Nursing 6025 – Applied Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Nursing 6025 – Applied Quality Improvement and Patient Safety [Formerly NURS 383A]
This course focuses on the application of quality improvement methodology and measurement of outcomes across a broad range of health care settings. Students learn the systematic methods of continuous quality improvement, based on the work of Deming and others. The use of various outcome measurement instruments and data collection tools are explored.
Prerequisite: 6065. [2-3] Spring
6030 – Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of the Adult [Formerly NURS 309A]
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge needed to assess and manage common acute and chronic health problems in the adult population. Multidimensional interventions are discussed (e.g., culturally and environmentally sensitive; health promoting).
Pre/corequisite: 6101 or 6011.  Fall, Spring
6031 – Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of the Adolescent [Formerly NURS 309C]
This didactic course presents knowledge that is necessary for the practice of primary health care nursing of adolescents. Course content includes the principles of health promotion, disease prevention and assessment, and management of common primary health care problems in diverse adolescent populations. Emphasis is placed on developmental needs and the pathophysiologic processes underlying certain conditions. The impact of the family on the health of the adolescent is explored. Students are introduced to the dynamics of the managed care environment.
Pre/corequisite: 6011 or 6101.  Fall, Summer
6032 – Advanced Practice Nursing in the Primary Care of the Woman [Formerly NURS 309E]
This didactic course presents the knowledge that is necessary for the practice of primary care of the female patient by advanced practice nurses. Course content includes the principles of health promotion, disease prevention and assessment, and the management of common primary health care problems in the female population. Emphasis is placed on management of women’s health issues in a general, primary care setting.
Pre/corequisite: 6011.  Spring
6034 – Adult Gerontology Primary Care I [Formerly NURS 310A]
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge needed to assess and manage common acute and chronic health problems in the adult population. Multidimensional interventions are discussed (e.g., culturally and environmentally sensitive, health promoting).
Pre/corequisite: 6011.  Fall
6036 – Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care of the Child and Adolescent
This course presents knowledge necessary for the practice of primary health care of children and adolescents. Course content includes the principles of health promotion, disease prevention, and assessment and management of common primary health care problems in diverse pediatric and adolescent populations ages 0-21 years. Emphasis is placed on developmental needs and the pathophysiologic processes underlying certain conditions. The impact of the family on the health of the child/adolescent is explored. This course builds on pre-requisite knowledge by exploring the pathophysiologic disease processes underlying certain conditions that are specific to the pediatric and adolescent population as well as exploring treatment of these processes.
Pre/corequisite: 6011.  Spring
6040 – Introduction to Health Informatics [Formerly NURS 381A]
Health informatics is the management and transformation of health data into information and knowledge to improve aspects of health outcomes such as cost, quality, safety, and/or satisfaction. This survey course focuses on information systems in clinical settings and the use of information for health systems management. The recent emphasis on the National Health Information Infrastructure at the Federal level will be used to frame the topics.
Examples include organizing information pertinent to individual patient care, analyzing data to determine clinical effectiveness, retrieving needed information or knowledge at the point of care, using data to improve management of health care enterprises, and assessing the health patterns of populations and aggregates. Pre/corequisite: Basic competency in using word processing, electronic mail, bibliographic or library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases. These skills are not taught in the course, but students may be required to apply them to carry out course assignments.  Fall
6041 – Principles of Health Care Finance [Formerly NURS 385A]
In this course, students learn to apply accounting and economic principles, and financial management strategies to effectively manage health care resources in health care organizations. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to utilize computer software for conducting efficient financial analysis.  Spring
6045 – Professional Formation 1: Roles and Contexts for Advanced Nursing Practice
This course offers an introduction to the principles, concepts, and frameworks for advanced nursing practice. Students will integrate principles of evidence-based practice, quality and safety, leadership, ethics, policy, and role development. Students will identify the role of advanced nursing practice in the healthcare environment with emphasis on leadership in quality and safety as a part of interprofessional teams.  Fall
6055 – Professional Formation 2: Application of Evidence in Healthcare Environments This course is the second in a series of courses facilitating Professional Formation in the Advanced Nursing Practice role.Advanced Practice Nurse Assignment Papers. Students will develop skills to evaluate and synthesize supporting evidence and examine ethical dilemmas of implementation, to develop and articulate innovative solutions. Students will learn how to assess clinical processes, identify advanced nursing practice problems, and determine how to address problems.
Prerequisite: 6045.  Spring
6060 – Conceptualization and Integration of Evidence for Advanced Nursing Practice [Formerly NURS 399B]
This course provides the student with the opportunity to explore a relevant problem in advanced nursing practice. Concepts related to the selected problem are identified and critically appraised. Methodologies to generate evidence will be presented to examine knowledge related to the selected problem and make practice recommendations. This course builds upon prerequisite knowledge.
Prerequisite: 6050.  Summer