Courses

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HPD NUR 2681 3 Adv Topics in Human Genetics

Course is designed to be a logical extension to the introductory genetics course. Course will emphasize the clinical aspects of genetic disorders including diagnosis, current standard treatment, available gene testing and molecular therapy, ethical issues, support group availability and the state of current research in the field.

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HPD NUR 2890 2 cr. Introduction to Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of the patterns and causes of health and disease in populations.  It is the scientific basis of public health.  Using a problem-based approach, this course will focus on the basic principles and methods of epidemiology as they apply to health and disease in populations, as well as the development of health policy.

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HPD NUR 3022 3 Qualitative Research Methods

This course focuses on the study of research traditions that guide the collection and analysis of qualitative data. The course provides an overview of various qualitative methods, such as phenomenology, grounded theory, case study, ethnography, hermeneutics and historical approaches. It includes a focus on the philosophical perspectives underlying each of the methods.

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HPD NUR 3027 3 Seminar Structure of Nursing Knowledge

In this course the focus is on the organization and integration of evidence from a series of scientific work in order to structure the results in such a manner that the perspectives, assumptions, and ways of knowing are evident. Structuring involves historical review, critical inquiry, and synthesis of disseminated knowledge. The process results in creating a knowledge structure that is used for the advancement of science.

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HPD NUR 3036 2 Capstone Project

Students will undertake a systematic investigation of a clinically based or administration based problem selected by the student and supported by faculty. Course requirements include identification of the problem to be addressed, review and critique of pertinent literature, and implementation of the project. The project will use an evidence-based practice model, and it will by systematically developed in consultation with the student's capstone committee who will evaluate each step of the process. This process can begin in NUR 2007: Research for Evidence-based Practice 2.

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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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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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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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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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HPD NUR 3053 2 General Practicum

This practicum is designed for the bsn-phd student only and focuses on continued experience with a research mentor. The student participates as a team member with the faculty on their research projects. The student also continues to develop their own research with the assistance of the mentor

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HPD NURNM 3500 3 Ambulatory Role Practicum

This course targets the implementation of evidence-based practices and interventions that serve as the basis for the nurse midwifery care of health conditions associated with pregnant and non-pregnant women within ambulatory healthcare settings.  The implementation of culturally sensitive and appropriate gynecological, antepartal, and postpartum care drawn from diverse theoretical frameworks is also a primary focus of the course.

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HPD NURNM 3501 1 Global/Community Role Practicum

This practicum focuses on nurse midwifery assessment of various community level women's and maternal-child health issues and planning for intervention. Public health, epidemiologic, ethical and legal considerations are applied to critiquing proposed projects.

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HPD NURNM 3502 4 High Risk Childbearing Family

This course targets evidence based-practices and interventions that serve as the basis for family-centered nurse midwifery care of high risk conditions associated with pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, and the neonatal period.  Theories related to the woman's and family's experience associated with a high risk pregnancy are discussed and examined.

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