MSN Core Courses - NRSG 600-614

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.  

CREDIT ALLOCATION: 1 - 4 asynchronous education 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 asynchronous education 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.

CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education 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.  

CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education 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 synchronous classroom credits

NRSG 606 Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses

The Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses (3 credit hours) course provides the graduate nursing student advanced clinical pharmacological management skills in delivering health care to consumers. The course addresses selected pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of medications recommended or prescribed in primary and other health care settings, principles of appropriate medication selection and consumer monitoring, and prescriptive authority responsibilities. Case studies to incorporate theoretical knowledge with clinical situations are used to stimulate critical thinking skills. The course provides the student with information specific to all age groups, encompassing a life span approach. Emphasis is consistently placed on protection of life from the unborn to the aged.

PREREQUISITE COURSES: Undergraduate pharmacology course or permission of instructor.
CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education 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 synchronous classroom/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.  

CREDIT ALLOCATION: 3 asynchronous education 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