NURS 600 – Theoretical Development of Nursing Science 3 sem. hrs.
NURS 605 – Epi Methods for Health Promotion 2 sem. hrs.
This course explores the development of nursing knowledge, theory and their relationship to nursing education, practice and research. A historical overview of concept and theory development in nursing and related disciplines is explored as well as the process of critiquing, evaluating, and utilizing nursing theories. Students will examine the relationship between the components of theory and the role that theory plays in research, practice and education. Projections for the future of theory development in nursing are also discussed.
NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.
This course explores the determinants and distribution of health and illness and the application of statistical and epidemiological principles to advanced nursing practice and health care delivery. The natural history of common diseases and conditions and the relationship of disease states to levels of prevention are emphasized. Levels of prevention, screening tests, diagnostic tests, guideline uses, and evidence-based care are explored. Ethical and legal aspects of epidemiology as well as related health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention as a basis for clinical decision-making are examined.
NURS 615 – Sem in Adv Clinical Specialty 2 sem. hrs.
This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.
NURS 630 – Assess, Meas & Eval in Nursing Educ 2 sem. hrs.
This course includes didactic content to expand knowledge of procedures, skills and clinical reasoning related to acute and chronic health conditions in one of the following areas: pediatric, women’s health/maternity or adult health. Collaborative skills and the importance of interprofessional team development as well as the application of content to the nurse educator role are emphasized.
This course explores evidence-based assessment and evaluation practices and the use of a variety of tools and strategies, including information technology to assess and evaluate learning. Students will develop appropriate formative and summative assessment techniques that address intended learning outcomes and promote learning.