2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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    MUS 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    In this course, students will experience model lessons demonstrating the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education, applied to music therapy. Students will engage in music making that draws upon their existing repertoire of speech patterns, movements, vocal and instrumental ability.
  
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    MUS 576 - Music Therapy Improvisation & Composition


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will explore improvisational music therapy techniques using piano, voice and guitar. Students will learn about different models of improvisatory music therapy and how to implement them. Students will also explore models for using composition in music therapy, including client and therapist compositions.
    Note: Music Therapy Majors Only
  
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    MUS 579 - Music Recording Techniques


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will introduce students to essential techniques in music recording. Topics will include microphone selection and placement, preamplifiers, tracking to digital audio workstations (including Logic Pro and Pro Tools), editing, mixing, and mastering.
    Note: Music Therapy Majors Only
  
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    MUTH 181 - Intro to Music Therapy


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course gives a broad overview of the basic principles of music therapy and a brief historical survey of theory and practice of music therapy. The course includes field trips to various clinical settings.
  
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    MUTH 215 - Medical Term for Music Therapy


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181
    A medical terminology course for Music Therapy majors consisting of information regarding the pronunciation, spelling, definitions of medical terms; an in-depth review of Greek-Latin roots/prefixes/suffixes, medical abbreviations, and medical chart review. Course material will enhance the application of acquired medical terminology in music therapy clinical settings.
  
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    MUTH 230 - Music Foundations for Music Therapy I


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181
    Corequisite: MUTH-281, MUTH-381, MUTH-382, and MUTH-282

    The class is designed for music therapy students to develop functional music skills and techniques necessary for effective treatment intervention. Students will learn to play folk guitar, autoharp, omnichord, and simple percussion instruments. Students will explore song repertoire for different age groups and build song leading skills.
  
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    MUTH 231 - Music Found for Music Therapy II


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-230
    The class is designed for music therapy students to develop functional music skills and techniques necessary for effective treatment intervention. Students will learn to play intermediate folk guitar, songwriting, digital keyboard functions, and song leading. Students will explore relaxation techniques with music for different clinical settings.
  
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    MUTH 297 - Music Therapy Abroad


    Credits: One (1) to Three (3)
    Note: Travel fees are in addition to university credit hour fees
  
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    MUTH 320 - Music Notation Technology


    Credits: Three (3)
    In this course students will learn Finale notation software, including but not limited to staff, measure and key-signature tools, expression and articulation tools, chord and lyric tools, graphics and text tools, page layout and printing.
    Cross-listed: MUTH-520
  
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    MUTH 322 - Digital Technology for Music Therapy


    Credits: Two
    Prerequisite: MUTH-383
    This course will introduce music therapy students to recording software and technology. Students will learn to use Garage Band, Band in a Box, iPhoto and other software to compose, arrange and record music , create pod casts and apply recording technology to music therapy settings.
  
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    MUTH 322 - Music Recording Technology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-383
    This course will introduce music therapy students to recording software and technology. Students will learn to use Garage Band, Band in a Box , iPhoto and other software to compose, arrange and record music , create pod casts and apply recording technology to music therapy settings.
    Note: See Advisor if taking MUTH-383 the same time as MUTH-322
  
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    MUTH 380 - Music Therapy I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181
    Corequisite: MUTH-230

    This course focuses on work with children with developmental disabilities, learning differences, and autism. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the learning and therapeutic needs of children with disabilities. Specific music therapy techniques will include songwriting techniques, The Nordoff-Robbins approach, assessment and IEP writing, and treatment planning, implementation and evaluation. Practical applications of music performance skills are an integral part of the class.
  
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    MUTH 383 - Clinical Practicum and Seminar


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181, MUTH 230, and MUTH-231
    Students participate in practicum placements under the supervision of board-certified music therapists. Students must complete four clinical practica arranged by the music therapy faculty. Students meet weekly with faculty to discuss their experiences. Additional topics include assessment, treatment planning, goal writing and treatment evaluation.
  
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    MUTH 384 - Clinical Practicum and Seminar


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-383
    Students participate in practicum placements under the supervision of board-certified music therapists. Students must complete four clinical practica arranged by the music therapy faculty. Students meet weekly with faculty to discuss their experiences. Additional topics include assessment, treatment planning, goal writing and treatment evaluation.
  
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    MUTH 475 - Music Therapy II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181
    Corequisite: MUTH-230

    This course focuses on the use of music therapy in rehabilitation and gerontology settings. Applications will be made regarding neurological, orthopedic and trauma-induced injury and treatment. The course will include an introduction to Neurologic Music Therapy. Clinical adaptations for musical instruments will be learned. Practical applications of music performance skills are an integral part of the class.
  
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    MUTH 480 - Music Therapy III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181
    Corequisite: MUTH-230

    This course will focus on the applications of music therapy in mental health treatment settings. Emphasis will be on understanding the use of music therapy within specific therapy theories including psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered and positive psychology models. Emphasis will also be placed on learning music therapy techniques for clients across the spectrum of mental health disorders. Practical applications of music performance skills are an integral part of the class.

  
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    MUTH 481 - Research in Music Therapy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181
    The steps of the research process, the role of research in the practice of the profession of music therapy, and the acquisition of the knowledge needed to be an informed consumer of music therapy and other health care research are emphasized in this course. A research proposal will be an integral part of the course requirement. Students will gain practical skills in the application of significant research findings to clinical practice.
  
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    MUTH 482 - Psychology of Music


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-181
    Psychology of Music provides a comprehensive review of human musical behavior and response as viewed from psychological and physiological perspectives. The study will include a consideration of the function of music as it is experienced with-in a culture.
  
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    MUTH 483 - Clinical Practicum and Seminar


    Credits: Two (2)
    Prerequisite: MUTH-384
    Students participate in practicum placements under the supervision of board-certified music therapists. Students must complete four clinical practica arranged by the music therapy faculty. Students meet weekly with faculty to discuss their experiences. Additional topics include assessment, treatment planning, goal writing and treatment evaluation.
  
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    MUTH 499 - Clinical Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Completion of all Music Therapy Courses
    The internship is a six-month clinical training experience in a facility approved by the American Music Therapy Association (national roster internship) or in a facility or combination of facilities with a credentialed supervisor on site and a clinical training director from the university (university contracted internship).
  
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    MUTH 499C - Continuing Clinical Internship


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Prerequisite: MTH-499
    Note: For use for students with long-term clinicals
  
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    MUTH 575 - Music Therapy Assessment


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will review models for assessment of clients in music therapy. Emphasis will be on learning and implementing these models with different clinical populations. Additional emphasis will be on using music to understand client needs and expressions.
  
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    MUTH 576 - Music Therapy Improvisation/Composition


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will explore improvisational music therapy techniques using piano, voice and guitar. Students will learn about different models of improvisatory music therapy and how to implement them. Students will also explore models for using composition in music therapy, including client and therapist compositions.
  
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    MUTH 597 - Music Therapy Abroad


    Credits: One (1) to Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Only Board Certified or Board Certified Eligible Music Therapists
    Note: Travel fees are in addition to university credit hour fees
  
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    MUTH 620 - Music Psychotherapy


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will cover materials related to the use of music in individual and group psychotherapy settings. Emphasis will be placed on integrating verbal and nonverbal therapy techniques in music therapy. Emphasis will also be placed on understanding how music is used within various theoretical models including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive, group, and family systems.
  
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    MUTH 621 - Ethical/Legal Issues in Music Therapy and Counseling


    Credits: Three (3)
    The course will look at the ethical and legal issues that impact the practice of music therapy and counseling. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the ethical codes and Standards of Practice in counseling and music therapy as well as learning about ethical expectations for practice, research, education and supervision.
  
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    MUTH 622 - Music Therapy in Rehabilitation and Medicine


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will look at models for utilizing music therapy in rehabilitation and medical settings including hospitals, pediatric, gerontology, physical rehabilitation, hospice, surgical, and home health care.
  
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    MUTH 623 - Music Therapy Graduate Practicum I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Supervised clinical practice. Must be primarily face-to-face time with clients.
    Note: These six credit (I and II) hours must culminate in a final clinical project under faculty supervision. Project must be presented in written and oral formats prior to granting of credits.
  
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    MUTH 624 - Music Therapy Graduate Practicum II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Supervised clinical practice. Must be primarily face-to-face time with clients.
    Note: These six credit (I and II) hours must culminate in a final clinical project under faculty supervision. Project must be presented in written and oral formats prior to granting of credits.
  
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    MUTH 625 - Music Neuroscience


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will provide an introduction to the field of music neuroscience. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring an introductory knowledge of how music is produced and stored in the brain and how music influences brain functions including hearing, speech, imaging, movement, emotion and creativity.
  
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    MUTH 691 - Specialization in Music Therapy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Student will work with faculty advisor to create clinical and didactic study opportunities within a defined area of specialization in MT. Examples would include: Music Therapy in Psychotherapy and Psychiatry, Music Therapy with Exceptional Children, Music Therapy in Gerontology, Music Therapy in Medical Settings (including emphasis on music interface with neurophysiology and psychoneuroimmunology).
    Note: A written summary of the learning experience will be required.
  
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    MUTH 692 - Master of Music Therapy Oral Exam


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Candidates for the Master of Music Therapy degree must complete an oral examination prior to completion of the degree. The examination will be conducted by the music therapy faculty and may include faculty from related disciplines as appropriate.
  
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    NURS 200 - Health Promotion


    Credits: Three (3)
    The quality of life in any society depends on the health of its citizens and the promotion of that health by individuals, communities and governing bodies. Essential to achieving health and wellness is understanding the determinants of health and the strategies that can be applied to foster healthy lifestyles. This course includes concepts and strategies of nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices.
  
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    NURS 201 - Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, BIOL-104, and ENGL-104
    An understanding of physiology of altered health across the life span provides a basis for nursing interventions. This course examines alterations in body function and system failure associated with common health problems.
  
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    NURS 202 - Health Assessment


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, BIOL-104, and ENGL-104
    Knowledge of health status is essential to health teaching and nursing interventions. Students learn how to obtain a health history and complete a physical examination. Course content includes biopsychosocial assessment of individuals throughout the lifespan with the primary focus on a healthy adult.
  
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    NURS 203 - Intro to Clinical Nursing Practice


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, BIOL-104, and ENGL-104
    Corequisite: NURS-202, NURS-203C, and NURS-204

    While professional nursing is a complex service that has evolved over time, a consistent theme of nursing practice with- in a variety of cultural and technological contexts has been ensuring the well-being of patients. This course has a twofold focus: 1) a beginning exploration of the roots and development of the profession, and 2) provision of comfort and safety and assistance to the client in activities of daily living.
  
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    NURS 203C - Required Clinical-Nurs 203


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: NURS-203

  
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    NURS 204 - Nursing Skills Lab


    Credits: One (1)
    Corequisite: NURS-204L

    This course integrates case studies with fundamental nursing skills to begin practice in the clinical setting.
  
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    NURS 205 - Pharmacology and Nursing Management


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, BIOL-104, and ENGL-104
    Introduces common classifications of therapeutic drugs including major actions, indications, side effects, dosage range, nursing implications and examples. Application activities focus on administration of therapeutic drugs.
  
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    NURS 206 - Pharmacology Skills Lab


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102, BIOL-104, and ENGL-104
    Corequisite: NURS-206L

    Safe, effective administration of medications is an acquired nursing skill. This course provides the opportunity for students to practice interpreting medication orders, administering medications by various routes, and documenting medications given.
  
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    NURS 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    NURS 302 - Psychosocial Nursing Care


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: NURS-201, NURS-202, NURS-203, NURS-204, and NURS-206
    Corequisite: NURS-302C

    Nursing requires knowledge of psychosocial concepts in order to provide holistic nursing care for individuals and families in every practice setting. This course examines promotion of mental health, the management of mental illness and relevant social policy. Students provide care for clients demonstrating a variety of behaviors in acute and community settings.
  
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    NURS 302C - Required Clinical-Nurs 302


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: NURS-302

  
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    NURS 303 - Nursing Care of The Adult I


    Credits: Six (6)
    Prerequisite: NURS-201, NURS-202, NURS-203, NURS-204, NURS-205, and NURS-206
    Corequisite: NURS-303C and NURS-310 (depending on curriculum track)

    The physiologic, psychosocial, and learning needs of the adult are the focus of this course. Nursing care includes the prevention of illness, nursing care during illness, and the rehabilitation of the adult client. Students develop an understanding of the ethical and legal issues that impact nursing care of the adult.
  
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    NURS 303C - Required Clinical-Nurs 303


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: NURS-303

  
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    NURS 305 - Care of the Child-Bearing Family


    Credits: Five (5)
    Prerequisite: NURS-203
    Corequisite: NURS-303, NURS-310, and NURS-305C

    This course focuses on applying the nursing process in the care of the child- bearing family. Contemporary issues in maternity, womens health and preventive health issues are explored. Both theory and clinical experiences address the physiological and psychosocial needs of the child-bearing family.
  
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    NURS 305C - Required Clinical-Nurs 305


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: NURS-305

  
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    NURS 306 - Nursing Care of Children


    Credits: Five (5)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303 and NURS-310
    Corequisite: NURS-305 and NURS-306C

    Nursing care of the child and adolescent requires applying the nursing process based on the developmental needs of the child and family. Students explore health promotion, growth and development, and the impact of acute and chronic illness in childhood and adolescence. Theory and clinical experiences address the physiological and psychosocial needs of pediatric patients.
  
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    NURS 306C - Required Clinical-Nurs 306


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: NURS-306

  
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    NURS 307 - Transition to Professional Nursing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: NURS-341

    This course serves as a bridge to baccalaureate education for the registered nurse who has successfully completed an associate or diploma nursing program. Focus is upon the socialization process and role transition. Key concepts related to self awareness, information literacy, group process, adult learning, nursing theory, and communication are discussed. The nursing roles of educator and theorist are explored.
  
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    NURS 308 - Nursing Research


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-201, NURS-202, NURS-203, NURS-204, NURS-205, NURS-206, and PSYC-341
    A profession builds the body of knowledge that is specific to that profession through critical thinking as exemplified by scientific research. The steps of the research process, the role of research in the practice of professional nursing, and acquisition of the knowledge to be an informed consumer of nursing and other health care research are emphasized in this course.
  
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    NURS 310 - Adult Nursing Skills Lab


    Credits: One (1)
    Prerequisite: NURS-201, NURS-202, NURS-203, NURS-204, NURS-205, and NURS-206
    Corequisite: NURS-303

    This course integrates medical surgical case studies with medical surgical psychomotor skills in order to care for complex clients and safely administer medications.
  
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    NURS 330 - Individual Assessment


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course introduces major concepts and skills needed to complete comprehensive assessments of individual clients at all development stages. Also featured are lab experiences, applying interviewing and assessment skills to clients of all ages.
  
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    NURS 341 - Family Assessment


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: NURS-307

    Although families have been the recipients of nursing care for many years, the family is now widely perceived to be the context of care. Health professions must broaden their practice so that they serve the family as a unit as well as individual family members. This course provides a sound theoretical foundation for family nursing assessment and intervention.
  
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    NURS 342 - Nursing Informatics


    Credits: Two (2)
    Provides an overview of informatics for the post-licensure nursing student. Integrates practice, education, and research with computer technology and information science to identify, gather, process, and manage information. Emphasis is on technology-based health applications which support clinical, administrative, and research decision making and their use in Evidence Based Practice. Current trends and issues in nursing and managing health care information are all examined. It is assumed that students have basic computing and word processing skills.
  
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    NURS 401 - Foundations of Public Health Nursing


    Credits: Five (5)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303, NURS-305, NURS-306, and NURS-310
    Corequisite: NURS-401C

    Public health nursing combines concepts, theories and principles from nursing, public health and other sciences to form the basis for its practice. The scope of this practice is distinguished by the focus on prevention, health protection and health promotion of individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Principles of public health nursing are applied in community settings with an emphasis on family case management.
  
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    NURS 401C - Required Clinical-Nurs 401


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303, NURS-305, NURS-306, and NURS-310
    Corequisite: NURS-401

  
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    NURS 402 - Nursing Care of The Adult II


    Credits: Six (6)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303, NURS-305, and NURS-310
    Corequisite: NURS-306 and NURS-402C

    This course continues the focus on needs of adults experiencing illness in acute care and community-based settings. The theoretical basis of medical/surgical nursing care for adults is emphasized along with the application of the nursing process for common and complex health problems. Cultural differences, ethical considerations and legal responsibilities are integrated throughout the course as students deliver professional nursing care.
  
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    NURS 402C - Required Clinical-Nurs 402


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: NURS-402

  
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    NURS 403 - Nursing Care of Populations


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-201, NURS-202, NURS-203, NURS-204, NURS-205, NURS-206, and NURS-303
    Promotion of healthy communities depends on the expansion of public health nursing principles to populations. Nurses effect change to promote healthy populations through the political process and policy making.
  
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    NURS 404 - Leadership Contemporary Health Care


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303, NURS-305, NURS-306, NURS-308, and NURS-310
    The current health care environment provides many opportunities for an enhanced leadership role for professional nursing. This course emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration and principles of management, nursing practice models, and the relationship between historical and contemporary issues and the responsibilities of the professional nurse.
  
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    NURS 405 - Senior Practicum


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: NURS-402
    Corequisite: NURS-405C

    This course provides the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of program outcomes in a chosen clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on self-directed learning and evaluation in a selected clinical area under the supervision of nursing faculty and clinical nurse preceptors.
  
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    NURS 405C - Required Clinical-Nurs 405


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: NURS-405

  
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    NURS 409 - Critical Care in Nursing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303
    This course is designed to introduce students to a multidisciplinary approach to critical care. Content includes an introduction to critical care concepts with an emphasis on common pathologies, physical examination, diagnostics, pharmacologics and treatment modalities. Classroom, clinical simulations and case studies force the learner to move beyond basic information and progress to problem solving and critical thinking.
  
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    NURS 412 - Nursing Care at End-Of-Life


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303
    This course will address critical aspects of palliative nursing care. Clinical nursing assessment, symptom management, spirituality, cultural influences, and ethics will be discussed. The needs of special populations and nursing management in a variety of settings are included.
  
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    NURS 414 - Genetics in Nursing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303
    An interprofessional course for students in the health professions. Students will study transmission genetics, DNA and chromosomes, population genetics, genetics of immunity and cancer and ethical aspects of genetic counseling.
  
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    NURS 415 - Perioperative Nursing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-303 and NURS-310
    Patients undergoing surgical procedures require the care of nurses in pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative assessment, planning, treatment and evaluation. Students will interact with the patient and family in this stressful situation which requires a seamless knowledge of the perioperative process as well as to appropriately and accurately applying knowledge unique to this specialty.

  
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    NURS 416 - Public Health Capstone


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: NURS-330 and NURS-341
    Public health nursing combines concepts, theories and principles from nursing, public health and other sciences to form the basis for its practice. The scope of this practice is distinguished by the focus on prevention, health protection and health promotion of individ-uals, families, aggregates and communities.
    Note: Capstone Course
  
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    NURS 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    NURS 600 - Theoretical Found Nursing Practice


    Credits: Three (3)
    A master’s prepared nurse is expected to critique, evaluate and use appropriate theory within his/her practice. This course focuses on applying theoretical and conceptual frameworks to guide decision making that enhances health for culturally diverse populations. A variety of theories, e.g., developmental, systems, psychodynamic, physiological, and nursing theories relevant to health and illness care and organizations are explored.
  
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    NURS 601 - Evidence Based Practice In Nursing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Evidence-based practice is the deliberate use of current best practice in making informed decisions about the implementation of nursing knowledge. This course emphasizes evidence-based practice as it relates to changing and improving the discipline of nursing. Students systematically explore and evaluate current nursing knowledge for scientific and clinical merit.
  
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    NURS 602 - Health Care Policy


    Credits: Three (3)
    The master’s prepared nurse needs to understand the complexities and functioning of health care delivery systems, health care financing systems, and the development and implications of health care policies that guide those systems. The philosophical and sociocultural aspects of health care policy are examined.
  
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    NURS 603 - Professional Role Development: Adv Practice Nurse


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course provides a theoretical foundation for exploring, analyzing and evaluating graduate level nursing roles within the health care system. The legal and ethical context in which the advance nurse practices is addressed.
  
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    NURS 605 - Professional Role Development: Nurse Educator


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-631, NURS-632, NURS-633, and NURS-634
    The students will be oriented to the role of the nurse educator within systems of higher education and other settings. Legal, ethical, cultural and professional issues will be explored.
    Note: The faculty mentor students in portfolio development in preparation for entry into higher education.
  
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    NURS 610 - Health Promotion/Disease Prevention


    Credits: Three (3)
    The master’s prepared nurse is in a key position to influence the health practices of individuals, groups and communities. Health screening, risk assessment, targeted needs assessment and health promotion are emphasized. The health care goals at the local, regional and national levels are implemented to direct program planning, development, implementation and evaluation.
  
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    NURS 611 - Advanced Pathophysiology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Provides the basis for understanding the pathophysiology of diseases and the changes in normal function that result in manifestations indicative of illness. Emphasis is on correlating manifestations of illness with pathophysiological processes in order to formulate diagnoses and health care goals.
  
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    NURS 612 - Advanced Health Assessment


    Credits: Three (3)
    Advanced practice nurses perform comprehensive health assessments in a variety of settings. Advanced health assessment integrates the health history, physical and psychological changes and psychosocial variations. The assessment is used to determine health and risk status, develop health promotion strategies, and establish priorities of care. Differences between a complete health history and a history for an episodic event are examined.
  
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    NURS 615 - Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Nurse practitioners diagnose and prescribe treatment regimens for persons with common acute and/or chronic health problems. This course focuses on the pharmacological foundation for safely prescribing medical regimens for illnesses that affect individuals. Also included are illness prevention and non-pharmacological primary care for individuals and populations at risk.
    Note: Selection of appropriate therapies, patient education and evaluation parameters are stressed.
  
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    NURS 619 - Leadership and Quality


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will prepare the graduate nursing student to assume leadership roles on interprofessional teams that effectively implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. Using a complexity science and systems theory approach, the student will be able to analyze organizations and the provision of health care within those organizations, as well as plan change strategies to improve the care environment. Budget and marketing principles will also be discussed.
  
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    NURS 620 - Adult/Gerontology Health Care I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-600, NURS-601, NURS-602, NURS-603, NURS-604, NURS-610, NURS-611, NURS-612, AND NURS-615
    Common acute and chronic health problems seen throughout the adult years are studied in this first of two sequential courses. Emphasis is placed on detailed history taking, differentiation, interpretation and documentation of normal and abnormal findings. Strategies to manage common health problems of adults in urban and rural settings are explored. Nursing care to support positive lifestyle behaviors, primary prevention and support of functional ability is discussed.
  
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    NURS 621 - Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Practicum I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-600, NURS-601, NURS-602, NURS-603, NURS-604, NURS-610, NURS-611, NURS-612, AND NURS-615
    The practicum requires 215-250 hours of documented clinical experience with a Nurse Practitioner preceptor functioning with an interdisciplinary team.
    Note: The student will apply the concepts related to common acute and chronic health problems of adults in rural and urban health care settings.
  
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    NURS 623 - Adult/Gerontology Health Care II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-600, NURS-601, NURS-602, NURS-603, NURS-604, NURS-610, NURS-611, NURS-612, AND NURS-615
    Care of adults experiencing complex and multiple health problems are studied in this second sequential course. Applications of current research and theory- based interventions are analyzed. Individual, family, and group counseling/education for patients and families is incorporated. Emphasis is on secondary and tertiary prevention.
  
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    NURS 624 - Adult/Gerontology Nursing Practition Practicum II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-600, NURS-601, NURS-602, NURS-603, NURS-604, NURS-610, NURS-611, NURS-612, AND NURS-615
    The theoretical, clinical and role components of care are implemented in a supervised clinical practicum. Opportunity is provided for the assessment, management, and evaluation of adults with complex and multiple health problems in a primary care setting. Emphasis is on independence in decision making within a multidisciplinary context.
    Note: The practicum requires 215-250 clinical practice hours.
  
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    NURS 629 - Pediatric/Family Health Care


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-611, NURS-612, and NURS-615
    Care of child bearing women, pediatric clients and their families experiencing complex and multiple health problems are studied in this course. This course prepares Family Nurse Practitioners to develop expertise and assume responsibility for health promotion, maintenance, and management of children and women in their reproductive years. Emphasis is placed on the child within the framework of the family. Stages of development are explored from biophysiological, cognitive, emotional, and sociocultural perspectives.
  
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    NURS 630 - Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-629
    The nurse practitioner practicum experience provides the student with an opportunity to assume responsibility for the primary health care services of individuals and families under the supervision of an established nurse practitioner and/or physician preceptor. The student is expected to assume increasing responsibility for planning and implementing therapeutic processes and for documenting and evaluating outcomes of care. The role of the FNP in health problem management, family involvement, health promotion and teaching, health maintenance, and continued collaboration with health professionals are emphasized.
    Note: The practicum requires 225 clinical practice hours.
  
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    NURS 635 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation in Nursing Education


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course will introduce the graduate student to the principles of teaching and learning including curriculum development in nursing education. Various models of curricula are examined and theoretical aspects of curricular development are introduced. The student will be introduced to evaluation of student learning outcomes. Formative and summative programmatic evaluation will also be discussed.
  
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    NURS 640 - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: NURS-641

    First didactic management course in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Focus is on evidence based theory and research in individuals experiencing acute illness with common problems seen in the acute care setting. Students will analyze practice guidelines and learn to develop differential diagnoses implementing clinical judgment and decision-making as it relates to pathophysiology, pharmacology and evidence based management.
  
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    NURS 641 - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: NURS-640

    First practicum course in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program. Application and integration of concepts presented in the NURS 640 with focus on applying knowledge and skills in acute care practice settings. This course will examine common acute care presentations.
  
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    NURS 642 - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-640 and NURS-641
    Corequisite: NURS-643

    Second didactic management course in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. Students will continue to expand on knowledge, decision making and management of acute and emergent physiological alterations in cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, infectious disease, OB-GYN and Hematology-Oncology disorders, while implementing critical thinking of pathophysiology, pharmacology and evidence-based management of complex symptomatology.
  
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    NURS 643 - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-640 and NURS-641
    Corequisite: NURS-642

    Second practicum course in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program. Application and integration of concepts presented in the NURS 642 with focus on comprehensive health care to complex, acute and critically ill patients in a clinical, preceptored practicum experience.
  
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    NURS 644 - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Diagnosis and Management III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-642 and NURS-643
    Corequisite: NURS-645

    Final didactic management course in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program. Students will continue to refine knowledge, decision making and management of acute and emergent physiological alterations in neurological, traumatic, toxicology/ingestions, psychiatric, burns, shock states, failures states, sepsis, and multisystem disorders, as well as intensive life support and end of life, while implementing critical thinking of pathophysiology, pharmacology and evidence based management of complex symptomatology.
  
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    NURS 645 - Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum III


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-642 and NURS-643
    Corequisite: NURS-644

    Final practicum course in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program. Application and integration of concepts presented in the NURS 644 with focus on comprehensive health care to complex, acute and critically ill patients in a clinical, preceptored practicum experience.
  
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    NURS 650 - Health Promotion of the Pediatric Population


    Credits: Three (3)
    Focus on growth and development for stages of pediatric development using theory and evidence based practice; learn anticipatory guidance techniques. Understand appropriate health promotion and illness prevention within the pediatric population incorporating individual, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual preferences into health care.
  
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    NURS 651 - Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: NURS-652

    This course introduces pediatric nurse practitioner students to advanced nursing management of the pediatric population in a primary care setting. Content on how to perform comprehensive history and physical examination and use diagnostic testing and screening tools for the pediatric population in addition to interpretation of data and understanding differential diagnosis for common pediatric illnesses.
  
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    NURS 652 - Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: NURS-651

    Under the supervision of clinical preceptors, working with the pediatric population in primary care and other settings begin to develop the competences needed for a nurse practitioner. Develop an understanding of pathophysiology concepts in the pediatric population. Understand case management, collaboration and referral for specialist for evaluation and community resources.
  
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    NURS 653 - Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-651 and NURS-652
    Corequisite: NURS-654

    This course broadens the pediatric nurse practitioner student’s primary care role and expands the interprofessional team involvement. Course content focuses on advanced nursing management of the pediatric population who present with disease processes seen in a primary care setting along with continued development of health promotion and disease prevention competencies.
  
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    NURS 654 - Pediatric Assessment and Diagnosis Practicum II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: NURS-651 and NURS-652
    Corequisite: NURS-653

    Under the supervision of clinical preceptors, students will work to assume a more autonomous role in initiating physical assessments, determining pathophysiological processes, interpreting diagnostic findings, initiating pharmacologic and non- pharmacologic therapies, providing patient education, and developing disease management and health promotion strategies for the pediatric population.
  
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    NURS 660 - Psychopharmacology and Advanced Mental Health


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: NURS 611 and NURS 615
    Corequisite: NURS 612

    This course will examine the advanced concepts of assessment, psychopathology, and differential diagnosis in advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing, as well as the study and use of psychotropic drugs used in the holistic treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric mental health disorders, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. A strong emphasis is placed on proper assessment and identification of discrete aspects of cognition, affect and behavior in the diagnosis and treatment planning of psychiatric illness across the life span, as well as on the appropriate use, monitoring and evaluation of prescribing psychotropic medication in the clinical setting.
  
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    NURS 661 - Psychiatric Mental Health Diagnosis and Management I


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: NURS 660
    Corequisite: NURS 662

    A variety of theories and models will be used to develop an understanding of the etiologies of acute and chronic mental health disorders among adults and older adults. Neuroscience principles and family-centered theories will be addressed. Selection of appropriate treatment strategies including individual and group psychotherapies will be emphasized.
  
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    NURS 662 - Psychiatric Mental Health Diagnosis and Management Practicum I


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: NURS 660
    Corequisite: NURS 661

    This practicum is designed to synthesize advanced practice knowledge relevant to persons with psychiatric illness and their families. Relevant theories will be integrated into the clinical management of targeted acute and chronic psychiatric symptoms and disorders.  A variety of psychotherapeutic strategies will be explored.  Evidence-based practice and research-based clinical decision making will be emphasized in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of DMS-5 diagnoses among adult and older adult clients.
 

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