Department: Graduate/Post-BA Nursing Prog.

Code Name Description
NUR5001 Foundations for Teaching and Learning in Nursing Education This online course covers educational theory and teaching/learning strategies. There is an emphasis on diversity as well as learning styles. External issues and trends that impact nursing education will be explored to help prepare the nurse educator...
NUR5002 Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education This online course is designed to give the learner practical experience in curriculum and course design. The course addresses foundational topics such as program mission, philosophy, and organizational framework. In addition, program and course evalu...
NUR5003 Clincal Nursing Education Course focuses on developing educator skills to teach in a clincal setting. This includes developing appropriate patient and staff education materials. The course content aids the student in understanding interdisciplinary team approach from the educ...
NUR5004 Innovations in Nursing Education This online course provides the learner with practical experience in the application of innovative teaching strategies. Students apply and analyze the theories, competencies, and concepts of the two previous courses. Current issues and trends in heal...
NUR6000 Advanced Practice Roles in a Diverse Society The definitions of advanced practice nursing (APN) roles in community environments. Theoretical content includes ethics, multicultural population-focused care, community coordination strategies and interdisciplinary collaboration, critical thinking,...
NUR6005 Epidemiology A course on community health issues, research, and conceptual theoretical foundations that are utilized in the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in the community. Analysis of the factors that alter the course of disease...
NUR6010 Advanced Pathophysiology The exploration in depth of pathophysiological responses involved in processes affecting the body's optimal functioning. The ability to implement diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, and the integration of scientific concepts with psychosocial an...
NUR6015 Community/Public Health Policy and Program Planning The level of health for a community is related to the organization of its health care system. This course develops the knowledge and skills required to assess needs, and to plan and write grants for the funding of programs. Forces that shape the poli...
NUR6020 Advanced Nursing Research A broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry explored as a means to forward nursing research.
NUR6025 Applied Drug Therapies for the APRN Advanced knowledge of pharmacology integrated with the needs of the community served by the practitioner. A case-study method is utilized to support increased knowledge, development, and application. (3 credits)
NUR6026 Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan Facilitates the Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN (TCN-focused) through complex role of prescribing psychotropic medications to clients in differing settings. The application of evidence-based knowledge of psychopharmacological principles to treat speci...
NUR6030 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning This course expands upon health assessment skills and diagnostic reasoning concepts to determine the health status of clients across the life span. Focuses on the collection and interpretation of clinical data derived from the history and physical ex...
NUR6031 Advanced Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Lab Clinical lab for advanced practice nursing focusing on health history taking, examination techniques, diagnostic reasoning, and practicum readiness. Prerequisite(s): Admission into graduate nursing program
NUR6105 Health Care Informatics At the Graduate level, the course is taught from an evidence-based model of clinical practice and research, in addition to being an introduction to the issues and computer use in patient records and clinical practice.
NUR6110 Teaching Nursing in Cyberspace This course provides participants with experience in applying instructional design principles and concepts and evaluation strategies in the cyberspace environment. Students will experience then online classroom first hand and interact with peers and...
NUR6950 Human Resource Management An analysis of the roles of agencies, personnel, payers, and regulators in the delivery of health care. Human resource issues of recruitment, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, management budgeting, contract negotiations, staff developmen...
NUR6951 Agency Management Practicum Theories of management and health care systems in a community practice setting are applied to the role of the APN.
NUR6952 Analysis of Communities and Vulnerable Populations An examination of community structure and dynamics, including citizen participation, power, decision-making structures, and communication patterns that govern a community's functioning. The community dimensions of location, population, and social sys...
NUR6953 Community Analysis Practicum A course that studies and identifies a specific problem or content area within the scope of nursing practice or management in a selected community health care setting. Course activities include the in-depth assessment of the health needs, development...
NUR6954 Defined Option Seminar An area of special interest, such as home health, long term care, substance abuse, children with special needs, mental health, etc., is selected as the focus of this in-depth investigation and discussion.
NUR6955 Defined Option Practicum The area of special clinical interest defined in NUR 6954 is the setting for this contracted and preceptored clinical experience.
NUR6960 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Children Disease prevention, health promotion, and illnesses in children and adolescents are comprehensively analyzed for the individual and within the context of their family and community.
NUR6961 Practicum I Applied advanced practice nursing knowledge, reasoning, and intervention skills for the prevention of disease, health promotion, and illness appropriate to children, their families, and community are developed within this laboratory and clinical expe...
NUR6962 Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Women Disease prevention, health promotion, and illnesses in women are comprehensively analyzed for the individual and within the context of their family and community.
NUR6963 Practicum II Disease prevention, health promotion, and illnesses in children and adolescents are comprehensively analyzed for the individual and within the context of their family and community.
NUR6964 Episodic Conditions in Primary Care Acute and episodic conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting are comprehensively analyzed with emphasis on adult and older adult clients in context of family and community. Evidence based practice and culturally relevant care are in...
NUR6965 Practicum III Advanced practice nursing knowledge, reasoning, and intervention skills for the prevention of disease, health promotion, and illness appropriate to the adult, their families, and community are developed within this laboratory and clinical experience....
NUR6966 Chronic Conditions in Primary Care Chronic conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting are comprehensively analyzed with emphasis on adult and older adult clients in context of family and community. Evidence based practice and culturally relevant care are included.
NUR6967 Practicum IV: Primary Care of the Geriatric Adult Advanced practice knowledge, reasoning, and intervention skills for the prevention of disease, health promotion, and illness appropriate to the older adult, their families, and community are developed within this laboratory and clinical experience.
NUR6969 Practicum V This elective is designed to advanced practice nursing knowledge, reasoning, and intervention skills for the prevention of disease, health promotion, and treatment of illness of family practice to include adults, children, or geriatric adults.
NUR6970 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I Facilitates the Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN for the complex role of providing mental health care and crisis intervention to adults/geriatric adults of differing social, economic, and cultural backgrounds within a recovery framework. Cultural asses...
NUR6971 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I Practicum Facilitates the Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN for the complex role of providing mental health care and crisis intervention to adults/geriatric adults of differing social, economic, and cultural backgrounds within a recovery framework. Cultural asses...
NUR6972 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II Facilitates the Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN for the complex role of providing mental health nursing care and crisis intervention to children, adolescents and families of differing social, economic, and cultural backgrounds within a recovery framew...
NUR6973 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II Practicum Practicum II facilitates the Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN student in the complex role of providing mental health nursing care and crisis intervention to children, adolescents and families of differing social, economic, and cultural backgrounds with...
NUR6974 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III Facilitates Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN student in the complex role of providing recovery-focused, mental health nursing care to clients with chronic, and complex psychiatric needs of differing social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Emphasis...
NUR6975 Advanced Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III Practicum Practicum III facilitates Psychiatric/Mental Health APRN student for the complex role of providing recovery focused mental health care to clients with chronic and complex psychiatric needs of differing social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Emph...
NUR6980 Fundamentals of Acute Care I This evidence based course investigates the evaluation and management of adult and gerontologic populations experiencing acute and critical illnesses, including disease classification, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, assessment a...
NUR6982 Advanced Clinical Diagnostics and Technology This didactic and Sim Lab course focuses on critical care diagnostics and management technologies to include ABG analysis and ventilation management, cardioverision and pacing, lab, radiology and CT interpretation. Emphasis is on performance of a com...
NUR6983 Fundamentals of Acute Care II This evidence-based course investigates the evaluation and management of adult and gerontologic populations experiencing acute and critical illnesses, including disease classification, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, assessment a...
NUR6984 A-GACNP Practicum I This first practicum course will explore and apply the Adult-Gerontological ACNP role within the infrastructure of American Health Care. The focus will be on the development of ACNP competencies and clinical decision making. Discussions will include...
NUR6985 Advanced Practice Acute Care III This third evidence based course investigates the evaluation & management of adult & gerontologic populations experiencing acute and critical illnesses, including disease classification, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, assessment...
NUR6986 A-GACNP Practicum II This second practicum course will explore the expansion and development of ACNP clinical competencies and clinical decision making. Clinical experiences will explore governmental, social and clinical resources to manage the acutely ill populations. T...
NUR6987 A-GACNP Practicum III The third practicum course will solidify the ACNP role with the expansion of advanced clinical competencies and clinical decision making. Clinical experiences will focus and substantiate the utility of comprehensive patient assessment, management and...
NUR7000 Professional Paper/Project Proposal This course is a rigourous culminating scholarly endeavor in which the student will integrate theoretical knowledge, clinical experience, and research in a faculty-guided project proposal.
NUR8000 Evidence Based Practice for Advanced Nursing This course provides learners with the theoretical and practical foundation for evidence based practice with an emphasis on evidence based conceptual models, refining skills in searching and critiquing the literature for application to practice chang...
NUR8010 Leadership and Systems Management In this course the doctoral student will prepare to assume complex and advanced leadership roles to guide change as a practitioner, clinical executive, educator, clinical scientist, and clinical scholar, among others.
NUR8020 Informatics and Technology for Advanced Practice In this course the doctoral student will acquire competencies in using technology systems that capture data on variables for the evaluation of health care, integrating appropriate technologies to translate evolving technical and scientific informatio...
NUR8030 Optimizing Quality in Health Care Systems In this course the doctoral student will acquire competencies to continuously improve the quality of systems practices focusing on day-to-day responsibilities and realities of guiding change. The student will evaluate the impact of access, cost, qual...
NUR8040 Business and Finance Essentials for the DNP The student will develop knowledge and skills towards the DNP essentials regarding organizational leadership and systems thinking. The topics of health care economics and the business of practice will be examined. Economic concepts and tools will be...
NUR8050 Development and Implementation of Health Care Policy In this course the DNP student will develop knowledge, skills and tools towards the DNP terminal competencies related to policy, policy development, and change to maintain high quality care while remaining accessible and using scarce resources wisely...
NUR8060 Essential Competencies for Nurse Educators In this course the doctoral student will acquire competencies to fulfill the leadership role as a nurse educator and/or to fulfill education planning responsibilities in relation to continuous quality improvement programs and translating new knowledg...
NUR8070 Scholarly Writing and Writing for Publication This course is designed to introduce students to scholarly writing and dissemination for clinicians. The four areas of scholarly writing covered will be argument, evidence, paragraphs, and academic voice. The course provides students with practical i...
NUR8080 Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice This course is designed to provide the foundation for applying and implementing research by exploring the nature of inquiry and evaluating designs, methods, and measurements of evidence. Topics of validity, reliability, generalizability, rigor, and t...
NUR9010 Doctoral Project I: Development In this course the DNP student will refine and make preparations for implementation of the project proposal at a practice site within their state of licensure. The final project proposal will be submitted to the HPU IRB and the research review proces...
NUR9020 Doctoral Project II: Implementation In this course, the DNP student will refine and make preparations for implementation of the project proposal at the practice site within their state of licensure. The final project proposal will be submitted to the HPU IRB and the research review pro...
NUR9030 Doctoral Project III: Data Analysis and Dissemination Under the guidance of their academic and external advisors, the doctoral student will analyze the results of their selected project by analyzing data, evaluating project outcomes, and disseminating results within the organization, the university, and...