Courses

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ATC NUR 3013 1 Ethics in Healthcare

Philosophical and clinical foundations in ethics are analyzed and used to provide a basis for guidelines in ethical decision-making and practice. Content will include legal-ethical issues in practice, ethical implications in the role of the doctorally prepared nurse, historical and political influences on ethics in health care, diversity in race, gender, and sexual orientation, and principals of justice, autonomy, and provider-patient relations. Additionally this course describes general ethical practices and ethical principles associated with the proper conduct of research, scientific integrity and protection of human subjects.

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ATC NUR 3013D 1 Ethics in Healthcare

Philosophical and clinical foundations in ethics are analyzed and used to provide a basis for guidelines in ethical decision-making and practice. Content will include legal-ethical issues in practice, ethical implications in the role of the doctorally prepared nurse, historical and political influences on ethics in health care, diversity in race, gender, and sexual orientation, and principals of justice, autonomy, and provider-patient relations. Additionally this distance education (synchronous) course describes general ethical practices and ethical principles associated with the proper conduct of research, scientific integrity and protection of human subjects.

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HCS NUR 3016 3 Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Research

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. Attention is given to the evaluation of theory, the utility of theories in research, and the comparison of research strategies from various theoretical perspectives. Emphasis is placed upon midrange, multidisciplinary theories relevant to clinical research.

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HCS NUR 3018 2-6 Focus Group Practicum

This course builds upon the student's didactic knowledge gained in NUR 3055 or equivalent through the supervised experience of planning, conducting, analyzing, and preparing reports for focus groups. Emphasis is placed upon the student's mastery of the ability to formulate questions, facilitate discussion, including the management of difficult participants, note taking, analysis of data and preparation of the report. Students will be expected to lead at least two focus groups and to serve as note taker in at least two additional groups. It is expected that a secondary component of the practicum will be to develop an understanding of cultural differences in approaches to health and health care through the conduct of focus groups among different cultural groups as well as learning from the focus group experiences of others.

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HCS NUR 3020 3 Quanitative Research Methods

This course provides an overview of quantitative research methods, including various research designs appropriate for studying health care phenomena. Some of the quantitative methods included are: descriptive, comparative, correlational, survey, methodological, epidemiological, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, clinical trials, evaluation research, longitudinal, and secondary analysis.

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HPD NUR 3022 3 Qualitative Research Methods

This course focuses on the study of research traditions that guide the collection and analysis of qualitative data. The course provides an overview of various qualitative methods, such as phenomenology, grounded theory, case study, ethnography, hermeneutics and historical approaches. It includes a focus on the philosophical perspectives underlying each of the methods.

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HCS NURNP 3025 4 Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

This didactic course explores the evidence base for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of common psychiatric-mental health issues across the lifespan. Emphasis in on (1) current understanding of the etiology, including the genetic basis, of psychiatric illnesses; (2) evaluation and diagnosis of individuals presenting with psychiatric-mental health symptoms; (3) recognizing problems that can be managed in a primary care setting and those that need to referred for psychiatric evaluation and care; (4) ongoing management of psychiatric-mental health problems in primary care including management in collaboration with psychiatry; and (5) the impact of mental health problems from a family perspective.

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HCS NURNP 3025D 4 Diagnosis and Management of Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

This didactic distance education (synchronous) course explores the evidence base for the evaluation, diagnosis and management of common psychiatric-mental health issues across the lifespan. Emphasis in on (1) current understanding of the etiology, including the genetic basis, of psychiatric illnesses; (2) evaluation and diagnosis of individuals presenting with psychiatric-mental health symptoms; (3) recognizing problems that can be managed in a primary care setting and those that need to be referred for psychiatric evaluation and care; (4) ongoing management of psychiatric-mental health problems in primary care including management in collaboration with psychiatry; and (5) the impact of mental health problems from a family perspective.

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HPD NUR 3027 3 Seminar Structure of Nursing Knowledge

In this course the focus is on the organization and integration of evidence from a series of scientific work in order to structure the results in such a manner that the perspectives, assumptions, and ways of knowing are evident. Structuring involves historical review, critical inquiry, and synthesis of disseminated knowledge. The process results in creating a knowledge structure that is used for the advancement of science.

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ATC NUR 3030 3 Research Development

This seminar focuses on competencies needed to develop and sustain a program of research. Emphasis is placed on developing skills that support a program of research, and assist in the dissemination of knowledge, e. g., abstract/oral/poster presentations, grant preparation, IRB submission, grants management. The course will include presentations by researchers conducting multidisciplinary research using a variety of funding mechanisms. Students will analyze strategies used in initiating and sustaining a research career.

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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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HPD NUR 3036 2 Capstone Project

Students will undertake a systematic investigation of a clinically based or administration based problem selected by the student and supported by faculty. Course requirements include identification of the problem to be addressed, review and critique of pertinent literature, and implementation of the project. The project will use an evidence-based practice model, and it will by systematically developed in consultation with the student's capstone committee who will evaluate each step of the process. This process can begin in NUR 2007: Research for Evidence-based Practice 2.

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