May 27, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Nursing

  
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    NSG 669 - Family Nurse Practitioner Diagnosis, Management II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 667 and NSG 667L Corequisite(s): NSG 669L The role of the APRN in diagnosis and management of patients with complex problems in primary are will be emphasized.
  
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    NSG 669L - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum II

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s):  NSG 667 and NSG 667L Corequisite(s): NSG 669 The APRN practicum in diagnosis and management of patients with complex problems will be emphasized.
  
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    NSG 670 - FNP Diagnostics and Procedures

    1 hr.
    This course provides theoretical knowledge and emphasizes psychomotor skills necessary to provide selected advanced practice nursing interventions utilized in primary care in a variety of settings. Focus is on the provision of safe and effective advanced practice.
  
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    NSG 671 - Transition To Practice Seminar

    1 hr.
    This course builds on the foundation of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) role including elements of professionalism, legal and ethical aspects, quality improvement, organizational and systems leadership, the scholarship of practice and implementation.
  
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    NSG 677 - Assessment and Intervention for Handicapped Children 0-5

    3 hrs.
    Current issues and theories regarding assessment and intervention procedures for at-risk and handicapped young children, birth through 5.
  
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    NSG 678 - Role in Teaching

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 611  Role, change, and conflict theory; evaluation; legal aspects; university governance; student/faculty relations.
  
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    NSG 678L - Teaching Practicum

    3 hrs.
    Pre- or corequisite: NSG 611  Application of theories in classroom/clinical teaching, evaluation process, and faculty role in schools of nursing.
  
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    NSG 679L - Nurse Executive Practicum

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 618 , NSG 619  Required for majors. Practice applications relative to the role of the nurse executive in multidisciplinary interaction.
  
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    NSG 688 - Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  
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    NSG 691 - Research

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 603 , NSG 604  Student selects an area of interest in nursing for study. May repeat.
  
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    NSG 692 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor. Student selects an area of interest in nursing for study. May repeat.
  
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    NSG 697 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
  
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    NSG 701 - Philosophy of Science and Nursing Science

    3 hrs
    Study of epistemology, the nature of science and method; Positivism, phenomenology, pragmatism, classical and intuitive thought, and the development of nursing science.
  
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    NSG 702 - Theory Development in Nursing

    3 hrs.
    Pre- or corequisite: NSG 701  Study of theory development process, knowledge generation and evaluation criteria for middle-range theories in nursing and health care.
  
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    NSG 703 - Advanced Nursing Theory

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 702  Examines current grand and mid-range nursing theories within the context of the totality and simultaneity paradigms.
  
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    NSG 704 - Theory Development in Nursing

    3 hrs.
    This course is designed to offer students an overview of philosophy of nursing science as well as nursing and non-nursing theories relevant to clinical practice.
  
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    NSG 705 - Role Development in Advanced Practice Nursing

    3 hrs.
    The focus of this course is on transformational leadership, interprofessional and intraprofessional collaboration, power strategies, and systems leadership skills.
  
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    NSG 710 - Quantitative Research Design

    3 hrs.
    Focus on multivariate research designs appropriate for nursing and health care research including evaluation, instrument development, and theory development.
  
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    NSG 711 - Qualitative Research Design

    3 hrs.
    Exploration of qualitative research designs and methods in relation to the development of substantive knowledge in nursing and health care.
  
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    NSG 712 - Research Instrument Development

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 710  Development of measurement instruments including establishing validity and reliability in relation to nursing and health care theory and practice.
  
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    NSG 714 - Population Health

    3 hrs.
    In this course, students examine key health indicators and ways to improve the nation's health. The course emphasizes health promotion, risk reduction, and illness prevention.
  
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    NSG 715 - Leadership and Organizational Theory in Adv Practice

    3 hrs.
    This course focuses on advanced analysis of change management, leadership theories/strategies, and organizational systems theory for advanced nursing practice.
  
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    NSG 718 - Health Care Quality Improvement

    3 hrs.
    This course provides students with quality improvement strategies to create and sustain changes at organizational and policy levels.
  
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    NSG 719 - Practice Inquiry I: Inquiry in Clinical Practice

    1 hr.
    This is the first course in a series of three Practice Inquiry courses that prepare the APN for the capstone clinical project.
  
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    NSG 720 - Bioethics: Theory and Practice in Nursing

    3 hrs.
    Examination of contemporary ethical issues related to nursing and health care. Comparison of standard approaches to ethical principles and the feminist approach.
  
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    NSG 721 - The Ethics of Professional Relationships

    3 hrs.
    Examination of the ethics of professional relationship issues; effects of unequal power balance such as researcher-subject, teacher-student, provider-client.
  
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    NSG 722 - History and Methods of Study of Ethics

    3 hrs.
    Review of classical and modern ethical theories and methodological issues in ethical theory development. History of research and theory development in nursing.
  
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    NSG 723 - Virtues, Values, and Ethics in Professional Nursing

    3 hrs.
    Origins and changes in values, virtues, and ethics espoused by nurses. Comparison and analysis of codes of professional ethics. Ethical development in professional nurses.
  
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    NSG 724L - Ethics Practicum

    3-6 hrs.
    Individually developed experiences in the health care or health education community. May include involvement in ethics committees, teaching/consultation, assessment/intervention.
  
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    NSG 725 - Practice Inquiry II: Appraisal of Evidence

    1 hr.
    This is the second course in a series of three Practice Inquiry courses that prepare the APN for the capstone clinical project.
  
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    NSG 727 - Methods for Evaluating Evidenced Based Practice

    3 hrs.
    This course builds on the Theory Course and Role Course. This course will explore and analyze research methods and data analyses relevant to the role of the DNP.
  
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    NSG 740 - Issues in Nursing and Health Care Leadership

    3 hrs.
    Focus on leadership issues in health care and higher education. Exploration of historical and governmental influences and review of research and ethics in leadership.
  
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    NSG 741 - Organizational Dynamics in Health Care

    3 hrs.
    Focus on the complexity of organizations. Exploration of influences by structure, constituencies, communication patterns, and technology on health care and educational agencies.
  
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    NSG 742 - Models for Organizational Leadership in Health Care

    3 hrs.
    Focus on leadership models and related administrative skills for health care agencies/educational units.
  
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    NSG 743 - Strategic Planning for Service and Education

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 741  Focus on principles related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans at various organizational levels.
  
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    NSG 744L - Leadership Practicum

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 740 , NSG 741 , NSG 742  (may be concurrent). Application of leadership theory in a community/agency experience jointly designed by the instructor and student.
  
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    NSG 745 - Critical Thinking in Nursing

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 701 , NSG 702 , NSG 703 , NSG 710 , NSG 711  Critical thinking as goal and process in nursing education and nursing practice. Analysis of research literature and application.
  
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    NSG 746 - Economics and Finance in Health Care Systems

    3 hrs.
    This course employs principles of business, finance and economics to analyze the cost-effectiveness of practice initiatives accounting for risk and improvement of HC outcomes.
  
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    NSG 748 - Practice Inquiry III: Translating Research Into Practice

    1 hr.
    This is the third course in a series of three Practice Inquiry courses that prepare the APN for the capstone clinical project.
  
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    NSG 750 - Practice Inquiry IV: Clinical Project

    1-12 hrs.
    This clinical capstone project focuses on accountability for advancing the nursing profession and translating the developing body of nursing knowledge to practice.
  
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    NSG 760 - Introduction to Nursing and Health Care Policy


    History of the role of nurses in development and implementation of health care policy. Exploration of the impact of recent economic and organizational changes on health care delivery.
  
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    NSG 761 - Economics of Health Care Delivery

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 760  Analysis of health care systems using economic and organizational theories. Includes managed care, capitation, and evolving prospective reimbursement.
  
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    NSG 762 - Nursing and Public Policy Development

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 761  Study of American health care policy doctrines, formation, evaluation, and implementation. Addresses the role of research as a basis for policy development.
  
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    NSG 763L - Health Care Policy Internship

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 761  Experiences in health policy agencies at state, national, or international level. Students contract with faculty based on individual learning needs.
  
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    NSG 764 - Seminar in Policy Analysis

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 762  Advanced study in policy analysis in the student's special area of interest. Includes historical analysis and political action planning.
  
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    NSG 792 - Special Problems

    1-3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. The student selects an area of interest in nursing for independent study.
  
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    NSG 797 - Independent Study and Research

    Hours arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester. Grading is pass/fail.
  
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    NSG 800 - Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice

    3 hrs.
    The course provides a comprehensive evaluation of altered health states of diverse patient population across the lifespan.
  
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    NSG 801 - Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice

    3 hrs.
    The course provides the student a thorough understanding of the basic science of pharmacology across the lifespan.
  
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    NSG 803 - Advanced Health Assessment Advance Practice Nurses

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 647  The role of the advanced practice registered nurse in advanced assessment skills, diagnostic laboratory values, and diagnostic studies will be emphasized.
  
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    NSG 805 - Role Development in Advanced Practice Nursing

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the DNP Program.  The focus of this course is the role of the advanced practice professional and the foundational competencies that are core to leading and improving outcomes for individuals, populations, and systems.
  
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    NSG 807 - Theories and Ethics for Advanced Nursing Practice

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to DNP program. Overview of philosophy in nursing science, nursing and non-nursing theories and ethics to clinical practice.
  
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    NSG 809 - Methods for Evaluating Evidence Based Practice

    3 hrs.
    This course examines searching for and analyzing research and other evidence for use in evidence based practice.
  
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    NSG 810 - Practice Inquiry I: Information Systems & Technology

    1 hr.
    This is the first course of two Practice Inquiry courses that prepare the Advanced Practice Nurse for the DNP project. The focus of the course is on using information systems and technology in advanced practice nursing.
  
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    NSG 811 - Population Health and Epidemiology

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the DNP program. Develop competencies to use evidence-based strategies and epidemiological science to improve population-level health outcomes.
  
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    NSG 812 - Practice Inquiry II: Translating Research into Practice

    1 hr.
    This is the second course of two Practice Inquiry courses that prepare the Advanced Practice Nursing for the DNP project. The focus of the course is on translating research and evidence into practice.
  
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    NSG 813 - Policy and Politics in Healthcare

    3 hrs.
    History of the role of nurses in development and implementation of health care policy. Exploration of the impact of recent economic and organizational changes on health care delivery.
  
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    NSG 816 - Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

    2-6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the DNP program. The DNP project focuses on accountability for advancing the nursing profession and translating the developing body of nursing knowledge to practice.
  
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    NSG 817 - Quality and Leadership in Healthcare Systems

    4 hrs.
    Advanced analysis of change management, leadership theories/strategies, and organizational systems theory for quality improvement in healthcare systems.
  
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    NSG 818 - Quantative Research Design

    3 hrs.
    Focus on multivariate research designs appropriate for nursing and health care research including evaluation, instrument development, and theory development.
  
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    NSG 819 - Economics and Finance in Healthcare Systems

    3 hrs.
    This course employs principles of business, finance and economics to analyze the cost-effectiveness of practice initiatives accounting for risk and improvement of healthcare outcomes.
  
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    NSG 821 - Qualitative Research Design

    3 hrs.
    Exploration of qualitative research designs and methods in relation to the development of substantive knowledge in nursing and health care.
  
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    NSG 823 - Measurement in Nursing Science

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 710 Development of measurement instruments including establishing validity and reliability in relation to nursing and health care theory and practice.
  
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    NSG 825 - Ethics in Organizations and Leadership

    3 hrs.
    Examination of contemporary ethical issues related to nursing and health care. Comparison of standard approaches to ethical principles and the feminist approach.
  
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    NSG 827 - Structure and Governance in Higher Education

    3 hrs.
    This course provides students with a historical background of academic structure and governance.
  
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    NSG 828 - Organizational Dynamics in Healthcare

    3 hrs.
     Focus on the complexity of organizations. Exploration of influences by structure, constituencie, communication patterns, and technology on health care and educational agencies.
  
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    NSG 829 - Leadership and Organizational Theory

    3 hrs.
    Focus on leadership models and related administrative skills for health care agencies/educational units.
  
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    NSG 830 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Anesthesia I

    3 hrs.
    The first of two courses that present an extensive exploration of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the clinical application and integration to anesthesia practice.
  
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    NSG 831 - Advanced Anatomy and Physiology for Anesthesia II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 830  The second of two courses that present an extensive exploration of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the clinical application and integration to anesthesia practice.
  
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    NSG 832 - Advanced Pharmacology for Anesthesia I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program. The first of two courses with a primary focus pharmacologic topics which are an integral part of modern anesthesia practice.
  
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    NSG 833 - Advanced Pharmacology for Anesthesia II

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 832  This is the second of two courses with a primary focus on pharmacologic topics which are an integral part of modern anesthesia practice.
  
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    NSG 835 - Advanced Pathophysiology for Anesthesia

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 831  This course will provide a comprehensive evaluation of altered health states of diverse patient populations.
  
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    NSG 837 - Basic Principles of Anesthesia Practice

    3 hrs.
    This course presents the fundamentals of anesthetic management, equipment, operating room equipment, safety, and science core content into the anesthetic plan.
  
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    NSG 838 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice I

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 837  This course builds on the fundamentals presented in the NSG 837  and applies advance practice nursing roles and skills related to nurse anesthesia practice.
  
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    NSG 839 - Anesthesia Clinical Practicum I

    4 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 837 , NSG 838  This practicum provides an introduction to the clinical setting that begins with the observation of anesthesia care and progresses to the supervised administration of anesthesia.
  
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    NSG 840 - Principles of Anesthesia Practice II

    3 hrs.
    Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 838  This course builds on the Principles of Anesthesia Practice with an emphasis on conduction anesthesia, acute & chronic pain management, and postanesthesia care.
  
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    NSG 841 - Anesthesia Clinical Practicum II

    6 hrs.
    Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 839 , NSG 840  This practicum emphasis on developing the skills and responsibilities necessary to perform anesthetic techniques for a variety of surgical procedures.
  
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    NSG 842 - Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice I

    3 hrs.
    Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 840  This course builds on the Principles of Anesthesia Practice II with an emphasis on obstetric and pediatric anesthesia practice.
  
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    NSG 843 - Anesthesia Clinical Practicum III

    6 hrs.
    Pre- or Co-requisites: NSG 840 , NSG 842  This practicum emphasizes predicting, preventing, identifying, and solving anesthetic problems as well as increasing skills and responsibility.
  
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    NSG 844 - Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice II

    3 hrs.
    Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 842  This course builds on the Advanced Principles of Anesthesia Practice with an emphasis cardiovascular/thoracic/vascular/ neurosurgical/organ transplant/hepatic and renal anesthesia.
  
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    NSG 845 - Anesthesia Clinical Practicum IV

    6 hrs.
    Pre- or Co-requisites: NSG 843 , NSG 844  This practicum emphasizes planning, preparation, and administration of increasingly complex anesthetics and greater responsibility in the anesthetic management.
  
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    NSG 846 - Seminars in Anesthesia I

    1 hr.
    Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 844  This course consists of weekly anesthesia seminars presented by students and faculty on selected clinically relevant research and clinical anesthesia topics.
  
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    NSG 847 - Anesthesia Clinical Practicum V

    6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 845  This practicum emphasizes independent learning and developing greater responsibility in the anesthetic management of increasingly complex anesthetics.
  
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    NSG 848 - Seminars in Anesthesia II

    2 hrs.
    This course consists of weekly clinical correlation conferences presented by students and faculty on selected clinically relevant research and clinical anesthesia topics.
  
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    NSG 849 - Anesthesia Clinical Practicum VI

    6 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NSG 847  This practicum emphasizes total anesthetic management of increasingly complex anesthetics with minimal supervision from the certified registered nurse anesthetist.
  
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    NSG 850 - Professional Aspects of Anesthesia Practice

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program. This course presents the history of nurse anesthesia, elements of professionalism, practice issues, legal aspects, quality improvement, and personal well being in anesthesia practice.
  
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    NSG 852 - Philosophy of Science and Nursing Science

    3 hrs.
    Study of epistemology, the nature of science and method: Positivism, phenomenology, pragmetism, classical and intuitive thought, and the development of nursing levels.
  
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    NSG 853 - Theory Development and Evaluation in Nursing Science

    3 hrs.
    NSG 701 Study of theory development process, knowledge generation and evaluation criteria for middle range theories in nursing and health care.
  
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    NSG 854 - Healthcare Law and Human Resources

    3 hrs.
    The course explores the knowledge and skills required for nursing leadership in current legal and ethical health care issues and for effective human resource management.
  
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    NSG 854L - Leadership in Nursing Practicum

    4 hrs.
    Synthesis and evaluation of fiscal resources and quality management in contemporary health care systems.
  
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    NSG 891 - Special Topics Seminar

    1-6 hrs.
    A seminar designed to integrate course content from nonnursing disciplines with the nursing emphasis area.
  
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    NSG 898 - Dissertation

    1-12 hrs.
    The design and implementation of a research study or other scholarly work appropriate to the student's emphasis area, which will generate new nursing knowledge.

Nutrition and Food Systems

  
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    NFS 510 - Macronutrient Nutrition

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 362 and CHE 420 The study of specific nutrient effects on human metabolism. Roles of specific nutrients in metabolic pathways.
  
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    NFS 511 - Micronutrient Metabolism

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CHE 420 The study of specific effects of vitamins, minerals, and water on human metabolism, including current research on micronutrient metabolism.
  
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    NFS 520 - Life Cycle Nutrition

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): BSC 250, BSC 250L, BSC 251, BSC 251L, NFS 362 Corequisite(s): NFS 520L . Study of the role of nutrition in health, growth, and development at each stage of the life cycle.
  
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    NFS 520L - Lifecycle Nutrition Lab

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): NFS 520 . Develop skills in assessing and articulating the nutritional status of individuals throughout the life cycle.
  
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    NFS 530 - Experimental Foods

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): NFS 272, 272L, 362, and CHE 110, 110L Corequisite(s): NFS 530L . Study of selected nutritional, chemical, physical, and sensory properties of foods in relation to preparation procedures.
  
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    NFS 530L - Experimental Foods Lab

    1 hr.
    Corequisite(s): NFS 530  Developing the skills to test the chemical, physical, and sensory nature of foods.
  
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    NFS 545 - Financial Management in Nutrition and Food Systems

    3 hrs.
    This course is designed to teach financial management skills required in multiple nutrition and food service system settings.
 

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