Catalog 2021-2022

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NUR 600 Scholarly and Professional Communication in Nursing

This course focuses on writing and communication skills for nursing professionals. Students will learn APA style and how to apply these rules in writing and communication in developing evidence-based practice (EBP) manuscripts and scholarly nursing presentations. Students will practice proper techniques for properly citing sources, preparing an EBP manuscript, developing PICOT statement and expressing material clearly and accurately. Must be taken in first academic term.

Credit Hours: 2

NUR 601 Professional Issues and the Nurse Practitioner

For graduate students only.  This course focuses on current practice issues related to the emerging role of the nurse practitioner in health care delivery.  Emphases are on critical review and analysis or role implementation strategies, and role performance as a clinician, educator, case manager, leader, consultant and colleague.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisite or Corerequisite: NUR 600 or GRE equivalent.

NUR 618 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

For graduate students only. This course builds on the competencies acquired in a baccalaureate nursing assessment course. Emphasis is placed on advanced practice assessment skills including: clinical reasoning and advanced physical assessment; analysis and synthesis of assessment data; demonstration of competency in oral and written presentation of comprehensive and focused assessment findings for clients across the life span. An evidence-based practice framework will be utilized.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

NUR 601

Corequisites

NUR 618

NUR 618L Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Lab

For graduate students only. This course builds on the competencies acquired in a baccalaureate nursing assessment course. Emphasis is placed on clinical application of the advanced practice assessment skills including: clinical reasoning and advanced physical assessment, analysis and synthesis of assessment; demonstration of competency in oral and written presentation of findings for clients across the lifespan. Students will practice and implement concepts, principles and content covered in NUR 618. An evidence-based practice framework will be utilized.
Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites

NUR 601

Corequisites

NUR 618

NUR 620 Knowledge Generation and Validation in Advanced Practice

For graduate students only. Emphasizes knowledge development in nursing science through concurrent inductive analysis of models/methods of theory generation and deductive analysis of models/methods of theory validation through focus on quantitative and qualitative research processes. Provides opportunity for development of a theory linked research proposal that will support evidence-based advanced practice.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 601 and statistics.

NUR 621 Primary Care Procedures

This course covers the ethical, legal, and safe standards of care in selected clinical topics in NP practice. Topics include, but are not limited to primary care procedures, emergency and wilderness medicine. Procedures include: wound closures (sutures, staples, wound adhesives); local anesthesia, digital blocks, splinting, casting, HEENT procedures (fluorescein staining, foreign body removal, Morgan lens irrigation, Wood’s light/Slit lamp); cerumen disimpaction/irrigation; nasal fracture management, epistaxis; toenail removal; I&D, splinter removal, X-ray interpretation; reduction of nursemaid’s elbow. Florida specific injuries cover stings, bites, fishhook removal, tick removal and snakes/spiders/frogs.
Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 618 and NUR 618L. Permission of MSN program director required.

NUR 623 Palliative Care

This course will review the key concepts of palliative care and end-of-life nursing care. Topics covered utilizing the End-of-Life Nursing Consortium (ELNEC) training modules will include: pain and symptom management, ethical issues, cultural considerations, communication techniques, care during the final hours of life, and loss, grief and bereavement. In addition, the practice of palliative care in special populations and in various settings will be discussed. This course will be highly interactive and will include opportunities to hear from guest speakers that are experts in the field of palliative and end-of-life care.  

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

Graduate student status.

NUR 645 Clinical Pharmacology

For graduate students only. This course emphasizes the clinical application of the major classifications of drugs and the development of knowledge needed by the advanced practice nurse to assure that drug therapy is based on sound therapeutic judgments and decision-making processes. A lifespan approach is utilized to address client needs of drug therapy in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. Statutory authority for prescription writing protocols is examined.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

NUR 655. Prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 601, NUR 618, NUR 620, and NUR 647.

NUR 647 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Families and Communities

For graduate students only.   This course provides the opportunity for the advanced practice nurse to understand and integrate health promotion and disease prevention concepts in a patient centered, culturally appropriate way.  This includes principles of planning, implementation, and evaluation of evidenced based care to individuals, families, and communities. 

Credit Hours: 3

NUR 655 Advanced Pathophysiology

For graduate students only. This course addresses the concepts that contribute to alterations in health status of clients throughout the life cycle. Concepts of focus include the cellular environment, altered tissue biology, and principles of genetics as they apply to health status, immunity and cellular proliferation.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites or corequisites: NUR 601

NUR 675 Practicum in Adult Primary Care I

This practicum course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for adults in primary care settings. This practicum includes a minimum of 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Corequisites or NUR 677

NUR 676 Practicum in Older Adult Primary Care

This practicum course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for the older adult in primary care settings. This practicum includes a minimum of 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Pre- or corequisite: NUR 680.

NUR 677 Healthcare Management of the Adult Client

This course emphasizes primary care management of common acute and chronic health problems of adult clients.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

NUR 618, 645 and 655.

NUR 680 Healthcare Management of the Older Adult

This course prepares students in the management of normal and common health pattern variations pertaining to older adult health care in the primary care setting. It provides students with a theoretical base to assess, diagnose and manage the care of older adults across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on collaborative management to achieve desired outcomes. Students will focus on promotion, maintenance and restoration of the older adult’s health patterns. Culturally competent, holistic, ethical, age and gender specific and risk stratified care will be discussed. Evidence based practice will be the basis for care management.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

NUR 618, NUR 645 and NUR 655.

NUR 682 Healthcare Management of Women

This course prepares students in the management of normal and common health pattern variations pertaining to women’s health care in the primary care setting. It provides students with a theoretical base to assess, diagnose and manage the care of women across the lifespan.  Emphasis is placed on collaborative management to achieve desired outcomes. Students will focus on promotion, maintenance and restoration of women’s health patterns. Culturally competent, holistic, ethical, age and gender specific including risk stratified care will be discussed. Evidence based practice will be the basis for care management.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

NUR 618 and NUR 655. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 645.

NUR 685 Practicum in Infants, Children and Adolescent Primary Care

This practicum experience provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for infants, children and adolescents in primary care settings. This practicum includes 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 687.

NUR 686 Practicum in Women's Primary Care

This practicum course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in caring for women in primary care settings. This practicum includes a minimum of 224 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students may enroll in no more than one practicum courses in a single academic term.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 682.

NUR 687 Healthcare Management of Infants, Children and Adolescents

This course emphasizes primary care management of common acute and chronic health problems of infants, children and adolescents.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

NUR 618, 645 and 655.

NUR 695 Selected Topics in Nursing

An in-depth study of a selected nursing topic of concern to students and faculty. Emphasis is on contemporary issues of global relevance affecting nursing and health care.

Credit Hours: 1-3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor and department director.