NURS 600 Science Of Health Promotion (3 Credits)
This course prepares the nurse to focus on population health and application of the principals of primary healthcare, the strategies of health promotion and epidemiology concepts when nursing individuals, families, communities and populations. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural and environmental issues as they apply to health promotion are examined.
NURS 601 Theory Development in Advanced Practice Nursing Science (3 Credits)
This course explores the historical development of nursing knowledge, nursing theory and philosophical underpinnings in the arenas of evidence based practice, education, administration, and research. Nursing theories are explored for content, utility, and testability. Concept development is explored in the context of theory generation. Future directions for nursing theory development are investigated.
NURS 609 Healthcare Delivery Systems and Social Policy (3 Credits)
This course emphasizes health policy as it relates to healthcare delivery and nursing practice in the US healthcare system. The student will analyze health policy development, implementation and influence on health outcomes and the nursing profession. The role of the advance practice nurse in health policy will be evaluated.
NURS 610 Research Methodology (3 Credits)
This course will prepare the graduate nursing student to be proficient in: research as essential to the role of the advanced practice nurse, apply research concepts by conducting rigorous critiques and synthesizing data to generate nursing evidence and demonstrate proficiency in the development of a research proposal.
NURS 620 Measurement and Evaluation Methods (3 Credits)
This course prepares students to apply assessment and measurement techniques in testing and evaluation. The quality of assessment and measurement instruments, test creation, and the reliability and validity of instruments will be applied to the respective educational setting. The selection, interpretation and application of standardized testing will be presented.
NURS 621 Curriculum, Design, Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education (3 Credits)
This course encompasses the theoretical and philosophical foundations for curriculum design, development, and evaluation in professional nursing education. Historical, contemporary and emerging curricular models are addressed. The role of the nurse educator in curricular development and evaluation process is reviewed. Evaluation and accreditation of nursing education is explored.
NURS 625 Pedagogical Teaching and Learning Strategies in Nurse Education (3 Credits)
This course focuses on teaching and learning strategies in nursing education. Diverse pedagogical strategies are explored inclusive of conventional strategies and emergent andragogical models reflective of critical, feminist, phenomenological and postmodern approaches to the teaching of nursing knowledge and practice. Learning theories reflective of the multicultural, diverse learner are reviewed.
NURS 630 Advanced Pathopharmacology (4 Credits)
This course focuses on pathophysiology of common health conditions affecting human beings across the lifespan. The pathophysiologic bases and pharmacotherapeutic agents utilized in the treatment of common health conditions and associated clinical manifestations will be analyzed to formulate individualized plans of care for patients and families.
NURS 642 Advanced Health Assessment (3 Credits)
This course builds upon undergraduate health assessment knowledge and skills to provide competencies need for the Advanced Practice Nurse. The Advanced Practice Nurse is expected to synthesize data collected and interpret findings to establish evidence based interventions to meet patient and family needs.
NURS 650 Concepts in Clinical Education (3 Credits)
This course focuses on the role of the Academic Nurse Educator in the clinical education of pre-licensure nursing students. Emphasis will be on best practices in clinical education to promote active learning in diverse students in the laboratory and clinical settings.
NURS 670 Nurse Educator Practicum (3 Credits)
This course will focus on application of knowledge and skills related to curriculum development, theories of nursing and education, evidence-based teaching learning strategies and student assessment measures to meet nurse educator competencies. Precepted clinical experiences will provide nurse educator practice in undergraduate academic or healthcare settings.
NURS 679 Capstone: Program Evaluation (3 Credits)
The capstone course will integrate all aspects of the Masters in Nursing program by focusing on program evaluation. Students will utilize competencies developed in the graduate program to focus on the comprehensive process of program evaluation from assessment to evaluation of various education programs.