Courses

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HCS NUR 2000D 2 Research for Evidence-Based Practice 1

This distance education (synchronous) course examines the interaction of theory, research, and clinical expertise in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. Students develop the skills needed to identify relevant research and to critically appraise published studies to evaluate their quality and applicability to clinical practice. Students gain an understanding of the research process, the critical appraisal of published research studies that use a variety of research designs, and the role of research in evidence-based practice.

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HCS NUR 2002 2 Research Practicum

This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in NUR 2000 and 2007 and focuses on the continuing development of an understanding of the research process through participation in an ongoing research, quality improvement, evaluation, or informatics project and through course seminars. Students identify a researcher, clinician, educator, or informatics specialist who is conducting an ongoing research or evaluation project and who is willing to serve as a preceptor. Students prepare a contract defining the role of the student and how he/she will meet the course objectives while working with the designated preceptor. Alternately, students can work with a faculty mentor to complete a quality improvement project (implement and evaluate the evidence-based protocol developed during NUR 2007) or a research pilot study. A written log is submitted documenting the students learning activities for the practicum. Seminars are held on a regular basis by the primary teacher and focus on discussion of the research process, guided critical appraisals of published research, and presentations by the students of their practicum experiences.

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ATC NUR 2004 4 Pathophysiology Across the Life Span

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function in diverse populations across the life span. Information gained in this course will prepare the student for subsequent courses related to the diagnosis and management of disease processes associated with pathophysiologic dysfunction/alterations in people of various ethnic/cultural groups across the life span.

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ATC NUR 2004D 4 Pathophysiology Across The Life Span

This distance education (synchronous) course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive theoretical foundation of the phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function in diverse populations across the life span. Information gained in this course will prepare the student for subsequent courses related to the diagnosis and management of disease processes associated with pathophysiologic dysfunction/alterations in people of various ethnic/cultural groups across the life span.

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ATC NUR 2007 2 Research for Evidence-Based Practice 2

During this course students build on the knowledge they acquired in NUR 2000/NUR 2200 and NUR 2011/2211 to develop an evidence-based protocol to address an answerable clinical question. Students will learn how to write an evidence-based question, conduct an exhaustive review of published literature on a clinical topic, integrate critically appraised research studies, develop an evidence-based protocol, and propose a method to implement and evaluate the protocol. Students will also learn to critically appraise published clinical practice guidelines. Students will develop an evidence-based document that transforms empirically developed information for use in clinical practice.

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HCS NUR 2007D 2 Research For Evidence-Based Practice 2

During this distance education (synchronous) course students build on the knowledge they acquired in NUR 2000/2200/2400 and NUR 2011/2211/2411 to develop an evidence-based protocol to address an answerable clinical question. Students will learn how to write an evidence-based question, conduct an exhaustive review of published literature on a clinical topic, integrate critically appraised research studies, develop an evidence-based protocol, and propose a method to implement and evaluate the protocol. Students will also learn to critically appraise published clinical practice guidelines. Students will develop an evidence-based document that transforms empirically developed information for use in clinical practice.

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ATC NUR 2008 Ethics for Advanced Practice Nursing

This course provides a web-based learning experience that includes a review of basic terms, concepts, and theories related to ethics. The student is guided through methods of ethical decision-making in clinical, research, health care organizational, local and international settings. The course provides a basis for continuing the study of ethics-based advanced nursing practice as integrated in specialty-specific courses.

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ATC NUR 2009 Leadership and Healthcare Systems: Policy, Organization, and Financing Of Health Care Module

The purpose of this web-enhanced course is to equip the graduate nurse with beginning skills to influence health policy, to provide leadership in the healthcare delivery system, and to utilize basic principles of fiscal management in making high-quality cost-effective choices in the use of health care resources. The module consists of three units. The first unit explores the policy making process, the role of the advanced practice nurse or advanced generalist and the effect of public policy on healthcare delivery systems. The second unit examines the organization and delivery of healthcare with an emphasis on the continuum of health care, including acute, specialized, and community based systems. Preparation for a nursing leadership role in these integrated care systems is emphasized. The third unit presents an overview of healthcare financing as it relates to the delivery of health care services. The nurses role as the monitor of quality control, patient safety, and cost-effective care is examined in the context of clinical decision making.

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ATC NUR 2010 3 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations

Health promotion and disease prevention are examined from theoretical foundations to clinical applications. The course focuses on individual and community health promotion assessment, screening, and interventions in diverse populations. Epidemiological principles and real clinical examples are discussed as a basis for focusing health promotion assessment and interventions. Course topics are delineated according to health people 2010 goals with a corresponding focus on factors related to health care disparities among vulnerable populations. Current research in health promotion and disease prevention is the basis for identifying appropriate interventions in diverse populations and settings.

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ATC NUR 2010D 3 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Culturally Diverse Populations

Health promotion and disease prevention are examined from theoretical foundations to clinical applications. The distance education (synchronous) course focuses on individual and community health promotion assessment, screening, and interventions in diverse populations. Epidemiological principles and real clinical examples are discussed as a basis for focusing health promotion assessment and interventions. Course topics are delineated according to health people 2010 goals with a corresponding focus on factors related to health care disparities among vulnerable populations. Current research in health promotion and disease prevention is the basis for identifying appropriate interventions in diverse populations and settings.

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HCS NUR 2011 3 Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

This course will provide students with the basis for understanding and interpreting commonly used statistical tests, as well as critically appraising their use in published research studies. Content will include descriptive and inferential statistics commonly reported in published research studies including both univariate and multivariate parametric and nonparametic tests. The course will also cover meta-analytic techniques and students will learn to calculate effect sizes.

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HCS NUR 2011D 3 Applied Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

This distance education (synchronous) course will provide students with the basis for understanding and interpreting commonly used statistical tests, as well as critically appraising their use in published research studies. Content will include descriptive and inferential statistics commonly reported in published research studies including both univariate and multivariate parametric and nonparametic tests. The course will also cover meta-analytic techniques and students will learn to calculate effect sizes.

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HCS NUR 2018 2 Data Management for Researchers

This course focuses on computing tools and techniques currently used in health science research. Principles for organizing, collecting, sorting, managing, and analyzing data will be presented. Software for scanning, spreadsheets, database management, and statistical analysis will be presented.

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ATC NUR 2025 1 Physical Diagnosis - Anes

This course focuses on health assessment of the adult. Concentration is on selected theories, principles and techniques from the physical and behavioral sciences essential to developing the patient database and to applying the diagnostic process.

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HPD NURNP 2026 1 Role Seminar 1

This is an introductory seminar emphasizing issues unique to the implementation of the role of the nurse practitioner in various practice settings. This course is designed to analyze factors that have an impact on advanced nursing practice with emphasis on the scope of practice of the nurse practitioner, health care trends, health care needs in diverse environments, and professional practice issues. Professional, economic, cultural, and legal issues related to nurse practitioner practice will be emphasized

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