Courses

Core Requirements

 

IPE510 Interprofessional Educ: Exposure

This IPE introductory course provides exposure to learners early in their educational programs to engage in activities that offer knowledge based information, focused on “describing roles and responsibilities” and “demonstrating awareness of interprofessional (IP) communication and teamwork in the context of shared curricular topics required across health professions. An introductory level hybrid course of Inter-Professional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies and an end of course seminar for all students will be required. Prerequisite: Graduate Nursing, Public Health, Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, or Physician Assistant majors. (0 units; As Offered)

IPE510-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
09/07/2021 - Online

IPE520 Interprofessionl Educ: Immersion

This course will engage intermediate learners in their educational program together through their own programs activities that provide opportunities to continue to build upon IPE competencies and develop collaborative skills , knowledge and additudes. Programs will integrate multifaceted active teaching methods such as simulation, problem based learning, clinical practicum, community –based projects, service-learning, and other IPE activities. Pre- or Co- requisite: IPE 510. (0 units; Fall/Spring)

IPE520-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
01/25/2021 - Online
IPE520-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
09/07/2021 - Online

IPE530 Interprofessionl Educ: Competnce

This course prepares advanced learners to work collaboratively as appropriate, to assess, plan, provide care/intervention and make decisions to optimize client/patient, family, and community health outcomes and improve quality of care through a University wide IPE simulation. Students will draw upon previously learned knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to the four domains of IPE education to effectively apply leadership qualities that support collaborative practice, and team effectiveness through reflection and application. Pre- or Co- requisite: IPE 520. (0-1 unit; Spring)

IPE530-A
Herrera, Dayna L.
01/25/2021 - Online

NUR550 Nursing Science

Students examine the art and science of nursing as a guide for nursing practice at the Master's level. Sources of nursing knowledge, such as nursing theories, nursing science, paradigms, domains of nursing, and ways of knowing will be evaluated. Moral and ethical principles will be explored from a biblical worldview as they apply to the discipline and practice of graduate nursing. Ways to overcome perceived barriers to theoretical thinking will be presented and students will learn how to integrate theory with practice. Lecture: 2 units. (2 units; As offered)

NUR550-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
01/25/2021 W 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR550-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR550-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR555 Advanced Pathophysiology

Students examine complex physiologic processes essential to an understanding of disease. Disease management concepts are explored in relation to body systems. Age specific alterations are correlated with clinical and medical diagnostic findings to provide the student a basis for biomedical clinical decision-making, diagnostic reasoning, and pharmacotherapeutics. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units; As offered)

NUR555-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 T 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR555-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 T 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR555-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR558 Advanced Pharmacology

Students explore advanced, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacoeconomics across the life span. Emphasis will be placed on evidence- based research as a foundation for therapeutic regimens for selected classifications of medications. Characteristics such as age, ethnicity, culture, gender, genetics, and genomic factors when considering pharmacologic interventions. Current national guidelines, legal, and ethical principles will be explored and integrated. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units; As offered)

NUR558-A
Hollinghurst, Emily Ann
01/25/2021 W 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR558-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 T 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR558-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 T 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR559 Research and Scholarship

Students engage in a process of creative scholarly inquiry to generate, synthesize, and translate nursing knowledge. Emphasis is placed on critique of literature, problem identification, selection of appropriate methodologies, ethical procedures, and the dissemination of findings to improve health and transform health care. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units; As offered)

NUR559-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 T 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR559-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 T 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR559-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR560 Advanced Assessment

Students integrate advanced knowledge, skills, critical thinking, and clinical judgement to synthesize person-centered assessment data while formulating differential diagnoses. Students will determine a patient's current and ongoing health status, predict risks to health, and identify culturally sensitive health promoting activities utilizing evidence- based practice. This course incorporates weekly laboratory practicum for a total of 45 hours, to facilitate refinement of advance assessment competencies and documentation. Lecture: 3 units. Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units; As offered)

NUR560-A
Gay, Marcia A.
01/25/2021 W 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR560-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 T 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR560-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 T 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR560-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 T 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR560-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 T 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR562 Health Policy and Bioethics

Students examine the impact of health policy and principles of bioethics on complex health care systems, including: ethics, regulations and standards, use of health care technologies, improving equitable population health outcomes, interprofessional partnerships, and improving quality and safety while reducing cost. This course will support student acquisition of nursing expertise and assertion of political leadership through examination of ethical theory, patient centered care, cultivation of professional nursing identity, accountability, collaborative disposition and comportment reflective of nursing's characteristics, norms and values. Lecture: 3 units. (3 units; As offered)

NUR562-A
Oaks, Geneva
01/25/2021 T 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR562-B
Oaks, Geneva
01/25/2021 T 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR562-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 W 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR562-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR563 Population Hlth and Hlth Prmtion

Students examine individual, collective, environmental, and organizational factors that affect the health of human populations. Interventions for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention will be explored in the broader context of determinants of health to promote wellbeing of individuals and communities. May be repeated for credit. Lecture: 2 units. (2 units; As offered)

NUR563-A
Gage, Jeffrey Dean
01/25/2021 W 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR563-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR563-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR564 Applied Biostatistics

Students use descriptive and analytic approaches to examine the distribution of disease and current and emerging health trends in populations. Students will compare and contrast methods used in collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data in disease prevention for specific populations. Lecture: 2 units. (2 units; As offered)

NUR564-B
Carothers, Linn E.
01/25/2021 T 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR564-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/25/2021 T 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR564-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 W 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR565 Advanced Nursing Leadership

Students explore advanced nursing leadership principles, advanced nursing roles, and evidenced-based practice to create effective systems change. Students will examine the role of the masters-prepared nurse as a member and leader of the interprofessional team, communicating, collaborating, and consulting with other health care professionals. Lecture: 2 units. (2 units; As offered)

NUR565-A
Toro, Stacey N.
01/25/2021 W 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR565-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR565-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 W 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg

NUR578 Healthcare Informatics

This course will prepare the student to consult in the design and enhancement of information technology related to interactive, web-based systems in healthcare while they evaluate the ethical, legal, and cultural implications, including copyright, privacy, and confidentiality issues. Emphasis will be placed on emerging technologies as students analyze, design, implement, and evaluate information system technologies. Content will also include evaluation of impact of information technologies on clinical practice, education, administration, and research. (3 units; As offered)

NUR578-B
Rojas, Crystal L.
01/25/2021 - Online
NUR578-A
Rojas, Crystal L.
01/25/2021 - Online
NUR578-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 - Online

NUR597 Comprehensive Examination

This course guides the student through the process of synthesizing advanced nursing theoretical, practice, and research knowledge learned throughout the MSN program. Students will integrate the AACN's Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing into a professional portfolio and prepare for national certification. (2 units; As offered)

NUR597-D
Carter, Deborah L
01/25/2021 M 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR597-A
Chang, Sabrina Yap
01/25/2021 W 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR597-C
Dunkerley, Marion C.
01/25/2021 T 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR597-B
Dunkerley, Marion C.
01/25/2021 T 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
NUR597-C
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 W 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR597-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 W 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg
NUR597-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 T 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School of Nursing Bldg

 

Concentrations

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Informatics

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Gerontology (20 units)

NUR566 Clncl Nrs Spclst Adlt-Oldr AdltI

This course focuses on preparation of the student for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role in the care of the adult/older adult. Content areas to be emphasized include the CNS spheres of influence and sub-roles, evidence based strategies utilizing Systems and Change Theory, and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Prerequisite: NUR550, 555, 558, and 560. (2 units; As offered)

NUR566P Clinical Nurse Specialist Prac I

This course focus on application of theory to execute the CNS role in clinical settings with adults/older adults. The course will provides the opportunity for introduction to the Clinical Nurse Specialist role under the supervision of faculty and preceptor in order to explore CNS responsibilities, and development of novice competencies. Requires 90 hours of supervised clinical practice with a preceptor. Prerequisite: NUR 550, 555 and 558. Concurrent Requisite: NUR 566. (2 units; As offered)

NUR567 Clncl Nrs Splst Adlt-Oldr AdltII

This course continues the preparation of the student for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role in the care of the adult/older adult. The use of evidence-based strategies and interprofessional collaboration to enhance patient outcomes for the adult/older adult will be emphasized. Prerequisite: NUR 566 and 566P. (3 units; As offered)

NUR567P Clinical Nurse Specialist PracII

This course continues the application of theory to execute the CNS role in clinical settings with adults/older adults. The practicum provides opportunities for continued CNS role socialization, exploration of CNS responsibilities, and development of novice competencies. Requires 135 hours of supervised clinical practice with a preceptor. Prerequisite: NUR 566 and 566P. Concurrent Requisite: NUR 567. (3 units; As offered)

NUR568 Clncl Nrs Splst Adlt-Oldr AdlIII

This course continues the preparation of the student for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role in the care of the adult/older adult. Students will advocate for quality improvement, safety measures, and effective communication. The use of evidence-based strategies and interprofessional collaboration to enhance patient outcomes for the adult/older adult will continue to be emphasized. Prerequisite: NUR567 and 567P. (3 units; As offered)

NUR568P Clinical Nurse Speclist Prac III

This course allows the student to integrate theory in order to execute the CNS role in a clinical setting with adults/older adults. Students are provided with opportunities for continued CNS role socialization, exploration of CNS responsibilities, and development of novice competencies. Requires 135 hours of supervised clinical practice with a preceptor. Prerequisite: NUR 567 and 567P. Concurrent Requisite: NUR 568. (3 units; As offered)

NUR580 Clncl Nurse Spclst Practicum IV

This course includes continued study of the CNS role, competencies, and application of this knowledge and skills in a selected clinical practice area. Students will integrate the AACN’s essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing into a professional portfolio and prepare for national certification. Requires 180 hours of supervised clinical practice with a preceptor. Prerequisite: NUR 568 and 568P. (4 units; As offered)

 


  

Family Nurse Practitioner (24 units)

NUR569 Family Nurse Practitioner I

Students explore the role of the FNP, theoretical foundations of family theory, with a focus on the complexities of chronic adult health issues related to primary care. Emphasis is placed on developing culturally sensitive health assessment, interpretive diagnostic competencies, and management skills to reduce illness progression. Legal regulations and ethical practice guidelines will form a critical foundation for practice. Concurrent Requisite: NUR569P. (3 units; As offered)

NUR569-A
Hart-Kepler, Virginia L
01/25/2021 T 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

NUR569P Family Nurse Practitnr Prctcm I

The practicum experience focuses on application of theoretical and evidence-based foundations to develop the FNP role in culturally sensitive assessment, diagnostic reasoning, planning, management and education of patients with chronic conditions within the primary care setting. Requires 135 hours of supervised clinical practice with a preceptor. Concurrent Requisite: NUR 569. (3 units; As offered)

NUR569P-C
Capistrano, Cielito B.
01/25/2021 - Other Non-Site Locations OTHR
NUR569P-A
Gay, Marcia A.
01/25/2021 - Other Non-Site Locations OTHR
NUR569P-B
Whye, Monique V.
01/25/2021 - Other Non-Site Locations OTHR

NUR572 Family Nurse Practitioner II

NUR572P Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II

NUR574 Family Nurse Practitioner III

NUR574P Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum III

NUR576 Family Nurse Practitioner IV

NUR576P Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum IV

 


 

Healthcare Leadership (12 units)

NUR581 Healthcare Leadership I

This course integrates core competencies for nurse executives to prepare the student for a role in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management and interprofessional collaboration. Team coordination concepts including delegation, supervision, interdisciplinary care, group process, handling difficult people, and conflict resolution are explored. Principles of healthcare systems and organizations including unit level healthcare delivery/microsystems of care, complexity theory, and managing change theories are analyzed. Principles of quality management, risk reduction, patient safety, and care management with focus on evidence-based practice to improve client outcomes through clinical decision making, critical thinking, problem identification, and outcome measurement are analyzed. Concurrent Requisite: NUR 583. (4 units; As offered)

NUR583 Healthcare Leadership Prac I

Team coordination including delegation, supervision, interdisciplinary care, group process, handling difficult people, and conflict resolution are implemented in practice. The student participates in management of quality, reduction of risk, and safety of patients while focusing on evidence-based practice that improves client outcomes through clinical decision making, critical thinking, identification of problems, and measurement of outcomes. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 581. Clinical: 2 units. (2 units; As offered)

NUR585 Healthcare Leadership Prac II

This course provides practice in healthcare financing and socioeconomics related to managing the healthcare environment through strategic planning, budgeting, goal setting, quality indicator evaluation and financial planning in a healthcare setting. Students participate in program planning and budget preparation to impact client outcomes and improve quality. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 587. Clinical: 3 units. (3 units; As offered)

NUR587 Healthcare Leadership II

Healthcare financing and socioeconomics related to managing the healthcare environment are explored. Content includes nursing leadership responsibilities with strategic planning, budgeting, goal setting, quality indicators and financial planning in various healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on knowledge acquisition and application for enhancing nurse administrator skills with program planning and budget preparation. The impact of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, resource allocation, and healthcare technologies on client outcomes and strategies for quality improvement are analyzed. Prerequisites: NUR 581 and 583. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 585. (3 units; As offered)

 


 

Nurse Educator (14 units)

NUR582 Nursng Curriculm and Prg Dvlpmnt

This course analyzes selected teaching and learning models that are applicable to nursing education. Nursing theoretical perspectives with the nursing human becoming teaching-learning model is highlighted. Strategies for course development with didactic and practicum teaching are examined. Research relative to nursing education is reviewed and critiqued. Design of applied research methods to determine effectiveness of teaching strategies is incorporated. Selected university faculty and nurse education issues are also explored. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units; As offered)

NUR582-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
01/25/2021 T 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CBU Virtual OTHR

NUR584 Instr Stratgs for Nurse Eductrs

This course includes an analysis of educational leadership and the multiple roles of the nurse educator related to teaching, scholarship, service, and practice. A human becoming nursing theoretical perspectives and practical approaches supported by research in nursing and higher education literature, as well as the Christian educator’s role promoting faith integration, are addressed. Prerequisite: NUR 582. Lecture: 2 unit; Clinical: 2 unit. (4 units; As offered)

NUR584-A
Meyer, Rebecca L.
01/25/2021 T 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CBU Virtual OTHR
NUR584-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 M 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg ONLN

NUR586 Eval and Tstng for Nurse Eductrs

Theoretical approaches to educational assessment, the development and implementation of nursing curriculum, and student and program outcomes are addressed. The importance of a cohesive program philosophy, mission statement, conceptual framework, and program outcomes are emphasized. The course includes critical analysis of related topics based upon current research in nursing and higher education literature. Practicum hours include implementation of evaluation and testing strategies in healthcare education settings with emphasis on program improvement resulting from analysis of data related to program improvement indicators. Prerequisites: NUR 582 and 584. Lecture: 3 units; Clinical: 1 unit. (4 units; As offered)

NUR586-A
Carter, Deborah L
01/25/2021 M 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CBU Virtual OTHR
NUR586-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 M 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg OTHR
NUR586-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/07/2021 T 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Other Non-Site Locations OTHR

NUR588 MSN Clinical Practicum

This practicum course is designed for non-APRN direct care providers to expand clinical knowledge and proficiency in their current practice area. Under the direction of a nursing faculty member, students will be placed with a graduate prepared preceptor in the clinical setting. Students will provide direct patient care to patients, families and communities, collaborate with interprofessional teams, improve patient services, and implement evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes. Requires 90 hours of supervised clinical practice with a preceptor. (2 units; As offered)

NUR588-D
Perdue, Juliann
01/25/2021 T 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM CBU Virtual OTHR
NUR588-A
Coaston, Angela S.
01/25/2021 T 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM CBU Virtual OTHR
NUR588-B
Meyer, Rebecca L.
01/25/2021 T 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM CBU Virtual OTHR
NUR588-C
Carter, Deborah L
01/25/2021 T 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM CBU Virtual OTHR
NUR588-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/10/2021 W 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM School of Nursing Bldg OTHR

 


 

Nursing Informatics (16 units)

NUR590 Information and Knowledge Mgmt

Effectively managing health care data is essential to the practice of Nursing Informatics. In this course, students examine database systems including the concept of data modeling and techniques of data definition and data manipulation. Students explore concepts of information and knowledge management in the health care practice setting. Course assignments provide students with the opportunity to work efficiently in teams and build essential skills to execute database design. Through this course, students have the opportunity to advance nursing contribution to knowledge management in health care organizations and ultimately national health care policy. (3 units; As offered)

NUR591 Supporting Workflow Hlthcr Systm

Nurses are at the center of care coordination for patients, and informatics nurses are central to the design and development of information systems that support workflow in nursing practice. This course examines the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of electronic information systems in health care. Students compare, contrast, and critique methods of system design. Course assignments focus on workflow modeling in systems design, including assessment of current-state workflow and design of future-state workflow. Through this course, students have the opportunity to apply workflow design best practice to support the implementation and optimization of electronic health records. (3 units; As offered)

NUR592 Systm Design, Planning, and Eval

Health care policy, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009) and Meaningful Use demand that electronic documentation systems are interoperable, integrated, and effective. In this course, students explore the history, process, and methodology in evaluation of health care informatics. Through discussion of real-world practice that includes public health and community-based settings, students evaluate the impact of the implementation of information technology throughout the organization. Students create a plan for systems evaluation. Through individual applications, they build skills and confidence that support collaborative, interdisciplinary system evaluation plans to improve the effectiveness of care. Students participate in 1 unit theory and 2 units of 90 hour clinical practicum. (3 units; As offered)

NUR593 Project Management Hlthcr Technl

Healthcare information technology and the implementation of electronic health records are foundational practices critical for success in project management. In this course, students learn the theory of health information technology project management and apply it to real-world experiences. Using project management software, students create a project management plan and schedule, and they control and close tasks related to a health informatics project. Through team projects and individual applications, students build skills and confidence that support the implementation of healthcare information technology to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. (3 units; As offered)

NUR594 Healthcare Informatics Capstone

Students in this course apply the MSN curriculum experience by translating knowledge into practice through participation in professional activities and the development of a culminating project. Students apply theory, principles, and concepts related to their area of specialization in order to enhance nursing practice and promote positive social change. Lecture: 1 unit; Clinical 3 units. Prerequisites: NUR 578, 590, 591, and 592. Pre- or Co- Requisite: NUR 593. (4 units; As offered)

  

 

*Curriculum and program design subject to change