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    HNC 299 - Introduction to Professional Trends in Nursing

    This course explores current health care issues in relationship to nursing practice and professionalism. Social, ethical, legal and cultural implications will be considered in accordance with Nursing: Scope and Standard of Practice (ANA, 2015), The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008), and QSEN Competencies (2005).

    1-4 credits

    HNC 300 - Health Care Informatics

    This course introduces information technology and its use in the health care arena. The essential components of information management, computer fluency, and information literacy are emphasized. Nursing informatics as it relates to patient-centered care, quality improvement, evidenced-based practice, and telehealth are explored.

    3 credits

    HNC 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNC 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in health care will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNC 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNC 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNC 340 - Novice to Expert

    This course is designed as an introduction and application of Patricia Benner¿s model of professional development of nurses. The relationship of theory to practice in the acquisition of skills will be explored. Course work will facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the expanded roles and responsibilities of the baccalaureate prepared registered nurse. Prerequisite: HNC 333

    Prerequisite(s): HNC 3336 credits

    HNC 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the schools mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNC 351 - Role Development for Professional Advancement

    This course explores the historical and theoretical basis of the nursing profession. The role and responsibilities of the baccalaureate nurse, as manager of care, in current and evolving health care systems are presented. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. The process of writing for the profession for the purposes of evidence dissemination, sharing innovations, and developing the science base of the profession is emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNC 360 - Statistical Methods for Health Care Research

    This course explores statistical principles and their application to research as a basis for evidence-based healthcare practice. A focus on data management, probability testing, and statistical analysis, as they are used to answer research questions and test hypotheses, is provided. Case studies will provide introductory applications of descriptive and inferential statistics to salient and researchable health care problems.

    3 credits

    HNC 367 - Introduction to Health Care Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the health care policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of healthcare policy as it relates to the nurses role as patient advocate, and professional change agent. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon nursing practice is also examined.

    2 credits

    HNC 369 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Policy

    This course delivers an introduction to health care policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of policy as it relates to ethical considerations, advocacy, and promoting change. The legal basis of current policy will be discussed. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon optimal care for individuals and populations is also examined.

    3 credits

    HNC 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNC 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    0-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNC 440 - Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Pract

    This course is an introduction to nursing research as a scientific foundation for nursing practice. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. The importance of research to evidence-based nursing is emphasized. Sources of evidence for clinical decision-making are examined. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation, critique, and synthesis of current research. Evidence-based practice as a means to patient care quality and safety is promoted. Pre-requisite: HNC 360

    2 credits

    HNC 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNC 462 - Clinical Immersion in Emergency Nursing

    This elective clinical course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the Emergency Department environment.

    2 credits

    HNC 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for the diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of HNC 499.

    6 credits

    HNC 470 - Nursing Ldrship Practicum: A Capstone Experience

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurse's role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    6 credits

    HNC 471 - Nrsng Ldrshp Practicum: A Cap Exp for BS/MS Stdnts

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurse's role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students will analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    3 credits

    HNC 479 - Transitioning to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to the baccalaureate nursing role. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurse's role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNC 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit

    HNC 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits

    HNC 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The directed study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNC 483 - Clinical Immersion in Perioperative Nursing II

    This elective clinical course provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and attitude required of a professional nurse in the perioperative environment. Communication and collaboration of the interprofessional health care team is emphasized. Students will work with diverse populations of patients and their families in the perioperative environment under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor.

    3 credits

    HNC 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment.

    0-6 credits

    HNC 490 - Professional & Ethical Communication in Digital Era

    This course introduces the principles of professional and ethical communication specific to online and social media interactions. Theoretical frameworks related to cyberpsychology and online communications are explored. Critical thinking to address issues facing nurses who communicate through online workplace and social media platforms is emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNC 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNC 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored.

    2 credits

    HNC 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult patient and family as they approach end of life. It will emphasize a framework that allows the patient to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the patient's end-of-life decisions. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural, and financial considerations, and interprofessional collaboration.

    2 credits

    HNC 495 - Palliative, Hospice and End of Life Care

    This course is focused on improving end-of-life care for clients and their families to enable the client to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives, while honoring their end-of-life choices. The content will emphasize the goals of palliative care with attention on clinical skills and interprofessional collaboration, providing the licensed student confidence in caring for the client/family who is nearing death. Topics will include clinical aspects of symptom management, communication skills, grief, spirituality, and self-care. Additional themes include advocacy, ethical challenges, regulatory policy, cultural and fiscal considerations.

    3 credits

    HNC 496 - Working Together: Interprofessnl Conversations-Cultural Diversity, Patient Safety, and Quality Care

    This elective course explores theoretical frameworks and core competencies related to interprofessional collaborative practice, leading to effective communication, culturally sensitive care, improved patient safety, and quality care. Professional roles and responsibilities are emphasized through relationship-building, team dynamics, and communication concepts taught by faculty across disciplines. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Effective team performance in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of patient/population-centered care is appraised through the use of simulation and the completion of a root cause analysis (RCA).

    2 credits

    HNC 497 - Genetics and Genomics

    This course introduces the principles of genetics and genomics in relationship to prevention strategies, health care screening, treatment, and privacy.

    1-3 credits

    HNC 499 - Epidemiology: Population Based

    This course provides an introduction to epidemiology as a basic science of public health. The distribution and determinants of health and disease in various populations are explored. Methods to prevent or improve outcomes will be applied to major public health problems in the community. Statistical concepts that are used to summarize health data in the study of health and disease across populations is also presented.

    3 credits

    HND 612 - Theories of Applied Science

    This course will explore the theoretical and scientific foundations for scholarly doctoral level practice. This course emphasizes the application of theory-based practice models, quality improvement, and implementation frameworks that guide the translation of evidence into practice toward improving population health outcomes.

    3 credits

    HND 615 - Genomics

    This course will explore the role of genetic factors in the, causation, treatment, and prevention of human disease. Emphasis will be placed on translation of genetic discoveries into interventions which improve health outcomes.

    3 credits

    HND 625 - Health Care Policy and Social Justice

    This course will explore the interface among federal, state and local governments, from a historical to a contemporary perspective, relative to social determinants of health.  Emphasis will be placed on correlating components of healthcare to health policy, fiscal implications, access to care, and delivery of care.

    3 credits

    HND 635 - Biostatistics

    This course will provide knowledge of statistical approaches used in health research and epidemiology. Emphasis will be placed on applying statistical methods to critically evaluate evidence used in clinical decision making.

    3 credits

    HND 640 - Epidemiology and Population Health

    This course will focus on the study of epidemiological, biostatistical, and environmental data as they relate to evidence-based practice, injury and disease prevention, and improvement of population health outcomes.

    3 credits

    HND 645 - Large Data Analyses

    This course will provide an overview of real-world and healthcare data sets available at the federal, state, and local levels. Emphasis will be placed on the query of large data sets and developing analytical methods to answer research questions.

    3 credits

    HND 647 - Doctoral Seminar in Evidence-based Practice

    This course will emphasize development of doctoral-level academic skills essential for establishing the scientific foundation of nursing practice and scholarship, and culminate in comprehensive review of select literature. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies.

    4 credits

    HND 650 - Systems Theory

    This course will provide knowledge and opportunities for identifying responsibilities inherent in the leadership role, opportunities for change, and strategies to improve and enhance health care delivery from a systems perspective.

    3 credits

    HND 655 - DNP Synthesis I

    This course will emphasize methodology, and culminate in development of a proposal for a comprehensive doctoral-level project which seeks to advance health outcomes. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies.

    5 credits

    HND 665 - DNP Synthesis II

    This course will emphasize data collection and measurement, and culminate in the analysis of data from a comprehensive doctoral-level project which seeks to advance health outcomes. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies. Required prerequisite: HND 655.

    6 credits

    HND 670 - Independent Studies

    This elective course provides an opportunity to use advanced critical thinking and investigative skills to develop or refine specific competencies that support the advancement of human health. Except for extraordinary circumstances, Independent Studies cannot replace courses for a degree. Prerequisite: By permission of faculty.

    Prerequisite(s): By permission of faculty.0-4 credits

    HND 675 - DNP Synthesis III

    This course will emphasize scholarly presentation, and culminate in the synthesis and dissemination of results from a comprehensive doctoral-level project which seeks to advance health outcomes. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies. Required prerequisite: HND 665.

    6 credits

    HND 682 - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Continuing Coursework

    This elective course provides an opportunity to achieve program-essential requirements following a course-disrupting circumstance that is beyond the student's control

    0-6 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 501 - Primary Care

    The student explores and analyzes common health problems as experienced by women from young adulthood through old age. Optimum client outcomes are emphasized in the development of client specific management plans. The clinical components of primary care are practiced in women's health care settings. An emphasis is placed on application of evidence-based screening guidelines. Prerequisite: HNG 540 and HNG 588; Co-Requisite: HNG 515

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 540 and HNG 588; Co-Requisite: HNG 5153 credits

    HNG 506 - Evidence-based Health and Wellness of the Contemporary College Student

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on understanding the health and wellness continuum of the contemporary college student, identifying the at risk student, and examining models for intervention and student support. Concepts including developmental theory, health beliefs and culture will be explored in relation to topics such as health maintenance, mental health substance abuse, violence, and the needs of the student with cognitive and physical disabilities.

    2 credits

    HNG 507 - Parenting: Anticipatory Guidance

    This course critically examines issues, knowledge and skills which facilitate optimal parent/child health outcomes. Concepts from humanities, health related and nursing sciences provide a knowledge based for parenting and parent education. Anticipatory guidance, as a therapeutic nursing intervention, will be the focus of the course.

    2 credits

    HNG 508 - Adv Theory & Clin Prac Acute Care Pediatric Nrsg I

    This is the third clinical course in pediatric advanced nursing practice and the first with a focus on acute care. Emphasis is placed on development of competencies needed to meet the health care needs of children and families with complex, acute, critical and chronic illnesses across pediatric populations. Precepted clinical experiences will expose students to assessment, diagnoses and management of pediatric patient conditions commonly found in acute and critical care environments.

    5 credits

    HNG 509 - Adv Theory & Clin Prac Acute Care Adult/Ger Nrsg I

    This is the third clinical course focused on adult-gerontology advanced nursing practice and the first with a focus on acute care. Emphasis is placed on development of competencies needed to provide services ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care. Didactic and clinical coursework will focus on management of acute, critical and complex illnesses across the entire adult age spectrum. Pre-Requisite: HNG 529

    5 credits

    HNG 513 - Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant

    This course will be centered on assessment of physical, behavioral and cognitive development of the neonate and infant within the context of their family and environment. Emphasis will be placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role.

    3 credits

    HNG 514 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health I

    This is the first of four sequential courses focusing on advanced nursing practice specializing in perinatal/women's health throughout the life span focusing on gynecological health. Analytical thinking and clinical decision making within collaborative practice will be implemented so that therapeutic nursing interventions result in desired outcomes in the ambulatory care of women. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of women within the context of a multicultural society will be addressed. Realistic problems within a collaborative practice will be explored and developed to facilitate acquisition of skills in reasoning, problem solving, decision making and critical reflections relevant to the specialization of Perinatal Women's Health.

    4 credits

    HNG 515 - Advanced Health Assessment

    Provides diagnostic reasoning and a regional approach to physical exam in the health assessment process. Functional health patterns and biomedical models constitute the theoretical framework.

    3 credits

    HNG 517 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health I

    Provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for the advanced practice of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. The concept of mental health is based upon a comprehensive understanding of human interaction with the environment through a synthesis of arts, sciences, humanities and life experience. Emphasis will be place on the importance theory plays in defining knowledge necessary to assess human behavior, diagnose illness and to implement and evaluate treatment related to psychopathology. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 540, HNG 551, HNG 588

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 540, HNG 551, HNG 5884 credits

    HNG 518 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Nursing Across the Continuum I

    The focus of this course is the development of critical thinking and clinical decision making as essential components of the advanced practice role. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common primary health problems of infants, children, and adolescents and developing optimum client outcomes that promote cost-effective, quality health care within the context of a multicultural society. Health assessments will integrate the concepts, theories, and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis, and management of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents within the context of their families and communities. Knowledge of related health sciences, nursing theories, and research are drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Prerequisite: HNG 525

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5254 credits

    HNG 519 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult-Gerontology Nursing Across the Continuum I

    This course focuses on clinical problem solving and decision making skills essential to assessing and diagnosing health status, health risks, illness and functional/dysfunctional health patterns of adults and their families. Resources, strengths and limitations are used as a basis to collaborate with adult patient families and/or other health care providers to plan therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain or restore health. Prerequisite: HNG 515, 540, and 588

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, 540, and 5884 credits

    HNG 520 - Pediatric Pathophysiology

    The course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the maturational process from conception through childhood. Emphasis will be placed on the maintenance of wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    3 credits

    HNG 522 - Advanced Topics in Fetal and Neonatal Pathophysiology

    This course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role in neonatal health with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the developmental process from conception through infancy. Emphasis will be placed on the development wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    2 credits

    HNG 524 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health II

    This is the second of four clinical courses that will prepare the student to provide primary care to women during the childbearing years. The conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, and the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, patient education and advocacy will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions and lifestyle variations. Students are prepared for the advanced practice role of the Perinatal Women's Health Nurse Practitioner role in the provision of care to women from preconception through the prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum phase of childbearing. The normal neonate and breastfeeding content is also included in this course.

    4 credits

    HNG 525 - Advanced Health Assessment Child Health

    This course is designed to enable the student to refine and further develop clinical decision making skills while conducting health assessment of infants, children, and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on assessment of the child's physical, emotional and cognitive development within the context of the family and environment.

    3 credits

    HNG 527 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical core courses for advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills inherent in the diagnosis of mental disorders as related to etiology, psychopathology, practice and research. A variety of treatment models that provide a foundation for psychotherapeutic interventions will be explored, analyzed and applied to meet the needs of a complex and culturally diverse society. Prerequisite: HNG 517

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5174 credits

    HNG 528 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Nursing Across the Continuum II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to expand and integrate concepts, theories and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis and management of common health problems of children within the context of their families and communities. This course prepares students for the advanced practice role of the pediatric nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist in an environment conducive to analytic skills, clinical decision making and reflections on practice in a multi-cultural society. Clinical and evidence based research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Prerequisites: HNG 518

    4 credits

    HNG 529 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult-Gerontology Nursing Across the Continuum II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Therapeutic interventions are planned to promote health, treat illness, manage chronic disease and limit disabilities by enhancing problem solving and self care abilities of adults and their families. The implementation and evaluation components of managed care are emphasized. Prerequisites: HNG 519.

    5 credits

    HNG 534 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential clinical courses designed to integrate nursing theory and research into the health promotion and management of the high risk perinatal family within the context of a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on the prevention and early detection of reproductive risk, therapeutic nursing intervention and communication necessary to improve the quality of perinatal outcomes. The nursing process is utilized to manage high risk reproductive and perinatal complications.

    5 credits

    HNG 537 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III

    Provides the knowledge and skills in the nursing diagnosis and therapeutic nursing interventions of mental disorders in special populations in a multicultural society. The variey of therapeutic roles for the Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing will be analyzed to provide a framework for advanced practice. Prerequisite: HNG 527

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5275 credits

    HNG 538 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Pediatric Nursing I

    This is the third of four sequential courses and is designed to provide knowledge and analytical skills to meet the health care needs of children and families with chronic and or medically fragile conditions in a complex and culturally diverse society. There will be precepted clinicals that expose students to clinical decision making in collaborative practice environments. Health care management will be linked with evidence based clinical research findings that promote optimal health care for children and families within complex interrelated health care systems. Pre-requisites: HNG 528

    5 credits

    HNG 539 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nursing I

    This is the third of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Emphasizes coordination, consultation, and interaction components of case management to promote, maintain and/or restore health in groups of adult patients in primary care settings. Clinical research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Pre-requisites: HNG 529

    5 credits

    HNG 540 - Clinical Pharmacology

    The course focuses on the knowledge and application of advanced pharmacotherapeutic principles related to the health needs of patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on pharmacodynamics, patient response to therapeutic regimens, and management. Regulatory requirements pertaining to prescribing practices are included.

    3 credits

    HNG 541 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice I

    This course is an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice. Research will be examined as the scientific foundation for nursing. An emphasis will be placed on understanding research methods and strategies to evaluate results for use in evidence-based practice. The steps of the evidence-based practice process will provide the framework for the course. Published nursing research studies will be evaluated according to principles of evidence-based practice for applicability and clinical feasibility.

    3 credits

    HNG 542 - Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology

    The course is centered on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected neonatal conditions with major emphasis on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role. Learners will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the neonate and infant in the intensive care and primary care settings as well as potential consequences of maternal drug therapy on the fetus. Currency in knowledge of the principles of clinical and basic pharmacology is an essential prerequisite of this course.

    3 credits

    HNG 543 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice II

    This is the second of two courses designed to examine research in relation to evidence-based practice and health care outcomes. Models and methods of evidence-based practice will be examined. A focus will be placed on critical appraisal of nursing research and clinical guidelines for applicability to practice. Identification, review of evidence, and recommendations for improving health care outcomes will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNG 547 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating course of the four sequential advanced clinical courses. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner within the nursing discipline in a specialty area of their choice. Emphasis will be placed on integration of the advanced nursing practice role, nursing research, and the leadership component in the clinical specialization. Concepts of clinical practice as they relate to the specialty area in a culturally diverse society will be explored and analyzed so that therapeutic nursing interventions are linked with patient outcomes. Students will be expected to implement their role as advanced nurse practitioner, terminate and evaluate the experience. Prerequisites:HNG 537

    5 credits

    HNG 548 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Pediatric Nursing II

    This is the last of a series of four courses designed to provide students an opportunity to evaluate critically the role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist in the care of children and their families. Care will be taken to integrate advanced nursing practice, leadership, management, research and expert clinical practice in diagnosing, treating and managing children with particular healthcare needs. Concepts of clinical practice will be related to outcome based research. Prerequisite: HNG 538

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5384 credits

    HNG 549 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nursing II

    A capstone experience for students to be mentored by faculty in experiencing full enactment of the roles and functions of the NP. Students identify the patient populations with whom they plan to practice, negotiate for placement in a self selected practice setting, implement the roles and functions of NP, and evaluate the terminal experience in advanced practice in adult health care. Prerequisites: HNG 539

    5 credits

    HNG 551 - Psychopharmacology

    This course will center on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected psychiatric conditions. Students will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the psychiatric client in ambulatory, acute care and chronic care settings.

    2 credits

    HNG 554 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating nursing practicum course designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and critically evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner in women's health. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of advanced nursing practice, research, and leadership/management concepts in the clinical specialization. Issues in clinical practice related to the specialty area will be explored as well as the effect of therapeutic nursing interventions on patient/family outcomes.

    4 credits

    HNG 555 - Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice

    The course will focus on professional organizations for nurse-midwifery practice and provides an opportunity for professional socialization and responsibility. This course provides a culminating review of all clinical aspects of nurse midwifery practice and standards. An emphasis on the mastery of core competencies and standards of practice of the ACNM will be integrated throughout the course. Co-requisite: HNG 587

    1 credit

    HNG 557 - Clinical Perspectives of Pathophysiology/Neurophysiology

    This course is based on the core concepts in Neurophysiology which are integral to the clinical practice of advanced psychiatric mental health nurses. A major focus involves understanding the neurophysiological theories of major psychiatric/mental health disorders, neurological assessment.

    3 credits

    HNG 558 - Adv Thry & Clin Prac Acute Care Pediatric Nrsg II

    This is the fourth and culminating clinical course advanced in pediatric acute care advanced nursing practice. This course is designed to provide students opportunities to integrate advanced nursing practice, leadership, management and research with expert clinical practice in diagnosing, treating and managing children with complex acute, chronic, and critical healthcare needs. Precepted clinical experiences will expose students to clinical decision making in acute and critical care settings. Pre-Requisite: HNG 508

    4 credits

    HNG 559 - Adv Thry & Clin Prac Acute Care Adult/Gero Nrsg II

    This is the fourth and culminating clinical course in adult-gerontology acute care advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on advanced clinical skills in diagnosing, treating, and managing adult-gerontology clients in acute and complex care settings. Development of evidence-based practice, clinical acute, reasoning skills and ethical decision making will be integrated into didactic and clinical coursework, clinical simulation, and clinical immersions with expert practitioners. Pre-Requisite: HNG 509

    5 credits

    HNG 560 - Sexual Health across the Lifespan

    This course will provide the skills to assess, coordinate, consult, promote, maintain and/or restore sexual health in diverse patient populations. Emphasis is placed on risk reduction and the promotion of sexual well-being.

    3 credits

    HNG 561 - Clinical Immersion: Graduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich advanced practice skills relevant to area of clinical specialization. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of advanced practice competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and precepted learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and interprofessional collaboration.

    1-5 credits

    HNG 564 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course forcuses on the advanced assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studied as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    3 credits

    HNG 565 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course focuses on the advanced health assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studies as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improvising the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    6 credits

    HNG 567 - Evidence-Based Pract: Promoting Mentl Hlth Wellness

    This course explores the current evidence surrounding societal mental health wellness. Students will select a topic of exploration and use the steps of evidence-based practice in the development of solutions to improve mental health outcomes throughout the lifespan. Pre-requisites: HNG 515, HNG 588, HNG 540, HNG 541

    2 credits

    HNG 568 - The Addicted Client: Strategies for Nursing Assessment and Intervention

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual foundation needed to address clients with a broad range of substance abuse and addiction patterns on the health-illness continuum. It utilizes concepts from a number of nursing specialties in data collection, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation through the case study method. The critical evaluation of socio-cultural beliefs, values and attitudes toward the addicted client will also be explored.

    2 credits

    HNG 569 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing I: The Childbearing Family

    This is one of four sequential courses designed to focus on advanced assessment of the childbearing family.All components of this comprehensive assessment are integral to the development of differential diagnoses and management plans for high risk neonates and their families and will form the foundation for clinical decision-making required in the advanced practice role of the neonatal nurse practitioner. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNG 570 - Independent Studies

    The focus of this course is self-directed study in the analysis, examination and critique of a specialty area of interest in advanced practice.

    1-6 credits

    HNG 572 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing I

    This is the first of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice specializing in primary family health care. The major emphasis is on the development of clinical reasoning and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role in family health nursing. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary health care will be applied along the health continuum. Optimal client outcomes within the context of a multicultural society will be explored. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 540, HNG 588

    4 credits

    HNG 573 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical courses. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. This course focuses on advanced nursing practice specializing in the primary health care for the pediatric patient. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common problems in primary health care for pediatric patient and throughout a health continuum and developing optimum client outcomes within the context of multicultural society. Prerequisite: HNG 572

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5725 credits

    HNG 574 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing III

    This is the third course of four sequential advanced clinical courses. Coordination, consultation and interaction components of case management are emphasized to promote, maintain, and, or restore health in families in primary care settings. Prereq: HNG 573

    5 credits

    HNG 575 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing IV

    This is the fourth of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice in family health, womens health and gender related care. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary, health care of women from adolescence through the advanced years will be applied. Optimal individual and family outcomes within the context of a diverse society will be explored. Prerequisite: HNG 574

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5745 credits

    HNG 577 - Families: Theories and Interventions for Advanced Nursing Practice

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for the NP in developing therapeutic interventions for individuals and their families. Adult and adolescent developmental theories, the major family theories and crisis intervention theory are examined. Selected family typologies are used to illustrate theoretical concepts. Emphasis is placed on assessment, interventions and development of referral resources.

    3 credits

    HNG 578 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing III: The High Risk Neonate I

    This is one of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of the neonate and family within the context of a pluralistic society will be explored. Prerequisites: HNG 513, HNG 522, and HNG 542

    7 credits

    HNG 579 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing IV: the High Risk Neonate II

    This is the last of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. The role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of care to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving their quality of life is explored. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are stressed. Prerequisite: HNG 578

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5787 credits

    HNG 580 - Adv Sklls, Tchnologies & Clin Dec-Making Acte Cre

    This course incorporates assessment, implementation, evaluation of advanced skills and technologies, and clinical decision making in the management of acutely ill patients. Recognition of client presentations requiring use of technology using evidence-based criteria will be addressed. Ethical, legal and psychological aspects, including the impact of technology on the client, family and health care system will be incorporated. An introduction to invasive interventions and diagnostic device application and interpretation will be facilitated through advanced skill labs and simulated experiences. Co-Requisites: HNG 508 or HNG 558; or HNG 509 or HNG 559

    3 credits

    HNG 581 - Midwifery I

    This is the first of four sequential courses, each containing the didactic content associated with the clinical practice of midwifery. Conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention will be utilized. The course is designed to foster the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, client education, and patient advocacy. Effective coordination of care, integration of evidence-based practice, and the application of bioethical principles of care are emphasized. An introduction to clinical decision making, diagnosis, and the management of gynecologic and antenatal patients will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions. Pre-requisites: HNG 501, HNG 515, HNG 540, and HNG 588

    4 credits

    HNG 582 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    0-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 585 - Midwifery II

    This is the second of four sequential courses which builds upon the foundational concepts of clinical practice in midwifery. The focus of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of gynecology, maternal and fetal physiology, and antenatal care. The conceptual frameworks of health promotion, disease prevention are reinforced. The use of communication strategies and documentation principles are emphasized. This course furthers understanding of family-centered, community-based, multicultural care across the lifespan. Pre-requisites: HNG 581

    4 credits

    HNG 586 - Midwifery III

    This course emphasizes the normalcy of labor and birth as a physiologic and developmental process and prepares students to assume responsibility for management of care of the woman and fetus during the intrapartum period. The use of conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention will be emphasized. Communication and collaborative strategies will be emphasized to build upon the strengths of families and communities and minimize technological intervention. Prerequisite:HNG 585

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5855 credits

    HNG 587 - Midwifery IV

    This is the fourth in a sequence of courses designed to prepare the midwife for clinical practice. The organizing framework of this course is continuity of care, emphasizing family centered, community-based health care and the normalcy of birth and recovery. Prerequisites: HNG 586

    5 credits

    HNG 588 - Clinical Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan

    This course focuses on pathophysiology and disruptions in normal body functioning for individuals across the lifespan. In depth theoretical and clinical principles of diseases resulting from genetic, environmental, and stress related causes are included.  Emphasis is placed on regulatory and compensatory mechanisms as they relate to disease states. 

    3 credits

    HNG 599 - Therapeutic Touch

    Therapeutic touch assessment skills will be taught so that the practitioner may use therapeutic touch clinically to assist in reduction of pain and anxiety, promote relaxation and facilitate the body's natural restorative process.

    1 credit

    HNH 501 - Health Illness in a Cross Cultural Perspective

    This course examines the role of history and culture in healing and medicine. The consideration and utilization of cultural practices and beliefs when designing health education programs will be stressed.

    3 credits

    HNH 503 - Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation

    This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to understand the economies of care, business principles, and how to work within and affect change in systems. It will also prepare students to conceptualize a new advanced practice role in the discipline of nursing. Leadership, including theory, leadership styles, contemporary approaches and strategies, will be explored.

    3 credits

    HNH 504 - Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies

    As a foundational course for graduate level nurses, this course prepares students to apply quality improvement methods and analyze information to affect safety and quality of care and to improve patient outcomes. The use of current and emerging technologies to support safety, quality and value based care and quality across diverse settings will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNH 505 - Health Care Policy and Advocacy

    This course examines how policies shape the structure and financing of health care, influence social determinants of health, and affect health outcomes. Participation in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, and federal policy will be an expectation of this course. The role of nurse as advocate for vulnerable populations, the profession, and health-promoting policies will be explored.

    2 credits

    HNH 510 - Facilitating Adult Learning

    This course focuses on the role and perspective changes in adulthood. Concepts of self and maturity, learning theories, cognition, creativity, interests, attitudes and motivation will be explored. Issues, strategies and methods for facilitating adult learning will be emphasized. Theory is considered in relation to nursing education.

    3 credits

    HNH 511 - Curriculum Design , Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    This course focuses on issues in design of curriculum content, organization, and planning toward a practical approach to curriculum development. Application of theory to the development and implementation of curriculum from the point of view of the practice discipline of nursing will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in designing and implementing evaluation studies will be discussed. Theory and methods of measurement and evaluation and their application to practice will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNH 512 - Advanced Teaching Strategies

    This course emphasizes the role of the teaching-learning process in clinical and academic nursing education through development of innovative instructional designs and processes. Issues such as feminism, creativity in clinical teaching, and the impact of economic and social trends on reality-based nursing will be discussed. A variety of teaching methods will be explored including simulation, virtual learning, social media and relevant and innovative instructional technologies.

    3 credits

    HNH 513 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I

    This course focuses on graduate level clinical practice content and experiences related to the role of the nurse educator. This population-focused practicum will include student placement with an expert nurse clinician to develop proficiency in a focused area of clinical practice. Students will choose a population foci and complete 75 direct care hours during this precepted clinical experience. Increased knowledge in a specialized area of practice will provide a clinical foundation for academic and/or clinical nursing education. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 540, and HNG 588.

    3 credits

    HNH 514 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II

    This is the second of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and values in the aspects of nursing education related to teaching and learning, assessment of the learner, instructional design, curriculum development, delivery, and evaluation. Role transition and experiential learning related to academic or clinical nursing education will be a central focus of this course. Observation and experience related to academic or clinical nursing education will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisite: HNH 513

    Prerequisite(s): HNH 5134 credits

    HNH 515 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III

    This is the third of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will select aspects of nursing education related to the role of nurse educator as leader and change agent. Scholarship activities begun in HNH 514 will conclude in HNH 515. Professional role responsibilities, including administrative functions, committee work and interdisciplinary efforts will be emphasized. Experiential learning related to academic and clinical nursing education will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisites: HNH 514

    4 credits

    HNH 530 - Communication and Relationship Management

    This course focuses on issues in communication, relationship building, behaviors that influence others, diversity and shared decision making. Theories of interpersonal communication and professional relationship development will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures in relationship building will be discussed. Inter-professional collaboration will be stressed. A variety of leadership theories will be used to articulate the importance of effective oral and written communications in relation to leadership in relationship management.

    3 credits

    HNH 531 - Business Skills for Nurse Leaders

    This course focuses on issues in resource management, strategic management and marketing in the health care environment. Focus will be on developing a strategic plan for the health care environment in which the student works. Marketing strategies will be explored. Discussions on labor relations in relation to professional issues in collective bargaining will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in resource management will be discussed.

    3 credits

    HNH 532 - Finance and Economics in Nursing Leadership

    This course provides an introduction to financial management for planning, operation, and evaluation of the economic performance of an organization. The course will focus on budgeting, healthcare reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and the integration of leadership and management functions into fiscal planning. The student will investigate concepts and principles necessary for the management of fiscal resources.

    3 credits

    HNH 533 - Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate legal, ethical and regulatory requirements into a variety of health care settings. Principles and processes of patient and employee safety will also be emphasized. Students will investigate concepts and principles necessary for ethical decision making, patient advocacy, and employee rights under law.

    3 credits

    HNH 534 - Advanced Leadership Seminar

    This course is the capstone course and will focus on the role of the nurse leader. Emphasis will be on role formation, dimensions of leadership roles, identification of individual and group leadership attributes, knowledge and skills required to fulfill the role and approaches to leadership. Students will develop and conduct self-assessments and create a professional development plan.

    3 credits

    HNH 540 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership I

    This is the first of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. Students will integrate advanced knowledge and skills related to organizational theory and financial/human resource management. The student will use data-driven decision making and creative leadership skills to build a positive practice environment as well as develop analytical skills to assess and forecast trends in nursing leadership. Inter-professional collaboration will be emphasized. Field experiences of 90 hours are required and may include preceptorship by a nurse leader and financial officer in a health care system.

    4 credits

    HNH 541 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership II

    This is the second of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. This course builds on knowledge of organizational leadership and quality improvement. The student will integrate advanced knowledge and skills into practical applications in the role of nurse leader. Students will further explore the leadership role through current relevant research to enhance their ability to strategize entrepreneurial relationships, develop creative solutions to financial constraints and evaluate infrastructure and technology. Project management will be emphasized. Students will be required to seek experiences with health care leaders involved in project management. Field experiences of 90 hours are required. Prerequisites: HNH 532 and HNH 540

    3 credits

    HNH 580 - Health Coping Skills Training for Health Care

    Treatment approaches for many chronic illnesses consist of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Often patients need to take an active role in their care in order to best manage symptoms associated with chronic illness. Coping Skills Training (CST) is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. The theoretical foundations that underpin CST will be explored through guided readings. A combination of cognitive and behavioral therapeutic interventions will be introduced and practiced with the goal of applying the skills to practice in order to help people change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors so they can manage symptoms and enjoy more productive, less stressful lives. Students will learn to deliver CST using a standardized manual of coping skills. Rationale for each skill, demonstration, role playing and skills feedback will be the teaching/learning strategies for this course. Instructor feedback and supervision of home practice audio recordings of simulated skill sessions will enhance student proficiency in skill acquisition.

    3 credits

    HNH 590 - Nursing and Numbers: Budgeting and Benchmarking for Nurses

    This course is designed to provide nurse leaders with an overview of the budget development process. Various types of budgets will be discussed with a focus on variance assessments, analysis, and benchmarking.

    2 credits

    HNI 290 - Introduction to Nursing

    This course is designed as an introduction to nursing for students who plan

    2 credits

    HNI 301 - Mathematics for Health Care

    This required course builds upon previous knowledge of mathematical concepts. Students are guided to refine and apply these concepts to the preparation of drugs and solutions. Emphasis is placed on the need for accuracy in computations. A self-directed programmed approach will be utilized.

    1 credit

    HNI 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNI 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in health care will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNI 307 - Disability from the Inside Out

    This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop an awareness of issues of disabled adults, including self care, self advocacy, disability rights, and independent living philosophies. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, interprofessional collaboration and communication relevant to developing therapeutic interventions. This interprofessional course will include a service learning experiential immersion, utilizing the EmpowerSCI spinal cord injury program, a unique residential rehabilitation program for individuals with spinal cord injuries, in collaboration with the School of Health Technology and Management.

    2 credits

    HNI 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNI 314 - Transitional Leadership: Military Veteran to Nurse

    This course is designed to support a seamless transition for the student veteran, from military to civilian/ university life as a nursing undergraduate student. This course will emphasize the maturity of the student veteran; exploring the strengths of the student veteran: leadership skills, discipline and teamwork experiences, familiarity with diversity, and mission focused orientation. Individual learning needs will be evaluated with focus on learning styles, attention/ concentration, information processing, and executive function. Orientation to School of Nursing and campus resources and academic accommodations will be reviewed. Skills for student success will be addressed including concentration/ memory tips, advanced communication techniques, test taking strategies, and coping mechanisms. Basic nursing theory and patient and population health care will be discussed. The student veteran will be introduced to the nursing profession and will examine and explore similarities and differences between the systems.

    2 credits

    HNI 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNI 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the school's mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNI 367 - Introduction to Health Care Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the health care policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of healthcare policy as it relates to the nurse's role as lobbyist, patient advocate, and professional change agent. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon nursing practice is also examined.

    2 credits

    HNI 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNI 373 - Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing

    This required nursing course focuses on psychosocial nursing as a continuum of care across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments. Theoretical knowledge and clinical practice are developed from the philosophy of nursing care that respects clients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Case studies and experiential based learning activities are provided to enhance critical thinking and encourage independent decision-making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize previously acquired nursing knowledge, to develop an understanding of health promotion and disease prevention; advanced communication skills in caring for diverse population, and with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 376 - Nursing Student Internship

    This course is designed to provide the nursing student with the opportunity to further develop clinical expertise utilizing Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) as a clinical campus. Critical thinking/clinical decision-making skills, cultural sensitivity, communication, time management, ethical issues, and therapeutic interventions will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNI 377 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to the role of the baccalaureate nurse as a manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. The focus is on the introduction of knowledge and skills used for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 378 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II

    This required nursing clinical course facilitates continued development of the baccalaureate nurse as manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. A focus is on continued development of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    0-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNI 389 - Cultural Immersion: Undergraduate

    This seminar course will provide the student with an interprofessional perspective of global health. A specific world area will be studied in detail with emphasis on contemporary problems that affect health considering the ecology, history, language, cultural systems and social arrangements. Cross-cultural learning opportunities, both domestic and abroad, will engage students in reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during this experience. School of Nursing permission is required.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNI 440 - Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Pract

    This course is an introduction to nursing research as a scientific foundation for nursing practice. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. The importance of research to evidence-based nursing is emphasized. Sources of evidence for clinical decision-making are examined. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation, critique, and synthesis of current research. Evidence-based practice as a means to patient care quality and safety is promoted.

    2 credits

    HNI 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNI 455 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to assessment and management of human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Application of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 456 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing II

    This required nursing clinical course allows development of assessment and management skills for human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Utilization of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 463 - Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on the birthing parent and newborn nursing as a continuum of care during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and the neonatal periods. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate critical thinking, clinical decision making, interprofessional communication, and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 464 - Child and Adolescent Health Nursing

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on parent child health nursing as a continuum of care during the child-bearing years from newborn through adolescence. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, clinical decision making, and interprofessional communication and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for the diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 474 - Capstone Nursing Practicum

    This is a required senior level course which emphasizes integration and application of theory and research findings in an intensive clinical practicum. The student has the opportunity to actualize the professional nurse generalist role, utilizing professional registered nurse preceptors and faculty mentors.

    5 credits

    HNI 479 - Transitioning to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to the baccalaureate nursing role. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurses role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNI 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit

    HNI 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits

    HNI 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Directed Study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNI 484 - Clinical Immersion Psychiatric-Mental Hlth Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the inter professional health care team in the psychiatric-mental health environment. Permission of faculty required. "

    1 credit

    HNI 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment. School of Nursing permission is required.

    0-6 credits

    HNI 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNI 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored.

    2 credits

    HNI 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult patient and family as they approach end of life. It will emphasize a framework that allows the patient to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the patient's end-of-life decisions. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural, and financial considerations, and interprofessional collaboration.

    2 credits

    NUR 630 - Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science

    This course explores historical and current views of knowledge development underpinning philosophies of science, social science, and nursing science. Underlying ontological and epistemological assumptions of philosophical views and how they influence scientific inquiry in nursing will be addressed. A key component of these discussions will be the implications of diverse perspectives on theoretical thinking, scientific inquiry, and knowledge development in nursing.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 631 - Concepts, Theories and Knowledge Development in Nursing Science

    This course will provide doctoral students with a systematic overview of concepts and theories as a foundation for knowledge development in nursing. Conceptual and analytical skills are developed through analysis and critique of nursing concepts, clinical phenomena and science-based theories. The course examines the theoretical and empirical foundation of nursing, approaches to the analysis and development of nursing concepts, the role of concepts in nursing science, and the applicability of nursing concepts and theories to clinical practice. Focus will be on development and use of conceptual language, critical thinking skills, and in analyzing literature portraying key nursing concepts.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 635 - Biostatistics

    This course will provide the student with knowledge of statistical approaches used in research. Applying statistical methods to critically evaluate & evidence used in clinical decision making will be an important aspect of this course.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 636 - Advanced Statistical Methods

    This course will build on the foundations of NUR 635 and extend the doctoral student¿s exposure to more complex inferential statistics used in healthcare research. Statistical applications will be explored in the context of nursing research. Practical application of these statistical methods will be conducted using SPSS statistical software.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 647 - Doctoral Research Seminar

    This course builds on research and nursing core in the development of doctoral-level academic skills essential for conducting a thorough literature search in the development of a scholarly paper on the state of the science on a selected topic. Emphasis is place on establishing a scientific foundation of nursing practice, policy, and research.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 660 - Quantitative Designs and Methods in Nursing Research

    Students will explore and analyze quantitative research methods used in the biomedical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences that are appropriate for the investigation of nursing research questions. This course explores the major designs and methods used for the investigation of problems requiring quantitative approaches. Types of research designs are analyzed including major strengths and limitations of each. Population sampling, participant selection, data collection and analysis methods are compared and contrasted. Data analysis will be incorporated using SPSS and other software programs.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 661 - Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research

    This course explores the major approaches to qualitative inquiry. Philosophical or theoretical underpinnings specific to each approach are analyzed. Selected frameworks for data collection and analysis are presented. Selection of participants, data collection and analysis of each tradition are compared and contrasted. The elements of rigor in qualitative inquiry are explored.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 662 - Data Management and Informatics for Clinical Scientists

    The aims of this course will be achieved by participation in a 45-hour (3 credit) course consisting of lectures, hands-on computer application training/labs, hands-on exercises/assignments, discussions and quizzes, and an individual final presentation. The course will provide training in questionnaire design, the use for REDCap for data input and managements, Excel for budget management, SPSS for data processing and analysis, and Power Point for print/slide presentations and report generation. Trainees will be instructed in the conduct for good clinical practice as it relates to data collection and data management. Trainees will be introduced to available comprehensive systems for collaborations, data management and data capture (e.g., REDCap, on Core) and issues of data security as it relates to clinical research. The hands-on exercises/assignments, discussions, quizzes, and homework assignments will help to develop skills in questionnaire design, methods of data study collection, data capture, and data management while enforcing skills for data analysis and presentation of study results. This course includes issues related to data management and data collection for a clinical research project to meet the needs of this group of trainees. Trainees will be evaluated by participation in the class exercises, homework assignments, quizzes, on-line course discussions through Blackboard, development of an individual simulated project, and an individual oral presentation of the student¿s simulated project describing their choices for data management methods and results to be presented during the last two classes. The individual project will include development of a questionnaire, codebook, database and creation of a test data set for use in conducting analyses and the final presentation.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 670 - Independent Studies

    This student-initiated elective course provides an opportunity to use enhance the depth of a student's chose area of research. The independent student can be in specific content areas or methodological or analytical approaches. Independent Studies cannot replace courses for a degree.

    1-3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 680 - Integrating Big Data to Evaluate Population Health

    This course will focus on available sources of population data, how to access them, and begin to explore geographic regions through data. Students will be introduced to the field of Biomedical Informatics. Innovative tools developed at Stony Brook by informaticians to evaluate population health will be presented. Students will learn how to use data to identify populations at risk ¿ who they are, where they live and to identify key focus areas to target intervention. With this knowledge students will be able to outline programs that may reduce health disparities, as well as evaluate other health risks in regional populations.

    1-3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 690 - Dissertation Seminar I

    This course focuses on the development of the doctoral dissertation proposal. Students will apply their theoretical knowledge and research proficiency to transform their general ideas about their dissertation topic into a research strategy. Students will prepare key elements of the dissertation proposal, including Statement of the Problem, Research Questions and/or Hypotheses Conceptual/Theoretical Framework, Literature Review, and Research Methods. Using a seminar format, teaching-learning strategies are designed to promote critical/analytical thinking and scholarly discourse.

    0-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 691 - Dissertation Seminar II

    This course focuses on the conduct of the doctoral dissertation under the guidance of the student's dissertation committee. Students will secure applicable human subjects protection, carry out their research methodologies, and complete analyses of data. The course culminates in a scholarly paper (Dissertation) that exemplifies the student's expertise and their new and creative contribution to nursing. Using a seminar format, teaching-learning strategies are designed to promote critical/analytical thinking and scholarly discourse. Students are required to provide regular updates of the study's progress to the dissertation committee chairperson.

    0-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 697 - Research Practicum

    The course introduces graduate students to significant and methodologically rigorous research. School of Nursing faculty and affiliated faculty from Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University will serve as preceptors as students engage in a supervised, hands-on practicum with ongoing research. Students will develop contracts that identify individualized learning outcomes of the practicum that will be facilitated by direct advisement and mentorship of School of Nursing and affiliated faculty. Opportunities during the practicum will include subject recruitment and screening, data collection and analyses, interpretation of results, research report writing an preparation of products for scholarly dissemination. While the research practicum may not necessarily expose students to the specific population or problem of greatest interest to them, the skills or competencies mastered can prepare students methodologically to carry out their dissertation research strategy.

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 698 - Teaching Practicum

    The course introduces graduate students to the major pedagogical theories and practices in academia. Students will develop contracts that identify individualized learning outcomes of the practicum that will be facilitated by direct advisement and mentorship of School of Nursing faculty. The practicum will include the student teaching part of a course, developing learning modules and student assignments, evaluating student performance, and evaluating their own teaching performance.

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 699 - PhD Dissertation Research -On Campus

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 700 - PhD Dissertation Research-Off Campus

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 701 - PhD Dissertation Research-Off Campus (International)

    3 credits, S/U grading
  • Undergraduate

    Undergraduate

    HNC 299 - Introduction to Professional Trends in Nursing

    This course explores current health care issues in relationship to nursing practice and professionalism. Social, ethical, legal and cultural implications will be considered in accordance with Nursing: Scope and Standard of Practice (ANA, 2015), The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008), and QSEN Competencies (2005).

    1-4 credits

    HNC 300 - Health Care Informatics

    This course introduces information technology and its use in the health care arena. The essential components of information management, computer fluency, and information literacy are emphasized. Nursing informatics as it relates to patient-centered care, quality improvement, evidenced-based practice, and telehealth are explored.

    3 credits

    HNC 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNC 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in health care will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNC 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNC 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNC 340 - Novice to Expert

    This course is designed as an introduction and application of Patricia Benner¿s model of professional development of nurses. The relationship of theory to practice in the acquisition of skills will be explored. Course work will facilitate a deeper understanding and appreciation for the expanded roles and responsibilities of the baccalaureate prepared registered nurse. Prerequisite: HNC 333

    Prerequisite(s): HNC 3336 credits

    HNC 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the schools mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNC 351 - Role Development for Professional Advancement

    This course explores the historical and theoretical basis of the nursing profession. The role and responsibilities of the baccalaureate nurse, as manager of care, in current and evolving health care systems are presented. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. The process of writing for the profession for the purposes of evidence dissemination, sharing innovations, and developing the science base of the profession is emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNC 360 - Statistical Methods for Health Care Research

    This course explores statistical principles and their application to research as a basis for evidence-based healthcare practice. A focus on data management, probability testing, and statistical analysis, as they are used to answer research questions and test hypotheses, is provided. Case studies will provide introductory applications of descriptive and inferential statistics to salient and researchable health care problems.

    3 credits

    HNC 367 - Introduction to Health Care Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the health care policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of healthcare policy as it relates to the nurses role as patient advocate, and professional change agent. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon nursing practice is also examined.

    2 credits

    HNC 369 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Policy

    This course delivers an introduction to health care policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of policy as it relates to ethical considerations, advocacy, and promoting change. The legal basis of current policy will be discussed. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon optimal care for individuals and populations is also examined.

    3 credits

    HNC 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNC 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    0-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNC 440 - Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Pract

    This course is an introduction to nursing research as a scientific foundation for nursing practice. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. The importance of research to evidence-based nursing is emphasized. Sources of evidence for clinical decision-making are examined. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation, critique, and synthesis of current research. Evidence-based practice as a means to patient care quality and safety is promoted. Pre-requisite: HNC 360

    2 credits

    HNC 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNC 462 - Clinical Immersion in Emergency Nursing

    This elective clinical course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the Emergency Department environment.

    2 credits

    HNC 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for the diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of HNC 499.

    6 credits

    HNC 470 - Nursing Ldrship Practicum: A Capstone Experience

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurse's role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    6 credits

    HNC 471 - Nrsng Ldrshp Practicum: A Cap Exp for BS/MS Stdnts

    This course explores leadership and management theoretical frameworks and principles related to nursing practice. The nurse's role(s) and responsibilities as a manager across diverse health care settings are considered. Students will analyze and evaluate the implementation of a quality improvement project developed to address an identified nursing management problem.

    3 credits

    HNC 479 - Transitioning to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to the baccalaureate nursing role. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurse's role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNC 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit

    HNC 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits

    HNC 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The directed study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNC 483 - Clinical Immersion in Perioperative Nursing II

    This elective clinical course provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and attitude required of a professional nurse in the perioperative environment. Communication and collaboration of the interprofessional health care team is emphasized. Students will work with diverse populations of patients and their families in the perioperative environment under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor.

    3 credits

    HNC 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment.

    0-6 credits

    HNC 490 - Professional & Ethical Communication in Digital Era

    This course introduces the principles of professional and ethical communication specific to online and social media interactions. Theoretical frameworks related to cyberpsychology and online communications are explored. Critical thinking to address issues facing nurses who communicate through online workplace and social media platforms is emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNC 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNC 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored.

    2 credits

    HNC 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult patient and family as they approach end of life. It will emphasize a framework that allows the patient to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the patient's end-of-life decisions. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural, and financial considerations, and interprofessional collaboration.

    2 credits

    HNC 495 - Palliative, Hospice and End of Life Care

    This course is focused on improving end-of-life care for clients and their families to enable the client to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives, while honoring their end-of-life choices. The content will emphasize the goals of palliative care with attention on clinical skills and interprofessional collaboration, providing the licensed student confidence in caring for the client/family who is nearing death. Topics will include clinical aspects of symptom management, communication skills, grief, spirituality, and self-care. Additional themes include advocacy, ethical challenges, regulatory policy, cultural and fiscal considerations.

    3 credits

    HNC 496 - Working Together: Interprofessnl Conversations-Cultural Diversity, Patient Safety, and Quality Care

    This elective course explores theoretical frameworks and core competencies related to interprofessional collaborative practice, leading to effective communication, culturally sensitive care, improved patient safety, and quality care. Professional roles and responsibilities are emphasized through relationship-building, team dynamics, and communication concepts taught by faculty across disciplines. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Effective team performance in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of patient/population-centered care is appraised through the use of simulation and the completion of a root cause analysis (RCA).

    2 credits

    HNC 497 - Genetics and Genomics

    This course introduces the principles of genetics and genomics in relationship to prevention strategies, health care screening, treatment, and privacy.

    1-3 credits

    HNC 499 - Epidemiology: Population Based

    This course provides an introduction to epidemiology as a basic science of public health. The distribution and determinants of health and disease in various populations are explored. Methods to prevent or improve outcomes will be applied to major public health problems in the community. Statistical concepts that are used to summarize health data in the study of health and disease across populations is also presented.

    3 credits

    HNI 290 - Introduction to Nursing

    This course is designed as an introduction to nursing for students who plan

    2 credits

    HNI 301 - Mathematics for Health Care

    This required course builds upon previous knowledge of mathematical concepts. Students are guided to refine and apply these concepts to the preparation of drugs and solutions. Emphasis is placed on the need for accuracy in computations. A self-directed programmed approach will be utilized.

    1 credit

    HNI 304 - Social Justice in Health Care

    This course will explore the role of social determinants in health outcomes. Current theories on health disparities will be examined. Strategies to decrease these disparities will be discussed and methods to promote social justice within the current health care environment will be presented.

    2 credits

    HNI 305 - Healing and the Arts

    This course examines the interface between the arts and nursing to provide insight into the human condition and the healing process. Theoretical and evidence-based foundations that inform the field of the arts in health care will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to view, interpret, reflect on and create works of art, including paintings, sculpture, literature, film, music and movement. These topics will be explored to develop and enhance the skills of observation, analysis, empathy, self-reflection, and interpersonal (nurse-patient) and interprofessional (nurse-colleague) relationships, which are essential in supporting the healing process and providing holistic patient-centered care to diverse populations.

    2 credits

    HNI 307 - Disability from the Inside Out

    This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to develop an awareness of issues of disabled adults, including self care, self advocacy, disability rights, and independent living philosophies. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, interprofessional collaboration and communication relevant to developing therapeutic interventions. This interprofessional course will include a service learning experiential immersion, utilizing the EmpowerSCI spinal cord injury program, a unique residential rehabilitation program for individuals with spinal cord injuries, in collaboration with the School of Health Technology and Management.

    2 credits

    HNI 310 - Pathophysiology

    This is a foundation course introducing the student to the basic mechanisms of disease and pathophysiology.

    3 credits

    HNI 314 - Transitional Leadership: Military Veteran to Nurse

    This course is designed to support a seamless transition for the student veteran, from military to civilian/ university life as a nursing undergraduate student. This course will emphasize the maturity of the student veteran; exploring the strengths of the student veteran: leadership skills, discipline and teamwork experiences, familiarity with diversity, and mission focused orientation. Individual learning needs will be evaluated with focus on learning styles, attention/ concentration, information processing, and executive function. Orientation to School of Nursing and campus resources and academic accommodations will be reviewed. Skills for student success will be addressed including concentration/ memory tips, advanced communication techniques, test taking strategies, and coping mechanisms. Basic nursing theory and patient and population health care will be discussed. The student veteran will be introduced to the nursing profession and will examine and explore similarities and differences between the systems.

    2 credits

    HNI 333 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course explores the basic scientific principles that underlie the mechanisms of action of the major drug classifications and their effect on pathophysiologic processes. A prototype approach is used to assist students in organizing and learning the major drug classifications. A major emphasis is placed on development of clinical decision-making and critical thinking skills.

    4 credits

    HNI 350 - Professional Role Development in Nursing

    This is a foundation course that explores the role and responsibilities of the nurse in meeting the demands of current and evolving health care systems. The history and theoretical basis of the profession are introduced. Standards of practice, ethical issues, and personal values are examined. Political, social, and economic issues, as they relate to nursing and health care, are also considered. Cultural awareness and sensitivity are emphasized. Consideration of the school's mission and philosophy is followed by student development of a personal philosophy of nursing practice.

    2 credits

    HNI 367 - Introduction to Health Care Policy

    This course provides a basic understanding of the health care policy in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the application of healthcare policy as it relates to the nurse's role as lobbyist, patient advocate, and professional change agent. The impact of specific policies and regulating agencies upon nursing practice is also examined.

    2 credits

    HNI 370 - Health Assessment

    This course focuses on the health assessment of individuals within a multicultural society. Biopsychosocial and spiritual dimensions of health are assessed. Using scientific methods as a framework, concepts of communications, critical analysis and clinical decision-making are emphasized in assessing psychological and physiological health status throughout the lifecycle. The basic skills of interviewing, history taking, data collection and physical examination are employed to derive nursing diagnoses, determine priorities and therapeutic nursing interventions.

    3 credits

    HNI 373 - Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing

    This required nursing course focuses on psychosocial nursing as a continuum of care across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments. Theoretical knowledge and clinical practice are developed from the philosophy of nursing care that respects clients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Case studies and experiential based learning activities are provided to enhance critical thinking and encourage independent decision-making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize previously acquired nursing knowledge, to develop an understanding of health promotion and disease prevention; advanced communication skills in caring for diverse population, and with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 376 - Nursing Student Internship

    This course is designed to provide the nursing student with the opportunity to further develop clinical expertise utilizing Stony Brook University Medical Center (SBUMC) as a clinical campus. Critical thinking/clinical decision-making skills, cultural sensitivity, communication, time management, ethical issues, and therapeutic interventions will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNI 377 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to the role of the baccalaureate nurse as a manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. The focus is on the introduction of knowledge and skills used for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 378 - Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II

    This required nursing clinical course facilitates continued development of the baccalaureate nurse as manager of health care. Intra- and interprofessional communication and clinical/critical decision making are explored as key aspects of nursing process. Concepts and principles of practice are drawn from nursing theories, combined with evidence based research findings and current knowledge in the psychological, social, behavioral and physical sciences and the humanities, to build a conceptual base for professional practice. Professional nursing practice goals of health promotion, prevention of disease states and restoration of health within the current state of increased prevalence of chronic illnesses/comorbidities are presented. A focus is on continued development of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for patient interactions to provide high quality health care to a diverse patient population throughout the lifespan.

    6 credits

    HNI 382 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    0-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNI 389 - Cultural Immersion: Undergraduate

    This seminar course will provide the student with an interprofessional perspective of global health. A specific world area will be studied in detail with emphasis on contemporary problems that affect health considering the ecology, history, language, cultural systems and social arrangements. Cross-cultural learning opportunities, both domestic and abroad, will engage students in reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during this experience. School of Nursing permission is required.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    HNI 440 - Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Pract

    This course is an introduction to nursing research as a scientific foundation for nursing practice. Theoretical frameworks, research terminology and designs are introduced. The importance of research to evidence-based nursing is emphasized. Sources of evidence for clinical decision-making are examined. Critical appraisal skills are developed through the evaluation, critique, and synthesis of current research. Evidence-based practice as a means to patient care quality and safety is promoted.

    2 credits

    HNI 452 - Preparation for Professional Licensure

    This elective course explores the application of nursing knowledge and skills of critical thinking, management, and delegation to demonstrate competency as an entry-level nurse. Prioritization and clinical judgment concepts are emphasized.

    1-5 credits

    HNI 455 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing I

    This required nursing clinical course is an introduction to assessment and management of human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Application of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 456 - Adult and Gerontological Health Nursing II

    This required nursing clinical course allows development of assessment and management skills for human complex health problems of adult and geriatric individuals within a multicultural society. Utilization of theoretical and conceptual frameworks, intra-and interprofessional communication, clinical/ critical decision making, and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to provide safe, high quality care.

    6 credits

    HNI 463 - Sexual, Reproductive and Perinatal Health

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on the birthing parent and newborn nursing as a continuum of care during pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and the neonatal periods. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate critical thinking, clinical decision making, interprofessional communication, and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 464 - Child and Adolescent Health Nursing

    This is a required clinical course which focuses on parent child health nursing as a continuum of care during the child-bearing years from newborn through adolescence. The student is introduced to theoretical and clinical practice based on a philosophy of nursing care that respects patients as individuals within the context of family and a culturally diverse society. Experience-based learning activities facilitate acquisition of student skills in critical thinking, clinical decision making, and interprofessional communication and collaboration relevant to developing therapeutic nursing interventions.

    5 credits

    HNI 469 - Population Health Nursing

    This required clinical course is designed to prepare the student to work with families, groups, communities and populations across both the lifespan and the continuum of health care environments. Case studies and community based learning activities are provided to enhance critical reasoning and encourage independent decision making. Clinical experiences are designed to give the student an opportunity to utilize evidence based nursing interventions to provide health promotion and disease prevention. Advanced communication skills are utilized in caring for the diverse population in collaboration with interprofessional team members.

    6 credits

    HNI 474 - Capstone Nursing Practicum

    This is a required senior level course which emphasizes integration and application of theory and research findings in an intensive clinical practicum. The student has the opportunity to actualize the professional nurse generalist role, utilizing professional registered nurse preceptors and faculty mentors.

    5 credits

    HNI 479 - Transitioning to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

    This course presents the concepts and skills needed to transition to the baccalaureate nursing role. Organizational structure, time management and conflict resolution strategies are presented. Team-building and interdisciplinary communication principles are emphasized. The nurses role as a health care advocate and resource manager are investigated. Delegation and prioritization principles are reinforced, and legal/ethical issues related to nursing practice are explored. Career planning and professional growth are encouraged through the development of a professional resume.

    3 credits

    HNI 480 - Clinical Immersion in Operative Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the operating room environment

    1 credit

    HNI 481 - Clinical Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich clinical practice skills relevant to area of clinical practice. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of clinical competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and perceptive learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and inter-professional collaboration.

    1-6 credits

    HNI 482 - Directed Studies

    A directed study is a student-initiated elective course in which an area of interest in nursing is explored with the guidance of a faculty mentor. The Directed Study courses do not replace required or core courses for the major.

    1-4 credits

    HNI 484 - Clinical Immersion Psychiatric-Mental Hlth Nursing

    This elective clinical observation course explores the role of the registered nurse and the inter professional health care team in the psychiatric-mental health environment. Permission of faculty required. "

    1 credit

    HNI 489 - Global Immersion: Undergraduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich nursing practice relevant to global aggregates, families and communities. Learning opportunities will promote integration of competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry within the context of a global experience. Cross-cultural learning experiences will provide opportunities for student reflection on the interconnections, interdependence and inequalities they encounter during these experiences. Emphasis will be placed on interprofessional collaboration within an international environment. School of Nursing permission is required.

    0-6 credits

    HNI 491 - Patient and Family Centered Care: Partners on Health Care

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for

    2 credits

    HNI 492 - Complementary and Alternative Therapies

    This course is an introduction to complementary and alternative health practices. The student will examine uses of complementary and alternative therapies in health promotion and disease prevention as well as in acute and chronic health management through evidence based practice and research. Implications of complementary and alternative therapies on culture, health disparities, society, economics, safety, legal, ethical and health policy issues will be explored.

    2 credits

    HNI 493 - End of Life Care of the Adult Patient

    This course focuses on nursing care of the adult patient and family as they approach end of life. It will emphasize a framework that allows the patient to die peacefully, with dignity and in the context of their own lives while honoring the patient's end-of-life decisions. The content will address several themes including advocacy, ethical, legal, cultural, and financial considerations, and interprofessional collaboration.

    2 credits
  • Graduate

    Graduate

    HND 612 - Theories of Applied Science

    This course will explore the theoretical and scientific foundations for scholarly doctoral level practice. This course emphasizes the application of theory-based practice models, quality improvement, and implementation frameworks that guide the translation of evidence into practice toward improving population health outcomes.

    3 credits

    HND 615 - Genomics

    This course will explore the role of genetic factors in the, causation, treatment, and prevention of human disease. Emphasis will be placed on translation of genetic discoveries into interventions which improve health outcomes.

    3 credits

    HND 625 - Health Care Policy and Social Justice

    This course will explore the interface among federal, state and local governments, from a historical to a contemporary perspective, relative to social determinants of health.  Emphasis will be placed on correlating components of healthcare to health policy, fiscal implications, access to care, and delivery of care.

    3 credits

    HND 635 - Biostatistics

    This course will provide knowledge of statistical approaches used in health research and epidemiology. Emphasis will be placed on applying statistical methods to critically evaluate evidence used in clinical decision making.

    3 credits

    HND 640 - Epidemiology and Population Health

    This course will focus on the study of epidemiological, biostatistical, and environmental data as they relate to evidence-based practice, injury and disease prevention, and improvement of population health outcomes.

    3 credits

    HND 645 - Large Data Analyses

    This course will provide an overview of real-world and healthcare data sets available at the federal, state, and local levels. Emphasis will be placed on the query of large data sets and developing analytical methods to answer research questions.

    3 credits

    HND 647 - Doctoral Seminar in Evidence-based Practice

    This course will emphasize development of doctoral-level academic skills essential for establishing the scientific foundation of nursing practice and scholarship, and culminate in comprehensive review of select literature. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies.

    4 credits

    HND 650 - Systems Theory

    This course will provide knowledge and opportunities for identifying responsibilities inherent in the leadership role, opportunities for change, and strategies to improve and enhance health care delivery from a systems perspective.

    3 credits

    HND 655 - DNP Synthesis I

    This course will emphasize methodology, and culminate in development of a proposal for a comprehensive doctoral-level project which seeks to advance health outcomes. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies.

    5 credits

    HND 665 - DNP Synthesis II

    This course will emphasize data collection and measurement, and culminate in the analysis of data from a comprehensive doctoral-level project which seeks to advance health outcomes. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies. Required prerequisite: HND 655.

    6 credits

    HND 670 - Independent Studies

    This elective course provides an opportunity to use advanced critical thinking and investigative skills to develop or refine specific competencies that support the advancement of human health. Except for extraordinary circumstances, Independent Studies cannot replace courses for a degree. Prerequisite: By permission of faculty.

    Prerequisite(s): By permission of faculty.0-4 credits

    HND 675 - DNP Synthesis III

    This course will emphasize scholarly presentation, and culminate in the synthesis and dissemination of results from a comprehensive doctoral-level project which seeks to advance health outcomes. Practice experiences will provide opportunities to acquire these and other competencies. Required prerequisite: HND 665.

    6 credits

    HND 682 - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Continuing Coursework

    This elective course provides an opportunity to achieve program-essential requirements following a course-disrupting circumstance that is beyond the student's control

    0-6 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 501 - Primary Care

    The student explores and analyzes common health problems as experienced by women from young adulthood through old age. Optimum client outcomes are emphasized in the development of client specific management plans. The clinical components of primary care are practiced in women's health care settings. An emphasis is placed on application of evidence-based screening guidelines. Prerequisite: HNG 540 and HNG 588; Co-Requisite: HNG 515

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 540 and HNG 588; Co-Requisite: HNG 5153 credits

    HNG 506 - Evidence-based Health and Wellness of the Contemporary College Student

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on understanding the health and wellness continuum of the contemporary college student, identifying the at risk student, and examining models for intervention and student support. Concepts including developmental theory, health beliefs and culture will be explored in relation to topics such as health maintenance, mental health substance abuse, violence, and the needs of the student with cognitive and physical disabilities.

    2 credits

    HNG 507 - Parenting: Anticipatory Guidance

    This course critically examines issues, knowledge and skills which facilitate optimal parent/child health outcomes. Concepts from humanities, health related and nursing sciences provide a knowledge based for parenting and parent education. Anticipatory guidance, as a therapeutic nursing intervention, will be the focus of the course.

    2 credits

    HNG 508 - Adv Theory & Clin Prac Acute Care Pediatric Nrsg I

    This is the third clinical course in pediatric advanced nursing practice and the first with a focus on acute care. Emphasis is placed on development of competencies needed to meet the health care needs of children and families with complex, acute, critical and chronic illnesses across pediatric populations. Precepted clinical experiences will expose students to assessment, diagnoses and management of pediatric patient conditions commonly found in acute and critical care environments.

    5 credits

    HNG 509 - Adv Theory & Clin Prac Acute Care Adult/Ger Nrsg I

    This is the third clinical course focused on adult-gerontology advanced nursing practice and the first with a focus on acute care. Emphasis is placed on development of competencies needed to provide services ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care. Didactic and clinical coursework will focus on management of acute, critical and complex illnesses across the entire adult age spectrum. Pre-Requisite: HNG 529

    5 credits

    HNG 513 - Advanced Health Assessment of the Neonate and Infant

    This course will be centered on assessment of physical, behavioral and cognitive development of the neonate and infant within the context of their family and environment. Emphasis will be placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role.

    3 credits

    HNG 514 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health I

    This is the first of four sequential courses focusing on advanced nursing practice specializing in perinatal/women's health throughout the life span focusing on gynecological health. Analytical thinking and clinical decision making within collaborative practice will be implemented so that therapeutic nursing interventions result in desired outcomes in the ambulatory care of women. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of women within the context of a multicultural society will be addressed. Realistic problems within a collaborative practice will be explored and developed to facilitate acquisition of skills in reasoning, problem solving, decision making and critical reflections relevant to the specialization of Perinatal Women's Health.

    4 credits

    HNG 515 - Advanced Health Assessment

    Provides diagnostic reasoning and a regional approach to physical exam in the health assessment process. Functional health patterns and biomedical models constitute the theoretical framework.

    3 credits

    HNG 517 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health I

    Provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for the advanced practice of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. The concept of mental health is based upon a comprehensive understanding of human interaction with the environment through a synthesis of arts, sciences, humanities and life experience. Emphasis will be place on the importance theory plays in defining knowledge necessary to assess human behavior, diagnose illness and to implement and evaluate treatment related to psychopathology. Prerequisite: HNG 515, HNG 540, HNG 551, HNG 588

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, HNG 540, HNG 551, HNG 5884 credits

    HNG 518 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Nursing Across the Continuum I

    The focus of this course is the development of critical thinking and clinical decision making as essential components of the advanced practice role. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common primary health problems of infants, children, and adolescents and developing optimum client outcomes that promote cost-effective, quality health care within the context of a multicultural society. Health assessments will integrate the concepts, theories, and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis, and management of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents within the context of their families and communities. Knowledge of related health sciences, nursing theories, and research are drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Prerequisite: HNG 525

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5254 credits

    HNG 519 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult-Gerontology Nursing Across the Continuum I

    This course focuses on clinical problem solving and decision making skills essential to assessing and diagnosing health status, health risks, illness and functional/dysfunctional health patterns of adults and their families. Resources, strengths and limitations are used as a basis to collaborate with adult patient families and/or other health care providers to plan therapeutic interventions to promote, maintain or restore health. Prerequisite: HNG 515, 540, and 588

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 515, 540, and 5884 credits

    HNG 520 - Pediatric Pathophysiology

    The course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the maturational process from conception through childhood. Emphasis will be placed on the maintenance of wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    3 credits

    HNG 522 - Advanced Topics in Fetal and Neonatal Pathophysiology

    This course is designed to provide the graduate student preparing for an advanced practice role in neonatal health with a broad knowledge base of the physiological and pathophysiological changes that occur during the developmental process from conception through infancy. Emphasis will be placed on the development wellness and prevention of illness through nursing interventions, perinatal education, and anticipatory guidance.

    2 credits

    HNG 524 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health II

    This is the second of four clinical courses that will prepare the student to provide primary care to women during the childbearing years. The conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention, and the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, patient education and advocacy will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions and lifestyle variations. Students are prepared for the advanced practice role of the Perinatal Women's Health Nurse Practitioner role in the provision of care to women from preconception through the prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum phase of childbearing. The normal neonate and breastfeeding content is also included in this course.

    4 credits

    HNG 525 - Advanced Health Assessment Child Health

    This course is designed to enable the student to refine and further develop clinical decision making skills while conducting health assessment of infants, children, and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on assessment of the child's physical, emotional and cognitive development within the context of the family and environment.

    3 credits

    HNG 527 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical core courses for advanced practice in psychiatric mental health nursing. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills inherent in the diagnosis of mental disorders as related to etiology, psychopathology, practice and research. A variety of treatment models that provide a foundation for psychotherapeutic interventions will be explored, analyzed and applied to meet the needs of a complex and culturally diverse society. Prerequisite: HNG 517

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5174 credits

    HNG 528 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Pediatric Nursing Across the Continuum II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to expand and integrate concepts, theories and principles underlying advanced assessment, diagnosis and management of common health problems of children within the context of their families and communities. This course prepares students for the advanced practice role of the pediatric nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist in an environment conducive to analytic skills, clinical decision making and reflections on practice in a multi-cultural society. Clinical and evidence based research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Prerequisites: HNG 518

    4 credits

    HNG 529 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Adult-Gerontology Nursing Across the Continuum II

    This is the second of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Therapeutic interventions are planned to promote health, treat illness, manage chronic disease and limit disabilities by enhancing problem solving and self care abilities of adults and their families. The implementation and evaluation components of managed care are emphasized. Prerequisites: HNG 519.

    5 credits

    HNG 534 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing III

    This is the third of four sequential clinical courses designed to integrate nursing theory and research into the health promotion and management of the high risk perinatal family within the context of a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on the prevention and early detection of reproductive risk, therapeutic nursing intervention and communication necessary to improve the quality of perinatal outcomes. The nursing process is utilized to manage high risk reproductive and perinatal complications.

    5 credits

    HNG 537 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing III

    Provides the knowledge and skills in the nursing diagnosis and therapeutic nursing interventions of mental disorders in special populations in a multicultural society. The variey of therapeutic roles for the Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing will be analyzed to provide a framework for advanced practice. Prerequisite: HNG 527

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5275 credits

    HNG 538 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Pediatric Nursing I

    This is the third of four sequential courses and is designed to provide knowledge and analytical skills to meet the health care needs of children and families with chronic and or medically fragile conditions in a complex and culturally diverse society. There will be precepted clinicals that expose students to clinical decision making in collaborative practice environments. Health care management will be linked with evidence based clinical research findings that promote optimal health care for children and families within complex interrelated health care systems. Pre-requisites: HNG 528

    5 credits

    HNG 539 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nursing I

    This is the third of four sequential courses designed to develop advanced clinical decision making skills in diagnosing, treating and managing a patient/family with health problems and dysfunctional patterns. Emphasizes coordination, consultation, and interaction components of case management to promote, maintain and/or restore health in groups of adult patients in primary care settings. Clinical research is drawn upon to further develop the framework for the advanced practice role. Pre-requisites: HNG 529

    5 credits

    HNG 540 - Clinical Pharmacology

    The course focuses on the knowledge and application of advanced pharmacotherapeutic principles related to the health needs of patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on pharmacodynamics, patient response to therapeutic regimens, and management. Regulatory requirements pertaining to prescribing practices are included.

    3 credits

    HNG 541 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice I

    This course is an introduction to the process of evidence-based practice. Research will be examined as the scientific foundation for nursing. An emphasis will be placed on understanding research methods and strategies to evaluate results for use in evidence-based practice. The steps of the evidence-based practice process will provide the framework for the course. Published nursing research studies will be evaluated according to principles of evidence-based practice for applicability and clinical feasibility.

    3 credits

    HNG 542 - Neonatal Clinical Pharmacology

    The course is centered on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected neonatal conditions with major emphasis on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role. Learners will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the neonate and infant in the intensive care and primary care settings as well as potential consequences of maternal drug therapy on the fetus. Currency in knowledge of the principles of clinical and basic pharmacology is an essential prerequisite of this course.

    3 credits

    HNG 543 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice II

    This is the second of two courses designed to examine research in relation to evidence-based practice and health care outcomes. Models and methods of evidence-based practice will be examined. A focus will be placed on critical appraisal of nursing research and clinical guidelines for applicability to practice. Identification, review of evidence, and recommendations for improving health care outcomes will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNG 547 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating course of the four sequential advanced clinical courses. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner within the nursing discipline in a specialty area of their choice. Emphasis will be placed on integration of the advanced nursing practice role, nursing research, and the leadership component in the clinical specialization. Concepts of clinical practice as they relate to the specialty area in a culturally diverse society will be explored and analyzed so that therapeutic nursing interventions are linked with patient outcomes. Students will be expected to implement their role as advanced nurse practitioner, terminate and evaluate the experience. Prerequisites:HNG 537

    5 credits

    HNG 548 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Pediatric Nursing II

    This is the last of a series of four courses designed to provide students an opportunity to evaluate critically the role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist in the care of children and their families. Care will be taken to integrate advanced nursing practice, leadership, management, research and expert clinical practice in diagnosing, treating and managing children with particular healthcare needs. Concepts of clinical practice will be related to outcome based research. Prerequisite: HNG 538

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5384 credits

    HNG 549 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nursing II

    A capstone experience for students to be mentored by faculty in experiencing full enactment of the roles and functions of the NP. Students identify the patient populations with whom they plan to practice, negotiate for placement in a self selected practice setting, implement the roles and functions of NP, and evaluate the terminal experience in advanced practice in adult health care. Prerequisites: HNG 539

    5 credits

    HNG 551 - Psychopharmacology

    This course will center on pharmacotherapeutic management of selected psychiatric conditions. Students will explore and analyze pharmacologic issues relevant to the psychiatric client in ambulatory, acute care and chronic care settings.

    2 credits

    HNG 554 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Perinatal Women's Health Nursing IV

    This is the culminating nursing practicum course designed to provide students with the opportunity to implement and critically evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner in women's health. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of advanced nursing practice, research, and leadership/management concepts in the clinical specialization. Issues in clinical practice related to the specialty area will be explored as well as the effect of therapeutic nursing interventions on patient/family outcomes.

    4 credits

    HNG 555 - Professional Issues in Midwifery Practice

    The course will focus on professional organizations for nurse-midwifery practice and provides an opportunity for professional socialization and responsibility. This course provides a culminating review of all clinical aspects of nurse midwifery practice and standards. An emphasis on the mastery of core competencies and standards of practice of the ACNM will be integrated throughout the course. Co-requisite: HNG 587

    1 credit

    HNG 557 - Clinical Perspectives of Pathophysiology/Neurophysiology

    This course is based on the core concepts in Neurophysiology which are integral to the clinical practice of advanced psychiatric mental health nurses. A major focus involves understanding the neurophysiological theories of major psychiatric/mental health disorders, neurological assessment.

    3 credits

    HNG 558 - Adv Thry & Clin Prac Acute Care Pediatric Nrsg II

    This is the fourth and culminating clinical course advanced in pediatric acute care advanced nursing practice. This course is designed to provide students opportunities to integrate advanced nursing practice, leadership, management and research with expert clinical practice in diagnosing, treating and managing children with complex acute, chronic, and critical healthcare needs. Precepted clinical experiences will expose students to clinical decision making in acute and critical care settings. Pre-Requisite: HNG 508

    4 credits

    HNG 559 - Adv Thry & Clin Prac Acute Care Adult/Gero Nrsg II

    This is the fourth and culminating clinical course in adult-gerontology acute care advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on advanced clinical skills in diagnosing, treating, and managing adult-gerontology clients in acute and complex care settings. Development of evidence-based practice, clinical acute, reasoning skills and ethical decision making will be integrated into didactic and clinical coursework, clinical simulation, and clinical immersions with expert practitioners. Pre-Requisite: HNG 509

    5 credits

    HNG 560 - Sexual Health across the Lifespan

    This course will provide the skills to assess, coordinate, consult, promote, maintain and/or restore sexual health in diverse patient populations. Emphasis is placed on risk reduction and the promotion of sexual well-being.

    3 credits

    HNG 561 - Clinical Immersion: Graduate

    The focus of this course is to expand, deepen, or enrich advanced practice skills relevant to area of clinical specialization. Learning opportunities, in clinical and simulated settings, will promote integration of advanced practice competencies, leadership, and practice inquiry. Emphasis will be placed on self-directed and precepted learning experiences, in-depth clinical skill building and decision-making, continuity of care, and interprofessional collaboration.

    1-5 credits

    HNG 564 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course forcuses on the advanced assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studied as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    3 credits

    HNG 565 - Adv Thry Cln Pract in Neonatal Health Nursing II:Primary Care High Risk Infant

    This course focuses on the advanced health assessment skills required to provide primary care to high risk infants and their families within the context of a pluralistic society. The biological and psychosocial aspects are studies as a basis for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improvising the provision of primary care and follow-up services to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving the quality of life for these infants after discharged from the intensive care nursery.

    6 credits

    HNG 567 - Evidence-Based Pract: Promoting Mentl Hlth Wellness

    This course explores the current evidence surrounding societal mental health wellness. Students will select a topic of exploration and use the steps of evidence-based practice in the development of solutions to improve mental health outcomes throughout the lifespan. Pre-requisites: HNG 515, HNG 588, HNG 540, HNG 541

    2 credits

    HNG 568 - The Addicted Client: Strategies for Nursing Assessment and Intervention

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual foundation needed to address clients with a broad range of substance abuse and addiction patterns on the health-illness continuum. It utilizes concepts from a number of nursing specialties in data collection, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation through the case study method. The critical evaluation of socio-cultural beliefs, values and attitudes toward the addicted client will also be explored.

    2 credits

    HNG 569 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing I: The Childbearing Family

    This is one of four sequential courses designed to focus on advanced assessment of the childbearing family.All components of this comprehensive assessment are integral to the development of differential diagnoses and management plans for high risk neonates and their families and will form the foundation for clinical decision-making required in the advanced practice role of the neonatal nurse practitioner. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNG 570 - Independent Studies

    The focus of this course is self-directed study in the analysis, examination and critique of a specialty area of interest in advanced practice.

    1-6 credits

    HNG 572 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing I

    This is the first of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice specializing in primary family health care. The major emphasis is on the development of clinical reasoning and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role in family health nursing. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary health care will be applied along the health continuum. Optimal client outcomes within the context of a multicultural society will be explored. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 540, HNG 588

    4 credits

    HNG 573 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health II

    This is the second of four sequential clinical courses. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. This course focuses on advanced nursing practice specializing in the primary health care for the pediatric patient. The major emphasis will be on analyzing and exploring common problems in primary health care for pediatric patient and throughout a health continuum and developing optimum client outcomes within the context of multicultural society. Prerequisite: HNG 572

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5725 credits

    HNG 574 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing III

    This is the third course of four sequential advanced clinical courses. Coordination, consultation and interaction components of case management are emphasized to promote, maintain, and, or restore health in families in primary care settings. Prereq: HNG 573

    5 credits

    HNG 575 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Family Health Nursing IV

    This is the fourth of four sequential clinical courses that focus on advanced nursing practice in family health, womens health and gender related care. The major emphasis is on clinical decision making and critical thinking as essential components of the advanced practice role. An epidemiologic and body systems approach to common problems in primary, health care of women from adolescence through the advanced years will be applied. Optimal individual and family outcomes within the context of a diverse society will be explored. Prerequisite: HNG 574

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5745 credits

    HNG 577 - Families: Theories and Interventions for Advanced Nursing Practice

    This course is designed to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for the NP in developing therapeutic interventions for individuals and their families. Adult and adolescent developmental theories, the major family theories and crisis intervention theory are examined. Selected family typologies are used to illustrate theoretical concepts. Emphasis is placed on assessment, interventions and development of referral resources.

    3 credits

    HNG 578 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing III: The High Risk Neonate I

    This is one of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. Nursing theory and research for health promotion and management of the neonate and family within the context of a pluralistic society will be explored. Prerequisites: HNG 513, HNG 522, and HNG 542

    7 credits

    HNG 579 - Advanced Theory and Clinical Practice in Neonatal Health Nursing IV: the High Risk Neonate II

    This is the last of four sequential advanced theory and clinical practice courses in the neonatal nurse practitioner program. Emphasis is placed on the development of diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making skills as essential components of the advanced practice role in providing care to high risk infants and their families in the acute care setting. The role of the neonatal nurse practitioner in improving the provision of care to high risk infants with the purpose of decreasing mortality and morbidity rates and improving their quality of life is explored. Parenting and the needs of the family in the context of a pluralistic society are stressed. Prerequisite: HNG 578

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5787 credits

    HNG 580 - Adv Sklls, Tchnologies & Clin Dec-Making Acte Cre

    This course incorporates assessment, implementation, evaluation of advanced skills and technologies, and clinical decision making in the management of acutely ill patients. Recognition of client presentations requiring use of technology using evidence-based criteria will be addressed. Ethical, legal and psychological aspects, including the impact of technology on the client, family and health care system will be incorporated. An introduction to invasive interventions and diagnostic device application and interpretation will be facilitated through advanced skill labs and simulated experiences. Co-Requisites: HNG 508 or HNG 558; or HNG 509 or HNG 559

    3 credits

    HNG 581 - Midwifery I

    This is the first of four sequential courses, each containing the didactic content associated with the clinical practice of midwifery. Conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention will be utilized. The course is designed to foster the effective use of communication strategies in documentation, client education, and patient advocacy. Effective coordination of care, integration of evidence-based practice, and the application of bioethical principles of care are emphasized. An introduction to clinical decision making, diagnosis, and the management of gynecologic and antenatal patients will be emphasized. This course develops the paradigm of family-centered, community-based health care, which respects multicultural traditions. Pre-requisites: HNG 501, HNG 515, HNG 540, and HNG 588

    4 credits

    HNG 582 - Continuing Course Work

    Continuing Course Work

    0-5 credits, S/U grading

    HNG 585 - Midwifery II

    This is the second of four sequential courses which builds upon the foundational concepts of clinical practice in midwifery. The focus of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of gynecology, maternal and fetal physiology, and antenatal care. The conceptual frameworks of health promotion, disease prevention are reinforced. The use of communication strategies and documentation principles are emphasized. This course furthers understanding of family-centered, community-based, multicultural care across the lifespan. Pre-requisites: HNG 581

    4 credits

    HNG 586 - Midwifery III

    This course emphasizes the normalcy of labor and birth as a physiologic and developmental process and prepares students to assume responsibility for management of care of the woman and fetus during the intrapartum period. The use of conceptual frameworks of wellness, health promotion and disease prevention will be emphasized. Communication and collaborative strategies will be emphasized to build upon the strengths of families and communities and minimize technological intervention. Prerequisite:HNG 585

    Prerequisite(s): HNG 5855 credits

    HNG 587 - Midwifery IV

    This is the fourth in a sequence of courses designed to prepare the midwife for clinical practice. The organizing framework of this course is continuity of care, emphasizing family centered, community-based health care and the normalcy of birth and recovery. Prerequisites: HNG 586

    5 credits

    HNG 588 - Clinical Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan

    This course focuses on pathophysiology and disruptions in normal body functioning for individuals across the lifespan. In depth theoretical and clinical principles of diseases resulting from genetic, environmental, and stress related causes are included.  Emphasis is placed on regulatory and compensatory mechanisms as they relate to disease states. 

    3 credits

    HNG 599 - Therapeutic Touch

    Therapeutic touch assessment skills will be taught so that the practitioner may use therapeutic touch clinically to assist in reduction of pain and anxiety, promote relaxation and facilitate the body's natural restorative process.

    1 credit

    HNH 501 - Health Illness in a Cross Cultural Perspective

    This course examines the role of history and culture in healing and medicine. The consideration and utilization of cultural practices and beliefs when designing health education programs will be stressed.

    3 credits

    HNH 503 - Organizational Leadership and Role Transformation

    This course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to understand the economies of care, business principles, and how to work within and affect change in systems. It will also prepare students to conceptualize a new advanced practice role in the discipline of nursing. Leadership, including theory, leadership styles, contemporary approaches and strategies, will be explored.

    3 credits

    HNH 504 - Quality Improvement, Safety and Healthcare Technologies

    As a foundational course for graduate level nurses, this course prepares students to apply quality improvement methods and analyze information to affect safety and quality of care and to improve patient outcomes. The use of current and emerging technologies to support safety, quality and value based care and quality across diverse settings will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNH 505 - Health Care Policy and Advocacy

    This course examines how policies shape the structure and financing of health care, influence social determinants of health, and affect health outcomes. Participation in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, and federal policy will be an expectation of this course. The role of nurse as advocate for vulnerable populations, the profession, and health-promoting policies will be explored.

    2 credits

    HNH 510 - Facilitating Adult Learning

    This course focuses on the role and perspective changes in adulthood. Concepts of self and maturity, learning theories, cognition, creativity, interests, attitudes and motivation will be explored. Issues, strategies and methods for facilitating adult learning will be emphasized. Theory is considered in relation to nursing education.

    3 credits

    HNH 511 - Curriculum Design , Implementation and Evaluation in Nursing Education

    This course focuses on issues in design of curriculum content, organization, and planning toward a practical approach to curriculum development. Application of theory to the development and implementation of curriculum from the point of view of the practice discipline of nursing will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in designing and implementing evaluation studies will be discussed. Theory and methods of measurement and evaluation and their application to practice will be emphasized.

    3 credits

    HNH 512 - Advanced Teaching Strategies

    This course emphasizes the role of the teaching-learning process in clinical and academic nursing education through development of innovative instructional designs and processes. Issues such as feminism, creativity in clinical teaching, and the impact of economic and social trends on reality-based nursing will be discussed. A variety of teaching methods will be explored including simulation, virtual learning, social media and relevant and innovative instructional technologies.

    3 credits

    HNH 513 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education I

    This course focuses on graduate level clinical practice content and experiences related to the role of the nurse educator. This population-focused practicum will include student placement with an expert nurse clinician to develop proficiency in a focused area of clinical practice. Students will choose a population foci and complete 75 direct care hours during this precepted clinical experience. Increased knowledge in a specialized area of practice will provide a clinical foundation for academic and/or clinical nursing education. Prerequisites: HNG 515, HNG 540, and HNG 588.

    3 credits

    HNH 514 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education II

    This is the second of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will acquire knowledge, skills and values in the aspects of nursing education related to teaching and learning, assessment of the learner, instructional design, curriculum development, delivery, and evaluation. Role transition and experiential learning related to academic or clinical nursing education will be a central focus of this course. Observation and experience related to academic or clinical nursing education will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisite: HNH 513

    Prerequisite(s): HNH 5134 credits

    HNH 515 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Education III

    This is the third of three sequential courses focused on providing guided learning experiences in nursing education. Students will select aspects of nursing education related to the role of nurse educator as leader and change agent. Scholarship activities begun in HNH 514 will conclude in HNH 515. Professional role responsibilities, including administrative functions, committee work and interdisciplinary efforts will be emphasized. Experiential learning related to academic and clinical nursing education will be emphasized. The student will be expected to complete 90 hours with a nurse educator. Prerequisites: HNH 514

    4 credits

    HNH 530 - Communication and Relationship Management

    This course focuses on issues in communication, relationship building, behaviors that influence others, diversity and shared decision making. Theories of interpersonal communication and professional relationship development will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures in relationship building will be discussed. Inter-professional collaboration will be stressed. A variety of leadership theories will be used to articulate the importance of effective oral and written communications in relation to leadership in relationship management.

    3 credits

    HNH 531 - Business Skills for Nurse Leaders

    This course focuses on issues in resource management, strategic management and marketing in the health care environment. Focus will be on developing a strategic plan for the health care environment in which the student works. Marketing strategies will be explored. Discussions on labor relations in relation to professional issues in collective bargaining will be emphasized. Problems, issues and procedures involved in resource management will be discussed.

    3 credits

    HNH 532 - Finance and Economics in Nursing Leadership

    This course provides an introduction to financial management for planning, operation, and evaluation of the economic performance of an organization. The course will focus on budgeting, healthcare reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis and the integration of leadership and management functions into fiscal planning. The student will investigate concepts and principles necessary for the management of fiscal resources.

    3 credits

    HNH 533 - Legal/Ethical/Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership

    This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate legal, ethical and regulatory requirements into a variety of health care settings. Principles and processes of patient and employee safety will also be emphasized. Students will investigate concepts and principles necessary for ethical decision making, patient advocacy, and employee rights under law.

    3 credits

    HNH 534 - Advanced Leadership Seminar

    This course is the capstone course and will focus on the role of the nurse leader. Emphasis will be on role formation, dimensions of leadership roles, identification of individual and group leadership attributes, knowledge and skills required to fulfill the role and approaches to leadership. Students will develop and conduct self-assessments and create a professional development plan.

    3 credits

    HNH 540 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership I

    This is the first of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. Students will integrate advanced knowledge and skills related to organizational theory and financial/human resource management. The student will use data-driven decision making and creative leadership skills to build a positive practice environment as well as develop analytical skills to assess and forecast trends in nursing leadership. Inter-professional collaboration will be emphasized. Field experiences of 90 hours are required and may include preceptorship by a nurse leader and financial officer in a health care system.

    4 credits

    HNH 541 - Advanced Theory and Practice in Nursing Leadership II

    This is the second of two sequential courses designed to provide learning experiences with a nurse leader. This course builds on knowledge of organizational leadership and quality improvement. The student will integrate advanced knowledge and skills into practical applications in the role of nurse leader. Students will further explore the leadership role through current relevant research to enhance their ability to strategize entrepreneurial relationships, develop creative solutions to financial constraints and evaluate infrastructure and technology. Project management will be emphasized. Students will be required to seek experiences with health care leaders involved in project management. Field experiences of 90 hours are required. Prerequisites: HNH 532 and HNH 540

    3 credits

    HNH 580 - Health Coping Skills Training for Health Care

    Treatment approaches for many chronic illnesses consist of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Often patients need to take an active role in their care in order to best manage symptoms associated with chronic illness. Coping Skills Training (CST) is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. The theoretical foundations that underpin CST will be explored through guided readings. A combination of cognitive and behavioral therapeutic interventions will be introduced and practiced with the goal of applying the skills to practice in order to help people change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors so they can manage symptoms and enjoy more productive, less stressful lives. Students will learn to deliver CST using a standardized manual of coping skills. Rationale for each skill, demonstration, role playing and skills feedback will be the teaching/learning strategies for this course. Instructor feedback and supervision of home practice audio recordings of simulated skill sessions will enhance student proficiency in skill acquisition.

    3 credits

    HNH 590 - Nursing and Numbers: Budgeting and Benchmarking for Nurses

    This course is designed to provide nurse leaders with an overview of the budget development process. Various types of budgets will be discussed with a focus on variance assessments, analysis, and benchmarking.

    2 credits

    NUR 630 - Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science

    This course explores historical and current views of knowledge development underpinning philosophies of science, social science, and nursing science. Underlying ontological and epistemological assumptions of philosophical views and how they influence scientific inquiry in nursing will be addressed. A key component of these discussions will be the implications of diverse perspectives on theoretical thinking, scientific inquiry, and knowledge development in nursing.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 631 - Concepts, Theories and Knowledge Development in Nursing Science

    This course will provide doctoral students with a systematic overview of concepts and theories as a foundation for knowledge development in nursing. Conceptual and analytical skills are developed through analysis and critique of nursing concepts, clinical phenomena and science-based theories. The course examines the theoretical and empirical foundation of nursing, approaches to the analysis and development of nursing concepts, the role of concepts in nursing science, and the applicability of nursing concepts and theories to clinical practice. Focus will be on development and use of conceptual language, critical thinking skills, and in analyzing literature portraying key nursing concepts.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 635 - Biostatistics

    This course will provide the student with knowledge of statistical approaches used in research. Applying statistical methods to critically evaluate & evidence used in clinical decision making will be an important aspect of this course.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 636 - Advanced Statistical Methods

    This course will build on the foundations of NUR 635 and extend the doctoral student¿s exposure to more complex inferential statistics used in healthcare research. Statistical applications will be explored in the context of nursing research. Practical application of these statistical methods will be conducted using SPSS statistical software.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 647 - Doctoral Research Seminar

    This course builds on research and nursing core in the development of doctoral-level academic skills essential for conducting a thorough literature search in the development of a scholarly paper on the state of the science on a selected topic. Emphasis is place on establishing a scientific foundation of nursing practice, policy, and research.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 660 - Quantitative Designs and Methods in Nursing Research

    Students will explore and analyze quantitative research methods used in the biomedical, behavioral, social and nursing sciences that are appropriate for the investigation of nursing research questions. This course explores the major designs and methods used for the investigation of problems requiring quantitative approaches. Types of research designs are analyzed including major strengths and limitations of each. Population sampling, participant selection, data collection and analysis methods are compared and contrasted. Data analysis will be incorporated using SPSS and other software programs.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 661 - Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research

    This course explores the major approaches to qualitative inquiry. Philosophical or theoretical underpinnings specific to each approach are analyzed. Selected frameworks for data collection and analysis are presented. Selection of participants, data collection and analysis of each tradition are compared and contrasted. The elements of rigor in qualitative inquiry are explored.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 662 - Data Management and Informatics for Clinical Scientists

    The aims of this course will be achieved by participation in a 45-hour (3 credit) course consisting of lectures, hands-on computer application training/labs, hands-on exercises/assignments, discussions and quizzes, and an individual final presentation. The course will provide training in questionnaire design, the use for REDCap for data input and managements, Excel for budget management, SPSS for data processing and analysis, and Power Point for print/slide presentations and report generation. Trainees will be instructed in the conduct for good clinical practice as it relates to data collection and data management. Trainees will be introduced to available comprehensive systems for collaborations, data management and data capture (e.g., REDCap, on Core) and issues of data security as it relates to clinical research. The hands-on exercises/assignments, discussions, quizzes, and homework assignments will help to develop skills in questionnaire design, methods of data study collection, data capture, and data management while enforcing skills for data analysis and presentation of study results. This course includes issues related to data management and data collection for a clinical research project to meet the needs of this group of trainees. Trainees will be evaluated by participation in the class exercises, homework assignments, quizzes, on-line course discussions through Blackboard, development of an individual simulated project, and an individual oral presentation of the student¿s simulated project describing their choices for data management methods and results to be presented during the last two classes. The individual project will include development of a questionnaire, codebook, database and creation of a test data set for use in conducting analyses and the final presentation.

    3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 670 - Independent Studies

    This student-initiated elective course provides an opportunity to use enhance the depth of a student's chose area of research. The independent student can be in specific content areas or methodological or analytical approaches. Independent Studies cannot replace courses for a degree.

    1-3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 680 - Integrating Big Data to Evaluate Population Health

    This course will focus on available sources of population data, how to access them, and begin to explore geographic regions through data. Students will be introduced to the field of Biomedical Informatics. Innovative tools developed at Stony Brook by informaticians to evaluate population health will be presented. Students will learn how to use data to identify populations at risk ¿ who they are, where they live and to identify key focus areas to target intervention. With this knowledge students will be able to outline programs that may reduce health disparities, as well as evaluate other health risks in regional populations.

    1-3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 690 - Dissertation Seminar I

    This course focuses on the development of the doctoral dissertation proposal. Students will apply their theoretical knowledge and research proficiency to transform their general ideas about their dissertation topic into a research strategy. Students will prepare key elements of the dissertation proposal, including Statement of the Problem, Research Questions and/or Hypotheses Conceptual/Theoretical Framework, Literature Review, and Research Methods. Using a seminar format, teaching-learning strategies are designed to promote critical/analytical thinking and scholarly discourse.

    0-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 691 - Dissertation Seminar II

    This course focuses on the conduct of the doctoral dissertation under the guidance of the student's dissertation committee. Students will secure applicable human subjects protection, carry out their research methodologies, and complete analyses of data. The course culminates in a scholarly paper (Dissertation) that exemplifies the student's expertise and their new and creative contribution to nursing. Using a seminar format, teaching-learning strategies are designed to promote critical/analytical thinking and scholarly discourse. Students are required to provide regular updates of the study's progress to the dissertation committee chairperson.

    0-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

    NUR 697 - Research Practicum

    The course introduces graduate students to significant and methodologically rigorous research. School of Nursing faculty and affiliated faculty from Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook University will serve as preceptors as students engage in a supervised, hands-on practicum with ongoing research. Students will develop contracts that identify individualized learning outcomes of the practicum that will be facilitated by direct advisement and mentorship of School of Nursing and affiliated faculty. Opportunities during the practicum will include subject recruitment and screening, data collection and analyses, interpretation of results, research report writing an preparation of products for scholarly dissemination. While the research practicum may not necessarily expose students to the specific population or problem of greatest interest to them, the skills or competencies mastered can prepare students methodologically to carry out their dissertation research strategy.

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 698 - Teaching Practicum

    The course introduces graduate students to the major pedagogical theories and practices in academia. Students will develop contracts that identify individualized learning outcomes of the practicum that will be facilitated by direct advisement and mentorship of School of Nursing faculty. The practicum will include the student teaching part of a course, developing learning modules and student assignments, evaluating student performance, and evaluating their own teaching performance.

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 699 - PhD Dissertation Research -On Campus

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 700 - PhD Dissertation Research-Off Campus

    3 credits, S/U grading

    NUR 701 - PhD Dissertation Research-Off Campus (International)

    3 credits, S/U grading
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