NUR 2710 - Pathopharmacology

Prerequisite: Confirmed Placement Request, or accepted Level 1 Nursing Application.

This course applies pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts to the understanding of alterations in body processes leading to disease and disorders. Major drug classes and principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are presented with specific application to nursing care guided by the nursing process.

Credit: 4


NUR 2720 - Foundations of Professional Nursing

Prerequisite: Confirmed Placement Request, or accepted Level 1 Nursing Application.

This course introduces students to the values, knowledge, and skills essential for safe, evidence-based professional nursing practice. The theoretical foundations of basic nursing practice are presented. An introduction to the nursing process provides a decision-making framework to assist students in developing critical thinking and beginning priority-setting skills.

Credit: 3


NUR 2721 - Foundations of Professional Nursing Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: Confirmed Placement Request, or accepted Level 1 Nursing Application.

This course engages students in the application of theory and knowledge to the technical and clinical decision-making skills that are essential for safe, evidence-based professional nursing practice. Clinical and experiential learning laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply foundational nursing concepts to the care of adults in a variety of settings.

Credit: 3


NUR 2730 - Health Assessment and Promotion

Prerequisite: Confirmed Placement Request, or accepted Level 1 Nursing Application.

This course introduces the student to therapeutic communication techniques, health history interview skills, and physical assessment skills as well as the principles of health teaching and health promotion in consideration of the individual's physical, psychological, developmental, cultural, spiritual, and social needs.

Credit: 3


NUR 2731 - Health Assessment and Promotion Lab

Prerequisite: Confirmed Placement Request, or accepted Level 1 Nursing Application.

This course provides an opportunity for students to apply health history interviewing skills and physical assessment skills in an experiential learning laboratory setting. The student will have the opportunity to apply principles of health teaching and health promotion with nursing and development theories in a community service-learning project.

Credit: 2


NUR 2740 - Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: Confirmed Placement Request, or accepted Level 1 Nursing Application.

This course is designed for the LPN/LVN, hospital military corpsman (HM), or associate degree RN. It facilitates the transition to baccalaureate level nursing through collegial exploration of the practice of nursing in today’s healthcare system. Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues, management and leadership concepts, and legal/ethical issues.

Credit: 3


NUR 2741 - Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: Confirmed Placement Request, or accepted Level 1 Nursing Application.

This laboratory course is designed for the LPN/LVN, hospitality military corpsman (HM), or associate degree RN. It facilitates transition to baccalaureate level nursing by providing opportunity for students to advance their nursing theory and skills in an experiential learning laboratory setting. Students receive individualized learning plans specific to their needs.

Credit: 1


NUR 2930 - Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: NUR 2300, 2301, 2950, 2951, 2960/2961 or 2963, 2970, and 2971. (Must have a grade of C or higher.);

A course that emphasizes the alterations of processes that affect the body’s dynamic integration as interpreted by cultural health beliefs and values and uses a conceptual approach based on Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns.

Credit: 3


NUR 3025 - Sexuality in Health & Society

Prerequisite:  Any WC&IL II course.

This course explores advanced understandings of human sexuality through a multi-disciplinary approach combining pedagogies, students, and faculty from different departments in the College of Heath and Society.  Concentrations will include: 1) bio-medical sexuality: sexual and reproductive health and disease, anatomy, and physiology; 2) psychosexual development: relationships, marriage and family systems, sexual dysfunction, and trauma; 3) sexuality education and other organizational efforts that impact sexual behavior and health; and 4) sociopolitical issues: sexuality education and historical, legal, political, social, and ethical issues impacting sexuality.

Credit: 3


NUR 3550 - Crime Scene Investigation: Theories and Practices

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in any WC&IL II course.

The study of academic theories underlying crime scene investigations and of practical applications of these theories. Topics include historical origins, principles underlying such investigations, and real-life studies of crimes such as homicide, arson, identity theft, white-collar crime, and terrorist attacks.

Credit: 3


NUR 3710 - Leadership through Evidence-Based Practice & Research

Prerequisite: NUR 2720, 2721, 2730, 2731, 2710.

The focus of this course is on the development of professional nursing skills in leadership, management, research, and evidence-based practice. Content prepares student nurses to find and critically appraise research evidence and identity evidence-based practice models for the translation of knowledge into practice. Leadership theory and management skills necessary for the advancement of quality patient care will be emphasized.

Credit: 3


NUR 3720 - Comprehensive Nursing Care I

Prerequisite: NUR 2720, 2721, 2730, 2731, 2710.

A nursing process framework is applied to the evidence-based, patient-centered care of adult patients with perioperative stressors and/or acute and chronic respiratory, cardiac, integumentary, musculoskeletal, and oncological alterations in health. Students advance their clinical decision-making skills by integrating new knowledge with prior learning of foundational nursing concepts and skills.

Credit: 3


NUR 3721 - Comprehensive Nursing Care I Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 2720, 2721, 2730, 2731, 2710.

This course engages students in the application of theory and evidence-based knowledge to technical and clinical decision-making skills essential for professional nursing practice. Clinical and experiential learning laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to the care of adult patients with health alteration in a variety of settings.

Credit: 4


NUR 3730 - Mental Health Nursing

Prerequisite: NUR2720, 2721, 27300, 2731, 2710.

This course focuses on the care of patients experiencing cognitive, mental, and behavioral disorders. A nursing-process framework is applied to the evidence-based, patient-centered care of patients facing emotional and psychological stressors as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals and families.

Credit: 3


NUR 3731 - Mental Health Nursing Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 2720, 2721, 2730, 2731, 2710

This course engages students in the application of theory and evidence-based knowledge to the clinical decision-making and care of patients experiencing cognitive, mental, and behavioral disorder. Clinical and experiential learning laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply concepts of mental health nursing care to patients facing emotional and psychological stressors.

Credit: 2


NUR 3740 - Comprehensive Nursing Care II

Prerequisite: NUR 3720, 3721, 3730, 3731, 3710.

A nursing-process framework is applied to the evidence-based, patient-centered care of adult patients with neurologic, sensory, gastrointestinal, renal, reproductive, endocrine, immune/connective tissue, and oncological alterations in health. Students develop clinical reasoning skill by integrating new knowledge with prior learning of comprehensive nursing concepts.

Credit: 3


NUR 3741 - Comprehensive Nursing Care II Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 3720, 3721, 3730, 3731, 3710.

This course engages students in the application of theory and evidence-based knowledge to technical and clinical-reasoning skills essential for professional nursing practice. Clinical and experiential learning laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to the care of adult patients with health alterations in a variety of settings.

Credit: 4


NUR 3750 - Child and Family Health

Prerequisite: NUR 3720, 3721, 3730, 3731, 3710.

This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of children using a nursing process framework. Emphasis is placed on normal growth and development, family dynamics, common pediatric disorders, and the promotion of healthy behaviors. Building on prior learning, students develop clinical reasoning skill in evidence-based pediatric care.

Credit: 3


NUR 3751 - Child and Family Health Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 3720, 3721, 3730, 3731, 3710.

This course engages in the application of theory and evidence-based knowledge to the technical and clinical reasoning skills essential for pediatric nursing practice. Clinical and experiential learning laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply a family-centered approach to the care of healthy children as well as those with health alterations.

Credit: 3


NUR 3760 - Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Prerequisite: NUR 3720, 3721, 3730, 3731, 3710.

This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of mothers and newborns using a nursing-process framework. Emphasis is placed on normal and high-risk pregnancies, family dynamics, and the promotion of healthy behaviors. Building on prior learning, students develop clinical-reasoning skill in evidence-based maternal-newborn care.

Credit: 2


NUR 3761 - Maternal-Newborn Nursing Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 3720, 3721, 3730, 3731, 3710.

This course engages students in the application of theory and evidence-based knowledge to technical and clinical reasoning skills essential for maternal-newborn nursing practice. Clinical and experiential learning-laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to the care of healthy mothers and newborns as well as those with health alterations.

Credit: 1


NUR 3900 - Leadership and Management in Nursing

Prerequisite: ECON 2010 or 2015; NUR 3964^, 3965^, 3970, 3971, 3980, 3981, 3985, and 3986. (*Must have a grade of C or higher; ^can be taken concurrently.)

A course that provides practical assistance to the future nurse manager in the development of effective leadership and management skills in order to assure the best possible environment for the provision of high-quality care.

Credit: 2


NUR 3930 - Complementary Healing Methods

Prerequisite: any WC&IL II course.

A nursing elective. The course provides a forum for the critical exploration of alternative methods of treatment and healing body, mind, and spirit. Emphasizes the integration of alternative methods with currently-accepted healing modalities.

Credit: 3


NUR 3943 - Transcultural Nursing

Prerequisite: NUR 2950, 2951, 2970, and 2971.

This course serves as an introduction to the application of the concepts and process of nursing in a transcultural and global context. Students will apply transcultural nursing theory in order to study and establish transcultural rapport and communication with a selected population.

Credit: 3


NUR 3944 - Transcultural Nursing: People of Hawai‘i

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

The study of transcultural nursing as a formal area of practice. Content includes theoretical perspectives, concepts, and practices as well as different beliefs and health practices within Hawai‘i. The goal is to improve health outcomes and the quality of health care to diverse cultures through the development of cultural competency.

Credit: 3


NUR 3945 - Theoretical Foundations of Transcultural Nursing

Prerequisite: NUR 2950 and 2951.

A study of transcultural nursing theory and culture care models that have been developed internationally. The purpose of this course is to learn how transcultural nursing theory can be used with a variety of models to provide culturally-competent nursing care to a diverse clientele.

Credit: 1


NUR 3952 - Gerontologic Nursing

Prerequisite: BIOL 2040; CHEM 2030; NUR 2300, 2301, 2930, 2950, 2951, 2960/2961 or 2963, 2970, and 2971 (*Must have a grade of C or higher; ^ may be taken concurrently.) Co-requisite: NUR 3953.

Presents mental, physical, and emotional health as related to normal aging and lifestyle decisions throughout adulthood. It considers the adult in the family context, emphasizing principles of healthy aging. A clinical component (NUR 3953) must be taken concurrently.

Credit: 1


NUR 3953 - Gerontologic Nursing Laboratory

Prerequisite: BIOL 2040; CHEM 2030; NUR 2300, 2301, 2930, 2950, 2951, 2960/2961 or 2963, 2970, and 2971 (*Must have a grade of C or higher; ^ may be taken concurrently.) Co-requisite: NUR 3952.

Clinical component for NUR 3952.

Credit: 2


NUR 3957 - Interventions lab

Prerequisite: NUR 3962/3963, NUR 3980/3981, NUR 3985/3986; Co-requisite: NUR 3964/3965.

Interventional labs are provided to assist students to learn and practice the skills and procedures used in everyday nursing practice with accuracy and increasing speed and confidence in a mock-hospital environment. These courses are intended to provide an opportunity to integrate theory, clinical judgment, and technical skills prior to their application in the clinical setting, and thereby assist the student in transitioning from the classroom to the clinical setting.

Credit: 1


NUR 3962 - Adult Health Care I

Prerequisite: BIOL 2040; CHEM 2030; NUR 2300, 2301, 2930, 2950, 2951, 2960/2961 or 2963, 2970, and 2971, 3952^, and 3953^. (*Must have a grade of C or higher; ^may be taken concurrently.) Co-requisite: NUR 3963.

Introduction to medical/surgical nursing. Focuses on nursing care of adults in an acute illness crisis and at risk for chronic illness. A clinical component (NUR 3963) must be taken concurrently.

Credit: 3


NUR 3963 - Adult Health Care I Laboratory

Prerequisite: BIOL 2040; CHEM 2030; NUR 2300, 2301, 2930, 2950, 2951, 2960/2961 or 2963, 2970, and 2971, 3952^, and 3953^. (*Must have a grade of C or higher; ^may be taken concurrently.) Co-requisite: NUR 3962.

Clinical Component for NUR 3962.

Credit: 3


NUR 3964 - Adult Health Care II

Prerequisite: NUR 3970, 3971, 3980, 3981, 3985, and 3986 (*Must have a grade of C or higher; ^may be taken concurrently.) Co-requisite: NUR 3965.

Nursing care of adults in their generative and productive years, in acute illness crisis, and at risk for chronic illness. A clinical component (NUR 3965) must be taken concurrently.

Credit: 3


NUR 3965 - Adult Health Care II Laboratory

Prerequisite: NUR 3970, 3971, 3980, 3981, 3985, and 3986 (*Must have a grade of C or higher; ^may be taken concurrently.) Co-requisite: NUR 3964.

Clinical Component for NUR 3964.

Credit: 4


NUR 3970 - Altered Mental Health Patterns

Prerequisite: NUR 2930, 3952, 3953, 3962, 3963, and PSY 3600. (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 3971.

An examination of the conceptual base, principles, and practice of mental health and psychiatric nursing across the life span in a holistic approach. Nursing modalities include: psychotropic medications, milieu therapy, crisis intervention, and therapeutic communication skills within the acute psychiatric hospital setting. Individual and family coping with acute mental health alterations are explored. A clinical component (NUR 3970) must be taken concurrently.

Credit: 3


NUR 3971 - Altered Mental Health Patterns Laboratory

Prerequisite: NUR 2930, 3952, 3953, 3962, 3963, and PSY 3600. (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 3970.

Clinical component for NUR 3970.

Credit: 2


NUR 3972 - Introduction of Forensic Science

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in any WC&IL II course; PSY 1000. (Must have a grade of C- or higher.)

This course is an overview of forensic health sciences. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine victims and perpetrators of trauma and/or abuse. The role of the provider is also explored. Forensic photography, injury patterns, and evidence collection and preservations are also included.

Credit: 3


NUR 3973 - Criminalistics and the Investigation of Injury and Death

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in any WC&IL II course; PSY 1000. (Must have a grade of C- or higher.)

Developing empirical knowledge in forensics related to the investigation of injury and death. Specialized topics in forensic pathology and clinical practice will be discussed.

Credit: 3


NUR 3974 - Forensic Science Experiential Learning

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in any WC&IL II course; NUR/CJ 3550, and NUR3973.

This capstone course is arranged to expand clinical application of theory content in forensic science. Clinical sites will be arranged with the coroner’s office, emergency rooms, crime investigation units, prisons, or other clinical settings to support students’ goals.

Credit: 3


NUR 3980 - Childbearing Family

Prerequisite: NUR 2930, 3952, 3953, 3962, and 3963. (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 3981.

A focus on childbearing families. The course addresses physical, psychosocial, cultural/spiritual, and developmental needs related to pregnancy, birth, and care of the postpartum woman and newborn. A clinical component (NUR 3981) must be taken concurrently.

Credit: 2


NUR 3981 - Childbearing Family Laboratory

Prerequisite: NUR 2930, 3952, 3953, 3962, and 3963. (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 3980.

Clinical component for NUR 3980.

Credit: 1 to 2


NUR 3985 - Child and Family Health

Prerequisite: NUR 2930, 3952, 3953, 3962, and 3963. (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 3986.

This course addresses normal growth and development, developmental variations, and family structure. This course provides the theoretical basis for NUR 3986, where knowledge and skills are applied. A concepts-based approach to learning enables the student to apply knowledge in a variety of pediatric settings and develop critical-thinking skills inherently necessary for the care of children and their families. The ability to apply previously learned concepts to new situations is critical in pediatric nursing.

Credit: 3


NUR 3986 - Child and Family Health Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 2930, 3952, 3953, 3962, and 3963. (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 3985.

Clinical component for NUR 3985.

Credit: 1


NUR 3999 - Special Topics in Nursing

Prerequisite: BIOL 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2040, 2041, CHEM 2030, MATH 1123, WRI 1200.

This special topics course will be available to address special topics in nursing. The title, content and prerequisites for this course will vary with instructor and need in the undergraduate nursing program. The course may be repeated when the title and content have changed.

Credit: 1 to 3


NUR 4700 - Research Proposal Development

Prerequisite: MATH 1123, NUR 3964^, 3965^, 3970, 3971, 3980, 3981, 3985, 3986. (*Must have a grade of C or higher, ^can be taken concurrently.)

Reflective nursing practice and education pose questions that challenge students to examine human responses, healing, and management of care. Students progress systematically through the scientific inquiry process in order to develop a nursing research proposal.

Credit: 3


NUR 4710 - Gerontology

Prerequisite: NUR 3740, 3741, 3750, 3751, 3760, 3761.

This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care as they relate to older adult patients with unique physiological and psychosocial needs. Emphasis is placed on promoting health aging and retaining functional ability. Students integrate comprehensive nursing concepts to the management of care for patients with gerontology needs.

Credit: 3


NUR 4711 - Nurse Readiness for Practice

Prerequisite: Completion of semester 3 of the nursing program.

This laboratory course facilitates the graduating BSN student’s entry into the registered nursing profession. Includes application of the professional, legal/ethical, and leadership responsibilities of nursing practice in simulated learning activities as well as preparation and practice for NCLEX-RN licensure, resume writing, and interview techniques.

Credit: 1


NUR 4770 - Comprehensive Nursing Care III

Prerequisite: NUR 3740, 3741, 3750, 3751, 3760, 3761.

This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care as they relate to adult patients with complex, multisystem alterations in health. Students develop clinical reasoning skill by integrating new knowledge with prior learning of comprehensive nursing concepts in the management of care for patients with multiple needs.

Credit: 3


NUR 4771 - Comprehensive Nursing Care III Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 3740, 3741, 3750, 3751, 3760, 3761.

This course engages students in the application of theory and evidence-based knowledge to the clinical reasoning skills essential for professional nursing practice. Clinical and experiential learning-laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to the complex care management of adult patients with health alterations in a variety of settings.

Credit: 4


NUR 4780 - Community Health Nursing

Prerequisite: NUR 3740, 3741, 3750, 3751, 3760, 3761.

The course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care for individuals, families, vulnerable aggregates, communities, and populations. Principles and practices of community health are discussed. Emphasis is placed on assessing factors that influence the health of populations and the delivery of health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

Credit: 3


NUR 4781 - Community Health Nursing Clinical/Lab

Prerequisite: NUR 3740, 3741, 3750, 3751, 3760, 3761.

This course engages students in the application of theory and evidence-based knowledge to the clinical-reasoning skills essential to community nursing. Clinical and experiential learning-laboratory activities provide opportunity to apply advanced concepts of health promotion to the management of care for individuals, families, vulnerable aggregates, communities, and populations.

Credit: 3


NUR 4950 - Comprehensive Health Care

Prerequisite: NUR 3964, 3965, 3900, and 4700 (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 4951.

NUR 4950 Comprehensive Health Care facilitates the student’s understanding the higher level of patient care in acute and post-acute settings. It encompasses application of the physiologic, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural aspects of nursing care. NUR 4950 is the didactic portion of NUR 4951, and both must be taken concurrently.

Credit: 2


NUR 4951 - Comprehensive Health Care Laboratory

Prerequisite: NUR 3964, 3965, 3900, and 4700. (*Must have a grade of C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 4950.

NUR 4951 is a clinical component of NUR 4950 and must be taken concurrently with NUR 4950.

Credit: 4


NUR 4960 - Developing a Healthy Community

Prerequisite: NUR 3964, 3965, 3900, and 4700. (*Must have a C or higher.) Co-requisite: NUR 4961.

A focus on the community as client. Students use the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health services given to marginally functional families and other vulnerable aggregates within the community. A clinical component (NUR 4961) must be taken concurrently.

Capstone course.

Credit: 2


NUR 4961 - Developing a Healthy Community Laboratory

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 4 Nursing requirements or Department approval; Co-requisite: NUR 4960.

Clinical component for NUR 4960.

Credit: 3


NUR 5001 - 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 to address educational issues both in a clinical and academic setting.

Credit: 3


NUR 5002 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education

Prerequisite: NUR 5001.

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 evaluation are explored.

Credit: 3


NUR 5003 - Clinical Nursing Education

Prerequisite: NUR 5001, NUR 5002.

Course focuses on developing educator skills to teach in a clinical setting. This includes developing appropriate patient and staff education materials. The course content aids the student in understanding interdisciplinary team approach from the educator’s perspective and developing skills to teach students in the clinical setting.

Credit: 3


NUR 5004 - Innovations in Nursing Education

Prerequisite: NUR 5001, NUR 5002.

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 health care and nursing are also explored.

Credit: 3


NUR 6000 - Advanced Practice Roles in a Diverse Society

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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, problem solving, creativity, and leadership. Roles of the nurse as case manager, administrator, educator, researcher, consultant, and practitioner are explored. Communication issues including assertive behavior, conflict resolution, and the dynamics of change are examined.

Credit: 3


NUR 6005 - Epidemiology

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

Community health issues, research, and conceptual theoretical foundations are utilized in the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in the community. Analysis of factors that alter the course of disease and health problems is addressed.

Credit: 2


NUR 6010 - Advanced Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

The student will explore selected complex topics in pathophysiology involved in processes affecting the body’s optimal functioning. Students will enhance their abilities to implement diagnostic reasoning, critical thinking, and the integration of scientific knowledge with the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of the human condition across the lifespan. Students will incorporate current health care practice into their learning using an evidence-based research approach, including use of online access to the most current information.

Credit: 3


NUR 6015 - Community/Public Health Policy and Program Planning

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

This course analyzes the relationships between health policy, the organization of U.S. health care systems, and the health status of culturally diverse communities. Health care policy issues and trends, population-based community-needs assessment and analysis, program planning, and grant writing are examined. Emphasis is placed on the role of the advanced practice nurse in influencing policy decisions.

Credit: 3


NUR 6020 - Advanced Nursing Research

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

As part of the core curriculum, this course explores a broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry. These methods of inquiry are used to encourage the student to investigate nursing phenomena and incorporate research into advanced clinical nursing practice.

Credit: 3


NUR 6025 - Applied Drug Therapies for the APRN

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

This course is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses for prescribing drugs within the scope of their practice. Basic and advanced pharmacological principles and pharmacological actions of major drug classes will be discussed and explored in relation to physiologic systems. A focus on application of these agents to the individuals, families, and communities will be developed by the learner.

Credit: 3


NUR 6030 - Advanced Physical Assessment

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

This course will give the graduate student an opportunity to practice and advance their physical assessment skills by performing complete health assessments. Skills are taught and practiced on a class partner via the body-systems approach with weekly integration of previous skills. Students will take complete histories and provide comprehensive documentation of the history and physical assessment obtained on lab partners or persons brought in from the outside. Specialized skills and techniques will be incorporated into the learning specific to pediatrics, geriatrics, and women’s health as time allows.

Credit: 1 to 3


NUR 6105 - Health Care Informatics

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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 surrounding computer use in patient records and clinical practice.

Credit: 3


NUR 6110 - Teaching Nursing in Cyberspace

Prerequisite: NUR 6956.

This course provides participants with experience in applying instructional design principles, concepts, and evaluation strategies in the cyberspace environment. Stu-dents will experience the online classroom first hand and interact with peers and facilitators while developing a course for online instruction. There will be ongoing discussions regarding how online teaching differs from the classroom setting. Participants will critique peer course development and facilitate selected lessons.

Credit: 3


NUR 6950 - Human Resource Management

Prerequisite: NUR 6000, 6005, 6010, 6015, 6020, 6025, and 6030. Graduate standing in nursing. Co-requisite: NUR 6951

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, benefit management budgeting, contract negotiations, staff development, and the supervision of unlicensed personnel are addressed as issues for the APN.

Credit: 3


NUR 6951 - Agency Management Practicum

Prerequisite: NUR 6000, 6005, 6010, 6015, 6020, 6025, and 6030. Graduate standing in nursing. Co-requisite: NUR 6950.

Theories of management and health care systems in a community practice setting are applied to the role of the APN.

Credit: 4


NUR 6952 - Analysis of Communities and Vulnerable Populations

Prerequisite: NUR 6000, 6005, 6010, 6015, 6020, 6025, and 6030. Graduate standing in nursing. Co-requisite: NUR 6953.

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 systems are used to develop strategies for improving the health of the various aggregates and the community as a whole. The student is expected to understand the cultural, behavioral, and organizational factors affecting the access, use, and organization of health services.

Credit: 3


NUR 6953 - Community Analysis Practicum

Prerequisite: NUR 6000, 6005, 6010, 6015, 6020, 6025, and 6030. Graduate standing in nursing. Co-requisite: NUR 6952.

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, and implementation and the evaluation of strategies to address these needs.

Credit: 4


NUR 6954 - Defined Option Seminar

Prerequisite: NUR 6000, 6005, 6010, 6015, 6020, 6025, and 6030. Graduate standing in nursing. Co-requisite: NUR 6955.

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.

Credit: 3


NUR 6955 - Defined Option Practicum

Prerequisite: NUR 6000, 6005, 6010, 6015, 6020, 6025, and 6030. Graduate standing in nursing. Co-requisite: NUR 6954.

The area of special clinical interest defined in NUR 6954 is the setting for this contracted and preceptored clinical experience.

Credit: 4


NUR 6960 - Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Children

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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.

Credit: 3


NUR 6961 - Practicum I

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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 experience.

Credit: 3


NUR 6962 - Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Women

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

Disease prevention, health promotion, and illnesses in women are comprehensively analyzed for the individual and within the context of their family and community.

Credit: 3


NUR 6963 - Practicum II

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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.

Credit: 5


NUR 6964 - Advanced Theory: Primary Care of Adults

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

Health promotion, disease prevention, and illnesses of the adult are comprehensively analyzed for the individual and in the context of their families and community.

Credit: 3


NUR 6965 - Practicum III

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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.

Credit: 3


NUR 6966 - Advanced Theory: Primary Care of the Geriatric Adult

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

Health promotion, disease prevention, and illness of geriatric adults are comprehensively analyzed for the individual and within the context of their family and community.

Credit: 3


NUR 6967 - Practicum IV: Primary Care of the Geriatric Adult

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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.

Credit: 3


NUR 6969 - Practicum V

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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.

Credit: 3


NUR 6980 - Fundamentals of Acute Care I

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in nursing.

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, and diagnostic evaluation. An emphasis is placed on advanced clinical decision-making integrating advanced pharmacology, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual factors, genetics, and the impact of aging.

Credit: 3


NUR 6982 - Advanced Clinical Diagnostics & Technology

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in nursing.

This didactic and Sim Lab course focuses on critical care diagnostics and management technologies to include ABG analysis and ventilation management; cardioversion and pacing; and the interpretation of lab, radiology, and CT data. Emphasis is on performance of a comprehensive history and examination, analysis of biotechnological data trends, differential diagnosis, and clinical decision making in critically ill adults.

Credit: 3


NUR 6983 - Fundamentals of Acute Care II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in nursing.

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, and diagnostic evaluation. An emphasis is placed on advanced clinical decision making integrating advanced pharmacology, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual factors.

Credit: 3


NUR 6984 - A-GACNP Practicum I

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in nursing.

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 reimbursement, billing role development, nursing and medical interventions, and other activities implemented in the clinical practicum.

Credit: 3


NUR 6985 - Advanced Practice Acute Care III

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in nursing.

This third-evidence based course investigates the evaluation and management of adult & gerontologic populations experiencing acute and critical illnesses, including disease classification, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, assessment and diagnostic evaluation. An emphasis is placed on advanced clinical decision making integrating advanced pharmacology, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual factors.

Credit: 1


NUR 6986 - A-GACNP Practicum II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in nursing.

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 acutely-ill populations. The application of advanced nursing, medical, psychosocial, and interdisciplinary communication in patient management will be emphasized.

Credit: 6


NUR 6987 - A-GACNP Practicum III

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in nursing.

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 intervention strategies across the continuum of acute care. Seminars will focus on a variety of professional role development.

Credit: 6


NUR 6990 - Internship

Prerequisite: At least a 2.7 GPA for undergraduate level and a 3.0 for graduate.

Internships provide students with applied, experiential learning opportunities so that they can make connections between academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Academic internships are supervised by a faculty member and an on-site professional supervisor. All academic internships must be approved in advance by the department or program. Unless stipulated otherwise by the department or program, credit hours are defined by the university's credit hour policy. Internships may be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours.

Credit: 1 to 3


NUR 7000 - Professional Paper/Project

Prerequisite: NUR 6000, 6005, 6010, 6015, 6020, 6030, 6960, Graduate standing in nursing and departmental approval.

This course is a rigorous culminating scholarly endeavor in which the student will integrate theoretical knowledge, clinical experience, and research in a faculty-guided project proposal.

Capstone course.

Credit: 1 to 3


NUR 8000 - Evidence-Based Practice for Advanced Nursing

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

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 change, and synthesizing a body of literature to design interventions pertinent to a practice problem.

Credit: 3


NUR 8010 - Leadership and Systems Management

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

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.

Credit: 3


NUR 8020 - Informatics and Technology for Advanced Practice

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

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 information. The student will demonstrate information-literacy skills in complex decision-making and ability to contribute to the design of clinical information systems that promote safe, quality, and cost-effective care.

Credit: 3


NUR 8030 - Optimizing Quality in Health Care Systems

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

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, quality, and safety on proposed change. The interaction of organizational structure, care processes, financing, marketing and policy decisions, and regulatory pressures will be examined in relation to quality improvement decisions.

Credit: 3


NUR 8040 - Business & Finance Essentials for the DNP

Prerequisite: Admission to 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 used to examine issues, costs, and problems pertaining to health care delivery.

Credit: 3


NUR 8050 - Development & Implementation of Health Care Policy

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

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.

Credit: 3


NUR 8060 - Doctoral Project I: Development

Prerequisite: NUR 8010, 8020, 8030, 8040

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 knowledge into practice with in organizations. The student will have an opportunity to utilize technology in current use for developing educational programming.

Credit: 3


NUR 9010 - Doctoral Project I: Development

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

In this course the DNP student will refine and make preparations for implementation of the project proposal at a practice site with in their state of licensure. The final project proposal will be submitted to the HPU IRB and the research review process of the project site.

Credit: 1 to 7


NUR 9020 - Doctoral Project II: Implementation

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

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 process of the project site.

Credit: 1 to 7


NUR 9030 - Doctoral Project III: Data Analysis and Dissemination

Prerequisite: Admission to DNP.

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 the professional community. Findings will be disseminated in the form of a publishable scholarly paper and an oral community presentation.

Credit: 1 to 7