NRS - Nursing

NRS 004 Integrative Health Colloquium I

This Integrative Health Colloquium is the first in a series of three and will focus on an introduction to integrative health as well as discussing the power of self-care.
0

Corequisites

NRS 504 or NRS 604

NRS 006 Integrative Health Colloquium III

This is the third in the Integrative Health Colloquium series and will include an introduction to whole medicine systems.
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Corequisites

NRS 506 or NRS 606

NRS 014 Integrative Health Colloquium II

This is the second of three Integrative Health Colloquia and will focus on the evidence of a mind body approach.
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Corequisites

NRS 514 or NRS 614

NRS 101 Introduction to Nursing and Healthcare

Introduces students to the discipline of nursing, its historical development, theoretical base, relationship to the healthcare system, research processes, and legal/ethical boundaries. Designed to assist first year students in transitioning to University life by introducing academic expectations, foundational skills for the nursing major, and the process of active inquiry into issues in health.

3

NRS 202 Nutrition

Introductory nutrition course detailing nutrients and how the body handles them; diet planning principles that support good health; the special nutrient needs of people throughout the life cycle and with specific disease states; and practical clinical nursing applications relating to nutrition and patient care.

3

NRS 203 Life Processes Across the Lifespan

Introduction to human growth and development across the lifespan. Foundational for all clinical nursing courses, this course is an introduction to theories of human physical, cognitive and psychosocial development, and an exploration of integrative health lifestyle practices.

3

Prerequisites

NRS 101, BIO 205 or corequisites.

Corequisites

NRS 101, BIO 205 or prerequisites.

NRS 301 Nursing Theory and Knowing: Concepts and Issues

Introduces nursing as a distinct discipline of knowledge and a unique profession that addresses the holistic needs of the client, including spirituality. Theories of nursing care are studied in relation to their significance to the practice of professional nursing. Aesthetic, personal, ethical, and empirical ways of knowing are examined, and serve as a basis to explore and raise pertinent questions.

2

NRS 310 Multicultural Population Health Promotion

This course introduces key concepts of population health promotion and cultural competence with an emphasis on diverse and vulnerable populations. Students apply these concepts through exploration of selected cultures. This course sets the foundation for NRS 424: Applied Population Health Nursing in a Multicultural Context.

2

Corequisites

NRS 301

NRS 311 Communication in Nursing

Addresses effective communication with patients and coworkers. Students explore the impact of their values on patient care, learn assertive communication and conflict resolution techniques, develop skills in building nurse-client and interdisciplinary relationships, examine communication issues in health education and with individuals with different values/beliefs, analyze small group communication theories, and communication aspects of ethical and legal issues.

2

Corequisites

NRS 301

NRS 312 Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice

Students learn foundational knowledge about promoting and protecting the health of adult and elderly clients. Students acquire basic foundational nursing knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide ethical evidence-based care. Students begin to integrate nursing theory, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and integrative health principles in the 45 hours of combined laboratory and clinical experience. Fee: $400

5

Corequisites

NRS 301

NRS 313 Pathophysiology

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and clinical manifestations of pathophysiology, with an emphasis on the individual's genetics, genomics, and effective and ineffective adaptation to internal and external environments.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 205, BIO 307, BIO 308, BIO 359, or permission of instructor.

NRS 315 Pharmacotherapeutics

Principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics are examined in relation to drug therapy. Drug therapy is presented as an integral component of nursing practice. Application of nursing pharmacology knowledge is made to clients with selected health and illness problems.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 205, BIO 307, BIO 308, BIO 359, or permission of instructor.

Corequisites

NRS 321, NRS 322

NRS 321 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Focuses on the nursing care of clients with acute or chronic mental illnesses. Promotion, maintenance and restoration of mental health throughout the lifespan are addressed. Professional, legal and ethical issues in psychiatric mental health nursing are examined. Includes 90 hours of clinical experience.

4

Prerequisites

NRS 312

Corequisites

NRS 315, NRS 322

NRS 322 Adult and Elder Health I

Students learn nursing management of adult and elderly clients experiencing disruptions in health across the continuum of care. Emphasis is on assessment, analysis and interpretation of clinical data and client teaching using an illness trajectory perspective. Includes 135 hours of clinical experience. Fee: $50

6

Prerequisites

NRS 312

Corequisites

NRS 315, NRS 321

NRS 330 Evidence Based Nursing Practice

This course explores the process of evidence‐based nursing practice. Principles of measurement and statistics are examined. Multiple ways of knowing serve as a framework to explore theory­‐guided, evidence­‐based findings utilized in nursing practice. Fee: $130.

4

Prerequisites

MTH 161

NRS 331 Social and Health Policy

This course is designed to provide a conceptual understanding of the policy making process and the political context of contemporary health and social policy in the United States. The focus is on acquiring skills to assess policy dimensions of clinical practice issues, translate them into feasible policy, and advocate for them within the policy arena.
4

NRS 332 Information Systems

This course provides an introduction to informatics in a microsystem environment. Three major areas covered are introduction to informatics theory and concepts, clinical information systems, and consumer health informatics.
4

NRS 401 Preparation for Re-entry to Clinical Coursework

This course prepares students for re-entry into clinical nursing courses.  Students will practice and demonstrate competency in fundamental knowledge, skills and attitudes required for successful progression. Graded on a P/NP basis. Fee: $130

1

Prerequisites

NRS 312, permission from the Associate Dean for Baccalaureate Education is required.

NRS 414 Evidence-based Nursing

This course explores the process of evidence-based nursing practice. Principles of measurement and statistics are examined. Multiple ways of knowing serve as a framework to explore theory-guided, evidence-based findings utilized in nursing practice.

3

Prerequisites

NRS 301

NRS 418 Nursing of Families

Students explore how families experience and manage life and health transitions, promote the health of their family and its members and what resources families use and need to maintain balance and function. The family nurse role is explored and practiced through assessments of families, written reflections, and discussions that facilitate the application of theory.

2

NRS 421 Adult and Elder Health II

Students learn the nursing management of adult and elderly clients experiencing multi-system syndromes and healthcare problems.  Emphasis is on clinical reasoning in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing care for multiple complex adult clients. Includes 135 hours of clinical experience. Fee: $180.

6

Prerequisites

NRS 313, NRS 322

NRS 422 Maternal-Child Nursing

Previous knowledge is integrated into a specialized knowledge base of maternal-child nursing. Normal physiological and disease processes are examined within the family as context with an emphasis on health promotion and maintenance. Family focused care nursing to childbearing and childrearing families will be delivered in acute care and community based clinical settings. Includes 90 hours of clinical experience. Fee: $10

6

Prerequisites

NRS 313, NRS 322

NRS 424 Applied Population Health Nursing in a Multicultural Context

This course prepares students to apply the concepts and processes of population health nursing in a multicultural setting, with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. In the clinical component of this course, students will work with community partners to identify and utilize community assets to meet population needs. Includes 90 hours of clinical experience. Fee: $30

5

Prerequisites

NRS 310, NRS 313, NRS 321, NRS 322

NRS 429 Leadership in Professional Nursing

This course focuses on nursing leadership in the delivery of healthcare and development of the nursing profession. Theoretical principles are applied to effectively coordinate, delegate, communicate, utilize resources, and promote quality and safety as a professional nurse.

3

Corequisites

NRS 498

NRS 430 Practice Improvement

This course examines the role of inquiry in evidence‐based practice and quality improvement is explored. Evaluation and synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence to improve provider practice and quality of care is emphasized. Measurement and evaluation methods for improving healthcare are examined.
4

Prerequisites

NRS 330

NRS 431 Policy and Leadership

This course focuses on nursing leadership in the delivery of healthcare and development of the nursing profession. Theoretical principles are applied to effectively coordinate, delegate, communicate, utilize resources, and promote quality and safety as a professional nurse.
4

Prerequisites

NRS 331

NRS 432 Community Based Population Health

This course prepares students to apply the concepts and processes of population health nursing in a multicultural setting with an emphasis on vulnerable populations. In the clinical component of this course, students will work with community partners to identify and utilize community assets to meet population needs.
4

NRS 433 Global Population Health

This course prepares students to analyze global threats to population health, including disasters and outbreaks. Epidemiological principles and statistical methods are used to recognize and respond to global health problems and potential threats, and to analyze and plan large-­‐scale population health projects.
4

Prerequisites

NRS 331

NRS 436 Preparation for Professional Practice

This course focuses on the learner's refinement of self-appraisal skills and creation of a personal learning plan for successful transition to professional nursing practice and life-long learning. Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of UP SON program outcomes.

1

Corequisites

NRS 498

NRS 437 Interdisciplinary Care Management

This courses integrates knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to promote community based patient/family centered healthcare coordination through effective use of appropriate technologies, interdisciplinary communication, teamwork and collaboration.
4

Prerequisites

NRS 432

Corequisites

NRS 438

NRS 438 Organization and Systems Leadership

This course focuses on complex adaptive systems, systems thinking and transformational leadership. Students examine concepts of systems and leadership to foster interprofessional collaboration, improve practice environments, facilitate change and promote patient safety and quality care.
4

Prerequisites

NRS 431

Corequisites

NRS 437

NRS 490 Directed Study

Credit arranged.

Variable

NRS 491 Seminar

Credit arranged.

Variable

NRS 492 Nursing Electives

These courses involve a variety of healthcare topics. Some courses may be open to non-nursing students at the discretion of the instructor.

Variable

NRS 498 Capstone Clinical Immersion

Students demonstrate successful completion of all School of Nursing Program Outcomes while working with multiple clients or a population typical of those that would be assigned to a beginning professional nurse. The course includes a 180 hour clinical immersion.

5

Prerequisites

Level Restriction: Graduating Senior

Corequisites

NRS 429, NRS 436

NRS 504 Nursing Science and Ethics for Advanced Practice

Scientific underpinnings from a variety of disciplines will be explored as they apply to the scholarship and practice of advanced nursing practice. Theoretical foundations of nursing and related disciplines will be applied to enhance health and healthcare delivery in a variety of settings among diverse populations.
3

Corequisites

NRS 004

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 604

NRS 505 Analytical Methods for Practice Improvement

Analytical methods will be examined to appraise multiple sources of evidence to determine its applicability for translating the evidence into practice to improve health outcomes and health delivery systems. Epidemiological concepts, statistical analyses and appraisal processes are foundational for this course.
3

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 605

NRS 506 Quality Improvement Processes for Practice Improvement

Quality improvement concepts, principles, models and strategies used to improve processes for healthcare delivery and quality of health outcomes will be explored.  The process of new program development and evaluation will be examined.

3

Corequisites

NRS 006

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 606

NRS 508 Improving Quality and Safety Outcomes through Leadership

The focus of this course is the content and skills professionals need to build leader behaviors. Personal objectives to cultivate professional skills, to lead critically, and to transform care are developed. Topics include defending a position, considering assumptions, leading people, leading change, business acumen, teamwork, coalitions, and empowering a sustainable person-centered workplace culture.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 576, NRS 560

NRS 509 Reflective Practice I: Impacting Quality and Safety Outcomes through Leadership

This practicum focuses on the development of the quality and safety leader through application. Student needs are identified and objectives are designed with a mentor, emphasizing preparation for quality and safety and management responsibilities. This practicum experience includes a minimum of 150 clinical hours.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 576, NRS 560

NRS 510 Improving Quality and Safety Outcomes through Policy

This course focuses on policy development as a strategy for improving and shaping outcomes.  The course will articulate the interchange of federal, state, local and voluntary healthcare agency policies and the influence on outcomes. Opportunities for students to reflect, analyze and evaluate current policies and formulate recommendations for change will be explored.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 508, NRS 509, NRS 561

NRS 511 Reflective Practice II: Impacting Quality and Safety Outcomes through Leadership

This intensive course is a continuation of Reflective Practice I. Experiences to meet learning needs will be designed with a mentor. Students will apply the concepts studied in the program selecting one technique for environment scanning. This practicum experience includes a minimum of 150 clinical hours to include evaluation and dissemination of scholarly project.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 509

NRS 512 System Project Innovation

Managing change and innovation in a complex environment requires workplace redesign. An overview of a system project innovation will be the focus of this course. Assessing an organization for innovation and the tasks of leadership for innovation will be explored. The student will declare a project that meets the Master’s degree Scholarly Project requirement.
1

NRS 513 Innovative Scholarly Project I

The Scholarly Project courses provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their practice to identify a clinical issue, use evidence to design and implement an innovation, analyze the data, and create a sustainability plan. In this first course, the student will be assigned to a faculty member who will mentor the student in the innovation proposal and IRB application. Fee: $30.

1

Prerequisites

NRS 536, NRS 535, NRS 539

NRS 514 Health Organization Systems & Resource Management

This course focuses on complexities of healthcare organizational systems and their impact on approaches to care delivery and relativeness to quality and safety outcomes. Principles of organizational culture, resource management and organizational policy will be explored.
3

Corequisites

NRS 014

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 614

NRS 515 Innovative Scholarly Project II

This is the second of three scholarly project courses in which, pending IRB approval, the student will effectively lead a team in the implementation of the Innovative Scholarly Project in the practicum setting. Written components of the scholarly project including methods and results will be completed.
1

Prerequisites

NRS 513

NRS 516 Innovative Scholarly Project III

This is the final of three scholarly project courses in which the outcomes of the Innovative Scholarly Project will be evaluated, a sustainability plan created, and project disseminated.  Students will be required to present their scholarly project internally to the University.
1

Prerequisites

NRS 515

NRS 518 Reflective Practice I: Impacting Outcomes through Leadership

This course is the first of two practica that focus on developing reflective scholars, innovators and leaders through application. The student identifies objectives, emphasizing clinical inquiry collaboration, systems thinking, and innovation to transform patient, workforce and organizational outcomes. This practicum experience includes a minimum of 150 hours.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 585, NRS 587, NRS 513

NRS 519 Reflective Practice II: Impacting Outcomes through Leadership

This course is the second of two practica that focus on developing reflective scholars, innovators and transformational leadership. This practicum includes 150 hours to support optimal care transitions, promote a learning organization and high reliability organizational culture, and complete the innovative healthcare scholarly project.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 518

NRS 526 Scholarship of Application

This course focuses on the role of theory in healthcare practice settings. Theories, concepts and models that inform cultural humility in practice to lead and improve business and clinical outcomes will be applied to complex systems. Expanding capacity to think critically using theory to influence policy and practice in organizational performance are advanced. Fee: $80
3

NRS 527 Management of Adults and Older Adults with Complex Chronic Illnesses

The course covers the assessment, diagnosis, and management of adults and older adults with complex and chronic illnesses. The expanded work-up format is used and includes self-management, living with chronic illness, and multiple treatment modalities. Best practices for chronic illness care are emphasized. Includes 180 hours of clinical experience.

5

NRS 528 Healthcare Delivery Performance: Scholarly Topics

Interventions to improve service, outcomes, and resource stewardship are examined. Students conceptualize and identify a scholarly project topic to be developed in Scholarly Project I, refined, implemented and evaluated in Reflective Practice I and II. Methods for organization problem diagnoses, designing a plan of action and establishing performance measurement metrics are explored.
1

NRS 530 System Literacy and Informatics

This course will link the strategic plan of health systems with technology use to drive clinical and business performance. Students will explore system tensions and the influence on key performance indicators. Trends and new developments in adoption, implementation and evaluation related to informatics will be critiqued.
3

NRS 532 The Nurse Educator Role

This course provides an overview of the nurse educator role in both the academic and clinical settings.  NLN Nurse Educator Competencies and education models are examined.  Students examine trends and issues in nursing education and for the nursing professoriate and staff developer.  Students design a professional portfolio to guide personal professional development.

2

NRS 534 The Role of the CNL

This course focuses on the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader in health-care delivery systems. Content includes issues of nursing leadership, advanced nursing practice including advocacy, social justice, ethics and cultural care. Students design a professional portfolio to guide professional development.

3

NRS 535 Population Health Management

Population health science and management will frame the course focus. Population-based assessment data and analysis of metrics including pharmacological, chronic disease management and care transition outcomes will be addressed. Leading interventions with organizational processes with at-risk populations will be examined.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 526, NRS 530, NRS 512

NRS 536 Business of Healthcare

Using the volume to value performance framework, this course is an overview of business analysis and decision-making in healthcare. Strategy priorities and the impact on business key performance indicators (KPIs) will be discussed. Topics will include highlights of the US healthcare system, strategy, payment, consumer driven healthcare, human capital, supply issues, price transparency and cost effectiveness.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 526, NRS 530

NRS 539 Data Management and Analytics

The focus of this course is using data as a source to improve performance in healthcare settings. Broad exposure to sources of information for data collection for tracking, external reporting and bench-marking to support internal actions aimed at outcomes improvement will be examined throughout the course.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 526, NRS 530

NRS 540 Concepts of Teaching and Learning

Promotes the implementation of innovative learner-centered teaching strategies within an optimal learning environment based on the diverse learners’ needs and learning styles.  Assessment and evaluation strategies for student learning outcomes for all domains of learning will be implemented.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 518, NRS 570, NRS 515

NRS 545 Clinical Nurse Leader Scholarly Project I

This course is the first of two in which students prepare, and refine components of the Clinical Nurse Leader Scholarly Project. Students will assemble three sections of the scholarly project (introduction/background, literature review, and methods) demonstrating scholarly writing principles.
1

Prerequisites

NRS 593

Corequisites

NRS 595

NRS 546 Clinical Nurse Leader Scholarly Project II

In this final Scholarly Project course, students implement and evaluate their scholarly project within the clinical practicum setting. Students will disseminate the Clinical Nurse Leader Scholarly Project in various formats, demonstrating effective oral presentation skills and scholarly writing principles.
1

Prerequisites

NRS 545

Corequisites

NRS 596

NRS 549 Policy and Politics for the Nurse Leader

The influence of healthcare and other policies on organizations and the nursing profession will be analyzed from multiple perspectives including, ethical, social justice, financial and professional impact. The process of policy formation will be examined and applied. The roles of advocate and political activist in promoting innovative and just policies will be fostered.

2

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 649

NRS 550 Informatics in a Complex Healthcare Environment

This course addresses the application and critical impact of informatics on healthcare delivery and healthcare systems. Health information systems and technology to improve health outcomes and approaches to healthcare delivery will be examined. Current and potential future issues that impact the role and use of informatics and technology in healthcare will be analyzed.
2

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 650

NRS 551 Population Health

The development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion/illness prevention programs and interventions for populations at the microsystem level are the foci of this course. Analysis of clinical and business data related to populations are examined as essential components of programs for population health.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 526, NRS 530, NRS 528

NRS 552 Population-focused Care Coordination Practicum

Chronic care models, the role of care coordinator, and care coordination activities will be examined. Students will apply care coordination activities to improve population health, the patient’s experience and cost of care, and recommend policy, practice, and system changes for quality improvement. Includes 100 clinical hours. Fee: $55

3

Prerequisites

NRS 504, NRS 505, NRS 506, NRS 514, NRS 532, NRS 550, NRS 557, NRS 558, NRS 559

Corequisites

NRS 551

NRS 557 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology: Illness Trajectory and Symptom Control

This course provides the physiological processes related to symptoms and functional problems associated with select illnesses and the pharmacotherapy to treat select chronic illnesses. Symptoms and functional problems related to the pharmacotherapy will be examined. Students will be prepared to use this knowledge to provide evidenced-based care management.
2

NRS 558 Assessment of Health Within Illness

This course provides the principles, knowledge and skills to obtain health histories and focused symptom assessment, and to perform assessment techniques to identify risk behaviors, symptoms and functional problems as a basis to design evidence-based culturally relevant clinical prevention and health promotion interventions for populations with select illnesses.
1

NRS 559 Transformational Teaching

This course examines principles of adult learning and learner-centered teaching. Students explore learning theories, learning styles, teaching methods to address diverse learning needs, and information technology supporting the teaching-learning process. Evidence-based educational strategies and critical self-reflection on teaching practices will be incorporated.
2

NRS 560 Scholarly Project I

This course focuses on developing a proposed scholarship project to improve the healthcare delivery performance of a population, organization, division, service line, unit or program. Introduction, theoretical underpinnings and impetus for the project to include major anticipated outcome benefits and measurement will be designed using a program/project management life cycle tool. IRB application will be completed. Fee: $80

2

Prerequisites

NRS 536, NRS 551, NRS 539

NRS 561 Scholarly Project II

The scholarly project designed in previous classes is adapted for implementation in the practice setting. Modification considerations focus on stakeholder relationships and complexity of the setting. Seminar topics focus on issues related to project implementation. The student will plan to effectively lead a team in the implementation of the project in the practicum setting.
1

Prerequisites

NRS 560

NRS 562 Scholarly Project III

This is the final of three scholarly project courses; the outcomes of the scholarly project will be evaluated, a sustainability plan created, and the project disseminated. Students will be required to present their scholarly project internally to the University that acts in accordance with an executive leadership project review meeting.
1

Prerequisites

NRS 561

NRS 564 Educational Leadership and Policy

Policymaking and related challenges faced by educational leaders will be examined. Emotional intelligence and self-reflection, foundational concepts to effectively create a collegial educational environment, will be explored. Theories, approaches and principles to lead teams, coach, and mentor individuals will be emphasized.
2

NRS 565 Learner-centered Evaluation

Learner-centered assessment and evaluation approaches based on theory-guided and evidence-based practices will comprise the focus of the course. Current and future trends for learner assessment and evaluation in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains will be highlighted.
2

NRS 570 Leadership Strategies in Innovation

Practical strategies and tools to transform the health system environment to develop and support a learning organization and promote nursing excellence will be emphasized. Consideration will be given to performance management and supporting an evidence-based and high reliability organizational culture.
2

Prerequisites

NRS 585, NRS 587, NRS 513

NRS 573 Clinical Teaching and Simulation Practicum

Students participate in clinical teaching including simulation activities and assume leadership for evaluating student and staff learning. Students will develop, implement and evaluate a learning module based on an assessment of need and the learning environment. Includes 100 clinical hours.
2

Prerequisites

NRS 552

NRS 574 Innovative Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation

The design, implementation and evaluation of curricula and learning programs will be explored. Students examine principles of course design, construction, sequencing and leveling that yield effective attainment of end-of-program outcomes. Program indicators for quality and compliance with educational standards will be examined.
3

NRS 576 Leading Quality and Safety Initiatives through Evidence-based Practice

The evidence-based practice paradigm and process is assessed with its application to improving organizational performance. Emphasis is on initiatives using the science of change theory, and incorporating the values of the triple aim. Ethical principles related to research and its applicability to leading quality and safety initiatives will be examined.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 536, NRS 551, NRS 539

NRS 577 Academic Transitions Practicum

In the academic setting, students plan, implement and evaluate teaching strategies, learning activities and assessment methods for selected topics including a chronic illness topic. Students teach in the classroom, lab, and simulation settings. Critical reflection on teaching practices and recommendations for practice improvement are made. Includes 150 clinical hours.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 573 and NRS 565

Corequisites

NRS 574

NRS 578 Nurse Educator Scholarly Project I

This course is the first of two in which students prepare and refine components of the Nurse Educator Scholarly Project. Students will assemble three sections of the scholarly project (background, literature review, and methods) demonstrating scholarly writing principles.
1

NRS 579 Nurse Educator Scholarly Project II

In this final scholarly project course, students implement and evaluate their scholarly project within the academic practicum setting. Students will disseminate the Nurse Educator Scholarly Project in various formats, demonstrating effective oral presentation skills and scholarly writing principles.

1

Prerequisites

NRS 578

NRS 585 Leading Innovation through Evidence-based Practice

The evidence-based practice paradigm and process will be assessed with its application to organizational performance. Emphasis is on initiatives using evidence, the science of change theory, and incorporating the values of the triple aim. Ethical principles related to research and its applicability to leading initiatives will be examined.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 536, NRS 535, NRS 539

NRS 587 Managing Resources in Health Systems

Effective and efficient healthcare resources management is a key to performance. The uses of human and non-human resources are investigated as a fundamental reflection of organizational aims and core values. Short and long-term organizational strategy is considered. Learning methodologies are explored. Patient and professional involvement and partnership are investigated.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 536, NRS 535, NRS 539

NRS 592 The Learning Organization

Healthcare settings must be effective learning environments. This course will focus on decision making and problem solving in building and sustaining a learning ethos. Decision-making approaches including routine and innovative will be studied. Problem solving as a key method in balancing clinical and business challenges will be illustrated as one strategy to build a continuous learning environment.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 518, NRS 570, NRS 515

NRS 593 Clinical Nurse Leader as Practice I

Focuses on clinical outcomes management and assessment of the microsystem to apply best practices, principles of leadership and negotiation, and information systems in a healthcare organization. The CNL practica includes the site for planning and implementing the CNL scholarly project. Includes 100 clinical hours. Fee: $55.

3

Prerequisites

NRS 504, NRS 505, NRS 506, NRS 514, NRS 534, NRS 550, NRS 557, NRS 558

NRS 595 Clinical Nurse Leader as Practice II

This clinical course assists the CNL candidate to advance his/her practice in the achievement of client outcomes of quality management, risk reduction, and patient safety. Includes 100 hours of clinical experience.

3

Prerequisites

NRS 593

NRS 596 Clinical Nurse Leader Residency

The student refines his/her operationalization of the clinical nurse leader competencies and professional role during this comprehensive clinical management experience. The focus of the CNL project this semester is evaluating the project and disseminating the outcomes of the project. Includes 300 hours of clinical.

6

Prerequisites

Completion of all courses of the CNL curriculum and portfolio review.

NRS 598 Residency for Post Baccalaureate FNP Students

This residency prepares DNP students for independent, entry-level FNP practice. Clinical expectations include successful application of previous NP specialty and integrative health courses and progression of clinical knowledge and competencies with increasingly complex client situations. Students also will demonstrate integration and application of DNP program competencies. Includes 360 clinical hours. Fee: $55.

6

NRS 601 Professional Role Development for Advanced Practice Nursing

This course focuses on the role development of the nurse practitioner as an advanced practice nurse prepared at the doctor of nursing practice degree level. Historical, legal, ethical, social, and policy aspects of the role will be examined. Topics such as hallmark competencies, professional behaviors, financial relationships with health systems and interdisciplinary relationships also will be included. Fee: $80

3

NRS 602 Leadership in a Complex Healthcare Environment

This course provides the theoretical and practical foundation that guides the formation of a DNP-prepared leader. Leadership theories and processes will be appraised for applicability within a complex healthcare environment. Factors that impact the leader’s ability to design and evaluate safe, quality, cost-effective care will be analyzed. The development of personal leadership will be explored.
3

NRS 603 Nursing of Families for Advanced Practice

The focus of this course is on family as client for family nurse practitioner students. Students will examine theories regarding the family unit with attention to how families experience and manage life and health transitions, engage in health promotion behaviors, and access resources needed to maintain balance during transitions. Application to the DNP prepared FNP role will be emphasized.
2

NRS 604 Nursing Science and Ethics for Advanced Practice

Scientific underpinnings from a variety of disciplines will be explored as they apply to the scholarship and practice of advanced nursing practice. Theoretical foundations of nursing and related disciplines will be applied to enhance health and healthcare delivery in a variety of settings among diverse populations.
3

Corequisites

NRS 004

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 504

NRS 605 Analytical Methods for Practice Improvement

Analytical methods will be examined to appraise multiple sources of evidence to determine its applicability for translating the evidence into practice to improve health outcomes and health delivery systems. Epidemiological concepts, statistical analyses and appraisal processes are foundational for this course.
3

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 505

NRS 606 Quality Improvement Processes for Practice Improvement

Quality improvement concepts, principles, models and strategies used to improve processes for healthcare delivery and quality of health outcomes will be explored. The process of new program development and evaluation will be examined.
3

Corequisites

NRS 006

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 506

NRS 607 Advanced Pathophysiology and Genetics

This course is designed to provide students with the advanced pathophysiological foundation required for understanding diseases and genetic implications across the lifespan. Focus will be placed on key pathophysiologic processes common to many diseases, specific pathophysiologic processes underlying diseases commonly encountered by nurse practitioners, and the human biopsychosocial response to these processes. Fee: $60

4

NRS 608 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

This course focuses on the clinical application of pharmacotherapeutics commonly prescribed by nurse practitioners in primary care settings, including drug selection, dosing, monitoring, evaluation, and patient education. This course examines the nurse practitioner role as prescriber.
3

NRS 609 Botanicals in Primary Care

This course explores the clinical indications, potential risks, and evidence for alternative approaches to herbal and dietary supplement therapies. Conceptual approaches to herbal therapy and botanical medicine are explored. Emphasis is on the safety of herbs and supplements.
1

NRS 610 Advanced Health Assessment for Family Nurse Practitioners

This course focuses on the development of clinical decision making skills related to physical diagnosing. The advanced health assessment process includes appropriate histories, physical exams, labs/ diagnostic testing, use of screening tools, diagnosing physical variations and abnormalities, identification of health needs, and documentation for multiple patient presentations across the lifespan. Fee: $150

4

Prerequisites

NRS 601, NRS 602, NRS 603, NRS 604, NRS 605, NRS 606, NRS 607, NRS 614, NRS 649, NRS 650

Corequisites

NRS 608

NRS 614 Health Organization Systems & Resource Management

This course focuses on complexities of healthcare organizational systems and their impact on approaches to care delivery and relativeness to quality and safety outcomes. Principles of organizational culture, resource management and organizational policy will be explored.
3

Corequisites

NRS 014

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 514

NRS FNP Clinical I NRS-630

In this clinical course students apply the principles of patient/family assessment, diagnosis, and management of adults with acute and simple chronic illnesses.  The focused work-up format is used with an emphasis on differential diagnosis.
Students complete 180 hours of supervised clinical experience. (Graded on a P/NP basis.)
3

Corequisites

NRS 670

NRS 631 FNP Clinical II

In this clinical course students build on the competencies of FNP Clinical I and incorporate assessment, management and referral of patients with acute or chronic mental illness and management of conditions specific to gender (i.e. pregnancy and lactation). Students complete 120 hours of supervised clinical experience. (Graded on a P/NP basis.)
2

Corequisites

NRS 671

NRS 633 FNP Clinical III

In this clinical course students build on the competencies of FNP Clinical I and II and apply the principles of patient/family assessment, diagnosis, and management of common acute and chronic conditions in pediatric patients. Focus is placed on clinical evaluation of pediatric growth and development, providing anticipatory guidance for well-children and adolescents. Includes 120 hours of supervised clinical experience. (Graded on a P/NP basis.)
2

Corequisites

NRS 673

NRS 634 FNP Clinical IV

In this clinical course students build on the competencies from FNP clinical I, II and III to apply the principles of assessment, diagnosis, and management of adults and older adults with complex and chronic illness. The expanded work-up format is used and includes assessments of self-management, living w/chronic illness, and interprofessional treatment modalities. Includes 180 hours of supervised clinical experience. (Graded on a P/NP basis.)
3

Corequisites

NRS 674

NRS 649 Policy and Politics for the Nurse Leader

The influence of healthcare and other policies on organizations and the nursing profession will be analyzed from multiple perspectives including, ethical, social justice, financial and professional impact. The process of policy formation will be examined and applied. The roles of advocate and political activist in promoting innovative and just policies will be fostered.
2

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 549

NRS 650 Informatics in a Complex Healthcare Environment

This course addresses the application and critical impact of informatics on healthcare delivery and healthcare systems. Health information systems and technology to improve health outcomes and approaches to healthcare delivery will be examined. Current and potential future issues that impact the role and use of informatics and technology in healthcare will be analyzed.
2

Cross Listed Courses

NRS 550

NRS 651 Epidemiology and Clinical Prevention in Population Health

The development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion/illness prevention programs and interventions for populations at the microsystem level are the foci of this course. Analysis of epidemiological and research data related to populations, concepts of public health including environmental, occupational health and disaster preparedness and determinants of health are examined as essential components of programs for population health.
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NRS 652 Translation Science

The DNP project represents scholarship of practice in nursing for DNP students. Knowledge and skills from prior DNP courses and new knowledge on translational research and implementation and dissemination sciences are foundational for the scholarly product. This is the first of three courses guiding the scholarly product towards microsystem practice change that impacts health outcomes for populations.

2

NRS 660 Practice Improvement Project I

Students work with an assigned UP faculty advisor as they apply knowledge from previous DNP courses in the development of a practice change initiative. Students engage in the initial steps of a practice change project working with an identified mentor at their consenting chosen care organization to complete a proposal for the practice change intervention.
1

NRS 661 Practice Improvement Project II

This course continues the process of the practice improvement project as described in the Practice Improvement Project I course. Emphasis will be on the implementation, evaluation and sustainability aspects of the process.
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Prerequisites

NRS 660 or permission of instructor.

NRS 662 Practice Improvement Project III

This course continues the process of the practice improvement project as described in the Practice Improvement Project I and II courses. Emphasis will be on the dissemination of the practice change project and findings.
1

Prerequisites

NRS 661

NRS 670 Management of Adults with Acute Conditions

This course covers the assessment, diagnosis, and management of adults with acute conditions within a family context. The focused work-up format will be used with an emphasis on differential diagnosing. Fee: $100

3

Prerequisites

NRS 610 or instructor permission

NRS 671 Management of Common Gender Specific Health Issues

This course addresses gender specific healthcare needs. Biological sciences and gender theories will be examined in developing and implementing appropriate health strategies. This course includes preventative care practices, assessment, diagnosis and management of common gender specific conditions.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 670

Corequisites

NRS 631

NRS 672 Management of Common Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care

This course focuses on the assessment and appropriate diagnosis of mental health conditions encountered in the primary care setting. Emphasis is on differentiating between appropriate referral to a mental health professional or management by the family nurse practitioner. Safety, ethical, legal and policy issues will be examined.
2

Prerequisites

NRS 670

NRS 673 Management of Pediatric Patients in Primary Care

This course addresses well child and adolescent healthcare as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute and chronic conditions. Integrative perspectives for facilitating wellness, restoration of health, and the management of chronic and acute conditions in children and adolescents will also be explored.

4

Prerequisites

NRS 671, NRS 672

NRS 674 Management of Adults and Older Adults with Chronic Conditions

This course covers the assessment, diagnosis, and management of adults and older adults with complex and chronic conditions. The expanded work-up format will be used and will include self-management, living with chronic illness, and multiple treatment modalities. Best practices for chronic care management will be emphasized.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 673

NRS 675 Directed DNP Clinical

This residency prepares DNP students for independent, entry- level FNP practice. Clinical expectations include successful application of previous NP specialty and integrative health courses and progression of clinical knowledge and competency with increasingly complex patient situations. Students will demonstrate integration and application of DNP program competencies. Includes 360 clinical hours.

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Prerequisites

Completion of all courses of the DNP curriculum

NRS 676 Integrative Health: Adult Health Promotion and Acute Health Problems

This course explores integrative perspectives for facilitating wellness, restoration of health, and the management of chronic and acute conditions in adults. Strategies include mind body approaches, nutrition, spirituality, complementary and alternative modalities and botanicals. The course examines opportunities for nurse practitioner students to incorporate integrative health principles into their practices.
3

NRS 685 Directed DNP Clinical for Post Master's NP Students I

This is the first of two residency courses. Each course is devoted to the integration and demonstration of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program competencies for post master’s NP students. Students will demonstrate the most advanced level of NP practice and the application of DNP competencies within their personal NP practice and at the macrosystem level. Includes 180 residency hours. Fee: $30

3

Prerequisites

NRS 601, NRS 602, NRS 604, NRS 605, NRS 606, NRS 609, NRS 614, NRS 650, NRS 651, NRS 660, NRS 661, NRS 662, NRS 677

NRS 686 Directed DNP Clinical for Post-Master's NP Students II

This is the second of two residency courses for Post-Master’s NP students. Includes 180 residency hours.
3

Prerequisites

NRS 685