Courses

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HCS NURCNS 2354D 2 Individual Psychotherapy Theory

This course will focus on the theory relevant to individual psychotherapy. The emphasis is on preparing the student to provide appropriate models of psychotherapy within the managed care and private practice environments.

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HCS NURCNS 2355 1 Individual Psychotherapy Practicum

The goal of this practicum is to provide the student with an opportunity to gain skills in the practice of individual psychotherapy with patients across the life span and in different populations. The student will be expected to provide psychotherapy to patients through the beginning, middle, and end phases of treatment, utilizing concepts learned in NURCNS 2354 individual psychotherapy theory.

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HCS NURNP 2361 1-3 Independent Study

An in depth study in a particular area of interest by arrangement with a designated faculty member.

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HCS NURCNS 2361 1-3 Independent Study

An in depth study in a particular area of interest by arrangement with a designated faculty member.

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HCS NURSP 2361 1-3 Independent Study

An in depth study in a particular area of interest by arrangement with a designated faculty member.

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HCS NURSP 2383 1.5 Methods In Technology Evaluation & Usability

This course is designed to provide informatics students with the knowledge necessary to take an applied role in the design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems. In this course, students will apply principles of usability and evaluation theory.

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HCS NURSP 2388 2 Database Management

This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge base and practice experiences necessary to understand the workings of a modern relational database management system. It will provide the students with the historical and practical knowledge needed to design a relational database. The students will have hands-on experience with databases and other software that will interface with databases. Standards, such as html, sql, odbc and normalization will be stressed in both the theory and practical aspects of this course. The future of database design and access from non-traditional environments will be discussed. Use of databases on servers will be demonstrated.

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HCS NURSP 2388D 2 Database Management

This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge base and practice experiences necessary to understand the workings of a modern relational database management system. It will provide the students with the historical and practical knowledge needed to design a relational database. The students will have hands-on experience with databases and other software that will interface with databases. Standards, such as html, sql, odbc and normalization will be stressed in both the theory and practical aspects of this course. The future of database design and access from non-traditional environments will be discussed. Use of databases on servers will be demonstrated.

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HCS NURNP 2540D 3 Pediatric Well Child Care Theory

This distance education (synchronous) course provides students with an introduction to primary health care for children, where theories and concepts pertinent to the delivery of health care to well children and adolescents are explored. Emphasis is placed on anticipatory guidance as well as the identification and management of developmental and behavioral issues in children. Child development theories and issues will be explored.

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HCS NUR 2800 2 Coordinating Clinical Trials

The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with a basic understanding of clinical trials research conducted in accordance with federal regulations. Aspects of clinical trials research such as regulatory requirements, informed consent, pre and post study activities, audit procedures, and budgetary issues will be covered.

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HCS NUR 2801 1-2 Coordinating Clinical Trials Practicum

The course is designed to familiarize students with roles and responsibilities of a clinical research coordinator through observation during a practicum, discussion of different types of clinical research protocols, and discussion of how these protocols are implemented in a variety of research settings. Each student selects focus area and preceptor who guides observations designed to exemplify the role of the clinical research coordinator. Each student also participates in review of research proposals in NIH funded center at the University of Pittsburgh.

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HCS NUR 2820 3 Legal Nurse Consulting

This course provides knowledge in areas of the law; the process of a lawsuit; and ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) related to nurse consulting and forensic nursing (FN). It is designed to provide an overview of how nursing knowledge and skills can be transferred and translated into legal nurse consulting (INC) and forensic nursing examination (FNE) practice. Approaches and methods in legal nurse consulting and forensic nursing are discussed including but not limited to screening cases, analyzing health professional malpractice cases, performing medical records review and examination, quality assurance and risk management, preparing effective written and verbal reports and abstracts, and preparing for testifying as an expert witness. Specific activities focused on the development of investigative techniques in forensic nursing examination are included. Emphasis is placed on the application of nursing skills and knowledge to questions of law and health in criminal and civil investigations and other court related issues.

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HCS NUR 2821 3 Advanced Practice in Forensic Nursing and Legal Nurse Consulting

Advanced practice in forensic nursing (FN) and legal nurse consulting (INC) is designed to provide the learner with an opportunity to combine nursing knowledge with forensic science and legal principles in scientific investigation, evidence collection and preservation, analysis, and legal documentation. The course explores forensic principles and roles as applied to advanced practice in forensic nursing and legal nurse consulting throughout the life span. Techniques of forensic assessment and physical examination, evidence collection, chain of custody, forensic documentation that withstands courtroom scrutiny, and challenges of the roles will be discussed. Participation in case analyses including ethical, legal, sociocultural issues (ELSI) allow for critique and development of skills relevant to the various roles in forensic nursing practice.

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HCS NUR 2822 3 Seminar and Practicum in Forensic Nursing and Legal Nurse Consulting

The seminar and practicum in forensic nursing and legal nurse consulting course provides the student with an opportunity to attend a seminar with other students who are completing their practicum experience in a variety of settings and mentored by diverse preceptors. Emphasis is placed on the application of nursing skills and knowledge to areas of practice in law (reviewing malpractice cases for and attorney, collaborating with law enforcement, health, correctional, or psychiatric or educational settings) where a forensic nurse or legal nurse consultant practices.

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HCS NUR 2823 3 Forensic PMH Nursing and Correctional Nursing

This course provides an overview of forensic psychiatric mental health nursing and correctional nursing practice. The course focuses on the role of the forensic psychiatric mental health nurse (FPMHN) and correctional forensic nurse (CFN) in caring and providing interventions for the criminally insane, adjudicated criminal defendants unable to stand trial by reason of insanity or mental disorder/defect, or incarcerated offenders in rehabilitation or in treatment, as well as survivors and their families who are affected by interpersonal violence. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse when fpmhn and cn intersect with the law to affect patient outcomes. Research themes, standards of practice, evidence-based interventions and outcomes are discussed. The application of ELSI (ethical, legal and sociocultural issues) in fpmhn and cfn are presented. The role of the CFN in various correctional facilities and level of client treatment needs will be explored.

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