Courses

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HCS NUR 2821 3 Advanced Practice in Forensic Nursing and Legal Nurse Consulting

Advanced practice in forensic nursing (FN) and legal nurse consulting (INC) is designed to provide the learner with an opportunity to combine nursing knowledge with forensic science and legal principles in scientific investigation, evidence collection and preservation, analysis, and legal documentation. The course explores forensic principles and roles as applied to advanced practice in forensic nursing and legal nurse consulting throughout the life span. Techniques of forensic assessment and physical examination, evidence collection, chain of custody, forensic documentation that withstands courtroom scrutiny, and challenges of the roles will be discussed. Participation in case analyses including ethical, legal, sociocultural issues (ELSI) allow for critique and development of skills relevant to the various roles in forensic nursing practice.

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HCS NUR 2822 3 Seminar and Practicum in Forensic Nursing and Legal Nurse Consulting

The seminar and practicum in forensic nursing and legal nurse consulting course provides the student with an opportunity to attend a seminar with other students who are completing their practicum experience in a variety of settings and mentored by diverse preceptors. Emphasis is placed on the application of nursing skills and knowledge to areas of practice in law (reviewing malpractice cases for and attorney, collaborating with law enforcement, health, correctional, or psychiatric or educational settings) where a forensic nurse or legal nurse consultant practices.

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HCS NUR 2823 3 Forensic PMH Nursing and Correctional Nursing

This course provides an overview of forensic psychiatric mental health nursing and correctional nursing practice. The course focuses on the role of the forensic psychiatric mental health nurse (FPMHN) and correctional forensic nurse (CFN) in caring and providing interventions for the criminally insane, adjudicated criminal defendants unable to stand trial by reason of insanity or mental disorder/defect, or incarcerated offenders in rehabilitation or in treatment, as well as survivors and their families who are affected by interpersonal violence. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse when fpmhn and cn intersect with the law to affect patient outcomes. Research themes, standards of practice, evidence-based interventions and outcomes are discussed. The application of ELSI (ethical, legal and sociocultural issues) in fpmhn and cfn are presented. The role of the CFN in various correctional facilities and level of client treatment needs will be explored.

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HCS NUR 2829 3 Contemporary Issues in Cross Cultural Health Care

Purpose of course is to increase awareness of how the deliv ery and acceptance of health care may be influenced by so cial, cultural, and environmental factors. It will provide an overview of how these factors influence a person's re sponse to stressors, daily health and living needs. Goal is to help students increase their understanding of culturally congruent care by utilizing cultural concepts, theories and research. Students will analyze factors that facilitate/ hinder communication about health needs, acceptance of the health care regimen and access to health care systems.

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ATC NUR 2830 6 Advanced Leadership In Clinical Practice

This course is designed for experienced nurse managers currently operating at a department director level or above. The course will include an advanced level overview of nursing leadership in the areas of finance, clinical practice, information technology, leadership development, and human resource management.

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HCS NUR 2840 3 Robotic Applications in Clinical Practice: Practicum

This course brings together an interdisciplinary group from nursing and other health disciplines, computer science, and robotics to design and evaluate mobile robot systems that help community-residing, frail older adults and persons with disabilities sustain their independence. In collaboration with faculty, students will engage in hands-on learning of skills relevant to the design, development, and evaluation of service robots that assist elderly/disabled people. Thru seminar discussion and lab, students will learn from faculty and each other how to design technology that can serve people.

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ATC NURCNS 2850 3 CNS Role Implementation

This course is designed to provide a framework for clinical nurse specialist (CNS) practice that is organized around the three spheres of influence (patient, nursing personnel, organization/network) that encompass consumers of CNS services. Students are introduced to unique competencies in each sphere of influence as operationalized in acute care. Emphasis will be placed on acquisition of skills needed to develop population-based programs of care; facilitate systems that promote innovative, cost-effective and comprehensive care; develop and implement evidence-based practice initiatives; and collaborate with health team members to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes. Using model cases and problems derived from their practice, students examine how leadership, consultation and collaboration skills can be used to solve problems for patients/populations, health team members, and organizations/systems.

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ATC NURCNS 2851 4-5 CNS Clinical Practicum I

Practicum is the first of two clinical practica designed to provide experience in role development for the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Emphasis is placed on enhancing competencies within the three spheres of influence of the CNS (patient, nursing personnel, organization/network) and developing characteristics essential to cns practice.

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ATC NURCNS 2852 1-4 CNS Clinical Practicum II

This practicum is designed to provide experience in role development for the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Emphasis is placed on further refinement of characteristics essential to CNS practice and competencies.

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ATC NUR 2865 2 Fundamentals Of Disaster And Mass Casualty Care

This course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding and practical foundation for advanced nursing practice of the causes, prevention, and response to disasters as well as insight into the disaster management system nationally and locally. Didactic content focuses on information central to emergency preparedness, disaster planning and response and mass casualty care.

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ATC NUR 2865D 2 Fundamentals of Disaster and Mass Casualty Care

This distance education (synchronous) course is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding and practical foundation for advanced nursing practice of the causes, prevention, and response to disasters as well as insight into the disaster management system nationally and locally. Didactic content focuses on information central to emergency preparedness, disaster planning and response and mass casualty care.

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HPD NUR 2890 2 cr. Introduction to Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of the patterns and causes of health and disease in populations.  It is the scientific basis of public health.  Using a problem-based approach, this course will focus on the basic principles and methods of epidemiology as they apply to health and disease in populations, as well as the development of health policy.

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zzz NUR 3010 1-9 PhD Dissertation

The PhD dissertation fulfills two major purposes: (1) to establish the student's competency in the conduct of scholarly research, including demonstrated ability to carry out, analyze, and report scholarly research at a high level of professional competency, and (2) to contribute to the science of nursing through the dissemination of results from the investigation.

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ATC NUR 3012 2 Public Policy in Health Care

This course offers political and analytical insights into understanding U.S. health policy-making and into developing strategies that influence health policy outcomes. The course presents an analysis of the functions of the public and private sector in creating and implementing health policy across diverse patient populations. The role of political and social philosophy in defining nursing and health services is examined. The course includes consideration of areas in which policy made by multiple branches of government and various types of public and private organizations significantly affects nursing as a profession and its ability to deliver care; regulation of professional practice; and the impact of public policy on patient health outcomes.

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ATC NUR 3012D 2 Public Policy in Health Care

This distance education (synchronous) course offers political and analytical insights into understanding U.S.  Health policy-making and into developing strategies that influence health policy outcomes. The course presents an analysis of the functions of the public and private sector in creating and implementing health policy across diverse patient populations. The role of political and social philosophy in defining nursing and health services is examined. The course includes consideration of areas in which policy made by multiple branches of government and various types of public and private organizations significantly affects nursing as a profession and its ability to deliver care; regulation of professional practice; and the impact of public policy on patient health outcomes.

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