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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. Explores basic mechanisms of genetic inheritance and impact that genetics has on health promotion, disease prevention and policy implications.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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.
Advanced pathophysiology principles underlying disturbances of human functioning, homeostatic mechanisms, cellular disturbances and the effect of environmental disruptive events on organ and system functions occurring throughout the lifespan.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Activity) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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.
Corequisite: NRSG 530L.
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.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

530L. Advanced Physical Assessment Laboratory for Advanced Practice Nurses (1)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 530.
Application of theoretical knowledge of advanced physical assessment in supervised settings.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Technical activities/lab 3 hours)

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

Prerequisites: Admission to the Pediatric Primary Care nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 535L.
Theoretical content for the Pediatric Primary Care 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

535L. Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Pediatric Primary Care nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor.
Corequisites: 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 CD 531 and HSC 430, or consent of Instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 536L.
Presents theoretical content and methods of process which are applicable to the clinical practice of the School Nurse.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

536L. School Nursing Clinical (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the School Nurse Credential Program, NRSG 535, CD 353 or CD 531 and HSC 430, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 536.
Clinical component of the school nurse program. Students will demonstrate the application of theory within the school setting. Focus is on the implementation of the role of the school nurse.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Activity/Laboratory 9 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

540. Health Care Economics, Policy and Information Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program or consent of instructor.
Designed to provide an understanding of the economic and health policy environment of U.S. healthcare system. Principles of economics, organizational theory, health policy, advocacy, informatics and technology are applied within the context of advanced practice nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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 advanced practice nursing roles in providing culturally-appropriate care to individuals, families, groups, and communities with diverse backgrounds. Patterns of human interaction that influence health and quality of life are analyzed. Contemporary issues in diversity are explored.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

551A. Spanish Language Competency for Advanced Nursing Practice (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.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

551B. Spanish Language Competency for Advanced Nursing Practice (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.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

556B. Curriculum Development in Nursing (3)

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

560. Foundations of Theoretical and Professional Roles for Advanced Practice Nurses (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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

565. Theories of Community/Public Health Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 560, or consent of instructor.
Health care system and policy implementation for aggregates, communities. Population health and global health care issues, ethical issues, and health care policies will be explored in order to provide an insight into how the current populations experience health and well-being.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

596. Research for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and upper division statistics, or consent of instructor.
Application of the research process to advanced nursing practice, including problem identification, literature review, ethical issues, design, data collection and analysis, interpretation and dissemination of findings, emphasizing the translation of evidence into clinical practice.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

600. Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Patient/Family (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596, NRSG 556A, NRSG 556B, NRSG 556C or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 600L.
Emphasis is on the Clinical Nurse Specialist's (CNS) sphere of influence impacting 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 673.

600L. Clinical Studies in Adult-Gerontological Clinical Care for the CNS I: Patient/Family (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 600 or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

601. Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist II: Staff Development (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 600, NRSG 600L, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 601L.
Deals with the development of advanced skills and competencies in the management of staff development, educational programs, motivation, consultation, and personnel ethics as they apply to the CNS's sphere of influence in staff development.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 674.

601L. Clinical Studies in Adult-Gerontological Clinical Care for the CNS II: Staff Development (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 600, NRSG 600L, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 601.
Focuses on the clinical implementation of the CNS roles of educator, expert clinician, manager of care, and researcher in a variety of acute and chronic care settings as they apply to the CNS's sphere of influence in staff development.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 674L. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

602. Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing in Adult-Gerontological Nurse Specialist III: Organizational Systems (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 601, NRSG 601L, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 602L.
Focuses on development of advanced skills and competencies in CNS roles as managers of care, change agents, consultants and teachers in a variety of acute and chronic care settings as they apply to CNS's sphere of influence in organizational systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 675.

602L. Clinical Studies in Adult-Gerontological Clinical Care for the CNS III: Organizational Systems (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 601, NRSG 601L, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 602.
Focuses on clinical implementation of CNS roles as managers of care, change agents, consultants and teachers in a variety of acute and chronic care settings as they apply to CNS's sphere of influence in organizational systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. 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, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B.
Epidemiology, etiology, differential diagnoses, management, and prevention of common health problems of women with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner in health promotion, health protection, disease prevention in ambulatory health care settings.
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, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 610, NRSG 610B.
One of two courses designed to allow students to apply theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills to manage common gynecologic health problems of women incorporating the health promotion, health protection, and disease prevention focus of nurse practitioner practice.
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, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 610, NRSG 610A.
One of two courses designed to allow students to apply theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills to provide screening and preventive healthcare for women and healthcare for women experiencing normal pregnancies with a focus on the role of the nurse practitioner.
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 610, NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 611A, NRSG 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 610, NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 611, NRSG 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 graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, NRSG 610A, NRSG 610B, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 611, NRSG 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, NRSG 611A, NRSG 611B.
Corequisite: NRSG 612A.
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)

612A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, NRSG 611, NRSG 611A, and NRSG 611B.
Corequisite: NRSG 612.
Designed to allow students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge of multifaceted women's health problems in supervised clinical practice in ambulatory health care settings with a focus on the role of the women's health nurse practitioner.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 620A, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. 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, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 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) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 682A.

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

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A.
Second of two clinical 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 682B. (Laboratory 9 hours)

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A, NRSG 620B, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 621A, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 683.

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A, NRSG 620B, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 621, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 683A.

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 620, NRSG 620A, NRSG 620B, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 621, NRSG 621A.
Second of two clinical courses designed to allow additional opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and expand clinical knowledge.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 683B.

630. Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596 and clinical pre-test, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 630A, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 686.

630A. Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596 and clinical pre-test, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630B.
Designed to allow adult and 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 686A.

630B. Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A.
Designed to allow adult and geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theoretical knowledge in supervised clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis is placed on beginning socialization into nurse practitioner role.
Credit/No Credit grading only. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 686B.

631. Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A, NRSG 630B, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 631A, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 687.

631A. Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A, NRSG 630B, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 631, NRSG 631B.
Designed to allow adult and geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theory into clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis placed on continuation to socialize into the nurse practitioner role.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 687A.

631B. Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 630, NRSG 630A, NRSG 630B, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 631, NRSG 631A.
Designed to allow adult and geriatric nurse practitioner student to apply theory into clinical practice with adult and geriatric patients. Emphasis placed on continuation to socialize into the nurse practitioner role.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 687B.

640. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theory Across the Life Span for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 640A, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 688.

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

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 640, NRSG 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 688A.

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

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530, NRSG 530L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560 and NRSG 596, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 640, NRSG 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 688B.

641. Psychiatric-Mental Health Theory Across the Life Span for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 640, NRSG 640A, NRSG 640B, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 641A, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 689.

641A. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies Across the Life Span for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 640, NRSG 640A, NRSG 640B, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 641, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 689A.

641B. Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies Across the Life Span for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 640, NRSG 640A, NRSG 640B, or departmental consent required.
Corequisites: NRSG 641, NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (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, NRSG 520, NRSG 535, NRSG 535L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 596.
Corequisites: NRSG 650A and NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 684. (Discussion 3 hours)

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 535, NRSG 535L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 596 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 650 and NRSG 650B.
First clinical course of Pediatric Primary Care 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (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, NRSG 520, NRSG 535, NRSG 535L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 596.
Corequisites: NRSG 650 and NRSG 650A.
Second clinical course of Pediatric Primary Care 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (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, NRSG 650A, NRSG 650B.
Corequisites: NRSG 651A and NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (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, NRSG 650A, and NRSG 650B.
Corequisites: NRSG 651 and NRSG 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Laboratory 9 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 685A.

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 650, NRSG 650A, and NRSG 650B.
Corequisites: NRSG 651 and NRSG 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) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Not open cor credit to students with credit in NRSG 685B.

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 651, NRSG 651A, NRSG 651B.
Corequisites: 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, NRSG 651A, NRSG 651B.
Corequisites: 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

670. Community Health Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 565, or consent of instructor.
Corequisite: NRSG 670L.
Community/Public health theories will be applied in the context of health problems, global health issues, and the changing health care environment for vulnerable populations addressing the social determinants of health. The focus will be on the community/public health nurse leader.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

670L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical Studies I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 565 or consent of instructor.
Corequisite: NRSG 670.
In conjunction with the instructor, the student will identify an agency and preceptor who will provide "hands on experience" that will meet the course objectives, the student's personal learning objectives and the student's mission statement. Clinical pre-ceptored course.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Clinical 9 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

671. Community Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 670 and NRSG 670L or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 671L.
Population health and global health care issues, ethical issues, and health care policies will be explored in order to provide an insight into how the current populations experience health and wellbeing while orchestrating their daily lives.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar, 3 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

671L. Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical Studies II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 670 and NRSG 670L, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 671.
Clinical course offering leadership and mentoring in a community/public health setting for the student to acquire exposure to development of projects and addressing issues for the vulnerable populations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Clinical 9 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 671, NRSG 671L or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 672L.
Focus will be on the 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 671, NRSG 671L or consent of instructor.
Corequisite: NRSG 672.
Clinical course offering leadership and mentoring in a community/public health setting for the student to acquire exposure to development of projects and addressing issues for the vulnerable populations, address global health issues and policies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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

Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, HCA 515 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: 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 Clinical Studies for Advanced Nursing Practice I (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, HCA 515 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: 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).

677. Administrative Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 676, NRSG 676L, HCA 502, HCA 505 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 677L.
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. Administrative Clinical Studies for Advanced Nursing Practice II (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 676, NRSG 676L, HCA 502, HCA 505 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 677, HCA 537.
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).

678. Administrative Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537, or the consent of the instructor.
Corequisites: 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).

678L. Administrative Clinical Studies for Advanced Nursing Practice III (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 678.
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.
Corequisites: 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 in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

692. Nursing Directed Project (1-3)

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

695. Professional Literature (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 510, NRSG 520, NRSG 530 or NRSG 535, NRSG 530L or NRSG 535L, NRSG 540, NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 596, theory and clinical course series for one of the Nurse Practitioner or CNS specialties, 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

698. Thesis (1-3)

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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

701. Biostatistics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to the DNP program.
Provides DNP students with the necessary skills and knowledge to interpret research that employ multivariate statistical techniques. Topics include choosing correct statistical methods; descriptive, univariate and multivariate statistics; probability; estimation and hypothesis testing; and use of a statistical software package.
Letter grade only (A-F).

702. Leadership, Management and Economics in Advanced Nursing Practice (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to the DNP program.
Emphasis on analyzing leadership theories and organizational models within healthcare delivery systems. Principles of change theory, financial management, strategic planning, program development and implementation are evaluated. Application focuses on fiscally sound leadership management in providing healthcare for individuals and populations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

703. Epidemiology and Clinical Prevention (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to the DNP program.
Emphasis on application of epidemiological principles and approaches related to health and illness in at-risk populations. Epidemiological models and inquiry are used to determine population needs and promote interventions to enhance health-related quality of life and prevent illness.
Letter grade only (A-F).

704. Informatics in Healthcare (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to the DNP program.
Use of information systems/technology resources to implement quality improvement initiatives and support practice and administrative decision-making. Topics include standards and principles for selecting and evaluating information systems and patient care technology, and related ethical, regulatory, and legal issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

705. Advanced Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to the DNP program.
Advanced research course focused on reading, interpreting, and evaluating studies using quantitative and qualitative methods in nursing and other health care disciplines; develop initial literature review for integrative scholarship proposal.
Letter grade only (A-F)

706. Healthcare Policy, Ethics, and Advocacy for Nurses (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to the DNP program
Critical appraisal of how national and international health policies, advocacy efforts, ethics, and economics impact health care delivery and its outcomes and influence advanced practice nursing. Development of health care policy, delivery models, reimbursement mechanisms, and economic perspectives are investigated.
Letter grade only (A-F).

707. DNP Clinical Practicum: Professional Role Development (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Admission to the DNP program.
Supervised clinical opportunities in selected clinical settings to enhance professional role development in advanced nursing practice. Synthesis of prior graduate learning experience; focus on evidence-based best practices to enhance safety, quality and efficiency in the student's nursing specialty area.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units in different semesters. (Seminar 1 hour, Clinical 6 hours)

797A. Integrative Clinical Scholarship I: Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Advanced Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Advanced research/laboratory course focused on analysis of history/role of DNP, role transition, interprofessional collaboration and leadership, clinical microsystems thinking, project development and management within healthcare systems. Includes principles of grant writing and development of DNP project proposal.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hour, Clinical 6 hours)

797B. Integrative Clinical Scholarship II: Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: NRSG 797A.
Implementation of DNP project, within a clinical setting, using integration of theory and evidence-based change from nursing science and other disciplines. Emphasizes incorporation of principles of practice inquiry, evidence-based practice, and/or practice inquiry. Integration of core DNP concepts and competencies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

797C. Integrative Clinical Scholarship III: Evidence-Based Practice (3)

Prerequisite: NRSG 797B.
Evaluation and completion of DNP project. Emphasizes incorporation of principles of practice inquiry, evidence-based practice, and/or practice inquiry. Integration of core DNP concepts and competencies.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hour, Clinical 6 hours)


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