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    HNC 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNC 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in healthcare will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNC 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNC 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNC 340 - Novice to Expert

    This course is designed as an introduction and application of Patricia Benner's model of professional development of nurses. Students will participate in individually designed clinical immersions to enhance their professional practice and progression on the Novice to Expert continuum. The relationship of theory to practice in the acquisition of skill will be explored. Coursework will facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the expanded roles and responsibilities of the baccalaureate prepared registered nurse.

    6 credits

    HNC 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the schools mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNC 367 - Introduction to Healthcare Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the healthcare policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of healthcare policy as it relates to the nurses role as patient advocate, and professional change agent. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon nursing practice is also examined.

    2 credits

    HNC 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNC 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNC 440 - Research in Nursing

    This course is an introduction to the language and process of scientific inquiry in nursing research. It emphasizes the development and use of an evidence-based practice in nursing. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation and critique of current research. The importance of incorporating research findings into professional practice is promoted.

    2 credits

    HNC 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNC 462 - Clinical Immersion in Emergency Nursing

    This elective clinical course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the Emergency Department environment.

    2 credits

    HNC 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of HNC 499.

    6 credits

    HNC 470 - Nursing Management Practicum

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurses role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students will analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    6 credits

    HNC 471 - Nursing Management Practicum for BS/MS Students

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurses role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students will analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    3 credits

    HNC 479 - Transitions into Professional Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to professional nursing practice. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurses role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNC 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit, S/U grading

    HNC 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits

    HNC 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The directed study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNC 483 - Clinical Immersion in Perioperative Nursing II

    This elective clinical course provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and attitude required of a professional nurse in the perioperative environment. Communication and collaboration of the interprofessional health care team is emphasized. Students will work with diverse populations of patients and their families in the perioperative environment under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor.

    3 credits

    HNC 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment.

    0-6 credits

    HNC 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNC 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. A core value of nursing practice is holistic care of the patient. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored and discussed.

    2 credits

    HNC 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult patient and family as they approach end of life. It will emphasize a framework that allows the patient to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the patient's end-of-life decisions. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural, and financial considerations, and interprofessional collaboration.

    2 credits

    HNC 495 - Palliative, Hospice and End of Life Care

    This course is focused on improving end-of-life care for clients and their families to enable the client to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives, while honoring their end-of-life choices. The content will emphasize the goals of palliative care with attention on clinical skills and interprofessional collaboration, providing the licensed student confidence in caring for the client/family who is nearing death. Topics will include clinical aspects of symptom management, communication skills, grief, spirituality, and self-care. Additional themes include advocacy, ethical challenges, regulatory policy, cultural and fiscal considerations.

    3 credits

    HNC 499 - Clinical Epidemiology-Population Based

    An introduction to epidemiologic principles will be applied to major public health problems in the community. This course will introduce nursing students to the concepts and methods used to evaluate health problems in population groups. The student will be introduced to the basic concepts of epidemiology and briefly focus on statistical concepts that are used to summarize health data in the study of health and disease problems in the community.

    3 credits

    HND 598 - School of Nursing Enrollment of Course Work

    For students who need to enroll in course work before they attend the orientation

    0-12 credits, S/U grading

    HND 612 - Theories of Applied Science

    This course will provide the graduate DNP student with a systematic overview of concepts and theory as a foundation for guiding the transfer of research knowledge into practice and optimizing health system performance. Analytical and evaluative skills are developed through examination and critique of nursing concepts, models, frameworks and science-based theories.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 615 - Genomics

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge to recognize the role of genetic factors in the prevention, causation and treatment of human disease. Focus will be placed on translation of genetic discoveries into interventions that improve health outcomes

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 625 - Health Care Policy and Social Justice

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge to examine the interface among federal, state and local governments, from a historical to a contemporary perspective. The focus will be on correlating health care to health policy, fiscal implications and access and delivery of health care. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary issues, problems and controversies that effect social, economic, political and environmental perspectives.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 635 - Biostatistics

    This course will provide the student with knowledge of statistical approaches utilized in epidemiological studies. Analysis of risk factors and disease data will be emphasized. Applying epidemiologic methods to critically evaluate the evidence used in clinical decision making will be an important aspect of this course.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 640 - Principles of Epidemiology and Global Health

    This course will provide the student with a systematic and selective overview of conceptual approaches and research findings related to the impact of social contexts on the health of populations.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 645 - Large Data Analyses

    This course provides an overview of the major public access large scale healthcare data sets available on federal, state, and local levels. This course facilitates students development in the application of analytical methods used to answer research questions. A major focus of the course will be the query and access of large data sets including: 1) variable identifications and definitions, 2) record layouts, 3) data set sizes and analysis restrictions, 4) coding methods, 5) data manipulation using R , Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS), Statistical Analysis System (SA ); 6) and developing a working knowledge of statistical programs. Prerequisites: Biostatistics (HND 635); Epidemiology (HND 640)

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 647 - Doctoral Research Seminar

    This course will provide the student with the academic skills necessary to build the scientific foundation for the advanced practice of nursing. Theory and evidence-driven projects will be developed in collaboration with interdisciplinary mentors. Peer review skills will be refined.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 650 - Systems Theory

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 655 - DNP Synthesis I

    This course will provide the student with the opportunity to work closely with a doctoral faculty advisor to refine, implement and evaluate a scholarly project.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 665 - DNP Synthesis II

    This course will provide the student with experience in developing and evaluating health and educational interventions. Students will gain experience in creating and evaluating assessment tools, data bases, and data analysis using data from their DNP projects and an educational evaluation exercise. Preliminary work also will entail preparing for dissemination of their DNP project. Prerequisite: HND 655

    Prerequisite(s): HND 6556 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 675 - DNP Synthesis III

    This course will emphasize the differentiation of complex and comprehensive level of advanced practice leading to optimal health outcomes for a selected population. Clinical experiences will facilitate the development of a culminating project that demonstrates applications for better patient care. Prerequisite: HND 665

    Prerequisite(s): HND 6656 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 682 - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Continuing Coursework

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Continuing Coursework

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 501 - Primary Care

    The student explores and analyzes common health problems as experienced by women from young adulthood through old age. Optimum client outcomes are emphasized in the development of client specific management plans. The clinical components of primary care are practiced in women's health care settings. An emphasis is placed on application of evidence-based screening guidelines. Prerequisite(s): HNG 540, HNG 588. CoRequisite: HNG 515

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 506 - Evidence-based Health and Wellness of the Contemporary College Student

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on understanding the health and wellness continuum of the contemporary college student, identifying the at risk student, and examining models for intervention and student support. Concepts including developmental theory, health beliefs and culture will be explored in relation to topics such as health maintenance, mental health substance abuse, violence, and the needs of the student with cognitive and physical disabilities.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 507 - Parenting: Anticipatory Guidance

    This course critically examines issues, knowledge and skills which facilitate optimal parent/child health outcomes. Concepts from humanities, health related and nursing sciences provide a knowledge based for parenting and parent education. Anticipatory guidance, as a therapeutic nursing intervention, will be the focus of the course.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 513 - Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant

    This course will be centered on assessment of physical, behavioral and cognitive development of the neonate and infant within the context of their family and environment. Emphasis will be placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 514 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health I

    This is the first of four sequential courses focusing on advanced nursing practice specializing in perinatal/women's health throughout the life span focusing on gynecological health. Analytical thinking and clinical decision making within collaborative practice will be implemented so that therapeutic nursing interventions result in desired outcomes in the ambulatory care of women. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of women within the context of a multicultural society will be addressed. Realistic problems within a collaborative practice will be explored and developed to facilitate acquisition of skills in reasoning, problem solving, decision making and critical reflections relevant to the specialization of Perinatal Women's Health.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 515 - Advanced Health Assessment

    Provides diagnostic reasoning and a regional approach to physical exam in the health assessment process. Functional health patterns and biomedical models constitute the theoretical framework.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 517 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health I

    Provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for the advanced practice of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. The concept of mental health is based upon a comprehensive understanding of human interaction with the environment through a synthesis of arts, sciences, humanities and life experience. Emphasis will be place on the importance theory plays in defining knowledge necessary to assess human behavior, diagnose illness and to implement and evaluate treatment related to psychopathology. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 557;

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 557;4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 518 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health I

    The focus of this course is the development of critical thinking and clinical decision making as essential components of the advanced practice role. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common primary health problems of infants, children, and adolescents and developing optimum client outcomes that promote cost-effective, quality health care within the context of a multicultural society. Health assessments will integrate the concepts, theories, and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis, and management of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents within the context of their families and communities. Knowledge of related health sciences, nursing theories, and research are drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 519 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing I

    Clinical problem solving and decision making skills essential to assessing and diagnosing health status, health risks, illness and functional/dysfunctional health patterns of adults and their families. Resources, strengths and limitations are used as a basis to collaborate with adult patient families and/or other health care providers to plan therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain or restore health. Prerequisite: HNG 515. CoRequisite: HNG 540, HNG 588

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515. CoRequisite: HNG 540, HNG 5884 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 520 - Selected Topics in Childhood Morbidity

    The course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the maturational process from conception through childhood. Emphasis will be placed on the maintenance of wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 522 - Advanced Topics in Fetal and Neonatal Pathophysiology

    This course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role in neonatal health with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the developmental process from conception through infancy. Emphasis will be placed on the development wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 524 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health II

    This is the second of four clinical courses that will prepare the student to provide primary care to women during the childbearing years. The conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, and the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, patient education and advocacy will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions and lifestyle variations. Students are prepared for the advanced practice role of the Perinatal Women's Health Nurse Practitioner role in the provision of care to women from preconception through the prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum phase of childbearing. The normal neonate and breastfeeding content is also included in this course.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 525 - Advanced Health Assessment Child Health

    This course is designed to enable the student to refine and further develop clinical decision making skills while conducting health assessment of infants, children, and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on assessment of the child's physical, emotional and cognitive development within the context of the family and environment.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 527 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical core courses for advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills inherent in the diagnosis of mental disorders as related to etiology, psychopathology, practice and research. A variety of treatment models that provide a foundation for psychotherapeutic interventions will be explored, analyzed and applied to meet the needs of a complex and culturally diverse society. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 517

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 5174 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 528 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to expand and integrate concepts, theories and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis and management of common health problems of children within the context of their families and communities. This course prepares students for the advanced practice role of the pediatric nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist in an environment conducive to analytic skills, clinical decision making and reflections on practice in a multi-cultural society. Clinical and evidence based research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Prerequisites: HNG 518, HNG 525; corequisites: HNG 504, HNG 520, HNG 540

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 529 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Therapeutic interventions are planned to promote health, treat illness, manage chronic disease and limit disabilities by enhancing problem solving and self care abilities of adults and their families. The implementation and evaluation components of managed care are emphasized. Prerequisites: HNG 519.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 534 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential clinical courses designed to integrate nursing theory and research into the health promotion and management of the high risk perinatal family within the context of a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on the prevention and early detection of reproductive risk, therapeutic nursing intervention and communication necessary to improve the quality of perinatal outcomes. The nursing process is utilized to manage high risk reproductive and perinatal complications.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 537 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III

    Provides the knowledge and skills in the nursing diagnosis and therapeutic nursing interventions of mental disorders in special populations in a multicultural society. The variey of therapeutic roles for the Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing will be analyzed to provide a framework for advanced practice. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 527

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 5275 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 538 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential courses and is designed to provide knowledge and analytical skills to meet the health care needs of children and families with chronic and or medically fragile conditions in a complex and culturally diverse society. There will be precepted clinicals that expose students to clinical decision making in collaborative practice environments. Health care management will be linked with evidence based clinical research findings that promote optimal health care for children and families within complex interrelated health care systems.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 539 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Emphasizes coordination, consultation, and interaction components of case management to promote, maintain and/or restore health in groups of adult patients in primary care settings. Clinical research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Pre-requisites: HNG 529, HNG 540 and HBP 511

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 540 - Clinical Pharmacology (All Tracks)

    Clinical applications of major classifications of drugs. Emphasizes pharmacology and therapeutics. Addresses clinical correlations with applications to special populations using case studies. Prescription writing, patient compliance to drug therapy and application of this knowledge for special patient population.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 541 - Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry

    Nursing research will be examined as the scientific foundation for nursing. An emphasis will be placed on research competencies for advanced practice nurses, including understanding nursing research methods and strategies in order to evaluate research results for applicability to practice. An understanding of statistical thechniques will be integrated into the course. Published nursing research studies will be evaluated for scientific merit and clinical feasibility, with a focus on evidence based practice.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 542 - Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology

    The course is centered on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected neonatal conditions with major emphasis on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role. Learners will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the neonate and infant in the intensive care and primary care settings as well as potential consequences of maternal drug therapy on the fetus. Currency in knowledge of the principles of clinical and basic pharmacology is an essential prerequisite of this course.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 543 - Applications of Clinical Nursing Research

    This is the second of two courses designed to examine research in relation to practice and primary care delivery in nursing and health care. The relationships among theory, nursing phenomena, nursing practice, and nursing research will be examined. Models and methods of research translation in nursing, including research dissemination and implementation, program planning and evaluation, cost effectiveness and analysis will be studied. An emphasis will be placed on understanding nursing research methods and strategies in order to evaluate research results for applicability to practice and to design projects for evaluating outcomes of practice. Published nursing research studies will be evaluated for scientific merit and clinical feasibility, with a focus on evidence-based practice. The course will culminate with students developing and writing an integrative review.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 547 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating course of the four sequential advanced clinical courses. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner within the nursing discipline in a specialty area of their choice. Emphasis will be placed on integration of the advanced nursing practice role, nursing research, and the leadership component in the clinical specialization. Concepts of clinical practice as they relate to the specialty area in a culturally diverse society will be explored and analyzed so that therapeutic nursing interventions are linked with patient outcomes. Students will be expected to implement their role as advanced nurse practitioner, terminate and evaluate the experience. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 537

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 548 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing IV

    This is the last of a series of four courses designed to provide students an opportunity to evaluate critically the role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist in the care of children and their families. Care will be taken to integrate advanced nursing practice, leadership, management, research and expert clinical practice in diagnosing, treating and managing children with particular healthcare needs. Concepts of clinical practice will be related to outcome based research. Prerequisite: HNG 538

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5384 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 549 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing IV

    A capstone experience for students to be mentored by faculty in experiencing full enactment of the roles and functions of the NP. Students identify the patient populations with whom they plan to practice, negotiate for placement in a self selected practice setting, implement the roles and functions of NP, and evaluate the terminal experience in advanced practice in adult health care. Prerequisites: HNG 539

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 551 - Psychopharmacology

    This course will center on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected psychiatric conditions. Students will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the psychiatric client in ambulatory, acute care and chronic care settings. Prerequisites: HNG 540, HNG 557 or a pathophysiology course.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 554 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating nursing practicum course designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and critically evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner in women's health. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of advanced nursing practice, research, and leadership/management concepts in the clinical specialization. Issues in clinical practice related to the specialty area will be explored as well as the effect of therapeutic nursing interventions on patient/family outcomes.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 555 - Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice

    The course will focus on professional organizations for nurse-midwifery practice and provides an opportunity for professional socialization and responsibility. This course provides a culminating review of all clinical aspects of nurse midwifery practice and standards. An emphasis on the mastery of core competencies and standards of practice of the ACNM will be integrated throughout the course.

    1 credit, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 557 - Clinical Perspectives of Pathophysiology/Neurophysiology

    This course is based on the core concepts in Neurophysiology which are integral to the clinical practice of advanced psychiatric mental health nurses. A major focus involves understanding the neurophysiological theories of major psychiatric/mental health disorders, neurological assessment. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 517, HNG 527, or permission of instructor

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 560 - Sexual Health across the Lifespan

    This course will provide the skills to assess, coordinate, consult, promote, maintain and/or restore sexual health in diverse patient populations. Emphasis is placed on risk reduction and the promotion of sexual well-being.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 561 - Clinical Immersion: Graduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich advanced practice skills relevant to area of clinical specialization. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of advanced practice competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and precepted learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and interprofessional collaboration.

    1-5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 564 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course forcuses on the advanced assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studied as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 565 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course focuses on the advanced health assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studies as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improvising the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 568 - The Addicted Client: Strategies for Nursing Assessment and Intervention

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual foundation needed to address clients with a broad range of substance abuse and addiction patterns on the health-illness continuum. It utilizes concepts from a number of nursing specialties in data collection, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation through the case study method. The critical evaluation of socio-cultural beliefs, values and attitudes toward the addicted client will also be explored.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 569 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing I: The Childbearing Family

    This is one of four sequential courses designed to focus on advanced assessment of the childbearing family.All components of this comprehensive assessment are integral to the development of differential diagnoses and management plans for high risk neonates and their families and will form the foundation for clinical decision-making required in the advanced practice role of the neonatal nurse practitioner. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are emphasized.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 570 - Independent Studies

    The focus of this course is self-directed study in the analysis, examination and critique of a specialty area of interest in advanced practice.

    1-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 572 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing I

    This is the first of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice specializing in primary family health care. The major emphasis is on the development of clinical reasoning and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role in family health nursing. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary health care will be applied along the health continuum. Optimal client outcomes within the context of a multicultural society will be explored. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 588, HNG 540.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 573 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical courses. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. This course focuses on advanced nursing practice specializing in the primary health care for the pediatric patient. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common problems in primary health care for pediatric patient and throughout a health continuum and developing optimum client outcomes within the context of multicultural society.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 574 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing III

    This is the third course of four sequential advanced clinical courses. Coordination, consultation and interaction components of case management are emphasized to promote, maintain, and, or restore health in families in primary care settings. Prereq: HNG 573

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 575 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing IV

    This is the fourth of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice in family health, womens health and gender related care. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary, health care of women from adolescence through the advanced years will be applied. Optimal individual and family outcomes within the context of a diverse society will be explored.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 577 - Families: Theories and Interventions for Advanced Nursing Practice

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for the NP in developing therapeutic interventions for individuals and their families. Adult and adolescent developmental theories, the major family theories and crisis intervention theory are examined. Selected family typologies are used to illustrate theoretical concepts. Emphasis is placed on assessment, interventions and development of referral resources.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 578 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing III: The High Risk Neonate I

    This is one of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of the neonate and family within the context of a pluralistic society will be explored.

    7 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 579 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing IV: the High Risk Neonate II

    This is the last of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. The role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of care to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving their quality of life is explored. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are stressed.

    7 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 581 - Midwifery I

    This is the first of four sequential courses, each containing the didactic content associated with the clinical practice of midwifery. Providing reproductive anatomy and physiology as a foundation, the course focuses on development of clinical decision making for the diagnosis and management of gynecologic care of women across the life-span. The course utilizes the conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. The course is designed to foster the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, client education and advocacy for women. Effective coordination of care, integration of evidence-based practice, and application of bioethical principles of care are emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions. Prerequisite: HNG 588. CoRequisite: HNG 540

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 588. CoRequisite: HNG 5404 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 582 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 585 - Midwifery II

    This course, based on principles of maternal and fetal physiological development, will introduce the student to the midwifery management process in the primary care of women during the antepartum period. The conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, and the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, client education and advocacy will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions and lifestyles. Prerequisites: HNG-581, Corequisites: HNG 515, HNG 501.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 586 - Midwifery III

    This course emphasizes the normalcy of labor and birth as a physiologic and developmental process and prepares students to assume responsibility for management of care of the woman and fetus during the intrapartum period. The use of conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention will be emphasized. Communication and collaborative strategies will be emphasized to build upon the strengths of families and communities and minimize technological intervention. Prerequisite:HNG 585

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5855 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 587 - Midwifery IV

    This is the fourth in a sequence of courses designed to prepare the midwife for clinical practice. The organizing framework of this course is continuity of care, emphasizing family centered, community-based health care and the normalcy of birth and recovery. Prerequisites: HNG 586, Co-requisite: HNG 555

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 588 - Clinical Pathobiology

    This is a graduate level pathobiology course designed to build on undergraduate physiology. The student will explore physiology in greater depth and learn how physiologic changes translate into pathologic changes in selected disease states. Focuses on the clinical aspects of the body system, including relevant underlying biochemistry structure, or pathophysiology at the organ ,tissue, cell or molecular level.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 599 - Therapeutic Touch

    Therapeutic touch assessment skills will be taught so that the practitioner may use therapeutic touch clinically to assist in reduction of pain and anxiety, promote relaxation and facilitate the body's natural restorative process.

    1 credit, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 501 - Health Illness in a Cross Cultural Perspective

    This course examines the role of history and culture in healing and medicine. The consideration and utilization of cultural practices and beliefs when designing health education programs will be stressed.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 503 - Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation

    This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to understand the economies of care, business principles, and how to work within and affect change in systems. It will also prepare students to conceptualize a new advanced practice role in the discipline of nursing. Leadership, including theory, leadership styles, contemporary approaches and strategies, will be explored.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 504 - Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies

    As a foundational course for graduate level nurses, this This course prepares students to apply quality improvement methods and analyze information to affect safety and quality of care and to improve patient outcomes. The use of current and emerging technologies to support safety, quality and value based care and quality across diverse settings will be emphasized.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 505 - Health Care Policy and Advocacy

    This course examines how policies shape the structure and financing of health care, influence social determinants of health, and affect health outcomes. Participation in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, and federal policy will be an expectation of this course. The role of nurse as advocate for vulnerable populations, the profession, and health-promoting policies will be explored.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 510 - Facilitating Adult Learning

    This course focuses on the role and perspective changes in adulthood. Concepts of self and maturity, learning theories, cognition, creativity, interests, attitudes and motivation will be explored. Issues, strategies and methods for facilitating adult learning will be emphasized. Theory is considered in relation to nursing education. Prerequisites: HNH 502 or HNG 502

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 511 - Curriculum Design , Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    This course focuses on issues in design of curriculum content, organization, and planning toward a practical approach to curriculum development. Application of theory to the development and implementation of curriculum from the point of view of the practice discipline of nursing will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in designing and implementing evaluation studies will be discussed. Theory and methods of measurement and evaluation and their application to practice will be emphasized. Prerequisites: HNH 502 or HNG 502

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 512 - Advanced Teaching Strategies

    This course emphasizes the role of the teaching-learning process in clinical and academic nursing education through development of innovative instructional designs and processes. Issues such as feminism, creativity in clinical teaching, and the impact of economic and social trends on reality-based nursing will be discussed. A variety of teaching methods will be explored including simulation, virtual learning, social media and relevant and innovative instructional technologies.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 513 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I

    This course focuses on graduate level clinical practice content and experiences related to the role of the nurse educator. A focus on this population-focused practicum will include student placement with an expert nurse clinician to develop proficiency in a focused area of clinical practice. Students will choose a population foci and complete 75 direct care hours during this precepted clinical experience. Increased knowledge in a specialized area of practice will provide a clinical foundation for academic and/or clinical nursing education.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 514 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II

    This is the second of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will select aspects of nursing education related to the development, delivery, and evaluation of curricula. Role transition and experiential learning related to academic or clinical nursing education will be a central focus of this course. Observation and experience related to academic or clinical nursing education will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisite: HNH 513

    Prerequisite(s): HNH 5134 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 515 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III

    This is the third of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will select aspects of nursing education related to the role of nurse educator as leader. Scholarship activities begun in HNG 543 and HNH 514 will continue. Professional role responsibilities, including adminsitrative functions, committee work and interdisciplinary efforts will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisites: HNH 513, HNH 514

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 516 - Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

    This course provides an overview of classroom and clinical testing. Evaluation of learning and the application of technology will be explored. Various techniques, including test construction, item analysis and clinical performance appraisal will be a central focus of this course. The knowledge and skills gained will be applied in academic and clinical settings. Co-requisite: HNH-515

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 530 - Communication and Relationship Management

    This course focuses on issues in communication, relationship building, behaviors that influence others, diversity and shared decision making. Theories of interpersonal communication and professional relationship development will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures in relationship building will be discussed. Inter-professional collaboration will be stressed. A variety of leadership theories will be used to articulate the importance of effective oral and written communications in relation to leadership in relationship management.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 531 - Business Skills for Nurse Leaders

    This course focuses on issues in resource management, strategic management and marketing in the health care environment. Focus will be on developing a strategic plan for the health care environment in which the student works. Marketing strategies will be explored. Discussions on labor relations in relation to professional issues in collective bargaining will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in resource management will be discussed.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 532 - Finance and Economics in Nursing Leadership

    This course provides an introduction to financial management for planning, operation, and evaluation of the economic performance of an organization. The course will focus on budgeting, healthcare reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and the integration of leadership and management functions into fiscal planning. The student will investigate concepts and principles necessary for the management of fiscal resources.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 533 - Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate legal, ethical and regulatory requirements into a variety of health care settings. Principles and processes of patient and employee safety will also be emphasized. Students will investigate concepts and principles necessary for ethical decision making.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 534 - Advanced Leadership Seminar

    This course is the capstone course and will focus on the role of the nurse leader. Emphasis will be on role formation, dimensions of leadership roles, identification of individual and group leadership attributes, knowledge and skills required to fulfill the role and approaches to leadership. Students will develop and conduct self-assessments and create a professional development plan.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 540 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership I

    This is the first of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. Students will integrate advanced knowledge and skills related to organizational theory and financial/human resource management. The student will use data-driven decision making and creative leadership skills to build a positive practice environment as well as develop analytical skills to assess and forecast trends in nursing leadership. Inter-professional collaboration will be emphasized. Field experiences of 90 hours are required and may include preceptorship by a nurse leader and financial officer in a health care system.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 541 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership II

    This is the second of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. This course builds on knowledge of organizational leadership and quality improvement. The student will integrate advanced knowledge and skills into practical applications in the role of nurse leader. Students will further explore the leadership role through current relevant research to enhance their ability to strategize entrepreneurial relationships, develop creative solutions to financial constraints and evaluate infrastructure and technology. Project management will be emphasized. Students will be required to seek experiences with health care leaders involved in project management. Field experiences of 120 hours are required.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 580 - Health Coping Skills Training for Health Care

    Treatment approaches for many chronic illnesses consist of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Often patients need to take an active role in their care in order to best manage symptoms associated with chronic illness. Coping Skills Training (CST) is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. The theoretical foundations that underpin CST will be explored through guided readings. A combination of cognitive and behavioral therapeutic interventions will be introduced and practiced with the goal of applying the skills to practice in order to help people change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors so they can manage symptoms and enjoy more productive, less stressful lives. Students will learn to deliver CST using a standardized manual of coping skills. Rationale for each skill, demonstration, role playing and skills feedback will be the teaching/learning strategies for this course. Instructor feedback and supervision of home practice audio recordings of simulated skill sessions will enhance student proficiency in skill acquisition.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 590 - Nursing and Numbers: Budgeting and Benchmarking for Nurses

    This course is designed to provide nurse leaders with an overview of the budget development process. Various types of budgets will be discussed with a focus on variance assessments, analysis, and benchmarking.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNI 290 - Introduction to Nursing

    This course is designed as an introduction to nursing for students who plan

    2 credits

    HNI 301 - Mathematics for Health Care

    This required course builds upon previous knowledge of mathematical concepts. Students are guided to refine and apply these concepts to the preparation of drugs and solutions. Emphasis is placed on the need for accuracy in computations. A self-directed programmed approach will be utilized.

    1 credit

    HNI 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNI 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in healthcare will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNI 307 - Disability from the Inside Out

    This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop an awareness of issues of disabled adults, including self care, self advocacy, disability rights, and independent living philosophies. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, interprofessional collaboration and communication relevant to developing therapeutic interventions. This interprofessional course will include a service learning experiential immersion, utilizing the EmpowerSCI spinal cord injury program, a unique residential rehabilitation program for individuals with spinal cord injuries, in collaboration with the School of Health Technology and Management.

    2 credits

    HNI 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNI 314 - Transitional Leadership: Military Veteran to Nurse

    This course is designed to support a seamless transition for the student veteran, from military to civilian/ university life as a nursing undergraduate student. This course will emphasize the maturity of the student veteran; exploring the strengths of the student veteran: leadership skills, discipline and teamwork experiences, familiarity with diversity, and mission focused orientation. Individual learning needs will be evaluated with focus on learning styles, attention/ concentration, information processing, and executive function. Orientation to School of Nursing and campus resources and academic accommodations will be reviewed. Skills for student success will be addressed including concentration/ memory tips, advanced communication techniques, test taking strategies, and coping mechanisms. Basic nursing theory and patient and population health care will be discussed. The student veteran will be introduced to the nursing profession and will examine and explore similarities and differences between the systems.

    2 credits

    HNI 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNI 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the school's mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNI 367 - Introduction to Healthcare Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the healthcare policy in the United

    2 credits

    HNI 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNI 373 - Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing

    This required nursing course focuses on psychosocial nursing as a continuum of care across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments. Theoretical knowledge and clinical practice are developed from the philosophy of nursing care that respects clients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Case studies and experiential based learning activities are provided to enhance critical thinking and encourage independent decision-making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize previously acquired nursing knowledge, to develop an understanding of health promotion and disease prevention; advanced communication skills in caring for diverse population, and with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 376 - Nursing Student Internship

    This course is designed to provide the nursing student with the opportunity to further develop clinical expertise utilizing Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) as a clinical campus. Critical thinking/clinical decision-making skills, cultural sensitivity, communication, time management, ethical issues, and therapeutic interventions will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNI 377 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to the role of the baccalaureate nurse as a manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. The focus is on the introduction of knowledge and skills used for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 378 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II

    This required nursing clinical course facilitates continued development of the baccalaureate nurse as manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. A focus is on continued development of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNI 389 - Cultural Immersion: Undergraduate

    This seminar course will provide the student with an interprofessional perspective of global health. A specific world area will be studied in detail with emphasis on contemporary problems that affect health considering the ecology, history, language, cultural systems and social arrangements. Cross-cultural learning opportunities, both domestic and abroad, will engage students in reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during this experience. School of Nursing permission is required.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNI 440 - Research in Nursing

    This course is an introduction to the language and process of scientific inquiry in nursing research. It emphasizes the development and use of an evidence-based practice in nursing. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation and critique of current research. The importance of incorporating research findings into professional practice is promoted.

    2 credits

    HNI 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNI 455 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to assessment and management of human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Application of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 456 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing II

    This required nursing clinical course allows development of assessment and management skills for human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Utilization of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 463 - Maternal and Newborn Health

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on parent child health nursing as a continuum of care during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and the neonatal periods. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate in critical thinking, clinical decision making, interprofessional communication, and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 464 - Child and Adolescent Health

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on parent child health nursing as a continuum of care during the child-bearing years from newborn through adolescence. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, clinical decision making, and interprofessional communication and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 474 - Capstone Nursing Practicum

    This is a required senior level course which emphasizes integration and application of theory and research findings in an intensive clinical practicum. The student has the opportunity to actualize the professional nurse generalist role, utilizing professional registered nurse preceptors and faculty mentors.

    5 credits

    HNI 479 - Transitions into Professional Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to professional nursing practice. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurses role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNI 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit, S/U grading

    HNI 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits, S/U grading

    HNI 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Directed Study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNI 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment. School of Nursing permission is required.

    0-6 credits

    HNI 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNI 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. A core value of Nursing practice is holistic care of the patient. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored and discussed.

    2 credits

    HNI 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult who is dying from disease and their family. It will emphasize a framework that allows the client to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the clients end-of-life choices. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural and financial considerations, and inter-professional collaboration.

    2 credits
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    Undergraduate

    HNC 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNC 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in healthcare will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNC 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNC 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNC 340 - Novice to Expert

    This course is designed as an introduction and application of Patricia Benner's model of professional development of nurses. Students will participate in individually designed clinical immersions to enhance their professional practice and progression on the Novice to Expert continuum. The relationship of theory to practice in the acquisition of skill will be explored. Coursework will facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the expanded roles and responsibilities of the baccalaureate prepared registered nurse.

    6 credits

    HNC 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the schools mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNC 367 - Introduction to Healthcare Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the healthcare policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of healthcare policy as it relates to the nurses role as patient advocate, and professional change agent. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon nursing practice is also examined.

    2 credits

    HNC 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNC 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNC 440 - Research in Nursing

    This course is an introduction to the language and process of scientific inquiry in nursing research. It emphasizes the development and use of an evidence-based practice in nursing. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation and critique of current research. The importance of incorporating research findings into professional practice is promoted.

    2 credits

    HNC 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNC 462 - Clinical Immersion in Emergency Nursing

    This elective clinical course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the Emergency Department environment.

    2 credits

    HNC 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of HNC 499.

    6 credits

    HNC 470 - Nursing Management Practicum

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurses role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students will analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    6 credits

    HNC 471 - Nursing Management Practicum for BS/MS Students

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurses role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students will analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    3 credits

    HNC 479 - Transitions into Professional Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to professional nursing practice. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurses role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNC 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit, S/U grading

    HNC 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits

    HNC 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The directed study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNC 483 - Clinical Immersion in Perioperative Nursing II

    This elective clinical course provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and attitude required of a professional nurse in the perioperative environment. Communication and collaboration of the interprofessional health care team is emphasized. Students will work with diverse populations of patients and their families in the perioperative environment under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor.

    3 credits

    HNC 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment.

    0-6 credits

    HNC 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNC 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. A core value of nursing practice is holistic care of the patient. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored and discussed.

    2 credits

    HNC 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult patient and family as they approach end of life. It will emphasize a framework that allows the patient to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the patient's end-of-life decisions. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural, and financial considerations, and interprofessional collaboration.

    2 credits

    HNC 495 - Palliative, Hospice and End of Life Care

    This course is focused on improving end-of-life care for clients and their families to enable the client to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives, while honoring their end-of-life choices. The content will emphasize the goals of palliative care with attention on clinical skills and interprofessional collaboration, providing the licensed student confidence in caring for the client/family who is nearing death. Topics will include clinical aspects of symptom management, communication skills, grief, spirituality, and self-care. Additional themes include advocacy, ethical challenges, regulatory policy, cultural and fiscal considerations.

    3 credits

    HNC 499 - Clinical Epidemiology-Population Based

    An introduction to epidemiologic principles will be applied to major public health problems in the community. This course will introduce nursing students to the concepts and methods used to evaluate health problems in population groups. The student will be introduced to the basic concepts of epidemiology and briefly focus on statistical concepts that are used to summarize health data in the study of health and disease problems in the community.

    3 credits

    HNI 290 - Introduction to Nursing

    This course is designed as an introduction to nursing for students who plan

    2 credits

    HNI 301 - Mathematics for Health Care

    This required course builds upon previous knowledge of mathematical concepts. Students are guided to refine and apply these concepts to the preparation of drugs and solutions. Emphasis is placed on the need for accuracy in computations. A self-directed programmed approach will be utilized.

    1 credit

    HNI 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNI 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in healthcare will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNI 307 - Disability from the Inside Out

    This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop an awareness of issues of disabled adults, including self care, self advocacy, disability rights, and independent living philosophies. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, interprofessional collaboration and communication relevant to developing therapeutic interventions. This interprofessional course will include a service learning experiential immersion, utilizing the EmpowerSCI spinal cord injury program, a unique residential rehabilitation program for individuals with spinal cord injuries, in collaboration with the School of Health Technology and Management.

    2 credits

    HNI 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNI 314 - Transitional Leadership: Military Veteran to Nurse

    This course is designed to support a seamless transition for the student veteran, from military to civilian/ university life as a nursing undergraduate student. This course will emphasize the maturity of the student veteran; exploring the strengths of the student veteran: leadership skills, discipline and teamwork experiences, familiarity with diversity, and mission focused orientation. Individual learning needs will be evaluated with focus on learning styles, attention/ concentration, information processing, and executive function. Orientation to School of Nursing and campus resources and academic accommodations will be reviewed. Skills for student success will be addressed including concentration/ memory tips, advanced communication techniques, test taking strategies, and coping mechanisms. Basic nursing theory and patient and population health care will be discussed. The student veteran will be introduced to the nursing profession and will examine and explore similarities and differences between the systems.

    2 credits

    HNI 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNI 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the school's mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNI 367 - Introduction to Healthcare Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the healthcare policy in the United

    2 credits

    HNI 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNI 373 - Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing

    This required nursing course focuses on psychosocial nursing as a continuum of care across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments. Theoretical knowledge and clinical practice are developed from the philosophy of nursing care that respects clients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Case studies and experiential based learning activities are provided to enhance critical thinking and encourage independent decision-making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize previously acquired nursing knowledge, to develop an understanding of health promotion and disease prevention; advanced communication skills in caring for diverse population, and with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 376 - Nursing Student Internship

    This course is designed to provide the nursing student with the opportunity to further develop clinical expertise utilizing Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) as a clinical campus. Critical thinking/clinical decision-making skills, cultural sensitivity, communication, time management, ethical issues, and therapeutic interventions will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNI 377 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to the role of the baccalaureate nurse as a manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. The focus is on the introduction of knowledge and skills used for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 378 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II

    This required nursing clinical course facilitates continued development of the baccalaureate nurse as manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. A focus is on continued development of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNI 389 - Cultural Immersion: Undergraduate

    This seminar course will provide the student with an interprofessional perspective of global health. A specific world area will be studied in detail with emphasis on contemporary problems that affect health considering the ecology, history, language, cultural systems and social arrangements. Cross-cultural learning opportunities, both domestic and abroad, will engage students in reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during this experience. School of Nursing permission is required.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNI 440 - Research in Nursing

    This course is an introduction to the language and process of scientific inquiry in nursing research. It emphasizes the development and use of an evidence-based practice in nursing. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation and critique of current research. The importance of incorporating research findings into professional practice is promoted.

    2 credits

    HNI 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNI 455 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to assessment and management of human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Application of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 456 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing II

    This required nursing clinical course allows development of assessment and management skills for human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Utilization of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 463 - Maternal and Newborn Health

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on parent child health nursing as a continuum of care during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and the neonatal periods. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate in critical thinking, clinical decision making, interprofessional communication, and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 464 - Child and Adolescent Health

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on parent child health nursing as a continuum of care during the child-bearing years from newborn through adolescence. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, clinical decision making, and interprofessional communication and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 474 - Capstone Nursing Practicum

    This is a required senior level course which emphasizes integration and application of theory and research findings in an intensive clinical practicum. The student has the opportunity to actualize the professional nurse generalist role, utilizing professional registered nurse preceptors and faculty mentors.

    5 credits

    HNI 479 - Transitions into Professional Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to professional nursing practice. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurses role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNI 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit, S/U grading

    HNI 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits, S/U grading

    HNI 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Directed Study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNI 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment. School of Nursing permission is required.

    0-6 credits

    HNI 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNI 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. A core value of Nursing practice is holistic care of the patient. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored and discussed.

    2 credits

    HNI 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult who is dying from disease and their family. It will emphasize a framework that allows the client to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the clients end-of-life choices. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural and financial considerations, and inter-professional collaboration.

    2 credits
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    Graduate

    HND 598 - School of Nursing Enrollment of Course Work

    For students who need to enroll in course work before they attend the orientation

    0-12 credits, S/U grading

    HND 612 - Theories of Applied Science

    This course will provide the graduate DNP student with a systematic overview of concepts and theory as a foundation for guiding the transfer of research knowledge into practice and optimizing health system performance. Analytical and evaluative skills are developed through examination and critique of nursing concepts, models, frameworks and science-based theories.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 615 - Genomics

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge to recognize the role of genetic factors in the prevention, causation and treatment of human disease. Focus will be placed on translation of genetic discoveries into interventions that improve health outcomes

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 625 - Health Care Policy and Social Justice

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge to examine the interface among federal, state and local governments, from a historical to a contemporary perspective. The focus will be on correlating health care to health policy, fiscal implications and access and delivery of health care. An emphasis will be placed on contemporary issues, problems and controversies that effect social, economic, political and environmental perspectives.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 635 - Biostatistics

    This course will provide the student with knowledge of statistical approaches utilized in epidemiological studies. Analysis of risk factors and disease data will be emphasized. Applying epidemiologic methods to critically evaluate the evidence used in clinical decision making will be an important aspect of this course.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 640 - Principles of Epidemiology and Global Health

    This course will provide the student with a systematic and selective overview of conceptual approaches and research findings related to the impact of social contexts on the health of populations.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 645 - Large Data Analyses

    This course provides an overview of the major public access large scale healthcare data sets available on federal, state, and local levels. This course facilitates students development in the application of analytical methods used to answer research questions. A major focus of the course will be the query and access of large data sets including: 1) variable identifications and definitions, 2) record layouts, 3) data set sizes and analysis restrictions, 4) coding methods, 5) data manipulation using R , Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS), Statistical Analysis System (SA ); 6) and developing a working knowledge of statistical programs. Prerequisites: Biostatistics (HND 635); Epidemiology (HND 640)

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 647 - Doctoral Research Seminar

    This course will provide the student with the academic skills necessary to build the scientific foundation for the advanced practice of nursing. Theory and evidence-driven projects will be developed in collaboration with interdisciplinary mentors. Peer review skills will be refined.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 650 - Systems Theory

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 655 - DNP Synthesis I

    This course will provide the student with the opportunity to work closely with a doctoral faculty advisor to refine, implement and evaluate a scholarly project.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 665 - DNP Synthesis II

    This course will provide the student with experience in developing and evaluating health and educational interventions. Students will gain experience in creating and evaluating assessment tools, data bases, and data analysis using data from their DNP projects and an educational evaluation exercise. Preliminary work also will entail preparing for dissemination of their DNP project. Prerequisite: HND 655

    Prerequisite(s): HND 6556 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 675 - DNP Synthesis III

    This course will emphasize the differentiation of complex and comprehensive level of advanced practice leading to optimal health outcomes for a selected population. Clinical experiences will facilitate the development of a culminating project that demonstrates applications for better patient care. Prerequisite: HND 665

    Prerequisite(s): HND 6656 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HND 682 - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Continuing Coursework

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Continuing Coursework

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 501 - Primary Care

    The student explores and analyzes common health problems as experienced by women from young adulthood through old age. Optimum client outcomes are emphasized in the development of client specific management plans. The clinical components of primary care are practiced in women's health care settings. An emphasis is placed on application of evidence-based screening guidelines. Prerequisite(s): HNG 540, HNG 588. CoRequisite: HNG 515

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 506 - Evidence-based Health and Wellness of the Contemporary College Student

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on understanding the health and wellness continuum of the contemporary college student, identifying the at risk student, and examining models for intervention and student support. Concepts including developmental theory, health beliefs and culture will be explored in relation to topics such as health maintenance, mental health substance abuse, violence, and the needs of the student with cognitive and physical disabilities.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 507 - Parenting: Anticipatory Guidance

    This course critically examines issues, knowledge and skills which facilitate optimal parent/child health outcomes. Concepts from humanities, health related and nursing sciences provide a knowledge based for parenting and parent education. Anticipatory guidance, as a therapeutic nursing intervention, will be the focus of the course.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 513 - Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant

    This course will be centered on assessment of physical, behavioral and cognitive development of the neonate and infant within the context of their family and environment. Emphasis will be placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 514 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health I

    This is the first of four sequential courses focusing on advanced nursing practice specializing in perinatal/women's health throughout the life span focusing on gynecological health. Analytical thinking and clinical decision making within collaborative practice will be implemented so that therapeutic nursing interventions result in desired outcomes in the ambulatory care of women. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of women within the context of a multicultural society will be addressed. Realistic problems within a collaborative practice will be explored and developed to facilitate acquisition of skills in reasoning, problem solving, decision making and critical reflections relevant to the specialization of Perinatal Women's Health.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 515 - Advanced Health Assessment

    Provides diagnostic reasoning and a regional approach to physical exam in the health assessment process. Functional health patterns and biomedical models constitute the theoretical framework.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 517 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health I

    Provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for the advanced practice of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. The concept of mental health is based upon a comprehensive understanding of human interaction with the environment through a synthesis of arts, sciences, humanities and life experience. Emphasis will be place on the importance theory plays in defining knowledge necessary to assess human behavior, diagnose illness and to implement and evaluate treatment related to psychopathology. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 557;

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 557;4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 518 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health I

    The focus of this course is the development of critical thinking and clinical decision making as essential components of the advanced practice role. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common primary health problems of infants, children, and adolescents and developing optimum client outcomes that promote cost-effective, quality health care within the context of a multicultural society. Health assessments will integrate the concepts, theories, and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis, and management of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents within the context of their families and communities. Knowledge of related health sciences, nursing theories, and research are drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 519 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing I

    Clinical problem solving and decision making skills essential to assessing and diagnosing health status, health risks, illness and functional/dysfunctional health patterns of adults and their families. Resources, strengths and limitations are used as a basis to collaborate with adult patient families and/or other health care providers to plan therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain or restore health. Prerequisite: HNG 515. CoRequisite: HNG 540, HNG 588

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515. CoRequisite: HNG 540, HNG 5884 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 520 - Selected Topics in Childhood Morbidity

    The course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the maturational process from conception through childhood. Emphasis will be placed on the maintenance of wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 522 - Advanced Topics in Fetal and Neonatal Pathophysiology

    This course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role in neonatal health with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the developmental process from conception through infancy. Emphasis will be placed on the development wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 524 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health II

    This is the second of four clinical courses that will prepare the student to provide primary care to women during the childbearing years. The conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, and the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, patient education and advocacy will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions and lifestyle variations. Students are prepared for the advanced practice role of the Perinatal Women's Health Nurse Practitioner role in the provision of care to women from preconception through the prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum phase of childbearing. The normal neonate and breastfeeding content is also included in this course.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 525 - Advanced Health Assessment Child Health

    This course is designed to enable the student to refine and further develop clinical decision making skills while conducting health assessment of infants, children, and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on assessment of the child's physical, emotional and cognitive development within the context of the family and environment.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 527 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical core courses for advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills inherent in the diagnosis of mental disorders as related to etiology, psychopathology, practice and research. A variety of treatment models that provide a foundation for psychotherapeutic interventions will be explored, analyzed and applied to meet the needs of a complex and culturally diverse society. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 517

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 5174 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 528 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to expand and integrate concepts, theories and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis and management of common health problems of children within the context of their families and communities. This course prepares students for the advanced practice role of the pediatric nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist in an environment conducive to analytic skills, clinical decision making and reflections on practice in a multi-cultural society. Clinical and evidence based research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Prerequisites: HNG 518, HNG 525; corequisites: HNG 504, HNG 520, HNG 540

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 529 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Therapeutic interventions are planned to promote health, treat illness, manage chronic disease and limit disabilities by enhancing problem solving and self care abilities of adults and their families. The implementation and evaluation components of managed care are emphasized. Prerequisites: HNG 519.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 534 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential clinical courses designed to integrate nursing theory and research into the health promotion and management of the high risk perinatal family within the context of a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on the prevention and early detection of reproductive risk, therapeutic nursing intervention and communication necessary to improve the quality of perinatal outcomes. The nursing process is utilized to manage high risk reproductive and perinatal complications.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 537 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III

    Provides the knowledge and skills in the nursing diagnosis and therapeutic nursing interventions of mental disorders in special populations in a multicultural society. The variey of therapeutic roles for the Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing will be analyzed to provide a framework for advanced practice. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 527

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 5275 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 538 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential courses and is designed to provide knowledge and analytical skills to meet the health care needs of children and families with chronic and or medically fragile conditions in a complex and culturally diverse society. There will be precepted clinicals that expose students to clinical decision making in collaborative practice environments. Health care management will be linked with evidence based clinical research findings that promote optimal health care for children and families within complex interrelated health care systems.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 539 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Emphasizes coordination, consultation, and interaction components of case management to promote, maintain and/or restore health in groups of adult patients in primary care settings. Clinical research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Pre-requisites: HNG 529, HNG 540 and HBP 511

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 540 - Clinical Pharmacology (All Tracks)

    Clinical applications of major classifications of drugs. Emphasizes pharmacology and therapeutics. Addresses clinical correlations with applications to special populations using case studies. Prescription writing, patient compliance to drug therapy and application of this knowledge for special patient population.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 541 - Statistical Methods and Scholarly Inquiry

    Nursing research will be examined as the scientific foundation for nursing. An emphasis will be placed on research competencies for advanced practice nurses, including understanding nursing research methods and strategies in order to evaluate research results for applicability to practice. An understanding of statistical thechniques will be integrated into the course. Published nursing research studies will be evaluated for scientific merit and clinical feasibility, with a focus on evidence based practice.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 542 - Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology

    The course is centered on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected neonatal conditions with major emphasis on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role. Learners will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the neonate and infant in the intensive care and primary care settings as well as potential consequences of maternal drug therapy on the fetus. Currency in knowledge of the principles of clinical and basic pharmacology is an essential prerequisite of this course.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 543 - Applications of Clinical Nursing Research

    This is the second of two courses designed to examine research in relation to practice and primary care delivery in nursing and health care. The relationships among theory, nursing phenomena, nursing practice, and nursing research will be examined. Models and methods of research translation in nursing, including research dissemination and implementation, program planning and evaluation, cost effectiveness and analysis will be studied. An emphasis will be placed on understanding nursing research methods and strategies in order to evaluate research results for applicability to practice and to design projects for evaluating outcomes of practice. Published nursing research studies will be evaluated for scientific merit and clinical feasibility, with a focus on evidence-based practice. The course will culminate with students developing and writing an integrative review.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 547 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating course of the four sequential advanced clinical courses. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner within the nursing discipline in a specialty area of their choice. Emphasis will be placed on integration of the advanced nursing practice role, nursing research, and the leadership component in the clinical specialization. Concepts of clinical practice as they relate to the specialty area in a culturally diverse society will be explored and analyzed so that therapeutic nursing interventions are linked with patient outcomes. Students will be expected to implement their role as advanced nurse practitioner, terminate and evaluate the experience. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 537

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 548 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Child Health Nursing IV

    This is the last of a series of four courses designed to provide students an opportunity to evaluate critically the role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist in the care of children and their families. Care will be taken to integrate advanced nursing practice, leadership, management, research and expert clinical practice in diagnosing, treating and managing children with particular healthcare needs. Concepts of clinical practice will be related to outcome based research. Prerequisite: HNG 538

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5384 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 549 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult Gerontological Health Nursing IV

    A capstone experience for students to be mentored by faculty in experiencing full enactment of the roles and functions of the NP. Students identify the patient populations with whom they plan to practice, negotiate for placement in a self selected practice setting, implement the roles and functions of NP, and evaluate the terminal experience in advanced practice in adult health care. Prerequisites: HNG 539

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 551 - Psychopharmacology

    This course will center on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected psychiatric conditions. Students will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the psychiatric client in ambulatory, acute care and chronic care settings. Prerequisites: HNG 540, HNG 557 or a pathophysiology course.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 554 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating nursing practicum course designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and critically evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner in women's health. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of advanced nursing practice, research, and leadership/management concepts in the clinical specialization. Issues in clinical practice related to the specialty area will be explored as well as the effect of therapeutic nursing interventions on patient/family outcomes.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 555 - Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice

    The course will focus on professional organizations for nurse-midwifery practice and provides an opportunity for professional socialization and responsibility. This course provides a culminating review of all clinical aspects of nurse midwifery practice and standards. An emphasis on the mastery of core competencies and standards of practice of the ACNM will be integrated throughout the course.

    1 credit, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 557 - Clinical Perspectives of Pathophysiology/Neurophysiology

    This course is based on the core concepts in Neurophysiology which are integral to the clinical practice of advanced psychiatric mental health nurses. A major focus involves understanding the neurophysiological theories of major psychiatric/mental health disorders, neurological assessment. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 517, HNG 527, or permission of instructor

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 560 - Sexual Health across the Lifespan

    This course will provide the skills to assess, coordinate, consult, promote, maintain and/or restore sexual health in diverse patient populations. Emphasis is placed on risk reduction and the promotion of sexual well-being.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 561 - Clinical Immersion: Graduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich advanced practice skills relevant to area of clinical specialization. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of advanced practice competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and precepted learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and interprofessional collaboration.

    1-5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 564 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course forcuses on the advanced assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studied as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 565 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course focuses on the advanced health assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studies as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improvising the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 568 - The Addicted Client: Strategies for Nursing Assessment and Intervention

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual foundation needed to address clients with a broad range of substance abuse and addiction patterns on the health-illness continuum. It utilizes concepts from a number of nursing specialties in data collection, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation through the case study method. The critical evaluation of socio-cultural beliefs, values and attitudes toward the addicted client will also be explored.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 569 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing I: The Childbearing Family

    This is one of four sequential courses designed to focus on advanced assessment of the childbearing family.All components of this comprehensive assessment are integral to the development of differential diagnoses and management plans for high risk neonates and their families and will form the foundation for clinical decision-making required in the advanced practice role of the neonatal nurse practitioner. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are emphasized.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 570 - Independent Studies

    The focus of this course is self-directed study in the analysis, examination and critique of a specialty area of interest in advanced practice.

    1-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 572 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing I

    This is the first of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice specializing in primary family health care. The major emphasis is on the development of clinical reasoning and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role in family health nursing. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary health care will be applied along the health continuum. Optimal client outcomes within the context of a multicultural society will be explored. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 588, HNG 540.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 573 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical courses. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. This course focuses on advanced nursing practice specializing in the primary health care for the pediatric patient. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common problems in primary health care for pediatric patient and throughout a health continuum and developing optimum client outcomes within the context of multicultural society.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 574 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing III

    This is the third course of four sequential advanced clinical courses. Coordination, consultation and interaction components of case management are emphasized to promote, maintain, and, or restore health in families in primary care settings. Prereq: HNG 573

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 575 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing IV

    This is the fourth of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice in family health, womens health and gender related care. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary, health care of women from adolescence through the advanced years will be applied. Optimal individual and family outcomes within the context of a diverse society will be explored.

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 577 - Families: Theories and Interventions for Advanced Nursing Practice

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for the NP in developing therapeutic interventions for individuals and their families. Adult and adolescent developmental theories, the major family theories and crisis intervention theory are examined. Selected family typologies are used to illustrate theoretical concepts. Emphasis is placed on assessment, interventions and development of referral resources.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 578 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing III: The High Risk Neonate I

    This is one of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of the neonate and family within the context of a pluralistic society will be explored.

    7 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 579 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing IV: the High Risk Neonate II

    This is the last of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. The role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of care to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving their quality of life is explored. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are stressed.

    7 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 581 - Midwifery I

    This is the first of four sequential courses, each containing the didactic content associated with the clinical practice of midwifery. Providing reproductive anatomy and physiology as a foundation, the course focuses on development of clinical decision making for the diagnosis and management of gynecologic care of women across the life-span. The course utilizes the conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. The course is designed to foster the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, client education and advocacy for women. Effective coordination of care, integration of evidence-based practice, and application of bioethical principles of care are emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions. Prerequisite: HNG 588. CoRequisite: HNG 540

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 588. CoRequisite: HNG 5404 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 582 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    1-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 585 - Midwifery II

    This course, based on principles of maternal and fetal physiological development, will introduce the student to the midwifery management process in the primary care of women during the antepartum period. The conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, and the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, client education and advocacy will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions and lifestyles. Prerequisites: HNG-581, Corequisites: HNG 515, HNG 501.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 586 - Midwifery III

    This course emphasizes the normalcy of labor and birth as a physiologic and developmental process and prepares students to assume responsibility for management of care of the woman and fetus during the intrapartum period. The use of conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention will be emphasized. Communication and collaborative strategies will be emphasized to build upon the strengths of families and communities and minimize technological intervention. Prerequisite:HNG 585

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5855 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 587 - Midwifery IV

    This is the fourth in a sequence of courses designed to prepare the midwife for clinical practice. The organizing framework of this course is continuity of care, emphasizing family centered, community-based health care and the normalcy of birth and recovery. Prerequisites: HNG 586, Co-requisite: HNG 555

    5 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 588 - Clinical Pathobiology

    This is a graduate level pathobiology course designed to build on undergraduate physiology. The student will explore physiology in greater depth and learn how physiologic changes translate into pathologic changes in selected disease states. Focuses on the clinical aspects of the body system, including relevant underlying biochemistry structure, or pathophysiology at the organ ,tissue, cell or molecular level.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNG 599 - Therapeutic Touch

    Therapeutic touch assessment skills will be taught so that the practitioner may use therapeutic touch clinically to assist in reduction of pain and anxiety, promote relaxation and facilitate the body's natural restorative process.

    1 credit, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 501 - Health Illness in a Cross Cultural Perspective

    This course examines the role of history and culture in healing and medicine. The consideration and utilization of cultural practices and beliefs when designing health education programs will be stressed.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 503 - Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation

    This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to understand the economies of care, business principles, and how to work within and affect change in systems. It will also prepare students to conceptualize a new advanced practice role in the discipline of nursing. Leadership, including theory, leadership styles, contemporary approaches and strategies, will be explored.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 504 - Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies

    As a foundational course for graduate level nurses, this This course prepares students to apply quality improvement methods and analyze information to affect safety and quality of care and to improve patient outcomes. The use of current and emerging technologies to support safety, quality and value based care and quality across diverse settings will be emphasized.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 505 - Health Care Policy and Advocacy

    This course examines how policies shape the structure and financing of health care, influence social determinants of health, and affect health outcomes. Participation in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, and federal policy will be an expectation of this course. The role of nurse as advocate for vulnerable populations, the profession, and health-promoting policies will be explored.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 510 - Facilitating Adult Learning

    This course focuses on the role and perspective changes in adulthood. Concepts of self and maturity, learning theories, cognition, creativity, interests, attitudes and motivation will be explored. Issues, strategies and methods for facilitating adult learning will be emphasized. Theory is considered in relation to nursing education. Prerequisites: HNH 502 or HNG 502

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 511 - Curriculum Design , Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    This course focuses on issues in design of curriculum content, organization, and planning toward a practical approach to curriculum development. Application of theory to the development and implementation of curriculum from the point of view of the practice discipline of nursing will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in designing and implementing evaluation studies will be discussed. Theory and methods of measurement and evaluation and their application to practice will be emphasized. Prerequisites: HNH 502 or HNG 502

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 512 - Advanced Teaching Strategies

    This course emphasizes the role of the teaching-learning process in clinical and academic nursing education through development of innovative instructional designs and processes. Issues such as feminism, creativity in clinical teaching, and the impact of economic and social trends on reality-based nursing will be discussed. A variety of teaching methods will be explored including simulation, virtual learning, social media and relevant and innovative instructional technologies.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 513 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I

    This course focuses on graduate level clinical practice content and experiences related to the role of the nurse educator. A focus on this population-focused practicum will include student placement with an expert nurse clinician to develop proficiency in a focused area of clinical practice. Students will choose a population foci and complete 75 direct care hours during this precepted clinical experience. Increased knowledge in a specialized area of practice will provide a clinical foundation for academic and/or clinical nursing education.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 514 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II

    This is the second of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will select aspects of nursing education related to the development, delivery, and evaluation of curricula. Role transition and experiential learning related to academic or clinical nursing education will be a central focus of this course. Observation and experience related to academic or clinical nursing education will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisite: HNH 513

    Prerequisite(s): HNH 5134 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 515 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III

    This is the third of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will select aspects of nursing education related to the role of nurse educator as leader. Scholarship activities begun in HNG 543 and HNH 514 will continue. Professional role responsibilities, including adminsitrative functions, committee work and interdisciplinary efforts will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisites: HNH 513, HNH 514

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 516 - Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

    This course provides an overview of classroom and clinical testing. Evaluation of learning and the application of technology will be explored. Various techniques, including test construction, item analysis and clinical performance appraisal will be a central focus of this course. The knowledge and skills gained will be applied in academic and clinical settings. Co-requisite: HNH-515

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 530 - Communication and Relationship Management

    This course focuses on issues in communication, relationship building, behaviors that influence others, diversity and shared decision making. Theories of interpersonal communication and professional relationship development will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures in relationship building will be discussed. Inter-professional collaboration will be stressed. A variety of leadership theories will be used to articulate the importance of effective oral and written communications in relation to leadership in relationship management.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 531 - Business Skills for Nurse Leaders

    This course focuses on issues in resource management, strategic management and marketing in the health care environment. Focus will be on developing a strategic plan for the health care environment in which the student works. Marketing strategies will be explored. Discussions on labor relations in relation to professional issues in collective bargaining will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in resource management will be discussed.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 532 - Finance and Economics in Nursing Leadership

    This course provides an introduction to financial management for planning, operation, and evaluation of the economic performance of an organization. The course will focus on budgeting, healthcare reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and the integration of leadership and management functions into fiscal planning. The student will investigate concepts and principles necessary for the management of fiscal resources.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 533 - Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate legal, ethical and regulatory requirements into a variety of health care settings. Principles and processes of patient and employee safety will also be emphasized. Students will investigate concepts and principles necessary for ethical decision making.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 534 - Advanced Leadership Seminar

    This course is the capstone course and will focus on the role of the nurse leader. Emphasis will be on role formation, dimensions of leadership roles, identification of individual and group leadership attributes, knowledge and skills required to fulfill the role and approaches to leadership. Students will develop and conduct self-assessments and create a professional development plan.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 540 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership I

    This is the first of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. Students will integrate advanced knowledge and skills related to organizational theory and financial/human resource management. The student will use data-driven decision making and creative leadership skills to build a positive practice environment as well as develop analytical skills to assess and forecast trends in nursing leadership. Inter-professional collaboration will be emphasized. Field experiences of 90 hours are required and may include preceptorship by a nurse leader and financial officer in a health care system.

    4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 541 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership II

    This is the second of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. This course builds on knowledge of organizational leadership and quality improvement. The student will integrate advanced knowledge and skills into practical applications in the role of nurse leader. Students will further explore the leadership role through current relevant research to enhance their ability to strategize entrepreneurial relationships, develop creative solutions to financial constraints and evaluate infrastructure and technology. Project management will be emphasized. Students will be required to seek experiences with health care leaders involved in project management. Field experiences of 120 hours are required.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 580 - Health Coping Skills Training for Health Care

    Treatment approaches for many chronic illnesses consist of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Often patients need to take an active role in their care in order to best manage symptoms associated with chronic illness. Coping Skills Training (CST) is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. The theoretical foundations that underpin CST will be explored through guided readings. A combination of cognitive and behavioral therapeutic interventions will be introduced and practiced with the goal of applying the skills to practice in order to help people change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors so they can manage symptoms and enjoy more productive, less stressful lives. Students will learn to deliver CST using a standardized manual of coping skills. Rationale for each skill, demonstration, role playing and skills feedback will be the teaching/learning strategies for this course. Instructor feedback and supervision of home practice audio recordings of simulated skill sessions will enhance student proficiency in skill acquisition.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNH 590 - Nursing and Numbers: Budgeting and Benchmarking for Nurses

    This course is designed to provide nurse leaders with an overview of the budget development process. Various types of budgets will be discussed with a focus on variance assessments, analysis, and benchmarking.

    2 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)
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