Courses

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NUR 3286 3 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (PhD Core 2)

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. The relationship between the development of science and theory is stressed. Attention is given to the evaluation of theory, the utility of theories in research, and the comparison of research strategies from various theoretical perspectives and the contribution of effect size.  Emphasis is placed upon midrange, multidisciplinary theories relevant to clinical research.

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NUR 3287 3 Research Design and Methods (PhD Core 3)

This course is a core component and foundational to the dissertation process and the program of research. The course provides a compendium of qualitative and quantitative research methods and study designs appropriate for studying health care phenomena. The emphasis of the course is on the interrelationship between clinical problems, literature reviews, research questions, study designs, and methods of inquiry and analysis.

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NUR 3288 2 Research Measurement (PhD Core 4)

This course focuses on quantitative approaches to analyze reliability, validity, and sensitivity of measurements in health research. Classic and emerging measurement theories will be discussed. Principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity, and latent variable-based measurement models such as exploratory factor analysis will be discussed and applied by students to evaluate the reliability and validity of research instruments. Emphasis is placed on understanding the interrelationship of study aims, design and methods in outcomes measurement.

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NUR 3289 2 Intervention Development (PhD Core 5)

This course focuses on an analysis of the relationship between intervention theory and the development of intervention protocols. In-depth exploration of selected programs of research will be used to generate and evaluate theories and intervention protocols. Methodological and practical issues in the design and implementation of theory-based intervention studies will be examined.

 

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NUR 3290 3 Advanced Quantitative Analytic Methods Seminar (PhD Core 6)

This course focuses on the application of advanced quantitative statisticalmethods used in research. Aspects of methodology relevant to statistical analysis such as design, sampling, statistical power, sample size, and significance will be conceptually integrated with data analysis. Statistical strategies popular in other research areas will be explored for their utility in answering research questions and/or testing hypotheses in nursing.
3 credits seminar (1.5 hours classroom, 1.5 hours classroom, 1.5 hours supervised lab, 6 hours independent lab)

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NUR 3291 2 Responsibilities and Activities of Scientists 1 (PhD Core 7)

This seminar addresses the moral and ethical agency of a nursing scientist in the health professions, developing knowledge and skills to act ethically. First the course will cover multiple challenges of conducting research including ethical issues, health policy, scientific freedom and social responsibility, collaboration and negotiation, and interdisciplinary responsibilities. Next, key issues in conducting responsible science and human subject protection will be covered, including the conduct of culturally competent scholarship. Lastly issues in nursing leadership including valuing and upholding the caring nature of professional practice and advocacy for, and valuing the needs and concerns of patients/families will be addressed.

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NUR 3292 2 Responsibilities and Activities of Scientists 2 (PhD Core 8)

This seminar addresses the responsibilities and activities involved in obtaining and sustaining a career in academic research.

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NUR 3293 2 Art and Science of Teaching and Learning (PhD Core 9)

This course provides instruction in course design, methods of student and classroom instruction and evaluation of learning for teaching in academia in order that students can contribute to the formal and informal education of future nurses through discovery, application and integration of knowledge. One evaluative methodology may be the teaching practicum, taken concurrently or in a subsequent semester.

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Anesthesia NURSAN 2633 1 Nurse Anesthesia Care Delivery in Cambodia: Study Abroad

This course is designed to provide the undergraduate nursing student with exposure to the culture and health care delivery system in a foreign country. Emphasis will be placed on exploring health issues and risk factors, the impact of cultural characteristics on health care delivery and utilization, and the achievement of health-related goals in Cambodia. Student will compare the health care systems, nursing education and nursing practice in Cambodia and the United States. 

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ATC NUR 0020 4 Pathophysiologic Foundations of Nursing Care

This course will examine mechanisms that produce disease and injury, the ways in which the body responds to these mechanisms, and the clinical manifestations produced by the body's response.

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ATC NUR 0051 3 Intro To Professional Nursing

This course provides a broad overview and synthesis of the issues and trends most relevant to the practice of professional nursing. Historical, contemporary and potential influences on professional nursing practice are reviewed. An emphasis on the unique and varied roles of nurses in today's interdisciplinary health care environment are examined within the context of individual, family, community, and global health. Characteristics and major changes in health care delivery systems (federal, state, and local) are discussed. Components of professional nursing values and core practice competencies are presented. The concept of an evidence-based approach to clinical practice is introduced. Critical thinking strategies are introduced in the context of the nursing process.

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ATC NUR 0080 3.5 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1

This course focuses on the concepts of communication, therapeutic intervention, and decision-making as they relate to the nursing process. Techniques of assessment of the physical, psychological, and developmental dimensions of the individual are explored through a variety of learning strategies. Variations of expected findings based on influences such as age, social condition, and culture are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the therapeutic interventions of safety, hygiene and comfort, health assessment and health promotion.

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ATC NUR 0080C 1.5 Foundations of Nursing Practice 1 Clinical

This course is designed to provide clinical experiences related to the theory provided in Foundations of Nursing Practice 1. Techniques used in the assessment of the physical, psychological and development dimensions of the individual within an acute care setting are demonstrated. Variations of findings based on influences such as age and culture are identified. Emphasis is placed on the therapeutic interventions of safety, hygiene and comfort, health assessment and health promotion.

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ATC NUR 0081 2 Foundations of Nursing Practice 2

The focus is on the cognitive basis, scientific principles, and manipulative component of psychomotor skills used when providing nursing care which promotes, restores and maintains the health of the patient. During laboratory sessions, students will have the opportunity to practice simulated clinical skills. Nursing process, critical thinking and decision-making serve as the framework for acquisition of clinical psychomotor skills. Through active laboratory participation, the student will demonstrate self-direction as a learner.

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ATC NUR 0082 3 Nursing Management Of Adult With Acute/Chronic Illness

This course focuses on the nursing care of adults, including older adults, with acute and/or chronic illnesses. Students will be guided in critical thinking exercises and the use of therapeutic interventions and research findings in the management of adults. Nursing process, critical thinking, and decision-making serve as the framework for acquisition of knowledge for the management of patients. Societal and cultural influences will be emphasized.

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