Nursing and Health Studies Program

Nursing and Health Studies Course Catalog

Nursing Course Catalog

B NURS 350 Critical Thinking in Nursing (4) W
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 Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Inquiry (5) NW/QSR W
Develops beginning competence in accessing and evaluating scientific knowledge as a base for promoting evidence based practice in nursing care. Examines components of the process of nursing inquiry as a tool to advance nursing knowledge and a tool to promote evidence based practice.

B NURS 407 Cultural and Social Issues in Health Care (5) I&S W
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 409 Partnerships in Community Health (5) I&S W
Analyzes, applies, and evaluates nursing and other healthcare activities of local, national, and global communities, including health promotion, disease prevention, public health, and social justice efforts. Explores influencing socio-cultural, epidemiological, economic, and political issues. Partners with community agencies to apply community health nursing principles to promote and maintain population self care.

B NURS 410 Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice (5) 
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.

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 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)
Course outlines will be developed by the faculty offering the topic.  This course is designed to provide undergraduate students of the Nursing program an opportunity to investigate a selected topic in nursing and health care which may be timely and not covered in the current curriculum.  The credit distribution and course offering is determined by the faculty member in consultation with the Program Director, and is dependent of the nature of the topic and course assignments, program and student needs.  

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 Nursing Practice (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.

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.

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 510 Technology and Pedagogy (3) Resnick
Develops a teaching philosophy consonant with technology-enhanced learning environments. Evaluates and selects technologies for teaching and learning activities. Develops and applies learning objectives derived from Bloom's taxonomy. Converts an online or hybrid learning activity from passive to active. Creates an online or hybrid learning activity and an evaluation plan.

B NURS 511 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3)
Theoretical rationale for curriculum development, study of curricular problems in nursing in relation to the elements of the curriculum as described in a curricular design.  Prerequesite: Graduate standing or Program permission.

B NURS 512 Evaluation of Clinical Performance in Nursing (3)
Emphasizes theory and principles of evaluation.  Students may develop or critique systems/instruments to appraise clinical performance as part of the course requirements.

B NURS 513 Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning (3) 
Addresses theories and methods of teaching and learning, tools and resources, role development, and current issues faced by those who teach in higher education and staff development. Includes practice and evaluation of strategies.

B NURS 514 Mentoring in Nursing Education, Leadership, and Clinical Practice (3)
Analyzes and applies selected models of mentorship in nursing education, leadership, and clinical practice contexts. Examines applications of mentoring at both inter-individual and organizational levels. Synthesizes knowledge and about best practices in mentoring. Identifies and develops competence in multiple mentoring roles.

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 547 Capstone Teaching Seminar (3-6, max. 10)  Altman, Simpson 
Includes the planning, completion on, analysis, and presentation of a project that reflects a synthesis of coursework completed for the Nurse Educator Tri-Campus Certificate Program. Prerequisite: Core didactic and seminar courses for students in the NET graduate certificate program. Offered: jointly with T NURS 547/NSG 547; Sp.

B NURS 550 Seminar on Professional Issues in Nursing Education (3)  
Seminar on role and related professional issues in nursing education. Prerequisite: either NSG 545, B NURS 513, or T NURS 513; either NSG 546, B NURS 511, or T NURS 511. Offered: jointly with NSG 550/T NURS 550.

B NURS 578 Health Care and Community (3)
Analysis of health care in the community from nursing and behavioral science perspectives.  Socio-culture influences on health beliefs and practices, natural-care units, and community life patterns analyzed.  Community as both context and target of change explored in relation to nursing approaches in health promotion and maintenance.

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.

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)
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.

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B HLTH Courses

B HLTH special topics courses are open to UW Bothell students from all majors. A student may repeat B HLTH Special Topics course numbers (currently B HLTH 397 and B HLTH 497), as long as the actual topics taught each quarter are different.

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 HTLH 444 Issues in American Indian Health (5) I&S 
Provides an overview of biobehavior and psychosocial health issues in American Indian communities. Uses media created by Native people and expresses perspectives best understood in Native voices and images to explore how social determinants of health intersect and shape health conditions, health beliefs, healing practices, and delivery of care.

B HTLH 445 Health in a Developing Nation: Study Abroad (5) I&S 
Provides an overview of the health and health care challenges in a developing and low-income country. Addresses socio-cultural, environmental, economic, political, and ecological factors that influence health, illness, disability, and death as well as responses to health issues both within and outside the health sector. Includes study abroad.

B HLTH 450 Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare (5) VLPA
Explores how one or more of the arts/humanities are used in healthcare settings to help patients, their families and friends, and healthcare professionals: promote wellness, healing and recovery; and process illness, trauma, or loss experiences.

B HLTH 451 Family Caregiving Across the Life Span (5) I&S
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.

B HLTH 455 Women, Culture, and Healing (5) VLPA/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 460 Assessment of Older Adults (5)  Sikma 
Focuses on understanding the experience of aging and developing competence in assessing older adults and their needs. Studies and evaluates selected evidence-based functional, clinical, and psycho-social assessment instruments and approaches relevant to desired professional practice focus.

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.
 

B HLTH 464 Environments and Health (5) I&S/NW  
Facilitates understanding of complex relationships between human health and living and working environments. Students identify ways that professionals, private citizens, and members of community groups can take actions to preserve the environment and protect human health.

B HLTH 465 Adolescent Health (5) I&S  Resnick 
Explores growth and development, challenges of adolescence, and how society, through its communities, health agencies and schools and media, identifies and responds to adolescent health care needs. Uses literature and media produced for adolescent and professional, reflective writing and interviews to examine issues related to promoting adolescent health.

B HTLH 480 Genetics and Public Health (5) I&S/NW  Wade 
Explores the importance of human genome research findings for patient care and emphasizes developing skills for evaluating and communicating about genetic risks.

B HLTH 497 Selected Topics in Health (3-5, max. 15)
Guided survey and discussion of current literature in health related to personal, social, economic, and political topics.  Lecture and seminar with analysic and discussion of selected topics and readings.  May have field component.

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 HTLH 580 Genetics and Public Health (5)  Wade 
Explores the importance of human genome research findings for patient care and emphasizes developing skills for evaluating and communicating about genetic risks.

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