Courses

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HCS NURNP 2026D 1 Role Seminar 1

This is an introductory distance education (synchronous) 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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HPD NURNP 2028 1-6 Role Practicum

This course is designed to provide each student with a practicum experience in role development for the nurse practitioner. Experiences emphasize clinical decision making in an interprofessional environment with a focus on the nurse practitioner as a principal provider of care for individuals with population specific health care needs and conditions

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HPD NURNP 2029 2 Role Seminar 2

This is a culminating seminar emphasizing issues unique to transitioning to 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, and legislative and professional practice issues.

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HCS NURNP 2029D 2 Role Seminar 2

This is a culminating distance education (synchronous) seminar emphasizing issues unique to transitioning to 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, and legislative and professional practice issues.

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HCS NUR 2030 2 Professional Communications

This course will focus on the development of skills necessary for effective professional communications, both written and oral. Scientific writing and effective oral presentation principles will be discussed. Students will learn to use computer software to develop audiovisual aids to enhance oral presentations. This course will focus on writing effective abstracts, project proposals, professional reports, irb applications, and research reports, as well as writing for publication and making effective oral presentations.

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HPD NUR 2031 3 The Diagnostic Physical Exam Across the Life Span

This didactic course focuses on health assessment and the use of the diagnostic history and physical examination to formulate a differential diagnosis in both pediatric and adult patients. Concentration is on selected theories, principles and techniques from the physical and behavioral sciences essential to obtaining a complete health history and performing methodical physical examination on patients across the life span.

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HPD NUR 2032 2 Differential Diagnosis Clinical

This clinical course builds upon the diagnostic process that is introduced in NUR 2031 and expanded upon in NUR 2033. Using a problem based approach; students will use the information on the diagnostic process that is taught in NUR 2033 and apply it to the clinical setting. Differential diagnoses will be formulated based on the accurate and thorough health history and physical exam conducted on patients across the lifespan. Students will learn the process of verbally presenting patient cases, formulating differential diagnoses, formulating patient problem lists, and identifying stressors to health.

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HPD NUR 2032D 2 Differential Diagnosis Clinical

This clinical distance education (synchronous) course builds upon the diagnostic process that is introduced in NUR 2031 and expanded upon in NUR 2033. Using a problem based approach; students will use the information on the diagnostic process that is taught in NUR 2033 and apply it to the clinical setting. Differential diagnoses will be formulated based on the accurate and thorough health history and physical exam conducted on patients across the lifespan. Students will learn the process of verbally presenting patient cases, formulating differential diagnoses, formulating patient problem lists, and identifying stressors to health.

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ATC NUR 2033 2 Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span

This didactic course builds upon the diagnostic process introduced in NUR 2031. Using a problem-based approach to symptoms, students will be introduced to the diagnostic framework, algorithms, and terminology that will allow them to move from symptom to diagnosis. Evidence-based diagnosis will focus on the accuracy of the health history and sensitivity of the physical exam, laboratory studies and tests to rule in or rule out specific diseases. Students will learn the importance of formulating clinical impressions that lead to hypothesis testing in the care of patients across the life span.

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HPD NUR 2033D 2 Differential Diagnosis Theory Across the Life Span

This didactic distance education (synchronous) course builds upon the diagnostic process introduced in NUR 2031. Using a problem-based approach to symptoms, students will be introduced to the diagnostic framework, algorithms, and terminology that will allow them to move from symptom to diagnosis. Evidence-based diagnosis will focus on the accuracy of the health history and sensitivity of the physical exam, laboratory studies and tests to rule in" or "rule out" specific diseases. Students will learn the importance of formulating clinical impressions that lead to hypothesis testing in the care of patients across the life span."

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ATC NUR 2034 3 Advanced Pharmacology

This is a basic science course covering the principles of drug action for several important classes of drugs. A basic knowledge of principles of chemistry and biochemistry will be helpful in understanding the chemical basis of drug receptor interactions. The course begins with fundamentals of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and then covers the pharmacology of the central nervous system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, renal/cardiovascular system, endocrine system, immunosuppression, antibiotics and antifungals.

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ATC NUR 2034D 3 Advanced Pharmacology

This is a basic science distance education (synchronous) course covering the principles of drug action for several important classes of drugs. A basic knowledge of principles of chemistry and biochemistry will be helpful in understanding the chemical basis of drug receptor interactions. The course begins with fundamentals of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and then covers the pharmacology of the central nervous system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, renal/cardiovascular system, endocrine system, immunosuppression, antibiotics and antifungals.

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HCS NURSP 2035 2 Nursing Case Management

This course is designed to examine the role of professional nursing within existing and emerging models of primary health care, with emphasis on the nurses dual responsibilities for coordinating care for a caseload of patients and promoting their self-management of health-related needs. Multiple facets of case management are explored, including use of clinical guidelines and standard protocols and mobilization of community resources.

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HCS NURSP 2036 3 Health Behavior Change

This course focuses on models and theories of behavioral health that can be used to encourage healthy habits among individuals and families across the lifespan. Evidence-based strategies for initiating and maintaining behavioral change are considered in relation to health promotion as well as prevention and treatment of several disorders commonly observed in health care settings. Methodologies for targeted intervention with individuals and groups and evaluation of outcomes are explored for their application in various health care settings

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ATC NUR 2040 1 Literature & Film Understand Patient Practice

This course emphasizes the importance of understanding the universal human aspects of health and disease to further develop empathetic and holistic skills among health professional students. The importance of interprofessional collaboration as a mechanism to improve patient outcomes will be explored. Students and faculty will read and/or view selected works that focus on the human condition that may impact the physical and/or psychological health of the patient, families, communities, and care providers - and their interaction with the healthcare system. Guided discussion that helps students to reflect on the humanistic aspects of healthcare will be conducted. 

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