Courses

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NUR 3031 2 Methodologies for Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

During this course, students develop a proposal appropriate for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project.  The evidence-based proposal includes the following components: (a) a focus on a change that directly or indirectly affects health care outcomes, (b) a focus on a system or population/aggregate, (c) an implementation plan in an arena or area of practice, (d) a plan for sustainability, and (e) an evaluation plan that measures processes and/or outcomes (formative or summative).  During this course, students learn to apply the following four methodologies for the development and conduct of a DNP project and future scholarly projects, specifically quality improvement, surveillance, program evaluation, and N of 1.

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NUR 3031D 2 Methodologies for Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

During this course, students develop a proposal appropriate for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project.  The evidence-based proposal includes the following components: (a) a focus on a change that directly or indirectly affects health care outcomes, (b) a focus on a system or population/aggregate, (c) an implementation plan in an arena or area of practice, (d) a plan for sustainability, and (e) an evaluation plan that measures processes and/or outcomes (formative or summative).  During this course, students learn to apply the following four methodologies for the development and conduct of a DNP project and future scholarly projects, specifically quality improvement, surveillance, program evaluation, and N of 1.

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NUR 3032 2 Data Analysis for Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

This course provides students hands-on experience with the menu-driven statistical software program of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).  Content includes commonly used descriptive and inferential statistics including univariate and multivariate tests, parametric and non-parametric tests, and qualitative description.  Students can analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data from their own Doctor of Nursing Practice project dataset or an instructor-provided dataset.

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NUR 3032D 2 Data Analysis for Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

This course provides students hands-on experience with the menu-driven statistical software program of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).  Content includes commonly used descriptive and inferential statistics including univariate and multivariate tests, parametric and non-parametric tests, and qualitative description.  Students can analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data from their own Doctor of Nursing Practice project dataset or an instructor-provided dataset.

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NUR 3061 2 Intensive Methods: Advanced Quantitative Methods

This course focuses upon the development of knowledge and skills for building advanced methodologies that can be used in more complex research designs that are conceptually congruent with study purpose and aims.  This course will build on the student’s substantive knowledge in the state of the science of quantitative methods through critical appraisal of methodologies relevant to the field and implications of these methodologies for study design, sample, setting, measurement and plan for analysis. Based upon this appraisal, students will select and construct rigorous methods to investigate problems in their field of study. Emphasis will be on developing knowledge and skills in evaluating, selecting and applying methods that are congruent with the driving theory

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NUR 3062 2 Intensive Methods: Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research

This course focuses on the development of advanced knowledge and practical skills for applying research approaches that are conceptually and methodologically congruent with the constructivist and dialectic paradigms (combination of qualitative and quantitative inquiry). This course will build upon students’ understanding of the state of the science about phenomena of interest and provide them with the knowledge to determine when the qualitative and mixed methodological approaches are appropriate for moving the science forward. Emphasis will be on promoting knowledge and skills for selecting, applying and evaluating methods that contribute to the development, expansion or integration of theory. The course also provides an overview and opportunity for students to apply and critically appraise various types of qualitative and mixed-methods and their corresponding purposes, settings, sampling, data collection, analysis, verification and integration techniques.

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NUR 3063 3 ntensive Methods: Innovative Design and Methods in Data Science

This course focuses upon the development of knowledge and skills for designing studies using methodologies in data science that are conceptually congruent with study purpose and aims. This course will build on the student’s substantive knowledge in the state of data science through critical appraisal of methodologies relevant to the field, and implications of these methodologies for study design, sample, setting, measurement and plan for analysis of big data. Based upon this appraisal, students will select and construct rigorous methods to investigate problems in their field of study. Emphasis will be on developing knowledge and skills in evaluating, selecting and applying data science methods (at the scale of big data) that are congruent with the driving theory

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NUR 3064 2 State of the Science in Biopsychosocial Research

This course focuses on the concepts, theories, and design of biopsychosocial investigations and develops the ability to apply biopsychosocial concepts to the interpretation and design of biopsychosocial research. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and translational research focused on health outcomes with complex links with and between psychosocial factors, behavior, and physiologic systems such as hormonal, cardiovascular, inflammatory, and genetic systems. The main goal of the course is to enhance the development of foundational knowledge in biopsychosocial investigations that address these links.

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NUR 3065 2 State of the Science in Leveraging Technology for Self-Management

This course focuses on the concepts, theories, and design of technology for self-management and develops the ability to apply technologic concepts to the interpretation and design of self-management research. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary and translational research focused on health outcomes related to leveraging technology for self-management. The main goal of the course is to enhance the development of foundational knowledge in the application of technology in patient self-management. 

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NUR 3066 2 State of the Science in Cancer Survivorship

The cancer survivorship research emphasis seminar focuses on synthesis of the empirical evidence in cancer survivorship and critical evaluation of theories from multiple disciplines underlying this research. Students will examine controversies and methodological issues associated with investigations of the physical, psychological and social responses to cancer and cancer therapy and discuss innovations in cancer survivorship research. Emphasis will be placed on the examination of the influence of underrepresented populations on research in cancer survivorship. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined. Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in cancer survivorship.

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NUR 3067 2 State of the Science in Women’s Health

This course focuses on the critical appraisal and synthesis of empirical evidence relevant to science in the area of women’s health. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined. Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in women’s health and their implications for the student’s own area of research.

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NUR 3068 2 State of the Science in Symptom Science

This course focuses on the critical appraisal and synthesis of empirical evidence relevant to symptom science. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes and outcomes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined. Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in symptom science and their implications for the student’s own area of research. 

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NUR 3069 3 State of the Science: Advanced Topics in Human Genetics

This course focuses on the critical appraisal and synthesis of empirical evidence relevant to science in the area of human genetics. Theoretical foundations and mechanistic processes are the focus, although issues in measurement, considerations for intervention development, analytics and implications for clinical application will also be examined.
Emphasis is placed on the identification, critical review, analysis, and integration of key theoretical concepts and relationships in advanced human genetics and their implications for the student’s own area of research.
Clinical aspects of genetic disorders including diagnosis, current standard treatment, available gene testing and molecular therapy, ethical/cultural issues, support group availability and the state of current research in the field will be explored.

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NUR 3285 3 Philosophical Underpinnings of Nursing Research (PhD

This course explores the evolution, fundamental assumptions and dominant themes underpinning the philosophies of science. The focus will be on the intersections between various approaches to metatheoretical perspective, theoretical thinking, scientific inquiry, and knowledge development. The philosophical debate underlying science and knowledge development will be investigated. The current state of nursing science, ways of knowing, knowledge generation models, criteria for causation, and argumentation will be explored.

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NUR 3286 3 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (PhD Core 2)

This course focuses upon the relationship of theory to research with an emphasis on the role of theory in the design and interpretation of research. The relationship between the development of science and theory is stressed. Attention is given to the evaluation of theory, the utility of theories in research, and the comparison of research strategies from various theoretical perspectives and the contribution of effect size.  Emphasis is placed upon midrange, multidisciplinary theories relevant to clinical research.

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