Courses

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The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course. An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

Nursing Courses
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NSG 202
Principles of Nutrition [Lecture]

This course is designed to help students learn the basic facts and concepts of nutrition, to formulate principles to guide in food selection and meal planning, and to achieve wholeness by maintaining optimal nutritional health. The physiologic functions, food sources, requirements, and metabolism of the known nutrients are emphasized. The nutritional demands and eating patterns in various stages of the life cycle are discussed. Areas of application include weight control, food fads, vegetarianism, food additives, economical meal planning, and nutritional assessment. Prerequisite: CHM 114, CHM 111 or BIO 111.

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NSG 202
Principles of Nutrition [On-line]

This course is designed to help students learn the basic facts and concepts of nutrition, to formulate principles to guide in food selection and meal planning, and to achieve wholeness by maintaining optimal nutritional health. The physiologic functions, food sources, requirements, and metabolism of the known nutrients are emphasized. The nutritional demands and eating patterns in various stages of the life cycle are discussed. Areas of application include weight control, food fads, vegetarianism, food additives, economical meal planning, and nutritional assessment. Prerequisite: CHM 114, CHM 111 or BIO 111.

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NSG 205
Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts [Lecture]

This course introduces students to professional nursing and health-care concepts to prepare for the whole person care of individuals, groups and communities. Students will learn organizing principles and concepts that are building blocks for nursing practice as a caring, service oriented. A focus on professional communication, health care delivery systems, and the numerous roles of professional nurses. Pre-requisites: BIO 201, 202, 301, CHM 114, NSG 202, PSY 201.

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NSG 302
Health Assessment [Laboratory]

Students have opportunity to practice assessment skills learned in Nursing 302 LEC in simulated laboratory situations and in concurrent clinical practice with individuals of different developmental and cultural backgrounds in this 0 credit co-requisite course. Students must pass both the Lab and Lecture courses to progress in the program. Students who need to retake the NSG 302 LAB must also retake NSG 302 LEC. Passing the laboratory component is contingent on passing NSG 302 LEC. Prerequisites: BIO 201, 202, 301, and CHM 114.

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NSG 302
Health Assessment [Lecture]

Students have opportunity to practice assessment skills learned in Nursing 302 LEC in simulated laboratory situations and in concurrent clinical practice with individuals of different developmental and cultural backgrounds in this 0 credit co-requisite course. Students must pass both the Lab and Lecture courses to progress in the program. Students who need to retake the NSG 302 LAB must also retake NSG 302 LEC. Passing the laboratory component is contingent on passing NSG 302 LEC. Prerequisites: BIO 201, 202, 301, and CHM 114.

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NSG 304
Healthy Older Adult Concepts [Lecture]

This course will prepare students to advocate and collaborate with other professionals to provide for the health and illness needs of older adults using a whole-person, culturally sensitive approach. Students will learn about evidence-based strategies to meet older adults’ health care needs. Prerequisite: NSG 205

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NSG 306
Foundations of Nursing Practice [Lecture/Clinical]

This course introduces the students to foundational concepts of whole person care utilizing knowledge from the physical and social sciences to promote patient safety and quality care. Students will learn to provide care for individuals with alterations in sensory perception, mobility, elimination, nutrition, tissue integrity, and oxygenation . They will begin to utilize health care technology in the delivery of patient care. Pre-requisite: NSG 205

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NSG 308
Pathophysiology & Pharmacology Concepts I [Lecture]

This course provides a foundation in the pathophysiology of disease process and pharmacological therapies. The course focuses on the physiological changes, clinical manifestations, and pharmacological therapies used to affect the disease process. The course integrates anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology and pharmacology to provide a basis for study of diseases and pharmacotherapeutic agents with a focus on the application to clinical practice. Pre-requisites: BIO 201, 202, 301, CHM 114, and NSG 205.

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NSG 312
Maternal & Newborn Health Concepts [Lecture/Clinical]

This course provides a theoretical basis for application of nursing care to families in the childbearing cycle to promote caring, health promotion and maintenance, and reconstitution of wholeness through examination of antepartal, intrapartal and postpartum experiences. Clinical application will take place in a variety of settings, and will include care of the newborn with expected and unexpected transition to extrauterine life. Pre-requisites: NSG 302, 304, 306, 308, 314.

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NSG 314
Psychosocial Health Concepts [Lecture/Clinical]

This course focuses on evidence-based person/client centered care in the application of psychiatric – mental health concepts and principles in various inpatient and outpatient settings. Students will gain an understanding of relevant therapies and the nurse as advocate, change agent, and educator in the care of individuals with alterations in mental health. Clinical reasoning skills will develop as the student demonstrates therapeutic communication, understanding of pharmacology for mental illness, and critical thinking in various clinical settings. Pre-requisite: NSG 205.

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NSG 315BN
Clinical Practice Experience [Lecture]

This clinical course will be offered to RN to BS applicants who do not meet the work requirement on admission. This clinical experience will prepare the student to actively participate in classroom discussion, reflective activities and other assignments in the Adult Learner program.

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NSG 316
Adult Health I [Lecture/Clinical]

This course introduces the students to concepts of whole person care of Adult Health with common acute and chronic health problems with predictable outcomes in a variety of health care settings. Students will develop understanding and skills to assess, teach and care for diverse individuals. Students will learn to use the electronic health record and other healthcare technology for care of the adult patient. Pre-requisites: NSG 302, 304, 306, 308, and 314.

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NSG 317BN
GP&B: Philosophical Orientation to BN [Lecture]

In this module, the learners study group behavior and theories related to group process and it application in nursing practices. Ways in which groups of healthy individuals form, grow, function, and change are examined through observation and analysis of the development of the modular group. Within the context of the group process, the learners explore the philosophical base of the Roberts Wesleyan College nursing program through a comprehensive examination of the concepts of wholeness, caring, and the nursing paradigm.

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NSG 318
Pathophysiology & Pharmacology Concepts II [Lecture]

This course provides a foundation in the pathophysiology of disease process and pharmacological therapies. The course focuses on the physiological changes, clinical manifestations, and pharmacological therapies used to affect the disease process. The course integrates anatomy, physiology, chemistry, microbiology and pharmacology to provide a basis for study of diseases and pharmacotherapeutic agents with a focus on the application to clinical practice. Pre-requisites: NSG 302, 304, 306, 308, 314.

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NSG 319
Application of Nursing Research [Lecture]

Through an experiential approach, this course prepares the baccalaureate nursing student to participate in nursing and interdisciplinary evidence-based projects. Students develop skills in critical appraisal and utilization of nursing research in addition to strategies for successful retrieval, synthesis and implementation of a variety of sources of evidence. Using change theory and communication skills, students are prepared to meaningfully participate in practice improvement initiatives. Pre-requisites: MTH 200, NSG 302, 304, 306, 308, and 314.

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NSG 320BN
Career Development [Lecture]

Within this module, the student assesses and plans his/her career. Examination of adult development and the evolution of nursing and a profession serve as a backdrop for this exploration. Current trends in professional nursing development are explored. Each student completes a portfolio that is an extensive documentation of prior academic achievement, professional training, and signigicant personal experiences. The portfolio serves serveral purposes. It reviews and documents students' prior learning; provides serves students with the opportunity to assess for themselves the progress of their own careers, education, and presonal development; provides documentation which the College can evaluate in assessing credit for prior learning; and fulfills a course requirement for this module. Since the portfolio enables the student to portray learning acquired through life experience, patterns of growth within one's life can be explored and future plans can be formulated. The portfolio integrates theory with practice and serves as an excellent reference for future planning.

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NSG 321BN
Advanced App. of the Nursing Process [Lecture and Laboratory]

This module introduces the student to comprehensive assessment of individuals, related to wholeness. Students utilize the nursing history and physical examination as well as developmental, sexual, mental, cultural, and spiritual assessment. Basic skills of inspection, palpation, percussion, ans auscultation are learned and reviewed. Modification of comprehensive assessment for specific age groups including the Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) for children and normal changes with aging are explored. Students consider their development fo nursing diagnosis and contemporary methods of applying nursing process thorugh managed care. Several theoretical frameworks are introduced as the student considers his/her personal philosophy of nursing. This module includes weekly laboratories in addition to the classroom group work.

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NSG 329BN
Nursing Application-Research Stats. Mthd [Lecture]

This module introduces the student to the research method and descriptive and inferential statistics, including descriptive analysis of correlation and regression, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, inference about means, and the Chi-square test. The research process is defined and explored. Both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies are examined. The central goal of this module is to provide students with the knowledge to make informed judgments about nursing research and its usefulness in meeting the wholistic needs of clients and advancing the profession of nursing.

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NSG 350
Perioperative Practicum [Practicum]

This 40 hour perioperative practicum with classes and experiences in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases of a client's surgical experiences includes concepts of asepsis, roles of the surgical team members, interviewing techniques, recovery room, and anesthesia within a wholistic nursing care framework. Meets the requirement for nursing elective. Prerequisite: NSG 303.

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NSG 351BN
Library Practicum [Lecture]

This module is taught by the Practicum Project Coordinator and a Library staff member using the college's Library internet site and focuses in depth on the Practicum Project. It is a review of the Project and an in-depth examination of the review of literature (ROL). Students will learn how to access the Library's CINAHL and other databases and will have an opportunity to begin their literature searches with the assistance of the faculty. Students will have the opportunity to begin developing their projects with the help of the library staff and the project coordinator.

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NSG 355
Health Coaching [Lecture]

This course emphasizes the theoretical concepts relevant to health coaching that are used by nurses and other professionals in health care engaged in assisting individuals in behavior changes to promote wellness and improved health. The course will begin with an introduction to health coaching and the relevant theory and techniques for successful health coaching. After a review of the health coaching process, students will develop a health coaching class for health professionals working with individuals with chronic illness. Emphasis is on understanding and using appropriate and ethical techniques to address current health problems. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Standing

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NSG 370
Transcultural Experience [Trip]

This course is designed to introduce students to the culture, health care needs, and the health care system of a developing country. Students will have the opportunity to compare missionary nursing with community health and institutional nursing in the United States. Making use of available resources, students develop learning objectives with guidance from the instructor. The course encourages personal and spiritual growth through integration of faith and learning. Students wishing to receive college credit will do collateral reading, write journals or papers, and attend preparatory classes held during the semester. Meets the requirement for Nursing elective.

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NSG 370PL
Transcultural Experience [Trip]

This course is designed to introduce students to the culture, health care needs, and the health care system of a developing country. Students will have the opportunity to compare missionary nursing with community health and institutional nursing in the United States. Making use of available resources, students develop learning objectives with guidance from the instructor. The course encourages personal and spiritual growth through integration of faith and learning. Students wishing to receive college credit will do collateral reading, write journals or papers, and attend preparatory classes held during the semester. Meets the requirement for Nursing elective.

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NSG 394BN
Life Learning Experience [Portfolio]

In this course students apply the theories that support learning from personal experience. Students will draw from the works of educators such as Dewey, Piaget, Lindeman, and Kolb. They will write a life-learning essay on an approved topic.

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NSG 395BN
Life Learning Experience [Portfolio]

In this course students apply the theories that support learning from personal experience. Students will draw from the works of educators such as Dewey, Piaget, Lindeman, and Kolb. They will write a life-learning essay on an approved topic.

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NSG 404
Community Health Nursing Concepts [Lecture/Clinical]

This course emphasizes the theory and practice of community health nursing for individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings. Students will develop understanding and skill to assess, teach and care for diverse individuals, families and groups. The science of epidemiology will be applied throughout the course to understand population health and health needs.

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NSG 406
Adult Health Concepts II [Lecture/Clinical]

This course introduces the students to concepts of whole person care of Adult Health with common acute and chronic health problems with unpredictable outcomes in a variety of health care settings. Students will develop understanding and skills to assess, teach and care for diverse individuals using health care technology.

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NSG 407
Pediatric Health Concepts [Lecture/Clinical]

This course examines the application of developmental theory in the provision of safe, evidence-based, whole person, atraumatic, culturally sensitive care to the pediatric population in the context of families and community. Throughout the course students will develop knowledge of pediatric nursing and be given opportunities to provide comprehensive nursing care to children and families in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NSG 316, 318, 319.

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NSG 413BN
Trends in Health Care Delivery & Nursing [Lecture]

This module emphasizes the dynamic nature of health care delivery and professional nursing as the student examines current trends and issues. Within a seminar format, students explore conditions of employment, political and legal roles of professional organizations, and the impact of health care planning and reform on nursing practice. The goal is a professional nurse with a wholistic view of the profession within the health care system. Students apply the communication, learning, and group process theory as seminar leaders and participants in peer review.

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NSG 414BN
The Community: Promoting Wholeness [Lecture/Clinical]

In this module, students examine the role of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse in the community setting. The parts of a community as well as the community as a whole are explored. Students integrate the nursing process and nursing theory with opportunity to assess families and communities as well as to demonstrate effective teaching techniques. School and occupational nursing are examined as well as significant current community health issues. A field component allows the student to apply the principles learned in class though self-study and home visits.

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NSG 416
Adult Health Concepts III [Lecture/Clinical]

This course introduces the students to concepts of whole person care of Adult Health with emergent and complex acute health problems with unpredictable outcomes in a variety of health care settings. Students will develop understanding and skills to assess, teach and care for diverse individuals.

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NSG 417
Leadership Concepts in Nursing [Lecture]

This course will prepare nursing students with knowledge and skills to lead and manage nursing care. Students will learn principles of quality and performance improvement, promotion of a patient safety culture, health care policy and advocacy. The nursing care delivery system and health care system are explored. Theories, principles and skills of leadership are examined including decision-making, delegation, conflict resolution, change theories, and time management. Students will develop their philosophy of nursing. Opportunity for clinical application of classroom theory will be provided in Nursing 450. Prerequisites: NSG 404, 406, and 407.

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NSG 422BN
Principles of Management and Leadership [Lecture]

In this module, the student explores the role of the nurse as a leader and supervisor of client care and nursing care delivery systems. Theories, principles, and skills of leadership and management are examined, including motivaton, decision-making, delegation, conflict resolution, change strategies, and time management. The students assess their own philosophy of leadership and nursing management issues such as use of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and work force diversity. The students assimilate information, synthesize it with past experience, and apply it to their current world of work.

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NSG 450
Wholeness Practicum [Practicum]

(4 weeks, 32-hour clinical/week) The clinical practicum is designed to assist the student in the transition from the role of student to entry level professional nurse. Students are expected to integrate their total knowledge and skills from nursing, the liberal arts, and sciences in the delivery of wholistic nursing care to a client population chosen by the student in conjunction with the faculty facilitator. Students apply the principles of leadership and management to the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of wholeness of clients and in the identification of needed change. Students develop their own learning experience in collaboration with College faculty and a preceptor at the chosen institution. In addition to working a variety of days and shifts, students are expected to manage the care of a large number of clients and present a client care conference. Prerequisite: NSG 404, 416, 417. Corequisite: NSG 405. Course fee applicable.

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NSG 451ABN
Library Practicum [Practicum]

The project consists of the students developing their own learning experience in collaboration with college faculty. The experience must in some way involve planned change of a problem identified in the work setting. The emphasis may be on qualitative or quantitative data collection and analysis to support the need for change or the emphasis may be on the actual implementation and evaluation of a planned change. The planned change may also be in the direction of the student’s career as the student investigates and tries out a new role as a professional nurse. Students will learn how to access the Library’s CINAHL and other databases and will have an opportunity to begin their literature searches with the assistance of the library staff and the project coordinator.

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NSG 451BBN
Practicum Project Development [Practicum]

This course focuses on the continuing development of the practicum project as the student completes drafts of Chapters 1, 2, & 3, receives feedback from faculty, and continues to plan for and implement the change in a work setting. The plan/timeline for Practicum Project completion presented in the Practicum Project Guidebook will be followed.

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NSG 451CBN
Practicum Project [Practicum]

Having begun the selection of the practicum project in Nsg451a and continued its development throughout the program particularly in Nsg451b, the practicum project culminates in a major paper and presentation the last week of the program.

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NSG 495
Independent Study in Nursing [Independent Study]

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the School Dean, and the Registrar.

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NSG 495BN
Independent Study Nsg - BN [Independent Study]

Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.

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NSG 498
Undergraduate Research [Independent Study]

Students conduct laboratory research in nursing under supervision of a faculty member. Permission of instructor is required. Guidelines for Independent Study apply. A written report is required. (May be repeated with new research.) Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing. 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study. 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline. 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently. 5. Approval of the division in which the study is to be taken. 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Division Chair, and the Registrar.

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NSG 505
Lean Six Sigma Methodology for Healthcare Quality Improvement [Lecture]

This course is designed to give the learner an overview of Lean Six Sigma methodology; with an emphasis on healthcare quality applications and initiatives. It is intended to give the learner a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles and tools to prepare them for participation in Quality Initiatives in their organization. Upon successful completion of the course the learner will earn a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate. Prerequisites: NSG 510, 520, 535 or MS in Nursing

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NSG 505
[On-line]

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NSG 505NE
Lean Six Sigma Methodology for HC QI [Lecture]

This course is designed to give the learner an overview of Lean Six Sigma methodology; with an emphasis on healthcare quality applications and initiatives. It is intended to give the learner a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles and tools to prepare them for participation in Quality Initiatives in their organization. Upon successful completion of the course the learner will earn a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate. Prerequisites: NSG 510, 520, 535 or MS in Nursing

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NSG 510
Theor Found Advanced Nursing Practice [Lecture]

This course focuses on critical analyses of theory and its' use for advanced nursing practice. Nursing's scientific body of knowledge is examined through consideration of selected nursing models, theories, and constructs. Selected theories, models, and concepts from social and behavioral sciences, which enhance nursing as a scientific discipline, are also considered. Foundational to this course is the exploration of the ontological and epistemological issues central to theoretical thinking which include the art of critical thinking in nursing, the process of concept formulation and theory building. The inter-relationship between theory, practice and research is examined and various methods for developing scientific knowledge for practice are explored. Application of nursing theories to nursing practice is emphasized as the student's chosen theoretical base for advanced practice is identified and developed.

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NSG 520
Research Methods [Lecture]

This course is an introduction to quantitative research methods in general and health care research methods in particular. First, an overview of research is given with attention to various purposes and approaches. Next the components of the quantitative research process are studied, including the research problem, review of the literature, methodology, human subjects concerns, collection of data, analysis, results of the data, and conclusions. Statistical software is introduced as a tool to analyze, interpret and present data. Emphasis is on understanding the concepts of statistical analysis, choosing appropriate tools and procedures to use in a given context, using the computer to carry out the procedures, and then interpreting the computer results within the given context. Prerequisite: Introduction to statistics

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NSG 520NE
Research Methods [Lecture]

This course is an introduction to quantitative research methods in general and health care research methods in particular. First, an overview of research is given with attention to various purposes and approaches. Next the components of the quantitative research process are studied, including the research problem, review of the literature, methodology, human subjects concerns, collection of data, analysis, results of the data, and conclusions. Statistical software is introduced as a tool to analyze, interpret and present data. Emphasis is on understanding the concepts of statistical analysis, choosing appropriate tools and procedures to use in a given context, using the computer to carry out the procedures, and then interpreting the computer results within the given context. Prerequisite: Introduction to statistics

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NSG 535
Research for the Advanced Practice Nursing [Lecture]

The course will focus on advanced critical analysis and utilization of nursing research via evidence-based nursing practice models and will include an emphasis on synthesizing evidence as a scholarly practice endeavor. The students’ understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodology as well as examination of the role of the nurse leader and educator in relation to nursing research and evidence-based nursing practice continues to be developed. Translation of evidence into the practice setting is addressed in depth. The use of research and evidence-based nursing processes to improve decision-making in the health care setting will be explored in depth.

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NSG 535NE
Research for the Advanced Practice Nurs [Lecture]

The course will focus on advanced critical analysis and utilization of nursing research via evidence-based nursing practice models and will include an emphasis on synthesizing evidence as a scholarly practice endeavor. The students’ understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodology as well as examination of the role of the nurse leader and educator in relation to nursing research and evidence-based nursing practice continues to be developed. Translation of evidence into the practice setting is addressed in depth. The use of research and evidence-based nursing processes to improve decision-making in the health care setting will be explored in depth.

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NSG 550
Adv Professional Role Development [Lecture]

Students will examine the multiple facets of the masters-prepared nurse with an emphasis on the role of the student's specialty (administration, education, counselor, advanced practice provider). Role elements as administrator, advocate, consultant, researcher, leader, educator and process change agent will be explored as they play out within various health care systems and organizations. The history as well as the trends and issues affecting these elements will be discussed. The role will be contrasted with baccalaureate and doctoral prepared nursing roles. Utilization of research findings to enhance the role and an introduction to process improvement will be discussed.

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NSG 550NE
Advanced Professional Role Development [Lecture]

Students will examine the multiple facets of the masters-prepared nurse with an emphasis on the role of the student's specialty (administration, education, counselor, advanced practice provider). Role elements as administrator, advocate, consultant, researcher, leader, educator and process change agent will be explored as they play out within various health care systems and organizations. The history as well as the trends and issues affecting these elements will be discussed. The role will be contrasted with baccalaureate and doctoral prepared nursing roles. Utilization of research findings to enhance the role and an introduction to process improvement will be discussed.

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NSG 600
Health Care Policy, Ethics, and Law [Lecture]

This course presents a review of the formation of governmental policy at all levels and how it impacts and regulates health care delivery in the United States. Administrative compliance to health care regulation is a key focal point of the course. Laws governing the relationship between patients and health care providers/organizations are reviewed. Health care law is examined through study of case law that directly impacts the administration of health care services and facilities.

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NSG 695
[Independent Study]

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NSG 695
Ethical Issues Healthcare Managers [Lecture]

This course is an elective in the curriculum that allows students the opportunity to expand on the research conducted in the Applied Research course or to expand their knowledge and/or skills in an in-depth and individual manner. No Prerequisites.

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NSG 795
Independent Study [Independent Study]

Independent Study is an individualized course of reading and/or research designed to allow in-depth study of material not normally covered in the regular curriculum. Consent of the instructor and the graduate's academic adviser is required.

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