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Nursing

Courses - NRSG Graduate Level

502. Genetics in Nursing Practice (3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing or graduate standing 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).

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)

530L. Advanced Physical Assessment Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 530.
Application of theoretical knowledge of advanced physical assessment in supervised clinical settings appropriate to the specialty of the advance practice nursing student
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Technical activities/laboratory 3 hours)

535. Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment and Health Promotion (2)

Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 535L.
Theoretical content for the pediatric nurse practitioner and school nurse related to advanced pediatric health assessment and promotion. Developmental, cultural, spiritual, and psychosocial dimensions of the child and family are incorporated throughout the assessment process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours)

535L. Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 535.
Application of theoretical knowledge of advanced pediatric physical assessment in supervised clinical settings appropriate to the specialty of the advanced practice nursing student.
Letter grade only ( A-F). (Clinic off-campus, 3 hours)

536. Theories and Practice of School Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the School Nurse Credential Program, NRSG 535, CD 353 or 431/531 and HSC 430, or consent of Instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 536L.
Focuses on normal/pathological conditions and the organizational, philosophical, and legal aspects in the delivery in the delivery of school health programs as well as emphasizing the theoretical bases for the practice of school nursing in the school setting.
Letter grade only (A-F).

536L. School Nursing Clinical (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the School Nurse Credential Program, NRSG 535, CD 353 or 431/531 and HSC 430, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 536.
The clinical component of the school nurse program. The student will demonstrate the application of theory within the school setting. The focus of the course is on the implementation of the role of the school nurse.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (9 hours clinical/week)

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).

556C. Microteaching in Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; NRSG 556A and 556B.
Focuses on instructional skills and the application of instruction in the practice of nursing within a microteaching laboratory setting. Supervised teaching situations are used to practice educational strategies specific to nursing education settings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

556L. Theoretical Concepts in Nursing Education: Practice Teaching (4)

Prerequisites: NRSG 556A or consent of instructor.
Application of instructional skills and theories of learning in professional nursing settings. Working in actual supervised teaching situations, students practice skills that can be utilized in a variety of educational situations.
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. Selected Topics in Nursing (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics consistent with contemporary nursing or curricular trends.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

600. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practrice in Adult Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): Adult Patients (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 511A, 521A, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 600L.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 673.

600L. Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)

Prerequisite: NRSG 511A, 521A, 530, 540, 550, 560 and 596 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 600.
Focuses on implementation of CNS roles of teacher, expert clinician, manager of care, and research in a variety of acute and chronic care settings. Sphere of influence is primarily patient and family related.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 673L.

601. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in Adult Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): Employees (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 600, 600L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 601L.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 674.

601L. Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 600, 600L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 601.
Focuses on implementation of CNS roles of teacher, expert clinician, manager of care, and research in a variety of acute and chronic care settings.Sphere of influence is primarily the employees.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 674L.

602. Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice in Adult Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): The Organizational Setting (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 601, 601L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 602L.
Focuses on CNS roles as managers of care, change agents, consultants and teachers in a variety of acute and chronic care settings. Sphere of influence is the organizational network.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 675.

602L. Clinical Studies for the CNS in Adult Care (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 601, 601L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 602.
Focuses on CNS roles as manager of care, change agent, consultant and teacher in a variety of acute and chronic care settings. Sphere of influence is primarily the employees.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 675L.

610. Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610A, 610B.
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management, and prevention of common health problems of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 667.

610A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the women's health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610, 610B.
One of two courses designed to apply theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills in the management of common health problems of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings. Emphasizes the role of the nurse practitioner in gynecology.
Letter grade only ( A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 667A.

610B. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the women's health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610, 610A.
One of two courses designed to apply theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills in the management of common health problems of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings. Emphasizes the role of the nurse practitioner in obstetrics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 667B.

611. Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program. and NRSG 667, 667A, 667B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611A, 611B.
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management, and prevention of complex health problems of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 668.

611A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 667, 667A, 667B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611, 611B.
One of two courses designed to apply theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills in the management of complex health problems of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings. Emphasizes the role of the nurse practitioner in gynecology.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 668A.

611B. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the gradiate nursing program and NRSG 667, 667A, 667B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611, 611A.
One of two courses designed to allow the student to apply the knowledge and skills of caring for complex health problems of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner. This clinical course focuses on obstetrics.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 668B.

612. Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 611, 611A, 611B.
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management, and prevention of multifaceted health problems of women before, during, and after the childbearing cycle in ambulatory health care settings with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner.
Letter grade only A-F. (3 hours discussion)

620. Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620A, 620B.
Presents epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of common diseases across life span. Role of family nurse practitioner in health promotion and disease prevention emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 682.

620A. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620, 620B.
Allows opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical settings in family practice. An emphasis placed on socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 682A.

620B. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) F

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG NRSG 620, 620A.
Second of two courses that allows expanded theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical settings in family practice. Emphasis placed on socialization into family nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 682B.

621. Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621A, 621B.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 683.

621A. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621B.
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) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 683A.

621B. Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621A.
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) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 683B.

630. Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630A, 630B.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 686.

630A. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630B.
First of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis placed on beginning socialization into nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 686A.

630B. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630A.
Second of two designed to allow adult/geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis placed on beginning socialization into nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 686B.

631. Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631A, 631B.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 687.

631A. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631B.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 687A.

631B. Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631A.
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) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 687B.

640. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640A, 640B.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 688.

640A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640B.
First clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students that focuses on application of mental health concepts. Theories from prerequisite and concurrent courses are applied and tested.
Credit/No credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 688A.

640B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640A.
Second clinical practicum for nurse practitioner students that focuses on application of mental health concepts. Theories from prerequisite and concurrent courses are applied and tested.
Credit/No credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 688B.

641. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641A, 641B.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 689.

641A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641, 641B.
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) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 689A.

641B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641,641A.
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) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 689B.

650. Pediatric Theories for Advanced Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596. Corequisites: NRSG 650A and 650B.
Theoretical based content for providing care in the role of a pediatric nurse practitioner. Content focuses on preventive health care, well child care, disease management, professional issues, and related research.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 684.

650A. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650B.
First clinical course of pediatric nurse practitioner program. Emphasis on application of theory to preventative health care, management of well child and common pediatric problems.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 684A.

650B. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650A.
Second clinical course of pediatric nurse practitioner program. Emphasis on application of theory to preventative health care, management of well child and common pediatric problems.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 684B.

651. Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651A and 651B.
Diagnosis, treatment and management of common pediatric conditions/disorders by the pediatric nurse practitioner. The specific topics covered are the management of common pediatric diseases including: infectious, ENT, ophthalmic, dental, respiratory, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 685.

651A. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651 and 651B.
First of two clinical courses that deal with application of theory related to assessment, diagnosis, and management by the pediatric nurse practitioner of common pediatric health care problems in clinical settings.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 685A.

651B. Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3) S

Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651 and 651A.
Application of theory related to assessment, diagnosis, and management by the pediatric nurse practitioner of common pediatric health care problems in clinical settings.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open cor credit to students with credit in NRSG 685B.

652. Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisite: NRSG 652A.
Diagnosis, treatment, and management of complex and chronic pediatric diseases by the pediatric nurse practitioner. The specific topics covered are the management of endocrine, metabolic, cardiac, hematologic, atopic, rheumatoid, autoimmune, neurologic, genetic, and mental disorders in children.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours discussion)

652A. Pediatric Clinical for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisite: NRSG 652.
Demonstrate, at an advanced level, the application of theory from previous and concurrent course work concerning assessment, diagnosis, and management of common and chronic pediatric health care problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (9 hours laboratory)

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.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinical 9 hours)

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).

672. Community Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 671, 671L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 672L.
Focus on leadership role of the C/PHN in the integration of nursing and public health theories in evaluation and internalization strategies for health programs and policies for underserved and ethnically diverse populations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

672L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical III (3)

Prerequisite(s): NRSG 671, 671L or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 672.
Clinical course offering leadership experiences in selected community health settings to prepare the student for advanced nursing practice in program and health policy evaluation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

676. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, 515 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 676L.
Focus on principles and theories of management that deal with the human element in nursing administration. The specific topics covered are the allocation of human resources and budgeting, stress management, motivation, morale and job satisfaction, conflict management and collective bargaining.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion)

676L. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, HCA 515 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 676.
Application of theories and principles of allocation of resources to administration of nursing services and participating in dealing with factors influencing human performance in nursing administration, such as stress management, motivation, job satisfaction, conflict resolution and collective bargaining.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Technical activities/laboratory 9 hours)

677. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 676, 676L, HCA 502, 505 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 677L.
The administration of nursing services in different types of health care delivery systems with emphasis on managed care and issues such as long-term care delivery systems, health care policy and health care reform will be discussed in great depth.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion)

677L. Advanced Administrative Nursing Clinical II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 676, 676L, HCA 502, 505 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 677, HCA 537.
The application of principles related to managed care to administration of nursing services. The learner will be an active participant in dealing with issues related to long-term care, health care policy and health care reform.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Technical activities/laboratory 9 hours)

678. Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537, or the consent of the instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 678L.
Focus on selected principles and theories of learning and instruction as they relate to staff development, competency-based education and program evaluation. Principles related to marketing nursing services, risk management and career development are operationalized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion)

678L. Advanced Administrative Nursing Clinical III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: NRSG 678.
The application of management principles of staff development, competency-based education, program evaluation, marketing, risk management and career development to administration of nursing services in any health care setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Technical activities/laboratory 9 hours)

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.

692. Nursing Directed Project (1-4)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596 and consent of school 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, 530L, 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 school graduate advisor.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis in clinical nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F).