Nursing Course Descriptions

Health (B HLTH)

B HLTH 397 Current Health Topics (3-5, max. 15)
Survey of current issues in human health with analysis of selected topics. The personal, social, political, and economic aspects of health are explored through professional health writing and interdisciplinary literature.

B HLTH 451 Family Caregiving Across the Life Span (5) I&S Kovalesky
Focuses on family caregiving across the lifespan. Examines issues, problems, and challenges family caregivers face while taking on this role across communities and illnesses. Supports health and social service providers in defining their roles within the context of family caregiving. Offered: A.

B HLTH 455 Women, Culture, and Healing (5) I&S
Interdisciplinary course explores the inter-connectedness of identity, culture, healing. Addresses how women make meaning in their lives; how they are both shaped by and influence history, culture, and the world. Integrates humanities, social and health sciences to study cultural influences on women's health and healing.

B HLTH 462 Global and Local Health Inequalities and Interventions (5) I&S Abrums
Examines the conditions (political, economic, cultural, historical) that create and sustain disparities in health globally and locally. Critically examines health issues from multiple perspectives, exploring theories and movements of people creating social justice in health within frameworks that are both globally and locally situated. Offered: AWSp.

B HLTH 497 Selected Topics in Health (3-5, max. 15) I&S/NW

Instructor Course Description: Mark V Calogero Elizabeth A. Madison Jerelyn A. Resnick

B HLTH 555 Women, Culture, and Healing (5)
Interdisciplinary course explores the inter-connectedness of identity, culture, healing. Addresses how women make meaning in their lives; how they are both shaped by and influence history, culture, and the world. Integrates humanities, social and health sciences to study cultural influences on women's health and healing.

B HLTH 597 Special Topics in Health (3-5, max. 10)

Nursing (B NURS)

B NURS 340 Clinical Nursing Phenomena (3)
Selected clinical phenomena examined from the perspective of physiologic, pathophysiologic, experiential and behavioral responses to life events, and alterations in states of health and illness. Relationship of nursing therapies to each perspective and influence of life span and sociocultural factors are identified.

B NURS 350 Critical Thinking in Nursing (4) Leppa
Focuses on critical thinking and effective writing in nursing. Students explore nursing and health care issues, evaluate varied perspectives, and develop a reasoned analysis of current topics.

B NURS 403 Introduction to Research in Nursing (3) NW/QSR
Introduction to concepts and processes of research used in investigating nursing problems. Problem formulation, research designs, human subject protection, and dissemination of findings are addressed.

B NURS 407 Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care (5) I&S
Analyzes the impact of cultural, social, and global factors on the health of diverse populations. Examines how discrimination, oppression, and privilege relate to health, illness, and healing. Applies self-awareness, knowledge, and skills in planning for and providing non-discriminatory and culturally competent health care.

B NURS 408 Community Health Nursing: Care of Populations in the Community (3)
Examination of community health nursing theories and concepts related to the nurse's functions in providing care to populations, families, and individuals within community settings. Explores socio-cultural, political, epidemiological, mental health and economic issues influencing local, national, and international community health problems and health care delivery.

B NURS 409 Practicum with Populations in Community Health Settings (6) I&S
Apply community health nursing concepts and theories in the care of multi-cultural and high risk individuals, families, and populations across the life span. Emphasizes practicing interdisciplinary health care, advocacy, and collaboration in partnership with the community in order to promote health and prevent illness, disability, and disease.

B NURS 410 Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice (3) Leppa
Introduction to the major ethical theories and principles through the use of models for the analysis of representative cases. Analyzes the recurring ethical problems in clinical practice, such as withholding and withdrawing life support, promoting client autonomy, and interprofessional conflicts. Offered: WSp.

B NURS 412 Nursing Care Systems (3)
Introduction to analyzing current health-care systems and their effectiveness in achieving desired health outcomes for selected client populations from a system perspective. Emphasizes key features of interface between clients and health-care professionals, and environmental factors and organizational structures that influence the transaction.

B NURS 430 Relational Leadership in Nursing (5)
Introduces knowledge and practices that support the implementation of relational leadership in health care contexts. Content emphasizes strategies that: 1) enhance personal vision and voice; 2) create commitment; 3) include diverse perspectives; 4) solve problems; 5) resolve conflicts; and 6) accomplish goals.

B NURS 450 Connected Learning (1, max. 7) I&S
Nursing students participate in a learning community in small groups with a faculty member. Focus is on dialogue, understanding others' perspectives, building community, and integration of concurrent learning in other courses.

B NURS 495 Senior Portfolio (1) I&S
Creation of a portfolio demonstrating the progress made toward individual and program goals. Portfolio contains examples of papers, videotapes, evaluations from faculty, peers and self, and a reflective summary on the learning that has occurred.

B NURS 497 Selected Topics in Nursing (1-12, max. 12)

B NURS 498 Special Project in Nursing (1-12, max. 12)
Further development, critical examination, and synthesis of nursing care in a specialized setting. Increasing depth of clinical practice, including care to groups and communities as clients, applying leadership skills, assessing problems affecting quality health care delivery, and applying research findings.

B NURS 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 12)
Provides an opportunity to investigate a selected problem and to do an analysis and interpretation of the findings resulting from the investigation under supervision of a faculty member.

B NURS 501 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Advanced practice Nursing (3)
Explores the multiple philosophical and theoretical perspectives that guide nursing practice. Analyzes historical and emerging theories of nursing in relationship to a variety of practice settings and health care concerns.

B NURS 502 Dynamics of Community Health Practice (3/5, max. 5)

B NURS 503 Advanced Fieldwork in Community Health Nursing (1-6, max. 12)
Projects involve scholarly inquiry with in-depth focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination. Provides substantive fieldwork experience in student's setting of interest. Assists students in the delineation of advanced nursing roles and application of theoretical concepts into the real-world context. Prerequisites: B NURS 501, B NURS 527, B NURS 504, B NURS 526, B NURS 520, B NURS 580; B NURS 502 and B NURS 521, which may be taken concurrently.

B NURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Health Care (3)
Analyzes how social, cultural, economic and political factors relate to the nature, distribution, and meaning of health and illness. Critically examines the concepts of oppression, privilege, and social justice as they relate to health disparities, discrimination in the health care interaction, and inequities in the health care labor force. Offered: W.

B NURS 507 Advanced Nursing Roles (2)
Examines the wide variety of roles available to the graduate-level nurse, including various roles in clinical practice and education. Offered: A.

B NURS 508 Ethics, Aesthetics (3)
Examines, critiques, and applies theories, models, and methods associated with the fields of ethics and aesthetics in advanced nursing roles.

B NURS 511 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3)

B NURS 520 Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice I (3)
Analyzes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical knowledge as a basis for evidence-based practice. Examines methodological approaches to scholarly inquiry and research applied to nursing practice. Evaluates the role of advanced practice nurses in research. Prerequisite: a course in statistics.

B NURS 521 Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II (3)
Builds on scholarly inquiry and research knowledge gained in B NURS 520. Specific foci include measurement, study design, and data collection issues as well as enhancing data analysis and interpretation abilities. Emphasizes application of scholarly inquiry methods in nursing practice. Prerequisite: B NURS 520.

B NURS 525 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
Focuses on leadership development in advanced nursing roles in health care delivery, research, and education. Emphasizes the application of critical thinking, systems theory, leadership and change theory with a goal to improve the design and operation of health care and related systems.

B NURS 526 Program Planning and Program Evaluation in Health Service Delivery (3)
Analyzes selected theories and methods of program planning and program evaluation in the design, organization, and development of health services for defined populations in the community. Reviews selected theoretical and research models for their use in the conceptualization and development of health programs and services for defined populations.

B NURS 527 Managing Effective Access and Utilization Within Care Systems (3/4, max. 4)
In-depth inquiry into health care access and resource utilization patterns among diverse populations, with emphasis on nursing management strategies for establishing effective population-system fit.

B NURS 578 Health Care and Community (3)

B NURS 580 Populations at Risk in the Community (3)
Focuses on health needs and risks of selected populations in the community and theoretical and analytical perspectives on assessment and intervention strategies in community health nursing practice with groups and populations whose health is at risk.

B NURS 597 Selected Topics in Nursing (1-5, max. 15)
Course content and credits vary depending upon topic. Offered: AWSpS.

B NURS 598 Special Projects (1-6, max. 12)
Scholarly inquiry with in-depth, focused analysis, culminating in a written product/report for dissemination.

B NURS 600 Independent Graduate Project/Research (1-5, max. 15)
Provides graduate nursing students an opportunity to investigate and report on selected nursing problems under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. Credit/no credit only.