Nursing Courses

Healthcare Management (HCM) courses

  • HCM 604 Health Care Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 165 or AGB 144. A basic study of the major economic issues facing the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on the major elements of economic theory from a micro-economic perspective and how these theories are applied in the area of health care. Identical with ECO 604. Cannot receive credit for both HCM 604 and ECO 604. May be taught concurrently with HCM 504. Cannot receive credit for both HCM 504 and HCM 604.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall

Nursing (NUR) courses

  • NUR 631 Gerontological Health Care

    This course will address health issues of older adults, including the normal biological and psychosocial aging process, common health problems, and access to and use of health services. It includes international models of aging and geriatric care. The focus is on healthy aging and adaptation to chronic health conditions. This course has a community experience component. May be taught concurrently with NUR 501. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 501 and NUR 631.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 632 Rural Health

    This course offers a study of health care delivery in rural communities. It includes theoretical foundations, cultural considerations, and specific characteristics of rural environments and people. Local and international perspectives will be explored. This course has a community experience component. Identical with SWK 602. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 632 and SWK 602. May be taught concurrently with NUR 502. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 502 and NUS 632.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 633 Transcultural Healthcare

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Exploration of health beliefs, values, and practices of other cultures. This is a short-term study away course. May be taught concurrently with NUR 503. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 503 and NUR 633.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • NUR 635 Healthcare Informatics

    Integration of health, computer and information sciences in managing information to support healthcare and research. Development of skill in managing information and using information systems relevant to health care. May be taught concurrently with NUR 515. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 635 and NUR 515.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 640 Advanced Human Pathophysiology

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate nursing program or permission of instructor.

    Exploration of pathophysiology with focus on health care problems relevant to nursing. May be taught concurrently with NUR 565. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 640 and NUR 565.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 695 Independent Study in Nursing

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special topics for individual students may be offered as specific topics of interest or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 596. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 596 and NUR 695.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 696 Special Topics in Nursing

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Special topics for groups of students may be offered as specific topics of interest or as needs arise which are not covered by courses or content in the program. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credit hours as topics change. May be taught concurrently with NUR 597. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 597 and NUR 696.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-313Upon demand
  • NUR 700 Epidemiology

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in Nursing.

    This course is an introduction to the epidemiological methods and procedures utilized in the study of the origin, distribution, and control of disease. It will include the study of infectious and non-infectious disease etiology, including vector control, host defenses and resistance, and investigation of disease outbreaks. Students will learn to use basic epidemiological concepts and methods for program planning, evaluation, and research. Basic statistical measures used in the analysis of clinical and epidemiological evaluations, including measures of disease frequency and measures of absolute and relative effects, will be covered. Identical with PBH 720. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 700 and PBH 720.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 701 Nursing Science

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course is designed to address how nursing science has evolved and the state of the art of nursing science. Emphasis will be placed on analysis and critique of existing nursing models and theories.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • NUR 703 Population Health: A Local to Global Perspective

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course fosters development of advanced knowledge of health systems and social determinants of population health from a local, state, national, and global perspective. The phenomena of cultural competence, health disparities, health promotion, community health assessment, and a global health outlook will be explored. The course is a pre/co-requisite for NUR 704.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • NUR 704 Population Health Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor; NUR 703 or concurrent enrollment.

    This course is a clinical component of NUR 703. The clinical experience will include 96 hours of immersion into a vulnerable, underserved or culturally diverse population.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Fall
  • NUR 705 Population Health Management I

    Prerequisite: NUR 703 and NUR 704 and admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    This course builds on foundational knowledge of population health concepts, models, skills, roles, and technology used to identify the health care needs of vulnerable populations experiencing health disparities. An emphasis is placed on data science, risk management, and program planning and development of interventions across the continuum of care.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    323Summer
  • NUR 706 Population Health Management II

    Prerequisite: NUR 703 and NUR 704 and NUR 705 and admission to a graduate program in nursing.

    This course builds on knowledge and skills in population health used to deliver, manage, and evaluate health care across the care continuum. Achieving sustainable solutions to health disparities and evaluation of outcomes in terms of quality, safety, effectiveness, satisfaction, and fiscal considerations are emphasized. A focus on disease prevention and management using health informatics, data science, and models of collaborative health care delivery is provided.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    426Fall
  • NUR 711 Advanced Roles and Leadership in Nursing

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in Nursing.

    Examination of advanced nursing roles with emphasis on role theory, leadership, and advanced competencies.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Summer
  • NUR 730 Family Practice I

    Prerequisite: admission to the BSN-DNP Program.

    Emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice to promote health and prevent chronic disease. Didactic and clinical experiences include assessment, diagnosis and management of acute health problems in the geriatric, adult and pediatric population. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall
  • NUR 733 Advanced Physical Assessment and Health Promotion

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Advanced critical thinking, communication and diagnostic skills needed to obtain comprehensive and focused history and physical exams, analyze assessment data, and focus on health prevention and promotion.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    433Fall, Spring
  • NUR 734 Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Advanced critical thinking, communication and diagnostic skills needed to obtain comprehensive and focused history and physical exams, analyze assessment data, generate differential diagnoses, evaluate and utilize screening and diagnostic modalities appropriately. An evidence-based practice framework will be utilized. Identical with ANE 734. Cannot receive credit for both NUR 734 and ANE 734. Variable credit course.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    5-6Fall, Spring
  • NUR 750 Family Practice II

    Prerequisite: admission to the BSN-DNP Program.

    Emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice to promote health and prevent chronic disease. Didactic and clinical experiences include assessment, diagnosis and management of chronic health problems in the geriatric, adult and pediatric population. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Spring
  • NUR 761 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    An in-depth analysis of clinical pharmacotherapeutics for nurses in advanced practice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 762 Prescriptive Practices for the Advanced Practice Nurse

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in Family Nurse Practitioner or permission of instructor, admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner program; and concurrently enrollment in NUR 761, section 1.

    This course is taken in conjunction with NUR 761 Section 1, to further investigate pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis will be placed on drug management and rationale prescribing including regulatory considerations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • NUR 765 Applications of Advanced Pathophysiology

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in Nursing.

    Clinical application of advanced pathophysiology for advanced nursing roles. Includes laboratory experiences of not less than 32 contact hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • NUR 770 Family Practice III

    Prerequisite: admission to the BSN-DNP Program.

    This course covers special clinical topics in nurse practitioner practice including, but not exclusive to procedures, emergencies/trauma, wilderness medicine, pain management, and generic disorders. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    646Fall
  • NUR 772 Advanced Research Methods in Nursing

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Critical analysis of the researcher role, the research process, and research ethics within a nursing framework. Application of learned principles will result in the development of the research proposal.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • NUR 780 Teaching/Learning for Health Care Educators

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate nursing program or permission.

    Designed to examine works of major learning theorists and investigate research related to teaching methods and learning. Identification of teaching/learning strategies used in health care education and practice.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 781 Nursing Education Practicum

    Prerequisite: NUR 780; and admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    Clinical experience in a nurse educator role in a basic education program. Application of educational and clinical practice theories and principles in a clinical teaching setting. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    309Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 782 Program Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    Prerequisite: NUR 780; and admission to a graduate program in Nursing; or permission of instructor.

    Explore components, processes, and skills involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic and non-academic settings.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • NUR 783 Nursing Education Practicum II

    Prerequisite: admission to the Nurse Educator specialization.

    Clinical experience in a nurse educator role in a healthcare or community setting with emphasis on application of educational theories and principles. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 96 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    206Fall, Spring
  • NUR 784 Technology in Health Care Education

    Prerequisite: permission.

    This course explores various technology-based health education resources, such as blogs, wikis, YouTube/SchoolTube, Podcasts, Webinars, and social networking tools utilized to support the teaching and learning process. Strategies to assess learners, to develop learner evaluation plans, and to measure learning outcomes will be discussed.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall
  • NUR 785 Population Health Management Education Practicum

    Prerequisite: NUR 703 and NUR 704 and NUR 705; and NUR 706 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 706; and admission to a graduate program in nursing.

    This clinical course applies knowledge of population health concepts, models, skills, and roles to the health care needs of vulnerable populations. Aspects of program development, implementation, and evaluation will be emphasized.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    309Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 787 Advanced Nursing Clinical Management

    Prerequisite: NUR 780 and NUR 782; and admission to a graduate nursing program or permission.

    Clinical experience in advanced nursing roles to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in a healthcare or community setting. This course has no less than 96 clinical hours. This course may be taken as variable credit, may be taken as 2-4 credit hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    2-4Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 790 Family Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor.

    Development of the role of a family nurse practitioner in a supervised setting. Includes clinical experiences of not less than 240 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    6115Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 797 Capstone Project

    Prerequisite: NUR 772; and admission to a graduate program in nursing.

    Active participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of advanced nursing role capstone project. Must be repeated for a minimum of 3 hours. Variable credit, may be taken 1-3 credit hours. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 798 Research

    Prerequisite: permission of research advisor.

    Application of the research process in the supervised study of a selected problem. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring
  • NUR 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator specialization.

    Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. Must be repeated for a minimum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 800 DNP Leadership I: Concepts for Evidence-Based Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    This course explores and applies foundational concepts and theories for the development of the DNP nurse leader and the DNP Change Project. Concepts include transforming healthcare through evidence-based practice, quality improvement, leadership in healthcare systems, project planning, evaluation of evidence, and consideration of disparities in health and healthcare from a population focus. This course has no less than 48 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    321Summer
  • NUR 802 Emerging Science and Methods of Advanced Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and completion of a graduate level nursing theory course and a graduate level nursing research course.

    In this course, concepts, theories, and philosophical perspectives relevant to nursing science, research, and advanced nursing practice will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on exploring, analyzing, and applying concepts, theories, philosophies, and traditional and translational research methods, to the discipline of nursing, and to the student's area of research. The use of systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis in the student's DNP project and in nursing practice will be explored.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • NUR 810 Finance Management and Entrepreneurship for Advanced Nursing Roles

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    This course focuses on the understanding and analysis of concepts and issues related to finance, budgeting, resource management, funding, reimbursement, cost-benefit analysis, and entrepreneurship as applicable to advanced nursing roles within the changing health care environment.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • NUR 824 Health Policy to Improve Health Disparities

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing.

    This course will explore the advanced roles and skills needed in health policy advocacy, analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation. Advanced advocacy skills and tools for addressing health care cost, quality, and access issues; as well as social justice, vulnerable populations, and health disparities, will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the complexities of local, national, and global health issues and policy initiatives necessary to improve health outcomes.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Summer
  • NUR 830 DNP Leadership II: Impacting Disparities in Health and Healthcare

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    Building on NUR 800, the focus of this course includes the concepts of leadership, change, problem solving, ethical decision making theories and their application to project planning. The concepts of translational research, quality improvement, and budgeting, within a health and healthcare disparities framework will be addressed and applied. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    633Fall, Spring
  • NUR 840 Technology for Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Systems

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is designed to provide an overview of nursing and healthcare information technology applicable to advanced nursing roles. The purpose of this course is to explore information system concepts and leverage technologies that can be used to improve quality, enhance patient safety, and transform the health of individuals, families, communities and populations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring, Summer
  • NUR 860 DNP Leadership III: Transforming Systems

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP Program and meet program progression requirements.

    This course builds on previous DNP Leadership courses with an emphasis on advanced leadership roles for transforming health and healthcare disparities at the systems level. Concepts addressed include implementing a strategic plan and evaluating plan outcomes; resource management; leading and managing change and innovation in diverse healthcare environments; healthcare economics; influencing healthcare policy, and organizational culture and behavior; program/impact evaluation. Advanced leadership roles, such as consultant, entrepreneur, grant writer, mentor, advanced advocate, and change agent will be included. During this course an evidence-based DNP project to transform practice within a healthcare system will be implemented and evaluated. This course has no less than 144 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    633Fall, Spring
  • NUR 880 Leadership and Innovation in Population Health Nursing

    Prerequisite: admission to the Post-Masters Population Health Certificate program or permission.

    This course is for students who need additional clinical learning experiences to meet the required clinical contact hours to meet DNP clinical admission requirements. The course focuses on experiential learning emphasizing the use of evidence-based practice, innovation, organizational collaboration, and leadership in health care. Students will acquire clinical experiences through a non-paid internship with healthcare leaders. Activities include completion of an organizational and needs assessment, and implementation of an evidence-based change project. This course includes clinical experience of not less than 144 contact hours. Clinical hours are counted towards the post-baccalaureate clinical hours required for DNP programs. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    309Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 896 Independent Study in Community and Population Health Leadership

    Prerequisite: admission to the Post-Masters Population Health Certificate program, or permission, and completion of graduate epidemiology course.

    This course is for students who need additional clinical learning experiences to meet the required clinical contact hours to achieve DNP competencies. Clinical experiences via independent study will focus on specific topics of interest in community and population health leadership. This course includes clinical experience of 48 contact hours per credit hour. Clinical hours are counted towards the post-baccalaureate clinical hours required for DNP programs. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 993 Transforming Practice

    Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program and meet program progression requirements.

    During this course, the DNP student will utilize and synthesize project findings with current evidence to develop scholarly products of publications and presentations for dissemination. This course has no less than 192 clinical hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    4012Fall, Spring, Summer
  • NUR 998 Clinical Development

    Prerequisite: admission to a graduate program in nursing or permission.

    This course is continued clinical application for the students requiring additional clinical time. This course cannot be repeated. This course has no less than 48 clinical hours. This course can be taken for either 1 or 2 credit hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-2Upon demand
  • NUR 999 Active in DNP Project

    Prerequisite: permission of DNP project advisor.

    This course is continued application of translational research process in the supervised project of a selected evidence-based practice problem. This course is for students who require additional time to complete the DNP project. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Does not count toward degree requirements.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring, Summer