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

    Explores human caring science as a foundation of the discipline and profession of nursing. In this course RN-BSN students have the opportunity to reflect on lived practice experiences through multiple ways of knowing and examination of caring as a way of being. Implications for transformational practice, education, and research are addressed.  [1 credit]

    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). Junior level Women's College nursing
    students only. [4 credits]

    NUR-301CL Holistic Health Assessment Lab

    Integrates NUR-301 Holistic Health Assessment course content into clinical experiences in the Center for Caring with Technology.

    NUR-302 Caring Approaches to Practice

    This three-credit course is designed to explore various aspects of professional nursing practice. Learning experiences will include caring ways of being present to our patients, peers, and families. Students will also engage in the exploration of practice standards, ethical ways of being, linkages between theory/practice, multiple ways of knowing, reflective practice, and current trends in nursing. Upon completion of the course, students will have had the opportunity to refine their abilities to communicate through scholarly writing and informative presentations. [3 credits]

    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: Junior level
    Women's College nursing students only.
    [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.
    Junior level Women's College nursing students
    only. [ 3 credits ]

    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: Junior level
    Women's College nursing students only. [5 credits]

    NUR-306 Writing for Professionals

    This course is designed for students to develop proficiency in information 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-307 Research in Nursing Practice

    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. Prerequisite: NUR-303. Junior
    level Women's College nursing students only.
    [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-308 Professional Nursing Care: Psychiatric/Mental Health

    Provides opportunities for students to understand
    and care for 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 depresson, bipolar
    disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychoactive
    substance use disorders and more. Emphasis on the
    lived experiences of persons with psychiatric
    illness allows for 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: NUR-301,
    NUR-303, NUR-305, NUR-310. Junior level Women's
    College nursing students only. [ 4 credits ]

    NUR-309 Foundations of Caring Science: Nursing Situations, Scholarly Analysis, and Calls for Justice

    Explores caring science as foundational to the discipline and profession of nursing in the context of circle practice pedagogy. In this course, students have the opportunity to construct lived Nursing Situations and analyze embedded knowledge through multiple ways of knowing, theories of caring, and established professional practice standards. Calls for nursing as a practice of social justice are recognized through examination of societal and health care trends. Implications for transformational practice, education, and research are addressed and disseminated through scholarly writing and oral presentations. Students are encouraged to submit their scholarly course work to the Nancy Kreiter Research Foundation. College of Adult Undergraduate Studies Nursing majors only. First course in the RN to BSN course sequence preferred. [ 3 credits]

    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. Major drug classes and
    prototypical drugs are presented with specific
    application to nursing care within the nursing
    process. Junior level Women's College nursing
    students only. [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-301,
    NUR-303, NUR-305, and NUR-310. Junior level
    Women's College nursing students only.
    [4 credits]

    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 symptom 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 context of caring practice.  [ 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 health. The student will practice assessment and interviewing 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 caregiving 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. Fulfills general education requirement for 300-400 level religious studies.  Women's College only.  [ 3 credits ]

    NUR-400 Information Systems for Caring Practice

    In this RN to BSN course, learners will explore the relationship between nurse and technology. Information systems used in nursing and healthcare and their application to patient safety and quality improvement through the lens of caring science will be introduced. Learners acquire technical skills needed for this application of patient care technologies and competency in information literacy, information management, and information management systems for safe, competent, and quality patient care.  [3 credits]

    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-407 or NUR-307. Senior level
    Women's College nursing students only.
    [3 credits]

    NUR-408 Professional Nursing Care: Maternal and Infant

    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-304, NUR-311, NUR-407 or NUR-307, NUR-410 or
    NUR-308. Senior level Women's College nursing
    students only. [ 4 credits ]

    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: NUR-304, NUR-311, NUR-407 OR
    NUR-307, NUR-410 OR NUR-308. [4 credits]

    NUR-411 Healthy Aging for Professional Nurses

    In this course, students will explore healthy aging through the lens of caring science. The course will provide an examination of theories, trends, and research related to aging and nursing care of older adults, with an emphasis on health promotion and health disparities of aging. Students will be encouraged to become advocates for older adults within healthcare and the greater community, examining economic and policy implications that shape models of care. Students will gain knowledge that will better enable them to eliminate health disparities among older adults, and develop nursing care strategies that improve the care and health of older adults within the acute healthcare system, institutionalized settings, and in the community.  The course will also prepare students to develop nursing care strategies that promote healthy aging for individuals throughout the lifespan. [3 credits] 

    NUR-412 Population Health Through a Caring Lens

    Grounded in caring science, this course focuses on promoting and protecting the health of the public using health promotion, risk reduction, and disease management and control strategies.  Community assessment, epidemiologic, change, political action, and case-management frameworks are used to guide evidence-based nursing care delivery to persons, families, and populations in community settings.  The role of social determinants of health will be explored; cultural competency, social justice, and advocacy will be discussed as strategies for the elimination of health disparities.  [4 credits]

    NUR-417 Professional Nursing Care: Children and Families

    Focuses on caring for 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-304, NUR-311, NUR-407 or
    NUR-307, NUR-410 or NUR-308. Senior level Women's
    College nursing students only. [ 4 credits ]

    NUR-420 Nursing Research for Professional Nurses

    This course introduces learners to knowledge and skills essential for a consumer of nursing research. It 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. Research on caring will be the central theme. [3 credits]

    NUR-431 Community Health Nursing

    Focuses on and explores theory, concepts, and
    practices of community/public health nursing from
    a culturally sensitive perspective with an
    emphasis on vulnerale populations. Learners
    explore specific issues and societal concerns
    that affect public health, including healthcare
    needs of populations at risk. A reflection on
    nursing care of communities as social justice is
    explored. Using assigned service learning
    settings, learners will assess community health
    needs, plan health promotion and disease and
    injury prevention interventions through the
    application of selected behavioral change
    theories. This course has two components: Theory
    (3 credits) and practice (2 credits).
    Prerequisites: NUR-417, NUR-406, and NUR-409.
    Senior level Women's College nursing students
    only. [ 5 credits ]

    NUR-432 Caring Nursing Leadership

    Integrates previously learned nursing knowledge
    and skills with contemporary leadership and
    management theories, to assist the student to
    personify the professional role as a leader in
    the healthcare environment as a
    baccalaureate-prepared nurse. Theories of
    leadership, management, and organizational
    behavior are introduced along with practical
    applications for the workplace to help students
    analyze the process to professional nursing.
    Prerequisite: NUR-406. Senior level
    Women's College nursing students only. [3 credits]

    NUR-440 Caring Nursing Leadership for Professional Nurses

    This course integrates previously learned nursing knowledge and skills of caring and contemporary leadership and management theories and processes, enabling learners to define more clearly their roles as baccalaureate-prepared nurses.  Learners analyze health care environment challenges of changes in focus to population health, economic realities, opportunities for continued professional development, and leadership/management challenges created by increasingly complex healthcare environments.  Knowing one’s-self, appreciating the diversity of the workplace and communities, caring for vulnerable and marginalized populations, and using caring science as a basis for leadership in nursing and healthcare are woven throughout the course.  [3 credits]

    NUR-450 Capstone Experience

    Building on previous learning in the curriculum and blending with leadership experiences, students will use the lens of caring science to analyze their current way of being with patients, colleagues, employers and the community at large. Being present in these relationships, students will use scholarship to investigate an area where relationships or processes could be improved with a focus on self-care, quality and/or safety. Each student will design a project that, if implemented, could improve praxis and advocate for change in the workplace. Using leadership skills, the student will determine the best way to communicate the proposed project. Reflective practice will be used throughout the course to focus on the program outcomes of presence, praxis, advocacy, scholarship, self-care, and leadership as it relates to their project.  [2 credits]

    NUR-461 Clinical Practicum

    Engages students in comprehensive clinical
    practice with patients in one of 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. 155 hours. Prerequisites: NUR-417,
    NUR-406, NUR-408 and NUR-409. Senior level
    Women's
    College nursing students only. [ 6 credits ]

    NUR-500 Introduction to Scholarly Caring Inquiry

    This course explores foundations of scholarly inquiry in nursing within the context of caring science through the structure and process of circle practice. Students in both administration and education concentrations engage in shared leadership and attend to the well-being of the group. The course emphasizes the scholarly practices of closely reading text, making connections with scholarly literature and lived experience, synthesizing scholarly thought, and writing. Students strictly adhere to the rules of style of the American Psychological Association (APA) for guidance in the writing process, including ethics of authorship. [3 credits]

    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 ]

    NUR-502 Technology in Nursing Education: A Caring Presence

    This course cultivates instructional creativity and pedagogical engagement through an introduction to a variety of tools and strategies. The future MSN educator will consider applications for face to face student engagement, simulated learning activities, and online/hybrid course experiences. Being a caring presence with students in learning experiences is at the heart of this course. Students will explore how to strengthen relationships with in the classroom by providing an environment that embraces technology and nurtures engagement with course content.  [3 credits]

    NUR-503 Assessment of Student Learning in Nursing Education

    This course focuses on student assessment and evaluation practices in nursing education. Students will explore the theoretical basis for evaluation, in addition to practical applications and strategies. Student will be prepared to utilize both traditional and non-traditional methods of assessment to assess student learning outcomes.  This course includes content on providing meaningful feedback; test construction and psychometric evaluation; the development and grading of written assignments; evaluation in the clinical performance; and the use of self-assessment.  Current trends in assessment and evaluation within nursing education will be explored, in addition to the tension between traditional and emancipatory pedagogies.  [3 credits]

    NUR-504 Holistic Approaches to Transforming Direct Care

    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore their direct care role from a caring holistic approach. Students will integrate advanced level health assessment, physiology, pharmacology, and holistic nursing practices to support their role as nurse educator. Students will apply these advanced concepts to their chosen direct care focus. Students are challenged to transform their nursing practice and outcomes of those they serve from a holistic lens.  [ 2 credits ]

    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 ]

    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 ] 

    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 degrees 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]

    NUR-513C Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Grounded in Caring (Certificate)

    This course introduces students to philosophical paradigms that ground and guide curriculum thinking and pedagogical practice.  A major focus of the course is to offer students opportunities for critical analysis of curriculum work, including evaluation, and to transform visions for nursing education.  Throughout the course, epistemological and ontological questions raised through technical, practical/interpretive, and critical perspectives are pursued during guided readings and classroom conversation. Students will envision and plan thoughtful curriculum work grounded in caring for enactment in their teaching practica settings. Open only for students enrolled in the Post Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program.  [3 credits]

    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 ]

    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 ] 

    NUR-516C Nursing Administrative Theory and Practice (Certificate)

    This course uses caring science and administrative theory and management principles and processes to examine management/administration roles in healthcare organizations.  Students use frameworks for decision making, change management, and strategic planning to consider assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategic initiatives applicable to nursing leadership.  This course will consider the perspectives of various stakeholders involved in operational and strategic decision-making and strategies for communication Open only for students enrolled in the Post Master’s Nurse Administrator Certificate.  [3 credits]

    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].

    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 data 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.  [ 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 education or nursing administration are available. Experiencing another culture allows learners a chance to grow personally, increase cultural understanding and broaden their education and knowledge of the world. This global experience 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 advanced health assessment skills in specialty advanced nursing practice. Integration of skills and techniques in collecting health assessment data towards appropriate decision-making and clinical assessments in select populations are emphasized in this didactic course.  Particular attention will be paid to teaching strategies for health assessment.  [3 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-542 Advancing Caring Science through Scholarly Inquiry

    This course provides the opportunity for graduate nursing students to engage in enhanced critical inquiry activities as they analyze, interpret, and evaluate research studies There will be an emphasis on problem identification; design principles; and accessing, analyzing, disseminating and applying nursing research. Students will explore current evidence to guide the development of a research proposal grounded in caring science in their area of interest.  The expectation is that students have successfully completed NUR-440 or an equivalent research design course and are familiar with the essentials of nursing research.  [3 credits]

    NUR-605 Teaching in Nursing Education Seminar and 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.   [4 credits]

    NUR-605C Teaching in Nursing Education Seminar and Practicum (Certificate)

    This course provides opportunities for Post Master’s students to deepen understanding of nursing curriculum through thoughtful enactment of caring emancipatory pedagogical practice in a variety of settings. Reflection on the lived experience of being-with students as a teacher and critical readings in pedagogy and practice allows for celebration of education as transformation.   Open only for students enrolled in the Post Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program. [3 credits]

    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. Seminars focus on an array of issues surrounding the role of the nursing administrator. [4 credits]

    NUR-620C Administration in Nursing Seminar and Practicum (Certificate)

    This course focuses on exploration of theory through participation, research, and observation of organizational functioning and nursing leadership.  Students co-design practicum objectives with a nursing administrator preceptor in a clinical setting.  Through the lens of Caring Science, emphasis is on organizational and departmental structure.  Open only for students enrolled in the Post Master’s Nurse Administrator Certificate program.  [3 credits]