This course addresses nursing care of pediatric patients, up to 21 years old. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients requiring medical and/or surgical treatment, with particular focus on the impact of developmental level on the patient's adaptation to medical illness, surgical events and psychological influences. The child as an integral member of the family is emphasized throughout all content areas.
This course provides opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the unique biopsychosocial needs of growing children and adolescents, and their families. Clinical experiences in community-based and acute care settings focus on applying the principles of family-centered care and offer opportunities to provide nursing care to children and families that promotes health and prevents illness and injury. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010 and GCNL 5110.
This course is designed to review, expand, and update the advanced practice nurse student's knowledge of general pharmacology and therapeutics. The action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice settings will be covered. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.
This purpose of this course is to build on foundational knowledge gained in pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced health assessment. The learning experiences are intended to foster progression from a focus on gaining theoretical knowledge to the synthesis and application of that knowledge in the advanced clinical practice role. Prerequisite: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6025.
This course focuses on 1) disease prevention, health promotion and health maintenance for infants, children, adolescents and their families, 2) nursing and medical management of select childhood illnesses. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026.
This course provides clinical experiences with women and children that build on basic concepts and skills used by nurse practitioners in the delivery of primary health care including health promotion, risk reduction and management of common acute health problems. Direct guidance and supervision is provided by physicians and nurse practitioners at the clinical sites under the overall direction of the faculty. Prerequisites: GNUR 6620 or GNUR 6640
This course focuses on the prevention and management of clients' common acute health problems. The role of the nurse practitioner in primary health care is explored. Models of collaboration and referral are critically analyzed. Breakout sessions will be held for specialty groups. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620 or GNUR 6110
The management of chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Health maintenance and rehabilitation issues are addressed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6651 or GNUR 5671.
This course provides clinical opportunities for PNP-PC students to synthesize and apply didactic content covered in all pre- and co-requisite courses. Students develop their history-taking and physical examination skills in the clinical setting. Role integration begins. Direct guidance and supervision is provided by NPs, physicians, and PAs at the clinical sites in collaboration with clinical faculty. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620.
This course provides clinical experiences for PNP students to synthesize and apply didactic content covered in all pre- and co-requisite courses. Role integration continues. Students refine their development of differential diagnoses & determine appropriate management plans as guided by current evidence & standards of care. Direct supervision is provided by NPs, physicians, & PAs in collaboration with clinical faculty. Prerequisite: GNUR 6653.
Individually planned study in nursing specialty, administration, education, or research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credit taken concurrentlyw ith master's coursework as approved by the faculty.
DNP practicum builds upon master's level advanced nursing competencies by supporting the DNP students' transition to expert doctoral nursing practice and students' achievement of AACN DNP Essentials and DNP-APRN Competencies. Students are expected to advance to a higher level of expertise and demonstrate leadership in practice and scholarship.
This course is the first of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 224 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. Students finalize the scholarly practice project.
This course is the third of three practica in which students will complete a minimum of 56 practice hours as they continue to build upon advanced nursing competencies to expand knowledge for expert nursing practice. Students are expected to enhance clinical reasoning, practice and/or systems management skills in their specialty practice area. In DNP Practicum III, students evaluate and disseminate their scholarly practice project.
The DNP program culminates in the successful completion of a scholarly project, which is designed by the student in collaboration with a 3-member committee that includes a chair, a faculty member and a clinical expert . Prerequisite: DNP standing
Students register for GNUR 9998 concurrently with course work until the dissertation proposal is successfully defended. Credits from non-topical research are not counted in the total program hours of credit. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty advisor.