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NRSG 115   Nursing as a Profession
NRSG 116 CO-OP Pathways to Success
NRSG 117 CO-OP Issues in Native Nursing
NRSG 216 Prof Comp for Native Nurses
NRSG 220 Foundatns Ethcl Nrsng Recitatn
NRSG 225 Fndtns Plng Prvdng Clin Nrs Cr
NRSG 238 Hlth Assmnt Across Lifespan
NRSG 258 Principles of Pathophysiology
NRSG 291 Special Topics
NRSG 292 Independent Study
NRSG 294 Workshop/Seminar
NRSG 336 Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics
NRSG 341 Psychosocial Nursing Concepts
NRSG 346 Nurs Care of Chldbearing Famly
NRSG 348 Nursing Care of Chld & Family
NRSG 352 Acute and Chronic Illness
NRSG 377 Intro to Community Based Nrsng
NRSG 387R Research in Health Care
NRSG 418 Hlth Policy/Hlth Care Econ Cln
NRSG 435 Spirituality in Healthcare
NRSG 437 Psychiatric Nursing
NRSG 444 Care Management
NRSG 454 Urgent and Palliative Care
NRSG 469 Cultural Apps in Nursing
NRSG 477 Pop Based Nursing Care in Comm
NRSG 487 Nursing Ldrshp/Mgmnt Dvlpmnt
NRSG 490R Undergraduate Research
NRSG 491 Special Topics
NRSG 492 Independent Study
NRSG 494 Workshop/Seminar
NRSG 498 Internship
NRSG 501 Tchg Concepts Nursing Educator
NRSG 502 Effective Clinical Teaching
NRSG 503 Curriculum Development
NRSG 504 Assmnt and Eval of Education
NRSG 505 Evidence Based Practice
NRSG 506 Design HC Delivery Sys
NRSG 507 Mgmt of Clinical Outcomes
NRSG 508 Clinical Leadership Practicum
NRSG 509 Design HC Delivery Sys-Lab
NRSG 517 Foundations of Pharm
NRSG 518 Pharm for Infant Child Adult
NRSG 519 Pharm for Middle Aged Adults
NRSG 520 Pharm for Older Adults
NRSG 521 Theory and Research Nursing
NRSG 525 Mental Health Nursing I
NRSG 526 Mental Hlth Nursing II
NRSG 527 Mental Hlth Nursing III
NRSG 528 Family Mental Hlth Nrsg IV
NRSG 529 Psyhpharm Across the Lifespan
NRSG 531 Rural Heath Nursing
NRSG 550 Advanced Health Assessment
NRSG 552 Admin Org HC Systems
NRSG 553 Finance Budget Health Care Sys
NRSG 555 Concepts of Family Care
NRSG 560 Adv Physiology & Pathophys
NRSG 561 Primary Care I
NRSG 562 Primary Care II
NRSG 563 Primary Care III
NRSG 565 Population-Based Health
NRSG 571 Clinical Preceptorship
NRSG 574 Teaching Practicum
NRSG 575 Professional Paper and Project
NRSG 589 Graduate Consultation
NRSG 590 Master's Thesis
NRSG 591 Special Topics
NRSG 592 Independent Study
NRSG 594 Seminar
NRSG 675 Professional Paper and Project

NRSG 115 Nursing as a Profession
F,S, Su
-- 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 116 CO-OP Pathways to Success
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITES: Enrollment in the CO-OP Program.
-- Explores career options in nursing, the Indian Health Service system, goal setting, study habits, time management, test taking, paper/lab report writing, and library research. Students create a service learning project addressing an American Indian healthcare issue.

NRSG 117 CO-OP Issues in Native Nursing
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITES: Enrollment in the CO-OP Program.
-- Explores contemporary healthcare issues, traditional American Indian values, healthcare reform for American Indians, patient advocacy for the minority nurse and cultural competency. Students complete a service learning project and optional challenge project.

NRSG 216 Prof Comp for Native Nurses
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITES: Enrollment in the CO-OP Program, sophomore status.
-- Teaches, reviews, and practices competency and fluency in dosage calculation, medical terminology, and professional research writing skills. Students' research writing will inform a service learning project aimed at improving health outcomes for a specific population of American Indians.

NRSG 220 Foundatns Ethcl Nrsng Recitatn
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
-- 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 Fndtns Plng Prvdng Clin Nrs Cr
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITES: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, 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 Hlth Assmnt Across Lifespan
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITES: BIOL 207 and BIOL 208.
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 258 Principles of Pathophysiology
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITES: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, 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 291 Special Topics
On Demand
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
Max 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
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITES: CHMY 121, CHMY 123, HDFN 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
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
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 Nurs Care of Chldbearing Famly
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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 Chld & Family
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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 Intro to Community Based Nrsng
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- 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
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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 Hlth Policy/Hlth Care Econ Cln
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
-- 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 Healthcare
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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 Apps in Nursing
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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 Pop Based Nursing Care in Comm
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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 487 Nursing Ldrshp/Mgmnt Dvlpmnt
Offered Fall, Spring Semesters
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
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. May be repeated.

NRSG 491 Special Topics
On Demand
Max 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
Max 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
Max 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
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 Tchg Concepts Nursing Educator
Offered Fall Semesters
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
Offered Spring Semesters
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.
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 Assmnt and Eval of Education
Su, alternate years, to be offered Su odd years.
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 505 Evidence Based Practice
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 387 (or equivalent) and STAT 216 (or equivalent).
-- This course focuses on the various methods and processes used to translate knowledge into evidence based practice. Students explore processes for acquiring, evaluating and using knowledge for clinical practice in both rural and urban areas.

NRSG 506 Design HC Delivery Sys
Offered Spring Semesters
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 505; EIND 458 (IE Students) or instructor's permission
CO-REQUISITE: NRSG 509
-- Examines systems affecting healthcare delivery, provides tools for working effectively in interdisciplinary teams to redesign healthcare delivery systems. Strategies for analyzing and improving processes, coordinating interdisciplinary teams, enhancing quality management, and reducing health risk through medical error elimination will be examined. This course is cross listed with EIND 506.

NRSG 507 Mgmt of Clinical Outcomes
Offered Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
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
Offered Spring Semesters
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 Pharm
Offered Fall Semesters
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 Pharm for Infant Child Adult
Offered Spring Semesters
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 Pharm for Middle Aged Adults
Su
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 Pharm for Older Adults
Offered Fall Semesters
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 521 Theory and Research Nursing
Offered Fall Semesters
PREREQUISITE: NRSG 387 (or equivalent) and STAT 216 (or equivalent).
-- Provides an overview of the interrelationships among theory, research and practice. Students explore patterns and processes for acquiring knowledge and the utilization of knowledge in clinical practice.

NRSG 525 Mental Health Nursing I
Offered Spring Semesters
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 526 Mental Hlth Nursing II
Su
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 Mental Hlth Nursing III
Offered Fall Semesters
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 Hlth Nrsg IV
Offered Fall Semesters
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 Psyhpharm Across the Lifespan
Su
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 Heath Nursing
Offered Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall Semesters
-- 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 Admin Org HC Systems
Offered Fall Semesters
-- 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 Finance Budget Health Care Sys
Offered Spring Semesters
-- 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
Offered Spring Semesters
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 Adv Physiology & Pathophys
Offered Fall Semesters
-- Focuses on a comprehensive study of the physiological functioning and common pathophysiological alterations in human organs and systems.

NRSG 561 Primary Care I
Offered Spring Semesters
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
Offered Summer Semesters
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
Offered Fall Semesters
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 Population-Based Health
Offered Fall Semesters
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 Clinical Preceptorship
Offered Spring Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
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 Professional Paper and Project
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Max 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 589 Graduate Consultation
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
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
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.
--May be repeated.

NRSG 591 Special Topics
On Demand
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
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 675 Professional Paper and Project
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Max 6 cr.
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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