Course Descriptions

NUR 100 - Introduction to the Nursing Profession (1 hour)
Students explore contemporary issues within the nursing profession. Historical development of the roles in nursing, perspectives on current delivery of health care, nursing education, nursing literature, professional licensing, ethics, and legal issues will be discussed.

NUR 163 - Health of the School Age Child (3 hours)
School health services and health education; emphasis on health promotion and prevention of health related problems. Recognition and management of common health problems of the school age child.

NUR 200 - Fundamentals of Nursing - Theory (4 hours)
Introduction to Nursing. Concepts and theories of individuals, society, and health. Nursing process as the basis for promoting wellness within the health care delivery system. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, sophomore standing, SOC 100, PSY 101, CHM 100, 101, 150, and 160.

NUR 203 - Fundamentals of Nursing - Practicum (2 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlated with theoretical content of NUR 200 (Fundamentals of Nursing) and applied to individual's adaptive responses. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, sophomore standing, PSY 101, SOC 100, CHM 100, 101, 150 and 160.

NUR 204 - Introduction to Health Assessment (2 hours)
Students utilize previously learned communication techniques and newly learned physical assessment techniques to complete a comprehensive approach to health history and physical assessment. Significance of normal and abnormal findings is emphasized. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; sophomore standing; NUR 200 (minimum grade of C)l; NUR 203 (minimum grade of S); BIO 230 (minimum grade of C); BIO 231 or BIO 233 (minimum grade of C); FCS 301 or concurrent enrollment; PSY 303 or concurrent enrollment.

NUR 206 - Adult Health I: An Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursin Nursing (3 hours)
An introduction to medical-surgical nursing with emphasis on health promotion and restoration. Concepts and theories of nursing care of the adult are applied to foster the adaptive response of individuals. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, sophomore standing, BIO 230 (minimum grade of C), BIO 231 or BIO 233 (minimum grade of C), NUR 200 (minimum grade of C), NUR 203 (minimum grade of S); FCS 301 or concurrent enrollment; PSY 303 or concurrent enrollment.

NUR 207 - Adult Health I: An Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursin Nursing (2 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlated with theoretical content of NUR 206 (Adult Health 1) that foster adaptive responses. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, sophomore standing, BIO 230 (minimum grade of C), BIO 231 or BIO 233 (minimum grade of C), NUR 200 (minimum grade of C), NUR 203 (minimum grade of S); FCS 301 or concurrent enrollment; PSY 303 or concurrent enrollment.

NUR 217 - Men's Health Issues (2 hours)
Biological, epidemiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of men's health. Specific preventive and health promotion activities for health problems.

NUR 219 - Women and Health (3 hours)
Basic scientific and sociological knowledge related to women's health: social, emotional, and physiological components of selected health problems of women. Historical development of the health care system and social values as they relate to women and their health: evolution of health care today as it relates to women.

NUR 220 - Alcohol: Use and Abuse (3 hours)
Development of alcohol as the most widely-used drug. Psychological and physiological effects on the person; effect on the family and society; therapeutic approaches to alcohol abuse.

NUR 221 - Substance Abuse (3 hours)
Psychosocial and physiological impact of substance abuse on the individual, family, and society: self-awareness, culture, tolerance, withdrawal, and motivation.

NUR 233 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases (1 hour)
Common sexually transmitted diseases: social and physical factors affecting their occurrence; avoidance and treatment.

NUR 263 - Introduction to Personal and Community Health (3 hours)
Introduction to health concepts and practices which affect individuals and groups in society.

NUR 300 - Conceptual Bases for Professional Nursing (theory) (3 hours)
Theories of nursing, professional roles, the nursing process, adaptation theory, nursing research, and societal influences on nursing and health. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, current LPN or RN licensure.

NUR 303 - Research in Nursing (3 hours)
As a consumer of research, the student evaluates published nursing research and its importance to the profession. The student examines steps of the research process in critiquing literature and writing a comprehensive review of literature. Use of the computer in nursing research correlated with study of the research process. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, junior standing, ENG 101, Math 111 or concurrent enrollment.

NUR 306 - Maternal-Newborn Nursing - Theory (3 hours)
Theoretical overview of maternal/newborn nursing with emphasis on application of the nursing process to individuals and families. Concepts and theories of nursing care of the expanding family are discussed to foster the adaptive responses. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S); FCS 301; PSY 303; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; BIO 202 (minimum grade of C).

NUR 307 - Maternal-Newborn Nursing - Practicum (2 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlated with theoretical content of NUR 306 that foster patient/client adaptive responses. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S); FCS 301; PSY 303; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; BIO 202 (minimum grade of C.

NUR 308 - Nursing of Children (Theory) (3 hours)
Nursing care of the child with emphasis on caring for the infant, toddler, child, adolescent, and family with acute and chronic disease. Growth and development, health promotion, and disease prevention are emphasized. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S); FCS 301; PSY 303; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; BIO 202 (minimum grade of C).

NUR 309 - Nursing of Children (Practicum) (2 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlated with theoretical content of NUR 308. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S); FCS 301; PSY 303; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; BIO 202 (minimum grade of C).

NUR 310 - Health Assessment (2 hours)
Performance of a complete health assessment incorporating a health history, with faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, Illinois LPN or RN licensure, or consent of department chair.

NUR 314 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (Theory) (2 hours)
Theoretical overview of psychiatric/mental health nursing with emphasis on application of the nursing process to individuals, families, and the community. Concepts and theories of nursing care of the individual and family with psychiatric disorders are discussed to foster the adaptive response. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, junior standing; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S).

NUR 315 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (Practicum) (2 hours)
Application of psychiatric/mental health nursing principles in health care settings. Concepts and theories of nursing care of the client and family with psychiatric disorders are utilized to foster the adaptive response. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S). Corequisite: NUR 314, or consent of department chair.

NUR 316 - Adult Health II: Medical-Surgical Nursing (Theory) (4 hours)
Medical-surgical nursing with emphasis on selected physiologic systems. Concepts and theories of nursing care of the individual and family are applied to foster the adaptive response. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S); NUR 318 or concurrent enrollment.

NUR 317 - Adult Health II: Medical-Surgical Nursing (Practicum) (2 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlated with theoretical content of NUR 316 that foster adaptive responses. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; PSY 311 or concurrent enrollment; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (minimum grade of S); NUR 318 or concurrent enrollment. Corequisite: NUR 316, or consent of department chair.

NUR 318 - Pharmacology and Nursing Implications (2 hours)
Introduction to pharmacology: nursing process and drug therapy; life span considerations; legal, ethical, and cultural issues; and patient education. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; junior standing; NUR 204 (minimum grade of C); NUR 206 (minimum grade of C); NUR 207 (Minimum grade of S).

NUR 353 - Aging: A Life Experience (3 hours)
Attitudes about the aged, historical perspectives, transcultural concepts, health problems and health care, methods of coping with growing old, and prospects for the future. Practical experiences promote examination of students' own attitudes about the aged and growing old. Prerequisite: junior/senior standing.

NUR 372 - Safety and Emergency Care (3 hours)
Principles and techniques of emergency care for common injuries and illnesses. Environmental needs of individuals at various levels of maturity. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid cards awarded upon satisfactory completion.

NUR 376 - Advanced Concepts in Health (3 hours)
Complex health problems and issues in contemporary society; various concepts, models, theories, and determinants of health. Multi-disciplinary approach for application to individual and professional situations. Prerequisite: NUR 263 or consent of instructor.

NUR 391 - Medical Terminology (1 hour)
Terminology used in all areas of medical and paramedical specialties. Emphasis on word building, techniques, and understanding typical medical reports.

NUR 403 - Community Health Nursing - Practicum (2.5 hours)
Selected community practicum experiences will be correlated with theoretical content of NUR 404. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, senior standing; NUR 314 (minimum grade of C); NUR 315 (minimum grade of S); NUR 316 (minimum grade of C); NUR 317 (minimum grade of S); NUR 318 (minimum grade of C).

NUR 404 - Community Health Nursing - Theory (2 hours)
Explores the role of the nurse in community settings. Applies principles of epidemiology, health promotion, and disease prevention to nursing practice. Examines core functions of public health nursing, essential services, and population-based practice. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, senior standing, NUR 316 (minimum grade of C); NUR 317 (minimum grade of S); NUR 318 (minimum grade of C); or RN to MSN Major

NUR 405 - Cooperative Education in Nursing (Theory) (0-1 hours)
Theory for nursing care of clients in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; 2.8 overall GPA; consent of co-op Nursing Advisor; and successful completion of co-op interview.

NUR 406 - Cooperative Education in Nursing (Theory) (0-1 hours)
Theory for nursing care of clients in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only;senior standing; 2.8 overall GPA; consent of co-op Nursing Advisor; and successful completion of co-op interview.

NUR 407 - Community Health Practicum RN-MSN (0-1 hours)
Selected community practicum experiences will be correlated with theoretical content of NUR 404. Prerequisite: RN-MSN student; NUR 404 Corequisite: NUR 404

NUR 408 - Adult Health III: Medical-Surgical Nursing (Theory) (3 hours)
Medical-surgical nursing with emphasis on selected physiologic systems. Concepts and theories of nursing care of the individual, family, and community are applied to foster the adaptive response. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing, NUR 316 (minimum grade of C); NUR 317 (minimum grade of S); NUR 318 (minimum grade of C)

NUR 409 - Senior Practicum I (2.5 hours)
Selected practicum experiences, correlated with theoretical content of NUR 408, that foster adaptive responses. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; NUR 314 (minimum grade of C); NUR 315 (minimum grade of S); NUR 316 (minimum grade of C); NUR 317 (minimum grade of S); NUR 318 (minimum grade of C) Corequisite: NUR 408 or consent of department chair.

NUR 410 - Adult Health IV: Nursing Care of the Patient with Multi-System Challenges (T) (3 hours)
Co-requisite: NUR 408. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing, NUR 404 (minimum grade of C) or concurrent enrollment, NUR 408 (minimum grade of C); NUR 409 (minimum grade of S). Corequisite: NUR 417, NUR 418, or consent of department chair.

NUR 411 - Senior Practicum I Medical Surgical (2.5 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlated with theoretical content of NUR 408 that foster adaptive responses. To be taken concurrently with NUR 409 when not enrolled in NUR 404 and NUR 403. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; NUR 314 (minimum grade of C); NUR 315 (minimum grade of S); NUR 316 (minimum grade of C); NUR 317 (minimum grade of S); NUR 318 (minimum grade of C); BIO 232 & 233 (minimum grade of C). Corequisite: NUR 408, 409 or consent of department chair.

NUR 413 - Leadership Practicum (2.5 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlate with theoretical content of NUR 418 that foster adaptive responses of clients in complex health care settings. Emphasis is on application of leadership and management principles. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; NUR 404 (minimum grade of C) or concurrent enrollment; NUR 403 (minimum grade of S) or concurrent enrollment; NUR 408 (minimum grade of C); NUR 409 and / or NUR 411 (minimum grade of S)

NUR 414 - Senior Seminar: Preparation for Professional Nursing (1 hour)
Emphasis on NCLEX preparation, including the NCLEX-RN test plan, test taking skills, critical thinking skills, and computer usage skills for test-taking. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, senior standing.

NUR 415 - Cooperative Education in Nursing (0-2 hours)
In-depth practicum in a variety of health care settings, integrated with theory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; 2.8 overall GPA; consent of co-op Nursing Advisor; and successful completion of co-op interview. Corequisite: NUR 405, NUR 408, NUR 409, or consent of department chair.

NUR 416 - Cooperative Education in Nursing (Practicum) (0-2 hours)
In-depth practicum in a variety of health care settings, integrated with theory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; 2.8 overall GPA; consent of co-op Nursing Advisor; and successful completion of co-op interview. Corequisite: NUR 406, NUR 410, NUR 417, or consent of department chair.

NUR 417 - Senior Practicum II (2.5 hours)
Selected practicum experiences correlated with theoretical content of NUR 410 that foster adaptive responses. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; NUR 404, 408, 409 or concurrent enrollment. Co-requisite: NUR 410, 418. Corequisite: Co-requisite: NUR 410, 418.

NUR 418 - Nursing Leadership: Concepts & Issues (1 hour)
Emphasis is on application of the leadership and management principles and the identification of common ethical issues that arise in health care settings. Discussion includes the nurse's role in the legislative process to facilitate change in nursing practice. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; NUR 303 (minimum grade of C). Corequisite: NUR 410, NUR 417, or consent of department chair.

NUR 419 - Independent Studies in Nursing (1-3 hours)
Individual study addressing special needs and interests: selected readings, observations, and conferences. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; NUR 303 (minimum grade of C); consent of advisor and department chair.

NUR 420 - Independent Studies in Nursing (1-3 hours)
Individual study addressing special needs and interests: selected readings, observations, and conferences. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; senior standing; NUR 303 (minimum grade of C); consent of advisor and department chair.

NUR 421 - Role Exploration in Professional Nursing (2 hours)
Individual study addressing special needs and interests: selected readings, observations, and conferences. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only, senior standing; NUR 408 (minimum grade of C) or concurrent enrollment; NUR 409 (minimum grade of C) or concurrent enrollment; 3.0 GPA (minimum); consent of instructor. Corequisite: NUR 408 or NUR 410, NUR 409 or 417, or consent of department chair.

NUR 425 - Clinical Topics in Nursing (1-4 hours)
Discussions, laboratory, and clinical experiences will be provided for nursing students to maintain clinical knowledge and skills. This variable credit course may be taken more than once for a maximum of 4 semester hours. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Prerequisite: Nursing majors only

NUR 433 - International Health and Nursing (3 hours)
Study of health and nursing in another country: nursing and health organizations, educational programs, hospitals. Seminars in comparative health and nursing practices in the United States. Cross-listed as NUR 533.

NUR 500 - Health Assessment (3-4 hours)
Systematic method for collecting data used in holistic health assessment of children and adults. Interviewing techniques for history taking; physical assessment skills. Prerequisite: R.N. with B.S. major in nursing; or R.N. with consent of instructor.

NUR 501 - Nursing Theories: Analysis and Development (3 hours)
Analysis of theoretical models. Emphasis on assessment and implications of models for advanced professional nursing practice and research. Prerequisite: nursing major.

NUR 505 - Leadership in the Health Care System (3 hours)
Leadership theory: role of the nurse as a leader, colleague, and consultant in health care systems. Prerequisite: nursing major.

NUR 510 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 hours)
Legal and ethical issues that influence the practice of advanced nursing and leadership in health care systems. Critical assessment of the ethical implications of law and public policy in health care. Case studies. Prerequisite: Nursing major, or consent of instructor and department chair.

NUR 526 - Evidence Based Practice (3 hours)
Allows the learner to explore theories related to the generation of evidence, Research Utilization (RU), and Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Issues from practice areas are identified, developed, and refined into a researchable project. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only

NUR 530 - Advanced Health Assessment,Pathophysiology, & Pharmacology (3 hours)
Pathophysiological processes of selected disease conditions that are commonly encountered in nursing practice settings are examined. Principles of pharmacology as they apply to these selected disease conditions are investigated. Health assessment findings of these selected disease conditions are analyzed. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only

NUR 533 - International Health and Nursing (3 hours)
Study of health care systems and nursing in a foreign country in selected hospitals, health care settings, and universities. Establishing health care professional and research networks. Cross-listed as NUR 433. Not open to students with credit in NUR 433.

NUR 600 - Advanced Health Assessment (3 hours)
Systematic method for collecting data used in holistic health assessment of persons throughout the lifespan and in various healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on interviewing techniques for history taking and advanced physical assessment skills. Prerequisite: R.N. with BSN; or R.N. with consent of instructor.

NUR 603 - Health Promotion in Populations (3 hours)
Focuses on core concepts in health and health promotion for groups, communities, and populations. There are two inter-related goals for this course. (1) Provide students with a basic understanding of the principles and determinants of population health with an emphasis on the tools provided by basic epidemiology for understanding health in populations. (2) Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the steps needed to develop, implement, and evaluate population-based health promotion and illness prevention programs. Prerequisite: Nursing Majors only or consent of instructor

NUR 610 - Leadership and Professional Aspects of CRNA Practice (3 hours)
The practicing CRNA is obligated to follow standards of practice while providing anesthesia care to the public. While these standards are being followed, a level of leadership and professionalism must also be maintained. In this course, students will explore the professional aspects and leadership role of the practicing CRNA. A discussion of stress and occupational risk of substance misuse amongst CRNAs will also be examined. Prerequisite: DNP Anesthesia Majors Only

NUR 615 - Health Informatics (3 hours)
Introduces the learner to concepts in health informatics and provides the foundation for practice in the healthcare technology field. Explores healthcare data, clinical information management systems, security, personal productivity applications, consumer informatics, legal issues, and professional skills, knowledge, and certifications related to health informatics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

NUR 625 - DNP Practice Seminar I (1 hour)
Provides for a student-initiated endeavor culminating in a scholarly proposal. The project will provide an opportunity for leadership in healthcare policy resulting in safe and effective nursing and healthcare practice. An emphasis on healthcare financing, regulation, and/or delivery is required. Students will choose a clinical setting to assess the needs of healthcare providers, consumers, and stakeholders in the development of the proposal. Student will choose and collaborate with a faculty project advisor and committee of scholars and experts in the field. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 700 and 720

NUR 630 - Nursing Administration I (Theory) (3 hours)
Theories, concepts, and principles from nursing and related disciplines as a foundation for nursing administration. Theories of change, role, adaptation, need, and leadership as related to nursing management. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only; NUR 501, 505 Corequisite: NUR 631 or consent of department chair

NUR 631 - Nursing Administration I (Practicum) (3 hours)
Practicum applying concepts, theories, and principles from NUR 630. Use of relevant research findings. Advanced practice in management. Prerequisite: NUR 501, 505. Corequisite: NUR 630 or consent of department chair.

NUR 632 - Nursing Administration II (Theory) (3 hours)
Advanced concepts and principles relevant to external and internal nursing organizational situations including power, authority, and politics. Review of various organizational patterns and their relationship to nursing personnel management, budgeting, public relations, leadership style, and research. Prerequisite: NUR 630, 631. Corequisite: NUR 633 or consent of department chair.

NUR 633 - Nursing Administration II (Practicum) (3 hours)
Practicum applying advanced concepts, theories, and principles from NUR 632. Use of management skills such as staffing, budgeting, and developing positive public relations. Prerequisite: NUR 630, 631 Corequisite: NUR 632 or consent of department chair.

NUR 638 - Principles of FNP Practice I: Acute/Chronic (3 hours)
Basic principles and concepts of the advanced nurse practitioner's roles and responsibilities in caring for adult clients with select acute and chronic illness. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 639 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum I (3 hours)
This practicum course focuses on the delivery of advanced nursing care to adult clients with acute and chronic disorders. Various practicum settings with diverse populations will be utilized for practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only; NUR 638 Corequisite: NUR 638

NUR 640 - Healthcare Policy (3 hours)
Explores health policy development and implementation and its impact on healthcare regulation, delivery, and finance. There is a focus on wellness and promotion of health for local, national, and worldwide health initiatives. Students will define healthcare provider roles in health promotion, healthcare delivery, and quality improvement through activities related to health policy reform and finance.

NUR 642 - Principles of FNP Practice II: Acute/Chronic (3 hours)
Basic principles and concepts of advanced nurse practitioner's roles and responsibilities of caring for adult clients with acute and chronic disorders. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only; NUR 638

NUR 643 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum II (3 hours)
This practicum course focuses on the delivery of advanced nursing care to adult clients with acute and chronic disorders. Various practicum settings with diverse populations will be utilized for practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 644 - Principles of FNP Practice III: Women's Health (3 hours)
Basic principles and concepts of the advanced nurse practitioner's roles and responsibilities in caring for women from adolescence through adulthood. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 645 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum III Women's Health (3 hours)
This practicum course focuses on the delivery of advanced nursing care to women from adolescence through adulthood. Various practicum settings with diverse populations will be utilized for practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioner majors only

NUR 646 - Principles of FNP Practice IV: Children (3 hours)
Basic principles and concepts of the advanced nurse practitioner's roles and responsibilities in caring for infants, children, and adolescents. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 647 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum IV Children (3 hours)
This practicum course focuses on the delivery of advanced nursing care to infants, children, and adolescents. Various practicum settings with diverse populations will be utilized for practicum. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 648 - Principles of FNP Practice V: Aging Adult Populations (3 hours)
Basic principles and concepts of the advanced nurse practitioner's roles and responsibilities in caring for the aging adult clients. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 649 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum V Aging Adult (3 hours)
This practicum course focuses on the delivery of advanced nursing care to aging adult clients. Various practicum settings with diverse populations will be utilized for practicum experiences. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 650 - Basic Principles of Physics in Anesthesia (3 hours)
Provides the student material necessary for understanding mechanics of the anesthesia equipment, anesthetic agents, gases and gas laws, and principles of physics as they apply to the equipment of the anesthetist. Discussion will also include actions of various anesthetic agents, preparation of the O.R. for administration of anesthesia, and monitoring of the equipment and client for safe delivery of anesthesia. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and undergraduate algebra based physics course with lab.

NUR 651 - Advanced Pharmacology I (3 hours)
Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose, and pharmacologically manage the treatment of common health problems in a safe, high-quality, and cost-effective manner. Prerequisite: Graduate Nursing Majors only or consent of Department Chair

NUR 652 - Advanced Pharmacology II (3 hours)
Students study and apply general principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of medications used in areas of advanced practice nursing specialties. Further in-depth study will focus on the pharmacologic selection of client populations exhibiting various coexisting disease and pathophysiologies. Prerequisite: NUR 651

NUR 660 - Seminar in Nursing Education (3 hours)
Application of educational theories and techniques for the nurse educator. Prerequisite: ETE 651 or ETE 655.

NUR 661 - Nursing Education Practicum I (3 hours)
Application of nursing educational theories, principles, and techniques in the classroom and clinical settings. Prerequisite: NUR 660 or concurrent enrollment.

NUR 662 - Nursing Education Practicum II (3 hours)
Application of nursing educational theories, principles, and techniques in the staff development setting. Prerequisite: NUR 660, NUR 661 or consent of department chair. Corequisite: NUR 660, NUR 661 or consent of department chair.

NUR 681 - Informatics Practicum I (3 hours)
Practicum applying concepts, theories, and principles from health informatics in a healthcare setting. Prerequisite: NUR 615, CS 571, CS 563

NUR 683 - Informatics Practicum II (3 hours)
Practicum applying concepts, theories, and principles from health informatics in a healthcare setting. Prerequisite: NUR 615, NUR 681, CS 571, CS 563

NUR 689 - Independent Research (1-6 hours)
Readings, research, or project complementing the student's program of study. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

NUR 690 - Professional Aspects of Advanced Nursing Practice (1 hour)
Designed for the nurse to explore the professional aspects and challenges associated with advanced practice nursing. Tailored to meet the needs of a variety of specialties including a focus upon organizational, systems, and population strategies. Prerequisite: Family Nurse Practitioners majors only

NUR 697 - Capstone Project in Nursing (0-3 hours)
A student-initiated endeavor that culminates in a scholarly project, which synthesizes advanced practice knowledge and skills to address a current nursing practice issue related to chosen advanced practice field of study. May be repeated for a maximum of three semester hours. Prerequisite: NUR 526

NUR 700 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 hours)
Provides a theoretical analysis of nursing and the natural and social sciences for application as frameworks for research, practice, education, and quality healthcare delivery. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only or consent of Department Chair

NUR 710 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice I (T) (3 hours)
Introduces students to basic principles and concepts of nurse administered anesthesia care delivery. Includes an introduction to various anesthesia equipment, the pre- and post-operative evaluations, basic operating room preparation, management of airways, client positioning, fluid management, interpretation of diagnostic data, monitoring, record-keeping, and simulation lab. Students also learn various forms of anesthesia administration with a focus on the development of skills and techniques needed in the practice setting. Novice Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) will learn various anesthesia approaches for both elective and emergent procedures. Prerequisite: DNP Anesthesia Majors only

NUR 711 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum I (P) (3 hours)
This practicum course builds on specific specialty theory and prior knowledge of principles of advanced practice in nurse administered anesthesia. Using a systems approach and building on the opportunity to progress from the novice to advanced learner role, the student will be provided opportunities of increasing complexity in the clinical setting while under the supervision of practitioners in the specialty. Students will integrate theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and provide safe, effective care for clients in a variety of settings. The practicum will provide a practical, hands-on experience. Principles of quality and safety (QSEN) will be applied. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 710 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 710

NUR 712 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice II (T) (3 hours)
Builds on prior learning of anesthesia principles and utilizes a systems approach to discuss the variety of surgical procedures that may be encountered, the appropriate preoperative assessment and planning that is necessary for various types of procedures, and procedures planned for more complex clients. Discussion will also continue on intra-operative events that may disrupt homeostasis and the post-operative assessment for such events related to specific clients or systems. Principles of quality and safety (QSEN) will be applied. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 710 and 711

NUR 713 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum II (P) (3 hours)
This practicum course builds on specific specialty theory and prior knowledge of principles of advanced practice in nurse administered anesthesia. Using a systems approach and building on the opportunity to progress from the novice to advanced learner role, the student will be provided opportunities of increasing complexity in the clinical setting while under the supervision of a practitioner in the specialty. Students will integrate theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and provide safe, effective care for clients in a variety of anesthesia care settings appropriate to the specialty. The practicum will provide a practical, hands-on experience. Principles of quality and safety (QSEN) will be applied. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 710, 711, and 712 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 712

NUR 715 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum III (P) (3 hours)
This practicum course builds on specific specialty theory and prior knowledge of principles of advanced practice in nurse administered anesthesia. Using a systems approach and building on the opportunity to progress from the novice to advance learner role, the student will be provided opportunities of increasing complexity in the clinical setting while under the supervision of a practitioner in the specialty. Students will integrate theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and provide safe, effective care for clients in a variety of anesthesia care settings appropriate to the specialty. The practicum will provide a practical, hands on experience. Principles of quality and safety (QSEN) will be applied. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 710,711,712, and 713

NUR 716 - Clinical Correlation Conference I (1 hour)
This clinical correlation conference is designed to provide an avenue for discussion during which students will find the threads that link theory to practice. A systems model will be used to correlate clinical case studies with current practice in a practical, realistic manner to bring learning to the bedside. Prerequisite: DNP Anesthesia Majors only and NUR 715 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 715

NUR 720 - Methods in Evidence Based Practice (3 hours)
Introduces the learner to theories related to Research Utilization (RU) and Evidence-based Practice (EBP) and provides opportunities to explore issues and refine questions related to quality and cost-effective healthcare delivery for the best client outcomes. Methods to collect evidence, plan changes for the transformation of practice, and evaluate quality improvement methods will be discussed. Emphasis on best practice based on evidence and preferences of the client. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and ELH 510 or consent of Department Chair

NUR 725 - DNP Practice Seminar II (2 hours)
Provides for a student-initiated endeavor culminating in implementation of a scholarly proposal. The project will provide an opportunity for leadership in healthcare policy resulting in safe and effective nursing and healthcare practice. Students will refine their proposals and implement their projects in the chosen clinical setting to meet the needs of healthcare providers, consumers, and stakeholders by assuring safe and cost-effective care. Students will demonstrate leadership in the practice setting and serve in the role of educator, consultant, and change agent. Prerequisite: DNP Majors Only and NUR 625, 700, 720, 730, BMA 630, 672, ECO 603, and ATG 603

NUR 730 - Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing (3 hours)
Provides participants with opportunities to critically analyze ethical issues that arise in practice, research, education, and administration and their intersection with one's personal values. Discussions will also include the legal obligations which freq Prerequisite: DNP Majors only

NUR 735 - Leadership in Advance Nursing Practice (3 hours)
Emphasizes organizational and system leadership strategies for the advanced practice nurse with an emphasis on productivity in emerging practice environment. Improvement of health outcomes, patient safety, and inter-professional collaboration will be included. Prerequisite: Doctor of Nursing Practice majors only

NUR 811 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum IV (P) (3 hours)
This practicum course builds on specific specialty theory and prior knowledge of principles of advanced practice in nurse administered anesthesia. Using a systems approach and building on the opportunity to progress from the novice to advanced learner role, the student will be provided opportunities of increasing complexity in the clinical setting while under the supervision of a practitioner in the specialty. Students will integrate theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and provide safe, effective care for clients in a variety of anesthesia care settings appropriate to the specialty. The practicum will provide a practical, hands-on experience. Principles of quality and safety (QSEN) will be applied. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 710, 711, 712, 713, 715,and 716

NUR 812 - Clinical Correlation Conference II (1 hour)
This clinical correlation conference is designed to provide an avenue for discussion during which students will find the threads that link theory to practice. A systems model continues to be used to correlate clinical case studies with current practice in a practical, realistic manner to bring learning to the bedside. Prerequisite: DNP Anesthesia Majors only and NUR 811 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 811

NUR 813 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum V (P) (3 hours)
This practicum course builds on specific specialty theory and prior knowledge of principles of advanced practice in nurse administered anesthesia. Using a systems approach and building on the opportunity to progress from the novice to advanced learner role, the student will be provided opportunities of increasing complexity in the clinical setting while under the supervision of a practitioner in the specialty. Students will integrate theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and provide safe, effective care for clients in a variety of anesthesia care settings appropriate to the specialty. The practicum will provide a practical, hands-on experience. Principles of quality and safety (QSEN) will be applied. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 710, 711, 712, 713, 715, 716, 725, 751, 811, and 812

NUR 814 - Clinical Correlation Conference III (1 hour)
Designed to provide an avenue for discussion during which students will find the threads that link theory to practice. A systems model continues to be used to correlate clinical case studies with current practice in a practical, realistic manner to bring learning to the bedside. Prerequisite: DNP Anesthesia Majors only and NUR 813 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 813

NUR 815 - Healthcare Clinical Practicum VI (P) (3 hours)
This practicum course builds on specific specialty theory and prior knowledge of principles of advanced practice in nurse administered anesthesia. Using a systems approach and building on the opportunity to progress from the novice to advanced learner role, the student will be provided opportunities of increasing complexity in the clinical setting while under the supervision of a practitioner in the specialty. Students will integrate theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and provide safe, effective care for clients in a variety of anesthesia care settings appropriate to the specialty. The practicum will provide a practical, hands-on experience. Principles of quality and safety (QSEN) will be applied. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 710, 711, 712, 713, 715, 716, 625, 650, 725, 751, 811, 812, 813, 814, and 825

NUR 816 - Clinical Correlation Conference IV (1 hour)
Designed to provide an avenue for discussion during which students will find the threads that link theory to practice. A systems model continues to be used to correlate clinical case studies with current practice in a practical, realistic manner to bring learning to the bedside. Prerequisite: DNP Anesthesia Majors only and NUR 815 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 815

NUR 825 - DNP Practice Seminar III (3 hours)
Provides for a student-initiated endeavor culminating in implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of a scholarly project. The project will provide opportunities for leadership and advocacy in healthcare policy development. Students will implement, evaluate, and disseminate their project in the chosen clinical setting to meet the needs of healthcare providers, consumers, and stakeholders in assuring safe and cost-effective care. Students will demonstrate leadership in the dissemination of project findings through publication and presentation. Prerequisite: DNP Majors only and NUR 625, 700, 705, 720, 725, 730, BMA 630, 672, ECO 603, and ATG 603

NUR 840 - DNP Clinical Practice (0-3 hours)
Designed for the nurse to complete practicum hours required to achieve the practice doctorate. Tailored to meet the needs of a variety of specialty areas depending upon the educational backgrounds of participants. Students enrolled in this course will implement professional and leadership roles of the practice doctorate in their specialty areas. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 semester hours. Prerequisite: Doctor of Nursing Practice majors only