School of Nursing

NURS 8T. Beginning Topics in Nursing

Not available for credit in the nursing major. Selected topics in nursing for prenursing and/or beginning nursing students. Explores topics not covered in regular nursing courses.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

NURS 10. Fundamental Concepts of Nursing Care

Prerequisites: admission to the major. Corequisites: NURS 10L, 112, 114. Theory and concepts relative to healthcare of clients. Emphasis on identification of concepts and principles derived from nursing and other disciplines.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 10L. Practicum: Fundamental Concepts of Clinical Nursing

Prerequisite: admission to Nursing major. Corequisites: NURS 10, NURS 114, NURS 112. Clinical application of fundamental concepts and nursing process in care of clients. (6 hours of clinical per week) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 50. Cooperative Education in Nursing

Prerequisites: current CPR certification; health clearance; NURS 10, NURS 10A, NURS 10L, NURS 110, NURS 110A, NURS 110L. Provides students enrolled in the nursing major an opportunity to obtain structured work-study experiences, under the supervision of registered nurses, in participating health care agencies. Opportunities for additional practice and development of confidence through application of previously learned knowledge and skills. CR/NC grading only; not applicable toward degree requirements.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 12 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 110. Transitional Concepts in Nursing Care

Prerequisites: NURS 10, 10L, 112, 114. Corequisites: NURS 110A, 124, 145. Theory and concepts relative to healthcare of clients; emphasis on application of concepts and principles derived from nursing and other disciplines.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 110A. Transitional Skills and Assessment in Nursing Care

Prerequisites: NURS 10, 10L, 112, 114. Corequisites: NURS 110, 110L, 124, 145. Integration and application of knowledge necessary to perform specific nursing psychomotor skills. Emphasis placed on understanding the principles underlying the techniques, procedures and activities required while caring for clients with common health conditions. (6 lab hours/week; course fee, $40)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 110L. Practicum: Basic Concepts in Nursing

Prerequisites: NURS 10, NURS 10A, NURS 10L, NURS 111, NURS 112. Corequisites: NURS 110, NURS 110A, NURS 124. Application of nursing process to clients with common health deviations. Identification of risk factors associated with stressors and provision of nursing care directed toward primary and secondary interventions. (6 clinical hours)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 112. Pathophysiology for Nurses

Prerequisite: admission to the nursing major. Corequisites: NURS 10, NURS 10L, NURS 114. Study of the inter-, intra-, and extra-personal stressors leading to alterations in cardiac function, comfort, coping, elimination, immune response, metabolism, mobility, nutrition, respirations, role performance,a nd the implications for nursing practice.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 113. Problem-Based Case Studies for Nursing

Problem-based clinical cases to critically analyze the approach to selected problems in nursing practice. Application of the nursing process, use of evidence-based practice concepts and analysis of clinical practice issues in preparation of the undergraduate nurse for clinical practice.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 114. Fundamental Skills and Assessments of Nursing Care

Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Major. Co-requisites: NURS 10, NURS 10L, NURS 112. Integration of fundamental skills and assessments necessary to provide nursing care and assist individuals in meeting their common health needs.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 121. Psychosocial Nursing

Prerequisites: NURS 131, 131L, 132, 132L. Corequisites: NURS 140A, 140L, 142. Current theories and concepts in the nursing care of clients with psychosocial disorders.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 121L. Practicum: Psychosocial Nursing

Prerequisites: NURS 131, 131L, 132, 132L. Corequisites: NURS 140A, 140L, 142. Application of the nursing process to clients with psychosocial disorders. (6 clinical hours/week; course fee, $20) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 124. Pharmacology in Nursing

Prerequisites: NURS 10, 10L, 112, 114; CFS 38. Corequisites: NURS 110, 110A, 110L, 145. Pharmacological theory required for effective nursing practice. Principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 131. Nursing of the Childrearing Family

Prerequisites: NURS 110,110L, 110A, 124, 145. Corequisite: NURS 131L. Introduction to current theories and concepts in the care of the pediatric client/family with emphasis on wellness and illness.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 131L. Practicum: Nursing of the Childrearing Family

Prerequisites: NURS 110, 110L, 110A, 124, 145. Corequisite: NURS 131. Application of specific skills, theories, and concepts in the care of the pediatric client/family with emphasis on wellness and illness. (6 clinical hours; course fee, $20)

Units: 2

NURS 132. Nursing the Childbearing Family

Prerequisites: NURS 110, 110L, 110A, 124, 145. Corequisite: NURS 132L. Theoretical base and clinical knowledge for application in primary and secondary prevention in the nursing of the childbearing family. Introduction to high risk perinatal nursing.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 132L. Practicum: Nursing the Childbearing Family

Prerequisites: NURS 110, 110L, 110A, 124, 145. Corequisite: NURS 132. Application of knowledge and technical skills in the nursing of the childbearing family during the intrapartum and postpartum periods with emphasis on the family as a unit. (6 clinical hours; course fee, $20)

Units: 2

NURS 136. Health Appraisal

Prerequisite: admission to the major or RN license. Health appraisal integrates psychosocial and pathophysiological processes including techniques of history taking and health assessment in nursing practice and knowledge of normal findings as well as common deviations. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 137. Teaching Strategies for the Health Care Client

Prerequisite: upper-division status. Exploration of nurses' role as a teacher in health care setting. Principles of teaching and learning applied to teaching of individuals and groups. Opportunities for micro-teaching are provided. (Laboratory optional)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

NURS 138. Bridge to Professional Nursing Concepts and Issues

Characteristics of nursing as a profession, historic and current roles of professional nurse as advocate, leader, manager, educator, researcher, team member, and change agent. Introduction to nursing theories, along with research, ethical, legal, political, and economic issues in health care.

Units: 5
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 140A. Complex Concepts of Nursing Care

Prerequisite: NURS 131, NURS 131L, NURS 132 & NURS 132L Co-requisites: NURS 121, NURS 121L, NURS 142, NURS 140L Theory and Concepts relative to health care of clients. Emphasis on synthesis of concepts and principles derived from Nursing and other disciplines.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 140L. Practicum: Concepts of Complex Clinical Nursing

Prerequisites: NURS 131, NURS 131L, NURS 132, NURS 132L. Corequisite: NURS 140. Clinical application of concepts and nursing process in care of clients of all ages with complex health problems. (6 clinical hours)

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 141. Concepts of Community Health Nursing

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Area D; NURS 121, 121L, 140A, 140L, 142. Corequisite: NURS 141L. Community and home health nursing principles, practices, and services to benefit client systems at the primar, secondary. and tertiary levels of prevention; recognize the interrelatedness of nursing,public health, epidemiological, developmental, learning, and economic theories and concepts. Multicultural/International M/I.

Units: 3

NURS 141LS. Practicum: Concepts of Community Health Nursing

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Area D; NURS 121, 121L, 140A, 140L, 142. Corequisite: NURS 141. Application of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in the community with individuals, families, and groups. Service learning components are integrated to enhance reflection of caring for diverse population members. (6 clinical hours/week; course fee $20) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8) Multicultural/International M/I.

Units: 2

NURS 142. Assessment of Common Cardiac Dysrhythmias

Prerequisites: NURS 131, NURS 131L, NURS 132, NURS 132L. Corequisites: NURS 140A, 140L. Study of the electrocardiogram, common dysrhythmias, and implications for nursing practice. (Course fee, $20)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 145. Nursing Theories and Research

Prerequisites: Statistics, NURS 10, 10L, 112, 114 and upper division writing skills requirement. Application of nursing theories and the research process to nursing practice are explored. Focus includes historical evolution of contemporary theories in nursing, critique of current research and technology applications to research.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 150. Leadership and Health Care Economics

Prerequisites: NURS 140, NURS 140L, NURS 141, NURS 141L, NURS 142, NURS 145. Corequisites: NURS 150L, NURS 151. Development of the nurse as a leader in the health care delivery system. Development of negotiation, delegation, management, and critical thinking skills with recognition of the impact of a changing health care economics environment. (course fee $40)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 150AL. Practicum in Leadership and Clinical Management

Prerequisites: NURS 121, 121L, 140A, 140L, 142. Corequisites: NURS 141, 141LS, 150, 151 and 155. Development and application of leadership skills in a variety of health care settings. Covers using negotiation, delegation, management, and critical thinking skills while managing client caseloads with interprofessional team members in a cost-effective manner. (8 clinical hours/week)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 150L. Practicum: Leadership and Health Care Economics

Prerequisites: NURS 140, NURS 140L, NURS 141, NURS 141L, NURS 142, NURS 145. Corequisites: NURS 150, NURS 151. Development and application of leadership skills in a variety of health care settings. Covers using negotiation, delegation, management, and critical thinking skills while managing a client caseload with interprofessional team members in a cost effective manner. (6 clinical hours/week; liability fee $8)

Units: 2

NURS 151. Senior Project

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor; NURS 121, 121L, 140A, 140L, 142. Corequisites: NURS 141, 141LS, 150, 150AL, 151, 155. Opportunity for students to build upon conceptual, theoretical, and research knowledge base. Students pursue in-depth study with practical application in areas of interest: management, conflict resolution, application of nursing theories, research, or community project. Satisfies the senior major requirement for the B.S. in Nursing.

Units: 1

NURS 152. Adanced Leadership, Management and Healthcare Systems

Provides students with an expanded view of the nurse as leader and manager, as well as the role of nursing within the healthcare system. Leadership, management, organizational, financial, regulatory and policy frameworks are examined.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 154. Applying Professional Nursing Principles

Prerequisites: NURS 138, NURS 145. Culminating RN-BSN course; integration of concepts in RN-BSN coursework with prior nursing knowledge and experience. Synthesis and application of cumulative knowledge focused on capstone project; exploration of future role of nursing within changing healthcare system.

Units: 5
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 155. Advanced Problem-Based Clinical Case Studies in Nurs

This course will utilize a comprehensive approach facilitated by clinically based scenarios, nationally standardizes examinations, and situational learning opportunities to systematically review key concepts accessible through-out the student nurses' program of study. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of culminating nursing curricula synthesis.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

NURS 180T. Topics in Nursing

Selected topics such as aging, holistic nursing, transcultural nursing, assertiveness training for nurses, psychosocial aspects of nursing, etc. Some topics may have clinical component.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 12 units

NURS 184. Introduction to School Nursing

Prerequisites: admission to School Nurse Services Credential Program, NURS 136, NURS 137; SPED 120; COUN 174 or COUN 200. Corequisite: NURS 186. Role of the school nurse; parameters of school health practice, legal guidelines, professional accountability, coordinated health programs, health education, and health needs of complex multicultural school-aged population. (Available online.)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

NURS 185. School Nurse Seminar

Prerequisites: admission to School Nurse Services Credential Program, NURS 136, NURS 137; SPED 120; COUN 174 or COUN 200. Corequisite: NURS 187. Role of the school nurse; parameters of school health practice; emphasis on adolescent health issues, health education, legal parameters, interdisciplinary cooperation, legislative issues, research, and professional accountability. (Available online.)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

NURS 186. School Nurse Practicum I

Prerequisites: admission to School Nurse Services Credential Program, NURS 136, NURS 137; SPED 120; COUN 174 or COUN 200; NURS 183. Corequisite: NURS 184. Elementary level school nurse experience including special education. Direct supervision by a credentialed school nurse; scheduled preceptor/instructor conferences; class participation online. (9 clinical hours/week)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

NURS 187. School Nurse Practicum II

Prerequisites: admission to School Nurse Services Credential Program, NURS 136, NURS 137; SPED 120; COUN 174 or COUN 200; NURS 183, NURS 184. Corequisite: NURS 185. Secondary level school nurse experience, including special and alternative education; direct supervision by credentialed school nurse required. Scheduled conferences with preceptor and faculty. Class participation will be online (9 clinical hours/week)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

NURS 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement regarding Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

NURS 210. Health Assessment in Advanced Nursing Practice

Prerequisites: NURS 136 or equivalent, pathophysiology, admission to the Graduate Program in Nursing. Refinement of history taking, physical diagnosis, psychosocial, and developmental evaluation of multicultural clients and families. Includes differential diagnosis, clinical decision making, and client management across the life span. Pharmacology and laboratory techniques incorporated. Includes clinical performance component. (2 lecture, 3 practicum hours; course fee, $40) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 3

NURS 211. Advanced Pharmacology

Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor. Concepts and theory relative to pharmacologic agents and devices utilized in health care by the advanced practice nurse. Content includes pharmacologic agents, physiologic/pathologic responses, and legal/ethical considerations for use with all age groups of clients.

Units: 3

NURS 212. Advanced Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in nursing or permission of instructor. The relationship between normal physiology and pathological phenomena produced by altered states is analyzed. Physiologic responses to illness and treatment modalities across the life span are examined. Synthesis and application of current research regarding pathological changes are emphasized.

Units: 2

NURS 215. Obstetrics & Gynecology in Primary Care

Prerequisite: successful completion of NURS 210 or nurse practitoner certification. Introduction to basic obstetric and gynecologic content and skills utilized in primary care. Diagnosis and management of common obstetric and gynecologic conditions are explored. Early indications of serious obstetrical complications and the nurse practitioner role are discussed.

Units: 3

NURS 221. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in nursing. Selected theories from nursing and related fields are examined and evaluated with emphasis on application in complex health care systems. The relationship between theory, research, and clinical practice is explored.

Units: 2

NURS 223. Advanced Research Methodology in Nursing

Prerequisite: admission to the Graduate Program in Nursing. In-depth study of research principles and techniques. Formulation of a comprehensive database, critical analysis of clinical issues, application of research in the treatment regimen, and thesis/project proposal development are incorporated.

Units: 3

NURS 225. Advanced Nursing Issues: Health Care Policy Ethics and Role Development

Prerequisite: admission to the graduate program in nursing. The evolution of major issues relevant to advanced nursing practice is examined. Topics include: health care policy, organization, and financing; ethics; professional role development; and interdisciplinary communication and collaboration.

Units: 3

NURS 243. Psychiatric Disorders & Mental Health Problems in Primary Care

Prerequisites: Acceptance to PMHNP Advanced Certificate of Study Program or by permission of instructor. Theories and models of psychiatric disorders and mental health problems. Symptoms, causes, and management of common mental disorders seen in primary care settings such as eating disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, and depression. Ethical issues. Focus on patient as individual.

Units: 2

NURS 244. Psychopharmacology

Prerequisites: Acceptance to PMHNP Advanced Certificate of Study Program or by permission of instructor. Current scientific knowledge of psychotropic regimens and application to psychiatric disorders and mental health problems. Advanced concepts in neuroscience, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and clinical management.

Units: 2

NURS 245. Management of Common Psychiatric Conditions in Primary Care

Prerequisites: Acceptance to PMHNP Advanced Certificate of Study Program or by permission of instructor. Co-requisites: NURS 243 and NURS 244. Assessment, diagnosis and management of common mental health disorders in primary care. Analysis of clinical strategies and interventions in health promotion and maintenance and prevention of common psychiatric problems. Role of PMHNP in community mental health. 103 percepted clinical hours. (Weekly one hour clinical conference.) (Coures fee, $40.)

Units: 2

NURS 246. Methods of Psychotherapy

Prerequisites: NURS 243, NURS 244, NURS 245 or by permission of instructor. Co-requisite: NURS 247. Types and principles of family, adult, and child psychoterapeutic interventions. Group psychotherapeutic processes and methods of facilitation. Models of crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral and motivational interventions.

Units: 2

NURS 247. Management & Care of Patients with Acute & Chronic Psychiatric Conditions

Prerequisites: NURS 243, NURS 244, and NURS 245 or by permission of instructor. Co-requisite: NURS 246. Assessment, diagnosis, and psychopharmacologic and psychoterapeutic management of common mental disorders, including psychotic conditions, uncommon presentations, acute exacerabations, and crises. 206 precepted clinical hours. (Weekly one hour clinical conference.) (Course fee, $40.)

Units: 4

NURS 248. Psychiatric Disorders & Mental Health Problems in Special Populations

Prerequisites: NURS 246 and NURS 247 or by permission of instructor. Co-requisite: NURS 249. Assessment, diagnosis and management of common psychiatric conditions in older adults, children, adolescents, and diverse populations. Effect of culture on the expression of illness, help-seeking behaviors, and treatment. Addresses disparities in mental health care, legal and ethical issues.

Units: 2

NURS 249. Management & Mental Health Care of Special Populations

Prerequisites: NURS 246 and NURS 247 or by permission of instructor. Co-requisite: NURS 248. Assessment, diagnosis, and psychoparmacologic, psychosocial, and psychotherapeutic management of common mental disorders, with an emphasis on care of the elder adult, children, adolescents, and diverse populations. 206 precepted clinical hours. (Weekly one hour clinical conference.) (Course fee, $40.)

Units: 4

NURS 264. Primary Practicum Family Nurse Practitioner

Prerequisites: California RN licensure, NURS 210, NURS 221. Corequisite: NURS 265. A practicum designed to prepare family nurse practitioners to deliver promotion and health maintenance services. Application of individual, family, community, and nursing theories are addressed utilizing transcultural and intergenerational factors in interdisciplinary practice settings. (Course fee, $40) (204 faculty-supervised direct care clinical hours) (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 4

NURS 265. Family Nurse Practitioner Role in Primary Prevention

Prerequisites: NURS 210, NURS 221. Corequisite: NURS 264. Theoretical base for primary prevention: health maintenance, health promotion, health screening, health teaching, and anticipatory guidance for nurse practitioners. Case management techniques utilizing protocols/algorithms.

Units: 2

NURS 266. Family Nurse Practitioner Role in Secondary Prevention

Prerequisites: NURS 264, NURS 265. Theoretical base of secondary prevention in primary care settings. Assessment and management of acute self-limiting conditions. Use and development of algorithms/protocols for secondary prevention. Intense pharmacology for nurse practitioners.

Units: 2

NURS 267. Practicum in Secondary Prevention, Family Nurse Practitioner

Prerequisites: NURS 264, NURS 265; NURS 266 prior to or concurrently. Supervised clinical practice in a primary care setting with emphasis on secondary prevention for clients of all ages. Students work directly with preceptor and faculty member. Complete assessment and case management. (Course fee, $40) ( One hour clinical conference per week).

Units: 4

NURS 277. Family Nurse Practitioner Role in Tertiary Prevention

Prerequisites: NURS 266, NURS 267. Theoretical base for tertiary prevention for families in primary care settings. Assessment and management of chronic conditions requiring reconstitution. Development of protocols/algorithms for tertiary prevention. Integration of knowledge related to primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. (Course fee, $40)

Units: 2

NURS 278. Practicum in Tertiary Prevention, Family Nurse Practitioner

Prerequisites: NURS 266, NURS 267; NURS 277 prior to or concurrently. Supervised clinical practice in a primary care setting with emphasis on care of clients of all ages requiring tertiary prevention. Students work directly with a nurse practitioner and/or physician in a primary care setting. (CSU liability insurance fee, $8)

Units: 4

NURS 288T. Seminar Topics in Advanced Clinical Nursing

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Selected topics in specialized practice domains such as home health, cardiovascular, oncology, gerontology, and rehabilitation nursing. Analysis and integration of research-based knowledge into the nursing process characterizing the specific practice domain are emphasized.

Units: 1-7, Repeatable up to 16 units

NURS 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement regarding Independent Study. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3

NURS 295. DNP Practicum

Prerequisites: Admission to DNP program. Integration of clinical practice, theory ,and research. Development of clinical expertise in management of health problems in selected populations. (45 - 270 supervised clinical hours). May be repeated. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-6

NURS 298. Project

See Graduate Studies Regulations for Criteria for Thesis and Project. A project is defined as a systematic development of a plan for, or critical evaluation of, a significant undertaking or a creative work in nursing. Abstract required. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 3

NURS 298C. Project Continuation

Prerequisite: NURS 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

NURS 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: NURS 223. See Graduate Studies Regulations for Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis, based on an approved proposal, for the master's degree. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 3

NURS 299C. Thesis Continuation

Prerequisite: NURS 299. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

NURS 574. The Role of Diversity & Social Issues in Healthcare

Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program. Analysis of social and cultural factors affecting health among populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, income, mental or physical disability and language.

Units: 2

NURS 575. Application of Theories in Advanced Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program. Application of theories of nursing, ethics, and teaching-learning to advanced nursing practice and healthcare leadership.

Units: 2

NURS 576. Application of Biostatistics to Populations

Prerequisite: admission to the DNP program. Examination of methods to generate and analyze biostatistical data to design, implement, and evaluate programs and policies for the healthcare of populations.

Units: 3

NURS 583. Leadership & Professional Responsibility in Complex Healthcare Systems

Prerequisites: NURS 574, NURS 575, NURS 576. Analysis of nursing leadership and evidence-based management theories necessary for the leadership of complex healthcare systems. Application of concepts of leadership, management, planning, and evaluation of population based efforts to provide quality affordable care. Analysis of professional role and responsibilities.

Units: 2

NURS 584. Technology, Informatics, and Data Management in the Transformation of Healthcare

Prerequisites: NURS 574, NURS 575, NURS 576. Overview of patient-centered technology and clinical information systems. Application of nursing informatics in healthcare systems. Use of technology in evaluation of clinical outcomes to improve the healthcare system and to evaluate the effectiveness, quality, and efficiency of healthcare programs.

Units: 3

NURS 585. Foundations of Evidence-Base Practice

Prerequisites: NURS 574, NURS 575, NURS 576. Exploration of issues related to evidence-base practice. Development of skills needed to identify, critically appraise, and utilize best practice.

Units: 2

NURS 586. Transformation of Health Care Systems: Health Policy & Economics

Prerequisites: NURS 583, NURS 584, NURS 585. Healthcare policies and economics and the political forces that shape them. Role of the DNP in the analysis, formulation, and implementation of healthcare policies.

Units: 2

NURS 587. Principles of Epidemiology

Prerequisites: NURS 583, NURS 584, NURS 585. Principles and concepts of epidemiology. Distribution and determinants of disease risk in populations across the lifespan. Approach to disease and intervention, identification of cause of disease, response to disease outbreak, disease surveillance, evaluation of screening and prevention, and ethical issues.

Units: 3

NURS 591. Curriculum Development

Prerequisites: NURS 586, NURS 587. Exploration of philosophical foundations of curriculum, curriculum design, and the development of curriculum frameworks, outcomes, and competencies. Analysis of determinants of learning and the developmental stages of the learning process. Theoretical foundations of teaching-learning emphasizing critical thinking and active learning.

Units: 3

NURS 592. Evaluation in Nursing Education

Prerequisites: NURS 591, NURS 593, NURS 595. Focus on assessment, measurement, and evaluation of learning and program outcomes nursing. Exploration of theories of educational measurement and evaluation and of measure to evaluate teaching effectiveness, student learning, student outcomes, and student clinical performances.

Units: 3

NURS 593. Financial Aspects of Projects and Practice

Prerequisites: NURS 586, NURS 587. Principles of health care economics, third-party reimbursement, costing, budgets and budgeting, variance, economic evaluation methods, and writing a business plan to defend or market a health care program. Management of successful project or practice, emphasizing fiscal planning and control.

Units: 2

NURS 594. Application of Evidence Based Teaching in Nursing

Prerequisites: NURS 591, NURS 593, NURS 595. Guided experience with a master teacher in nursing. Experiential classroom, clinical and simulation teaching. Implementation of a teaching unit using principles of evidence based teaching.

Units: 2

NURS 595. Translating Evidence into Reflective Practice I

Prerequisites: NURS 586, NURS 587. Integration of clinical practice, theory, and research. Development of clinical expertise in management of health problems in selected populations. Identification and development of a project proposal for implementation. Formal defense of proposal and IRB approval. One hour clinical conference per week. (204-306 total practicum hours)

Units: 2

NURS 596. Translating Evidence into Reflective Practice II

Prerequisites: NURS 591, NURS 593, NURS 595. Integration of clinical practice, theory, and research. Development of clinical expertise in managemetn of health problems in selected populations. Implementation of project proposal. One hour clinical conference per week. (204 - 306 total practicum hours)

Units: 2

NURS 597. Doctoral Project

Prerequisites: NURS 592, NURS 594, NURS 596. Evaluation of data and completion of doctoral project. Dissemination of results through an oral defense and manuscript submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

Units: 2