Nursing

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33.522 Independent Study Health Promotion Credits: 1-3

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4574
Status Active

Health Promotion gerontological clinical practicum is designed to be taken as a co-requisite to 33:611 Gerontological Nursing II didactic, in which the student focuses on comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of health problems in older adults with complex, multi-system health issues. Students utilize evidence-based research to design, implement and evaluate intervention strategies to promote optimum functioning and wellness. Pharmacological and complementary therapies are applied. Client teaching is included.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 33.611 Gerontological Nursing II; Pre-Reqs: 33.610 Gerontological Nursing I, 33.613 Gerontological Nursing Practicum I.

33.552 Social, Cultural and Policy Issues in Health Care Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4575
Status Active

This course links health and illness to other central domains of life: gender, kinship, and culture within the context of the family, community and the current health care system. It draws on concepts from the social, health, and policy sciences to critically examine factors relating to health and health-seeking behaviors across the life course. Ethical dimensions of health policy formation and implementation are analyzed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: Graduate Certificate or MS in Nursing; or Instructor permission.

33.554 Palliative and End of Life Nursing Care Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33172
Status Active

Through didactic, discussion and field experiences, participants in this course explore research and theory related to death, dying, grief, bereavement, and end-of-life-care throughout the lifespan. Personal, professional, cultural, and ethical barriers and facilitators to the provision of palliative care will be examined using a holistic approach. Comfort and restorative care will be considered within the context of the family and the community in a variety of settings where palliative care is provided.

33.558 Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30343
Status Active

The focus of this course is on the nursing care of older adults with psychiatric and mental health problems. This course promotes a holistic approach to mental health care of older adults within the community and long-term care setting. Nursing implications of psychopharmacology, behavioral, and complementary interventions will be discussed. Community resources for older adults with psychiatric and mental health problems will be explored.

33.559 Advanced Pharmacology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4577
Status Active

This nursing course focuses on clinical pharmacology and the mechanisms of drug action which determine therapeutic efficacy in clinical practice. Content includes basic pathophysiology, clinical pharmacology and monitoring parameters and standards of practice. Emphasis is given to implications of patient safety, patient diversity and patient teaching.

33.600 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4578
Status Active

Course focuses on the analysis, critique, and application of theory as a basis for advanced practice nursing. Relationships among theories, research, and nursing practice are emphasized.

33.601 Research for Evidence-Based Practice Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4579
Status Active

Course focuses on the critique of research studies for the purpose of determining implications for evidence-based practice. The research process will be applied to researchable nursing problems. The role of frameworks, ethics, research designs, sampling theory, and measurement strategies are emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req or Co-req: 33.600 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice.

33.602 Clinical Psychopharmacology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32567
Status Active

This survey course aims to educate advanced practice nurses for safe and effective prescribing practices in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses. The course utilizes a symptom management framework that integrates concepts from normative psychobiology with pathophysiology of the psychiatric diseases. From this perspective, emphasis is placed on gaining a fundamental understanding of the hypothesized compliment between the pathophysiologic basis of the disease state and mechanism of action of the drug treatment as a basis for rational selection of pharmacologic treatment. Current standards of practice and treatment algorithms are emphasized in helping the student to develop a working knowledge of psychopharmacology for the practice arena.

33.603 Psychopharmacology and Related Psychobiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33009
Status Active

This course aims to familiarize the student with current theory and practice related to adult psychopharmacology. Particular attention is paid to current standards of practice, practice guidelines and evidence-based approaches to the use of the range of psychtherapeutic agents that are used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. The course will orient the student to current psychobiological theory related to the hypothesized effects of psychopharmacologic drugs used in the treatment of psychiatric disease.

33.610 Adult Gerontological Nursing I Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4580
Status Active

The focus of this course is on the advanced practice nursing role in the holistic assessment and management of health problems of the adult and older adult within a family and community context. Evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat common health problems and to maintain and promote health through the application of advanced knowledge, theory, relevant research and critical decision making are emphasized. Community resources, pharmacological therapies, and complementary strategies are addressed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 30.550 Human Development and Pathophysiology, and 33.651 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, and Co-req: 33.613 Adult Gerontological Nursing Practicum I.

33.611 Adult Gerontological Nursing II Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4581
Status Active

The focus of this course is on health promotion and biopsychosocial well-being of young, middle aged and older adults from diverse cultures. Utilizing current scientific research, physical/natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, implications for advanced nursing interventions and health policy are identified. Principles of pharmacology and pharmacological therapies, and complementary therapies are addressed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.610 Adult Gerontological Nursing I, and 33.613 Adult Gerontological Nursing Practicum I, and Co-req: 33.614 Gerontological Nursing Practicum II.

33.613 Adult Gerontological Nursing Practicum I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4583
Status Active

This course focuses on comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of health problems in adults and older adults with complex, multi-system health issues, Students utilize evidence-based research to design, implement and evaluate intervention strategies to promote optimum functioning and wellness. Pharmacological and complementary therapies are applied. Group leadership, client and peer teaching are included.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.651 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, and 30.550 Human Development and Pathophysiology, and Co-req: 33.610 Adult Gerontological Nursing I.

33.614 Gerontological Nursing Practicum II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4584
Status Active

The focus of this course is on promotion of biopsychosocial well-being of adults and older adults through comprehensive assessment of health, the diagnosis of age-related changes and health problems, and the design, implementation and evaluation of pharmacologic and complementary intervention strategies. The application of scientific knowledge, theory and research findings to clinical practice is emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.610 Adult Gerontological Nursing I, and 33.613 Adult Gerontological Nursing Practicum I, and Co-req: 33.611 Adult Gerontological Nursing II.

33.620 Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing I Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4587
Status Active

The focus of this course is on health promotion, diagnosis and management of the common psychiatric/mental health issues pertaining to adults from diverse backgrounds. Utilizing current scientific research, students develop skills in analyzing data, differential diagnosis, and developing holistic plans of care that address health promotion, illness prevention and mental health promotion of a wide variety of client populations. Principles of psychopharmacology and psychopharmacological therapies as well as psychotherapy skills are addressed.

33.621 Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing II Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4588
Status Active

This course focuses on the role of the advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurse in assessment and diagnosis of complex psychiatric/mental health problems and the challenges these problems pose to effective health promotion and illness management. The course aims to develop skills in the area of advanced diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, ethical decision-making and appropriate selection of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies appropriate to complex presentations of psychiatric disorders. The course focuses on the needs of adults presenting with acute and chronic psychiatric/mental health problems and explores the interrelationship between physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural dimensions of health and illness.

33.622 Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing III Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4589
Status Active

This capstone course builds on Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing curriculum of the previous three semesters. Issues related to health care policy and legislation relative to their impact on the role of the nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist within psychiatric care are analyzed. Advanced knowledge of the management of complex mental health issues is integrated in nursing practice. Transition of the role of the advanced practice nurse is examined, and actualized through an intensive, precepted, clinical experience.

33.623 Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practicum I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4590
Status Active

This course focuses on the health promotion, illness prevention, assessment and treatment of psychiatric/mental health issues. Students engage in comprehensive mental health assessment, clinical decision-making, and intervention strategies to facilitate health promotion and illness prevention in the care of adults from diverse backgrounds with acute and episodic psychosocial issues and mental health problems. The utilization of current clinical technologies is introduced.

33.624 Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4591
Status Active

This course focuses on advanced psychiatric-mental health nurses as direct providers of selected services for adults with acute, episodic or chronic psychiatric/mental health problems in a variety of settings. Application and evaluation of concepts, theories, psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic strategies and evidence-based research findings are required. Development of critical decision making skills and interdisciplinary collaboration is emphasized.

33.651 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4592
Status Active

This course focuses on the development of advanced critical thinking and clinical judgment skills through comprehensive health assessment. Health promotion and health maintenance content, including relevant research findings are utilized to evaluate health status and to evaluate health risk among individuals and groups. Age, gender, and cultural variations in health and implications for advanced practice are included. Advanced practice health assessment skills are developed and refined.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre/Co-Req: 30.550 Human Development and Pathophysiology; matriculated in Nursing MS program.

33.660 Family Health Nursing I Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4593
Status Active

Focus is on the advanced practice-nursing role in the holistic assessment and management of health problems of the family across the lifespan within a family and community context. Evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat common health problems and to maintain and promote health through the application of advanced knowledge; theory, relevant research and critical decision-making are emphasized. Community resources, pharmacological therapies, and complementary strategies are addressed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 30.550 Human Development and Pathophysiology, and 33.651 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, and Co-req: 33.663 Family Health Nursing Practicum I.

33.661 Family Health Nursing II Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4594
Status Active

The focus of this course is on health promotion and management of common health issues pertaining to woman and to infants, children, and adolescents. Based on current scientific research, students develop skills in analyzing data, differential diagnosis, and developing holistic plans of care that address the health promotion, illness prevention, and primary care needs of a wide-variety of client populations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.660 Family Health Nursing I, and 33.663 Family Health Nursing Practicum I, and Co-req: 33.664 Family Health Nursing Practicum II.

33.662 Family Health Nursing III Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4595
Status Active

This capstone course builds on the family nursing curriculum of the previous three semesters. Issues related to health care policy and legislation relative to their impact on the role of the nurse practitioner within primary care are analyzed. Advanced knowledge of the management of complex health issues is integrated into nursing practice. Transition to the role of the advanced practice nurse is examined and actualized through an intensive, precepted, clinical experience.

33.663 Family Health Nursing Practicum I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4596
Status Active

The focus of this course is on the advanced practice-nursing role in the holistic assessment and management of health problems of the family across the lifespan within a family and community context. Evidence-based strategies to prevent and treat common health problems and to maintain and promote health through the application of advanced knowledge, theory, relevant research and critical decision-making are emphasized. Community resources, pharmacological therapies, and complementary strategies are addressed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 30.550 Human Development and Pathophysiology, and 33.651 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning, and Co-req: 33.660 Family Health I.

33.664 Family Health Nursing Practicum II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4597
Status Active

This course focuses on health promotion, illness prevention, and treatment through the comprehensive assessment and management of common health issues of infants, children, adolescents and woman in the context of family and social environments. Application of theory, knowledge, and research findings to clinical practice is emphasized. The utilization of current clinical technologies is introduced.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.660 Family Health Nursing I, and 33.663 Family Health Nursing Practicum I, and Co-req: 33.661 Family Health Nursing II.

33.677 Thesis Review Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35266
Status Active

33.681 Nursing Administration I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4604
Status Active

33.686 Introduction to Clinical Dimensions of Sleep & Chronobiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35738
Status Active

Through lecture-accompanied slide presentations, readings and web-based assignments, participants in this course will learn about normal sleep and its variations. The human circadian timing system will be explored to understand the physiologic dimensions of sleep and relationship of sleep and wakefulness to environmental cues.

33.687 Diagnosis & Differential Diagnosis across Sleep Disorders Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35739
Status Active

Building on knowledge of normative sleep and chronobiology, this course addresses sleep-related pathology. In addition to formal sleep disorder diagnoses covered in the International Classification of sleep Disorders, this course specifically focuses on medical and psychiatric comorbidity related to insomnia and sleep dysregulation: hypertension and cardiovascular disease, obesity, endocrine dysregulation, inflammatory disease, cancer and a large number of psychiatric diseases.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre/Co-Req: 33.686 Intro Clin Dimensions of Sleep & Chronobiology, or Instructor Permission.

33.688 Clinical Assessment & Intervention in Sleep Dysregulation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35740
Status Active

This course requires the application and synthesis of content from previous courses to apply clinical assessment strategies to normative and pathologic sleep. Discussion of intervention strategies bifurcates between behavioral and pharmacologic strategies used in clinical practice. Evidence based approaches endorsed by practice guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine form the foundation for the intervention strategies discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 33.687 Diag & Diff Diag/Sleep Disorders, or Instructor permission.

33.690 Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35748
Status Active

This course will provide the post-baccalaureate nurse the opportunity to expand knowledge about issues related to musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The course focuses on topics pertinent to the nursing care and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan. Content will include scope of nursing practice in orthopedics and rehabilitation, musculoskeletal assessment, perioperative care, diagnostic studies, pain, immobility and complication prevention. Pediatric and geriatric considerations, physical, nutritional and psychosocial aspects of injury and rehabilitation, as well as metabolic and degenerative conditions will be discussed.

33.691 Advanced Musculosketal Conditions I Practicum Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35762
Status Active

168 contact hours (32 hours of class on-campus lab, 36 hours on-line seminar, & 100 hours of clinical practicum Through lab, seminar, and clinical experiences this course will focus on assessment in orthopedic advanced practice nursing. Issues in advanced practice are discussed. The practicum will focus on the complete musculoskeletal exam. orientation to operating room and RN first assist procedures, interpreting diagnostic studies, musculoskeletal deformities, use of prosthetics and orthotics, non-surgical interventions, and selected radiologic interpretation. Selected clinical experiences will be directed toward assessing chronic conditions in spinal, joint replacement and reconstructive surgery, physiatry and rehabilitation settings. Clinical experiences will consist of inpatient, outpatient, or operating room settings with surgeons, physiatrists and/or advanced practice clinicians.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co/Pre-Req: 33.690 Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Nursing.

33.692 Advanced Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35763
Status Active

This course focuses on topics pertinent to the nursing care and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan. Content will include pharmacology for orthopedics & rehabilitation, soft tissue, bone, joint, neuromuscular and metabolic conditions, as well as developmental, preventive, therapeutic and restorative interventions. The advanced practice nursing role in holistic care, pain management, leadership, research, publication, and utilization of community resources will be explored.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 33.690 Orthopedic & Rehab Nursing, 33.691 Adv Musculoskeletal Contitions I Practicum.

33.693 Advanced Musculoskeletal II Practicum Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35764
Status Active

This course will focus on management of musculoskeletal conditions and builds on previous course work in orthopedic and rehabilitation nursing. Issues in advanced practice are discussed. Clinical experiences, demonstrations and learning experiences will focus on joint injections and aspirations, casting and splinting, internal and external fixation, treatment of fractures and other musculoskeletal conditions. Selected acute care clinical experiences will occur in trauma, pediatric, hand, spinal injury, and/or sports settings. Practicum experiences may have inpatient, outpatient, and/or operating room components, with surgeons and/or advanced practice clinicians.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 33.690 and 33.691; Pre/Co-Req: 33.692.

33.701 Philosophy of Science Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4609
Status Active

This course provides doctoral students in nursing with philosophical perspectives in science, the nature of knowledge and its development, nursing knowledge development and philosophical underpinning to theory development, methods in scientific inquiry.

33.702 Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4610
Status Active

Study of the multidisciplinary theories, which direct or have the potential to direct inquiry in health promotion. Course content is derived from nursing, anthropology, psychology, sociology, economics, medicine and managemen

33.706 Measurement in Health & Behavioral Research Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4614
Status Active

This course provides students with theoretical principles of measurement and design in health and behavioral research. The strategies, techniques, and issues in the development and administration of survey instruments will be critically examined. Psychometric properties using standardized approaches to measurement will be analyzed.

33.707 Epidemiology of Health Promotion Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4615
Status Active

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the concepts and methods of epidemiological research. Students will critique the principles of epidemiology with an emphasis on health promotion research. Students will analyze and develop epidemiological approaches, which seek to promote health and prevent disease.

33.713 Curriculum and Teaching In Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4621
Status Active

The focus of this course is on development, implementation, and evaluation of nursing curricula and academic courses. Contemporary theories of learning are applied to analysis of student learning needs, teaching strategies and educational methodologies. This course is intended for those nursing students post-MS or enrolled in doctoral study who wish to teach in the academic and/or practice environment. However, students in a MS program who are interested may register for the course with permission.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Graduate level or Instructor permission.

33.715 Independent Study Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4623
Status Active

The study of highly specific content area related to the student's dissertation topic. Course objectives and projects are jointly designed by student and faculty member. No more than 1 independent study is acceptable as cognate credit.

33.716 Qualitative Methods Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4624
Status Active

The study of predominating qualitative methodology in the health sciences literature. Emphasis is on phenomenology, ethnography, life history/narrative, critical incidents, grounded theory, case study, and associated methodologies

33.717 Evaluation Research Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4625
Status Active

This course focus is on the basic concepts of evaluation research and their application to education, health and social programs. Specific design and analytic approaches that effect quality evaluation research will be reviewed. Students will design a mock evaluation study. Prerequisites: Completion of a graduate level research methods course

33.718 Independent Study Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 36594
Status Active

33.730 Quantitative Research Methods and Grantsmenship Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37483
Status Active

This course introduces students to strategies and methods in research including an analysis of theoretical and empirical links, operationalization of concepts, research design, and ethics in behavioral research. Students will identify appropriate funding sources and complete a research grant application.

33.731 Health Promotion Research Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37484
Status Active

This course focuses on interdisciplinary health promotion research that targets diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities/society. Students will identify and analyze ethical issues, philosophical and conceptual underpinnings, measurement principles and major gaps in current knowledge in nursing and health promotion. Students will critique research approaches to health promotion studies and propose a research study in a topic relevant to health promotion.

33.733 Graduate Project - Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4637
Status Active

Course focus is on application of the nursing research process. The student actively engages in at least two aspects of research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The course product has practical implications for nursing practice.

33.737 Advanced Qualitative Methods Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37486
Status Active

This course will focus on the in-depth historical and philosophical underpinnings of qualitative research. The student will examine and critique various analytic qualitative methods. The student will complete a project incorporating qualitative analysis using a qualitative software program.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.716 Qualitative Methods.

33.738 Mentored Research Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37485
Status Active

In this course students participate in a mentored research experience. Opportunities are provided for the application of research skills using an interdisciplinary approach. Students conduct health promotion research and undertake a leadership role in the dissemination of culturally competent scholarship to improve nursing and health promotion practice.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.730 Quantitative Research Methods and Grantsmanship.

33.739 Mentored Research Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4641
Status Active

In this course, students participate in a mentored research experience. Students actively contribute as a member of a research study that will contribute to scientific knowledge. Opportunities are provided for the application of research skills and the dissemination of research with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach. This course also includes a monthly seminar, which focuses on ethical underpinnings, cultural considerations and disparities in health research.

33.743 Master's Thesis - Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4642
Status Active

Course focus is on the application of the full research process to a topic relevant to nursing practice and/or health outcomes. The student is expected to propose, conduct and defend the study under the guidance of a designated faculty thesis committee.

33.753 Doctoral Dissertation Credits: 1-3

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4645
Status Active

A structured series of sequenced seminars which guides students through dissertation proposal development, defense, collection and analysis of data. The first seminar concludes with the development of Chapters I and II of the dissertation; the second seminar concludes with defense of the proposal; and the the third seminar culminates in the development of discussion and conclusions of the dissertation effort.

33.756 Doctoral Dissertation Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 4646
Status Active

A structured series of sequenced seminars which guides students through dissertation proposal development, defense, collection and analysis of data. The first seminar concludes with the development of Chapters I and II of the dissertation; the second seminar concludes with defense of the proposal; and the third seminar culminates in the development of discussion and conclusions of the dissertation effort.

33.759 Doctoral Dissertation Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 33003
Status Active

A structured series of sequenced seminars which guides students through dissertation proposal development, defense, collection and analysis of data. The first seminar concludes with the development of Chapters I and II of the dissertation; the second seminar concludes with defense of the proposal; and the the third seminar culminates in the development of discussion and conclusions of the dissertation effort.

33.763 Continued Graduate Research Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4647
Status Active

33.769 Continued Graduate Research Credits: 9

Course Details
Min Credits 9
Max Credits 9
Course ID 4650
Status Active

33.770 Evidence Appraisal Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35090
Status Active

In this course the student will explore the role of the DNP in evaluating evidence to inform practice. The student will also identify a critical issue or influential trend within the health care system that impacts health care delivery. Methods relevant to reviewing, analyzing, synthesizing, and applying evidence from the scientific literature will be discussed. Models of systematic reviews of the literature will be explored and implemented. Decisions will be made relative to the student's topical area of interest and identification of the Scholarly Project Chair.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.707 Epidemiology of Health Promotion, and Must be a matriculating student in DNP program or needs permission of instructor.

33.771 Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35091
Status Active

This course consists of a seminar and leadership experience. The seminar will explore the major concepts in leadership and management and their application in the health care setting. The role of DNP will also be discussed in terms of leadership in the health policy, education, and clinical settings. A leadership project will be completed by the end of the semester.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 33.770 Evidence-Based Practice

33.772 Scholarly Project Implementation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35092
Status Active

In this course, the student will implement the Scholarly Project according to DNP Scholarly Project guidelines. Building on the previous semesters; course work and proposal design, students will meet in seminar every other week on campus to share progress on the project and to discuss issues related to implementation. Seminars will serve to guide students through the phases of the scholarly project implementation and evaluation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 33.770 Evidence-Based Practice

33.773 Evidence Dissemination, Advocacy & Policy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4651
Status Active

this course will include a weekly seminar. The students will complete the scholarly project by undertaking dissemination activities. The student will analyze policies influencing DNP practice and quality, cost, and access to health care and participate in the policy making process.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.770 Evidence Appraisal, 33.772 Scholarly Project Implementation, 33.774 Scholarly Project Design.

33.774 Scholarly Project Design Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37475
Status Active

In this course, the student will design and present the Scholarly Project proposal. Students will meet biweekly with the scholarly project chair to develop the DNP scholarly project using knowledge acquired in previous course work. Students will complete a University of Massachusetts Lowell Institutional Review Board application that considers ethical and cultural issues related to the scholarly project.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 33.770 Evidence-Based Practice

33.775 DNP Practicum Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37476
Status Active

In this course the student will be involved in individualized practical experiences to assist in meeting doctoral competencies. The foci may include direct clinical care practicum, or non-clinical practicum experiences with populations, systems, organizations, and/or policy.

33.777 Independent Study: Practicum in Nursing Education Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33361
Status Active

In this independent study practicum students will apply knowledge of curriculum and teaching in nursing in an educational setting under the mentorship of a nursing faculty member. Students will actively engage in curriculum development, evaluation and refinement, course preparation, classroom and clinical teaching, and student evaluation. The nurse educator role will be explored.

33.793 Cooperative Education Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 37139
Status Active