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Courses (NRSG)

LOWER DIVISION

200. Introduction to Nursing Health Care (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program. Corequisites: NRSG 200L, 202, BIOL 204, NUTR 339 or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Development of concepts of high level wellness and self care. Introduction to physical and social science principles which provide basis for beginning level nursing theory and practice. Introduction to nursing process and framework for nursing practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion, 3 hours)

200L. Introduction to Nursing Health Care Clinical (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to nursing program. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 202, BIOL 204, NUTR 339 or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Designed to provide guided utilization of beginning level theory and skill in a simulation laboratory. Opportunity provided to experience clinical practice based on concepts of nursing process and framework for nursing practice.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours)

202. Health Care Communication (2)
Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, BIOL 204, NUTR 339 or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Focus on communication theory, helping and communication with diverse people. Introduction to understanding psychosocial and cultural factors influencing health professional-client interaction. Clinically oriented projects and activities provide opportunities for application of theory.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion, 2 hours)

250. Intermediate Nursing Health Care (3)
Prerequisite. NRSG 200, 200L, 202, BIOL 204, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250L, 312, 312L, 260, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Support courses: PSY 100 or SOC 100.
Development of intermediate level theory of physical and psycho-social wellness and accountability. Application of recognized physical and social science principles and current research findings to intermediate level nursing theory and skills essential to actualization of nursing process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

250L. Intermediate Nursing Health Care Clinical Studies (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, BIOL 204, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Support courses: PSY 100 or SOC 100.
Guided laboratory experience to assist in synthesizing intermediate theory and gaining skills in application of selected nursing process activities in simulation and in direct patient care.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

260. Older Adult Health Care (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, NUTR 339, BIOL 204, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 260L, 250, 250L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Support courses. PSY 100 or SOC 100.
Study of unique needs of aging population. It includes study of gerontological concepts, principles, and theories. Focus on health promotion and delivery of care within framework of nursing process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

260L. Older Adult Health Care Clinical Studies (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, NUTR 339, BIOL 204, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 260, 250, 250L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Support courses. PSY 100 or SOC 100.
Provides experience in applying nursing process to care of aging client in a variety of settings and opportunity for validation of gerontological concepts, principles and theories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours)

UPPER DIVISION

301. Psychological Aspects of Health Care (2)
Prerequisites: SOC 100, PSY 100; NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor.
Presents an exploration of psychosocial concepts, cultural and environmental factors relative to wellness/illness of individuals and families with special attention to physically ill individuals. Group interaction directed toward development of self-awareness and development of professional role.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

309. Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2)
Prerequisite: Admission to the ADN to BSN program. Support courses: CHEM 140, BIOL 304.
Focuses on analysis of transition from a technical to a professional baccalaureate prepared nurse. Content includes: program and University orientation, role changes, ethics, dimensions of nursing, and training in completion of a research based paper and presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

310. Human Life Cycle for Nurses (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341, 341L. Corequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 361L, 371, 371L.
Presents the study and application to nursing of physiological, social, cognitive, linguistic and emotional development of persons as individuals and as family members from conception through old age. Student becomes competent in applying developmental theory to assessment and intervention of patients and their families from infants to the elderly.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 308 and 358.

312. Health Assessment (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, BIOL 204, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Support courses: PSY 100 or SOC 100.
Covers techniques of history taking and physical examination of healthy individuals. These techniques are used by nurse in identification of patient problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

312L. Physical Assessment for Nurses Lab (1)
Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, BIOL 204, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Support courses: PSY 100 or SOC 100.
Provides opportunity to apply techniques of history taking and physical examination which are used by nurse in identification of patient problems. Includes demonstration and practice of physical assessment methodology.
(Technical activities and laboratory 2 hours, 1 hour independent student practice). Letter grade only (A-F).

331. Critical Care Nursing (2)
Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor.
Advanced study of acute and critically ill patient. Focuses on complex knowledge required to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients and families experiencing critical illness or injury. Cultural needs of patients and families are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 360.

331L. Critical Care Nursing Clinical Studies (3)
Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor.
Focuses on application of content presented in NRSG 331 in clinical setting. Emphasis on critical thinking and collaboration with other members of health care team. Will gain experience using advanced technology in this specialized area of nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 360L.

341. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (2)
Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341L, or consent of instructor.
Presents theory base for psychiatric/mental health delivery system. Cultural, ethical, economic and legal influences on mental health will be considered.
Letter grade only (A-F) (Lecture-Discussion) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 370.

341L. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical (3)
Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341, or consent of instructor.
Provides clinical experiences to apply theories learned in NRSG 341. Will utilize nursing process to apply theories and implement care for clients with psychiatric/mental health issues.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 370L.

353. Legal Aspects of Health Care (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG, 301, 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 310, 361,361L, 371, 371L, or consent of instructor.
Presents legal duties and responsibilities of nurses in delivery of health care services. Professional licensure regulations, scope of nursing practice, and ethical issues related to nursing practice are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/Discussion) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 351.

361. Child Health Care (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 310, 353, 361L, 371, 371L, or consent of instructor.
Theoretical basis for nursing care of well and ill children from birth through adolescence. Pathology of common pediatric illnesses and nursing interventions are described. Issues of culture, growth and development, and family dynamics are considered.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 340.

361L. Child Health Care Clinical (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG, 301, 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 310, 353, 361, 371, 371L, or consent of instructor.
Opportunities to apply concepts from NRSG 361 with a variety of children and their families. Will assess physical, psychological, and cultural issues while planning, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate nursing care for well and ill children.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 340L.

371. Women’s Health Care (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 310, 353, 361, 361L, 371L, or consent of instructor.
Didactic content focuses on health care needs of women to include: health promotion/prevention, gynecology, fertility/infertility, and special needs for herself, her family and her newborn during pregnancy and delivery. Multicultural, psychological, and social influences are addressed.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 300.

371L. Women’s Health Care Clinical (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 310, 353, 361L, 371, or consent of instructor.
Provides opportunity to apply theoretical concepts of special physiological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural needs of women, families and newborns during antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn transition period in a supervised clinical setting.
Letter grade (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 300L.

400. Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 310, 371, 371L, 361, 361L, 353, or consent of instructor; for RNs: NRSG 309, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 402, 402L, or consent of instructor.
Study of health care delivery systems with emphasis on role of nursing, less well defined problems and their causes, and in-depth study of impact of political, economic and social, ethical, and international issues of health care system.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

402. Community Health Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 310, 371, 371L, 361, 361L, 353, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 402L, 400; or consent of instructor.
Focuses on diversified and/or permanent interruptions in health-illness continuum and associated nursing care for aggregates in non-acute institutions and community facilities. Content emphasizes variety of life styles and diversified ethnic groups.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

402L. Community Health Nursing Clinical Studies (4)
Prerequisites: NRSG 310, 371, 371L, 361, 361L, 353, or consent of instructor; for RNs: BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 402, 400; or consent of instructor.
Experience in working with diversified health problems of individuals, families, and communities with an emphasis on development of appropriate nursing interventions for underserved populations and communities.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 12 hours)

405./505. Holistic Nursing Interventions Across the Lifespan (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate status.
Will present therapeutic touch, meditation, and imagery as interventions grounded in a holistic nursing framework. Will learn basics of practicing modality which will enable them to begin incorporating three modalities into their practice.
Letter grade only (A-F)

450. Nursing Research (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L. Corequisites: NRSG 451, 452A and 453L or 452B and 454L or 452D and 456L.
Emphasizes application of research theory to evidence-based nursing practice, including ethics in nursing research and research process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

451. Nursing Leadership and Management (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 452A and 453L or 452B and 454L or 452D and 456L.
Principles of leadership and management as they apply to front line management positions in healthcare. Emphasison understanding role and responsibilities of professional nurse as leader and manager of patient care services within a variety of settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 450L.

452A. Advanced Nursing in Critical Care (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 453L, 450, 451; or consent of instructor.
Emphasizes and utilizes advanced concepts and theories in critical care/emergency department, management and leadership applied to selected populations. Integration of critical care/emergency department nursing knowledge essential to new professional roles.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Clinical process)

452B. Advanced Maternal Child Health in Nursing (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 454L, 450, 451, or consent of instructor.
Emphasizes advanced concepts in maternal child nursing and theories of leadership and management applied to selected maternal child settings. Content focuses on a variety of maternal child populations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Clinical Process)

452D. Advanced Nursing in Community Mental Health (2)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 456L, 450, 451, or consent of instructor.
Emphasizes and utilizes advanced concepts and theories in community, oncology and mental health nursing. This course utilizes management and leadership theories as a critical element in caring for a variety of patients.
(Clinical Process) Letter grade Only (A-F).

453L. Advanced Nursing in Critical Care Clinical Studies (4)
Prerequisites: NRSG 402, 402L; or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 452A, 450, 451, or consent of instructor.
Provides clinical experiences in critical care/emergency department health care delivery systems and application of theories of management and leadership.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 12 hours)

454L. Advanced Nursing in Maternal-Child Clinical Studies (4)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L; or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 452B, 450, 451, or consent of instructor.
Provides clinical experiences in application of advanced concepts of maternal-child nursing as well as management and leadership theories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 12 hours)

456L. Advanced Nursing in Community Mental Health Clinical (4)
Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L; or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 452D, 450, 451, or consent of instructor.
Provides advanced experiences in a clinical setting. Utilizes knowledge gained through-out nursing program to provide care to patients in hospital and community.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 12 hours)

481I. Parenting (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE foundation requirements, one or more exploration courses, and upper division standing.
Effective parenting with emphasis on common parenting concerns and developmental tasks of parents and children.

*482. Health Assessment of the Aging Client (3)
Prerequisites: GERN 400I or equivalent and upper standing or consent of instructor.
Assessment of physical, psycho-social status of aging client as they affect health and well being, and identification of actual or potential health related problems using a variety of tools and techniques.
Same course as GERN *482 (Lecture-Discussion, 3 hrs.)

490. Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of any nursing faculty. Students who have made arrangements with a faculty advisor for appropriate learning objectives may enroll.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

499. /599. Special Topics in Nursing (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics consistent with contemporary nursing or curricular trends will be announced each semester.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics.

GRADUATE LEVEL

502. Genetics in Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate status or consent of instructor.
Overview of genetics implications for nurses as they provide health services to clients of all ages, diverse ethnic, cultural, life-style and geographic areas. Will explore basic mechanisms of genetic inheritance and impact that genetics has on health promotion, disease prevention and policy implications.
Letter grade only (A-F)

505. /405. Holistic Nursing Interventions Across the Lifespan (3)
Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate status.
Will present therapeutic touch, meditation, and imagery as interventions grounded in a holistic nursing framework. Basics of practicing modality which will enable them to begin incorporating three modalities into their practice.
Letter grade only (A-F)

510. Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and completion of upper division pathophysiology course, or consent of instructor.
Builds upon knowledge developed in undergraduate Pathophysiology course. Integration and communication between organs systems will be explored to gain greater knowledge of disturbances at cellular level which predictably result in organ and system dysfunction.)
Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture-Activity)

511A . Advanced Pathophysiology for Clinical Nurse Specialists (2)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Acute Care Adult CNS graduate nursing program or consent of instructor.
Presents the principles underlyng the disturbance of human functional and homeostatic mechanisms. Disturbances at the cellular level are explored to enable the student to build an understanding of resultant aberrant organ and system function.
Letter grade only (A-F).

520. Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or consent of instructor.
Deals with use of drugs in providing perinatal care, family planning services and/or routine health care.
Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F)

521A. Advanced Pharmacology for Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Acute Care Adult CNS graduate nursing program.
Designed to provide advanced knowledge about pharmacological agents utilized in the management of a variety of acute care clinical situations. Content will focus on the role of CNS.
Letter grade only (A-F).

530. Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and completion of basic physical assessment course, or consent of instructor.
Designed for advanced practice nurses and a prerequisite to each specialty track. Through classroom instruction, web based instruction and self-assessment, and on-site clinical review and practice, advanced assessment and diagnostic skills are developed.
Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F). (Technical activity and laboratory 4 hours)

540. Health Care Economics, Policy, and Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or consent of instructor.
Designed to provide an understanding of economic and political environment of US healthcare system. Principles of economic and organizational theory are explored within context of advanced practice role. Contemporary issues are explored.
Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

550. Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or consent of instructor.
Focus on understanding and developing advanced practice nurse in providing culturally competent care to individuals, families, groups, and communities with diverse cultural backgrounds. Patterns of human interaction that foster and neglect health and quality of life are analyzed. Contemporary issues are explored.
Prerequisite to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

551A. Spanish Language Competency for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Provides foundational knowledge and skills to enable advanced practice nurse (APN) to learn and apply principles of cultural competency and Spanish language skills to role of nurse practitioner in conducting a health history and physical assessment for diverse Spanish speaking populations.

551B. Spanish Language Competency for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)
Prerequisite: NRSG 551A or consent of instructor.
Principles of cultural competency and Spanish language skills for diagnosing and treating Spanish speaking patients: focuses on hematology, musculoskeletal II, cardiovascular, neurology, dermatology I & II, family violence/substance abuse, nutrition/weight management, developmental disorders, genetics, mental health, ophthalmology, and infectious diseases.

556A. Conditions of Learning and Instruction in Nursing (3)
Application of theories of learning and instruction to patient/student teaching-learning situations. Content covered includes conditions of learning, models of instruction, transfer of learning, behavior modification techniques, variables influencing learning and instruction, and evaluation of instruction.
Letter grade only (A-F)

556B. Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)
A systematic study of principles of curriculum development as they apply to different types of nursing programs. Focuses on relationship among philosophy, objectives, selection and organization of learning experiences and evaluative process.
Letter grade only (A-F)

556L. Theoretical Concepts Laboratory of Nursing Education (1-4)
Prerequisites: NRSG 556A or consent of instructor.
Instructional skills and application of theories of learning and instruction to practice and teaching of nursing within a supervised practice-teaching situation. Reference to ways teaching skills relate to broader educational issues such as teaching/learning theory.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units. Letter grade only (A-F)

559. Nursing Administration (3)
Application of management theories to administration, organizational theory, structure and culture, leadership theories and decision-making processes in clinical settings. Legal-ethical parameters of nursing administration are threaded throughout course.
Letter grade only (A-F)

560. Professional Foundations of Theoretical and Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or instructor  consent.
Study of theoretical frameworks and professional roles influencing advanced practice nursing. Analyze and implement major theoretical frameworks for advanced practice. Begin dynamic process of role development by exploring role boundaries and collaborative practice.
Prerequisite course to NRSG 680 series. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

565. Theories of Community/Public Health Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 560, or consent of instructor.
Analysis, synthesis and application of theories from nursing, public health, and other disciplines to community/public health nursing practice. Exploration of population-focused theory and provision of health promotion and prevention services to underserved populations and communities.
(Seminar, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

590. Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of a nursing faculty member.
Independent research under supervision of a nursing faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F)

596. Research Methods in Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and upper division statistics, or consent of instructor.
Nursing research process, including use and testing of nursing theories, development of research proposals including conceptualization of problem, literature search, study design, date collection, analysis and interpretation of findings.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion.)

599. /499. Special Topics in Nursing (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics consistent with contemporary nursing or curricular trends will be announced each semester. Credit may be earned each time a new topic is offered.
Letter grade only (A-F)

660B. Theoretical Base for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, Pathophysiology, and Physical Assessment, or consent of instructor.
Relationship of psycho-social theory to health care with an emphasis on application of theory to clinical practice. Various sections will focus on different areas of clinical interest.
Letter grade only (A-F)

670. Community Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 565, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 670L.
Examination of Community/Public Health Nursing roles in health program and policy planning for aggregates, populations and communities. Theories of community programs and health policy planning explored for underserved and ethnically diverse populations.
(Seminar 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F)

670L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 565, or consent of instructor.
Experiences in selected community health settings to prepare for advanced nursing practice focus on assessment, planning, and policy development for culturally diverse populations.
(Clinical 9 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

671. Community Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 670 and 670L or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 671L.
Examination of the Community/Public Health Nursing (C/PHN) roles in health program and policy implementation for aggregates, populations, and communities. Theories of community health programs and health policy implementation will be explored for underserved and ethnically diverse populations.
(Seminar, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

671L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical II (3)
Prerequisite(s): NRSG 670 and 670L, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 671.
A laboratory course offering clinical experiences in selected community health settings to prepare the student for advanced nursing practice.
(Clinical 9 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

673. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in Acute Care: Adult Patients (3)
Prerequisite: NRSG 511A, 521A, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596 or consent of instructor; Corequisite: NRSG 673L.
Emphasis is on the Clinical Nurse Specialist’s (CNS) sphere of influence impacting the health outcomes of diverse patients with multiple, complex health problems and their families by developing advanced competencies necessary for the management of multiple therapeutic interventions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

673L. Clinical Studies in Acute Care (3)
Prerequisite: NRSG 511A, 521A, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596 or consent of instructor; Corequisite:NRSG 673.
Focuses on implementation of CNS roles of teacher, expert clinician, manager of care, and research in a variety of acute care settings. Sphere of influence is primarily patient and family related.
Letter grade only (A-F).

674. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in Acute Care: Employees (3)
Prerequisite: NRSG 673 and 673L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 674L.
Deals with development of advanced skills and competencies in the management and human resources, educational programs, motivation, consultation, and personnel ethics as they apply to role of clinical nurse specialist.
Letter grade only (A-F).

674L. Clinical Studies in Acute Care (3)
Prerequisite: NRSG 673 and 673L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 674.
Focuses on implementation of CNS roles of teacher, expert clinician, manager of care, and research in a variety of acute care settings. Sphere of influence is primarily the employees.
Letter grade only (A-F).

675. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): The Organizational Setting (3)
Prerequisite: NRSG 674 and 674L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 675L.
Focuses on CNS roles as managers of care, change agents, consultants and teachers in a variety of acute care settings. Sphere of influence is the organizational network.
Letter grade only (A-F).

675L. Clinical Studies in Acute Care (3)
Prerequisite: NRSG 674 and 674L, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 675.
Focuses on CNS roles as manager of care, change agent, consultant and teacher in a variety of acute care settings. Sphere of influence is primarily the employees.
Letter grade only (A-F).

680A, B, C. Theories for Extended Nursing Practice (3,3,3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, a physical assessment course and upper division pathophysiology course, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 680L.
Normal and pathological conditions and management theory base applicable for advanced nurse in clinical areas of concentration.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in each suffix. Letter grade only (A-F)

680L. Clinical Studies in Nursing (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, a physical assessment course and upper division pathophysiology course, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 680A, B, or C.
A laboratory course offering clinical experience in selected settings to prepare for advanced nursing practice.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics.

682. Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites NRSG 682A, 682B.
Presents epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of common diseases across life span. Role of family nurse practitioner in health promotion and disease preventionemphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F)

682A. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 682, 682B.
Allows opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical settings in family practice. An emphasisplaced on socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours)

682B. Family Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing II (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 682, 682A.
Second of two courses that allows expanded theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical settings in family practice. Emphasisplaced on socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours)

683. Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 682, 682A and 682B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 683A, 683B.
Presents epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of common diseases across life span. Role of family nurse practitioner in health promotion and disease preventionemphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F).

683A. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 682, 682A and 682B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 683, 683B.
Allows additional opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical settings in family practice. Emphasis placed on socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
Letter grade only (A-F) (Laboratory 9 hours)

683B. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 682, 682A and 682B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 683, 683A.
Second of two courses designed to allow additional opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and expand clinical knowledge.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

684. Pediatric Theories for Advanced Nursing (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 684A, 684B
Provides Pediatric Nurse Practioner student with theoretical frameworks for well child care. Focuses on preventive health care, well child management, professional issues and related research of children from infancy through adolescence.
Letter grade only (A-F)

684A. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing I (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 684, 684B.
First clinical course of pediatric nurse practitioner program. Emphasison application of theory to preventative health care, management of well child and common pediatric problems.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours)

684B. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 596 and or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 684, 684A
Second clinical course of pediatric nurse practitioner program. Emphasison application of theory to preventative health care, management of well child and common pediatric problems.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours)

685. Pediatric Theories for Advance Practice Nursing II (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 684, 684A and 684B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 685A, 685B.
Diagnosis, treatment and management of common pediatric conditions and disorders by pediatric nurse practitioner utilizing a theoretical framework appropriate for pediatric nurse practitioner.
Letter grade only. (A-F)

685A. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing III (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 684, 684A and 684B, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 685, 685B.
First of two clinical course deals with application of theory related to assessment, diagnosis, and management by pediatric nurse practitioner of common pediatric health care problems in clinical setting.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

685B. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing IV (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 684, 684A and 684B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 685, 685A.
Application of theory related to assessment, diagnosis, and management by pediatric nurse practitioner of common pediatric health care problems in clinical setting.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

686. Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advance Practice Nursing I (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560,
596 and clinical pretest, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 686A, 686B.
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management and prevention of selected health problems of adult/geriatric patient in primary, secondary and tertiary settings and role of nurse practitioner in these settings in a changing healthcare environment.
Letter grade only (A-F)

686A. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advance Practice Nursing I (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pretest, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 686, 686B.
First of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasisplaced on beginning socialization into nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours).

686B. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advance Practice Nursing II (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pretest, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 686, 686A.
Second of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasisplaced on beginning socialization into nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours).

687. Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 686, 686A and 686B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 686A, 686B.
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management and prevention of additional selected health problems of adult/geriatric patient in primary, secondary and tertiary settings, and a further delineation of role of nurse practitioner in these changing healthcare environment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

687A. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 686, 686A and 686B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 687, 687B.
First of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theory into clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasisplaced on continuing to socialize into nurse practitioner role.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours).

687B. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 686, 686A and 686B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 687, 687A.
Second of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theory into clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasisplaced on continuing to socialize into nurse practitioner role.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours).

688. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advance Practice Nursing I (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 688A, 688B.
Study of pathology, diagnostic methods, indications for referral, and management for nurse practitioner students of medical, psychological, and social problems of clients of psychiatric facilities and community mental health agencies.
Letter grade only (A-F)

688A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing I (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 688, 688B.
First clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students thatfocused on application of mental health concepts. Theories from prerequisite and concurrent courses are applied and tested.
Credit/No credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours)

688B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing II (3) F
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 688, 688A.
Second clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students that focused on application of mental health concepts. Theories from prerequisite and concurrent courses are applied and tested.
Credit/No credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours)

689. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advance Practice Nursing II (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 688A, 688B.
Advanced study of pathology, diagnostic methods, indications for referral, and management for nurse practitioner students of medical, psychological, and social problems of clients of psychiatric facilities and community mental health agencies.
Letter grade only (A-F)

689A. Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing III (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 688, 688A and 688B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 689, 689B.
First supervised clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students focused on application of complex mental health concepts. Theories from prerequisite and concurrent nursing theory courses are applied and tested in clinical setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

689B. Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advance Practice Nursing III (3) S
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 688, 688A and 688B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 689, 689A.
Second supervised clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students focused on application of complex mental health concepts. Theories from prerequisite and concurrent nursing theory courses are applied and tested in clinical setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

692. Nursing Directed Project (1-4)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596 and consent of department graduate advisor.
Planning, preparation and completion of a directed project appropriate to advanced practice nursing.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Professional Literature (3)
Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 530, 540, 550,560, 596, 680 class series and NRSG 680L or 680 A/B class series, and advancement to candidacy, or consent of instructor and graduate advisor.
Critical analysis and synthesis by comparative review of professional literature in nursing practice, theory, and research.
Not open for credit to students taking NRSG 698. Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-4)
Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596, consent of department graduate advisor.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis in clinical nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F).