NUR-150 Gender and Women's Health

    Evaluates the relationship between gender and health outcomes both in the United States as well as globally. Students will become aware of how gender as a social construct influences the health and wellbeing of women. Biological and social processes related to women's health and disease will be explored. Issues such as violence against women, female genital mutilation, infanticide, lack of access to health care and education, health literacy, LGBT and sexual subjugation will be discussed using a women's health lens. Fulfills general education requirement in gender studies. [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-250 Nutrition for Wellness

    This three credit online course focuses on the basic principles of nutrition that will support nursing praxis and their application during the human life span in health and disease. Learners are offered the opportunity to explore the assumptions underlying nutrition for individuals of varying cultural backgrounds, stages of development, and across the wellness-illness continuum. The 14-week course will be offered in seven online modules. [3 credits]

    NUR-300 Foundations of Caring Science

    NUR-301 Holistic Health Assessment

    Introduces the student to knowledge and skills essential for holistic health assessment. The psychological, physical, environmental, social, spiritual and genetic components of a health assessment will be applied. The student will practice assessment and interviewing skills in a skills laboratory. The student will analyze both subjective and objective data and document findings in the appropriate format. This course has 2 components: theory (3 credits) and practice (1 credit). Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing major. [4 credits], 8 weeks.

    NUR-301CL Holistic Health Assessment Lab

    NUR-302 Caring Approaches to Practice

    NUR-303 Nursing Informatics

    Students are introduced to online computer applications used in nursing and health care. Students acquire technical skills needed for the application of patient care technologies and competency in information literacy, information management, and information management systems for the purpose of safe, competent and quality patient care. Prerequisite: Facility in Windows operating system and competency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Internet Explorer; CST-130 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications or waiver. For Accelerated sections of this course, offered during the Winterim semester; 4 weeks. For Women's College, full Fall and Spring semesters. [2 credits],

    NUR-304 Healthy Aging

    Explores the multiple dimensions of aging in America and in global societies. The course focuses on the foundations of healthy, successful aging based on national indicators, as well as the personal definitions and meanings of the older adult. Students will learn to support optimal promotion of health and wellness while exploring the care of who might also be experiencing illness, recovery or the end-of-life. The complex relationships among person-health-nursing environment will be examined in depth. Prerequisite: NUR-402 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice and NUR-407 Nursing Research. [3 credits], 6 weeks.

    NUR-305 Foundations of a Caring Profession

    Builds upon previous classes in social and physical sciences, humanities, as well as lived experiences that students bring to the discipline of nursing. In this course, students are introduced to the caring profession of nursing through exploration of philosophical underpinnings, contributions from nurse theorists, and concepts of health and healing. Students develop ways of thinking and knowing, ways of being in relationships with self and others, and appreciation of providing technological care, compassion, and comfort to persons, families and communities. Through thoughtful integration of theory and reflective lived practice, students deepen understanding of the meaning of caring necessary for compassionate presence and technological skill in the art and science of professional nursing. Students are invited to a call to care and to a life-long commitment to nursing scholarship. This course has two components: theory (3 credits) and practice (2 credits). Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing major. [5 credits]

    NUR-305CL Foundations/Caring Profession Clinical

    NUR-306 Writing for Professionals

    This course is designed for tudents to develop proficiency in informaton access and evaluation skills. The principles and techniques of scholarly writing along with other types of writing used by professional nurses will be introduced. Students will transform information into clear scholarly narratives. [ 1 credit ]

    NUR-310 Pathopharmacology

    Combines pathophysiology, the study of altered health status, with pharmacology, the study of medications prescribed to prevent, cure or treat pathophysiological conditions. Major health problems will be highlighted with an emphasis on caring for persons across the lifespan and their individual needs. A systems approach will be used to address specific medications, classifications, side effects and interactions with other therapies. Prerequisites: NUR-305 Foundations of a Caring Profession, NUR-301 Holistic Health Assessment, NUR-304 Healthy Aging, NUR-303Nursing Informatics. [4 credits]

    NUR-311 Professional Nursing Care of the Adult I

    Focuses on the integration of caring for adults experiencing commonly occurring health concerns using competencies that are directed toward health promotion, disease prevention and maintenance/restoration of health. Applying specialized knowledge, communication skills and therapeutic interventions, nursing students will develop relationships with patients/families which will foster partnerships directed toward holistic care. Beginning relationships with the intra/interdisciplinary team will be developed. This course has 2 components: theory (2 credits) and practice (2 credits). Prerequisites: NUR-305 Foundations of a Caring Profession, NUR-301 Holistic Health Assessment, NUR-304 Healthy Aging, NUR-303 Nursing Informatics. [4 credits]

    NUR-311CL Adult Health Clinical

    NUR-312 Nursing Care of Children and Families

    Focuses on caring with children and adolescents, and their families, who are experiencing physiological and psychosocial alterations in health as well as promoting health and wellness. Students engage in theory based, evidence based reflective nursing practice with children and adolescents in a variety of places to include inpatient pediatric units, outpatient clinics and home. The course builds upon courses in social and physical sciences, human growth and development, humanities, and professional nursing care and offers opportunities to reflect on ethical issues concerning children and adolescents. This course has two components: theory (2 credits) and practice (2 credits). Prerequisites: NUR-305 Holistic Health Assessment, NUR-301 Foundations of a Caring Profession, NUR-304 Nursing Informatics, NUR-303 Healthy Aging,, PSY-233 Human Growth and Development. [4 credits]

    NUR-312CL Children and Families Clinical

    NUR-313 Holist Hlth Assesment Across the Lifespa

    NUR-314 Nursing Situations in Palliative Caring

    Grounded in caring science, this three-week online course focuses on promoting holistic patient and family assessment and nursing care in the context of chronic and life-limiting illness. The role of the nurse in communicating with the patient, family, and interdisciplinary team will frame an exploration of personal beliefs and practices that inform the provision of palliative care. The framework of The Nursing Situation, as well as The End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curricular framework will guide examination of the practice of palliative care, including pain and sympton management, pharmacology and complementary alternative methodologies, ethical issues, communication, and cultural competency will all be explored. The practice of palliative care nursing, within the context of a variety of cultures and among vulnerable populations will be considered. [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-315 Advocacy, Politics and Power

    This course prepares the student to critically evaluate the ethical, socioeconomic, political, legal, and power considerations influencing health care policy. An emphasis on professional values, advocacy, and political activism assists the student to become influencers in policy formation. Students will create an Advocacy Toolkit focused on a specific health policy, with the goal of exploring the role of the nurse in identifying, analyzing, and influencing policy at the local, state, federal and/or global levels. [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-316 Spirituality in Nursing Practice

    This course will examine the concept of spirituality within nursing practice and its significance to patient care through an exploration of spiritual assessments, interventions, coping strategies and religious customs/beliefs. Students will learn to identify the spiritual needs of patients within a variety of settings and examine the relationship between religion and spirituality to promote a healing environment for the patient. Students will reflect on their own spiritual beliefs and practices to cultivate a deeper connection with spirit and the one-being-cared-for. Self-care for the caregiver will be emphasized throughout the course to foster loving-kindness and compassion within the contect of caring practice. For CAUS students only. Pre-nursing students must gain permission in writing from the instructor. [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-319 Holistic Health Assessment and Nutrition Across the Lifespan for Professional Nurses

    This course introduces the student to knowledge and skills essential for holistic health assessment through a lens of caring science and an emphasis on social determinants of helath. The student will practice assessment and inteviewing skills in the Center for Caring with Technology. The student will analyze both subjective and objective data and document findings in an appropriate format. Students will enhance their abilities to conduct a culturally sensitive assessment. Nutrition principles will be reviewed for populations across the lifespan. [ 5 credits ]

    NUR-320 Honors: Caregiving at the End of Life

    Explores a variety of theories and methods for carefiving at the end of life, and is designed for both nursing and non-nursing students. The course will explore the medicalization of death, structural inequalities in access to medical care, palliative and hospice care for people facing terminal illness, and clinical dimensions of death and dying. Course will focus on contemplative practices that enable caregivers to care for themselves and provide effective support for patients and their loved ones. Course will introduce various religious and spiritual perspectives on dying, death, and the afterlife, and learn about rituals for grief and mourning. [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-400 Information Systems for Caring Practice

    NUR-401 Organization & Leadership-Nurs

    Introduces students to theories and strategies for leadership and collaboration in nursing and health care delivery. Emphasis is given to analysis of organizational structure, leadership styles and behaviors, group process, management theories, use of theory in problem analysis and assessment of personal leadership potential.

    NUR-402 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

    Introduces students to skills that are essential for the successful transition to professional nursing practice and baccalaureate education. Includes an overview of the Notre Dame Nursing Program and an examination of: Transition Theory, the reciprocal relationship of theory and research and critical events in nursing history. Students will explore the most recent advances in information retrieval, the essential components of professional writing and presentations, and skills that will enhance critical thinking. Prerequisites: ENG-101 College Writing; BIO-281/BIO-282 Anatomy and Physiology I & II, BIO-253 Microbiology; PSY-233 Human Growth and Development; PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to SOC-101 Sociology; 8 credits of electives. [3 credits], 6 weeks.

    NUR-403 Research & Stats-Nurs

    NUR-405 Trends & Theory in Nursing

    This course focuses on nursing's emergence as a profession and on the challenges of providing and ensuring quality nursing and health care. Students learn to use Roy's Model as a framework for the nursing process and to examine their current practice according to professional, legal and ethical standards. A deeper appreciation of nursing's accountability to society is developed through exploration of issues related to access to care, cost of care and allocation of scarce resources. Quality Improvement and institutional and public policy decisions are studied as adaptive responses to current challenges.

    NUR-406 Contemporary Nursing Trends and Theory

    Focuses on the use of nursing theory and contemporary challenges of providing and ensuring quality nursing and health care. Nursing process is reviewed with emphasis on evidence-based practice and health care today including current professional, legal and ethical standards. Prerequisites: NUR-402 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice and PHL-339 Medical Ethics. [3 credits], 6 weeks.

    NUR-407 Nursing Research

    Introduces students to knowledge and skills that are essential for a consumer of nursing research. Examines use of the research process as a method to enhance scientific inquiry and to develop a knowledge base for nursing practice. Critical appraisal of both qualitative and quantitative methods in published nursing research is emphasized. Includes interpretation of basic descriptive and inferential statistics in published studies and evaluation of studies for nursing practice. Prerequisites: NUR-402 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice, NUR-406 Contemporary Nursing Trends and Theory, MAT-215 Basic Statistics. [3 credits], 7 weeks.

    NUR-408 Maternal and Infant Nursing

    Focuses on holistic caring of childbearing families during pregnancy, labor and delivery, post-partum as well as care of the newborn. Students learn and apply evidence-based nursing theoretical concepts in the nursing care of women, newborns, and families in a variety of environments. The course builds upon courses in social and physical sciences, humanities and professional nursing care and provides opportunities for clinical ethical reflection. This course has two components: theory (2 credits) and practice (2 credits). Prerequisites: NUR-305, NUR-301, NUR-304, NUR-303. Women's College students only. [ 4 credits ]

    NUR-408CL Maternal and Infant Nursing Clinical

    NUR-409 Professional Nursing Care of the Adult II

    Builds on concepts from NUR-311 in caring for adults experiencing complex health concerns using competencies related to health, illness, dying and death. Nursing students will apply advanced levels of knowledge, communication and interventions as they support patients/families experiencing more severe alterations in health. Relationships with intra/interdisciplinary team members will be integrated into individual nursing practice. This course has two components: theory (2 credits) and practice (2 credits). Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses, Nursing Research. [4 credits]

    NUR-409CL Care of the Adult II Clinical

    NUR-410 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

    Provides opportunities for students to understand and care with persons who are experiencing struggles in human living and major psychiatric and mental health problems. Through directed readings, narrative writing, classroom conversations and engagement with patients in clinical settings students focus on coming to understand what it is like to live through selected health states such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychoactive substance use disorders and more. Emphasis on the lived experiences of persons with psychiatric illness allows or a focus on reflective ways of 'being-with' patients that integrates knowledge of psychobiology, pharmacology, and thoughtful, competent, caring nursing practice. This course has two components: theory (2 credits) and practice (2 credits). Prerequisites (as of Fall 2016): NUR-301, NUR-305 and NUR-310. [4 credits]

    NUR-410CL Psychiatric Clinical

    NUR-411 Healthy Aging for Professional Nurses

    NUR-412 Population Health Through a Caring Lens

    NUR-414 Concepts of Community Health

    Analyzes selected public health and nursing models for community health nursing practice in culturally diverse environments. Students explore specific issues and societal concerns that affect global and public health, including health care needs of vulnerable communities and populations at risk. Students are guided to develop intercultural competence through a series of activities and projects throughout the course. Students assess community health needs and implement strategies, as appropriate, to support health system integrity. A reflection on nursing care of communities as social justice is explored. Community health nurses' contributions to the health of populations and their role in governmental-legislative activities are examined. This course has 2 components: theory (2 credits) and practice (2 credits). Prerequisites: NUR-409, NUR-312. NUR-410, NUR-406. [ 4 credits ]

    NUR-416 Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the development of cognitive, interpersonal and psychomotor skills necessary to assess first and second-level physiological integrity in individual adult clients, and on the emergence and implications of health assessment as a nursing responsibility, particularly in the climate of health care management.

    NUR-420 Nursing Research for Professional Nurses

    NUR-426 Advanced Clinical Practice I

    This course empowers students to facilitate adaptive responses to environmental challenge and change as it relates to their personal and professional goals, the goals of clients in extended care facilities, and the goals of organizations in which care is provided. Expertise in comprehensive assessment and creative intervention is developed through a more sophisticated use of Roy's Model of Adaptation and through analysis and application of theories, principles and research findings in nurse-client interaction, human aging, chronic disease, and related health care delivery issues.

    NUR-427 Advanced Clinical Practice II

    This course provides a dual emphasis on current family and community nursing practice. Specific theories and principles from areas of family adaptation, vulnerable populations, societal violence, drug abuse and cultural and lifestyle influences on health are explored. Students collaborate with peers and other health care providers to promote health in selected family and community systems. Students also engage leadership principles to actively influence a health care issue in the current political/legislative environment.

    NUR-428 Special Topics in Nursing

    Allows students to substitute an international/ study abroad opportunity for one of the required nursing courses. May be taken in place of NUR-304 Healthy Aging, NUR-406 Contemporary Nursing Trends and Theory, NUR-430 Family Nursing, NUR-431 Community Health Nursing, NUR-432 Nursing Leadership. [3-5 credits]

    NUR-429 Nursing Care Management of Older Adults

    Prepares nurses to effectively coordinate care for an older adult. Emphasis is given to client system assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration, and use of appropriate community resources. Contextual issues that affect nursing care management of older adults are examined. Theories and research related to nurse-client interaction, human aging processes, health education, and chronic disease management are applied. Prerequisite: BIO-205. [ 5 credits ] (3 credits theory, 1:8, 24 hours; 2 credits clinical 1:16, 32 hours); 8 weeks.

    NUR-430 Family Nursing Assessment and Intervention

    Provides the theoretical foundation for family nursing assessment and intervention with emphasis on family health promotion and health risk reduction. A variety of family assessment frameworks derived from nursing theories, social sciences and family therapy are examined. Students analyze the effects of demographic and social change on family health. Family assessment and intervention skills are refined. Prerequisite: NUR-402 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice, NUR-407 Nursing Research. [3 credits]; 6 weeks.

    NUR-431 Community Health Nursing

    Analyzes selected public health and nursing models for community health nursing practice in culturally diverse environments. Students explore specific issues and societal concerns that affect global and public health, including health care needs of vulnerable communities and populations at risk. Students are guided to develop intercultural competence through a series of activities and projects throughout the course. Students assess community health needs and implement strategies, as appropriate, to support health system integrity. A reflection on nursing care of communities as social justice is explored. Community health nurses' contributions to the health of populations and their role in governmental-legislative activities are examined. Prerequisites: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice, Nursing Research. [5 credits] This course has 2 components: theory (3 credits= 24 hours) and practice (2 credits = 32 hours); 8 weeks [ 5 credits ]

    NUR-431CL Community Health Clinical

    NUR-432 Caring Nursing Leadership

    Integrates previously learned nursing knowledge and skills with contemporary leadership and management theories, enabling students to more clearly define their roles as baccalaureate prepared nurses. Students analyze the transition process to professional nursing practice, opportunities for continued professional development and leadership/management challenges created by increasingly complex health care environments. Prerequisites for Women's College students only: All 300-level nursing courses, NUR-408 Maternal and Infant Nursing, NUR-409 Professional Nursing Care of the Adult II, NUR-410 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, NUR-406 Contemporary Trends and Theory. Prerequisite for CAUS: NUR-431, Community Health Nursing. All students must be Senior level. [3 credits]

    NUR-440 Caring Nursing Leadership for Profession

    NUR-450 Capstone Experience

    NUR-461 Clinical Practicum

    Engages students in comprehensive clinical practice with patients in a variety of practice settings. Opportunities are provided for students to assume responsibility, in the context of theory-based, evidence-based reflective practice, for the holistic care of assigned patients in a select health care setting. With the guidance of a preceptor who is on staff in the facility, the student collaborates with all members of the health care team in the planning and care of her patients and transitions from nursing student to entry-level professional nurse. Practice settings include, but are not limited to, care of persons in emergency departments, medical-surgical units, homeless shelters, outpatient clinics, critical care units, and labor and delivery units. The focus of the practicum is on intentionally bringing together knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology, social justice, ways of being in relationship with self and others, and excellence in technological caring-toward compassionate, transformative care with persons, families and communities. 225 hours. (1:3) Prerequisites: NUR-409 Professional Nursing Care of the Adult II, NUR-312 Nursing are of Children and Families, NUR-410 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, NUR-406 Contemporary Trends and Theory in Nursing. Must be taken concurrently with Senior Seminar. [6 credits]

    NUR-463 Independent Study

    NUR-499 30 Credits for RN Nursing

    NUR-501 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

    Focuses on the exploration of nursing knowledge development to include philosophy, theories, and conceptual models designed to guide patient care, inform health care delivery system decision-making, educational programming and nursing administration. A first course in the program, grounding learners in nursing science. [ 3 credits ](1:9, 28 hours)

    NUR-507 Nursing Research II: Proposal

    Guides the learner in using the literature review developed in EDU-543 to build a strong research study proposal that has potential for funding. The final course product will reflect a clear understanding of all stages and steps of the research process and the content of a credible research proposal. Prerequisite: NUR-543. [ 3 credits ] (1:7, 2 4-hour seminars plus individual faculty/student meetings).

    NUR-510 Contemporary Leadership in Nursing

    Provides opportunities to critically examine multiple leadership theories, styles and approaches in nursing with emphasis on the interrelationships among leaders, followers and the entire multi-disciplinary team. In addition, excellence in nursing leadership will be explored along with the implications and responsibilities of the nurse leader for shaping today's changing educational and health care environments. [ 2 credits ] (1:9, 28 hours).

    NUR-511 Portfolio Development for Nurse Educator Practice Nursing

    This course will guide the student in creating a professional portfolio that can be used to collect and reflect on lifelong achievement, while providing institutions with evidence of student success. Portfolios reflect the critical processes of knowledge development in which the student is involved with, various professional activies, and personal reflection of the experiences associated with these diverse activities. [ 1 credit ]

    NUR-512 Issues and Trends in Nursing Education

    Uses a case-study and seminar format to help students explore contemporary issues and trends in nursing education. Students will be introduced to fundamental legal and ethical principles which influence the quality of public and private education. They will become acquainted with the American legal process, basic legal terminology, selected precedents, and landmark cases in nursing education. Students will also have the opportunity to self-select trends in education for in-depth exploration and construct strategies to meet common challenges within diverse practice settings. [ 3 credits ] (1:9, 28 hours).

    NUR-513 Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing

    Introduces students to the history, theories, education taxonomies and critical thinking that influence curriculum development both in academia and the clinical setting. Students will learn to develop a formal plan of study that provides the philosophical underpinnings, goals and guidelines for the delivery of RN educational programs, including associate, baccalaureate, master's deg rees and staff development. Systematic curriculum and program evaluation will be examined through the lens of educational evaluation models and accreditation in the academic and practice setting. [ 4 credits ] 1:9, 28 hours).

    NUR-515 Issues and Trends in Nursing Administration

    Examines ethical and legal issues in nursing administration and applies relevant principles to increasingly complex practice problems. Through the case study method, learners become acquainted with the American legal process, basic legal terminology and the diversity of legal issues that affect nurse administrators. [ 3 credits ] (1:9, 28 hours).

    NUR-516 Nursing Administrative Theory and Practice

    Applies administrative theory and management principles and processes to roles in management/ administration in health related organizations. Additionally, a framework for strategic planning is used to consider assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of strategic initiatives applicable to nursing leadership. [4 credits ] (1:9, 28 hours).

    NUR-518 Health Policy

    Examines historical and current health policy issues related to socio-political environment, economics of health care, legislative and regulatory influences and how these apply to the practice of the nurse leader. Considers the various stakeholders involved in health policy and their perspectives and strategies. [ 3 credits ] (1:9, 28 hours).

    NUR-520 Nursing Informatics

    This course will prepare the graduate nursing student to evaluate and use current technologies to deliver and coordinate care across multiple settings, analyze point of care outcomes, and communicate with individuals and groups, including the media, policymakers, other healthcare professionals, and the public. In addition, it will foster an attitude of openness to innovation and continual learning and a deep understanding of the ethical implications of rapidly growing healthcare cata management systems. Students will be able to educate key stakeholders using current technologies and understand the principles related to the safe and effective use of care and information technologies. Will be offered every Winterim semester. [ 2 credits ]

    NUR-528 Study Abroad: MSN Practicum

    Study Abroad is encouraged for MSN students who are designing practicum experiences. Opportunities for practicums in advanced clinical practice, nursing eduction or nursing administration are available. Experiencing another culture allows learners a chance to grow personally, increase cultural understanding and boraden their education and knowledge of the world. This global experince promotes compassion in the delivery of nursing care to the culturally diverse populations that we currently serve and contributes to global citizenship. Students will co-register for NUR-603 or NUR-520 as appropriate. [ variable credits ]

    NUR-535 Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators

    The course expands on undergraduate skills in systematic health assessment across the life span. The student will learn adanced health assessment skills in specialty advanced nursing practice. Integration of skills and techniques in collecting health assessment data towards appropriate decision-making, clinical assessments in select populations is emphasized in this didactic course. Particular attention will be paid to teaching strategies for health assessment. [ 2 credits ]

    NUR-537 Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurse Educators

    This course introduces and integrates general principles of pharmacology with pathophysiological phenomena. It is designed to provide future nurse educators with a holistic and advanced understanding of disease as disordered normal body physiology. As such, students will have an enhanced ability to teach the disease process and related potential sequelae. This course will explore the mechanism(s) related to the production of signs, symptoms, complications, treatments, and interventions of different disease states and specific health problems. Innovative teaching strategies for selected alterations in health are used with emphasis on pathophysiological concepts and pharmacological interventions. Nurse educator students will experience being the learner using a variety of teaching learning methods. This course does not meet requirements for prescriptive authority. [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-543 Synthesis of the Literature

    Designed to provide students with advanced skills and abilities to critically analyze, interpret, and evaluate nursing research related to a specific nursing problem. The focus of the course will be of a critical, comprehensive review of literature that will provide a strong foundation for writing a beginning nursing research proposal in Nursing Research II. [ 3 credits ] (1:9, 28 hours).

    NUR-573 Health Promotion Acr Lifespan

    This course examines the relationship between the normal process of aging and the promotion of health and wellness across the life course. Focus is on the critical analysis of health promotion issues and previous lifestyle behaviors affecting the aging population; the development of strategies to assist adults in modifying or eliminating health risk behaviors; and the evaluation of health promotion planning.

    NUR-603 Advanced Nursing Clinical Practicum

    Provides future nurse educators an opportunity to explore an area of nursing specialty in more depth. Under the mentorship of an academic faculty member and an advanced practice nurse, the student will co-create the structure for the practice experience. The student will meet with peers and academic faculty in a seminar at the beginning and end of the experience to discuss their practice goals and progress, and their final evaluation. A presentation of a self-selected practice problem and intervention will be required on the last seminar day. A reflective journal will be maintained. [ 3 credits ], (.5 theory, 1:9; 2.5 clinical, 1:18). Two 2-hour seminar meetings and 45 practicum hours.

    NUR-605 Teaching in Nursing Education Practicum

    Provides an internship in the appropriate educational setting that complements the intended career path of each learner. Students will deliver didactic and clinical instruction under the guidance of a selected nurse preceptor. Opportunities to attend curriculum and evaluation meetings and to participate in advising will be provided. Part of this course will include an integration seminar. Prerequisite: Departmental permission of the department chair. [ 6 credits ], (2 theory, 1:9; 4 clinical 1:18). Five seminar meetings and 72 practicum hours.

    NUR-620 Leadership and Administration in Nursing Seminar and Practicum

    Supports learners in the development of individual behavioral objectives for placement with a nursing administrator preceptor in a clinical setting. The focus of the course is on exploration of theory through participation, research, and observation of organizational functioning and nursing leadership. Students progress in the role of nurse manager/administrator with increasing involvement in the implementation of the role. Emphasis begins with organizational and departmental structure and then expands the focus to include responsibility for a program or project agreed upon by the learner, preceptor and faculty. To the extent feasible, students practice autonomously, with the preceptor and faculty as resources. Five seminars focus on an array of issues surrounding the role of the nursing administrator. Prerequisite: Departmental permission of the department chair. [ 6 credits ], (2 theory, 1:9; 4 clinical 1:18). Five seminar meetings and 72 practicum hours.

    NUR-698 Nursing Independent Study