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 course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the skills of history-taking and advanced neonatal and pediatric physical assessment. A clinical decision-making framework will be applied to help the advance practice student acquire, analyze, and synthesize assessment findings and symptomatology as a basis for the development of differential diagnoses. Prerequisite or corequisite: GNUR 6010.
This course focuses on the specialized knowledge in nursing including nursing theory, ethical principles, historical perspectives, and aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on relating these dimensions to the student's professional nursing practice. The role of praxis, empirics, ethics, and aesthetics in theory development is studied. The course goal is to prepare practitioners of nursing to interpret current literature of nursing and its application. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in Graduate Nursing
This course addresses and explores the health, wellness, and disease state of the childbearing woman as it impacts the well-being of the fetus and newborn. The transition of the neonate to extra-uterine life and the implications for assessment, evaluation, and management of common neonatal conditions are discussed. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026, 6730
This course explores the disease states of the high-risk neonate and further develops the critical thinking and diagnostic skills of the NNP student. Diagnosis, assessment, and medical management of the high-risk neonate are discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6621.
This course explores the disease states of the high-risk neonate and further develops the critical thinking and diagnostic skills of the novice practitioner. Diagnosis, assessment, and medical management of the high-risk neonate are discussed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6622.
This is the initial clinical residency for the NNP student. This course emphasizes the application of didactic knowledge for the provision of care to the high-risk neonate and family. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6026; corequisite: GNUR 6621.
This course emphasizes the progressive application of didactic knowledge for care to the high-risk neonate with acute conditions. Students continue to develop their assessment and management skills and begin to acquire technical procedural skills under preceptor supervision. Prerequisites: GNUR 6621 and 6624; corequisite GNUR 6622.
This course will address the clinically relevant aspects of genetics and human genomics, embryology and developmental physiology. Course will explore clinical correlates for the purpose of patient management.
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.