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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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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HPD NURNM 3503 7 Integration Role Practicum

This course is the culminating nurse midwifery practicum with the student focusing on the practice of full scope nurse midwifery under the guidance and supervision of a Certified Nurse Midwife preceptor. Full scope nurse midwifery care encompasses counseling and management during the preconception, pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, neonatal period, and across the reproductive life cycle within the family.

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HPD NURNM 3504 4 Labor & Birth Role Practicum

This practicum targets the nurse midwifery model of care in implementation of evidence-based practices and interventions that serve as the basis for the management of health conditions associated with family-centered pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, and the neonatal period.  The implementation of culturally sensitive and appropriate antepartal to postpartal to neonatal care drawn from diverse theoretical frameworks is also a primary focus of the course.

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HPD NURNM 3505 2 Management Fetus/Neonate In Dyad

This course focuses on nurse midwifery management of the fetus/neonate within the mother-newborn dyad and family.  Emphasis is on selected theories, principles, and techniques from the physical and behavioral sciences central to the nurse midwifery model of care for the fetus/neonate.  The NM DNP scope of practice with interprofessional collaboration and referral is incorporated.

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HPD NURNM 3506 2 Management Women's Complex Health Issues

This course focuses on nurse midwifery model of care with women experiencing complex reproductive health issues.  Emphasis is on selected theories, principles and techniques from the physical and behavioral sciences central to the nurse midwifery management of women, women's issues, health promotion for women, and diagnosing and managing complicated reproductive health problems. The NM DNP scope of practice with interprofessional collaboration and referral is incorporated.

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