Feb 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses by Subject


NOTE:  300- and 400-level courses are restricted to students who are sophomore-level and above.

 

Music (Graduate)

  
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    MUSC 511 - Kodály II

    (3 cr) Continuation of study of the philosophy, curricular ideals, materials, teaching strategies, and musicianship of Kodály music education, for teaching the next advanced learners; includes a lab component. Students continue to develop their own musicianship in music literacy (including use of solfe, Curwen hand signs, and rhythm syllables) and score analysis; increase their repertoire of high-quality folk songs and other music, particularly choral music; and develop skill in analysis, classification, storage, and retrieval of folk songs by adding to their analyzed folk song collections. Prerequisites: MUSC 510 - Kodály I .
  
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    MUSC 512 - Keyboard/Guitar Pedagogy

    (3 cr) This course is designed for the advanced classroom teacher. The purposes are to obtain knowledge of piano and guitar teaching methods, develop further pedagogical skills, learn the evolution of piano and guitar techniques, increase knowledge of repertoire and interpretation of that repertoire. The student-pedagogue will simultaneously increase his or her own performance skills in applied lessons through developing further techniques, repertoire, multi-level analytical skills, and broad insights on style interpretation. In addition, each student-pedagogue will develop a group-teaching course in guitar or keyboard at their place of employment and also show evidence of applied teaching.
  
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    MUSC 513 - Choral Literature

    (3 cr) Students will examine numerous choral works from each of the major historical periods. Concentration will be given to a broad overview of those composers and compositions that can be performed by typical and higher-level high school and adult ensembles. Emphasis is on works of a practical nature that the student can bring to their current or future ensembles, to perform and to teach representative music of each composer and historical periods.
  
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    MUSC 514 - Choral Conducting

    (3 cr) Students will focus on the practical nature of conducting a choral score, taking a great choral masterwork, preparing it, and conducting the work in class. Class work consists of detailed score analysis and the demonstration of understanding of that score through physical gestures. Students will also address teaching aspects of conducting, the most effective ways for a choir to learn a piece, and the progression towards being ready for a concert.
  
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    MUSC 515 - Vocal Pedagogy

    (3 cr) Students will learn about vocal development from middle school through adulthood and all of the external factors that can affect vocal development. Students will also have a firm biological understanding of the structure of the human voice and all of the components, and how those components are used to make great sound. Strong emphasis will be placed on the care of the voice, how to recognize vocal problems when they arise, and where to go to help cure those vocal problems.
  
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    MUSC 516 - Wind Literature

    (3 cr) A survey of quality wind literature of all grade levels. Students will compile information on composers and works appropriate for ensembles of all levels. Students will undertake comprehensive analysis of several works and will compile a database of quality literature.
  
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    MUSC 517 - Instrumental Conducting

    (3 cr) A study of the technique of instrumental conducting. Scores from MUSC 518 as well as current concert scores will be conducted in class. Specific, advanced conducting techniques and rehearsal strategies will be presented and discussed.
  
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    MUSC 518 - Score Study and Analysis

    (3 cr) A thorough and exhaustive approach to score preparation including research, score mechanics and score marking is given in this course. Students will learn instrument transposition and clef substitution, and develop a solid philosophy of conducting, explaining the conductor’s relationship and responsibility to the score.
  
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    MUSC 519 - Orchestral Literature

    (3 cr) A survey of quality orchestral literature of all grade levels. Students will compile information on composers and works appropriate for ensembles of all levels. Students will undertake comprehensive analysis of several works and will compile a database of quality literature.
  
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    MUSC 522 - Instrumental Pedagogy

    (2cr) This course is designed to acquaint the music education student with the various aspects of managing a public school instrumental music program. Philosophy, teaching methods, administration, grading, and scheduling are included. All instrumental tech classes are reviewed; therefore, it is preferable that the student have completed all instrumental tech classes prior to enrollment. This course includes a 15 hour field component.
  
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    MUSC 525 - Choral Pedagogy

    (3cr) This course is designed to acquaint the music education student with the various aspects of managing a public school choral music program. Also included is the construction of skill-building exercise materials for singers of differing ages and abilities. Applications of modern learning theory are emphasized. The basics of choral diction encompassing English, Latin, Italian, German, and French are covered as well as fundamental choral literature. This course has a 15 hour field component.
  
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    MUSC 526 - General Music Pedagogy and 21st-Century Technology

    (3cr) This course covers methods and materials of teaching general music P-12, including music education philosophy, poetry, song (especially folk song), music literacy, the classroom instrumentarium, movement and folk dance, music listening, beginning choral music, improvisation, composition, curriculum, assessment, and special learners, through current approaches, including Kodály, Orff Schulwerk, 21st-century technology, and also includes a 15 hour field component.
  
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    MUSC 540 - Jazz History and Pedagogy

    (3 cr) The course will be divided into separate segments reflective of the course title. Pedagogical techniques pursuant to the Jazz idiom will be examined and evaluated. This will be accomplished through the research of current pedagogical practices in Jazz education, a survey of improvisational pedagogy, score preparation, and the examination of specifically designated literature from the Jazz repertoire. Concomitant to this, the course will also include a detailed survey of the history of Jazz, from its origins as a folk and popular idiom, through its development as a vernacular music, to its evolution as art music. This survey will be principally a history of stylistic development, rather than a series of biographies and analogies that are so endemic to most historical treatment of the subject. Aspects of Jazz theory will be presented as well, especially techniques that foster the development of structural improvisation in the student Jazz ensemble.
  
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    MUSC 570 - Graduate Woodwind Techniques I

    (1 cr) This course provides in-depth instruction on the instruments of the woodwind family. Students will develop the skills necessary to teach the technique involved in performing on these instruments, and associated challenges and problems therein. This course assists the modern band and orchestra director in dealing more intelligently with the woodwind section of the modern band or orchestra.
  
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    MUSC 571 - Graduate Woodwind Techniques II

    (1 cr) This course provides in-depth instruction on the oboe and bassoon. Students will develop the skills necessary to teach the technique involved in performing on these instruments, and associated challenges and problems therein. This course assists the modern band and orchestra director in dealing more intelligently with the woodwind section of the modern band or orchestra.
  
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    MUSC 572 - Graduate Brass Techniques

    (1 cr) This course provides in-depth instruction on the instruments of the brass family. Students will develop the skills necessary to teach the technique involved in performing on these instruments, and associated challenges and problems therein. This course assists the modern band and orchestra director in dealing more intelligently with the brass section of the modern band or orchestra.
  
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    MUSC 573 - Graduate String Techniques

    (1 cr) This course provides in-depth instruction on the instruments of the string family. Students will develop the skills necessary to teach the technique involved in performing on string instruments. This course assists the modern band and orchestra director in realizing the skills necessary for the accurate and in-tune performance on each instrument.
  
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    MUSC 574 - Graduate Percussion Techniques

    (1 cr) This course provides in-depth instruction on the instruments of the percussion family. Students will develop the skills necessary to teach the technique involved in performing on percussion instruments, concentrating on those that are most common in today’s elementary and high school band and orchestra literature. This course assists the modern band and orchestra director in reading idiosyncratic percussion notation and realizing the skills necessary for the production of sound on each instrument.
  
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    MUSC 650 - Thesis

    (3 cr) These credits cover the completion of the master’s project. Details about the master’s project may be found in the Department of Music Graduate Handbook. Students are expected to meet once a week with their advisor; progress toward the completion of the thesis is also expected each week.

Nursing

  
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    NURS 310 - Lifespan Health Promotion in Nursing

    (3 cr) This theory course is designed to provide the student with a foundation for health promotion, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyle; respect and care about patients’ differences, values, preferences, and needs; and the importance of self-care as a professional nurse. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

    CORE CODES :    WE
  
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    NURS 311 - Nursing I Introduction to Health Care

    (3 cr) The course is designed as the basis upon which all other nursing courses develop and expand. The student is introduced to the nursing process and skills of critical thinking, decision making, and ethics/law in order to understand the health care needs of people of diverse cultures across the life span. Data collection is introduced via normal system approach. Prerequisites: NURS 231 . Corequisite: Corequisites: NURS 313 , 315 , 317 .
  
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    NURS 320 - Bioethics

    (3 cr) This course serves as an introduction to recognizing and assessing the presence of moral-ethical dilemmas in self and others. Students will explore basic ethical principles, concepts and theories and the personal/societal importance of morality, virtues and values. Moral reasoning skills will be developed as well as the ability to critically analyze cases involving moral-ethical dilemmas. The intersection of bioethics and the law will be addressed including professional codes of conduct and standards of professional behavior.
  
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    NURS 322 - Nursing III Clinical Component

    (2 cr) Weekly clinical focuses will guide the student in applying theory from NURS 320  to patients in a variety of clinical settings, including acute inpatient units and a community mental health setting. Prerequisites: NURS 311 , 313 , 315 , 317 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 320 .
  
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    NURS 324 - Nursing Research

    (2 cr) Course is designed to introduce concepts of nursing research. The focus is on the professional nurse as a consumer of research in health and nursing. The student further develops skills in critical thinking and ethical decision making in the development of a nursing research project using the research process. Elementary concepts of statistics and the use of computer technology are introduced related to nursing research. R.N.s with permission of department chair.
  
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    NURS 326 - Essentials in Clinical Pharmacology/Pathophysiology in Nursing

    (2 cr) The second course in a two-course sequence that presents clinical pharmacology and pathophysiology emphasizing rationales and safe drug administration, relationships of drug mechanisms to disease processes, effects of lifespan on drug therapy, application of nursing research to pharmacologic principles. Alterations in biologic processes that affect the body’s homeostasis and various dysfunctions of biologic systems are examined. The rationale for diagnosis and therapeutic interventions in introduced. Prerequisites: NURS 317 .
  
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    NURS 330 - Patient-Centered Care: Foundations of Nursing

    (4cr) This didactic and clinical course includes concepts of professional nursing. The student is guided in the application of the nursing process in the provision of safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care. Prerequisites: Admission into Nursing program. Corequisite: All first-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 331 - Performance Outcomes I

    (1 cr) In this lab course, the student will develop basic nursing interventions aimed at providing patient-centered care. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing program. Corequisite: All first-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 332 - Patient-Centered Care: Older Adult

    (2 cr) This didactic course includes concepts regarding the aging process and life adjustment situations facing the older adult. Emphasis is placed on the provision of safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care of this vulnerable population. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing program. Corequisite: All first-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 333 - Health Assessment

    (3 cr) This didactic and lab course includes skills needed to conduct a comprehensive, in-depth assessment of a patient’s health status, health patterns, physical examination, and health history.  Emphasis is placed on development of clinical judgment, cultural humility, and sensitivity. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing program. Corequisite: All first-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 334 - Pharmacotherapeutics

    (3 cr) This didactic course includes concepts of pharmacology and pharmacological principles underlying safe therapeutic interventions. This course focuses on an introduction to nursing responsibilities regarding pharmacologic therapy within vulnerable populations. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing program. Corequisite: All first-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 335 - Nursing Informatics

    (3cr) This didactic course understanding of the concepts of health information technology, health information  management, health and information literacy, and places an emphasis on the practicing nurse’s obligation to protect that confidentiality and privacy of clients. Technical expertise is developed in clinical documentation and other patient care systems as well as applications designed to assist in the acquisition, interpretation and understanding of data, information and knowledge Prerequisites: Acceptance into the nursing program. Corequisite: All first-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 340 - Patient Centered Care: Behavioral Health

    (5 cr) This didactic and clinical course includes concepts of mental health principles and the provision of safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care for patients experiencing ineffective coping behavior and mental health disorders. Emphasis is placed on at-risk patients and groups in vulnerable populations. Prerequisites: All first-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All second-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 341 - Performance Outcomes II

    (1 cr) In this lab course, the student will develop intermediate nursing interventions aimed at providing patient-centered care. Prerequisites: All first-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All second-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 342 - Patient-Centered Care: Adult Health I

    (6 cr) This didactic and clinical course includes concepts designed to implement the nursing process in the care of patients experiencing chronic illness within vulnerable populations. Emphasis is placed upon evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care. Prerequisites: All first-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All second-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 345 - Genetics and Genomics in Nursing

    (3cr) This course provides the student an introduction to the science of genetics and genomics and explores the psychosocial impact that the presence of a genetic condition has on the patient and family.  The course explores ethnic, racial, cultural considerations when presenting genetic information and providing genetic services.  The course examines issues nurses need to consider when assisting people to access genetic testing or services. Previously offered as NURS 344 - Human Genetics with Ethical Applications.
  
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    NURS 411 - Nursing IV Community Health Care

    (3 cr) This course is designed to expand the student’s knowledge of people as an individuals, as members of a family, and as members of a community. Emphasis is placed on levels of prevention. With guidance, the student will identify socioeconomic, environmental, political, religious, and ethical aspects of health care which affect the health-illness continuum and the client’s aspects. The student will be able to assess community health problems, identify appropriate nursing interventions and community resources in planning nursing care of diverse populations in a variety of settings. Content topics related to school health, occupational health, home visiting, and public health are introduced. Prerequisites: NURS 324 ; R.N.s-NURS 410 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 411 .
  
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    NURS 413 - Nursing IV Clinical Component

    (3 cr) This course is designed to correlate theory with practice. The student will be able to assess community health problems, identify and apply appropriate nursing interventions and community resources in planning nursing care of diverse populations in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: NURS 324 ; R.N.s-NURS 410 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 411 .
  
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    NURS 415 - Nursing V Health Care of Children and Families

    (3 cr) This course is designed to examine the biophysical and psychosocial development, illness care, and health maintenance of the neonate, infant, toddler, preschool, school-age, and adolescent child. This course builds upon knowledge gained in NURS 316 - Nursing II Health Care of the Adult . The student will apply the nursing process utilizing critical thinking skills for the diverse health care alterations in the younger populations. Prerequisites: NURS 316 , 318 , 320 , 322 , 326 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 417 .
  
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    NURS 417 - Nursing V Clinical Component

    (2 cr) This course is designed to provide opportunities for exploration, application, and integration of theory content of Health Care of Children and Families to enhance priority setting and decision making skills, collaboration, and use of organizational skills. A variety of clinical settings, such as a community hospital and a university-based teaching hospital, will be utilized which will expose the student to diverse social, cultural and economic aspects of the health care of children and families. Prerequisites: NURS 320 , 322 , 326 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 415 .
  
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    NURS 419 - Nursing VI Health Care of Women

    (3 cr) This course is designed to examine the biophysical and psychosocial aspects of human reproductive function, childbearing, sexuality, illness care, and maintenance for the woman through the life span. The student will apply the nursing process utilizing critical thinking skills for the diverse health care alterations in the female population. Prerequisites: NURS 320 , 322 , 411 , 413 , 426 , 428 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 421 .
  
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    NURS 421 - Nursing VI Clinical Component

    (2 cr) This clinical course is designed to provide opportunities for exploration, application, and integration of theory content of obstetric and gynecologic nursing to women throughout the life cycle. A variety of hospital, community health settings will be utilized to expose the student to diverse social, cultural, and economic components of the woman/family system. Prerequisites: NURS 320 , 322 , 411 , 413 , 426 , 428 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 419 .
  
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    NURS 422 - Nursing VII Health Care of the Adult: Gerontology Focus

    (3 cr) This course is designed to examine illness care, rehabilitation care, health counseling, and education for the gerontological client and family. This course builds upon knowledge gained in NURS 316 (Health Care of the Adult—medical-surgical focus). The diverse social, cultural, economic, and political components of older populations will be explored. Prerequisites: NURS 411 , 413 , 426   428 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 424 .
  
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    NURS 424 - Nursing VII Clinical Component

    (3 cr) This clinical course is designed to provide opportunities for application and integrations of theory content of gerontological nursing. A variety of health care settings will be used to expose the student to a diverse social, cultural, economic, and political component of older populations. The student will apply the nursing process utilizing critical thinking skills to the multiple alterations in health for older populations. Prerequisites: NURS 411 , 413 , 428 , 426 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 422 .
  
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    NURS 426 - Nursing VIII Health Care of the Adult With Complex Problems

    (3 cr) This adult health nursing course focuses on the therapeutic nursing interventions used to restore health to adults who are experiencing acute and/or complex health problems. Analyzes deviations from health with attention to the implications for the individual as well as the family in coping with health problems. Analyzes the client’s health care needs and the resources to meet them in collaboration with the client and health providers. Incorporates ethical and legal issues involving clients with complex needs. Prerequisites:  NURS 316 318 , 320 , 322 , 324 , 326 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 428 .
  
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    NURS 428 - Nursing VIII Clinical Component

    (2 cr) This medical-surgical clinical course of adult health care nursing focuses on planning and providing care for persons with complex health needs. Complex and multisystem needs are explored in-depth. Selected clinical experiences in specialty areas ICU, CCU, ER, open heart surgery, and cardiac cath lab are arranged. Prerequisites: NURS 316 , 318 , 320 , 322 , 324 , 326 . Corequisite: Corequisite: NURS 426 .
  
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    NURS 430 - Patient-Centered Care: Children & Families

    (4 cr) This didactic and clinical course is designed to implement the nursing process in the care of children and families with emphasis on health promotion and the provision of safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care. Prerequisites: All 2nd-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All 3rd-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 431 - Performance Outcomes III

    (1 cr) In this lab course, the student will develop advanced nursing interventions aimed at providing patient-centered care. Prerequisites: All second-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All third-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 432 - Patient-Centered Care: Adult Health II

    (6 cr) This didactic and clinical course is designed to implement the nursing process in the care of patients experiencing acute, life-threatening illness within vulnerable populations.  Emphasis is placed on provision of safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care. Prerequisites: All 2nd-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All 3rd-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 434 - Management and Issues in Health Care

    (3 cr) This course is designed to examine current health care issues influencing professional nursing practice. The student is introduced to management principles and leadership roles and responsibilities within different health care organizations and settings. Prerequisites: NURS 415 , 417 , 426 , 428 .
  
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    NURS 436 - Senior Capstone Seminar

    (1 cr) Focus is on preparing for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN). Emphasis will be placed on test-taking strategies and development of personalized plans of study to assist in preparing students for NCLEX-RN success. Prerequisites: Last semester pre-licensure senior students.
  
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    NURS 437 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

    (3 cr) This didactic course is intended to provide a basic knowledge of research and focuses on the contribution of research in the provision of patient-centered and evidence-based nursing practice. Prerequisites: All second-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All third-semester nursing courses.

    CORE CODE:  WM

  
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    NURS 438 - Patient-Centered Care: Childbearing Family

    (4cr) This didactic and clinical course is designed to implement the nursing process in the care of the child-bearing family. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and the provision of safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care. Previously offered at 3cr. Prerequisites: All second-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All third-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 441 - Information Management

    (3 cr) This didactic course includes concepts of basic computer skills, information literacy, information management and patient care technology. This course introduces and discusses public and institutional policies important to health care technologiy, communication, and documentation of interventions, with an emphasis on privacy, confidentiality, and security. This course will address technology issues important to the future of nursing and health care. Prerequisites: All third-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All fourth-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 442 - Patient-Centered Care: Population Health

    (5 cr) This didactic and clinical course includes concepts relevant to the interprofessional and intraprofessional role of the nurse in assisting communities to develop and implement plans for health promotion and injury prevention activities across the lifespan, with emphasis on health disparities and vulnerable populations. Prerequisites: All third-semester nursing courses, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: All fourth-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 443 - Leadership

    (3 cr) This theory course focuses on leadership roles of the professional nurse. Concepts include leadership theory, professionalism, workplace issues, change implementation and conflict resolution, healthcare and regulatory policies, management and financial resources, role delineation and delegation, promoting a culture of quality and safety, and career development. Prerequisites: All third-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All fourth-semester nursing courses.
  
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    NURS 444 - Capstone Immersion Experience

    (4 cr) This clinical course allows the student to assume the professional nursing role in providing safe, multi-dimensional, patient-centered care in diverse healthcare environments. Prerequisites: All third-semester nursing courses. Corequisite: All fourth-semester nursing courses.

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    NURS 445 - NCLEX-RN Preparation

    (1 cr) This didactic course focuses on preparing the student for the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN). Emphasis is placed on test-taking strategies and development of personalized plans of study to assist students prepare for NCLEX-RN success. Prerequisites: Last semester pre-licensure senior students. Corequisite: All fourth-semester nursing courses.

Nursing (Graduate)

  
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    NURS 510 - Health Care Delivery Systems: Political, Social, and Economic Influences

    (3 cr) This theory course is designed to further develop the knowledge, skills, values, meaning, and experiences necessary for assuming a leadership role in health care delivery services.  The focus is on an in-depth assessment of socially and culturally diverse populations.  Students explore the physiological and psychological variants in health which influence client outcomes.  Content includes the analysis of common health disparities and the identification of evidence-based strategies to effect change.  Health services delivery systems are analyzed for appropriateness in meeting the dynamic and ever-changing health profile of clients.  This is the last course in the RN-to-BSN sequence, and is held as graduate credit on the graduate transcript.
  
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    NURS 512 - Theoretical Foundations in Nursing

    (3cr) This theory course is designed to further develop the knowledge, skills, values, meaning, and experiences necessary for assuming a leadership role in the health care delivery system.  The focus is on an in-depth assessment of socially and culturally diverse populations. Students explore the physiological and psychological variants in health, which influence client outcomes. Content includes the analysis of common health disparities and the identification of evidence-based strategies to effect change. Health services delivery systems are analyzed for appropriateness in meeting the dynamic and ever-changing health profile of clients.
  
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    NURS 513 - Research Methods for Health Professionals

    (4cr) In this course students learn to differentiate between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research methods as they relate to nursing and the health sciences. Students will assess the quality of quantitative and qualitative research approaches reported in the peer-reviewed literature, considering ethical considerations and theoretical underpinnings. Students will differentiate between various types of research strategies, examine ways to search for evidence effectively and efficiently, and propose an evidence-based strategy to solve a clinical problem.
  
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    NURS 518 - Grant Writing

    (3cr) This course focuses on the formulation of a fundable project of study, identification of potential funding sources, and development of the elements in a proposal.  Students will finalize a complete funding proposal, including problem statement, work plan, resource plan, evaluation methods, and budget. Prerequisites: NURS 512 . Prerequisite/corequisite: NURS 514 .
  
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    NURS 522 - Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    (3cr) This course integrates concepts of assessment and evaluation into a nursing education framework.  Students analyze assessment/evaluation concepts, models, and frameworks applicability for students, faculty, curricula, and programs. Prerequisites: NURS 512  and NURS 514 .
  
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    NURS 524 - Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education

    (3cr) This course provides preparation for employment and development of competencies as educators in academic and other complex organizations.  Course concepts include functioning within the education environment; teaching learning process; adult learning strategies; use of technology; research abilities; and developing effective communication skills with diverse groups. Prerequisites: NURS 522 .
  
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    NURS 526 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    (3cr) This course is designed for persons who are or will be engaged in teaching within nursing education settings.  The primary focus is the process of curriculum development; philosophical, social, political, economic, and professional issues that need to be considered in planning curricula; evaluating existing curricula; and changing curricula are examined. Prerequisites: NURS 524 .
  
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    NURS 530 - Nursing Leadership Internship I

    (4cr) A practicum experience designed for application, demonstration, and synthesis of theory and competencies related to the roles of administrator or nursing education leader.   Learning experiences are planned and negotiated to meet individual learning goals in the context of preceptor supervised experiences. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
  
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    NURS 532 - Nursing Leadership Internship II

    (5cr) A practicum experience designed for application, demonstration, and synthesis of theory and competencies related to the role of nurse administrator or nursing education leader.  Learning experiences are planned and negotiated to meet individual learning goals in the context of preceptor supervised experiences. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
  
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    NURS 538 - Diagnostic Reasoning

    (3cr) This course is designed to further develop the advanced diagnostic reasoning skills and diagnostic and procedural medical coding necessary for advanced practice nurses through the use of case studies and simulation experiences.
  
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    NURS 539 - Genetics for the Healthcare Provider

    (2cr) This course provides an introduction to the clinical application of genetics, providing the student with the most recent scientific knowledge as well as assisting them in applying this to their practice as an advanced practice nurse. Prerequisites: NURS 541 .
  
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    NURS 540 - Advanced Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan

    (4cr) This course focuses on refining and strengthening advanced health assessment and clinical judgments across the lifespan and provides a foundation for planning therapeutic interventions for well and ill patients.  A problem-focused and comprehensive database is developed and communicated through oral, written, and practicum methods.  This included complete functional, spiritual and family assessment, health history, physical examination and appropriate laboratory and diagnostic data.  Cultural and developmental variations of their patient will be emphasized.  This course includes 50 hours of lab practicum. Prerequisite/corequisite: NURS 510 .
  
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    NURS 541 - Advanced Pathophysiology

    (3cr) This course provides an advanced understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying human disease processes. The manifestation of pathophysiologic alterations will be analyzed in a systems approach as well as common diagnostic testing and pathologic processes. Prerequisite/corequisite: NURS 540 .
  
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    NURS 542 - Advanced Pharmacology

    (3cr) This course focuses on the application of pharmacological agents (prescription and over the counter) used to treat acute and chronic health problems of vulnerable populations across the lifespan. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics principles and current research form the foundation for discussion of selected drug groups. Emphasis is given to indications, mechanisms of action, dosages, adverse side effects, cost containment, and patient education. Prerequisite/corequisite: NURS 541 .
  
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    NURS 545 - Primary Care-Women’s Health

    (3cr) This course provides an opportunity for participation in the management of common acute (or episodic) and chronic conditions, which promote the health of women through advanced practice interventions.  This course includes 60 practice hours. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
  
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    NURS 546 - Primary Care-Peds and Family

    (4cr) This course provides an opportunity for participation in the management of common acute (or episodic) and chronic conditions, which promote the health of children and families through advanced practice interventions.  This course includes 120 practice hours. Prerequisites: NURS 545 .
  
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    NURS 547 - Primary Care-Adult I

    (3cr) This course provides an opportunity for participation in the management of common acute (or episodic) and chronic conditions, which promote the health of adults through advanced practice interventions.  This course includes 120 practice hours. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
  
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    NURS 548 - Primary Care-Adult II

    (4cr) This course provides an opportunity for participation in the management of common acute (or episodic) and chronic conditions, which promote the health of adults through advanced practice interventions.  This course includes 180 practice hours. Prerequisites: NURS 547 .
  
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    NURS 549 - Primary Care-Gerontology

    (2cr) This course provides an opportunity for participation in the management of common acute (or episodic) and chronic conditions, which promote the health of older adults through advanced practice interventions.  This course includes 60 practice hours. Prerequisite/corequisite: NURS 547 .
  
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    NURS 550 - Role Transition

    (2cr) This course focuses on promoting role development and role satisfaction of the advanced practice nurse.  Emphasis is placed on role adjustment, the advance practice nurse’s role in primary care, regulatory regulations, and marketing skills. Prerequisites: All 500-level NURS courses as required by program/concentration.
  
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    NURS 551 - Primary Care - Adult I

    (4cr) This course provides an opportunity in the management of common acute (or episodic) and chronic conditions, which promotes the health of adults through advanced practice interventions. This course includes 120 practice hours.
  
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    NURS 552 - Primary Care - Adult II

    (4cr) This course provides an opportunity for participation in the management of common acute (or episodic) and chronic conditions, which promotes the health of adults through advanced practice interventions. This course includes 120 practice hours. Corequisite: NURS 631.
  
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    NURS 600 - Transition to Doctoral Practice

    (1-9cr) This prerequisite course is intended for post-masters in nursing students requiring additional precepted clinical practicum hours to reach a total of 540 hours prior to full admission into the third year of the DNP program. The number of credits the student needs to complete will depend on the number of clinical hours completed in their masters in nursing program and will be negotiated between the program track coordinator and student. One credit is equivalent to 60 clinical hours. This course is repeatable to a maximum of 9 credits.
  
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    NURS 612 - Translating Research into Practice I

    (3cr) This course focuses on advanced applications of evidence-based practice.  The course emphasizes foundational and advanced concepts of evidence-based practice and requires application of principals of EBP, thorough literature searches, appraisals of literature and development of draft project proposal. Prerequisite/corequisite: NURS 610 .
  
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    NURS 614 - Translating Research into Practice II

    (3cr) Synthesis of knowledge regarding implementation models and strategies used for translating evidence into practice is the focus of this course.  Students explore organizational aspects of change influencing innovation, quality improvement, and program evaluation.  Developing and preparing to implement and evaluate a translational science project is a component of the course. Prerequisites: NURS 612 .
  
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    NURS 615 - Health Behaviors Leading to Disparities in Vulnerable Populations

    (2cr) This course focuses on an in-depth analysis of the theoretical and research literature that supports health behavior change in vulnerable populations. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate theories/models applicable to health behavior relevant to their area of research.
  
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    NURS 616 - Health Behaviors in Vulnerable Populations

    (3cr) This course focuses on an in-depth analysis of the theoretical and research literature that supports health behavior change in vulnerable populations.  Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate theories/models applicable to health behavior and to complete an intensive analysis of a health behavior relevant to their area of research. Prerequisite/corequisite: NURS 610 .
  
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    NURS 617 - Vulnerable Populations Clinical

    (1cr) This course offers the practical application of the theoretical and research literature to support health behavior change in vulnerable populations. Students will have the opportunity to critically evaluate and implement theories and models applicable to health behavior relevant to the clinical practice hours. Students will complete 60 hours of practicum experience for this course.
  
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    NURS 618 - Healthcare Systems Quality and Improvement

    (3cr) This course provides an application of measurement, data management, and statistical analysis principles to quality improvement and patient safety challenges.  The focus is on the importance and design of effective measures, the selection of appropriate analysis tools, and their application to quality and safety improvement challenges in healthcare. Prerequisites: NURS 610  and NURS 612 . Corequisite: NURS 614  and NURS 620 .
  
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    NURS 619 - Bioethics

    (3cr) Using predominantly a case study approach, this course explores ethical issues surrounding the provision of healthcare services; including end-of-life issues, informed consent, patient autonomy and the refusal of care, resuscitative issues, reproductive choices and technologies, genetic/genomic testing, privacy and confidentiality and population health issues.
  
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    NURS 620 - Strategic Resource Management in Nursing and Health Systems

    (3cr) The design and execution of strategies to manage human and financial resources within complex health systems.  The course has two central themes:  (1) How to think systematically and strategically about managing an organization’s human and financial assets, and (2) How to implement these strategies to achieve the organization’s objectives. Corequisite: NURS 614  and NURS 618 .
  
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    NURS 621 - Leadership and Management in Complex Health Systems

    (3cr) This course focuses on the analysis and evaluation of theories of both leadership and strategic management. Course content covers a broad array of leadership issues such as leadership theory, systems thinking, structure and management of complex systems, management of financial and human resources.
  
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    NURS 622 - Emerging Diseases and Population Health

    (3cr) This course focuses on integration and synthesis of clinical prevention and population health for individuals and populations utilizing advanced nursing practice strategies for the promotion of health and prevention of disease across the life span. Prerequisites: NURS 616 .
  
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    NURS 624 - Leadership in Complex Health Systems

    (3cr) This course focuses on the analysis and evaluation of theories and research that influence leadership in complex systems.  Leadership is explored in the complex system domains of education, health service, research, informatics, and public policy. Internal and external sources of knowledge are evaluated and used to enhance leader behavior/s.  Core competencies and strategies for leadership effectiveness are examined and evaluated. Prerequisites: NURS 614 , NURS 616 , and NURS 618 .
  
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    NURS 626 - Statistical Inferences for Evidence-Based Practice

    (3cr) This course provides the student an opportunity to perform statistical analysis appropriate for use in evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: Basic statistics course completed with a grade of B or better, and NURS 614 .
  
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    NURS 630 - DNP Project

    (1-3cr) This course provides the student with an opportunity to investigate a clinical problem of relevance to the student’s practice setting.  Students work under the direction of a faculty committee to prepare a written and oral report of their findings. This course may be split into 2 semesters, with completion in the final semester of the student’s academic program. This course includes 180 clinical practice hours. This course is repeatable once, to a maximum of three credits. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
  
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    NURS 631 - DNP Project

    (1cr) This course provides the student with an opportunity to investigate a clinical problem of relevance to the student’s practice setting. Students work under the direction of a faculty committee to prepare a written and oral report of their findings. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits.
  
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    NURS 632 - DNP Practicum

    (1-6cr) The course provides the opportunity for the student to have a mentored experience, under faculty supervision, where the DNP competencies can be explored and mastered in an area of the student’s choice.  This course may be split into two semesters, with completion in the final semester of the student’s academic program.  This course includes 360 clinical practice hours. This course is repeatable once, to a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

Nutrition

  
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    NUTR 120 - Food for Wellness

    (3cr) This course will explore the importance of eating a healthy diet as a way of life, to improve the quality of life, and to prevent future health risks. Emphasis will be placed on food composition and food quality. Previously offered as FACS 120.

    CORE CODES :  WE

  
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    NUTR 202 - Food Science and Technology

    (3cr) A course designed to provide proficiency in the selection and preparation of basic foods and in the planning, preparing, and serving of nutritionally adequate meals. Previously offered as FACS 202, 4cr.
  
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    NUTR 318 - Nutrition

    (3cr) A study of the functions, sources, and requirements of nutrients. Emphasis is placed on meeting the nutritional needs of individuals of all ages in a variety of situations. Previously offered as FACS 318.
  
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    NUTR 328 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy

    (3cr) This course explores the Nutrition Care process and provides students with an opportunity to study nutrition and chronic disease relationships within the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, as well as metabolic and respiratory stress. Application of evidence based dietary interventions for nutritional management of disease is included. Previously offered as FACS 328 (2cr). Prerequisites: CHEM 125  and NUTR 318 ; open to Nutrition majors and minors only.
  
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    NUTR 329 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy II

    (3cr) This course studies nutrition and chronic disease relationships for liver and renal disease, diabetes mellitus, cancer, and AIDs and genetic conditions. Students will apply evidence based dietary interventions for nutritional management disease. Prerequisites: NUTR 328 ; open to Nutrition Majors and Minors only.
 

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