Course Descriptions - NRSG 650-674

NRSG 651 Health Care Systems and Policy
Evaluation of health care systems and their effect on the health of populations. Emphasis will be on systems theory/thinking, case management, health policy and strategies to influence systems.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 604 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 credits (2 didactic/ 1 clinical)  


NRSG 652 Organizational Improvements
This course is designed to analyze change within organizational units and to apply knowledge of evidence based leadership and management practice to improve outcomes at the microsystem level. The course provides a foundation in facilitating change through the measurement, evaluation and improvement of care delivery.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 603, NRSG 604 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 4 credits (2 didactic/2 clinical)  


NRSG 653 Analyzing Issues in Nursing Administration
This course is designed to provide practicum experience using a learning community consisting of students, faculty and experienced nursing managers in health care
leadership roles. Emphasis is on analyzing legal, regulatory, risk management, ethical and current issues, and integrating leadership, management, and administrative skills into the professional nursing administration practice role.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 603, NRSG 604, and NRSG 652.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 lab credits


NRSG 654 Introduction to Health Informatics
An introduction to the analysis and evaluation of information needs and information systems in communities and health care organizations. Informatics knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for clinical, administrative, and technical decision making will be emphasized. Clinical, financial, policy, legal, technical and ethical issues concerning healthcare informatics will be discussed.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 604, permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits


NRSG 655 Health Care Economics and Financial Management
Examination of health care economic trends, reimbursement issues, funding sources, and related ethical issues. Introduces financial analysis, cost analysis, budgeting, and business planning.

PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 602 and NRSG 604, or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits


NRSG 656 Developing Systems and Infrastructures in Health Care Organizations
Application of leadership and administrative knowledge as they relate to supporting and maintaining the mission of health care organizations, especially at the microsystem and mesosystem levels. Emphasis is on developing leadership skills, analyzing systems to promote transition, and managing units, departments, or programs strategically.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 602, NRSG 603, NRSG 604, NRSG 651, NRSG 652, NRSG 654, NRSG 655, or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 credits (2 didactic/3 clinical)


NRSG 657 Practicum in Managing and Evaluating in Health Care
Seminar and clinical management and evaluation experiences in a health care organization. Emphasis is on developing leadership, management and evaluation skills, enhancing personal effectiveness, and integrating knowledge into the practice role of a nursing administration specialist.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 651, NRSG 652, NRSG 654, NRSG 655 and NRSG 656 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 credits (2 didactic/3 clinical)


NRSG 659 Special Topics in Nursing Administration
Independent study course exploring selected topics or clinical problems related to Nursing Administration advanced practice. Seminar or clinical practicum format. Topics will vary

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1-6 credits


NRSG 662 Counseling Models in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Application of counseling frameworks in the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities representing diversity in culture, lifestyle, and values. Emphasizes the counseling role of the psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurse (PMHAPN) as well as the concepts underlying nursing's practice of the counseling role, including ethical and legal considerations. Lab focus on the development of individual and group counseling skills for advanced nursing practice.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 - 3 credits (2 didactic/0 - 1 hours lab)


NRSG 663 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Adults
The advanced nursing role in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric mental health problems in adulthood at the individual, family, and community levels.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 662
PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 606, NRSG 665 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 or 4 credits (2 didactic/0 or 2 hours lab)


NRSG 664 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Children and Adolescents
The advanced nursing role in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric mental health problems in childhood and adolescence at the individual, family, and community levels.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 662
PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 606, NRSG 665 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 or 4 credits (2 didactic/0 or 2 lab)


NRSG 665 Neuroscience of Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
Emphasis on knowledge of neuroanatomy, neuroregulation, psychopharmacological management of psychiatric problems and promotion of well-being across the lifespan.  

PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 662 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 didactic credits


NRSG 667 Advanced Integrated Primary Health Care and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Didactic content addresses nursing practice issues and health care policies affecting delivery of primary and mental health care. Practicum component integrates the knowledge and skills from primary care and psychiatric mental health care while managing patients with both primary care and mental health problems.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 638 and NRSG 664 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 5 credits (1 didactic/4 lab)


NRSG 668 Practicum in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Development of additional clinical skills, including advanced nursing judgment, decision-making skills, and leadership. Specific learning objectives and setting(s) determined in consultation with faculty.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 606, NRSG 662, NRSG 663, NRSG 664, and NRSG 665 or permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 8 credits: 1 - 8 hours lab


NRSG 669 Special Topics in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Opportunity to explore selected topics or clinical problems related to advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing in depth. Either independent study involving readings developed in consultation with instructor, or seminar for which topics will vary depending upon the interests of students and faculty.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 6 credits


NRSG 671 Primary Care and Health Promotion in Children's Health
Knowledge and skill in the diagnostic reasoning process for assessing, promoting and maintaining the health of children and the management of common health problems. Clinical based experiences will provide opportunities for students to develop advanced practice interventions in management, promotion and maintenance of common health problems in children within the family context.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: None
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 - 5 credits (3 didactic/0 - 2 clinical)


NRSG 672 Primary Care of Children II: Acute Health Problems
Management of selected acute care problems of children within the context of their families.  

PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 605, or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 - 5 credits (2 didactic/0 - 3 clinical)


NRSG 673 Primary Care of Children III: Chronic Health Problems
Management of selected chronic health care problems of children within the family context.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 672 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 - 6 credits (2 didactic/0 - 4 hours clinical)