Course Descriptions - NRSG 600-624

NRSG 600 Introduction to Global Health Care
This introductory course to global health care is designed to help prepare nursing students for opportunities in international health. Students will explore the interplay of culture, public health, ethics, social justice, policy, and models of health care delivery from a global perspective.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 4 didactic credits; Optional Internship 1 - 3 credits  


NRSG 602 Nursing Scholarship
This course is designed to engage the learner in critically examining the scholarship of nursing. Emphasis is on the description and appraisal of nursing theories, research, and other forms of literature as the foundation of evidenced-based advanced nursing practice.  

PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: Graduate Statistics, or permission of the instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1, 3 or 4 didactic credits  


NRSG 603 Leadership in Nursing
This course enhances the development of future nurse leaders capable of improving delivery of care to individuals, families, communities, organizations, and health care systems. Students will develop an understanding of professional leadership theories and how these theories can shape the advanced practice leader in the roles of a nurse practitioner, administrator, educator, and/or researcher. Special attention will be given to developing skills for effective leadership, for example collaboration, conflict resolution, decision-making, and negotiation. Students will explore their personal and professional leadership style and skills and analyze strategies to advance programs and policy to meet the needs of populations.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits  


NRSG 604 Health Systems Innovation and Improvement
This course is designed to understand the US health care system and to analyze changes within the evolving health care system. Students apply principles of quality improvement as a basis for shaping innovation in healthcare. Group functioning to change healthcare is the major focus.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits  


NRSG 605 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses I
An integrated study of the pathophysiology of disorders seen in primary care settings.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Course in undergraduate pathophysiology or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits


NRSG 606 Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses
Provides advanced clinical pharmacological management skills in delivering health care. Addresses pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of medications recommended or prescribed in primary and other health care settings.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Undergraduate pharmacology course or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits   


NRSG 607 Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan
The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and expertise for the acquisition of advanced clinical skills in assessing, and maintaining the health of individuals across the life span. Independent modules, clinical lab and simulation will provide opportunities for students to develop advanced practice skills in history taking and physical examinations, including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Undergraduate health assessment course or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 credits (2 didactic/1 clinical)   


NRSG 609 Health Promotion for Populations
This course is designed to examine health promotion and disease prevention interventions. The course provides a foundation for population-based health promotion intervention with an emphasis on theoretical models, intervention strategies, and culturally sensitive practice.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits  


NRSG 614 Research in Clinical Nursing
Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to apply new or existing knowledge to: improve health care interventions and/or system processes, initiate change, improve clinical practice, and/or monitor and evaluate outcomes. Under supervision of graduate faculty, the student engages in an evidence-based application project, and communicates the project in writing and in a scientific forum.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 602 and graduate statistics
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 2 clinical credits


NRSG 616 Adult-Gerontology Comprehensive Assessment, Health Promotion and Risk Management
This is the first of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. The focus of this course is to apply adult-gerontology, comprehensive assessment, risk management, and health promotion concepts from late adolescence to senescence. In addition, the student will learn to assess risk factors that lead to chronic disease illness, disability, and injury. The risk assessment will include functional status, independence, physical and mental status, social roles and relationships, sexual function and wellbeing, and economic or financial status.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 credits (1 didactic/2 clinical)


NRSG 617 Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan I: Common Adult Health Problems
This is the second of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course will address the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of adult-gerontology health problems and illnesses. Emphasis is on comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain health through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 616
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 credits (1 didactic/1 clinical)


NRSG 618 Adult-Gerontology Across the Lifespan II: Acute and Episodic Adult Health Problems
This is the third of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course will address the theoretical and evidence based management strategies of adult-geriatric health problems that include complex, chronic, and episodic health problems often occurring with other co-morbid conditions. Emphasis is on comprehensive assessment, clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus also includes empowering the adult to maintain or regain health through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 617
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 619 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) I
This is course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 620 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) I
This is course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 621 Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) I
This is course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 618: Adult-Gerontology Health Problems Across the Life Span II. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 622 Adult-Geriatric Syndromes
This is the fourth of five sequential theoretical courses to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to care for adults (adolescent through geriatric) across the lifespan in multiple care settings. This course addresses the theoretical and clinical foundation for evidence based management strategies of Adult-Geriatric syndromes. Emphasis is placed on managing the patient’s/client’s multiple complex problems in the context of one or more adult-geriatric syndromes. This management is based on comprehensive adult/geriatric assessment, astute clinical decision-making, and the implementation of scientifically based clinical management plans in collaboration with the healthcare team. The focus is on empowering the adult to maintain or regain their health status, functional ability, and quality of life through the framework of evidenced based care and use of best practices.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 618
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 623 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) II
This is course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 622: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 622
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits


NRSG 624 Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) II
This is course is the clinical component intended to be taken concurrently with NRSG 622: Adult-Geriatric Syndromes. This course will provide the student with clinical experiences to apply the course objectives in the clinical setting.

COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 622
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 clinical credits