learning experiences in a selected area of nursing. Student defines objectives and learning experiences and selects faculty preceptor. Prerequisite: Consent.

NU 333  Stress Management for Nurses  (2)  

Discussion of stress theory and the effects stress has on the nurse, professionally and personally. Introduction and application of a variety of stress reduction interventions will be incorporated into each class. Prerequisite: NU 311.

NU 334  Interpreting Lab Tests and Diagnostic Modalities  (2)  

Interpretation of results of laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures with implications for nursing care of clients. Exploration of new technology used in diagnostic modalities. Prerequisite: NU 311.

NU 335  Special Topics/Nursing  (0-3)  

Selected subjects of relevance for nursing, announced in advance. Prerequisite: Consent.

NU 338  Nursing for Pain Management  (2)  

Application of nursing theoretical concepts in the care of clients with pain and comfort needs. Exploration of the nature of the pain experience, theories of pain transmission, types of pain and nursing interventions in the management of pain. Upper division nursing course designed to supplement basic knowledge in the care of patients with pain. Prerequisite: NU 311.

NU 341  Evidence-Based Nursing  (2)  

Emphasizes appraisal of research studies as the foundation for evidence-based nursing practice. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 347  Curricular Practical Training  (1)  

Provides international students the opportunity to gain experience in a USA-based health care system. Emphasis is on an immersion experience to better understand the nursing role within the US health care system. Practicum is a precepted experiences. Prerequisites: 1) Acceptance into the undergraduate nursing program, 2) International student must have a student visa, 3) completion of two required Curricular Practical Training (CPT) forms through the Washburn Office of International Programs, 4) receipt of the CPT authorization on the I-20 document, and 5) approval of the chairperson of the School of Nursing International Studies Committee.

NU 356  Maternal/Women/Newborn Nursing  (3)  

The study of human life process from conception through the newborn period. Basic theory and concepts related to the maternity cycle, care of the newborn, and nursing care of the mother are emphasized. General knowledge of women's health is introduced. Hospital and community-based learning experiences are provided with individual families during the childbearing phase of the life process. Students utilize application of the nursing process with emphasis on family teaching and health promotion. Prerequisites: All Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

NU 386  Nursing of Older Adults  (6)  

Designed to build upon learning in previous nursing courses with an emphasis on the aging phase of the life process. Assimilation of intellectual, interpersonal, and technological skills is stressed in caring for adults in varying stages of health in a variety of settings. Practicum experiences emphasize the life process of adulthood and aging. Integration of nursing science into the problem-solving process and extension of intellectual, interpersonal, and clinical skills in the nursing care of older adults, in varying stages of health, in the acute care setting. Prerequisites: All Level 1 courses.

NU 441  Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing Integrative Seminar  (1)  

Provides uniform mastery and reflective learning experiences to promote the integration of quality health care concepts into nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on holistic, patient-centered, safe, effective, timely, efficient, and equitable health care for patients and families experiencing health crises in a simulated environment. Prerequisites: All Level 1 and Level 2 courses and health clearance.

NU 448  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing  (3)  

Basic theories and concepts related to psychiatric care of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults are presented. Emphasis on psychopharmacological and nursing management establishes the basis for mental health care and provides knowledge necessary for a beginning practitioner. Practicum experiences provide opportunities for application of theories and concepts related to the care of psychiatric clients. Emphasis on knowledge of psychopharmacological and nursing management as well as advanced communication skills provide the basis of the clinical experiences in psychiatric nursing necessary for the preparation as a beginning practitioner. Prerequisites: All Level 1 courses.

NU 450  Leadership, Management, Health Policy  (2)  

Leadership skills emphasize ethical and critical decision-making, initiating and maintaining effective working relationships, communication and collaboration within interprofessional healthcare teams, care coordination, delegation, and development of conflict resolution strategies. Provides a basic overview of complex systems and the impact of power, politics, policy, and regulatory guidelines to these systems. Prerequisites: All Level 1 courses or consent.

NU 451  Leadership, Mgmt, Hlth Policy  (2)  

Focuses on leadership skills that emphasize ethical and critical decision-making, initiating and maintaining effective working relationships, communication and collaboration within interprofessional healthcare teams, care coordination, delegation, and developing conflict resolution strategies. Students obtain a basic understanding of complex systems and the impact of power, politics, policy, and regulatory guidelines on these systems. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 456  Adult Medical-Surgical  (7)  

Theory and concepts related to evidence-based nursing care of adult individuals, families, and groups with varying health-illness needs in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on integrating knowledge obtained from natural and social sciences, health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutic nursing interventions to provide holistic health care with an emphasis on evidence-based, quality, and safe nursing care for baccalaureate generalist. Practicum builds on skills and practice in previous and current courses. Students provide, delegate, and manage care of individual patients and their families in complex health care settings. Students apply evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in the development and implementation of individual health solutions for patients. Prerequisites: All Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

NU 462  Quality and Safety in Healthcare  (3)  

System leadership, quality improvement, and safety concepts are presented to promote high quality nursing practice in healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on the application of evidence-based knowledge from the contemporary sciences and communication with interprofessional healthcare (IHCT) members. Prerequisites: All Level 1, 2 and 3 courses or consent.

NU 463  Quality and Safety in Healthcare  (2)  

System leadership, quality improvement, and safety concepts are presented to promote high quality nursing practice in healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on the application of evidence-based knowledge from the contemporary sciences and communication with interprofessional healthcare team members. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 465  Clinical Prevention and Population Health  (3)  

Uses the ecological model to explore the determinants of health of aggregates, communities, and populations. Emphases public health science and epidimiology principles to guide students in the identification of the social, cultural, environmental and legislative issues within complex community systems. In practicum settings students examine clinical prevention and health promotion strategies for effectiveness, efficiency and equity, and work collaboratively with other health care professionals to identify resources and strategies that contribute to the populations' overall health status. Prerequisites: All Level 1, 2, and 3 courses.

NU 467  Clinical Prevention and Population Health Management/Practicum  (4)  

In this population-focused course, students use the ecological model to explore the determinants of health of aggregates, communities, and populations. Emphasizes public health science and epidemiology principles to guide students in the identification of the social, cultural, environmental, and legislative issues within complex community systems. During the practicum, students examine clinical prevention and health promotion strategies for effectiveness, efficiency and equity, and work collaboratively with other health care professionals to identify resources and strategies that contribute to the population's overall health status. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 468  Pediatric Medical-Surgical Nursing  (3)  

Designed to focus on basic theory and concepts related to adults, children and their families in varying stages of health (and in specialty settings). Emphasis is placed on understanding situational crises of illness with adults, children and families in complex care environments. The practicum is designed to allow students to apply principles of leadership, integrate best evidence in practice, and integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes in caring for adults, children, and their families in varying stages of health in specialty settings. Prerequisites: All Level 1, 2 and 3 courses.

NU 494  Capstone/Seminar  (5)  

In this final upper-division nursing practicum students integrate all previous theoretical and clinical learning. The focus is on consolidation of clinical and leadership skills and practice coordination and delegation of care. In seminar groups students process clinical experiences; focus on ethical, leadership, management, and practice issues; and prepare for the NCLEX-RN examination. Prerequisites: All Level 1, 2, and 3 courses; Co-requisites: NU 462, NU 465, and NU 468.

NU 495  Leadership Capstone Seminar/Practicum  (4)  

Students integrate all previous theoretical and clinical learning in a role not experienced within their current jobs. Clinical experience consolidates leadership skills allowing students to practice coordination and delegation of care. Seminars assist students to process the clinical experience and focus on ethical, leadership, management, and practice issues. Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.

NU 580  Nursing Externship  (1)  

Provides international students the opportunity to gain experience in a USA based health care facility. Emphasis is on an immersion experience to better understand the US healthcare system. The immersion experience may provide the student an oppourtunity to be reimbursed by the facility, practice the English languate, and become familiar with US culture and health care customs. Prerequisites: International students with an F-1 student visa only. Accepted into the graduate nursing program with a current RN license in Kansas.

NU 691  Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I Practicum  (2)  

Direct practice experiences with individuals, families, and groups provide opportunities for application of assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapeutic skills in working with individuals experiencing short-term and commonly occuring psychiatric illnesses. Prerequisites: Admission to Post-Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, NU 681, NU 683, concurrent with NU 690.

NU 777  Continuous Enrollment  (1)  

This course is to allow students additional time to complete graduate practice inquiry DNP project requirements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

NU 801  Theoretical Foundations  (2)  

Emphasis is placed on the philosophical, conceptual, and theoretical foundations of nursing practice. Students are introduced to the language of theory as it has developed over time and the patterns of knowing that have influenced the development of nursing theory. Selected theories and conceptual models are explored and related to contemporary nursing practice. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP program.

NU 802  Population Health  (3)  

Explores population health principles, concepts and procedures used in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events. Emphasis is placed on the concepts and methods of population health through the use of epidemiologic investigation, appropriate summaries and displays of data, and the use of statistical approaches to describe the health of populations. Aggregate data from a variety of sources will be used to demonstrate the use of epidemiological investigation to support and apply evidence-based practice to current population health concerns. The role of the advanced practice nurse in prevention of disease and injury will be a focus of this course. A basic understanding of the practices of community health and biostatistics is recommended. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP program.

NU 803  Doctoral Leadership - Transformation of Self  (1)  

Explores the role of doctoral nurse graduates as health care leaders. Students development awareness of self as leader and identify and build upon leadership strengths. Using knowledge of complex systems and leadership theory, students develop strategies and skills to improve patient and population-based health outcomes. Prerequisites: Admission to DNP Program.

NU 804  Emerging Concepts Informatics  (2)  

Gives the advanced practice nurse the necessary computing skills to critically assess, plan, intervene, and evaluate health care delivery. Discussion topics will include how the advanced practice nurse gathers, stores, retrieves, and utilizes data. Content on utilization of the computer to search for information and data will be included. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP program.

NU 805  Health Policy  (2)  

Focuses on dynamics of healthcare policy and its influence on complex health care systems and delivery of care. Prepares students to design, implement and influence health care policy formation and to develop skill in competent political action. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP Program.

NU 807  Clinical Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice  (3)  

Focuses on the principles and steps of evidence-based practice (EBP), addresses how to apply evidence to practice and how to evaluate the outcomes of an intervention, and addresses practical strategies for the creation of a culture of EBP. Prerequisites: Admission to DNP and successful completion of approved graduate statistics course.

NU 812  Innovations in Quality Care  (2)  

Emphasis is placed on quality improvement (QI) methods, tools, and strategies from the science of improvement and the science of safety. Students examine phases and steps of QI and tools for data analysis and display. They also examine strategies for improving teamwork, improving communication, preventing errors, and leading QI projects with an emphasis on ambulatory care settings. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP Program.

NU 813  Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Roles  (2)  

Designed to familiarize students with the roles and scope of practice of the advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), including those of psychotherapist and psychopharmacologist. Developing roles in emerging delivery of care systems also will be explored. Integration of established scope and standards of advanced psychiatric mental health nurses into practice are examined. Prerequisite: Admission to Post-Graduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program or consent of instructor.

NU 819  Selected Topics of Sub-Relevance for Nursing  (1-3)  

Selected subjects of relevance for graduate students, announced in advance. Prerequisite: Admission to DNP Program and consent of instructor.

NU 820  Advanced Pathophysiology  (3)  

Focuses on application of basic pathophysiologic concepts to situations found in ambulatory care with clients across the life-span. Emphasis is given to analysis of presenting manifestations with the intent to determine cause. Provides a foundation for clinical decision-making in terms of diagnostic findings and the initiation of therapeutic regimes. Application situations will be age specific and clinical diagnosis and management must be made accordingly. Prerequisite: Admission to the DNP program or consent.

NU 821  Advanced Pathophysiology Family  (1)  

Pathophysiology related to children and infants for students in the family nurse practitioner track. Content includes conditions and diseases specific to pregnancy, post-partum, infancy and childhood. Application of principles from advanced pathophysiology course to age-appropriate case studies. Clinical diagnosis and management focuses on birth to eighteen years of age. Course may be taken concurrent with NU 820.

NU 822  Advanced Pharmacology  (3)  

Emphasizes application of selected drug therapies to meet the needs of adults and children (birth to age 18) from diverse cultural groups. Basic concepts of qualitative and quantitative drug actions within the body are examined. Use of protocols, prescription writing and ethical, legal and economic issues surrounding the advanced nurses' role in prescribing, monitoring pharmacotherapies is addressed. Patient education and adherence are addressed. Application is made through age appropriate case studies. Prerequisite: NU 820 or consent.

NU 823  Advanced Pharmacology Pediatric  (1)  

Application of selected drug therapies to meet the needs of children from birth to age 18. Basic concepts of qualitative and quantitative drug actions within the body are examined. Use of standards of practice, prescription writing and ethical, legal and economic issues surrounding the advanced nurses' role in prescribing and monitoring pharmacotherapies, patient education and adherence are addressed. Application is made through age appropriate case studies. Prerequisite: NU 822 or concurrent.

NU 824  Advanced Health Assessment/Differential Diagnosis  (4)  

Emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced health assessment of adults and families in acute care and community settings. Systematic holistic approach to both history taking and physical examination for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal assessments to promote health and prevent disease in those settings. Interpretation of diagnostics is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to Doctor of Nursing Program, NU 820.

NU 825  Advanced Health Assessment Child/Adolescent  (1)  

Combines didactic and clinical training to integrate the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced health assessment in the pediatric population. Systemic holistic approach to history taking and physical examination for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal assessment appropriate for childhood through adolescence. Prerequisites: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program (Post-MSN PMHNP Program) and previous graduate course in advanced health assessment.

NU 826  Advanced Pscyhiatric Interviewing Differential Diagnosis  (2)  

Focuses on development of advanced psychiatric interviewing skills for competent assessment of culturally diverse clients across the lifespan and provides the basis for diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program or permission of instructor.

NU 828  Advanced Psychopharmacology/Neurobiology  (3)  

Neurobiological processes are emphasized in the study of advanced psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric symptoms and disorders. Medication selection, dosage and monitoring in the psychopharmacological treatment of individuals is covered including prescriptive issues associated with ethnicity and age. Prerequisite: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program or permission of instructor.

NU 830  Primary Care I  (3)  

Develops knowledge and skill to provide person- and family-centered care in the primary care setting for culturally diverse people across the lifespan. Wellness and health promotion of individuals and families are emphasized. Simulated management of cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, dermatologic and psychological alternatives and patient responses are considered. Prerequisite: Admission to Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, NU 820, NU 822, and NU 824.

NU 832  Primary Care I Practicum  (3)  

Application of knowledge and skills in caring for diverse patients across the lifespan in primary care and related settings as they experience common acute and chronic health conditions. Utilization of diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision-making, pharmacologic and non-phamacologic therapeutics, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the provision of person- and family-centered care are emphasized. Primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention are integrated. Emphasis is placed on advanced nursing roles and provision of ethical care. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate nursing program, NU 820, NU 822, NU 824, NU 900, and concurrent with NU 830.

NU 834  Primary Care II  (3)  

Builds upon knowledge and skills to provide person- and family-centered care in the primary care setting for culturally diverse people across the lifespan. Wellness and health promotion of individuals and families are emphasized. Simulated management of urinary, renal, reproductive, genomic, immunologic, gastrointestinal, and psychological alterations and patient responses are considered. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN or DNP Program, NU 830, NU 832.

NU 836  Primary Care II Practicum  (3)  

Application of knowledge and skills in caring for diverse patients across the lifespan in primary care and related settings as they experience more complex acute and chronic health conditions. Builds upon advancing skills in diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision-making, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutics, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the provision of person- and family-centered care. Primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention are integrated. Emphasis is placed on the integration of independent practice models, collaboration, and team-based care. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN or DNP program, NU 830, NU 832, and concurrent with NU 834.

NU 838  Primary Care III  (3)  

Builds upon and advances knowledge and skills to provide person- and family-centered care in the primary care setting for culturally diverse people across the lifespan. Wellness and health promotion of individuals and families are emphasized. Simulated management of neurologic, musculoskeletal, sensory, and psychological alterations and patient responses are considered. Maternal and newborn health topics are discussed. Special topics are introduced to address emerging practice needs. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN or DNP Program, NU 834 and NU 836.

NU 840  Primary Care III Practicum  (3)  

Application of knowledge and skills in caring for diverse patients across the lifespan in primary care and related settings as they experience complex acute and chronic health conditions. Utilizes advanced skills in diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision-making, pharmacologic and non-phamacologic therapeutics, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the provision of person- and family-centered care. Special emphasis is placed on patient- and family-centered care of healthy pregnant and post-partum women, newborns, and patients with complex health conditions. Primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention are integrated. Prerequisite: Admission to MSN or DNP Program, NU 834 and NU 836, and concurrent with NU 838.

NU 850  Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing I  (3)  

Theoretical approaches are explored in addressing short-term and less complex illnesses. Evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches are explored for the treatment of individuals, families, and groups and provide the foundation for clinical management of psychiatric mental health problems that are often time-limited as well as those that commonly occur across the life span. Health promotion and prevention measures are included in therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, NU 824 and NU 828.

NU 852  Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing Practicum I  (2)  

Direct practice experience with individuals, families, and groups provide opportunities for application of assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapeutic skills in working with individuals experiencing short-term and commonly occurring psychiatric illnesses. Prerequisites: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, NU 826, NU 828, and Concurrent with NU 850.

NU 854  Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II  (3)  

Theoretical approaches are explored in addressing chronic and complex illnesses. Evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches are explored for the treatment of individuals, families, and groups experiencing complex and chronic mental illnesses and addictions. Differential diagnostic skills and interventional strategies are explored as well as the role of rehabilitation and psycho-educational approaches across the life span. Prerequisites: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, NU 850, NU 852.

NU 856  Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II Practicum  (3-4)  

Provides opportunity for role development of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse in working with individuals, families and groups experiencing complex and chronic mental illnesses and addictions. Prerequisites: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, NU 850, NU 852, Concurrent with NU 854.

NU 858  Advanced Practice Psychiatric Special Focus Practicum  (4-5)  

In this final precepted practicum, students function in the role of the advanced psychiatric mental health practitioner providing psychopharmacological and psychotherapy interventions. This practicum provides opportunity for the student to focus on skill building in a particular practice setting or client population of interest as well as the synthesis of knowledge into this advanced practice role. Prerequisite: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, NU 854, and NU 856.

NU 860  Special Topics: Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Child/Adolescent  (1-2)  

Designed to enhance students' knowledge of current evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches in treatment of children and adolescents. Prerequisite: Admission to Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, NU 826, and NU 828 or permission of instructor.

NU 900  Philosophical World Views APN  (2)  

Emphasizes the philosophical orientations that serve as the basis for advanced nursing practice. Promotes philosophical reflection, understanding of evolutionary processes of nursing science, application of nursing and interdisciplinary philosophies and theories to simulated scenarios, and articulation of the student’s philosophical worldview. Prerequisites: Admission to DNP Program.

NU 902  Health Care Economics  (3)  

Focuses on economic theories and principles that can assist health care providers to be effective leaders and decision makers. Examines the economic and political environment in which health care is delivered in the United States and explores the role of regulation in protecting consumers. Provides frameworks for conceptualizing costs, risk, value, and strategic decision making in a competitive environment. Students explore economic analysis commonly used in health care decision making. Prerequisites: Admission to DNP Program, AC 924.

NU 904  DNP Residency: BSN-DNP  (2-6)  

Expands advanced nursing practice clinical knowledge and skills within the track. Synthesis of clinical knowledge and incorporation of evidence-based decision making is used to construct symptom-based assessments, advanced differential diagnoses, independent therapeutic interventions, and outcome evaluation of the care of clients/families. Prerequisite: NU 840 and NU 858.

NU 905  DNP Residency: MSN-DNP  (1-7)  

Expands breadth and depth of current advanced practice nursing clinical knowledge and skills with a focus on delivery of sub-specialty care services and/or full spectrum health care services. Synthesis of clinical knowledge and incorporation of evidence-based decision making is used to construct symptom-based assessments, advanced differential diagnoses, independent therapeutic interventions, and outcome evaluation of the care of clients/families/populations. Prerequisite: NU 807 and NU 840 or NU 858 (Course prerequisite depends on the specialty track in which the student is enrolled.)

NU 906  Policy Leadership in Global Health  (3)  

Explores the concepts and theories of leadership in the areas of personal leadership, leadership in organizations, and leadership in global communities. Emphasis is on innovative leadership skills to foster transformation. Focuses on the complexities of contemporary global health issues within the context of social, economic, political, and environmental factors. Prerequisites: Admission to DNP Program.

NU 971  Practice Inquiry DNP Project I  (2)  

Provides an overview of methods to promote the systematic uptake of clinical research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice. Students complete an in-depth investigation of a practice-focused problem and prepare an evidence-based project proposal for a practice setting. Prerequisite: NU 807, NU 812, NU 902, NU 906.

NU 972  Practice Inquiry DNP Project II  (2)  

Prepares students to translate evidence into practice and implement evidence-based changes into a practice setting. Data are collected and analyzed to guide recommendations for practice change and hence to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care services. Prerequisite: NU 971.

NU 973  Practice Inquiry DNP Project III  (2)  

Provides the culminating experience for students to complete and defend the DNP Practice Inquiry Project. Project design, application of theory, implementation processes, analysis of financial implications, contributions to the profession of nursing, leadership skills, and interprofessional experiences are considered. Dissemination of the project findings to a targeted audience is an expectation. Prerequisite: NU 972.

NU 977  Continuous Enrollment  (1)  

This course is to allow students additional time to complete graduate practice inquiry DNP project requirements. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.