Courses

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HPD NUR 3037 1 DNP Project Clinical

This practicum represents the final clinical course for the DNP degree. Here the student will experience a mentored and supervised immersion in a clinical practice where the project designed and approved in the capstone project course will be implemented and evaluated. The practice site, approved by the capstone committee must provide access to the necessary and appropriate population for project implementation, as well as support for full expression of the DNP scope of practice. Students may select any geographic location appropriate for their project, but will be required to attend scheduled seminars on campus as part of this course.

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ATC NURNP 3038 1-10 DNP NP Role Practicum

A culminating practicum experience in role development for the DNP NP. Experiences emphasize clinical decision making in a multidisciplinary environment with focus on the nurse practitioner as a principal provider of care.

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ATC NURCNS 3039 1-5 DNP CNS Role Practicum

This course is designed to provide a culminating practicum experience for the DNP CNS. Students will focus on promoting evidence based practice as interdisciplinary team members and providing high quality, cost effective care in a dynamic health care environment. Emphasis is placed on further refinement of competencies within the three spheres of influence of the CNS (patient, nursing personnel, and systems) and further development of characteristics essential to CNS practice at the doctoral level

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HCS NUR 3040 3 Research Emphasis Seminar

This seminar will explore current and future trends in physiologic research involving adults who are critically or acutely ill with the potential for acute decompensation. Emphasis will be placed on strategies that have the potential to restore or optimize physiologic function, evaluation of outcomes, ethical issues, and new developments in genetic research. The course will include presentations by multidisciplinary faculty who are currently conducting biobehavioral research in these areas and student presentations.

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HPD NUR 3041 3 Research Emphasis Seminar: Adolescent Health

This seminar will explore the developmental trajectory of research on adolescent health and development, as well as theoretical/conceptual models applicable to such research. Key research areas will be critically evaluated. Topics will focus primarily on research related to transitions experienced during adolescence (e. g, biological, psychological, social cognitive). An emphasis will be placed on the integration of biological and behavioral research and its inherent methodologies. Human and lower animal studies will be utilized. The course will include presentations, discussion, and critiques of selected readings. Students will provide a class presentation and paper focusing on a developmental conceptual model applicable to their selected area of research with adolescents.

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HCS NUR 3042 3 Research Emphasis Seminar-Chronic Disorders

This seminar is designed to provide an in-depth examination of the cross-discipline literature on chronic illness. The common manifestations of chronic disorders will be addressed, including such common features as impact on cognitive function, functional ability, quality of life, adherence to treatment, depression, sleep, pain, stress, physical activity, dietary considerations, as well as other areas relevant to student interests. Discussion of these paradigms across chronic disorder populations and settings will be included, varying with the interests of the students in the course. Students will be expected to complete an in-depth critical review of the research literature on a specific feature of chronic disorders as well as a review of clinical research evidence related to a set of common features within a specific chronic disorder of interest.

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HCS NUR 3043 3 Research Emphasis Seminar: Womens Health

This seminar is directed toward expanding the capability of scientists for knowledge building that will maximize the health of women and transform the values and structures of the health care system. This course will examine the influence of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic class and other barriers that may affect the quality of health care for women by exploring exemplars of current research in women's health.

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ATC NUR 3044 3 Research Emphasis Seminar: 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.

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HPD NUR 3045 1-6 Research Practicum

This course focuses on the students development of selected research skills in collaboration with a mentor and his or her research team. Each student has the opportunity to design a practicum that complements prior research experience and is tailored to his or her current learning needs. The array of course activities may include but not be limited to developing a research proposal, submitting it as part of a grant application, preparing a protocol for submission to the institutional review board, assisting with recruitment or data collection activities for ongoing investigation, learning data management skills, participating in performance of laboratory procedures, participating in research team meetings, conducting literature searches, and preparing abstracts and/or manuscripts for presentation or publication

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HPD NUR 3049 1 Research Seminar

This seminar focuses on assisting students to identify their area of research concentration for their doctoral studies and subsequent research trajectory. Students will learn how to: generate evidence through research; critically appraise quantitative and qualitative knowledge; and conduct a systematic literature review to address a specific research question. Students will be introduced to a variety of research programs related to nursing, including interdisciplinary and translational research programs lead by nurse researchers. Students will distinguish primary from secondary data analyses. Students will be expected to examine relevant concepts from nursing science and to identify faculty areas of expertise that can support their own research agenda.

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HPD NUR 3050 1 Research Practicum - Pre-Doctoral Application

This course focuses on the organization, development and preparation of a grant application. Course content is based on the general issues encountered during the development of grant applications. Students are expected to prepare components of their grant application under the direction of their mentor using the guidelines for an appropriate funding organization. PhD students are expected to support some aspect of their dissertation research.

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HCS NUR 3050D 1 Grant Writing

This distance education (synchronous) course focuses on the organization, development and preparation of a grant application. Course content is based on the general issues encountered during the development of grant applications. Students are expected to prepare components of their grant application under the direction of their mentor using the guidelines for an appropriate funding organization. PhD students are expected to support some aspect of their dissertation research.

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HPD NUR 3051 1 Research Practicum 2 - Pilot Design

This seminar addresses sequential development of a research trajectory by engaging the student in focused discussion of the rationale for and design of preliminary studies. Students explore various approaches to conducting and funding preliminary studies as well as how to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and build a research team. In addition, they consider key issues in conducting responsible science and human subject protection as well as dissemination of research findings.

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ATC NUR 3052 1 Manuscript Development

This course focuses on the process of preparing a manuscript for possible publication. Attention is directed toward selecting an appropriate journal, the organization of the paper, relevant legal and ethical issues, single vs. Multiple authorship, refining ones writing skills, and the development and preparation of a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

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NUR 3052D 1 Manuscript Development

This distance education (synchronous) course focuses on the process of preparing a manuscript for possible publication. Attention is directed toward selecting an appropriate journal, the organization of the paper, relevant legal and ethical issues, single vs. Multiple authorship, refining ones writing skills, and the development and preparation of a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

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