Course Descriptions - NRSG 675-699

NRSG 676 Primary Care and Health Promotion in Women's Health
The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge and skill in the diagnostic reasoning process for assessing, promoting and maintaining the health of women and the management of common health problems. Clinical based experiences will provide opportunities to develop advanced practice interventions in management, promotion and maintenance of common health problems and low risk pregnancy in women.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 - 4 credits (2 didactic/0 - 2 clinical)


NRSG 677 Acute Care and Health Promotion in Women
Assessment and management of selected health care problems related to pregnancy, reproductive and sexuality issues.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607 PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 605 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 - 6 credits (3 didactic/0 - 3 clinical)


NRSG 678 Chronic Care and Health Promotion in Women
Assessment, diagnosis, and management of maternal and women's health status over time with emphasis on stable chronic health care problems.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 677 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 2 - 6 credits (2 didactic/0 - 3 hours clinical)


NRSG 681 Advanced Practice CNS Clinical Practicum I
This clinical will provide preceptored practicum to begin to explore the advanced practice clinical nurse specialist (CNS) roles of clinician, clinical care manager, researcher, health educator, and consultant. Opportunities for implementation of advanced practice skills related to the areas of women's, neonatal and children's health will be provided.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 607 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1-3 clinical credits


NRSG 682 Advanced Practice CNS Clinical Practicum II
This clinical course focuses on the implementation of principles of evidenced based practices delivered by advanced practice clinical nurse specialists (CNS) in the delivery of quality care services in the areas of women's, neonatal or children's health care. Clinical practice will allow for the implementation of health care projects.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 681 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1-4 clinical credits


NRSG 683 Advanced Practice CNS Clinical Practicum III
This course focuses on the application of principles of evidenced based practices delivered by advanced practice clinical nurse specialists (CNS) in the evaluation of quality care services in the areas of women's, neonatal or children's health care. Areas of evaluation include outcomes, costs and delivery systems for care.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 682 or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1-5 clinical credits


NRSG 684 Advanced Women's and Children's Health Nursing Practicum
Synthesis of advanced theoretical knowledge as a basis for advanced nursing practice with women and/or children, including neonates, within the context of their families.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 673, NRSG 678
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 6 credits (1 didactic/0 - 5 clinical)


NRSG 685 Special Topics in Women’s and Pediatric Nursing
Independent study course in which readings focus on selected concepts or clinical problems that underlie advanced practice in women’s and children’s health.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Permission of instructor
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 3 credits


NRSG 689 Special Topics (Clinical) in Primary Health Care Nursing
Provides opportunities for primary care nurse practitioner students to obtain advanced clinical practice to augment basic skills or to explore a specific clinical area in depth. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of master clinicians.

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


NRSG 691 Designing and Evaluating Learner-Centered Curricula
An analysis and understanding of pedagogical philosophies and assumptions associated with adult learning and nursing education form the basis for curricular and course development, implementation, and evaluation. Attention will be given to the impact of current and future external and internal forces on the development of curriculum, course content, and teaching/learning strategies. Students will explore best practices and research based strategies to create an active learning environment and support various learning styles that enhance student retention and learning success for a diverse multicultural student population.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Admission to the Professional Graduate Nursing Program or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits  


NRSG 692 Teaching and Learning Strategies
Effective classroom and clinical teaching/learning strategies foster sound clinical judgment, safe clinical practice, and professional role development. In this course, students will develop theoretically based teaching/learning strategies focused on individual learner needs within the context of the traditional classroom and clinical learning environment. Special attention will be given to the interplay between different learning environments, learner needs, and learner evaluation. Through reflective strategies, students will examine nursing behaviors that promote professional role development.  

PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 691
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits


NRSG 693 Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning Strategies
Technology offers numerous opportunities to enhance diverse teaching/learning strategies. Using theories of education, students will discuss and evaluate how the use of technology influences teaching, learning, and evaluation strategies. Students will explore a variety of technologies and their applicability to learning goals, active learning strategies, and different learning environments such as clinical sites and learning resource centers. Students will evaluate how teacher and learner roles are influenced with the use of technology.  

PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 691
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits  


NRSG 694 Implementation of the Educator Role: Practicum
Various components of the educator role are implemented under the guidance of a preceptor in an educational setting. Opportunities are provided to utilize teaching and learning strategies, educational research findings, and evaluation methods with diverse students. Professional issues such as continuous quality improvement, health care quality and safety, scholarship of teaching, and multicultural workforce needs will be incorporated into accompanying modules.  

PREREQUISITE COURSES: NRSG 691, NRSG 692, and NRSG 693.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 didactic credits