Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
33 Hours

Nursing Core

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
NUR 5110
Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
3

Provides an overview of advanced roles of graduate nursing practice, with a focus on specialty roles in nursing. Issues involving ethics, scope of practice and credentialing will be addressed as students transition into their selected specialty roles.

Requirement(s):
US Registered Nurse License.

NUR 5210
Organization, Delivery and Policy in Healthcare
3

Focuses on health care organizations and delivery of care. Students will understand public policies on issues affecting nursing and healthcare. Content includes economic and organizational theory, current issues in nursing, trends in health care delivery, political, social, ethical and fiscal accountability from a global perspective.

Requirement(s):
US Registered Nurse License.

NUR 5310
Nursing Theory and Research
3

Provides students with the knowledge to translate ethical evidence into practice and identify gaps where evidence is lacking. Students will focus on methodology, statistical analysis, and problem identification.

Requirement(s):
US Registered Nurse License.

NUR 5410
Informatics and Healthcare Technologies
3

Provides an in-depth study of information technology as it is utilized in healthcare organizations. Students will compare and contrast the tools, processes, and strategies available to manage information, data, and software and hardware in healthcare organizations. Practical applications will be emphasized and students will analyze the impact of information systems and technology to work more efficiently, allocate resources and improve patient care.

Requirement(s):
US Registered Nurse License.

NUR 5510
Quality Improvement, Outcomes Management, and Population Health
3

Requires students to be able to articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and safety standards as they related to quality. Students will analyze their role as effective leaders and change agents based on quality principles. Focus is on measures to assure optimal patient outcomes in multiple environments, with emphasis on population health.

Requirement(s):
US Registered Nurse License.

Nursing Education Cognate

18 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
NUR 6110
Advanced Health Assessment and Pharmacology
3

Building on basic assessment skills, this course focuses on mastery of advanced health assessment skills, including history taking, interviewing, collection of data, and documentation of findings. Content provides a foundation for decision making and the management of care. This will be coupled with an understanding of the principles of pharmacodynamics and the pharmacodynamics management of common acute and chronic illness. Note: Students are responsible for identifying preceptors in consultation with course faculty. Credit Hours: 3 (2 hours didactic, 1 hour practicum = 45 practice hours) Professional Liability Insurance

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

Requirement(s):
Professional Liability Insurance.

NUR 6150
Advanced Pathophysiology
3

Focuses on the study of cell structure as a foundation for understanding physiological and pathological processes. Normal human physiology will serve as the foundation to examine and understand the pathophysiology of common diseases, including incidence, etiology, manifestations, and prognosis.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

NUR 6210
Instructional Strategies for Nursing Education
3

Focuses on instructional delivery, including simulation and advanced technology. A focus on teacher behaviors that promote student centered learning will be explored. Additionally, education of hospital staff and patients will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

NUR 6240
Curriculum Development for Nursing Education
3

Focuses on best practices for curriculum development, including pedagogy and andragogy, in nursing education. As an overview of nursing education, students will examine the current legal and ethical frameworks of nursing education, accreditation standards and processes.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

NUR 6270
Evaluation Strategies for Nursing Education
3

Focuses on program evaluation utilizing advanced technologies. Students will explore the components of a systematic evaluation plan and identify evaluation tools for educational assessment, both in the classroom and clinical environment.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

NUR 6810
Practicum in Nursing Education
3

Students will work directly with a preceptor to examine and deepen knowledge and skills in nursing education. The class provides students with practical experience in academic nursing education in the classroom, in clinical and in the online environment. The major focus of the practicum experience is to synthesize knowledge and demonstrate skills to assure program outcomes. Note: Students are responsible for identifying preceptors in consultation with course faculty (3 credit hours practicum – 135 practice hours) Professional Liability Insurance

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

Requirement(s):
Professional Liability Insurance.

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