Wayne State University

Courses in nursing

2010 Health Assessment: History Taking and Physical Examination

Prereq: admission to the College of Nursing or RN licensure in Michigan; anatomy and physiology course; written consent of advisor.

Foundational learning experiences for understanding and performing the health assessment of the individual; includes systematic history-taking and physical examination. Holistic health assessment from health promotional, cultural, nutritional, mental health, and developmental perspectives. Assessment approaches of various nurse theorists.

2030 Pathophysiology Related to Nursing Practice

Prereq: an anatomy and a physiology course, including laboratory; written consent of advisor. No credit after IHS 3100 and IHS 3200.

Exploration of processes by which disease occurs, body responses, and effects of diseases on normal physiology. Diseases explored in terms of definition, diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, cultural and socioeconomic factors, and contemporary research.

2050 Supportive Measures for Basic Care Needs

Prereq. or coreq: NUR 2010, 2030, 2060; written consent of advisor; BCLS certification, liability insurance, health clearance required.

Supportive nursing care strategies for individuals in the context of family and community. Emphasis on scientific basis of supportive care, critical thinking and nursing process, development of basic nursing care skills, therapeutic communication, and understanding of cultural context.

2060 Nursing Implications of Drug Administration

Prereq: BIO 2870; written consent of advisor.

Concepts of pharmacotherapeutics across the life cycle: theories of drug actions mediating physiological processes, variables affecting drug actions, and unusual and adverse reactions. Development of nursing role incorporating principles of safe, therapeutic, legal, and ethical principles. Psychological and cultural variations addressed. Contemporary research explored. Pharmacological math competency required.

2070 Professional Nursing in the Future: Strategies for Health Promotion

Prereq: admission to College of Nursing, R.N., BCLS, liability insurance, health clearance; written consent of advisor.

Preparation for professional practice; emphasis on developing knowledge and skills for health promotion within the context of groups and the community. Impact of nursing theories and research on practice, directed toward health promotion issues. Strategies for health promotion; focus on group process and teaching/learning.

2995 Special Topics in Foundations of Professional Nursing

Prereq: admission to the College of Nursing; PSY 2400; written consent of advisor.

Characteristics of nursing as a profession: ethical, legal, and professional governing structures; foundation for effective communication and documentation. Nursing process as it applies to health promotion; problem-based care in the health care arena. The phenomenon of health as experienced by individuals across the lifespan in family, group, and community.

3010 Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Acute Illness

Prereq: NUR 2050, NFS 3230 (or former NFS 2210); written consent of advisor. BCLS certification, liability insurance, health clearance required.

Theory and practice in providing nursing care to adults throughout the lifespan experiencing acute disruptions in living patterns within the context of their families and in a community-based systems of health care. Emphasis on practice within a theoretical framework using research-based interventions.

3015 Restorative Care: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan

Prereq: NUR 2050; BCLS certification; liability insurance; health clearance; written consent of advisor.

Nursing care to individuals experiencing emotional crises and/or acute chronic psychiatric illnesses within the context of their families and communities. Biosocial theories of mental health and illness, determinants of mental illness; cultural and socioeconomic factors and psychotherapeutic modalities. Public and private systems of care for mental health promotion, restoration, and rehabilitation.

3020 Restorative Care of Adults and Elders with Chronic Illness

Prereq. or coreq: NUR 2050; BCLS certification; liability insurance and health clearance; written consent of advisor.

Theory and practice in providing nursing care to adults throughout the adult lifespan experiencing chronic disruptions in living patterns within the context of their families in a community based system of healthcare.

3400 Introduction to Nursing Research

Prereq: NUR 2050 or RN license; computer literacy or NUR 1110; written consent of advisor.

Introduction to the research process and research utilization in nursing practice. Research problems, access and retrieval of research literature and databases, reading and critiquing research studies, and individual and organizational strategies to promote research-based practice.

3405 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice: RN-BSN

Prereq: Admission to RN to BSN completion program.

Introduction to basic concepts and methods of research. The course provides basic information about nursing research problems, principles of evidence-based nursing research, access and retrieval of research literature and databases, reading and critiquing research reports, ethical issues related to research, and individual strategies and organizational mechanisms to promote research-based practice. The research process is examined as a foundation for critical thinking and scholarship.

4010 Integrative Care of Children and Their Families

Prereq: NUR 2050; BCLS certification; liability insurance; health clearance; written consent of advisor.

Theory and practice in care of children in various states of health in the context of their families. Emphasis on knowledge of age-appropriate normal biological, physical, psychosocial, cognitive, moral, spiritual, and social development as a basis for implementing health promotion, supportive, and restorative practices with children of all ages in the context of their families in community-based systems of health care.

4020 Integrative Care of the Perinatal Family

Prereq: NUR 2050; BCLS certification; liability insurance; health clearance; written consent of advisor.

Theory and practice in care of the perinatal family: woman, fetus, newborn, and other members from preconception to postpartum and newborn in the first month of life. Emphasis on integrative care: health assessment, risk assessment, health promotion, supportive and restorative care of the woman and the family. Exploration of ethical and consumer movement effects on prenatal care.

4040 Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice

Prereq: senior standing; BCLS certification; liability insurance; health clearance; written consent of advisor.

Theory and skill development in leadership processes in nursing practice. Assessment of a health care system, analysis of nurses' roles, organizational design systems theory, leadership and management theory, culture, decision-making, delegation, conflict management, and planned change.

4050 Theory of Caring for Complex, Critically Ill Patients

Open to students with senior standing.

An opportunity for the student to integrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology in the care of patients with complex acute illnesses. Fosters the advancement of critical reasoning, clinical knowledge, and clinical judgment through case studies, lecture and group discussions.

4060 Synthesis of Core Nursing Knowledge

Prereq: NUR 4040 (traditional students) and senior standing; coreq: NUR 4040 (CD2 students) and NUR 4050 and NUR 4120.

Precepted, integrative clinical immersion course that integrates the knowledge of ethics, standards, and expectations of professional nursing roles with an emphasis on critical thinking. The student will have an opportunity to synthesize foundational concepts and master competencies and skills of the advanced beginner in professional nursing. The focus is on integration of professional nursing behaviors within a complex organizational environment, and synthesis of core nursing knowledge.

4120 Community Focused Nursing Practice

Prereq: senior standing; written consent of advisor. BCLS certification, liability insurance, health clearance required.

Analysis of role of professional nurse in community settings: caring for individuals and groups from diverse cultural backgrounds at various developmental stages and at any point on the health-illness continuum.

4300 Nursing Informatics

Opportunity for nursing students or registered nurses to develop knowledge and skills in nursing informatics.

4505 Professional Nursing in the Future: Current Issues for Professional Practice RN-BSN

Prereq: Admission to the RN to BSN program.

Examination and discussion of issues related to professional nursing practice (RN to BSN). The current professional practice of nurses transitioning to a BSN encompasses a role change and exposure to political processes (micro to national issues), bioethical issues in U.S. health care, and educational pathways in nursing and related policy implications, the importance of interprofessional education for nurses, and the various levels of legal responsibility for the practicing professional nurses. These discussions will assist the new graduate in becoming an informed and politically active professional, an ethically sound provider and consumer of health care services, as well as an informed citizen capable of providing leadership to those who are not health care professionals.

4600 Gerontological Nursing Perspectives in Health and Illness

Prereq: Admission to the ADN to BSN program in affiliation with Oakland Community College.

Knowledge from the fields of gerontology and geriatrics used to enhance the student's nursing perspective when providing nursing care to meet the complex health care needs of healthy and frail older adults and their families. As students learn about the physical and psychosocial problems encountered with aging, they will be engaged in discussions about the contributions that can be brought forth from nursing and multiple disciplines to enhance the health of older adults.

4800 (FC) Transcultural Health Through the Life Cycle

Prereq: junior standing; completion of sixty credits.

Transcultural health differences and similarities in selected Western and non-Western cultures, from birth through old age. Use of theories and research methods from the health and social sciences and humanities in study and analysis of different cultures.

4990 Directed Study

Prereq: admission to College of Nursing; written consent of advisor.

5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Nursing

Prereq: junior standing; satisfaction of IC requirement (ENG 3010 recommended); satisfactory completion of all NUR 2000-level courses: NUR 2010, NUR 2030, NUR 2060, NUR 2995, and NUR 2050; coreq: NUR 3010, NUR 3015, NUR 3020, NUR 4010, NUR 4020, NUR 4040, NUR 4050, or NUR 4120; written consent of advisor. Offered for undergraduate credit only.

Successful completion of this course satisfies the University's General Education Writing Intensive Course requirement. Prior to graduation, all students must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with specialized or professional audiences by successfully completing the writing requirements. Students must be able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate current information from literature on the their topical area.

6510 Health Economics, Policy, and Professional Issues for APNs

Offered for graduate credit only. Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Examination of the major health policy and professional issues relevant to the advanced-practice nurse. Students will be assisted in the synthesis of theoretical and pragmatic aspects of issues of concern in order to develop confidence in their skills and establish an APN practice.

7000 Statistics in Nursing

Prereq: NUR 3400 or equiv.; written consent of advisor.

Introduction to statistical analysis in nursing research. Topics include: levels of measurement, statistical inference, selected descriptive and inferential statistics for parametric and nonparametric conditions, and selected statistics used to summarize results from multiple studies (i.e., meta-analytic statistics).

7015 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing I

Prereq: admission to an MSN program.; written consent of advisor.

Identification, review, and evaluation of existing research and other relevant evidence for application in nursing. Application of basic research knowledge and research utilization principles to begin synthesizing the adequacy of the evidence for application in nursing.

7018 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing II

Prereq: NUR 7015; written consent of advisor.

Continuation of NUR 7015. Designed to advance the understanding of evidence-based nursing and to advance the ability to synthesize existing evidence in a nursing area. Based on this synthesis, students will be able to develop evidence-based nursing protocols/guidelines, or proposals for obtaining additional evidence if current evidence is insufficient.

7030 Advanced Nursing Assessment

Prereq: NUR 7444 and 7555; NUR 2010 or equiv. for women's health nurse practitioner/nurse/midwife, neonatal nurse practitioner, and pediatric nurse practitioner programs; written consent of advisor. NUR 7030 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Development of advanced physical psychosocial assessment skills. Development of critical thinking skills in relation to differential diagnosis (medical and nursing) that are required in the performance of advanced nursing practice.

7035 Family Centered Health Promotion and Risk-reduction

Theoretical, evidence-based and clinical foundation for health promotion and risk reduction across the lifespan. The emphasis is on theories, evidence based clinical recommendations and research to promote and preserve wellness lifestyles in client populations using epidemiological principles, disease risk appraisal and reduction, and other tools.

7105 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing

Prereq: admission to an MSN program; written consent of advisor.

Theory course: foundations for nurses in practice and leadership roles. Discussion of diverse perspectives that influence knowledge development in nursing, including, systems, communication, developmental, health promotion, stress and coping theories.

7130 APN: Management of Oncology, Mental Health, and Lifestyle Change

Prereq: NUR 7030 with grade of B or above; NUR 7555 and PTH 7500; written consent of advisor. NUR 7130 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Development of clinical expertise required to co-manage the care of persons with illness trajectories related to oncology, hematology, mental health and wound management.

7140 APN: Management of Cardiopulmonary and Renal Problems

Prereq: NUR 7030 with grade of B or above; NUR 7555, PTH 7500; written consent of advisor. NUR 7140 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Development of clinical nursing expertise required to co-manage the care of persons with illness trajectories related to pulmonary, cardiovascular and renal systems.

7200 Advanced Neonatal Pharmacology

Prereq: admission to APN/WNC program; written consent of advisor.

Basic concepts of pharmacology; application and integration of content to advanced practice nursing with high-risk neonate.

7207 Advanced Pediatric Pharmacology

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Preparation of advanced practice nurses to apply concepts of pediatric pharmacology when assessing, managing and treating the pediatric patient in a variety of environments, including acute/critical and primary care.

7225 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management I

Prereq: NUR 2010, NUR 3400; NUR 7030 with grade of B or above; for WHNP/NMW: NUR 7444 and 7555; for PNP: NUR 7205, NUR 7207; for NNP: NUR 7200, NUR 7203; written consent of advisor. NUR 7225 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Managing health care needs of women, neonates, and/or children; conceptual basis for advanced nursing.

7226 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II

Prereq: NUR 7225; written consent of advisor. NUR 7226 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Development and demonstration of a model of advanced practice nursing or nurse-midwifery.

7227 Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III

Prereq: NUR 7226; written consent of advisor. NUR 7227 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Synthesis of advanced practice nursing or nurse-midwifery model for care of women, neonates, and/or children.

7370 APN: Management of Neurological, Endocrine, and Musculoskeletal Problems

Prereq: NUR 7030 with grade of B or above; NUR 7555, PTH 7500; written consent of advisor. NUR 7370 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Assisting advanced practice nurses in development of clinical expertise required to co-manage persons with problems related to neurology, endocrinology, and musculoskeletal disorders.

7415 Physical and Psychosocial Issues in Aging

Prereq: admission to GNP program or IOG specialist certificate in aging program; written consent of advisor.

Analysis of predominant physical and psychosocial aspects of aging encountered by elderly clients.

7444 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan for APRNs

Prereq: Anatomy and physiology background comparable to: BIO 1050 and 1510; BIO 2870; NUR 2030; or equivs.

General physiology and pathologic principles for promoting health and treating disease across the lifespan. This course builds upon previous courses in anatomy and physiology and is a core competency that provides the basis for critical thinking in the role as an advanced practice nurse. Further, it provides an in-depth study of principles of advanced physiology and pathophysiology applicable across the lifespan, including enhancement of knowledge of human physiology of organ systems as well as the etiology, developmental considerations, pathogenesis, morphology, and clinical manifestations of common disease processes.

7515 End-of-Life Issues

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Physical, spiritual, legal, economic, political, cultural, and ethical issues at the end of life, examined as stories about individuals, families, and communities.

7555 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice

Open only to students admitted to MSN Program. Prereq: NUR 2060 or undergrad. pharmacy course; PTH 7500 or equiv.; written consent of advisor.

General pharmacotherapy; critical evaluation of drug therapy; critique and prescription of appropriate therapeutic regimens.

7605 Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing

Prereq: NUR 7555.

Focus on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic and neurologic medications used across the life span. Emphasis on efficacy of the medications, individualized selections, and titration of dosages.

7710 Theoretical Perspectives of Teaching in Nursing

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Theories of learning and teaching, critical thinking, value development, and psychomotor skill development as basis for teaching in nursing. Teaching methods in nursing for classroom and clinical practice.

7720 Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Development of educational program in nursing. Test construction, clinical and performance evaluation, and grading.

7730 Practice Teaching in Nursing

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Application experience in educational setting appropriate to student's needs and goals.

7840 Advanced Practice Nursing with Individuals/Communities

Prereq: NUR 7030 with grade of B or above; NUR 7555, PTH 7500; written consent of advisor. NUR 7840 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Opportunities for psychiatric nursing and community health nursing advanced practice students to integrate content about individuals and communities within cultural contexts.

7855 Advanced Practice Nursing with Groups

Prereq: NUR 7030 with grade of B or above; NUR 7555, PTH 7500; written consent of advisor. NUR 7855 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Opportunities for psychiatric nursing and community health nursing advanced practice students to integrate content about groups within cultural contexts.

7860 Advanced Practice Nursing with Families

Prereq: NUR 7030 with grade of B or above; NUR 7555, PTH 7500; written consent of advisor. NUR 7860 must be passed with grade of B or above to progress in MSN Program.

Opportunities for advanced practice psychiatric nursing and advanced practice community health nursing students to integrate content about families within cultural contexts.

7865 Foundations of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Prereq: admission to graduate program; written consent of advisor.

Philosophical, historical, physiological basis of CAM; use in advanced practice nursing.

7880 Infant/Family Mental Health Assessment

Prereq: ELE 7025 for students enrolled in dual title program; written consent of advisor. All other students must be enrolled in a graduate program.

Using a relationship-based model, assessments of infant and toddler socio-emotional development and parental health is emphasized. Interdisciplinary dialogue about the infant mental health perspective and the impact of culture.

7990 Directed Study in Nursing

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

Individually designed courses of study in nursing.

7998 Master's Research Project

Prereq: NUR 7010; written consent of advisor.

Scientific investigation of nursing phenomena using all steps of the research process; includes written report.

8011 Scientific Writing in Nursing

Prereq: RN, Admission to the Ph.D program in nursing.

Seminar to assist students in becoming more effective scientific writers in order to be successful nurse scholars and scientists. Students will conduct a mini-review of the literature related to a specific aspect of urban health. After identifying a precise statement to focus their review, students will synthesize the literature and write iterative drafts of their review.

8012 Philosophical Basis of Nursing

Prereq: RN, Admission to the Ph.D. Program in nursing.

Philosophical underpinnings of the nursing discipline in order to assist students in understanding the tripartite role of a Ph.D.-prepared nurse as scholar, scientist, and steward of the discipline. Students will explore the interaction of historical, theoretical, and philosophical contexts within which nursing science has developed, discuss the role each has played in the process of developing nursing as an academic research discipline, and examine these for congruence with contemporary thinking. Emphasis is on analyzing epistemological and ontological assumptions underlying the discipline, the science, and the practice of nursing. Debates arising from philosophy and the history of science and nursing inform discussions about the nature of science and nursing's past, present, and future directions in theory and knowledge development.

8014 Health Interventions

Prereq: Graduate status.

Evaluation of intervention research to create nursing knowledge to improve health outcomes for urban populations. Students will examine select intervention designs to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions related to their phenomenon of interest. The course also addresses important considerations of measurement, feasibility, fidelity, and data safety monitoring plans when conducting intervention research. Ethical concerns related to intervention research are discussed.

8020 Theoretically-Based Nursing Inquiry

Prereq: NUR 8012, and NUR 8040 or NUR 8060.

Synthesis and application of knowledge from theoretical and empirical literature to a phenomenon of interest. Assistance to students in translating philosophical and theoretical perspectives into research methodologies. Concept analysis and construction, theory development, and relationships among conceptual frameworks, theories, and empirical referents are critically analyzed. The course will enable students to develop or further explicate a theoretical framework to guide a study within an emerging program of research in urban health.

8040 Quantitative Research Methods

Prereq: graduate standing.

Non-experimental and experimental designs used in health-care research. Students will examine common threats to study validity and discuss methods to address these threats. Students also will develop the methods section of a quantitative proposal that addresses a researchable problem in nursing and health care.

8060 Qualitative Research Methods

Prereq: graduate standing.

Relevance of qualitative approaches to the advancement of knowledge and practice in nursing and healthcare. An overview of qualitative traditions will be covered. Sampling, measurement, data collection, data management, and analysis will be discussed relative to various qualitative approaches. Strategies to maintain data quality and integrity are also discussed.

8065 Health Economics and Policy Evaluation of Nursing Care for Vulnerable Populations

Prereq: NUR 8630 and FPH 7240, or equivs.

The intersection of vulnerable populations and their health care needs will be explored from a health economics and health policy approach. The course will promote discourse on the economic structure of the American health system as it relates to disparities. Further, it will explore the economic analytical evaluation of health care through current economic models of analysis for nursing care.

8070 Advanced Qualitative Methods

Prereq: NUR 8060 or equiv.; written consent of advisor.

Focuses on analysis and critique of various traditions within qualitative methods phenomenology, grounded theory, case study) and an in-depth examination of various methodological approaches and technical skill related to participant recruitment, ethical issues, data collection, data management and analysis, and interpretation of for qualitative methods. Students must have a data set for analysis, even if they are in the process of collecting data or receive permission to use a faculty members data set.

8210 Health Determinants & Disparities

Prereq: Graduate standing;.

Examination of multiple determinants of health and issues related to health disparities among vulnerable populations in urban environments. Course content addresses biophysiological, genetic, behavioral, cultural, environmental (social and physical), economic, and health policy factors that affect health and contribute to health disparities. It prepares students to generate questions of concern to health and health outcomes; and to collaborate in interdisciplinary research teams regarding determinants of health and health disparities.

8604 Health Analytics and Data Management

Prereq: graduate standing and written consent of instructor.

This course provides the student with a foundation to evaluate the psychometric properties of outcome measures; to evaluate group differences for clinical programs, quality/process improvement, or practice change projects; and to synthesize results across qualitative and quantitative studies.

8610 Statistical Analysis I

Prereq: graduate standing.

Application of selected univariate statistical procedures commonly used in nursing and health research. Topics will include descriptive and inferential statistics such as measures of central tendency and variability, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and correlation, analysis of covariance, analysis of frequency and nonparametric procedures. Emphasis is on the utilization and interpretation of basic univariate procedures applied in nursing and health research.

8612 Statistical Analysis II

Prereq graduate standing and NUR 8610.

Advanced multivariate statistical procedures. The course will cover a range of advanced quantitative techniques, such as discriminant analysis, logistic regression analysis: dichotomous response, logistic regression analysis: polytomous response, principle component analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis and survival analysis. The course also addresses statistical analysis for advanced quantitative designs such as analysis of variance for some unbalanced designs, analysis of variance for some fixed-, random-, and mixed-effects models, nested or hierarchical designs, multivariate repeated-measures analysis of variance and power analysis and sample size determination. An introduction to psychometric theory for instrument development also will be addressed.

8615 Informatics Innovations in Nursing

Prereq: admission to DNP program; written consent of advisor.

Development of understanding of concepts in health care informatics relevant to the advanced practice nurse.

8620 Foundations of Nursing as a Discipline

Prereq: admission to graduate program; written consent of instructor.

Critical examination of factors that have contributed to the development of the discipline of nursing.

8625 Evidence Based Nursing Practice: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

Prereq: admission to graduate program; written consent of advisor.

Scientific foundation for integration of evidence based knowledge into clinical practice.

8630 Conceptual Methodologies in Health Policy Leadership and Ethics

Prereq: RN student, admission to graduate program; written consent of advisor.

Basic understanding of health policy and ethical theories and practice, skills in policy development and analysis, joined with ethical analysis.

8635 Clinical Practice Outcomes: Evaluation and Benchmarking Methodologies

Prereq: RN student, admission to graduate program; written consent of advisor.

Foundational knowledge and skills necessary to measure clinical outcomes and quality in advanced clinical nursing practice.

8650 Advanced Professional Leadership

Prereq: graduate standing; written consent of advisor.

Preparation of advanced nurses and others to effectively transition into the role of leader and change agent.

8670 APN Specialty I: Foundations

Prereq: NUR 7030, NUR 7555; PTH 6860 or NUR 7200; PTH 7500 (or NUR 7205 and NUR 7203); coreq: NUR 8675; written consent of advisor.

Foundational knowledge and skills necessary to manage health care needs across the developmental spectrum, while providing the conceptual basis for advanced practice nursing (APN). Focus on refinement and further development of basic clinical diagnostic skills, including physical examination, diagnosis, management, interventions, and outcomes assessment.

8675 APN Specialty Clinical I: Foundations

Prereq: NUR 7030, NUR 7555; PTH 6860 or NUR 7200; PTH 7500 (or NUR 7205 and NUR 7203); coreq: NUR 8670; written consent of advisor.

Clinical (lab) component focuses on the continued application of specialty knowledge foundational to advanced practice nursing or nurse-midwifery. Strengthening and further development of the nurse practitioner/nurse-midwifery management model, roles of advanced practice nurses, and interventions to promote and/or restore health within each specialty area.

8680 APN Specialty II: Intermediate

Prereq: NUR 8675; coreq: NUR 8685; written consent of advisor.

Specialty seminar focuses on strengthening and further development of the application of the specialty knowledge of acute care, children, community, neonates, primary care, psychiatric and women's health within a broad social context. Students manage the care of clients in their designated specialty area while assessing for deviations from normal which may result in collaboration or referral. Development of the advanced practice role, provision of a supportive clinical practice environment, and examination of factors that contribute to the vulnerability of clients across the lifespan.

8685 APN Specialty Clinical II: Intermediate

Prereq: NUR 8670; coreq: NUR 8680; written consent of advisor.

Clinical (lab) component focuses on the continued application of specialty knowledge foundational to advanced practice nursing. Strengthening and further development of the nurse practitioner/nurse-midwifery management model, roles of advanced practice nurses, and interventions to promote and/or restore health within each specialty area.

8690 APN Specialty III: Advanced

Prereq: NUR 8680 and NUR 8685; coreq: NUR 8695; written consent of advisor.

Synthesis of an advanced practice nursing model for care across the developmental spectrum. Health promotion, development, and long-term care of vulnerable populations within a broad social context. Specialty seminar component focuses on strengthening and applying specialty knowledge of acute care, children, neonates, primary care, and women's health within a broad social context.

8695 APN Specialty Clinical III: Advanced

Prereq: NUR 8685; coreq: NUR 8690; written consent of advisor.

Students are to concentrate with hands on patient care in the role of a provider.

8895 Population Health for Nursing

Prereq: graduate standing, RN license, and written consent of instructor.

Introduction to the basic concepts of epidemiology as tools that will promote understanding of the complexity of local, national, and global healthcare systems. Emphasis is on the use of epidemiologic reasoning in deriving inferences about the etiology of health outcomes from population data and in guiding the design of health service programs. Discussion of behavioral and contextual factors that converge to impact the health of individuals, families, and communities in relationship to strategies that advanced practice nurses use to mitigate these factors. Students will be challenged to develop approaches for using epidemiology to influence, create, and lead change.

8990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor. Open only to doctoral students.

Individually designed courses in nursing for doctoral students whose needs and interests are not met in scheduled classes.

8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction

Prereq: NUR 7010; written consent of advisor.

9500 DNP Project Practicum I

Prereq: completion of all course work; completion of DNP preliminary exams; written consent of advisor.

Provides guided study to identify role components for the advanced practice nurse pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The student will begin exploration and identification of a specific practice topic area for the DNP Project. The scholarly practicum gives the student hands on experience in her/his chosen area of clinical inquiry.

9505 DNP Project Practicum II

Prereq: NUR 8625, NUR 9500 or equivalent; completion of DNP preliminary exams; written consent of advisor.

Requires the student to engage faculty, community and/or healthcare organization leaders for project proposal planning of an evidenced-based DNP Project based on the specific practice topic identified. The student must establish the state of the science upon which the DNP Project will be based.

9510 DNP Project Practicum II

Prereq: NUR 9500, NUR 9505 or equivalent; DNP Candidacy and written consent of advisor.

Builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the previous courses: DNP Project Practicum I and II. Students, working with their DNP Project Chair and relevant leaders, will implement their projects.

9520 Clinical Inquiry Project

Prereq: NUR 9500; completion of preliminary exams; written consent of advisor.

Builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the previous courses: DNP Project Practicum I, II and III. Provides the doctorate nursing practice student with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to analyze, synthesize and apply clinical inquiry knowledge and competencies through written and public presentation.

9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.

9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: NUR 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following NUR 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.

9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: NUR 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following NUR 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: NUR 9993 and approval of Ph.D. of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following NUR 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in NUR 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.