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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

NRSG
Nursing


NRSG 115   NURSING AS A PROFESSION

NRSG 220   FOUNDATIONS OF ETHICAL NURSING RECITATION

NRSG 225   FOUNDATIONS FOR PLANNING AND PROVIDING CLINICAL NURSING CARE

NRSG 238   HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

NRSG 242   COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALING AND THE ART OF NURSING

NRSG 258   PRINCIPLES OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

NRSG 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

NRSG 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

NRSG 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

NRSG 294   WORKSHOP/SEMINAR

NRSG 336   NURSING PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS

NRSG 341   PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING CONCEPTS

NRSG 346   NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILY

NRSG 348   NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

NRSG 352   ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS

NRSG 377   INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY BASED NURSING

NRSG 387R  RESEARCH IN HEALTH CARE

NRSG 418   HEALTH POLICY/HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS

NRSG 435   SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE

NRSG 437   PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

NRSG 444   CARE MANAGEMENT

NRSG 454   URGENT AND PALLIATIVE CARE

NRSG 469   CULTURAL APPLICATIONS IN NURSING: THE [SPECIFIC CULTURE] EXPERIENCE

NRSG 477   POPULATION BASED NURSING CARE IN THE COMMUNITY

NRSG 487C  NURSING LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

NRSG 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY

NRSG 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

NRSG 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

NRSG 494   WORKSHOP/SEMINAR

NRSG 498   INTERNSHIP

NRSG 501   TEACHING CONCEPTS FOR NURSE EDUCATORS

NRSG 502   EFFECTIVE CLINICAL TEACHING

NRSG 503   CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

NRSG 504   ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF EDUCATION

NRSG 506   MANAGEMENT OF CARE ENVIRONMENTS

NRSG 507   MANAGEMENT OF CLINICAL OUTCOMES

NRSG 508   CLINICAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM

NRSG 509   DESIGN HC DELIVERY SYS-LAB

NRSG 517   FOUNDATIONS OF PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS

NRSG 518   PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND ADULTS OF CHILDBEARING AGE

NRSG 519   PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR MIDDLE AGED ADULTS

NRSG 520   PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR OLDER ADULTS

NRSG 522   ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING:ROLES AND ISSUES

NRSG 525   FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING I

NRSG 526   FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II

NRSG 527   FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING III

NRSG 528   FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING IV

NRSG 529   PSYCHOPHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

NRSG 531   RURAL HEALTH NURSING

NRSG 550   ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NRSG 552   ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

NRSG 553   FINANCING AND BUDGETING OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

NRSG 555   CONCEPTS OF FAMILY CARE

NRSG 560   ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

NRSG 561   PRIMARY CARE I FOR CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILIES

NRSG 562   PRIMARY CARE II FOR MIDLIFE FAMILIES

NRSG 563   PRIMARY CARE III FOR AGING FAMILIES

NRSG 565   PRINCIPLES OF POPULATION-BASED HEALTH

NRSG 571   PRIMARY CARE IV: CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP

NRSG 574   TEACHING PRACTICUM

NRSG 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

NRSG 581   CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE I

NRSG 582   CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE II

NRSG 583   CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE III

NRSG 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

NRSG 590   MASTER'S THESIS

NRSG 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

NRSG 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

NRSG 594   SEMINAR

NRSG 601   ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NRSG 602   ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

NRSG 604   EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE I

NRSG 606   STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR GRADUATE NURSING

NRSG 610   HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS

NRSG 675   PROFESSIONAL PROJECT/PAPER


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

NRSG 115 NURSING AS A PROFESSION
F,S,Su 2 cr. LEC 2
-- The purpose of this course is to initiate and foster the professional socialization process. Content and activities expose students to issues surrounding the profession of nursing, multiple roles of nursing in society and health care, and concepts related to the dimensions of nursing practice: nurse, client, health and environment.

NRSG 220 FOUNDATIONS OF ETHICAL NURSING RECITATION
F,S,Su 2 cr. LEC 1 RCT/DIS 1
-- Drawing on contemporary issues in bioethics this foundational course explores influential moral values, philosophical principles and theories as formal grounding for ethical decision making and action in health care. A broad historical, cultural and societal perspective is emphasized to provide the background for understanding the everyday ethical problems that health professionals encounter in their practices. A psychological and social framework of analysis is used to foster sensitivity, skills of analysis and ethical behavior in situations of moral conflict.

NRSG 225 FOUNDATIONS FOR PLANNING AND PROVIDING CLINICAL NURSING CARE
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 2 LAB 2
PREREQUISITES: BIOH 201, BIOH 211, HDCF 150, and BIOM 250.
COREQUISITES: NRSG 238 or consent of instructor.
--Application of nursing principles, concepts and related skills for care of the individual needing assistance. The clinical decision-making process is utilized in the provision of nursing care in clinical settings.

NRSG 238 HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 2 LAB 2
PREREQUISITES: BIOH 201 and BIOH 211.
COREQUISITE: NRSG 225 or consent of instructor.
-- This course is designed to teach the student a health oriented approach to nursing assessment of clients across the life span in a variety of community based settings. The primary focus of the course is on normal health assessment findings, with recognition of abnormal variations. This course emphasizes development of the skills needed to perform a comprehensive health assessment of children, adults, and the elderly. Data collection through comprehensive history taking and physical assessment is emphasized. Utilizations of assessment findings in clinical decision making is discussed throughout the course.

NRSG 242 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALING AND THE ART OF NURSING
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITES: undergraduate nursing student or consent of instructor.
-- The purpose of this course is to explore the time honored medical models and treatments of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Using quality of life as a foundation, students will explore the integration of these models into practice.

NRSG 258 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITES: BIOH 201, BIOH 211, CHMY 121 and CHMY 123.
-- This course provides an introduction to the abnormal functioning of human cells, tissues, and organ systems, and the physiological adaptations that occur. Commonly encountered age-related variations are addressed. The influences of environment, genetics, nutrition, and culture are emphasized. Current research that explains the changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease is considered.

NRSG 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
On Demand 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
COREQUISITE:
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

NRSG 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: As determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

NRSG 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

NRSG 294 WORKSHOP/SEMINAR
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. SEM Maximum 12 credits
PREREQUISITE: As determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the lower division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

NRSG 336 NURSING PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITES: CHMY 121, CHMY 123, NUTR 221, NRSG 258 and NRSG 238.
-- The focus of this course is to examine pharmocotherapeutics in nursing practice. Clinical application of pharmacological and pathophysiological principles are integrated. Physical, psychological, social and cultural factors; age related variations; and alternative therapies are highlighted.

NRSG 341 PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING CONCEPTS
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITES: PSYX 100, SOCI 101, NRSG 115, NRSG 220, NRSG 225, NRSG 258 and NRSG 238.
-- This course explores selected psychosocial concepts and theories basic to nursing practice with clients in a variety of settings. Topics include family theory, palliative care, crisis theory, anxiety, loss, grief & other human responses; and related psychosocial nursing strategies.

NRSG 346 NURSING CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILY
F,S 5 cr. LEC 2 LAB 3
PREREQUISITES: NRSG 341, NRSG 352 and NRSG 336.
-- The focus of this course is the nursing care of childbearing women, neonates and their families in a variety of settings. Normal pregnancy and childbirth are addressed, as well as the identification and management of high risk childbearing situations. Selected health care of women content is included.

NRSG 348 NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
F,S 5 cr. LEC 2 LAB 3
PREREQUISITES: NRSG 258, NRSG 336, NRSG 341, and NRSG 352.
-- The focus of this course is health promotion, disease prevention, illness management and nursing care of children within the family context in a variety of settings. This course builds upon and integrates knowledge gained from nursing, sciences and the humanities.

NRSG 352 ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS
F,S 5 cr. LEC 2 LAB 3
PREREQUISITES: NRSG 225, NRSG 258 and NRSG 238.
COREQUISITE: NRSG 336.
-- The focus of this course is application of theoretical and empirical knowledge to nursing care for clients across the adult lifespan with acute and chronic illness in a variety of settings. Health promotion, disease prevention, and symptom management are emphasized. This course builds upon and integrates knowledge gained from nursing, sciences and the humanities.

NRSG 377 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY BASED NURSING
F,S 2 cr. LEC 2
-- The focus of this course is to introduce the student to community based nursing practice for individuals, families, populations and communities. There is an emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention and health determinants in a variety of settings.

NRSG 387R RESEARCH IN HEALTH CARE
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: STAT 216 or Consent of Instructor.
-- Students are introduced to the research process and evidence-based practice. They develop knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be informed consumers of health related research. Students engage in research processes, examine research reports, and describe practice applications.

NRSG 418 ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY AND HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS
F,S 2 cr. LEC 1 SEM 1
-- Focus is on economics, public policy and political factors which affect the delivery of health and nursing care at the local, state, national and international levels. Students are encouraged to participate in efforts to influence health policy.

NRSG 435 SPIRITUALITY IN HEALTH CARE
F,S 2 cr. RCT/DIS 2
PREREQUISITES: PSYX 100 and NRSG 115 or consent of instructor.
-- This elective course explores aspects of spirituality and the use of spiritually-based therapies in healthcare from various faith traditions. Spiritual assessment and spiritually-based strategies to promote health and wellness are emphasized. Although a multi disciplinary approach to spiritual care is presented, a nursing prospective is highlighted.

NRSG 437 PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
F,S 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITES: NRSG 341 and NRSG 377 and NRSG 346 or NRSG 348 or NRSG 352.
-- The focus of this course is nursing care of clients with acute and chronic psychiatric disorders, including psychopathology associated with major mental illness. Community based experiences provide opportunity for continued development of therapeutic skills. Social, cultural, spiritual and environmental issues influencing mental health are explored.

NRSG 444 CARE MANAGEMENT
F,S 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT/DIS 1
PREREQUISITES: NRSG 352 and NRSG 387R.
-- This course focuses on care management with application of ethical and legal concepts. The care management process is explored. Case management is examined as a method of managing health care.

NRSG 454 URGENT AND PALLIATIVE CARE
F,S 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 352.
-- The focus of this course is application of theoretical and empirical knowledge to nursing care for complex clients across the adult lifespan requiring urgent and palliative care in a variety of settings. Clinical decision making, triage and symptom management are emphasized. This course builds upon and integrates knowledge gained from nursing, sciences and the humanities.

NRSG 469 CULTURAL APPLICATIONS IN NURSING: THE [SPECIFIC CULTURE] EXPERIENCE
F,S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Enrolled in the undergraduate nursing program.
-- This elective course is designed as an intense but time-limited immersion into another culture and is focused on health benefits, health care, and nursing applications. The experience is preceded by analysis of cultural principles applicable to nursing and concluded by analysis of actual clinical participation with (specific culture) nurses and clients.

NRSG 477 POPULATION BASED NURSING CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
F,S 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITES: NRSG 437 and NRSG 454.
--The focus of this course is the health and well-being of the community. Global and national health problems are examined from a public health perspective. Community assessment and epidemiologic methods are used to identify populations at risk and potential areas for intervention.

NRSG 487C NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
F,S 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITES: NRSG 437, NRSG 444 and NRSG 454.
-- Senior capstone course. The focus of this course is to provide an integration of theory and skill development in leadership, management and organizational concepts for the design, coordination, and management of health care using the community based philosophy.

NRSG 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
On Demand 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

NRSG 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

NRSG 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1-3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITES: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

NRSG 494 WORKSHOP/SEMINAR
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. SEM Maximum 12 credits
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

NRSG 498 INTERNSHIP
Su 3 cr. LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory completion of all 1st semester junior level clinical nursing courses. Placement subject to availability.
-- This elective course is designed to increase competence and confidence in previously learned clinical skills. The student works with a registered nurse (RN) in a cooperating clinical agency for a period of intensified clinical experience.

NRSG 501 TEACHING CONCEPTS FOR NURSING EDUCATORS
F 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- Designed for students interested in nursing education (academic or practice environment). Emphasizes teaching strategies and delivery of nursing education for diverse learners in a variety of settings. Roles and responsibilities are explored. Includes history and evolution of teaching and learning.

NRSG 502 EFFECTIVE CLINICAL TEACHING
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- Focuses on educator roles and responsibilities in teaching clinical nursing (academic or practice environments). Designed for students interested in developing clinical teaching skills. Major themes: development of learning activities, evaluation of student performance, concepts of student supervision, and agency coordination.

NRSG 503 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Su, alternate years, to be offered Su even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
--Theories and models of curriculum development are explored and designed for nurses teaching in either academic or practice environments. Variables associated with design and planning of educational interventions are explored. Students synthesize appropriate theoretical concepts to develop a model curriculum.

NRSG 504 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF EDUCATION
Su, alternate years, to be offered Su odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- Students engage in discussions around design, assessment, and evaluation of instruction by nurses. Topics include writing instructional objectives and constructing activities to assess student learning outcomes. Students complete a project to gain skills in evaluating learning related to a specific unit of study.

NRSG 506 MANAGEMENT OF CARE ENVIRONMENTS
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 505
-- Introduces the role of Clinical Nurse Leader, examines internal and external forces which affect care delivery in a variety of settings within healthcare systems and organizations. Opportunity to learn strategies for team coordination, quality management, and risk reduction. Healthcare informatics is included.

NRSG 507 MANAGEMENT OF CLINICAL OUTCOMES
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 505, NRSG 506, NRSG 517, NRSG 550, and NRSG 560 or consent of instructor.
COREQUISITE: NRSG 506.
-- Focus on dynamic leadership, clinical decision-making models, and management of clinical outcomes for groups of clients across the wellness-illness continuum. Students apply evidence-based practice and knowledge management strategies to ensure optimum care in rural and urban environments.

NRSG 508 CLINICAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM
F 8 cr. LAB 8
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 505, NRSG 506, and NRSG 507.
-- This course is an immersion clinical practicum. Students practice Clinical Nurse Leader competencies in their selected health care environment(s) to design, manage, and evaluate care to improve health outcomes for a selected population.

NRSG 509 DESIGN HC DELIVERY SYS-LAB
S
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 505 (nursing students); EIND 458 (IE students) or instructor's permission
CO-REQUISITE: NRSG 506
-- Clinical Nurse Leader and Industrial Engineering students will learn how to analyze and improve systems of healthcare through mentored experiences and simulations. Strategies to promote interdisciplinary problem-solving, quality management and reduce risk of medical error in selected clinical settings will be highlighted.

NRSG 517 FOUNDATIONS OF PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS
F 1 cr. LEC 1
PRE or COREQUISITE: NRSG 560, graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
-- Introduces the student to the essentials of pharmacotherapy for advanced practice nurses. Provides a basis for understanding the pharmacokinetics and actions of selected classes of drugs commonly used in primary care practice. Legal and ethical considerations of prescriptive practice are addressed.

NRSG 518 PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND ADULTS OF CHILDBEARING AGE
S 1 cr. LEC 1.
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 517 or consent of instructor.
-- Addresses pharmacological intervention in managing common health care problems of childbearing families. Students will apply knowledge of medication management of commonly encountered pediatric and women's health care concerns.

NRSG 519 PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR MIDDLE AGE ADULTS
Su 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 517 or consent of instructor.
-- Addresses pharmacological intervention in managing common health problems of midlife adults and their families. Students will apply knowledge of pharmacological management of commonly encountered health problems of middle aged adults.

NRSG 520 PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR OLDER ADULTS
F 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 517 or consent of instructor.
-- Addresses pharmacological interventions in managing common health problems of elders and their families. Students will apply knowledge of pharmacological management of commonly encountered health problems for the aging population. Regulatory issues regarding prescriptive practice for APRNs are addressed.

NRSG 522 ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING:ROLES AND ISSUES
S 2 cr. LEC 1 RCT 1.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
-- Introduction to theoretical foundations and competencies of advanced practice nursing and employment settings in which advanced practice nursing may occur. Emphasis on history and development of advanced practice nursing, roles, role transition, spheres of influence, core competencies, and target outcomes.

NRSG 525 FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING I
S 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3.
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 517, NRSG 521, NRSG 550, and NRSG 560.
-- Students will explore the role and scope of advanced psychiatric nursing, legal/ethical issues, and nurse practitioner/patient relationship. Emphasis on advanced mental health nursing assessment, diagnosis, and managing mental health problems and psychiatric disorders for individuals and families within culturally diverse environments.

NRSG 526 FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II
Su 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3.
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 525.
-- Students explore conceptual and theoretical foundations for psychotherapy, selected therapeutic modalities for individuals, group psychotherapy, selected therapeutic modalities for individuals, group psychotherapy, and integration of multicultural skills for health promotion and management of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. Work with individuals and groups across the lifespan within culturally diverse environments.

NRSG 527 FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING III
F 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3.
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 526.
-- Students explore conceptual and theoretical foundations for providing psychotherapy with families. Students will work with persons with mental health problems or psychiatric disorders who have acute and/or chronic mental health needs. Families across the life span and within culturally diverse environments will be emphasized.

NRSG 528 FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH NURSING IV
F 6 cr. LEC 1 LAB 5.
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 527.
-- Students will integrate the conceptual and theoretical foundations for working with individuals and families with mental health problems or psychiatric disorders. Interventions include health promotion, coordination and use of organizational or community resources, consultation, teaching/coaching, and application of nursing leadership skills.

NRSG 529 PSYCHOPHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Su 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 517.
COREQUISITE: NRSG 526.
-- Students will learn psychopharamacotherapeutic interventions for managing mental health problems and psychiatric disorders across the life span.

NRSG 531 RURAL HEALTH NURSING
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 521 or consent of instructor.
-- This course focuses on the health concerns, issues, and trends facing individuals and populations in rural areas. Rural environments will be assessed and data from a variety of sources will be analyzed through systematic approaches. Students will have the opportunity to build and expand upon rural nursing theory.

NRSG 550 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- This course consists of study modules and videos based on various components of health assessment with emphasis on rural populations. Students will be required to demonstrate assessment competency to faculty.

NRSG 552 ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
F 2 cr. LEC 2
-- This course focuses on nursing leadership in community-focused health care systems. Emphasis is on organizational structure, culture, change and behavior. Traditional elements of leadership are blended with emerging nursing theory to strategically energize current and developing health care systems.

NRSG 553 FINANCING AND BUDGETING OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS
S 2 cr. LEC 2
-- This course focuses on the application of fiscal management principles of health care systems. Emphasis is on health care economics, fiscal management and budgeting concepts.

NRSG 555 CONCEPTS OF FAMILY CARE
S 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 521 or consent of instructor.
-- Analysis and synthesis of family theories from nursing and other disciplines to form a family-focused foundation for application in advanced practice nursing. Related concepts and theories are analyzed as a basis for understanding the principles of family assessment. Emphasis is placed on family health promotion, nursing of families within a rural context and the influence of culture on family health.

NRSG 560 ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
F 4 cr. LEC 4
-- Focuses on a comprehensive study of the physiological functioning and common pathophysiological alterations in human organs and systems.

NRSG 561 PRIMARY CARE I FOR CHILDBEARING AND CHILDREARING FAMILIES
S 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 517, NRSG 521, NRSG 550 and NRSG 560.
COREQUISITE: NRSG 531 and NRSG 555.
-- Focuses on comprehensive assessment, intervention and preventive care for childbearing and child rearing families in primary health care for the advanced practice nurse. Includes content on physiological, pathophysiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural and spiritual care.

NRSG 562 PRIMARY CARE II FOR MIDLIFE FAMILIES
Su 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: N 561.
-- This course includes content on the physiological, pathophysiological, psychological, development, sociocultural and spiritual primary health care needs of midlife families. Addresses assessment, intervention and preventive care.

NRSG 563 PRIMARY CARE III FOR AGING FAMILIES
F 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 562.
-- Assessment, treatment and preventive care for aging families in primary health care settings. Physiological, pathophysiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural and spiritual responses to acute and chronic conditions will be explored along with the advocacy role of the nurse practitioner.

NRSG 565 PRINCIPLES OF POPULATION-BASED HEALTH
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 477 or equivalent, NRSG 378 or equivalent and STAT 216 or equivalent.
-- Emphasizes public health concepts and skills essential to community-oriented leadership and practice in rural communities: concepts of risk, epidemiology, biostatistics, health planning, community empowerment and resource development. The values on health promotion and disease prevention are explored.

NRSG 571 PRIMARY CARE IV: CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP
S 6 cr. LAB 6
PREREQUISITE: Final semester of course work.
-- This practicum allows students to further refine family nurse practitioner skills in practice settings such as family health, pediatrics, women's health or gerontology or a broad based general practice based on availability.

NRSG 574 TEACHING PRACTICUM
F,S,Su LAB 1 - 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 504 or consent of instructor.
-- Teaching/learning principles are integrated into nursing education in academic or practice environments. Students practice, observe, and evaluate teaching/learning processes. The instructor and student negotiate laboratory activities.

NRSG 575 RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

NRSG 581 CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE I
S alternate years, starting even years 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 550, NRSG 560, and NRSG 521 or consent of instructor.
COREQUISITE: NRSG 522 or consent of instructor.
-- Focus on clinical management of adults with complex health care problems of selected body systems. Seminars and supervised practicum allow students to develop CNS competencies. Emphasis is placed on the patient/client sphere of CNS influence.

NRSG 582 CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE II
F alternate years, starting even years 6 cr. LEC 3 LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 550, NRSG 560, NRSG 521 or consent of instructor
COREQUISITE: NRSG 552 or consent of instructor
-- Focus on clinical management of adults with complex health problems of selected body systems. Seminars and supervised practicum provide opportunity for students to develop CNS competencies. Emphasis is placed on the nurses/nursing practice sphere of CNS influence.

NRSG 583 CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE III
S alternate years, starting odd years 6 cr. SEM 1 LAB 5
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 581, NRSG 582
PRE or COREQUISITE: NRSG 553
-- Capstone course. Students implement the CNS role with adults with complex health problems. Emphasis on professional philosophy, scope of practice, collaborating within a multidisciplinary health care team, and working within health care systems to improve client outcomes.

NRSG 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

NRSG 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

NRSG 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

NRSG 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

NRSG 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

NRSG 601 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
-- Advanced health enhancement of individuals. Documenting and validating information, analyzing, synthesizing, and making clinical decisions about the client's health status. Includes assessment of normal and abnormal physiological and psychosocial processes relevant to gender and culture across the lifespan.

NRSG 602 ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
F 4 cr. LEC 4
CO-REQUISITE: NRSG 601.
-- Comprehensive examination of physiological functioning and common pathophysiological alterations in humans. Builds on fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, and pathology examined from subcellular level through major body systems. Focus on etiology, pathogenesis, developmental and environmental influences and clinical manifestations of injury and disease.

NRSG 604 EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE I
F 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 387R or equivalent and STAT 216Q or equivalent
-- Focuses on the various methods and processes used to translate knowledge into evidence based practice. Students explore processes for acquiring, appraising, and using evidence to improve clinical outcomes.

NRSG 606 STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR GRADUATE NURSING
F 2 cr. LEC
PREREQUISITE: STAT 216Q or equivalent.
-- Builds on basic understanding of quantitative methods and resulting statistical analyses. Particular application to critique health sciences research. Students will gain facility in statistical techniques of correlation, regression, Chi square, t-test, analysis of variance, logistic regression and confidence limit estimation

NRSG 610 HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS
F 3 cr. LEC
-- Explores health care information systems and computer technology to optimize health information management and communication systems while maintaining privacy and security of data.

NRSG 675 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT/PAPER
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND Maximum 6cr.
PREREQUISITE: Completion of DNP core courses and DNP Scholarly Project Seminar.
-- -Professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

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